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Tofino to ban plastic bags, set minimum charge for paper and reusable bags

Town says minimum pricing aims to avoid excessive rebound to paper and reusable bags

Annual herring run underway in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Fishermen, shutterbugs and hungry predators all out to capture silvery fish

Court approves First Nations Health Authority’s strong medicine

Lawsuit brought by three Vancouver Island chiefs in connection to provider’s ouster rejected in court

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Sharon Hamlyn completes cancer awareness ride from Victoria to Port Hardy
Mass funerals begin after deadly Sri Lanka attacks
Minister not feeling great about social media co-operation as election nears
Toddler tumbles out of moving vehicle

The Port Alice Legion adapts to economic challenges

Legion president, Warren Beatty, intends “to keep the legion active”

  • Mar 10, 2019

New Democrat and Tory politicians from North Island weigh in on SNC-Lavalin affair

NDP MP Rachel Blaney and Conservative candidate Shelley Downey echo party leaders

Whooping cough confirmed at Vancouver Island high school

Pertussis can be nagging and uncomfortable for teens, serious or even fatal for infants

Drought fears high, Cowichan Lake already at August lows

Officials asking for early storage measures with lake just 40 per cent full

Errington farmer receives death threats after two dogs shot, killed on her property

Woman says huskies were shot after entering her yard and attacking a goat

Vancouver Island teen in critical condition after being hit in a crosswalk

RCMP seek witnesses, dash cam footage after Nanaimo incident sends 17-year-old to Victoria hospital

Vancouver Island schools to see more than $15 million in upgrades

Province announces $206 million for B.C. school upgrades

New Democrat and Tory politicians from North Island weigh in on SNC-Lavalin affair

NDP MP Rachel Blaney and Conservative candidate Shelley Downey echo party leaders

B.C. Indigenous woman appointed to Canada’s gun advisory committee

First Nations and northern voices were both missing in discussions

Money Mart donates over three thousand dollars to Harvest Food Bank in Port Hardy

Harvest Food Bank Manager Andy Cornell was ecstatic to receive the cheque.

Port Hardy RCMP need help locating the driver involved in a hit and run

“The injured man was taken to the hospital with possible head and neck injuries.”

Port McNeill council holds committee of the whole meeting for budget talks

The committee of the whole meeting lasted over two hours, and here are some of the highlights.

Child poverty in Mount Waddington region on the rise, now second highest in the province

With child poverty statistics in the North Island on the rise, the…

PRESS RELEASE: Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre to host Harm Reduction Conference

The event is hosted by Sacred Wolf with Island Health and First Nations Health Authority.

  • Mar 2, 2019

UPDATE: Neucel Specialty Cellulose sent home five union members who are still considered employees

Approximately 12 workers, five of which were union members, vacated the premises.

North Island Gazette nominated for newspaper excellence for the second year in a row

The Gazette was nominated in “Category B” alongside the Hope Standard and the Revelstoke Review.

New area code rolling out in B.C. this spring

All phone numbers with current area codes are set to run out by May 2020