Alistair Taylor

Mayor Andy Adams announced he will run again in this fall's municipal elections. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River mayor Andy Adams will not seek re-election after 17 years on council

‘Candidly, it’s been disheartening to see the breakdown of kindness and respect’

Mayor Andy Adams announced he will run again in this fall's municipal elections. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror
A young woman awaits her next move after arriving at the Polish-Ukraine border. Photo by Darrell McKay

Vancouver Island man witnesses refugee heartbreak and relief at Ukrainian border

Red Cross volunteer from Campbell River welcomes refugees as they enter Poland

A young woman awaits her next move after arriving at the Polish-Ukraine border. Photo by Darrell McKay
Mowi Canada West salmon farm in B.C. waters. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada)

Judge quashes Fisheries Minister’s decision to phase out Discovery Islands fish farms

Decision was made in breach of industry’s rights to procedural fairness, Federal Court judge rules

Mowi Canada West salmon farm in B.C. waters. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada)
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

Province refuses to register B.C. baby’s First Nations name

Registrar General office says λugʷaləs K’ala’ask Shaw contravened Vital Statistics Agency standards

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
Wei Wai Kum First Nations Elder James Quatell is a voice for the residential school experience many First Nations people went through. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

‘Empathy and recognition’: Campbell River elder sets reconciliation goals

James Quatell continues to speak truth and spark discussion about residential schools

Wei Wai Kum First Nations Elder James Quatell is a voice for the residential school experience many First Nations people went through. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
A recent road rescue has pointed to the need for more Sayward Fire Department volunteers. Photo, Screenshot

Vancouver Island firefighter loses house to blaze just days before Christmas

GoFundMe page set up to help Sayward family cover any costs arising out of the tragedy

A recent road rescue has pointed to the need for more Sayward Fire Department volunteers. Photo, Screenshot
Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo

Campbell River Walmart stabbing suspect back in custody

RCMP say he was arrested for allegedly breaching a court order and release condtions

Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo
Campbell River courthouse. Google maps

B.C. judge ignores precedent, rejects jail time for addict caught trafficking fentanyl

Distinguishes between street-level trafficker supporting an addiction and higher drug dealer

Campbell River courthouse. Google maps
Raven Barudin (centre), Grade 4-5 teacher at the T’lisalagi’lakw School of the ‘Namgis First Nation, received a 2021 Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence for her innovative teaching practices in a First Nation cultural environment. Photo contributed

Alert Bay teacher earns Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence

Cited for merging innovative teaching with traditional culture

Raven Barudin (centre), Grade 4-5 teacher at the T’lisalagi’lakw School of the ‘Namgis First Nation, received a 2021 Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence for her innovative teaching practices in a First Nation cultural environment. Photo contributed
Cermaq’s Burdwood fish farm, which is around 45 km northeast of Port McNeill in the Broughton Archipelago, was the source of a diesel spill March 4-5, 2017. Tania Dick submitted photo

Cermaq fined $500,000 for 2017 diesel spill at fish farm northwest of Campbell River

Now-decommissioned farm spilled approximately 522 litres of fuel

Cermaq’s Burdwood fish farm, which is around 45 km northeast of Port McNeill in the Broughton Archipelago, was the source of a diesel spill March 4-5, 2017. Tania Dick submitted photo
Devin Nelson ended up in the ICU in Victoria after suffering seizures. Doctors are trying to determine the cause, including whether there is any connection to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Photo courtesy Devin Nelson

Campbell River man experiences non-stop seizures, doctors explore cause

A Campbell River man who suffered seizures that put him on life…

Devin Nelson ended up in the ICU in Victoria after suffering seizures. Doctors are trying to determine the cause, including whether there is any connection to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Photo courtesy Devin Nelson
Local mothers and other interested parties travelled to Victoria to voice their opinions to Highways Minister Phil Gaglardi. Campbell River Courier-Islander photo

Retracing the long road to the Inland Island Highway

As it celebrates 20 years, a look back at the campaign to replace the old Island Highway

Local mothers and other interested parties travelled to Victoria to voice their opinions to Highways Minister Phil Gaglardi. Campbell River Courier-Islander photo
Owen Bay, Sonora Island. Google Maps

Sonora Island community ordered to be ready to evacuate fire zone on moment’s notice

Residents of the Sonora Island community of Owens Bay have been told…

Owen Bay, Sonora Island. Google Maps
Jared Lowndes was killed during an encounter with police which also resulted in the death of a police service dog and injuries to its handler. Facebook photo

Family of Wet’suwet’en man fatally shot by Campbell River RCMP calls for inquiry

Content Warning: this story contains details some may find disturbing. The family…

Jared Lowndes was killed during an encounter with police which also resulted in the death of a police service dog and injuries to its handler. Facebook photo
Scene of fire on Highway 19 near Woss July 9, 2021. Photo by Luke Rushton

Wildfire flared up on Highway 19 near Woss

A wildfire broke out on Highway 19 near Woss, an hour and…

Scene of fire on Highway 19 near Woss July 9, 2021. Photo by Luke Rushton
A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Memorial for Campbell River police dog killed in line of duty grows

VIDEO: Emergency personnel conduct vehicle parade memorial for Gator

A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
PDS Gator was killed in a police incident in Campbell River July 8 in which a man was shot and Gator’s handler was injured. Photo supplied.
PDS Gator is Campbell River’s Mountie of the Month for September, 2020. Photo by Erin Wallis Photography

Tributes pour in for police dog Gator, killed in the line of duty in Campbell River

Gator was involved in a variety of files for the Campbell River RCMP detachment

PDS Gator was killed in a police incident in Campbell River July 8 in which a man was shot and Gator’s handler was injured. Photo supplied.
PDS Gator is Campbell River’s Mountie of the Month for September, 2020. Photo by Erin Wallis Photography
Police attended the Willow Point Tim Hortons in Campbell River for a shooting incident July 8, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

UPDATE: Man shot, Police Service Dog stabbed and killed in dramatic incident in Campbell River

Independent Investigations Office takes over charge of police-involved shooting incident

Police attended the Willow Point Tim Hortons in Campbell River for a shooting incident July 8, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
The islands and channels of the Discovery Islands/Vancouver Island area are surrounded by peaks and mountains. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Injunction seeking to restock two Discovery Island fish farms fails in federal court

Cermaq Canada says it is disappointed by the decision

The islands and channels of the Discovery Islands/Vancouver Island area are surrounded by peaks and mountains. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
A float plane crashed into the waters near Painters Lodge in Campbell River on Thursday morning. Photo by Alistair Taylor / Campbell River Mirror
A float plane crashed into the waters near Painters Lodge in Campbell River on Thursday morning. Photo by Alistair Taylor / Campbell River Mirror