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Port McNeill Primary Care/A’ekakila’as health-care team. (Submitted photo)

Introducing the Port McNeill Primary Care/A’ekakila’as health-care team

Island Health’s primary care clinic (PCC) in Port McNeill was set up last summer

Port McNeill Primary Care/A’ekakila’as health-care team. (Submitted photo)
Ross Mavis. (Submitted photo)

Former North Island Gazette owner/publisher passes away

In 1974 Mavis partnered with Roland Shanks to buy the Gazette from Shanks’ parents

Ross Mavis. (Submitted photo)
Vancouver Island author and historian Catherine Marie Gilbert placed third in the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing, as presented by the British Columbia Historical Federation at its annual conference on Saturday, June 4. Photos supplied

Black Creek author wins 3rd prize in Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing

Black Creek author and historian Catherine Marie Gilbert was recently honoured with…

Vancouver Island author and historian Catherine Marie Gilbert placed third in the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing, as presented by the British Columbia Historical Federation at its annual conference on Saturday, June 4. Photos supplied
Bill Cranmer. (Supplied photo)

‘Namgis First Nation’s Bill Cranmer recognized with British Columbia Reconciliation Award

‘Namgis First Nation chief Bill Cranmer has been recognized with a British…

Bill Cranmer. (Supplied photo)
BHP visits North Island College’s Port Hardy campus. (Submitted photo)

BHP supports Indigenous land-based learning at North Island College

The courses are structured to focus on student strengths and to support students toward their goals

BHP visits North Island College’s Port Hardy campus. (Submitted photo)
The Island K’ulut’a. (BC Ferries photo)

BC Ferries wishes North Island high school students a great graduation day

A dozen members of NISS class of ’22 will be arriving by ferry

The Island K’ulut’a. (BC Ferries photo)
Canadian music legend Mick Dalla-Vee brings his Idols and Icons show to Vancouver Island communities June 10-12, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Canadian singer Mick Dalla-Vee brings Idols and Icons to Vancouver Island towns

Dalla-Vee to perform June 10–12 in Port Alice, Port Alberni and Gold River

Canadian music legend Mick Dalla-Vee brings his Idols and Icons show to Vancouver Island communities June 10-12, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A logging truck lost its load on top of a pickup truck Tuesday (May 24) afternoon in the Comox Valley on the on-ramp to Highway 19. Photo by Pamela Tessmann

Lake Cowichan man dead following collision with logging truck in Comox Valley

The incident happened on the northbound on-ramp to Highway 19 off the Comox Valley Parkway

A logging truck lost its load on top of a pickup truck Tuesday (May 24) afternoon in the Comox Valley on the on-ramp to Highway 19. Photo by Pamela Tessmann
Port Alice Health Centre. (Debra Lynn photo)

X-ray services resume at Port Alice Health Centre

X-ray services are available by appointment at the PAHC

Port Alice Health Centre. (Debra Lynn photo)
North Island College’s CARE² Plan’s goals include the development of academic processes and curriculum that better support student mental health, the creation of more programs focused on de-stigmatizing mental illness and furthering the development of inclusive and effective supports such as counselling and emergency funding for students. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

New North Island College plan supports student mental health and well-being

CARE² Plan commits to creating a culture of care and compassion

North Island College’s CARE² Plan’s goals include the development of academic processes and curriculum that better support student mental health, the creation of more programs focused on de-stigmatizing mental illness and furthering the development of inclusive and effective supports such as counselling and emergency funding for students. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The Port Alice Health Centre. (North Island Gazette file photo)

X-ray services temporarily unavailable at Port Alice Health Centre

It is hoped the new unit will be operational by May 12

The Port Alice Health Centre. (North Island Gazette file photo)
The Saratoga Speedway 2022 racing season kicked off Saturday, April 30. Photo by Doug Waller

Hornets create a buzz at Saratoga Speedway for 2022 season opener

By Pat Monsigneur Special to Black Press Saratoga Motorsports Park kicked-off the…

The Saratoga Speedway 2022 racing season kicked off Saturday, April 30. Photo by Doug Waller
Tejas Collison being remotely interviewed by Illana Hester for new Islands-wide artist podcast. (Photo credit: Creative Coast or @creativecoastbc)

North Island artists are invited to participate in tech pilot

Creative Coast is a growing group of Vancouver Island and Gulf Island arts organizations

Tejas Collison being remotely interviewed by Illana Hester for new Islands-wide artist podcast. (Photo credit: Creative Coast or @creativecoastbc)
The Tenors will be playing a show May 27 in Port McNeill for charity. (Supplied photo)

The Tenors are coming May 27 to Port McNeill for a benefit concert

Tickets start at $50 and the concert begins at 7:00 p.m. in the North Island Secondary School gym

The Tenors will be playing a show May 27 in Port McNeill for charity. (Supplied photo)
Laura Jayne’s work, “SHE,” has been unveiled as the Vancouver Island MusicFest’s official poster for the 2022 event.

Island artist Laura Jayne designs 2022 Vancouver Island MusicFest poster

With the return of its live festival this July, Vancouver Island MusicFest…

Laura Jayne’s work, “SHE,” has been unveiled as the Vancouver Island MusicFest’s official poster for the 2022 event.
Carly Ram (right) came home from the 2022 Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships as the national champion in the 3.3km skate and 10 km skate races. Here she is with teammate Anna Chatterton, of Campbell River. They placed 4th in the Challenge Team Sprint A relay - Under 18. Photo by Wendy Johnstone

Island cross country skier brings home two golds from Canadian championships

Strathcona Nordic Ski Club shines at nationals; Carly Ram reached top of podium twice

Carly Ram (right) came home from the 2022 Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships as the national champion in the 3.3km skate and 10 km skate races. Here she is with teammate Anna Chatterton, of Campbell River. They placed 4th in the Challenge Team Sprint A relay - Under 18. Photo by Wendy Johnstone
The Old House Hotel & Spa’s general manager David Rooper received the 2022 BC Tourism and Hospitality Hotelier of the Year Award recently. Photo submitted

Vancouver Islander named B.C. Hotelier of the Year

Old House general manager David Rooper honoured with 2022 BC Tourism and Hospitality Award

The Old House Hotel & Spa’s general manager David Rooper received the 2022 BC Tourism and Hospitality Hotelier of the Year Award recently. Photo submitted
Nico Rhodes and Joëlle Rabu. (Submitted photo)

North Island Concert Society – Joëlle Rabu & Nico Rhodes at the Civic Centre in Port Hardy

The connection that these two versatile performers have on stage is electric

Nico Rhodes and Joëlle Rabu. (Submitted photo)
Team Project Inclusion holding their newly-made “I love X-Country Skiing” buttons, (including PI co-ordinator, Wendy Hawksworth, far middle back, and Lorraine Aitken, VISAS nordic volunteer, second row, right).

Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports and Project Inclusion collaborate for special project

February is Heart Month, and the Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports…

Team Project Inclusion holding their newly-made “I love X-Country Skiing” buttons, (including PI co-ordinator, Wendy Hawksworth, far middle back, and Lorraine Aitken, VISAS nordic volunteer, second row, right).
Both images show missing Comox Valley man John Wesley Edwards. RCMP supplied photo.

Foul play suspected in the disappearance of Comox Valley man

It has been almost two years, and investigators now suspect foul play…

Both images show missing Comox Valley man John Wesley Edwards. RCMP supplied photo.