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SD72 board office. Campbell River Mirror photo

New accessible playgrounds, maintenance upgrades coming to north Island schools

Maintenance upgrades also coming for School Districts 72, 84 and 85

 

Oclujce is located approximately 20 minutes west of Zeballos. Port McNeill RCMP are searching for a man who allegedly pointed a gun at another person in the community. Photo courtesy Google Maps

RCMP searching Zeballos area for man who allegedly pointed a gun

Incident occurred in Oclujce on Saturday afternoon

 

John Planaden (centre, grey shirt) treasured this photo of his family, which he loved dearly. His daughter, Stacey Weiland, said everyone in this photo had spent 10 days in Sicamous with Planaden before he drowned on Aug. 11, 2021. (Photo contributed)

In the heart of Mara Lake: Family and dive team reflect on recovery of drowned Alberta man

John Planaden called Sicamous a second home, was part of community for more than 30 years

 

Rachel Blaney is running for re-election as the NDP candidate for North Island-Powell River. Photo supplied

NDP Candidate says ‘things are changing… and we need consistency’

Rachel Blaney running for re-election in North Island-Powell River

Rachel Blaney is running for re-election as the NDP candidate for North Island-Powell River. Photo supplied
Jessica Wegg is running as the Green Party candidate for North Island - Powell River in the 2021 federal election. Photo supplied

North Island-Powell River Green Party candidate sees climate as only issue in election

Jessica Wegg’s background in human rights law has prepared her to make institutional changes

Jessica Wegg is running as the Green Party candidate for North Island - Powell River in the 2021 federal election. Photo supplied
NIC’s Coastal Log Scaling program returns in October 2021 with a new part-time option. Photo supplied

Coastal Log Scaling program to be available for part-time study this year

NIC course will feature field work in Nanaimo region

  • Aug 18, 2021
NIC’s Coastal Log Scaling program returns in October 2021 with a new part-time option. Photo supplied
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for east Vancouver Island. file photo
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for east Vancouver Island. file photo
Troy Clifford, president of president of the Ambulance Paramedics Of BC hopes recently announced changes help restore province’s “renowned ambulance service.” (Black Press Media File)

‘Nobody should have to wait for an ambulance’ — paramedic union president

Island communities to see improved ambulance service

Troy Clifford, president of president of the Ambulance Paramedics Of BC hopes recently announced changes help restore province’s “renowned ambulance service.” (Black Press Media File)
Spot prawn fishing is a multimillion dollar industry in B.C. (pixabay)

Island MPs slam DFO for not consulting fishery workers

Decision-making process needs some work, they say

Spot prawn fishing is a multimillion dollar industry in B.C. (pixabay)
Island 3 as it left Romania earlier this year. Photo courtesy B.C. Ferries

Newest B.C. ferry crosses into the Pacific

BC Ferries Island 3 went through the Panama Canal Wednesday bound for Quadra Island run

Island 3 as it left Romania earlier this year. Photo courtesy B.C. Ferries
The B.C. Conservation Officer Service set up a live trap on Ben McGuffie’s property on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy Ben McGuffie

B.C. winery operator throws rock to protect his goats from menacing grizzly

The big bears are rare for Quadra Island, especially in the populated areas

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service set up a live trap on Ben McGuffie’s property on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy Ben McGuffie
A pod of orcas joined the 7 Generation Steward Society at the Tyee Spit singing in memorial for the 215 children found in Kamloops. Photo courtesy Cory Cliffe

VIDEO: Whales appear during Indigenous ceremony for 215 children in Campbell River

‘Our ancestors wouldn’t appear if we weren’t doing things in a good way’ — Cory Cliffe

A pod of orcas joined the 7 Generation Steward Society at the Tyee Spit singing in memorial for the 215 children found in Kamloops. Photo courtesy Cory Cliffe
The new Island Class ferry destined for the Campbell River-Quadra Island route will be travelling to North America from Romania under its own power. Photo supplied by BC Ferries

VIDEO: New B.C. ferry for Campbell River-to-Quadra run on its way across the Atlantic

First of the Island Class ferries to make the transatlantic journey on its own

The new Island Class ferry destined for the Campbell River-Quadra Island route will be travelling to North America from Romania under its own power. Photo supplied by BC Ferries
A game camera near the Klahoose reservation on Cortes Island caught this glimpse of a truck leaving the woodlot at around 2:30 on Sunday morning. Photo supplied by Klahoose First Nation

Indigenous cutblock vandalized on Cortes Island, anti-logging element suspected

Ribbons pulled down, gravel poured into gas tank at Klahoose First Nation site

A game camera near the Klahoose reservation on Cortes Island caught this glimpse of a truck leaving the woodlot at around 2:30 on Sunday morning. Photo supplied by Klahoose First Nation
The seasonal Search and Rescue program will run between May to September. ( File photo/Canadian Coast Guard)

Coast Guard Inshore Rescue Program starting up next week

Teams have protocols in place to ensure COVID-19 safety

The seasonal Search and Rescue program will run between May to September. ( File photo/Canadian Coast Guard)
The seasonal Search and Rescue program will run between May to September. ( File photo/Canadian Coast Guard)

North Vancouver Island Coast Guard Inshore Rescue Program ready to relaunch

Teams have protocols in place to ensure COVID-19 safety while providing marine safety net

The seasonal Search and Rescue program will run between May to September. ( File photo/Canadian Coast Guard)
An adult Chinook salmon swims in Ship Creek in Anchorage in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

25 MPs co-sign letter asking DFO to open mark selective Chinook fishery

Blaney, Singh, May and Johns among signatories to letter

An adult Chinook salmon swims in Ship Creek in Anchorage in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
A small earthquake was felt in Sayward on Feb. 17. Photo courtesy Earthquakes Canada

Small earthquake felt in Sayward

Reports of ‘weak shaking’ in area

A small earthquake was felt in Sayward on Feb. 17. Photo courtesy Earthquakes Canada
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney will be hosting virtual townhalls in Feb. and March. Photo supplied by Rachel Blaney

North Island-Powell River MP to host virtual townhalls

‘I have missed personally visiting with residents in our small and remote communities.’ — Blaney

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney will be hosting virtual townhalls in Feb. and March. Photo supplied by Rachel Blaney
The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.

VIDEO: Investigators probe Bute Inlet landslide in bid to understand glacial retreat

Hakai Institute looks into long-term effects of massive landslide on B.C.’s central coast

The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.