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New housing inventory — like that being constructed in southwest Campbell River — is the only thing that will bring down real estate prices on Vancouver Island, according to VIREB. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

VIREB: low inventory hurting real estate sales, increasing prices

More development is the solution, according to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

New housing inventory — like that being constructed in southwest Campbell River — is the only thing that will bring down real estate prices on Vancouver Island, according to VIREB. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Island Generation, a 275-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Campbell River. Photo courtesy Capital Power.

BC Hydro planning future without Vancouver Island’s largest gas fired power plant

Campbell River Island Generation plant’s electricity agreement expiring in 2022; renewal in doubt

Island Generation, a 275-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Campbell River. Photo courtesy Capital Power.
Project Watershed staff and volunteers prepare to sample the beach at Frank James Park in Campbell River on Aug. 11 to assess the site for beach-spawning forage fish. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

VIDEO: Volunteers needed to help Island group study salmon food source

Project Watershed studying poorly-understood beach-spawning forage fish eaten by young salmon

Project Watershed staff and volunteers prepare to sample the beach at Frank James Park in Campbell River on Aug. 11 to assess the site for beach-spawning forage fish. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
An adult Vancouver Island marmot and her pup at one of the new colonies discovered this summer. Photo courtesy Kevin Gourlay.

Reseachers find three new Vancouver Island Marmot colonies this summer

Two colonies found in Strathcona Park, where recovery has been a “struggle”

An adult Vancouver Island marmot and her pup at one of the new colonies discovered this summer. Photo courtesy Kevin Gourlay.
Dallas Allison trains on Mohun Lake on Aug. 13, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

B.C paramedic trying to break world record for longest 24-hour paddleboard ride

Dallas Allison using Guinness World Record attempt to raise money for Honour House Society

Dallas Allison trains on Mohun Lake on Aug. 13, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Dr. Stacey Gastis, a Comox-area veterinarian, has been selected to be Maverick Party candidate for North Island—Powell River.

Local veterinarian selected as Maverick Party candidate in upcoming federal election

Comox vet Dr. Stacey Gastis a newcomer to politics

Dr. Stacey Gastis, a Comox-area veterinarian, has been selected to be Maverick Party candidate for North Island—Powell River.
Marine mammal regulations prohibit drones being flown near marine mammals. Black Press file photo.

Troubling trend of drones buzzing B.C. marine mammals leads to DFO warning

Disturbing whales, sea lions and other marine mammals prohibited under federal regulations

Marine mammal regulations prohibit drones being flown near marine mammals. Black Press file photo.
Sablefish is a fish species that lives in sea beds of the Pacific Northwest that is also farmed commercially. Public domain photo.

Vancouver Island First Nation testing the waters of sablefish fish farming

Campbell River area We Wai Kai to conduct habitat surveys with provincial and federal funding

Sablefish is a fish species that lives in sea beds of the Pacific Northwest that is also farmed commercially. Public domain photo.
Rower Avalon Wasteneys, from Campbell River, won gold with the the Canadian women’s eight at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo courtesy Avalon Wasteneys.

Gold medal-winning Vancouver Island Olympian still basking in the dream

Rower Avalon Wasteneys brings home gold from Tokyo 2020 games

Rower Avalon Wasteneys, from Campbell River, won gold with the the Canadian women’s eight at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo courtesy Avalon Wasteneys.
Jesse Barnes plays the drums from a logging road near Kelsey Bay, backed by Hardwicke Island and Yorke Island. Photo courtesy Jesse Barnes.

Island musician rocks out on drums from rocky heights

Jesse Barnes plays while surrounded by splendor in north Vancouver Island and records for Youtube

Jesse Barnes plays the drums from a logging road near Kelsey Bay, backed by Hardwicke Island and Yorke Island. Photo courtesy Jesse Barnes.
A juvenile eagle sitting on a branch. (Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw)

MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre requesting fish donations to help feed eagles

Number of hungry juvenile eagles cared for in captivity increased with heat wave

A juvenile eagle sitting on a branch. (Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw)
Island 3 as it left Romania earlier this year. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)

VIDEO: New ‘Island 3’ ferry arrives in Victoria

Ship completes 64-day, 10,000 nautical mile transatlantic journey

Island 3 as it left Romania earlier this year. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)
Halfpipe with his mother Split Fluke in 2019. Photo courtesy Kaitlin Paquette.

Death of young humpback shows tragic impact of ship collisions, 2 experts say

Two-year-old ‘Halfpipe’ found dead July 8

Halfpipe with his mother Split Fluke in 2019. Photo courtesy Kaitlin Paquette.
Hundreds of trucks come to the landfill with waste, half of which is divertable to either recycling or composting facilities. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River city council approves development permit for regional compost facility

$15.5 million project will help reach waste diversion targets

Hundreds of trucks come to the landfill with waste, half of which is divertable to either recycling or composting facilities. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Catches and returns of chinook salmon, pictured, are declining through parts of their range. Black Press Media file photo

Pacific salmon recovery report gives 32 recommendations to reverse salmon declines

Report caps an investigation into B.C.’s declining salmon populations

Catches and returns of chinook salmon, pictured, are declining through parts of their range. Black Press Media file photo
Jeff Plankenhorn, a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter playing in this year’s virtual Island Musicfest, at his studio in downtown Campbell River. Sean Feagan Photo / Campbell River Mirror

Multi-instrumentalist Plankenhorn sliding into MusicFest

Jeff Plankenhorn, a musician living in Campbell River, is performing in this year’s Island MusicFest.

Jeff Plankenhorn, a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter playing in this year’s virtual Island Musicfest, at his studio in downtown Campbell River. Sean Feagan Photo / Campbell River Mirror
A sea anemone in the Discovery Passage Aquarium on June 8, World Ocean Day.

VIDEO: Island aquarium spreads the word about World Ocean Day

Highlights importance of marine conservation and what people can do to help the ocean

A sea anemone in the Discovery Passage Aquarium on June 8, World Ocean Day.