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The Klahoose First Nation village on Cortes Island is under lockdown until further notice due to a positive COVID-19 test. Photo courtesy Kevin Peacey.

Cortes Island First Nation community locked down due to positive COVID-19 test

Klahoose First Nation has had one positive test, one other potential case

The Klahoose First Nation village on Cortes Island is under lockdown until further notice due to a positive COVID-19 test. Photo courtesy Kevin Peacey.
Two of the weapons seized in a Nov. 8 traffic stop in Black Creek. Photo supplied by RCMP

RCMP seize guns, drugs in Black Creek traffic stop

Two arrested in connection with incident

Two of the weapons seized in a Nov. 8 traffic stop in Black Creek. Photo supplied by RCMP
Two of the weapons seized in a Nov. 8 traffic stop in Black Creek. Photo supplied by RCMP

RCMP seize guns, drugs in Black Creek traffic stop

Two arrested in connection with incident

Two of the weapons seized in a Nov. 8 traffic stop in Black Creek. Photo supplied by RCMP
The North Island 9-1-1 Corporation (NI911) has supported local residents for 25 years. Black Press file photo

North Island 911 looks to change how they get funding

Three options to be decided upon in early 2021

The North Island 9-1-1 Corporation (NI911) has supported local residents for 25 years. Black Press file photo
Campbell River's new hospital, July 2018

Nurse diverts opiates and falsifies records at Campbell River Hospital

Nurse facing disciplinary action for moving opiates out of the hospital

Campbell River's new hospital, July 2018
The North Island Timber Supply Area is undergoing a supply review in 2020. Photo supplied by FLNRORD.

North Island area timber supply under review

Review will inform annual cut for the next ten years

The North Island Timber Supply Area is undergoing a supply review in 2020. Photo supplied by FLNRORD.
Beekeeper Iain Glass inspects a hive at a Black Creek bee yard. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

PHOTOS: Breeding a better bee for Vancouver Island

Bee geneticist chose Black Creek and Campbell River area for research collaboration project

Beekeeper Iain Glass inspects a hive at a Black Creek bee yard. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
The Chambers of Commerce from the Comox Valley and Campbell River have launched their “Explore Next Door” campaign. Photo courtesy Youtube.

Explore Next Door campaign encourages locals to visit neighbouring communities

Campaign pushes Comox Valley residents to Campbell River, and Campbell Riverites to the Comox Valley

The Chambers of Commerce from the Comox Valley and Campbell River have launched their “Explore Next Door” campaign. Photo courtesy Youtube.
Momoa was found in the Campbell River landfill and brought to the SPCA for treatment. Photo courtesy BC SPCA
Momoa was found in the Campbell River landfill and brought to the SPCA for treatment. Photo courtesy BC SPCA
Fire fighters work to extinguish the blaze that burnt down multiple structures on an Oyster River hay farm on July 1. Photo courtesy Oyster River Fire Department

Canada Day barn fire keeps three Island crews busy

Oyster River, Courtenay and Campbell River fire departments all respond to incident

Fire fighters work to extinguish the blaze that burnt down multiple structures on an Oyster River hay farm on July 1. Photo courtesy Oyster River Fire Department
A decapitated sea lion washed up on the beach near Lantzville, found on April 28, 2020. PBMM discourages the practice, and advocates for humane and non-wasteful harvesting. Photo supplied by Animal Alliance of Canada

Seals and sea lions may not be the scourge of the Salish Sea according to scientists

Biologists are divided on the cause of salmon decline

A decapitated sea lion washed up on the beach near Lantzville, found on April 28, 2020. PBMM discourages the practice, and advocates for humane and non-wasteful harvesting. Photo supplied by Animal Alliance of Canada
Island youths create film asking their generation to stay home

Island youths create film asking their generation to stay home

Filmmakers liken pandemic to world wars as ‘generation defining’

Island youths create film asking their generation to stay home
Firefighters work to put out an apartment building fire at the corner of Dogwood Street and 9th Avenue in Campbell River, B.C. on April 8, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Community rallies around Campbell River fire victims

Emergency Social Services volunteers logged over 100 hours in first day after fire

Firefighters work to put out an apartment building fire at the corner of Dogwood Street and 9th Avenue in Campbell River, B.C. on April 8, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
The First Nations Health Authority is providing a new virtual primary health care service to First Nations people in B.C. (Pexels photo)

B.C. First Nations Health Authority launches virtual doctor program

Program to provide primary health care through COVID-19 pandemic

The First Nations Health Authority is providing a new virtual primary health care service to First Nations people in B.C. (Pexels photo)
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney described how the universal benefit would work. File photo

Federal NDP suggests universal benefit to streamline aid payments

Those who do not need money will repay at end of tax year

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney described how the universal benefit would work. File photo
BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers

BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers

Ferries working on schedule shifts to keep workers safe

BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers
Local cases of COVID-19 should not affect how people act. Image by CDC

Local cases should not affect response – North Island officials

Does not matter how many cases are in area

Local cases of COVID-19 should not affect how people act. Image by CDC
A rural home was fully involved when fire crews arrived on March 13. Photo supplied by Campbell River Fire Department.

Home near Campbell River destroyed by fire

Second structure saved

A rural home was fully involved when fire crews arrived on March 13. Photo supplied by Campbell River Fire Department.
A rural home was fully involved when fire crews arrived on March 13. Photo supplied by Campbell River Fire Department.

VIDEO: Vancouver Island home destroyed by fire

Second structure saved

A rural home was fully involved when fire crews arrived on March 13. Photo supplied by Campbell River Fire Department.
Quadra RCMP confirm a body was found on the south east side of Cortes Island Thursday night.

Body found on Cortes Island

RCMP “very confident” body that of Miles Meester

Quadra RCMP confirm a body was found on the south east side of Cortes Island Thursday night.