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Comox Valley RCMP are looking for witnesses after the theft of a generator worth thousands of dollars. Photo supplied

RCMP asking Vancouver Island residents to watch for stolen generator

Vehicle may have been travelling on Highway 19

Comox Valley RCMP are looking for witnesses after the theft of a generator worth thousands of dollars. Photo supplied
An officer fills up back of a police car with toys. (Submitted photo)

Port Hardy RCMP give back to local community members in need

“We leave,” says Voller “but a piece of our hearts stays in each community we served in.”

An officer fills up back of a police car with toys. (Submitted photo)
A Trail man has a lucky tin for a keepsake after it saved him from a stabbing last week. File photo

Small tin in Kootenay man’s jacket pocket saved him from stabbing: RCMP

The man was uninjured thanks to a tin in his jacket

A Trail man has a lucky tin for a keepsake after it saved him from a stabbing last week. File photo
Gov.Gen. Julie Payette gives a wave as she waits before delivering the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Frontline workers owed ‘debt of gratitude,’ GG says in year-end message

In her year-end message, Payette pays tribute to front-line workers

Gov.Gen. Julie Payette gives a wave as she waits before delivering the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Richmond RCMP are investigating a collision in which a female pedestrian was killed Boxing Day evening. (Black Press - file photo)

Richmond RCMP investigate pedestrian fatality

Woman killed in marked crosswalk shortly before 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26

Richmond RCMP are investigating a collision in which a female pedestrian was killed Boxing Day evening. (Black Press - file photo)
Marina Hargrave is the lead for The Campbell River Shoebox Project in Port Hardy/North Island. (Submitted)

Gift cards given to local women in need this holiday season

The Shoebox Project went to a virtual campaign due to COVID-19

Marina Hargrave is the lead for The Campbell River Shoebox Project in Port Hardy/North Island. (Submitted)
EMS Parade

The annual EMS Parade rolls through Port McNeill

Families came outside and lined the streets to watch the parade.

EMS Parade
A 2019 RCMP check stop in Port McNeill. (Bill McQuarrie photo)

Don’t drink and drive: North Island RCMP launch month long counter attack campaign

‘BC has some of the toughest drinking and driving laws in Canada’

A 2019 RCMP check stop in Port McNeill. (Bill McQuarrie photo)
Lilia Wiebe (Contributed to Black Press Media)

Wish to build Lilia, 3, as normal a life as possible includes dream playhouse

Eric, Kaitlyn and Lilia Wiebe, from Enderby, share their story for Grant A Wish Day

Lilia Wiebe (Contributed to Black Press Media)
Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.

Today is Grant A Wish Day, in support of Make-A-Wish

Join Black Press Media and BraveFace to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Hillary is show with her horse, Zoe. (Submitted/Make-A-Wish British Columbia and Yukon)
Hillary is show with her horse, Zoe. (Submitted/Make-A-Wish British Columbia and Yukon)
(Photos courtesy of Make-A-Wish Foundation B.C. & Yukon)

Black Press Media x BraveFace: Help Make-A-Wish change the lives of critically-ill children

Join us on Dec. 18 for a virtual day of granting wishes, one mask purchase at a time

(Photos courtesy of Make-A-Wish Foundation B.C. & Yukon)
Rose and Nina watch Schoona the sea turtle at the Florida and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Centre. (Submitted/Make-A-Wish British Columbia and Yukon)

Make-A-Wish: Rose, 4, has dream come true and visits the sea turtles with her twin

Join Black Press Media on Dec. 18, 2020, and help grant wishes and give hope to children and youth

Rose and Nina watch Schoona the sea turtle at the Florida and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Centre. (Submitted/Make-A-Wish British Columbia and Yukon)
Hamper fund president Sandy Grenier holds up the $10,000 cheque from WFP along with operations manager Randy Boas and Gazette publisher Natasha Griffiths. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

WFP spreads holiday cheer with generous donations

Western Forest Products (Western) announced it will be donating $100,000 to help…

Hamper fund president Sandy Grenier holds up the $10,000 cheque from WFP along with operations manager Randy Boas and Gazette publisher Natasha Griffiths. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Shoebox Project logo

Donate now to the Campbell River/North Island Shoebox Project

There is just over a week to go in The Campbell River/North Island Shoebox Project campaign

Shoebox Project logo
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Senior from Gibsons caught viewing child porn sentenced to 10 months

74-year-old pleaded guilty after police seized 1,500-2,500 images

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Cumberland resident Lorna Clark says she's going to treat herself to a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, after winning $50,000 on a Bingo Blast scratch ticket. Photo supplied

Cumberland lottery winner says first purchase will be a roast beef dinner

Lorna Clark won the Bingo Blast grand prize

Cumberland resident Lorna Clark says she's going to treat herself to a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, after winning $50,000 on a Bingo Blast scratch ticket. Photo supplied
MARS volunteer John shows ambassador owl Otis to visitors. Photo supplied

Merville avian rescue shelter seeing spike in victims of rat poisoning ingestion

Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society cautions against use of rodent poisons

MARS volunteer John shows ambassador owl Otis to visitors. Photo supplied
Comox Valley RCMP are looking for witnesses to an apparent stabbing Saturday in Cumberland. File photo

RCMP seeking witnesses to midday stabbing in Island community

The victim was unable to provide Comox Valley RCMP with much information

Comox Valley RCMP are looking for witnesses to an apparent stabbing Saturday in Cumberland. File photo
A supporter holds a sign for the Green Party of Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Green Party of Canada holding AGM for North Island-Powell River riding

Post-AGM public event to feature a discussion with GPC leader Annamie Paul

A supporter holds a sign for the Green Party of Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston