North Island Gazette

UPDATE: Alert Bay case considered a false positive

After announcing one COVID-19 case on Dec. 14, leadership later found out it was a false positive

  • Dec 16, 2020

Port Hardy RCMP requesting assistance solving a theft

He stole a carton of cigarettes from Supreme Convenience

  • Dec 14, 2020

Quatse Estuary Trail closed over winter for restoration work

A second bridge will increase water circulation in the estuary

  • Dec 14, 2020

Port Hardy Minor Hockey continues to hit the ice for practices

Port Hardy Minor Hockey (PHMH) is still holding practices at the Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena.

Backwards tray results in 12 misinformed COVID-19 testees

Six negative and six positive results were linked to the wrong names on the North Island

  • Dec 11, 2020

Council approves borrowing 2.3 million from taxpayers for pool revitalization

Now all that's left is the final bylaw reading, which will happen in January.

Development permit approved for Urban Village affordable housing in Port Hardy

Qwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw First Nations hope to see ground broken by spring 2021

  • Dec 11, 2020

Port McNeill council votes to ‘hit the pause button’ on the town’s Official Community Plan

Councillors felt the impact of the pandemic made the current process untenable.

  • Dec 10, 2020

Port McNeill Medical Clinic says it will stay open after closing services

"After discussion with various stakeholders and agencies, we are able to continue with services."

North Island housing needs report says more stock needed

Port McNeill Councillor says it confirms what they've been hearing for years

  • Dec 8, 2020

Unmasking BC Ferries: questions raised about COVID-19 rules and enforcement

Ferry corporation says crew not enforcers, random RCMP checks aimed at car decks

  • Dec 8, 2020

Transport Canada probes 1,000+ reports of passengers refusing to leave vehicles on BC Ferries

Some calling for a second exemption to allow passengers to remain in vehicles again

  • Dec 7, 2020

RCMP say one person has died after motor vehicle incident on Highway 19

The female passenger was declared deceased on scene.

Kwakiutl First Nation angry at logging in Douglas Treaty land

The nation is calling on government to honour the Douglas Treaty

  • Dec 4, 2020

New speed limit near Cluxewe Resort on Hwy 19

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure made the change Dec. 1

  • Dec 4, 2020

Port McNeill mother confirms positive COVID-19 test

The mother of two is self-isolating and following all protocols

  • Dec 4, 2020

Port Hardy RCMP catch shoplifting suspect who allegedly stole over $500 worth of clothing from local store

The suspect was eventually released with multiple conditions and to attend court in February of 2021

Quatsino First Nation electing new Chief and Council

The ballot count will be broadcast over Zoom after polls close

  • Dec 3, 2020

Gus’ Bar and Grill gets into the holiday spirit

Gus' Bar and Grill has been a fixture in Port McNeill since opening in June of 1997.