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Evidence taken from the scene of the alleged crime. (Port Hardy RCMP photo)

Impaired driving complaint leads RCMP to over $20K in cash, evidence of drug trafficking

‘Frontline RCMP members located the vehicle driving and initiated a traffic stop’

Evidence taken from the scene of the alleged crime. (Port Hardy RCMP photo)
A screenshot from the 1926 footage of the North Island. (Youtube screenshot)

VIDEO: Film historian finds rare footage showcasing 1926 life in remote Northern Vancouver Island

‘This photographer clearly knew what he was doing, suggesting he was taught’

A screenshot from the 1926 footage of the North Island. (Youtube screenshot)
Port Hardy Secondary School holds rock contest

Port Hardy Secondary School holds rock contest

‘Our problem is that the rocks are already disappearing from where staff are hiding them’

Port Hardy Secondary School holds rock contest
Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Health Director Dean Wilson works at the health department building on the reserve. (Submitted photo)

False complaint about non-compliance of COVID-19 rules prompts warning from First Nation authority

‘Making a malicious, false complaint is a serious matter’

Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Health Director Dean Wilson works at the health department building on the reserve. (Submitted photo)
Facebook photo of the Quatsino Museum.

Quatsino looks to celebrate 125th anniversary with temporary display at museum

Display will remember those who help define unique community on Island’s northwest coast

Facebook photo of the Quatsino Museum.
A structure fire at the Beaver Harbour Trailer Park. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo)
A structure fire at the Beaver Harbour Trailer Park. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo)
An aerial view of Cormorant Island. (alertbay.ca photo)

State of Emergency declared in Alert Bay due to COVID-19 outbreak

Local governments on Cormorant Island take strict action to combat the spread of the virus.

An aerial view of Cormorant Island. (alertbay.ca photo)
VIDEO: Massive industrial fire burns down Rock Pro building in Port Hardy

VIDEO: Massive industrial fire burns down Rock Pro building in Port Hardy

No one was hurt and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

VIDEO: Massive industrial fire burns down Rock Pro building in Port Hardy
From left to right, Port Alice Constable Rebekah Draht, Rosalee McDougall, and Corporal Chris Voller stand in front of the Fort Rupert Bighouse while celebrating McDougall’s birthday. (RCMP photo)

Port Hardy and Port Alice RCMP help celebrate 10-year-old North Islander’s birthday

Rosalee McDougall was unable to have a regular party due to social distancing rules.

From left to right, Port Alice Constable Rebekah Draht, Rosalee McDougall, and Corporal Chris Voller stand in front of the Fort Rupert Bighouse while celebrating McDougall’s birthday. (RCMP photo)
Alert Bay Mayor Dennis Buchanan has tested positive for COVID-19. (North Island Gazette file photo)

First confirmed case of COVID-19 announced just off of Northern Vancouver Island

According to the Village of Alert Bay, Mayor Dennis Buchanan has tested positive for COVID-19.

Alert Bay Mayor Dennis Buchanan has tested positive for COVID-19. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Areas inside of the Regional District of Mount Waddington are discouraging tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Gazette file photo)
Areas inside of the Regional District of Mount Waddington are discouraging tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Gazette file photo)
A photo from the site where the two elk were unlawfully shot. (BC Conservation photo)

Conservation: Two elk unlawfully shot in Northern Vancouver Island

‘The elk also did not have all of the edible portions of meat removed’

A photo from the site where the two elk were unlawfully shot. (BC Conservation photo)
Tristan Radzik and Serena Neumerschitsky, owners of the Port Hardy cannabis shop “North Island Cannabis,” are celebrating one year in business as of April! (Submitted photo)

First government licensed cannabis shop on Vancouver Island celebrates one year in business

‘I’m really happy we’re here giving the public what they want’

Tristan Radzik and Serena Neumerschitsky, owners of the Port Hardy cannabis shop “North Island Cannabis,” are celebrating one year in business as of April! (Submitted photo)
58-year-old David Christiaans was last seen in Port Hardy at the Pioneer Inn on Dec. 31, 2019. His body was found March 19 on a logging road outside of Port Hardy. (Port Hardy RCMP photo)

Body of missing Ontario man found on logging road outside of Port Hardy

The RCMP stated criminality is not believed to be involved in his death.

58-year-old David Christiaans was last seen in Port Hardy at the Pioneer Inn on Dec. 31, 2019. His body was found March 19 on a logging road outside of Port Hardy. (Port Hardy RCMP photo)
A sign about the location of the Cape Scott Provincial Park. (Facebook photo/The Cape Scott Park and North Coast Trail)

Northern Vancouver Island provincial park suspends services due to COVID-19

“We have closed washroom and day use facilities, and camping is no longer permitted”

A sign about the location of the Cape Scott Provincial Park. (Facebook photo/The Cape Scott Park and North Coast Trail)
The new Logistics Depot will be built on Jensen Cove Road in Port Hardy. (Google maps)

Canadian Coast Guard logistics depot to be built in Port Hardy

The Logistics Depot will be built on Jensen Cove Road and included a waterfront walkway.

The new Logistics Depot will be built on Jensen Cove Road in Port Hardy. (Google maps)
Cocaine and cash left at Vancouver Island business, RCMP want to talk to owner

Cocaine and cash left at Vancouver Island business, RCMP want to talk to owner

Person appears to have mistakenly left four ounces of cocaine and more than $20,000

Cocaine and cash left at Vancouver Island business, RCMP want to talk to owner
Corp. Chris Voller, Cst. Jordan Mullen and Cst. Jason Tymofichuk stand proudly next to the newly printed North Island Indigenous First Nation symbols and Kwak’wala language at the Port Hardy RCMP station. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Port Hardy RCMP stamp reconciliation on their front door

Decals an effort ‘to be emotionally respectful of the past while still trying to uphold the law’

Corp. Chris Voller, Cst. Jordan Mullen and Cst. Jason Tymofichuk stand proudly next to the newly printed North Island Indigenous First Nation symbols and Kwak’wala language at the Port Hardy RCMP station. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
The Wounded Warrior Run 2020 team takes off from Carrot Park in Port Hardy at 7:30 a.m. through freezing cold rain and high winds. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: Wounded Warrior Run leaves Port Hardy on eight-day trek down Vancouver island

The team’s fundraising goal this year is $250,000, which is double last year’s goal.

The Wounded Warrior Run 2020 team takes off from Carrot Park in Port Hardy at 7:30 a.m. through freezing cold rain and high winds. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
An undated archive photo of former owner Patricia Gwynne sitting outside of the Scarlet Ibis Pub & Restaurant. (Submitted photo)

Meet the new owner of one of Vancouver Island’s most remote restaurants

Kevin Foley, originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, has bought the Scarlet Ibis Pub & Restaurant

An undated archive photo of former owner Patricia Gwynne sitting outside of the Scarlet Ibis Pub & Restaurant. (Submitted photo)