Tyson Whitney

The Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill. (Gate House Theatre photo)

Gate House Theatre is looking for new board members to join the team

You don’t have to live in Port McNeill to be a board member

The Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill. (Gate House Theatre photo)
Kwakiutl chief Calvin Hunt working on the 30-foot totem pole. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: Kwakiutl chief Calvin Hunt’s totem makes a statement on northern Vancouver Island

Kwakiutl chief Calvin Hunt’s latest totem pole is taking shape in the…

Kwakiutl chief Calvin Hunt working on the 30-foot totem pole. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Cpl. Martin Giguere visited the Port Hardy council chambers to deliver the RCMP’s second and third quarter crime statistics. (Screenshot from council meeting)

Crime stats: Alcohol fueled brawls in Port Hardy caused high assault numbers in second quarter

Cpl. Martin Giguere was on hand Oct. 12 to speak with mayor and council

Cpl. Martin Giguere visited the Port Hardy council chambers to deliver the RCMP’s second and third quarter crime statistics. (Screenshot from council meeting)
Soccer field and track. (Wagalus School Facebook photo)

Wagalus Elementary School to get a brand new soccer field and track

Construction will take place over the winter, with final seeding work scheduled for spring 2o22

Soccer field and track. (Wagalus School Facebook photo)
Port Hardy’s annual Pumpkin Patch Walk near the waterfront. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Port Hardy Rotary Club steps up to host in-person Pumpkin Patch Walk this season

The Pumpkin Patch Walk will start at Carrot Park on Nov. 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Port Hardy’s annual Pumpkin Patch Walk near the waterfront. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Tyson’s Thoughts is a column posted online at northislandgazette.com and in print on Wednesday’s. Have some thoughts about my thoughts? Email editor@northislandgazette.com

Wrestling is back at PHSS

I’m really excited to get back into teaching the youth all about my favourite sport

Tyson’s Thoughts is a column posted online at northislandgazette.com and in print on Wednesday’s. Have some thoughts about my thoughts? Email editor@northislandgazette.com
Trees down on the Frigon Road to Port Alice after a 2020 windstorm. (David Burnett | Facebook)

Severe windstorm forecast for Northern Vancouver Island

These winds may cause damage to exposed coastal sections

Trees down on the Frigon Road to Port Alice after a 2020 windstorm. (David Burnett | Facebook)
Blakely Devlin with her $1,755.60 raised for cancer research. (Rheanna Bedford photo)

Terry Fox inspires a new generation to raise funds for cancer research

Sea View Elementary School in Port Alice held its own Terry Fox Run

Blakely Devlin with her $1,755.60 raised for cancer research. (Rheanna Bedford photo)
Griffin Handley faces down a breakaway against the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Anthony Bucci Photography)

U18 North Island Eagles hit the ice for tiering games at the Chilton arena

Veteran Eagles netminder Griffin Handley got the start in the first game on the weekend

Griffin Handley faces down a breakaway against the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Anthony Bucci Photography)
Stan Hunt stands next to a recently painted 17-foot totem pole he carved with Mervyn Child and Ray Dickie. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: Kwakiutl artist Stan Hunt finishing up ‘retirement’ totem poles for new coast guard depot

Hunt is carving the totem poles side by side with Mervyn Child and Ray Dickie

Stan Hunt stands next to a recently painted 17-foot totem pole he carved with Mervyn Child and Ray Dickie. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Screenshot of Tri-Port Minor Hockey Association website.

Tri-Port Minor Hockey issues warning over abusive behaviour towards volunteers

Organization says there is no excuse for taking frustrations out on volunteers

Screenshot of Tri-Port Minor Hockey Association website.
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OPINION: Public schools need to reduce classroom sizes

The education system is crippled because it is still modelled after the ‘one-room schoolhouse’

Email your thoughts on this opinion piece to editor@northislandgazette.com and we will publish online and in print.
North Island Gazette file photo of Port McNeill council

Port McNeill council to resume in-person meetings at a larger venue

Port McNeill council debates going back to in-person meetings or continuing virtually

North Island Gazette file photo of Port McNeill council
Port Hardy Fire Rescue on scene at Highland Manor. (PHFR - Adam Harding photo)

Port Hardy Fire Rescue knocks down another late night apartment fire

Damage was limited mostly to the exterior of a single unit at Highland Manor

Port Hardy Fire Rescue on scene at Highland Manor. (PHFR - Adam Harding photo)
Kwakiutl chief Calvin Hunt working on the 30-foot totem pole. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: New Coast Guard station totem making a statement on the North Island

Kwakiutl chief Calvin Hunt’s latest pole is taking shape outside Port Hardy

Kwakiutl chief Calvin Hunt working on the 30-foot totem pole. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Kwakiutl Chief and Elder Rupert Wilson Sr. (Facebook photo)

Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs honours the passing of Kwakiutl Chief Rupert Wilson Sr.

UBCIC sends condolences to Rupert’s family, the community of Tsaxis, and the Kwakiutl Nation

Kwakiutl Chief and Elder Rupert Wilson Sr. (Facebook photo)
Tri-Band Truth and Reconciliation March. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: Tri-Bands ‘Truth and Reconciliation Day Every Child Matters March’ takes over Port Hardy

The Kwakiutl, Gwa-sala-‘Nakwax’daxw, and Quatsino First Nations hosted the ceremony together

Tri-Band Truth and Reconciliation March. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Dr. Prean Armogam has lived and worked in the Town of Port McNeill for the last 15 years. (Dr. Prean Armogam photo)

Veteran doctor says good progress being made in Port McNeill health transition

Dr. Pream Armogam plans to continue working in the community in a reduced role

Dr. Prean Armogam has lived and worked in the Town of Port McNeill for the last 15 years. (Dr. Prean Armogam photo)
Port Alice outages. (BC Hydro map)

Port Alice power outage caused by transmission circuit failure

The power is estimated to be turned back on by 12:15 a.m. tomorrow

Port Alice outages. (BC Hydro map)
BC Hydro is notifying North Island customers of a scheduled power outage that is set to occur on Oct. 4 at 10:00 p.m. (BC Hydro logo)

Planned power outage coming in early October for North Island

The power outage is scheduled to last from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

BC Hydro is notifying North Island customers of a scheduled power outage that is set to occur on Oct. 4 at 10:00 p.m. (BC Hydro logo)