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: Summer is on the way and I can’t wait for the heat

Is anyone else excited for the upcoming summer season here on the North Island?

How is everyone doing this week?

I’m feeling pretty good today, I must say.

I’ve been out enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve been having lately by playing golf at Seven Hills, and I should be getting back on my skateboard soon once my ankle heals (I rolled my ankle skating a rail at the park).

Is anyone else excited for the upcoming summer here on the North Island?

Anyone planning to spend the day out at San Jo Bay? Hike the Cape Scott trail? Join a sports team? Go fishing in the beautiful Broughton Archipelago?

Let’s hear what you have planned for the summer.

There’s so many cool events coming up here on the North Island and I for one cannot wait to indulge in the fun.

Not only do we have the big festivals (FiLoMi Days, Orcafest, Seafest, and Salmon Days), but we also have lots of smaller events that are definitely worth your time exploring and enjoying, like the annual drag races at the Port McNeill Airport, or performances like the Hardy Jam’s For a Cause (dinner, live music), which will be coming to the Port Hardy Civic Centre June 29.

Check out our Hot Spots page online at northislandgazette.com and in print every Wednesday to find all the latest events happening here on the North Island.

Hanna (Gazette Reporter) does a great job collecting all the events she can find, and we aim to bring the best to you every week in and week out.

Now, with that said, what would really be helpful from our readers is if you could please share any events that are going on around the North Island with us (email reporter@northislandgazette.com), so we can provide you with coverage and help support more community initiatives.

As for the rest of the paper, I really pride myself on the great content we put out, and how it looks every week from a layout standpoint.

Lots of hard work goes into what we do, and it’s always nice to hear positive comments from residents and businesses when I’m out and about doing my job.

One such occasion happened at the The Relay For Life event at the PHSS track. A really nice lady stopped me while I was doing my lap for cancer survivors and told me how pleased she was that a local North Island resident was finally the editor of the newspaper.

Moments like that truly make the stressfulness of deadline day completely worthwhile.

Just Posted

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

Port Hardy Fire Rescue knocks down wildland fire

PHFR members responded to the scene, located the fire, and contained it to the immediate area.

Second annual Port McNeill & District Chamber of Commerce golf tournament

Golf Holes #2 and #6 are Hole-in-One opportunities, each with a cash prize of $25,000!

No taxes paid by Neucel, Doug Bondue Arena in Port Alice closes

“Neucel owes us a million dollars and it’s pretty hard to stay status quo when you’re short a million.”

Dragonboat society requests new location for 80 square foot storage shed in McNeill

“Part of my concern for using lot B is that it could become a parking lot for them…”

Average Canadian family spends 43% of income on taxes: study

Fraser Institute’s consumer report shows taxes accounting for larger chunk of income each year

B.C. not prepared for a Humboldt Broncos bus crash, group says

An air ambulance advocacy group wants an overhaul of B.C.’s emergency medical system in rural regions

Liberals look at creating federal holiday to mark legacy of residential schools

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde said day to recognize painful legacy would boost understanding

Mounties deployed to help B.C. communities affected by wildfires

RCMP officers heading to places particularly within central, northern and southern B.C.

Interim GoFundMe payments approved in Humboldt Broncos crash

$50,000 to be given to each of the 13 survivors and each family of the 16 people who died

B.C. gangster charged after man allegedly beaten with a golf club

Langley man facing aggravated assault charge after incident allegedly involved golf club and machete

442 Squadron medevacs injured fisherman at Graham Island

442 Squadron medevacs injured fisherman at Graham Island

Are you Canada’s next Masterchef?

Home cooks looking to follow their cuisine dreams can apply now.

Regional climate adaptation agriculture testing to expand in B.C.

Ottawa funds farm projects to conserve water, remove invasive species

Most Read