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The study conducted for BC Council of Forest Industries found that more than 340 communities and 120 Indigenous Nations and organizations of all sizes benefited economically from the forest industry supply chain . (Black Press file photo)

B.C. forest industry bought $7 billion worth goods and services from local suppliers: study

On Vancouver Island, $1.2 billion worth of goods and services were purchased from 1,600 suppliers, most from Nanaimo and Campbell River

The study conducted for BC Council of Forest Industries found that more than 340 communities and 120 Indigenous Nations and organizations of all sizes benefited economically from the forest industry supply chain . (Black Press file photo)
New roads recently constructed by Teal-Jones reaching the ridge line of the Fairy Creek watershed. A video produced by protesters, is a call to action to stop old-growth logging in B.C. Photo courtesy, T J Watt.

Vancouver Island old growth protesters release video highlighting B.C.’s ‘hypocrisy’

Video takes dig at province’s Super, Natural brand, contrasting it with logged old-growth areas

New roads recently constructed by Teal-Jones reaching the ridge line of the Fairy Creek watershed. A video produced by protesters, is a call to action to stop old-growth logging in B.C. Photo courtesy, T J Watt.
North Island-Powell River MP, Rachel Blaney. (Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror)

Vancouver Island MP’s proposal in support of veterans rejected by MPs in House of Commons

NDP MP and Veterans Critic Rachel Blaney had proposed that veterans be excused from CERB payments until they receive their disability benefits

North Island-Powell River MP, Rachel Blaney. (Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror)
In a virtual meeting with Forest Minister Doug Donaldson, Gold River council has asked for a share of stumpage fees. (Black Press files)

Gold River council asks B.C. to provide stumpage contribution to small communities

The revenue will help smaller communities pay for aging infrastructure and new economic development says Gold River mayor

In a virtual meeting with Forest Minister Doug Donaldson, Gold River council has asked for a share of stumpage fees. (Black Press files)
Howard Breen of Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island at a federal funding announcement in Oak Bay in Aug. 2019. Following his arrest last month, Breen has written to Dr. Bonnie Henry and other provincial authorities to revise COVID-19 protocols in B.C. jails. Photo by Travis Paterson/Black Press file.

Vancouver Island climate activist asks B.C.’s top doc to look into jail COVID-19 protocols

Following arrest, Extinction Rebellion co-founder writes Bonnie Henry about his Nanaimo experience

Howard Breen of Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island at a federal funding announcement in Oak Bay in Aug. 2019. Following his arrest last month, Breen has written to Dr. Bonnie Henry and other provincial authorities to revise COVID-19 protocols in B.C. jails. Photo by Travis Paterson/Black Press file.
Kimberly Chastellaine shared an image of her grandparents from a family album. Silvio Strussi (right) went to work on January 30, 1970 and died in an industrial accident that caused the machine he was operating to tumble into the Muchalat Lake, near Gold River. (Submitted photo)

Closing a 50-year-old wound on a remote Vancouver Island lake

50 years after logger’s death, grandchildren set out to find his final Muchalat Lake resting place

Kimberly Chastellaine shared an image of her grandparents from a family album. Silvio Strussi (right) went to work on January 30, 1970 and died in an industrial accident that caused the machine he was operating to tumble into the Muchalat Lake, near Gold River. (Submitted photo)
The floatplane crash took place on Macaulay Road near Oyster River, South of Campbell River. (Google map)

Float-plane crash near Oyster River leaves pilot injured

The plane crashed shortly after take-off from a private property and had no other passengers on board

The floatplane crash took place on Macaulay Road near Oyster River, South of Campbell River. (Google map)
Take a photographic journey into our local watershed with the Discovery Passage Aquarium’s next speaker Eiko Jones. Photo by Eiko Jones

Photographer Eiko Jones delivered the 11th Annual Haig Brown lecture at Tidemark Theatre

Jones also screened his newly completed movie Heartbeat of the River at the event

Take a photographic journey into our local watershed with the Discovery Passage Aquarium’s next speaker Eiko Jones. Photo by Eiko Jones
Vancouver Island sheep farm dream disrupted by high lumber price

Vancouver Island sheep farm dream disrupted by high lumber price

Solar powered farm project in Sayward could be set back by three years

Vancouver Island sheep farm dream disrupted by high lumber price
The mayor and council discussed maintenance of Highway 28, that connects Gold River to Campbell River, with minister Claire Trevena. ( Photo by Binny Paul/ Campbell River Mirror)

Gold River council raises concerns about Highway 28 with transport minister

Commuity asks ministry to look into increased traffic and parking needs due to tourism

The mayor and council discussed maintenance of Highway 28, that connects Gold River to Campbell River, with minister Claire Trevena. ( Photo by Binny Paul/ Campbell River Mirror)
The engineered landfill located near Cumberland. (Black Press file photo)

Old North Island landfills expected to close by 2023

Waste from Zeballos, Tahsis and Gold River to be transferred to a modern facility in Cumberland

The engineered landfill located near Cumberland. (Black Press file photo)
Lumber prices soared to a record price in September across North America. Along with increased demand, Canada also reported a lumber shortage. Black Press file photo

Lumber hitting record-high prices as supply lags behind demand

B.C.’s forest industry hasn’t been able to keep pace with the COVID-19 building boom

Lumber prices soared to a record price in September across North America. Along with increased demand, Canada also reported a lumber shortage. Black Press file photo
Grieg Seafood BC’s Gore Island farm in Nootka Sound near Gold River. Photo courtesy, Grieg Seafood BC.

How the pandemic ushered in a marketing evolution at a B.C. aquaculture firm

For Grieg Seafood BC it meant pivoting fish to parallel markets without halting production

Grieg Seafood BC’s Gore Island farm in Nootka Sound near Gold River. Photo courtesy, Grieg Seafood BC.
The secret life of tadpoles

The secret life of tadpoles

Vancouver Island photographer Maxwel Hohn’s documentary traces the ‘big little migration’ of western toad tadpoles

The secret life of tadpoles
Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern
Another Sayward councillor resigns ahead of November byelection

Another Sayward councillor resigns ahead of November byelection

Council will be able to maintain quorum until byelection is held, says Municipal Affairs

Another Sayward councillor resigns ahead of November byelection
North Island-Powell River MP, Rachel Blaney and federal Minister of Transportation Marc Garneau have been corresponding over the decision to ban ferry passengers from lower car decks. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island MP and Minister Garneau exchange letters on BC Ferries safety regulations

MP Blaney asks the ‘reasoning’ behind ferry passengers being banned from lower car decks

North Island-Powell River MP, Rachel Blaney and federal Minister of Transportation Marc Garneau have been corresponding over the decision to ban ferry passengers from lower car decks. (Black Press Media file photo)
A monumental old-growth yellow cedar tree in the at-risk headwaters of Fairy Creek. Port Renfrew protesters have said the blockade that was launched on Aug. 10 will continue till the government meets their demands. Photo courtesy TJ Watt.

Vancouver Island protesters call B.C.’s response to new old-growth report a ‘diversion’

Port Renfrew blockade continues as protesters want Fairy Creek Watershed included in deferral areas

A monumental old-growth yellow cedar tree in the at-risk headwaters of Fairy Creek. Port Renfrew protesters have said the blockade that was launched on Aug. 10 will continue till the government meets their demands. Photo courtesy TJ Watt.
A 90-unit apartment building by Campbell Shores is under construction at 1430 South Island Highway in Campbell River. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River is ‘booming’ says City’s development manager

The amount of upcoming properties may redeem the city’s reputation of having one of the worst rental vacancy records in B.C.

A 90-unit apartment building by Campbell Shores is under construction at 1430 South Island Highway in Campbell River. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror
A screenshot from MP Rachel Blaney’s #HomeFortChallenge video that she made in support of military families for Military Family Appreciation Day.

Vancouver Islanders encouraged to build pillow forts to support military families

North Island MP Rachel Blaney builds a home fort in her office in support of #HomeFortChallenge

A screenshot from MP Rachel Blaney’s #HomeFortChallenge video that she made in support of military families for Military Family Appreciation Day.