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Kwakiutl chief Calvin Hunt working on the 30-foot totem pole. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: New Coast Guard station totem making a statement on the North Island

Kwakiutl chief Calvin Hunt’s latest pole is taking shape outside Port Hardy

Port McNeill Musicfest 2021

North Island Musicfest a huge success in Port McNeill

Check out some great photos from the festival

The cover of 'San Josef,' written by Harold Macy. (Submitted photo)

‘San Josef’ now available at bookstores throughout Vancouver Island

‘It was a labour of love that took nearly twenty years to complete’

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Christmas movie filming in Vernon transforms downtown into winter wonderland

Three Hallmark films and one Lifetime being shot in Okanagan

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Get your tickets online at <a href="http://www.northislandmusicfest.ca/" target="_blank">http://www.northislandmusicfest.ca/</a>

North Island Music Festival will hit the stage in Port McNeill in late August

The festival will provide family-friendly, covid-compliant music for North Islanders to enjoy

Get your tickets online at <a href="http://www.northislandmusicfest.ca/" target="_blank">http://www.northislandmusicfest.ca/</a>
Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce holds casting call for new tourism video. (Port Hardy chamber photo)

Port Hardy chamber holds casting call for new tourism video

The tourism video will be filming in late August and through September

Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce holds casting call for new tourism video. (Port Hardy chamber photo)
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
Ladysmith Secondary School teachers William Taylor and Mandy ‘yutustanaat’ Jones were interviewed in front of the welcome figure as part of the documentary Cedar is Life. (Cole Schisler photo)

Upcoming documentary ‘Cedar Is Life’ to film in the North Island

Cedar Is Life will film along the west coast of B.C. to explore the cultural significance of cedar

Ladysmith Secondary School teachers William Taylor and Mandy ‘yutustanaat’ Jones were interviewed in front of the welcome figure as part of the documentary Cedar is Life. (Cole Schisler photo)
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is working with several Vancouver Island art councils on the Digitial Innovation Group to improve digital skills for Island artists. (Submitted photo)

Arts group promotes digital literacy for Island artists

The goal is to leverage digital skills to promote Vancouver Island as an ‘arts powerhouse’

The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is working with several Vancouver Island art councils on the Digitial Innovation Group to improve digital skills for Island artists. (Submitted photo)
Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)

‘Resident Alien’ plans to return to Ladysmith for season 2

Show runner Chris Sheridan says the hit SYFY series will return to film season two in Ladysmith

Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)
Paramount Pictures announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be released April 8, 2022. (Paramount Pictures/YouTube photo)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 won’t return to film on Vancouver Island

The first Sonic movie was filmed in Ladysmith and other Vancouver Island locations

Paramount Pictures announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be released April 8, 2022. (Paramount Pictures/YouTube photo)
Screenshot of Amazon Prime’s “The Mystery Mountain Project”

Documentary on Mount Waddington available on Amazon Prime

The documentary recounts the original expedition of Don and Phyllis Munday.

Screenshot of Amazon Prime’s “The Mystery Mountain Project”
The North Island Writers Conference (NIWC) is moving online and expanding for 2021. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

North Island Writers Conference going virtual for 2021

The North Island Writers Conference (NIWC) is moving online and expanding for…

  • Dec 9, 2020
The North Island Writers Conference (NIWC) is moving online and expanding for 2021. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Emma Garriott is releasing her second album titled ‘Sad White Girl Angst.’ (Emma Garriott / Facebook photo)

North Island musician releases second album titled ‘Sad White Girl Angst’

“When you hear it, I want you to feel like your best friend in the whole world is sitting beside you’

Emma Garriott is releasing her second album titled ‘Sad White Girl Angst.’ (Emma Garriott / Facebook photo)
Pierre Schryer. (Submitted photo)

Accomplished celtic fiddle player coming to Gate House Theatre

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

Pierre Schryer. (Submitted photo)
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.

West Coast Art Gallery presents I’TUSTO Rising Again
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

Drive-in movies are coming to the north Island. (Port of Everett image)
Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)

Psychological thriller filmed on northern Vancouver Island debuts on AppleTV

‘Woodland’ is set in Haida Gwaii, but was filmed on the north Island

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)