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Island Health board chair Leah Hollins. (Lexi Bainas/News Staff)

ISLAND HEALTH COLUMN: New year focus on vaccinations, opioid crisis, racism in healthcare

Island Health says while there is much work ahead, there is hope

  • Jan 2, 2021
Motor coach companies in B.C., and across Canada, have been left struggling as they near 10 months of operating at a 95 per cent reduction in revenues. (Courtesy Wilson’s Group)

COLUMN: Bus companies at risk as revenue drops 95 per cent, no help in sight

John Wilson is president and CEO, The Wilson’s Group of Companies

  • Dec 30, 2020
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

‘I am tired, and my soul hurts’: B.C. nurse reflects on working in ICU unit during COVID

Renée Bush writes about what it is like on the front-line of the pandemic in the north

  • Dec 16, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: The long economic tail of COVID-19

‘Fast forward to late 2020 and the situation has partially stabilized’

  • Dec 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
The Campbell River Hospice Society held its lighted Garden Vigil in December 2019. The vigil is held so members of the community can take a moment during the busy holiday season to honour those in their lives who have passed. Here, people have put names of loved ones on on the outside of bags with candles in them and sat for a few moments’ reflection. File photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror

Experiencing loss through the pandemic and holiday season

The COVID-19 pandemic changes the way we will be celebrating the holidays…

  • Dec 9, 2020
The Campbell River Hospice Society held its lighted Garden Vigil in December 2019. The vigil is held so members of the community can take a moment during the busy holiday season to honour those in their lives who have passed. Here, people have put names of loved ones on on the outside of bags with candles in them and sat for a few moments’ reflection. File photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror
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OPINION: Island Health doctors call on residents to ‘double down’ to slow spread of COVID-19

Positive cases increasing at a rate that causes concern for health officers

  • Nov 18, 2020
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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 masks mandatory in B.C., but not everywhere

Orders require them where necessary, Provincial Health Officer says

  • Nov 17, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)
President-elect Joe Biden speaks after touring Jerry Alander Carpenter Training Center on September 18 in Hermantown, Minnesota. The first debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is tonight. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

OPINION: Celebrate Biden’s win, then keep up the struggle

I woke up on Saturday and checked my phone, like I had…

President-elect Joe Biden speaks after touring Jerry Alander Carpenter Training Center on September 18 in Hermantown, Minnesota. The first debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is tonight. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Pandemic boosts my love of learning

Awesome, I thought, when the pandemic hit, I’ll learn some new skills.

Oh, let’s see, where should I begin?

Let’s review the possibilities…

TIEL’S TALES: To send your child to school or not? Parents mull fall dilemma

Campbell River School district to offer in-class or hybrid learning

Campbell River Mountie of the month: Const. Cameron Willis

The Campbell River RCMP Mountie of the Month for August 2020 is…

  • Aug 24, 2020

Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Stronger tomorrow plan offers blueprint for job-rich recovery, says Jeff Zweig and Greg D’Avignon

  • Aug 5, 2020

Campbell River Mountie of the Month:media liaison officer Const. Maury Tyre

To kick off this new feature, Const. Maury Tyre thought he’d start…

  • Jul 17, 2020

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

Mirror journalist contributes banner to community art initiative

The annual campaign to beautify Campbell River streets is underway. Now we…

COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020

GUEST COLUMN: B.C. COVID-19 survey brings answers closer

275,000 responses so far, broader health information helps

  • May 22, 2020

COLUMN: Residents should explore B.C. to help tourism industry amid COVID-19

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • May 11, 2020

Earth Day: A new relationship to wildlife is needed for nature and people

Dan Kraus is senior conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

  • Apr 22, 2020