K-J Millar

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

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 Rainmakers Interact Club, to help the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Centre, where she has found a permanent nest. K-J Millar/The Northern View photo
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)
Via Rail is resuming passenger train service three times a week along the Jasper to Prince Rupert line. The train in Prince Rupert is seen on April 13, 2021. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Via Rail is back on track to Prince Rupert

The train will run passengers from Jasper to Prince Rupert three times a week

Via Rail is resuming passenger train service three times a week along the Jasper to Prince Rupert line. The train in Prince Rupert is seen on April 13, 2021. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Striving for balance, Debbie Scallion of the BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Program promotes awareness at the 62nd ANBT vendor booth, on April 7. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Celebrating the faces of the 62 ANBT sidelines

Expressions of celebration from the attendees

Striving for balance, Debbie Scallion of the BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Program promotes awareness at the 62nd ANBT vendor booth, on April 7. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
The 62nd All Native Basketball Tournament returned back on April 3, with the Haida Nation leading the opening ceremonies. A Tys'msyen Cheif offers welcome to participants of the games and ceremonies. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
The 62nd All Native Basketball Tournament returned back on April 3, with the Haida Nation leading the opening ceremonies. A Tys'msyen Cheif offers welcome to participants of the games and ceremonies. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Bears are hungry when coming out of hibernation. If they were visiting a residential community last fall, then they will likely be back expecting to find food in the same places in the spring. The early education message is garbage, compost and bird feeders need to be put away, Zane Testawich acting sergeant for the COS North Coast Zone said on April 12.

Be bear aware and keep food attractants stored away in Prince Rupert, Kitimat and Terrace

Conservation Officer Service issues early spring bear warnings in North Coast Zone

Bears are hungry when coming out of hibernation. If they were visiting a residential community last fall, then they will likely be back expecting to find food in the same places in the spring. The early education message is garbage, compost and bird feeders need to be put away, Zane Testawich acting sergeant for the COS North Coast Zone said on April 12.
Prince Rupert Port Authority invested $240,000 into two infrastructure projects at Shames Mountain, the organization announced on April 12. (Photo: supplied)

Thrill on the hill assisted by Prince Rupert Port Authority Community Investment Funds

Shames Mountain closed a successful season thanks to $240,000 in upgrades

Prince Rupert Port Authority invested $240,000 into two infrastructure projects at Shames Mountain, the organization announced on April 12. (Photo: supplied)
A dead journalist character is carried out of the annual AFFNO Murder mystery dinner in Kitimat on April 9. (Photo: K-J Millar/Black Press Media)

AFFNO holds “The Conspiracy of Murder” dinner

The murder mystery dinner is an annual fundraiser for the french organization

A dead journalist character is carried out of the annual AFFNO Murder mystery dinner in Kitimat on April 9. (Photo: K-J Millar/Black Press Media)
Claudia Pavon and her daughter Malvina Pavon of Clover Field’s Apiaries share their sweet talents of honey-making and beekeeping as vendors at the 62nd All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert on April 6. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Queen bee of the north makes sweet honey for ANBT

The Clover Fields Apiary farm is a hive of family activity

Claudia Pavon and her daughter Malvina Pavon of Clover Field’s Apiaries share their sweet talents of honey-making and beekeeping as vendors at the 62nd All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert on April 6. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Women’s divisions’ teams from Lax Kw’alaams and Greenville playoff for advancement to the second round at the first day games of the 62nd All Native Basketball Tournament on April 3. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Video: Opening day of 62nd ANBT and evening ceremonies

Opening ceremonies were led by the Haida Nation

Women’s divisions’ teams from Lax Kw’alaams and Greenville playoff for advancement to the second round at the first day games of the 62nd All Native Basketball Tournament on April 3. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
The 62nd All Native Basketball Tournament bounced back on April 3, with the Haida Nation leading the opening ceremonies. Parnticipants were encouraged to donate to the town of Lytton, by placing donations on a flag in the center of the gym. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

62nd ANBT returns with a packed house

The Haida Nation led the ceremonial entrance to open the games

The 62nd All Native Basketball Tournament bounced back on April 3, with the Haida Nation leading the opening ceremonies. Parnticipants were encouraged to donate to the town of Lytton, by placing donations on a flag in the center of the gym. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Prince Rupert RCMP on Dec. 9, is looking for Chante Leah Low on outstanding warrants.  (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Wanted Wednesday: Chante Leah Low

Prince Rupert RCMP are reissuing a request for assistance in locating wanted female

Prince Rupert RCMP on Dec. 9, is looking for Chante Leah Low on outstanding warrants.  (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Canadian folk group The Wardens sang ballads and storytelling melodies with a backdrop of images accenting the tales their music tells. The concert was at the Lester Center on March 18. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Canadian folk group The Wardens sang ballads and storytelling melodies with a backdrop of images accenting the tales their music tells. The concert was at the Lester Center on March 18. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Canadiana concerts from Rocky Mountain trio, The Wardens

Folk group to play in Kitimat March 17 and Prince Rupert March 18

Canadian folk group The Wardens sang ballads and storytelling melodies with a backdrop of images accenting the tales their music tells. The concert was at the Lester Center on March 18. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Canadian folk group The Wardens sang ballads and storytelling melodies with a backdrop of images accenting the tales their music tells. The concert was at the Lester Center on March 18. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
World skating champions Elvis Stojko and Gladys Orozco packed northwest B.C. arenas in Terrace and Kitimat on March 10 and 12 as special guests for the ice skating club’s annual gala shows.

Stars of the skating world dazzle northwest B.C.

Olympian Elvis Stojko performed in sold-out Terrace and Kitimat shows March 10 and March 12

World skating champions Elvis Stojko and Gladys Orozco packed northwest B.C. arenas in Terrace and Kitimat on March 10 and 12 as special guests for the ice skating club’s annual gala shows.
Iryna Levkovytska, a Prince Rupert Nurse flew to Poland to assist her family in Ukraine on March 7, is pictured in an older photo with her sister Kateryna Tiurina. A FreeFunder campaign has been established for medical and safety supplies and to assist with bringing her family to Canada. (Photo: supplied)

To Ukraine with heart – funding campaign for Prince Rupert couple headed to warzone

“Help Save My Family” funding campaign for medical and safety supplies

Iryna Levkovytska, a Prince Rupert Nurse flew to Poland to assist her family in Ukraine on March 7, is pictured in an older photo with her sister Kateryna Tiurina. A FreeFunder campaign has been established for medical and safety supplies and to assist with bringing her family to Canada. (Photo: supplied)
Prince Rupert resident, Anatolii Levkovytskyi, points to his home city in Ukraine on March 4, which has been destroyed by bombing and missile attacks where his brother is fighting on the front lines. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert nurse and husband flying to Ukraine to save family

A child survivor of Chornobyl, nuclear fears are real for Anatolii Levkovytskyi

Prince Rupert resident, Anatolii Levkovytskyi, points to his home city in Ukraine on March 4, which has been destroyed by bombing and missile attacks where his brother is fighting on the front lines. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)