Campbell River Staff

Campbell River RCMP are looking for suspects after a pair of robberies in January, 2022. Black Press File Photo

Masked man robs Campbell River store at knifepoint

RCMP says incident was one of two robberies of stores in the city in January

Campbell River RCMP are looking for suspects after a pair of robberies in January, 2022. Black Press File Photo
As the cost of living rises, the Liberal government continues to deny some of the country’s poorest seniors the financial help they need, NDP MPs say. Unsplash.com image

Vulnerable seniors have been abandoned by the government: Island NDP MPs

MPs Blaney and Blaikie ask feds to provide ‘one-time emergency payment’ to seniors

As the cost of living rises, the Liberal government continues to deny some of the country’s poorest seniors the financial help they need, NDP MPs say. Unsplash.com image
The agreement announced between Na̲nwaḵolas Council and Western Forest Products Inc. on Jan. 19, 2022 will defer harvest of approximately 2,500 hectares and ancient, rare and other priority old growth for two years. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

Na̲nwaḵolas Council and Western Forest Products agree to two year old growth deferral

Council president said group hopes to fine tune what is suited for long term protection

The agreement announced between Na̲nwaḵolas Council and Western Forest Products Inc. on Jan. 19, 2022 will defer harvest of approximately 2,500 hectares and ancient, rare and other priority old growth for two years. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
Power for 884 Gold River residents has been out since 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11. BC Hydro outages map

Power goes out again for 884 Gold River residents

Outages have been frustrating for a village made up of more than 50% seniors, Mayor says

Power for 884 Gold River residents has been out since 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11. BC Hydro outages map
Campbell River RCMP pulled over a snowmobile driver making a trip to the grocery store on Thursday, Jan. 6. Campbell River RCMP photo

Campbell River RCMP pull over snowmobiler on city streets

Police concede while it may be logical to sled into town, it’s not legal

Campbell River RCMP pulled over a snowmobile driver making a trip to the grocery store on Thursday, Jan. 6. Campbell River RCMP photo
A storm surge is predicted for today, Jan. 7. StormSurgeBC.

Storm surge predicted for today in Campbell River

Bulletin advises moderate risk for marine water level conditions

A storm surge is predicted for today, Jan. 7. StormSurgeBC.
SD72 has chosen to close schools on Jan. 6 due to snow. File photo

Campbell River School District closes schools for snowy conditions

All schools closed to students and staff in district

SD72 has chosen to close schools on Jan. 6 due to snow. File photo
A highway cam at Highway 19 at Willis Road looking east shows accumulating snow. Drive BC Photo

Winter conditions on highways around Campbell River

Three routes out of town have winter conditions

A highway cam at Highway 19 at Willis Road looking east shows accumulating snow. Drive BC Photo
Coastal Server, a vessel with a mechanical sea lice removal system. Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC.

Grieg launching new vessel to tackle sea lice at its Vancouver Island fish farms

Mechanical system reduces need for medicinal or chemical treatment, company says

Coastal Server, a vessel with a mechanical sea lice removal system. Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC.
Katie Revoy, a grade 11 student at Carihi, won gold in the 50-metre freestyle at BCSS Provincial Championships swimming competition. Photo provided.

Campbell River swimmer wins gold at BCSS Provincial Championships

Katie Revoy sets personal best time in 50-metre freestyle finals

Katie Revoy, a grade 11 student at Carihi, won gold in the 50-metre freestyle at BCSS Provincial Championships swimming competition. Photo provided.
Members of Ocean Pacific Marine with representatives from the Canadian Coast Guard and Public Works Canada at the company’s shipyard in Campbell River, backed by the first ‘Cape Class’ boat to be upgraded. Photo courtesy Ocean Pacific Marine.

Island firm awarded $23.4 million contract to renew Coast Guard motorboats

Ocean Pacific Marine to renew 13 Cape Class boats used in search and rescue

Members of Ocean Pacific Marine with representatives from the Canadian Coast Guard and Public Works Canada at the company’s shipyard in Campbell River, backed by the first ‘Cape Class’ boat to be upgraded. Photo courtesy Ocean Pacific Marine.
A Santa gets ready to launch. Photo courtesy Billie Harlow.

VIDEO: Santa Paddle spreads holiday spirit on the waves

Santa caps and wet suits together make for a festive outfit

A Santa gets ready to launch. Photo courtesy Billie Harlow.
Hazen Meade is Special Olympics Canada’s 2021 Athlete of the Year. Courtesy Hazen Meade/Special Olympics Canada.

Campbell River athlete awarded national honour

Hazen Meade is Special Olympics Canada’s 2021 Athlete of the Year

Hazen Meade is Special Olympics Canada’s 2021 Athlete of the Year. Courtesy Hazen Meade/Special Olympics Canada.
Slash chips loaded by Atli Chip LP for delivery to a mill. Courtesy Atli Chip LP.

Program feeds North Island chip plant more forestry wood waste

Forest Enhancement Society of BC funding fibre salvage and recovery projects, reducing emissions

Slash chips loaded by Atli Chip LP for delivery to a mill. Courtesy Atli Chip LP.
Quadra Island RCMP received a report on Nov. 30 from a concerned citizen regarding an email that supposedly came from Canada Post. (Pixabay)

Fraudsters mimic Canada Post in latest email scam

RCMP warns of email claiming Canada Post has a parcel held in your name

Quadra Island RCMP received a report on Nov. 30 from a concerned citizen regarding an email that supposedly came from Canada Post. (Pixabay)
The Bowen Queen pulls away from the Crofton dock and heads towards Salt Spring Island. The Bowen Queen will be taking over the Quadra Island/Campbell River route for the week. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Bowen Queen pulls away from the Crofton dock and heads towards Salt Spring Island. The Bowen Queen will be taking over the Quadra Island/Campbell River route for the week. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Gwaxdlala/Nalaxdlala1 (Lull Bay/Hoeya Sound) in Knight Inlet was protected by the Mamalilikulla First Nation on Monday as an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA). Google Maps photo

North Island First Nation designates coastal spot an Indigenous Protected Area

Mamalilikulla First Nation designates Gwaxdlala/Nalaxdlala1 (Lull Bay/Hoeya Sound) as protected area

Gwaxdlala/Nalaxdlala1 (Lull Bay/Hoeya Sound) in Knight Inlet was protected by the Mamalilikulla First Nation on Monday as an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA). Google Maps photo
Wind storm at high tide in Campbell River, Dec. 20, 2018. Photo by Mark Seal

Wind warning in place for mid-Vancouver Island’s east coast

Gusts up to 90 kmh expected overnight

Wind storm at high tide in Campbell River, Dec. 20, 2018. Photo by Mark Seal
A rally similar to one in 2018 was planned for Nov. 18, but postponed due flooding and landslides throughout the province. Photo courtesy of Suavair

Pro-forestry rally in Victoria postponed due to province-wide flooding

Stand Up BC rally was to be held in opposition to old growth deferrals

A rally similar to one in 2018 was planned for Nov. 18, but postponed due flooding and landslides throughout the province. Photo courtesy of Suavair
School District 72 board office. Contributed photo

Campbell River school district opts not to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for staff

SD72 board chair says public health assures it does not need 100 percent vaccination to be safe

School District 72 board office. Contributed photo