Martina Perry

The Charles Hays Secondary School junior girls volleyball Rainmakers hosted the Northwest zones championships on Nov. 12, placing fourth in the tournament. The Rainmakers lost all four games they played in, but did win a set against Smithers. Caledonia Secondary won the tourney and CHSS player Amber Ly was named an an all-star. Pictured is Morgan Verissimo in front, and Alison Uppal in back.

Tense zones

The Charles Hays Secondary School junior girls volleyball Rainmakers hosted the Northwest zones championships on Nov. 12

The Charles Hays Secondary School junior girls volleyball Rainmakers hosted the Northwest zones championships on Nov. 12, placing fourth in the tournament. The Rainmakers lost all four games they played in, but did win a set against Smithers. Caledonia Secondary won the tourney and CHSS player Amber Ly was named an an all-star. Pictured is Morgan Verissimo in front, and Alison Uppal in back.
Conrad’s Kristy Lu and Thomas Brown were among many School District 52 elementary students who participated in a badminton play day on Nov. 12 at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre.

Here, birdie

Conrad’s Kristy Lu and Thomas Brown were among many SD52 elementary students who participated in a badminton play day

Conrad’s Kristy Lu and Thomas Brown were among many School District 52 elementary students who participated in a badminton play day on Nov. 12 at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre.
Peewee rep Seawolves’ member Keelan Lemon-Shearing battles with his No. 12 counterpart Josh Leighton of the Bantam house Seawolves. The Peewees won 17-1. Kade Jones had four goals for the Peewees and Lemon-Shearing replied for the Bantams.

Divisional Rivals

Peewee rep Seawolves’ member Keelan Lemon-Shearing battles with his No. 12 counterpart Josh Leighton of the Bantam house Seawolves

Peewee rep Seawolves’ member Keelan Lemon-Shearing battles with his No. 12 counterpart Josh Leighton of the Bantam house Seawolves. The Peewees won 17-1. Kade Jones had four goals for the Peewees and Lemon-Shearing replied for the Bantams.
Oldtimers’ forward Ken tries to score on Seawolves’ goaltender Jacob Gordon. The Oldtimers won the Nov. 12 friendly 11-7, with Noah Aceto and Jaden Andreesen notching two goals each on the Peewees’ side.

Generational face-off: Peewees vs. Oldtimers

Oldtimers’ forward Ken tries to score on Seawolves’ goaltender Jacob Gordon. The Oldtimers won the Nov. 12 friendly 11-7

Oldtimers’ forward Ken tries to score on Seawolves’ goaltender Jacob Gordon. The Oldtimers won the Nov. 12 friendly 11-7, with Noah Aceto and Jaden Andreesen notching two goals each on the Peewees’ side.
A young grizzly bear in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary.

Inquiry on protecting grizzlies comes to Rupert

A newly-formed organization dedicated to the prosperity of B.C. grizzly bears stopped in Prince Rupert last month

A young grizzly bear in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary.
Gary Ockenden, a consultant for Northern Health, and Dr. Sandra Allison, chief medical health officer for Northern Health, facilitated a meeting in Prince Rupert on June 22 to discuss community concerns.

Poverty and housing top concerns for Northern Health

Northern Health wanted to hear about the health and well-being of children in the north during a public meeting in Prince Rupert.

Gary Ockenden, a consultant for Northern Health, and Dr. Sandra Allison, chief medical health officer for Northern Health, facilitated a meeting in Prince Rupert on June 22 to discuss community concerns.
Ring System music students Kacey Kiesman, Leanna Greeff and Sydney Stenset get ready for Rock Stock 2016 on June 25

Are you ready to rock?

Ring System Music Studio is putting on the annual Rock Stock fundraiser on June 25 with about 50 budding musicians set to perform.

Ring System music students Kacey Kiesman, Leanna Greeff and Sydney Stenset get ready for Rock Stock 2016 on June 25
Japanese knotweed is a highly invasive species seen in many areas of Prince Rupert. The city has already started spraying herbicides to stem the problem.

City declares war on Japanese knotweed

Prince Rupert began spraying herbicides in an effort to eradicate the highly-invasive Japanese knotweed that has sprung up in the city.

Japanese knotweed is a highly invasive species seen in many areas of Prince Rupert. The city has already started spraying herbicides to stem the problem.

Wampler Way bypass delayed

The District of Port Edward postponed starting the last part of engineering plans for the Wampler Way bypass road.

New housing on Graham Avenue is being proposed.

Oceanview project delayed due to technicality

The proponent of the Oceanview Development experienced a minor hiccup in its efforts to move forward with its project last week.

New housing on Graham Avenue is being proposed.
Jaime Martin helps a Prince Rupert resident out with the Housing Needs Questionnaire last Thursday at the Fisherman’s Hall.

Homeless offer voices to Go Plan survey

The City of Prince Rupert launched its Housing Needs questionnaire last week, as part of its Go Plan Survey.

Jaime Martin helps a Prince Rupert resident out with the Housing Needs Questionnaire last Thursday at the Fisherman’s Hall.

Thank you all for your support

The day this edition of the Northern View is released is my final day as one of its reporters.

Employment levels to increase in 2015

A report by the CPABC indicates while the Northwest may have experienced job cuts last year, the future is looking bright.

RCMP and the Prince Rupert Fire Department responded to a fire at an apartment complex parking garage on Friday morning.

Manhunt on for vehicle fire suspects

Two more vehicles were set on fire in Prince Rupert last week, bringing the total to five in June.

RCMP and the Prince Rupert Fire Department responded to a fire at an apartment complex parking garage on Friday morning.

Northwest economy should grow in 2015 according to Chartered Professional Accountants

While the Northwest region may have experienced job cuts in the service sector last year, the future is looking bright.

Mold creating uncertainty around fate of closed down schools

As the condition of shutdown schools in the Prince Rupert School District (SD52) deteriorates, the fate of the buildings are in question.

Language teacher Amanda Robinson calls on volunteers to match names with sea creatures during a Sm’algyax language unit. Robinson said she has been pleased at how well the students are learning names of North Coast sea creatures and acknowledged the help she has received from fluent Sm’algyax speaker, Teresa Lowther.

Tsimshian to be taught in elementary schools

The Prince Rupert School District (SD52) is expanding its Sm’algyax Language program in September.

Language teacher Amanda Robinson calls on volunteers to match names with sea creatures during a Sm’algyax language unit. Robinson said she has been pleased at how well the students are learning names of North Coast sea creatures and acknowledged the help she has received from fluent Sm’algyax speaker, Teresa Lowther.

Land developer charges approved by council

The intends to start charging land developers to compensate for the added strain their projects put on city infrastructure.

Optimism found for housing solution

Those advocating for Prince Rupert’s increasing homeless population feel optimistic that solutions are coming.

Prince Rupert RCMP and the Prince Rupert Fire Rescue Department responded to complaints of three separate vehicle fires between June 11 and 14.

String of vehicle fires in Prince Rupert being investigated

Prince Rupert RCMP and the Fire Rescue Department are actively investigating three separate vehicle fires deemed suspicious in nature.

Prince Rupert RCMP and the Prince Rupert Fire Rescue Department responded to complaints of three separate vehicle fires between June 11 and 14.
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