Staff Writer

BC Amateur Photographer contest a huge success

Seventy finalists competed at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow for a shot at the title of Amateur Photographer of the year

WILDFIRE WATCH: 282,000 hectares now burned is four times 10-year average

Fire updates from around B.C., with photos, interactive charts and updates from Twitter and Facebook

WILDFIRE WATCH: Be ‘very, very cautious’ in B.C. backcountry over Long Weekend

The BC Wildfire Service says there have been 1,342 wildfires since April 1, 2015, burning 276,000 hectares

Nimpkish sails second season

The Nimpkish began a second season on June 18, a 16-vehicle ferry

RCMP credited with saving sailors

Sayward RCMP helped some sailors with boat issues on June 10

Residents Rally to Save OrcaFest

Port McNeill residents band together to save a loved event

Teens get the jump on trampolining

A local trampoline gymnastics team is about more than gymnastics

Hope abounds at Relay for Life

An evening of relay and inspiration raises money for cancer

Soccer teams converge on Hardy for Aftershock event

A soccer tournament brings many players to Port Hardy

Late night hours raise funds for mental health

The Bargain! Shop stores in Port Hardy and Port McNeill participated in a late night event

Oodles of noodles

A fundraiser for a new church sign brings citizens out to eat noodles

Port Alice Plan Draws Criticism

Proposed logging in Port Alice has residents sharing concerns

The ‘sisu’ to get things done

An overview of the life of Wanda Laughlin, Sointula resident.

BlackPress4Good collects donations for Cache Creek flood victims

Help is still needed for relief efforts in Cache Creek. Crowdfunding effort gathers momentum.

No trace camping tips

Some strategies to reduce impact on the environment when camping

Serving country and community

An overview of the life of BC Community Achievement Award winner Wayne Beckett

Locals place in motocross event

The results of a motocross event hosted on the North Island

Run and Walk event promotes healthy living

A run and walk event at Port Hardy Secondary School encourages an active lifestyle

Hardy Studies Plant

The District of Port Hardy is examining the cost of retrofitting the airport wastewater treatment plant

World Oceans Day Activities Set for Carrot Park June 8

Carrot Park will be the base for the upcoming World Oceans Day parade and activities