Campbell River Staff

A hockey-themed juggling performance was one of many spectacles at Rogers Hometown Hockey in Campbell River. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror

Hometown Hockey festival worth the wait for Vancouver Island community

Campbell River fans got to show their appreciation for the sport on sunny long weekend

A hockey-themed juggling performance was one of many spectacles at Rogers Hometown Hockey in Campbell River. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror
An unexploded shell was discovered at a Campbell River scrapyard on Tuesday, April 12. Campbell River RCMP photo

One man’s trash is another man’s explosive device

Unexploded ammunition found at steel recycling yard in Campbell River

An unexploded shell was discovered at a Campbell River scrapyard on Tuesday, April 12. Campbell River RCMP photo
A fan takes a shot at the Rogers Hometown Hockey showcase in Salmon Arm in 2020. Black Press files

Campbell River all set to host Rogers Hometown Hockey

CBC touring show focused on the love of the game hits Island city this weekend

A fan takes a shot at the Rogers Hometown Hockey showcase in Salmon Arm in 2020. Black Press files
Representatives of The Coalition of First Nations for Finish Stewardship met in Campbell River on March 21, 2022. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty / Campbell River Mirror.

Three First Nations ‘offended’ by pro-salmon farm coalition action

Broughton First Nations say Letter of Undertstanding misused

Representatives of The Coalition of First Nations for Finish Stewardship met in Campbell River on March 21, 2022. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty / Campbell River Mirror.
An open-net pen salmon farm on the B.C. waters coast (Black Press file photo)

B.C. premier expresses concern about aquaculture job loss to prime minister

John Horgan wants the feds to consider coastal communities in upcoming fish farm decision

An open-net pen salmon farm on the B.C. waters coast (Black Press file photo)
Open-pen fish farm operations in Nootka Sound. (Submitted photo)

Aquaculture suppliers call on federal government to support industry

Organization asking for ‘confidence-building measures’ including license renewals

Open-pen fish farm operations in Nootka Sound. (Submitted photo)
Tanks at Grieg's new Gold River Hatchery expansion. Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC.

Grieg Seafood BC Gold River hatchery expansion nearing completion

Company looking to increase time salmon spend ‘on land’

Tanks at Grieg's new Gold River Hatchery expansion. Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC.
A B.C. aquaculture facility. Black Press file photo

Industry report: not renewing B.C. salmon farm licenses comes with $1.2 billion cost

Economic analysis says 4,700 jobs depend on 79 licenses set to expire at the end of June

A B.C. aquaculture facility. Black Press file photo
A diagram of the semi-closed containment system Grieg Seafood BC Ltd. has trialed, showing tarp barriers extended (cropped for web). Figure courtesy Grieg.

Grieg expanding use of semi-closed salmon farm system

Made-in-BC technology resulted in lower sea lice levels in trial, company says

A diagram of the semi-closed containment system Grieg Seafood BC Ltd. has trialed, showing tarp barriers extended (cropped for web). Figure courtesy Grieg.
Screen shot of a woman unmasking a robbery suspect at the Campbell River Walmart. Open source photo still

Campbell River RCMP not fans of Walmart unmasking

‘We as the police, cannot in good conscience recommend that people take matters into their own hands’

Screen shot of a woman unmasking a robbery suspect at the Campbell River Walmart. Open source photo still
NDP MPs are asking the Federal Government to increase funding to the healthcare system. (Black Press media file photo)

Vancouver Island NDP MPs want Liberals to strengthen healthcare system

‘Liberals need to fund healthcare to make sure Canadians are supported’ — coastal NDP MPs

NDP MPs are asking the Federal Government to increase funding to the healthcare system. (Black Press media file photo)
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
As the cost of living rises, the Liberal government continues to deny some of the country’s poorest seniors the financial help they need, NDP MPs say. Unsplash.com image

Vulnerable seniors have been abandoned by the government —NDP MPs

MPs Blaney and Blaikie ask feds to provide ‘one-time emergency payment’ to seniors

As the cost of living rises, the Liberal government continues to deny some of the country’s poorest seniors the financial help they need, NDP MPs say. Unsplash.com image
The agreement announced between Na̲nwaḵolas Council and Western Forest Products Inc. on Jan. 19, 2022 will defer harvest of approximately 2,500 hectares and ancient, rare and other priority old growth for two years. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

Na̲nwaḵolas Council and Western Forest Products agree to two year old growth deferral

Council president said group hopes to fine tune what is suited for long term protection

The agreement announced between Na̲nwaḵolas Council and Western Forest Products Inc. on Jan. 19, 2022 will defer harvest of approximately 2,500 hectares and ancient, rare and other priority old growth for two years. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
An OptoScale camera. Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC Ltd.

Grieg installing new camera systems to monitor farmed salmon size and health

Nine new cameras to be added at company’s farms on east and west coasts of Vancouver Island

An OptoScale camera. Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC Ltd.
Mainroad North Island Contracting is warning drivers of the possibility of flash freezing on Hwy 19 between Horne Lake Road and Campbell River on Friday, Jan 7. File photo

Road maintenance company advises of slippery section of Highway 19

Flash freezing conditions exist on the highway between Horne Lake Road and Campbell River

Mainroad North Island Contracting is warning drivers of the possibility of flash freezing on Hwy 19 between Horne Lake Road and Campbell River on Friday, Jan 7. File photo
Campbell River RCMP pulled over a snowmobile driver making a trip to the grocery store on Thursday, Jan. 6. Campbell River RCMP photo

Sorry Vancouver Islanders, snowmobiles not allowed on roads, not even this week

Campbell River RCMP pull over snowmobiler on city streets

Campbell River RCMP pulled over a snowmobile driver making a trip to the grocery store on Thursday, Jan. 6. Campbell River RCMP photo
Alison Skrepneck, local Coordinator for The Campbell River Shoebox Project. Photo provided.

This year’s Shoebox Project helps over 400 local women in need

Organizer: project gift often only present that many receive

Alison Skrepneck, local Coordinator for The Campbell River Shoebox Project. Photo provided.
Coastal Server, a vessel with a mechanical sea lice removal system. Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC.

Grieg to employ new delousing vessel at fish farms

Mechanical system reduces need for medicinal or chemical treatment, company says

Coastal Server, a vessel with a mechanical sea lice removal system. Photo courtesy Grieg Seafood BC.
Hazen Meade is Special Olympics Canada’s 2021 Athlete of the Year. Courtesy Hazen Meade/Special Olympics Canada.

Island athlete named Special Olympics Canada’s 2021 Athlete of the Year

Campbell River’s “Blazin’” Hazen Meade receives national honour

Hazen Meade is Special Olympics Canada’s 2021 Athlete of the Year. Courtesy Hazen Meade/Special Olympics Canada.