Tyson Whitney

A beautiful sunny afternoon showcasing Mount Cain in all its glory. (Kimberley Kufaas Photography)

Mount Cain gets grant funding to construct new day lodge

The North Island ski hill has been awarded $874,000.

A beautiful sunny afternoon showcasing Mount Cain in all its glory. (Kimberley Kufaas Photography)
Courtney Oblenda Johnny photo

VIDEO: North Islanders celebrate ‘winter wonderland’ Family Day weekend

Check out these fantastic photos of North Islanders enjoying the snow during Family Day weekend.

Courtney Oblenda Johnny photo
Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo

Port Hardy Fire Rescue raising funds virtually for the BC Lung Association

Port Hardy Fire Rescue firefighters are pushing their fitness through the month of February.

Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo
Tyson

Tyson’s Thoughts: COVID-19

COVID-19 has taken hostage everything that we enjoy and forced us all into a bubble.

Tyson
View of the Village of Port Alice from the Frigon Islands. (Debra Lynn photo)

Quiet year for crime in Port Alice

In total, there were 238 files opened for the entire year.

View of the Village of Port Alice from the Frigon Islands. (Debra Lynn photo)
Chuck the squirrel lives at Bear Cove. (Bear Cove terminal/BC Ferries photo)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Meet Chuck the squirrel

The BC Ferries crew at Bear Cove named Chuck for his uncanny ability to throw pinecones at them.

Chuck the squirrel lives at Bear Cove. (Bear Cove terminal/BC Ferries photo)
The Port McNeill Medical Clinic has lost another doctor. (Port McNeill Medical Clinic photo)

Departing doctor cuts Port McNeill staffing in half, raises questions about clinic’s future

What does the future hold for healthcare in Port McNeill?

The Port McNeill Medical Clinic has lost another doctor. (Port McNeill Medical Clinic photo)
The Old School building in Port McNeill. (North Island Gazette file photo)

POLL QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What should Port McNeill do with the Old School building?

Vote now and have your say on the future of the Old School building in Port McNeill.

The Old School building in Port McNeill. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Black Press media file

Crime stats: Port Hardy sees decrease in RCMP files opened in 2020

“We’re still as busy as we were”

Black Press media file
The potentially illicit substance found in the package. (Twyla Mclachlan photo)

Mysterious package sent to Port Hardy family

“We don’t know if its drugs or bath powder or what it is — The substance is being tested”

The potentially illicit substance found in the package. (Twyla Mclachlan photo)
Mowi Canada West salmon farm. (Mowi photo)

Salmon farming exec says feds left the North Island on the hook with no safety net

“Quite possibly the most impactful, careless, reckless, thoughtless, decision that I have ever seen”

Mowi Canada West salmon farm. (Mowi photo)
Port McNeill Fire Rescue logo

False fire call made by child in Port McNeill

‘No signs of fire were found in our search so we believe it was a prank call’

Port McNeill Fire Rescue logo
The Kyle Scow Memorial (KSM) Skatepark was originally built in 2003 thanks to over three years of fundraising from the Port Hardy Skateboard Club, $20,000 dollars from the Rotary Club of Port Hardy, and donations made from local business owners to help cover the shortfalls. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Question of the week poll: Does Port Hardy need a brand new skatepark?

What do you think about building a new skatepark for Port Hardy? Vote now.

The Kyle Scow Memorial (KSM) Skatepark was originally built in 2003 thanks to over three years of fundraising from the Port Hardy Skateboard Club, $20,000 dollars from the Rotary Club of Port Hardy, and donations made from local business owners to help cover the shortfalls. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Black Press media file

Major crime unit investigating homicide in Sayward

A Sayward man was initially taken into custody and has been released as the investigation continues.

Black Press media file
Tanya Kaul is Port Hardy's new director of recreation. (Tanya Kaul photo)

Meet Port Hardy’s new director of recreation

“I love the outdoors and I’m here to promote healthy lifestyles.”

Tanya Kaul is Port Hardy's new director of recreation. (Tanya Kaul photo)
Black Press file photo

QUESTION OF THE WEEK POLL: Should B.C. fish farms be moved on land?

Should B.C. fish farms be moved on land?

Black Press file photo
North Island Gazette file photo from FILOMI Days 2019, pre-covid.

FILOMI Days 2021 unlikely to happen, says Port Hardy mayor

FILOMI Days commemorates the fishing, logging, and mining industries that helped build the town.

North Island Gazette file photo from FILOMI Days 2019, pre-covid.
A Tri-Port Wild player gets her gear checked out before hitting the ice. (Nicki Ranger photo)

Port Hardy minor hockey holds safety week to help teach youth about their gear

Gear checks can be a component of game or tournament play in the older divisions.

A Tri-Port Wild player gets her gear checked out before hitting the ice. (Nicki Ranger photo)
A screenshot of NDP MP Rachel Blaney in the House of Commons speaking during questions and comments period, June 28, 2018.

North Island-Powell River MP wants dental care to be covered for everyone

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney is speaking out on dental care.

A screenshot of NDP MP Rachel Blaney in the House of Commons speaking during questions and comments period, June 28, 2018.
NI Gazette

EDITORIAL: More recreation is always a good thing

Hiring a rec director is a fantastic step forward for Port Hardy.

NI Gazette