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The Port McNeill hospital will be diverting emergency room patients to Port Hardy on Halloween weekend, says healthcare worker. (North Island Gazette file photo)

UPDATE: Port McNeill hospital scheduled to divert emergency room patients to Port Hardy Halloween weekend

Nurse shortage causes problems for North Island hospitals.

The Port McNeill hospital will be diverting emergency room patients to Port Hardy on Halloween weekend, says healthcare worker. (North Island Gazette file photo)
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)
Car fire

UPDATE: No injuries, cause of vehicle fire on Hardy Bay Road unknown at this time

Port Hardy Fire Rescue arrived on scene soon after and extinguished the fire.

Car fire
BC Provincial Election candidates for the North Island riding. (Campbell River Mirror graphic)

VIDEO: Watch both Mount Waddington All-Candidate Forums before election day

General voting day will officially commence at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24.

BC Provincial Election candidates for the North Island riding. (Campbell River Mirror graphic)
Port Alice RCMP station. (Port Alice RCMP file photo)

Small rise in crime in Port Alice with 85 files opened in third quarter

Port Alice RCMP announced third quarter crime stats

Port Alice RCMP station. (Port Alice RCMP file photo)
Port Hardy RCMP station. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Crime stats: Assault files rise over the summer in Port Hardy

' … we really did see an increase in criminality'

Port Hardy RCMP station. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Claire Trevena has been the North Island’s MLA for 15 years and recently announced she will not be seeking re-election. (Claire Trevena photo)

Claire Trevena talks 15 years in the public eye as North Island MLA

'I'd like to thank all the people in the North Island whether they voted for me or not'

Claire Trevena has been the North Island’s MLA for 15 years and recently announced she will not be seeking re-election. (Claire Trevena photo)
Check out the beautiful new paint job on the Broughton Curling Club’s building! (Clint Fiske photo)

Port McNeill Curling Club will open for league play in November

'We would welcome any of the players from Port Hardy to come down and join this season'

Check out the beautiful new paint job on the Broughton Curling Club’s building! (Clint Fiske photo)
‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik (middle) speaks during the video posted to the The Corporation of the Village of Alert Bay’s Facebook page. (Facebook screenshot)

‘Namgis First Nation member tests positive for COVID-19 post mortem

Contact tracing was started immediately after the discovery of the positive test.

‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik (middle) speaks during the video posted to the The Corporation of the Village of Alert Bay’s Facebook page. (Facebook screenshot)
All Candidates Meeting will be held virtually on Oct. 14 at 7:00 p.m.

North Island All Candidates Meeting scheduled virtually for Oct. 14

'our local candidates for the B.C. Provincial Election will be joining us'

All Candidates Meeting will be held virtually on Oct. 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Port Hardy Fire Rescue’s crest. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo)

COVID-19 has caused many changes for Port Hardy Fire Rescue so far this year

Port Hardy Fire Rescue's first and second quarterly reports for 2020 were reviewed by council.

Port Hardy Fire Rescue’s crest. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo)
North Island Secondary School is located in Port McNeill and has students attend from all over the North Island areas. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Report Card: North Island Secondary School named fourth fastest-improving school by Fraser Institute

NISS is listed among a total of 22 schools that have shown improvement in the annual report.

North Island Secondary School is located in Port McNeill and has students attend from all over the North Island areas. (North Island Gazette file photo)
You will have to wear a mask starting Sept. 21 if you want to shop at IGA. (IGA Port McNeill photo)

IGA says face-coverings will be mandatory as of Sept. 21

Wearing face-coverings will protect the health and safety of staff, customers and community.

You will have to wear a mask starting Sept. 21 if you want to shop at IGA. (IGA Port McNeill photo)
Corp. Chris Voller. (Submitted photo)

Port Hardy RCMP officer honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police

Corp. Chris Voller was named by the IACP as one of the 40 under 40 awardees for 2020.

Corp. Chris Voller. (Submitted photo)
Allison McCarrick. (Submitted photo)

Port Hardy’s Chief Administrative Officer says goodbye

Allison McCarrick has been hired as the CAO for the Town of Ladysmith and will start in October.

Allison McCarrick. (Submitted photo)
The 2019 Terry Fox Run in Port Hardy was held at Carrot Park. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Register now for virtual Terry Fox Run in Port Hardy

Port Hardy organizer Janet Dorward says the motto is "Your Day Your Way" for virtual Terry Fox Run

The 2019 Terry Fox Run in Port Hardy was held at Carrot Park. (North Island Gazette file photo)
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)
Northisle signed the joint venture agreement with Freeport-McMoRan Mineral Properties Canada Inc. in relation toto the Pemberton Hills Property. (Northisle Copper and Gold photo)

Northisle announces significant improvement in gold and copper recoveries

'we are excited about currently underway metallurgical testing on the nearby Red Dog Deposit'

Northisle signed the joint venture agreement with Freeport-McMoRan Mineral Properties Canada Inc. in relation toto the Pemberton Hills Property. (Northisle Copper and Gold photo)
Professional biologist Megan Hanacek has been appointed to a new wildlife council. (Megan Hanacek photo)

Port McNeill-based biologist appointed to new wildlife council

'It's a great honour to be included in this group,' says Megan Hanacek.

Professional biologist Megan Hanacek has been appointed to a new wildlife council. (Megan Hanacek photo)
The Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce wants to hear from business owners about the all-day power outage on Aug. 13. (North Island Gazette file photo of chamber building)

SURVEY: Did the all-day power outage affect your business?

'The Aug. 13 planned power outage came at the worst possible time for our tourism operators'

The Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce wants to hear from business owners about the all-day power outage on Aug. 13. (North Island Gazette file photo of chamber building)