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Jared Lowndes was killed during an encounter with police which also resulted in the death of a police service dog and injuries to its handler. Facebook photo

Family of Wet’suwet’en man fatally shot by Campbell River RCMP calls for inquiry

Content Warning: this story contains details some may find disturbing. The family…

Jared Lowndes was killed during an encounter with police which also resulted in the death of a police service dog and injuries to its handler. Facebook photo
Scene of fire on Highway 19 near Woss July 9, 2021. Photo by Luke Rushton

Wildfire flared up on Highway 19 near Woss

A wildfire broke out on Highway 19 near Woss, an hour and…

Scene of fire on Highway 19 near Woss July 9, 2021. Photo by Luke Rushton
A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Memorial for Campbell River police dog killed in line of duty grows

VIDEO: Emergency personnel conduct vehicle parade memorial for Gator

A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
PDS Gator was killed in a police incident in Campbell River July 8 in which a man was shot and Gator’s handler was injured. Photo supplied.
PDS Gator is Campbell River’s Mountie of the Month for September, 2020. Photo by Erin Wallis Photography

Tributes pour in for police dog Gator, killed in the line of duty in Campbell River

Gator was involved in a variety of files for the Campbell River RCMP detachment

PDS Gator was killed in a police incident in Campbell River July 8 in which a man was shot and Gator’s handler was injured. Photo supplied.
PDS Gator is Campbell River’s Mountie of the Month for September, 2020. Photo by Erin Wallis Photography
Police attended the Willow Point Tim Hortons in Campbell River for a shooting incident July 8, 2021 in which one man was killed, a police service dog was stabbed to death and his handler injured. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

UPDATE: Man shot, Police Service Dog stabbed and killed in dramatic incident in Campbell River

Independent Investigations Office takes over charge of police-involved shooting incident

Police attended the Willow Point Tim Hortons in Campbell River for a shooting incident July 8, 2021 in which one man was killed, a police service dog was stabbed to death and his handler injured. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
The islands and channels of the Discovery Islands/Vancouver Island area are surrounded by peaks and mountains. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Injunction seeking to restock two Discovery Island fish farms fails in federal court

Cermaq Canada says it is disappointed by the decision

The islands and channels of the Discovery Islands/Vancouver Island area are surrounded by peaks and mountains. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River resident Armande Black painted these shoe rocks to commemorate the First Nations children found buried at the Kamloops Residential School and placed them on a boulder on the beach at 492 South Island Highway. Somebody removed them and Black would like them put back. Photo by Armande Black

Campbell River woman shocked her tribute to residential school children removed

Shoe rocks were painted and placed on beach beside the Old Island Highway

Campbell River resident Armande Black painted these shoe rocks to commemorate the First Nations children found buried at the Kamloops Residential School and placed them on a boulder on the beach at 492 South Island Highway. Somebody removed them and Black would like them put back. Photo by Armande Black
Geoff Duntan (right), captain of Discovery Marine Safaris’ MV Tenacious III, addresses the passengers of the June 6 Sonora Island historic tour while naturalist Kaitlin Paquette (centre) and the Museum at Campbell River’s historian/tour guide Erika Anderson listen on. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Marine tour operator and museum team up for historic boat tours

With June closing a lot warmer than when it started, Campbell River…

Geoff Duntan (right), captain of Discovery Marine Safaris’ MV Tenacious III, addresses the passengers of the June 6 Sonora Island historic tour while naturalist Kaitlin Paquette (centre) and the Museum at Campbell River’s historian/tour guide Erika Anderson listen on. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Epic weekend, no recovery needed

By James Durand Years ago an Epic weekend would have included some…

The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Fire engulfs house on Barclay Road on June 29. Photo by Jim Toso

VIDEO: Blaze engulfing two Campbell River homes continues trend of house fires spreading rapidly

UPDATE: Building materials, summer heat contribute to rapid spread of fire from RV to adjacent homes

Fire engulfs house on Barclay Road on June 29. Photo by Jim Toso
A 2.5 ha. fire located on the Daniels River north of POwell River and east of Cortes Island is listed as out of control. BC Wildfire map

2.5 ha. wildfire burning northeast of Campbell River

Cause is unknown at this time

A 2.5 ha. fire located on the Daniels River north of POwell River and east of Cortes Island is listed as out of control. BC Wildfire map
A floatplane attempting a landing at Campbell River's Tyee Spit hit a sand bar around 7:15 a.m. June 17. It was towed to the tyee SPit floatplane base for recovery work. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
A floatplane attempting a landing at Campbell River's Tyee Spit hit a sand bar around 7:15 a.m. June 17. It was towed to the tyee SPit floatplane base for recovery work. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Celebrity sighting – the Cornelia Marie of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch fame passed by Campbell River on Sunday afternoon capturing the interest of a number of the fans of the TV crab fishing adventure series. Photo by Ryan Dawson

Celebrity sighting – Deadliest Catch vessel passes by Campbell River

The Cornelia Marie of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch fame passed by Campbell…

Celebrity sighting – the Cornelia Marie of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch fame passed by Campbell River on Sunday afternoon capturing the interest of a number of the fans of the TV crab fishing adventure series. Photo by Ryan Dawson
Members of UNIFOR local 3019 walk the picket line at the Myra Falls mine ore loading facility at Tyee Spit in Campbell River June 4. The union walked off the job June 3 after negotiations with mine owner Nyrstar failed to close the gap between the two sides. Photo by AlistaIr Taylor – Campbell River Mirror

Myra Falls mine workers strike for a new contract

Union says it wants to recoup concessions made to help get mine back on its feet

Members of UNIFOR local 3019 walk the picket line at the Myra Falls mine ore loading facility at Tyee Spit in Campbell River June 4. The union walked off the job June 3 after negotiations with mine owner Nyrstar failed to close the gap between the two sides. Photo by AlistaIr Taylor – Campbell River Mirror
The Campbell River Mirror is the preferred source of information about issues facing the City of Campbell River with 75 per cent of respondents stating in a city survey that they prefer to learn about city issues from news articles in the local newspaper and 78 per cent of respondents receive information that way. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Mirror is the preferred source of city information, according to survey

The Campbell River Mirror is the preferred source of information about issues…

The Campbell River Mirror is the preferred source of information about issues facing the City of Campbell River with 75 per cent of respondents stating in a city survey that they prefer to learn about city issues from news articles in the local newspaper and 78 per cent of respondents receive information that way. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror
The Canadian flag flies at half mast at Campbell River’s City Hall and other municipal buildings May 31, 2021. They will remain at half mast until June 8 to commemorate the 215 Indigenous children found buried at the former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Kamloops residential school children honoured at Campbell River City Hall

Flags to fly at half mast at city facilities until June 8

The Canadian flag flies at half mast at Campbell River’s City Hall and other municipal buildings May 31, 2021. They will remain at half mast until June 8 to commemorate the 215 Indigenous children found buried at the former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
A detail of the cover of State of the Salish Sea, a comprehensive report by the Western Washington University-based Salish Sea Institute on the state of the Salish Sea ecosystem. The photo is a detail of Squamish Sunset by Yuri Choufour

Climate change, urbanization and population growth threaten the Salish Sea: report

Call for complex, multi-faceted approach to respond to current and emerging pressure on bioregion

A detail of the cover of State of the Salish Sea, a comprehensive report by the Western Washington University-based Salish Sea Institute on the state of the Salish Sea ecosystem. The photo is a detail of Squamish Sunset by Yuri Choufour
(Black Press file photo)

Impaired driving incidents in Campbell River mar the May long weekend

You would think after forty plus years of impaired driving education that…

(Black Press file photo)
Doing what they’ve been doing since 1956, past presidents of the Campbell River Hospital Auxiliary mark a year of fundraising for the hospital, generating $785,310 this year alone. Pictured are Sharon Helina, Mary Lazarski, Gina Forsyth, Gloria Powszedny, Joanne AMberson and Shelly Morton. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Hospital Auxiliary celebrates 65 years

Back on May 25, 1956, seven people got together to find ways…

Doing what they’ve been doing since 1956, past presidents of the Campbell River Hospital Auxiliary mark a year of fundraising for the hospital, generating $785,310 this year alone. Pictured are Sharon Helina, Mary Lazarski, Gina Forsyth, Gloria Powszedny, Joanne AMberson and Shelly Morton. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Nathan Zuk had left his mother’s residence in Whaletown on Cortes Island in mid-December 2020 in a 14’ skiff rowboat and headed to an unknown location near the Pryce Channel, Deer passage, or Toba Inlet. Photo courtesy RCMP

RCMP need help finding man who set off from Cortes Island in 14-foot rowboat

Nathan Zuk left in December, may have been last seen in Toba Inlet approximately three weeks ago

Nathan Zuk had left his mother’s residence in Whaletown on Cortes Island in mid-December 2020 in a 14’ skiff rowboat and headed to an unknown location near the Pryce Channel, Deer passage, or Toba Inlet. Photo courtesy RCMP