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Photo courtesy of Captain Ben Collin, 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron.

Comox rescue squadron flies through poor weather to rescue ill patient near Port Hardy

The fog turned out to be no match for the squadron’s skilled search and rescue technicians

Photo courtesy of Captain Ben Collin, 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron.
The Neucel Specialty Cellulose pulp mill in Port Alice has remained dormant since shutting down production in 2015. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Abandoned Port Alice pulp mill decommissioning costs double to nearly $40 million

Court approves request for increased funding by Neucel bankruptcy manager PricewaterhouseCoopers

The Neucel Specialty Cellulose pulp mill in Port Alice has remained dormant since shutting down production in 2015. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
RDMW signage. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Another all-day power outage scheduled for North Island

Outage tentatively set for July 15 will impact all North Island communities

RDMW signage. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Video screenshot of Dr. Prean Armogam speaking about Island Health’s new clinic in Port McNeill.

VIDEO: Long-time Port McNeill doctor weighs in on new clinic run by Island Health

Dr. Armogam tells all in 14-minute video interview with Bill McQuarrie

Video screenshot of Dr. Prean Armogam speaking about Island Health’s new clinic in Port McNeill.
Port Alberni police dog 'Jammer' helped catch alleged drug traffickers in Port McNeill. (RCMP supplied photo)

Port Alberni police dog ‘Jammer’ catches alleged drug traffickers in Port McNeill

During the search officers located and seized large quantity of suspected cocaine

Port Alberni police dog 'Jammer' helped catch alleged drug traffickers in Port McNeill. (RCMP supplied photo)
Marzipan the baby seal after being rescued in Coal Harbour. (Alyssa Berube photo)
Marzipan the baby seal after being rescued in Coal Harbour. (Alyssa Berube photo)
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Port Hardy RCMP officers plunge into ocean to save woman from drowning

Pair of Mounties acted quickly to rescue distraught woman

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

DFO says Quatse the sea otter pup can’t be released, will now live at aquarium

Quatse has been moved to a habitat at the Vancouver Aquarium

Quatse, the abandoned sea otter pup who was rescued in Port Hardy. (Marine Mammal Rescue Centre photo)
Registered nurse Jessica Hawley-MacLeod and Dr. Molly Marin are currently offering botox and dermal fillers at the Port Hardy medical clinic. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Pair determined to smooth out the wrinkles in Port Hardy with botox and dermal fillers

‘Our true goal is just to help people feel good about themselves’

Registered nurse Jessica Hawley-MacLeod and Dr. Molly Marin are currently offering botox and dermal fillers at the Port Hardy medical clinic. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
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Island Health announces two doctors, new clinic space for Port McNeill

Island Health has leased space to use as an immediate clinic location to avert health crisis

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A boat caught on fire this morning (May 11) in Port Hardy. (Adam Harding/Port Hardy Fire Rescue Facebook photo)

Fishing boat catches fire in Port Hardy, owner’s quick thinking puts out flames

The incident is a good reminder to always have a working fire extinguisher onboard your boat

A boat caught on fire this morning (May 11) in Port Hardy. (Adam Harding/Port Hardy Fire Rescue Facebook photo)
The medical clinic building in Port McNeill. (Bill McQuarrie photo)

Solution pending to Port McNeill health care uncertainty?

The town appears to be ‘closer to a new and sustainable medical model for our town’

The medical clinic building in Port McNeill. (Bill McQuarrie photo)
Gourmet donuts made by Jesus Poem and Athena Guy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Italian gourmet donuts a hit in the North Island

Owners says feedback from the public has been fantastic

Gourmet donuts made by Jesus Poem and Athena Guy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
New electric buses are coming to school districts. (Submitted photo)

New electric school buses will drive North Island forward

Travel on electric school buses is smoother, quieter, and healthier than traditional diesel buses

New electric buses are coming to school districts. (Submitted photo)
The Fort Rupert Curling Club. (North Island Gazette file photo)

COVID-19: Curling club’s bills to be paid by District of Port Hardy

The COVID-19 Restart Fund is intended to ensure that there is a smooth recovery

The Fort Rupert Curling Club. (North Island Gazette file photo)
A wolf was seen in a resident’s backyard in Port Hardy. (Al Dodd photo)

Conservation officers awaiting reports of wolves at the door in Port Hardy

Wildlife officials need more direct concrete information before reacting, as social media buzzes

A wolf was seen in a resident’s backyard in Port Hardy. (Al Dodd photo)
The new bridge on the Cape Scott Trail. (Cape Scott Park and North Coast Trail Facebook photo)
The new bridge on the Cape Scott Trail. (Cape Scott Park and North Coast Trail Facebook photo)
This vacuum sealed package of MDMA was mailed to a Port Hardy family back in February along with a happy birthsay card signed by a Russian composer who died in 1924. (Twyla Mclachlan photo)

Mysterious package sent to Port Hardy family by dead Russian composer stuffed with Ecstasy

Police confirm powder sent from Europe along with ‘Happy Birthday’ wishes was MDMA

This vacuum sealed package of MDMA was mailed to a Port Hardy family back in February along with a happy birthsay card signed by a Russian composer who died in 1924. (Twyla Mclachlan photo)
Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association logo

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

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association logo
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)