Tyson Whitney

OPINION: Reformed or not, ICBC is still a monopoly. Why?

OPINION: Reformed or not, ICBC is still a monopoly. Why?

“It’s past time that politicians do the right thing: they need to end the ICBC monopoly”

OPINION: Reformed or not, ICBC is still a monopoly. Why?
Emergency personnel on scene at Town Park apartments in Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Woman dead in Port Hardy apartment fire

Emergency Support Services helping out others who were displaced in early morning blaze

Emergency personnel on scene at Town Park apartments in Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
North Island photographer wins big prize for wildlife photo

North Island photographer wins big prize for wildlife photo

Anthony Bucci continues to win awards for his fantastic photography skills.

North Island photographer wins big prize for wildlife photo
Port Hardy resident Paul L’Heureux was sitting in his truck when he scratched his Set for Life 20th Anniversary ticket and discovered he was $675,000 richer. (BCLC photo)

Port Hardy ‘Set for Life’ winner purchased ticket in Campbell River

“I’ll be sure to have some scratch tickets in everyone’s stocking at Christmas”

Port Hardy resident Paul L’Heureux was sitting in his truck when he scratched his Set for Life 20th Anniversary ticket and discovered he was $675,000 richer. (BCLC photo)
Ivan Dubinsky was the $1 million Guaranteed Prize winner for Lotto 6/49’s Nov. 27, 2019 draw. (BCLC Media Relations photo)

Vancouver Island lighthouse keeper wins a million bucks playing the lottery

“I usually just get a quick pick, so I didn’t expect to win a big prize”

Ivan Dubinsky was the $1 million Guaranteed Prize winner for Lotto 6/49’s Nov. 27, 2019 draw. (BCLC Media Relations photo)
Union blasts local government for getting involved in strike, Port McNeill mayor fires back

Union blasts local government for getting involved in strike, Port McNeill mayor fires back

Port McNeill Mayor Gaby Wickstrom responded via a five minute long Facebook video.

Union blasts local government for getting involved in strike, Port McNeill mayor fires back
The tiny homes that were being built in downtown Port Hardy without the proper paperwork in place. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Tiny homes builder says they weren’t aware of Port Hardy bylaw

Ivan Debagheera’s intent was to showcase the tiny homes to Port Hardy mayor

The tiny homes that were being built in downtown Port Hardy without the proper paperwork in place. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
The Quatse River overflowed on Friday, Jan. 3 and flooded the Pioneer Inn campground. (Natasha Griffiths - North Island Gazette)

Flood watch called off for North and West Vancouver Island

The River Forecast Centre will monitor the conditions and provides updates as conditions warrant.

The Quatse River overflowed on Friday, Jan. 3 and flooded the Pioneer Inn campground. (Natasha Griffiths - North Island Gazette)
The tiny homes that were being built in downtown Port Hardy without the proper paperwork in place. (Tyson Whitney/North Island Gazette)

District of Port Hardy stops ‘tiny homes’ from being built downtown

Homes were being erected without the necessary paperwork

The tiny homes that were being built in downtown Port Hardy without the proper paperwork in place. (Tyson Whitney/North Island Gazette)
Adam Hayes proudly holds up a first edition copy of ‘The Blue Haired Girl’, a fantasy novel he wrote while going through chemotherapy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Island author talks about his book ‘The Blue Haired Girl’

Adam Hayes sat down with North Island Gazette Editor Tyson Whitney for an interview about the book.

Adam Hayes proudly holds up a first edition copy of ‘The Blue Haired Girl’, a fantasy novel he wrote while going through chemotherapy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
The Village of Port Alice is one of the North Island communities that has received upgraded used oil recycling facilities. (Tyson Whitney file photo - North Island Gazette)

North Island communities receive upgraded used oil recycling facilities

“It is fantastic to see all of these locations with upgraded used oil recycling facilities”

The Village of Port Alice is one of the North Island communities that has received upgraded used oil recycling facilities. (Tyson Whitney file photo - North Island Gazette)
Holberg/Port Hardy loggers on strike get their own space at the North Island Mall. (North Island Mall photo)

Striking loggers get space at North Island Mall

Space gives union members a Port Hardy base of operations to collect donations, talk to public

Holberg/Port Hardy loggers on strike get their own space at the North Island Mall. (North Island Mall photo)
TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO Getting Greasy defeated the Warriors 5-4 in overtime in the A-Final of the 40th anniversary Oscar Hickes Memorial Hockey Tournament in Port Alice.

Oscar Hickes: Longest running hockey tournament on Vancouver Island cancelled

Patrick Murray, one of the organizers for the tournament, broke the sad news on social media.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO Getting Greasy defeated the Warriors 5-4 in overtime in the A-Final of the 40th anniversary Oscar Hickes Memorial Hockey Tournament in Port Alice.
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Man hunt: Port McNeill RCMP catch suspect on the run

Suspect was transported to the hospital for injuries and then to the Port McNeill RCMP detachment.

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TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                The food donation bin at Save On Foods in Port Hardy.

Port Hardy Save On Foods accepting donations for striking loggers

Food will be distributed on the picket lines to the people who need it

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                The food donation bin at Save On Foods in Port Hardy.
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Breaking – Port McNeill schools locked down by RCMP

A warning letter was emailed to parents from North Island Secondary School.

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Vancouver Island First Nation sues DFO again, says they aren’t protecting wild salmon

Vancouver Island First Nation sues DFO again, says they aren’t protecting wild salmon

“The Federal Court has found DFO’s refusal to prohibit stocking of fish infected with PRV unlawful”

Vancouver Island First Nation sues DFO again, says they aren’t protecting wild salmon
BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO                                Salmon farms on B.C.’s central coast have been a focus of protests in recent years.

North Island First Nation sues DFO again, says it isn’t protecting wild salmon

‘Namgis files suit over lack of testing of salmon virus

BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO                                Salmon farms on B.C.’s central coast have been a focus of protests in recent years.
Facebook group donates food to striking North Island forestry workers

Facebook group donates food to striking North Island forestry workers

“when hardworking men and women go hungry that is wrong, that is just wrong”

Facebook group donates food to striking North Island forestry workers
BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO                                Salmon farms on B.C.’s central coast have been a focus of protests in recent years.

Diving deep into Vancouver Island fish farming

Uncertainty surrounds Liberal pledge to shut down open-net fish farming in B.C. by 2025.

BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO                                Salmon farms on B.C.’s central coast have been a focus of protests in recent years.