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An off-duty Penticton RCMP officer rescued a two-year-old child stuck in a Naramata Lake on May 28.

Toddler who fell in lake saved by off-duty Penticton Mountie

The child was having trouble staying afloat in the cold water

An off-duty Penticton RCMP officer rescued a two-year-old child stuck in a Naramata Lake on May 28.
Telus and Koodo customers have been alerted to a 911 disruption Monday afternoon, May 30, 2022. (File photo)
Telus and Koodo customers have been alerted to a 911 disruption Monday afternoon, May 30, 2022. (File photo)
First Aid workers and good samaritans await the ambulance’s arrival. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Rider taken to hospital after Campbell River motocross crash

First responders debated using helicopter, but terrain proved challenging

First Aid workers and good samaritans await the ambulance’s arrival. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Midway RCMP clarified that a traffic stop was conducted just outside of Greenwood at the time of the incident. (File photo/Black Press Media)

RCMP confirm Mountie who pulled over driver in Midway was not an imposter

A woman claimed, on social media, she was pulled over by a police impersonator outside of Greenwood

Midway RCMP clarified that a traffic stop was conducted just outside of Greenwood at the time of the incident. (File photo/Black Press Media)
The Strathcona Regional District will be inviting local First Nations to have a seat at the board table. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Area First Nations to be invited to sit at Strathcona Regional District board table

Regional district sends letter to province saying they support reconciliation measures

The Strathcona Regional District will be inviting local First Nations to have a seat at the board table. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Two incidents over the weekend involved kitchen fires. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.

Campbell River fire department responds to two kitchen fires in two days

Chief says frequency of kitchen incidents “shocking”

Two incidents over the weekend involved kitchen fires. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge was 105 years ago. Photo courtesy Rachel Blaney
The Battle of Vimy Ridge was 105 years ago. Photo courtesy Rachel Blaney
Sue Moen is championing the idea of a YIMBY (Yes in my backyard) group in Campbell River. The Rose Harbour development is an example of the community coming together to show the need for beneficial housing projects. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River group wants to say “Yes in my backyard”

Those interested invited to help educate, advocate and speak for positive housing development

Sue Moen is championing the idea of a YIMBY (Yes in my backyard) group in Campbell River. The Rose Harbour development is an example of the community coming together to show the need for beneficial housing projects. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Fire crews attended a mobile home fire on Woodburn Road on April 27. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire Department
Fire crews attended a mobile home fire on Woodburn Road on April 27. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire Department
The population of Campbell River is aging, with over a quarter of people now older than 65. Photo courtesy Google Maps

Over a quarter of Campbell Riverites are older than 65 according to new census data

Most people in the region live with one other person, but many still live alone

The population of Campbell River is aging, with over a quarter of people now older than 65. Photo courtesy Google Maps
Pharmacist Joe Myers is dismayed that a competition to celebrate his pharmacy’s 25th anniversary was targeted by a scam. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island pharmacy’s 25th anniversary marred by social media scam

Campbell River’s Joe’s Pharmacy held competition, fake account started reaching out to followers

Pharmacist Joe Myers is dismayed that a competition to celebrate his pharmacy’s 25th anniversary was targeted by a scam. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Sayward is 74 km north of Campbell River. Photo courtesy Google Maps

Pilot dies in helicopter crash on northern Vancouver Island

Investigators deployed to Sayward following ‘collision with terrain of a helicopter’ — TSB

Sayward is 74 km north of Campbell River. Photo courtesy Google Maps
The new BC Hydro EV fast charger site in Gold River began operating on March 31. Photo courtesy BC Hydro

First EV fast charger operational in Gold River

Charger adds 50 km of range in about 10 minutes, located at Tourist Info Centre

The new BC Hydro EV fast charger site in Gold River began operating on March 31. Photo courtesy BC Hydro
Sooke’s new fire truck will feature artwork from T’Sou-ke Nation. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke sets aside $2,500 for Indigenous art on fire truck

Sooke’s new fire truck will feature artwork from T’Sou-ke Nation. The decals…

Sooke’s new fire truck will feature artwork from T’Sou-ke Nation. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.

Bute Inlet slide was equal to mass of every car in Canada

Data from slide could be used for hazard assessment and disaster planning

The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney called the agreement “a meaningful win for the lives of Canadians.” Photo courtesy Youtube.

Confidence and Supply agreement ‘meaningful win’ for Canadians — MP Blaney

Agreement ensures Liberal government until 2025, government delivery on NDP platform policies

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney called the agreement “a meaningful win for the lives of Canadians.” Photo courtesy Youtube.
Phil Griffith is helped by volunteers to unload trash from his boat. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Volunteers tackle underwater garbage in Campbell River estuary

Since beginning of project, over 700 tires pulled out of area

Phil Griffith is helped by volunteers to unload trash from his boat. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
NDP MPs say that despite regular Canadians struggling to keep up, the “ultra rich” have made record profits since the pandemic began. (Black Press Media File)

NDP MPs call on Liberals to support Canadians unable to keep up with soaring costs

Despite five per cent inflation, NDP say wages have only risen 2.4 per cent

NDP MPs say that despite regular Canadians struggling to keep up, the “ultra rich” have made record profits since the pandemic began. (Black Press Media File)
A group of Canadian members of parliament gathered at the Centennial Flame in front of Parliament this week in honour of Ukraine. (MP Ed Fast Facebook photo)

VIDEO: B.C. MP condemns Putin’s actions, says hearts go out to Ukraine

Conservative posts video calling invasion of Ukraine ‘illegal and immoral’

A group of Canadian members of parliament gathered at the Centennial Flame in front of Parliament this week in honour of Ukraine. (MP Ed Fast Facebook photo)
Campbell River fire crews attended three RV fires last month. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty / Campbell River Mirror

Crews respond to three RV fires in Campbell River in February

With more people living in RVs, Fire Chief stresses taking safety precautions

Campbell River fire crews attended three RV fires last month. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty / Campbell River Mirror