Saturday, September 1, 2012

North Coast Community Notes

Items of note for the North Coast that don't quite fit into one particular category, our archive of miscellaneous but newsworthy items.


December 30-- Prince Rupert SPCA Increases Adoption Rates in 2013
December 30-- Prince Rupert SPCA Stats (video)
December 30-- Pearson wins Blue Knuckle Derby
December 23-- Government Announces Shipwreck Cleanup Complete
December 18-- Canada Post mailing it in
December 17-- Cullen says postal cuts go to far
December 17-- Canada Post has major changes in store for mail service  NCR
December 13-- Increased train traffic takes Jingle Bell Express off the rails in Prince Rupert (audio)
December 11-- Prince Rupert's Jingle Bell Express cancelled
December 3-- Former Haida Gwaii resident named as one of Canada's 11 Rhodes Scholars for 2014 NCR

November 29-- Rotary Christmas Tree sale one week away  NCR
November 29-- A Sunday Skate with the Rampage for a good cause  NCR
November 28-- One week until curtain call for Beauty and the Beast  NCR
November 28-- Food for overdue fines coming to Prince Rupert Library  NCR
November 20-- Prince Rupert chef pens Japanese culinary book
November 20-- Prince Rupert's economic development story
November 16-- Planned Power outage for Village of Queen Charlotte on Sunday  NCR
November 5-- Need in Prince Rupert not expected to decrease this holiday season

October 23-- Terrace Council asks pipeline company for support
October 22-- Precious cargo: the life of a Terrace school bus driver
October 20-- Terrace survey says clean it up
October 17-- A Shake Out today, in preparation for the real thing in the future  NCR
October 9-- Prince Rupert takes back the highway
October 6-- 2013 Toy Run in Prince Rupert
October 5-- Take Back the Highway Walk and Sisters in Spirit Vigil in Prince Rupert
October 2-- Prince Rupert's Thanksgiving Food Drive tops 4,900 pounds

September 30-- Ketchikan Local Elections preview
September 27-- North Coast Women in Business Host Leadership Workshop
September 24-- Harley Riders preparing for 32nd Annual Toy Run in Prince Rupert
September 23-- Tears4Justice Walkers Finish their Journey in Prince Rupert
September 23-- PR Tears for Justice (video)
September 23-- Cross-Canada journey wraps up in Prince Rupert
September 23-- Carol Hunyh in Hall of Fame
September 23-- Terrace Women March Against Violence
September 21-- Walk to Build Strength in Prince Rupert
September 20-- "Where's the Love" Photo Exhibit Honors Smithers Suicide Victim
September 18-- Prince Rupert addictions day program a success
September 11-- Folks living in this tiny outpost on the Alaskan border may use Canadian dollars, but they're still '100% American'
September 11-- Thanksgiving food drive to help more in Prince Rupert than in 2012
September 11-- Prince Rupert Paws for a Cause tops $5,000
September 11-- Prince Rupert Community Choir, band preparing for new season

August 23-- Terrace gets its moment in the sun--- The Vancouver Sun  NCR
August 21-- Highway maintenance not adequate, says regional district
August 21-- Sensible BC launches campaign in Prince Rupert
August 19-- NWCC Prince Rupert to host regional forum on immigrant employment  NCR
August 14-- A familiar name travels on Haida Gwaii NCR
August 13-- Rotary Wild Duck Race Winner Claims Prize
August 13-- Haisla Homecoming Hailed as a Success
August 13-- Globe and Mail set to cease sending newspapers to Prince Rupert NCR
August 13-- Smithers Council Delays Decision On Curbside Recycling
August 12-- Haida Gwaii monumental pole gains national attention  NCR
August 10-- Buy, sell, browse... is now online  NCR
August 10-- Traditional route retraced by Metlakatla paddlers during Gathering Strength Journey NCR
August 9-- Bulkley Valley Health Care Hospital and Foundation Achieves Charitable Status
August 9-- Skeena Valley Farmers' Market Turns 30
August 9-- Metlakatla election candidate profiles now available online  NCR
August 8-- Dan Hamhuis Donates $50,000 to Smithers Second Sheet of Ice Project
August 7-- Leighton returned as Metlakatla Chief
August 6-- Udder Fest making preparations for 15th annual show NCR
August 3-- Number of people in need in Prince Rupert largely unchanged
August 2-- Nass liquor store proposed (N Connector e edition pg A6)

July 31-- Sunken war vessel targeted for cleanup (N View e edition pg A1 & 2)
July 26-- Dempsey Bob receives Office of the Order of Canada appointment NCR
July 26-- Rupert's take from Community Gaming $425,000 NCR
July 24-- A City name fit for a future King? NCR
July 24-- Prince Rupert's Sunken Gardens slated for upgrade (N View e edition pgs A13 & 14)
July 22-- Frank Street CN Crossing to be Reopened, Signal Lights to be Installed on Highway 16
July 22-- Village of Granisle Issues Boil Water Notice
July 22-- Granisle Boil Water (video)
July 22-- Smithers Homecoming Committee Urge Attendees to Register
July 22-- Smithers Homecoming (video)
July 22-- Long Time Service Club prepares to close its doors  NCR
July 19-- Burns Lake Enbridge sign backlash response (video)
July 19-- Village of Burns Lake Receives Anti-Enbridge Backlash on Social Media
July 19-- Stewart BC Ambulance Comments (video)
July 19-- Ontario Man faces charges after alleged shooting rampage in Klappan region
July 19-- Klappan Rampage (video)
July 18-- Keep your old power meter, for a fee
July 11-- Snowbirds set to perform in Prince Rupert
July 11-- Wildlife Centre Benefits from Prince Rupert Rampage Golf Tourney
July 11-- Cast your vote at Terrace Art Gallery
July 10-- Film Highlights Rupert's health history (N View e edition pg A13)
July 8-- Northern B. C. woman completes frigid 27 hour swim to raise cash for cancer research
July 5-- Prince Rupert Fairview Closure (video)
July 3-- Fairview coverup? B.C. government agency terminates Prince Rupert caregiver's $2million contract amid allegations of abuse, threats
July 2-- Prince Rupert celebrates Canada Day
July 2-- Dayna McKay reflects on swim from Prince Rupert to Lax Kw'alaams
July 2-- Dayna McKay completes Her Epic Swim

June 29-- Grandmother dodges tankers on 58-km North Coast swim
June 25-- B. C. First Nations woman in Pacific cancer swim
June 19-- Swells swell for north coast grandma planning gruelling ocean swim
June 19-- Tyee wins Prince Rupert fish derby
June 19-- Dance academy of Prince Rupert holds year-end performance
June 18-- Nathan Cullen releases findings from Renewal Northwest consultations NCR
June 17-- Traditional First Nations technology used for a more accurate fish count near Bella Bella (audio)
June 11-- Nishga Girl is coming home NCR
June 5-- District of Port Edward spending $33,000 on new bylaws
June 4-- A full weekend ahead for Seafest NCR
June 4-- Seafest Prep (video)

May 29-- Bee-vival : A look at Terrace's bee culture
May 29-- Kitselas chief won't run for top job
May 28-- Terrace council promotes bike-to-work week
May 28-- City of Terrace to fork out more money for road project
May 27-- Solving crime isn't easy
May 24-- CEO Russ George removed from Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation
May 23-- Haida Fire Ocean Fertilization Entrepreneur
May 22-- TriCorp, UVic partner up (N View e edition pg 13)
May 22-- Gitga'at tells Enbridge: Get off our land (N View e edition pgs 1 and 2)
May 17-- PR Cultural Fundraiser
May 16-- Northern Savings has some spare cash, do you want some of it?  NCR
May 13-- Prince Rupert Aboriginal population on the rise

April 21-- Lost in chaos: Terrace couple tell their story of the Boston bombings
April 20-- Conrad Lewis elected new chief councillor for Kitkatla
April 17-- Prince Rupert Youth Speak Up on City Issues
April 17-- Prince Rupert Youth Speak Up (video)
April 16-- Prince Rupert youth outline priorities for community
April 15-- Prince Rupert receives Grant for New Ice Chiller
April 15-- Lights, Camera, Ketchikan!  NCR
April 12-- How to Safely deal with moose (video)
April 12-- Smithers Moose on the Loose (audio)
April 12-- Smithers Safeway Moose (video)
April 12-- CO's believe Tick Infestation Resulted in Death of "Smithers Safeway Moose"
April 11-- Kitsumkalum AIP vote (video)
April 10-- Prince Rupert students complete work on healing and reconciliation gift to government 
April 8-- Former Social Services Agency takes province to court NCR
April 8-- Burns Lake Band Office protestors removed from blockade NCR
April 8-- Smithers Celebrates 99th Anniversary of First Train's Arrival
April 8-- Smithers First Train (video)
April 4-- Friendship House receives Federal Funding for Homeless support programs NCR

April 4-- Expanded HandyDart service proposed for Terrace
April 4-- Telkwa Volunteer Fire Department Will Host Hazardous Material Course
April 4-- Hazelton Bio Mass (video)
April 4-- Buildings in Old Hazelton Could soon be heated with Bio Mass
April 4-- Smithers Legion challenges (video)
April 4-- Smithers Legion Facing Membership Decline
April 3-- Kitimat Council on Pets (video)
April 3-- Smithers Centennial Planning (video)

April 2-- $300,000 dock repair project complete at Lax Kw'alaams NCR
April 2-- Road Dust Advisory Continues for Northwest Communities
April 1-- Port Ed Land Sale (video)
April 1-- Port Edward sells 40 Acres of Land
April 1-- PST Returns, HST Gone

March 28-- Smithers Town Council Chooses More Expensive Contractor to Install Sanitary Sewer Line
March 28-- New Hospital in Burns Lake Now has Design Plans
March 27-- Nisga'a Citizens from Terrace protest Funding Loss
March 27-- Telus Works to provide more cell service to Northern Highway 16 Commuters
March 27-- Protestors shutting Down Burns Lake Band Office
March 22-- Prince Rupert LED lights (video)
March 22-- Smithers Post Office (video)
March 26-- Terrace city Council Plans for Future of Recycling
March 21-- Job Fair Caravan arrives Friday NCR
March 21-- Terrace pool to have open access signs
March 20-- Prince Rupert speaks on HST (video)
March 20-- Prince Rupert sits at 193rd place (out of 200) in Moneysense ratings NCR
March 20-- Terrace Recycling closure (video)
March 20-- Major changes coming for buzzing Port Edward (N View e edition pg 11)
March 20-- Smithers Arena Forum (video)
March 19-- Special Events Parade Float planning moves to next phase NCR
March 18-- Smithers BC Jobs Fair (video)
March 18-- Smithers Renewal (video)
March 18-- First Nation treaty vote demand likely won't happen
March 15-- Protestors call for end to police brutality
March 15-- March against police brutality today 
March 15-- Company confident of northwestern B. C. mine plan
March 14-- Tahltan to receive resource revenues
March 14-- Tahltan Revenue Sharing (video)
March 14-- Nisga'a want northwest B. C. mine approval halted
March 13-- Thornhill cellphone tower decision delayed
March 12-- Terrace council holds off on 'living wage' debate
March 11-- Terrace council to adopt 'living wage' policy
March 8-- MP Demands Action Over Long Wait Times at Level Railway Crossings
March 8-- Long Wait Train (video)
March 7-- Upgrades to the Terrace Public Library underway
March 7-- Highway 16 improvements between Terrace and Prince Rupert announced
March 7-- Thaltan, province and Shell receive environmental award

February 27-- Court Ruling 'a disaster' for elected officials in small towns like Terrace
February 27-- Terrace Council Conflict Rules on Community Charter issues (video)
February 27-- Smithers Legacy Shortfall (video)
February 27-- Thornhill Dog Protest (video)
February 27-- Port Edward preparing for growth
February 27-- Roberts returned as Kistumkalum chief councillor
February 26-- Terrace log yard activity increases
February 26-- Terrace council increases housing options
February 26-- Terrace shelves enviro study
February 26-- A municipal By-Election to be Held in Burns Lake in the Spring
February 26-- Burns Lake Councillor resigns (video)
February 26-- Prince Rupert SPCA projecting $175,000 deficit
February 26-- SPCA Grant (video)
February 25-- Nisga'a Lisims Government sees change at top NCR
February 22-- South Hazelton considers Amalgamating with New Hazelton
February 22-- 2013 Hoobiyee Celebrations underway
February 21-- Kitselas Members Approve AIP
February 21-- Kitselas AIP Yes (video)
February 21-- Kitselas approve agreement in principle
February 20-- Kitselas casting claims vote today
February 21-- NW Heritage Fair (video)
February 21-- South Hazelton Amalgamation (video)
February 20-- Kitimat Homeless Shelter (video)
February 20-- Shop Prince Rupert winner nearly evicted as result of windfall
February 19-- New Seniors Home in Smithers (video)
February 19-- Local Organization receives funding to help support immigrants in community NCR
February 15-- Northwest BC lottery winner recognized in provincial legislature
February 14-- Variety Club helps Terrace teen
February 14-- Dancing in the Street Planned for Terrace to Protest Violence against women
February 13-- Smithers Hosts 7th Festival of Nations
February 13-- Smithers Festival of Nations (video)
February 13-- Northern Hockey Lads (video)
February 12-- Rupert Idle (video)
February 8-- Ice Art Exhibit (video)
February 8-- Burns Lake Cold Smoke Races (video)
February 7-- PTI Workforce Housing in Kitimat (video)
February 7-- Burns Lake Swan Ballet (video)
February 6-- Young entrepreneur strikes the right cord (Northern View e edition page 12)
February 5-- You can pay for the potholes now; or pay for them later!
February 4-- Kitsumkalum and Kitselas First Nations offered additional lands
February 1-- Freda Diesing School Exhibit (video)

January 31-- Prince Rupert's hearing clinic recalled to Terrace (page 3)
January 31-- Tax hikes begin to bite
January 31-- Telkwa Cenotaph (video)
anuary 30-- Northwest First Nations to receive more land
January 30-- BC Wildlife Fed opposes blanket fish ban proposal
January 29-- A look at what's going to prevent hitchhiking along Hwy 16
January 28-- Morricetown Hydro Bills (video)
January 25-- Walk for Memories in Smithers (video)
January 23-- Sugar Shack Festival opens today NCR
January 25-- Prince Rupert Business Awards nominees (video)
January 22-- Chamber of Commerce set to announce nominees NCR
January 22-- Controversial proposition in Kitimat (audio)
January 21-- Burns Lake Mill Memorial (video)
January 21-- Burns Lake Marks One Year Anniversary of Mill Explosion, Fire
January 18-- Burns Lake mill explosion one-year anniversary (audio)
January 16-- Idle No More Rail Blockade Planned for Kitwanga Today
January 16-- My Mountain Co-op finalizes ownership of Shames Mountain (page 16)
January 16-- Sugar Shack Festival Expanding (page 10)
January 16-- Acclamation Fills council Vacancies in Granisle
January 15-- Northwest Transit Service could come soon
January 15-- Telkwa Livable Communities Award (video)
January 15 - Telkwa Wins Silver in International "Livable Communities" contest
January 8-- New Bishop appointed to tend to the Catholic flock  NCR
January 3-- Energy-export hub proposed for Kitsault
January 3-- Northwest BC ski facility ownership solidifies
January 2-- Prince Rupert Girl is the Northwest's First Baby of 2013
January 1-- Prince Rupert welcomes ist New Year's Baby
January 1-- Scenes from Prince Rupert's Polar Bear Swim

December 31-- Idle No More Movement continues with protests across Northwest
December 27-- Rupert Blue Knuckle Derby (video)
December 26-- Residential gas rates rise
December 24-- Prince Rupert Rotary Club set to host annual Polar Bear Swim
December 21-- Small "Idle No More" Protest at Court House
December 20-- Minister of Transportation to begin consultation on public transportation along Highway 16
December 20-- Port Ed Santa School (video)
December 20-- Smithers Christmas Merchants (video)
December 19-- Christmas Donations in the Bulkley Valley
December 17-- Prince Rupert project ensures kids from underprivileged families can give gifts this Christmas (audio)
December 12-- Prince Rupert family alleges illness after finding unknown substance in juice box
December 11-- Backyard hockey rink at risk of being shut down in Prince Rupert (audio)
December 6-- Victims of Montreal Massacre honoured at vigil held in Prince Rupert
December 5-- How Terrace Minor Hockey got its start
December 5-- Prince Rupert music students will perform holiday concert to raise funds for families in need
November 30-- Rupert Charity Angel (video)
November 30-- Charles Hays Secondary School presenting Legally Blonde: The Musical at Lester Centre
November 30-- Wheels in Motion for Terrace's New Brewery
November 29-- Worksafe Mill Blast findings (video)
November 29-- BC Conservative leader coming to Terrace
November 29-- BC Conservative leader to visit Northwest
November 29-- Terrace Christmas parade canceled
November 29-- Terrace Christmas Parade nixed Again
November 28-- Winterfest beginning to take shape
November 28-- Prince Rupert Harley Riders donate 281 toys and $10,200 to Salvation Army
November 28-- Shames Mountain Debt Deal Approved
November 28-- Shames Debt Deal (video)
November 28-- Ski co-op to purchase northwestern ski facility
November 27-- Northern BC's role playing gamers get their big opportunity to shine in Prince Rupert (audio)
November 27-- Regional Airline wins award for philanthropy
November 23-- Prince Rupert Rotary Auction wraps up, raises $53,717
November 22-- Community Enhancement Society holding coat drive at Overwaitea
November 22-- Salmon Recipe Book (video)
November 21-- Pacific Mist Chorus brings northwest women together
November 21-- In the end, Mr. Treliving held onto his wallet!
November 20-- Shames deal not finished
November 19-- Close election results in new Gwaii Trust director
November 19-- Gwaii Hanaas celebrates 20 years with new legacy pole
November 19-- Gwaii Haanas Pole (video)
November 16-- Prince Rupert Environmental Society launches book of recipes and North Coast stories
November 16-- Kermode Friendship Society receives federal money for renovations
November 16-- Public Transit review shows Prince Rupert residents generally happy with service
November 15-- Work underway to raise first totem pole in Gwaii Haanas in more than a century
November 14-- Smithers Youth Council
November 14-- Seismologist here to study quake aftermath
November 14-- National Aboriginal Business Conference returning to Prince Rupert in 2013
November 14-- Free Smithers Airport Parking Spaces
November 14-- North Coast residents among the honourees at RCMP's North District Ceremony
November 14-- Smithers Town Council Pushing Forward to get Second Sheet of Ice
November 13-- Pre-bidding now underway for Prince Rupert Rotary Auction
November 12-- Scenes from Prince Rupert's Remembrance Day
November  9-- Prince Rupert War veterans bring back their legion (audio)
November 9-- Rupert Poppy Box Theft (video)
November 9-- Smithers Remembrance Day plans (video)
November 9-- Dana Larsen, cannabis crusader, speaks about Sensible Policing Act...
November 9-- Lotto Max winner comes forward as Terrace resident claims 25 million dollar prize
November 9-- Marijuana crusader tours the Northwest advocating legalization
November 8-- Lax Kw'alaams Chief Councillor honour with BC Aboriginal Business Award
November 8-- Ridley Terminals opens show for second RTI Art Initiative
November 7-- Northwest Communities Recognized by the Aboriginal Business Awards
November 7-- Gumboot Girls: Adventure, Love and Survival on the North Coast... (audio)
November 6-- Prince Rupert Legion opening new location on Remembrance Day
November 5-- Prince Rupert Library hosting annual Auction
November 5-- Prince Rupert Library Auction (video)
November 5-- Service providers discuss potential for homeless problem in Prince Rupert
November 2-- Inland Air owner Bruce MacDonald waiting to hear what the BIG decision is
November 2-- Movember n Prince Rupert (video)
November 1-- Halloween is a great time for Prince Rupert Community
November 1-- Halloween Night Prince Rupert (video)
November 1-- Scenes from Prince Rupert's Halloween Fest

October 30-- Port Edward Fire Department (video)
October 30-- Port Edward Fire Department looks for new members
October 19-- Fairview Management no longer operating in Rupert, Thopmson Community Services taking over
October 15-- Northern Savings Credit Union hands out cheques for local recipients of the Board Sponsorship program

September 28-- Construction training pilot focus on Prince Rupert and Kitimat in the Northwest
September 19-- Census information shows breakdown of Prince Rupert family composition
September 17-- Prince Rupert business Inland Air will be featured on The BIG Decision

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