Alistair Taylor

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

Island couple takes fight with Vital Statistics over Indigenous 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
One local business is in support of the Dahl, et. al., group of city council candidates and is urging passersby to vote for them. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Group of six ‘like-minded’ Campbell River candidates agree to work together

But group says that’s just for certain issues and rejects the accusation that they are a slate

One local business is in support of the Dahl, et. al., group of city council candidates and is urging passersby to vote for them. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Sporting the Campbell River Storm’s new third jersey that commemorates National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day are two Storm players of First Nations heritage, Wyatt Dumont (left) and Brady Estabrook. The duo and their teammates will be wearing the jerseys on Friday, Sept. 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Storm debut orange jerseys for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

First Nation ownership of the team acknowledges importance of the day

Sporting the Campbell River Storm’s new third jersey that commemorates National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day are two Storm players of First Nations heritage, Wyatt Dumont (left) and Brady Estabrook. The duo and their teammates will be wearing the jerseys on Friday, Sept. 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Saron Gebresellassi is running for mayor of Campbell River. Photo contributed
Saron Gebresellassi is running for mayor of Campbell River. Photo contributed
Campbell River City Hall. Campbell River Mirror photo

Five candidates vie for Campbell River mayoralty, 14 for councillor

Local government election takes place on Saturday, Oct. 15

Campbell River City Hall. Campbell River Mirror photo
The owner of Campbell River’s Comfort Inn and manger of its neighbour, the Berwick seniors complex, say unruly behaviour downtown is having significant impact ontheir businesses. Photo contributed

Unruly behaviour in downtown Campbell River has escalated to a different level: Mayor Andy Adams

City council has been wrestling with the problem of downtown disturbances for years

The owner of Campbell River’s Comfort Inn and manger of its neighbour, the Berwick seniors complex, say unruly behaviour downtown is having significant impact ontheir businesses. Photo contributed
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Campbell River councillors gobsmacked by cost of policing one downtown location

Overdose Prevention Site/Sobering Assessment Centre cost almost $300,000 over two years: RCMP

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BC Hydro crew members recover fish from the empty underground John Hart generating station tunnels on Aug. 19, 2022. The tunnels have been de-watered to conduct regular maintenance. BC Hydro photo

Eerie look inside de-watered underground John Hart tunnels

Maintenance work that emptied tunnels will be extended resulting in longer road closure over dam

BC Hydro crew members recover fish from the empty underground John Hart generating station tunnels on Aug. 19, 2022. The tunnels have been de-watered to conduct regular maintenance. BC Hydro photo
Stefanie Hendrickson is the coordinator for the Campbell River and District Coalition to End Homelessness. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Coming together to tackle homelessness could make Campbell River a ‘trailblazer’

‘But make no mistake, it will be messy’ - CRDCEH coordinator

Stefanie Hendrickson is the coordinator for the Campbell River and District Coalition to End Homelessness. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
A persistent rumour that homeless people are being bused to Campbell River has its own version in many other B.C. communities. Black Press photo

Ticket to ride: ‘No evidence’ homeless people are being bused to Campbell River

Three-quarters of unhoused have lived here between a ‘year and their entire lives’

A persistent rumour that homeless people are being bused to Campbell River has its own version in many other B.C. communities. Black Press photo
Scott Laird’s Tyee rowboat, “Strikes 90” was stolen from the Fisherman’s Wharf on Aug. 7 around 3 a.m. Anyone who has seen this boat is asked to call Campbell River Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Photo contributed

Legally blind Campbell River fisherman wants his stolen rowboat returned

Valuable classic Tyee-style boat stolen from Fisherman’s Wharf Aug. 7

Scott Laird’s Tyee rowboat, “Strikes 90” was stolen from the Fisherman’s Wharf on Aug. 7 around 3 a.m. Anyone who has seen this boat is asked to call Campbell River Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Photo contributed
The entrance to the Elk Falls Canyon on the Campbell River as pink salmon school in the thousands on Aug. 5, 2022. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Pink salmon schooling by the thousands in the Campbell River

Natural phenomena visible from the beginning of the Canyon View Trail

The entrance to the Elk Falls Canyon on the Campbell River as pink salmon school in the thousands on Aug. 5, 2022. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
NTE Discovery Park, owners of the former Elk Falls pulp mill site in Campbell River, have entered into an agreement with CubicFarm Systems Corp. to build and operate food-producing modules. CubicFarm Systems Corp. photo

Agreement will see food-producing modules built and operated at former Elk Falls Mill site

Mill owners buy into Vancouver company’s food security technology

NTE Discovery Park, owners of the former Elk Falls pulp mill site in Campbell River, have entered into an agreement with CubicFarm Systems Corp. to build and operate food-producing modules. CubicFarm Systems Corp. photo
The Southgate River Fire is located at the northeastern tip of Bute Inlet on the B.C. mainland east of Campbell River. It is one of two fires burning in the area and is classified as out of control. BC Wildfire photo/Twitter

Two wildfires burning out of control at head of Bute Inlet on B.C.’s south coast

Coastal Fire Centre reports 208 ha and 16.5 ha fires are being managed as one

The Southgate River Fire is located at the northeastern tip of Bute Inlet on the B.C. mainland east of Campbell River. It is one of two fires burning in the area and is classified as out of control. BC Wildfire photo/Twitter
Martha Martin (left) and Laura Holland, two mothers of Indigenous persons killed by police, spoke at a rally commemorating the anniversary of the police shooting of Holland’s son Jared Lowndes on July 8, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

‘Year of love and rage’: Grieving moms rally on anniversary of Lowndes shooting

Moms of Moore, Lowndes join Campbell River rally to end killing of Indigenous people by police

Martha Martin (left) and Laura Holland, two mothers of Indigenous persons killed by police, spoke at a rally commemorating the anniversary of the police shooting of Holland’s son Jared Lowndes on July 8, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie held a Town Hall meeting at the Campbell River Seniors Centre Wednesday, July 6 to hear issues and concerNs from Campbell River seniors. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Majority of seniors in B.C. live independently in their own home

B.C. Seniors Advocate provides snapshot of the state of life as a senior in the province

B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie held a Town Hall meeting at the Campbell River Seniors Centre Wednesday, July 6 to hear issues and concerNs from Campbell River seniors. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
After four days in the hot sun with chainsaws buzzing and sawdust flying, Transformations on the Shore carvers (from left) Bill McDonald, Dan Richey and festival founder Max Chickite pose for a picture Saturday, June 25 on Richey’s 2022 creation. The Transformations on The Shore Carving Festival returned to Frank James Park in a reduced form after the pandemic-induced hiatus. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Transformations on the shore carving festival makes a welcome return

The 25th annual Transformations on the Shore carving competition returned June 22-25…

Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
After four days in the hot sun with chainsaws buzzing and sawdust flying, Transformations on the Shore carvers (from left) Bill McDonald, Dan Richey and festival founder Max Chickite pose for a picture Saturday, June 25 on Richey’s 2022 creation. The Transformations on The Shore Carving Festival returned to Frank James Park in a reduced form after the pandemic-induced hiatus. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
The log birling (rolling) pond at Nunns Creek Park’s logger sports area is used as a dumping site by homeless campers. Salmon Festival Society picture presented to city counci

Campbell River poised to evict homeless campers from city park

Salmon Festival needs Nunns Creek Park area cleaned up in order for this year’s event

The log birling (rolling) pond at Nunns Creek Park’s logger sports area is used as a dumping site by homeless campers. Salmon Festival Society picture presented to city counci
Mayor Andy Adams announced he will run again in this fall's municipal elections. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River mayor Andy Adams will not seek re-election after 17 years on council

‘Candidly, it’s been disheartening to see the breakdown of kindness and respect’

Mayor Andy Adams announced he will run again in this fall's municipal elections. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror
A young woman awaits her next move after arriving at the Polish-Ukraine border. Photo by Darrell McKay

Campbell River man witnesses refugees’ heartbreak and relief at Ukrainian border

Red Cross volunteer welcomes refugees as they enter Poland

A young woman awaits her next move after arriving at the Polish-Ukraine border. Photo by Darrell McKay