North Island Gazette

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

Power could be back on for the North Island by 10 p.m. Dec. 30

A fallen tree on the transmission line cut power to 7,000+ customers

  • Dec 30, 2020

Vancouver Island records 44 new cases over Christmas, one new outbreak

Dr. Henry asks B.C. to "toast the year to come" quietly, at home

  • Dec 29, 2020

Barge sinks, releases diesel at Port McNeill marina Christmas Eve

Environmental response used a boom to contain the diesel spill

  • Dec 26, 2020

New report shows river-to-river status of Pacific salmon in the Broughton Archipelago

Population abundance is low, but in many cases capacity to rebound is strong, researchers observe

  • Dec 23, 2020

Don’t drink and drive: North Island RCMP launch month long counter attack campaign

'BC has some of the toughest drinking and driving laws in Canada'

  • Dec 21, 2020

VIAHA says if all goes to plan minor hockey games could start up Jan. 16-17

'The VIAHA Executive Committee will be meeting in early January to review the situation'

Port McNeill councillor speaks out on Hoy Bay

'I just want to see us do something with it'

Rooster bylaw causing a cock-a-doodle-doo on Malcolm Island

Strawberry the rooster's family was surprised to learn he was an illegal pet

  • Dec 18, 2020

Port Hardy council aims for grant funding for the KSM Skatepark

The KSM Skatepark was originally built in 2003.

Vancouver Island North reporting four new COVID-19 cases last week

The Local Health Area includes Woss and northward

  • Dec 17, 2020