Zoe Ducklow, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

No plans to rebuild Hardy Bay Industrial Centre after fire, owner says

A massive fire burnt down the old building in April

Warning: cancelling bus service to the North Island will compromise public health

Mount Waddington Health Network says transportation primary factor for rural health access

West Coast Trail to remain closed for now

Federal government won’t open world-famous trek until its First Nations are ready for visitors

Kwakiutl cautiously eases restrictions around COVID-19; Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw to remain locked down

Both First Nations near Port Hardy have no COVID-19 cases, and are prioritizing community safety

Alert Bay goes from 30 to zero in a COVID-19 success story

Vancouver Island’s biggest outbreak is now under control

Father-in-law of Vancouver Island logger killed on the job calls safety fine an insult

Western Forest Products fined $73K for violations tied to 2015 workplace fatality near Port McNeill

Kingcome Inlet to remain on COVID-19 lockdown

The Dzawada’enuxw First Nation will remain in isolation as they monitor the coronavirus pandemic

Food-conditioned black bear destroyed near Port Hardy

Such a bear learns to see unnatural food sources as its own, and is willing to defend them as such

As B.C.’s unemployment spikes, financial adviser offers tips to weather pandemic

From government programs to updating your budget, there is help.

Tofino Bus Service wants to cancel service to the north island

“There is no model without subsidy that makes [this service] sustainable.”

COVID-19: B.C. Ferry traffic is down by over 50 per cent out of Port Hardy

B.C. Ferries wants non-essential travellers to stay home

UPDATE: Alert Bay lifts travel ban and local state of emergency as coronavirus outbreak dies down

With no new cases in over a week, and 90 per cent of cases recovered, Alert Bay lifts travel ban

Remote First Nation on B.C.’s central coast asking non-essential travellers to stay away

The remote coastal first nation is concerned about COVID-19 with increased summer tourism

UPDATED: Bella Coola and Bella Bella asking non-essential travellers to stay away

The remote coastal first nation is concerned about COVID-19 with increased summer tourism

North Island mayors speak out on Regional District of Mount Waddington’s housing needs survey

The housing needs report will be completed by Nov. 15, a six-month delay from the original deadline.

Summer in Sointula won’t be the same this year

Malcolm Island community faces economic challenges on top of cancelled festival.

Bankruptcy underway for Port Alice pulp mill buried in $272 million debt

Mayor sees bright future despite Neucel leaving the village on the hook for $1.8 million

COVID-19: As First Nation grapples with woman’s death, Alert Bay looks to ease restrictions

By the numbers, Alert Bay’s lockdown has been effective.

Mount Cain estimates losses of $150k after being forced to end season early due to COVID-19

Mount Cain expects to be able to re-open next season, but the details are high up in the air.