Sean Feagan

Indoor raceways at an existing land-based aquaculture facility, similar to those planned for the proposed Gold River Aquafarms facility. Photo courtesy Robert Walker.

Gold River Aquafarms project waiting on regulatory green light

Company has plans for 3,000-tonne, land-based steelhead aquaculture facility at former sawmill site

Indoor raceways at an existing land-based aquaculture facility, similar to those planned for the proposed Gold River Aquafarms facility. Photo courtesy Robert Walker.
Island Generation, a 275-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Campbell River. Photo courtesy Capital Power.

BC Hydro planning future without Vancouver Island’s largest gas fired power plant

Campbell River Island Generation plant’s electricity agreement expiring in 2022; renewal in doubt

Island Generation, a 275-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Campbell River. Photo courtesy Capital Power.
Kevin Gourlay uses radio telemetry to track marmots. Photo courtesy Kevin Gourlay.

Researchers find three new Vancouver Island Marmot colonies this summer

Two colonies found in Strathcona Park, where recovery has been a “struggle”

Kevin Gourlay uses radio telemetry to track marmots. Photo courtesy Kevin Gourlay.
Project Watershed staff and volunteers prepare to sample the beach at Frank James Park in Campbell River on Aug. 11 to assess the site for beach-spawning forage fish. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

VIDEO: Volunteers needed to help Island group study salmon food source

Project Watershed studying poorly-understood beach-spawning forage fish eaten by young salmon

Project Watershed staff and volunteers prepare to sample the beach at Frank James Park in Campbell River on Aug. 11 to assess the site for beach-spawning forage fish. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Dallas Allison trains on Mohun Lake on Aug. 13, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

B.C paramedic trying to break world record for longest 24-hour paddleboard ride

Dallas Allison using Guinness World Record attempt to raise money for Honour House Society

Dallas Allison trains on Mohun Lake on Aug. 13, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Elija Saxby, City of Campbell River skatepark leader, at the Willow Point Skatepark on Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River skatepark leaders showing kids park is for everyone

City program has young mentors help with tricks, maintenance and any bumps or scrapes that arise

Elija Saxby, City of Campbell River skatepark leader, at the Willow Point Skatepark on Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror
Dr. Stacey Gastis, a Comox-area veterinarian, has been selected to be Maverick Party candidate for North Island—Powell River.

Local veterinarian selected as Maverick Party candidate in upcoming federal election

Comox vet Dr. Stacey Gastis a newcomer to politics

Dr. Stacey Gastis, a Comox-area veterinarian, has been selected to be Maverick Party candidate for North Island—Powell River.
Marine mammal regulations prohibit drones being flown near marine mammals. Black Press file photo.

Troubling trend of drones buzzing B.C. marine mammals leads to DFO warning

Disturbing whales, sea lions and other marine mammals prohibited under federal regulations

Marine mammal regulations prohibit drones being flown near marine mammals. Black Press file photo.
Sablefish is a fish species that lives in sea beds of the Pacific Northwest that is also farmed commercially. Public domain photo.

Vancouver Island First Nation testing the waters of sablefish fish farming

Campbell River area We Wai Kai to conduct habitat surveys with provincial and federal funding

Sablefish is a fish species that lives in sea beds of the Pacific Northwest that is also farmed commercially. Public domain photo.
Campbell River will be getting a new federal economic development office, likely somewhere near City Hall. (Sean Feagan - Campbell River Mirror)

Federal economic development office to open in Campbell River

‘Service location’ one of eight new offices to open in B.C.

Campbell River will be getting a new federal economic development office, likely somewhere near City Hall. (Sean Feagan - Campbell River Mirror)
Rower Avalon Wasteneys, from Campbell River, won gold with the the Canadian women’s eight at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo courtesy Avalon Wasteneys.

Gold medal-winning Vancouver Island Olympian still basking in the dream

Rower Avalon Wasteneys brings home gold from Tokyo 2020 games

Rower Avalon Wasteneys, from Campbell River, won gold with the the Canadian women’s eight at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo courtesy Avalon Wasteneys.
Jesse Barnes plays the drums from a logging road near Kelsey Bay, backed by Hardwicke Island and Yorke Island. Photo courtesy Jesse Barnes.

Island musician rocks out on drums from rocky heights

Jesse Barnes plays while surrounded by splendor in north Vancouver Island and records for Youtube

Jesse Barnes plays the drums from a logging road near Kelsey Bay, backed by Hardwicke Island and Yorke Island. Photo courtesy Jesse Barnes.
Island 3 as it left Romania earlier this year. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)

VIDEO: New ‘Island 3’ ferry arrives in Victoria

Ship completes 64-day, 10,000 nautical mile transatlantic journey

Island 3 as it left Romania earlier this year. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)
Ray Goodwin (l-r), Leanne McIntee, Tracy Armstrong and Grady Stotz with the Mobile Outreach Unit for Health and Support Services (MOUHSS) bus at Willow Point in Campbell River on July 13, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

MOUHSS bus heading to Port Hardy

Mobile outreach unit to start travelling to Port Hardy every two weeks

Ray Goodwin (l-r), Leanne McIntee, Tracy Armstrong and Grady Stotz with the Mobile Outreach Unit for Health and Support Services (MOUHSS) bus at Willow Point in Campbell River on July 13, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Halfpipe with his mother Split Fluke in 2019. Photo courtesy Kaitlin Paquette.

Death of young humpback shows tragic impact of ship collisions, 2 experts say

Two-year-old ‘Halfpipe’ found dead July 8

Halfpipe with his mother Split Fluke in 2019. Photo courtesy Kaitlin Paquette.
A ribbon cutting during grand opening ceremony of Q̓ʷalayu House in Campbell River on July 12, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Q̓ʷalayu House opens to support mothers and families

Facility provides safe and warm space for families from remote communities seeking health care

A ribbon cutting during grand opening ceremony of Q̓ʷalayu House in Campbell River on July 12, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror
Rose Archie, one of the founders of Nations Skate Youth, teaches a participant during the organization’s skateboarding camp at Homalco First Nation on July 1, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Nations Skate Youth tours Island, stops in Homalco for skateboarding workshop

Organization teaches skateboarding to empower Indigeneous youth and conserve culture.

Rose Archie, one of the founders of Nations Skate Youth, teaches a participant during the organization’s skateboarding camp at Homalco First Nation on July 1, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Catches and returns of chinook salmon, pictured, are declining through parts of their range. Black Press Media file photo

Pacific salmon recovery report gives 32 recommendations to reverse salmon declines

Report caps an investigation into B.C.’s declining salmon populations

Catches and returns of chinook salmon, pictured, are declining through parts of their range. Black Press Media file photo
A sea anemone in the Discovery Passage Aquarium on June 8, World Ocean Day.

VIDEO: Island aquarium spreads the word about World Ocean Day

Highlights importance of marine conservation and what people can do to help the ocean

A sea anemone in the Discovery Passage Aquarium on June 8, World Ocean Day.