Tuesday, January 5, 2016

North Coast Community Notes 2016

Our Items of note for the North Coast that don't quite fit into one of more specialized categories, an archive of miscellaneous but newsworthy items.

For items pertaining to Municipal Government and development across the region, see our archive here.

Community Notes for the North Coast 2016


December 29 -- Rushbrook once again where the Polar Bears (Swimmers) will roam on New Years Day  NCR
December 29 -- Prince Rupert / Port Edward Transit offers you a ride on New Years Eve  NCR
December 28 -- Blue Knuckle Derby participants reel in the three big winners for 2016  NCR
December 27 -- Charles Hays Secondary to host Power of Ideas Exhibition in February  NCR
December 27 -- An Epicurean adventure for January with Dine Out Prince Rupert  NCR
December 23 -- Winter Classic Basketball Tournament set for December 27th Tip Off  NCR
December 21 -- Prince Rupert Library programs in January (video)
December 21 -- Prince Rupert Library taking registrations for Winter programs in January  NCR
December 21 -- Expert's Panel on Environmental Assessment Review still taking online submissions  NCR
December 21 -- New Beers Resolution Curling Challenge Rings in the New Year at the Curling Club  NCR
December 21 -- Alberta Williams case considered "very active" after CBC Podcast exposure  NCR
December 20 -- Prince Rupert RCMP and SD52 students partner on holiday message  NCR
December 20 -- Final planning in motion for popular Blue Knuckle Derby  NCR
December 16 -- Canadian comedians tour to make Rupert stop in New year (video)
December 16 -- Shames Mountain to host Soft Opening to Ski Season this weekend  NCR
December 16 -- Jingle Bell Rock showcase Saturday at the Lester Centre  NCR
December 16 -- A Christmas Gathering with Mr. Cullen and Ms. Rice  NCR
December 16 -- Rainmaker Alumni to hit the hardwood this weekend  NCR
December 15 -- Ring in the New Year with the Rampage  NCR
December 15 -- Holiday season brings Chad Estrada back to the Tom Rooney stage  NCR
December 14 -- Salvation Army Hamper program set to start in Prince Rupert (video)
December 13 -- City seeks members for Library Board  NCR
December 12 -- Recreation Department looks to expand reach of its Access Program; seeks help from community  NCR
December 9 -- Your Christmas shopping plans may want to include some Charles Hays Secondary gift suggestions  NCR
December 9 -- Rupert Babies Town Hall to provide update on long running quest for information  NCR
December 8 -- Rampage fund raisers for Salvation Army Food Bank set for Saturday and Sunday  NCR
December 8 -- Numerous Community Groups still waiting for Provincial decisions on community gaming grants  NCR
December 8 -- Inter-tidal ecosystems the theme for tonight's North Coast Marine Speaker Series NCR
December 8 -- City and area stakeholders to hold to current Transition Society Transportation plan for Highway of Tears  NCR
December 7 -- CityWest's Twelve Days of Christmas are back  NCR
December 7 -- Charles Hays students are ready to build your shed  NCR
December 6 -- NWCC Prince Rupert hosts vigil of remembrance of Ecole Polytechnique  NCR
December 6 -- CityWest to offer High Definition programming on Cable 10  NCR
December 6 -- BC Government looking to highlight Northwest Roadside attractions  NCR
December 5 -- BC Transit announces Extended Hours and Holiday service for Prince Rupert/Port Edward  NCR
December 3 -- Stuff the Bus Today for the Salvation Army  NCR
December 2 -- Rainmaker Basketball returns to the CHSS court this weekend  NCR
December 2 -- Prince Rupert Winterfest is underway (video)
December 2 -- Saturday brings a North Coast opportunity to share thoughts on local family health care  NCR 
December 2 -- Rotary Club Christmas Tree Sales start this weekend  NCR


November 30 -- Jingle Boat Express cancelled
November 28 -- Prince Rupert Salvation Army launches 2016 Christmas campaign  NCR
November 23 -- Nomination period is now open for Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards  NCR
November 23 -- Ridley Terminals takes you to the movies Saturday NCR
November 23 -- Live-action soap opera parodies city characters
November 23 -- The Last Post: The search for the man in the cardboard box
November 22 -- Local Business looking to turn your Black Friday into a Plaid Friday NCR
November 22 -- Northwest ski fans can hit the slopes this Friday NCR
November 22 -- Qualifying time for the ANBT  NCR
November 21 -- Four days of consultation on civic land use start today in Prince Rupert  NCR
November 18 -- Harbour Theatre returns to the days of the Rupert Soaps  NCR
November 16 -- Two Days of Craft shopping arrive Friday at Kaien Island Craft Fair  NCR
November 15 -- Prince Rupert's 52nd Annual Rotary Auction under way  NCR
November 15 -- Consultations on Wild Salmon Policy coming to Prince Rupert this month  NCR
November 11 -- Prince Rupert Remembrance Day (video)
November 11 -- Once the crowd departs ... a pause for reflection (photo essay)
November 11 -- A Day of Remembrance 
November 10 -- CityWest to feature Northwest Remembrance Day ceremonies
November 10 -- Go Fund Me Page launched to send Charles Hays Rainmakers to Soccer Provincials  NCR
November 10 -- Rotary Auction planning in the home stretch for next weeks event  NCR
November 7 -- Metlakatla Development Corporation to host AGM November 16  NCR
November 3 -- Annual Carlos Paolinelli Memorial Tourney takes to the ice this weekend at Civic Centre NCR
November 3 -- City seeks volunteers for Library Board and Business Advisory Committee NCR
November 3 -- Sustainable Growth the theme for Prince Rupert stop for roundtable tour  NCR

October 31 -- Monster Chiller Horror Theatre with North Pacific  NCR
October 31 -- BMO Charity Skate set for November 20th  NCR
October 31 -- CBC News Investigative Unit's Alberta Williams podcast retraces case file; seeks new clues  NCR
October 29 -- The story of Canada's most famous ghost town is becoming a musical
October 28 -- 10th Annual Library Auction brings 'novel ideas' to the fore (audio)
October 28 -- A Novel Idea: Leah Cuthbert uses books to inspire beautiful artwork to fundraise for the Prince Rupert Library (audio)
October 28 -- Some good haunting ahead this weekend  NCR
October 28 -- Digital Somke Signal keeping Nisga'a members informed NCR
October 28 -- Council approves waiving of rent for Charity Skate at the Civic Centre  NCR
October 26 -- Get in some early weekend Haunting at the Nisga'a Hall NCR
October 25 -- WorkBC Find Your Fit tour sets up at Charles Hays Secondary today  NCR
October 25 -- Looking for a Rapids Response this weekend at the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre NCR
October 25 -- Deadline tomorrow for those looking to curl in the Halloween Sturling Spiel NCR
October 21 -- East meets West the theme for Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser this weekend  NCR
October 20 -- Prince Rupert Waterfront and Hays Creek area the focus for Shoreline clean up 2016  NCR
October 20 -- Ghoulishly Good Times Ahead for North Pacific Cannery Historical Site  NCR
October 20 -- Pancakes, Door Prizes and a look to the future for Redesign Rupert Recharge  NCR
October 20 -- Bantam hockey featured attraction this weekend at Civic centre  NCR
October 20 -- Preparation the theme for Shakeout 2016  NCR
Otctober 18 -- Transition Prince Rupert hosting Annual General Meeting tonight  NCR
October 18 -- LNG supporters hosting community meeting in Prince Rupert tonight  NCR
October 14 -- A Murder Mystery most reptilian planned for Saturday  NCR
October 7 -- Prince Rupert joins other communities in celebrating Canadian Library Month  NCR
October 5 -- Lester Centre Anniversary (video)
October 3 -- Rainmaker fans can now grab some Spirit gear from the new fall fashions NCR


September 30 -- Prince Rupert Toy run set to roll out Saturday afternoon  NCR
September 30 -- Rampage set to drop the puck on 2016-17 season with Kitimat in town Saturday NCR
September 29 -- Prince Rupert Ground Search and Rescue launches Fall recruitment drive  NCR
September 27 -- Lester Centre is Turning thirty and tuning up with an entertaining season ahead  NCR
September 23 -- Three day workshop on Autism set for Prince Rupert next week NCR
September 23 -- The Tyee puts the focus on youth with a six part series on Prince Rupert and the Northwest  NCR
September 20 -- YPR launches new website, set to celebrate Terminal reopening this Saturday  NCR
September 20 -- Jim Terrion saluted in Prince George for Terry Fox Run efforts; Prince Rupert raises over $27,000 from local run  NCR
September 20 -- Mayor Brain to co-host December forum on "Rupert's Babies"  NCR
September 19 -- Terry Fox Run in Prince Rupert (video)
September 19 -- Tour de North is underway (video)
September 19 -- Tour de North Riders start their ride to the North Coast  NCR
September 16 -- Food Bank Volunteers to take to the streets for Saturday Collection Day  NCR
September 16 -- Terry Fox Run set for Sunday  NCR
September 16 -- Nathan Cullen to host Telephone Town Hall on Democratic Reform this Monday  NCR
September 16 -- Tall Trees trail added to Kaien Island network
September 16 -- Climate documentary tours the Northwest (video)
September 14 -- Syrian refugee family here at last
September 14 -- North Coast Transition Society hosts AGM Thursday  NCR
September 14 -- Food drive exapnds its scope
September 13 -- Welcome Syrians
September 13 -- Prince Rupert Refugee update (video)
September 12 -- Tall Trees Trail gets official reopening  NCR
September 9 -- Prince Rupert to host one session of Grizzly inquiry (video)
September 9 -- Enhancement for Kaien Trails funded by golf scramble
September 8 -- Mount Hays QuickClimb set for Saturday  NCR
September 8 -- Community Band looking for new members  NCR
September 7 -- Syrian refugee family to arrive Friday
September 7 -- One Stop Registration set for tonight at Prince Rupert Civic Centre  NCR

August 31 -- Public input sessions on Public Transit planning for Highway 16 (video)
August 23 - The Edmonton International Fringe Festival was Dream Come True
August 19 -- In people of the Saltwater, author Charles Menzies retraces and then places roots of Gitxaal first nation  (audio)
August 19 -- An open letter to our birth mother, Keall and Rennie (letter to the editor)
August 17 -- Whale Tail (video)
August 12 -- Cow Bay Gift Galley has a Whale of an idea!  NCR
August 12 -- Wizard-filled quests of D&D empower Prince Rupert girls (audio)
August 11 -- Museum of Northern British Columbia to host Book Launch for Tsimshian historical review by Charles Menzies  NCR
August 11 -- Golf Scramble set to raise funds for Trail Enhancement on the North Coast  NCR
August 9 -- Prince Rupert Fire Department Charity Golf Scramble (video)
August 9 -- The budding scientists of Lax Kw'alaams get their chance to discover with Science Camp August 15-19 NCR
August 8 -- Rupert's baby comes home
August 3 -- Udderfest! Prince Rupert's Mid summer festival of mirth, music and more launches tonight  NCR
August 3 -- Twin dinner dates on the calendar at North Pacific Cannery  NCR


July 22 -- This scrum is for fun, as Prince Rupert Seamen host Social Saturday night  NCR
July 19 -- Geoff Gould honoured by Station 64 for 35 years of service to Marine Rescue on the North Coast  NCR
July 19 -- Prince Rupert's Annual Garden Tour cancelled for 2016  NCR
July 18 -- Three people abandoned in Prince Rupert as infants discover they are half siblings
July 11 -- Cow Bay Days (video)
July 11 -- Rupert Kids Day (video)
July 11 -- Children's Day in the Park, proclamations, fundraising and fun!  NCR
July 8 -- Success by Six hosts Children's Day in the Park Saturday  NCR
July 8 -- Chamber members to hit the links in first ever Beans and Jeans Golf Scramble  NCR
July 7 -- Cow Bay Days set for Saturday celebration  NCR
July 4 -- Metlakatla Skate Park celebration (video)


June 30 -- Canada Day lineup offers wide range of Prince Rupert events for Friday  NCR
June 28 -- Renaming Westview Parkland for Odd Eidsvik (video)
June 28 -- Canada Day organizers looking for volunteers for Friday's event  NCR
June 28 -- North Coast Roller Derby fans look to create Prince Rupert squad  NCR
June 21 -- A Syrian refugee family of seven expected to resettle in Prince Rupert
June 20 -- Waterfront to play host for 18th Annual National Aboriginal Day  NCR
June 17 -- Arts Council sets June 22nd for Annual General Meeting  NCR
June 15 -- Friendship House holding Community Health Fair Thursday  NCR
June 15 -- Prince Rupert Port Authority to host Annual Public Meeting June 23rd  NCR
June 14 -- Lax Kw'alaams to host Members Only Community Info sessions on Pacific NorthWest LNG  NCR
June 10 -- King Edward School Site the focus of upcoming forum on Seniors Housing and health NCR
June 8 -- A crosswalk becomes a pathway, providing a bridge for the community  NCR
June 7 -- Sunken Gardens blossom with volunteers and port contributions
June 3 -- Sunken Gardens to benefit from $50,000 donation fro Port Community Fund  NCR
June 3 -- Seafest 2016 Schedule released with summer festival launch one week away  NCR
June 1 -- High school drama class hosts theatre for Syrian refugee fundraiser
June 1 -- CHSS Drama Department lends a hand to Support Rupert Syrian Refugee support program  NCR


May 30 -- Cancer Relays in Prince Rupert and Terrace (video)
May 30 -- Prince Rupert begins Bike To Work (and School) Week today  NCR
May 26 -- Annual Relay for Life launches Saturday at PRMS field  NCR
May 26 -- Charles Hays Students to chart new paths following tonight's Commencement ceremony  NCR
May 26 -- Full Day of events planned for Salmon Festival Saturday at Civic Centre  NCR
May 26 -- Seafest preparations in full swing as June event draws closer  NCR
May 24 -- KraftHeinz's Project Play offers opportunity for community upgrades  NCR
May 24 -- Library's Annual Report notes funding issue; plans for the future  NCR
May 20 -- Long Weekend beckons, and the North Coast exodus begins  NCR
May 20 -- Annual Seafest Seniors Tea set for June 10th  NCR
May 19 -- A woman abanonded as a baby in Prince Rupert looks for her biological parents one last time (audio)
May 18 -- Two Day Planting Party set for late May for Sunken Gardens  NCR
May 13 -- Junk in the trunk (video)
May 13 -- McKay Street Park initiative submitted to BCAA's Play at Home competition  NCR
May 13 -- Full day of fun ahead at Smolt Festival Saturday at Oldfield Creek Hatchery  NCR
May 13 -- RTI to shots Free Public Swim Saturday  NCR
May 12 -- Junk in the Trunk returns to Civic Centre Parking Lot this Saturday  NCR
May 12 -- Saturday fundraiser to benefit Syrian Relief efforts and Fort McMurray Fire victims  NCR
May 12 -- ReDesign Rupert to host community mapping session Friday NCR
May 12 -- City of Prince Rupert accepting nominations for Civic Awards Process  NCR
May 6 -- North Coast trail closed (video)
May 5 -- Carnival time arrives for the North Coast  NCR
May 3 -- Abandoned at birth, woman renews appeal to find her parents


April 28 -- Abandoned at birth, woman renews appeal to find her parents
April 27 -- Rupert's Baby (video)
April 27 -- Rupert's Baby looking for biological parents 
April 27 -- Sugary Sweetness for the Syrian refugee cause
April 20 -- Prince Rupert's Got Talent and you can see it during Saturday show at the Lester Centre  NCR
April 20 -- Deadline approaching for purchase of memorial plaques for Millennium Walkway Wall NCR
April 11 -- Cow Bay Marina Opens (video)  

April 4 -- Prince Rupert autism walk (video)


March 31 -- Tom Foolery at the Tom Rooney on your April Fool's to do list  NCR
March 30 -- Autism Speaks hosting firs ever walk for Autism on Saturday  NCR
March 29 -- Application Deadline for Community Foundation Granst coming up fast  NCR
March 26 -- Civic Centre is Easter Egg Hunt central for Sunday  NCR
March 25 -- Shames Mountain season quickly coming to a close  NCR
March 25 -- Rotary Club to host Easter Egg Hunt Saturday  NCR
March 22 -- City picks date to celebrate Cow Bay Marina opening  NCR
March 18 -- Organizers hoping for a boost in Earth Hour participation levels for 2016  NCR
March 15 -- Robin's Place with the North Coast Transition Society (video)
March 3 -- Children's Festival Arrives Saturday at Civic Centre  NCR
March 2 -- Responsible Development Forum in Prince Rupert (video)
March 1 -- Local residents look to place memorial bench in Prince Rupert (video)


February 26 -- Curling Club hosting Mixed Bonspiel this weekend  NCR
February 25 -- Woodside Energy to host Open House on Grassy Point LNG proposal in March  NCR
February 24 -- Ministry of Transportation to host Open House on Tuck Road project in Lax Kw'alaams NCR
February 24 -- Prince Rupert Syrian Refugee Plans (video)
February 16 -- Royal Canadian Navy makes port call on Prince Rupert  NCR
February 15 -- Brent Butt pencils in Prince Rupert for Northern BC Comedy tour this spring  NCR
February 15 -- Special Events Society Annual General Meeting offers chance to volunteer  NCR
February 10 -- Rent-free home for Syrian refugees
February 5 -- ANBT time arrives as players, fans begin to arrive in Prince Rupert  NCR


January 29 -- Syrian sponsorship plans gain traction
January 21 -- The early birds get the savings from the Sugar Shack
January 13 -- Syrians to Prince Rupert
January 11 -- Council to consider request to honour First World War hero Lieutenant Colonel Cyrus Wesley Peck  NCR
January 8 -- Second edition of Book of Rainbows highlights more stories of the North Coast  NCR

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