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GOOGLE IMAGES PHOTO                                A man in Woss survived an attack by a black bear while on a remote logging road July 1.

CO’s call off efforts to trap bear who attacked North Island man

Woss man recuperating after incident on remote logging road

GOOGLE IMAGES PHOTO                                A man in Woss survived an attack by a black bear while on a remote logging road July 1.
BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO                                The Northern Sea Wolf features exterior art work by artist Richard Hunt.

Northern Sea Wolf arrives a year late for open house in Port Hardy

“It’s been a long wait to see the Northern Sea Wolf arrive in town”

BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO                                The Northern Sea Wolf features exterior art work by artist Richard Hunt.
VIDEO: Bear picks fight with garbage can in the middle of B.C. town

VIDEO: Bear picks fight with garbage can in the middle of B.C. town

Andrea Cranmer posted a 30 second clip of the bear on social media.

VIDEO: Bear picks fight with garbage can in the middle of B.C. town
Hamlyn bikes Vancouver Island to support sister with Neuroendocrine cancer

Hamlyn bikes Vancouver Island to support sister with Neuroendocrine cancer

Sharon Hamlyn left Victoria April 29 and rode her bike all the way to the Port Hardy cenotaph.

Hamlyn bikes Vancouver Island to support sister with Neuroendocrine cancer
U.S. Geological Survey photo                                A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit 170 km west of Port Hardy on Monday, April 24.
U.S. Geological Survey photo                                A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit 170 km west of Port Hardy on Monday, April 24.
NORTH ISLAND GAZETTE FILE PHOTO                                The crime scene in Port Hardy one day after the fatal RCMP shooting of James Hayward in 2015.

Inquest into Port Hardy police shooting moved to Campbell River

Family disappointed James Hayward coroner’s inquest rescheduled hours away

NORTH ISLAND GAZETTE FILE PHOTO                                The crime scene in Port Hardy one day after the fatal RCMP shooting of James Hayward in 2015.
BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO                                The Port Hardy RCMP charged Jason Willie George Walkus with dangerous operation of a vessel, operating a vessel while impaired, and care and control of a vessel with over 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood.

Vancouver Islander accused of being a drunken sailor early in the morning

Port Hardy man facing mutiple charges after police found pilot “grossly impaired” at fishboat helm

BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO                                The Port Hardy RCMP charged Jason Willie George Walkus with dangerous operation of a vessel, operating a vessel while impaired, and care and control of a vessel with over 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood.
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.