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Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association talks ‘return to play’

Sport hopes for a near-normal fall after struggle of the 2020-2021 minor hockey season

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Quatsino First Nation announced on April 19 it has one confirmed case of COVID-19. (Facebook screenshot)

Quatsino First Nation has confirmed case of COVID-19

“COVID does not discriminate, we need to come together and support each other as a whole community.”

Quatsino First Nation announced on April 19 it has one confirmed case of COVID-19. (Facebook screenshot)
The Elk Drive area. (submitted photo)

Port Hardy’s disc golf survey results are in

138 people in total took the survey, with 94 per cent voting yes.

The Elk Drive area. (submitted photo)
Quatse, the abandoned sea otter pup who was rescued in Port Hardy. (Marine Mammal Rescue Centre photo)

Quatse the sea otter pup continues to recover in treatment

Quatse’s last “pupdate” was on March 31, where it was noted she is “doing well and gaining weight.”

Quatse, the abandoned sea otter pup who was rescued in Port Hardy. (Marine Mammal Rescue Centre photo)
RCMP on scene yesterday at the altercation at the trailer park. (James McLaughlin photo)

Violent altercation at Port Hardy trailer park sends one to hospital

Police say man confronted another over airsoft shooting, then was attacked with a weapon

RCMP on scene yesterday at the altercation at the trailer park. (James McLaughlin photo)
Facebook screenshot of the sea lion on Holberg Road. (Greg Clarke Facebook video)

VIDEO: Sea lion randomly spotted on remote North Island logging road

Greg Clarke was driving home on the Holberg Road April 12, when he saw a large sea lion.

Facebook screenshot of the sea lion on Holberg Road. (Greg Clarke Facebook video)
Mya Servatius and Marilyn May handing out gift baskets to seniors. (Michelle Tremblay photo)

North Island students practice kindness by giving gifts to seniors

This project wasn’t part of a class at NISS, or for any extra credit.

Mya Servatius and Marilyn May handing out gift baskets to seniors. (Michelle Tremblay photo)
‘Namgis First Nation photo

Paper Excellence invests in North Island First Nation’s chipping operation

International paper firm acquires in interest Namgis Atli chipping facility

‘Namgis First Nation photo
Two towns in the Regional District of Mount Waddington are getting funding for tourism infrastructure development. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Port Alice and Port Hardy get funds for tourism infrastructure development

Kayaking facilities among the projects funded for Port Hardy and Port McNeill

Two towns in the Regional District of Mount Waddington are getting funding for tourism infrastructure development. (North Island Gazette file photo)
House fire on Thursday night in Port Hardy. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue Facebook photo)

Structure fire in Port Hardy caused by barbecue on back deck

Crews were sent to the roof to “attack from the top-down and into the attic to fully stop the spread.”

House fire on Thursday night in Port Hardy. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue Facebook photo)
(Bill McQuarrie photo)

80-foot barge that sank Christmas Eve in Port McNeill finally resurfaced

Divers worked with underwater torches for weeks to prep the ship for haul-out after previous failure

(Bill McQuarrie photo)
Kevan Bodkin snapped a long exposure sunset over San Josef Bay on March 9 during a brief sunny break in the weather. (Bodkin's Best Photography)

Vancouver Island home to two of Canada’s best beaches

Lonely Planet puts San Josef Bay and Chesterman Beach on its list of our country’s best wave catchers

Kevan Bodkin snapped a long exposure sunset over San Josef Bay on March 9 during a brief sunny break in the weather. (Bodkin's Best Photography)
Quatse with the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre staff. (Marine Mammal Rescue Centre photo)

VIDEO: Quatse the abandoned sea otter pup recovering under 24-hour care

Still no official word on whether Quatse will be able to be released back into the wild.

Quatse with the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre staff. (Marine Mammal Rescue Centre photo)
The Port McNeill & District Hospital. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Island Health considering publicly owned clinic for health-challenged Port McNeill

Proposal for clinic space launched as community struggles to maintain services as staff shrinks

The Port McNeill & District Hospital. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Sparx Skate Sharpening in the North Island Mall. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: North Island hockey shrine opens at Port Hardy skate shop

Dylan Dirom put the memorial together to help grow the game locally and give back to the community.

Sparx Skate Sharpening in the North Island Mall. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
The Regional District of Mount Waddington is in for another all-day power outage, tentatively scheduled for July 22. (North Island Gazette file photo)

All-day planned power outage coming for entire North Island

BC Hydro says power is expected to be out July 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Regional District of Mount Waddington is in for another all-day power outage, tentatively scheduled for July 22. (North Island Gazette file photo)
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Comox man dies in logging accident near Port McNeill

Worksafe B.C. investigating incident on Mount Connolly on the central B.C. coast

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The North Island U11 (Atom) Eagles hold their sticks in the air after winning an exhibition game on Saturday against the Comox Valley B Chiefs at the Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena in Port Hardy. (Submitted photo)

North Island minor hockey season officially comes to an end

A minor hockey season like no other has finally come to a…

The North Island U11 (Atom) Eagles hold their sticks in the air after winning an exhibition game on Saturday against the Comox Valley B Chiefs at the Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena in Port Hardy. (Submitted photo)
The Island Aurora in Port McNeill. (Gaby Wickstrom photo)

Training exercise to cause sailing delays for Port McNeill, Alert Bay and Sointula

Training event will take place for the Island Aurora on March 21

The Island Aurora in Port McNeill. (Gaby Wickstrom photo)
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Island Health releases vaccination dates for North Island areas

If where you live isn’t listed, more information on your area will be released in the future.

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