Norman Galimski, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

The federal government passed legislation on Dec. 1 protecting LGBTQ+ youth by making conversion therapy illegal. Angelo Octaviano said he is proud to be his true self, at a gathering of LGBTQ Prince Rupert community members, supporters and allies to celebrate Pride month on June 19. (Photo: supplied, Kyle Hilliard)

Federal ban on conversion therapy “huge” for northwest B.C. youth

“It was a really emotional and significant moment,” Bachrach said

The federal government passed legislation on Dec. 1 protecting LGBTQ+ youth by making conversion therapy illegal. Angelo Octaviano said he is proud to be his true self, at a gathering of LGBTQ Prince Rupert community members, supporters and allies to celebrate Pride month on June 19. (Photo: supplied, Kyle Hilliard)
Funding applications opened on Nov. 15 for the community shuttle bus grant and close soon on Dec. 23. A BC Transit bus is shown in Prince Rupert on Nov. 25. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

NDIT applications open for community shuttle bus funding

Short window of time to apply

Funding applications opened on Nov. 15 for the community shuttle bus grant and close soon on Dec. 23. A BC Transit bus is shown in Prince Rupert on Nov. 25. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
The produce aisle at Safeway in Smithers was all but empty following a panic-buying spree on Nov. 16. (Thom Barker/Smithers Interior News)

Supply chain disruptions and panic buying quickly empty Northwest grocery stores

No need for panic buying, Jennifer Rice, parliamentary secretary for emergency preparedness urges

The produce aisle at Safeway in Smithers was all but empty following a panic-buying spree on Nov. 16. (Thom Barker/Smithers Interior News)
The best way to avoid influenza and COVID-19 is to become vaccinated, Dr. Rakel Kling said on Nov. 2. A nurse holds dose of the 2021 influenza vaccine in Prince Rupert, on Oct. 28. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Cold? Flu? Or COVID? Northern Health tells people to get tested

The cold, flu and COVID-19 all share symptoms, Northern Health doctor warns

The best way to avoid influenza and COVID-19 is to become vaccinated, Dr. Rakel Kling said on Nov. 2. A nurse holds dose of the 2021 influenza vaccine in Prince Rupert, on Oct. 28. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
RCMP is requesting the public to stay away from area trails from Oct. 30 to 31 so an organized, professional search for Michael Kitchener can remain unhindered. (Photo: Supplied)

Trails closed – Prince Rupert RCMP ask public to stay away

BC Search and Rescue Association sending trained volunteers for organized search

RCMP is requesting the public to stay away from area trails from Oct. 30 to 31 so an organized, professional search for Michael Kitchener can remain unhindered. (Photo: Supplied)
Taylor Bachrach, MP for Skeena Bulkley, stressed on Oct. 26, the need for all levels of government to be under one roof in addressing the salmon crisis. (File photo)

Bachrach returns with results after salmon crisis talks in D.C.

There’s more that we need to do on both sides of the border — Bachrach

Taylor Bachrach, MP for Skeena Bulkley, stressed on Oct. 26, the need for all levels of government to be under one roof in addressing the salmon crisis. (File photo)
Prince Rupert resident, Jan Loroff, was the lucky winner of the Canada-wide contest. Loroff walked away with his new vehicle on Oct. 15. (Photo: Rainbow Chrysler)

Prince Rupert resident wins Sportsnet Hockey Predictor Contest

Winner drives away with new Dodge Ram in national hockey contest

Prince Rupert resident, Jan Loroff, was the lucky winner of the Canada-wide contest. Loroff walked away with his new vehicle on Oct. 15. (Photo: Rainbow Chrysler)
Taylor Bachrach, MP for Skeena-Bulkley, addressed the Rotary Club of Prince Rupert on Oct. 14.

Bachrach visits Washington D.C. to discuss salmon crisis and remedies

We need to restore the abundance and diversity of our wild stocks - Bachrach

Taylor Bachrach, MP for Skeena-Bulkley, addressed the Rotary Club of Prince Rupert on Oct. 14.
Taylor Bachrach, MP for Skeena-Bulkley, addressed the Rotary Club of Prince Rupert on Oct. 14, 2021. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Bachrach visits Washington D.C. to discuss salmon crisis and remedies

We need to restore the abundance and diversity of our wild stocks - Bachrach

Taylor Bachrach, MP for Skeena-Bulkley, addressed the Rotary Club of Prince Rupert on Oct. 14, 2021. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Juanita Parnell won big with her ticket she purchased in Prince Rupert. (Facebook screenshot)

Prince Rupert resident wins $5.8 million Lotto

Lotto 6/49 winner bought ticket at West End Grocery

Juanita Parnell won big with her ticket she purchased in Prince Rupert. (Facebook screenshot)
The 62nd All Native Basketball Tournament for Feb. 2021 has been cancelled. Port Simpson Strike Force battles the Haida Gwaii team in the 2020 61st ANBT at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre in Prince Rupert. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Shooting for nothing but net with All Native Basketball Tournament return

Tournament set to begin Feb. 13, 2022, may be extended longer than a week if demand exists

The 62nd All Native Basketball Tournament for Feb. 2021 has been cancelled. Port Simpson Strike Force battles the Haida Gwaii team in the 2020 61st ANBT at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre in Prince Rupert. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Kitselas First Nation’s food garden near Terrace. The community’s food-security project is among five other First Nation projects to get provincial funding. (Kitselas First Nation)

Five northwest B.C. First Nation communities to benefit from poverty-reduction funds

Gitxaala, Gitga’at, Kispiox, Kitselas and Sik-E-Dakh receive funding for food security projects

Kitselas First Nation’s food garden near Terrace. The community’s food-security project is among five other First Nation projects to get provincial funding. (Kitselas First Nation)
Heavy rains on Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 lifted the bridge connecting hole 10 completely off its foundations. The bridge can be seen to be dragged downstream by several metres on Sept. 22. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert Golf Club closed until further notice

Heavy rains damage two bridges with one needing to be replaced

Heavy rains on Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 lifted the bridge connecting hole 10 completely off its foundations. The bridge can be seen to be dragged downstream by several metres on Sept. 22. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Prince Rupert-owned CityWest is announced on Sept 14, it is expanding its fibre optic network west to the Village of Fraser Lake. Also announced on Sept. 17, was the expansion west through the Connected Coast project, to Haida Gwaii. (File photo, Black Press)

Prince Rupert telecom company continues to grow

CityWest expands east and west

Prince Rupert-owned CityWest is announced on Sept 14, it is expanding its fibre optic network west to the Village of Fraser Lake. Also announced on Sept. 17, was the expansion west through the Connected Coast project, to Haida Gwaii. (File photo, Black Press)
Lakwinder Jhaj, Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Skeena BulkleyMP in the upcoming federal election was in Prince Rupert on Sept. 15 to visit the city for the first time as a campaign stopover. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Skeena Bulkley Liberal MP candidate throws down the gauntlet to NDP incumbent

Lakhwinder Jhaj challenges Taylor Bachrach on efforts to improve veterinary care in the NW

Lakwinder Jhaj, Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Skeena BulkleyMP in the upcoming federal election was in Prince Rupert on Sept. 15 to visit the city for the first time as a campaign stopover. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
The Prince Rupert Elections Canada Office can be found at 125 First Ave. W., suite 115. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Vaccine cards will not be required for Terrace voters

Advanced polling open from Sept. 10 to Sept. 13

The Prince Rupert Elections Canada Office can be found at 125 First Ave. W., suite 115. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Terrace Providers celebrate after winning the final of the Prince Rupert United Invitational tournament over home team Prince Rupert Football Club in on Aug. 22, 2021. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Terrace Providers celebrate after winning the final of the Prince Rupert United Invitational tournament over home team Prince Rupert Football Club in on Aug. 22, 2021. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)