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Chef Tina Tang currently works at a winery in Kelowna, but got her education at North Island College. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

B.C. chefs use Vancouver Island feast to prep to take on the for Culinary World Cup

North Island College hosts fundraiser/trial run for November competition

Chef Tina Tang currently works at a winery in Kelowna, but got her education at North Island College. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Phil Griffith is helped by volunteers to unload trash from his boat. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Volunteers tackle underwater garbage in Campbell River estuary

Since beginning of project, over 700 tires pulled out of area

Phil Griffith is helped by volunteers to unload trash from his boat. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Tyler Turner of Canada competes on his way to winning the men’s snowboard cross SB-LL1 final at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Monday, March 7, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

Campbell River Paralympian Tyler Turner comes home with two medals

‘My first time standing up on my snowboard, I knew there might be a chance’

Tyler Turner of Canada competes on his way to winning the men’s snowboard cross SB-LL1 final at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Monday, March 7, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Shawn Decaire from Kwesa Place unveils the “Angel Pod” tiny home concept at the Campbell River Art Gallery. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Tiny home pods offer ‘emergency middle ground’ for Campbell River’s unhoused people

Walk With Me Campbell River’s goal is to provide 30 units for people by fall 2022

Shawn Decaire from Kwesa Place unveils the “Angel Pod” tiny home concept at the Campbell River Art Gallery. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Agnes Thomas constructs a dream catcher at the Campbell River Art Gallery. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Agnes Thomas constructs a dream catcher at the Campbell River Art Gallery. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
NDP MPs say that despite regular Canadians struggling to keep up, the “ultra rich” have made record profits since the pandemic began. (Black Press Media File)

NDP MPs call on Liberals to support Canadians unable to keep up with soaring costs

Despite five per cent inflation, NDP say wages have only risen 2.4 per cent

NDP MPs say that despite regular Canadians struggling to keep up, the “ultra rich” have made record profits since the pandemic began. (Black Press Media File)
Campbell River fire crews attended three RV fires last month. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty / Campbell River Mirror

Crews respond to three RV fires in Campbell River in February

With more people living in RVs, Fire Chief stresses taking safety precautions

Campbell River fire crews attended three RV fires last month. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty / Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River will be taking part in this year’s Black Balloon Day on March 6, commemorating the 26 people who died due to toxic drugs in Campbell River, as well as the thousands who have died around the province. (file photo)

Black Balloon day commemorates those lost to Vancouver Island’s toxic drug crisis

On March 6, black balloons will be displayed by people from across…

Campbell River will be taking part in this year’s Black Balloon Day on March 6, commemorating the 26 people who died due to toxic drugs in Campbell River, as well as the thousands who have died around the province. (file photo)
This is a scanning electron microscope photo of some of the sediment from deep in the core from Topknot Lake (ca. 16,500 years ago), showing the remains of several species of diatoms, the identification of which indicates whether the water in the lake was fresh or marine at that time. In Topknot Lake there is no sign of marine diatoms, implying that relative sea level never rose to the height of the lake (13 metres above modern sea level). Photo: T. Holmes, NRCAN

Parts of Northern Vancouver Island missed by last Ice Age — researchers

Lake on west side of Island not covered by ice, prompting questions about early human habitation

This is a scanning electron microscope photo of some of the sediment from deep in the core from Topknot Lake (ca. 16,500 years ago), showing the remains of several species of diatoms, the identification of which indicates whether the water in the lake was fresh or marine at that time. In Topknot Lake there is no sign of marine diatoms, implying that relative sea level never rose to the height of the lake (13 metres above modern sea level). Photo: T. Holmes, NRCAN
Researchers recovering a core from Little Woss Lake. Photo Duncan McLaren

Parts of Northern Vancouver Island missed by last Ice Age — researchers

Lake on west side of Island not covered by ice, prompting questions about early human habitation

Researchers recovering a core from Little Woss Lake. Photo Duncan McLaren
The new unit will be unveiled at the Jack Christensen Centre on March 2. Photo Google Maps

West Coast Vancouver Island communities to get Mobile Health Unit

Gold River, Tsa’xana and Tahsis residents can come to new unit for expanded health services

The new unit will be unveiled at the Jack Christensen Centre on March 2. Photo Google Maps
This year was the most deadly year in B.C.’s ongoing opioid crisis. On August 31, The Campbell River Community Action Team and other groups hosted an International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) event where people could learn to save a life by administering Naloxone. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

26 toxic drug deaths: 26 parents, 26 cousins, 26 coworkers, 26 friends

The human toll of Campbell River’s toxic drug crisis

This year was the most deadly year in B.C.’s ongoing opioid crisis. On August 31, The Campbell River Community Action Team and other groups hosted an International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) event where people could learn to save a life by administering Naloxone. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Tyler Turner races during the Para-Snowboard world cup event at Big White last weekend. Photo courtesy Andrew Jay

Five years after accident, Islander going to first Paralympics

‘Not the standard path people take’ — Tyler Turner

Tyler Turner races during the Para-Snowboard world cup event at Big White last weekend. Photo courtesy Andrew Jay
North Island-Powell River MP asks about the GIS one-time payment during Question Period on Feb. 14. Photo courtesy Youtube.

GIS one-time payment coming earlier for affected seniors

Seniors affected by GIS cut to get funds in April, those in dire need can get emerg. funds in March

North Island-Powell River MP asks about the GIS one-time payment during Question Period on Feb. 14. Photo courtesy Youtube.
Zim Kingston. (Black Press file photo)

Vancouver Island’s ocean protection concerns communicated to Transport Minister

MP Rachel Blaney shared concerns of constituents in wake of MV Zim Kingston incident

Zim Kingston. (Black Press file photo)
Teal Harle of Campbell River competes during the men’s freestyle skiing big air qualification round of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Campbell River skier crashes out of first of two Olympic events

Teal Harle looking forward to slopestyle event next week

Teal Harle of Campbell River competes during the men’s freestyle skiing big air qualification round of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Overdose death rates for Campbell River per 100,000 people have risen since 2016. Graphic by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River sees highest overdose death rate since 2016

26 people died from illicit drug toxicity in the greater Campbell River area in 2021

Overdose death rates for Campbell River per 100,000 people have risen since 2016. Graphic by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Blaney with staff from the Community Resource Centre in Powell River promoting the CARE (Compassionate Access to Resources for Everyone) Cupboard outside their Overdose Prevention Centre. Photo supplied by Rachel Blaney

Island MP introduces federal bill to decriminalize drug possession for personal use

Island MPs ask government to decriminalize possession, make treatment more accessible in new bill

Blaney with staff from the Community Resource Centre in Powell River promoting the CARE (Compassionate Access to Resources for Everyone) Cupboard outside their Overdose Prevention Centre. Photo supplied by Rachel Blaney
Marchantia polymorpha, a liverwort with frilly, umbrella-like reproductive structures that can be found on soil and limestone in the park. Photo courtesy Randal Mindell

Islanders urged to look down near their feet the next time they hike

Hidden world of mosses and liverworts exposed in updated edition of Strathcona Park guidebook

Marchantia polymorpha, a liverwort with frilly, umbrella-like reproductive structures that can be found on soil and limestone in the park. Photo courtesy Randal Mindell
Volunteers Kelly Kovach and Dale Hassall work together to bag some rubbish. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Keeping a lid on your garbage protects streams, wildlife — Greenways Land Trust

Campbell River volunteers haul trash out of forested area

Volunteers Kelly Kovach and Dale Hassall work together to bag some rubbish. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror