City Council

Pete Nelson-Smith shakes hands with Zeballos Mayor Julie Colborne. (Village of Zeballos photo)

Zeballos appoints new Chief Administrative Officer

Nelson-Smith was previously the CAO for the Town of Port McNeill for roughly the last five years

 

The UBCO campus tower is still planned for 46 storeys. (UBCO graphic)

Make way: 46-storey campus housing tower gets green light in Kelowna

Council passed the newly created CD28 zone making way for the tower

 

Port Hardy Municipal Hall signage. (Gazette file photo)

Port Hardy council votes to help strengthen Indigenous relationships

Council voted in favour of creating a cultural sensitivity training policy

 

Port McNeill Community Events Facebook photo

Chief Administrative Officer position is now vacant in the Town of Port McNeill

Pete Nelson-Smith had been working for the Town of Port McNeill since 2016

Port McNeill Community Events Facebook photo
The Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Gate House Theatre aiming to build waterfront bandstand in downtown Port McNeill

Gord Oppen said the next step is to have the architectural drawings created

The Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Victoria city council will vote March 3 on whether to cut ties with one of their twin cities, Khabarovsk, Russia. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria considers suspending ties with twin city in Russia

Coun. Stephen Andrew bringing motion to council March 3

Victoria city council will vote March 3 on whether to cut ties with one of their twin cities, Khabarovsk, Russia. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Coun. Sharmarke Dubow said he was incredibly humbled to learn about the award via Twitter. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Canada declares Victoria councillor a noteworthy historical figure

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow shares the title with likes of Viola Desmond and Harriet Tubman

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow said he was incredibly humbled to learn about the award via Twitter. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
People rally against Bill 21 in Montreal in 2019. On Thursday (Jan. 6) Victoria council voted to contribute $9,500 to a growing legal challenge against the bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

B.C.’s capital bucking up for legal challenge of Quebec’s religious symbols ban

Victoria among number of Canadian cities commiting cash, encourage other B.C. cities to do the same

People rally against Bill 21 in Montreal in 2019. On Thursday (Jan. 6) Victoria council voted to contribute $9,500 to a growing legal challenge against the bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
The maple trees planted across from Stink Creek Park on Granville Street. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

New maple trees planted across from Stink Creek Park a nice ‘welcome’ to downtown Port Hardy

Dunlop’s Home Hardware and Building Centre hosted a special ceremony on Granville…

The maple trees planted across from Stink Creek Park on Granville Street. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
North Island Gazette file photo of Port McNeill council

Port McNeill council to resume in-person meetings at a larger venue

Port McNeill council debates going back to in-person meetings or continuing virtually

North Island Gazette file photo of Port McNeill council
A Parksville resident was alarmed to find needles left in a forested area near Springwood Elementary School in 2019. (Submitted photo)

Parksville mayor jabs Island Health for needle issue inaction

Mayne tells Island Health officials problem is getting worse

A Parksville resident was alarmed to find needles left in a forested area near Springwood Elementary School in 2019. (Submitted photo)
North Island Gazette file photo of Port McNeill council.

Port McNeill council approves purchase of new pumper truck

Fort Garry’s bid came in at $22,832 below budget

North Island Gazette file photo of Port McNeill council.
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North Island Rising: What the heck just happened?

‘Regulars will also know that votes around this council table are often split 3 to 2’

  • Jul 9, 2021
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Town of Port McNeill Community Planning Facebook photo

Port McNeill council apologizes, cancels Canada Day celebrations

‘we would like to apologize for the pain our original decision caused’

Town of Port McNeill Community Planning Facebook photo
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LETTER: Port McNeill councillor responds to May 12 North Island Rising column

‘council raised residential taxes for no reason and I stand by that statement’

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The Community Centre in Port Alice. (Debra Lynn photo)

Port Alice Community Centre closes for the summer

The village will save money by having it closed

  • May 12, 2021
The Community Centre in Port Alice. (Debra Lynn photo)
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McQuarrie: Budget meeting drama caused by unruly councillor

It was an amazing and unexpected response to what should have been…

  • May 10, 2021
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The Fort Rupert Curling Club. (North Island Gazette file photo)

COVID-19: Curling club’s bills to be paid by District of Port Hardy

The COVID-19 Restart Fund is intended to ensure that there is a smooth recovery

The Fort Rupert Curling Club. (North Island Gazette file photo)
North Island Gazette file photo of Port Hardy council.

Port Hardy council agrees to have lines painted at Fort Rupert school

‘Anything that we do for the community, we typically do through the grant in aid budget.’

North Island Gazette file photo of Port Hardy council.
Port McNeill waterfront. (Bill McQuarrie photo)

McQUARRIE: Thank you, playgroup committee, you did your homework

“If you want something, step up and be willing to be part of the solution.”

  • Apr 22, 2021
Port McNeill waterfront. (Bill McQuarrie photo)