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Marina Hargrave is the lead in Port Hardy/North Island for The Campbell River Shoebox Project. (Submitted photo)

North Island Shoebox donation deadline is approaching quickly

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North Island College students will explore Indigenous literature and B.C. history alongside peers from Costa Rica and Japan, thanks to a pair of upcoming virtual exchange programs starting this January. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

North Island College connects students in Canada, Costa Rica and Japan, virtually

North Island College students will explore Indigenous literature and B.C. history alongside…

Author and book

Nanaimo author pens an instant-Christmas classic with a modern twist!

Christmas is a time of tradition. Most children look forward to enjoying…

  • Nov 29, 2021
An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)

Something brewing for craft beer aficionados in new year with BC Beer Con

In-person craft beer conference takes place in February in New Westminster, B.C.

An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)
Romana Pasca, North Island College’s manager of international projects, partnerships and global education, says more than $1 million in new grant funding will mean more NIC students will be able to gain international perspectives through study abroad. Photo supplied

North Island College receives more than $1 million for student study abroad

North Island College students will have access to more than $1 million…

Romana Pasca, North Island College’s manager of international projects, partnerships and global education, says more than $1 million in new grant funding will mean more NIC students will be able to gain international perspectives through study abroad. Photo supplied
The noon to 6 p.m. shift of entertainers chat during the live stream of the 2021 Desert Bus for Hope fundraiser. This year, the marathon event ran for nearly seven days and raised more than $1 million for the Child’s Play charity. (Photo courtesy of Graham Stark)

Island-based group raises more than $1M playing ‘worst video game’ for nearly seven days

Desert Bus for Hope smashed records in 15th year, supporting sick kids charity Child’s Play

The noon to 6 p.m. shift of entertainers chat during the live stream of the 2021 Desert Bus for Hope fundraiser. This year, the marathon event ran for nearly seven days and raised more than $1 million for the Child’s Play charity. (Photo courtesy of Graham Stark)
The Port Hardy Hospital Auxiliary’s “Christmas Sale” is on at the Thunderbird Mall from Nov. 13 until Nov. 27, Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Port Hardy Hospital Auxiliary’s annual ‘Christmas Sale’ at the Thunderbird Mall

The Port Hardy Hospital Auxiliary is right in the midst of its…

The Port Hardy Hospital Auxiliary’s “Christmas Sale” is on at the Thunderbird Mall from Nov. 13 until Nov. 27, Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)

Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign with extra flood donation goal

Divisional secretary Mike Leland says this year’s need is ‘through the roof’

  • Nov 22, 2021
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)

Salvation Army launches emergency response in support of flood victims

Agency on front lines in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kamloops and Kelowna

The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)
Port Hardy Heritage Society President Mary-Ann Smith stands next to the Remembrance Day exhibit. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Port Hardy Museum opens Remembrance Day exhibit until Nov. 30

‘I hope everybody comes and has a look at it’

Port Hardy Heritage Society President Mary-Ann Smith stands next to the Remembrance Day exhibit. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)

Swan gets ‘second-chance at life’ after being rescued near 100 Mile

The swan was unable to migrate south due to an injured wing

Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)
Alison Skrepneck, local coordinator for the Campbell River Shoebox Project. Photo courtesy Campbell River Shoebox Project.

Campbell River Shoebox Project chapter again looking for gift card donations this holiday season

Project aims to help every woman in community feel joy, belonging and hope

  • Nov 5, 2021
Alison Skrepneck, local coordinator for the Campbell River Shoebox Project. Photo courtesy Campbell River Shoebox Project.
CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

CP Holiday Train goes virtual again for 2021, no stops in B.C. or Alberta

The 23rd annual event would have stopped in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)

Kelowna residents rally behind Korean restaurant targeted with racist graffiti

Bon Ga was vandalized with racist graffiti on Saturday morning, Oct. 30

Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)
North Island College in Port Hardy. (Gazette file photo)

North Island Students’ Union gives $30,000 for student bursaries

Fifty more NIC students will receive financial support for their education, thanks…

North Island College in Port Hardy. (Gazette file photo)
The Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill. (Gate House Theatre photo)

Gate House Theatre is looking for new board members to join the team

You don’t have to live in Port McNeill to be a board member

The Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill. (Gate House Theatre photo)
Soccer field and track. (Wagalus School Facebook photo)

Wagalus Elementary School to get a brand new soccer field and track

Construction will take place over the winter, with final seeding work scheduled for spring 2o22

Soccer field and track. (Wagalus School Facebook photo)
Port Hardy’s annual Pumpkin Patch Walk near the waterfront. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Port Hardy Rotary Club steps up to host in-person Pumpkin Patch Walk this season

The Pumpkin Patch Walk will start at Carrot Park on Nov. 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Port Hardy’s annual Pumpkin Patch Walk near the waterfront. (North Island Gazette file photo)