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Roots, tree trunks and mud pile up against a parkade that collapsed in a mudslide at the 700 block of South Island Highway in Campbell River Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River extends state of local emergency

City continues to work with geotechnical engineers on mudslide investigation

Roots, tree trunks and mud pile up against a parkade that collapsed in a mudslide at the 700 block of South Island Highway in Campbell River Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Island Nagalis sponsors: BC Ferries’ Strategic Planning Manager Joanne Doyle and Lorraine Henderson from Wei Wai Kum First Nation. BC Ferries photo

New ferry breaks down one week after taking over Campbell River to Quadra Island route

Sister ship pressed into making up the loss of service

Island Nagalis sponsors: BC Ferries’ Strategic Planning Manager Joanne Doyle and Lorraine Henderson from Wei Wai Kum First Nation. BC Ferries photo
Roots, tree trunks and mud pile up against a parkade that collapsed in a mudslide at the 700 block of South Island Highway in Campbell River Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Neighbour lives in fear of ongoing Island Highway landslide threat

Residents of building evacuated after Jan. 17 slide return home but evacuation alert remains.

Roots, tree trunks and mud pile up against a parkade that collapsed in a mudslide at the 700 block of South Island Highway in Campbell River Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Cake was served at the retirement celebration for the BC Ferries’ vessel M.V. Powell River Queen at the Quathiaski Cove ferry terminal on Quadra Island Tuesday, Jan. 17. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

58-year-old Quadra Island ferry unable to complete last day as retirement party gets underway

Powell River Queen taken out of service due to mechanical failure while being celebrated by community

Cake was served at the retirement celebration for the BC Ferries’ vessel M.V. Powell River Queen at the Quathiaski Cove ferry terminal on Quadra Island Tuesday, Jan. 17. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
North Island Hospital – Campbell River and District. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Doctors ask City of Campbell River for help with doctor shortage

18 vacancies represent 6,000 to 8,000 patients without a family doctor

North Island Hospital – Campbell River and District. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River resident Maryanne Andrew is raising awareness of long COVID and the impact it has on people’s lives. Photo contributed

For the long haul: Campbell River woman offers help to post-COVID-19 sufferers

‘You are not alone,’ there is help available

Campbell River resident Maryanne Andrew is raising awareness of long COVID and the impact it has on people’s lives. Photo contributed
Snowplow tackles snow buildup on Highway 19. Mainroad COntracting photo

VIDEO: When the weather is the worst, snowplow crews head out to work

While you’re home and warm, highway maintenance crews tackle North Island roads

Snowplow tackles snow buildup on Highway 19. Mainroad COntracting photo
A sheen of oil near the site where two vessels sank in the early hours of Dec. 10, 2022 during a snowstorm while moored at a wharf finger at Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Two vessels tied together sink in Island marina during weekend storm

Salvage effort underway, including a third vessel that sank at same marina last month

A sheen of oil near the site where two vessels sank in the early hours of Dec. 10, 2022 during a snowstorm while moored at a wharf finger at Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River city council directed staff to undertake a financial analysis of the direct and indirect costs born by the city related to overdose prevention and safe injection sites and any other social services related to people experiencing addiction and/or mental health issues; including but not limited to policing costs, fire services and public works. (File photo)

Addiction services cost analysis feels vindictive, threatening: Campbell River councillor

Costs of services for people experiencing addiction, mental health issues to be identified

Campbell River city council directed staff to undertake a financial analysis of the direct and indirect costs born by the city related to overdose prevention and safe injection sites and any other social services related to people experiencing addiction and/or mental health issues; including but not limited to policing costs, fire services and public works. (File photo)
Candice Roberts plays Larry at the Tidemark Theatre Dec. 16. Photo by Kristine Cofsky

Vancouver Island-raised performer brings ‘one-man’ exploration of dude-ism home

Candice Roberts is getting laughs with Larry — someone you will probably recognize

Candice Roberts plays Larry at the Tidemark Theatre Dec. 16. Photo by Kristine Cofsky
Seen from Darrell McKay’s room, either a cruise missile or an Iranian kamikaze drone hits the ground in Lviv, Ukraine. Darrell McKay photo

Campbell River man witnesses Russian retaliation in Ukraine conflict

Volunteer returns to city far from front but experiences bombing

Seen from Darrell McKay’s room, either a cruise missile or an Iranian kamikaze drone hits the ground in Lviv, Ukraine. Darrell McKay photo
Graham Neville (centre and right) wrote a tribute to his father and grandfathers and posted it to YouTube accompanied by Dennean Gould and the Campbell River Legion Pipe Band. YouTube screenshot

Island man composes stirring tribute to veteran father and grandfathers

Legion pipe band, guitar buddy enlisted for YouTube video

Graham Neville (centre and right) wrote a tribute to his father and grandfathers and posted it to YouTube accompanied by Dennean Gould and the Campbell River Legion Pipe Band. YouTube screenshot
Outgoing mayor Andy Adams (right) received a gift for his service and then congratulated new mayor Kermit Dahl and his new city council at the Inaugural Council Meeting at the Tidemark Theatre Nov. 1, 2022. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River’s first Indigenous city councillor takes a seat at the table

We Wai Kai First Nation member Tanille Johnston elected in Oct. 15 municipal election

Outgoing mayor Andy Adams (right) received a gift for his service and then congratulated new mayor Kermit Dahl and his new city council at the Inaugural Council Meeting at the Tidemark Theatre Nov. 1, 2022. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
BC Ferries’ Island Class vessel, Island K’ulut’a, will be used for traninig on the Campbell River to Quadra Island run in November and December 2022. (BC Ferries photo)

Island Class ferry to train crews on Campbell River to Quadra Island run over next two months

The vessel will be seen performing various maneuvers in Discovery Passage

BC Ferries’ Island Class vessel, Island K’ulut’a, will be used for traninig on the Campbell River to Quadra Island run in November and December 2022. (BC Ferries photo)
Island 3 ferry will service the Campbell River - Quadra route. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)

Delayed new-ferry service to Quadra Island now set to begin January

Original fall start date delayed by shortage of qualified crew

Island 3 ferry will service the Campbell River - Quadra route. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)
Campbell River Community Foundation executive director Michaela Arruda spoke to a breakfast launch of the 2022 Campbell River’s Vital Signs rerport at the Maritime Heritage Centre on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

2022 Vital Signs report outlines Campbell River’s strengths and challenges

Campbell River Community Foundation launches latest snapshot of the community and region

Campbell River Community Foundation executive director Michaela Arruda spoke to a breakfast launch of the 2022 Campbell River’s Vital Signs rerport at the Maritime Heritage Centre on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys

VIDEO: A sucker for a friendly face; octopus gloms onto diver for once-in-a-lifetime encounter

Diver off Campbell River spends amazing 40-minute session with a friendly octopus

Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys
Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys

VIDEO: A sucker for a friendly face; octopus gloms onto diver for once-in-a-lifetime encounter

Diver off Campbell River spends amazing 40-minute session with a friendly octopus

Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys
BC Hydro’s efforts to increase water flows in the Quinsam River is welcome news to Quinsam River Hatchery manager Ed Walls. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Pumps mobilized to save Quinsam River salmon habitat from drought conditions

Water to be pumped from Upper Quinsam Lake into the river system

BC Hydro’s efforts to increase water flows in the Quinsam River is welcome news to Quinsam River Hatchery manager Ed Walls. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Crystal Smith (far left) and husband Raymond Shaw were unable to register their newborn son's name because it uses Kwak'wala characters. Photo contributed

Campbell River couple take fight with Vital Statistics over traditional name to court

Application to register their child’s name was improperly refused, petition to court says

Crystal Smith (far left) and husband Raymond Shaw were unable to register their newborn son's name because it uses Kwak'wala characters. Photo contributed