Confetti rains down on the 2012 graduating class of NISS.

June 2012: Year in review

A collection of the top stories from this month last year.

With just under eight minutes remaining in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals Monday night, the crowd at Gate House Community Theatre erupted in cheers.

And that was for restoration of the satellite signal after it went down for about three minutes.

But the biggest cheer of the night came when hometown hero Willie Mitchell hoisted the Cup and confirmed the speculation that has run rampant in the community for more than a week — that the Cup was coming here.

“I can’t wait to bring it back to B.C. and Vancouver Island,” Mitchell told CBC Television in an on-ice interview immediately after the L.A. Kings’ series-clinching, 6-1 home victory over the New Jersey Devils. “Port McNeill, it’s coming.”

The Cape Scott Wind Farm Project held an open house in Providence Place Inn to outline the project to the community after breaking ground on the power project.

The project, which has been in research and planning for several years now, began construction this month on access roads to the site. It is scheduled to begin operating commercially in July 2013, providing 99mW of power and employing 150 employees at its peak.

Tourists and locals alike enjoyed the festivities at Telegraph Cove as the former camp hosted its centennial celebration.

Owner Gordie Graham held a salmon barbecue on the boardwalk, and visitors were entertained by the Eccleston Band from Victoria.

A brunch closed the celebrations and participants were able to explore the Cove further by kayaking or whale watching on the Lukwa and Gukimi.

Kent Rathwell, president and founder of Sun Country Highway and other members of the Saskatchewan-based company were in Port Hardy to announce that they have completed the installation of a series of EV charging stations that will allow electric car drivers to travel from Victoria to Port Hardy — and make side trips to Tofino and Telegraph Cove along the way.

“We’re here to prove the EV industry can happen,” said Rathwell. “It’s happening today, and this is just the start.”

 

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