Kaitlyn Bailey, Local Journalism Initiative

Long-term care resident of Acropolis Manor Rose Sawka, 92 in 2021 reaches out to her son Terry Sawka, on a daily visit through the window at the home during COVID-19.

Quality of life survey needs northwest volunteers to talk to seniors long-term care

Survey goal is to reach every 29,284 long-term care home residents

Long-term care resident of Acropolis Manor Rose Sawka, 92 in 2021 reaches out to her son Terry Sawka, on a daily visit through the window at the home during COVID-19.
Dead humpback whale found in Naikoon National Park in Haida Gwaii marks the fourth dead humpback seen in B.C. waters in just over a month. (Photo: Chris Ashurst/Facebook)

Fourth dead humpback whale in a month washes up on Haida Gwaii

Partial necropsy was conducted Nov. 15

Dead humpback whale found in Naikoon National Park in Haida Gwaii marks the fourth dead humpback seen in B.C. waters in just over a month. (Photo: Chris Ashurst/Facebook)
Two dogs are sick from eating the meat of a humpback whale carcass just south of Masset in Haida Gwaii. (Photo: supplied)

2 dogs in Haida Gwaii sick after eating meat from decaying humpback whale

DFO warns people to not ingest meat or let animals eat meat of dead marine animals

Two dogs are sick from eating the meat of a humpback whale carcass just south of Masset in Haida Gwaii. (Photo: supplied)
Bones of Crows will be screening at locations across northern B.C. November 2022. (Photo: supplied)

Bones of Crows on North Coast film tour rec’d standing ovation at TIFF and VIFF

Ts’msyen assoc. film producer Leena Minifie raised in Prince Rupert and Kitimat

Bones of Crows will be screening at locations across northern B.C. November 2022. (Photo: supplied)
A dead humpback whale was spotted moving up and down Masset Inlet with the tide on Nov. 5. (Photo: Lorrie Jorron/Facebook)

Dead humpback near Masset is third in a month

DFO to complete necropsy on Nov. 9

A dead humpback whale was spotted moving up and down Masset Inlet with the tide on Nov. 5. (Photo: Lorrie Jorron/Facebook)
The Prince Rupert Regional Hospital has been under controlled access since Oct. 25, 2022 when an individual made threats against health care workers. The hospital is pictured here on May 5, 2021. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert hospital locked down, man arrested following threats to health care workers

“Unsettling” trend of increased violence toward health care workers: Health Services Administrator

The Prince Rupert Regional Hospital has been under controlled access since Oct. 25, 2022 when an individual made threats against health care workers. The hospital is pictured here on May 5, 2021. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
An aerial view of Mount Edgecumbe, 450 kilometres northwest of Prince Rupert, taken May, 19, 2022. (Photo: Max Kaufman/Alaska Volcano Observatory)

Volcano 450km from B.C.’s north coast is heating up

Magma activity detected but no approaching eruption, researcher Ronnie Grapenthin said

An aerial view of Mount Edgecumbe, 450 kilometres northwest of Prince Rupert, taken May, 19, 2022. (Photo: Max Kaufman/Alaska Volcano Observatory)
Communities in northwest B.C. experienced a network outage after a motor accident caused a break in the Telus fibre optic cable on Oct. 18. (Photo: Google maps)

Motor vehicle crash knocks out internet/cell service to much of Northwest

Customers from Hazelton to Haida Gwaii without service throughout Tuesday evening

Communities in northwest B.C. experienced a network outage after a motor accident caused a break in the Telus fibre optic cable on Oct. 18. (Photo: Google maps)
A landslide on Sept. 1 deposited 15 to 25 million cubic metres of debris into the upper Ecstall River in northwest B.C. (Photo: SkeenaWild Conservation Trust/Facebook)

Scientist calls for better monitoring of steep slopes after landslide near Prince Rupert

It’s time to ‘up our game’ and collect imagery of our high mountains, Brian Menounos said

A landslide on Sept. 1 deposited 15 to 25 million cubic metres of debris into the upper Ecstall River in northwest B.C. (Photo: SkeenaWild Conservation Trust/Facebook)
On Oct. 11 the North Coast Regional District issued a boil water notice for Sandspit. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Boil water notice issued for Haida Gwaii

After numerous E. coli bacteria found in a sample of water

On Oct. 11 the North Coast Regional District issued a boil water notice for Sandspit. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A landslide beside the Ecstall River was first seen during an overflight on Sept. 12. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) do not know the exact date the landslide occurred. (Photo: SkeenaWild Conservation Trust/Facebook)

Landslide in northwestern B.C. threatens up to 100,000 spawning salmon

The Ecstall River is an important spawning ground for coho, chum and chinook salmon

A landslide beside the Ecstall River was first seen during an overflight on Sept. 12. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) do not know the exact date the landslide occurred. (Photo: SkeenaWild Conservation Trust/Facebook)
Taylor Bachrach, MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, spoke at the Charles Hays Secondary School graduation ceremony on June 10, 2022 in Prince Rupert. (Photo: Taylor Bachrach’s Facebook page)

High school students discuss pros and cons of lowering voting age to 16

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP’s bill to lower the voting age will return to HOC for second debate

Taylor Bachrach, MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, spoke at the Charles Hays Secondary School graduation ceremony on June 10, 2022 in Prince Rupert. (Photo: Taylor Bachrach’s Facebook page)
The Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance signed a memorandum of understanding with the provincial government on Sept. 15, 2022. (Photo: Mayor Lee Brain’s Facebook page)

Northwest communities sign memorandum on revenue-sharing with province

Partnership brings groups one step closer to revenue-sharing agreement

The Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance signed a memorandum of understanding with the provincial government on Sept. 15, 2022. (Photo: Mayor Lee Brain’s Facebook page)
The M.V. Island Bay tour boat sunk in Carpenter Bay, off the coast of Haida Gwaii, on Sept. 10, 2022. (Photo: Canadian Coast Guard facebook page)

Coast Guard concerned about pollution after boat sinks near Haida Gwaii

The M.V. Island Bay sank in Carpenter Bay on Sept. 10

The M.V. Island Bay tour boat sunk in Carpenter Bay, off the coast of Haida Gwaii, on Sept. 10, 2022. (Photo: Canadian Coast Guard facebook page)
Commercial fisherman Joel Collier was shocked by the lack of shore amenities for commercial fishermen when he docked in Prince Rupert July 2022. A fishing vessel is unloading near the ferry terminal in Prince Rupert on June 25. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Commercial fisherman alarmed by lack of amenities in Prince Rupert harbour

Showers and laundry services closed and fewer stores selling commercial fishing gear

Commercial fisherman Joel Collier was shocked by the lack of shore amenities for commercial fishermen when he docked in Prince Rupert July 2022. A fishing vessel is unloading near the ferry terminal in Prince Rupert on June 25. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development, announced more than $2.9 million in funding for community infrastructure and tourism projects in B.C.’s northwest on Aug. 23. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Northwest B.C.’s public spaces get a $2.9-million spruce up

11 projects from Haida Gwaii to Telkwa will benefit

Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development, announced more than $2.9 million in funding for community infrastructure and tourism projects in B.C.’s northwest on Aug. 23. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Diver was charged $12,000 for getting too close to a pod of killer whales near Prince Rupert on July 22, 2022. An orca swims past a recreational boat sailing just offshore in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Scuba diver fined $12K for getting too close to killer whales near Prince Rupert Harbour

It is the largest fine on-record for this type of offence

Diver was charged $12,000 for getting too close to a pod of killer whales near Prince Rupert on July 22, 2022. An orca swims past a recreational boat sailing just offshore in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Travellers heading to other countries will now be able to get their Canadian passports in Salmon Arm at the Service Canada branch on Shuswap Street. (Pixabay photo)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP calls for a northern passport office

‘Once again, northern residents are receiving unequal access to government services,’ Bachrach said

Travellers heading to other countries will now be able to get their Canadian passports in Salmon Arm at the Service Canada branch on Shuswap Street. (Pixabay photo)
Travellers heading to other countries will now be able to get their Canadian passports in Salmon Arm at the Service Canada branch on Shuswap Street. (Pixabay photo)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP calls for northern passport office

Taylor Bachrach says lack of passport services another example of unequal treatment of northerners

Travellers heading to other countries will now be able to get their Canadian passports in Salmon Arm at the Service Canada branch on Shuswap Street. (Pixabay photo)
Bella Coola RCMP responded to a 52-year-old woman in cardiac distress on July 23 when no paramedics were available. RCMP then transported her body to the morgue in the back of a police vehicle. (Photo: Angie Mindus)

Dead Bella Coola woman transported to morgue in back of police truck

No ambulance staff were available to assist cardiac arrest call

Bella Coola RCMP responded to a 52-year-old woman in cardiac distress on July 23 when no paramedics were available. RCMP then transported her body to the morgue in the back of a police vehicle. (Photo: Angie Mindus)