Staff Writer

A scene from last year’s Diamond Dinner

Diamonds up for grabs at ladies-only event at Seven Hills

North Island Rainbow Lodge, the Men in Black, are presenting this event for the sixth year in a row

A scene from last year’s Diamond Dinner
The Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce held a mixer last week at Sporty Bar and Grill. About 20 people attended and enjoyed the food prepared by Sporty staff. Above are Sporty manager Alphons Bauer

Port Hardy chamber hosts mixer

About 20 members attended the event at Sporty Bar and Grill

The Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce held a mixer last week at Sporty Bar and Grill. About 20 people attended and enjoyed the food prepared by Sporty staff. Above are Sporty manager Alphons Bauer
The Seine Floats in Port Hardy as they were on the evening of Thursday

The seine floats in Port Hardy on a March evening

The Seine Floats in Port Hardy as they were on the evening of Thursday, March 16

The Seine Floats in Port Hardy as they were on the evening of Thursday
Angela Wood’s booth at the Market at the Mall in Port Hardy’s Thunderbird Mall on Saturday was full of beautifully handcrafted goods.

Thunderbird Mall hosts popular small business/craft fair

Angela Wood’s booth at the Market at the Mall in Port Hardy’s Thunderbird Mall on
Saturday was full of beautifully handcrafted goods

Angela Wood’s booth at the Market at the Mall in Port Hardy’s Thunderbird Mall on Saturday was full of beautifully handcrafted goods.
VIU students Sara Fulla

‘Namgis member helps organize international symposium

Sara Fullan says they have speakers coming from all over the world to share their sustainable tourism successes

VIU students Sara Fulla
North Island Gazette publisher/editor John Harding can be reached by phone (250-949-6225) or email (publisher@northislandgazette.com).

Take our survey for a chance to win one of two $1,000 shopping sprees

The survey questions will help to gauge shopping patterns of North Island residents over the next year

North Island Gazette publisher/editor John Harding can be reached by phone (250-949-6225) or email (publisher@northislandgazette.com).
Kat Kadoski presents Cougar Annie Tales at The Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill on March 24.

Listen to Cougar Annie Tales in Port McNeill on March 24

Kat Kadoski is coming to The Gate House Theatre; tickets available at Flora Borealis

Kat Kadoski presents Cougar Annie Tales at The Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill on March 24.
The Frosti lost power while fishing near Port Hardy on Monday and the Roy Kristian responded

Fishing boat loses power, gets a tow into Hardy Bay

The Frosti lost power while fishing near Port Hardy on Monday and the Roy Kristian responded

The Frosti lost power while fishing near Port Hardy on Monday and the Roy Kristian responded
North Island Gazette publisher/editor John Harding can be reached by phone (250-949-6225) or email (publisher@northislandgazette.com).

Hello everyone and thanks for the warm welcome

New publisher/editor of the North Island Gazette writes about plans for the paper and his view of community news

North Island Gazette publisher/editor John Harding can be reached by phone (250-949-6225) or email (publisher@northislandgazette.com).
Cermaq’s Burdwood fish farm

UPDATED: 600 litres of fuel spills into ocean near Port McNeill

Kwikwasut'inuxw Haxwa'mis Chief Bob Chamberlin says there needs to be a more streamlined approach to response

Cermaq’s Burdwood fish farm
Port Hardy Staff Sgt. Wes Olsen provided town council with a report on crime statistics last week. Read about it in the Mar. 8 edition of the North Island Gazette.

2016 crime stats for Port Hardy: 180 calls for missing persons

However, Staff Sgt. Wes Olsen explains that the majority of those calls were in relation to only four individual youth

Port Hardy Staff Sgt. Wes Olsen provided town council with a report on crime statistics last week. Read about it in the Mar. 8 edition of the North Island Gazette.

North Island region gets $871,000 in rural economic development grants

Half a million of that money earmarked for a project to revitalize forest industry here

The North Island Gazette is a finalist for a 2016 Ma Murray Award in the  special sections category for Happy Birthday Port Hardy.

Gazette a finalist for Ma Murray Award

Also, new publisher/editor John Harding is a finalist in the Edtorial Writing category

The North Island Gazette is a finalist for a 2016 Ma Murray Award in the  special sections category for Happy Birthday Port Hardy.

Port McNeill Rotary Club New Year’s day polar bear dip

The Port McNeill Rotary Club is hosting a new year's day polar bear dip in front of the Sportsman restaurant.

Emergency dispatchers received some unusual phone calls in 2016.

Stuck gym lockers, job queries top 2016 list of reasons to not call 911

Non-emergency calls can delay the response to a legitimate emergency

Emergency dispatchers received some unusual phone calls in 2016.
Former North Island BC Conservation Officer Bryce Casavant.

Former BC Conservation officer takes aim at grizzly bear hunt

Former BC Conservation officer Bryce Casavant has written a damning critique on a commissioned report from provincial government.

Former North Island BC Conservation Officer Bryce Casavant.
Enter the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce contest and win an all inclusive trip to China to see the Great Wall

Dreaming of visiting China? Win a trip of a lifetime!

You could win an all-inclusive tour through Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou next spring valued at $2500!

Enter the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce contest and win an all inclusive trip to China to see the Great Wall
VIDEO: Watch IHIT press conference

VIDEO: Watch IHIT press conference

Watch a streaming feed of a press conference held by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

VIDEO: Watch IHIT press conference
Goodbye

‘Happy memories, incredibly grateful’: Prince William’s parting words to Canada

Heartfelt thank you, touching farewell as Royal tour ends for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Goodbye
Conservation officer are urging people to leave two young grizzlies spotted on an island near Telegraph Cove alone.

A grizzly scene on northern Vancouver Island?

Conservation officers urging public to stay away as they cross their fingers young grizzly bears don't complete Island-hop

Conservation officer are urging people to leave two young grizzlies spotted on an island near Telegraph Cove alone.