Campbell River

Aquatic science biologist Howie Manchester picks a salmon to collect samples from during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward

Sea lice numbers not necessarily influenced by salmon farms: industry studies

New data suggests sea lice levels trend up or down; Activists are skeptical

 

Candice Roberts plays Larry at the Tidemark Theatre Dec. 16. Photo by Kristine Cofsky

Vancouver Island-raised performer brings ‘one-man’ exploration of dude-ism home

Candice Roberts is getting laughs with Larry — someone you will probably recognize

 

North Island College students now have more options to the traditional bulletin board, as the college has a new arrangement with a service, Places4Students, that helps find more homes for students. Photo supplied

New housing service connects North Island College students and homeowners

North Island College wants to help connect students with places to live…

 

Canadian national soccer team players Paul James (left) and Randy Samuel celebrate the team’s 2-1 win over Honduras in St. John’s, Nfld. in this 1985 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Creagan

Islander basking in World Cup run as he recalls own national team experience

Campbell River’s Ken Garraway sees qualifying as having “huge impact” on the future of soccer in Canada

Canadian national soccer team players Paul James (left) and Randy Samuel celebrate the team’s 2-1 win over Honduras in St. John’s, Nfld. in this 1985 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Creagan
A boater whose tender had been beached by the low tide at Waiatt Bay, Quadra Island, was helped by other boaters who just happened to be there at the same time. Not exactly a high-seas marine rescue, but it would have meant a long wait for the stranded boater. Photo by Barbara Thomson

BOATING WITH BARB: Unwritten law for rescue at sea is indeed a law

By Barb Thomson Special to Black Press One of the most heroic…

  • Nov 16, 2022
A boater whose tender had been beached by the low tide at Waiatt Bay, Quadra Island, was helped by other boaters who just happened to be there at the same time. Not exactly a high-seas marine rescue, but it would have meant a long wait for the stranded boater. Photo by Barbara Thomson
The Timber Licence in question was located up Loughborough Inlet. Photo courtesy Google Maps

Fine for illegal cedar harvesting in Great Bear Rainforest increased more than tenfold

Penalty increased to $131,000 to act as deterrent, prevent profit from proceeds of a crime

The Timber Licence in question was located up Loughborough Inlet. Photo courtesy Google Maps
Island Voices will be performing concerts in Courtenay and Campbell River in November. Photo supplied

Island Voices performing in Courtenay and Campbell River in November

A cappella — singing without accompaniment — conjures up the beauty of…

Island Voices will be performing concerts in Courtenay and Campbell River in November. Photo supplied
Graham Neville (centre and right) wrote a tribute to his father and grandfathers and posted it to YouTube accompanied by Dennean Gould and the Campbell River Legion Pipe Band. YouTube screenshot

Island man composes stirring tribute to veteran father and grandfathers

Legion pipe band, guitar buddy enlisted for YouTube video

Graham Neville (centre and right) wrote a tribute to his father and grandfathers and posted it to YouTube accompanied by Dennean Gould and the Campbell River Legion Pipe Band. YouTube screenshot
The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay (left), Minister of Veterans Affairs, speaks with members of 19 Wing Comox at the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Centre Lazo, British Columbia, on February 10, 2020. Photo credit: Corporal Joey Beaudin, Canadian Armed Forces Photo

MP Rachel Blaney says that veterans deserve better care from Liberal government

Union of Veterans Affairs Employees calling for replacement of Minister Lawrence MacAulay

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay (left), Minister of Veterans Affairs, speaks with members of 19 Wing Comox at the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Centre Lazo, British Columbia, on February 10, 2020. Photo credit: Corporal Joey Beaudin, Canadian Armed Forces Photo
Madeleine Peyroux will perform on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River. Photo contributed

Madeleine Peyroux brings her pandemic-delayed “Careless Love Forever” tour to the Tidemark

Her dusky, lyrical style has an affinity for reinterpreting classic jazz, blues, and folk standards

  • Oct 29, 2022
Madeleine Peyroux will perform on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River. Photo contributed
Island 3 ferry will service the Campbell River - Quadra route. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)

Delayed new-ferry service to Quadra Island now set to begin January

Original fall start date delayed by shortage of qualified crew

Island 3 ferry will service the Campbell River - Quadra route. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)
The Wonderheads present their unique take on A Christmas Carol with giant puppets, masks, and more at theatres across Vancouver Island this December. (Submitted)

Wonderheads whimsically re-imagine classic Christmas Carol

Performances across Vancouver Island this December

  • Oct 26, 2022
The Wonderheads present their unique take on A Christmas Carol with giant puppets, masks, and more at theatres across Vancouver Island this December. (Submitted)
Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray tours a Mowi Canada West salmon farm on Oct. 14 where she was hosted by the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nations whose territory the farm is located in. (Supplied photo)

Coalition of First Nations for thanks fisheries minister for fish farming consultation

Group believes fish farming is a progressive industry that, when done responsibly, can be beneficial

Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray tours a Mowi Canada West salmon farm on Oct. 14 where she was hosted by the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nations whose territory the farm is located in. (Supplied photo)
Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys

VIDEO: A sucker for a friendly face; octopus gloms onto diver for once-in-a-lifetime encounter

Diver off Campbell River spends amazing 40-minute session with a friendly octopus

Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys
BC Hydro’s efforts to increase water flows in the Quinsam River is welcome news to Quinsam River Hatchery manager Ed Walls. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Pumps mobilized to save Quinsam River salmon habitat from drought conditions

Water to be pumped from Upper Quinsam Lake into the river system

BC Hydro’s efforts to increase water flows in the Quinsam River is welcome news to Quinsam River Hatchery manager Ed Walls. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Crystal Smith (far left) and husband Raymond Shaw were unable to register their newborn son's name because it uses Kwak'wala characters. Photo contributed

Island couple takes fight with Vital Statistics over Indigenous name to court

Application to register their child’s name was improperly refused, petition to court says

Crystal Smith (far left) and husband Raymond Shaw were unable to register their newborn son's name because it uses Kwak'wala characters. Photo contributed
The IIO B.C. is not recommending charges against Campbell River RCMP in relation to a fatal 2020 motor vehicle incident. (File Photo)

No charges for RCMP involved in 2020 fatal high-speed Campbell River crash

Police watchdog says high rate of speed of civilian driver main cause of accident

The IIO B.C. is not recommending charges against Campbell River RCMP in relation to a fatal 2020 motor vehicle incident. (File Photo)
Campbell River Chef Jade Berg stars in the new series Chefs Vs. Wild, which was filmed on Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Hulu

‘‘Embracing the suck’: B.C. chef takes on the wild for Disney+ series

Four nights trying to make a 5-star dinner in the woods an eye-opener for chef Jade Berg

Campbell River Chef Jade Berg stars in the new series Chefs Vs. Wild, which was filmed on Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Hulu
Campbell River’s Vancouver Island Regional Library branch. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island Regional Library looking for ‘big dream ideas’ in planning process

Meetings to be held in Vancouver Island communities throughout October

Campbell River’s Vancouver Island Regional Library branch. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) branch in Campbell River. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island Regional Library budget reflects economy, demand for services

VIRL’s budget for the coming year is $33,140,504

The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) branch in Campbell River. File photo/Campbell River Mirror