K-J Millar

Beairsto Elementary students created self-portraits which were displayed at the Vernon Public Art Gallery last year to showcase the different faces of the community. (Black Press video still)

New training program empowers people to tackle racism, North Coast MLA said

Anti-racism pilot program offers 20 places to more than 15 rural communities

Beairsto Elementary students created self-portraits which were displayed at the Vernon Public Art Gallery last year to showcase the different faces of the community. (Black Press video still)
Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses was demolished on July 29 as part of a partial land swap deal with the City of Prince Rupert to build a new RCMP station. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Kingdom Hall demolished in land swap deal to build new Prince Rupert RCMP station

New house of worship for Jehovah’s Witnesses to be completed in 3 months

Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses was demolished on July 29 as part of a partial land swap deal with the City of Prince Rupert to build a new RCMP station. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Prince Rupert city council voted on July 25 to support its fire department in billing BC Ambulance for service calls when firefighters need to drive ambulances due to lack of paramedic staff. Fire crews assist with patients in Jan. 2022 at a house fire. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

BC Ambulance needs to step up so Prince Rupert firefighters can step back – City Council

Driving ambulances keeps firefighters from main task, services should be invoiced - Chief Beckwith

Prince Rupert city council voted on July 25 to support its fire department in billing BC Ambulance for service calls when firefighters need to drive ambulances due to lack of paramedic staff. Fire crews assist with patients in Jan. 2022 at a house fire. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Zane Testawich, Acting Sergeant with the Conservation Officer Service, wants out-of-province hunters and anglers to know the rules, or their catch may be confiscated like one on July 20, along Highway 16 in between Terrace and Prince Rupert. (Photo: supplied)

Numerous violations result in $4,500 fines for four anglers visiting North Coast

Expect to be checked — stern message from Conservation Officer Service to anglers and fishers

Zane Testawich, Acting Sergeant with the Conservation Officer Service, wants out-of-province hunters and anglers to know the rules, or their catch may be confiscated like one on July 20, along Highway 16 in between Terrace and Prince Rupert. (Photo: supplied)
Laurie Waye has been announced as the new president and CEO of Coast Mountain College, the organization announced on July 11. (Photo: Supplied)

Coast Mountain College announces new president and CEO

An internal promotion sees Coast Mountain College (CMTN) announce on July 11…

Laurie Waye has been announced as the new president and CEO of Coast Mountain College, the organization announced on July 11. (Photo: Supplied)
Hila, a seven-week-old Boston terrier cross just wants to go back to sleep in her downtown Prince Rupert home. Hila’s veterinarian is located out of town as veterinarian services in the city are strained. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert pets and owners may have greater access to veterinarian clinics

Zoning bylaw amendments clarifying animal clinics in retail and core areas in the works

Hila, a seven-week-old Boston terrier cross just wants to go back to sleep in her downtown Prince Rupert home. Hila’s veterinarian is located out of town as veterinarian services in the city are strained. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bath time for babies. Prince Rupert SPCA Lock-in for Love fundraiser will help with shelter costs. A P.R. foster family took in a mom and six puppies in March 2021 for individualized family-based care. (Photo: Supplied/K-J Millar)

Come lock-in that love at the Prince Rupert SPCA

The June 23 event is being held in 2 sessions for participants to generate much-needed donations

Bath time for babies. Prince Rupert SPCA Lock-in for Love fundraiser will help with shelter costs. A P.R. foster family took in a mom and six puppies in March 2021 for individualized family-based care. (Photo: Supplied/K-J Millar)
Prince Rupert RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Jessie Wyant Millwater. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Prince Rupert RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Jessie Wyant Millwater. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
“I’ll protect you from the bath water little bro,” said one puppy to the other. Prince Rupert SPCA Lock-in for Love fundraiser will help with medical care rehabilitation cost for animals in the shelter and foster care. (Photo: supplied/K-J Millar)

Come lock-in that love at the Prince Rupert SPCA

The June 23 event is being held in 2 sessions for participants to generate much-needed donations

“I’ll protect you from the bath water little bro,” said one puppy to the other. Prince Rupert SPCA Lock-in for Love fundraiser will help with medical care rehabilitation cost for animals in the shelter and foster care. (Photo: supplied/K-J Millar)
Prince Rupert is the first marine location in Canada to have immigration preclearance implemented for easier ferry access to Alaska from B.C. The Alaska Marine Highway MV Matanuska passengers onboard Auke Bay Ferry Terminal Jan. 30, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Prince Rupert is first marine location in Canada for U.S. border preclearance

Travel will be more efficient at the Alaska Marine Highway System Ferry terminal

Prince Rupert is the first marine location in Canada to have immigration preclearance implemented for easier ferry access to Alaska from B.C. The Alaska Marine Highway MV Matanuska passengers onboard Auke Bay Ferry Terminal Jan. 30, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Students from Spectrum Dancer Studio performed their last recital under the banner of the 30 year old school on June 18, at the Lester Centre. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert Spectrum Dance Studio’s final curtain

The dance school will close it’s doors on June 30 after 30 years

Students from Spectrum Dancer Studio performed their last recital under the banner of the 30 year old school on June 18, at the Lester Centre. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Brendan Eshom is a name to watch for in Prince Rupert, at 19 he has already been a city basketball champ, website and app developer as well as First Nations language advocate and promoter. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert man receives prestigious 2022 Reconciliation Award from Office of Lieutenant Governor

Award recipient also wins $40,000 scholarship noting efforts with Smalgyax language preservation

Brendan Eshom is a name to watch for in Prince Rupert, at 19 he has already been a city basketball champ, website and app developer as well as First Nations language advocate and promoter. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Soapbox derby racers rev up during the 2022 Seafest celebrations in Prince Rupert on June 11. Thousands of people attended from around the Northcoast to enjoy the 44th summer kick-off in the city and the first since the pandemic rained on the parade three years ago. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Colours and smiles abound for Seafest 2022, in Prince Rupert

The 44th annual community event drew participants from Smithers and Terrace

Soapbox derby racers rev up during the 2022 Seafest celebrations in Prince Rupert on June 11. Thousands of people attended from around the Northcoast to enjoy the 44th summer kick-off in the city and the first since the pandemic rained on the parade three years ago. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
A housing initiative is set for construction in Bella Coola under a new “Complex-care” program to lessen the risk of homelessness for vulnerable persons, the provincial government announced on May 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

12 new housing units for Bella Coola by late 2022

The “Complex-care” program supports vulnerable Indigenous persons at risk of homelessness

A housing initiative is set for construction in Bella Coola under a new “Complex-care” program to lessen the risk of homelessness for vulnerable persons, the provincial government announced on May 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Prince Rupert Fire Rescue Department battles a blaze on May 1, that spread from the previous Rose’s Oriental Food and Gifts and destroyed the Belmont Hotel. The fire has been suspicious and is under criminal investigation for arson.

Arson investigation opened by Prince Rupert RCMP

Downtown fire that destroyed Belmont Hotel deemed ‘suspicious’

Prince Rupert Fire Rescue Department battles a blaze on May 1, that spread from the previous Rose’s Oriental Food and Gifts and destroyed the Belmont Hotel. The fire has been suspicious and is under criminal investigation for arson.
Loopholes in cannabis laws are creating challenges for communities across Canada, Prince Rupert included,Taylor Bachrach, Skeena Bulkley MP, said on May 6. (Photo: supplied/K-J Millar)

Cannabis law loopholes create challenges for Prince Rupert

Bachrach says “inordinate” amounts of cannabis being prescribed allow commercial-sized production

Loopholes in cannabis laws are creating challenges for communities across Canada, Prince Rupert included,Taylor Bachrach, Skeena Bulkley MP, said on May 6. (Photo: supplied/K-J Millar)
Limited passenger sailing and charter flights will be provided for essential travel, regular sailings from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii will recommence on April 29. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

BC Ferries cancellation update: Charter flights and limited passenger sailings for essential travel

Haida Gwaii to Prince Rupert regular service will resume April 29

Limited passenger sailing and charter flights will be provided for essential travel, regular sailings from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii will recommence on April 29. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Sailings of BC Ferries Northern Adventure from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii have been cancelled for the week of April 24 to 29, due to ferry staff contracting COVID-19, said a company representative. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

North Coast MLA addresses BC Ferries cancellations

Ferry cancelled from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii for week of April 24 to April 29

Sailings of BC Ferries Northern Adventure from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii have been cancelled for the week of April 24 to 29, due to ferry staff contracting COVID-19, said a company representative. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Vopak is proposing to build another propane project on Ridley Island, Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
An environmental assessment certificate has been issued to Vopak, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Control Strategies announced on April 19. Vopak is proposing to build another LPG storage facility on Ridley Island, Prince Rupert. (File photo)

Environmental Assessment Certificate issued to Vopak for Prince Rupert project

Proposed LPG storage facilities would cost $885 million and create 250 FT jobs

Vopak is proposing to build another propane project on Ridley Island, Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
An environmental assessment certificate has been issued to Vopak, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Control Strategies announced on April 19. Vopak is proposing to build another LPG storage facility on Ridley Island, Prince Rupert. (File photo)
An owl who had her badly broken wing amputated is the subject of a naming contest hosted by the Rotary youth division, Rainmakers Interact Club, to fundraise and help the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Centre, where she has found a permanent nest. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Hoo is this bird? Prince Rupert amputee owl needs a name

Rotary Interact Club and Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Shelter host naming contest

An owl who had her badly broken wing amputated is the subject of a naming contest hosted by the Rotary youth division, Rainmakers Interact Club, to fundraise and help the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Centre, where she has found a permanent nest. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)