North Island Gazette

Tourism Vancouver Island focused on helping businesses survive the season

Port McNeill based kayak tour company has benefitted from one-on-one support

  • Jun 15, 2020

VIDEO: Alert Bay pharmacist’s daughter invents automated device to prevent overdose deaths

The project was a finalist in the Youth Innovation Showcase

  • Jun 12, 2020

VIDEO: Gwa’sala Nakwaxda’xw school staff get pied, dyed and shaved

Students hit reading target a week early

  • Jun 12, 2020

‘Egg-cellent’ recipes: What’s your favourite way to eat eggs?

Eggs donations are pouring through the cracks in Port Hardy, so here's a roundup of recipes to help

  • Jun 11, 2020

A parent’s pandemic survival kit: Not all art projects are created equal

'The golden standard for healthy artistic development is the "open-ended" art project'

  • Jun 11, 2020

Seniors are loving cannabis on northern Vancouver Island

"I never thought in a million years I'd be selling pot to my dad."

  • Jun 11, 2020

B.C.’s logging industry pleads for certainty as push away from old-growth continues

Truck Loggers Association wants to run their business without worrying about changing goalposts

  • Jun 10, 2020

Former BC conservation officer feels vindicated after appeals court nullifies dismissal

Bryce Casavant was fired after refusing orders to euthanize two bear cubs in 2015.

NIC and Kwiakah First Nation partner for kelp research

Research to be conducted over the summer and will be completed by December 2020

  • Jun 10, 2020

The dark ocean is where the real life is, Vancouver Island Marine Detective teaches

"Oh my god that thing is beautiful, what the hell is that?"

  • Jun 10, 2020

Spot prawn season is open in B.C., and this year it’s staying local

The usual export plan is off because of COVID-19, so fishermen are hoping to sell fresh, local

  • Jun 9, 2020

Big old trees almost gone forever in B.C., scientists warn

Fewer mammoth old-growth trees remain than you imagine

  • Jun 8, 2020

North Island recreation sites are not your summer home, officer says

Long-term trailer parking ruins viability of free recreation camp sites in the north Island

  • Jun 8, 2020

No charges to be laid against 22 northern B.C. pipeline protesters

Twenty-two people were arrested in February, but Crown has decided not to pursue charges

  • Jun 5, 2020

North Island recreation camping site closed due to vandalism

Ruined picnic tables are the main damage

  • Jun 4, 2020

Port Hardy called in record number of black bear sightings last year

Conservation Officers attended 74 of the 314 calls made

  • Jun 4, 2020

Bird contacting wires causes massive Port Hardy power outage

The power outage started at 1:18 p.m. and lasted until 3:00 p.m.

Port Hardy arena waiting for almost three million in grant funds needed for maintenance

The funds will be going towards upgrades to the arena and the lobby entrance.

Port Hardy arena waiting for almost three million in grant funds needed for maintenance

The funds will be going towards upgrades to the arena and the lobby entrance.

Port Hardy Salvation Army serving lunch daily during pandemic

Centre is closed to the public, but overnight shelter, daily lunch and one-on-one services available

  • Jun 3, 2020