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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…

 

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

 

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

 

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)
North Island Gazette file photo of Port McNeill council

Port McNeill council roundup: SD85, tourism and zoning discussed

More news from Port McNeill’s April 13 council meeting.

  • Apr 16, 2021
North Island Gazette file photo of Port McNeill council
The Port McNeill waterfront on a beautiful sunny day. (Bill McQuarrie photo)

Waterfront Playground Proposal receives backing from Port McNeill council

In favour of the motion were Wickstrom, Baron and Coun. Shelley Downey.

  • Apr 15, 2021
The Port McNeill waterfront on a beautiful sunny day. (Bill McQuarrie photo)
The Port McNeill waterfront on a beautiful sunny day. (Bill McQuarrie photo)

Waterfront Community Playgroup Project gains support from Port McNeill council

The proposed project would “revitalize the waterfront area to a vibrant community space.”

  • Mar 30, 2021
The Port McNeill waterfront on a beautiful sunny day. (Bill McQuarrie photo)
North Island Gazette file photo of Port Hardy council.

Port Hardy to look at making changes to outdated animal control bylaw

Staff will be looking into changes to the bylaw and bringing it back to council for discussion.

North Island Gazette file photo of Port Hardy council.
Councillors Janet Dorward and Treena Smith accepted the Bear Smart Community designation from MLA Claire Trevena and Conservation Officer Ben York. (Zoë Ducklow photo)

Port Hardy celebrates Bear Smart Week with some fun activities

The district will post the winning photos on its new Bear Smart Port Hardy Facebook Page.

Councillors Janet Dorward and Treena Smith accepted the Bear Smart Community designation from MLA Claire Trevena and Conservation Officer Ben York. (Zoë Ducklow photo)
RDMW Chair Andrew Hory (left) Presented Operations Manager Jeff Long with multiple awards earned va qualifications and for his high marks in the Local Government Administration Program at Capilano University. (North Island Gazette 2018 file photo)

RDMW Chair talks two years in office and what the future holds for the region

“Like every organization the RDMW has challenges…”

RDMW Chair Andrew Hory (left) Presented Operations Manager Jeff Long with multiple awards earned va qualifications and for his high marks in the Local Government Administration Program at Capilano University. (North Island Gazette 2018 file photo)
The Port McNeill & District Hospital. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Mayor: Update on future of health care in Port McNeill

Wickstrom noted a proposal for clinic space was launched at www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca.

The Port McNeill & District Hospital. (North Island Gazette file photo)
A beautiful sunrise at the Port McNeill Harbour. (Bill McQuarrie photo)

Harbour Advisory Committee wants to see improvements to parking lot

No formal, detailed costing was available but estimates ranging upwards of $50,000 were discussed.

  • Mar 16, 2021
A beautiful sunrise at the Port McNeill Harbour. (Bill McQuarrie photo)