Tyson Whitney

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Breaking – Port McNeill schools locked down by RCMP

A warning letter was emailed to parents from North Island Secondary School.

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Vancouver Island First Nation sues DFO again, says they aren’t protecting wild salmon

Vancouver Island First Nation sues DFO again, says they aren’t protecting wild salmon

“The Federal Court has found DFO’s refusal to prohibit stocking of fish infected with PRV unlawful”

Vancouver Island First Nation sues DFO again, says they aren’t protecting wild salmon
BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO                                Salmon farms on B.C.’s central coast have been a focus of protests in recent years.

After the election: The future of fish farms in the North Island

The Liberal Party pledged they would shut down open-net fish farming in B.C. by 2025.

BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO                                Salmon farms on B.C.’s central coast have been a focus of protests in recent years.
Union says Western Forest Products refuses to budge from ‘unreasonable concessions’

Union says Western Forest Products refuses to budge from ‘unreasonable concessions’

According to a press release, both parties met on Oct. 16, 18, 19, and 20.

Union says Western Forest Products refuses to budge from ‘unreasonable concessions’
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Alberta man pleads guilty, fined for hunting without a licence in North Island

It’s the responsibility of each hunter or angler to know whether they are considered a B.C. Resident.

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United Steelworkers members on the picket line of the Western Forest Products facility at Menzies Bay, just north of Campbell River, on Aug. 26, 2019. Mirror File Photo

STRIKE: WFP and USW are back at the table for mediation

“No further updates until either an agreement is reached or one party or the other breaks off talks”

United Steelworkers members on the picket line of the Western Forest Products facility at Menzies Bay, just north of Campbell River, on Aug. 26, 2019. Mirror File Photo
Tour de Rock ride kicks off in the North Island

Tour de Rock ride kicks off in the North Island

I would ride all day in the rain if it means raising money to help these kids”

Tour de Rock ride kicks off in the North Island
NORTH ISLAND GAZETTE FILE PHOTO                                The Doug Bondue Arena in Port Alice won’t be opening for the second year in a row.

Tax-deliquent Neucel pulp mill means Port Alice arena won’t open this year

The village has not yet been formally approached with a request for Oscar Hickes in 2020.

NORTH ISLAND GAZETTE FILE PHOTO                                The Doug Bondue Arena in Port Alice won’t be opening for the second year in a row.
Workers from USW 1-1937 in Port Alberni just after shift change in front of Alberni Pacific Division (APD) Sawmill. Union rep Hira Chopra, third from left, said Western traditionally has paid benefits while workers were on strike and workers paid the company back once they returned to work. (SUSIE QUINN/Black Press File Photo)

WFP may meet with USW for mediation Sept. 13

WFP made the announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 4, via press release.

Workers from USW 1-1937 in Port Alberni just after shift change in front of Alberni Pacific Division (APD) Sawmill. Union rep Hira Chopra, third from left, said Western traditionally has paid benefits while workers were on strike and workers paid the company back once they returned to work. (SUSIE QUINN/Black Press File Photo)
TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                A vehicle smashed through the front window of Monk Office Supply in Port Hardy on Saturday afternoon.

Car smashes through Monk Office Supply window in Port Hardy

Port Hardy RCMP arrived on the scene a little after 3:00 p.m.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                A vehicle smashed through the front window of Monk Office Supply in Port Hardy on Saturday afternoon.
COASTAL FIRE CENTRE PHOTO The wildfire 1.5 km east of Sara Lake.

North Island wildfire east of Sara Lake listed as under control

The wildfire is currently listed at 0.65 hectares.

COASTAL FIRE CENTRE PHOTO The wildfire 1.5 km east of Sara Lake.
AL KAUBE PHOTOS                                This Cat in the Hat themed artwork was painted on one of the 25 fire hydrants in Woss by resident Vivian Williams.

Volunteer paintbrush bringing joy to the street corners of Woss

“She just wants to make it a happier place for our community”

AL KAUBE PHOTOS                                This Cat in the Hat themed artwork was painted on one of the 25 fire hydrants in Woss by resident Vivian Williams.
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Port Hardy RCMP cleared in arrest that left man with broken ribs, punctured lung: IIO

The IIO noted the matter will not be referred to crown counsel for consideration of charges.

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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                                MP Rachel Blaney is still waiting for an answer to her report from Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson.

MP Rachel Blaney wants answers from Fisheries Minister regarding chinook public fishery restrictions

Blaney asked for Wilkinson “to come here and talk to the people in a meaningful way in this riding”

BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO                                MP Rachel Blaney is still waiting for an answer to her report from Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson.
SUBMITTED PHOTO                                Mark de Bruijn, Green Party candidate for the North Island-Powell River riding.

Green Party candidate talks upcoming federal election during visit to the North Island

Mark de Bruijn sat down with the North Island Gazette for an interview on Sunday in Port Hardy.

SUBMITTED PHOTO                                Mark de Bruijn, Green Party candidate for the North Island-Powell River riding.
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.