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Three fishermen show off a halibut while on a guided fishing trip with CMF Charters, based out of Prince Rupert. (Photo: Supplied)

Haida Gwaii named one of the best Canadian fishing destinations

‘One-stop shop for fantastic angling action’: online booking site

Three fishermen show off a halibut while on a guided fishing trip with CMF Charters, based out of Prince Rupert. (Photo: Supplied)
WorkSafeBC issued a fine to Stephan Contracting Ltd. after a worker was seriously injured on a job site. (Image file)

WorkSafeBC fines Stephan Contracting $9.4K after worker injured in Port Clements

The workplace safety organization called it a “high-risk violation”

WorkSafeBC issued a fine to Stephan Contracting Ltd. after a worker was seriously injured on a job site. (Image file)
A graphic shows the proposed Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall being built in Port Clements, B.C. (Image: Courtesy of Jehovah’s Witnesses)

Volunteers make quick work on new Jehovah’s Witnesses build in Port Clements

Spokesperson expects project will be done mid-March

A graphic shows the proposed Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall being built in Port Clements, B.C. (Image: Courtesy of Jehovah’s Witnesses)
Gitga’at First Nation is one of three First Nations communities to receive funding from the province’s Community Energy Diesel Reduction to support clean energy projects in January 2023.

North Coast First Nations get $4 million to transition off diesel energy

First round of funding in a new three-year program

Gitga’at First Nation is one of three First Nations communities to receive funding from the province’s Community Energy Diesel Reduction to support clean energy projects in January 2023.
Kelli Clifton’s painting, G̱aksdanaa (Behold!), was bought by the Canada Council Art Bank in 2023.(Photo: Mike Ambach)

Prince Rupert Ts’msyen artist’s work bought by Canada Council Art Bank

‘I often use my work as a way to learn about, celebrate and share our language with others’: artist

Kelli Clifton’s painting, G̱aksdanaa (Behold!), was bought by the Canada Council Art Bank in 2023.(Photo: Mike Ambach)
Joe Zelwietro, chief librarian of the Prince Rupert Library stands in front of the candle adorned window commemorating the 100th anniversary of the organization. Zelwietro said the library rented out more than 45,000 items during 2022. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert Library lent out 48,230 items during 2022

Chief librarian weighs in on the most popular books of the year

Joe Zelwietro, chief librarian of the Prince Rupert Library stands in front of the candle adorned window commemorating the 100th anniversary of the organization. Zelwietro said the library rented out more than 45,000 items during 2022. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Port of Prince Rupert experiences second year in a row of decreases in cargo volumes. (Photo: supplied)

Port of Prince Rupert sees drop in cargo volume in 2022

Marks second year in a row shipping volumes decrease

Port of Prince Rupert experiences second year in a row of decreases in cargo volumes. (Photo: supplied)
At 82, Bruce Ives from Daajing Giids broke the Guinness World Record as the oldest male to perform a headstand. (Photo: Megan Romas’ Facebook)

Haida Gwaii man breaks world record for oldest male to do headstand

Bruce Ives was 82 years and 43 days old on the day he broke the record

At 82, Bruce Ives from Daajing Giids broke the Guinness World Record as the oldest male to perform a headstand. (Photo: Megan Romas’ Facebook)
Haida artist Yahl ‘Aadas (Cori Savard) created the design featured on the 2023 $200 coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s Celebrating Canada’s Diversity series. (Photo: Royal Canadian Mint’s website)
Haida artist Yahl ‘Aadas (Cori Savard) created the design featured on the 2023 $200 coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s Celebrating Canada’s Diversity series. (Photo: Royal Canadian Mint’s website)
A water main break at Crestview and Applewaite was just one of the numerous breaks on Dec. 17, which caused Prince Rupert City Council to declare a local State of Emergency as crews and resources were stretched to repair the aging infrastructure. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Province calls on Feds to help replace Prince Rupert’s aged water system

B.C. ministers penned a letter requesting financial support and offering commitment

A water main break at Crestview and Applewaite was just one of the numerous breaks on Dec. 17, which caused Prince Rupert City Council to declare a local State of Emergency as crews and resources were stretched to repair the aging infrastructure. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Sherry Beal, executive director of North Coast Community Services said the organization was happy to support children and families with a new $25 million support services facility announced by the Ministry of Children and Family Development on Jan. 5. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

New $25 million children and family support centre announced for Prince Rupert

North Coast Community Services is searching for space for the new family connections centre

Sherry Beal, executive director of North Coast Community Services said the organization was happy to support children and families with a new $25 million support services facility announced by the Ministry of Children and Family Development on Jan. 5. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Daajing Giids library, as well as all of the other Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) branches, removed fees on all physical materials starting Jan. 1, 2023. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Libraries on Haida Gwaii do away with fines for the new year

Manager looks back on most borrowed books of 2022

Daajing Giids library, as well as all of the other Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) branches, removed fees on all physical materials starting Jan. 1, 2023. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A Prince Rupert Sloan Avenue house with rental units has a 2023 assessment value, as of July 1, 2022 of $711,900, according to bcassessment.ca website. (File photo: Black Press Media)

North Coast residents see double digit increases in property assessment

Port Clements homes were valued 38 per cent higher than last year

A Prince Rupert Sloan Avenue house with rental units has a 2023 assessment value, as of July 1, 2022 of $711,900, according to bcassessment.ca website. (File photo: Black Press Media)
Kristin Marraty came first place in the Lions Club’s 2022 Blue Knuckle Derby in Prince Rupert. (Photo: Harry Young)

First woman in 12 years to win Blue Knuckle Fishing derby in Prince Rupert

Lions Club’s annual derby raised more than $17,500

Kristin Marraty came first place in the Lions Club’s 2022 Blue Knuckle Derby in Prince Rupert. (Photo: Harry Young)
The Village of Daajing Giids is asking residents to check their properties for leaks or burst pipes on Dec. 27. (Photo: File)

Daajing Giids asks residents to check their properties for water leaks, burst pipes

The village water system is experiencing increased demand

The Village of Daajing Giids is asking residents to check their properties for leaks or burst pipes on Dec. 27. (Photo: File)
The Grinch is wanted for stealing Christmas, Prince Rupert RCMP wrote on Dec. 22. (Photo: supplied)

Prince Rupert RCMP are looking for a familiar face

The Grinch is on this week’s wanted list

The Grinch is wanted for stealing Christmas, Prince Rupert RCMP wrote on Dec. 22. (Photo: supplied)
NORAD is tracking the jolly guy in red movements and according to their radar, he is on the way to Prince Rupert and the B.C Northcoast on Dec. 24. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

NORAD says Santa’s coming to Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Smithers and Haida Gwaii

Prince Rupert police officer said Santa scoped out the city and Metlakatla earlier this month

NORAD is tracking the jolly guy in red movements and according to their radar, he is on the way to Prince Rupert and the B.C Northcoast on Dec. 24. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
A water main break at Crestview and Applewaite was just one of the numerous breaks on Dec. 17, which caused Prince Rupert City Council to declare a local State of Emergency as crews and resources were stretched to repair the aging infrastructure. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert ends state of emergency

Existing water main and service breaks are under control, city stated

A water main break at Crestview and Applewaite was just one of the numerous breaks on Dec. 17, which caused Prince Rupert City Council to declare a local State of Emergency as crews and resources were stretched to repair the aging infrastructure. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
The Big Rain Quilters Guild in Prince Rupert stuffed 30 stockings on Dec. 11, to hand out to Ukrainian refugees for Christmas. (Photo: supplied)

Prince Rupert quilters stitch community together with stockings for Ukrainian newcomers

‘This is just a nice big warm welcome for them’: Dolly Harasym, one of the quilters said

The Big Rain Quilters Guild in Prince Rupert stuffed 30 stockings on Dec. 11, to hand out to Ukrainian refugees for Christmas. (Photo: supplied)
BC Ferries’ Kwuna approaching Skidegate Landing on Haida Gwaii on an unusually snowy morning, Nov. 29, 2022. (Photo: Bob Jongewaard)

Wintery weather is coming to Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii

Warmer air is expected to bring snow and rain

BC Ferries’ Kwuna approaching Skidegate Landing on Haida Gwaii on an unusually snowy morning, Nov. 29, 2022. (Photo: Bob Jongewaard)