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Island Health announces two doctors, new clinic space for Port McNeill

Island Health has leased space to use as an immediate clinic location to avert health crisis

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OPINION: New washrooms are a good thing for Port Hardy

District staff should be praised for their efforts in sucessfully applying for the grant funding

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
A boat caught on fire this morning (May 11) in Port Hardy. (Adam Harding/Port Hardy Fire Rescue Facebook photo)

Fishing boat catches fire in Port Hardy, owner’s quick thinking puts out flames

The incident is a good reminder to always have a working fire extinguisher onboard your boat

A boat caught on fire this morning (May 11) in Port Hardy. (Adam Harding/Port Hardy Fire Rescue Facebook photo)
The medical clinic building in Port McNeill. (Bill McQuarrie photo)

Medical clinic gives update on health care in Port McNeill

The town appears to be ‘closer to a new and sustainable medical model for our town’

The medical clinic building in Port McNeill. (Bill McQuarrie photo)
New electric buses are coming to school districts. (Submitted photo)

New electric school buses will drive North Island forward

Travel on electric school buses is smoother, quieter, and healthier than traditional diesel buses

New electric buses are coming to school districts. (Submitted photo)
Opening ceremony in remembrance of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Awareness Day hosted by Quatsino First Nation. (Quatsino First Nation Facebook video screenshot)

VIDEO: Quatsino First Nation goes live for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Day

May 5 is when the message behind all the red dresses hanging comes into sharpest focus

Opening ceremony in remembrance of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Awareness Day hosted by Quatsino First Nation. (Quatsino First Nation Facebook video screenshot)
Vancouver Island’s north west coast has several long inlets, and emergency planners want to know whether they’ll amplify or dissipate a tsunami. (SRD Image)
Vancouver Island’s north west coast has several long inlets, and emergency planners want to know whether they’ll amplify or dissipate a tsunami. (SRD Image)
North Island Gazette file photo of Port Hardy council.

Port Hardy council to send RCMP officer a letter of congratulations

Mayor Dennis Dugas said Corp. Chris Voller ‘obviously earned it and he did a great job up here’

North Island Gazette file photo of Port Hardy council.
Renovations are underway at the Old Schoolhouse as Cafe Guido gets ready to turn it into the Copper & Kelp Market. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Cafe Guido purchases ‘dying’ Old Schoolhouse store to save it from extinction

After purchasing it they decided to give it a new name, coming up with ‘The Copper & Kelp Market’

Renovations are underway at the Old Schoolhouse as Cafe Guido gets ready to turn it into the Copper & Kelp Market. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
A wolf was seen in a resident’s backyard in Port Hardy. (Al Dodd photo)

Conservation officers awaiting reports of wolves at the door in Port Hardy

Wildlife officials need more direct concrete information before reacting, as social media buzzes

A wolf was seen in a resident’s backyard in Port Hardy. (Al Dodd photo)
Gourmet donuts made by Jesus Poem and Athena Guy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Italian gourmet donuts a hit in the North Island

Poem said the feedback on the gourmet donuts has been fantastic

Gourmet donuts made by Jesus Poem and Athena Guy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Port Hardy’s Director of Recreation Tanya Kaul talks recreation stats. (Tanya Kaul photo)

Port Hardy recreation statistics show growth during COVID-19 pandemic

The District of Port Hardy’s recreation statistics for January-March of 2021 are…

Port Hardy’s Director of Recreation Tanya Kaul talks recreation stats. (Tanya Kaul photo)
The new bridge in Cape Scott Park will again provide access to spectacular hiking destinations like Nels Bight.
The new bridge in Cape Scott Park will again provide access to spectacular hiking destinations like Nels Bight.
The Fort Rupert Curling Club. (North Island Gazette file photo)

COVID-19: Curling club’s bills to be paid by District of Port Hardy

The COVID-19 Restart Fund is intended to ensure that there is a smooth recovery

The Fort Rupert Curling Club. (North Island Gazette file photo)
The new bridge on the Cape Scott Trail. (Cape Scott Park and North Coast Trail Facebook photo)
The new bridge on the Cape Scott Trail. (Cape Scott Park and North Coast Trail Facebook photo)
This vacuum sealed package of MDMA was mailed to a Port Hardy family back in February along with a happy birthsay card signed by a Russian composer who died in 1924. (Twyla Mclachlan photo)

Mysterious package sent to Port Hardy family by dead Russian composer stuffed with Ecstasy

Police confirm powder sent from Europe along with ‘Happy Birthday’ wishes was MDMA

This vacuum sealed package of MDMA was mailed to a Port Hardy family back in February along with a happy birthsay card signed by a Russian composer who died in 1924. (Twyla Mclachlan photo)
North Island Gazette file photo of Port Hardy council.

Port Hardy council agrees to have lines painted at Fort Rupert school

‘Anything that we do for the community, we typically do through the grant in aid budget.’

North Island Gazette file photo of Port Hardy council.
MHRP North Island logo

Y Mind Teen program coming for North Island youth

The Y Mind Teen program was created by psychotherapists and mindfulness practitioners.

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The Women’s Auxiliary Thrift Store has abruptly closed for one month. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Women’s Auxiliary Thrift Store has abruptly closed for one month

“Do NOT LEAVE any donations at the front or back door.”

The Women’s Auxiliary Thrift Store has abruptly closed for one month. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Galatea Turner’s COVID safe lemonade stand. (Chelsey-Lynn Parker photo)

Port McNeill youth sells lemonade over sunny weekend

“she loved how many smiles she created in this community”

Galatea Turner’s COVID safe lemonade stand. (Chelsey-Lynn Parker photo)