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Prince Rupert gets a $3.5 million boost from the return of cruise tourism

By Kaitlyn Bailey, Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

After two years without any cruise ships in Prince Rupert due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cruise tourism returned bigger than before.

Between May 17 and Oct. 3, 42 cruise ships with more than 40,000 passengers stopped in the city, the P.R. Port Authority (PRPA) announced.

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

By Kaitlyn Bailey,  Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Some residents in northwest B.C. were without internet and phone service the evening of Oct. 18.

A motor vehicle accident took out several utility poles and caused a break in the Telus fibre optic cable that runs west from Prince George to Prince Rupert.

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‘Your Nation’s Table’ TV series on BC’s sustainable seafood industry nears completion

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

Your Nation’s Table TV series on BC’s sustainable seafood industry premiers this fall on Nov. 15.

Producer/host Carmen Ruiz y Laza says shooting has finished on five of the six episodes. She adds that the series highlights  families involved in sustainable fisheries harvesting salmon, albacore tuna, spot prawns, geoduck, sable fish (also known as black cod), and dungeness crab. Salmon, spot prawns and geoduck are all harvested in the waters off Cortes Island.

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Northwest communities sign memorandum on revenue-sharing with province

Editors note: The District of New Hazelton, District of Stewart, Fort St James, Fraser Lake, Hazelton, Houston, Kitimat, North Coast Regional District, Port EdwardPrince Rupert, Regional District of Bulkley Nechako, Regional District of Kitimat-Smithers, Smithers, Telkwa, City of Terrace, Vanderhoof, Village of Burns Lake, Village of Granisle, Village of Masset, Village of Port Clements, and Village of Queen Charlotte (Daajing Giids) are in the Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance.

By Kaitlyn Bailey,  Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The provincial government signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance (RBA) on Sept. 15, which brings them one step closer to a new revenue-sharing agreement.

The RBA, made up of 21 local governments from Masset to Vanderhoof, have been calling on B.C. for a new funding agreement since 2014.

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Coast Guard concerned about pollution after boat sinks near Haida Gwaii

By Kaitlyn Bailey,  Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), Parks Canada and the Council of the Haida Nation are concerned about pollution after a tour boat sunk off the coast of Haida Gwaii.

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