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WFP’s Englewood operation to reopen in March following four-month winter closure

“The four-month window I don’t think is unusual,” due to weather constraints says WFP’s chief forester

Vancouver Island communities top voter participation in electoral referendum

Parksville-Qualicum, Saanich North and the Islands, Oak Bay-Gordon Head cast most ballots

Commercial fishing is Canada’s most dangerous job, report states

Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans gives recommendations to improve safety for fish harvesters

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Port Alice trailer fire
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Port Hardy council votes unanimously in favour of rezoning Pathfinder’s property

Prompt discussion yielded 6-0 vote to approve Pathfinder Development’s proposed rezoning application.

Kwakiutl First Nation approved for $1.2 million to build six new, on-reserve houses

Kwakiutl First Nation among nearly 30 nations to receive housing funds from the province of BC.

Cold snap coming to Vancouver Island, but get ready for warm winter

Islanders should expect overnight temperatures below freezing throughout the weekend

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District election irregularity goes to court

Electoral officer has asked for two area elections to be declared invalid

Port McNeill council gives staff green light to prepare multi-million dollar funding applications

Interim CAO Nelson-Smith will now prepare two separate funding applications before January 2019.

MP Blaney takes a stand for postal workers, citing high injury rates and long overtime hours

Liberal government poised to pass back-to-work legislation during weekend

Pacificanna applies for cannabis retail license in Port Hardy

District will hear public comments on cannabis retailer’s application to open shop.

PHSS students dip their feet in the medical field after job shadowing at hospital

Four students, Wigard, Castillo, Ranger and Clair, followed hospital professionals for three days.

Vancouver Island job rate slightly worse than the provincial average

Greater Victoria records unemployment rate of 3.9 in October 2018

Murder trial of Chemainus man halted pending psych report

Justice Warren said it was essential to ascertain Colin John’s level of fitness to stand trial.

Port Hardy’s animal control needs some ‘teeth’ says local attacked by dogs

Hunter asks what proactive measures municipality and animal control can do to stop future incidents.

CUPW members back to picketing in Port Hardy

Rotating walkout has returned to Port Hardy’s post office this morning.

Why you should vote for proportional representation — and why you shouldn’t

Vancouver Island MLAs offer answers to electoral reform questions

  • Nov 22, 2018

Port Hardy resident pushes for noise bylaw amendment

Kernachan offered council her view on Port Hardy’s noise bylaw, which does not set out timeframes.

Mainroad: ‘We would like to be more proactive,’ in wake of highway crash

“We responded within the ministry’s specifications,” manager of operations said on recent collision.

Vancouver Islanders among B.C.’s most engaged on electoral reform

Parksville-Qualicum and Courtenay-Comox lead the province in voter turnout, Island high in general