Tyson Whitney

The District of Port Hardy’s population continues to grow, which may mean paying for its own policing services in the near future. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Population increase means Port Hardy may have to start paying for its own police services

Places with population greater than 5,000 are responsible for funding their own police services.

The District of Port Hardy’s population continues to grow, which may mean paying for its own policing services in the near future. (North Island Gazette file 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)
Mayor Dennis Dugas and Coun. Pat Corbett-Labatt talk about the new Foundry Centre announced for Port Hardy. (North Island Gazette file photo of Port Hardy council)

Port Hardy politicians excited for new Foundry Centre

'It's fantastic news for our community'

Mayor Dennis Dugas and Coun. Pat Corbett-Labatt talk about the new Foundry Centre announced for Port Hardy. (North Island Gazette file photo of Port Hardy council)
Port Hardy RCMP surrounded a house on Byng Road on June 17 around 6:00 p.m. (Submitted photo)

Port Hardy RCMP execute search warrant on Byng Road related to alleged drug dealing

"Items have been seized, evidence to support subsequent charges will likely be brought forth"

Port Hardy RCMP surrounded a house on Byng Road on June 17 around 6:00 p.m. (Submitted photo)
Port Hardy RCMP surrounded a house on Byng Road on June 17 around 6:00 p.m. (Submitted photo)

Port Hardy RCMP execute search warrant on Byng Road related to alleged drug dealing

"Items have been seized, evidence to support subsequent charges will likely be brought forth"

Port Hardy RCMP surrounded a house on Byng Road on June 17 around 6:00 p.m. (Submitted photo)
Liam Ryan kickflips out of a 50/50 grind down the hubba at the KSM Skatepark in Port Hardy. (North Island Gazette file photo)

District of Port Hardy has no plans to move the KSM Skatepark

'We are definitely happy we have it, and we want to keep it maintained to level it's currently at'

Liam Ryan kickflips out of a 50/50 grind down the hubba at the KSM Skatepark in Port Hardy. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Road construction going on in downtown Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: Downtown Port Hardy area under construction until June 19

Road closures will be in effect during this time.

Road construction going on in downtown Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Former Conservation officer Bryce Casavant takes a cub to a rehabilitation organization on Vancouver Island. (Youtube screenshot)

Former BC conservation officer feels vindicated after appeals court nullifies dismissal

Bryce Casavant was fired after refusing orders to euthanize two bear cubs in 2015.

Former Conservation officer Bryce Casavant takes a cub to a rehabilitation organization on Vancouver Island. (Youtube screenshot)
Stock photo of bird on a wire.

Bird contacting wires causes massive Port Hardy power outage

The power outage started at 1:18 p.m. and lasted until 3:00 p.m.

Stock photo of bird on a wire.
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)
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)
Black press file photo

Change in service: Port Hardy is switching from bi-weekly garbage pick up to weekly schedule

The cost for the weekly garbage pick up service is an additional $30.12 annually.

Black press file photo
(North Island Gazette file photo of Port McNeill council)

Port McNeill residents will see a two per cent tax revenue increase in 2020

The average home in Port McNeill is valued at $224,000.

(North Island Gazette file photo of Port McNeill council)
North Island - Powell River MP Rachel Blaney. (Rachel Blaney photo)

MP Rachel Blaney feels low-income boost for seniors falls short, but is pleased with the support for commercial fishers

'Seniors in our communities have been asking for help with additional costs due to COVID-19'

North Island - Powell River MP Rachel Blaney. (Rachel Blaney photo)
Pacific Coastal Airlines temporarily suspended operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but will be back in action June 1. (Photo provided by Pacific Coastal Airlines)

Pacific Coastal Airlines will resume service next month

'We are pleased to confirm that we will be resuming scheduled service on June 1, 2020'

Pacific Coastal Airlines temporarily suspended operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but will be back in action June 1. (Photo provided by Pacific Coastal Airlines)
Port Hardy Fire Rescue crest. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo)

Port Hardy Fire Rescue saves two people trapped in SUV

'Without hesitation, firefighters immediately began extrication work'

Port Hardy Fire Rescue crest. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo)
The driving range at the Seven Hills Golf and Country Club is now open for business. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Seven Hills Golf and Country Club’s driving range is open for business

'We will be monitoring spacing/socializing frequently to ensure the safety of everyone'

The driving range at the Seven Hills Golf and Country Club is now open for business. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Evidence taken from the scene of the alleged crime. (Port Hardy RCMP photo)

Port Hardy RCMP find over $20,000 in cash and evidence of drug trafficking after responding to impaired driver complaint

'Frontline RCMP members located the vehicle driving and initiated a traffic stop'

Evidence taken from the scene of the alleged crime. (Port Hardy RCMP photo)
BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO

Suspicious fire at Port Alice post office

The fire appeared to have originated in the post office recycling bin.

BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO
Port Alice council passed its financial plan and tax rate bylaws. The 2020 tax increase for residential properties will be 5 per cent. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Five per cent tax increase coming for Port Alice residents

Port Alice council is trying to keep the taxes down as much as possible.

Port Alice council passed its financial plan and tax rate bylaws. The 2020 tax increase for residential properties will be 5 per cent. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)