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Hospital Way next to Victoria General Hospital was renamed Jeneece Place to mark the home’s fifth anniversary in 2017. Visionary of the home, Frankie Edroff holds up the new sign. (Courtesy of Jeneece Place)

Jeneece Place celebrates 10 years of offering Island families a ‘safe landing place’

Close to 3,000 families of chiildren receiving acute care housed since January 2012

Payton Macdonald with her two majestic tree hounds, Abby and Duke. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

Baying hounds draw complaints at Campbell River dog park

Duke and Abby are young, energetic majestic tree hounds with typical hound pipes

A young Whistle Punk with the jerkwire near Port Neville. Mcr5501 Courtesy of the Museum at Campbell River.

Jerking the Wire

A Look Back into the History of the Campbell River Area

  • Jan 22, 2022
The Sustainable Clothing Project aims to divert clothes that were destined for the landfill and redistribute them to people in the community. (Pixabay)

Sustainable Clothing Project aims to keep clothing out of landfill, help people in community

Unsold clothing from thrift stores gets distributed to people and families who need it

The Sustainable Clothing Project aims to divert clothes that were destined for the landfill and redistribute them to people in the community. (Pixabay)
Award winning creator Candice Roberts performs as Ideas Bobert a clown tour de force of comedy and conundrum. With a vintage silent film styling, shadow puppetry, stop motion animation projections, dance and live music, the world of Ideas Bobert is rich with magic and creativity. Like Ginger Rogers meets Mr. Bean on the Muppet show, Ideas Bobert dances with the hilarious absurd. Photo contributed

Celebrate Literacy Week with free family live stream

Tidemark and Campbell River Literacy Gift Community withfree show featuring Ideas Bobert

  • Jan 14, 2022
Award winning creator Candice Roberts performs as Ideas Bobert a clown tour de force of comedy and conundrum. With a vintage silent film styling, shadow puppetry, stop motion animation projections, dance and live music, the world of Ideas Bobert is rich with magic and creativity. Like Ginger Rogers meets Mr. Bean on the Muppet show, Ideas Bobert dances with the hilarious absurd. Photo contributed
Clockwise from front: Julia Rogers, Occupational Therapist, Robert Nissila, Stacey Marsh, CRHF, Ray Faucher, Allan Buxton, Darcy Millar and Susi Shelswell, Clinical Coordinator, Maternity, CRG. Photo contributed

Kinsmen contributions support acquisition of medical technology

The Kinsmen Club of Campbell River recently donated to the Hospital Foundation…

  • Jan 13, 2022
Clockwise from front: Julia Rogers, Occupational Therapist, Robert Nissila, Stacey Marsh, CRHF, Ray Faucher, Allan Buxton, Darcy Millar and Susi Shelswell, Clinical Coordinator, Maternity, CRG. Photo contributed
Join the Discovery Passage Aquarium on Sunday, Jan. 23 for a beach clean-up at Maryland Road. File photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Help keep our beaches clean with the Discovery Passage Aquarium

Join them Sunday, Jan. 23 for a beach clean-up at Maryland Road

  • Jan 13, 2022
Join the Discovery Passage Aquarium on Sunday, Jan. 23 for a beach clean-up at Maryland Road. File photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)

B.C. university ‘renames’ stairway after alumni Chris Hadfield

‘For me it all started there, just up the hill from Hatley Castle,’ Canadian astronaut says

Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)
Jacqueline Windh and David Gilbert in June 2019 teamed up with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the Spanish Embassy and some Nuu-chah-nulth partners to undertake an historical expedition of Vancouver’s northwest coast. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Vancouver Island scientist gets national honour for coastal exploration

Royal Canadian Geographical Society honours Jacqueline Windh with medal

Jacqueline Windh and David Gilbert in June 2019 teamed up with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the Spanish Embassy and some Nuu-chah-nulth partners to undertake an historical expedition of Vancouver’s northwest coast. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021

BC Dairy thanks the community for over $850,000 flood relief donations, and shines a spotlight on local community heroes

British Columbians have come forward with an incredible show of support for…

  • Jan 10, 2022
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021
Gregory Janicki Owner of Dogwood Pet Mart presents Stephanie Arkwright Branch Manager at the BCSPCA - Campbell River Branch a donation of $500. Usually, Dogwood Pet Mart, raises money through the annual Pet Photos with Mrs. Claus but it was cancelled this year due to the pandemic, so the donation was made instead. Photo submitted

Dogwood Pet Mart makes donation to SPCA despite no Pet Photos with Mrs. Claus

Pandemic forced cancellation of annual pet photo event

  • Jan 7, 2022
Gregory Janicki Owner of Dogwood Pet Mart presents Stephanie Arkwright Branch Manager at the BCSPCA - Campbell River Branch a donation of $500. Usually, Dogwood Pet Mart, raises money through the annual Pet Photos with Mrs. Claus but it was cancelled this year due to the pandemic, so the donation was made instead. Photo submitted
This was the scene Thursday afternoon at the corner of 4th and Duncan in downtown Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo

Comox Valley hit with heavy overnight snowfall

Schools were closed Thursday in the Comox Valley, which was hit with…

  • Jan 6, 2022
This was the scene Thursday afternoon at the corner of 4th and Duncan in downtown Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo
Emaciated swans recovering at MARS. The adult instinctively positions itself between any human entering the pen and the two sub-adults and is very protective even though neither is its chick. Jo Stiles photo

Swans struggling with unseasonably cold weather on Vancouver Island

Jane Sproull Thomson Special to Black Press If you spotted some “swans…

Emaciated swans recovering at MARS. The adult instinctively positions itself between any human entering the pen and the two sub-adults and is very protective even though neither is its chick. Jo Stiles photo
Danny Ramadan is a featured guest speaker at the 2022 North Island Writers Conference. Photo submitted

North Island Writers Conference returns in virtual format for 2022

The 2022 North Island Writers Conference features a roster of high-profile writers,…

Danny Ramadan is a featured guest speaker at the 2022 North Island Writers Conference. Photo submitted
Videos from throughout 2021 capture Vancouver Island’s top animal encounters. (Black Press Media file photos)

Vancouver Island animal videos we watched in 2021

Look back at a year of adorable, breathtaking and unusual footage

Videos from throughout 2021 capture Vancouver Island’s top animal encounters. (Black Press Media file photos)
The Campbell River Professional Fire Fighters Local 1668 will be at the Sportsplex on Jan. 2 for their annual tree chipping event. Photo supplied by Campbell River Professional Fire Fighters Local 1668
The Campbell River Professional Fire Fighters Local 1668 will be at the Sportsplex on Jan. 2 for their annual tree chipping event. Photo supplied by Campbell River Professional Fire Fighters Local 1668
Alison Skrepneck, local Coordinator for The Campbell River Shoebox Project. Photo provided.

This year’s Shoebox Project helps over 400 local women in need

Organizer: project gift often only present that many receive

Alison Skrepneck, local Coordinator for The Campbell River Shoebox Project. Photo provided.
Otters can often be spotted in Victoria, but they’re usually playing in the grass – not the snow. (Courtesy of Lisa McPhail)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island otter spotted frolicking in fresh snow

A Victoria resident caught the adorable moment on video

Otters can often be spotted in Victoria, but they’re usually playing in the grass – not the snow. (Courtesy of Lisa McPhail)
Linda and Bruce Philips (centre) being awarded a Neighbour Appreciation Award by Campbellton Neighbourhood Association project coordinator Kim Barry (left) and vice-president Laurel Cronk (right) outside their Christmas-light adorned home on Dec. 16. Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror.
Linda and Bruce Philips (centre) being awarded a Neighbour Appreciation Award by Campbellton Neighbourhood Association project coordinator Kim Barry (left) and vice-president Laurel Cronk (right) outside their Christmas-light adorned home on Dec. 16. Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror.
The Van Isle Theatre in wintertime, 1954. Mcr020436-063, Godfrey Baldwin fonds. Courtesy Museum at Campbell River.

Going to the show

Museum at Campbell River: A Look back at the History of the Campbell River Area

  • Dec 29, 2021
The Van Isle Theatre in wintertime, 1954. Mcr020436-063, Godfrey Baldwin fonds. Courtesy Museum at Campbell River.