Forest week

North Island to mark National Forest Week with a series of events in the coming week.

PORT McNEILL—The North Island Network of Forest Professionals will recognize National Forest Week with a series of events in the coming week.

Forest Week in B.C. has been given the theme Sunrise in the Forest, and will be marked by activities across the province.

In Port McNeill, it kicked off yesterday with a community open house on predator awareness, featuring Conservation Officer Bryce Casavant and wildlife biologist Megan Hanacek, at Gate House Community Theatre.

This Saturday, it’s the kids’ turn to shine in a Kids’ Logger Sports day at Centennial Ballfield on Broughton Boulevard in Port McNeill. The event, which begins at 10:30 a.m., features both non-competitive and competitive events designed to introduce youngsters 15-under to logger sports, along with free T-shirts and hot dogs, face painting and prizes.

The week wraps up Sunday at the annual Rivers Day celebration at the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre in Port Hardy, beginning at 9 a.m. Forest professionals will take part in the day with interpretive forestry walks and instruction on fish and forestry actions.

Other activities featured in the Rivers Day event include a 5K fun run/walk, fish painting for kids, a salmon barbecue and demonstration of traditional aboriginal salmon smoking, fly-tying and casting demos and other booths and displays.

For information on Rivers Day, call Louisa at 250-902-0336 or email quatse@cablerocket.com.

 

Just Posted

Port Hardy RCMP looking for volunteers who are interested in public safety

“The volunteer program will include community and crime prevention programs”

Suspicious fire in Alert Bay burns two homes, spreads to nearby bush

Police say underage suspects have been identified

VIDEO: North Island Bantam Eagles tie Dawson Creek Canucks in front of massive hometown crowd in Port Hardy

The Tier 3 Bantam Championships continued in style last night at the Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena.

Tri-Port Midget Wild finish season with gold medal performance

The other teams were no match for the Tri-Port girls.

Chief Administrative Officer officially appointed in Port McNeill

“Pete brings with him 17 years of municipal experience.”

After mosque attacks, New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ guns

The gunman killed 50 in a Christchurch mosque

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. roaster recalled due to botulism scare

“If you purchased N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill … do not drink it.”

Short list for new gnome home includes Parksville, Coombs

Five potential locations have been chosen by Howard’s owners who will decide Tuesday

B.C. man gets award for thwarting theft, sexual assault – all in 10 minutes

Karl Dey helped the VPD take down a violent sex offender

Baby left alone in vehicle in Walmart parking lot

Williams Lake RCMP issue warning after attending complaint at Walmart Wednesday

Nowhere to grieve: How homeless people deal with loss during the opioid crisis

Abbotsford homeless advocate says grief has distinct challenges for those living on the streets

ICBC shifts to Alberta model, with higher rates, private insurers say

B.C. public insurance includes funding enforcement, driver licensing

Most Read