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Phil Griffith is helped by volunteers to unload trash from his boat. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Volunteers tackle underwater garbage in Campbell River estuary

Since beginning of project, over 700 tires pulled out of area

Phil Griffith is helped by volunteers to unload trash from his boat. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Shawn Decaire from Kwesa Place unveils the “Angel Pod” tiny home concept at the Campbell River Art Gallery. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Tiny home pods offer ‘emergency middle ground’ for Campbell River’s unhoused people

Walk With Me Campbell River’s goal is to provide 30 units for people by fall 2022

Shawn Decaire from Kwesa Place unveils the “Angel Pod” tiny home concept at the Campbell River Art Gallery. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
The slide occurred just east of Golden in the Kicking Horse Canyon. 
(MOTI photo)

1 person dead in weekend rockslide near Golden

One individual succumbed to their injuries after a rock fell on their vehicle

The slide occurred just east of Golden in the Kicking Horse Canyon. 
(MOTI photo)
NDP MPs say that despite regular Canadians struggling to keep up, the “ultra rich” have made record profits since the pandemic began. (Black Press Media File)

NDP MPs call on Liberals to support Canadians unable to keep up with soaring costs

Despite five per cent inflation, NDP say wages have only risen 2.4 per cent

NDP MPs say that despite regular Canadians struggling to keep up, the “ultra rich” have made record profits since the pandemic began. (Black Press Media File)
Campbell River fire crews attended three RV fires last month. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty / Campbell River Mirror

Crews respond to three RV fires in Campbell River in February

With more people living in RVs, Fire Chief stresses taking safety precautions

Campbell River fire crews attended three RV fires last month. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty / Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River will be taking part in this year’s Black Balloon Day on March 6, commemorating the 26 people who died due to toxic drugs in Campbell River, as well as the thousands who have died around the province. (file photo)

Black Balloon day commemorates those lost to Vancouver Island’s toxic drug crisis

On March 6, black balloons will be displayed by people from across…

Campbell River will be taking part in this year’s Black Balloon Day on March 6, commemorating the 26 people who died due to toxic drugs in Campbell River, as well as the thousands who have died around the province. (file photo)
A tow truck pulls a tree trimming truck back to vertical after the trimmer tipped over on Feb. 23, 2022. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Toppled tree trimming truck sends Vancouver Island worker to hospital

Witnesses say man injured in Shawnigan Lake after stabilizer sinks into soft ground

A tow truck pulls a tree trimming truck back to vertical after the trimmer tipped over on Feb. 23, 2022. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Eagle Harbour will provide 55 units for women and children leaving violence in Campbell River. Photo courtesy BC Housing

Work begins on Campbell River housing project for women and children escaping violence

Eagle Harbour will have 55 units: some transitional, some permanent

Eagle Harbour will provide 55 units for women and children leaving violence in Campbell River. Photo courtesy BC Housing
The village is over a century old and is an important historical site and was at one point the gateway to the mountaneering community in the Canadian Rockies. (RE/MAX photo)

Saving Golden’s Swiss Village: Dr. Johann Roduit and Dr. Ilona Spaar reflect on iconic B.C. spot

The historic Edelweiss Village has been for sale for over a year, and preservation talks are moving

The village is over a century old and is an important historical site and was at one point the gateway to the mountaneering community in the Canadian Rockies. (RE/MAX photo)
The new unit will be unveiled at the Jack Christensen Centre on March 2. Photo Google Maps

West Coast Vancouver Island communities to get Mobile Health Unit

Gold River, Tsa’xana and Tahsis residents can come to new unit for expanded health services

The new unit will be unveiled at the Jack Christensen Centre on March 2. Photo Google Maps
Tyler Turner races during the Para-Snowboard world cup event at Big White last weekend. Photo courtesy Andrew Jay

Five years after accident, Islander going to first Paralympics

‘Not the standard path people take’ — Tyler Turner

Tyler Turner races during the Para-Snowboard world cup event at Big White last weekend. Photo courtesy Andrew Jay
Zim Kingston. (Black Press file photo)

Vancouver Island’s ocean protection concerns communicated to Transport Minister

MP Rachel Blaney shared concerns of constituents in wake of MV Zim Kingston incident

Zim Kingston. (Black Press file photo)
Overdose death rates for Campbell River per 100,000 people have risen since 2016. Graphic by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River sees highest overdose death rate since 2016

26 people died from illicit drug toxicity in the greater Campbell River area in 2021

Overdose death rates for Campbell River per 100,000 people have risen since 2016. Graphic by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Blaney with staff from the Community Resource Centre in Powell River promoting the CARE (Compassionate Access to Resources for Everyone) Cupboard outside their Overdose Prevention Centre. Photo supplied by Rachel Blaney

Island MP introduces federal bill to decriminalize drug possession for personal use

Island MPs ask government to decriminalize possession, make treatment more accessible in new bill

Blaney with staff from the Community Resource Centre in Powell River promoting the CARE (Compassionate Access to Resources for Everyone) Cupboard outside their Overdose Prevention Centre. Photo supplied by Rachel Blaney
Marchantia polymorpha, a liverwort with frilly, umbrella-like reproductive structures that can be found on soil and limestone in the park. Photo courtesy Randal Mindell

Islanders urged to look down near their feet the next time they hike

Hidden world of mosses and liverworts exposed in updated edition of Strathcona Park guidebook

Marchantia polymorpha, a liverwort with frilly, umbrella-like reproductive structures that can be found on soil and limestone in the park. Photo courtesy Randal Mindell
Volunteers Kelly Kovach and Dale Hassall work together to bag some rubbish. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Volunteers Kelly Kovach and Dale Hassall work together to bag some rubbish. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Strathcona Gardens to re-open while both sides meet for mediation. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River rec centre reopens as strike heads to arbitration

Strathcona Gardens, union agree to go to return as mediation continues

Strathcona Gardens to re-open while both sides meet for mediation. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
People supporting the forestry industry walk down Shoppers Row in Campbell River on Monday. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Pro-forestry group holds rally in downtown Campbell River

Group walked down Shoppers Row to Robert Ostler park to hear speakers

People supporting the forestry industry walk down Shoppers Row in Campbell River on Monday. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River RCMP and Campbell River Fire Rescue at accident scene on HIghway 19A on April 18. Campbell River RCMP photo

Campbell River RCMP sees busiest year in a decade

Nearly 18,000 calls for service made in 2021

  • Jan 25, 2022
Campbell River RCMP and Campbell River Fire Rescue at accident scene on HIghway 19A on April 18. Campbell River RCMP photo
Campbell Riverite Tyler Turner won gold at the para snow sports world championships event in Lillehammer, Norway on Jan. 21. Photo Samuel Andersen / Lillehammer 2021

Campbell Riverite rides local board to world championship in Para Snowboarding

Snowboarder partnered with hometown board manufacturer for winning run

Campbell Riverite Tyler Turner won gold at the para snow sports world championships event in Lillehammer, Norway on Jan. 21. Photo Samuel Andersen / Lillehammer 2021