Marc Kitteringham

Every day, boxes of unsalable food gets donated from grocery stores, reducing the amount of food that goes to the landfill. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.

Keeping food out of Vancouver Island landfills just might save the planet

Food waste is a large contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and it doesn’t have to be

Every day, boxes of unsalable food gets donated from grocery stores, reducing the amount of food that goes to the landfill. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.
Drugs are tested for the presence of fentanyl. (Vancouver Coastal Health photo)

Vancouver Island overdose advisory extended for third week

Increased toxic drug supply found in community

Drugs are tested for the presence of fentanyl. (Vancouver Coastal Health photo)
Courtoreille may be travelling in a grey 2016 Nissan Murano. Photo supplied

RCMP looking for for missing 18-year-old

Public’s help requested in search for Dakota Courtoreille, last seen in Campbell River

Courtoreille may be travelling in a grey 2016 Nissan Murano. Photo supplied
A mother and thirteen baby ducks needed help crossing the street on Friday afternoon. Photo courtesy Catherine Greer

How did the ducks cross the road? With help from a couple of people

14 ducks helped across Dogwood Street on Friday afternoon

A mother and thirteen baby ducks needed help crossing the street on Friday afternoon. Photo courtesy Catherine Greer
The We-Wai-Kai campsite, bordering Rebecca Spit Provincial Park on Quadra Island. (John McKinley file)

Community requests people avoid non-essential travel to Quadra Island

‘Community requests people avoid non-essential travel to Quadra Island’ — Director Jim Abram

The We-Wai-Kai campsite, bordering Rebecca Spit Provincial Park on Quadra Island. (John McKinley file)
Fire crews use pumps to raise water from McIvor lake 60 metres to a wildfire on McIvor Lake Road. Photo supplied by Campbell River Fire Department

Campbell River fire department extinguishes wildfire near McIvor Lake

‘As the weather warms, and conditions dry out, the risk increases’ — Deputy fire chief

Fire crews use pumps to raise water from McIvor lake 60 metres to a wildfire on McIvor Lake Road. Photo supplied by Campbell River Fire Department
A wildfire has started near Gold River, and B.C. Wildfire Service crews are on scene. Photo courtesy Coastal Fire Centre

Small wildfire burning in difficult terrain near Gold River

Coastal Fire Centre investigating, but confirms blaze is human-caused

A wildfire has started near Gold River, and B.C. Wildfire Service crews are on scene. Photo courtesy Coastal Fire Centre
An artist’s rendering of BC Ferries’ new Island-class ferry, which will be deployed on the Campbell River-Quadra Island route by 2022. (B.C. Ferries image)

Mid-day sailings on Campbell River-Quadra Island route to be cancelled in early May

Cancellations allow for construction work on Quathiaski Cove terminal

An artist’s rendering of BC Ferries’ new Island-class ferry, which will be deployed on the Campbell River-Quadra Island route by 2022. (B.C. Ferries image)
Eagle nesting trees are protected in Campbell River, but only certain trees have the designation. File photo

Island city protecting nesting trees lets eagles and humans coexist

Specific trees added to Campbell River’s protected list provided they meet criteria

Eagle nesting trees are protected in Campbell River, but only certain trees have the designation. File photo
Mosaic Forest Management will be testing out Tesla semis as part of a pilot project. Photo courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Mosaic plugged in to testing electric logging trucks

Vancouver Island forest management test driving three Tesla semis

Mosaic Forest Management will be testing out Tesla semis as part of a pilot project. Photo courtesy of Tesla Inc.
Some bystanders with fire extinguishers helped keep the fire under control. Photo courtesy Suzie Thomas

Bystanders keep fire from spreading near Campbell River

‘Just be vigilant and careful,’ says Campbell River fire chief

Some bystanders with fire extinguishers helped keep the fire under control. Photo courtesy Suzie Thomas
Mosaic Forest Management will be testing out Tesla semis as part of a pilot project. Photo courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Electric logging trucks to be tested on Island

Mosaic Forest Management testing three Tesla semis

Mosaic Forest Management will be testing out Tesla semis as part of a pilot project. Photo courtesy of Tesla Inc.
Some recommendations from the Downtown Safety Select Committee have been approved by Campbell River City Council, including removing the glass stage covering at Spirit Square. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River proceeds with ‘mean-spirited’ Spirit Square stage covering removal

But mayor acknowledges need for ‘welcoming, warm place with support services’

Some recommendations from the Downtown Safety Select Committee have been approved by Campbell River City Council, including removing the glass stage covering at Spirit Square. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
A small fire on North Rendezvous Island is the first wildfire of the season in the Campbell River area. Officials are asking people to take caution when burning during these dry conditions. BC Wildfire Dashboard

‘Conditions are tricky at the moment’ warns Coastal Fire Centre

Small fire on North Rendezvous Island first of the season for Campbell River area

A small fire on North Rendezvous Island is the first wildfire of the season in the Campbell River area. Officials are asking people to take caution when burning during these dry conditions. BC Wildfire Dashboard
Bill C-283 would establish a National Food Waste Awareness Day. File photo

Anti-Food Waste bill introduced by North Island-Powell River MP

Bill would establish awareness day, ask Minister of Agriculture to work towards ending food waste

Bill C-283 would establish a National Food Waste Awareness Day. File photo
Island Heath has issued an overdose advisory for Campbell River. If someone has overdosed, administering naloxone can help. File photo

Overdose advisory issued for Campbell River

People using drugs advised to protect themselves

Island Heath has issued an overdose advisory for Campbell River. If someone has overdosed, administering naloxone can help. File photo
Current habitat pressures to Vancouver Island salmon are shown on the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s explorer tool. Red areas are high risk, yellow are moderate and green are low risk. Photo courtesy Pacific Salmon Foundation, Pacific Salmon Explorer.

Data-driven salmon tool helps conservation planning on the B.C. coast

Habitat pressures, population status and overview all part of interactive mapping tool

Current habitat pressures to Vancouver Island salmon are shown on the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s explorer tool. Red areas are high risk, yellow are moderate and green are low risk. Photo courtesy Pacific Salmon Foundation, Pacific Salmon Explorer.
Ryan Rasmussen goes on a training run on Quadra Island. Photo supplied.

Quadra Island man to run 160 km to raise funds for alternative cancer care

‘I feel like I need to be in pain to raise the money… I can’t do something that’s easy’ — Ryan Rasmussen

Ryan Rasmussen goes on a training run on Quadra Island. Photo supplied.
The Campbell River and District Coalition to End Homelessness will be drafting a letter to the city about the Downtown Safety Select Committee recommendations. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

‘Mean-spirited, dangerous:’ homeless advocates bash Campbell River safety plans

‘It shocks me that our community would have this kind of response’

The Campbell River and District Coalition to End Homelessness will be drafting a letter to the city about the Downtown Safety Select Committee recommendations. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
A gate closes off a forestry service road near Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Kitteringham: Vancouver Islanders need the Right to Roam

Change the law and give people the right to explore unhindered

A gate closes off a forestry service road near Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror