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HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                Port Hardy Mayor Hank Bood swears in the new Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at their meeting on May 30.

Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce welcomes new faces

The new board members were sworn in by Mayor Hank Bood

HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                Port Hardy Mayor Hank Bood swears in the new Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at their meeting on May 30.
HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                Tourism Outreach and Events Coordinator Lynette Tanaka showing tourists a map of the region at the Visitors Centre on Market Street.

Port Hardy Ambassador program to welcome tourists

Pilot project will see locals greeting tourists throughout town

HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                Tourism Outreach and Events Coordinator Lynette Tanaka showing tourists a map of the region at the Visitors Centre on Market Street.
HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                Boxing coach Jesus Poem stands on Pound4Pound Boxing Gym’s new ring as it’s being built.

Port Hardy boxing gym gets new ring

“It’s a boxing gym now, whether people like it or not.”

HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                Boxing coach Jesus Poem stands on Pound4Pound Boxing Gym’s new ring as it’s being built.
VI Fitness files for bankruptcy

VI Fitness files for bankruptcy

Workout locations across Greater Victoria closed permanently May 1

  • May 2, 2018
VI Fitness files for bankruptcy
Macandales celebrates 40th anniversary

Macandales celebrates 40th anniversary

The celebration included a barbecue lunch fundraiser that was run by the dry grad committee.

Macandales celebrates 40th anniversary
FRAN JENKINS PHOTO                                Hypnotherapist Fran Jenkins poses outside of her office in Port McNeill.

Hypnobirthing comes to Port McNeill

“Every woman has the impression that childbirth is hell and it doesn’t need to be.”

FRAN JENKINS PHOTO                                Hypnotherapist Fran Jenkins poses outside of her office in Port McNeill.
Former co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart in a CTV News Vancouver promo photo.

Taggart and Killeen depart CTV News Vancouver

Co-anchors exit news outlet amid ‘major refresh’ at station

Former co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart in a CTV News Vancouver promo photo.
HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                Patrick and Alyssa Berube with sons Teil and Taz in the newly renovated Beacon Tattoo Co. at #10 7070 Market Street.

Beacon Tattoo Co. brings ink to Port Hardy

Professional Tattoo artist Patrick Berube has set up shop on Market Street

HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                Patrick and Alyssa Berube with sons Teil and Taz in the newly renovated Beacon Tattoo Co. at #10 7070 Market Street.
HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                A slide from WFP presentation to the Regional District of Mount Waddington’s Board of Director’s meeting on Feb.20.

RDMW frustrated over WFP response to logging trucks on the highway

“The only way you are going to have our trust back is if you sit with us all at the table.”

HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                A slide from WFP presentation to the Regional District of Mount Waddington’s Board of Director’s meeting on Feb.20.
FACEBOOK PHOTO/ Pacific Coastal Airlines                                Pacific Coastal will be reinstating the early morning and late afternoon flights in Port Hardy

Pacific Coastal reinstates cancelled flights

Company listened to North Island concerns

FACEBOOK PHOTO/ Pacific Coastal Airlines                                Pacific Coastal will be reinstating the early morning and late afternoon flights in Port Hardy
Ian Roberts, Director of Public Relations for Marine Harvest Canada, will take on the role of Communications and Business Development Director, for MHC in Scotland starting in May.

Face of Marine Harvest Canada transferring to position in Scotland

Ian Roberts will be leaving his post as Director of Public Relations…

Ian Roberts, Director of Public Relations for Marine Harvest Canada, will take on the role of Communications and Business Development Director, for MHC in Scotland starting in May.
Mount Washington’s Outback opens today. Photo by Jenn Dykstra

Mt. Washington Opens The Outback after a snowy start to 2018

Mt. Washington has received over 400 cm of snow in the alpine…

  • Jan 12, 2018
Mount Washington’s Outback opens today. Photo by Jenn Dykstra
FACEBOOK PHOTO/ Pacific Coastal Airlines                                Pacific Coastal Airlines will be cancelling certian flights from Port Hardy in February.

Coastal makes cuts: airline reduces Port Hardy service

Pacific Coastal cancells some Port Hardy flights

FACEBOOK PHOTO/ Pacific Coastal Airlines                                Pacific Coastal Airlines will be cancelling certian flights from Port Hardy in February.
FACEBOOK PHOTO/ Tex Electric Ltd.                                The Tex Electric Ltd. crew pose for a group shot near their comapny vehicles.

Tex Electric named finalist for Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards

“It shows we are constantly putting in effort every day.”

FACEBOOK PHOTO/ Tex Electric Ltd.                                The Tex Electric Ltd. crew pose for a group shot near their comapny vehicles.
Esquimalt Drydock has been awarded contracts worth millions of dollars to do upgrades on the Northern Sea Wolf, which will ply the route between Port Hardy and Bella Colola for BC Ferries. Illustration courtesy BC Ferries

Esquimalt Drydock awarded millions in contracts for North Island ferry upgrade

BC Ferries vessel Northern Sea Wolf arrives this week from Athens, Greece

Esquimalt Drydock has been awarded contracts worth millions of dollars to do upgrades on the Northern Sea Wolf, which will ply the route between Port Hardy and Bella Colola for BC Ferries. Illustration courtesy BC Ferries
Concert Society brings back favourites

Concert Society brings back favourites

Vivace is a combination of four pop and classical singers

Concert Society brings back favourites
HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                Jesus Poem poses with a punching bag at the newly opened Pound4Pound Boxing gym at the North Island Mall on Trustee Road.

New boxing gym comes to Port Hardy

Pound4Pound Boxing gym opened in Trustee Mall

HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                Jesus Poem poses with a punching bag at the newly opened Pound4Pound Boxing gym at the North Island Mall on Trustee Road.
MOUNT CAIN FACEBOOK PHOTO                                Mount Cain may be remote, but it offers a unique skiing and snowboarding experience.

Mount Cain, the North Island’s best kept secret

“Mount Cain sucks, tell your friends!”

MOUNT CAIN FACEBOOK PHOTO                                Mount Cain may be remote, but it offers a unique skiing and snowboarding experience.
Premier John Horgan and ‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik meet at Alert Bay over opposition to salmon farming, Oct. 12, 2017. (Hanna Petersen/North Island Gazette)

B.C. minister warned salmon farm not to restock

Letter to Marine Harvest not a threat, Lana Popham says

Premier John Horgan and ‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik meet at Alert Bay over opposition to salmon farming, Oct. 12, 2017. (Hanna Petersen/North Island Gazette)
Coulson Litigation will speak for small B.C. wineries in R. v. Comeau. Submitted photo

Canada’s Supreme Court to hear from small B.C. wineries

Okanagan wineries granted intervener status in monumental case

Coulson Litigation will speak for small B.C. wineries in R. v. Comeau. Submitted photo