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Pierre Schryer. (Submitted photo)

Accomplished celtic fiddle player coming to Gate House Theatre

Pierre Schryer is one of Canada’s leading traditional fiddlers.

West Coast Art Gallery presents I’TUSTO Rising Again

West Coast Art Gallery presents I’TUSTO Rising Again

The gallery features Northwest Coast Art by internationally renowned artist Calvin Hunt.

Drive-in movies are coming to the north Island. (Port of Everett image)

Drive-in movies are coming to Port McNeill

Gate House Theatre expects to start running shows by September

Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)
Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)
Artists are banding together for Islanders in need with Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island. (Image contributed)

Artists band together for Islanders in need

Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island broadcasts tonight

Artists are banding together for Islanders in need with Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island. (Image contributed)
Juno Award-winning musician Phil Dwyer of Qualicum Beach wrote a song for provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (News file photo)

Order of Canada Vancouver Island musician pens ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’

Qualicum Beach lawyer and saxophonist Phil Dwyer notes health officer has become a ‘folk hero’

Juno Award-winning musician Phil Dwyer of Qualicum Beach wrote a song for provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (News file photo)
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Port McNeill musician releases her first CD titled ‘Fragile’

Port McNeill musician releases her first CD titled ‘Fragile’

“I wouldn’t have done it [the album] if I wasn’t here”

  • Mar 5, 2020
Port McNeill musician releases her first CD titled ‘Fragile’
The Book of 1000 poems, Volumes 1-4, by Conshinz, a.k.a. Port Alice resident Brendon Wilkie. (submitted photo)

REVIEW: Poetry helps Conshinz heal from brain trauma

The Book of 1000 Poems, Volumes 1-4, by Conshinz, a.k.a. Port Alice…

  • Feb 15, 2020
The Book of 1000 poems, Volumes 1-4, by Conshinz, a.k.a. Port Alice resident Brendon Wilkie. (submitted photo)
Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

B.C. child actor Jacob Tremblay helps release rehabilitated seal pups

One of the marine mammals was named Ja-cod in the young celebrity’s honour

Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Adam Hayes proudly holds up a first edition copy of ‘The Blue Haired Girl’, a fantasy novel he wrote while going through chemotherapy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Local author talks about his book ‘The Blue Haired Girl’

Adam Hayes sat down with North Island Gazette Editor Tyson Whitney for an interview about the book.

Adam Hayes proudly holds up a first edition copy of ‘The Blue Haired Girl’, a fantasy novel he wrote while going through chemotherapy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Gate House Theatre presents: A Suessified Christmas Carol

Gate House Theatre presents: A Suessified Christmas Carol

The play was an entertaining, amusing and engaging blend of the rhyme based story telling.

  • Dec 6, 2019
Gate House Theatre presents: A Suessified Christmas Carol
The show follows an alien, played by Alan Tudyk in a twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story (Syfy photo)

Vancouver Island town to star in new Syfy series: Resident Alien

Ladysmith will play the role of Patience, Colorado in the series

The show follows an alien, played by Alan Tudyk in a twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story (Syfy photo)
DEBRA LYNN PHOTO                                Writer Brendon Wilkie outside of the grocery store in Port Alice.

Port Alice resident is taken on by a major publisher

As a youth, Wilkie was gigging in a 3-piece punk rock band called Sponge Cookie.

  • Nov 8, 2019
DEBRA LYNN PHOTO                                Writer Brendon Wilkie outside of the grocery store in Port Alice.
SUBMITTED PHOTO                                The Wardens are coming to the Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill Nov. 14!

An interview with The Wardens before the show

Critically acclaimed Banff folk/roots trio The Wardens are playing the Gate House Theatre.

SUBMITTED PHOTO                                The Wardens are coming to the Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill Nov. 14!
SUBMITTED PHOTO                                The Wardens will be performing in Port McNeill Nov. 14 at the Gate House Theatre!

The Wardens are coming to the Gate House Theatre!

The trio has released 2 full-length albums and 1 EP.

  • Oct 29, 2019
SUBMITTED PHOTO                                The Wardens will be performing in Port McNeill Nov. 14 at the Gate House Theatre!
SUMITTED PHOTO                                 North Island Secondary School graduate Micah Estlin spent his summer documenting life in the North Island.

Micah Estlin talks creating video series on North Island communities

The North Island Gazette interviewed local filmmaker Micah Estlin about his experiences…

SUMITTED PHOTO                                 North Island Secondary School graduate Micah Estlin spent his summer documenting life in the North Island.
TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                Raz stands proudly next to the newly finished ocean-themed mural inside the North Coast Trail Backpackers Hostel in Port Hardy.

Raz: Creating his own Chemainus in the North Island

Ever since he arrived in Port Hardy, Raz has kept himself busy over the years by adding more murals.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                Raz stands proudly next to the newly finished ocean-themed mural inside the North Coast Trail Backpackers Hostel in Port Hardy.
Mount Waddington Fall Fair takes over Port McNeill

Mount Waddington Fall Fair takes over Port McNeill

The regional Fall Fair, this year held in Port McNeill, has been around for nearly 50 years!

  • Sep 9, 2019
Mount Waddington Fall Fair takes over Port McNeill
MICAH ESTLIN PHOTO                                The second annual Hyde Creek Music Festival was held on Saturday.

VIDEO: 2019 Hyde Creek Music Festival

Relive the event with this photo video!

MICAH ESTLIN PHOTO                                The second annual Hyde Creek Music Festival was held on Saturday.
Boom & Bust: a history of the resilient women of Telegraph Cove

Boom & Bust: a history of the resilient women of Telegraph Cove

It took nearly four years to locate and interview the women to write about their experiences.

  • Aug 11, 2019
Boom & Bust: a history of the resilient women of Telegraph Cove