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Garry Griffin, CIBC’s director and team lead in commercial banking in Campbell River, has been elected as chair of the NIC Foundation board. Photo courtesy NIC

New leadership at the top of NIC Foundation

Campbell River’s Garry Griffin has been elected as chair of the NIC Foundation board

  • Jan 18, 2021
A pine siskin is treated for salmonella poisoning at the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) hospital, in Merville. Photo by Gylaine Anderston.

Salmonella poisoning in birds and pets a result of unclean bird feeders

Have you ever endured a bout of food poisoning? If you remember…

  • Jan 17, 2021
Bill Reekie and his then-four-year-old granddaughter Lily. Photo contributed

Alzheimer’s – the Unplanned Journey

By Jocelyn Reekie Special to the Mirror “January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month…

  • Jan 16, 2021
Bob Joseph the bestselling author of 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act and an Indigenous relations expert will be present for an interactive virtual seminar hosted by the Vancouver Island Regional Library. (Submitted photo)

VIRL to host Q & A seminar about the Indian Act with author and Indigenous relations expert Bob Joseph

To register for the Zoom seminar scheduled for Jan.28, visit Vancouver Island Regional Library’s website

Bob Joseph the bestselling author of 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act and an Indigenous relations expert will be present for an interactive virtual seminar hosted by the Vancouver Island Regional Library. (Submitted photo)

Anti-racism virtual workshop coming up Jan. 25

Three local facilitators to provide tools we can use in our everyday lives when we encounter racism

Lilly and Poppy, two cats owned by Kalmar Cat Hotel ownder Donna Goodenough, both have cerebellAr hypoplasia, a genetic neurological condition that affects their ability to control their muscles and bones. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror
Lilly and Poppy, two cats owned by Kalmar Cat Hotel ownder Donna Goodenough, both have cerebellAr hypoplasia, a genetic neurological condition that affects their ability to control their muscles and bones. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror
Award-winning multi-disciplinary artist Dianna David will be headlining this year’s Family Literacy Week celebration. David fuses urban hip hop dance with physical comedy, characterization, prop manipulation, and contact juggling to deliver thought-provoking messages that impact self-discovery and social change. Photo contributed

Free family livestream in celebration of Literacy Week

The Tidemark Theatre and Campbell River Literacy Association have partnered once again…

  • Jan 13, 2021
Award-winning multi-disciplinary artist Dianna David will be headlining this year’s Family Literacy Week celebration. David fuses urban hip hop dance with physical comedy, characterization, prop manipulation, and contact juggling to deliver thought-provoking messages that impact self-discovery and social change. Photo contributed
A $100,000 contribution by the BC Marine Parks Forever Society will expand Octopus Island Provincial Park on the northeast side of Quadra Island. BC Parks photo

Province acquires more land for Octopus Islands Marine Park

When George Creek, president of the B.C. Marine Parks Forever Society, first…

  • Jan 13, 2021
A $100,000 contribution by the BC Marine Parks Forever Society will expand Octopus Island Provincial Park on the northeast side of Quadra Island. BC Parks photo
The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)

10,000 old Nanaimo-area garbage bins repurposed elsewhere on the Island

Used containers donated to school districts, communities to be reused

The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)
Health minister Adrian Dix (left), and Claire Trevena, North Island MLA (right), presented Lois and Ed Jarvis with a thank you letter from Premier John Horgan for their contribution to the hospital project through Citizens for Quality Health Care at the opening of the new facility in Campbell River. Mirror File Photo

Ed Jarvis remembered as a difference-maker

‘Your kind words, thoughtfulness, caring and support has given us comfort and strength,’

Health minister Adrian Dix (left), and Claire Trevena, North Island MLA (right), presented Lois and Ed Jarvis with a thank you letter from Premier John Horgan for their contribution to the hospital project through Citizens for Quality Health Care at the opening of the new facility in Campbell River. Mirror File Photo
Last year’s Meaning of Home contest runner up Alice Hopkins from Comox. Photo by Karen McKinnon

What does home mean to you?

Habitat for Humanity kicks off 2021’s edition of annual writing contest

Last year’s Meaning of Home contest runner up Alice Hopkins from Comox. Photo by Karen McKinnon
Community Gardens operated by Greenways Land Trust were allowed to operate as essential services during the pandemic. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror
Community Gardens operated by Greenways Land Trust were allowed to operate as essential services during the pandemic. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror
A laboratory technician holds a dose of a COVID-19 novel coronavirus vaccine. (Mladen Antonov | AFP)

Separating fact from fiction when it comes to COVID-19

A look at a few common myths out there about this global pandemic and how we’re dealing with it

A laboratory technician holds a dose of a COVID-19 novel coronavirus vaccine. (Mladen Antonov | AFP)
The monolith showed up in the Courtenay yard just before Christmas. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Monolith appears in Vancouver Island yard

Item in Courtenay showed up on Wikipedia list for a little while

The monolith showed up in the Courtenay yard just before Christmas. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Grade 12 Carihi student Seth Bisson sanitizes his hands before entering the school hallway. Photo contributed
Grade 12 Carihi student Seth Bisson sanitizes his hands before entering the school hallway. Photo contributed
From left are CNA project coordinator Morgan Ostler, Paulette and Raymond Lavoie and CNA project coordinator Kim Barry when the Lavoies received their certification. Photo supplied by CNA.

Campbellton residents acknowledged for their benefit to community

Campbellton Neighbourhood Association recognizes couple

From left are CNA project coordinator Morgan Ostler, Paulette and Raymond Lavoie and CNA project coordinator Kim Barry when the Lavoies received their certification. Photo supplied by CNA.
This house at the corner of 6th Avenue and Cedar Street is easily one of the best holiday displays in the city.

Campbell River Christmas Lights Tour Volume 5 (The Best of the Best)

We went on the hunt for Campbell River’s best holiday displays this year. Check out what we found!

This house at the corner of 6th Avenue and Cedar Street is easily one of the best holiday displays in the city.
Volunteer Campbell River-affiliated group Youth Can 20/20 was one of the many social services groups at work this year. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.

COPING WITH COVID: Social services saw COVID-19 as an opportunity to come together for benefit of community

SPECIAL REPORT PT. 2:Mutual need broke down barriers between organizations this year

Volunteer Campbell River-affiliated group Youth Can 20/20 was one of the many social services groups at work this year. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.
Caretaker Paul Knepperges (far left) welcomes Queen Elizabeth to Twin Islands, along with owners, Prince Leopold and His Royal Highness Max Margrave of Baden. Photo courtesy the Ginnie Ellingsen estate.

Fit for a Queen: A Thumbnail History of Twin Islands

By Jeanette Taylor for the Museum at Campbell River Mention Twin Islands…

  • Dec 29, 2020
Caretaker Paul Knepperges (far left) welcomes Queen Elizabeth to Twin Islands, along with owners, Prince Leopold and His Royal Highness Max Margrave of Baden. Photo courtesy the Ginnie Ellingsen estate.
From left: Colleen Evans, 100 Women Who Care Campbell River, Amanda Raleigh, 100 Women Who Care Campbell River, and Mandy Barnes from Cameryn’s Cause for Kids Society. Photo by Wild Shay Photography

Two Campbell River groups receive donations from 100 Women Who Care

This year brought many changes for our local nonprofits from the way…

  • Dec 28, 2020
From left: Colleen Evans, 100 Women Who Care Campbell River, Amanda Raleigh, 100 Women Who Care Campbell River, and Mandy Barnes from Cameryn’s Cause for Kids Society. Photo by Wild Shay Photography