Norman Galimski, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Elder Jiixa (Gladys Vandal) and Julia Weder formed the rap group Siijuu Jaadas, meaning cool ladies in Haida, just over a year ago. (Supplied photo: Julia Weder)

84-year-old Haida matriarch raps the language to pass it on

Language teacher and pupil form dynamic musical pair

Elder Jiixa (Gladys Vandal) and Julia Weder formed the rap group Siijuu Jaadas, meaning cool ladies in Haida, just over a year ago. (Supplied photo: Julia Weder)
Taylor Bachrach, MP for Skeena-Bulkley, hailed universal dental care and pharmacare as the completion of NDP founder Tommy Douglas’ project for universal medical coverage for all Canadians. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP promises equitable access to universal dental care

“It’s the most significant improvement to our universal health-care system in a generation” — Bachrach

Taylor Bachrach, MP for Skeena-Bulkley, hailed universal dental care and pharmacare as the completion of NDP founder Tommy Douglas’ project for universal medical coverage for all Canadians. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Members of the Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association show off their medals at the Over the Rainbow Gymnastics Invitational, in Prince Rupert on March 19. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Inaugural tournament held in new Prince Rupert gymnastic facilities

79 athletes participated in new tournament to be held annually

Members of the Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association show off their medals at the Over the Rainbow Gymnastics Invitational, in Prince Rupert on March 19. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
The Rupert Rampage celebrate after scoring the first goal in game three of their series versus the Kitimat Ice Demons, on Feb. 20. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert Rampage beat Kitimat Ice Demons in playoffs

Double overtime saw Hemrich score winning goal

The Rupert Rampage celebrate after scoring the first goal in game three of their series versus the Kitimat Ice Demons, on Feb. 20. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
The 2022 All Native Basketball Tournament will run to full capacity after the province lifted many COVID-19 restrictions. Team players pack the court with full spectator stands at the 2020 ANBT in Prince Rupert. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

All Native Basketball Tournament confirmed to run full capacity

More than 5,000 expected at Prince Rupert basketball tournament after province lifts restrictions

The 2022 All Native Basketball Tournament will run to full capacity after the province lifted many COVID-19 restrictions. Team players pack the court with full spectator stands at the 2020 ANBT in Prince Rupert. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
The BC Nurses Union is calling on MLAs for support to address the staffing crisis and violence against staff. Nurse Angie Z. gets a thumbs up from Delores Campbell at the Prince Rupert community vaccination clinic in March 2021. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View.

‘People have threatened to beat us’: Prince Rupert nurses face staffing shortages and violence

Prince Rupert nurses are asking North Coast MLA, Jennifer Rice, for more…

The BC Nurses Union is calling on MLAs for support to address the staffing crisis and violence against staff. Nurse Angie Z. gets a thumbs up from Delores Campbell at the Prince Rupert community vaccination clinic in March 2021. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View.
Images on social media showed water covering parts of Highway 16 between Prince Rupert and Terrace. (Photo: Florence Lockyer/Facebook)

UPDATE: Hwy 16 between Prince Rupert and Terrace open

DriveBC urges drivers to continue to watch for slippery sections, pooling water

Images on social media showed water covering parts of Highway 16 between Prince Rupert and Terrace. (Photo: Florence Lockyer/Facebook)
Swimmers get ready to race at the Prince Rupert Regional Swim Meet, on Jan. 29. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Rapids swim team make a splash at regional meet in Prince Rupert

First competition of 2022 saw Terrace, Kitimat and Rupert compete

Swimmers get ready to race at the Prince Rupert Regional Swim Meet, on Jan. 29. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice said it is great to see First Nations communities leading the way to a green energy future. (Photo Robert F. Bukaty/ The Canadian Press)

Haida Gwaii communities receive $800,000 for green projects

Heiltsuk, Kitselas and Wuikinuxv First Nations also receive funds

North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice said it is great to see First Nations communities leading the way to a green energy future. (Photo Robert F. Bukaty/ The Canadian Press)
Peter Haugan, ANBT organizer, said the competition has been postponed until April. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

All Native Basketball Tournament date changed again

Competition to begin in April after JANT competition

Peter Haugan, ANBT organizer, said the competition has been postponed until April. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
As part of each Sugar Shack for the past ten years, balloon artist Mike Calli and his wife Elaine Calli said in 2020 wouldn’t miss a year. “I love the sugar pie,” Elaine Calli said. (Photo by: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Not so sweet postponement of Prince Rupert Sugar Shack

AFFNO Kitimat and Smithers events still sweet as sugar pie

As part of each Sugar Shack for the past ten years, balloon artist Mike Calli and his wife Elaine Calli said in 2020 wouldn’t miss a year. “I love the sugar pie,” Elaine Calli said. (Photo by: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Icy road conditions led to the crash. (Photo: Facebook)

Northern Health bus hit by semi truck between Prince Rupert and Terrace

No injuries reported to passengers or driver in the Jan. 10 incident

Icy road conditions led to the crash. (Photo: Facebook)
Peter Haugan, All Native Tournament organizer, said the choice to postpone the event was because of ongoing COVID-19 concerns and to give teams and communities time to be ready for the event. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Peter Haugan, All Native Tournament organizer, said the choice to postpone the event was because of ongoing COVID-19 concerns and to give teams and communities time to be ready for the event. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Prince Rupert Fire Rescue department was affected by numerous staff contracting COVID-19. As of Jan. 6, eight members of the detachment out of 20 remain off work. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

8 of 20 in isolation as Prince Rupert Fire Rescue hit by COVID-19

City reassures community essential fire protection will still be provided

Prince Rupert Fire Rescue department was affected by numerous staff contracting COVID-19. As of Jan. 6, eight members of the detachment out of 20 remain off work. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Permit-holders must renew their licences or lose the privilege of a future licence, the DFO stated. (File photo)

Changes to clam licences may affect future eligibility

DFO says not renewing could forfeit future licence rights

Permit-holders must renew their licences or lose the privilege of a future licence, the DFO stated. (File photo)
Clea Schooner, 22, said she looks forward to gaining new skills and making relationships that will help her be a strong advocate for her community and for the next generation, on Dec. 13.

North Coast woman named to provincial young leaders council

Clea Schooner to focus on climate action and indigenous values

Clea Schooner, 22, said she looks forward to gaining new skills and making relationships that will help her be a strong advocate for her community and for the next generation, on Dec. 13.
The first turbines landed in Prince Rupert on Dec. 2, 2020. The wide load created traffic advisories and road closures along Highway 16 during the week of Jan. to 14. (Photo: Jake Wray/Black Press)

Turbines for Site C Dam force overnight Hwy 16 closures

Over-sized cargo will take several days from Prince Rupert to Fort. St. John

The first turbines landed in Prince Rupert on Dec. 2, 2020. The wide load created traffic advisories and road closures along Highway 16 during the week of Jan. to 14. (Photo: Jake Wray/Black Press)
Funding applications opened on Nov. 15 for the community shuttle bus grant and close soon on Dec. 23. A BC Transit bus is shown in Prince Rupert on Nov. 25. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

NDIT applications open for community shuttle bus funding

Short window of time to apply

Funding applications opened on Nov. 15 for the community shuttle bus grant and close soon on Dec. 23. A BC Transit bus is shown in Prince Rupert on Nov. 25. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
The produce aisle at Safeway in Smithers was all but empty following a panic-buying spree on Nov. 16. (Thom Barker/Smithers Interior News)

Supply chain disruptions and panic buying quickly empty Northwest grocery stores

No need for panic buying, Jennifer Rice, parliamentary secretary for emergency preparedness urges

The produce aisle at Safeway in Smithers was all but empty following a panic-buying spree on Nov. 16. (Thom Barker/Smithers Interior News)
RCMP is requesting the public to stay away from area trails from Oct. 30 to 31 so an organized, professional search for Michael Kitchener can remain unhindered. (Photo: Supplied)

Trails closed – Prince Rupert RCMP ask public to stay away

BC Search and Rescue Association sending trained volunteers for organized search

RCMP is requesting the public to stay away from area trails from Oct. 30 to 31 so an organized, professional search for Michael Kitchener can remain unhindered. (Photo: Supplied)