Heart of our City

Whether it’s creating a quilt or a cabin, Sarah Ridgway loves to create. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

One stitch at a time

Whether it’s creating a quilt or a cabin, Sarah Ridgway loves to create

Whether it’s creating a quilt or a cabin, Sarah Ridgway loves to create. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Woodworking has given Trevor Richard and artistic outlet in Prince Rupert. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Cedar wood therapy

Woodworking has given Trevor Richard an artistic outlet

Woodworking has given Trevor Richard and artistic outlet in Prince Rupert. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Nancy and Gunther Golina, caretakers of the Prince Rupert Wildlife and Rehab Centre. (Aman Parhar / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Sheltering and loving wild animals in Rupert

Nancy and Gunther Golina mark 30 years of taking care of wildlife in the area

  • Jan 17, 2019
Nancy and Gunther Golina, caretakers of the Prince Rupert Wildlife and Rehab Centre. (Aman Parhar / The Northern View)
Michael Ambach loves bring life to ordinary places with his photography. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: A photo says a thousand words

Michael Ambach has a passion for telling stories through images

Michael Ambach loves bring life to ordinary places with his photography. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Prince Rupert Regional Hospital Auxiliary president, Lila Petterson (right), and financial secretary, Barb Stewart (left), at the gift shop inside the hospital. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Heart Of Our City: Stockings for Christmas from the hospital auxiliary elves

Lila Petterson and Barb Stewart on giving to residents at Acropolis Manor in Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert Regional Hospital Auxiliary president, Lila Petterson (right), and financial secretary, Barb Stewart (left), at the gift shop inside the hospital. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Peter McKay has tended to yards and gardens in Prince Rupert for the past 15 years. He says it is extremely satisfying to help make the city look beautiful. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Making Rupert beautiful again

Peter McKay has been a landscaper in Prince Rupert for 15 years

Peter McKay has tended to yards and gardens in Prince Rupert for the past 15 years. He says it is extremely satisfying to help make the city look beautiful. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Rod Hikida has taught multiple generations of students in Prince Rupert for more than 30 years. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: From the boat to the classroom

Rod Hikida has taught generations of Prince Rupert Students

Rod Hikida has taught multiple generations of students in Prince Rupert for more than 30 years. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Henry Wong celebrated his 100th birthday at the West End Cafe on Nov. 23. He has lived and worked as a cook in Prince Rupert for more than 30 years. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: One hundred years strong

Henry Wong celebrated his 100th birthday at the West End Cafe on Nov. 23.

Henry Wong celebrated his 100th birthday at the West End Cafe on Nov. 23. He has lived and worked as a cook in Prince Rupert for more than 30 years. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Rose Ciotoli was the daughter of a long time teacher in Prince Rupert. Years later, she is passing on her own lessons to the next generations of Rupertites. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: A teacher born and bred

Rose Ciotoli can’t imagine teaching anywhere but Prince Rupert

Rose Ciotoli was the daughter of a long time teacher in Prince Rupert. Years later, she is passing on her own lessons to the next generations of Rupertites. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Peggy Fergusson hasn’t lived in Prince Rupert for long, but has already had a big impact while working for PW Transit. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City – One good deed

Peggy Fergusson helped a senior Rupertite regain her footing

Peggy Fergusson hasn’t lived in Prince Rupert for long, but has already had a big impact while working for PW Transit. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Heart of Our City: Teaching the next generation

Heart of Our City: Teaching the next generation

Sadie Dennis is passing on her knowledge of fishing and canning to youth at the Friendship House

Heart of Our City: Teaching the next generation
Shaina Robinson spent her childhood fishing with her father. She has since traded in her net for a welder’s torch. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City – Casting nets and welding steel

Shaina Robinson spent her childhood on the ocean, but has recently chosen a different life

Shaina Robinson spent her childhood fishing with her father. She has since traded in her net for a welder’s torch. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Paul Kennedy has looked after pets and farm animals in Prince Rupert for the last 41 years (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Four-legged care

Paul Kennedy has spent more than 40 years working as a vet in Prince Rupert

Paul Kennedy has looked after pets and farm animals in Prince Rupert for the last 41 years (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Heart of Our City — “Mr. I’ll do it”

Heart of Our City — “Mr. I’ll do it”

Morris Kaardal helps to make seamen feel welcome in Prince Rupert

Heart of Our City — “Mr. I’ll do it”
Art Sterritt has spent five decade creating Indigenous totem poles, masks, jewelry and other forms of art. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Carving out an enduring legacy

Art Sterritt has spent 50 years creating different forms of Indigenous art in Prince Rupert

Art Sterritt has spent five decade creating Indigenous totem poles, masks, jewelry and other forms of art. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Stefanie Wainman participated in this year’s Cops for Cancer - Tour de North ride from Prince George to Prince Rupert. This year’s ride raised $195,400 that will go toward children’s cancer research. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City – Riding for Bob

Stefanie Wainman rode in this year’s Cops for Cancer - Tour de North in her grandfather’s memory

Stefanie Wainman participated in this year’s Cops for Cancer - Tour de North ride from Prince George to Prince Rupert. This year’s ride raised $195,400 that will go toward children’s cancer research. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Sabrina Clifton outside a smokehouse after teaching youth how to smoke black cod in Prince Rupert. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Sabrina Clifton shares knowledge from sea to land

Sabrina Clifton teaches traditional harvesting and crafts in Prince Rupert

Sabrina Clifton outside a smokehouse after teaching youth how to smoke black cod in Prince Rupert. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Mike Collins has built hundreds of ships that have sailed the North Coast of B.C. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Mike Collins builds dreams

Collins has built more than 480 boats in Prince Rupert, B.C.

Mike Collins has built hundreds of ships that have sailed the North Coast of B.C. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Heart of Our City: Arnie’s kitchen

Heart of Our City: Arnie’s kitchen

Arnie Nagy opens his doors for feasts, salmon canning and smoking lessons

Heart of Our City: Arnie’s kitchen
Devon Clifton, leads the Wii Gisigwilgwelk, also known as the Big Northern Lights Dancers.

Heart of Our City: By the beat of Devon Clifton’s drum

Clifton began Prince Rupert’s Big Northern Lights dancing group in 2010

Devon Clifton, leads the Wii Gisigwilgwelk, also known as the Big Northern Lights Dancers.