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Parked cars covered with snow. Snow removal in Sooke is a problem, says resident in a submission to council. (File - Shutterstock.com)

Pedestrian frustrated by Sooke’s lack of snow clearing

Accessibility hampered by ‘impassable sidewalks’

 

Members of We Wai Kai Nation’s Cape Mudge Band on Quadra Island welcomed paddlers who crossed the strait from Campbell River in 2018. File photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

We Wai Kai Chief frustrated over land transfer delays

‘It’s been three and a half years’ — Chief Ronnie Chickite

 

Volunteers and staff at the Campbell River Food Bank pose with North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney (third from left) and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh (second from right). Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Jagmeet Singh talks affordability, just transition, housing and health care

NDP leader addresses Islanders’ concerns during visit to Campbell River

 

Campbell River food bank volunteer Bob Naylor helps federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh fill a bag of food for a food bank client during Singh’s visit to Campbell River on Jan. 23. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Federal NDP leader visits Campbell River to discuss affordability, housing and food security

Jagmeet Singh holds roundtable, tours Campbell River Food Bank and visits Comox Valley officials

Campbell River food bank volunteer Bob Naylor helps federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh fill a bag of food for a food bank client during Singh’s visit to Campbell River on Jan. 23. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Roots, tree trunks and mud pile up against a parkade that collapsed in a mudslide at the 700 block of South Island Highway in Campbell River Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River declares local state of emergency as it investigates landslide

Declaration allows staff to access property and support public safety as evacuation order remains

Roots, tree trunks and mud pile up against a parkade that collapsed in a mudslide at the 700 block of South Island Highway in Campbell River Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Expect large crowds, road closure near Penticton’s outdoor rink for BCHL all-star games

Martin Street partially closed Saturday while alumni, skills and all star games take place

Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
Shawn Driver, the owner of Driver Enterprises, has been found in violation of District of Sooke bylaws by the BC Supreme Court. (Sooke News Mirror files)

Court rules Sooke business violated local bylaws

In contravention of aw, Driver Enterprises undertook development without proper authorization

Shawn Driver, the owner of Driver Enterprises, has been found in violation of District of Sooke bylaws by the BC Supreme Court. (Sooke News Mirror files)
Campbell River Royal Bank. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River bank closes ATM after hours, citing cleanliness and safety concerns

Bank will be revisiting hours of operation on regular basis

Campbell River Royal Bank. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
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Golden, Fernie and Invermere resorts among the most expensive in North America

The comprehensive list included 30 locations

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Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating the United States in women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. How many medals did Canada win in the 2022 Winter Olympics? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

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Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating the United States in women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. How many medals did Canada win in the 2022 Winter Olympics? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
For Rent. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror

Three of five top reasons for homelessness related to income: report

Average housing unstable person in Campbell River is a woman aged 26-45 living with a partner

For Rent. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney addresses the room at the Vital Conversation on Housing Security in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

North Island summit aimed at addressing area’s housing crisis

Campbell River Community Foundation hosts Vital Conversation on housing

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney addresses the room at the Vital Conversation on Housing Security in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Project Watershed staff and volunteers prepare to sample the beach at Frank James Park in Campbell River on Aug. 11 to assess the site for beach-spawning forage fish. The Coastal Marine Strategy will be integrated with the province’s Wild Salmon Strategy and new watershed security strategy. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Province wants feedback on coastal marine strategy

Strategy developed in partnership with coastal First Nations

Project Watershed staff and volunteers prepare to sample the beach at Frank James Park in Campbell River on Aug. 11 to assess the site for beach-spawning forage fish. The Coastal Marine Strategy will be integrated with the province’s Wild Salmon Strategy and new watershed security strategy. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
The Transportation Safety Board concluded its investigation into a Sept. 24, 2019 helicopter crash in Campbell River. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Rotor blade malfunction caused fatal 2019 Campbell River helicopter crash: TSB

Investigation says failure that killed pilot occured during emergency landing

The Transportation Safety Board concluded its investigation into a Sept. 24, 2019 helicopter crash in Campbell River. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Graeme Flannigan holding a sign that reads ‘no sex for children’ behind a group of children and their mom who attended the Holiday drag show and drag performer Toddy (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Protesters clash with attendee at Kelowna drag show; police investigating

Counter protesters held signs that read ‘drag is for everyone’

Graeme Flannigan holding a sign that reads ‘no sex for children’ behind a group of children and their mom who attended the Holiday drag show and drag performer Toddy (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
The Powell River Queen has had a mechanical issue, prompting the cancellation of sailings on Dec. 7, 2022. Photo by Scott Arkell/BC Ferries

Mechanical issue, high winds cancel BC Ferries Quadra Island runs

Afternoon Powell River Queen sailings cancelled, water taxi service to be provided

The Powell River Queen has had a mechanical issue, prompting the cancellation of sailings on Dec. 7, 2022. Photo by Scott Arkell/BC Ferries
A memorial was set up for Jared Lowndes at the Campbell River Tim Hortons where the incident took place. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

‘Reasonable grounds’ to consider charges in fatal Campbell River police shooting: watchdog

Jared Lowndes shot dead in July 2021 in the parking lot of Tim Horton’s

A memorial was set up for Jared Lowndes at the Campbell River Tim Hortons where the incident took place. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
The Timber Licence in question was located up Loughborough Inlet. Photo courtesy Google Maps

Fine for illegal cedar harvesting in Great Bear Rainforest increased more than tenfold

Penalty increased to $131,000 to act as deterrent, prevent profit from proceeds of a crime

The Timber Licence in question was located up Loughborough Inlet. Photo courtesy Google Maps
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney speaks in the House of Commons on Nov. 14. Photo courtesy YouTube

North Island-Powell River MP calls for more protection against disinformation

Motion for more supprot for local and rural media denied by House of Commons MPs

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney speaks in the House of Commons on Nov. 14. Photo courtesy YouTube
Luca Di Pasquo (left) and Hank Levy in the Penticton Vees locker room one week after helping save a man who was unresponsive in a sauna room. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Pair of B.C. goalies save unconscious elderly man at local sauna room

‘We took it upon ourselves to carry him out,’ Hank Levy said

Luca Di Pasquo (left) and Hank Levy in the Penticton Vees locker room one week after helping save a man who was unresponsive in a sauna room. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)