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Campbell River RCMP. (RCMP photo)

UBCIC slams union’s claim RCMP ‘protected’ Campbell River in fatal shooting of Indigenous man

UBCIC president calls statement on man’s July 8 death ‘self-serving, unacceptable’

 

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney's office has been receiving a number of calls from people in the riding regarding the residential school grave discoveries. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Residential schools showing ‘dark part of our history’: North Island MP

Non-Indigenous people should take chance to learn from the past — Blaney

 

Director Noba Anderson had sued the Regional District in relation to a 2019 matter. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

B.C. Supreme Court sides with Strathcona Regional District in lawsuit by director

Cortes director sued regional district in 2020 to recoup legal costs from previous lawsuit

Director Noba Anderson had sued the Regional District in relation to a 2019 matter. File photo/Campbell River Mirror
Mike Coleman serves breakfast as a celebrity server at the Heart And Stroke Foundation’s annual breakfast. (Citizen file)

Longtime Duncan mayor Mike Coleman has died

Being mayor for more than two decades is far from the extent of Coleman’s legacy

Mike Coleman serves breakfast as a celebrity server at the Heart And Stroke Foundation’s annual breakfast. (Citizen file)
The wing of a small plane can be seen sticking up from a wooded area behind homes in the Haydon Place neighbourhood of Mill Bay. The plane crashed Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021. (Jack Wilke photo)

UPDATED: Father and daughter in Mill Bay plane crash recovering

Witness says plane was seen circling before going down in a residential Mill Bay subdivision

The wing of a small plane can be seen sticking up from a wooded area behind homes in the Haydon Place neighbourhood of Mill Bay. The plane crashed Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021. (Jack Wilke photo)
Cermaq Canada is taking DFO to court over the decision to deny licence extension applications (Cermaq Canada)

Cermaq takes legal action against DFO to challenge licence denials

Company ‘disappointed and perplexed’ about decision

Cermaq Canada is taking DFO to court over the decision to deny licence extension applications (Cermaq Canada)
Campbell River’s 2021 Point in Time count found 116 people were experiencing homelessness on the day of the count. File photo

First Campbell River homelessness count in three years sees 43 per cent increase

And First Point in Time count doesn’t reflect all forms of homelessness

Campbell River’s 2021 Point in Time count found 116 people were experiencing homelessness on the day of the count. File photo
A float plane crashed into the waters near Painters Lodge in Campbell River on Thursday morning. Photo by Alistair Taylor / Campbell River Mirror
A float plane crashed into the waters near Painters Lodge in Campbell River on Thursday morning. Photo by Alistair Taylor / Campbell River Mirror
A Photo from Sept. 2020, when First Nations and wild salmon advocates took to the streets in Campbell River to protest against open-pen fish farms in B.C.’s waters. On Dec. 17, federal fisheries minister Bernadette Jordan announced her decision to phase out 19 fish farms from Discovery Islands. Cermaq’s application to extend leases and transfer smolts was denied. (Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror)

Feds deny B.C.’s Discovery Island fish farm application to restock

Transfer of 1.5 million juvenile salmon, licence extension denied as farms phased out

A Photo from Sept. 2020, when First Nations and wild salmon advocates took to the streets in Campbell River to protest against open-pen fish farms in B.C.’s waters. On Dec. 17, federal fisheries minister Bernadette Jordan announced her decision to phase out 19 fish farms from Discovery Islands. Cermaq’s application to extend leases and transfer smolts was denied. (Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror)
Carl Sweet (left) speaks with Rod Burns before the march from Logger Mike to MLA Michele Babchuk’s office in Campbell River. The men were from two different sides of the issue of old growth logging in B.C. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Old growth forest counter-rallies converge on the streets of Campbell River

Pro-forestry and preserve old growth supporters argue and debate in front of MLA’s office

Carl Sweet (left) speaks with Rod Burns before the march from Logger Mike to MLA Michele Babchuk’s office in Campbell River. The men were from two different sides of the issue of old growth logging in B.C. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
A firefighter works to extinguish one of the boats in Tuesday night’s fire. Photo supplied by NC via Facebook

‘Like something out of an action movie,’ two boats burned in Vancouver Island fire

Bystanders in Campbell River helped prevent further damage

A firefighter works to extinguish one of the boats in Tuesday night’s fire. Photo supplied by NC via Facebook
The temporarily-named Island 3 vessel passed the south coast of Sicily on May 25. Photo supplied by Jay Ranson
The temporarily-named Island 3 vessel passed the south coast of Sicily on May 25. Photo supplied by Jay Ranson
Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River dock fire spread slowed thanks to security guard

Creosote docks pose challenges for fire fighters

Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Nineteen salmon farms in the Discovery Islands were given 18 months to vacate, causing shock and uncertainty in the industry. (Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC)

Strathcona Regional District asked to support decision to remove fish farms

Wilderness Tourism Association says SRD consituents ‘will benefit greatly’ from wild salmon population

Nineteen salmon farms in the Discovery Islands were given 18 months to vacate, causing shock and uncertainty in the industry. (Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC)
New electric buses are coming to school districts. (Submitted photo)

New electric school buses will drive North Island forward

Travel on electric school buses is smoother, quieter, and healthier than traditional diesel buses

New electric buses are coming to school districts. (Submitted photo)
A homeowner in north Nanaimo hopes a statue that has stood in front of his home for 18 years will be returned after it was stolen overnight April 28. (Photo submitted)

Culprit caught on camera stealing statue from front porch in north Nanaimo

Thief walks off with 30-kilogram statue from Lasalle Road home

A homeowner in north Nanaimo hopes a statue that has stood in front of his home for 18 years will be returned after it was stolen overnight April 28. (Photo submitted)
The bulldozer compresses the garbage, squeezing out the air and creating an anaerobic environment perfect for producing methane gas. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Roughly 20% of waste in Vancouver Island landfill is food

Campbell River’s new composting facility expecte to help divert food waste

The bulldozer compresses the garbage, squeezing out the air and creating an anaerobic environment perfect for producing methane gas. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Drugs are tested for the presence of fentanyl. (Vancouver Coastal Health photo)

Vancouver Island overdose advisory extended for third week

Increased toxic drug supply found in community

Drugs are tested for the presence of fentanyl. (Vancouver Coastal Health photo)
The We-Wai-Kai campsite, bordering Rebecca Spit Provincial Park on Quadra Island. (John McKinley file)

Community requests people avoid non-essential travel to Quadra Island

‘Community requests people avoid non-essential travel to Quadra Island’ — Director Jim Abram

The We-Wai-Kai campsite, bordering Rebecca Spit Provincial Park on Quadra Island. (John McKinley file)