Steve Hoag had one heck of a fish story to tell after an eagle swiped part of his catch

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The next time Steve Hoag fishes North Island waters, it’s likely he’ll be keeping a wary eye pointed to the skies.

  • Jan. 3, 2012 7:00 p.m.

The next time Steve Hoag fishes North Island waters, it’s likely he’ll be keeping a wary eye pointed to the skies.

That after an eagle “with a bald head and the yellow eyes of a devil bird,” snatched part of the Washingtonian’s catch while he was cleaning a different fish on the  dock of the Scotia Bay Resort . “It was an interesting experience, but it scared me half to death,” the 66-year-old told the Gazette.

• Smile taggers — you could be caught on one of several Port Hardy cameras and if you are, it’s going to cost you.

Fed up with having to clean the mess left by punks with spray cans, District of Port Hardy council opted to install several mobile, infrared surveillance cameras in various places around town. It paid off fairly quickly when a couple of vandals were busted after they were recorded damaging property.

• A pair of black bear cubs orphaned when their mother was struck and killed by a car Friday near Port Hardy were rescued by conservation officers, but only after leading their two-legged Samaritans on an eight-hour chase. The young bears were eventually nabbed in two different trees and cared for at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre.

• Friends and family said their last goodbyes to a former Port Hardy man who was allegedly killed by a teen in a weekend knife attack.

Police said 19-year-old James Denton was stabbed to death by a 16-year-old male, who cannot be identified because of provisions under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The case is still before the courts.

• Neucel Specialty Cellulose Ltd. was fined $75,000 stemming from a March 11 incident in which two workers were injured.

The workers were dismantling a portion of a wall when it unexpectedly collapsed. Both suffered minor injuries as a result of the falling debris, said WorkSafeBC.

 

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