Shannon Lough

The Federal Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Dominic LeBlanc, introduced proposed ammendments to the Fisheries Act on Feb. 6, 2018. (Twitter/@CCG_GCC)

How four changes to the Fisheries Act may affect the North Coast

From Indigenous reconciliation to habitat protection and owner-operator licences

The Federal Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Dominic LeBlanc, introduced proposed ammendments to the Fisheries Act on Feb. 6, 2018. (Twitter/@CCG_GCC)
Vancouver-Quilchena MLA Andrew Wilkinson calls for party unity as he is declared the new B.C. Liberal leader. (Ashley Wadwhani/Black Press)

New B.C. Liberal leader’s connection to Sun Wave and Watson Island

Andrew Wilkinson was once the legal representative for Ni Ritao

Vancouver-Quilchena MLA Andrew Wilkinson calls for party unity as he is declared the new B.C. Liberal leader. (Ashley Wadwhani/Black Press)
During the lunar eclipse at 5:55 a.m. on the North Coast, the moon turned red and orange, a.k.a. the “blood moon”. (Jonathon Bartlett photo)

Super blue blood moon from Haida Gwaii

Photos of the rare blood lunar eclipse, supermoon and blue moon event from Masett

During the lunar eclipse at 5:55 a.m. on the North Coast, the moon turned red and orange, a.k.a. the “blood moon”. (Jonathon Bartlett photo)
The IIO has concluded its investigation of the pedestrian who was struck by an on-duty RCMP officer in March 2017. (File photo)

IIO recommends charges for RCMP officer who struck pedestrian

Independent Investigations Office concludes its report of March 26, 2017 Prince Rupert collision.

The IIO has concluded its investigation of the pedestrian who was struck by an on-duty RCMP officer in March 2017. (File photo)
The AltaGas propane export terminal is well under construction at its Ridley Island site. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)                                The AltaGas propane export terminal is well under construction at its Ridley Island site and is one of the examples in the State of the North report of employment growth. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Northwest economy remains uncertain

Telkwa residents relied on much more for taxes with lack of industrial base in State of the North.

The AltaGas propane export terminal is well under construction at its Ridley Island site. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)                                The AltaGas propane export terminal is well under construction at its Ridley Island site and is one of the examples in the State of the North report of employment growth. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Northwest Community College signs agreement with Park University in the U.S. to enable northern students to acquire a two-year business degree.                                 File photo

NWCC students can now complete business degrees in the U.S.

Northwest Community College finalizes a transfer agreement with Park University in Missouri.

Northwest Community College signs agreement with Park University in the U.S. to enable northern students to acquire a two-year business degree.                                 File photo
Jane Hidalgo and J.R. Reyes took advantage of the sun and warm weather in Prince Rupert on Sunday, Jan. 14, and spent most of the day outside. (Shannon Lough/The Northern View)

Hottest city in Canada was on the North Coast of B.C.

Bonilla Island’s weather station reported temperatures of 18°C, and Prince Rupert hit highs of 11°C

Jane Hidalgo and J.R. Reyes took advantage of the sun and warm weather in Prince Rupert on Sunday, Jan. 14, and spent most of the day outside. (Shannon Lough/The Northern View)
The Port of Prince Rupert saw record volumes for 2017 partly due to Phase 2 expansion at Fairview Terminal. (File photo)

Northern B.C. port breaks records in 2017

Cargo moving through the Prince Rupert Port Authority grew by 26 per cent from 2016 to 2017

The Port of Prince Rupert saw record volumes for 2017 partly due to Phase 2 expansion at Fairview Terminal. (File photo)
Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project route map. (TransCanada website)

LNG pipeline for northwest B.C. still active

The 900km Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project by TransCanada received approvals to expand

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project route map. (TransCanada website)
BC Transit awards contract to Pacific Western Transit Canada to operate buses in the northwest. (Black Press file)

Northwest bus service gets a new operator

BC Transit signs contract with Pacific Western Transit Canada after 11 years with First Transit

BC Transit awards contract to Pacific Western Transit Canada to operate buses in the northwest. (Black Press file)
Baby Caleb is the first baby to be born in Prince Rupert for 2018 to parents Felicia Noseworthy, Kenneth Park and big sister Adelyn Sampson. (Shannon Lough/The Northern View)

Parents joked that maybe they’d have the New Year’s baby

Baby Caleb was born in Prince Rupert on Jan. 1. 2018 to Felicia Noseworthy and Kenneth Park

Baby Caleb is the first baby to be born in Prince Rupert for 2018 to parents Felicia Noseworthy, Kenneth Park and big sister Adelyn Sampson. (Shannon Lough/The Northern View)
The Monday evening community Sm’algyax language class at Charles Hays Secondary School. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Part III: Saving an Indigenous language by teaching adults and creating an app

A multimedia series with videos and photos from a community Sm’algyax class on B.C.’s North Coast

The Monday evening community Sm’algyax language class at Charles Hays Secondary School. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
The source of the hazmat incident at Prince Rupert’s container terminal was an improperly secured ventilation hatch on a tank containing Butyl Acetate, a chemical used for synthetic fruit food flavouring. (Pixabay photo)

UPDATE: Chemical in fake fruit flavouring is the source of hazmat incident at Northern B.C. terminal

DP World is sent an external industrial hygienist to the Prince Rupert Fairview Container Terminal

The source of the hazmat incident at Prince Rupert’s container terminal was an improperly secured ventilation hatch on a tank containing Butyl Acetate, a chemical used for synthetic fruit food flavouring. (Pixabay photo)
Kindergarten students in their weekly Sm’algyax class at Lax Kxeen Elementary School. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

PART I: How Prince Rupert schools teach Indigenous language to hundreds of students

A multimedia series with videos and photos from children’s Sm’algyax classes on B.C.’s North Coast

Kindergarten students in their weekly Sm’algyax class at Lax Kxeen Elementary School. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Pembina to build propane terminal on Watson Island

Pembina to build propane terminal on Watson Island

City of Prince Rupert to rename Watson Island to Watson Intermodal Trade Logistics Park

Pembina to build propane terminal on Watson Island
Nicole Robinson and Archie Dundas spend three months a year living in a cabin on Rennison Island, where they monitor marine activity in Caamano Sound. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

VIDEO: Whale researchers find nearly three feet of plastics on remote beaches

Students and teachers in School District 52 learn from Gitga’at whale researchers in Caamano Sound

Nicole Robinson and Archie Dundas spend three months a year living in a cabin on Rennison Island, where they monitor marine activity in Caamano Sound. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
UPDATE: Stranded fuel barge has been secured near Bella Bella

UPDATE: Stranded fuel barge has been secured near Bella Bella

The Jake Shearer, a U.S.-owned tug and barge, has dropped anchor in rough water near Goose Island

UPDATE: Stranded fuel barge has been secured near Bella Bella
Hammy the Prince Rupert buck was caught by conservation officers on Nov. 23 and had hammock threads removed from his antlers. (Chronicles Of Hammy The Deer Official Page contributed photo)

Hammy has been freed of his threads, a purple antler remains

The iconic Prince Rupert buck with a piece of hammock attached to his antlers was caught by COs

Hammy the Prince Rupert buck was caught by conservation officers on Nov. 23 and had hammock threads removed from his antlers. (Chronicles Of Hammy The Deer Official Page contributed photo)
Kwinitsa at Highway 16, next to the Skeena River, about 52 km east of Port Edward. (Drive BC cam)

UPDATE: Highway 16 is open with delays due to avalanche control

DriveBC has opened the highway between Prince Rupert and Terrace but expect delays

Kwinitsa at Highway 16, next to the Skeena River, about 52 km east of Port Edward. (Drive BC cam)
Hammy the deer dodges conservation officers in Prince Rupert

Hammy the deer dodges conservation officers in Prince Rupert

The famous Prince Rupert hammock deer maintains his purple threads

Hammy the deer dodges conservation officers in Prince Rupert