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The annual Members’ Show at the Campbell River Art Gallery, exclusively featuring work by local artists, is usually accompanied by a big shindig. Last year’s and this year’s didn’t and won’t, but that won’t keep the gallery and the Campbell River Arts Council from doing what they can to celebrate local artists. Mirror File Photo

Registration open for Campbell River’s annual Members’ Show

Second consecutive year that the annual show will look very different from previous 37

The annual Members’ Show at the Campbell River Art Gallery, exclusively featuring work by local artists, is usually accompanied by a big shindig. Last year’s and this year’s didn’t and won’t, but that won’t keep the gallery and the Campbell River Arts Council from doing what they can to celebrate local artists. Mirror File Photo
Campbell River city council has sent WestUrban Developments back to the drawing board after the neighbourhood said no to a new apartment complex at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Highway 19A. Concept drawing from City of Campbell River report

Neighbourhood opposition sends developer back to drawing board

‘This is not the location for a four-storey apartment building. It just isn’t.’

Campbell River city council has sent WestUrban Developments back to the drawing board after the neighbourhood said no to a new apartment complex at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Highway 19A. Concept drawing from City of Campbell River report
The roundabout at Rockland Road and Highway 19A is almost complete. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River

Rockland/19A roundabout nears completion

City says there still may be some delays next year as supplementary work continues

The roundabout at Rockland Road and Highway 19A is almost complete. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River
The Campbell River Mirror team is on the lookout for great holiday displays and sharing them with the community. Let us know where to look and your house could end up in one of our videos online at campbellrivermirror.com or in the pages of a paper between now and the end of the year. You can find Volume One of our video series online now at www.campbellrivermirror.com
Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Christmas Lights Tour Volume 1

We’re on the hunt for Campbell River’s best holiday displays of 2020. Where should we go next?

The Campbell River Mirror team is on the lookout for great holiday displays and sharing them with the community. Let us know where to look and your house could end up in one of our videos online at campbellrivermirror.com or in the pages of a paper between now and the end of the year. You can find Volume One of our video series online now at www.campbellrivermirror.com
Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
The Campbell River Art Gallery has been transformed into a Fine Arts Sale until Dec. 22, featuring work from artists from all over Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Campbell River Art Gallery

Campbell River Art Gallery transformed into Fine Arts Sale until Dec. 22

Sale made up of ‘thoughtfully selected, high quality fine art’ by Vancouver Island artists

The Campbell River Art Gallery has been transformed into a Fine Arts Sale until Dec. 22, featuring work from artists from all over Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Campbell River Art Gallery
Wildlife tour operators and many other tourism-based businesses have taken a major economic hit this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the industry isn't projected to fully rebound until sometime in 2023. Black Press File Photo

Campbell River tourism taking a huge hit due to COVID-19

Hotel occupancy numbers haven’t decreased as much as other areas, however

Wildlife tour operators and many other tourism-based businesses have taken a major economic hit this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the industry isn't projected to fully rebound until sometime in 2023. Black Press File Photo
A home of Murphy Street was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived, but all five occupants managed to get to safety thanks to working smoke detectors, according to Campbell River Fire. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire/Twitter

Five safe after fire rips through Murphy Street home

Working smoke alarms save lives,’ read the post on Twitter Saturday morning from the fire department

A home of Murphy Street was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived, but all five occupants managed to get to safety thanks to working smoke detectors, according to Campbell River Fire. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire/Twitter
Campbell Riverites will head to the polls Feb. 27 to elect a replacement for Michele Babchuk on city council. Watch for updates on the logistics of the by-election as the city works through the process of expanding mail-in voting and other low-touch voting methods. Black Press File Photo

City of Campbell River to hold pandemic-safe by-election in February

Newly announced electoral officers will seek Ministerial Order to expand access to mail-in option

Campbell Riverites will head to the polls Feb. 27 to elect a replacement for Michele Babchuk on city council. Watch for updates on the logistics of the by-election as the city works through the process of expanding mail-in voting and other low-touch voting methods. Black Press File Photo
Campbell River taxpayers should actually see lower tax bills in 2021 than in 2020 after city council gets the municipal tax increase down to 1.95 per cent, once waste management and hospital requisitions are taken into account. (Black Press file photo)

City of Campbell River gets 2021 tax increase down to 1.95 per cent

Combined with hospital and waste management fees, taxpayers actually pay less overall than in 2020

Campbell River taxpayers should actually see lower tax bills in 2021 than in 2020 after city council gets the municipal tax increase down to 1.95 per cent, once waste management and hospital requisitions are taken into account. (Black Press file photo)
The annual Signs of Hope Mini-Mural Festival in Nanaimo was the inspiration for Heather Gordon Murphy’s application to the Campbell River Community Foundation’s recent Neighbourhood Small Grants intake. Photo from Signs of Hope on Facebook

Looking for signs of hope

Community Foundation grant to be used to brighten up the community with positive messaging

The annual Signs of Hope Mini-Mural Festival in Nanaimo was the inspiration for Heather Gordon Murphy’s application to the Campbell River Community Foundation’s recent Neighbourhood Small Grants intake. Photo from Signs of Hope on Facebook
The UPS Store owners Sebastian Saez and Yumey Cuan are excited to be offering gallery-wrapped canvas prints of historical Campbell River photographs, with 20 per cent of the proceeds going back to the Museum at Campbell River. Photo submitted

Hanging history in your home

Local The UPS Store printing archival photos and sharing proceeds with Museum at Campbell River

The UPS Store owners Sebastian Saez and Yumey Cuan are excited to be offering gallery-wrapped canvas prints of historical Campbell River photographs, with 20 per cent of the proceeds going back to the Museum at Campbell River. Photo submitted
Greenways Land Trust Executive Director Cynthia Bendickson points out one particular area of concern within the Baikie Island Nature Reserve that hasn’t benefitted from replanting efforts due to soil compaction and pollution from its days as a log sort. File Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Greenways Land Trust gets $275K for restoration work on Baikie Island

Two-year project will start with the development of a 10-year plan for the area

Greenways Land Trust Executive Director Cynthia Bendickson points out one particular area of concern within the Baikie Island Nature Reserve that hasn’t benefitted from replanting efforts due to soil compaction and pollution from its days as a log sort. File Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Lucilla Girotto will be using her Campbell River Community Foundation Small Neighbourhood Grant to purchase used books from the Museum at Campbell River and making curated boxes of them for whoever asks for one. Photo submitted

Who wants a box of books and treats?

Lucilla Girotto will use her Neighbourhood Small Grant to give out used books from museum collection

Lucilla Girotto will be using her Campbell River Community Foundation Small Neighbourhood Grant to purchase used books from the Museum at Campbell River and making curated boxes of them for whoever asks for one. Photo submitted
Campbell River city council recently held a roundtable meeting with leaders from the aquaculture and forestry industries to discuss how they can be part of a post-COVID economic recovery in the region.

Campbell River city council holds roundtable on aquaculture, forestry

Will go forward with quarterly meetings involving industry leaders to address issues in the sectors

Campbell River city council recently held a roundtable meeting with leaders from the aquaculture and forestry industries to discuss how they can be part of a post-COVID economic recovery in the region.
Pathway To Freedom, a non-profit society based in Surrey, wants to open two men’s addiction recovery houses in Campbell River as early as next April. Metro Creative photo

Two new addictions recovery houses could be on their way to Campbell River

‘I just want to help. That’s my hometown. And enough is enough.’

Pathway To Freedom, a non-profit society based in Surrey, wants to open two men’s addiction recovery houses in Campbell River as early as next April. Metro Creative photo
Mail service that was previously suspended due to safety concerns over a homeless encampment on Quinsam Road has been resumed. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Mail service resumes for Quinsam Road neighbourhood

Canada Post suspended service due to safety concerns surrounding homeless encampment

Mail service that was previously suspended due to safety concerns over a homeless encampment on Quinsam Road has been resumed. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Great blue heron nesting areas are one step closer to being protected in Campbell River, as council gives first and second reading to a bylaw amendment that would see them added to the current eagle nest tree bylaw. Photo by Carla Hunt Photography

Campbell River’s great blue heron habitat protection process moves forward

Heron nesting zones could be mapped and added to eagle nesting tree protection bylaw

Great blue heron nesting areas are one step closer to being protected in Campbell River, as council gives first and second reading to a bylaw amendment that would see them added to the current eagle nest tree bylaw. Photo by Carla Hunt Photography
The City of Campbell River is almost ready to re-open Rockland Road between Galerno and Highway 19A as the work nears completion on the new roundabout and section of roadway. Photo courtesy McElhanney

Rockland hill to reopen to traffic in December

City releases update on the Highway 19A Waterfront Project

The City of Campbell River is almost ready to re-open Rockland Road between Galerno and Highway 19A as the work nears completion on the new roundabout and section of roadway. Photo courtesy McElhanney
The Campbell River disc golf course was in need of some repairs, and the society that oversees the facility says the city has come through for them big time. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror

Course improvements drawing more to Campbell River disc golf course

Disc golf society says city went ‘above and beyond’ earlier this year in fixing up the facility

The Campbell River disc golf course was in need of some repairs, and the society that oversees the facility says the city has come through for them big time. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror
Operation Christmas Child is encouraging Campbell Riverites to pick up shoe boxes from local churches or dollars stores and help them provide gifts for children in developing countries again this year. Photo submitted

Despite pandemic, Operation Christmas Child Campbell River is still on

Shoe box drop off week happens Nov. 16-22 this year

Operation Christmas Child is encouraging Campbell Riverites to pick up shoe boxes from local churches or dollars stores and help them provide gifts for children in developing countries again this year. Photo submitted