infrastructure

The entrance to the Port Hardy swimming pool. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

North Island’s only indoor swimming pool turned down for grant funds

Refurbishing the pool would have cost around $8.5 million to revitalize the entire aquatic centre

 

Two towns in the Regional District of Mount Waddington are getting funding for tourism infrastructure development. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Port Alice and Port Hardy get funds for tourism infrastructure development

Two North Island towns are receiving funds to help support tourism infrastructure…

 

The Port Alice pulp mill has been dormant since 2015. (North Island Gazette file photo)

The Port Alice pulp mill site is being ‘recycled’

Bankruptcy company is overseeing de-risking the site, water treatment and environmental monitoring.

  • Mar 4, 2021

 

North Island Gazette file photo of Port Hardy council

Council discusses Highland Manor sale

Port Hardy council debates what approach to take to Highland Manor after sale.

North Island Gazette file photo of Port Hardy council
A new bridge is being put in place over the Quatse Estuary Trail breach. (Port Hardy Bulldozing photo)

Quatse Estuary Trail renovations nearing completion

Port Hardy Bulldozing and Onsite Engineering have contracts on the project.

A new bridge is being put in place over the Quatse Estuary Trail breach. (Port Hardy Bulldozing photo)
The entrance to the Port Hardy aquatic centre. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Port Hardy council will decide fate of pool revitalization project at next meeting

The pool revitalization project will be on the agenda at the Dec. 8 meeting for council to vote on.

The entrance to the Port Hardy aquatic centre. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
The entrance to the Port Hardy aquatic centre. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Port Hardy to ‘revitalize’ old aquatic centre for 8.5 million

‘If everything goes as planned, there will be no tax increase to cover our portion of the costs’

The entrance to the Port Hardy aquatic centre. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Access to remote Side Bay beach up in the bureaucratic air

Access to remote Side Bay beach up in the bureaucratic air

Roads to the pristine north west coast Vancouver Island beach at risk of being deactivated

Access to remote Side Bay beach up in the bureaucratic air
The Doug Bondue arena in Port Alice will be staying shuttered for third season in a row. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Future uncertain for the shuttered Doug Bondue Arena in Port Alice

The dormant pulp mill still owes the village over two million dollars in unpaid taxes.

The Doug Bondue arena in Port Alice will be staying shuttered for third season in a row. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna. (The Canadian Press)

Feds earmark $3.3B for provinces, territories for COVID-19 infrastructure

The federal government is envisioning the money will be used to retrofit schools, hospitals and long-term care facilities

Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna. (The Canadian Press)
North Island MLA Claire Trevena. (Black Press file photo)

People in the north Island to benefit from economic development projects

A total of $438,580 is going to eight projects across the north Island.

  • Jun 23, 2020
North Island MLA Claire Trevena. (Black Press file photo)
The Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena in Port Hardy could potentially be getting almost three million in grant funding for maintenance. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Port Hardy arena waiting for almost three million in grant funds needed for maintenance

The funds will be going towards upgrades to the arena and the lobby entrance.

The Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena in Port Hardy could potentially be getting almost three million in grant funding for maintenance. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples was taken in a hi-rail truck on Oct. 10, 2019, along the E&N Railway from Duncan to Nanaimo to inspect the condition of the railway. Pictured, from left, is Al Kutaj, a superintendent with Southern Railway Vancouver Island, Andrea Thomas, the Island Corridor Foundation’s manager of corridor development, the ICF’s CEO Larry Stevenson and Staples. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Realistic figure to get Vancouver Island rail up and running $254 million: CEO

“The question should be why have we not already begun?”

Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples was taken in a hi-rail truck on Oct. 10, 2019, along the E&N Railway from Duncan to Nanaimo to inspect the condition of the railway. Pictured, from left, is Al Kutaj, a superintendent with Southern Railway Vancouver Island, Andrea Thomas, the Island Corridor Foundation’s manager of corridor development, the ICF’s CEO Larry Stevenson and Staples. (Robert Barron/Citizen)