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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)
More people are looking to adopt dogs, and other pets, because of pandemic: SPCA. (File image)

Pandemic sparked puppy boom in B.C., but no spike in pet returns: BC SPCA

More people are looking to adopt pets due to pandemic, SPCA

More people are looking to adopt dogs, and other pets, because of pandemic: SPCA. (File image)
Jordin Tootoo will be at this year’s We Care Fair. Photo Eventbrite

Jordin Tootoo to speak on mental health and suicide in Campbell River

We Care Fair hosted by First Nations health groups next week

Jordin Tootoo will be at this year’s We Care Fair. Photo Eventbrite
Blakely Devlin with her $1,755.60 raised for cancer research. (Rheanna Bedford photo)

Terry Fox inspires a new generation to raise funds for cancer research

Sea View Elementary School in Port Alice held its own Terry Fox Run

Blakely Devlin with her $1,755.60 raised for cancer research. (Rheanna Bedford photo)
Stan Hunt stands next to a recently painted 17-foot totem pole he carved with Mervyn Child and Ray Dickie. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: Kwakiutl artist Stan Hunt finishing up ‘retirement’ totem poles for new coast guard depot

Hunt is carving the totem poles side by side with Mervyn Child and Ray Dickie

Stan Hunt stands next to a recently painted 17-foot totem pole he carved with Mervyn Child and Ray Dickie. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Volunteers and representatives from four Campbell River and North Island Clubs presented a $26,500 cheque to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island at Qwalayu House on Oct. 15. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Volunteers and representatives from four Campbell River and North Island Clubs presented a $26,500 cheque to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island at Qwalayu House on Oct. 15. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Campbell River and North Island Rotary clubs support Qwalayu House

Club representives present $26,250 to Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island

Volunteers and representatives from four Campbell River and North Island Clubs presented a $26,500 cheque to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island at Qwalayu House on Oct. 15. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Volunteers and representatives from four Campbell River and North Island Clubs presented a $26,500 cheque to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island at Qwalayu House on Oct. 15. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
The Krystle Dos Santos group is playing the Civic Centre on the night of Oct. 29. (Submitted photo)

North Island Concert Society returns with a new musical act at the end of the month

Oct. 29 marks the date of the return of live professional music to the Port Hardy Civic Centre

The Krystle Dos Santos group is playing the Civic Centre on the night of Oct. 29. (Submitted photo)
The winners of the City of Campbell River 2021 Environmental Stewardship Awards. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River.

City honours environmental ambassadors with stewardship awards

Seven locals win in 20th year of city’s Environmental Stewardship Awards

  • Oct 13, 2021
The winners of the City of Campbell River 2021 Environmental Stewardship Awards. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River.
NIC is celebrating Thrive Month throughout October with a range of activities to support mental health and well-being. Photo by Kim Stallknecht

North Island College Thrive Month supports student mental health

Thrive Month is taking place at North Island College through the month…

NIC is celebrating Thrive Month throughout October with a range of activities to support mental health and well-being. Photo by Kim Stallknecht
Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

COVID, heartbreak among speedbumps in Australian’s road to residency in Kelowna

Josh Waters shares his experience in the hopes to help others like him

Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Tri-Band Truth and Reconciliation March. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: Tri-Bands ‘Truth and Reconciliation Day Every Child Matters March’ takes over Port Hardy

The Kwakiutl, Gwa-sala-‘Nakwax’daxw, and Quatsino First Nations hosted the ceremony together

Tri-Band Truth and Reconciliation March. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Tour de Rock riders visited Sooke on Sept. 29. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Tour de Rock visit ‘pretty fantastic’

Thousands raised locally for pediatric cancer research

Tour de Rock riders visited Sooke on Sept. 29. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Adventurous senior Walter Martens took his first flying lesson as a 101st birthday present, taking off from the Langley airport on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: B.C. Senior, 101, takes first flying lesson

It was a birthday present for ‘adventurous’ Walter Martens

Adventurous senior Walter Martens took his first flying lesson as a 101st birthday present, taking off from the Langley airport on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Three North Island First Nations are hosting a march on Sept. 30 in Port Hardy for Truth and Reconciliation Day. (Facebook photo)

March planned in Port Hardy for Truth and Reconciliation Day

The federal government announced Sept. 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Three North Island First Nations are hosting a march on Sept. 30 in Port Hardy for Truth and Reconciliation Day. (Facebook photo)
Tour de Rock rider and Nanaimo RCMP Const. Cydney MacNeill has her hair cut by Dan Awalt, co-owner of Heavy D’s Barbershop, outside the Coach and Horses Pub on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki)

VIDEO: Riders motivated by the cause as Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock rolls down Island

RCMP constable gets head shaved at event hosted by Island Corridor Foundation

Tour de Rock rider and Nanaimo RCMP Const. Cydney MacNeill has her hair cut by Dan Awalt, co-owner of Heavy D’s Barbershop, outside the Coach and Horses Pub on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki)
Deborah Banks and Dale Miller won $500,000 in the Aug. 20, 2021 Lotto Max draw. Photo supplied.

Vancouver Island co-workers share $500,000 lottery win

Comox Valley co-workers Deborah Banks and Dale Miller are sharing feelings of…

  • Sep 23, 2021
Deborah Banks and Dale Miller won $500,000 in the Aug. 20, 2021 Lotto Max draw. Photo supplied.