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Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

B.C. grocer hands out thousands in employee bonuses amid regional staffing shortages

The extra cash followed a busy summer, says store owner Jean-Marc Pesant

 

Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

B.C. driving school owner to install dash cams, in spite of prohibition

Mark Anderson said he intends to defy regulations due to better serve his clients

 

A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)

Video of dancing cops in Vanderhoof goes viral

“It just lightened all of our moods.”

 

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Jason Scherr, PRPA’s Manager of Environmental Sustainability, has spearheaded the shore power project at Fairview Terminal.

Shore power will reduce container vessel emissions at Port of Prince Rupert

Vessels berthed at Fairview Terminal will be able to switch to electric power

  • Jul 5, 2021
Jason Scherr, PRPA’s Manager of Environmental Sustainability, has spearheaded the shore power project at Fairview Terminal.
Toboggan Hatchery Manager Kris Bulloch. With support and guidance from Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Skeena River Salmon Enhancement Program, the Toboggan Creek Salmon & Steelhead Enhancement Society is restoring the hatchery.

Hatchery modernization supports wild salmon stocks in Skeena watershed

Upgrades will enhance ability to raise Coho and Chinook fry at Northwest BC facility

  • Jun 28, 2021
Toboggan Hatchery Manager Kris Bulloch. With support and guidance from Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Skeena River Salmon Enhancement Program, the Toboggan Creek Salmon & Steelhead Enhancement Society is restoring the hatchery.
Giuliana Hauknes is on a team of Gateway Operators who monitor marine traffic in and around the Port of Prince Rupert, to help maintain the highest standards of safety and security. (Photo: Michael Ambach)

Gateway Operators monitor marine traffic and conditions 24/7

Helping vessels big and small safely navigate the Port of Prince Rupert

  • Jun 21, 2021
Giuliana Hauknes is on a team of Gateway Operators who monitor marine traffic in and around the Port of Prince Rupert, to help maintain the highest standards of safety and security. (Photo: Michael Ambach)
Adam Simons is the Environmental Coordinator at PRPA. The Environmental Sustainability team collects and shares information related to emissions, noise, and water quality from around the Prince Rupert Gateway, to mitigate the Port’s impact on the environment and the community. (Photo: Michael Ambach)

Air and water quality at the Port measured around-the-clock

Port Authority is eyes and ears along the coast tracking conditions above ground and underwater

  • Jun 14, 2021
Adam Simons is the Environmental Coordinator at PRPA. The Environmental Sustainability team collects and shares information related to emissions, noise, and water quality from around the Prince Rupert Gateway, to mitigate the Port’s impact on the environment and the community. (Photo: Michael Ambach)
(Photo: Michael Ambach)

Students collaborate with Port Authority to preserve North Coast marine life

Coast Mountain College students gain first-hand experience at the Port of Prince Rupert

  • Jun 7, 2021
(Photo: Michael Ambach)
PRPA Project and Field Services Technologist Khalid Elmourci stands above Seal Cove Salt Marsh, the site of a new habitat restoration project.

Seal Cove Salt Marsh project on schedule for summer opening

Restoration project creates places for wildlife to thrive and people to relax

  • May 31, 2021
PRPA Project and Field Services Technologist Khalid Elmourci stands above Seal Cove Salt Marsh, the site of a new habitat restoration project.
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Safety and sustainability go hand-in-hand in Port operations

Protecting people and the environment to keep supply chains moving

  • May 24, 2021
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(Photo: Michael Ambach)

Building a road to a cleaner, more efficient future at the Port of Prince Rupert

The Connector Corridor will reroute container trucks and reduce vehicle emissions

  • May 17, 2021
(Photo: Michael Ambach)
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Invasive species: Robust monitoring essential to detection, prevention

The Port Authority’s Environmental Technician collaborates to protect marine life

  • May 10, 2021
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Jack Smith, Director of Environmental Planning and Compliance for the Prince Rupert Port Authority, has helped the Port become a leader in environmental stewardship across North America. (Photo: Michael Ambach)

Taking precautions to build a better future at the Port

Meet the person who ensures Gateway projects follow specific environmental regulations

  • May 3, 2021
Jack Smith, Director of Environmental Planning and Compliance for the Prince Rupert Port Authority, has helped the Port become a leader in environmental stewardship across North America. (Photo: Michael Ambach)
Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack man has close encounter with killdeer after marking nest

Killdeer nest near farm fields and other high danger areas, but man is intent on saving birds

Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. couple celebrating nearly 70 years of Valentine’s

Chemainus pair Ejlif and Anna Mose still very much in love after nearly 70 years of marriage

A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)

Keno the dog found on B.C. mountain 2 weeks after going missing

Husky/shepherd cross enticed by the smell of bacon frying in the dead of night

The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)
The Festival of Trees at Glacier Toyota from their 2018 event. This year the event is being held online and runs from Dec 1 through Dec 12 (File photo)

Smithers Festival of Trees approaches

As a virtual event this year, the festival runs from Dec. 1 through Dec. 12

The Festival of Trees at Glacier Toyota from their 2018 event. This year the event is being held online and runs from Dec 1 through Dec 12 (File photo)