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Damien Dupont, visiting the Free Grace Baptist Church for an in-person service, during a time when there is a ban on gatherings, speaks to a television news crew outside the church on Dec. 13, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

3 Chilliwack churches could face charges for defying pandemic ban on in-person gatherings

Chilliwack RCMP began with awareness campaign but have now recommended charges for gatherings

Damien Dupont, visiting the Free Grace Baptist Church for an in-person service, during a time when there is a ban on gatherings, speaks to a television news crew outside the church on Dec. 13, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney has spoken out about some veterans losing their Dimished Earning Capacity income. (Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror photo)

Blaney pens letter to minister about veteran supports

Concerned about veterans losing some income

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney has spoken out about some veterans losing their Dimished Earning Capacity income. (Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror photo)
The North Island 9-1-1 Corporation (NI911) has supported local residents for 25 years. Black Press file photo

North Island 911 looks to change how they get funding

Three options to be decided upon in early 2021

The North Island 9-1-1 Corporation (NI911) has supported local residents for 25 years. Black Press file photo
Campbell River's new hospital, July 2018

Nurse diverts opiates and falsifies records at Campbell River Hospital

Nurse facing disciplinary action for moving opiates out of the hospital

Campbell River's new hospital, July 2018
Christopher Lloyd Dixon was arrested by Vancouver Island RCMP after a tip from the public. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island RCMP arrest man in connection to alleged sexual offences

Mounties had asked for public’s help in case

  • Jul 18, 2020
Christopher Lloyd Dixon was arrested by Vancouver Island RCMP after a tip from the public. (Photo submitted)
A decapitated sea lion washed up on the beach near Lantzville, found on April 28, 2020. PBMM discourages the practice, and advocates for humane and non-wasteful harvesting. Photo supplied by Animal Alliance of Canada

Seals and sea lions may not be the scourge of the Salish Sea according to scientists

Biologists are divided on the cause of salmon decline

A decapitated sea lion washed up on the beach near Lantzville, found on April 28, 2020. PBMM discourages the practice, and advocates for humane and non-wasteful harvesting. Photo supplied by Animal Alliance of Canada
Island youths create film asking their generation to stay home

Island youths create film asking their generation to stay home

Filmmakers liken pandemic to world wars as ‘generation defining’

Island youths create film asking their generation to stay home
The Strathcona Regional District will be holding their open meetings without the public present due to COVID-19. File photo

Regional Districts able to hold open meetings without public present

Strathcona Regional District to post minutes after meeting

The Strathcona Regional District will be holding their open meetings without the public present due to COVID-19. File photo
Firefighters work to put out an apartment building fire at the corner of Dogwood Street and 9th Avenue in Campbell River, B.C. on April 8, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Community rallies around Campbell River fire victims

Emergency Social Services volunteers logged over 100 hours in first day after fire

Firefighters work to put out an apartment building fire at the corner of Dogwood Street and 9th Avenue in Campbell River, B.C. on April 8, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
The First Nations Health Authority is providing a new virtual primary health care service to First Nations people in B.C. (Pexels photo)

B.C. First Nations Health Authority launches virtual doctor program

Program to provide primary health care through COVID-19 pandemic

The First Nations Health Authority is providing a new virtual primary health care service to First Nations people in B.C. (Pexels photo)
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney described how the universal benefit would work. File photo

Federal NDP suggests universal benefit to streamline aid payments

Those who do not need money will repay at end of tax year

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney described how the universal benefit would work. File photo
BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers

BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers

Ferries working on schedule shifts to keep workers safe

BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers
Local cases of COVID-19 should not affect how people act. Image by CDC
Local cases of COVID-19 should not affect how people act. Image by CDC
Not COVID-19: Here’s a look at what else happened this week in B.C.

Not COVID-19: Here’s a look at what else happened this week in B.C.

A million-dollar coffee run, a costly pet scam, road rage caught on video and more

Not COVID-19: Here’s a look at what else happened this week in B.C.
Vernon city Coun. Dalvir Nahal recently received death threats in the mail, but three months later she said she’s more angry than anything. (Stock photo)

‘Die!’: Vernon councillor mailed death threat

This story contains information that might be sensitive to some readers

Vernon city Coun. Dalvir Nahal recently received death threats in the mail, but three months later she said she’s more angry than anything. (Stock photo)
Archiving approximately a million materials could take up to two years, according to UBCO archivist Paige Hohmann. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Behind the scenes of turning newspapers into digital archives

Kelowna Capital News donated materials dating from 1980 to 2000

Archiving approximately a million materials could take up to two years, according to UBCO archivist Paige Hohmann. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
The Arkells in Kelowna, B.C. (Dustin Betuzzi photo)

Canadian rock band The Arkells asks fans to subscribe to local news in T-shirt giveaway

Canadian rock band announced they’ll give away a free T-shirt to anyone who takes out a subscription

The Arkells in Kelowna, B.C. (Dustin Betuzzi photo)