Sean Feagan

Christoph Deeg, Pacific Salmon Foundation researcher. Photo by Alanna D Photography.

New Pacific Salmon Foundation research sheds new light on open ocean survival

Study examines relationship between environmental conditions, pathogens, and gene expression

Christoph Deeg, Pacific Salmon Foundation researcher. Photo by Alanna D Photography.
A sea anemone in the Discovery Passage Aquarium.

Discovery Passage Aquarium hosting film screening, clean-up, and intertidal walk

Events showcasing and supporting local marine species and habitats

A sea anemone in the Discovery Passage Aquarium.
A fresh catch of wild spot prawns is unloaded at Mad Dog Crabs in Duncan, B.C. (Warren Goulding file photo)

B.C. spot prawn harvesters relieved at federal thaw on flash-freeze tubbing

Draft management plan back to status quo as DFO abandons ‘catastrophic’ rule change proposals

A fresh catch of wild spot prawns is unloaded at Mad Dog Crabs in Duncan, B.C. (Warren Goulding file photo)
Campbell River courthouse. Google maps

Island woman gets 24 months for mugging senior, robbing store with painted water pistol

Sentenced after pleading guilty to three charges for crimes committed February in Campbell River

Campbell River courthouse. Google maps
A bus travels on Dogwood Street amid a snowstorm in Campbell River. Note snow-clearing for municipal and provincial roads are separate operations. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Extraordinary snowfall event stretching Vancouver Island snow clearing operations

Provincial contractor clears roads by a priority system that resets upon each snowfall

A bus travels on Dogwood Street amid a snowstorm in Campbell River. Note snow-clearing for municipal and provincial roads are separate operations. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
A small, orphaned black bear cub in Gold River has been rescued. Photo courtesy Kim Sevinski.

Wildlife advocates work together to rescue orphaned bear cub on Vancouver Island

Underweight bear was alone for days in Vancouver Island community, now in rehabilitation centre

A small, orphaned black bear cub in Gold River has been rescued. Photo courtesy Kim Sevinski.
Bill Coltart, president of Campbell River Association of Tour Operators (CRATO), as debris the organization has collected from local shorelines and sorted is loaded onto a transport truck for recycling. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Bill Coltart, president of Campbell River Association of Tour Operators (CRATO), as debris the organization has collected from local shorelines and then sorted is loaded onto a truck to be transported for recycling. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Vancouver Island shorelines scrubbed cleaner thanks to tour operator-led project

Campbell River Association of Tour Operators lead removal of 37 tonnes of debris over 350 kilometres

Bill Coltart, president of Campbell River Association of Tour Operators (CRATO), as debris the organization has collected from local shorelines and sorted is loaded onto a transport truck for recycling. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Bill Coltart, president of Campbell River Association of Tour Operators (CRATO), as debris the organization has collected from local shorelines and then sorted is loaded onto a truck to be transported for recycling. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.
Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November 2021. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.

Diver training helping B.C. get to the bottom of its ‘ghost gear’ problem

Training part of federal government program targeting lost fishing gear in Canadian waters

Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.
Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November 2021. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.
Anti-fish farm activists enter the open house to protest. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: First Nations land dispute breaks out at open house for proposed fish farm site

The second engagement session was held in-person at the Port McNeil Community Hall

Anti-fish farm activists enter the open house to protest. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Mowi Canada West salmon farm. (Mowi photo)

Fish farmers say data refutes sea lice drop-off after Discovery Islands restocking ban

But wild salmon advocates say link between farms and infections supported by peer-reviewed science

Mowi Canada West salmon farm. (Mowi photo)
A rockfish. Courtesy Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance.

Researchers uncover and map biological hotspots of B.C.’s Central Coast

Rich groups of rockfish, sponges and corals found, including in fjords and inland channels

A rockfish. Courtesy Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance.
An array of seafood. Public domain image.

Marine watchdog urges federal government to crack down on seafood fraud

Oceana Canada want boat-to-plate traceability to address misrepresentation of seafood products

An array of seafood. Public domain image.
A salmon leaps out of the water while fighting a line in the Puntlege River in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell

B.C. recreational chum salmon fisheries go catch-and-release due to low returns

DFO non-retention orders in effect for multiple recreational fisheries throughout southern B.C.

A salmon leaps out of the water while fighting a line in the Puntlege River in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell
Quillback rock fish on a marine protected area glass sponge reef. (Photo credit of CPAWS-BC, Diane Reid)

Watchdog says B.C.’s marine protected areas fall short in protecting biodiversity

Activities such as bottom trawling active in some MPAs, future threats looming

Quillback rock fish on a marine protected area glass sponge reef. (Photo credit of CPAWS-BC, Diane Reid)
Researchers sample fish in the Keogh River on Vancouver Island. Simon Fraser University.

Vancouver Island study disentangles river and marine stressors on salmon and trout

Decline in freshwater recruitment of three species strongly associated with watershed logging

Researchers sample fish in the Keogh River on Vancouver Island. Simon Fraser University.
Mowi Canada West salmon farm in B.C. waters. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada)

Federal Court hearing on Discovery Island fish farm phase-out underway

Opposing arguments from aquaculture companies and environmental organizations being heard

Mowi Canada West salmon farm in B.C. waters. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada)
Self-reported rates of anxiety and depression increased during parts of the pandemic. File photo.

Stats Canada reports significant pandemic-related jumps in depression and anxiety

Public health officer: ‘Huge amount of work ahead of us with restoring resiliency in our communities’

Self-reported rates of anxiety and depression increased during parts of the pandemic. File photo.
Volunteers and representatives from four Campbell River and North Island Clubs presented a $26,500 cheque to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island at Qwalayu House on Oct. 15. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Volunteers and representatives from four Campbell River and North Island Clubs presented a $26,500 cheque to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island at Qwalayu House on Oct. 15. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Campbell River and North Island Rotary clubs support Qwalayu House

Club representives present $26,250 to Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island

Volunteers and representatives from four Campbell River and North Island Clubs presented a $26,500 cheque to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island at Qwalayu House on Oct. 15. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Volunteers and representatives from four Campbell River and North Island Clubs presented a $26,500 cheque to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island at Qwalayu House on Oct. 15. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
The semi-closed aquaculture containment system trialed by Cermaq Canada. Cermaq Canada Photo.

Cermaq halts semi-closed containment system trial

Technical fault led to water quality concerns during third testing phase

The semi-closed aquaculture containment system trialed by Cermaq Canada. Cermaq Canada Photo.
The city-owned electric vehicle charging station at the Dogwood Operations Centre in Campbell River. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Campbell River latest Island town to slap user fee on EV charging stations

Electric vehicle users to be charged $2 per hour after half hour, in move aimed to bump turnover

The city-owned electric vehicle charging station at the Dogwood Operations Centre in Campbell River. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.