Zoe Ducklow

Former professional practices lawyer suspended for faking expense claims. (File photo)

B.C. lawyer overseeing professional standards at society suspended for faking expense claims

He had previously been the Manager for Professional Conduct

Former professional practices lawyer suspended for faking expense claims. (File photo)
This bobcat got stuck to the traintrack in below freezing temperatures in Trail, B.C. A quick thinking train conductor freed it with warm water. (Coby Reid/Facebook)

Bobcat frozen to train track near Trail rescued by a train conductor

Below freezing temperatures in B.C. caused the wild cat to get stuck

This bobcat got stuck to the traintrack in below freezing temperatures in Trail, B.C. A quick thinking train conductor freed it with warm water. (Coby Reid/Facebook)
A joint investigation led to the arrest of a B.C. man, accused of making and sharing pornographic images of his daughter. (Stock photo)

B.C. father charged with child pornography involving daughter

A joint investigation led to the 37-year-old’s arrest on Feb. 8

A joint investigation led to the arrest of a B.C. man, accused of making and sharing pornographic images of his daughter. (Stock photo)
Coyote sightings are not uncommon, but attacks on humans are. (BP File Photo)

Runners and pets fall target to coyotes, cougars in Lower Mainland

An unprecedented number of joggers have been attacked by coyotes this winter

Coyote sightings are not uncommon, but attacks on humans are. (BP File Photo)
Gas prices seen in Kelowna on Feb. 18, 2020. (Phil McLachlan – Kelowna Capital News)

Gas prices in parts of B.C. could reach $1.70 per litre by summer, analyst predicts

This week’s wholesale increase was caused by the deep cold in Texas and central U.S.

Gas prices seen in Kelowna on Feb. 18, 2020. (Phil McLachlan – Kelowna Capital News)
The Mars Perseverance Rover is roughly the size of an SUV, equipped with exploratory instruments and new oxygen-producing technology. (NASA image)

LIVE: You can watch NASA’s Rover landing on Mars today

NASA’s Perseverance rover is looking for signs of ancient life, and testing oxygen technology

The Mars Perseverance Rover is roughly the size of an SUV, equipped with exploratory instruments and new oxygen-producing technology. (NASA image)
UBC RCMP issued four fines for breaking public health orders over the Family Day long weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Partiers at UBC fined $5K for breaking COVID-19 health orders

University RCMP issued the fines over the Family Day weekend

UBC RCMP issued four fines for breaking public health orders over the Family Day long weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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)

Tsunami awareness survey for northwest Vancouver Island underway

Emergency planners want to know what you know about the tsunami risk

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)
Eric Hjorliefson, Mark Abma and Chris Rubens climb for their powder on Mount Cain. (Matchstick Productions image)

Mount Cain documentary eye-candy for powder lovers

Filmed before COVID, film hearkens back to crowded fires and mask-free life

Eric Hjorliefson, Mark Abma and Chris Rubens climb for their powder on Mount Cain. (Matchstick Productions image)
Alert Bay Mayor Dennis Buchanan. (Submitted)

Q&A: Mayor Dennis Buchanan proud of how Alert Bay handled COVID outbreak

Successful response all due to great cooperation, he said

Alert Bay Mayor Dennis Buchanan. (Submitted)
Apartments in Port Hardy. (Zoë Ducklow photo)

True extent of homelessness on North Island unknown

Mt. Waddington Health Network prepping a survey to get the full picture

Apartments in Port Hardy. (Zoë Ducklow photo)
Patrick Donaghy showing off the bio-cover over the old landfill. The rudimentary compost is made of scrap wood and biosolids from wastewater. It saves 1,000 tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere each year. (Zoë Ducklow photo)

7 Mile wants to upgrade, make way for kitchen compost

RDMW applied for funding to improve organic waste management

Patrick Donaghy showing off the bio-cover over the old landfill. The rudimentary compost is made of scrap wood and biosolids from wastewater. It saves 1,000 tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere each year. (Zoë Ducklow photo)
It started with a broken window, and when that wasn’t fixed promptly, people started breaking in and trashed the apartment. The tenant was out of town, as was the building owner (Zoe Ducklow photo)

Infamous Highland Manor sold to Creekside owners

New owners promise to improve living standards in the run-down apartment

It started with a broken window, and when that wasn’t fixed promptly, people started breaking in and trashed the apartment. The tenant was out of town, as was the building owner (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Kevin Cameron photo
Mayor Kevin Cameron looks back over his two years in office, and head to 2021. (Submitted)

Port Alice mayor talks two years in office

Tourism and outdoor activities are the way to go, he said

Kevin Cameron photo
Mayor Kevin Cameron looks back over his two years in office, and head to 2021. (Submitted)
Two maps from BC CDC showing new cases for last week, and cumulative cases for the last 13 months. (BC CDC)

North Island at zero cases and holding

Rest of Vancouver Island still showing increases

Two maps from BC CDC showing new cases for last week, and cumulative cases for the last 13 months. (BC CDC)
The house at 5700 Goletas Way in Port Hardy (Realtor.ca image)

Five most expensive North Island real estate listings

Roundup of luxe properties for sale on the North Island

The house at 5700 Goletas Way in Port Hardy (Realtor.ca image)
The bumper crop of spuds donated by a local farmer. (Sandra Daniels photo)
The bumper crop of spuds donated by a local farmer. (Sandra Daniels photo)
Latoya Wiks is making life as normal as possible for her five kids, but having everyone share one crowded room is stressful. Pictured with baby Tobias and three-year-old Novah. (Zoe Ducklow photo)

Families displaced by fire still looking for housing

The suspicious January fire dispossessed 15 families in Port Hardy

Latoya Wiks is making life as normal as possible for her five kids, but having everyone share one crowded room is stressful. Pictured with baby Tobias and three-year-old Novah. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
A group standing on the old B.C. Packers’ wharf waiting for the steamer to come in circa 1940’s. (Image courtesy of the Alert Bay Public Library and Museums)

Village of Alert Bay turning 75 years old

Village was the North Island’s main hub for much of the 1900s

A group standing on the old B.C. Packers’ wharf waiting for the steamer to come in circa 1940’s. (Image courtesy of the Alert Bay Public Library and Museums)
North Island Gazette file photo of municipal hall sign.

Muted response to vacation rental public hearing

Only two residents submitted comment for council’s consideration

North Island Gazette file photo of municipal hall sign.