Edward Hitchins

The Campbell River Food Bank's staff is small and mighty, but Manager Joanne Watson says they need more as they head into the holidays and 2023. Pictured here are Volunteers (Left to Right): Cynthia Barnes,warehouse manager Josh Orwin, manager Jo Watson, Annie Hildebrand, Sandra Rushton, Anatolii Samoilyk, and Driver Ross Milnthrop. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Food Bank manager sees tough road ahead of the holidays

Uptick in renters, double income families and seniors relying on Food Bank

The Campbell River Food Bank's staff is small and mighty, but Manager Joanne Watson says they need more as they head into the holidays and 2023. Pictured here are Volunteers (Left to Right): Cynthia Barnes,warehouse manager Josh Orwin, manager Jo Watson, Annie Hildebrand, Sandra Rushton, Anatolii Samoilyk, and Driver Ross Milnthrop. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror
Carihi Secondary School will be closed Friday as snow continues to pelt Campbell River. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror

School District 72 closes all schools on Friday due to weather

Decision based on warnings from Environment Canada, deteriorating road conditions.

Carihi Secondary School will be closed Friday as snow continues to pelt Campbell River. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror
John Jepson, second from left in the back, helped Carihi Secondary to combined eight AA Island Soccer championships at both boys and girls levels. File Photo Campbell River Mirror

Veteran Island soccer coach expects men’s World Cup run to make impact like women’s did

Carihi’s John Jepson has been an influential steward of the game in Campbell River

John Jepson, second from left in the back, helped Carihi Secondary to combined eight AA Island Soccer championships at both boys and girls levels. File Photo Campbell River Mirror
Aquatic science biologist Howie Manchester picks a salmon to collect samples from during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward

Sea lice numbers not necessarily influenced by presence or absence of salmon farms – studies

New data suggests sea lice levels trend up or down; Activists are skeptical

Aquatic science biologist Howie Manchester picks a salmon to collect samples from during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward
A Campbell River teacher was disciplined for a lesson she taught her students about racism. (Pixabay)

Campbell River teacher reprimanded for Grade 2 exercise on segregation that left child in tears

Commisioner For Teacher Regulation says teacher failed to treat students with “dignity and respect”

A Campbell River teacher was disciplined for a lesson she taught her students about racism. (Pixabay)
Canada’s Alphonso Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. The 22-year-old from Edmonton is set to shine on the world stage and is already an inspiration for youth soccer players across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Men’s national team success means soccer is thriving: CRSC head coach

Says continued success could mean ‘one day’ Campbell River player plays in Soccer’s grandest stage

Canada’s Alphonso Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. The 22-year-old from Edmonton is set to shine on the world stage and is already an inspiration for youth soccer players across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
John Jepson, second from left in the back, helped Carihi Secondary to combined eight AA Island Soccer championships at both boys and girls levels. File Photo Campbell River Mirror

Legendary local soccer coach expects men’s World Cup success will have same impact women’s did

Carihi’s John Jepson has been an influential steward of the game in Campbell River

John Jepson, second from left in the back, helped Carihi Secondary to combined eight AA Island Soccer championships at both boys and girls levels. File Photo Campbell River Mirror
The Canadian team pose for photographers before the start of the Football World Cup match between Canada and Hungary in Irapuato, Mexico on June 6, 1986. Left to right standing; Ian Bridge, Randy Samuel, Igor Vrablic, Randy Ragan, Bob Lenarduzzi, Gerry Gray. Front row left to right; Bruce Wilson, Carl Valentine, David Norman, Tino Lettieri, Paul James. Hungary defeated Canada 2-0. Canadian head coach Tony Waiters knew what he wanted when he prepared his team for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Former Men’s national soccer team, Ken Garraway, enjoys current team’s success

former national team forward sees qualifying as having “huge impact” on the future of soccer in Canada

The Canadian team pose for photographers before the start of the Football World Cup match between Canada and Hungary in Irapuato, Mexico on June 6, 1986. Left to right standing; Ian Bridge, Randy Samuel, Igor Vrablic, Randy Ragan, Bob Lenarduzzi, Gerry Gray. Front row left to right; Bruce Wilson, Carl Valentine, David Norman, Tino Lettieri, Paul James. Hungary defeated Canada 2-0. Canadian head coach Tony Waiters knew what he wanted when he prepared his team for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. THE CANADIAN PRESS
The crew was small and mighty, but who said you had to be big to enjoy dirty work? Caleb Rabbitt and Eli Burger take a break at the tree plant on Baikie Island Saturday. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror

TD Tree Days takes over Baikie Island

Event part of pledge by Canadian bank to plant one million new trees and shrubs

The crew was small and mighty, but who said you had to be big to enjoy dirty work? Caleb Rabbitt and Eli Burger take a break at the tree plant on Baikie Island Saturday. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror
the Cookbook 'A taste of Quadra Island'  sold roughly 2,000 copies since being released last December. Photo: Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror

‘A taste of Quadra Island’ cookbook embraces the cuisine and the lifestyle of Quadra

Book sold 2,000 copies in first seven months of release

the Cookbook 'A taste of Quadra Island'  sold roughly 2,000 copies since being released last December. Photo: Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror
The Campbell River native Smith shot a bogey free 69 at this year's Champion of Champions tournament. Photo Courtesy Simon Fraser University/Instagram.

Top junior golf prospect is staying close to home.

Carihi Secondary’s Dana Smith makes Burnaby’s Simon Fraser next stop on golfing journey.

The Campbell River native Smith shot a bogey free 69 at this year's Champion of Champions tournament. Photo Courtesy Simon Fraser University/Instagram.
The U11 Tyees hockey was proud to don their jerseys throughout Campbell River in their "Halloween for Hunger" food drive. Pictured from left to right (top row): Jase Taylor, Kesler Chapman, Logan Gregoire, Ben Latham, Corben May, Fredrick Webster. (bottom row) Colton Delcasino, Luca Read, Nixon Schiebel, Logan Majoros, Taylor LaFrance. Doc Braces staff (standing outside left to right) :Vanessa Ayala,Dr. Nandan Buch, 
Joanne Delcasino, seated are Melissa Moser and Annabelle Alcayade

CRMHA’s Tyees minor hockey team pays it forward in charitable cause

“Halloween for Hunger” food drive one of “many avenues” youth can help in ‘close-knit’ community

The U11 Tyees hockey was proud to don their jerseys throughout Campbell River in their "Halloween for Hunger" food drive. Pictured from left to right (top row): Jase Taylor, Kesler Chapman, Logan Gregoire, Ben Latham, Corben May, Fredrick Webster. (bottom row) Colton Delcasino, Luca Read, Nixon Schiebel, Logan Majoros, Taylor LaFrance. Doc Braces staff (standing outside left to right) :Vanessa Ayala,Dr. Nandan Buch, 
Joanne Delcasino, seated are Melissa Moser and Annabelle Alcayade
Campbell River RCMP. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Mounties execute search warrant on Holm Road; man facing drug trafficking charge

A 20-year-old man is facing charges of drug trafficking after RCMP officers…

Campbell River RCMP. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
File - RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
File - RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
A case of being on 'autopilot' led to a pickup ending up on its side on Tues., Nov 1 on Hilchey Road. Photo courtesy Emma Johannson/Facebook

Driver fails to adapt to new lane configuration; collides with parked car

Configurations will change with an ever-expanding city such as Campbell River: police

A case of being on 'autopilot' led to a pickup ending up on its side on Tues., Nov 1 on Hilchey Road. Photo courtesy Emma Johannson/Facebook
Campbell River Fire Department responded to a gas leak at midday on Tuesday. Photo by Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror

Gas main leak causes highway shut down in Campbell River

Highway shut down, barricades set up after leak occurred Thursday

Campbell River Fire Department responded to a gas leak at midday on Tuesday. Photo by Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror
Pottery artist Gordon James, pictured right, will be on hand for the Holiday Pottery Show and Sale nov. 12. Picture courtesy: Gordon James.

Holiday Pottery show and sale takes over Sportsplex

Ceramic workshops, shows and entertainment on hand for show Nov. 12

Pottery artist Gordon James, pictured right, will be on hand for the Holiday Pottery Show and Sale nov. 12. Picture courtesy: Gordon James.
The new school board for district 72 takes their oath of office Tuesday night. Pictured, Left to right are: Daryl Hagen, Dave Harper, Joyce McMann, Kat Eddy, Shannon Briggs, Craig Gillis and Janice Gladish are sorn in by Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Patrick. Photo: Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror

Kat Eddy appointed new School District 72 chairperson

Gillis elected co-chair at new school board’s inaugural meeting.

The new school board for district 72 takes their oath of office Tuesday night. Pictured, Left to right are: Daryl Hagen, Dave Harper, Joyce McMann, Kat Eddy, Shannon Briggs, Craig Gillis and Janice Gladish are sorn in by Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Patrick. Photo: Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror
14 year old Zac Millns finished third in the 50 metre freestyle (Photo by: Nicky-Jay Vanjecek/CR Killer Whales swim club)

CR Killer Whales show glimpse of future at Nanaimo Invitational

Coach emphasizes “excellent grit” showed by youngsters at meet

14 year old Zac Millns finished third in the 50 metre freestyle (Photo by: Nicky-Jay Vanjecek/CR Killer Whales swim club)
The Shoebox Project has been seeking to empower at-risk and impoverished women in Campbell River since 2013. Pictured here are the 2019 volunteer team, from left to right: Jeannie Matthews, Sue McCormac, Local coordinator Alison Skrepneck, and Margret West (Photo: Courtesy Alson Skrepneck)

Shoebox Project begins Nov. 14

Project seeks to empower, motivate and inspire impoverished and at-risk women

The Shoebox Project has been seeking to empower at-risk and impoverished women in Campbell River since 2013. Pictured here are the 2019 volunteer team, from left to right: Jeannie Matthews, Sue McCormac, Local coordinator Alison Skrepneck, and Margret West (Photo: Courtesy Alson Skrepneck)