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WestJet in flight. Black Press file photo

Two Comox-Calgary flights exposed to COVID-19 in the past week

Seven flights between the two airports have now been flagged for COVID exposure

The Tri-Port Midget Wild.

Tri-Port Midget Wild finish playoffs in second place

The Tri-Port Midget Wild qualified for the VIAHA playoffs, and ended up placing second out of four teams.

The North Island Peewee Eagles.

Peewees finish season with heads held high

The North Island Peewee Eagles finished off their 2016-2017 season with a tough loss to the Port Alberni Bulldogs.

Emma Mitchell and Randi Ward have been playing sports together since preschool.

Midget rep girls reflect on minor hockey careers

North Island Midget Eagles' players Emma Mitchell and Randi Ward have been playing sports together since preschool.

Emma Mitchell and Randi Ward have been playing sports together since preschool.
The tremor struck just over 165 kilometres west of Port Hardy

Earthquake hits southwest of Port Alice

A 4.4 earthquake struck southwest of Port Alice at a depth of about 10 kilometres just after 10 p.m. on Feb. 22.

  • Feb 24, 2017
The tremor struck just over 165 kilometres west of Port Hardy
North Island Gazette reporter Tyson Whitney.

Tyson’s thoughts: Growing up in Port Hardy

Tyson's thoughts column - Feb. 22 edition of the North Island Gazette

North Island Gazette reporter Tyson Whitney.
North Island local Megan Hanacek survived for 78 days in the Patagonia wild on the hit TV show Alone

Megan Hanacek survived in the wild for 78 days on hit TV show Alone

North Islander Megan Hanacek survived for 78 days in the Patagonia wilderness before finally tapping out in the season finale of Alone.

North Island local Megan Hanacek survived for 78 days in the Patagonia wild on the hit TV show Alone
Bryce Casavant.

Casavant receives response from Auditor General

Bryce Casavant took aim back at the provincial government's report on the trophy bear hunt, and the Auditor General has responded.

Bryce Casavant.
Google images police.

Two men in custody following shots fired complaint

Two suspects were arrested after a shots fired complaint in Port Hardy.

  • Jan 23, 2017
Google images police.
Port McNeill Council.

Port McNeill council passes harbour rates bylaw

Port McNeill council voted in favour of passing their revised harbour rates bylaw, making it law. Changes at the harbour will be immediate.

Port McNeill Council.
Neucel Specialty Cellulose

Unifor Local 514 votes in favour of amendments to collective agreement

Unifor Local 514 voted in favour of amending specific parts of their collective agreement with Neucel Specialty Cellulose.

Neucel Specialty Cellulose
School District 85 logo

School District 85 optimistic about Supreme Court decision

School District 85 Secretary-Treasurer, John Martin, believes Supreme Court's decision will have a positive effect on North Island schools.

School District 85 logo
Mariti Mellow has owned and operated L'il Amigos Daycare for 25 years.

L’Il Amigos Daycare celebrates 25 years in business

Mariti Mellow owns and operates L'il Amigos Daycare, and she is celebrating her 25 year in business this January.

Mariti Mellow has owned and operated L'il Amigos Daycare for 25 years.
Janet Dorward helped the Port Hardy RCMP find a hiker who was lost on Dale's Trail.

Port Hardy local aides RCMP in locating lost hiker

Janet Dorward helped guide the Port Hardy RCMP through a difficult to navigate trail in search of a lost hiker on Saturday, Jan. 7.

Janet Dorward helped the Port Hardy RCMP find a hiker who was lost on Dale's Trail.
The Queen of the North ferry.

Queen of the North, the Captain’s story

On March 22, 2006, the Queen of the North sunk to the bottom of the ocean in less than an hour. 10 years later, the Captain tells his story.

The Queen of the North ferry.
Construction on North Island Secondary School's climbing wall is officially complete.

Construction on climbing wall complete

The construction on North Island Secondary School's climbing wall is officially complete.

Construction on North Island Secondary School's climbing wall is officially complete.
Port McNeill Town Council

Port McNeill Harbour rates bylaw passes third reading

The third reading of the harbour rates bylaw was passed unanimously by Port McNeill council.

Port McNeill Town Council
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QUIZ: 12 questions to test your knowledge of B.C. news in 2016

How well do you know the news? Take our #BCNewsQuiz and see how you score

QUIZ: 12 questions to test your knowledge of B.C. news in 2016

Port McNeill Rotary Club New Year’s day polar bear dip

The Port McNeill Rotary Club is hosting a new year's day polar bear dip in front of the Sportsman restaurant.

Former North Island BC Conservation Officer Bryce Casavant.

Former BC Conservation officer takes aim at grizzly bear hunt

Former BC Conservation officer Bryce Casavant has written a damning critique on a commissioned report from provincial government.

Former North Island BC Conservation Officer Bryce Casavant.