Mike D'Amour

Jane Hutton

More than old bones at local museum

While the curator of the Port Hardy Museum & Archives warns there’s only about a month left to see the fossils exhibit, she wants folks to know there’s much more to see at the museum.

Jane Hutton

Teachers begin ‘subtle’ job action

While it may appear as business as usual in the opening weeks of a new school year, the president of the local teachers’ union said it’s anything but.

Preparing salmon to Salmon be cooked in a traditional way

Salmon Days are back, baby!

Salmon Days returned to Malcolm Island

Preparing salmon to Salmon be cooked in a traditional way
Nikka Price

Thousands of books in the palm of your hand

E-readers are being introduced to the Port Hardy branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library

Nikka Price
Bruce Melan with sons (l to r) Chad and Mark

Former Port Hardy man looking for support

A former Port Hardy man is looking to his North Island friends and neighbours to help him get the life-saving surgery he needs, but says he is being denied.

Bruce Melan with sons (l to r) Chad and Mark
It was sails ho for a group of Sointula teens who learned the basics of sailing in a new course last week. Top photo (left to right) Twelve-year-old Dexter Lash-Burrows takes a turn at the helm of the Sea Jays while Molly Lash-Burrows

Kids’ course sets sail

A small group of Malcolm Island kids are a little wiser about the ways of the sea after they participated in an inaugural sailing course hosted by a former Calgary cop.

A small group of Malcolm Island kids are a little wiser about the ways of the sea after they participated in an inaugural sailing course hosted by a former Calgary cop.

It was sails ho for a group of Sointula teens who learned the basics of sailing in a new course last week. Top photo (left to right) Twelve-year-old Dexter Lash-Burrows takes a turn at the helm of the Sea Jays while Molly Lash-Burrows

NIC hammers out unique course

While mature students are benefitting with Elder College in Port Alice, North Island College is also looking at helping the less educated in a program that’s a B.C. first.

PH RCMP target public drunks

Getting drunks off the street is still the the No. 1 priority for RCMP, Port Hardy’s top cop told district council.

Dawn Martynyk

Martynk quits to pursue ‘better opportunities’

There will be no by-election to fill the seat of a politician who quit her position on Port Alice council to pursue “better opportunities” elsewhere for herself and her children.

Dawn Martynyk
Port Hardy Mayor Bev Parnham announced she will run again in the November elections

Mayor seeks re-election

This town’s incumbent mayor said she will vie for another term in the upcoming November elections.

Port Hardy Mayor Bev Parnham announced she will run again in the November elections
Former Canadian heavyweight boxing champ

Former champ wants back in ring

George Foreman regained his world championship belt when he was 45-year-old.

Now, at a year older than that, local boxer and former Canadian heavyweight champ Ben Perlini’s hoping to do the same.

Former Canadian heavyweight boxing champ
Yates Funeral Home on Rupert Street in Port Hardy has been closed since its license was revoked.

Port Hardy funeral home shut down

The North Island’s only funeral home has been shut down after owners failed to comply with the law, a Consumer Protection BC spokesperson told the Gazette.

Yates Funeral Home on Rupert Street in Port Hardy has been closed since its license was revoked.
North Island College celebrates the launch of Elder College in Port Alice on August 4. Cathy Anderson

NIC offering classes for mature students

North Island College is an institution always looking for new ways – and students — to educate.

North Island College celebrates the launch of Elder College in Port Alice on August 4. Cathy Anderson
Leslie Driemel

Answering the call

When our sister city called, we answered.

Leslie Driemel
Passengers aboard the BC Ferries vessel Quadra Queen II look on as paddlers in a traditional canoe raise their paddles in a symbolic blockade last week during the Kwakiutl First Nation's protest in Port McNeill.

Protests net Kwakiutl meeting with government

PORT McNEILL — Band members picket Western Forest Products, BC Ferries and Ministry of Forests during two days of action in support of title rights

Passengers aboard the BC Ferries vessel Quadra Queen II look on as paddlers in a traditional canoe raise their paddles in a symbolic blockade last week during the Kwakiutl First Nation's protest in Port McNeill.
About 60 protesters

Kwakiutl First Nation stages peaceful protest

PORT McNEILL - About 60 protesters, mainly from Kwakiutl First Nation, angered over logging they say is happening on their lands, marched about four-km from the Hwy. 19 Port McNeill junction to Western Forest Products' log sorting yard in Port McNeill Wednesday. It was the first day of a two day protest that culminated at the Port mcNeill ferry terminal. Pick up the next issue of the North Island Gazette for the full story.

About 60 protesters
Xandryn Frost

On guard for kids

PORT MCNEILL—It may still be fairly new, but the Coast Guard Auxiliary is already making its presence felt with the introduction of a program aimed at keeping kids safe in and around the water.

Xandryn Frost
Randy Lambert

Dead pilot had Port Hardy roots

The pilot of a doomed helicopter that crashed in the interior killing all aboard had deep ties to the North Island.

Randy Lambert
The campground where owner Don Orr wants to build cabins

Cabins create controversy

PORT HARDY—Don Orr said he had no idea his plans to build a few cabins would create such an uproar within the North Island hospitality industry.

The campground where owner Don Orr wants to build cabins
Laurel Macanley

Motor homers play Santa to area’s needy

When the Vancouver Islanders roll into a town, they usually leave something good behind.

Laurel Macanley