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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.’

The Wounded Warrior Run 2020 team takes off from Carrot Park in Port Hardy at 7:30 a.m. through freezing cold rain and high winds. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: Wounded Warrior Run leaves Port Hardy on eight-day trek down island

The team’s fundraising goal this year is $250,000, which is double last year’s goal.

The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)

10,000 old Nanaimo-area garbage bins repurposed elsewhere on the Island

Used containers donated to school districts, communities to be reused

Boni Sharpe, Olivia Jorgenson, Kerrigan Sharpe and Caitlyn Porter (formerly of Mugz 1.0) are working hard to meet enthusiastic demand. (Zoe Ducklow | Gazette)
Boni Sharpe, Olivia Jorgenson, Kerrigan Sharpe and Caitlyn Porter (formerly of Mugz 1.0) are working hard to meet enthusiastic demand. (Zoe Ducklow | Gazette)
The monolith showed up in the Courtenay yard just before Christmas. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Monolith appears in Vancouver Island yard

Item in Courtenay showed up on Wikipedia list for a little while

The monolith showed up in the Courtenay yard just before Christmas. Photo by Mike Chouinard
You have two options when it comes to officially opening a new facility – cut a ribbon or cut a cake. A cake cutting was chosen to officially open North Island College’s Campbell River campus expansion so (from left), college president John Bowman, North Island MLA Claire Trevena and NIC Board of Governors chair Jane Murphy had the honour of cutting the cake. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror

North Island College reflects on 2020

Submitted From the highs of opening the expanded Campbell River campus to…

  • Dec 31, 2020
You have two options when it comes to officially opening a new facility – cut a ribbon or cut a cake. A cake cutting was chosen to officially open North Island College’s Campbell River campus expansion so (from left), college president John Bowman, North Island MLA Claire Trevena and NIC Board of Governors chair Jane Murphy had the honour of cutting the cake. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror
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Hike for the cure - Dwayne Buckle
Wagalus Students used half their prize money to help people in need
North Island Gazette Christmas Hamper Fund 2020
What would you do if you missed out on $1-million dollars?
Port Hardy Senior Citizens' Society president Rosaline Glynn holds up the certificate from B.C. Premier John Horgan next to Loaves & Fishes director Peter Sinclair, vice president Kris Huddlestan, and Port Hardy mayor Dennis Dugas.  (Submitted photo)
Port Hardy Senior Citizens' Society president Rosaline Glynn holds up the certificate from B.C. Premier John Horgan next to Loaves & Fishes director Peter Sinclair, vice president Kris Huddlestan, and Port Hardy mayor Dennis Dugas.  (Submitted photo)
Shawnigan Lake’s Kim Barnard displays “Happy Campers,” her entry in the 2020 Habitat for Humanity Victoria Gingerbread Showcase. (Submitted)
Shawnigan Lake’s Kim Barnard displays “Happy Campers,” her entry in the 2020 Habitat for Humanity Victoria Gingerbread Showcase. (Submitted)
Marina Hargrave is the lead for The Campbell River Shoebox Project in Port Hardy/North Island. (Submitted)

Gift cards given to local women in need this holiday season

The Shoebox Project went to a virtual campaign due to COVID-19

Marina Hargrave is the lead for The Campbell River Shoebox Project in Port Hardy/North Island. (Submitted)
<em>Ikak’ila </em>means take care of yourselves. (Video still)
<em>Ikak’ila </em>means take care of yourselves. (Video still)
EMS Parade

The annual EMS Parade rolls through Port McNeill

Families came outside and lined the streets to watch the parade.

EMS Parade
Staff and volunteers hand out oodles of frozen chicken, bread and more on Loaves and Fishes last delivery of the year. Services will continue into 2021. (Zoe Ducklow | Gazette)
Staff and volunteers hand out oodles of frozen chicken, bread and more on Loaves and Fishes last delivery of the year. Services will continue into 2021. (Zoe Ducklow | Gazette)
Singing Jingle Bells in Kwak’wala out of the school bus. (Zoe Ducklow / Gazette)
Singing Jingle Bells in Kwak’wala out of the school bus. (Zoe Ducklow / Gazette)
Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror

Impaired driving survivor implores people to not drink and drive this holiday season

Campbell River man looks back on 37th anniversary of life-changing incident

Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror
Gazette Christmas Hamper Fund volunteers stop for a photo at the Civic Centre before the doors officially opened. See page 5 for more photos from the day and other donations. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

SLIDESHOW: North Island Gazette Hamper Fund 2020

Brian Welchman and Roland Shanks started the Gazette Hamper Fund in 1980.

Gazette Christmas Hamper Fund volunteers stop for a photo at the Civic Centre before the doors officially opened. See page 5 for more photos from the day and other donations. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Port Hardy Rotary president Janet Dorward presents a big cheque to hamper fund president Sandy Grenier. (Submitted photo)

Port Hardy Rotary donates big cheque to Gazette Christmas Hamper Fund

The club challenged its members to donate to the North Island Gazette Christmas Hamper Fund.

Port Hardy Rotary president Janet Dorward presents a big cheque to hamper fund president Sandy Grenier. (Submitted photo)
The Port McNeill RCMP’s annual Cram the Cruiser event. Bill McQuarrie photo)

Port McNeill RCMP’s Cram the Cruiser fundraiser results are in

‘Last weekend, we collected over 2,500 pounds of food for the Harvest Food Bank’

The Port McNeill RCMP’s annual Cram the Cruiser event. Bill McQuarrie photo)
RCMP officer loads presents into cruiser. (Rebekah Draht photo)
RCMP officer loads presents into cruiser. (Rebekah Draht photo)
Port Hardy Rotary Christmas Float. (North Island Gazette file photo)

The Rotary Christmas Cheer Float has been cancelled due to the pandemic

The float is a festively decorated full-size semi-tractor that drives through Port Hardy.

Port Hardy Rotary Christmas Float. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Hamper fund president Sandy Grenier holds up the $10,000 cheque from WFP along with operations manager Randy Boas and Gazette publisher Natasha Griffiths. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

WFP spreads holiday cheer with generous donations

Western Forest Products (Western) announced it will be donating $100,000 to help…

Hamper fund president Sandy Grenier holds up the $10,000 cheque from WFP along with operations manager Randy Boas and Gazette publisher Natasha Griffiths. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)