Tuesday, January 3, 2017

North Coast Community Notes 2017

Our items of note for the North Coast on community events, activities and other items of a newsworthy nature that don't fit into one of our specialized categories.

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

Community Notes for the North Coast 2017


December 29 -- The Polar Bears of the North Coast to dip their toes into Rushbrook's water January 1st  NCR
December 29 -- MLA Making plans for Poverty reduction sessions in Prince Rupert in the New Year NCR
December 27 -- Library's Children's programs to start in January  NCR
December 27 -- Midget Hockey offers Christmas Tree Pick Up option Starting December 28  NCR
December 22 -- A few more pieces in place at Atlin Terminal Community space project  NCR
December 22 -- Tis the Season for Holiday closures  NCR
December 22 -- North Coasters looking to land the Big One in the Blue Knuckle Derby  NCR
December 21 -- Prince Rupert Salvation Army Christmas Hampers in Good Shape
December 21 -- It's beginning to look a lot like ... Chad Estrada time! NCR
December 21 -- NWCC's Eagle Cam goes live!  NCR
December 21 -- North Coast's Glass Sponge Reefs on Canada's short list for inclusion as World Heritage Site  NCR
December 21 -- Prince Rupert Salvation Army Hamper Campaign (video)
December 20 -- UNESCO Heritage Site potential for Glass sponge reefs (video)
December 20 -- Prince Rupert's Youth have a message for impaired drivers  NCR
December 20 -- Museum of Northern BC to host travelling exhibit of the Caribou hunters in January  NCR
December 19 -- Prince Rupert's PAC 10 tutoring to host 10th anniversary celebration at year's end  NCR
December 19 -- School District 52 to start Budget Consultation process in late January NCR
December 13 -- Charles Hays Band invites you t come paint some pottery  NCR
December 12 -- CityWest's 12 Days of Christmas taking the load off Santa  NCR
December 12 -- Library's Fine Reduction Days for the Food Bank are back  NCR
December 11 -- Holiday mailing deadlines fast approaching  NCR
December 7 -- The woods come alive on the Lester Centre Stage tonight for Charles Hays students, with debut of Into the Woods  NCR
December 7 -- Prince Rupert Counter Attack program underway as holiday season moves towards Christams/New Years  NCR
December 6 -- Rampage and their fans to give an assist to Salvation Army's Food Back this Sunday  NCR
December 6 -- Northern Health reinforces flu policy for visitors to all facilities NCR
December 6 -- Northern Savings Board of Directors nominations now being accepted  NCR
December 3 -- A Sunday Night Super Moon ... and if we're lucky, we just might be able to sneak a peek! NCR


November 30 -- The start of December brings Prince Rupert it's 22nd Winterfest  NCR
November 30 -- Terrace closest location for public meetings on Greyhound Service Termination request  NCR
November 24 -- Your Watson Island Invite is on the Internet!  NCR
November 24 -- McKay Street Park clearing to start this weekend NCR
November 23 -- Internet Safety Awareness program for Parents goes tonight at Nisga'a Hall  NCR
November 23 -- Red Kettle volunteers needed as Christmas Season approaches  NCR
November 23 -- A celebration of the Multi-cultural diversity of Prince Rupert set for Sunday NCR
November 23 -- All Native Qualifying tourney opens today; runs through to Saturday finals  NCR
November 22 -- Mariner's Park fence to come down this weekend, as much anticipated playground re-opening arrives  NCR
November 22 -- Metlakatla First Nation hosts Members flu clinic tomorrow NCR
November 22 -- Better access now in place with two lifts installed at Civic Centre and Earl Mah Aquatic Centre  NCR
November 21 -- Love Prince Rupert wants you to break out your Plaid this Friday  NCR
November 21 -- Complete Streets for Prince Rupert group wants your input on city's most dangerous crossings/intersections  NCR
November 20 -- Generous Rupertites overflowing coat donation box at Save on Foods  NCR
November 20 -- Metlakatla Development Corporation hosting AGM Wednesday  NCR
November 18 -- Powder Piggin' to ski season tonight at the Fisherman's Hall  NCR
November 17 -- Humour in the British style heads to the Lester Centre stage this weekend  NCR
November 17 -- Ecotrust Canada takes up residence downtown in Capitol Mall NCR
November 17 -- Progress steady, but slow on Prince Rupert Yacht Club project  NCR
November 17 -- Council motion puts Transition Prince Rupert's McKay Street Park plans in motion  NCR
November 16 -- Nomination period now open for Prince Rupert Chamber's Business Excellence Awards  NCR
November 16 -- Voting underway to select Seafest theme for 2018  NCR
November 16 -- Rotarians put the wrap on another year of the annual Rotary Auction  NCR
November 15 -- Nary a pirate to be spotted at Mariner's Park yet ...  NCR
November 15 -- Kaien Island Craft Fair set for two days of unique gift shopping  NCR
November 15 -- Glass sponges the theme for Marine Speaker Series tonight  NCR
November 14 -- Save on Foods Prince Rupert looks to fill the van for the Food Bank this Wednesday  NCR
November 14 -- Province's Find Your Fit program comes to Prince Rupert today
November 14 -- Night Number One for the Prince Rupert Rotary Auction in the books, two nights remain to claim your bargains  NCR
November 11 -- Prince Rupert pauses ... and remembers 2017 NCR
November 10 -- We pause in Remembrance this Saturday, as Prince Rupert residents gather at the Court House  NCR
November 10 -- Culinary career for former Rupertite at full heat in Alberta  NCR
November 10 -- Going, Going, Gone!! Three nights of bargains and community spirit start Monday with Prince Rupert Rotary Auction  NCR
November 9 -- Museum of Northern British Columbia to host exhibition of Mike Ambach photography  NCR
November 2 -- Final week of prep for 2017 Mz Judged contestants  NCR


October 27 -- Walk of the Zombies set for Saturday  NCR
October 27 -- Showcase of Rupert youth set for Saturday, as Prince Rupert's Got Talent takes to the stage  NCR
October 26 -- A Haunting of the hallways of the Nisga'a Hall for two nights this weekend  NCR
October 26 -- Legion Poppy campaign underway across Northwest BC NCR
October 26 -- Library plays host to reading of "Chasing Smoke" tonight  NCR
October 24 -- North Pacific Haunting ahead for Halloween, with "Terror at the Cannery IV"  NCR
October 23 -- Salvation Army set to open registration process for Christmas Hamper program NCR
October 23 -- Prince Rupert RCMP outline some helpful reminders for Halloween  NCR
October 13 -- A murder and a bit of mystery mark your weekend plans  NCR
October 12 -- Oldfield Creek Hatchery hosting Broodstock Collection event this weekend  NCR
October 12 -- Shames Mountain hosting volunteer day Saturday in prep for upcoming season NCR
October 10 -- Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue observes Fire Prevention Week  NCR
October 10 -- BC Liberal leadership candidate Mike Bernier in Prince Rupert for meet and greet  NCR
October 10 -- College Brown Bag Lunch session to explore United Nations opportunities  NCR
October 10 -- Mariner's Park Meccano Set  NCR
October 6 -- Lions Club set to honour Seniors with Thanksgiving Lunch October 9th NCR
October 6 -- Prince Rupert Chamber to Go "Bollywood" for annual Gala and Auction  NCR
October 5 -- Friday Night Curling League seeks members  NCR
October 5 -- In celebration of the North Coast's teachers  NCR
October 5 -- C3 expedition stop in Prince Rupert (video)
October 4 -- Feast and Vigil held in Prince Rupert to honour murdered and missing indigenous women 
October 4 -- Rupert Missing women remembered (video)
October 4 -- Spamalot pre-audition meeting set for Thursday NCR
October 4 -- Sears Prince Rupert location to close  NCR
October 3 -- City of Prince Rupert issues Wildlife advisory related to Lynx sighting  NCR
October 3 -- Prince Rupert residents survive and help other in Vegas mass shooting
October 2 -- Canada C3 participants hang out with students at salmon hatchery
October 2 -- 'It was just very surreal": Prince Rupert reunion gets caught up in Vegas shooting (audio)
October 2 -- Marine Speakers Series launches for 2017-18 tonight with talk on Aquatic Plastic Pollution  NCR
October 2 -- Port of Prince Rupert seeks members for Community Information Forum  NCR
October 2 -- Ahoy yet Matye's, there be progress at the Playground  NCR
October 2 -- Busy few days at City's Cow Bay  NCR


September 29 -- C3 visit to Prince Rupert (video)
September 29 -- Polar Prince arrival at Cow Bay brings Canada C3 expedition to Prince Rupert NCR
September 29 -- Elmer Derrick's final journey brings return to Northwest  NCR
September 29 -- Harley Riders take to streets Saturday in support of Salvation Army's Toy Run  NCR
September 28 -- Filipino Night (video)
September 27 -- Final weekend beckons for 2017 Prince Rupert cruise season  NCR
September 27 -- Local group begins process of seeking safer streets in Prince Rupert  NCR
September 26 -- C3 vessel arrives as part of Canada 150 Voyage (video)
September 26 -- Canada C3 expedition kicks off West Coast leg in Prince Rupert
September 22 -- Smithers to host MMIWG inquiry next week  NCR
September 21 -- Prince Rupert Library to host speakers session with author Monique Gray Smith NCR
September 20 -- Lester Centre's 2017-18 Season gets underway tonight  NCR
September 19 -- Prince Rupert Ground Search and Rescue on search for new members  NCR
September 15 -- Canadian Comic legend Mike MacDonald part of this weekend's Big Dog Comedy Tour at Lester Centre  NCR
September 15 -- North Coast residents make plans for Terry Fox Run 2017 this Sunday  NCR
September 14 -- Annual Prince Rupert Thanksgiving Food Drive set for Saturday  NCR
September 13 -- Shh! The Movie is on ... Thursday Night Movies return for Fall Season  NCR
September 11 -- Bringing the Beer Festival to you, High Five tour set to start this week  NCR
September 8 -- Strike a musical note with Prince Rupert's Music Society  NCR
September 8 -- Bargains no rarity, at the city's Public Library  NCR
September 7 -- NWCC council nominations process now underway  NCR
September 7 -- Rushbrook Trail project moves to new phase of development NCR
September 6 -- NWCC hosts Prince Rupert campus welcome and Orientation Day today  NCR
September 5 -- Grass roots campaign launched to push for Transportation options for Highway 16 corridor  NCR
September 5 -- Plaque to celebrate Service and Life of Lt. Colonel Cyrus Peck unveiled at waterfront park  NCR
September 5 -- Every project needs a sign! Work set to begin on Pacific Mariner's Park playground  NCR
September 5 -- Transition Society takes lead in North Coast push back on Greyhound application  NCR
September 4 -- Mayor's Labour Day notes hail tireless efforts of civic workforce  NCR
September 1 -- Last long weekend of summer brings reduced hours for many services  NCR


August 31 -- Buying local a focus for Northern Savings program NCR
August 31 -- Chamber of Commerce joins chorus of business owners on proposed Fed Tax changes  NCR
August 31 -- New look website greets new school year at SD52 NCR
August 31 -- Cannery Road Race won't make it to the finish line this year  NCR
August 30 -- Prince Rupert Curlers to roar into season with twin events in late September NCR
August 30 -- CityWest narrows phone cover options to ten, voting now underway NCR
August 29 -- TRICORP expands economic development options on North Coast  NCR
August 29 -- First Timer's Hockey League ready to drop the puck on 2017-18 NCR
August 28 -- Writer wanted! Lax Kw'alaams to launch new community newsletter  NCR
August 28 -- There's some cash on the line as Port Edward wants you to spruce up your property NCR
August 28 -- Recreation Hockey league looking for players for 2017-18  NCR
August 25 -- Prince Rupert Skating Club's early registration set for Saturday  NCR
August 25 -- Prince Rupert Library offers access to a world of video viewing through Instantflix  NCR
August 18 -- Canada C3 expedition making its course towards Prince Rupert  NCR
August 17 -- Transition Prince Rupert hopeful for fall progress for McKay Street Park project  NCR
August 16 -- They're canning up some laughter at North Pacific NCR
August 16 -- Recreation Department to offer Hockey Camp next week  NCR
August 14 -- Census time for Metlakatla  NCR
August 14 -- One month window for Prince Rupert groups to submit applications for Community Grants  NCR
August 11 -- CityWest puts out the call to North Coast photographers  NCR
August 10 -- Lack of momentum on McKay Street making for growing Facebook conversations  NCR
August 9 -- Prince Rupert Minor Hockey gearing up for upcoming season NCR
August 9 -- Metlakatla DNA project looks for more participants  NCR
August 8 -- Communities on Haida Gwaii seeking feedback from BC Ferries users  NCR
August 8 -- Annual Lou Lemire Hockey Camp runs August 14 to 18  NCR
August 2 -- Final plans in motion for 5th annual Fraser Street Block Party  NCR
August 1 -- Final days of preparation underway for Mount Hays QuickClimb  NCR


July 28 -- Comedies and Improv shows mark the Udder Fest Calendar for August event  NCR
July 28 -- Ridley Terminals to host Annual Public Meeting in August  NCR
July 27 -- Port picks August 29th for Phase Two Celebration NCR
July 26 -- Rushbrook trail construction starting soon (audio)
July 26 -- Construction on Rushbrook Trail starting soon
July 26 -- Port and partners put 1 million dollars to work on Seal Cove/Rushbrook Trail plan  NCR
July 25 -- Walk from Prince Rupert to Smithers in honour of MMIW (audio)
July 24 -- MMIW inquiry team visits Northwest ahead of Fall hearings
July 20 -- Udder Fest sneak peak set for July 21st NCR
July 20 -- Soccer the British Way the focus for August Summer camp  NCR
July 20 -- Annual Aquatic Centre shutdown on the horizon  NCR
July 19 -- City Garden Tour and Tea takes place Sunday  NCR
July 19 -- MMIW inquiry pre-intake in Smithers, Hazelton, Terrace this week (audio)
July 18 -- Seal Cove/Rushbrook Trail groundbreaking set for July 25th  NCR
July 17 -- PAC 10 Tutoring launches Summer Camp program this week  NCR
July 14 -- Harbour Debris Society AGM on the horizon  NCR
July 14 -- A Syrian sampler set for late July  NCR
July 13 -- National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to Stop in Smithers NCR
July 13 -- Final touches taking place ahead of Intertidal music festival
July 13 -- Golfers ready to burn up the course in aid of Fire Fighters Burn Fund  NCR
July 13 -- North Pacific Cannery Historical site ready to host ambitious music event Saturday  NCR
July 10 -- A sneak peak at Saturday's Intertidal festival
July 10 -- Red Cross to host Volunteer Open House Wednesday NCR
July 10 -- Cannery prepped to host music festival
July 7 -- Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation to hold AGM Sunday  NCR
July 7 -- Children's Day in the Park marks Fifth Anniversary Sunday  NCR
July 6 -- Third Avenue Storefronts to become outdoor Art Gallery through July and August  NCR
July 5 -- Spots filling up fast for Chamber's Beans N Jeans Golf Scramble NCR
July 4 -- Northern Savings Goal Getters Soccer Camps kick off this month NCR


June 30 -- Mariner's Park the host for Prince Rupert's Canada 150 bash for July 1st  NCR
June 28 -- Local Toastmasters achieve milestone moment for Prince Rupert Club  NCR
June 24 -- Seafarers' Mission hosts Prince Rupert's celebration of International Seafarers Day  NCR
June 24 -- Fun for all at Cow Bay Today NCR
June 24 -- BCAA Play Here makes it official for McKay Street Park NCR
June 23 -- Community rallies, wins $100,000 for McKay Street Park
June 23 -- Lester Centre hosting 7th annual Rock Stock show
June 21 -- Destination Civic Centre for National Aboriginal Day  NCR
June 20 -- North Coast Community Services benefits from Port's Community Investment Fund NCR
June 9 -- North Pacific Cannery ready to rock out once again
June 8 -- Celebrating the Salmon with the 5th Annual Salmon Festival this Friday  NCR
June 7 -- Harbour Theatre's 'Toast and Jam' named Best Ensemble
June 7 -- Annual Seafest Seniors Tea set for Friday  NCR
June 7 -- Seafest 2017 NCR
June 6 -- Prince Rupert Library to celebrate Aboriginal History Month through June  NCR
June 2 -- North Pacific Cannery looks to add to summer's event listings with Music Festival July 15  NCR


May 31 -- McKay Street Proposal featured on Global BC's Morning news  NCR
May 30 -- McKay Street Park Project ready for it's Global BC close up!  NCR
May 30 -- Skeena River Relay set for 16th run to Terrace on Saturday  NCR
May 27 -- Prince Rupert Relay for life 2017 underway  NCR
May 26 -- Charles Hays Grads take to the Lester Centre tonight in celebration of a final year done and a new beginning ahead  NCR
May 25 -- Curtain Goes up tonight for Skeena Zone Theatre Festival NCR
May 25 -- Saturday Smolt Festival celebrates Year Number Nine!  NCR
May 24 -- Two days of planting season ahead for Sunken Gardens this weekend   NCR
May 23 -- McKay Street Park project makes for Top Ten Finalist in BCAA competition NCR
May 19 -- MS Regatta arrival launches 2017 Cruise Ship Season in Prince Rupert  NCR
May 18 -- Prince Rupert Salmonid Enhancement Society to benefit from donation by Pacific NorthWest LNG  NCR
May 18 -- NWCC celebrates Grads success today at Prince Rupert campus  NCR
May 17 -- McKay Street Project Fundraising campaign launched  NCR
May 17 -- Campsites ready to welcome May long weekend invasion  NCR
May 17 -- CHSS Drama offers one more viewing of FREAK for Prince Rupert audience  NCR
May 17 -- Port's Community Investment fund provides help to Prince Rupert Hospice Society NCR
May 15 -- Exstew Campsite to remain closed to public over May long weekend  NCR
May 9 -- Put your Junk in the Trunk ... and showcase it Saturday at the Civic Centre  NCR
May 9 -- To the Polling Stations We Go! Election 2017 info  NCR
May 5 -- It's all systems GO for the Midway this weekend in Prince Rupert  NCR
May 4 -- Metlakatla Elders/Seniors complex heads towards public overview  NCR
May 4 -- North Coast Journalist claims BC newspaper award  NCR


April 20 -- Salmon Festival planning continues for June 9th event at Jim Ciccone Civic Centre  NCR
April 20 -- 2017's Grads to showcase their talent Friday night at the Lester Centre  NCR
April 19 -- ReDesign Rupert to host session on Community Development and the Arts tomorrow evening  NCR
April 19 -- Final design for McKay Street Park Project to be revealed at Community Meeting April 25  NCR
April 18 -- Community Resource Directory goes live, offering archive of contacts for range of local programs and services  NCR
April 18 -- NWCC Prince Rupert to host Traditional Medicine Walk on Wednesday NCR
April 18 -- North Coast Candidates to talk issues with CFNR on Wednesday  NCR
April 18 -- Janis Joplin Tribute Show reunites, 30 years later
April 18 -- Slip back into the 1960's with Fillmore North
April 13 -- Rotarians ready to launch Prince Rupert's Egg Hunt on Saturday  NCR
April 13 -- On your mark, Get Set ... Register for Glory Days 2017  NCR
April 12 -- North Pacific Cannery site looking for worker bees for Spring touch up  NCR
April 11 -- Phamtom of the Opera meets ballet at Lester Centre
April 11 -- North Coast election debate now set for late April  NCR
April 11 -- Riding the rails to the Cassiar Cannery  NCR
April 10 -- Port's Community Investment Fund gives financial lift to local gymnasts  NCR
April 10 -- Prince Rupert Seniors Centre to host AGM on Tuesday  NCR
April 7 -- City wide Rupert Rubbish Round Up set for Saturday  NCR
April 6 -- Who killed the reporter? A recap of As the Port churns
April 5 -- Redesign Rupert preparing two initiatives for upcoming launch  NCR
April 4 -- Online protection the theme this week for SD52 students  NCR
April 3 -- Prince Rupert Cruise Ambassador program looking for recruits for busy season ahead  NCR
April 3 -- Prince Rupert to be the base for province's Export Navigator program in the Northwest  NCR


March 31 -- Rupert Runners ramping it up for April 9th events NCR
March 30 -- Thar be Dragons ... Dragon boaters that is!  NCR
March 30 -- Residents asked to drop off rat tails and ears for conservation research
March 29 -- Why Parks Canada wants people to bring them rat ears and tails (audio)
March 29 -- Baker's Beware! CFIA issues flour recall in Western Canada  NCR
March 29 -- Drama club gives award-winning performance
March 28 -- Friendship House Transportation Grant (video)
March 28 -- Shames asks community to help buy a new snow machine
March 27 -- Earth Hour saw an increase in electricity usage in Prince Rupert
March 27 -- Cancer society awards Rupert volunteer with Medal of Courage
March 27 -- Local community organization offers two funding opportunities for North Coast residents  NCR
March 27 -- Prince Rupert's Friendship House to share in Community Vehicle funding  NCR
March 25 -- Earth Hour 2017 looks to regain momentum in Northwest  NCR
March 24 -- Prince Rupert Cancer Fighter (video)
March 24 -- Gloves, gauze, baby wipes found in sewer mains
March 24 -- Former Pro at Prince Rupert golf Course tees it up in Nelson BC  NCR
March 20 -- 'Saviour fish' giveaway: more on the ooligan (audio)
March 17 -- Prince Rupert Transition Society Men's Shelter plans (video)
March 17 -- Transition Society turns focus to men's shelter
March 11 -- Spring on forward tonight, with time change taking place overnight  NCR
March 9 -- Season's final Show for Prince Rupert Skating Club set for Saturday NCR
March 7 -- Restorative Justice takes off in Rupert
March 3 -- Chamber of Commerce set to celebrate the Best on the North Coast with Business Excellence Awards Saturday night  NCR
March 3 -- Minor Softball Registration Now underway on North Coast  NCR
March 3 -- Children's Festival heads into its 26th year this Saturday  NCR
March 2 -- Registration underway for 2017 Minor Baseball season  NCR
March 1 -- How to stay warm in Prince Rupert (audio)
March 1 -- Guns and Hoses set for March 3rd showdown  NCR


February 28 -- How to stay warm in Prince Rupert (audio)
February 28 -- Coast Tsimshian Academy Grads featured on Toronto morning program  NCR
February 28 -- Whitecaps Academy announces expansion plans for Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat NCR
February 22 -- Humpback Whale research the theme for Speakers Series presentation tonight  NCR
February 21 -- Bringing the noise! Adult Beginner Band program starts tonight  NCR
February 21 -- Two nights of climbing a Bean Stalk with Jack, along with the rest of the cast and crew from Annunciation school NCR
February 21 -- Special Events Society hosts AGM tonight  NCR
February 17 -- City of Prince Rupert makes Rushbrook Trail handover official  NCR
February 12 -- A Valentine's Vigil for missing and murdered indigenous people
February 10 -- Laughs ahead for Chances Convention Centre tonight, with former Rupertite Shane Clark among three comedians set to make you roar  NCR
February10 -- Innovative science tour coming to Prince Rupert
February 9 -- Year of the Rooster celebrated in Prince Rupert
February 9 -- Councillor Thorkelson outlines civic efforts towards reconciliation process NCR
February 9 -- Council celebrates the art of the speech, declaring February as Toastmasters Month in Prince Rupert  NCR
February 7 -- The Lester Centre turns 30
February 7 -- Port helps 'light the way' for Lester Centre
February 7 -- Lights, Curtains, Funding ... as Lester Centre celebrates year 30 NCR
February 6 -- Port Funds Lester Centre (video)
February 3 -- Keeping the Lights On
February 3 -- Two decades of high school plays and musicals
February 3 -- Naming the Lester Centre after Rupert's favourite couple
February 3 -- The origins of the performing arts centre
February 3 -- Carrying the Lester Centre into its 30th year
February 3 -- A Big cheque for a Big Announcement; City of Prince Rupert and Lester Centre sign three year funding agreement  NCR
February 2 -- Lester Centre Funding Agreement (video)
February 1 -- Service providers need to work together: Sanchez
February 1 -- 2017 Sugar Shack Festival Scenes


January 25  -- New tech director no stranger to Lester Centre
January 19 -- A taste of Francophone culture at Sugar Shack Festival later this month NCR
January 18 -- Seven workshops for Creative Jam
January 18 -- 100 nominees await their fate, as Chamber prepares to announce finalists for Business Awards vote  NCR 
January 14 -- Rampage face high flying Stamps in CIHL action at the Jim tonight  NCR
January 3 -- Educational speaker to explore themes of diversity and inclusion at Prince Rupert session Thursday  NCR

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