Marissa Tiel

Rebecca Schillemat of Comox, B.C. is one of the runners for the Wounded Warrior B.C. Run on Vancouver Island. The relay run, which raises funds for the national mental health service provider, started in Port Hardy on Feb. 23 and will wrap up eight days and 600 kilometres later in Victoria. The team spent the night of Feb. 25 in Campbell River before continuing on to Oyster Oyster River and the Comox Valley. Photo by John’s Photography – Wounded Warriors BC

PHOTOS: Campbell River cheers on Wounded Warriors BC

Annual eight-day run raises money and awareness for mental health issues amongst service members

Rebecca Schillemat of Comox, B.C. is one of the runners for the Wounded Warrior B.C. Run on Vancouver Island. The relay run, which raises funds for the national mental health service provider, started in Port Hardy on Feb. 23 and will wrap up eight days and 600 kilometres later in Victoria. The team spent the night of Feb. 25 in Campbell River before continuing on to Oyster Oyster River and the Comox Valley. Photo by John’s Photography – Wounded Warriors BC
From left, volunteers Violet Hepher, Maria Wong and Betty Rainaldi pose for a photo alongside Campbell River Food Bank Manager Debbie Willis in the food bank warehouse on July 25, 2019. Photo by Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror

TIEL’S TALES: Campbell River Food Bank rolling with the punches

Recent string of attempted break-ins, totalled truck don’t dampen staff, volunteers’ spirits

From left, volunteers Violet Hepher, Maria Wong and Betty Rainaldi pose for a photo alongside Campbell River Food Bank Manager Debbie Willis in the food bank warehouse on July 25, 2019. Photo by Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror
Miles Meester of Cortes Island has been missing since Feb. 6. He was last seen in Mansons Landing on Cortes Island. Photo by Help Find Miles Meester/ Facebook

Search for missing Cortes Island man approaches two-week mark

RCMP remind Cortes Islanders to check properties and outbuilding for signs of unusual activity

Miles Meester of Cortes Island has been missing since Feb. 6. He was last seen in Mansons Landing on Cortes Island. Photo by Help Find Miles Meester/ Facebook
This is bald eagle #57. She was found by good samaritans in Campbell River on Feb. 11 and brought to MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre. Caregivers say she is very weak and can’t stand or lift her head for very long. She tested positive for lead poisoning and is the rescue centre’s ninth eagle to have lead poisoning this year. Screen capture Gyl Andersen – MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre

Island wildlife rescue centre sees 9 poisoned birds since January

MARS trying to fundraise for ‘rigorous and expensive’ lead poisoning treatment

This is bald eagle #57. She was found by good samaritans in Campbell River on Feb. 11 and brought to MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre. Caregivers say she is very weak and can’t stand or lift her head for very long. She tested positive for lead poisoning and is the rescue centre’s ninth eagle to have lead poisoning this year. Screen capture Gyl Andersen – MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre
Dr. Aref Tabarsi, a general pathologist at the North Island Hospital Campbell River Hospital Medical Laboratory, speaks in front of about 200 people at a Town Hall event at the Sportsplex in Campbell River, B.C. on Feb. 9, 2020.

Campbell River worried lab changes are hurting hospital services

Residents worried changes to the delivery of clinical pathology services affecting wait times

Dr. Aref Tabarsi, a general pathologist at the North Island Hospital Campbell River Hospital Medical Laboratory, speaks in front of about 200 people at a Town Hall event at the Sportsplex in Campbell River, B.C. on Feb. 9, 2020.
A crowdfunding campaign has been started to help with costs associated with the search for a missing Cortes Island man. Miles Meester has been missing since Feb. 6. He was last seen in Mansons Landing on Cortes Island. Photo by Help Find Miles Meester/ Facebook

Crowdfunding campaign started to help with search for missing Cortes Island man

Miles Meester was last seen in Mansons Landing on Feb. 6

A crowdfunding campaign has been started to help with costs associated with the search for a missing Cortes Island man. Miles Meester has been missing since Feb. 6. He was last seen in Mansons Landing on Cortes Island. Photo by Help Find Miles Meester/ Facebook
Protesters closed two lanes of Dogwood Street in Campbell River, B.C. for under an hour Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 in the afternoon in support of the Wet’suwet’en people. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Wet’suwet’en supporters plan to repeat protest in Campbell River on Wednesday

Wet’suwet’en supporters closed part of Dogwood Street Sunday afternoon; will conduct next protest at MLA’s office

Protesters closed two lanes of Dogwood Street in Campbell River, B.C. for under an hour Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 in the afternoon in support of the Wet’suwet’en people. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Western Forest Products and United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 have reached a tentative agreement to end a more than seven-month-long strike. Pictured here, workers during a rally in Nanaimo on Nov. 6, 2019. (Black Press File Photo)

Western Forest Products and union reach tentative agreement

USW Local 1-1937 membership still has to vote on the terms

Western Forest Products and United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 have reached a tentative agreement to end a more than seven-month-long strike. Pictured here, workers during a rally in Nanaimo on Nov. 6, 2019. (Black Press File Photo)
A tentative agreement has been reached. United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 held a rally at Western Forest Products’ office in Campbell River on Sept. 26, 2019. The WFP employees have been on strike since July 1. Photo by Marissa Tiel/Campbell River Mirror

WFP strike may be nearing its end

WFP and union representing workers reach tentative collective agreement: WFP

A tentative agreement has been reached. United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 held a rally at Western Forest Products’ office in Campbell River on Sept. 26, 2019. The WFP employees have been on strike since July 1. Photo by Marissa Tiel/Campbell River Mirror
Western Forest Products and United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 have reached a tentative agreement to end a more than seven-month-long strike. Pictured here, workers during a rally in Nanaimo on Nov. 6, 2019. (Black Press File Photo)

Western Forest Products and union confirm agreement

USW Local 1-1937 ratify deal that includes a 12.5 per cent increase in wages

Western Forest Products and United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 have reached a tentative agreement to end a more than seven-month-long strike. Pictured here, workers during a rally in Nanaimo on Nov. 6, 2019. (Black Press File Photo)
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 20-year-old Miles Meester of Cortes Island. He was last seen on Thursday, Feb. 6 in the late evening. Image provided

Police seek help in locating missing Cortes Island man

Miles Meester was last seen Thursday evening

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 20-year-old Miles Meester of Cortes Island. He was last seen on Thursday, Feb. 6 in the late evening. Image provided
A petition encouraging the protection of B.C.’s ‘working forest’ that began in Campbell River is gaining momentum. Black Press File Photo

Petition encouraging protection of Vancouver Island’s ‘working forest’ gaining momentum

Organizers will present signatures to government during a rally at the legislature on Feb. 18

A petition encouraging the protection of B.C.’s ‘working forest’ that began in Campbell River is gaining momentum. Black Press File Photo
From left, Tracy Masters and her niece Kristy Masters started a new outreach group to fill in the gaps for people in the community suffering from mental health and addictions issues.They held their first meeting in May 2019. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

Masters of Hope bringing hope to mental health issues on Vancouver Island

Personal experience inspires family to inspire a safe space to discuss mental health and addiction

From left, Tracy Masters and her niece Kristy Masters started a new outreach group to fill in the gaps for people in the community suffering from mental health and addictions issues.They held their first meeting in May 2019. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror
Words on the Water an event for readers

Words on the Water an event for readers

19th edition of Campbell River event celebrating the written word expected to sell out

Words on the Water an event for readers
Gas leak that disrupted downtown Campbell River blamed on line that wasn’t in provided plans

Gas leak that disrupted downtown Campbell River blamed on line that wasn’t in provided plans

Incident occurred Wednesday afternoon at the corner of Robert’s Reach Road and Hwy. 19A

Gas leak that disrupted downtown Campbell River blamed on line that wasn’t in provided plans
Campbell River’s Teal Harle is set to compete at the X Games in Colorado this week. He’s had a solid season on the world cup circuit so far with big air silver and bronze medals. Here he is competing at the 2019 FIS Big Air World Cup at the Big Air Shougang in Beijing on Dec. 14, 2019, where he won that silver medal. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Campbell River’s Teal Harle to compete at X Games this week

Freestyle skier set to take part in slopestyle and big air competitions

Campbell River’s Teal Harle is set to compete at the X Games in Colorado this week. He’s had a solid season on the world cup circuit so far with big air silver and bronze medals. Here he is competing at the 2019 FIS Big Air World Cup at the Big Air Shougang in Beijing on Dec. 14, 2019, where he won that silver medal. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Mackenzie Smith holds Luna close as mom Ashley Smith sits next to them. Luna had been missing since Oct. 8, 2019. She was recently reunited with the family after being missing for about three months in Campbell River, B.C. Photo by Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Missing cat reunited with Vancouver Island family after three months

‘It was like one day she was there, the next day she was gone,’ said owner

Mackenzie Smith holds Luna close as mom Ashley Smith sits next to them. Luna had been missing since Oct. 8, 2019. She was recently reunited with the family after being missing for about three months in Campbell River, B.C. Photo by Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror
A mattress that got dumped off of Duncan Bay Road. Maria Provenzano photo

Tiel’s Tales: Illegal dumpers, let’s be better

This completely unnecessary problem isn’t going away

A mattress that got dumped off of Duncan Bay Road. Maria Provenzano photo
An illegal dump site photographed on Jan. 5 along Hwy. 28 at the top of General Hill, just outside of Campbell River. Jim Munro photo

Illegal dumping continues to plague the Campbell River area

‘Huge misconception’ on landfill fees part of the reason, says volunteer

An illegal dump site photographed on Jan. 5 along Hwy. 28 at the top of General Hill, just outside of Campbell River. Jim Munro photo
Operation E-Parody has led to local RCMP requesting charges for 20 people alledgedly involved with drug trafficking in Campbell River. File photo

Campbell River RCMP drug sting leads to 10 people charged

Another 10 people will likely also face charges

Operation E-Parody has led to local RCMP requesting charges for 20 people alledgedly involved with drug trafficking in Campbell River. File photo