Our Team


John Harding
Publisher/Editor
John Harding
250-949-6225
John Harding has lived on the Island since 2012. He has worked in newspapers for more than 25 years, including years as the managing editor of three Canadian daily newspapers. He won the Ma Murray Award for Editorial Writing in 2016. John has post-secondary education in both journalism and psychology. He has three grown children and when not at work, John likes to golf and cheer on his beloved Maple Leafs.
publisher@northislandgazette.com

Tyson Whitney
Reporter/Photographer
Tyson Whitney
250-949-6225
Tyson Whitney was born and raised in Port Hardy and his family has lived here for more than 30 years. Tyson graduated with a degree in writing from VIU in Nanaimo in 2008.
reporter@northislandgazette.com

Natasha Griffiths
Sales
Natasha Griffiths
250-949-6225
Natasha Griffiths was born and raised on the North Island. She lives in Port Hardy with her young children. When she’s not at work, Natasha likes to enjoy the trails and beaches of the region.
sales@northislandgazette.com

Production Manager 250-287-9227

Lilian Meerveld
Circulation Lilian Meerveld 250-949-6225
Lillian Meerveld has lived on the North Island since 2001, where she raised three children. Lilian is an active member of the local Dragon Boat team and she also enjoys hiking and walking her dogs.
circulation@northislandgazette.com

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