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Campbell River Fire crews prepare for a technical high angle rescue on a cargo ship on Jan. 17. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire Department

Campbell River fire crews rescue worker trapped in loading chute on cargo ship

Worker was trapped 30 feet down into hold of vessel

Campbell River Fire crews prepare for a technical high angle rescue on a cargo ship on Jan. 17. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire Department
The warming centre in Tahsis last week. Tahsis is one of the communities getting a delivery of food this week. Photo courtesy SRD

Food delivery coming for remote Vancouver Island communities

Roads have been in poor condition since last week’s snow

The warming centre in Tahsis last week. Tahsis is one of the communities getting a delivery of food this week. Photo courtesy SRD
Workers picket near the Strathcona Gardens complex in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Labour minister declines to force vote in Strathcona Gardens labour dispute

‘Now, more than ever, our members are committed to standing united together’ — Union worker

Workers picket near the Strathcona Gardens complex in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
A highway cam at Highway 19 at Willis Road looking east shows accumulating snow. Drive BC Photo

Winter conditions on highways around Campbell River

Three routes out of town have winter conditions

A highway cam at Highway 19 at Willis Road looking east shows accumulating snow. Drive BC Photo
Heavy snow does not meet the criteria for extreme weather shelter operations. Mirror File Photo

Heavy snow not enough to activate Campbell River extreme weather shelter opening

Trigger point for shelter is prolonged temperatures below -5 degrees

Heavy snow does not meet the criteria for extreme weather shelter operations. Mirror File Photo
The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour last week. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Island MPs want a federal response plan for container debris spills

Emergency plan ‘best response to minimize the impact of spills’ — MP Lisa Marie Barron

The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour last week. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Ray Goodwin (l-r), Leanne McIntee, Tracy Armstrong and Grady Stotz with the Mobile Outreach Unit for Health and Support Services (MOUHSS) bus at Willow Point in Campbell River on July 13, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Mobile Health Unit coming to Gold River

Program will be based on Campbell River’s MOUHSS, but tailored to fit Gold River’s needs

Ray Goodwin (l-r), Leanne McIntee, Tracy Armstrong and Grady Stotz with the Mobile Outreach Unit for Health and Support Services (MOUHSS) bus at Willow Point in Campbell River on July 13, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Dillon Dubé (right) grew up in Golden, which he says helped develop him into the hockey player he is today. Dubé now plays for the Calgary Flames, and has previously captained Team Canada at the World Juniors Championships. (Calgary Flames photo)

‘To this day it still feels like home’: Calgary Flames’ Dillon Dubé recounts ‘Golden’ childhood

Dubé grew up in Golden B.C., and now plays for the team he grew up cheering for

Dillon Dubé (right) grew up in Golden, which he says helped develop him into the hockey player he is today. Dubé now plays for the Calgary Flames, and has previously captained Team Canada at the World Juniors Championships. (Calgary Flames photo)
The Bowen Queen pulls away from the Crofton dock and heads towards Salt Spring Island. The Bowen Queen will be taking over the Quadra Island/Campbell River route for the week. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Bowen Queen pulls away from the Crofton dock and heads towards Salt Spring Island. The Bowen Queen will be taking over the Quadra Island/Campbell River route for the week. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Tahsis and Zeballos have recently done floodplain hazard studies. Black Press File Photo

North Island villages ready for the rains

Tahsis and Zeballos could see over 200 mm of rain by Wednesday

Tahsis and Zeballos have recently done floodplain hazard studies. Black Press File Photo
BC Rent Bank helps people stay out of homelessness. Black Press stock photo.

BC Rent Bank sees daily applications triple in first day after province-wide roll out

Microloan program available in all areas of province

BC Rent Bank helps people stay out of homelessness. Black Press stock photo.
Wind storm at high tide in Campbell River, Dec. 20, 2018. Photo by Mark Seal
Wind storm at high tide in Campbell River, Dec. 20, 2018. Photo by Mark Seal
There won’t be any action on Friday night due to the Strathcona Gardens worker walk out. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Labour dispute cancels Campbell River hockey game

Storm game cancelled due to Strathcona Gardens strike, third day of strike action for union

There won’t be any action on Friday night due to the Strathcona Gardens worker walk out. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
From left are union workers Justin Wolfe, Debra Wilson, Sydney Roberts and Catherine May striking outside of Strathcona Gardens. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Union workers strike at Strathcona Gardens

Workers want cost of living agreement in new contract with SRD

From left are union workers Justin Wolfe, Debra Wilson, Sydney Roberts and Catherine May striking outside of Strathcona Gardens. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Former NHL player Jordin Tootoo spoke to a group of Indigenous youth about mental health and addictions on Oct. 28. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Former NHL player Jordin Tootoo inspires Indigenous youth in Campbell River

Tootoo spoke about mental health and suicide prevention on Thursday night

Former NHL player Jordin Tootoo spoke to a group of Indigenous youth about mental health and addictions on Oct. 28. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
A fire broke out in a suite in the Q’waxsem Place supportive housing building on Dogwood Street in Campbell River on Oct. 27, 2021. Campbell River Fire Rescue photo

Fire breaks out in Campbell River supportive housing complex

Small fire in one unit at Q’waxsem Place on Wednesday

A fire broke out in a suite in the Q’waxsem Place supportive housing building on Dogwood Street in Campbell River on Oct. 27, 2021. Campbell River Fire Rescue photo
The last grocery store in Gold River closed in 2016. John McKinley File Photo

Hungry Gold River hopes it’s close to its 1st grocery store in 5 years

Town pursuing a c0-op, last grocery store closed in 2016

The last grocery store in Gold River closed in 2016. John McKinley File Photo
Security footage from the Hurd home shows a person running away from the home. Photo courtesy Duncan Hurd

Vandalism and frustration continues in Campbell River neighbourhood

Homeowner at wit’s end after a year of little progress in stopping or catching the perpetrators

Security footage from the Hurd home shows a person running away from the home. Photo courtesy Duncan Hurd
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Campbell River group needs help finding Emergency Weather Shelter location

Shelter funding starts in November, but Coalition to End Homelessness still needs to find a location

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Unionized workers at the Strathcona Gardens will be continuing negotiations for increased wages. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

SRD and unionized workers at impasse over Strathcona Gardens wages

United Steelworkers membership votes to reject tentative deal

Unionized workers at the Strathcona Gardens will be continuing negotiations for increased wages. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror