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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
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
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney presents Speaker of the House Anthony Rota with a bottle of Shelter Point Distillery’s single malt whiskey. Photo supplied by Rachel Blaney

Shelter Point single malt gifted to Speaker of the House

Whiskey could be in running for prestigious ‘Speaker’s Selection’

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney presents Speaker of the House Anthony Rota with a bottle of Shelter Point Distillery’s single malt whiskey. Photo supplied by Rachel Blaney
North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)

Taking political attacks home part of ‘dangerous trend’ says Vancouver Island MLA

Protests part of the job, but Michele Babchuk says her family did not sign up for that job

North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (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

Island-based website showcases victims of police violence as people not statistics

Justiceforjared.org listing monthly action items, keeping Jared Lowndes’ memory alive

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

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
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‘Stunned’: 911 operators’ union says E-Comm changes to shorten wait times are ‘unacceptable’

New system would have operators disconnect after transferring callers

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New 911 system aims to increase number of calls E-Comm operators can take

Change will allow operators to disconnect once a caller is in the ambulance line

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Chip (wearing camo jacket) surveys the damage at Othello Campground from afar. Chip lives at the campsite year round and was forced out by flood waters on Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

VIDEO: Homes lost, road wiped out due to rising river near Hope after days of rain

Residents describe destruction in rural area when Coquihalla River changed course

Chip (wearing camo jacket) surveys the damage at Othello Campground from afar. Chip lives at the campsite year round and was forced out by flood waters on Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Island NDP MPs are concerned about seniors and low-income families losing supports as the cost of living rises. (Black Press Media File)

Island MPs concerned about cuts to benefit programs

Cuts come as Statistics Canada show rising cost of living

Island NDP MPs are concerned about seniors and low-income families losing supports as the cost of living rises. (Black Press Media File)
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
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Free pizza brings smiles to people stranded in Hope

Panago store owner announces he is giving away pizzas until they are gone

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A new map is available online to search radon exposure rates in various communities around B.C., to highlight the importance of indoor radon testing. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Radon testing advised for all B.C. homes to reduce cancer risks

New interactive map estimates local health risk due to indoor radon levels in B.C.

A new map is available online to search radon exposure rates in various communities around B.C., to highlight the importance of indoor radon testing. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
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Courtenay council approves additional money for park design analysis

Courtenay council has approved an additional $25,000 to a design options analysis…

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Ships continue to work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, October 25, 2021. A special weather statement was issued for the Greater Victoria area as southeasterly winds gusting up to 90km per hour were forecasted. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Vancouver Island MPs want immediate federal oversight in container ship clean-up

More than 100 containers went overboard from the MV Zim Kingston near Victoria last week

Ships continue to work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, October 25, 2021. A special weather statement was issued for the Greater Victoria area as southeasterly winds gusting up to 90km per hour were forecasted. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
FILE – A reveler reacts in front of a Dolores Aguirre Ybarra ranch fighting bull, during the fifth day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Fiesta in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, July 11, 2009. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Man dies in Spain after being gored during a bull run

It is the first known death during a running-of-the-bulls since the festivals returned after the pandemic

FILE – A reveler reacts in front of a Dolores Aguirre Ybarra ranch fighting bull, during the fifth day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Fiesta in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, July 11, 2009. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

3,400 kilometres of cable bringing high-speed internet to B.C. coast

Connected Coast project officially launched in Campbell River

The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney and Cowichan–Malahat–Langford MP Alistair MacGregor are calling on the government to bring back the CRB and other benefits. Photo supplied by Rachel Blaney

Coastal NDP MPs call on Feds to reverse decision to end recovery benefits

MPs also call on government to come back before Nov. 22

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney and Cowichan–Malahat–Langford MP Alistair MacGregor are calling on the government to bring back the CRB and other benefits. Photo supplied by Rachel Blaney
Minister Joyce Murray is the new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Minister Joyce Murray is the new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
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