Mike D'Amour

We’re sailing away

Little did I know an invite to sail with Islay Mist Sailing Charters would include the best prime rib I’d ever tasted

DFO’s halibut quota exchange sinks in PH

Port Hardy—Less than a dozen people showed to hear a DFO representative try to sell the idea of transferable halibut quotas.

UPDATED: Cancelled field trips draw anger and tears

Annual field trips that generations of students have looked forward to will not happen this year.

Fade with Black: pro will improve your game

If you’re a golfer looking to hit the ball longer and straighter ... geez, scrap that.

Talks to float idea of extended ferry service

Talks are about to begin that could see the Prince Rupert ferry stop in Port Hardy before continuing south on another proposed route.

Firefighters converge in Port Hardy

More than 50 firefighters recently converged on the North Island for a weekend of skills training and networking.

Letter brouhaha

The mayor of Port McNeill is making no apologies for his letter of support of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project.

Pet-killing cougar shot dead

A single bullet from a .30-06 rifle ended the life of a cougar believed to be responsible for the death of at least one North Island pet.

A few more steps for addictions plan

It is still a work in process, but Mt. Waddington Health Network’s Addictions and Recovery plan has come together nicely

‘Disgusting people’ dumping trash

Tim Schumacher said he wants people to know the hunt for those who illegally dump items into wooded or out of the way areas is still on

Facelift from the faithful

The Port McNeill church named for the patron saint of loggers in Port McNeill is about to undergo some major changes.

Carpenters (and others) needed to build church

PORT HARDY—Pastor Kevin Martineau is looking for a few good men and women to help build a church.

Whale of an appetite

Several killer whales with calves were spotted in Hardy Bay last week, and appeared to be feeding.

Hardy Buoys stays afloat—what’s next?

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know Hardy Buoys Smoked Fish Inc. won the Big Decision.

Cougar grabs pet in front of horrified owner

STOREY’S BEACH—D’Arcy Deacon is still shaking his head after watching a cougar run off with his beloved Boston terrier.

Island’s top doc: prepare for whooping cough

While there are no confirmed cases of whooping cough locally,

Not the greatest name, but Stink Creek Park stays

With apologies to the Bard, Stink Creek Park will remain as is, despite a move to rename the downtown Port Hardy landmark.

They get knocked down

The impossible could happen in the next couple of days during the Vancouver Island 5-pin bowling championships.

Victim remembered

PORT HARDY—On the last day of her life, Carol Humchitt was planning a move to spend the rest of her days with her new granddaughter.

Eerie light a puzzler

Jim Davis knows some may think he’s crazy, but he knows what he witnessed.