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North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)

North Island MLA calls police after anti-vax protest ends up at her home

Michelle Babchuk says ‘lines were crossed’ when people protested on her doorstep

North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)
The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour last week. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Island MPs want a federal response plan for container debris spills

Emergency plan ‘best response to minimize the impact of spills’ — MP Lisa Marie Barron

The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour last week. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney proposes a Unanimous Consent motion on the GIS on Dec. 13. Photo courtesy Youtube

North Island MP says time running out to fix GIS cut before holidays

NDP asking Liberals to reverse cuts to seniors benefit before House rises on Friday

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney proposes a Unanimous Consent motion on the GIS on Dec. 13. Photo courtesy Youtube
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney introduces the Right to Housing Bill on Dec. 7. Photo courtesy YouTube

North Island-Powell River MP introduces Right to Housing Bill

Bill would amend Bill of Rights to include right to appropriate and affordable housing

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney introduces the Right to Housing Bill on Dec. 7. Photo courtesy YouTube
Ray Goodwin (l-r), Leanne McIntee, Tracy Armstrong and Grady Stotz with the Mobile Outreach Unit for Health and Support Services (MOUHSS) bus at Willow Point in Campbell River on July 13, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Mobile Health Unit coming to Gold River

Program will be based on Campbell River’s MOUHSS, but tailored to fit Gold River’s needs

Ray Goodwin (l-r), Leanne McIntee, Tracy Armstrong and Grady Stotz with the Mobile Outreach Unit for Health and Support Services (MOUHSS) bus at Willow Point in Campbell River on July 13, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Tahsis and Zeballos have recently done floodplain hazard studies. Black Press File Photo

North Island villages ready for the rains

Tahsis and Zeballos could see over 200 mm of rain by Wednesday

Tahsis and Zeballos have recently done floodplain hazard studies. Black Press File Photo
Junior hockey players and their parents protesting outside Strathcona Regional District (SRD) offices in downtown Campbell River on the afternoon of Nov. 22. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Minor hockey player demonstration ‘disrespectful’ — SRD

‘It’s embarrassing that Campbell River is touted as a ‘hockey town’ yet the local rink staff can’t get a fair wage’ — parent

Junior hockey players and their parents protesting outside Strathcona Regional District (SRD) offices in downtown Campbell River on the afternoon of Nov. 22. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
BC Rent Bank helps people stay out of homelessness. Black Press stock photo.

BC Rent Bank sees daily applications triple in first day after province-wide roll out

Microloan program available in all areas of province

BC Rent Bank helps people stay out of homelessness. Black Press stock photo.
After a few months of discussion, the Muchalat Lake campground will remain open this winter. Photo courtesy Rachel Stratton

Muchalat Lake campground to remain open through winter

Campground to be maintained by Gold River Rod and Gun Club

After a few months of discussion, the Muchalat Lake campground will remain open this winter. Photo courtesy Rachel Stratton
NDP MLA Michele Babchuk says the Old Growth deferral plan is largely to ensure the sustainability of the forestry industry. Bailey Repp photo.

Island MLA says old growth deferrals to help ensure forestry industry’s viability

Babchuk says the economic response will depend on local situation

NDP MLA Michele Babchuk says the Old Growth deferral plan is largely to ensure the sustainability of the forestry industry. Bailey Repp photo.
Island NDP MPs are concerned about seniors and low-income families losing supports as the cost of living rises. (Black Press Media File)

Island MPs concerned about cuts to benefit programs

Cuts come as Statistics Canada show rising cost of living

Island NDP MPs are concerned about seniors and low-income families losing supports as the cost of living rises. (Black Press Media File)
There won’t be any action on Friday night due to the Strathcona Gardens worker walk out. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Labour dispute cancels Campbell River hockey game

Storm game cancelled due to Strathcona Gardens strike, third day of strike action for union

There won’t be any action on Friday night due to the Strathcona Gardens worker walk out. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Ships continue to work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, October 25, 2021. A special weather statement was issued for the Greater Victoria area as southeasterly winds gusting up to 90km per hour were forecasted. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Vancouver Island MPs want immediate federal oversight in container ship clean-up

More than 100 containers went overboard from the MV Zim Kingston near Victoria last week

Ships continue to work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, October 25, 2021. A special weather statement was issued for the Greater Victoria area as southeasterly winds gusting up to 90km per hour were forecasted. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
From left are union workers Justin Wolfe, Debra Wilson, Sydney Roberts and Catherine May striking outside of Strathcona Gardens. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Union workers strike at Strathcona Gardens

Workers want cost of living agreement in new contract with SRD

From left are union workers Justin Wolfe, Debra Wilson, Sydney Roberts and Catherine May striking outside of Strathcona Gardens. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Rachel Blaney named as NDP Critic for Seniors, Veterans and Rural Economic Development. Photo by Rachel Blaney
Rachel Blaney named as NDP Critic for Seniors, Veterans and Rural Economic Development. Photo by Rachel Blaney
The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

3,400 kilometres of cable bringing high-speed internet to B.C. coast

Connected Coast project officially launched in Campbell River

The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Former NHL player Jordin Tootoo spoke to a group of Indigenous youth about mental health and addictions on Oct. 28. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Former NHL player Jordin Tootoo inspires Indigenous youth in Campbell River

Tootoo spoke about mental health and suicide prevention on Thursday night

Former NHL player Jordin Tootoo spoke to a group of Indigenous youth about mental health and addictions on Oct. 28. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
A fire broke out in a suite in the Q’waxsem Place supportive housing building on Dogwood Street in Campbell River on Oct. 27, 2021. Campbell River Fire Rescue photo

Fire breaks out in Campbell River supportive housing complex

Small fire in one unit at Q’waxsem Place on Wednesday

A fire broke out in a suite in the Q’waxsem Place supportive housing building on Dogwood Street in Campbell River on Oct. 27, 2021. Campbell River Fire Rescue photo
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney and Cowichan–Malahat–Langford MP Alistair MacGregor are calling on the government to bring back the CRB and other benefits. Photo supplied by Rachel Blaney

Coastal NDP MPs call on Feds to reverse decision to end recovery benefits

MPs also call on government to come back before Nov. 22

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney and Cowichan–Malahat–Langford MP Alistair MacGregor are calling on the government to bring back the CRB and other benefits. Photo supplied by Rachel Blaney
Minister Joyce Murray is the new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Minister Joyce Murray is the new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. ELENA RARDON PHOTO