Campbell River Staff

BC Hydro completed some dam safety investigative work last week to help with the proposed Strathcona Dam Water Discharge Upgrade Project. The work took advantage of the low water conditions within the watershed. BC Hydro photo

Despite snowstorm, continued dry conditions forcing BC Hydro to reduce Campbell River flows

Snowpack in the upper watershed is less than 25 per cent of normal for this time of year

BC Hydro completed some dam safety investigative work last week to help with the proposed Strathcona Dam Water Discharge Upgrade Project. The work took advantage of the low water conditions within the watershed. BC Hydro photo
Gold River B.C. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Construction beginning on Connected Coast project in Gold River

Backbone for fibre optic network installation underway

Gold River B.C. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
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

Hydro hopes waters rise soon as Campbell River experiences near-record drought

System sees “very close to the driest” inflows since records began

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
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File photo.
The Canadian Coast Guard placed a containment boom around the sunken barge Trailer Princess in Duncan Bay in spring 2022. File photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Sunken barge to be removed from Duncan Bay north of Campbell River

Pollution removal and barge stabilization is underway

The Canadian Coast Guard placed a containment boom around the sunken barge Trailer Princess in Duncan Bay in spring 2022. File photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney speaks during Question Period on April 1, 2022 in Ottawa. Credit: Christian Diotte, House of Commons Photo Services

Dental care for kids ‘step in right direction’ — MP Rachel Blaney

MP advocating for program that includes seniors

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney speaks during Question Period on April 1, 2022 in Ottawa. Credit: Christian Diotte, House of Commons Photo Services
A rendering of the campground at Buddy Bay. Photo supplied by ICET

New campground off northern Vancouver Island expected to be a big ecotourism draw

Buddy Bay campground in the Broughton Archipelago a short walk from Gwa’yas’dums village

A rendering of the campground at Buddy Bay. Photo supplied by ICET
Police are looking for a newer model white Mercedes cargo van like this one with no side windows and no other markings. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP

Campbell River RCMP investigating possible attempted abduction

Police seeking white delivery van driver

Police are looking for a newer model white Mercedes cargo van like this one with no side windows and no other markings. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP
Police Service Dogs Case and Hammer showed up at the Courtenay-Comox RCMP detachment’s fundraiser barbecue to enjoy the company and the support from the community. RCMP photo

Competition between Campbell River and Courtenay-Comox RCMP raises money for retired heroes

Ned’s Wish is the beneficiary of friendly fundraising rivalry

Police Service Dogs Case and Hammer showed up at the Courtenay-Comox RCMP detachment’s fundraiser barbecue to enjoy the company and the support from the community. RCMP photo
Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo

RCMP investigating suspicious death in Campbell River

Seeking information from the public

Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo
Desiree Lawson, MaPP Implementation Coordinator, Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance with a geoduck. Photo courtesy North Island College

Central Coast First Nations partner with North Island College on geoduck aquaculture pilot

New research partnership looking at geoducks as new aquaculture sector

Desiree Lawson, MaPP Implementation Coordinator, Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance with a geoduck. Photo courtesy North Island College
Campbell River flow levels discharging from the John Hart powerhouse at the Elk Falls Canyon in the summer of 2022 are expected to be around normal, meaning higher than they’ve been for the last four years, according to BC Hydro. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell river Mirror

Expect ‘normal’ Campbell River system water levels and flow rates – and that’s a good thing

River flow rate has been where it should be to July 1 for the salmon out-migration period: BC Hydro

Campbell River flow levels discharging from the John Hart powerhouse at the Elk Falls Canyon in the summer of 2022 are expected to be around normal, meaning higher than they’ve been for the last four years, according to BC Hydro. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell river Mirror
Campbell River RCMP Detachment. Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror.

Independent Investigations Office looking into death of man in police custody in Campbell River

Officers provided first aid until Emergency Health Services arrived and took over: RCMP

Campbell River RCMP Detachment. Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror.
Stock photo of Mazda 3 is similar to suspect vehicle in a hit and run incident in Oyster River June 18. Photo provided by Campbell River RCMP

Man intentionally run over in hit and run incident south of Campbell River

RCMP seeking dash cam footage or other information

Stock photo of Mazda 3 is similar to suspect vehicle in a hit and run incident in Oyster River June 18. Photo provided by Campbell River RCMP
Quadra Island RCMP responded to a car crash on Cortes Island on June 21. File photo

One person dies in Cortes Island car crash

Passenger taken to hospital, in stable condition after June 21 incident

Quadra Island RCMP responded to a car crash on Cortes Island on June 21. File photo
Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo

Fatal shooting in Campbell River neighbourhood

One man is dead and a woman is in hospital suffering from gunshot wounds

Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo
Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo

One dead, another in hospital following Campbell River shooting

RCMP investigating, say woman in hospital with gunshot wounds

Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo
Vancouver Island author and historian Catherine Marie Gilbert wrote A Journey Back to Nature: A History of Strathcona Provincial Park. Photos supplied

Campbell River author earns recognition for Strathcona Park book

Catherine Gilbert won the third prize Lieutenant Governor’s medal for historical writing

Vancouver Island author and historian Catherine Marie Gilbert wrote A Journey Back to Nature: A History of Strathcona Provincial Park. Photos supplied
Students and employees from NIC and Kapiʻolani Community College gather in Honolulu to celebrate the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two colleges. Submitted photo

North Island College connects with Hawaii schools

Agreements on tuition and cultural exchange hammered out

Students and employees from NIC and Kapiʻolani Community College gather in Honolulu to celebrate the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two colleges. Submitted photo
Discovery Harbour in Campbell River was the scene of a police shooting on Monday, June 13. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror

Police shoot homicide suspect dead during B.C. marina hostage-taking

IIO BC investigating after man suspected in homicide took hostages at Campbell River marina

Discovery Harbour in Campbell River was the scene of a police shooting on Monday, June 13. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror