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Tyson Whitney

Tyson Whitney

I have been working in the community newspaper business for nearly a decade, all of those years with Black Press Media. I started at the North Island Gazette as a reporter in 2015 and then was promoted to editor in 2017.

I was born and raised in Port Hardy. My family has lived in Port Hardy for more than 40 years. I graduated with a degree in Creative Writing & Journalism from Vancouver Island University in 2008.
(He/Him)

Phone
250-949-6225 ext. 1303
Email
tyson.whitney@northislandgazette.com

Recent Work by Tyson

4.8 magnitude earthquake rattles off Northern Vancouver Island

4.8 magnitude earthquake rattles off Northern Vancouver Island

There are no reports of damage, and no Tsunami expected, says Earthquakes Canada
2 new doctors, renovations prescribed for North Island’s health-care crisis

2 new doctors, renovations prescribed for North Island’s health-care crisis

Nurse staffing has also been increased in the region, although numbers remain too low for ER
Handgun seized from allegedly drunk driver in Port Hardy

Handgun seized from allegedly drunk driver in Port Hardy

The suspect, a 46-year-old man has been released with a court date of May 20
Port Hardy’s swimming pool filled with water, opening date still to be determined

Port Hardy’s swimming pool filled with water, opening date still to be determined

The pool has unfortunately been closed for much-needed repairs ever since June of 2021
6 people arrested, 2 search warrants executed in Port Hardy drug bust

6 people arrested, 2 search warrants executed in Port Hardy drug bust

a detailed report will be forwarded to Crown Counsel for consideration of charges
North Island First Nations plead for help tackling mental health crisis

North Island First Nations plead for help tackling mental health crisis

Kwakiutl, Quatsino, GNFN asking for outreach workers and support, premier says ‘lives on the line’
Port Hardy Fire Rescue puts out two boat fires in one week

Port Hardy Fire Rescue puts out two boat fires in one week

All told, it took Port Hardy Fire Rescue about 20 minutes to put the first fire out
2nd North Island transmission line not in the cards: BC Hydro

2nd North Island transmission line not in the cards: BC Hydro

Hydro says investments in vegetation clearing around current line helped cut outages to 5 last year
4 people saved from icy waters after workboat sinks off Vancouver Island

4 people saved from icy waters after workboat sinks off Vancouver Island

The boaters managed to survive for 45 minutes in the water before being located
4.7 magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Port Hardy

4.7 magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Port Hardy

The earthquake occurred at a depth of five kilometres
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