Local News

Trevena welcomes funding for sport, arts, and culture in the North Island

“Access to sports and arts programming improves quality of life and helps build community”

Port Hardy RCMP says fires are ‘suspicious’

If you know who is responsible, please contact the Port Hardy RCMP at 250-949-6335.

Water utility bill increase coming for Port McNeill residents?

Councillor Derek Koel feels a user-pay system that covers actual costs is necessary.

  • Nov 7, 2019
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‘Namgis First Nation sues DFO again, says they aren’t protecting wild salmon

“The Federal Court has found DFO’s refusal to prohibit stocking of fish infected with PRV unlawful”

Striking Western Forest Products union workers on Vancouver Island rally against concessions

United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 holds march and rally in Nanaimo

Striking Western Forest Products union workers on Vancouver Island rally against concessions

United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 holds march and rally in Nanaimo

Port Hardy Twinning Society – End of an Era?

“the society is suffering from low membership and member burnout”

  • Nov 6, 2019

After the election: The future of fish farms in the North Island

The Liberal Party pledged they would shut down open-net fish farming in B.C. by 2025.

Flu season arrives early on Vancouver Island

Island Health officials recommending getting the flu shot sooner rather than later

Local MLA Claire Trevena welcomes $139,360 for students in the North Island

“Extracurricular programs are essential to a child’s healthy development”

Northern Sea Wolf wraps up a successful first season, says BC Ferries

On June 3, the vessel completed its inaugural sailing on the route.

  • Oct 29, 2019

Arterran signs lease with Neucel Specialty Cellulose

Arterran is submitting the required documents for the final stages of a federal grant application.

  • Oct 25, 2019

Emaciated grizzlies photographed off Knight Inlet

“I had posted the images because I had read the news about the worst salmon runs”

  • Oct 25, 2019

Light-entangled deer spotted in Vancouver Island town

Typically conservation will safely capture the deer and remove the item once located

Port McNeill council tackles invasive knotweed

In Port McNeill, 7 sites were identified and treated with a controlled application of glyphosates.

  • Oct 24, 2019

Mock student vote ‘elects’ Blaney as MP

Greens’ de Bruijn comes in second

Familiar battle fought in North Island-Powell River

North Island–Powell River stays NDP as Blaney returns to Ottawa

Rachel Blaney ‘humbled’ as NDP incumbent earns second term

Blaney will remain MP in North Island-Powell River riding

Union says Western Forest Products refuses to budge from ‘unreasonable concessions’

According to a press release, both parties met on Oct. 16, 18, 19, and 20.

Alberta man pleads guilty, fined for hunting without a licence in North Island

It’s the responsibility of each hunter or angler to know whether they are considered a B.C. Resident.