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Port Hardy Hospital. (Island Health photo)

Port Hardy pleads for help as serious doctor shortfall looms

Doctor warns resignations will cut staffing in half, mayor writes letter to Dix

Port Hardy Hospital. (Island Health photo)
Anthony Bucci photographed a bald eagle in Blackfish Sound last fall as it swooped down on a herring ball. (Anthony Bucci Photography)

B.C. photographer’s bald eagle photo Canada’s choice for international contest

Anthony Bucci lives on northern Vancouver Island and has his own wildlife touring business

Anthony Bucci photographed a bald eagle in Blackfish Sound last fall as it swooped down on a herring ball. (Anthony Bucci Photography)
The Quarterdeck beer and wine store had this old sign hanging up stating it would not accept Indigenous status cards as ID, and it was promptly taken down by new management after it went viral online. (Jozi Child - Facebook photo)

Sign denying status cards as ‘suitable’ ID at Port Hardy liquor store sparks uproar

Liquor store apologizes and removes sign after photo goes viral on social media

The Quarterdeck beer and wine store had this old sign hanging up stating it would not accept Indigenous status cards as ID, and it was promptly taken down by new management after it went viral online. (Jozi Child - Facebook photo)
DFO rescuing a young humpback whale from a dangerous entanglement. (DFO video screenshot)

VIDEO: Hogtied humpback rescued from dangerous entanglement off Vancouver Island

Exhausted whale freed near Port Hardy from gear wrapped around its tail and through its mouth

DFO rescuing a young humpback whale from a dangerous entanglement. (DFO video screenshot)
Bear and Tiger will be up for adoption together as a pair when they are healthy enough. (Jill Laviolette photo)

Mystery solved: Dogs rescued from remote B.C. island will be put up for adoption

The dogs have now been surrendered to Tri-Port Wildlife Response Team

Bear and Tiger will be up for adoption together as a pair when they are healthy enough. (Jill Laviolette photo)
Bear and Tiger being rescued from Minstrel Island. (Dalynn St Pierre Facebook photo)

Fish farm workers rescue 2 dogs found hungry and alone on remote B.C. island

MOWI employees gain trust of 2 emaciated dogs from remote Minstrel Island, get them to care

Bear and Tiger being rescued from Minstrel Island. (Dalynn St Pierre Facebook photo)
Port Hardy Hospital will have no overnight emergency department for 18 days. (Island Health photo)

18-day overnight emergency department closure announced for Port Hardy Hospital

Port McNeill Hospital to remain open 24/7, unless otherwise announced as staffing shortages continue

Port Hardy Hospital will have no overnight emergency department for 18 days. (Island Health photo)
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More eggnog: 10 terrible Christmas movies to torture your family with this holiday season

Be forewarned, these cinematic lumps of coal could potentially ruin the holiday season

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North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney speaks in the House of Commons on Nov. 14. (Photo courtesy YouTube)

BC MP raises questions about busted weather stations in wake of deadly floatplane crash

On the day of crash that killed 3 0n B.C. coast there were 6 weather reporting stations not working

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney speaks in the House of Commons on Nov. 14. (Photo courtesy YouTube)
An aerial view of Alert Bay, located on Cormorant Island. (alertbay.ca photo)

Cormorant Island health-care crisis continues on, with no end in sight

Two doctors have finished out their contracts, leaving only one doctor now for the entire island

An aerial view of Alert Bay, located on Cormorant Island. (alertbay.ca photo)
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3 people missing after float plane crash off northern Vancouver Island

RCMP, Transportation Safety Board investigating cause

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The aftermath of the deadly motor vehicle incident at the Coal Harbour turnoff. (Submitted photo)

Man dead after small car t-boned by truck in Port Hardy

69-year-old male dies after car crash at Port Hardy intersection

The aftermath of the deadly motor vehicle incident at the Coal Harbour turnoff. (Submitted photo)
Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray tours a Mowi Canada West salmon farm on Oct. 14 where she was hosted by the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nations whose territory the farm is located in. (Supplied photo)

Coalition of First Nations for thanks fisheries minister for fish farming consultation

Group believes fish farming is a progressive industry that, when done responsibly, can be beneficial

Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray tours a Mowi Canada West salmon farm on Oct. 14 where she was hosted by the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nations whose territory the farm is located in. (Supplied photo)
A young female Humpback whale named ‘Spike’ was found dead off Malcolm Island. (Jared Towers photo)

Young female humpback whale ‘Spike’ found dead off Vancouver Island

Officials still investigating cause of whale’s death

A young female Humpback whale named ‘Spike’ was found dead off Malcolm Island. (Jared Towers photo)
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10 more ‘Hidden Gem’ horror movies to watch this Halloween

Many great and entertaining horror films often end up flying under the radar, which is a real shame

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North Island emergency rooms continue to face overnight closures

Island Health is working on recruitment and strategies to secure additional nursing coverage

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Port Hardy raised $16,000 for Tour de Rock this year. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride kicks off in the North Island

RCMP Cst. Kyle Dornan had half of his head shaved and was given a $16,000 cheque

Port Hardy raised $16,000 for Tour de Rock this year. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Quatsino First Nation’s community hall was full on Tuesday evening as BHP made a public apology to the nation regarding the Island Copper Mine’s operations. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Global firm apologizes to B.C. First Nation for damage caused by copper mine

Decommissioned open pit mine was located in Quatsino First Nation traditional territory

Quatsino First Nation’s community hall was full on Tuesday evening as BHP made a public apology to the nation regarding the Island Copper Mine’s operations. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Apprentice carver Rey Dickie and master carver Stan Hunt stand next to the log that will be carved into a monument to remember Indigenous children who died at residential schools. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

B.C. carvers creating monument to children found in unmarked residential school graves

Monument will be toured across Vancouver Island before being shipped to Vancouver

Apprentice carver Rey Dickie and master carver Stan Hunt stand next to the log that will be carved into a monument to remember Indigenous children who died at residential schools. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
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Puppy still missing after boats collide in dense fog off North Island

A four month old Golden Retriever puppy was lost during the collision and has not been found

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