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Tyson Whitney

Tyson Whitney

I have been working in the community newspaper business for nearly a decade, all of those years with Black Press Media. I started at the North Island Gazette as a reporter in 2015 and then was promoted to editor in 2017.

I was born and raised in Port Hardy. My family has lived in Port Hardy for more than 40 years. I graduated with a degree in Creative Writing & Journalism from Vancouver Island University in 2008.
(He/Him)

Phone
250-949-6225 ext. 1303
Email
tyson.whitney@northislandgazette.com

Recent Work by Tyson

COs euthanize cougar that killed small dog in Port Hardy

COs euthanize cougar that killed small dog in Port Hardy

Cougars preying on non-natural food sources in residential areas are a risk to public safety
RCMP working to target drug trafficking in the District of Port Hardy

RCMP working to target drug trafficking in the District of Port Hardy

A search warrant was executed May 15 at a residence located on Thunderbird Way
Author’s reflections give ‘snapshot’ of mid-century Port Hardy

Author’s reflections give ‘snapshot’ of mid-century Port Hardy

Michel Drouin’s memoir explores growing up in an isolated rugged little coastal community
Extended lights out for North Island with 2 all-day planned power outages

Extended lights out for North Island with 2 all-day planned power outages

BC Hydro crews will be replacing end-of-life transmission structures resulting in lengthy down time
4.8 magnitude earthquake rattles off Northern Vancouver Island

4.8 magnitude earthquake rattles off Northern Vancouver Island

There are no reports of damage, and no Tsunami expected, says Earthquakes Canada
2 new doctors, renovations prescribed for North Island’s health-care crisis

2 new doctors, renovations prescribed for North Island’s health-care crisis

Nurse staffing has also been increased in the region, although numbers remain too low for ER
Handgun seized from allegedly drunk driver in Port Hardy

Handgun seized from allegedly drunk driver in Port Hardy

The suspect, a 46-year-old man has been released with a court date of May 20
6 people arrested, 2 search warrants executed in Port Hardy drug bust

6 people arrested, 2 search warrants executed in Port Hardy drug bust

a detailed report will be forwarded to Crown Counsel for consideration of charges
North Island First Nations plead for help tackling mental health crisis

North Island First Nations plead for help tackling mental health crisis

Kwakiutl, Quatsino, GNFN asking for outreach workers and support, premier says ‘lives on the line’
2nd North Island transmission line not in the cards: BC Hydro

2nd North Island transmission line not in the cards: BC Hydro

Hydro says investments in vegetation clearing around current line helped cut outages to 5 last year
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