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Port McNeill councillor Derek Koel busts a rap to help promote the town’s active transportation plan. (Facebook video screenshot)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island councillor makes rap video to promote active transportation plan

Active transportation is a personal matter for councillor Derek Koel.

Port McNeill councillor Derek Koel busts a rap to help promote the town’s active transportation plan. (Facebook video screenshot)
Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey executive has announced all games are cancelled until Dec. 1. (VIAHA logo)

COVID-19: Vancouver Island minor hockey cancels all games until December

“We have had an increasing number of teams who are reluctant to travel…”

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey executive has announced all games are cancelled until Dec. 1. (VIAHA logo)
The semi-truck laying on its side after the crash. (Port McNeill RCMP photo)

Update: Semi-truck crash near Woss remains under investigation by the Port McNeill RCMP

The vehicle was travelling northbound when it entered the southbound ditch.

The semi-truck laying on its side after the crash. (Port McNeill RCMP photo)
Adam Ireton holds his son Weston, along with Kristen and Beckett as they celebrate Weston's last day of treatment for lukemia. (Kristen Ireton photo)

799 days: ‘Super’ Weston defeats cancer

‘Weston is disease-free now, so we will be going into a period of checkups and things until he’s 18’

Adam Ireton holds his son Weston, along with Kristen and Beckett as they celebrate Weston's last day of treatment for lukemia. (Kristen Ireton photo)
‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik (middle) speaks during the video posted to the The Corporation of the Village of Alert Bay’s Facebook page. (Facebook screenshot)

‘Namgis First Nation member tests positive for COVID-19 post mortem

Contact tracing was started immediately after the discovery of the positive test.

‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik (middle) speaks during the video posted to the The Corporation of the Village of Alert Bay’s Facebook page. (Facebook screenshot)
Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock

Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock

‘having the chance to come back and ride this year means everything to me’

Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock
Port Hardy Mountie honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police

Port Hardy Mountie honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police

Corp. Chris Voller was named by the IACP as one of the 40 under 40 awardees for 2020.

Port Hardy Mountie honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police
The Big House in Klemtu, British Columbia. (Wikipedia photo/public domain)

COVID-19 tests come back negative for remote First Nation

“There are no suspected cases in the community at this time.”

The Big House in Klemtu, British Columbia. (Wikipedia photo/public domain)
The Big House in Klemtu, British Columbia. (Wikipedia photo)

Remote First Nation under emergency lockdown after suspected case of COVID-19

‘more details will be shared once known’

The Big House in Klemtu, British Columbia. (Wikipedia photo)
Former Conservation officer Bryce Casavant takes a cub to a rehabilitation organization on Vancouver Island. (Youtube screenshot)

Former BC conservation officer feels vindicated after appeals court nullifies dismissal

Bryce Casavant was fired after refusing orders to euthanize two bear cubs in 2015.

Former Conservation officer Bryce Casavant takes a cub to a rehabilitation organization on Vancouver Island. (Youtube screenshot)
Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt

Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt

‘Our little village crushed the curve with love and commitment’

Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt
Pacific Coastal Airlines temporarily suspended operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but are back in action June 1. (Photo provided by Pacific Coastal Airlines)

Pacific Coastal Airlines will resume service next month

‘We are pleased to confirm that we will be resuming scheduled service on June 1, 2020’

Pacific Coastal Airlines temporarily suspended operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but are back in action June 1. (Photo provided by Pacific Coastal Airlines)
Evidence taken from the scene of the alleged crime. (Port Hardy RCMP photo)

Impaired driving complaint leads RCMP to over $20K in cash, evidence of drug trafficking

‘Frontline RCMP members located the vehicle driving and initiated a traffic stop’

Evidence taken from the scene of the alleged crime. (Port Hardy RCMP photo)
A screenshot from the 1926 footage of the North Island. (Youtube screenshot)

VIDEO: Film historian finds rare footage from 1926, showcasing remote Northern Vancouver Island life

‘This photographer clearly knew what he was doing, suggesting he was taught’

A screenshot from the 1926 footage of the North Island. (Youtube screenshot)
Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Health Director Dean Wilson works at the health department building on the reserve. (Submitted photo)

False complaint about non-compliance of COVID-19 rules prompts warning from First Nation authority

‘Making a malicious, false complaint is a serious matter’

Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Health Director Dean Wilson works at the health department building on the reserve. (Submitted photo)
An aerial view of Cormorant Island. (alertbay.ca photo)

State of Emergency declared in village off Northern Vancouver Island due to COVID-19 outbreak

Local governments on Cormorant Island take strict action to combat the spread of the virus.

An aerial view of Cormorant Island. (alertbay.ca photo)
VIDEO: Massive fire burns down industrial building in Northern Vancouver Island town

VIDEO: Massive fire burns down industrial building in Northern Vancouver Island town

No one was hurt and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

VIDEO: Massive fire burns down industrial building in Northern Vancouver Island town
Alert Bay Mayor Dennis Buchanan has tested positive for COVID-19. (North Island Gazette file photo)

First confirmed case of COVID-19 announced just off of Northern Vancouver Island

According to the Village of Alert Bay, Mayor Dennis Buchanan has tested positive for COVID-19.

Alert Bay Mayor Dennis Buchanan has tested positive for COVID-19. (North Island Gazette file photo)
58-year-old David Christiaans was last seen in Port Hardy at the Pioneer Inn on Dec. 31, 2019. His body was found March 19 on a logging road outside of Port Hardy. (Port Hardy RCMP photo)

Body of missing Ontario man found on logging road outside of Nothern Vancouver Island town

The RCMP stated criminality is not believed to be involved in his death.

58-year-old David Christiaans was last seen in Port Hardy at the Pioneer Inn on Dec. 31, 2019. His body was found March 19 on a logging road outside of Port Hardy. (Port Hardy RCMP photo)
A sign about the location of the Cape Scott Provincial Park. (Facebook photo/The Cape Scott Park and North Coast Trail)

Northern Vancouver Island provincial park suspends services due to COVID-19

“We have closed washroom and day use facilities, and camping is no longer permitted”

A sign about the location of the Cape Scott Provincial Park. (Facebook photo/The Cape Scott Park and North Coast Trail)