Zoe Ducklow, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

North Island First Nations get veto over new officer

Indigenous policing services officer will be approved by all local First Nations

Drive-in movies are coming to Port McNeill

Gate House Theatre expects to start running shows by September

DFO will not lay charges against Texan who snatched baby seal in Port McNeill

Public education about marine mammal safety better route, DFO says

Don’t give out personal info on the phone, Island RCMP warn

Phone scams impersonating government departments are on the rise

‘Please don’t’: Biologists irked after American plucks baby seal onto boat near Port McNeill

“I got a call from a lady in Texas saying her husband … has a seal pup on his boat”

One-year-old humpback resurfaces near Port McNeill

Port Alice students nicknamed the baby whale Poseidon last year

Psychological thriller filmed on northern Vancouver Island debuts on AppleTV

‘Woodland’ is set in Haida Gwaii, but was filmed around Port McNeill

Garmin’s inReach system breached over weekend

Some Garmin services were down for four days due to cyber attack

B.C. boaters on lookout for unwanted American travellers

Ad hoc group scanning boat data to catch boaters violating border rules during COVID-19

North Island campsite vandalism message targets tourists

Despite Alberta licence plates, all campers have been B.C. residents, according to caretaker

DFO says sea lice levels fine, but fish farm data shows otherwise

Self-reported fish farm data showed 14 farms with violating levels of lice

North Island Elementary students published in short story collection

Five Fort Rupert Elementary students are now bonafide authors

Author chronicles churches built by pioneers in the Salish Sea

B.C. author Liz Bryan preserving a little bit of pioneer history in her latest book

Longtime Vancouver Island fishing family hooks into local market over wholesale

Locally caught fish are scarce in fishing towns, an irony one Sointula family is working to change

Sale of Vancouver Island’s most remote pub falls through

Beloved Holberg pub and restaurant The Scarlet Ibis is back with previous owner

Island Health provides Baby Beds for infants

A safe place for baby to sleep is key to reduce sleep-related deaths

Canadian Ferry Association cautions against politicizing BC Ferry operations

Reasonable safety, not politicized safety way to go, Canadian Ferry Association says

Tourism bursting back to life on northern Vancouver Island

North Island buzzing the first weekend of July after Phase 3 allowed in-province travel

Baseball equipment donated to Quatsino First Nation youth by RCMP

Officers looking forward to playing a game when physical distancing lets up

Sea lice outbreak in juvenile salmon prompts First Nations leaders to call for fish farm closures

Wild salmon have higher rates of the parasites when ocean fish farms are near, research shows