Aidan O'Toole

Striking teachers gather in front of Sunset Elementary School in Port McNeill Tuesday morning

No deal; strike continues

Teachers back on the picket line after mediation attempt fails.

Striking teachers gather in front of Sunset Elementary School in Port McNeill Tuesday morning

Telus promises high-speed ‘Christmas gift’

Telus representatives presented an update on the fibre project to North Islanders last week.

Ferries continue to make waves

Port Hardy councillors fire back to minister as locals refused to roll over on proposed BC Ferries cuts.

Warrior Brian Texmo goes one-on-one against Islanders goalie Adam Hall in the dying seconds of the A1 final of the Oscar Hickes Memorial Tourney last weekend in Port Alice.

Late goal lifts Warriors in Hickes

Three goals in four minutes saw the Islanders take the lead in the A1 final before the Warriors grabbed two in dramatic fashion.

Warrior Brian Texmo goes one-on-one against Islanders goalie Adam Hall in the dying seconds of the A1 final of the Oscar Hickes Memorial Tourney last weekend in Port Alice.
The crew of the Glwa request permission to land at Tsulquate last week.

Canoe crew calls on bands

Helitsuk members paddle down coast to invite bands to gathering.

The crew of the Glwa request permission to land at Tsulquate last week.

Problem dog owners to be put on short leash

Port Alice Council took steps last week to put problem pet owners on a short leash after a series of complaints..

New course to smooth transition for learners

Kaleb Child, Elizabeth Cadwallader and Jillian Walkus present a new grade 11 course to trustees.

SD85 seeks public input

School Board pushes on after disappointing start to community consultations.

Tsunami info on the horizon

Mayor Bev Parnham gave council the news that a new tsunami information pamphlet was moving into production.

Warriors goalie Andrew Lines dives on the puck as the Bulls' Brad Zealand and Warriors' Brett Demoe battle for position.

Hirsute hockey for health

Inaugural Movember fundraising hockey game in Port hardy a huge success.

Warriors goalie Andrew Lines dives on the puck as the Bulls' Brad Zealand and Warriors' Brett Demoe battle for position.

School board addresses future finances

The School Board heard that future budgeting would need to include some cuts to maintain the financial health of the District.

A flick from the Gil's Guys team puts the ball over the outstretched glove of the Quatsino goalie to score during the ball hockey tournament at Wakas Hall this weekend.

Floor hockey tourney nets crowd

Fourteen teams got involved in the floor hockey tourney held last week in Wakas Hall.

A flick from the Gil's Guys team puts the ball over the outstretched glove of the Quatsino goalie to score during the ball hockey tournament at Wakas Hall this weekend.
Paul Weeks provides the fireworks as Glen Day closes in out of the turn during the main event at the Tri-Port Speedway Saturday.

Finale fireworks at Tri-Port Speedway

Stock car season wraps-up at the Tri-Port Speedway.

Paul Weeks provides the fireworks as Glen Day closes in out of the turn during the main event at the Tri-Port Speedway Saturday.
Two Grumman Goose aircraft perform an in-formation flyby over the Battle of Britain memorial service held at Carrot Park last weekend.

Battle of Britain commemorated

The 101, 888 wing and Rangers come together for a Battle of Britain memorial.

Two Grumman Goose aircraft perform an in-formation flyby over the Battle of Britain memorial service held at Carrot Park last weekend.
The Pyne family with Nicole and Bill Mackay before heading out whale watching. Alice Pyne

Whale of a time for inspirational teenager

Whale watching in McNeill ticks the final item off remarkable teen's bucket list.

The Pyne family with Nicole and Bill Mackay before heading out whale watching. Alice Pyne
Len Miller of the winning Cubs team fires in a pitch during the men's orthodox tourney at Storey's Beach.

Slo-pitch wraps up with pair of tourneys

All-women and mens orthodox tourneys wrap up the Slo-pitch season.

Len Miller of the winning Cubs team fires in a pitch during the men's orthodox tourney at Storey's Beach.
The view from our resting spot on Thomas Point beach.

Daytripping: Thomas Point

In this week's Daytripping we visit Thomas Point beach.

The view from our resting spot on Thomas Point beach.
Mike Hutmacker waits for his green as Tim Walton gets off to a clean start in the final heat of this summer's Rumble on the Runway series Sunday at Port McNeill Airport. Walton won the heat and the title in the Vancouver Island Bracket Finals.

Walton takes win in season’s last Rumble

Thrilling climax to the summer's last Rumble on the Runway in Port McNeill.

Mike Hutmacker waits for his green as Tim Walton gets off to a clean start in the final heat of this summer's Rumble on the Runway series Sunday at Port McNeill Airport. Walton won the heat and the title in the Vancouver Island Bracket Finals.

Council approves Alice Lake subdivision

Port Alice Council pass motion to enter into agreement with Brookfield Residential.

Assault over phone leads to time behind bars

Court news from Port Hardy Law Courts include an assault.