North Island Gazette

$8,179,919 in grant funding announced for North Island communities

This local funding is part of over $228 million in grants going to B.C. communities.

  • Jul 3, 2020

Funding police would be ‘most expensive single budget item we would have’ says Port Hardy councillor

'we're not panicking - I can't see our population numbers jumping up that high that quick'

MP asks Minister of Transport for review of safe crew levels on new ferries

The new ferries were approved to run with smaller crew sizes, raising safety concerns

  • Jul 3, 2020

Longtime Vancouver Island fishing family hooks into local market over wholesale

Locally caught fish are scarce in fishing towns, an irony one Sointula family is working to change

  • Jul 2, 2020

Port Hardy earns Bear Smart certification

Community committed to living safely alongside bears

  • Jul 2, 2020

Port McNeill Lionesses hanging up their gloves after 52 years

Lions Club International has given the womens' auxiliary clubs until 2021 to join or leave

  • Jul 2, 2020

Humans cause half the wildfires in Vancouver Island north

Open fire escape is the number one cause, followed by mechanical

  • Jun 30, 2020

No time frame to resume Route 5 bus service between Campbell River and Port Hardy

Passenger Transportation Board is still deliberating, leaving north Islanders stranded

  • Jun 30, 2020

Population increase means Port Hardy may have to start paying for its own police services

Places with population greater than 5,000 are responsible for funding their own police services.

Sea lice outbreak in juvenile salmon prompts First Nations leaders to call for fish farm closures

Wild salmon have higher rates of the parasites when ocean fish farms are near, research shows

  • Jun 26, 2020

NDP accuses Conservative MPs of bad attendance

Conservatives fail to attend after demanding parliament keep meeting during pandemic

  • Jun 25, 2020

Port Hardy’s indoor swimming pool tentatively scheduled to reopen in August

'All participants will book through a reservation process which will be set up a week in advance'

COVID-19 antibody testing underway on Cormorant Island

'I would encourage everyone over the age of 12 to get tested, even if they did not feel sick'

  • Jun 24, 2020

Port Hardy politicians excited for new Foundry Centre

'It's fantastic news for our community'

Baseball equipment donated to Quatsino First Nation youth by RCMP

Officers looking forward to playing a game when physical distancing lets up

  • Jun 23, 2020

People in the north Island to benefit from economic development projects

A total of $438,580 is going to eight projects across the north Island.

  • Jun 23, 2020

Port Alice wants performance bond from next pulp mill owner

Mayor says multiple parties expressing interest in old mill site, declines specifics

  • Jun 23, 2020

Port Alice wants performance bond from next pulp mill owner

Mayor says multiple parties expressing interest in old mill site, declines specifics

  • Jun 23, 2020

Land-based fish farm Kuterra leased to American investment firm

Emergent Holdings interested in developing mass land-based fish farming

  • Jun 22, 2020

Port Alice pulp mill creditors unlikely to get paid, trustee says

The bankrupt mill owner owes at least $272 million

  • Jun 22, 2020