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Ben Baker died of an accidental overdose on Jan. 23, 2023. The family is fundraising for two memorial benches to make a monetary donation in Ben’s name to The Last Door in New Westminster. (Ben Baker’s Legacy/GoFundMe)

Benches in West Kelowna, Lower Mainland help keep man’s legacy alive

All additional donations will be donated to the treatment facility Ben stayed at

SD72 board office. Campbell River Mirror photo

Cohort Program reducing failure rates amongst Grade 9 students

Program, which introduced quadmesters, was introduced in 2021 during COVID pandemic

BC Hydro and Museum at Campbell River staff within the Discovery Centre. BC Hydrp photo

BC Hydro’s Discovery Centre begins tenth year of operation

The Campbell River Hydroelectric Facilities Discovery Centre reopened on Feb. 2 and…

  • Feb 2, 2023
Sean Babchuk holds up a painting that he can finally hang in his new Habitat for Humanity home. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

New Habitat for Humanity home is ‘quite the weight’ off owner’s shoulders

‘Now I can hang that picture on the wall’ — Sean Babchuk

Sean Babchuk holds up a painting that he can finally hang in his new Habitat for Humanity home. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Rotarian Tara Jordan collects donations during last year’s March for Children fundraiser. Photo contributed

Rotarians to be out in force Feb. 11 for annual March for Children

Donations go towards purchasing equipment for Campbell River Hospital maternity department

  • Jan 31, 2023
Rotarian Tara Jordan collects donations during last year’s March for Children fundraiser. Photo contributed
Instructor Ruedi Pletscher guides Dave Lawrence (left) and Bob Tonkin through the Turkish Head Knot at the Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre on Jan. 28. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell Riverites try their hand at knot tying

‘Nothing easy about it’ — participant

Instructor Ruedi Pletscher guides Dave Lawrence (left) and Bob Tonkin through the Turkish Head Knot at the Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre on Jan. 28. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Secwépemc actor Grace Dove stars in Bones of Crows, a multi-generational epic recounting decades of systemic abuse against Indigenous Peoples will tour Vancouver Island next month. Photo contributed

Acclaimed epic of Indigenous resilience to be screened in Island communities

Marie Clements’ feature film Bones of Crows expands BC community screening run

  • Jan 26, 2023
Secwépemc actor Grace Dove stars in Bones of Crows, a multi-generational epic recounting decades of systemic abuse against Indigenous Peoples will tour Vancouver Island next month. Photo contributed
Kyle Fitzpatrick from Greenways Land Trust shows students at Southgate Middle School how to plant seeds in their starter pots. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Greenways Land Trust helps students start native plant seeds

Plants to be grown near Campbell River stormwater basin

Kyle Fitzpatrick from Greenways Land Trust shows students at Southgate Middle School how to plant seeds in their starter pots. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
A varied thrush dines on a berry. An influx of the birds this winter has resulted in more patients at the MARS wildlife hospital. Photo by James MacKenzie

MARS Moment: Varied thrush irruption means more birds at Merville’s MARS hospital

James MacKenzie Special to Black Press The varied thrush, a robin-relative with…

  • Jan 24, 2023
A varied thrush dines on a berry. An influx of the birds this winter has resulted in more patients at the MARS wildlife hospital. Photo by James MacKenzie
View of the Cottage City steamship run aground just off the coast of Willow Point in 1911. MCR 8694, Yeatman Collection

The wreck of the steamer Cottage City

A Look Back into the History of the Campbell River Area

  • Jan 24, 2023
View of the Cottage City steamship run aground just off the coast of Willow Point in 1911. MCR 8694, Yeatman Collection
CRSAR Chocolate Lab Pickle, pictured here, has seen rescue missions all over Vancouver Island and province wide. Photo Courtesy Campbell River Search and Rescue

Beloved search and rescue dog ‘Pickle’ goes into retirement

Search and rescue dog had been to over 50 rescues over her career

  • Jan 24, 2023
CRSAR Chocolate Lab Pickle, pictured here, has seen rescue missions all over Vancouver Island and province wide. Photo Courtesy Campbell River Search and Rescue
Kayla Castellarin of the BC SPCA Alberni-Clayoquot Branch feeds Herby the cat some treats on his first birthday, Friday, Jan. 20, 2023. Staff decorated Herby’s living quarters for the occasion. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Herby the black cat seeks fur-ever home on Vancouver Island

Alberni-Clayoquot SPCA staff throw party for one-year old cat who has spent 70-plus days in care

Kayla Castellarin of the BC SPCA Alberni-Clayoquot Branch feeds Herby the cat some treats on his first birthday, Friday, Jan. 20, 2023. Staff decorated Herby’s living quarters for the occasion. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Celebrations for Lunar New Year feature a lion dance, which is a way to cleanse spaces of bad vibes and bring in good luck for the new year. This lion and drum are used to by the Wong Sheung Kung Fu Club to practice for performances. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

VIDEO: Island leaps into year of the rabbit with celebrations in Victoria’s Chinatown

Lunar New Year celebrations will include lion dancing, music, lucky red envelopes and lots of food

Celebrations for Lunar New Year feature a lion dance, which is a way to cleanse spaces of bad vibes and bring in good luck for the new year. This lion and drum are used to by the Wong Sheung Kung Fu Club to practice for performances. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)
Phil Hillier checks out the digger on site for his third birthday celebration. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River construction workers help build the best birthday ever

Akers Property Solutions construction crew gives a young fan a party to remember

Phil Hillier checks out the digger on site for his third birthday celebration. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
The M.V. Powell River Queen pulls into the Quathiaski Cove ferry terminal on Quadra Island on Tuesday, Jan. 17 experiencing mechanical difficulties that would result in suspension of its service on virtually its last trip before it was to be retired, ending its 58 years of service. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

58-year-old Quadra Island ferry unable to complete last day as retirement party gets underway

Powell River Queen taken out of service due to mechanical failure while being celebrated by community

The M.V. Powell River Queen pulls into the Quathiaski Cove ferry terminal on Quadra Island on Tuesday, Jan. 17 experiencing mechanical difficulties that would result in suspension of its service on virtually its last trip before it was to be retired, ending its 58 years of service. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
The Strathcona Dam, shown here on Dec. 19, 2022, holds back about 80 per cent of the Campbell River system’s water storage. BC Hydro photo

BC Hydro’s operational and climate change resiliency

Company is often asked what it is doing to prepare for weather fluctuations, ongoing climate change

  • Jan 19, 2023
The Strathcona Dam, shown here on Dec. 19, 2022, holds back about 80 per cent of the Campbell River system’s water storage. BC Hydro photo
Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Expect large crowds, road closure near Penticton’s outdoor rink for BCHL all-star games

Martin Street partially closed Saturday while alumni, skills and all star games take place

Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
The Habitat for Humanity Meaning of Home contest is open to students in Grades 5 to 6. (Screenshot/Habitat for Humanity video)
The Habitat for Humanity Meaning of Home contest is open to students in Grades 5 to 6. (Screenshot/Habitat for Humanity video)
A new mural by Shawn Decaire was installed recently on a blank wall beside the Campbell River branch of the Vancouver Island regional Library. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

New mural graces library courtyard

Shawn Decaire artwork newest addition to downtown cityscape

  • Jan 17, 2023
A new mural by Shawn Decaire was installed recently on a blank wall beside the Campbell River branch of the Vancouver Island regional Library. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
KidStart is looking for volunteers to help mentor kids aged 6-12. Photo by Bluetree Photography

KidStart mentoring program seeks volunteers

Campbell Riverites invited to help youth ages 6-12

KidStart is looking for volunteers to help mentor kids aged 6-12. Photo by Bluetree Photography
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