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Screenshot of Tri-Port Minor Hockey Association website.

Island hockey organization giving cold shoulder to COVID restriction scofflaws

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association makes volunteer vaccinations mandatory

Screenshot of Tri-Port Minor Hockey Association website.
Port Hardy Fire Rescue on scene at Highland Manor. (PHFR - Adam Harding photo)

Port Hardy Fire Rescue knocks down another late night apartment fire

Damage was limited mostly to the exterior of a single unit at Highland Manor

Port Hardy Fire Rescue on scene at Highland Manor. (PHFR - Adam Harding photo)
Kwakiutl chief Calvin Hunt working on the 30-foot totem pole. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: New Coast Guard station totem making a statement on the North Island

Kwakiutl chief Calvin Hunt’s latest pole is taking shape outside Port Hardy

Kwakiutl chief Calvin Hunt working on the 30-foot totem pole. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Kwakiutl Chief and Elder Rupert Wilson Sr. (Facebook photo)

Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs honours the passing of Kwakiutl Chief Rupert Wilson Sr.

Wilson remembered as a ‘warrior spirit’ and a strong advocate for Indigenous rights

Kwakiutl Chief and Elder Rupert Wilson Sr. (Facebook photo)
Dr. Prean Armogam has lived and worked in the Town of Port McNeill for the last 15 years. (Dr. Prean Armogam photo)

Veteran doctor says good progress being made in Port McNeill health transition

Dr. Pream Armogam plans to continue working in the community in a reduced role

Dr. Prean Armogam has lived and worked in the Town of Port McNeill for the last 15 years. (Dr. Prean Armogam photo)
The 14-metre vessel fully engulfed in flames. (MARPAC photo)

Vessel catches fire and sinks off northern Vancouver Island, two passengers saved

A 14-metre vessel went up in the flames and sank off northern…

The 14-metre vessel fully engulfed in flames. (MARPAC photo)
BC Hydro is notifying North Island customers of a scheduled power outage that is set to occur on Oct. 4 at 10:00 p.m. (BC Hydro logo)

Planned power outage coming in October for North Island

Overnight outage Oct. 4 needed to affect long-term repairs for summer-damaged towers

BC Hydro is notifying North Island customers of a scheduled power outage that is set to occur on Oct. 4 at 10:00 p.m. (BC Hydro logo)
Town of Port McNeill Community Planning Facebook photo

After over a month of boiling water, Port McNeill can finally drink out of a tap again

Island Health officially lifted the boil water advisory on Sept. 22

Town of Port McNeill Community Planning Facebook photo
Port Hardy Fire Rescue escorted the 2021 North Island Tour de Rock team into Port Hardy on Monday afternoon. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Revamped Tour de Rock kicks off with a ride through the North Island

Organizers hoping next year’s 25th anniversary will be a post-pandemic full ride

Port Hardy Fire Rescue escorted the 2021 North Island Tour de Rock team into Port Hardy on Monday afternoon. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Port McNeill Mayor Gaby Wickstrom. (Submitted)

Port McNeill mayor re-elected as a Director at Large for UBCM

‘I get to bring North Island and rural, remote issues to the executive table’

Port McNeill Mayor Gaby Wickstrom. (Submitted)
Stephanie Bernard at a walk/run event in Port Hardy. (Stephanie Bernard photo)

Breaking the cycle: An Indigenous woman’s search for ‘Sanala’

Intergenerational residential schools trauma shared for the ‘Sacred and Strong’ report

Stephanie Bernard at a walk/run event in Port Hardy. (Stephanie Bernard photo)
Stephanie Bernard at a walk/run event in Port Hardy. (Stephanie Bernard photo)

Breaking the cycle: An Indigenous woman’s search for ‘Sanala’

Intergenerational residential schools trauma shared for the ‘Sacred and Strong’ report

Stephanie Bernard at a walk/run event in Port Hardy. (Stephanie Bernard photo)
A.J. Elliott Elementary School in Sointula. (SD85.bc.ca photo)

Sointula students back in the classroom after mask exemption dispute

New teacher in place, maskless teacher takes temporary position elsewhere with district

A.J. Elliott Elementary School in Sointula. (SD85.bc.ca photo)
A.J. Elliott Elementary School in Sointula. (SD85.bc.ca photo)
A.J. Elliott Elementary School in Sointula. (SD85.bc.ca photo)
Black Press Media file

1 person dead following two-vehicle crash near Port McNeill

The other person involved in the crash was checked out and had no known injuries

Black Press Media file
The juvenile female cougar that was euthanized in Port Alice. (Denise Roberge Facebook photo)

Young cougar euthanized in Port Alice after killing small dog

Multiple reports led conservation officers to conclude the animal was not just passing through

The juvenile female cougar that was euthanized in Port Alice. (Denise Roberge Facebook photo)
Black Press Media file photo

Convicted Island sex offender ‘Grandpa Gary’ arrested for breaching prohibition order

Part of Edward Gary Bolderson’s sentencing required him to stay away from parks and children

Black Press Media file photo
Port Hardy Fire Rescue were called to a structure fire last night (Aug. 23) in Fort Rupert. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo)

Port Hardy Fire Rescue hoses down structure fire in Fort Rupert

Four trucks and 14 fire fighters were on scene for the call.

Port Hardy Fire Rescue were called to a structure fire last night (Aug. 23) in Fort Rupert. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo)
A boil water advisory has been issued by the Town of Port McNeill. (Town of Port McNeill Facebook photo)

Port McNeill issues boil water advisory after trace amounts of E. coli found in sample

The town posted a notice on Facebook roughly around 4:00 p.m. on Aug. 11

A boil water advisory has been issued by the Town of Port McNeill. (Town of Port McNeill Facebook photo)
The entrance to the Port Hardy swimming pool. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

North Island’s only indoor swimming pool turned down for grant funds

Refurbishing the pool would have cost around $8.5 million to revitalize the entire aquatic centre

The entrance to the Port Hardy swimming pool. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)