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The new unit will be unveiled at the Jack Christensen Centre on March 2. Photo Google Maps

West Coast Vancouver Island communities to get Mobile Health Unit

Gold River, Tsa’xana and Tahsis residents can come to new unit for expanded health services

The new unit will be unveiled at the Jack Christensen Centre on March 2. Photo Google Maps
This year was the most deadly year in B.C.’s ongoing opioid crisis. On August 31, The Campbell River Community Action Team and other groups hosted an International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) event where people could learn to save a life by administering Naloxone. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

26 toxic drug deaths: 26 parents, 26 cousins, 26 coworkers, 26 friends

The human toll of Campbell River’s toxic drug crisis

This year was the most deadly year in B.C.’s ongoing opioid crisis. On August 31, The Campbell River Community Action Team and other groups hosted an International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) event where people could learn to save a life by administering Naloxone. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
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NDP MPs are asking the Federal Government to increase funding to the healthcare system. (Black Press media file photo)

Vancouver Island NDP MPs want Liberals to strengthen healthcare system

‘Liberals need to fund healthcare to make sure Canadians are supported’ — coastal NDP MPs

NDP MPs are asking the Federal Government to increase funding to the healthcare system. (Black Press media file photo)
Strathcona Gardens to re-open while both sides meet for mediation. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River rec centre reopens as strike heads to arbitration

Strathcona Gardens, union agree to go to return as mediation continues

Strathcona Gardens to re-open while both sides meet for mediation. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Construction crews working on the Connected Coast connect a subsea fibre line to Ridley Island, outside of Prince Rupert, part of the first 50 kilometres of the build. Photo courtesy CityWest

First 50 km of Connected Coast high-speed internet line laid

Project will connect approximately 90,000 remote coastal households to fibre optic network

Construction crews working on the Connected Coast connect a subsea fibre line to Ridley Island, outside of Prince Rupert, part of the first 50 kilometres of the build. Photo courtesy CityWest
Unionized workers at the Strathcona Gardens facility have been on strike since November. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Mediation wanted, form still under dispute in Campbell River rec centre strike

SRD wants union commit to binding arbitration in Strathcona Gardens contract dispute

Unionized workers at the Strathcona Gardens facility have been on strike since November. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
As the cost of living rises, the Liberal government continues to deny some of the country’s poorest seniors the financial help they need, NDP MPs say. Unsplash.com image

Vulnerable seniors have been abandoned by the government: Island NDP MPs

MPs Blaney and Blaikie ask feds to provide ‘one-time emergency payment’ to seniors

As the cost of living rises, the Liberal government continues to deny some of the country’s poorest seniors the financial help they need, NDP MPs say. Unsplash.com image
Campbell River Fire crews prepare for a technical high angle rescue on a cargo ship on Jan. 17. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire Department

Campbell River fire crews rescue worker trapped in loading chute on cargo ship

Worker was trapped 30 feet down into hold of vessel

Campbell River Fire crews prepare for a technical high angle rescue on a cargo ship on Jan. 17. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire Department
Sooke Mayor Maja Tait says the district is prepared to address additional policing costs arising from the increasing population. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke looks ahead to address policing costs

Plans are in place for growing population

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait says the district is prepared to address additional policing costs arising from the increasing population. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
SD72 has chosen to close schools on Jan. 6 due to snow. File photo

Campbell River School District closes schools for snowy conditions

All schools closed to students and staff in district

SD72 has chosen to close schools on Jan. 6 due to snow. File photo
Klahoose Wilderness Resort is located in Homfray Channel. Photo courtesy Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Klahoose Wilderness Resort is located in Homfray Channel. Photo courtesy Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Klahoose Wilderness Resort is located in Homfray Channel. Photo courtesy Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Klahoose Wilderness Resort is located in Homfray Channel. Photo courtesy Klahoose Wilderness Resort
The one-time payment to correct the GIS cutbacks is coming, but not for five months. (File photo)

Island MLA criticizes feds for five-month wait for seniors’ one-time GIS payment

Previously announced funding coming at the beginning of fiscal year

The one-time payment to correct the GIS cutbacks is coming, but not for five months. (File photo)
North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)

Personal attacks part of ‘dangerous trend’ says North Island MLA

Protests part of the job, but MLA’s family did not sign up for that job

North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)
The Cape Mudge lighthouse at the southern tip of Quadra Island, opposite Campbell River. (John McKinley file)

Coast Guard seeking feedback on Cape Mudge foghorn sound

Part of review process for all navigational aids in area

The Cape Mudge lighthouse at the southern tip of Quadra Island, opposite Campbell River. (John McKinley file)
Strathcona Gardens workers are ‘disappointed’ with the latest offer from the SRD, which they say does not take into account the ‘current economic crisis.’ Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Labour standoff continues at Campbell River rec complex

Strathcona Gardens union says members ‘in an inflated economy as we have never experienced before’

Strathcona Gardens workers are ‘disappointed’ with the latest offer from the SRD, which they say does not take into account the ‘current economic crisis.’ Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney introduced a bill to eliminate the ‘golddigger clause’ for veterans on Dec. 16. Photo supplied

North Island-Powell River MP moves to repeal ‘archaic and sexist’ golddigger clause

Clause prevents veterans’ spouses from receiving pension if couple married after 60

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney introduced a bill to eliminate the ‘golddigger clause’ for veterans on Dec. 16. Photo supplied
Drummers approach the Campbell River RCMP detachment. On July 8, Wet’suwet’en man Jared Lowndes was shot by RCMP outside a Tim Hortons. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Drummers approach the Campbell River RCMP detachment. On July 8, Wet’suwet’en man Jared Lowndes was shot by RCMP outside a Tim Hortons. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)

North Island MLA calls police after anti-vax protest ends up at her home

Michelle Babchuk says ‘lines were crossed’ when people protested on her doorstep

North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney proposes a Unanimous Consent motion on the GIS on Dec. 13. Photo courtesy Youtube

North Island MP says time running out to fix GIS cut before holidays

NDP asking Liberals to reverse cuts to seniors benefit before House rises on Friday

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney proposes a Unanimous Consent motion on the GIS on Dec. 13. Photo courtesy Youtube