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Area B Director Noba Anderson sued the Regional District in 2020. The B.C. Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Regional District back in June. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

Justice ‘not satisfied’ Cortes Island director met burden of proof in SRD lawsuit

Reasons for June judgement provided to Strathcona Regional District board

Area B Director Noba Anderson sued the Regional District in 2020. The B.C. Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Regional District back in June. File photo/Campbell River Mirror
Four grids represented in the high-resolution overland tsunami mapping. Phase one of the project focused on the Kyuquot & Nuchatlitz Grids and phase two will be Quatsino & Nootka Grids. Photo supplied
Four grids represented in the high-resolution overland tsunami mapping. Phase one of the project focused on the Kyuquot & Nuchatlitz Grids and phase two will be Quatsino & Nootka Grids. Photo supplied
A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo

Indigenous Food Sovereignty helps with wellness, and sense of identity

Goal is to ‘reclaim decision making power’ — Indigenous Health Dietitian

A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo
Campbell Riverite Alexis Barbot dips his front tire in the Atlantic Ocean, symbolizing the end of his journey across the country. Photo supplied
Campbell Riverite Alexis Barbot dips his front tire in the Atlantic Ocean, symbolizing the end of his journey across the country. Photo supplied
COVID-19 cases have hit their all-time high in the Campbell River local health area. Data courtesy BCCDC

COVID-19 case numbers spike in Campbell River, Comox Valley

Campbell River sees 43 cases from Sept. 5-11

  • Sep 16, 2021
COVID-19 cases have hit their all-time high in the Campbell River local health area. Data courtesy BCCDC
Muchalat Lake is to be closed on Oct. 4, but Gold River council wants to discuss options. Photo courtesy Rachel Stratton

Gold River residents, village council surprised by decision to close nearby campground for winter

Council wrote to FLNRORD asking to reconsider decision to close Muchalat Lake site

Muchalat Lake is to be closed on Oct. 4, but Gold River council wants to discuss options. Photo courtesy Rachel Stratton
Oclujce is located approximately 20 minutes west of Zeballos. Port McNeill RCMP are searching for a man who allegedly pointed a gun at another person in the community. Photo courtesy Google Maps

RCMP searching Zeballos area for man who allegedly pointed a gun

Incident occurred in Oclujce on Saturday afternoon

Oclujce is located approximately 20 minutes west of Zeballos. Port McNeill RCMP are searching for a man who allegedly pointed a gun at another person in the community. Photo courtesy Google Maps
John Planaden (centre, grey shirt) treasured this photo of his family, which he loved dearly. His daughter, Stacey Weiland, said everyone in this photo had spent 10 days in Sicamous with Planaden before he drowned on Aug. 11, 2021. (Photo contributed)

In the heart of Mara Lake: Family and dive team reflect on recovery of drowned Alberta man

John Planaden called Sicamous a second home, was part of community for more than 30 years

John Planaden (centre, grey shirt) treasured this photo of his family, which he loved dearly. His daughter, Stacey Weiland, said everyone in this photo had spent 10 days in Sicamous with Planaden before he drowned on Aug. 11, 2021. (Photo contributed)
The Crash To Pass feature race included 15-foot fibreglass boats. Photo by Douglas Waller

Record-setting crowd at Saratoga Speedway on weekend

Crash to Pass event featured fibreglass boats for maximum carnage

The Crash To Pass feature race included 15-foot fibreglass boats. Photo by Douglas Waller
Campbell River Fire Crews extinguished a mobile home fire on Nursery Road on Monday morning. Photo supplied

Campbell River home lost in early morning fire

Crews prevent fire from spreading to nearby forest

Campbell River Fire Crews extinguished a mobile home fire on Nursery Road on Monday morning. Photo supplied
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for east Vancouver Island. file photo
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for east Vancouver Island. file photo
Troy Clifford, president of president of the Ambulance Paramedics Of BC hopes recently announced changes help restore province’s “renowned ambulance service.” (Black Press Media File)

‘Nobody should have to wait for an ambulance’ — paramedic union president

Island communities to see improved ambulance service

Troy Clifford, president of president of the Ambulance Paramedics Of BC hopes recently announced changes help restore province’s “renowned ambulance service.” (Black Press Media File)
Shells eventually break down into calcium, which is taken up by shell-making creatures and turned into new shells. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Discovery Passage Aquarium wants your seashells

Shells will be re-placed into ocean for other creatures to use

Shells eventually break down into calcium, which is taken up by shell-making creatures and turned into new shells. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Fire engulfs house on Barclay Road on June 29. Photo by Jim Toso

VIDEO: Blaze engulfing two Campbell River homes continues trend of house fires spreading rapidly

UPDATE: Building materials, summer heat contribute to rapid spread of fire from RV to adjacent homes

Fire engulfs house on Barclay Road on June 29. Photo by Jim Toso
Spot prawn fishing is a multimillion dollar industry in B.C. (pixabay)

Island MPs slam DFO for not consulting fishery workers

Decision-making process needs some work, they say

Spot prawn fishing is a multimillion dollar industry in B.C. (pixabay)
Island 3 as it left Romania earlier this year. Photo courtesy B.C. Ferries

Newest B.C. ferry crosses into the Pacific

BC Ferries Island 3 went through the Panama Canal Wednesday bound for Quadra Island run

Island 3 as it left Romania earlier this year. Photo courtesy B.C. Ferries
The B.C. Conservation Officer Service set up a live trap on Ben McGuffie’s property on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy Ben McGuffie

Quadra Island farmer throws rock at grizzly to protect goats

Conservation Officers asking people to call RAPP number immediately if they see the bear

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service set up a live trap on Ben McGuffie’s property on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy Ben McGuffie
A pod of orcas joined the 7 Generation Steward Society at the Tyee Spit singing in memorial for the 215 children found in Kamloops. Photo courtesy Cory Cliffe

VIDEO: Whales appear during Indigenous ceremony for 215 children in Campbell River

‘Our ancestors wouldn’t appear if we weren’t doing things in a good way’ — Cory Cliffe

A pod of orcas joined the 7 Generation Steward Society at the Tyee Spit singing in memorial for the 215 children found in Kamloops. Photo courtesy Cory Cliffe
A pod of orcas joined the 7 Generation Steward Society at the Tyee Spit singing in memorial for the 215 children found in Kamloops. Photo courtesy Cory Cliffe

VIDEO: Whales appear during Indigenous ceremony for 215 children in Campbell River

‘Our ancestors wouldn’t appear if we weren’t doing things in a good way’ — Cory Cliffe

A pod of orcas joined the 7 Generation Steward Society at the Tyee Spit singing in memorial for the 215 children found in Kamloops. Photo courtesy Cory Cliffe
Campers learn auto extrication at past year’s Camp Ignite. Photo supplied by Camp Ignite

Camp Ignite helps young women pursue firefighting careers

Campbell River firefighter helps organize yearly event

Campers learn auto extrication at past year’s Camp Ignite. Photo supplied by Camp Ignite