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Keep your promise, mayor tells province

PORT McNEILL—BC Housing confirmed it will provide six new modular housing units to the Town of Port McNeill, but Mayor Gerry Furney wants assurances the Crown Agency will be paying for delivery as previously promised.

Future of forestry bright beyond 2050

PORT McNEILL — North Island residents and professional foresters remain optimistic about the future of forestry, even while recognizing that changes will buffet the industry in the coming decades.

Emergency meeting draws small turnout

A “disappointing” number of people showed for a recent town hall-style meeting to discuss emergency preparedness, but organizers say at least it’s a beginning.
BC Hydro cuts 300 jobs, 150 to come

BC Hydro cuts 300 jobs, 150 to come

BC Hydro is moving ahead with its cost-cutting program, eliminating 300 positions this week and announcing 150 more will be gone in the next two years.
Ghetto made sex trade workers easier prey: inquiry

Ghetto made sex trade workers easier prey: inquiry

Street prostitution subject to two-tiered law enforcement, expert testifies

North Island optimistic about future of forestry

PORT McNEILL - Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities gathering envisions forestry in region in 2050

Safety program to spread to other communities

A program meant to save lives in Port McNeill was such a success, Coast Guard Auxiliary organizers are looking to expand the project to other seaside communities.
Hamper drive begins

Hamper drive begins

During the first year of the North Island Gazette’s Hamper Fund, nearly $3,000 was raised so more than two dozen families could enjoy a better Christmas.
Treaty commission calls for political will

Treaty commission calls for political will

The head of the B.C. Treaty Commission wants her mandate extended one more year to see if the federal-provincial effort to settle aboriginal land claims has a future after two decades.
Protests mark start of missing women inquiry

Protests mark start of missing women inquiry

AFN latest group to pull out amid demands Oppal resign