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Gold River B.C. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Construction beginning on Connected Coast project in Gold River

Backbone for fibre optic network installation underway

 

Kelvin Adams is trying to set up a blind curling team in Campbell River, after being inspired by the sport at a Canadian Council of the Blind winter sports event in Kelowna. Photo courtesy Kelvin Adams

Campbell Riverite wants to set up blind curling team

‘With sports activities like this … it’s more about creating community’ — Kelvin Adams

 

Krisandra Walkus (Left) was the founder of Grassroots Kind Hearts. Photo Submitted

Grassroots Kind Hearts founder honoured for helping Campbell River’s homeless

Krisandra Walkus passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday morning

 

Blake and Morgan Belton had some surprise visitors as they exchanged their wedding vows on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy With Love Photography

Orca pod crashes Quadra Island wedding

‘That’s a pretty good good way to start your marriage off’ — wedding videographer

Blake and Morgan Belton had some surprise visitors as they exchanged their wedding vows on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy With Love Photography
Ricky Belanger (left) hands Serena Sirignano a large sea star to be released into the ocean. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell RIver Mirror
Ricky Belanger (left) hands Serena Sirignano a large sea star to be released into the ocean. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell RIver Mirror
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney (left) in Gallipoli, Turkey in September. Photo courtesy Facebook/Rachel Blaney

North Island-Powell River MP dedicates memorial to WWI fighters in Turkey

Blaney is also NDP Critic for Veterans Affairs

  • Oct 14, 2022
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney (left) in Gallipoli, Turkey in September. Photo courtesy Facebook/Rachel Blaney
The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) branch in Campbell River. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island Regional Library budget reflects economy, demand for services

VIRL’s budget for the coming year is $33,140,504

The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) branch in Campbell River. File photo/Campbell River Mirror
Sooke district council is putting a hold on approval of its controversial official community plan until after the civic election. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Community plan facing further delays in Sooke

Council pushing approval into next term

Sooke district council is putting a hold on approval of its controversial official community plan until after the civic election. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The fire was near the Elk Falls mill site north of Campbell River. Photo courtesy Dean Anderson

Helicopter response helps quench wildfire near old Campbell River mill site

Campbell River firefighter calls fire response good example of collaboration

The fire was near the Elk Falls mill site north of Campbell River. Photo courtesy Dean Anderson
Mayor Maja Tait is seeking a third term as the mayor of Sooke. In addition to her mayoralty duties over the last eight years, she’s also served on the Union of B.C. Municipalities and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. (File - UBCM)

Maja Tait hopes for third term as Sooke’s mayor

‘Local government is all about the people,’ she says

Mayor Maja Tait is seeking a third term as the mayor of Sooke. In addition to her mayoralty duties over the last eight years, she’s also served on the Union of B.C. Municipalities and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. (File - UBCM)
A pair of all-candidates meetings are planned for Sooke on Oct. 1 and 2. (Shutterstock.com)

Sooke groups host all-candidates meetings with a twist

Chamber, Transition Sooke, EMCS Society introduce candidates to the community

A pair of all-candidates meetings are planned for Sooke on Oct. 1 and 2. (Shutterstock.com)
Smoke from the Heber River fire is seen rising over Highway 28 near Crest Lake. Photo courtesy David Burgis

Wildfire near Gold River sends plume of smoke over community

Fire growing, but no threat to critical infrastructure or human lives — Coastal Fire Centre

Smoke from the Heber River fire is seen rising over Highway 28 near Crest Lake. Photo courtesy David Burgis
Tahsis has two mayoral candidates, eight councillor candidates in the 2022 municipal election. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Tahsis has two mayoral candidates, eight councillor candidates in the 2022 municipal election. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
A rendering of the campground at Buddy Bay. Photo supplied by ICET

New campground off northern Vancouver Island expected to be a big ecotourism draw

Buddy Bay campground in the Broughton Archipelago a short walk from Gwa’yas’dums village

A rendering of the campground at Buddy Bay. Photo supplied by ICET
Jim Abram, pictured in 2017, is stepping back from his long-time role as Discovery Islands, Mainland Inlets director for the Strathcona Regional District. File photo

Long-time Strathcona Regional District director Jim Abram not seeking re-election

Abram citing health concerns, stress as reasons to step back after 35 years on job

Jim Abram, pictured in 2017, is stepping back from his long-time role as Discovery Islands, Mainland Inlets director for the Strathcona Regional District. File photo
B.C. Premier John Horgan and T’Sou-ke Nation Chief Gordie Planes listen to an explanation from Synergraze founder and CEO Tamara Loiselle on how the spore tank works at a demonstration project in a greenhouse that’s home to an innovative project aimed at reducing methane gas emissions from livestock. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

B.C. premier pitches plan for less gas from cattle

Innovative technology could drastically reduce cattle methane emissions

B.C. Premier John Horgan and T’Sou-ke Nation Chief Gordie Planes listen to an explanation from Synergraze founder and CEO Tamara Loiselle on how the spore tank works at a demonstration project in a greenhouse that’s home to an innovative project aimed at reducing methane gas emissions from livestock. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
A bike park slated for Blenkin Memorial Park on Quadra Island will be proceeding. Photo courtesy Google Streetview

Quadra Island bike park moving forward despite Strathcona Regional District’s reservations

Project to proceed subject to lease amendment protecting regional district

A bike park slated for Blenkin Memorial Park on Quadra Island will be proceeding. Photo courtesy Google Streetview
The Strathcona Regional District has seen housing costs rise faster than income rates. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror

Housing cost vs. income gap means affordability not improving soon: SRD review

‘Dramatic interventions’ from government would help lessen housing pressure — housing consultant

The Strathcona Regional District has seen housing costs rise faster than income rates. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror
Outgoing Campbell River recreation program coordinator Linda Nagle prepares to jump out of a plane to celebrate her retirement. Photo courtesy Linda Nagle

WATCH: Campbell River recreation programmer skydives into retirement

Linda Nagle has always wanted to try jumping out of a plane

Outgoing Campbell River recreation program coordinator Linda Nagle prepares to jump out of a plane to celebrate her retirement. Photo courtesy Linda Nagle
Ryan Rasmussen just before he set out on his 160 km run from Campbell River to Nanaimo last year. This year he will be running 200 km from Duncan to Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Ryan Rasmussen just before he set out on his 160 km run from Campbell River to Nanaimo last year. This year he will be running 200 km from Duncan to Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror