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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

 

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

 

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

 

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
The first chalet to be preserved from the Swiss Village. (RE/MAX Golden photo)

Digital preservation of Golden’s Swiss Village begins

The Edward Feuz house is the first to be digitally preserved

The first chalet to be preserved from the Swiss Village. (RE/MAX Golden photo)
The grand opening of a multi-use community sports box opens in Sooke on June 26. (Contributed - District of Sooke)

Multi-purpose sports court set to open in Sooke

New facility accommodates various sports, including lacrosse and basketball

The grand opening of a multi-use community sports box opens in Sooke on June 26. (Contributed - District of Sooke)
Reconstruction of a staircase is among the improvements coming to the lower Sooke Potholes area. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Potholes renovations begin this fall

Officials hope to have projected completed by next May

Reconstruction of a staircase is among the improvements coming to the lower Sooke Potholes area. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
The District of Sooke is adding a parking lot at John Phillips Memorial Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The District of Sooke is adding a parking lot at John Phillips Memorial Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Two pieces, a drum painted by Greg Henderson and a grizzly print created by Brent J. Smith were stolen from a local charity in Campbell River over the Victoria Day long weekend. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP

Art pieces stolen from Campbell River charity

RCMP asking for pieces to be returned, ‘no questions asked’

Two pieces, a drum painted by Greg Henderson and a grizzly print created by Brent J. Smith were stolen from a local charity in Campbell River over the Victoria Day long weekend. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP
Two riders jockey for position in one of the tight corners. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Motocross revs up after two years away

Pandemic sidelined races over last couple of years, but things are back in action

Two riders jockey for position in one of the tight corners. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Mosaic Forest Management manages Tree Farm Licence 47, which includes parts of Quadra Island as pictured. Photo courtesy Ministry of Forests

Vancouver Island First Nation partners with Mosaic to harvest timber on Quadra Island

Mosaic announces new partnership with We Wai Kai-owned company

Mosaic Forest Management manages Tree Farm Licence 47, which includes parts of Quadra Island as pictured. Photo courtesy Ministry of Forests
Campbell River firefighters enter the building on 9 avenue that caught fire on May 18. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire Department

Three displaced due to basement fire in Campbell River

17 firefighters, 11 other emergency personnel on scene for Wednesday afternoon blaze

Campbell River firefighters enter the building on 9 avenue that caught fire on May 18. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire Department
Could matching people needing housing with homes with empty pillows through home sharing help solve Vancouver Island’s housing problem? (pixabay file)

Can Vancouver Island’s empty bedrooms help solve the housing crunch?

40% of Campbell River bedrooms empty, coalition plans to fill them through home sharing

Could matching people needing housing with homes with empty pillows through home sharing help solve Vancouver Island’s housing problem? (pixabay file)
The Strathcona Regional District will be inviting local First Nations to have a seat at the board table. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Area First Nations to be invited to sit at Strathcona Regional District board table

Regional district sends letter to province saying they support reconciliation measures

The Strathcona Regional District will be inviting local First Nations to have a seat at the board table. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River fire crews attended a brush fire south of Campbell River on May 9. Mirror file photo

Windy conditions cause beach fire to spread south of Campbell River

Highway 19A acted as fire break, allowing crews to contain Monday afternoon fire

Campbell River fire crews attended a brush fire south of Campbell River on May 9. Mirror file photo
The proposed boundaries for the new electoral areas add part of Courtenay to the North Island-Powell River riding. Photo courtesy Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia

North Island-Powell River riding to include part of Courtenay in proposed boundary shift

Nanaimo population growth caused Courtenay-Alberni, North Island-Powell River ridings to shift south

The proposed boundaries for the new electoral areas add part of Courtenay to the North Island-Powell River riding. Photo courtesy Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia
Campbell Riverite Ron Ritchey was dismayed at the amount of garbage there was to pick on Earth Day. Photo courtesy Ron Ritchey

Campbell Riverite ‘frustrated’ about amount of garbage picked on Earth Day

Ron Ritchey pulled 2.5 bags of trash out of environmentally sensitive areas

Campbell Riverite Ron Ritchey was dismayed at the amount of garbage there was to pick on Earth Day. Photo courtesy Ron Ritchey
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney speaks during the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs meeting on March 23. Photo courtesy Youtube

LGBTQ2S+ veterans speak to Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

Veterans ‘deserve far better service from VAC’ during transition out of forces — MP Rachel Blaney

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney speaks during the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs meeting on March 23. Photo courtesy Youtube
An aerial view of Gold River. (Photo/Village of Gold River)

Gold River eyes Bitcoin Mining for old mill site

Bitcoin mining and data centres approved as use on Industrial lands

An aerial view of Gold River. (Photo/Village of Gold River)