North Island Gazette

NDP pushing for 10 days of paid sick days for all working Canadians

NDP has made the issue a requirement for their support of the Liberal government

  • May 25, 2020

NDP pushing for 10 days of paid sick days for all working Canadians

NDP has made the issue a requirement for their support of the Liberal government

  • May 25, 2020

No plans to rebuild Hardy Bay Industrial Centre after fire, owner says

A massive fire burnt down the old building in April

  • May 25, 2020

Kwakiutl First Nation cautiously eases restrictions around COVID-19; Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw to remain locked down for now

Both First Nations near Port Hardy have no COVID-19 cases, and are prioritizing community safety

  • May 22, 2020

Port McNeill residents will see a two per cent tax revenue increase in 2020

The average home in Port McNeill is valued at $224,000.

MP Rachel Blaney feels low-income boost for seniors falls short, but is pleased with the support for commercial fishers

'Seniors in our communities have been asking for help with additional costs due to COVID-19'

Pacific Coastal Airlines will resume service next month

'We are pleased to confirm that we will be resuming scheduled service on June 1, 2020'

Port Hardy Fire Rescue saves two people trapped in SUV

'Without hesitation, firefighters immediately began extrication work'

Seven Hills Golf and Country Club’s driving range is open for business

'We will be monitoring spacing/socializing frequently to ensure the safety of everyone'

Western Forest Products fined $73K for high-risk violations causing a 2015 fatal accident near Port McNeill

WorkSafeBC levied the fine nearly five years after the incident that killed a north island resident.

  • May 20, 2020

Financial advice to weather a pandemic

From government programs to updating your budget, there is help.

  • May 19, 2020

Food-conditioned black bear destroyed near Port Hardy

This time of year bears should be eating grass. Make sure they're not eating your garbage instead.

  • May 19, 2020

Kingcome Inlet to remain on COVID-19 lockdown

The Dzawada'enuxw First Nation will remain in isolation as they monitor the coronavirus pandemic

  • May 19, 2020

Port Hardy RCMP find over $20,000 in cash and evidence of drug trafficking after responding to impaired driver complaint

'Frontline RCMP members located the vehicle driving and initiated a traffic stop'

Real life grizzly saga turned into children’s book

Two male grizzlies captured the imagination of illustrator Judy Hilgemann

  • May 19, 2020

Suspicious fire at Port Alice post office

The fire appeared to have originated in the post office recycling bin.

Five per cent tax increase coming for Port Alice residents

Port Alice council is trying to keep the taxes down as much as possible.

Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw School cancels in-class instruction for the remainder of school year due to COVID-19

Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw School has made the difficult decision to officially cancel in-class instruction for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19.

VIDEO: Film historian finds rare footage from 1926, showcasing remote Northern Vancouver Island life

'This photographer clearly knew what he was doing, suggesting he was taught'

Alert Bay will not increase municipal property taxes for 2020

Total rate will still increase due to regional district and provincial rate hikes

  • May 14, 2020