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GOOGLE IMAGES PHOTO                                The Fog Zone concept has been scrapped by the Coastal Fire Centre, as they feel it is no longer needed.

Vancouver Island’s fog zone fades into the horizon

Coastal Fire Centre abandoning practice of keeping north and west coast separate in fire bans

GOOGLE IMAGES PHOTO                                The Fog Zone concept has been scrapped by the Coastal Fire Centre, as they feel it is no longer needed.
THOMAS KERVIN PHOTO                                RCMP were on the scene in blast suits investigating the victim’s residence in Port Alice on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Port Alice mail bomb case closed says Yukon RCMP

RCMP rules Leon Nepper was the only person involved in the mailing of a bomb to his brother.

THOMAS KERVIN PHOTO                                RCMP were on the scene in blast suits investigating the victim’s residence in Port Alice on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
National champion BMX athlete Aidan Webber, from Nanaimo, died in a workplace accident near Port Hardy on Sunday, March 10. Photo submitted

Company “devastated” by Vancouver Island teen’s death at fish farm

Mowi Canada West releases statement after Nanaimo’s Aidan Webber dies near Port Hardy

National champion BMX athlete Aidan Webber, from Nanaimo, died in a workplace accident near Port Hardy on Sunday, March 10. Photo submitted
TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                Neucel Specialty Cellulose in Port Alice sent home five union employees who are still considered employees.

Port Alice awaits word as few remaining pulp mill workers sent home

No word yet from company as to whether move marks permanent closure of dormant Neucel cellulose

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                Neucel Specialty Cellulose in Port Alice sent home five union employees who are still considered employees.
TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                The Neucel Specialty Cellulose pulp mill in Port Alice has remained dormant since 2015. According to the union president, on Feb. 27, the remaining workers were all laid off.

Battered Port Alice pulp mill suddenly lays off remaining workers

All Neucel Specialty Cellulose employees working at the pulp mill were told to go home on Feb. 27.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                The Neucel Specialty Cellulose pulp mill in Port Alice has remained dormant since 2015. According to the union president, on Feb. 27, the remaining workers were all laid off.
VIDEO: Wounded Warrior Run 2019 kicks off journey on Northern Vancouver Island

VIDEO: Wounded Warrior Run 2019 kicks off journey on Northern Vancouver Island

The team left Carrot Park in Port Hardy at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 25 in -6 weather conditions.

VIDEO: Wounded Warrior Run 2019 kicks off journey on Northern Vancouver Island
TOWN OF PORT MCNEILL PHOTO                                Former longtime Port McNeill Mayor Gerry Furney.

Former longtime Port McNeill Mayor Gerry Furney has passed away

Furney, who was 85 years old, served as mayor for the Town of Port McNeill for 39 years.

TOWN OF PORT MCNEILL PHOTO                                Former longtime Port McNeill Mayor Gerry Furney.
TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                Stellar Jay Organics (Tristan Radzik and Serena Neumerschitsky) has received approval from the LCRB to open a recreational cannabis shop in Port Hardy at the North Island Mall. Look for the shop to be holding its grand opening sometime in February.

VIDEO: Stellar Jay Organics is Vancouver Island’s first approved cannabis shop

Stellar Jay Organics in Port Hardy has been approved by the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                Stellar Jay Organics (Tristan Radzik and Serena Neumerschitsky) has received approval from the LCRB to open a recreational cannabis shop in Port Hardy at the North Island Mall. Look for the shop to be holding its grand opening sometime in February.
TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                A resident is saved from an apartment fire on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the New Horizons Apartment building in Port Hardy thanks to Port Hardy Fire Rescue.

Port Hardy Fire Rescue saves trapped resident from apartment fire

The fire was “quickly brought under control, contained to a single unit, and fully extinguished.”

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                A resident is saved from an apartment fire on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the New Horizons Apartment building in Port Hardy thanks to Port Hardy Fire Rescue.
BLACK PRESS RCMP FILE PHOTO

B.C. fisherman seen in vessel spinning in circles arrested for alleged drunk boating

RCMP said the boat operator was ‘grossly impaired and an open container of liquor was located nearby’

BLACK PRESS RCMP FILE PHOTO
North Island Tour De Rock rider Benjamin Leah leads team to Port Hardy

North Island Tour De Rock rider Benjamin Leah leads team to Port Hardy

“You don’t have issues and problems when you look at these kids and how much they’re going through.”

North Island Tour De Rock rider Benjamin Leah leads team to Port Hardy
THOMAS KERVIN PHOTO                                RCMP were on the scene in blast suits investigating the victim’s residence in Port Alice on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Whitehorse man arrested in B.C. mail bomb explosion that injured 2

A 73 year old resident of Whitehorse, Yukon, was arrested on September 13th and remains in custody.

THOMAS KERVIN PHOTO                                RCMP were on the scene in blast suits investigating the victim’s residence in Port Alice on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
ALDER BAY RESORT PHOTO                                The owners of the 21’ White RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) were ecstatic to get their property back.

Island wide crime spree leads to multiple charges against Cowichan Valley resident

Social Media and citizens of the North Island played a big role in solving the case.

ALDER BAY RESORT PHOTO                                The owners of the 21’ White RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) were ecstatic to get their property back.
VIDEO: Memorial bench unveiled for Vancouver Island man killed by police

VIDEO: Memorial bench unveiled for Vancouver Island man killed by police

James Hayward was shot by police in Port Hardy after refusing to drop a large knife in 2015

VIDEO: Memorial bench unveiled for Vancouver Island man killed by police
FACEBOOK PHOTO/Swanson Occupation Members fo the ‘Namgis First Nation pose in front of a sign in Alert Bay in fall of 2017.

Federal court dismisses ‘Namgis First Nation’s bid to block fish farm restocking

Justice Manson said Marine Harvest has made “good faith” attempts at consultation with the ‘Namgis.

FACEBOOK PHOTO/Swanson Occupation Members fo the ‘Namgis First Nation pose in front of a sign in Alert Bay in fall of 2017.
TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                The Port McNeill Royal Canadian Legion presented the Wounded Warrior Run with a big cheque for $3,800 before lunch.

Wounded Warrior Run stops in Port McNeill

For Jacqueline Zweng, the Wounded Warrior Run is a personal matter.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                The Port McNeill Royal Canadian Legion presented the Wounded Warrior Run with a big cheque for $3,800 before lunch.
STACEY PATTERSON PHOTO                                The North Island Bantam Eagles are on their way to a best of three finals against the Powell River Kings.

North Island Bantam Eagles axe Sooke Thunderbirds in semi-final showdown

It was another do or die playoff game for the North Island Bantam Eagles last Saturday.

STACEY PATTERSON PHOTO                                The North Island Bantam Eagles are on their way to a best of three finals against the Powell River Kings.
Wounded Warrior Run 2018 leaves Port Hardy

Wounded Warrior Run 2018 leaves Port Hardy

The Wounded Warrior Run is a relay run where a group of runners cover Vancouver Island in seven days

Wounded Warrior Run 2018 leaves Port Hardy
DISTRICT OF PORT HARDY PHOTO                                Port Hardy Mayor and Council discussed tax revenue sharing from the sale of marijuana.

Port Hardy council debates marijuana tax revenue sharing

Port Hardy’s Marijuana Committee will be looking into the issue of tax revenue sharing.

DISTRICT OF PORT HARDY PHOTO                                Port Hardy Mayor and Council discussed tax revenue sharing from the sale of marijuana.
BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO Claire Trevena is the Minister of Transportation and the MLA for the North Island.

Trevena talks: exclusive interview with the MLA for the North Island

Trevena discussed topics from Highway 19, to the Port Alice pulp mill, and fish farms.

BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO Claire Trevena is the Minister of Transportation and the MLA for the North Island.