Alistair Taylor

The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Physically tough, but mentally relaxing

It’s winter. I am usually just returning from down south and having…

The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Campbell River courthouse. Google maps

Listening to podcast while driving with your phone beside you not distracted driving, judge rules

Campbell River man appeals ticket, saying he was not touching the phone while podcast played

Campbell River courthouse. Google maps
Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo

Campbell River’s new crime year kicks off with bear spray incident at courthouse

With great joy, Campbell River RCMP waved goodbye to 2020 and hoped…

Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo
Grade 12 Carihi student Seth Bisson sanitizes his hands before entering the school hallway. Photo contributed

COPING WITH COVID: School staff take up the challenge of delivering education safely during the pandemic

SPECIAL REPORT: Education staff have to interact with hundreds of children

Grade 12 Carihi student Seth Bisson sanitizes his hands before entering the school hallway. Photo contributed
A possible COVID-19 expsoure has been reported on a Pacific Coastal Airlines flight to Campbell River on Dec. 22. (Pacific Coastal Airlines photo)

CDC warning of COVID-19 exposure on a Dec. 22 flight to Campbell River

Travellers on a Pacific Coastal flight to Campbell River may have been…

A possible COVID-19 expsoure has been reported on a Pacific Coastal Airlines flight to Campbell River on Dec. 22. (Pacific Coastal Airlines photo)
The City of Campbell River has produced a new video of people touting the benefits of the fitness classes offered at the Sportsplex and Community Centre, entitled Be Fit For Life. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River

COPING WITH COVID: City employees adapt on the fly to COVID-19

SPECIAL REPORT: City services interact with the community on a personal level

The City of Campbell River has produced a new video of people touting the benefits of the fitness classes offered at the Sportsplex and Community Centre, entitled Be Fit For Life. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River
Four long guns seized by police on Dec. 12, 2020. RCMP photo

Gun and drug offences keep Campbell River RCMP busy in December

December was a month for firearms and drug offences, the Campbell River…

Four long guns seized by police on Dec. 12, 2020. RCMP photo
SD72 board of school trustees chair John Kerr sent a letter to Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside on behalf of the board urging the provice to put teachers and school support staff near the front of the line for a COVID-19 vaccine. Mirror file photo
SD72 board of school trustees chair John Kerr sent a letter to Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside on behalf of the board urging the provice to put teachers and school support staff near the front of the line for a COVID-19 vaccine. Mirror file photo
Campbell River City Hall. Mirror file photo

Campbell River uses pandemic grant, property revenues to reduce tax increase

The new tax increase will be 2.78 per cent versus 2.85 per cent

Campbell River City Hall. Mirror file photo
Campbell River’s emergency services personnel conducted a Holiday Checkstop on Dogwood Street Dec. 5. They were asking people to stop into the Curling Club parking lot on Dogwood Street and make a donation to the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Drive. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror

Holiday Checkstop

Campbell River’s emergency personnel collect donations to the Christmas Hamper Drive

Campbell River’s emergency services personnel conducted a Holiday Checkstop on Dogwood Street Dec. 5. They were asking people to stop into the Curling Club parking lot on Dogwood Street and make a donation to the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Drive. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
British Columbia provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry wears a face mask as she views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver, on Friday, July 3, 2020. Dr. Henry frequently reminds people that there are those people who cannot wear a mask for legitimate reasons and they don’t have to. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Not everyone can wear a mask, Campbell River woman wants community to keep in mind

People enforcing mask rules frequently ignore that possibility

British Columbia provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry wears a face mask as she views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver, on Friday, July 3, 2020. Dr. Henry frequently reminds people that there are those people who cannot wear a mask for legitimate reasons and they don’t have to. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
In this photo taken Wednesday, May 15, 2019, customer Torre Treece, left, talks with Rad Power Bikes sales associate Becs Richards about the two electric bikes he bought at the shop in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Treat an e-bike like a motorcycle, you’ll get penalized like a motorcycle

Recently an individual posted on one of the local Facebook pages regarding…

In this photo taken Wednesday, May 15, 2019, customer Torre Treece, left, talks with Rad Power Bikes sales associate Becs Richards about the two electric bikes he bought at the shop in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Michele Babchuk’s official resignation from city council took effect Nov. 30. She now takes up her duties as North Island MLA. Photo contributed

Fellow councillors pay tribute to Michele Babchuk as she takes up her MLA duties

Michelle Babchuk wore her city councillor title for one last time Monday,…

Michele Babchuk’s official resignation from city council took effect Nov. 30. She now takes up her duties as North Island MLA. Photo contributed
A pickup truck was involved in an incident 9:30 p.m. Nov. 30. A witness who took the photo says the truck left the roadway, knocked over a fire hydrant before hitting a parked van and coming to rest in a yard. Photo by Michael Hack

VIDEO: Pick up truck takes out numerous vehicles, fire hydrant and hits house on the side of Campbell River street

A dark Ford 150 pick-up truck travelling northbound struck multiple cars in…

A pickup truck was involved in an incident 9:30 p.m. Nov. 30. A witness who took the photo says the truck left the roadway, knocked over a fire hydrant before hitting a parked van and coming to rest in a yard. Photo by Michael Hack
Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo
Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo
Franca Warkentin, President, and Annie Holmes, Trustee, of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary present a cheque for $500 to Hamper Chairman Ken Niesen. Photo contributed

Final week to apply for Christmas Hampers is upon us

Applications are coming in slowly but the Dec. 5 deadline is Saturday.

Franca Warkentin, President, and Annie Holmes, Trustee, of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary present a cheque for $500 to Hamper Chairman Ken Niesen. Photo contributed
Although B.C. has not made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces, some business owners are requiring all customers to wear them before entering their store. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

Campbell River businesses not immune to mask refusals and disturbances

Police have not handed out fines yet under the new provincial mandate

Although B.C. has not made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces, some business owners are requiring all customers to wear them before entering their store. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Bill and Jocelyn Reekie dancing at a Campbell River adult care event in 2014. Photo submitted

Dementia awareness project starting in Campbell River

Work has begun to develop greater dementia awareness and support in Campbell…

Bill and Jocelyn Reekie dancing at a Campbell River adult care event in 2014. Photo submitted
Windy conditions in Campbell River Nov. 27 made for some picturesque wave action at Ken Forde Park. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Campbell River region wakes up to windy day

The Campbell River area woke up to blustery conditions on Friday, Nov.…

Windy conditions in Campbell River Nov. 27 made for some picturesque wave action at Ken Forde Park. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror