Campbell River Staff

An open-net pen salmon farm on the B.C. waters coast (Black Press file photo)

Horgan to Trudeau: protect B.C. communities in any fish farm licensing decision

B.C. premier makes plea as many expect feds to eliminate many, if not all, salmon farming licences

An open-net pen salmon farm on the B.C. waters coast (Black Press file photo)
Open-pen fish farm operations in Nootka Sound. (Submitted photo)

Aquaculture suppliers call on federal government to support industry

Organization asking for ‘confidence-building measures’ including license renewals

Open-pen fish farm operations in Nootka Sound. (Submitted photo)
A B.C. aquaculture facility. Black Press file photo

Industry report: not renewing B.C. salmon farm licenses comes with $1.2 billion cost

Economic analysis says 4,700 jobs depend on 79 licenses set to expire at the end of June

A B.C. aquaculture facility. Black Press file photo
A diagram of the semi-closed containment system Grieg Seafood BC Ltd. has trialed, showing tarp barriers extended (cropped for web). Figure courtesy Grieg.

Grieg expanding use of semi-closed salmon farm system off Island’s West Coast

Made-in-BC technology resulted in lower sea lice levels in trial, company says

A diagram of the semi-closed containment system Grieg Seafood BC Ltd. has trialed, showing tarp barriers extended (cropped for web). Figure courtesy Grieg.
Screen shot of a woman unmasking a robbery suspect at the Campbell River Walmart. Open source photo still

Campbell River RCMP not fans of Walmart unmasking

‘We as the police, cannot in good conscience recommend that people take matters into their own hands’

Screen shot of a woman unmasking a robbery suspect at the Campbell River Walmart. Open source photo still
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
The agreement announced between Na̲nwaḵolas Council and Western Forest Products Inc. on Jan. 19, 2022 will defer harvest of approximately 2,500 hectares and ancient, rare and other priority old growth for two years. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

Na̲nwaḵolas Council and Western Forest Products agree to two year old growth deferral

Council president said group hopes to fine tune what is suited for long term protection

The agreement announced between Na̲nwaḵolas Council and Western Forest Products Inc. on Jan. 19, 2022 will defer harvest of approximately 2,500 hectares and ancient, rare and other priority old growth for two years. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
Mainroad North Island Contracting is warning drivers of the possibility of flash freezing on Hwy 19 between Horne Lake Road and Campbell River on Friday, Jan 7. File photo

Road maintenance company advises of slippery section of Highway 19

Flash freezing conditions exist on the highway between Horne Lake Road and Campbell River

Mainroad North Island Contracting is warning drivers of the possibility of flash freezing on Hwy 19 between Horne Lake Road and Campbell River on Friday, Jan 7. File photo
Campbell River RCMP pulled over a snowmobile driver making a trip to the grocery store on Thursday, Jan. 6. Campbell River RCMP photo

Sorry Vancouver Islanders, snowmobiles not allowed on roads, not even this week

Campbell River RCMP pull over snowmobiler on city streets

Campbell River RCMP pulled over a snowmobile driver making a trip to the grocery store on Thursday, Jan. 6. Campbell River RCMP photo
Coastal Server, a vessel with a mechanical sea lice removal system. Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC.

Grieg launching new vessel to tackle sea lice at its Vancouver Island fish farms

Mechanical system reduces need for medicinal or chemical treatment, company says

Coastal Server, a vessel with a mechanical sea lice removal system. Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC.
Hazen Meade is Special Olympics Canada’s 2021 Athlete of the Year. Courtesy Hazen Meade/Special Olympics Canada.

Island athlete named Special Olympics Canada’s 2021 Athlete of the Year

Campbell River’s “Blazin’” Hazen Meade receives national honour

Hazen Meade is Special Olympics Canada’s 2021 Athlete of the Year. Courtesy Hazen Meade/Special Olympics Canada.
Quadra Island RCMP received a report on Nov. 30 from a concerned citizen regarding an email that supposedly came from Canada Post. (Pixabay)

Fraudsters mimic Canada Post in latest email scam

RCMP warns of email claiming Canada Post has a parcel held in your name

Quadra Island RCMP received a report on Nov. 30 from a concerned citizen regarding an email that supposedly came from Canada Post. (Pixabay)
Wind storm at high tide in Campbell River, Dec. 20, 2018. Photo by Mark Seal

Wind warning in place for mid-Vancouver Island’s east coast

Gusts up to 90 kmh expected overnight

Wind storm at high tide in Campbell River, Dec. 20, 2018. Photo by Mark Seal
A rally similar to one in 2018 was planned for Nov. 18, but postponed due flooding and landslides throughout the province. Photo courtesy of Suavair

Pro-forestry rally in Victoria postponed due to province-wide flooding

Stand Up BC rally was to be held in opposition to old growth deferrals

A rally similar to one in 2018 was planned for Nov. 18, but postponed due flooding and landslides throughout the province. Photo courtesy of Suavair
Wind storm at high tide in Campbell River, Dec. 20, 2018. File photo by Mark Seal

Wind warning issued for Courtenay to Campbell River

Environment Canada warning of winds up to 70 km/h; easing off later this afternoon

Wind storm at high tide in Campbell River, Dec. 20, 2018. File photo by Mark Seal
The BC SPCA is hoping you can help little Daryl make a full recovery after he suffered painful injuries from a serious dog attack. Photo Supplied

Seven-month-old Island puppy needs your help after breaking jaw in dog attack

Campbell River SPCA looking for donations to help puppy Daryl

The BC SPCA is hoping you can help little Daryl make a full recovery after he suffered painful injuries from a serious dog attack. Photo Supplied
NDP candidate for North Island - Powell River, Rachel Blaney. Photo contributed

Rachel Blaney on her way to victory in North Island – Powell River

Leads with more than 87 per cent of polls reporting

NDP candidate for North Island - Powell River, Rachel Blaney. Photo contributed
A Quadra man in the middle of a heart attack had difficulty getting on the ferry to go to hospital. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

UPDATE: Ferry between Campbell River and Quadra Island resumes service

Service will operate in shuttle mode to accommodate the accumulated vehicle traffic from the earlier sailing cancellations

A Quadra man in the middle of a heart attack had difficulty getting on the ferry to go to hospital. File photo/Campbell River Mirror
The North Island College Students’ Union is hosting two youth and student-centred debates before the 2021 Federal election. (Google Maps photo)

Youth-centered debates planned for North Island – Powell River, Courtenay – Alberni ridings

North Island College Students’ Union hosting two virtual events

The North Island College Students’ Union is hosting two youth and student-centred debates before the 2021 Federal election. (Google Maps photo)
Campbell River RCMP have receive multiple complains in August 2021 of a new internet extortion scheme. Pixabay image

Don’t get naked on the internet for strangers, B.C. Mounties warn

RCMP say lurid online scheme being used to blackmail British Columbians

Campbell River RCMP have receive multiple complains in August 2021 of a new internet extortion scheme. Pixabay image