North Island Gazette

North Island students are back in class, sitting six-feet apart

School District 85 schools reopened June 1 for students who want to come in person

  • Jun 1, 2020

Port Hardy school sending food home to students in need

Hunger doesn't take the weekend - or a pandemic - off

  • Jun 1, 2020

VIDEO: A young Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

  • Jun 1, 2020

Telegraph Cove Resort will open June 1 to self-contained campers only

Washrooms, showers and all other amenities will remain closed for now

  • May 30, 2020

Three weekly direct flights from Port Hardy to Vancouver starting June 1

Direct between Bella Bella and Vancouver not resuming at this time

  • May 28, 2020

UPDATE: Local taxi company applying to opertate north island bus route

Waivin' Flags Taxi wants to operate Route 5 between Cambpell River and Port Hardy

  • May 28, 2020

Cancelling bus service between Campbell River and Port Hardy will compromise health access, region warns

Mount Waddington Health Network says transportation primary factor for rural health access

  • May 27, 2020

Change in service: Port Hardy is switching from bi-weekly garbage pick up to weekly schedule

The cost for the weekly garbage pick up service is an additional $30.12 annually.

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