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TOWN OF PORT MCNEILL PHOTO                                Former longtime Port McNeill Mayor Gerry Furney.

Former longtime Port McNeill Mayor Gerry Furney has passed away

Furney, who was 85 years old, served as mayor for the Town of Port McNeill for 39 years.

TOWN OF PORT MCNEILL PHOTO                                Former longtime Port McNeill Mayor Gerry Furney.
TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                Stellar Jay Organics (Tristan Radzik and Serena Neumerschitsky) has received approval from the LCRB to open a recreational cannabis shop in Port Hardy at the North Island Mall. Look for the shop to be holding its grand opening sometime in February.

VIDEO: Stellar Jay Organics is Vancouver Island’s first approved cannabis shop

Stellar Jay Organics in Port Hardy has been approved by the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                Stellar Jay Organics (Tristan Radzik and Serena Neumerschitsky) has received approval from the LCRB to open a recreational cannabis shop in Port Hardy at the North Island Mall. Look for the shop to be holding its grand opening sometime in February.
TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                A resident is saved from an apartment fire on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the New Horizons Apartment building in Port Hardy thanks to Port Hardy Fire Rescue.

Port Hardy Fire Rescue saves trapped resident from apartment fire

The fire was “quickly brought under control, contained to a single unit, and fully extinguished.”

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                A resident is saved from an apartment fire on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the New Horizons Apartment building in Port Hardy thanks to Port Hardy Fire Rescue.
BLACK PRESS RCMP FILE PHOTO

B.C. fisherman seen in vessel spinning in circles arrested for alleged drunk boating

RCMP said the boat operator was ‘grossly impaired and an open container of liquor was located nearby’

BLACK PRESS RCMP FILE PHOTO
North Island Tour De Rock rider Benjamin Leah leads team to Port Hardy

North Island Tour De Rock rider Benjamin Leah leads team to Port Hardy

“You don’t have issues and problems when you look at these kids and how much they’re going through.”

North Island Tour De Rock rider Benjamin Leah leads team to Port Hardy
THOMAS KERVIN PHOTO                                RCMP were on the scene in blast suits investigating the victim’s residence in Port Alice on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Whitehorse man arrested in B.C. mail bomb explosion that injured 2

A 73 year old resident of Whitehorse, Yukon, was arrested on September 13th and remains in custody.

THOMAS KERVIN PHOTO                                RCMP were on the scene in blast suits investigating the victim’s residence in Port Alice on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
ALDER BAY RESORT PHOTO                                The owners of the 21’ White RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) were ecstatic to get their property back.

Island wide crime spree leads to multiple charges against Cowichan Valley resident

Social Media and citizens of the North Island played a big role in solving the case.

ALDER BAY RESORT PHOTO                                The owners of the 21’ White RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) were ecstatic to get their property back.
VIDEO: Memorial bench unveiled for Vancouver Island man killed by police

VIDEO: Memorial bench unveiled for Vancouver Island man killed by police

James Hayward was shot by police in Port Hardy after refusing to drop a large knife in 2015

VIDEO: Memorial bench unveiled for Vancouver Island man killed by police
FACEBOOK PHOTO/Swanson Occupation Members fo the ‘Namgis First Nation pose in front of a sign in Alert Bay in fall of 2017.

Federal court dismisses ‘Namgis First Nation’s bid to block fish farm restocking

Justice Manson said Marine Harvest has made “good faith” attempts at consultation with the ‘Namgis.

FACEBOOK PHOTO/Swanson Occupation Members fo the ‘Namgis First Nation pose in front of a sign in Alert Bay in fall of 2017.
TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                The Port McNeill Royal Canadian Legion presented the Wounded Warrior Run with a big cheque for $3,800 before lunch.

Wounded Warrior Run stops in Port McNeill

For Jacqueline Zweng, the Wounded Warrior Run is a personal matter.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                The Port McNeill Royal Canadian Legion presented the Wounded Warrior Run with a big cheque for $3,800 before lunch.
STACEY PATTERSON PHOTO                                The North Island Bantam Eagles are on their way to a best of three finals against the Powell River Kings.

North Island Bantam Eagles axe Sooke Thunderbirds in semi-final showdown

It was another do or die playoff game for the North Island Bantam Eagles last Saturday.

STACEY PATTERSON PHOTO                                The North Island Bantam Eagles are on their way to a best of three finals against the Powell River Kings.
Wounded Warrior Run 2018 leaves Port Hardy

Wounded Warrior Run 2018 leaves Port Hardy

The Wounded Warrior Run is a relay run where a group of runners cover Vancouver Island in seven days

Wounded Warrior Run 2018 leaves Port Hardy
DISTRICT OF PORT HARDY PHOTO                                Port Hardy Mayor and Council discussed tax revenue sharing from the sale of marijuana.

Port Hardy council debates marijuana tax revenue sharing

Port Hardy’s Marijuana Committee will be looking into the issue of tax revenue sharing.

DISTRICT OF PORT HARDY PHOTO                                Port Hardy Mayor and Council discussed tax revenue sharing from the sale of marijuana.
BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO Claire Trevena is the Minister of Transportation and the MLA for the North Island.

Trevena talks: exclusive interview with the MLA for the North Island

Trevena discussed topics from Highway 19, to the Port Alice pulp mill, and fish farms.

BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO Claire Trevena is the Minister of Transportation and the MLA for the North Island.
BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO Claire Trevena is the Minister of Transportation and the MLA for the North Island.

Trevena talks: exclusive interview with the MLA for the North Island

Trevena discussed topics from Christy Clark, to BC Ferries, to the E&N corridor, and fish farms.

BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO Claire Trevena is the Minister of Transportation and the MLA for the North Island.
One person dead in logging truck collision

One person dead in logging truck collision

“The logging truck was stopped for other traffic, and it was rear-ended by a passenger car.”

One person dead in logging truck collision
RCMP officer cleared in 2015 fatal shooting

RCMP officer cleared in 2015 fatal shooting

No charges will be forwarded to the Crown in officer-involved shooting on Vancouver Island.

RCMP officer cleared in 2015 fatal shooting