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Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw School has made the decision to end in-class learning early due to COVID-19 pandemic. (Google Images photo)

Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw School cancels in-class instruction for the remainder of school year due to COVID-19

Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw School has made the difficult decision to officially cancel in-class instruction for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19.

Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw School has made the decision to end in-class learning early due to COVID-19 pandemic. (Google Images photo)
A screenshot from the 1926 footage of the North Island. (Youtube screenshot)

VIDEO: Film historian finds rare footage from 1926, showcasing remote Northern Vancouver Island life

'This photographer clearly knew what he was doing, suggesting he was taught'

A screenshot from the 1926 footage of the North Island. (Youtube screenshot)
Aerial view of Bella Bella. (Tyson Whitney photo)

COVID-19: Bella Bella extends travel lockdown to May 31

'We will be able to keep us all safe as long as we continue to act safely'

Aerial view of Bella Bella. (Tyson Whitney photo)
Port Hardy Mayor Dennis Dugas spoke out about the multiplex project’s issues at an open house back in February of 2019. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Port Hardy Mayor Dennis Dugas spoke out about the multiplex project’s issues at an open house back in February of 2019. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
A notorious crosswalk in Port Hardy that has seen many incidents with vehicles and pedestrians over the years has finally had lights installed. (District of Port Hardy photo)

Lights have been added to two problematic crosswalks in Port Hardy

The projects were fully funded by grants provided from ICBC and the Municipal Insurance Association.

A notorious crosswalk in Port Hardy that has seen many incidents with vehicles and pedestrians over the years has finally had lights installed. (District of Port Hardy photo)
A 50-foot sailboat ran aground in Hardy Bay around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 4. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

50-foot sailboat runs aground in Port Hardy

A 50-foot sailboat has run aground in Hardy Bay by the seaplane dock. The incident was first reported around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 4.

A 50-foot sailboat ran aground in Hardy Bay around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 4. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxd’axw Health Director Dean Wilson works at the health department building on the reserve. (Submitted photo)

False complaint causes First Nation’s Health Director to issue warning to nearby community

'Making a malicious, false complaint is a serious matter'

Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxd’axw Health Director Dean Wilson works at the health department building on the reserve. (Submitted photo)
Port Hardy council has amended the financial plan to lower the taxation rate. (North Island Gazette file photo of Port Hardy council)

Port Hardy council amends financial plan, lowers tax rate

Council has approved reducing the taxation increase for 2020 from 4.2 per cent to 1.97.

Port Hardy council has amended the financial plan to lower the taxation rate. (North Island Gazette file photo of Port Hardy council)
North Island Gazette file photo of Port McNeill council.

Port McNeill’s five-year plan almost finalized

The five-year financial plan has passed first and second reading and is up for adoption May 5.

North Island Gazette file photo of Port McNeill council.
The welcome sign outside of the Seven Hills Golf and Country Club. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Seven Hills’ nine hole golf course remains open amidst COVID-19

'The golf course remains open until we are forced otherwise'

The welcome sign outside of the Seven Hills Golf and Country Club. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
A structure fire at the Beaver Harbour Trailer Park. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo)

Saturday morning structure fire breaks out at Beaver Harbour Trailer Park

The fire started roughly around 7:52 a.m.

A structure fire at the Beaver Harbour Trailer Park. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue photo)
An aerial view of Cormorant Island. (alertbay.ca photo)

State of Emergency declared in Alert Bay due to COVID-19 outbreak

Local governments on Cormorant Island take strict action to combat the spread of the virus.

An aerial view of Cormorant Island. (alertbay.ca photo)
Black Press file photo of MLA Claire Trevena

New COVID-19 supports for businesses, local governments

The Province is taking significant new steps to support B.C. businesses

Black Press file photo of MLA Claire Trevena
Fire

VIDEO: Massive industrial fire burns down Rock Pro building in Port Hardy

No one was hurt and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Fire
Areas inside of the Regional District of Mount Waddington are discouraging tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Gazette file photo)
Areas inside of the Regional District of Mount Waddington are discouraging tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Gazette file photo)
Alert Bay Mayor Dennis Buchanan has tested positive for COVID-19. (North Island Gazette file photo)

First confirmed case of COVID-19 announced just off of Northern Vancouver Island

According to the Village of Alert Bay, Mayor Dennis Buchanan has tested positive for COVID-19.

Alert Bay Mayor Dennis Buchanan has tested positive for COVID-19. (North Island Gazette file photo)
A photo from the site where the two elk were unlawfully shot. (BC Conservation photo)

Conservation: Two elk unlawfully shot in Northern Vancouver Island

'The elk also did not have all of the edible portions of meat removed'

A photo from the site where the two elk were unlawfully shot. (BC Conservation photo)
Filomi Days 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Facebook photo)

Port Hardy’s annual summer festival FILOMI Days cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Port Hardy's biggest community celebration happens every year from July 17 to 19.

Filomi Days 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Facebook photo)
The Fire Chefs logo. (Facebook photo)

Fire Chefs give back to community with one free meal a day to those who are in need

Fire Chefs will offer one free meal from 3:30 until 4:30 on the days they are open to those in need.

The Fire Chefs logo. (Facebook photo)
Tristan Radzik and Serena Neumerschitsky, owners of the Port Hardy cannabis shop “North Island Cannabis,” are celebrating one year in business as of April! (Submitted photo)

First government licensed cannabis shop on Vancouver Island celebrates one year in business

'I'm really happy we're here giving the public what they want'

Tristan Radzik and Serena Neumerschitsky, owners of the Port Hardy cannabis shop “North Island Cannabis,” are celebrating one year in business as of April! (Submitted photo)