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ROGER MCDONELL PHOTO                                Andrew Jones from Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures (left) presented the award to Captain Garton.

Whale watching Captain receives tourism award

Port Hardy will also host the awards gala in 2018

ROGER MCDONELL PHOTO                                Andrew Jones from Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures (left) presented the award to Captain Garton.
Campbell River builders forum will introduce new building inspectors, discuss local home builders chapter

Campbell River builders forum will introduce new building inspectors, discuss local home builders chapter

Local builders and general contractors are invited to meet the City’s newest…

  • Sep 13, 2017
Campbell River builders forum will introduce new building inspectors, discuss local home builders chapter
Empowering women with martial arts

Empowering women with martial arts

Raincoast Martial Arts is encouraging women to give Aikido a try.

Empowering women with martial arts
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Finalists announced for 2017 Torch Awards on Vancouver Island

These awards handed out by the Better Business Bureau honour companies that demonstrate ethics and integrity.

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Wicked Salmon Shines a light on the North Island

Wicked Salmon Shines a light on the North Island

“We heavily promote Port Hardy because that’s where we are.”

Wicked Salmon Shines a light on the North Island
HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                Bike mechanic Rob Russell helps a customer in The Shed’s new location.

The Shed moves to a new location in downtown Port McNeill

The bike shop has been a Port McNeill staple for around a decade.

HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                Bike mechanic Rob Russell helps a customer in The Shed’s new location.
HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                Beth Dunlop, Alert Bay Artist Society President, stands in the Artloft Gallery’s gift shop.

Non-profit gallery shows local art

“we want people to know they can participate too.”

HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                Beth Dunlop, Alert Bay Artist Society President, stands in the Artloft Gallery’s gift shop.
KIM KUFAAS PHOTO

North Island local Kim Kufaas photographs worldwide for a living

Kufaas’ style of photography is “capturing people enjoying their life.”

KIM KUFAAS PHOTO
CAFE GUIDO & CO PHOTO                                Davida K. Hudson and dog Lucy in the doorway of Hometown Love in Vancouver.

Vancouver pop-up showcases the North Island

Cafe Guido & Co. brought island vendors to the mainland.

CAFE GUIDO & CO PHOTO                                Davida K. Hudson and dog Lucy in the doorway of Hometown Love in Vancouver.
East of Java has fair trade goods and items

East of Java has fair trade goods and items

“I just fell in love with the store.”

East of Java has fair trade goods and items
LISA HARRISON PHOTO                                The Kwa’lilas Hotel’s Nax’id (meaning drink) Bar opened for business July 19. From left to right, KEDC CEO Conrad Browne, Bar Manager Cindy Browne, Kwa’lilas Hotel Manager Scott Mercs, and Riata Hotel Consultant Scott Roberts stopped for a photo to celebrate the grand opening.

Nax’id’ Bar open for business

The Kwa’lilas Hotel’s Nax’id (meaning drink) Bar opened for business July 19.…

LISA HARRISON PHOTO                                The Kwa’lilas Hotel’s Nax’id (meaning drink) Bar opened for business July 19. From left to right, KEDC CEO Conrad Browne, Bar Manager Cindy Browne, Kwa’lilas Hotel Manager Scott Mercs, and Riata Hotel Consultant Scott Roberts stopped for a photo to celebrate the grand opening.
HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                Sean Drinkwalter co-owner of the Market Street Cafe chats with his staff Kathleen Nelson, Barb Obetkoff, and Vincent Gahwiler.

The little cafe with a big heart

The Market Street Cafe has a strong base of loyal customers.

HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                Sean Drinkwalter co-owner of the Market Street Cafe chats with his staff Kathleen Nelson, Barb Obetkoff, and Vincent Gahwiler.
HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                Alicia Richards sits in her yoga studio located in the Robert Scott Elementary School building.

Hardy Yoga helps the North Island decompress

“Yoga is a huge benefit for people once they actually experience it for themselves.”

  • Jun 23, 2017
HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO                                Alicia Richards sits in her yoga studio located in the Robert Scott Elementary School building.
TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                Manager Angie Clance (left) and employee Sara Klatt share a smile at Monk Office Supply in Port Hardy.

Monk Office Supply is your one-stop business supply shop on the North Island

‘Our products are great for businesses, education, offices, home and personal use’

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                Manager Angie Clance (left) and employee Sara Klatt share a smile at Monk Office Supply in Port Hardy.
TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                Captain Hardy’s is re-opened for business! The Fire Chefs are, from left to right, Brent Borg, Gregory Smith, Lynea Borg and Noriko Niida-Smith.

New look and feel for old Captain Hardy’s

‘The old ways are the good ways’

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                Captain Hardy’s is re-opened for business! The Fire Chefs are, from left to right, Brent Borg, Gregory Smith, Lynea Borg and Noriko Niida-Smith.
JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce President Rob Tucker of Budget Rent-A Car, left, with B.C. Chamber of Commerce CEO Val Litwin at the Kwa’lilas Hotel on Wednesday.

B.C. chamber president brings message of teamwork and optimism to Port Hardy

Val Litwin was the guest speaker at the Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce AGM Wednesday

JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce President Rob Tucker of Budget Rent-A Car, left, with B.C. Chamber of Commerce CEO Val Litwin at the Kwa’lilas Hotel on Wednesday.
Local business profile: Finding a better life in Canada and the North Island

Local business profile: Finding a better life in Canada and the North Island

The Bargain Shop officially opened for business in Port Hardy in 2008

Local business profile: Finding a better life in Canada and the North Island
JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                The restaurant at the Quarterdeck Inn and Marine Resort in Port Hardy has created a new breakfast menu with some exciting and mouthwatering options. Pictured here are restaurant manager Jesus Poem, left, with a dish he created called the Hardy Har Har — poached eggs with shrimp cakes and shredded hash, topped with a cream tarragon sauce. Pub supervisor Veronica Sam is holding Strawberry Shortcakes Delight, which is brioche French toast with strawberries. The restaurant opens daily at 7 a.m.

Breakfast anyone? New menu at the Quarterdeck in Port Hardy

Restaurant manager Jesus Poem has come up with some truly inspirational choices

  • Apr 5, 2017
JOHN HARDING PHOTO                                The restaurant at the Quarterdeck Inn and Marine Resort in Port Hardy has created a new breakfast menu with some exciting and mouthwatering options. Pictured here are restaurant manager Jesus Poem, left, with a dish he created called the Hardy Har Har — poached eggs with shrimp cakes and shredded hash, topped with a cream tarragon sauce. Pub supervisor Veronica Sam is holding Strawberry Shortcakes Delight, which is brioche French toast with strawberries. The restaurant opens daily at 7 a.m.
PHOTO SUBMITTED                                Port McNeill Chamber of Commerce President Gaby Wickstrom.

Port McNeill chamber prez excited about new board of directors

Gaby Wickstrom will continue as president

  • Apr 4, 2017
PHOTO SUBMITTED                                Port McNeill Chamber of Commerce President Gaby Wickstrom.
PHOTO SUBMITTED BY MATT MARTIN                                Matt Martin (middle) gave credit to his partner, Lani Siminoff (second from left), for the idea of starting the Kids in Motion indoor play centre in Port McNeill.

Kids in Motion – making a difference in Port McNeill

Kids in Motion indoor play centre in Port McNeill has been open for business for five months now

PHOTO SUBMITTED BY MATT MARTIN                                Matt Martin (middle) gave credit to his partner, Lani Siminoff (second from left), for the idea of starting the Kids in Motion indoor play centre in Port McNeill.