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Heather Hughson has spent many of her days over the past 15 or so years down at Sybil Andrews Cottage in Willow Point as the administrator of the Campbell River Arts Council, but says it’s time to move on and make room in her schedule for other passions. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

End of an era at the Campbell River Arts Council as Heather Hughson retires

‘She has gone way above and beyond what the job called for,’ says organization’s executive director

Heather Hughson has spent many of her days over the past 15 or so years down at Sybil Andrews Cottage in Willow Point as the administrator of the Campbell River Arts Council, but says it’s time to move on and make room in her schedule for other passions. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
The City of Campbell River will purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) for the Overdose Prevention Site after a letter from a local paramedic pointed out it doesn’t have one. Black Press File Photo

City of Campbell River to buy defibrillator for downtown Overdose Prevention Site

Local paramedic pens letter asking for city’s assistance after trying other avenues to acquire AED

The City of Campbell River will purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) for the Overdose Prevention Site after a letter from a local paramedic pointed out it doesn’t have one. Black Press File Photo
Mirror reporter Mike Davies is leaving for other adventures. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

MIKE’S MUSINGS: And with that, I will bid you all adieu

A quick thank you to the people of Campbell River for the opportunity to share your stories

Mirror reporter Mike Davies is leaving for other adventures. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Scenes like this one in the dugout are all too frequent for parents and kids arriving to play baseball at Nunns Creek Park these days, spurring a request to the city to let them move to the Sportsplex in Willow Point. Photo from CRMB presentation to City of Campbell River

Safety concerns run Campbell River Minor Baseball out of Nunns Creek Park

Parents say ‘needle and feces sweeps’ have become part of everyday life for the baseball community

Scenes like this one in the dugout are all too frequent for parents and kids arriving to play baseball at Nunns Creek Park these days, spurring a request to the city to let them move to the Sportsplex in Willow Point. Photo from CRMB presentation to City of Campbell River
The City of Campbell River will explore whether organic shoreline nutrification can be a part of its flood mitigation and shoreline restoration work after a presentation received at a recent council meeting showing its benefits. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

City of Campbell River to look at whether forestry waste could be used for shoreline improvements

‘Organic shoreline nutrification’ could see more areas of the beach become more accessible

The City of Campbell River will explore whether organic shoreline nutrification can be a part of its flood mitigation and shoreline restoration work after a presentation received at a recent council meeting showing its benefits. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
May 3-9 was Mental Health Week, and the Campbell River RCMP is encouraging people, especially men, to seek emotional help if it’s needed. Black Press file photo

Campbell River RCMP encouraging men to seek emotional help if needed

‘Taking care of our Mental Health is not simply about accessing counselling,’ says Const. Maury Tyre

May 3-9 was Mental Health Week, and the Campbell River RCMP is encouraging people, especially men, to seek emotional help if it’s needed. Black Press file photo
Campbell River city council wants to make it explicitly clear where it stands on the forestry industry after a series of what one councilor calls “decisions based on misinformation, disinformation and outright lies.” Black Press File Photo

Campbell River city council to fight what it calls forestry ‘misinformation’

Fairy Creek protests and recent Nanaimo council decision spurs CR council to openly back forestry

Campbell River city council wants to make it explicitly clear where it stands on the forestry industry after a series of what one councilor calls “decisions based on misinformation, disinformation and outright lies.” Black Press File Photo
Lucilla Girotto will be using her second Campbell River Community Foundation Small Neighbourhood Grant to purchase even more used books from the Museum at Campbell River and making curated boxes of them for whoever asks for one. Photo submitted

Campbell River woman back with ‘Book Care Boxes’ Volume 2

Lucilla Girotto has gotten a second Small Neighbourhood Grant from the Community Foundation

Lucilla Girotto will be using her second Campbell River Community Foundation Small Neighbourhood Grant to purchase even more used books from the Museum at Campbell River and making curated boxes of them for whoever asks for one. Photo submitted
Conceptual drawing of the new Eagle Harbour affordable housing complex coming to downtown Campbell River for women and children. Image from City of Campbell River staff report

New affordable housing complex near Rose Harbour gets its development permit

Building will contain 55 housing units for women and children with commercial space on ground floor

Conceptual drawing of the new Eagle Harbour affordable housing complex coming to downtown Campbell River for women and children. Image from City of Campbell River staff report
The City of Campbell River says it has a plan for the sewer capacity issues at the south end of town. Black Press File Photo

City of Campbell River says it has a plan for south-end sewer capacity issues

The plan is to complete the necessary sewer upgrades by this fall

The City of Campbell River says it has a plan for the sewer capacity issues at the south end of town. Black Press File Photo
Spring is typically the season for increased human/bear interaction. (WildsafeBC - Facebook)

South-Island human/wildlife interraction society expands to Campbell River

Wild Wise, based in Sooke, will now have a chapter based in Campbell River, as well

Spring is typically the season for increased human/bear interaction. (WildsafeBC - Facebook)
The City of Campbell River will be looking to create a new fee structure policy this fall in an attempt to make the recreation programs in the city less subsidized by taxpayer dollars and more responsive to public demand. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River

City of Campbell River to find new fee structure for recreation programs

City is looking to make recreation department less taxpayer subsidized

The City of Campbell River will be looking to create a new fee structure policy this fall in an attempt to make the recreation programs in the city less subsidized by taxpayer dollars and more responsive to public demand. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River
Image from Rotary’s letter to City of Campbell River

Campbell River Rotary looks to put bathroom at Beaver Lodge Lands entrance

City says it needs more information about who would be responsible for its upkeep before approving

Image from Rotary’s letter to City of Campbell River
Stage one water restrictions will be back in place for Campbell River residents as of May 1. Black Press File Photo

Campbell River’s Stage 1 water restrictions back in place as of May 1

Make sure you know when you can water your lawn, and on which days

Stage one water restrictions will be back in place for Campbell River residents as of May 1. Black Press File Photo
Trudy Parry oversees both the Better at Home and Seniors’ Support programs based out of the Volunteer Campbell River offices and says despite the COVID-19 pandemic, their programs, though slightly changed, are ready for whenever anyone needs them. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Changes to some services, but Better at Home still a lifeline for seniors during COVID

Services like taking seniors shopping, light cleaning around their house or just being a friend

Trudy Parry oversees both the Better at Home and Seniors’ Support programs based out of the Volunteer Campbell River offices and says despite the COVID-19 pandemic, their programs, though slightly changed, are ready for whenever anyone needs them. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Grade 12 student Trent Perras (left) and Kristi Schwanicke, program manager with Vancouver Island Mental Health Society, put up Perras’ poster welcoming the residents of Q’uaxsem Place to the community from the students and staff of Carihi. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Carihi students and staff welcome Q’waxsem Place residents to the neigbourhood

Trent Perras wanted the residents to know they were home, so he got 300+ kids to tell them that

Grade 12 student Trent Perras (left) and Kristi Schwanicke, program manager with Vancouver Island Mental Health Society, put up Perras’ poster welcoming the residents of Q’uaxsem Place to the community from the students and staff of Carihi. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Mary Catherine Williams not only organizes the volunteers for over 40 different local non-profits and executive director of Volunteer Campbell River, she also volunteers her own time with the Campbell River Emergency Support Services Team. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

CRESST is there when you need someone the most

When tragedy strikes, local volunteers make huge difference for those affected

Mary Catherine Williams not only organizes the volunteers for over 40 different local non-profits and executive director of Volunteer Campbell River, she also volunteers her own time with the Campbell River Emergency Support Services Team. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
The Sybil Andrews Cottage property in Willow Point, along with the Haig-Brown House property, have both been assigned Community Heritage Designation. Mirror File Photo

Sybil Andrews cottage and Haig-Brown House get full heritage status

Designation offers both protection as well as opening up future funding opportunities

The Sybil Andrews Cottage property in Willow Point, along with the Haig-Brown House property, have both been assigned Community Heritage Designation. Mirror File Photo
Alison Liebel says she has landed her dream job as Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North’s Community Engagement Manager, making a difference in her community and celebrating the work of volunteers every day. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Habitat for Humanity volunteers making huge housing difference in Campbell River

…and it’s not all about swinging hammers, either.

Alison Liebel says she has landed her dream job as Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North’s Community Engagement Manager, making a difference in her community and celebrating the work of volunteers every day. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Debbie Willis has been with the Campbell River Food Bank for over 20 years now, and leading the team there for the past nine. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Food Bank volunteers keep Campbell River fed

‘People just don’t want to leave, because we have so much fun here,’ says executive director

Debbie Willis has been with the Campbell River Food Bank for over 20 years now, and leading the team there for the past nine. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
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