Tyson Whitney

An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward

DFO set begin public consultation on B.C. fish farming transition plan

First Nations and other stakeholder meetings scheduled to begin this month for North Island

An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward
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Overnight service interruption extended at Cormorant Island Community Health Centre

Island Health acknowledged this is not an ideal situation for the community

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Convicted sex offender charged with indecent acts in Port Hardy

Richard Overton has been charged with three counts of indecent act

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Port McNeill Hospital. (Gazette file photo)

North Island hospitals’ emergency departments temporarily closed over the weekend

Island Health acknowledged that this is not an ideal situation for the communities

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

New timeline announced for reopening of Port Hardy’s swimming pool

Mayor confident they will be able to finish the project by the end of March

The entrance to the Port Hardy swimming pool. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Wagalus Elementary School students performed cultural songs and dances during the blessing ceremony. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Port Hardy’s brand-new airport terminal is now open to the public

Mayor Dennis Dugas said council is excited that the new airport terminal is finally ready

Wagalus Elementary School students performed cultural songs and dances during the blessing ceremony. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Aerial view of the Village of Zeballos. (Village of Zeballos Facebook photo)

Zeballos temporarily suspends volunteer fire department due to liability concerns

Residents told to continue to call 911, consultants coming in with expertise in local fire services

Aerial view of the Village of Zeballos. (Village of Zeballos Facebook photo)
Signage warning about the bear on the loose in Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

UPDATED: Two black bears euthanized after man aggressively pursued in Port Hardy

Two bears matching description of the aggressive bear trapped and destroyed by conservation officers

Signage warning about the bear on the loose in Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Signage warning about the bear on the loose in Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

UPDATED: Two black bears euthanized after man aggressively pursued in Port Hardy

Two bears matching description of the aggressive bear trapped and destroyed by conservation officers

Signage warning about the bear on the loose in Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Port Hardy RCMP Cst. Kyle Dornan. (Supplied photo)
Port Hardy RCMP Cst. Kyle Dornan. (Supplied photo)

Port Hardy Constable gearing up for annual Tour de Rock ride this September

Cst. Kyle Dornan is the North Island’s Tour de Rock rider this year

Port Hardy RCMP Cst. Kyle Dornan. (Supplied photo)
Port Hardy RCMP Cst. Kyle Dornan. (Supplied photo)
Fire gear that was donated to Ukraine. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo)

Port Hardy donates firefighter gear to help out Ukraine

The District of Port Hardy quickly and proudly stepped up to answer the call

Fire gear that was donated to Ukraine. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo)
The eagle that was rescued from inside the house in Port Hardy. (Jill Laviolette photo)

Eagle recovering after crashing through a window in Port Hardy

Rescuer hopes the eagle can be rehabilitated and released after recovering at MARS Wildlife Rescue

The eagle that was rescued from inside the house in Port Hardy. (Jill Laviolette photo)
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Emergency planned power outage scheduled for late Saturday night in the North Island

Emergency repairs are needed on part of the transmission line

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Port McNeill Councillor Derek Koel enjoying some free time with his two kids. (Derek Koel photo)

Port McNeill councillor talks how to help people with young families run for office

The next municipal election is just around the corner in October

Port McNeill Councillor Derek Koel enjoying some free time with his two kids. (Derek Koel photo)
The back cover of Yvonne Maximchuk's fiction novel 'Murder Rides A Gale Force Wind.' (Submitted photo)

North Island artist-author explains how she wrote her very first fiction novel

‘I could probably write a book about everything I learned from writing this book’

The back cover of Yvonne Maximchuk's fiction novel 'Murder Rides A Gale Force Wind.' (Submitted photo)
Lonnie Hryhroka passed away after a workplace logging accident severely injured him on April 13. (Barbara Paige Labbey photo)

Man severely injured logging on northern Vancouver Island dies 2 weeks later

Lonnie Hryhroka was 46-years-old when the accident happened near Nimpkish Lake

Lonnie Hryhroka passed away after a workplace logging accident severely injured him on April 13. (Barbara Paige Labbey photo)
Port McNeill hospital. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Mayor says social media rumours of two North Island hospitals closing in June are untrue

Island Health has no plans to close Port McNeill and Alert Bay hospitals

Port McNeill hospital. (North Island Gazette file photo)
An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward

DFO handling of 10-year-old fish virus study disappoints North Island First Nations

DFO says report unreleased due to inconclusive science, Nations say valuable information suppressed

An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward
District of Port Hardy municipal hall sign. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Port Hardy won’t have to pay for its own policing, says RCMP letter

Port Hardy will remain under the responsibility of the province to provide policing

District of Port Hardy municipal hall sign. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Nineteen salmon farms in the Discovery Islands were given 18 months to vacate, causing shock and uncertainty in the industry. (Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC)

DFO says Canada still committed to transitioning away from open-net pen salmon farming

All remaining Discovery Islands’ facilities must be cleared of fish by this coming summer

Nineteen salmon farms in the Discovery Islands were given 18 months to vacate, causing shock and uncertainty in the industry. (Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC)