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CityWest announced on July 12 a new expansion to the south parts of B.C. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

CityWest expands south for the first time in 111 years

Expansion will see the Khaloose First Nation with fibre-to-home services in Dec.

CityWest announced on July 12 a new expansion to the south parts of B.C. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Prince Rupert’s homegrown talent, Alycia Butterworth is seen with Olympic Team Canada Running mate Regan Yee from Hazleton. The pair are running for gold in the 2020 Olympics in Japan starting July 19, 2021. (Photo: supplied A. Butterworth)

Prince Rupert runner jumps hurdles to make the 2020 Olympics

Homegrown Alycia Butterworth is one of 57 Team Canada track and field athletes in elite competition

Prince Rupert’s homegrown talent, Alycia Butterworth is seen with Olympic Team Canada Running mate Regan Yee from Hazleton. The pair are running for gold in the 2020 Olympics in Japan starting July 19, 2021. (Photo: supplied A. Butterworth)
A newly created Sm’algyax Braille system will increase accessibility to the language for the visually impaired, Gitga’at Nation member and Sm’algyax Word ap developer Brendan Eshom announced, on July 9. (Photo: supplied)

Sm’algyax word app grows to include Braille alphabet

Developers say it’s a historic first for the North Coast language

A newly created Sm’algyax Braille system will increase accessibility to the language for the visually impaired, Gitga’at Nation member and Sm’algyax Word ap developer Brendan Eshom announced, on July 9. (Photo: supplied)
Commercial salmon harvesters are devastated by the DFO announcement on June 29 of 79 salmon fishery closures, a media statement on July 8 from a coalition of 13 fish harvester organizations stated. (File photo)

Commercial salmon harvesters are ‘devastated’ at the recent 79 fishery closures

A coalition of 13 B.C. fish harvester organizations said the move is a ‘radical course of action’

Commercial salmon harvesters are devastated by the DFO announcement on June 29 of 79 salmon fishery closures, a media statement on July 8 from a coalition of 13 fish harvester organizations stated. (File photo)
Fire bans across the entire Skeena region including Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii, remain in effect until Oct. 9, and are being enforced with hefty fines, the Conservation Officer Service said, on July 8. (File Photo: Amber Oliver)

Fire bans across the province including Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii

Hefty fines enforced, no spots in entire Skeena region allow campfires - Conservation Office Service

Fire bans across the entire Skeena region including Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii, remain in effect until Oct. 9, and are being enforced with hefty fines, the Conservation Officer Service said, on July 8. (File Photo: Amber Oliver)
Members from Canadian Forces Base Trenton prepare to load three CH-146 Griffon helicopters into a CC-177 Globemaster aircraft at the Ontario base in 2016. (Photo: Supplied by RCAF, Cpl. Ken Beliwicz, 8 Wing Imaging)

CC-177 Globemaster III aircraft flying in British Columbia

Prince Rupert is a potential stop for Canadian Air Forces training exercise

Members from Canadian Forces Base Trenton prepare to load three CH-146 Griffon helicopters into a CC-177 Globemaster aircraft at the Ontario base in 2016. (Photo: Supplied by RCAF, Cpl. Ken Beliwicz, 8 Wing Imaging)
Step three of B.C.’s restart plan started on July 1st. Masks are no longer mandatory in public places and restrictions on dining, nightclubs, casinos and sports have been amended. (Image: supplied)

Weekly COVID-19 numbers remain at zero in region

B.C. enters into step 3 of restart plan, masks no longer mandatory, events and dining numbers amended

Step three of B.C.’s restart plan started on July 1st. Masks are no longer mandatory in public places and restrictions on dining, nightclubs, casinos and sports have been amended. (Image: supplied)
Haida Gwaii and the north west region has hit as low as it can go with zero cases of COVID-19 reported for the week of June 13 to 19. The region has only once been at zero since November 2020. (image: BC CDC)

Haida Gwaii and north west region at ZERO cases of COVID-19

BC CDC mapping shows neighbouring areas also at zero, with Terrace at one

Haida Gwaii and the north west region has hit as low as it can go with zero cases of COVID-19 reported for the week of June 13 to 19. The region has only once been at zero since November 2020. (image: BC CDC)
Northwest cancer patients in medical trials may soon have access to follow-ups closer to home. Dr. Rob Olson stands in front of a linear accelerator at the BC Cancer - Prince George centre. The machine is used to deliver SABR treatment to clinical trial patients. (Photo: supplied)

Pilot project brings access to care closer to home for north coast cancer patients

Northwest B.C. will be the first region to partner in the international clinical trial project

Northwest cancer patients in medical trials may soon have access to follow-ups closer to home. Dr. Rob Olson stands in front of a linear accelerator at the BC Cancer - Prince George centre. The machine is used to deliver SABR treatment to clinical trial patients. (Photo: supplied)
Richard Green and Alex Campbell stand in solemn reflection of the survivors and victims of the residential school system on May 30, in Prince Rupert National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 is a time to reflect on the sacrifices and honour the contributions made by First Nations, Inuit and Metis of Canada. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert Reflecting on National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is to celebrate the contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis to Canada’s culture

Richard Green and Alex Campbell stand in solemn reflection of the survivors and victims of the residential school system on May 30, in Prince Rupert National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 is a time to reflect on the sacrifices and honour the contributions made by First Nations, Inuit and Metis of Canada. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Department of Oceans and Fisheries has announced as of July 19 chinook salmon is not to be fished in certain areas in BC tidal waters until July. Spring chinook salmon are seen swimming. (Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Chinook Salmon limits set to zero in some BC tidal waters

DFO implement restrictions to protect Chinook Salmon

Department of Oceans and Fisheries has announced as of July 19 chinook salmon is not to be fished in certain areas in BC tidal waters until July. Spring chinook salmon are seen swimming. (Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service)
Coho is one of many fish species that will benefit from a project to assess fish passage in the Falls River Watershed and offer options for improved connectivity and habitat restoration. The project will be delivered with funding from the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program announced on June 8. (Photo: supplied by FWCP, istock, M.Haring)

More than $2.1 million for Northcoast fish and wildlife projects

Falls River Watershed SE of Prince Rupert to have fish passage and habitat study

Coho is one of many fish species that will benefit from a project to assess fish passage in the Falls River Watershed and offer options for improved connectivity and habitat restoration. The project will be delivered with funding from the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program announced on June 8. (Photo: supplied by FWCP, istock, M.Haring)
Taylor Bachrach, NDP MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley addresses Parliament on June 7, in call for the federal government to stop fighting Indigenous children in court and to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action. (Image: supplied from Facebook)

NDP motion calling for immediate reconciliation action passes

Skeena-Bulkley MP Taylor Bachrach addresses federal Parliament

Taylor Bachrach, NDP MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley addresses Parliament on June 7, in call for the federal government to stop fighting Indigenous children in court and to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action. (Image: supplied from Facebook)
UFAWU-Unifor stated on June 8 that there is no evidence of commercial fishing fleet overfishing for salmon. A salmon being weighed in Prince Rupert during the correct season in 2020. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

UFAWU-Unifor responds to DFO’s Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative

Union states there is no evidence of overfishing in the commercial fleet

UFAWU-Unifor stated on June 8 that there is no evidence of commercial fishing fleet overfishing for salmon. A salmon being weighed in Prince Rupert during the correct season in 2020. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Loki, a young bald eagle is seen in recovery after being found hanging from power lines on just her second day of independence, last July. Equipped with a GPS, Loki has made a home in Prince Rupert with Hancock Wildlife Foundation asking for help in photographing her. (Photo: Hancock Wildlife Foundation)

Looking for Loki, the new Prince Rupert local

Hancock Wildlife Foundation is asking the public for help

Loki, a young bald eagle is seen in recovery after being found hanging from power lines on just her second day of independence, last July. Equipped with a GPS, Loki has made a home in Prince Rupert with Hancock Wildlife Foundation asking for help in photographing her. (Photo: Hancock Wildlife Foundation)
BC Center of Disease Control mapping shows the culmative COVID-19 cases since January 2020, across the provinces health regions. (Image: BC CDC)

COVID-19 cases in Prince Rupert stable at zero after ‘whole community’ approach

Only 3 lab-confirmed cases of the coronavirus between Prince Rupert and Burns Lake.

BC Center of Disease Control mapping shows the culmative COVID-19 cases since January 2020, across the provinces health regions. (Image: BC CDC)
Prince Rupert Community Paramedic Jessica Friesen during Paramedic Service Week from May 23 to 29 said it is the toughest day of a person’s life when they have to call 911. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

B.C. paramedics service more than half a million calls per year

Paramedic Jessica Friesen says it’s the toughest day of a person’s life when they have to call 911

Prince Rupert Community Paramedic Jessica Friesen during Paramedic Service Week from May 23 to 29 said it is the toughest day of a person’s life when they have to call 911. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
BC Ferries issued a reminder on May 17 that there will be no additional sailings over the Victoria Day weekend and that travel is limited to essential reasons only. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

No additional holiday weekend sailings

BC Ferries reminds travellers health orders are in place for essential travel only

BC Ferries issued a reminder on May 17 that there will be no additional sailings over the Victoria Day weekend and that travel is limited to essential reasons only. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Safe Boating Week runs from May 22 to 28 with the May holiday weekend at the start of it. NorthCoast residents are reminded to use safe and responsible boating practices, Canadian Safe Boating Council Asia don May 19. Boats in Prince Rupert were coated in snow in April. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Boaters are reminded to be safe and responsible

Safe Boating Awareness Week and holiday weekend coincide

Safe Boating Week runs from May 22 to 28 with the May holiday weekend at the start of it. NorthCoast residents are reminded to use safe and responsible boating practices, Canadian Safe Boating Council Asia don May 19. Boats in Prince Rupert were coated in snow in April. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Fines totalling $45,000 were issued on April 21 through the court in Prince Rupert to a commercial fisherman who pleaded guilty to lingcod fishing in protected areas off Haida Gwaii. (File photo)
Ling cod.

Fisherman nets $45,000 in fines

Area near Haida Gwaii is in a Strict Protection Zone and is closed to fishing

Fines totalling $45,000 were issued on April 21 through the court in Prince Rupert to a commercial fisherman who pleaded guilty to lingcod fishing in protected areas off Haida Gwaii. (File photo)
Ling cod.