Marissa Tiel

Campbell River RCMP are investigating after a man was set on fire while he was sleeping under the highway bridge in Campbell River on Sept. 22, 2020. Photo supplied

Man, 20, injured after being set on fire while sleeping under Campbell River bridge

Man recovering from serious burns in hospital

Campbell River RCMP are investigating after a man was set on fire while he was sleeping under the highway bridge in Campbell River on Sept. 22, 2020. Photo supplied
North Island MLA Claire Trevena announced she would not be seeking re-election in B.C.’s next provincial election.
North Island MLA Claire Trevena announced she would not be seeking re-election in B.C.’s next provincial election.
The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is working to finalize a start date for the upcoming Island Junior B hockey season. In this file photo, the Campbell River Storm celebrate their ninth win in a row during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

VIJHL finalizing cohort groups and schedules for upcoming season

Start date is still unknown, but should be announced in the coming weeks, says league

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is working to finalize a start date for the upcoming Island Junior B hockey season. In this file photo, the Campbell River Storm celebrate their ninth win in a row during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Laurence Philippsen is seen at the top of Kla-anch Peak in this undated photo. His remains were found earlier this month in the backcountry near Gold River, where he had embarked on a solo trip in early July. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Elms

Body of missing hiker recovered near Gold River

Laurence Philippsen had set out on a solo backpacking trip in early July

Laurence Philippsen is seen at the top of Kla-anch Peak in this undated photo. His remains were found earlier this month in the backcountry near Gold River, where he had embarked on a solo trip in early July. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Elms
A new bursary has been started for North Island College culinary students in honour of Ruth ‘Rootitoot’ McCusker. The Campbell River woman passed away earlier this year, but was known to tens of thousands online as an Instant Pot expert. Photo provided

Family of B.C. Instant Pot expert starts endowment in her honour

Ruth ‘Rootitoot’ McCusker Wilkowski Memorial Bursary Endowment Fund to benefit NIC culinary students

A new bursary has been started for North Island College culinary students in honour of Ruth ‘Rootitoot’ McCusker. The Campbell River woman passed away earlier this year, but was known to tens of thousands online as an Instant Pot expert. Photo provided
North Island College English instructor Steve Schoenhoff is hosting the 12th annual 3-Hour Fiction Writing Contest this summer. He’ll provide a prompt to participants. ‘It might be a psychological problem deep in the heart of the protagonist, or a conflict for control of the universe … or the last roll of toilet paper,’ he said. Image provided

North Island College writing contest returns this summer

There will be three chances to take part in the virtual 3-hour writing competition

North Island College English instructor Steve Schoenhoff is hosting the 12th annual 3-Hour Fiction Writing Contest this summer. He’ll provide a prompt to participants. ‘It might be a psychological problem deep in the heart of the protagonist, or a conflict for control of the universe … or the last roll of toilet paper,’ he said. Image provided
From left, Chris Read, communications manager at Mowi Canada West, Debbie Willis, Campbell River Food Bank manager and Diane Morrison, managing director at Mowi Canada West pose for a photo on June 6, 2020 with the latest Mowi donation to the food bank. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Mowi providing salmon donations to Campbell River food bank throughout pandemic

Network started to share product with more than 10 down-Island food banks

From left, Chris Read, communications manager at Mowi Canada West, Debbie Willis, Campbell River Food Bank manager and Diane Morrison, managing director at Mowi Canada West pose for a photo on June 6, 2020 with the latest Mowi donation to the food bank. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Smoked salmon was included in the latest Mowi donation to the Campbell River Food Bank. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Mowi providing salmon donations to Vancouver Island food banks throughout pandemic

Network started to share product with more than 10 down-Island food banks

Smoked salmon was included in the latest Mowi donation to the Campbell River Food Bank. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Gary Ritchie is still missing after his boat was found washed ashore in the Johnstone Strait. Image supplied

Port McNeill man remains missing after boat found washed ashore in Johnstone Strait

Gary Ritchie was last seen leaving Port McNeill June 7 on a 35-foot-long wooden boat

Gary Ritchie is still missing after his boat was found washed ashore in the Johnstone Strait. Image supplied
Port McNeill RCMP arrested six people during a drug trafficking investigation in the north Vancouver Island community on June 3, 2020. (Black Press File Photo)

Six people arrested during Port McNeill drug investigation

Police had come to suspect the residence was involved in drug trafficking

Port McNeill RCMP arrested six people during a drug trafficking investigation in the north Vancouver Island community on June 3, 2020. (Black Press File Photo)
North Island College will see a blended approach to learning this fall. Some programs will be delivered exclusively through online learning, while others will be taught through a combination of online and in-person learning. Mirror File Photo

North Island College announces blended approach to learning in the fall

School will use combination of digital and in-person strategies to offer courses

North Island College will see a blended approach to learning this fall. Some programs will be delivered exclusively through online learning, while others will be taught through a combination of online and in-person learning. Mirror File Photo
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney is asking the federal government for more financial supports for seniors. Black Press File Photo

Vancouver Island MP requests more supports for seniors

Prime Minister keeps asking seniors to wait after weeks of being told help is coming, says MP Blaney

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney is asking the federal government for more financial supports for seniors. Black Press File Photo
Campbell River RCMP attended a parking lot fight at the Dogwood 7-Eleven in the early hours of April 26, 2020. (Black Press Media files)

Campbell River RCMP attend overnight 7-Eleven parking lot fight

Thirteen people were fighting in the parking lot when police arrived

Campbell River RCMP attended a parking lot fight at the Dogwood 7-Eleven in the early hours of April 26, 2020. (Black Press Media files)
The suspect in the armed robbery at Big Rock Liquor lost a shoe when they fled the scene, police say. Image provided

Campbell River RCMP investigating liquor store robbery

Suspect lost shoe while fleeing the scene: RCMP

The suspect in the armed robbery at Big Rock Liquor lost a shoe when they fled the scene, police say. Image provided
Leo Jack stands next to a humpback whale carcass that was found on a remote beach north of Kyuquot on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. It was photographed on April 2, 2020. Image courtesy of Tracey Gosselin
Leo Jack stands next to a humpback whale carcass that was found on a remote beach north of Kyuquot on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. It was photographed on April 2, 2020. Image courtesy of Tracey Gosselin
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating an early-morning crash on March 28 in Campbell River’s Willow Point neighbourhood that resulted in the death of a passenger. The driver was arrested on scene. File Photo

Speed, alcohol not ruled out as factors in crash that left one person dead

Police watchdog, Campbell River Major Crimes Unit are investigating

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating an early-morning crash on March 28 in Campbell River’s Willow Point neighbourhood that resulted in the death of a passenger. The driver was arrested on scene. File Photo
An investigation is ongoing following an early morning high-speed crash in Willow Point Saturday, March 28. Black Press File Photo

One person in hospital, one in police custody following early morning high-speed crash in Campbell River

Officers were in the area for a break and enter investigation

An investigation is ongoing following an early morning high-speed crash in Willow Point Saturday, March 28. Black Press File Photo
Overnight camping is no longer permitted at Recreation Sites and Trails BC sites. The closure is part of an ongoing effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Pixabay image

BC Recreation Sites and Trails across the province closed for all overnight use

Many facilities affected, but some trails remain open

Overnight camping is no longer permitted at Recreation Sites and Trails BC sites. The closure is part of an ongoing effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Pixabay image
The view from the top of the Ripple Rock Trail hike. The trail, which is managed by Recreation Sites and Trails BC, has been closed as of March 26 until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Photo by Brandon Fenton/ Facebook

Ripple Rock Trail now closed to prevent spread of COVID-19

Campbell River-area trail ‘continues to see extremely high use’ – SRD spokesperson

The view from the top of the Ripple Rock Trail hike. The trail, which is managed by Recreation Sites and Trails BC, has been closed as of March 26 until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Photo by Brandon Fenton/ Facebook
Sharon Yon hasn’t been in Campbell River for very long, but when she saw a trend emerge in Prince George, she knew it needed to make its way to Vancouver Island. Yon is encouraging people to create and post hearts in their windows during a time when government officials are urging people to stay home, other than for essential needs. ‘It’s good for the kids,’ she says. ‘It gives them an outlet for their creativity.’

Hearts of Vancouver Island campaign spreading message of love and unity

‘It’s all about community and bringing people together’

Sharon Yon hasn’t been in Campbell River for very long, but when she saw a trend emerge in Prince George, she knew it needed to make its way to Vancouver Island. Yon is encouraging people to create and post hearts in their windows during a time when government officials are urging people to stay home, other than for essential needs. ‘It’s good for the kids,’ she says. ‘It gives them an outlet for their creativity.’