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(Anthony Bucci Photography)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Pacific white-sided dolphins at Blackfish Sound

Email photos to editor@northislandgazette.com and we will publish online and in print.

(Anthony Bucci Photography)
Tons of old photographs found scattered under a bridge near Port Hardy
Tons of old photographs found scattered under a bridge near Port Hardy
‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik (middle) speaks during the video posted to the The Corporation of the Village of Alert Bay’s Facebook page. (Facebook screenshot)

‘Namgis First Nation member passes away, tests positive for COVID-19

Contact tracing was started immediately after the discovery of the positive test.

‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik (middle) speaks during the video posted to the The Corporation of the Village of Alert Bay’s Facebook page. (Facebook screenshot)
The outside structual work being done to the Salvation Army’s “Centre of Hope.” (Zoe Ducklow photo)

Transformative ‘Centre of Hope’ coming to Port Hardy

With the new building, the Salvation Army will be able to run the shelter year long.

The outside structual work being done to the Salvation Army’s “Centre of Hope.” (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock

Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock

‘having the chance to come back and ride this year means everything to me’

Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock
Port Hardy Mounties help First Nation chief build smokehouse

Port Hardy Mounties help First Nation chief build smokehouse

‘We have great maya’xala for all the community members, in each of the communities…’

Port Hardy Mounties help First Nation chief build smokehouse
The Town of Port McNeill has had to cancel its annual Halloween fireworks celebration due to COVID-19 precautions. (portmcneill.bc.ca photo)

Town of Port McNeill’s annual Halloween fireworks show cancelled

‘This has been a horrible year for having to cancel many things that are near and dear to us’

The Town of Port McNeill has had to cancel its annual Halloween fireworks celebration due to COVID-19 precautions. (portmcneill.bc.ca photo)
Port Hardy Mountie honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police

Port Hardy Mountie honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police

Corp. Chris Voller was named by the IACP as one of the 40 under 40 awardees for 2020.

Port Hardy Mountie honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police
Northisle signed the joint venture agreement with Freeport-McMoRan Mineral Properties Canada Inc. in relation toto the Pemberton Hills Property. (Northisle Copper and Gold photo)

Northisle mining project excited about copper, gold recovery

Presence of precious metals 17-24 per cent higher in Holberg-area testing than 2017 probe showed

Northisle signed the joint venture agreement with Freeport-McMoRan Mineral Properties Canada Inc. in relation toto the Pemberton Hills Property. (Northisle Copper and Gold photo)
Professional biologist Megan Hanacek has been appointed to a new wildlife council. (Megan Hanacek photo)

Port McNeill-based biologist appointed to new wildlife council

‘It’s a great honour to be included in this group,’ says Megan Hanacek.

Professional biologist Megan Hanacek has been appointed to a new wildlife council. (Megan Hanacek photo)
The Doug Bondue arena in Port Alice will be staying shuttered for third season in a row. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Reopening for Port Alice’s shuttered arena unlikely

Bankrupt pulp mill still owes $2 million in unpaid taxes, leaving village in cash crunch

The Doug Bondue arena in Port Alice will be staying shuttered for third season in a row. (North Island Gazette file photo)
The USW went on strike for nearly eight months in a battle against Western Forest Products. (Campbell River Mirror photo)

OPINION: Labour Day exists for a reason, and it should be celebrated

Labour Day is a way to remember and recognize all of the admirable folk who fought for worker rights

The USW went on strike for nearly eight months in a battle against Western Forest Products. (Campbell River Mirror photo)
The Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce wants to hear from business owners about the all-day power outage on Aug. 13. (North Island Gazette file photo of chamber building)

North Island asked if it wants repeat of recent all-day power outage

‘The Aug. 13 planned power outage came at the worst possible time for our tourism operators’

The Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce wants to hear from business owners about the all-day power outage on Aug. 13. (North Island Gazette file photo of chamber building)
Kwa’lilas Hotel wins award from TripAdvisor

Kwa’lilas Hotel wins award from TripAdvisor

The Kwa’lilas Hotel opened its doors to the public back in 2017.

Kwa’lilas Hotel wins award from TripAdvisor
The Big House in Klemtu, British Columbia. (Wikipedia photo/public domain)

COVID-19 tests come back negative for remote First Nation

“There are no suspected cases in the community at this time.”

The Big House in Klemtu, British Columbia. (Wikipedia photo/public domain)
The Big House in Klemtu, British Columbia. (Wikipedia photo)

Remote First Nation under emergency lockdown after suspected case of COVID-19

‘more details will be shared once known’

The Big House in Klemtu, British Columbia. (Wikipedia photo)
The Regional District of Mount Waddington will be without power for around 10 hours on Aug. 13. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Ten-hour planned power outage coming for North Island residents

To keep crews and the public safe, power must be switched off while BC Hydro completes the work.

The Regional District of Mount Waddington will be without power for around 10 hours on Aug. 13. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Port Hardy council is looking at implementing a minimum rental property standards bylaw. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Port Hardy sick and tired of derelict apartment buildings

Council considering minimum rental property standards bylaw to protect renters, community image

Port Hardy council is looking at implementing a minimum rental property standards bylaw. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Port Hardy RCMP honour Vancouver Island First Nation community leaders

Port Hardy RCMP honour Vancouver Island First Nation community leaders

‘… we must highlight the beautiful work happening in our communities’

Port Hardy RCMP honour Vancouver Island First Nation community leaders
Vancouver Island RCMP explain how to report out-of-country travellers

Vancouver Island RCMP explain how to report out-of-country travellers

Port McNeill detchment issues public advisory after receiving a number of complaints

Vancouver Island RCMP explain how to report out-of-country travellers