Some of the construction debris that litters the area near Airport Beach.

Trash mars hike to local beach

Illegal dumping a short-sighted and selfish act, ruining our shared environment.

Dear editor,

Many people in the North Island area enjoy the beauty of our beaches and forests. But the Airport Beach area near Port Hardy sees much illegal dumping and in the past month or so this seems to have increased.

A (tabletop) hockey game has been abandoned on the trail to the Airport Beach along with a full garbage bag tossed into the bushes. There is construction garbage near the beach as well.

Very short-sighted and selfish; most of these things could be recycled free or dumped for a small fee.

We are lucky to live in such a wonderful place and it would be nice if everyone valued and cherished what we have.

Shannon Passmore

Port Hardy


Just Posted

Woss man attacked by black bear on remote logging road

“we are just monitoring the situation now”

Port McNeill Mayor Gaby Wickstrom wants to see previous cuts to public libraries reversed

The Ministry of Education has, over 10 years, reduced provincial library funding by $6 million.

Mountie says his good-byes to North Island Indigenous communities after years of demonstrating reconciliation between RCMP and First Nations

“It’s very humbling that you hear your name used in the community about good work that is being done”

UPDATED: New law centre serving B.C. region with highest rates of kids in care

Many cases reflect conditions of poverty, says Parents Legal Centre

OPINION: Port Alice needs a paradigm shift

“If we want work in Port Alice, we need to get to work”

‘Bad choices make good stories’: Margaret Trudeau brings her show to Just for Laughs

Trudeau says over the decades she has been suicidal, manic, depressed

Health Canada revokes licences of B.C.-based pot producer Agrima Botanicals

The agency said it notified the company of a suspension in November due to non-compliance with regulations

Deals, protests during Amazon Prime Day

The Seattle-based e-commerce behemoth says it is offering more than a million deals

Canadian national softball team wins second straight Canada Cup

Team Canada defeats Texas-based Scrapyard International in gold-medal game Sunday in Surrey

June sees drop in home sales, prices for real estate across B.C.: report

Sales dropped by 11.8%, while prices fell by 4%

Video captures driver narrowly avoiding hitting Granfondo cyclists in Okanagan

“I’m just glad that everything aligned enough and no one got hurt,” said Shaun Siebert

Most Read