Tyson Whitney

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
An alleged dangerous speeding incident occured near the dormant Neucel Specialty Cellulose pulp mill in Port Alice. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Dangerous speeder tries to splash work crews at 80 km/h in Port Alice

Police seeking a black Ford Ranger in connection with incident at dormant pulp mill

An alleged dangerous speeding incident occured near the dormant Neucel Specialty Cellulose pulp mill in Port Alice. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Stephanie from Ontario with a 32lb spring. She said it was the fish of a life time for her and she played it beautifully. (Steven Cahill photo)

Fishing so far has been great this season in the north Island

‘I can’t think of a better way to spend Canada Day. This year I got to fish with two amazing guests’

Stephanie from Ontario with a 32lb spring. She said it was the fish of a life time for her and she played it beautifully. (Steven Cahill photo)
Foundry Centre bringing care and mental health services for youth to North Island

Foundry Centre bringing care and mental health services for youth to North Island

Port Hardy Mayor calls it ‘fantastic news for our community’

Foundry Centre bringing care and mental health services for youth to North Island
Port Hardy RCMP surrounded a house on Byng Road on June 17 around 6:00 p.m. (Submitted photo)

Port Hardy RCMP execute search warrant related to alleged drug dealing

“Items have been seized, evidence to support subsequent charges will likely be brought forth”

Port Hardy RCMP surrounded a house on Byng Road on June 17 around 6:00 p.m. (Submitted photo)
The Harvest Food Bank in Port Hardy has seen a rise in usage after logging strike and COVID-19. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Food bank use soars in north Island after logging strike and COVID-19

‘Our grocery program, which is the hampers, is actually up in the neighbourhood of 20-30 per cent’

The Harvest Food Bank in Port Hardy has seen a rise in usage after logging strike and COVID-19. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Former Conservation officer Bryce Casavant takes a cub to a rehabilitation organization on Vancouver Island. (Youtube screenshot)

Court vindicates Vancouver Island CO fired for refusing to shoot two bear cubs

B.C. Court of Appeal overturns Bryce Casavant dismissal for refusing orders to euthanize cubs in 2015

Former Conservation officer Bryce Casavant takes a cub to a rehabilitation organization on Vancouver Island. (Youtube screenshot)
Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt

Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt

‘Our little village crushed the curve with love and commitment’

Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt
A local credit union is processing applications for a federal fund aimed to reduce COVID-19’s impact on small businesses. (File Photo)

OPINION: Universal basic income is a good thing

‘I’ve always loved change, so I’m rooting for a different way of life altogether’

A local credit union is processing applications for a federal fund aimed to reduce COVID-19’s impact on small businesses. (File Photo)
Stock photo of bird on a wire.

Bird contacting wires causes massive Port Hardy power outage

The power outage started at 1:18 p.m. and lasted until 3:00 p.m.

Stock photo of bird on a wire.
Port Hardy Fire Rescue crest. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo)

Port Hardy Fire Rescue saves two people trapped in SUV

‘Without hesitation, firefighters immediately began extrication work’

Port Hardy Fire Rescue crest. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo)
BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO

Suspicious fire at Port Alice post office

The fire appeared to have originated in the post office recycling bin.

BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO