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This map shows where people identified as being religious or not religious. Greener portions of the map denote more people saying they are not religious. Photo courtesy CensusMapper

Nearly two thirds of Campbell Riverites identify as non-religious — census

Proportion of non-religious up since last time census asked about religious beliefs

This map shows where people identified as being religious or not religious. Greener portions of the map denote more people saying they are not religious. Photo courtesy CensusMapper
Over 6,000 visitors caused issues on the City of Campbell River website on election night. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River
Over 6,000 visitors caused issues on the City of Campbell River website on election night. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River
Roger Fowler's book, An Accidental Humanitarian, chronicles his time working as a truck driver for the International Federation of Red Cross in war-torn Yugoslavia. (Photo-contributed)

Sooke humanitarian worker recounts months under fire in Croat-Bosniak War

Book details working during the war in former Yugoslavia

Roger Fowler's book, An Accidental Humanitarian, chronicles his time working as a truck driver for the International Federation of Red Cross in war-torn Yugoslavia. (Photo-contributed)
Electoral Area Director Candidates for the four Strathcona Regional District electoral areas have spoken about the issues facing their respective areas. Photo courtesy SRD

RESULTS: Strathcona Regional District electoral area directors

Three electoral areas to get new directors

Electoral Area Director Candidates for the four Strathcona Regional District electoral areas have spoken about the issues facing their respective areas. Photo courtesy SRD
Former Campbell River city councillor Kermit Dahl, shown here flipping burgers at Forestry Proud Day events at Spirit Square on April 29, 2019, has been elected mayor. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

Dahl elected Campbell River’s new mayor

Tanille Johnston elected first ever Indigenous councillor in Campbell River

Former Campbell River city councillor Kermit Dahl, shown here flipping burgers at Forestry Proud Day events at Spirit Square on April 29, 2019, has been elected mayor. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River’s Vancouver Island Regional Library branch. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island Regional Library looking for ‘big dream ideas’ in planning process

Meetings to be held in Vancouver Island communities throughout October

Campbell River’s Vancouver Island Regional Library branch. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Interior Health and local police are investigating an incident involving the death of a patient at the Penticton Regional Hospital on Oct. 10. (File photo)

Interior Health, RCMP investigating patient fatality at Penticton hospital

IH says there was no direct threat to staff or other patients inside the psychiatric unit

Interior Health and local police are investigating an incident involving the death of a patient at the Penticton Regional Hospital on Oct. 10. (File photo)
Penticton's Yvonne Timewell became an Ironman world champion last week in Hawaii. (Contributed)

B.C. woman captures world championship Ironman title in Hawaii

Yvonne Timewell captured the title while competing in the 55 to 59 age category

Penticton's Yvonne Timewell became an Ironman world champion last week in Hawaii. (Contributed)
The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) branch in Campbell River. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island Regional Library budget reflects economy, demand for services

VIRL’s budget for the coming year is $33,140,504

The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) branch in Campbell River. File photo/Campbell River Mirror
Ashton Pede went to the Vernon hospital Friday night, Sept. 30, after allegedly being attacked by a bus driver during a B.C. Hockey League game. (Contributed)

BCHL team bus driver allegedly attacks fan outside Salmon Arm arena

Ashton Pede was assessed at the Vernon hospital after the alleged incident Sept. 30

Ashton Pede went to the Vernon hospital Friday night, Sept. 30, after allegedly being attacked by a bus driver during a B.C. Hockey League game. (Contributed)
Zeballos, which was threatened in 2018 by a wildfire, was without a fire department for the summer. The department was reinstated on Sept. 27, 2022. Campbell River Mirror file photo

Zeballos reinstates volunteer fire department

Village was without fire department since late May

Zeballos, which was threatened in 2018 by a wildfire, was without a fire department for the summer. The department was reinstated on Sept. 27, 2022. Campbell River Mirror file photo
The fire was near the Elk Falls mill site north of Campbell River. Photo courtesy Dean Anderson

Helicopter response helps quench wildfire near old Campbell River mill site

Campbell River firefighter calls fire response good example of collaboration

The fire was near the Elk Falls mill site north of Campbell River. Photo courtesy Dean Anderson
A Calgary man received a two-year ban from hunting in the province for using a B.C. resident licence to hunt. Photo Facebook/BCCOS

Calgary man receives ban, $2,875 fine for using B.C. resident licence to hunt

Incident took place in 2019 on Vancouver Island

A Calgary man received a two-year ban from hunting in the province for using a B.C. resident licence to hunt. Photo Facebook/BCCOS
Police closed access to the Penticton shooting range Thursday morning after the Summerland Fire Department discovered two deceased individuals. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

2 burned bodies found near Penticton shooting range deemed suspicious deaths

Remains discovered after fire broke out Sept. 15

Police closed access to the Penticton shooting range Thursday morning after the Summerland Fire Department discovered two deceased individuals. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Champion Creek wildfire, west of Princeton is now 111 hectares in size. Tulameen and District Fire Department took this photo 13 km on the Lodestone forest service road, looking towards Dear Mountain. (Photo- Tulameen and District Fire Department Facebook)

New lightning-caused wildfire west of Princeton now 111 hectares

The wildfire sparked Friday night, Sept. 2

The Champion Creek wildfire, west of Princeton is now 111 hectares in size. Tulameen and District Fire Department took this photo 13 km on the Lodestone forest service road, looking towards Dear Mountain. (Photo- Tulameen and District Fire Department Facebook)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire southwest of Penticton on Aug. 26. BC Wildfire Service says the blaze is now considered “held.”

Keremeos Creek wildfire considered held, no longer ‘out of control’

All evacuation orders and alerts have been rescinded by the regional district

The Keremeos Creek wildfire southwest of Penticton on Aug. 26. BC Wildfire Service says the blaze is now considered “held.”
Penticton RCMP are looking for a shirtless man who stole from a helicopter hangar on Aug. 26. (RCMP)

Shirtless man breaks into Penticton airport; almost $30k in losses

RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect

Penticton RCMP are looking for a shirtless man who stole from a helicopter hangar on Aug. 26. (RCMP)
Port Hardy RCMP are looking for Martin Dubitski. Photo courtesy Port Hardy RCMP

Port Hardy RCMP looking for man wanted on multiple warrants

Public advised not to confront or try to apprehend man

Port Hardy RCMP are looking for Martin Dubitski. Photo courtesy Port Hardy RCMP
The fire in question, located just east of Tahsis on this map, has grown to 25 hectares since Aug. 22. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Dashboard

Out-of-control fire near Woss grows to 25 hectares

Remote nature of blaze prompts modified response from Coastal Fire Centre

The fire in question, located just east of Tahsis on this map, has grown to 25 hectares since Aug. 22. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Dashboard
The Keremeos Creek wildfire on Friday, Aug. 19. (BC Wildfire Service)

Winds and planned ignitions grow Keremeos Creek wildfire to 7,000 hectares

Winds expected to increase amid risk of thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday

The Keremeos Creek wildfire on Friday, Aug. 19. (BC Wildfire Service)