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Demonstrators for freedom of vaccine choice display signs and placards along McBride Str. on Jan. 22. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert citizens join freedom of vaccine choice rally

More than 150 attendees lined McBride and gathered on courthouse lawn

Demonstrators for freedom of vaccine choice display signs and placards along McBride Str. on Jan. 22. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Hundreds of B.C. fish harvesters have received EI rejection letters for the 2021 claims after the federal government relaxed qualifications, leaving Prince Rupert unemployment advocates inundated with concerned calls, Paul Lagace of PRUAC said on Jan. 21. Fishers in June 2021 unloading catch in Prince Rupert. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Hundreds denied fishing benefits in a move called unfair

Skeena-Bulkley MP challenges federal rejection of EI fisher claims

Hundreds of B.C. fish harvesters have received EI rejection letters for the 2021 claims after the federal government relaxed qualifications, leaving Prince Rupert unemployment advocates inundated with concerned calls, Paul Lagace of PRUAC said on Jan. 21. Fishers in June 2021 unloading catch in Prince Rupert. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Fairview Container Terminal on Jan. 18, with cargo railcars in the foreground and cranes in the background, was highlighted in a PRPA cargo volumes report with expansion and an eighth quay crane in 2021. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Port of Prince Rupert cargo volumes drop by 23% in 2021

Despite decrease, ‘milestones’ were celebrated according to port authority

Fairview Container Terminal on Jan. 18, with cargo railcars in the foreground and cranes in the background, was highlighted in a PRPA cargo volumes report with expansion and an eighth quay crane in 2021. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Commercial seine fishers haul their net while fishing for pink and chum salmon in Chatham Strait, Admiralty Island, Alaska. (Supplied photo)

Alaska harvests millions of salmon bound for B.C. and North Coast

Report spotlights Alaskan salmon “plunder”

Commercial seine fishers haul their net while fishing for pink and chum salmon in Chatham Strait, Admiralty Island, Alaska. (Supplied photo)
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COLUMN: Turn whispers of apathy into screams of action

K-J Millar urges people in the community to fight apathy

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A tsunami advisory map issued by the City of Prince Rupert on Jan. 15 shows waterfront areas that are at risk. (Photo: supplied)

UPDATED: Tsunami advisory lifted for North Coast

Advisory issued for Prince Rupert, Haida Gwaii, Kitimat and North Coast regions

A tsunami advisory map issued by the City of Prince Rupert on Jan. 15 shows waterfront areas that are at risk. (Photo: supplied)
Zachary Andre Peter Wagner, 32-years-old, is wanted on warrants from numerous jurisdictions, Const. Gabriel Gravel media relations officer with the Prince Rupert RCMP stated, on Jan. 12. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

RCMP look for man wanted on multiple warrants

Zachary Andre Peter Wagner is wanted by RCMP in numerous jurisdictions

Zachary Andre Peter Wagner, 32-years-old, is wanted on warrants from numerous jurisdictions, Const. Gabriel Gravel media relations officer with the Prince Rupert RCMP stated, on Jan. 12. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Mayor Lee Brain announced on Jan 10, his intention not to seek election in the 2022 municipal elections. In this 2018 photo he says #newspapersmatter because they keep the community updated on council matters, hold politicians to account by asking the tough questions and gather the opinion of the community. (The Northern View file photo)
Mayor Lee Brain announced on Jan 10, his intention not to seek election in the 2022 municipal elections. In this 2018 photo he says #newspapersmatter because they keep the community updated on council matters, hold politicians to account by asking the tough questions and gather the opinion of the community. (The Northern View file photo)

Prince Rupert Mayor not seeking re-election in 2022

Brain was the youngest Prince Rupert mayor when he took office 2014

Mayor Lee Brain announced on Jan 10, his intention not to seek election in the 2022 municipal elections. In this 2018 photo he says #newspapersmatter because they keep the community updated on council matters, hold politicians to account by asking the tough questions and gather the opinion of the community. (The Northern View file photo)
Mayor Lee Brain announced on Jan 10, his intention not to seek election in the 2022 municipal elections. In this 2018 photo he says #newspapersmatter because they keep the community updated on council matters, hold politicians to account by asking the tough questions and gather the opinion of the community. (The Northern View file photo)
Weapons were seized from an 11th Ave East residence on Jan. 8, after a gunshot was reported on Jan. 7. A Prince Rupert man has been arrested. (Photo: supplied RCMP)

Loaded and prohibited firearms and weapons seized in Prince Rupert

Gunshot on 11th Ave. East leads to man’s arrest

Weapons were seized from an 11th Ave East residence on Jan. 8, after a gunshot was reported on Jan. 7. A Prince Rupert man has been arrested. (Photo: supplied RCMP)
Traffic is stopped along Highway 16 on Dec. 23, between Prince Rupert and Terrace for crews to clear snow blockages along the main travel route. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

‘We might as well be in the middle of the Himalayas:’ Highway 16 safety a concern

Port Edward mayor and councillor call on ministry of transportation for greater diligence

Traffic is stopped along Highway 16 on Dec. 23, between Prince Rupert and Terrace for crews to clear snow blockages along the main travel route. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
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COLUMN: Looking through the glass

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Prince Rupert Fire Rescue was assisted by BC Ambulance and RCMP at an apartment fire on Second Ave. W., during the evening of Dec. 28. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert Fire Rescue battles heat of flames while mercury plunges

Man jumps from 2nd-story apartment window to escape building fire

Prince Rupert Fire Rescue was assisted by BC Ambulance and RCMP at an apartment fire on Second Ave. W., during the evening of Dec. 28. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Environment Canada issued cold weather warnings on Dec. 28 and promised more snow leading into the new year. Road maintenance workers clear sidewalks in front of businesses in Prince Rupert on Dec. 9 after heavy snowfall.(Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Northwest B.C. cold weather to persist until new year

If it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pets - Environment Canada

Environment Canada issued cold weather warnings on Dec. 28 and promised more snow leading into the new year. Road maintenance workers clear sidewalks in front of businesses in Prince Rupert on Dec. 9 after heavy snowfall.(Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
A bill to lower the voting age to 16 was introduced on Dec. 13, to federal Parliament by Skeena-Bulkley MP, Taylor Bachrach, seen with his teen daughter at the LGBTQ pride event in Kitimat, on June 25. (BP File Photo)

Bachrach has faith 16-year-olds will take voting seriously

Skeena-Bulkley MP introduces bill to lower voting age

A bill to lower the voting age to 16 was introduced on Dec. 13, to federal Parliament by Skeena-Bulkley MP, Taylor Bachrach, seen with his teen daughter at the LGBTQ pride event in Kitimat, on June 25. (BP File Photo)
Producers for the movie The Island Between Tides hold auditions at the Highliner Hotel on Dec. 10 and 11 to scope out Prince Rupert and area talent. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Lights, Camera, Auditions

Production team for The Island Between Tides holds auditions in Prince Rupert

Producers for the movie The Island Between Tides hold auditions at the Highliner Hotel on Dec. 10 and 11 to scope out Prince Rupert and area talent. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Turkey inventories are at the lowest in 20 years according to the BC Turkey Marketing Board, on Dec. 10. A sign on Dec. 11, in a Prince Rupert grocery store, limits the number of turkeys a customer can purchase. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Northwest B.C. could see Christmas turkey shortage

BC turkey production is down and logistics add delays, Turkey Marketing Board said

Turkey inventories are at the lowest in 20 years according to the BC Turkey Marketing Board, on Dec. 10. A sign on Dec. 11, in a Prince Rupert grocery store, limits the number of turkeys a customer can purchase. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Northern Health Authority has issued revised public health orders on Dec. 9, permitting in-person worship services for vaccinated people up to 50 per cent capacity inside the venue. (Black Press Media file photo)

New public health order permits in-person worship in northern B.C.

Northern Health issues revised events and gatherings orders

Northern Health Authority has issued revised public health orders on Dec. 9, permitting in-person worship services for vaccinated people up to 50 per cent capacity inside the venue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tom Kertes organizer of ReopenWorship.org will hold a small worship gathering in his private residence on Dec. 12 with COVID-19 restrictions in place. (Photo Supplied)

Prince Rupert group protests COVID-19 worship service ban

ReopenWorship.org encourages private gatherings

Tom Kertes organizer of ReopenWorship.org will hold a small worship gathering in his private residence on Dec. 12 with COVID-19 restrictions in place. (Photo Supplied)
Tom Kertes organizer of ReopenWorship.org will hold a small worship gathering in his private residence on Dec. 12 with COVID-19 restrictions in place. (Photo Supplied)

Prince Rupert group protests worship service ban

ReopenWorship.org encourages private gatherings

Tom Kertes organizer of ReopenWorship.org will hold a small worship gathering in his private residence on Dec. 12 with COVID-19 restrictions in place. (Photo Supplied)
North Coast tenants in Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat will be able to access expanded BC Rent Bank services for emergency assistance with rent and utilities through a new centralized homelessness prevention program, the Elizabeth Fry Society announced, on Nov. 23. (Photo: Langley Advance Times files)

BC Rent Bank program keeps tenants in homes with the heat on

A centralized homelessness prevention program expands to the North Coast

North Coast tenants in Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat will be able to access expanded BC Rent Bank services for emergency assistance with rent and utilities through a new centralized homelessness prevention program, the Elizabeth Fry Society announced, on Nov. 23. (Photo: Langley Advance Times files)