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A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Memorial for Campbell River police dog killed in line of duty grows

VIDEO: Emergency personnel conduct vehicle parade memorial for Gator

A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
PDS Gator was killed in a police incident in Campbell River July 8 in which a man was shot and Gator’s handler was injured. Photo supplied.
PDS Gator is Campbell River’s Mountie of the Month for September, 2020. Photo by Erin Wallis Photography

Tributes pour in for police dog Gator, killed in the line of duty in Campbell River

Gator was involved in a variety of files for the Campbell River RCMP detachment

PDS Gator was killed in a police incident in Campbell River July 8 in which a man was shot and Gator’s handler was injured. Photo supplied.
PDS Gator is Campbell River’s Mountie of the Month for September, 2020. Photo by Erin Wallis Photography
Police attended the WIllow Point Tim Hortons for a reported shooting incident. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

UPDATE: Man shot, Police Service Dog stabbed and killed in dramatic incident in Campbell River

Independent Investigations Office takes over charge of police-involved shooting incident

Police attended the WIllow Point Tim Hortons for a reported shooting incident. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Police attended the Willow Point Tim Hortons in Campbell River for a shooting incident July 8, 2021 in which one man was killed, a police service dog was stabbed to death and his handler injured. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

UPDATE: Man shot, Police Service Dog stabbed and killed in dramatic incident in Campbell River

Independent Investigations Office takes over charge of police-involved shooting incident

Police attended the Willow Point Tim Hortons in Campbell River for a shooting incident July 8, 2021 in which one man was killed, a police service dog was stabbed to death and his handler injured. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
The islands and channels of the Discovery Islands/Vancouver Island area are surrounded by peaks and mountains. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Injunction seeking to restock two Discovery Island fish farms fails in federal court

Cermaq Canada says it is disappointed by the decision

The islands and channels of the Discovery Islands/Vancouver Island area are surrounded by peaks and mountains. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River resident Armande Black painted these shoe rocks to commemorate the First Nations children found buried at the Kamloops Residential School and placed them on a boulder on the beach at 492 South Island Highway. Somebody removed them and Black would like them put back. Photo by Armande Black

Campbell River woman shocked her tribute to residential school children removed

Shoe rocks were painted and placed on beach beside the Old Island Highway

Campbell River resident Armande Black painted these shoe rocks to commemorate the First Nations children found buried at the Kamloops Residential School and placed them on a boulder on the beach at 492 South Island Highway. Somebody removed them and Black would like them put back. Photo by Armande Black
Fire engulfs house on Barclay Road on June 29. Photo by Jim Toso

VIDEO: Blaze engulfing two Campbell River homes continues trend of house fires spreading rapidly

UPDATE: Building materials, summer heat contribute to rapid spread of fire from RV to adjacent homes

Fire engulfs house on Barclay Road on June 29. Photo by Jim Toso
A 2.5 ha. fire located on the Daniels River north of POwell River and east of Cortes Island is listed as out of control. BC Wildfire map

2.5 ha. wildfire burning northeast of Campbell River

Cause is unknown at this time

A 2.5 ha. fire located on the Daniels River north of POwell River and east of Cortes Island is listed as out of control. BC Wildfire map
A float plane crashed into the waters near Painters Lodge in Campbell River on Thursday morning. Photo by Alistair Taylor / Campbell River Mirror
A float plane crashed into the waters near Painters Lodge in Campbell River on Thursday morning. Photo by Alistair Taylor / Campbell River Mirror
Celebrity sighting – the Cornelia Marie of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch fame passed by Campbell River on Sunday afternoon capturing the interest of a number of the fans of the TV crab fishing adventure series. Photo by Ryan Dawson

Celebrity sighting – Deadliest Catch vessel passes by Campbell River

Commercial crab fishing boats featured in the Discovery Channel series

Celebrity sighting – the Cornelia Marie of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch fame passed by Campbell River on Sunday afternoon capturing the interest of a number of the fans of the TV crab fishing adventure series. Photo by Ryan Dawson
Members of UNIFOR local 3019 walk the picket line at the Myra Falls mine ore loading facility at Tyee Spit in Campbell River June 4. The union walked off the job June 3 after negotiations with mine owner Nyrstar failed to close the gap between the two sides. Photo by AlistaIr Taylor – Campbell River Mirror

Myra Falls mine workers strike for a new contract

Union says it wants to recoup concessions made to help get mine back on its feet

Members of UNIFOR local 3019 walk the picket line at the Myra Falls mine ore loading facility at Tyee Spit in Campbell River June 4. The union walked off the job June 3 after negotiations with mine owner Nyrstar failed to close the gap between the two sides. Photo by AlistaIr Taylor – Campbell River Mirror
A detail of the cover of State of the Salish Sea, a comprehensive report by the Western Washington University-based Salish Sea Institute on the state of the Salish Sea ecosystem. The photo is a detail of Squamish Sunset by Yuri Choufour

Climate change, urbanization and population growth threaten the Salish Sea: report

Call for complex, multi-faceted approach to respond to current and emerging pressure on bioregion

A detail of the cover of State of the Salish Sea, a comprehensive report by the Western Washington University-based Salish Sea Institute on the state of the Salish Sea ecosystem. The photo is a detail of Squamish Sunset by Yuri Choufour
Nathan Zuk had left his mother’s residence in Whaletown on Cortes Island in mid-December 2020 in a 14’ skiff rowboat and headed to an unknown location near the Pryce Channel, Deer passage, or Toba Inlet. Photo courtesy RCMP

RCMP need help finding man who set off from Cortes Island in 14-foot rowboat

Nathan Zuk left in December, may have been last seen in Toba Inlet approximately three weeks ago

Nathan Zuk had left his mother’s residence in Whaletown on Cortes Island in mid-December 2020 in a 14’ skiff rowboat and headed to an unknown location near the Pryce Channel, Deer passage, or Toba Inlet. Photo courtesy RCMP
Carl Kolonsky CROP. Photo by Luke Shields

Campbell River veteran receives flowers, letter of thanks from Dutch student on Liberation Day

Dutch city honours Canadian WWII veterans for role in liberating the Netherlands

Carl Kolonsky CROP. Photo by Luke Shields
Colin Dowler survived a grizzly bear attack July 29, 2019 on Mt. Dougie Dowler on the south coast of British Columbia and reports that his physical and mental rehabilitation is still ongoing. Photo courtesy Colin Dowler

‘Bad-ass dude that took on a grizzly bear’ doesn’t let 2019 attack bring him down

Campbell River’s Colin Dowler gets on with his life as his rehabilitation continues

Colin Dowler survived a grizzly bear attack July 29, 2019 on Mt. Dougie Dowler on the south coast of British Columbia and reports that his physical and mental rehabilitation is still ongoing. Photo courtesy Colin Dowler
The Quadra Island Beach Clean Dream Team hopes someone recognises this large fender. It’s 30 loader tires welded together with steel girders and brackets. They would like to find the owners and ask them to come and take it back. Find the Quadra Island Beach Clean Team on Facebook or quadrabeachclean@gmail.com. Photo submitted

Quadra Island beach clean up team wants massive piece of junk removed

Huge steel and rubber fender in danger of becomine permanent fixture

The Quadra Island Beach Clean Dream Team hopes someone recognises this large fender. It’s 30 loader tires welded together with steel girders and brackets. They would like to find the owners and ask them to come and take it back. Find the Quadra Island Beach Clean Team on Facebook or quadrabeachclean@gmail.com. Photo submitted
Franc Ruigrok is passionate about the daffodils he grows on his York Road property. He has planted more than 27,000 daffodils of various different varieties. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Move to the Island allows daffodil grower to indulge his passion

Campbell River grower has over 500 varities in his garden beds

Franc Ruigrok is passionate about the daffodils he grows on his York Road property. He has planted more than 27,000 daffodils of various different varieties. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
SD72 board office. Campbell River Mirror photo

Campbell River School district staff to receive priority vaccination

Campbell River School District employees are now eligible to be vaccinated against…

SD72 board office. Campbell River Mirror photo
Police service dog Gator was called in to locate a knife-wielding shoplifter. Campbell River RCMP photo

Campbell River police dog Gator called in to track down knife-wielding shoplifter

Perpetrator pulled knife on loss-prevention officer and escapes store but not Gator

Police service dog Gator was called in to locate a knife-wielding shoplifter. Campbell River RCMP photo
A row of cereal boxes is ready to be tipped over like dominos at Campbell River Christian School on Friday, April 23. After the event, the boxes were donated to the Campbell River Food Bank. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Cereal boxes topple like dominoes, donated to Island food bank

Boxes of cereal were collected by students and were given to the Campbell River Food Bank

A row of cereal boxes is ready to be tipped over like dominos at Campbell River Christian School on Friday, April 23. After the event, the boxes were donated to the Campbell River Food Bank. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror