Heart of our City

Teddy Keehn has toured the province, playing for a variety of bands. He had a record business for nearly 30 years and is a member of the Surfin Dudes in Prince Rupert. Shannon Lough photo.

STORY AND VIDEO: Heart of our City, Teddy Keehn: From the Empress to the Empress

Born and raised in Prince Rupert, Keehn’s parents moved to Victoria in 1965, and he moved with them.

Teddy Keehn has toured the province, playing for a variety of bands. He had a record business for nearly 30 years and is a member of the Surfin Dudes in Prince Rupert. Shannon Lough photo.
Lutheran Pastor Jim Whaley has served his congregation for the past 34-years

STORY AND VIDEO — Heart of our City: From Ohio to the North Coast

For some it may be fate, chance, synchronicity or God’s actions that explain how life unfolds in the most unexpected ways

Lutheran Pastor Jim Whaley has served his congregation for the past 34-years
North Coast outdoorsman through and through

Heart of Our City: Off the beaten trail (video)

The world may be your oyster, but the North Coast is his playground.

North Coast outdoorsman through and through
Irene Mills is a traditional weaver

Heart of Our City: Planting the seed of life (VIDEO)

Altruistic acts in the community can be found in all sizes and forms — even the shape of a kidney.

Irene Mills is a traditional weaver
Nicole Best Rudderham from inside her art studio on Third Avenue. The Prince Rupert artist had her first show when she was 12-years-old and after running a workshop at Creative Jam she is preparing for her next big reveal.

Heart of Our City: Canvases and colour by the water (video)

When she was only 12-years-old, the Museum of Northern B.C. hosted her first art show — and every piece of her work sold

Nicole Best Rudderham from inside her art studio on Third Avenue. The Prince Rupert artist had her first show when she was 12-years-old and after running a workshop at Creative Jam she is preparing for her next big reveal.
Shelby O’Brien moved to Prince Rupert with her daughters four years ago to be the in-house counsel at the port. In her spare time

Heart of Our City: A mother … in law (video)

Shelby O'Brien came to Prince Rupert to work at the port, but since then she's joined Toastmasters and marine search and rescue.

Shelby O’Brien moved to Prince Rupert with her daughters four years ago to be the in-house counsel at the port. In her spare time
Charmayne Carlson

STORY AND VIDEO: Women who have proven that ‘Yes they can’

International Women’s Day on March 8 celebrates female achievements and rallies for gender equality in all corners of the Earth

Charmayne Carlson
Susan Boyes

VIDEO and story: Coastal Policing, Heart of Our City

Travelling by boat to First Nations coastal communities was part of her job description when she joined the Prince Rupert police detachment.

Susan Boyes
Davit and Kirsten Dzashvilli were a match made in a boxing ring.

STORY AND VIDEO: Heart of our City, Love and Boxing

By the end of January, fitness resolutions begin to wither but for one couple there’s no such thing as a rest day.

Davit and Kirsten Dzashvilli were a match made in a boxing ring.
Don Holkestad

VIDEO and story: Heart of Our City, Started from the bottom

Don Holkestad, the recently retired CEO of CityWest, reflects on his 37-year career at the telecommunications company.

Don Holkestad
Linda Scott

VIDEO and Story: Heart of Our City, Guardians of the cat colonies

Linda Scott, the trap-neuter-release coordinator for the Prince Rupert BCSPCA describes the works she's doing to help the Kaien Island cats.

Linda Scott
Todd Stephens

VIDEO AND STORY: Heart of Our City, Killer Whale a Self Portrait

Todd Stephens is a Nisga’a artist who grew up in Prince Rupert. In each of his pieces, he often incorporates his own human element.

Todd Stephens
Louisa Sanchez is the president of the North Coast Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society

STORY AND VIDEO: Heart of Our City, Educating on diversity

From the East Coast of Central America to the West Coast of Canada she traded the sun for rain

Louisa Sanchez is the president of the North Coast Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society
John Wick moved back to his hometown to watch his grandchildren grow up after he worked at a recovery home on Vancouver Island. Earlier this year he became a foster parent for four siblings.

STORY AND VIDEO: Heart of Our City, Fostering a family

In Prince Rupert, John Wick opened his home for foster care this year with his partner.

John Wick moved back to his hometown to watch his grandchildren grow up after he worked at a recovery home on Vancouver Island. Earlier this year he became a foster parent for four siblings.
L to R: Melissa Verissimo

STORY AND VIDEO: Shoreline cleanups around the coast

A group of residents spent their Saturday morning picking up garbage along the shoreline as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

L to R: Melissa Verissimo