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Spectators let out a cheer as dragonboats cross the finish line in the fifth annual Race the River regatta in Campbell River June 27.

Dragons breathe drama into regatta

Contributor J.R. Rardon on a dramatic dragon boat race

Spectators let out a cheer as dragonboats cross the finish line in the fifth annual Race the River regatta in Campbell River June 27.
Kale Hunt finished first in both heats of the 65cc-B class.

Locals sweep top spots in motocross event

Contributor J.R. Rardon on local success at a Campbell River motocross event

Kale Hunt finished first in both heats of the 65cc-B class.

NISS girls third at soccer tourney

Secondary School girls soccer club kicked off its season

Rash of recent boat rescues

No injuries were reported, but 19 people were rescued in three separate boating accidents within a three-day span off.

Council plots unveiling of economic plan

Completed community plan tabled by council, which promises public meeting to share results of $50,000 consultation process

From left: Island Health medical director Jeff Beselt

Island Health unveils health centre with blessing, ribbon-cutting

PORT HARDY—First Nations, civic leaders applaud completion of structure, potential for improved delivery of care

From left: Island Health medical director Jeff Beselt
The mimes of 'Team France'

Around the world in 80 ends

PORT McNEILL-Broughton Curling Club hosts ladies bonspiel with an international theme

The mimes of 'Team France'
The Warriors' Eddie Walkus

Bulls break through in Walkus Memorial game

PORT HARDY-One goal enough as Port Hardy hockey squad snaps four-year winning streak of rival Warriors

The Warriors' Eddie Walkus
North Island Eagles atom Tristan Mardell

Eagles atoms tie, lose against Victoria

PORT McNEILL-Pair of no-goal calls Sunday lets visitors skate off with shutout win

North Island Eagles atom Tristan Mardell
The facade of St. Michael's Indian Residential School looms over Alert Bay on a clear winter day.

‘Namgis to raze St. Michael’s School

ALERT BAY—Healing, blessing ceremony to precede demolition of historic Indian Residential School building

The facade of St. Michael's Indian Residential School looms over Alert Bay on a clear winter day.

Port Alice lobbies MLA for high-speed internet, mental health access

PORT ALICE-Council addresses wait lists for internet, series of deaths in community during its regular meeting

Port Hardy to name street after Parnham

PORT HARDY—Former mayor recognized for her efforts on behalf of health care service prior to her death in 2014

North Island Eagles bantam Tanner Roberts

Slow start dooms bantams in loss

PORT HARDY—Eagles finish strong, but are unable to complete comeback from early deficit.

North Island Eagles bantam Tanner Roberts
This image of an alabaster nudibranch

Focusing on the big picture

Biologist hopes photography prize boosts awareness of fragility of ocean environment

This image of an alabaster nudibranch
Brooklyn Cox of Port Hardy carries a candle just after sunset during the 2014 Relay for Life in Port McNeill. The 2015 event moves to Port Hardy and will be shortened to six hours

Relay for Life goes big by downsizing

PORT HARDY-Annual fundraiser for Canadian Cancer Society slims down from 12 hours to six-hour event this spring

Brooklyn Cox of Port Hardy carries a candle just after sunset during the 2014 Relay for Life in Port McNeill. The 2015 event moves to Port Hardy and will be shortened to six hours
Tristan Mardell of the North Island Eagles tumbles over Nanaimo's Cole Libbus during their Division 3 game at Doug Bondue Arena in Port Alice Saturday

Wild atoms comeback falls short

PORT ALICE-Young Eagles hockey squad unable to recover from slow start against Nanaimo

Tristan Mardell of the North Island Eagles tumbles over Nanaimo's Cole Libbus during their Division 3 game at Doug Bondue Arena in Port Alice Saturday
Laura and Jason Evans of Port McNeill pose with their son

Baby jumps queue to become first of 2015

Port McNeill mom delivers two-pound, eight-ounce son 11 weeks early; baby doing fine in NICU

Laura and Jason Evans of Port McNeill pose with their son
The Fourth Betrayal is the second novel by Sointula author Bruce Burrows.

Put your trust in this ‘Betrayal’

Second novel by Sointula author Bruce Burrows is a political thriller drenched in humour and social commentary

The Fourth Betrayal is the second novel by Sointula author Bruce Burrows.

McNeill council votes to axe tax bylaw

PORT McNEILL-Tax collection regulations would be covered under the Community Charter; move follows legal review

Richard Mose of Port Hardy hits the water in the first jump of the annual Polar Bear Jump

Polar Bear jump kicks off New Year on North Island

PORT HARDY - Sixteen souls brave the chill of Hardy Bay in annual Lions Club sponsored event

Richard Mose of Port Hardy hits the water in the first jump of the annual Polar Bear Jump