Gazette welcomes new reporter

The North Island Gazette is happy to welcome Aidan O'Toole to their staff.

PORT HARDY—The Gazette is proud to introduce our newest addition in Aidan O’Toole, who joins the team as a reporter and photographer.

O’Toole was born in Northern Ireland and first arrived on North Vancouver Island in 2007. A cross-country trip took him to Halifax for a couple of years, but he returned to stay in 2010 and worked as a cook at Malone’s Oceanside Bistro until its recent closure.

A newcomer to the journalism business, O’Toole was inspired to write more after taking a class at North Island College, and is highly motivated to remain on the North Island.

“My girlfriend’s family lives here, and since I came back I’ve made friends and come to love the community,” O’Toole said. “I think this is a beautiful part of the world and would like to set down some roots.”

O’Toole has been published before, when he contributed submissions to his school magazine some years ago. He is looking forward to meeting more people and learning more about the local communities as he covers news and events for the Gazette.

 

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