North Islanders sing, walk for MS

The MS Walk returned to Port Hardy last weekend, raising funds for MS research.

PORT HARDY—The MS Walk returned to Port Hardy last weekend, drawing close to 50 participants to the Port Hardy Secondary School track for the annual fundraiser.

The participants got a warm send-off from the Port Hardy chapter of the Wild Heart Music Program, performing their debut concert in support of the cause.

Conductor Krista Minar said the group was very excited to perform, and led the senior and junior groups in a series of rousing renditions to kick off the event.

MS Society Fundraising Coordinator Cherie Kamenz thanked the choir for the welcome and gave the crowd an overview of the scope of work done by the society. The audience heard that in addition to information, support, advocacy and referral services, the North Island chapter makes an annual donation to MS research, which last year came to $11,330. “And that’s a lot for a chapter this size,” said Kamenz.

This year’s Port Hardy event raised $8,933 including $3,344 from top individual fundraiser Barbera Rickard and $2,925 from the top team, Port Alice Scotiabank’s Frigon Island Walkers.

Kamenz thanked the participants and the businesses whose support made the run a success.

Just Posted

New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

Port Alice resident a descendant of two Aboriginal war heroes

Charlie and Henry Byce are Canada’s most decorated father and son in history.

Port Hardy council hesitant to formalize question period in agendas, refers it to committee

In first act as new council, representatives were uncertain about formalizing question periods.

Gas prices on Vancouver Island to drop six cents

But a ‘volatile’ market could lead to increases in the coming weeks

Mt. Waddington’s Salvation Army releases eye-opening statistics report for 2017

Shelter overnight stays saw a 431 per cent increase since 2014.

VIDEO: Stan Lee leaves posthumous message for his fans

Marvel Comics’ co-creator died on Monday at the age of 95

Six String Nation’s Voyageur guitar comes to Port Hardy Secondary School

The presentation at the school is one of many showings Jowi Taylor is putting on in Port Hardy.

Harvest Food Bank prepares for busy winter season

Port Hardy’s Harvest Food Bank has prepared itself as the winter season… Continue reading

Doctor’s note shouldn’t be required to prove you’re sick: poll

70% of Canadians oppose allowing employers to make you get a sick note

Port Alberni convenience store robbed

Police still searching for suspect

German-born B.C. man warns against a ‘yes’ vote on proportional representation

Agassiz realtor Freddy Marks says PR in his home country shows party elites can never be voted out

Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Saskatchewan college honours memory of Humboldt Broncos coach

Darcy Haugan wore jersey No. 22 when he was a star player with the Briercrest College Clippers

Liberals to act quickly if Saturday midnight deal deadline breached: source

Oh Friday, Canadian Union of Postal Workers said it would not bring the latest offers to a vote of its members

Most Read