North Island Gazette

Port McNeill council roundup: Feb. 11 meeting

Various stories from Port McNeill council's Feb. 11 meeting.

  • Feb 16, 2020

Forestry workers vote for new agreement, ending 8-month strike on Vancouver Island

Wage increases, higher premiums and contract language part of new agreement

REVIEW: Poetry helps Conshinz heal from brain trauma

The Book of 1000 Poems, Volumes 1-4, by Conshinz, a.k.a. Port Alice resident Brendon Wilkie, published by Austin Macauley of New York, was released in January 2020. Conshinz started seriously writing poetry three years ago when he began suffering the effects of a brain injury from a car accident that happened 20 years ago.

  • Feb 15, 2020

OPINION: Reformed or not, ICBC is still a monopoly. Why?

"It's past time that politicians do the right thing: they need to end the ICBC monopoly"

One dead in Port Hardy apartment fire

"Emergency Support Services has been dispatched and helping out the displaced people"

North Island Atom Eagles clinch league banner after win over Victoria B2 Admirals

"The kids are excited for their last tournament and a short break before we get to host our playoffs"

North Island Midget Eagles fall to Powell River Kings in playoff action

"It's do or die now and it's time for actions and results, not talk"

Western Forest Products and union reach tentative deal to end 7-month-long strike

USW Local 1-1937 membership still has to vote on the terms

  • Feb 10, 2020

Early morning fire in Port McNeill destroys structure

"Our crews worked quickly to knock down the flames and extinguish the fire"

Town of Port McNeill hires full time Chief Financial Officer

"This is the first time Port McNeill has had a full-time CFO who lives in the community"

Mediators withdraw from talks in Western Forest Products strike

Vince Ready, Amanda Rogers say they see no basis for negotiated settlement

  • Feb 4, 2020

EJ Klassen Motorcade celebrates last day in business

"it's very tough to have a family run business that counts solely on one economic area"

North Island Bantam Eagles handle Powell River Kings, earn home ice advantage

Next up for the Eagles is a home ice semi-final showdown.

North Island Midget Eagles wrench playoff victory from Oceanside Generals’ grasp

"We knew it was going to be a tough game as we had a short bench"

VIDEO: North Island Peewee Eagles fall to Alberni Valley Bulldogs, beat Cowichan Valley Capitals in playoff action

"Yuri scored a big goal and it was his third game ever playing defence"

Steelworkers union, Western Forest Products look to end seven-month strike

Two sides meeting with mediators Sunday

  • Feb 1, 2020

Fort Rupert Curling Club’s Ladies Bonspiel results

Team Heavenor Hell are the new Miss FRCC champs.

Port McNeill council looks at funding opportunity for a community based transportation system

The goal is to encourage people to commute by foot, bike or other forms of active transportation.

Port Hardy ‘Set for Life’ winner ready to become uncle of the year

"I'll be sure to have some scratch tickets in everyone's stocking at Christmas"