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Adult literacy program will help people build skills to succeed

MLA Michele Babchuk says people in the North Island will have more…

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Port Hardy RCMP confirm no shots were fired last night during apprehension of suspect

The suspect was promptly arrested, although there was no firearm or other weapon located

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Overnight service interruptions scheduled for Cormorant Island Community Health Centre

The emergency department will be closed from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. between Aug. 2 and Aug. 16

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Convicted sex offender charged with indecent acts in Port Hardy

Richard Overton has been charged with three counts of indecent act

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Pete Nelson-Smith shakes hands with Zeballos Mayor Julie Colborne. (Village of Zeballos photo)

Zeballos appoints new Chief Administrative Officer

Nelson-Smith was previously the CAO for the Town of Port McNeill for roughly the last five years

Pete Nelson-Smith shakes hands with Zeballos Mayor Julie Colborne. (Village of Zeballos photo)
Amber Barton in Meditation. (Debra Lynn photo)

BC Movement Arts: Hieroglyphics and gadgetry

The audience seemed delightedly surprised by what they had just watched

Amber Barton in Meditation. (Debra Lynn photo)
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LETTER: Health care in the North Island matters

Dear Editor, I have been advocating for more government funding for family…

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Port McNeill Hospital. (Gazette file photo)

North Island hospitals’ emergency departments temporarily closed over the weekend

Island Health acknowledged that this is not an ideal situation for the communities

Port McNeill Hospital. (Gazette file photo)
Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw First Nation’s groundbreaking ceremony for the Gukwdzi (Bighouse) project on the Tsulquate Reserve. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

North Island First Nation breaks ground on Bighouse, signs historic Memorandum of Understanding

The Gukwdzi Project was made possible thanks to the Government of Canada funding $8.9 million

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw First Nation’s groundbreaking ceremony for the Gukwdzi (Bighouse) project on the Tsulquate Reserve. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
The Hyde Creek Music Festival made its return this year on July 2 with a great lineup of bands and some warm weather. See more photos on page nine. (Debra Lynn photo)

Hyde Creek Music Festival returned for some fun in the sun

The music festival was held July 2 and saw sunny weather all day

The Hyde Creek Music Festival made its return this year on July 2 with a great lineup of bands and some warm weather. See more photos on page nine. (Debra Lynn photo)
Hyde Creek firefighter Patrick Donaghy was awarded for 25 years of service. (Hyde Creek Volunteer Fire Department Facebook photo)

Hyde Creek firefighter honoured for 25 years of service

Hyde Creek fire department practices Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m.

Hyde Creek firefighter Patrick Donaghy was awarded for 25 years of service. (Hyde Creek Volunteer Fire Department Facebook photo)
Pride parade rides through Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Port Hardy celebrates Pride month on the weekend with parades and park festivities

Since 2016, the entire month of June has been declared Pride month in Canada

Pride parade rides through Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Port Hardy Secondary School student Grant Joseph speaks to the crowd at the totem pole unveiling. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Port Hardy Secondary School totem pole unveiled on National Indigenous Peoples Day

The pole was finished last year, but the unveiling was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Port Hardy Secondary School student Grant Joseph speaks to the crowd at the totem pole unveiling. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
The entrance to the Port Hardy swimming pool. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

New timeline announced for the reopening of the District of Port Hardy’s swimming pool

The mayor stated he is confident they will be able to finish the project by the end of the timeline

The entrance to the Port Hardy swimming pool. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Port McNeill U12 Girls. (Submitted photo)

Port Hardy’s Aftershock soccer tourney makes triumphant return to the pitch

The Aftershock youth soccer tournament made a triumphant return to Port Hardy…

Port McNeill U12 Girls. (Submitted photo)
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Port McNeill is looking for volunteers for Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee

Councillor Derek Koel will be serving as the council liaison for the committee

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Fortress with Livona Ellis and Rebecca Margolick. (Debra Lynn photo)

BC Movement Arts Society puts on ‘Orwellian’ Dance performance

The evening was a dystopian commentary about our existence, but one that was masterfully done

Fortress with Livona Ellis and Rebecca Margolick. (Debra Lynn photo)
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Chief Administrative Officer position is now vacant in the Town of Port McNeill

Pete Nelson-Smith had been working for the Town of Port McNeill since 2016

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An Indigenous blessing ceremony was held at Port Hardy’s new airport terminal building on Friday, May 27. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Port Hardy’s brand new airport terminal is now open to the public

Mayor Dennis Dugas said council is excited that the new airport terminal is finally ready

An Indigenous blessing ceremony was held at Port Hardy’s new airport terminal building on Friday, May 27. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Laura Chilson gives a lecture during Ms. Wold’s Science 10 class at North Island Secondary School. (Submitted photo)

VIU grad returns to North Island to inspire science class students at local high schools

Laura Chilson graduated from Port Hardy Secondary School back in 2017

Laura Chilson gives a lecture during Ms. Wold’s Science 10 class at North Island Secondary School. (Submitted photo)