Rachael Beckley

Defence and goaltending propel peewee Ravens

Campbell River Minor Lacrosse Subway Peewee B Ravens played a pair of games on the weekend and were on the right end of the score both times.

The Ravens travelled to Nanaimo to play the Timbermen on Saturday.

Champs coming for football camp

Players from the Canadian junior champion Nanaimo Raiders are coming to Campbell River for a football camp.

The Campbell River Fighting Eagles host the annual spring football camp on May 28-29, at Sportsplex in Willow Point, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Crews ready themselves for forest fire season

Be comfortable, follow the safety instructions and don’t be complacent.

Those are the three main rules to follow when entering and exiting a hovering helicopter, and part of the lessons learned by forest firefighters Tuesday afternoon at the Qualicum Beach airport.

OUR VIEW: A lesson for the provincial Liberals

While Premier Christy Clark will soon be able to take her seat in the B.C. Legislature, the close race she endured in the Vancouver-Point Grey byelection should cause her, and the party, to stop and think.

In a short campaign that partially overlapped the federal election, Clark managed to win the seat by less than 600 votes — 7,371 to 6,776 for the NDP’s David Eby. And she did so without facing a candidate from the resurgent BC Conservatives, who decided to follow tradition and not contest the seat, when it was a byelection involving the sitting premier.

Wolves out for spring

The Wolves have come out for the spring.

Spring football is now underway at Timberline Secondary School. For the next month, the junior and senior Wolves’ teams are practising Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 3-5 p.m., at the Timberline field.

Racing season is underway

Opening night of racing at Saratoga Speedway saw many new faces and some great racing.

Last year’s Crash to Pass champ Glenn Pinto was sporting a new car, but ran into mechanical problems halfway through the night. A wet track caused for slower times in qualifying, with fast time going to Travis Stevenson (18.933), who also won the dash.

Cumberland mayor wants to re-open new hospital proposal for region

Mayor Fred Bates feels a new hospital near Crown Isle in Courtenay is not the best location from a patient’s standpoint.

Duncan staves off NDP challenger

Although veteran Campbell River politician John Duncan has learned that an election race is “not over until it’s over,” he finally prevailed Monday over NDP challenger Ronna-Rae Leonard

Parking fees axed in B.C. parks

Parking fees have been lifted from 41 provincial parks around B.C., and the provincial government will make up the $650,000 annual revenue in the environment ministry budget

Black Press on board with B.C. Games

It might playoff time for Canuck Nation but don’t expect Kelly Mann to raise an eyebrow

Know who you’re voting for

Six candidates vie for votes

Layton says HST money will stay in British Columbia

Promising to keep billions of dollars in the province if the HST is voted to be removed, NDP leader Jack Layton rallied support for first-time Vancouver North Island candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard Thursday afternoon in Courtenay

Skyline gets into a new line of business

A new initiative from the Campbell River and District Association for Community Living (CRDACL) will provide jobs for local adults with developmental disabilities and an important service for the business community

Words on the Water splashes down

Annual writers festival kicks off Friday

Killer Whales jump back into the pool

The Campbell River Killer Whales Swim Club hit the water for a…

Chaos crush local rivals

Two Campbell River volleyball teams found themselves in the finals of a…

Storm players honoured after tough season

After bowing out of the playoffs two weekends ago, the Campbell River…

CR DanceXtreme steals the show at performing arts festival

The 2011 competitive season is off to a great start for CR DanceXtreme’s Showteam members

OUR VIEW: Challenges ahead with B.C. economy

The province’s debt is rising at an alarming rate

Eagles ‘starving, fighting, hungry’

The Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) in Merville is concerned about the welfare of eagles in the Comox Valley and Campbell River due to a poor salmon run last season.