Tyson Whitney

Port Hardy Rotary Christmas Float. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Rotary float returns to Port Hardy to spread much needed Christmas cheer

The Christmas Cheer Float is a festively decorated full-size semi-tractor.

Port Hardy Rotary Christmas Float. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Port McNeill RCMP will be holding the sixth annual Cram the Cruiser fundraiser Dec. 6 in the IGA parking lot from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Port McNeill RCMP photo)

Cram the Cruiser is returning to Port McNeill in December

This is the sixth year the fundraiser has been held in the North Island.

Port McNeill RCMP will be holding the sixth annual Cram the Cruiser fundraiser Dec. 6 in the IGA parking lot from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Port McNeill RCMP photo)
PROFILE PHOTO COURTESY OF KIMBERLEY KUFAAS PHOTOGRAPHY 
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Reliving memories of past glory on the mats

My Facebook memories reminded me of an important milestone in my previous athletic career.

PROFILE PHOTO COURTESY OF KIMBERLEY KUFAAS PHOTOGRAPHY 
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
The North Island U11 Eagles hold their sticks in the air after winning an exhibition game over the Comox Valley B Chiefs in early November. (Submitted photo)

COVID-19: Vancouver Island minor hockey cancels all games until December

“We have had an increasing number of teams who are reluctant to travel…”

The North Island U11 Eagles hold their sticks in the air after winning an exhibition game over the Comox Valley B Chiefs in early November. (Submitted photo)
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More flexible bus services are needed for the North Islanders who have to travel down island

Dear editor, I am a senior living on Malcolm Island. At times,…

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Trees downed on the Frigon Road to Port Alice. (David Burnett | Facebook)

North Island areas still without power thanks to windstorm

Crews made progress through the evening as they continued restoration efforts.

Trees downed on the Frigon Road to Port Alice. (David Burnett | Facebook)
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Tri-Port house league hockey weekend results

It was another action packed weekend of exciting house league minor hockey games last weekend.

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U11 Eagles talk with the coaching staff before their game against Comox. (Submitted photo)

North Island Eagles continue to rack up big wins

All four North Island Eagles rep hockey teams played games on the weekend.

U11 Eagles talk with the coaching staff before their game against Comox. (Submitted photo)
Pierre Schryer. (Submitted photo)

Accomplished celtic fiddle player coming to Gate House Theatre

Pierre Schryer is one of Canada’s leading traditional fiddlers.

Pierre Schryer. (Submitted photo)
Track COVID-19 in the North Island health region online. (Black Press file photo)

Here’s how to track all the COVID-19 cases in the North Island region

Learn how to track cases in your region online.

Track COVID-19 in the North Island health region online. (Black Press file photo)
The North Island Atom Eagles won on Saturday against the Comox Valley B Chiefs at the Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena in Port Hardy. (Submitted photo)

North Island Eagles hit the ice for exhibition play to kickoff season

The U11 (atoms) and the U18 (midgets) rep teams played on home ice this weekend.

The North Island Atom Eagles won on Saturday against the Comox Valley B Chiefs at the Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena in Port Hardy. (Submitted photo)
Port Hardy U14 vs. Port McNeill U14. (Submitted photo)

House league hockey is back at the North Island rinks for another season

First games of the season were played Nov. 7.

Port Hardy U14 vs. Port McNeill U14. (Submitted photo)
Byng Road was shut down due to a motor vehicle incident Monday night. (Maurice Wadhams / Facebook photo)

UPDATE: No tickets issued by Port Hardy RCMP after motor vehicle incident on Byng Road

Port Hardy Fire Rescue, RCMP, and emergency personnel were all on scene.

Byng Road was shut down due to a motor vehicle incident Monday night. (Maurice Wadhams / Facebook photo)
The Port Alice Health Centre. (Debra Lynn photo)

Nurse shortage forced Port Alice Health Centre to close all day on Nov. 7

Island Health sincerely apologized for any inconvenience.

The Port Alice Health Centre. (Debra Lynn photo)
The entrance to the Port Hardy aquatic centre. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Port Hardy aquatic centre’s Dry-O-Tron is in need of fixing

Port Hardy council approved spending $8,000 from general surplus for repairs.

The entrance to the Port Hardy aquatic centre. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Port Hardy mayor Dennis Dugas receives the first poppy of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Port Hardy poppy campaign. Right, Port McNeill mayor Gaby Wickstrom receives the first poppy of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Port McNeill poppy campaign. (District of Port Hardy Facebook photo/Gaby Wickstrom Facebook photo)

A father’s service: memories of dad hit close to home on Remembrance Day

North Island mayors reflect on how the war shaped their fathers, and in turn themselves.

Port Hardy mayor Dennis Dugas receives the first poppy of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Port Hardy poppy campaign. Right, Port McNeill mayor Gaby Wickstrom receives the first poppy of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Port McNeill poppy campaign. (District of Port Hardy Facebook photo/Gaby Wickstrom Facebook photo)
The semi-truck laying on its side after the crash. (Port McNeill RCMP photo)

Update: Semi-truck crash near Woss remains under investigation by the Port McNeill RCMP

The vehicle was travelling northbound when it entered the southbound ditch.

The semi-truck laying on its side after the crash. (Port McNeill RCMP photo)
Fireworks over the Port Hardy sign during FILOMI days. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

13 fireworks permits issued by the District of Port Hardy for Halloween night

Social media was lit up with numerous complaints about fireworks being set off in the North Island.

Fireworks over the Port Hardy sign during FILOMI days. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Gazette hamper fund

Gazette Christmas Hamper Fund: Times have changed, but the need has not

This year hampers will be delivered/picked up on Saturday, December 12th, starting at 10 a.m.

Gazette hamper fund
Highway 19 is closed near Woss. (Rick Meek photo/Road Conditions Northern Vancouver Island Facebook group)

UPDATE: Highway 19 back to regular traffic near Woss

Drive BC says Highway 19 north of Woss is now back to…

Highway 19 is closed near Woss. (Rick Meek photo/Road Conditions Northern Vancouver Island Facebook group)