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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
North Island Hospital – Campbell River and District. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Long-term care facility to alleviate capacity issue at Campbell River hospital: council

Cornfield says city has greatest demand for extended care facilities within Island Health region

North Island Hospital – Campbell River and District. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
The City of Campbell River sits on the shore of Discovery Passage and is back by the mountains of central Vancouver Island and Strathcona Park.

Livening, beautifying downtown Campbell River has to deal with elephant in the room

Homelessness and unpleasant behaviour downtown taints any effort to encourage visitors

The City of Campbell River sits on the shore of Discovery Passage and is back by the mountains of central Vancouver Island and Strathcona Park.
Mowi Canada West salmon farm in B.C. waters. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada)

Judge quashes Fisheries Minister’s decision to phase out Discovery Islands fish farms

Decision was made in breach of industry’s rights to procedural fairness, Federal Court judge rules

Mowi Canada West salmon farm in B.C. waters. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada)
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

Province refuses to register baby’s First Nations name

Registrar General office says λugʷaləs K’ala’ask Shaw contravened Vital Statistics Agency standards

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
Wei Wai Kum First Nations Elder James Quatell is a voice for the residential school experience many First Nations people went through. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

‘Empathy and recognition’: Campbell River elder sets reconciliation goals

James Quatell continues to speak truth and spark discussion about residential schools

Wei Wai Kum First Nations Elder James Quatell is a voice for the residential school experience many First Nations people went through. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
A recent road rescue has pointed to the need for more Sayward Fire Department volunteers. Photo, Screenshot

Sayward firefighter loses house to fire just days before Christmas

GoFundMe page set up to help family cover any costs arising out of the tragedy

A recent road rescue has pointed to the need for more Sayward Fire Department volunteers. Photo, Screenshot
Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo

Suspect in Campbell River Walmart stabbing back in custody

RCMP say he was arrested for allegedly breaching a court order and release condtions

Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo
Campbell River courthouse. Google maps

Judge breaks with precedence, rejects jail time for addict caught trafficking fentanyl

Distinguishes between street-level trafficker supporting an addiction and higher drug dealer

Campbell River courthouse. Google maps
Cermaq Canada has been fined $500,000 for spilling approximately 522 litres of marine diesel into the ocean near Campbell River sometime overnight between March 4 and 5, 2017. Google maps

Cermaq fined $500,000 for 2017 diesel spill at fish farm off northern Vancouver Island

Now-decommissioned farm spilled approximately 522 litres of fuel

Cermaq Canada has been fined $500,000 for spilling approximately 522 litres of marine diesel into the ocean near Campbell River sometime overnight between March 4 and 5, 2017. Google maps
Local mothers and other interested parties travelled to Victoria to voice their opinions to Highways Minister Phil Gaglardi. Campbell River Courier-Islander photo

Inland Island Highway has shaped the commmunity that fought for its completion 20 years ago

Twenty years ago a procession escorted by police cars and a fire…

Local mothers and other interested parties travelled to Victoria to voice their opinions to Highways Minister Phil Gaglardi. Campbell River Courier-Islander photo
Owen Bay, Sonora Island. Google Maps

Sonora Island community ordered to be ready to evacuate fire zone on moment’s notice

Residents of the Sonora Island community of Owens Bay have been told…

Owen Bay, Sonora Island. Google Maps
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