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PROFILE PHOTO COURTESY OF KIMBERELY KUFAAS PHOTOGRAPHY Sports Talk with Tyson is a column exclusively here at the North Island Gazette that covers all things sports related in the North Island. Have some thoughts about Sports Talk with Tyson? Email a letter to editor@northislandgazette.com and we will publish it online and in print.

Sports Talk with Tyson: Winning isn’t everything

“regardless of the outcome, I gave everything I had and I left it all on the mats.”

PROFILE PHOTO COURTESY OF KIMBERELY KUFAAS PHOTOGRAPHY Sports Talk with Tyson is a column exclusively here at the North Island Gazette that covers all things sports related in the North Island. Have some thoughts about Sports Talk with Tyson? Email a letter to editor@northislandgazette.com and we will publish it online and in print.
Bradshaw’s Photo Highlight: Waulkwass River

Bradshaw’s Photo Highlight: Waulkwass River

A kingfisher and some trumpeter swans came by close enough to get a few shots.

  • Feb 21, 2020
Bradshaw’s Photo Highlight: Waulkwass River
Hundreds of demonstrators block access to the BC Legislature in Victoria on Feb. 11, 2020 in support of the First Nations hereditary chiefs who are fighting a natural gas pipeline in northern B.C. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

B.C. VIEWS: Inaction on pipeline protests not a viable response

Columnist Frank Bucholtz on how the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute got so bad

Hundreds of demonstrators block access to the BC Legislature in Victoria on Feb. 11, 2020 in support of the First Nations hereditary chiefs who are fighting a natural gas pipeline in northern B.C. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
PROFILE PHOTO COURTESY OF KIMBERELY KUFAAS PHOTOGRAPHY                                Sports Talk with Tyson is a column exclusively here at the North Island Gazette that covers all things sports related in the North Island. Have some thoughts about Sports Talk with Tyson? Email a letter to editor@northislandgazette.com and we will publish it online and in print.

Sports Talk with Tyson: Coaching high school wrestling has been very rewarding

Thanks goes to Mike Cleary for volunteering to teacher sponsor the wrestling program.

PROFILE PHOTO COURTESY OF KIMBERELY KUFAAS PHOTOGRAPHY                                Sports Talk with Tyson is a column exclusively here at the North Island Gazette that covers all things sports related in the North Island. Have some thoughts about Sports Talk with Tyson? Email a letter to editor@northislandgazette.com and we will publish it online and in print.
North Island Rising: Small towns crying

North Island Rising: Small towns crying

“Many of the small resource communities of the North Island are on the edge of crisis”

  • Feb 14, 2020
North Island Rising: Small towns crying
PROFILE PHOTO COURTESY OF KIMBERLEY KUFAAS PHOTOGRAPHY                                Tyson’s Thoughts is a weekly column posted every Thursday at northislandgazette.com and in print the following Wednesday. Have some thoughts about my thoughts? email editor@northislandgazette.com.

Tyson’s Thoughts: How should the North Island diversify?

Send me some ideas about how the North Island can diversify and tap into other markets.

PROFILE PHOTO COURTESY OF KIMBERLEY KUFAAS PHOTOGRAPHY                                Tyson’s Thoughts is a weekly column posted every Thursday at northislandgazette.com and in print the following Wednesday. Have some thoughts about my thoughts? email editor@northislandgazette.com.
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Models of care have varied greatly between ICBC and WorkSafe

Fighting to prove serious injuries doesn’t help anybody

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
Douglas Bradshaw snapped this photo of a heron at Storey’s Beach in Fort Rupert. (Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw)

Bradshaw’s Photo Highlight: Storey’s Beach

“The light was just over my right shoulder and illuminating the beach nicely”

Douglas Bradshaw snapped this photo of a heron at Storey’s Beach in Fort Rupert. (Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw)
Three major projects have taken centre stage in B.C.: the Coastal GasLink pipeline project (top), the Trans Mountain expansion project (left) and the Site C dam (right). (Black Press Media files)

B.C. VIEWS: The glacial pace of resource development

As delays continue, costs climb and confusion reigns

Three major projects have taken centre stage in B.C.: the Coastal GasLink pipeline project (top), the Trans Mountain expansion project (left) and the Site C dam (right). (Black Press Media files)
North Island Rising: Forestry mediation

North Island Rising: Forestry mediation

“This strike has impacted everyone here”

  • Feb 7, 2020
North Island Rising: Forestry mediation
Planet Matters is a local column written by Jill Laviolette. Have some thoughts about the column? Email editor@northislandgazette.com and we will publish them online and in print. (PIXABAY PHOTO)

Planet Matters: The Loop Program

“Food security has become a huge issue on the North Island”

Planet Matters is a local column written by Jill Laviolette. Have some thoughts about the column? Email editor@northislandgazette.com and we will publish them online and in print. (PIXABAY PHOTO)
Have a cannabis question you want answered either privately or featured in the North Island Gazette’s Cannabis Corner? Email Serena Neumerschitsky at info@sea45.ca. (Serena Neumerschitsky photo)

Cannabis Corner: Indica vs Sativa, What Gives?

Feel free to reach out to info@sea45.ca for all your Canadian Cannabis inquiries.

  • Feb 6, 2020
Have a cannabis question you want answered either privately or featured in the North Island Gazette’s Cannabis Corner? Email Serena Neumerschitsky at info@sea45.ca. (Serena Neumerschitsky photo)
PROFILE PHOTO COURTESY OF KIMBERLEY KUFAAS PHOTOGRAPHY                                Tyson’s Thoughts is a weekly column posted every Thursday at northislandgazette.com and in print the following Wednesday. Have some thoughts about my thoughts? email editor@northislandgazette.com.

Thoughts on EJ Klassen sale to Applewood

I’m interested to see what Applewood GM has to offer!

PROFILE PHOTO COURTESY OF KIMBERLEY KUFAAS PHOTOGRAPHY                                Tyson’s Thoughts is a weekly column posted every Thursday at northislandgazette.com and in print the following Wednesday. Have some thoughts about my thoughts? email editor@northislandgazette.com.
North Island Rising: Thoughts on Town of Port McNeill/CIBC issue

North Island Rising: Thoughts on Town of Port McNeill/CIBC issue

“I was already thinking this would be a messy story and headline-grabbing article”

  • Feb 3, 2020
North Island Rising: Thoughts on Town of Port McNeill/CIBC issue
A soggy North Island eagle captured by Douglas Bradshaw. (Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw)

Bradshaw’s Photo Highlight: Soggy eagle

“When times are hard and food is available at the landfill to scavenge, the eagles are plentiful”

  • Feb 3, 2020
A soggy North Island eagle captured by Douglas Bradshaw. (Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw)
Cannabis buds lay along a drying rack at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

B.C. VIEWS: Cannabis challenges hurt B.C. economy

It’s a mishmash of rules for cannabis sales in B.C.’s municipalities

Cannabis buds lay along a drying rack at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
PROFILE PHOTO COURTESY OF KIMBERLEY KUFAAS PHOTOGRAPHY                                Tyson’s Thoughts is a weekly column posted every Thursday at northislandgazette.com and in print the following Wednesday. Have some thoughts about my thoughts? email editor@northislandgazette.com.

The Ninth annual Victor’s Secret Fashion Show was fantastic

The thought of actually being a model for the show absolutely terrifies me!

PROFILE PHOTO COURTESY OF KIMBERLEY KUFAAS PHOTOGRAPHY                                Tyson’s Thoughts is a weekly column posted every Thursday at northislandgazette.com and in print the following Wednesday. Have some thoughts about my thoughts? email editor@northislandgazette.com.
Passengers wear masks to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus in a subway station, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The first case of coronavirus in Macao was confirmed on Wednesday, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The infected person, a 52-year-old woman, was a traveller from Wuhan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

B.C. VIEWS: New coronavirus outbreak an important reminder

Walking the line between cautious and alarmist

Passengers wear masks to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus in a subway station, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The first case of coronavirus in Macao was confirmed on Wednesday, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The infected person, a 52-year-old woman, was a traveller from Wuhan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
(Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw)

Bradshaw’s Photo Highlight: The top of Mt. Wolfenden

“A few shots at different focal lengths and then I was back inside editing with a coffee in hand”

(Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw)
Rural BC – The golden goose that has kept the province afloat

Rural BC – The golden goose that has kept the province afloat

“the golden goose that has kept the province afloat, has been plundered and abused too many times”

  • Jan 23, 2020
Rural BC – The golden goose that has kept the province afloat