Marissa Tiel

North Island College’s spring and summer terms are going digital. Students will not need to be on campus for coursework, labs or exams. File photo

North Island College going digital for spring, summer terms

Students won’t need to be on campus for coursework, labs or exams

North Island College’s spring and summer terms are going digital. Students will not need to be on campus for coursework, labs or exams. File photo
Campbell River RCMP are looking for missing person Bernard Eberlein, who was last seen in Campbell River on March 27. Image provided

RCMP looking for missing Campbell River man

Bernard Eberlein was last seen in Campbell River on March 27

Campbell River RCMP are looking for missing person Bernard Eberlein, who was last seen in Campbell River on March 27. Image provided
‘Return the joy you have taken:’ driftwood artist asks for return of missing owl sculpture

‘Return the joy you have taken:’ driftwood artist asks for return of missing owl sculpture

Buckminster the Owl is missing from his usual perch at Campbell River’s Stories Beach

‘Return the joy you have taken:’ driftwood artist asks for return of missing owl sculpture
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating an early-morning crash on March 28 in Campbell River’s Willow Point neighbourhood that resulted in the death of a passenger. The driver was arrested on scene. File Photo

Speed, alcohol not ruled out as factors in crash that left one person dead

Police watchdog, Campbell River Major Crimes Unit are investigating

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating an early-morning crash on March 28 in Campbell River’s Willow Point neighbourhood that resulted in the death of a passenger. The driver was arrested on scene. File Photo
There’s no time like the present to start checking your dogs for ticks. Pixabay Image

‘What the hell is that?’ Dog owner discovers tick season is upon us

Ticks present year-round on Island, but starting to bite

There’s no time like the present to start checking your dogs for ticks. Pixabay Image
An investigation is ongoing following an early morning high-speed crash in Willow Point Saturday, March 28. Black Press File Photo

One person in hospital, one in police custody following early morning high-speed crash in Campbell River

Officers were in the area for a break and enter investigation

An investigation is ongoing following an early morning high-speed crash in Willow Point Saturday, March 28. Black Press File Photo
Overnight camping is no longer permitted at Recreation Sites and Trails BC sites. The closure is part of an ongoing effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Pixabay image

BC Recreation Sites and Trails across the province closed for all overnight use

Many facilities affected, but some trails remain open

Overnight camping is no longer permitted at Recreation Sites and Trails BC sites. The closure is part of an ongoing effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Pixabay image
BC Hydro spokesperson Stephen Watson announced that the Canyon View Trail loop and Elk Falls Suspension bridge would be closing as of March 25. BC Hydro photo

Canyon View Trail loop, Elk Falls suspension bridge to close temporarily

BC Hydro, BC Parks coordinating on the closure, which goes into place March 25

BC Hydro spokesperson Stephen Watson announced that the Canyon View Trail loop and Elk Falls Suspension bridge would be closing as of March 25. BC Hydro photo
Sharon Yon hasn’t been in Campbell River for very long, but when she saw a trend emerge in Prince George, she knew it needed to make its way to Vancouver Island. Yon is encouraging people to create and post hearts in their windows during a time when government officials are urging people to stay home, other than for essential needs. ‘It’s good for the kids,’ she says. ‘It gives them an outlet for their creativity.’

Hearts of Vancouver Island campaign spreading message of love and unity

‘It’s all about community and bringing people together’

Sharon Yon hasn’t been in Campbell River for very long, but when she saw a trend emerge in Prince George, she knew it needed to make its way to Vancouver Island. Yon is encouraging people to create and post hearts in their windows during a time when government officials are urging people to stay home, other than for essential needs. ‘It’s good for the kids,’ she says. ‘It gives them an outlet for their creativity.’
Campbell River swimmer Mackenzie Padington had taken the year off school to focus her energies on training for the Olympics. She’s devastated by Team Canada’s decision to not send athletes to the Games this summer, but is in full support of. The Canadian Olympic Committee is lobbying the International Olympics Committee for a postponement. File photo

Campbell River Olympic hopeful devastated by Team Canada decision, but in full support

Tokyo 2020 would have been swimmer Mackenzie Padington’s first Olympic Games

Campbell River swimmer Mackenzie Padington had taken the year off school to focus her energies on training for the Olympics. She’s devastated by Team Canada’s decision to not send athletes to the Games this summer, but is in full support of. The Canadian Olympic Committee is lobbying the International Olympics Committee for a postponement. File photo
Campbell River’s Tyler Turner competes in the men’s kneel qualification round of the 2020 AmpSurf ISA World Para Surfing Championship on March 11 in La Jolla, California. Turner finished ninth overall. Photo by Pablo Jimenez/ISA

Vancouver Islander among world’s best para surfers

Tyler Turner finished ninth at 2020 AmpSurf ISA World Para Surfing Championship in California

Campbell River’s Tyler Turner competes in the men’s kneel qualification round of the 2020 AmpSurf ISA World Para Surfing Championship on March 11 in La Jolla, California. Turner finished ninth overall. Photo by Pablo Jimenez/ISA
Kaila Weaver sticks her tongue out while drawing a thank-you message for Campbell River fire fighters on the sidewalk outside the Willow Point fire hall on March 19, 2020. Photo courtesy of David Weaver

Vancouver Island family’s sidewalk chalk messages lift spirits in a time of social distancing

Campbell River’s Weavers are encouraging others to ‘spread as much positivity as we can’

Kaila Weaver sticks her tongue out while drawing a thank-you message for Campbell River fire fighters on the sidewalk outside the Willow Point fire hall on March 19, 2020. Photo courtesy of David Weaver
North Island College will be transitioning from face-to-face learning to ‘alternate delivery methods and assessment,’ to round out the term, NIC President John Bowman said late on March 15. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror

North Island College transitioning to ‘alternate delivery methods’

Campuses remain open; more counselling services available

North Island College will be transitioning from face-to-face learning to ‘alternate delivery methods and assessment,’ to round out the term, NIC President John Bowman said late on March 15. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror
On March 12, the Campbell River School District cancelled all district events in light of the first COVID-19 case on Vancouver Island. File photo

Campbell River School District cancels all events, but schools remain open

Decision made following announcement of COVID-19 case on Vancouver Island

On March 12, the Campbell River School District cancelled all district events in light of the first COVID-19 case on Vancouver Island. File photo
Anti-SOGI proponents hold up signs inside the Campbell River School District office ahead of a public school board meeting on March 10, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Board of Education meeting shut down by gender education protest

Board halts meeting due to interruptions from anti-SOGI group

Anti-SOGI proponents hold up signs inside the Campbell River School District office ahead of a public school board meeting on March 10, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
The start of the round 2 VIJHL playoff series between the Campbell River Storm and the Oceanside Generals has been postponed until Saturday, March 14. In this January 2020 file photo, Brendan Murray (26) fights for the puck deep in the Oceanside Generals end during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island junior hockey playoff series postponed over COVID-19 concerns

Game 1 between Campbell River Storm and Oceanside Generals pushed to Saturday; no Game 2 date announced

The start of the round 2 VIJHL playoff series between the Campbell River Storm and the Oceanside Generals has been postponed until Saturday, March 14. In this January 2020 file photo, Brendan Murray (26) fights for the puck deep in the Oceanside Generals end during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River schools cancel two school trips to Italy amid COVID-19 outbreak

Campbell River schools cancel two school trips to Italy amid COVID-19 outbreak

Students from Carihi and Timberline were scheduled to travel on two separate trips this month

Campbell River schools cancel two school trips to Italy amid COVID-19 outbreak
Guests enjoy the Campbell River Mirror’s Women of Business event at the Maritime Heritage Centre in Campbell River, B.C. on March 5, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Guests enjoy the Campbell River Mirror’s Women of Business event at the Maritime Heritage Centre in Campbell River, B.C. on March 5, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River runner Joanna Williams had a break-out racing season this year. She’ll suit-up for Team Canada at the World University Championships this weekend in the final cross-country race of her university running career. Photo by Bailey Broadbent – TWU Athletics

Running from depression to the ranks of Team Canada

Campbell River college runner chases her demons away and runs to the front of the class

Campbell River runner Joanna Williams had a break-out racing season this year. She’ll suit-up for Team Canada at the World University Championships this weekend in the final cross-country race of her university running career. Photo by Bailey Broadbent – TWU Athletics
For the first time, the Campbell River School District has produced its calendars for the next three years. The decision to look further ahead was to help teachers, families and community groups with their own planning. Pixabay Image

Two-week spring break returns to Campbell River public schools

School District 72 has drafted calendars for the next three years

For the first time, the Campbell River School District has produced its calendars for the next three years. The decision to look further ahead was to help teachers, families and community groups with their own planning. Pixabay Image