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Ben Baker died of an accidental overdose on Jan. 23, 2023. The family is fundraising for two memorial benches to make a monetary donation in Ben’s name to The Last Door in New Westminster. (Ben Baker’s Legacy/GoFundMe)

Benches in West Kelowna, Lower Mainland help keep man’s legacy alive

All additional donations will be donated to the treatment facility Ben stayed at

 

Tyson Whitney Photography

Victor’s Secret Fashion Show makes triumphant return to Port McNeill for 10th anniversary

Saturday night’s event ended up raising over $19,500 for cancer patients Woss-north

  • Feb 1, 2023

 

Victor’s Secret Fashion Show is returning to Port McNeill Jan. 28. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Victor’s Secret Fashion Show is returning to Port McNeill for 10th anniversary show

Organizer Cheryl Verbrugge said she’s very excited for Victor’s Secret to finally return

 

A massive overnight fire destroyed Bowser Automotive on Dec. 6, 2022. (Michael Briones photo)

Community steps up in wake of fire that razed Bowser’s only service station

Fundraiser scheduled after blaze destroyed Bowser Automotive in December

A massive overnight fire destroyed Bowser Automotive on Dec. 6, 2022. (Michael Briones photo)
Left to right: Marina Hargrave, the lead for Port Hardy/North Island, and her daughter Park Hargrave. (Submitted photo)

Shoebox gifts given out this holiday season to women in need in the North Island

At the end of the campaign, the project had reached about 77 per cent of their goal

Left to right: Marina Hargrave, the lead for Port Hardy/North Island, and her daughter Park Hargrave. (Submitted photo)
Kaylee Kolinski (left) and her mom Jenn. (Facebook photo)

Vernon family devastated by death of teenage daughter, 2 days after surgery

Lumby student died suddenly from surgery complications

Kaylee Kolinski (left) and her mom Jenn. (Facebook photo)
Port McNeill RCMP stop for a photo on Saturday (Dec. 10) outside the IGA at their annual December fundraiser, Cram The Cruiser, with all the proceeds raised going directly towards supporting the A-Frame Food Distribution programs. (Derek Koel photo)

Cram The Cruiser raises over $3,400 for A-Frame Food Distribution programs

The Port McNeill RCMP would like to say thank you for all the generous acts of giving

Port McNeill RCMP stop for a photo on Saturday (Dec. 10) outside the IGA at their annual December fundraiser, Cram The Cruiser, with all the proceeds raised going directly towards supporting the A-Frame Food Distribution programs. (Derek Koel photo)
First responder Greg Beatty walking in full turnout gear in the rain to raise funds for Movember. (Debra Lynn photo)

Port Alice first responder braves wind and heavy rain for a charitable cause

Greg Beatty was walking to raise funds for Movember

  • Dec 5, 2022
First responder Greg Beatty walking in full turnout gear in the rain to raise funds for Movember. (Debra Lynn photo)
Left to right: Marina Hargrave, the lead for Port Hardy/North Island, and her daughter Park Hargrave. (Submitted photo)

Shoebox project underway in the North Island until early December

www.shoeboxproject.com for more information

Left to right: Marina Hargrave, the lead for Port Hardy/North Island, and her daughter Park Hargrave. (Submitted photo)
North Island Eagles teams, coaches, and of course the alumni players all stopped for a group photo at the end of the game. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

11th annual North Island Eagles alumni game hits the ice at the Chilton Regional Arena

Now in its 11th year, the North Island Eagles hockey program’s alumni…

North Island Eagles teams, coaches, and of course the alumni players all stopped for a group photo at the end of the game. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
B.C. rugby player Nick Allen is waking from an induced coma in Indonesia, after suffering severe injuries in a vehicle crash on Nov. 7, 2022. The long-term impact of his injuries aren’t yet known. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe/’Nick Allen’s Recovery’)

Pro B.C. rugby player suffers traumatic brain injury in car crash abroad

Extent of Nick Allen’s injuries won’t be known until he is fully woken up from medically-induced coma

B.C. rugby player Nick Allen is waking from an induced coma in Indonesia, after suffering severe injuries in a vehicle crash on Nov. 7, 2022. The long-term impact of his injuries aren’t yet known. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe/’Nick Allen’s Recovery’)
The Port Hardy Hospital Auxiliary volunteer staff get ready for opening on Saturday. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Sneak peak at the Port Hardy Hospital Auxiliary’s annual Christmas sale

The sale runs Nov. 5-19 from 10-4 p.m. Monday to Saturday at the Thunderbird Mall

The Port Hardy Hospital Auxiliary volunteer staff get ready for opening on Saturday. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Left to right: Marina Hargrave, lead for North Island, and daughter Park Hargrave. (Submitted photo)

The Campbell River Shoebox Project returns again for 2022 seasonal gift drive

The goal this year is to provide 575 Shoeboxes for local vulnerable women

Left to right: Marina Hargrave, lead for North Island, and daughter Park Hargrave. (Submitted photo)
Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)

Penticton hero’s dog ingests cocaine and meth while working outreach

Gord Portman’s dog Zippy is still in serious condition and needs help

Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)
The Georgina Falt Memorial Trophy and a photo of Georgina, whom the tournament is named after. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Having fun and raising money the bottom line of music trivia tournament

Alzheimer’s fundraiser a No. 1 hit with supporters from around the Island

The Georgina Falt Memorial Trophy and a photo of Georgina, whom the tournament is named after. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Debra Lynn Photography

Port Hardy’s Terry Fox Run raises over $2,500

Organizing the fundraiser run every year means a lot for Janet Dorward

Debra Lynn Photography
A cancer researcher conducts lab work for the BC Cancer Foundation. On Wednesday (Sept. 21), the foundation announced the launch of a $500 million fundraising campaign. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)

BC Cancer launches $500M fundraising campaign as patient numbers projected to grow

Estimated 37,000 British Columbians will be diagnosed with disease annually by 2030

A cancer researcher conducts lab work for the BC Cancer Foundation. On Wednesday (Sept. 21), the foundation announced the launch of a $500 million fundraising campaign. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)
Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre executive director Elizabeth Aman-Hume opened the 50th anniversary barbecue with a welcoming speech. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Port Hardy chamber celebrates 50th anniversary with speeches and a barbecue fundraiser

Executive director sees another 50 years in the future for the chamber

Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre executive director Elizabeth Aman-Hume opened the 50th anniversary barbecue with a welcoming speech. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Robert Owsianyk and Madison Fotheringham died just days apart this summer. (Supplied by family)

Island family rocked by tragic losses of father and daughter within 2-week span

Woman loses husband and daughter to cancer within two weeks

Robert Owsianyk and Madison Fotheringham died just days apart this summer. (Supplied by family)
More than 1,100 cyclists leave Chilliwack Heritage Park for the annual Tour de Cure fundraiser for BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: $6.3 million raised as Tour de Cure cycling fundraiser for cancer rolls through B.C. cities

More than 1,100 cyclists rode through Eastern Fraser Valley to raise money for BC Cancer Foundation

More than 1,100 cyclists leave Chilliwack Heritage Park for the annual Tour de Cure fundraiser for BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)