Recreation

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has yet to receive any applications from West Shore Motorsports Park to move its operations to the Shawnigan Lake area. (File photo)

Potential Western Speedway move to Shawnigan Lake leaves Cowichan officials wondering

West Shore Motorsports Park considering 4 locations, no application made to date over the Malahat

 

Port McNeill Community Events Facebook photo

Port McNeill is looking for volunteers for Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee

Councillor Derek Koel will be serving as the council liaison for the committee

 

Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services

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A new non-profit, Exploration Diving Society of B.C., has been formed, seeking to promote diving and exploration. (Eiko Jones photo)

Vancouver Island divers enter uncharted waters as part of new society

Exploration Diving Society of B.C. seeks to promote diving and exploration

A new non-profit, Exploration Diving Society of B.C., has been formed, seeking to promote diving and exploration. (Eiko Jones photo)
Port Hardy’s Director of Recreation, Tanya Kaul (right), shows how to use the new online registration system. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Port Hardy Recreation launches online registration system

Port Hardy Recreation is excited to announce that it has launched its…

Port Hardy’s Director of Recreation, Tanya Kaul (right), shows how to use the new online registration system. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
July 28 activities at Storey’s Beach. (Submitted photos)
Kids enjoy arts and crafts and activities on a sunny day at Storey’s Beach during the “Family Fun and Play” event put on by Port Hardy Rec. (Submitted photos)

Port Hardy Recreation’s camps and events have been a big success this summer

Port Hardy Recreation is actively busy putting together more events for the fall

July 28 activities at Storey’s Beach. (Submitted photos)
Kids enjoy arts and crafts and activities on a sunny day at Storey’s Beach during the “Family Fun and Play” event put on by Port Hardy Rec. (Submitted photos)
Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an ‘easy’ online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)
Delivering special care packages to the elderly is a project idea that would qualify for a Small Neighbourhood Grant. (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust photo)

Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for application

Get your creative, community-driven project funded for up to $500

Delivering special care packages to the elderly is a project idea that would qualify for a Small Neighbourhood Grant. (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust photo)
Port Hardy’s Parks and Rec committee wants to meet with SD85. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Port Hardy’s Parks and Rec wants to meet with School District 85

‘We have a reciprocal use agreement with them but it is really quite out of date’

Port Hardy’s Parks and Rec committee wants to meet with SD85. (North Island Gazette file photo)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
North Island communities get millions in grant funding. (Pixabay photo)

$8,179,919 in grant funding announced for North Island communities

This local funding is part of over $228 million in grants going to B.C. communities.

North Island communities get millions in grant funding. (Pixabay photo)
Port Alice Golf Course has a view of the Neroutsos Inlet (PAGC photo)

Volunteer-powered community golf course keeps on putting

The Port Alice Golf Club is open to all, seven days a week

Port Alice Golf Course has a view of the Neroutsos Inlet (PAGC photo)
Port Hardy’s indoor swimming pool is aiming to reopen Aug. 11. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Port Hardy’s indoor swimming pool tentatively scheduled to reopen in August

‘All participants will book through a reservation process which will be set up a week in advance’

Port Hardy’s indoor swimming pool is aiming to reopen Aug. 11. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Wade Gamble, general manager of Jakes at the Lake in Lake Cowichan, prepares his tube for a ride on the Cowichan River now that the Town of Lake Cowichan has lifted the tubing ban this summer. Gamble said his restaurant, as well as many other local businesses, will benefit from the lifting of the ban. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Summer tubing ban on Cowichan River lifted

The Tube Shack opening on June 27

Wade Gamble, general manager of Jakes at the Lake in Lake Cowichan, prepares his tube for a ride on the Cowichan River now that the Town of Lake Cowichan has lifted the tubing ban this summer. Gamble said his restaurant, as well as many other local businesses, will benefit from the lifting of the ban. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Tube Shack owner Aaron Frisby. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)

Town of Lake Cowichan bans tubing on Cowichan River this summer

“We have to do it, unless something changes”

The Tube Shack owner Aaron Frisby. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)
A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper

10 people banned in two weeks from B.C. rec centre for drugs, squatting

Suspensions were for setting up sleeping bags in washrooms, theft, verbal abuse of staff, and more

A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper