North Island Gazette

Port Alice locals express dissatisfaction with their cell phone carriers

Bad cell service not okay, locals say

  • Jan 15, 2021


Port McNeill council approves utility fees increase

The fees cover the three major services the town provides; water, solid waste and sewage.

  • Jan 15, 2021


RCMP catch alleged drunk driver

The driver provided breathalyzer samples in excess of 3.5 times the legal limit.


Four local Legions nab federal support money

The Royal Canadian Legion received $14 million for disbursement to branches across Canada

Mount Cain cancels ‘Cain Cup’ due to COVID-19 restrictions

'It is unfortunate that we had to make this decision'

UPDATE: Barge will stay under water in Port McNeill marina until February

The sunken barge was reported to Environment Canada.

Quatsino transitions to Red Phase COVID-19 response

'Our culture teaches that when something happens we are still. Now is the time to be still.'

  • Jan 11, 2021

VIDEO: Icy plunge marks end of Red Deer firefighter’s trek across B.C. for cancer

Dwayne Buckle completes 12-week march from Red Deer to Port Hardy

Comox Valley’s New Year’s baby a family affair

Kinsley Ann Swanson was born at 7:39 a.m. Jan. 1 at the North Island Hospital Comox Valley

  • Jan 8, 2021

First orca baby of the year in B.C. named Ne’nakw

Mom and baby looked healthy when spotted this week off northern Vancouver Island

  • Jan 8, 2021

Northisle Copper and Gold sees bright future in 2021

Lee says they expect to continue to "accelerate our activities significantly" in 2021.

Orca pod returns to the Broughton Archipelago

The A5 pod brought a new calf to their former Broughton Archipelago winter hunting area

  • Jan 8, 2021

Annual ‘Cain Cup’ competition returns to Mount Cain on Jan. 16

This year the skill hill is asking competitors register online so it can avoid registration line ups

North Island minor hockey returns to the ice for practices

'All COVID-19 and arena guidelines remain in place'

Courtenay teacher picks up an Extra $500,000 with Boxing Day lotto win

Rebecca MacKenzie teaches math and French, so chances are there was some number crunching and "joie de vivre" when she matched all four Extra numbers in the Lotto 6/49 draw on Dec. 26, 2020 to win $500,000.

  • Jan 5, 2021

First doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine administered to Alert Bay residents

'I'm so excited. I almost cried taking these pictures.'

  • Jan 5, 2021

Kwakiutl First Nation confirms positive COVID test

'Unfortunately, COVID-19 lives and goes wherever it wants…'

Port Alice businesswoman turns setbacks into plusses

Cheetham always enjoyed sewing and sewed on the side for extra income.

  • Jan 4, 2021

Low tides, power outages, and BC Ferries do not mix well

Ferry turned back from Sointula because ship-to-shore power cord was too short

  • Dec 31, 2020

Late night fire at Highland Manor caused evacuation, but no injuries

Laundry room fire caused limited damage; manager alleges it was deliberately set

  • Dec 30, 2020