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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’

 

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

 

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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

 

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Port Hardy to look at making changes to outdated animal control bylaw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)
North Island Gazette file photo of Port McNeill council

Port McNeill goes after funding for Emergency Operations Centre

The mobile EOC would be equipped with generators, tents, desk space and other necessities.

North Island Gazette file photo of Port McNeill council
Port Hardy Twinning Society file photo

Future of Port Hardy’s Twinning Society still to be decided

The society needs volunteers to “make the partnership stronger for the future.”

Port Hardy Twinning Society file photo
The District of Port Hardy has approved the fees for Short Term Vacation Rentals. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Port Hardy council sets fees for Short Term Vacation Rentals

Council adopted a bylaw to allow home owners to build separate suites to use as short term rentals.

The District of Port Hardy has approved the fees for Short Term Vacation Rentals. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Port Hardy mayor Dennis Dugas. (Dennis Dugas photo)

Port Hardy mayor advocates for fish farm industry, talks impact on North Island

The Discovery Islands closures will certainly have an effect on Port Hardy, says Dugas.

Port Hardy mayor Dennis Dugas. (Dennis Dugas photo)
North Island Gazette file photo of Port McNeill council.

Heated conversation occurs at Port McNeill council over policy request

Port McNeill mayor Gaby Wickstrom wants to see a change in the…

North Island Gazette file photo of Port McNeill council.
Port Hardy Senior Citizens’ Society president Rosaline Glynn holds up the certificate from B.C. Premier John Horgan next to Loaves & Fishes director Peter Sinclair, vice president Kris Huddlestan, and Port Hardy mayor Dennis Dugas. (Submitted photo)

Port Hardy council to nominate Glynn for the Order of British Columbia

Glynn’s nomination was endorsed unanimously by council.

Port Hardy Senior Citizens’ Society president Rosaline Glynn holds up the certificate from B.C. Premier John Horgan next to Loaves & Fishes director Peter Sinclair, vice president Kris Huddlestan, and Port Hardy mayor Dennis Dugas. (Submitted photo)