Zoe Ducklow, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)

Psychological thriller filmed on northern Vancouver Island debuts on AppleTV

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

Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)
Garmin was cyber attached in July, some services were down for up to four days. (Pikist image)

Garmin’s inReach system breached over weekend

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

Garmin was cyber attached in July, some services were down for up to four days. (Pikist image)
American pleasure crafts unwelcome in B.C. this year. (BP File Photo, Susan Quinn)

B.C. boaters on lookout for unwanted American travellers

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

American pleasure crafts unwelcome in B.C. this year. (BP File Photo, Susan Quinn)
Vandalism saying ‘go home’ was found at Clint Beek Recreation Site near Port McNeill on July 17. (Tammi Beek photo)

North Island campsite vandalism message targets tourists

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

Vandalism saying ‘go home’ was found at Clint Beek Recreation Site near Port McNeill on July 17. (Tammi Beek photo)
DFO says sea lice levels fine, but fish farm data shows otherwise

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

DFO says sea lice levels fine, but fish farm data shows otherwise
The inspired words of five Fort Rupert Elementary school students are in the pages of these books. (Polar Expressions Publishing)

North Island Elementary students published in short story collection

Five Fort Rupert Elementary students are now bonafide authors

The inspired words of five Fort Rupert Elementary school students are in the pages of these books. (Polar Expressions Publishing)
Pioneer churches of Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea, a new book from Liz Bryan. (Liz Bryan photograph)

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

Pioneer churches of Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea, a new book from Liz Bryan. (Liz Bryan photograph)
Jordan Belveal fishing for rockfish in 2018. (Chelsey Ellis)

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

Jordan Belveal fishing for rockfish in 2018. (Chelsey Ellis)
Pat Gwynne at the Scarlet Ibis, full of stories

Sale of Vancouver Island’s most remote pub falls through

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

Pat Gwynne at the Scarlet Ibis, full of stories
Baby Beds originated in Finland 80 years ago. They provide infants a safe place to sleep. (Island Health image)

Island Health provides Baby Beds for infants

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

Baby Beds originated in Finland 80 years ago. They provide infants a safe place to sleep. (Island Health image)
The Island Aurora, a new hybrid-electric vessel built in Romania joined the BC Ferries fleet amid controversy in June. (BC Ferries)

Canadian Ferry Association cautions against politicizing BC Ferry operations

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

The Island Aurora, a new hybrid-electric vessel built in Romania joined the BC Ferries fleet amid controversy in June. (BC Ferries)
Vancouver Island North is open for hikers (Vancouver Island North Tourism/Steven Fines)

Tourism bursting back to life on northern Vancouver Island

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

Vancouver Island North is open for hikers (Vancouver Island North Tourism/Steven Fines)
Quatsino First Nation Chief James Nelson accepting the baseball equipment donation from Constable Jordan Mullen. (RCMP photo)

Baseball equipment donated to Quatsino First Nation youth by RCMP

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

Quatsino First Nation Chief James Nelson accepting the baseball equipment donation from Constable Jordan Mullen. (RCMP photo)
“Imagine blood-sucking chickens hanging off you.” Juvenile salmon with sea lice (Tavish Campbell photo)

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

“Imagine blood-sucking chickens hanging off you.” Juvenile salmon with sea lice (Tavish Campbell photo)
Pierre’s Echo Bay Lodge & Marina on Gilford Island has been sold to the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation. (Pierre’s Facebook)

Gilford Island First Nation buys Pierre’s Marina Lodge

Opportunity to reestablish ownership on their traditional land

Pierre’s Echo Bay Lodge & Marina on Gilford Island has been sold to the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation. (Pierre’s Facebook)
Ravi Kahlon, the mass timber lead parliamentary secretary with Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development touring a mass timber facility under construction in North Vancouver. (Adera Development photo)

B.C. government focused on mass timber industry to meet CleanBC goals

Mass timber lauded for sustainability, jobs potential

Ravi Kahlon, the mass timber lead parliamentary secretary with Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development touring a mass timber facility under construction in North Vancouver. (Adera Development photo)
Port Alice from the waterfront on a recent rainy day. (Zoë Ducklow)

Port Alice wants performance bond from next pulp mill owner

Mayor says multiple parties expressing interest in old mill site, declines specifics

Port Alice from the waterfront on a recent rainy day. (Zoë Ducklow)
Kuterra’s pioneering land-based Atlantic salmon farm has been leased by an American firm. (Whole Oceans image)

North Island land-based demonstration fish farm leased to investment firm

Emergent Holdings takes over Kuterra Salmon, interested in developing mass land-based fish farming

Kuterra’s pioneering land-based Atlantic salmon farm has been leased by an American firm. (Whole Oceans image)
Port Alice pulp mill creditors unlikely to get paid, trustee says

Port Alice pulp mill creditors unlikely to get paid, trustee says

The bankrupt mill owner owes at least $272 million

Port Alice pulp mill creditors unlikely to get paid, trustee says
Tree planters wearing face masks pause from planting for a photo. (Photo submitted)

Tree planters adapt to working during pandemic

Tree planters in B.C. doing essential work in awkward places

Tree planters wearing face masks pause from planting for a photo. (Photo submitted)