Heart of our City

Tannis Calder joined cadets at 12 years old, and is now the commanding officer of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corp 7 Captain Cook. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Duty calls on Tannis Calder

Tannis Calder joined the Cadet Instructor Cadre to lead the Prince Rupert sea cadets

Tannis Calder joined cadets at 12 years old, and is now the commanding officer of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corp 7 Captain Cook. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
As an actress, Harbour Theatre board member and president of North Coast Transition Society’s board, Krista Ediger wears many hats. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Krista Ediger gets into character

Harbour Theatre board member, Krista Ediger, plays many roles on and off stage in Prince Rupert

As an actress, Harbour Theatre board member and president of North Coast Transition Society’s board, Krista Ediger wears many hats. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Keili Bartlett / The Northern View                                Sandy Smith is sought out in Prince Rupert for her extensive knowledge about cedar weaving — which she gives away for free.

Heart of Our City: Sandy Smith’s gift of knowledge

In Prince Rupert, Sandy Smith teaches others how to weave cedar — for free

Keili Bartlett / The Northern View                                Sandy Smith is sought out in Prince Rupert for her extensive knowledge about cedar weaving — which she gives away for free.
Gerard Ans has volunteered with the Prince Rupert Marine Rescue Society (RCM-SAR Station 64) for two years.

Heart of Our City – Retired aircraft mechanic turned water rescuer

Gerard Ans is taking ‘me’ time to help others in Prince Rupert

Gerard Ans has volunteered with the Prince Rupert Marine Rescue Society (RCM-SAR Station 64) for two years.
Wayne Haldane, who has been commercial fishing since he was 15, moved to Prince Rupert after meeting the love of his life. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Metlakatla fisherman returns for love

Since moving back to Prince Rupert Wayne Haldane coached the women’s basketball team to victory

Wayne Haldane, who has been commercial fishing since he was 15, moved to Prince Rupert after meeting the love of his life. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Julie Enman has been teaching the foundation carpentry program for Coast Mountain College in Prince Rupert, and shares her skills with other women around the world. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Julie Enman shares tools of empowerment

Coast Mountain College instructor teaches carpentry and confidence in Prince Rupert and abroad

Julie Enman has been teaching the foundation carpentry program for Coast Mountain College in Prince Rupert, and shares her skills with other women around the world. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Connie Jack has helped organize Cow Bay Days for several years. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Connie Jack is a moover and shaker

One of the organizers behind Cow Bay Days talks about how she brings it all together

Connie Jack has helped organize Cow Bay Days for several years. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Glenn Reece has been studying the Tsimshian language for 16 years. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Glenn Reece is a dedicated student

Glenn Reece has been studying an Indigenous language for 16 years and will for years to come

Glenn Reece has been studying the Tsimshian language for 16 years. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Heart of Our City: Bringing back the culture

Heart of Our City: Bringing back the culture

Through teaching children how to harvest cedar, Fanny Nelson passes on traditional knowledge

Heart of Our City: Bringing back the culture
Nine-year-old Alexander Fast is cleaning up the world, one trip to the recycling depot at a time. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Nine-year-old launches recycling business in northwest B.C.

With no curb-side pick up recycling in Prince Rupert, one young boy found his niche

Nine-year-old Alexander Fast is cleaning up the world, one trip to the recycling depot at a time. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Peggy Luckham-Okrainetz is a helping hand at the Prince Rupert Salvation Army’s soup kitchen. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Soup for the soul

Peggy Luckham-Okrainetz has been lending a helping hand to the Salvation Army for more than 15 years

Peggy Luckham-Okrainetz is a helping hand at the Prince Rupert Salvation Army’s soup kitchen. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Heart of Our City: Louisa Smith finds home within

Heart of Our City: Louisa Smith finds home within

After surviving residential school, Louisa Smith became a counsellor to help others through trauma

Heart of Our City: Louisa Smith finds home within
Sean Carlson has been exploring Prince Rupert’s trails since he was a kid. Now, he wants to help others find the path. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Sean Carlson gives back as a trailblazer

President of the Kaien Island Trail Enhancement and Recreation Society helps Rupertites get on trail

Sean Carlson has been exploring Prince Rupert’s trails since he was a kid. Now, he wants to help others find the path. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
His latest initiative brought out Bob Killbery’s creative side — he painted the toilet the Prince Rupert RCMP are using to “Flush Away Cancer”. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Bob Killbery’s lifetime of service

After more than 35 years in the RCMP, Bob Killbery continues to serve Prince Rupert as a volunteer

His latest initiative brought out Bob Killbery’s creative side — he painted the toilet the Prince Rupert RCMP are using to “Flush Away Cancer”. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
(Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Ian Lihou plays music eight days a week

Sharing a love of music — and the profits — for longer than he can remember

(Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Jeroen Gerritsen has been involved in Scouts Canada for eight years. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Jeroen Gerritsen’s Scout’s honour

Jeroen Gerritsen joined Scouts Canada when his sons wanted to sign up

Jeroen Gerritsen has been involved in Scouts Canada for eight years. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Making the music happen. Kristy Tillman is leading two PRMS bands to compete in Toronto in May. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Kristy Tillman is with the band

The band director for School District 52 is in more than five bands

Making the music happen. Kristy Tillman is leading two PRMS bands to compete in Toronto in May. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Heart of Our City: Heather MacRae is the leading lady

Heart of Our City: Heather MacRae is the leading lady

The Rupertite has been performing since she was four years old

Heart of Our City: Heather MacRae is the leading lady
Derry Bott came to Prince Rupert as a chef, and now serves as the minister at the First United Church. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Derry Bott’s journey from pew to pulpit

The minister serves Prince Rupert in more ways than one

Derry Bott came to Prince Rupert as a chef, and now serves as the minister at the First United Church. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Bill Nicholls has been working to reopen Rushbrook Trail for 14 years. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Heart of Our City: Nicholls and dimes

Accountant Bill Nicholls helps Rupert organizations get back on track

Bill Nicholls has been working to reopen Rushbrook Trail for 14 years. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)