Zoe Ducklow, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The mixed up tests were caused by human error, not faulty results. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Backwards tray results in 12 misinformed COVID-19 testees

Six negative and six positive results were linked to the wrong names on the North Island

The mixed up tests were caused by human error, not faulty results. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
BC Ferries has clear rules about mask wearing, but says its employees are not enforcers. (Zoe Ducklow photo)

Unmasking BC Ferries: questions raised about COVID-19 rules and enforcement

Ferry corporation says crew not enforcers, random RCMP checks aimed at car decks

BC Ferries has clear rules about mask wearing, but says its employees are not enforcers. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Kelly Chadwick of Port McNeill tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 3. (Submitted)

Port McNeill mother confirms she had a positive COVID-19 test

The mother of two is self-isolating and following all protocols

Kelly Chadwick of Port McNeill tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 3. (Submitted)
Vehicle passengers on closed decks are not allowed to stay in their cars, according to Transport Canada. Open decks such as the one pictured, are not under the same restriction. (Zoe Ducklow photo)

Transport Canada probes 1,000+ reports of passengers refusing to leave vehicles on BC Ferries

Some calling for a second exemption to allow passengers to remain in vehicles again

Vehicle passengers on closed decks are not allowed to stay in their cars, according to Transport Canada. Open decks such as the one pictured, are not under the same restriction. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Speed limit change on Hwy 19 north of Port McNeill. (Zoe Ducklow photo)

New North Island highway speed limit near Cluxewe Resort

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure made the change Dec. 1

Speed limit change on Hwy 19 north of Port McNeill. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Felled spruce and cedar trees waiting to be stripped, sorted and hauled down Island. (Zoe Ducklow photo)

Kwakiutl First Nation angry at logging in Douglas Treaty land

The nation is calling on government to honour the Douglas Treaty

Felled spruce and cedar trees waiting to be stripped, sorted and hauled down Island. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
The notice at Port Hardy Secondary School’s athletic track. (Zoe Ducklow photo)

North Island school tracks closed to the public during school hours

To keep P.E. classes safe, the restriction went into effect Nov. 30

The notice at Port Hardy Secondary School’s athletic track. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
North Island mayors say their voices should be heard by DFO before final decisions are made about fish farms. (Black Press file photo)

North Island mayors asking to be let in on fish farm consultations

DFO evaluating 18 Discovery Island fish farms and transitioning from open-net farms

North Island mayors say their voices should be heard by DFO before final decisions are made about fish farms. (Black Press file photo)
The car Lawrence O’Connor raced in the Duel in the Desert, a race benefiting Amnesty International. (Submitted)

First publicly confirmed COVID-19 case in Port Hardy has been isolated since before symptoms occurred

“Hopefully this particular strain will die inside of me.”

The car Lawrence O’Connor raced in the Duel in the Desert, a race benefiting Amnesty International. (Submitted)
The Tsakis reserve is closed to non-essential visitors until Dec. 7. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
The Tsakis reserve is closed to non-essential visitors until Dec. 7. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
A sample of some of Lou-ann Neel’s jewelry.

Lou-ann Neel wins the Fulmer Award in First Nations Art

Originally from Alert Bay, Neel’s family is steeped in renowned Kwakwaka’wakw artists

A sample of some of Lou-ann Neel’s jewelry.
A screenshot from a letter shared with Zeballos and Ehatis members Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m. (Submitted)

Visitor to Zeballos tested positive for COVID-19

Contact tracing is underway

A screenshot from a letter shared with Zeballos and Ehatis members Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m. (Submitted)
Areas without power as of 2 p.m. Nov. 19. (BC Hydro image)

1709 customers still without power on the North Island

Port Alice and Zeballos will not have power restored until Friday due to extensive damage

Areas without power as of 2 p.m. Nov. 19. (BC Hydro image)
Power has been restored to the North Island. BC Hydro is asking any customers who still do not have power to contact them. (BC Hydro photo)

Power is back on in most of the North Island

If you still don’t have electricity, now’s the time to call it in

Power has been restored to the North Island. BC Hydro is asking any customers who still do not have power to contact them. (BC Hydro photo)
This fence wasn’t built for water, but try telling that to a king tide that tangled with a rainstorm on Nov. 17. (Zoe Ducklow photo)

PHOTOS: A king tide tangled with a rainstorm to make dramatically high water levels in Coal Harbour

The North Island hamlet withstood the phenomena, but it was unlike any they’d seen before

This fence wasn’t built for water, but try telling that to a king tide that tangled with a rainstorm on Nov. 17. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Trees downed on the Frigon Road to Port Alice. (David Burnett | Facebook)

UPDATE: North Island power to be restored by 5 p.m. Wednesday for most regions

BC Hydro dispells myth that it could take a week to restore

Trees downed on the Frigon Road to Port Alice. (David Burnett | Facebook)
A rainbow frames the newly acquired Mars Rustler transport boat. (Zoe Ducklow photo)

k’awat’si Marine Transport celebrates a growing fleet with a blessing from community

Boat launches k’awat’si Marine Transport into freight transport

A rainbow frames the newly acquired Mars Rustler transport boat. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney has added Deputy Critic for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Indigenous Services to her portfolio. (Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror photo)

MP Blaney appointed as deputy critic for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Indigenous Services

The North Island-Powell River MP is also Critic for Veterans and party Whip

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney has added Deputy Critic for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Indigenous Services to her portfolio. (Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror photo)
Cumulative COVID-19 cases by local health region as of Oct. 31, 2020. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

November already with more COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island than all of October

Latest update from B.C. Centre for Disease Control breaks down the numbers for local Island regions

Cumulative COVID-19 cases by local health region as of Oct. 31, 2020. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
Sitting at the huge lazy susan table in the RCAF room, Joel Eilersten flips through a book that tells of the military history on the West Coast. (Zoe Ducklow photo)

Remembering the Forgotten War in Coal Harbour

The little hangar museum has seen it all, from submarine threats to whaling to quiet hamlet life

Sitting at the huge lazy susan table in the RCAF room, Joel Eilersten flips through a book that tells of the military history on the West Coast. (Zoe Ducklow photo)