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WestJet in flight. Black Press file photo

Two Comox-Calgary flights exposed to COVID-19 in the past week

Seven flights between the two airports have now been flagged for COVID exposure

The CRA tax scam appears to have stopped - at least for now.

Raid on call centre in India puts brakes on CRA tax scam

Experts are wondering if the scheme is permanently stopped, or if it will resume again when the heat dies down.

Many drivers think it’s okay to use their phone when stopped in traffic; but a hefty fine awaits you if police catch you doing it. Enforcement of distracted driving laws will be stepped up throughout September.

Police to crack down on distracted driving

It is not just a "young people" problem, and it involves more than just phones (which you shouldn't use when stopped in traffic)

This graphic shows how quickly pyramid schemes become unsustainable.

Classic ‘gifting circle’ pyramid scheme is back

Participants are asked to put up $5,000, with the promise of a $40,000 return - but while it's pitched as philanthropy, it's illegal.

This graphic shows how quickly pyramid schemes become unsustainable.

Bryce Casavant transferred from Conservation Officer Service

Former northern Vancouver Island Conservation Officer Bryce Casavant has been transferred from the Conservation Officer Service

The scene a day after after a RCMP officer fatally shot a man July 8 in downtown Port Hardy.

Port Hardy RCMP fatally shoots man

On July 8 a Port Hardy RCMP fatally shot and killed a man allegedly brandishing a knife

The scene a day after after a RCMP officer fatally shot a man July 8 in downtown Port Hardy.
The twin cubs after being removed from trees.

The North Island Gazette is raising funds for cubs Athena and Jordan

It will cost $21,900 per cub for 18 months of care before they are released

  • Jul 9, 2015
The twin cubs after being removed from trees.