Tyson Whitney

North Island Lanes in Port Hardy hosted the 32nd annual Vancouver Island 5 Pin Championships back in March of 2018. (North Island Gazette file photo)

North Island Lanes bowling alley reopens for business

COVID-19 has caused some issues for North Island Lanes, but the bowling alley has reopened.

North Island Lanes in Port Hardy hosted the 32nd annual Vancouver Island 5 Pin Championships back in March of 2018. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Port McNeill mayor Gaby Wickstrom. (Gaby Wickstrom photo)

Port McNeill mayor talks two years in office, ready to lay down concrete plans in 2021

Wickstrom believes the Official Community Plan will lead to big things for the town’s future.

Port McNeill mayor Gaby Wickstrom. (Gaby Wickstrom photo)
BCLC submitted photo

Million dollar lotto ticket bought in northern Vancouver Island set to expire in March

BCLC is encouraging players to check their tickets for the winning numbers: 19117903-02.

BCLC submitted photo
North Island Gazette file photo of Port Hardy council

Port Hardy council proclaims the last week of March ‘Bear Smart Week’

Council agreed to allocate $3,000 for funding towards ‘Bear Smart Week’ signage.

North Island Gazette file photo of Port Hardy council
Port Hardy mayor Dennis Dugas. (Dennis Dugas photo)

Port Hardy mayor talks two years in office, ready to move forward in 2021

Port Hardy mayor Dennis Dugas tackles a number of different topics in an interview with the Gazette.

Port Hardy mayor Dennis Dugas. (Dennis Dugas photo)
Black Press file photo

Investigation at burned Vancouver Island cabin reveals human remains

“it’s believed that the owner of an SUV vehicle found parked nearby is the deceased”

Black Press file photo
The Rein Forest Riders fence in Hyde Creek was damaged by a vehicle on the night of Jan. 15. (Lynn Iskra Facebook photo)

Port McNeill RCMP looking for suspect who damaged Rein Forest Riders property in Hyde Creek

“it’s certainly unfortunate, and it’s going to be a tough one because nobody saw anything.”

The Rein Forest Riders fence in Hyde Creek was damaged by a vehicle on the night of Jan. 15. (Lynn Iskra Facebook photo)
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If fish farms are phased out, what does the future hold for Port Hardy?

“I hate seeing the town I grew up in take serious economic damage”

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LETTER: Homelessness still a problem in Port Hardy

Dear editor, I have been watching the news and homelessness seems to…

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Creekside Apartment building. (Kimberley Kufaas Photography)

Half of the Creekside Apartment building reopens for tenants

Owners will be looking to rent out the other half of the building’s units tentatively by the spring.

Creekside Apartment building. (Kimberley Kufaas Photography)
Submitted photo of Town Park C Block apartment fire.

Apartment fire in Port Hardy forces residents to jump from building to save their lives

‘multiple people were transported to the hospital with injuries from falling’

Submitted photo of Town Park C Block apartment fire.
Black Press media file

RCMP catch alleged drunk driver

The driver provided breathalyzer samples in excess of 3.5 times the legal limit.

Black Press media file
The Port Alice Royal Canadian Legion building. (Port Alice Royal Canadian Legion Facebook photo)

Four local Legions nab federal support money

The Royal Canadian Legion received $14 million for disbursement to branches across Canada

The Port Alice Royal Canadian Legion building. (Port Alice Royal Canadian Legion Facebook photo)
Mount Cain

Mount Cain cancels ‘Cain Cup’ due to COVID-19 restrictions

‘It is unfortunate that we had to make this decision’

Mount Cain
The barge sank again on Jan. 8 and is still resting under water. (Bill McQuarrie photo)

UPDATE: Barge will stay under water in Port McNeill marina until February

The sunken barge was reported to Environment Canada.

The barge sank again on Jan. 8 and is still resting under water. (Bill McQuarrie photo)
Dwayne Buckle finished his 1,400 km “Hike for the Cure” on Sunday (Jan. 10) by walking down Highway 19 all the way to Carrot Park, and then jumping into the freezing cold Tsulquate ocean. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: Icy plunge marks end of Red Deer firefighter’s trek across B.C. for cancer

Dwayne Buckle completes 12-week march from Red Deer to Port Hardy

Dwayne Buckle finished his 1,400 km “Hike for the Cure” on Sunday (Jan. 10) by walking down Highway 19 all the way to Carrot Park, and then jumping into the freezing cold Tsulquate ocean. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Op-ed

Gardening critical for the new post-pandemic, climate change economy

The good thing about growing our own food is that it can be done organically.

Op-ed
Northisle Copper and Gold map photo

Northisle Copper and Gold sees bright future in 2021

Lee says they expect to continue to “accelerate our activities significantly” in 2021.

Northisle Copper and Gold map photo
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

Here’s five resolutions I want to accomplish in 2021

It’s that time of the year where everyone dedicates to becoming a better version of themselves.

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

Annual ‘Cain Cup’ competition returns to Mount Cain on Jan. 16

This year the skill hill is asking competitors register online so it can avoid registration line ups

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