Columnists

Fishin’ Corner: If you are salmon fishing this week in Port Hardy try Daffine island

“If you’re down in Port McNeill, Malcolm Island has been pretty good with some large coho”

Fishin’ Corner: We need to remember the importance of taking kids fishing

This has been a past time from not only father and son, but father and daughter and moms too.

A Brush with Henschel: Hustan Lake

“The cool breezes of Hustan Lake were looming foremost in my mind…”

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B.C. VIEWS: Big unions living large in public construction-land

The boys like their steak, bosses like a beefy slush fund

Port McNeill in Focus: It’s certainly an exciting time to be a Port McNeillian – the future looks bright!

“It’s no good if a community is affordable, but not liveable.”

  • Jul 27, 2018

Tara’s Tee Box: Golf is a great family sport

“Golf is the sport of a lifetime that all can participate in at every level of skill.”

Gazette reporter says goodbye

North Island Gazette reporter Hanna Petersen puts in her notice

B.C. VIEWS: Unions regain control of public construction

B.C.’s 40-year battle swings back to international big labour

Learning he was homeless, I invited him for coffee and Linda’s cookies.

Unpacking the realities of addiction

  • Jul 20, 2018

Tara’s Tee Box: How to stop slicing the golf ball

“The simplest way to correct A SLICE is to understand how to swing in balance from start to finish.”

Kervin’s Corner: Piece of Port Hardy history – the carrot campaign

Provincial politicians back then, as the plaque puts it, dangled promises of a highway.

  • Jul 19, 2018

Fishin’ Corner: The Deserters Group is a pretty good early chinook producer

“This year salmon fishing has been pretty good, with the average size spring around 20-25 lbs.”

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

A Brush with Henschel: Wishin’ he was fishin’

This is a great painting season for me; the long, summer sunsets drawing me like a moth to a flame.

B.C. VIEWS: Do we need another layer of green government oversight?

Foresters, engineers may not be trusted to act ethically

Kervin’s Corner: District of Port Hardy’s property tax hike ranks fourth highest across the island

The District imposed a tax structure placing a $2,908 property tax burden on homeowners.

  • Jul 5, 2018

Tyson’s Thoughts: Time out, let’s honour coaches

I wrote this in honour of a coach who literally taught me about what it means to be a man.

B.C. VIEWS: Cannabis Day celebration put off until October

Another government monopoly, what could go wrong?

EDITORIAL: Surviving single-use plastics

Small changes can make a big difference