John Harding

North Island NDP candidate Claire Trevena.

VIDEO: North Island NDP candidate Claire Trevena: “we will remove fish farms”

The NDP candidate later said that is the natural progression of moving fish farms to land

North Island NDP candidate Claire Trevena.
JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                Don Kattler of the Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre hold a poster announcing the screening of ‘Us and Them’ at the Port Hardy Civic Centre on May 16.

‘Powerful’ film about homelessness comes to Port Hardy

Filmmaker followed four chronically homeless people for 10 years

JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                Don Kattler of the Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre hold a poster announcing the screening of ‘Us and Them’ at the Port Hardy Civic Centre on May 16.
JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                North Island candidates pose for a photo before the all-candidates meeting in Port Hardy on Monday night. From left are: John Twigg (B.C. First Party), Sue Moen (Green Party), Claire Trevena (NDP) and Dallas Smith (B.C. Liberals).

North Island candidates talk issues: Trevena says hydro rates her No. 1 priority

Candidates spent almost three hours answering questions in Port Hardy on Monday night

JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                North Island candidates pose for a photo before the all-candidates meeting in Port Hardy on Monday night. From left are: John Twigg (B.C. First Party), Sue Moen (Green Party), Claire Trevena (NDP) and Dallas Smith (B.C. Liberals).
Lots of variety at Seedy Saturday in Port McNeill

Lots of variety at Seedy Saturday in Port McNeill

Seeds, plants and much more at Lions Hall on April 22

Lots of variety at Seedy Saturday in Port McNeill
JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                North Island candidate pose for a photo before the aqll-candidate meeting Monday night in Port Hardy. They are, from left to right, John Twigg (B.C. First Party), Sue Moen (Green Party), Claire Trevena (NDP) and Dallas Smith (B.C. Liberals).

North Island candidates talk about health care improvements

Check here later today for coverage of all-candidates meetings this week in Hardy and McNeill

JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                North Island candidate pose for a photo before the aqll-candidate meeting Monday night in Port Hardy. They are, from left to right, John Twigg (B.C. First Party), Sue Moen (Green Party), Claire Trevena (NDP) and Dallas Smith (B.C. Liberals).
EDITORIAL: Do candidates need to be nasty?

EDITORIAL: Do candidates need to be nasty?

About a month before the provincial election of 2013, then-NDP Leader Adrian…

EDITORIAL: Do candidates need to be nasty?
JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                Marcus Clair of K’ak’ot’lats’i School in Quatsino eyes a shot during the elementary school basketball tournament at Port Hardy Secondary School on Thursday.

Young students gather for hoops fest in Port Hardy

About 100 elementary school students from seven area schools participated

JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                Marcus Clair of K’ak’ot’lats’i School in Quatsino eyes a shot during the elementary school basketball tournament at Port Hardy Secondary School on Thursday.
JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                Port McNeill Rotary Club President Deborah Murray and eight-year-old Odin Gjertsen are at the climbing wall at North Island Secondary School on Saturday night during the club’s annual Spring Fling. Last year, the club raised $13,000 for the wall on Spring Fling night. The fundraising focus on Saturday night year was the Rotary Trail. See page 13 for another photo from the event and both www.northislandgazette.com and next week’s Gazette for more details.

Rotary’s Spring Fling raises money for Port McNeill trail

Saturday was also a night to celebrate Rotary’s contribution to the NISS climbing wall

JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                Port McNeill Rotary Club President Deborah Murray and eight-year-old Odin Gjertsen are at the climbing wall at North Island Secondary School on Saturday night during the club’s annual Spring Fling. Last year, the club raised $13,000 for the wall on Spring Fling night. The fundraising focus on Saturday night year was the Rotary Trail. See page 13 for another photo from the event and both www.northislandgazette.com and next week’s Gazette for more details.
JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce President Rob Tucker of Budget Rent-A Car, left, with B.C. Chamber of Commerce CEO Val Litwin at the Kwa’lilas Hotel on Wednesday.

B.C. chamber president brings message of teamwork and optimism to Port Hardy

Val Litwin was the guest speaker at the Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce AGM Wednesday

JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce President Rob Tucker of Budget Rent-A Car, left, with B.C. Chamber of Commerce CEO Val Litwin at the Kwa’lilas Hotel on Wednesday.
JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                Ministry of Transportation officials Michael Goodhelpsen, left, and Kevin Carter provided a briefing to, and answered questions from, the Mount Waddington Regional District board of directors this week.
JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                Ministry of Transportation officials Michael Goodhelpsen, left, and Kevin Carter provided a briefing to, and answered questions from, the Mount Waddington Regional District board of directors this week.
JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                The Seagate docks in Port Hardy have been a popular resting place for some impressive Canadian Coast Guard vessels this spring. On Thursday, it was the Gordon Reid’s turn. The Gordon Reid is a specialty vessel that calls Victoria home. It is 50 metres long, has a complement of 14 crew and maximum speed of 16.5 knots.

Another coast guard visitor to Seagate docks in Port Hardy

This time it was the Gordon Reid that tied up in Port Hardy

JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                The Seagate docks in Port Hardy have been a popular resting place for some impressive Canadian Coast Guard vessels this spring. On Thursday, it was the Gordon Reid’s turn. The Gordon Reid is a specialty vessel that calls Victoria home. It is 50 metres long, has a complement of 14 crew and maximum speed of 16.5 knots.
WIKIPEDIA PHOTO                                A train travels over the Kokish River on the Englewood Railway in this undated file photo.

Train derails near Woss

Western Forest Products personnel aboard train; details about any injuries not currently available

WIKIPEDIA PHOTO                                A train travels over the Kokish River on the Englewood Railway in this undated file photo.
UPDATE: Third person dies from injuries sustained in logging train incident near Woss

UPDATE: Third person dies from injuries sustained in logging train incident near Woss

RCMP Island District General Investigation Section is investigating, along with others

UPDATE: Third person dies from injuries sustained in logging train incident near Woss
JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                Quatsino First Nations Chief James Nelson, left, and Western Forest Products’ Seanna McConnell sign the agreement Tuesday evening, April 18 in the Quattishe Hall in Quatsino.

Quatsino First Nation signs agreement with three forestry companies

A signing ceremony and dinner was held Tuesday night in Quatsino to celebrate the event

JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                Quatsino First Nations Chief James Nelson, left, and Western Forest Products’ Seanna McConnell sign the agreement Tuesday evening, April 18 in the Quattishe Hall in Quatsino.
North Island candidates talk about future of forestry

North Island candidates talk about future of forestry

Fourth candidate enters the race, B.C. First Party leader John Twigg

North Island candidates talk about future of forestry
TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                The District of Port Hardy has a sale pending for the sea plane base. Please see story on page 1.

Port Hardy may have buyer for seaplane base

The listing had a selling price of $500,0000; district says sale pending

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                The District of Port Hardy has a sale pending for the sea plane base. Please see story on page 1.
All-candidates forums in Port Hardy April 24, Port McNeill April 25

All-candidates forums in Port Hardy April 24, Port McNeill April 25

The chambers of commerce of the two communities are organizing these events

All-candidates forums in Port Hardy April 24, Port McNeill April 25
From ‘Namgis First Nation website.

Anglican Church and ‘Namgis First Nations leaders meet in Alert Bay

St Michael’s Residential School was demolished in 2015; it was open from 1929-75

From ‘Namgis First Nation website.
JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                Jeanne Alley-Hory and her three-year-old daughter Olivia took advantage of the nice weather with a kite in Carrot Park on the Port Hardy waterfront on Wednesday, April 5.

A great day to fly a kite in Port Hardy

This mother and daughter were having fun in Carrot Park in Port Hardy

JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                Jeanne Alley-Hory and her three-year-old daughter Olivia took advantage of the nice weather with a kite in Carrot Park on the Port Hardy waterfront on Wednesday, April 5.
JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                A rainbow provided hint of a beautiful day ahead in Port Hardy when it appeared Wednesday morning. This photo was taken from the Quarterdeck Inn, looking at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Rainbow over Port Hardy on Wednesday morning

Photo was taken from the Quarterdeck Inn, looking at Fisherman’s Wharf

JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                A rainbow provided hint of a beautiful day ahead in Port Hardy when it appeared Wednesday morning. This photo was taken from the Quarterdeck Inn, looking at Fisherman’s Wharf.