Zoe Ducklow

PHSS File Photo

A nuisance of a bed bug found at PHSS

Parents warned, but reminded bugs are not a health risk

PHSS File Photo
Vancouver Isand North had zero new cases of COVID last week. (BCCDC map)

North Island back to zero new cases

Other Island regions not doing so well

Vancouver Isand North had zero new cases of COVID last week. (BCCDC map)
Stacked timber near Cluxewe beside Hwy 19. (Zoe Ducklow photo)

Forestry audit finds nothing wrong in the North Island and Central Coast operations

Forest Practices Board reviewed one year of activity in the 550,000 cubic meter region

Stacked timber near Cluxewe beside Hwy 19. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
As the Bighouse carving work nears completion, the team of eight artists — four masters and four local apprentices — are looking back over the enormous project, feeling grateful to have been part of it, and sad to see its end. Left to right: Junior Henderson, Talon George, Johnathan Henderson, Walter George, Jeremy Wamiss, Greg Henderson. (Zoe Ducklow photo)

Sisiyutł serpent ready for the new Bighouse

The triple-headed serpent is one of several intricate carvings artists have made for the Bighouse

As the Bighouse carving work nears completion, the team of eight artists — four masters and four local apprentices — are looking back over the enormous project, feeling grateful to have been part of it, and sad to see its end. Left to right: Junior Henderson, Talon George, Johnathan Henderson, Walter George, Jeremy Wamiss, Greg Henderson. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Island Health chief medical officer Dr. Richard Stanwick receives a first dose of Pfizer vaccine, Dec. 22, 2020. (B.C. government)

COVID-19: Vancouver Island in a January spike while B.C. cases decrease

Island’s top doc Dr. Stanwick breaks down the Island’s rising numbers

Island Health chief medical officer Dr. Richard Stanwick receives a first dose of Pfizer vaccine, Dec. 22, 2020. (B.C. government)
Dex needs surgery after breaking his paw in the panic caused by an apartment fire. (Submitted)

Dog needs surgery after apartment fire injury

A fundraiser has been started to contribute towards veterinarian costs

Dex needs surgery after breaking his paw in the panic caused by an apartment fire. (Submitted)
Vancouver Island North reported just two new cases last week. (BC CDC)

North Island holding COVID-19 mostly at bay

Just two new cases were confirmed last week

Vancouver Island North reported just two new cases last week. (BC CDC)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the legislature, Jan. 11, 2021. (B.C. government)

Vancouver Island smashes COVID-19 high: 47 new cases in a day

Blowing past previous records, Vancouver Island is not matching B.C.s downward trend

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the legislature, Jan. 11, 2021. (B.C. government)
Eighteen-year-old Aidan Webber died in a marine accident in 2019. He was a Canadian Junior BMX champion from Nanaimo. (Submitted)

Inadequate safety training a factor in teen BMX star’s workplace death in 2019

Aidan Webber was crushed by a barge at a fish farm near Port Hardy

Eighteen-year-old Aidan Webber died in a marine accident in 2019. He was a Canadian Junior BMX champion from Nanaimo. (Submitted)
Black Press file photo

Beloved secret cabin lost to fire

The trappers cabin was shared with locals, but kept mostly secret

Black Press file photo
Michelle Lau with donations that have already been contributed for families kept away from home due to the Town Park Apartments fire. (Zoe Ducklow Photo)

Fundraiser started for tenants left hanging after apartment fire

Tenants not allowed back in to get personal items, so in need of clothes, food, gift cards

Michelle Lau with donations that have already been contributed for families kept away from home due to the Town Park Apartments fire. (Zoe Ducklow Photo)
A mattress on fire gutted the second floor hallway at Town Park Apartments C-block Jan. 17. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue images)

‘Suspicious’ Port Hardy apartment fire could keep tenants out of their homes for months

A burning mattress created smoke and heat, causing several tenants to jump from windows

A mattress on fire gutted the second floor hallway at Town Park Apartments C-block Jan. 17. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue images)
District of Port Hardy considering allowing modular homes and short term rentals. (North Island Gazette File Photo)

Port Hardy considering short term vacation rentals and modular homes

Check out the online public hearing on Jan. 26

District of Port Hardy considering allowing modular homes and short term rentals. (North Island Gazette File Photo)
Chris Voller with Gwa’sala First Nation hereditary chief Willie Walkus at a farewell gathering for Voller. (Zoe Ducklow photo)

North Island First Nations nominate RCMP officer for Reconciliation Award

Chris Voller nominated for work in the community over past nine years

Chris Voller with Gwa’sala First Nation hereditary chief Willie Walkus at a farewell gathering for Voller. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Mackenzie Cox representing the first Black Shirt Day at North Island Secondary. (Zoe Ducklow Photo)

Port McNeill Grade 12 student observes Black Shirt Day for anti-racism

‘Wearing that colour T-shirt for that day is a commitment to show that we care.’

Mackenzie Cox representing the first Black Shirt Day at North Island Secondary. (Zoe Ducklow Photo)
Port Alice from the waterfront on a rainy day. (Zoë Ducklow photo)
Port Alice from the waterfront on a rainy day. (Zoë Ducklow photo)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Quatsino transitions to Red Phase COVID-19 response

‘Our culture teaches that when something happens we are still. Now is the time to be still.’

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Midsummer (A69) with her days-old baby Ne’nakw, entering the Broughton Archipelago via Fife Sound. (Jared Towers photo)

First orca baby of the year in B.C. named Ne’nakw

Mom and baby looked healthy when spotted this week off northern Vancouver Island

Midsummer (A69) with her days-old baby Ne’nakw, entering the Broughton Archipelago via Fife Sound. (Jared Towers photo)
Midsummer (A69) with her days-old baby, entering the Broughton Archipelago via Fife Sound, for her first time. (Jared Towers photo)

Orca pod returns to the Broughton Archipelago

The A5 pod brought a new calf to their former Broughton Archipelago winter hunting area

Midsummer (A69) with her days-old baby, entering the Broughton Archipelago via Fife Sound, for her first time. (Jared Towers photo)
Mary Cook was the first vaccine recipient in Alert Bay on Jan. 5, administered by ‘Namgis Community Health Nurse Nicole James. (Gina Wadhams photo)

First doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine administered to Alert Bay residents

‘I’m so excited. I almost cried taking these pictures.’

Mary Cook was the first vaccine recipient in Alert Bay on Jan. 5, administered by ‘Namgis Community Health Nurse Nicole James. (Gina Wadhams photo)