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North Island MLA Michele Babchuk and her Constituency Assistant Fred Robertson stopped in at the North Island Gazette building for an interview. Babchuk's North Island office is located at the old Robert Scott School. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

MLA Michele Babchuk talks all things North Island

Babchuk was elected to office in October of last year

North Island MLA Michele Babchuk and her Constituency Assistant Fred Robertson stopped in at the North Island Gazette building for an interview. Babchuk's North Island office is located at the old Robert Scott School. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
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Port Hardy Minor Hockey Association talks upcoming 2021-2022 season

PHMHA is taking applications for coaches, assistant coaches, and youth on-ice mentors

Port Hardy Hawks logo
BC Hydro file photo

BC Hydro crews go to work during North Island’s all-day planned power outage

BC Hydro used two helicopters and two-eight person crews to complete the structure replacements

BC Hydro file photo
An aerial view of Kyuquot. (Photo courtesy, Walters Cove Resort)

‘Very old’ human remains discovered by beach cleanup crew in Kyuquot

BC Coroners Service handling case, with assistance from Port McNeill RCMP

An aerial view of Kyuquot. (Photo courtesy, Walters Cove Resort)
North Island MLA Michele Babchuk visited the Hardy Bay Senior Citizens Centre on Tuesday, July 13 for an informal chat. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

North Island MLA meets with Hardy Bay Senior Citizens Society

Rosaline Glynn, president of the society, said the visit went fantastic

North Island MLA Michele Babchuk visited the Hardy Bay Senior Citizens Centre on Tuesday, July 13 for an informal chat. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Sagel Wilson wins first ever North Island minor hockey award. (Submitted photo)

Port Hardy local earns first ever VIAHA youth volunteer award

Player, mentor and coach Sagel Wilson earned a new award from VIAHA

Sagel Wilson wins first ever North Island minor hockey award. (Submitted photo)
The Village of Port Alice. (Debra Lynn photo)

Port Alice RCMP ask for the public’s help in retrieving a stolen telescope

The Port Alice RCMP are reminding the public to lock up and secure valuable items

The Village of Port Alice. (Debra Lynn photo)
St. Michaels residential school before it was torn down in 2015. (J.R. Rardon photo)

‘Namgis First Nation to look for unmarked burial grounds in Alert Bay

On Vancouver Island, there are 202 children known to have died at five residential schools

St. Michaels residential school before it was torn down in 2015. (J.R. Rardon photo)
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Port Hardy councillor responds to skatepark article Facebook comments

‘Communities with a smaller tax base are not able to take on larger projects without support’

Email letters to the editor to editor@northislandgazette.com and we will publish online and in print.
File photo of the “T” intersection on Highway 19 and Campbell Way in Port McNeill. (Google Images)

2 vehicle collision at the ‘T’ intersection sends one to hospital with minor injuries

There were no drugs or alcohol involved in the accident

File photo of the “T” intersection on Highway 19 and Campbell Way in Port McNeill. (Google Images)
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Supplying alcohol to minors is an increasing issue in Port Hardy

‘We are a small, tight knit community and these issues need to be dealt with accordingly’

Black Press file photo
Hardy Bay Senior Citizen’s president Rosaline Glynn is handed a cheque for $8,000 from Gene Cadwallader, president of Keltic Seafoods, to cover the remaining costs for building a new roof at the seniors’ centre. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Another big donation comes in for seniors centre new roof project

Keltic Seafoods handed over an $8,000 donation to Rosaline Glynn

Hardy Bay Senior Citizen’s president Rosaline Glynn is handed a cheque for $8,000 from Gene Cadwallader, president of Keltic Seafoods, to cover the remaining costs for building a new roof at the seniors’ centre. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
The KSM Skatepark in Port Hardy. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Port Hardy skatepark grant funding declined by government

Coun. Fred Robertson said that any plans to build a brand new skatepark are ‘probably on hold’

The KSM Skatepark in Port Hardy. (North Island Gazette file photo)
The Northern Expedition docked in Port Hardy. (Zoe Ducklow photo)

Northern Expedition needs extensive repairs, will be out of action till August

There’s going to be a change in ferry service this summer

The Northern Expedition docked in Port Hardy. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
The site in front of Port Hardy Secondary School where the 40-foot totem pole will be raised. (PHSS photo)

PHSS postpones totem pole raising until the fall

‘We hope that we will be able to have a full gathering to celebrate at that time’

The site in front of Port Hardy Secondary School where the 40-foot totem pole will be raised. (PHSS photo)
The sun over Woss on Monday. (Luke Rushton photo)

Resident says Woss unofficially broke Vancouver Island temperature record

Woss resident Luke Rushton was keeping a close eye on the tiny hamlet’s weather station

The sun over Woss on Monday. (Luke Rushton photo)
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Pride society hosts vehicle procession through the streets of Port Hardy

It is important to acknowledge LGBTQ2S+ history

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BC Hydro photo

North Island rides out hottest day of the year with a 21-hour power outage

Olynyk added the damage to the transmission pole was not caused by heat

BC Hydro photo
Blueprints for the seniors housing project in Port Hardy. (North Island Seniors Housing Foundation photo)
Blueprints for the seniors housing project in Port Hardy. (North Island Seniors Housing Foundation photo)
James Walkus presents a $10,000 cheque to Hardy Bay Senior Citizens Centre president Rosaline Glynn on Tuesday, June 22. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Another $10,000 donation made to the Hardy Bay Senior Citizens Centre

The new roof for the seniors centre is estimated to cost around $27,000 total

James Walkus presents a $10,000 cheque to Hardy Bay Senior Citizens Centre president Rosaline Glynn on Tuesday, June 22. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)