North Island Gazette

Heiltsuk First Nation calling on DFO to close fish farms, citing wild salmon extinction risk

Wild salmon returns have broken low records, have many concerned about future of wild fish

  • Sep 23, 2020


Port McNeill mayor elected as Director at Large with UBCM

Gaby Wickstrom ran for one of five spots aginast 13 other candidates

  • Sep 23, 2020


BC Timber Sales’ operations on the North Island and Central Coast to be audited

The Forest Practices Board randomly chose the region to check for compliance to legislation

  • Sep 21, 2020


Access to remote Side Bay beach up in the bureaucratic air

Roads to the pristine north west coast Vancouver Island beach at risk of being deactivated

  • Sep 18, 2020

Mount Cain planning a modified winter season for north Island ski and snowboarders

Skiing is a COVID-friendly activity, but shared public spaces require adjustment

  • Sep 17, 2020

Remote B.C. tourism lodge staffed for coastal clean up instead of wilderness tours

The Great Bear Rainforest is home to exotic wildlife — and international trash

  • Sep 17, 2020

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.

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.

Restored boat on display in Sointula, honouring the past

A 34-foot gillnet fishing boat built on Malcolm Island in 1948 is the newest museum addition

  • Sep 15, 2020

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.

15-year-old heat record broken in Port Hardy

Heat advisories over, smoke bulletins still in effect

  • Sep 11, 2020

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.

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

BELLA BELLA: Heiltsuk Tribal Council notified of positive COVID-19 case

Emergency operations centre reactivated

  • Sep 10, 2020

Kingcome artist wins contest at Museum of Anthropology

Coral Shaughnessy-Moon's design will be sold on t-shirts at the museum and online

  • Sep 10, 2020

Waivin’ Flags given green light to start bus service from Port Hardy to Campbell River

The local taxi company will replace Tofino Bus Service, which cut off service in May

  • Sep 9, 2020

Carved culturally modified tree stolen from Lake Anutz

The Spirit of Anutz was felled sometime in late August

  • Sep 8, 2020

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.

Northisle announces significant improvement in gold and copper recoveries

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