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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.
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                                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