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Send a little extra help this Christmas to the pets that don’t have a home or whose parents need a little extra help. METRO

Bring joy to pet owners this Christmas with Kibbles and Blitzen

The Kibbles & Blitzen pet food and supply drive returns to Campbell…

  • Nov 26, 2022
Angela Carpenter of the Coastal Communities Crdit Union (CCCU) presents a cheque for $500 to Hamper Fund volunteer Kevin Gearey. Photo contributed

Coastal Community Credit Union helps the Christmas Hamper Fund

The Coastal Communities Credit Union has been a constant supporter of the…

  • Nov 25, 2022
Andrea Routley is this year’s Haig-Brown writer-In-Residence. Photo contributed

Haig-Brown writer in residence hopes to reconnect with the rain forest

Andrea Routley will be moving into the Haig-Brown House this winter as…

  • Nov 24, 2022
Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)

PODCAST.: Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’

TODAY IN B.C.: Singer-songwriter tells story of legendary pioneer in one-woman show

Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)
Make a donation to John Howard KidStart on Giving Tuesday to help local children and youth in need of positive role models. Photo contributed

Help John Howard KidStart on Giving Tuesday

KidStart is making a huge difference in the lives of local children and youth

  • Nov 24, 2022
Make a donation to John Howard KidStart on Giving Tuesday to help local children and youth in need of positive role models. Photo contributed
The crowd mingles amongst the holiday goodies at Merville Hall. Photo courtesy Merville Hall
The crowd mingles amongst the holiday goodies at Merville Hall. Photo courtesy Merville Hall
James Quatell Ligwilda’xw Hereditary Chief with singers Shawn Decaire and William Henderson welcome the crowd to the Campbell River Art Gallery’s 2022 gala on Sept. 24. Photo contributed

CRAG raises almost $100,000 at first-of-a-kind glamorous art gala

The Campbell River Art Gallery’s (CRAG) bi-annual fundraising gala took a page…

  • Nov 23, 2022
James Quatell Ligwilda’xw Hereditary Chief with singers Shawn Decaire and William Henderson welcome the crowd to the Campbell River Art Gallery’s 2022 gala on Sept. 24. Photo contributed
The annual snow geese migration covers some 3,500 kilometres from Russia’s Wrangel Island, to the Comox Valley. Photo by James MacKenzie

MARS moment: Snow geese making their annual trek to warmer climates

By James MacKenzie Special to Black Press As winter approaches, human “snowbirds”…

The annual snow geese migration covers some 3,500 kilometres from Russia’s Wrangel Island, to the Comox Valley. Photo by James MacKenzie
Special Olympics BC – Campbell River needs coaches for swimming and FUNdamentals. N experience is necessary and training is provided. Photo contributed

Help bring joy to special needs athletes, be a Special Olympics coach

Rewarding volunteer opportunities available in the sports of swimming and FUNdamentals

  • Nov 22, 2022
Special Olympics BC – Campbell River needs coaches for swimming and FUNdamentals. N experience is necessary and training is provided. Photo contributed
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)

Ukraine couple find safe harbour in Salmon Arm

‘Thus it was dangerous for us, a same sex couple, to be there and be ourselves’

  • Nov 21, 2022
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)
Kent Moeller and Colleen McClure man the desk at the Rotary Club of Campbell River’s TV and Online Auction Friday night. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Tune in to 47th annual TV and Online Auction

Auction takes place 6 until 10 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. Saturday

Kent Moeller and Colleen McClure man the desk at the Rotary Club of Campbell River’s TV and Online Auction Friday night. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Charlotte Deptford poses with some of her handmade glass ornaments at Sybil Andrews Cottage on Friday afternoon. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Charlotte Deptford poses with some of her handmade glass ornaments at Sybil Andrews Cottage on Friday afternoon. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
North Island College students now have more options to the traditional bulletin board, as the college has a new arrangement with a service, Places4Students, that helps find more homes for students. Photo supplied

New housing service connects North Island College students and homeowners

North Island College wants to help connect students with places to live…

North Island College students now have more options to the traditional bulletin board, as the college has a new arrangement with a service, Places4Students, that helps find more homes for students. Photo supplied
This is the artwork of 20 year old Ezekiel, who is the oldest son of Shashi’s cousin Pascal and wife. He has captured a picture of life in a refugee camp as an aspiring artist. What this picture doesn’t tell you is that food from the NGO each month only lasts half the month, with no opportunity for work - they can only hope to find something to trade or sell to buy additional food. There is no school for the children in the refugee camp. This family had to escape for their safety from Congo to a Uganda refugee camp over a year ago. Photo supplied by Campbell River Christian Life Fellowship Church

Only about $2,000 left to bring refugee family to Campbell River

Family of seven has been in Ugandan refugee camp for three years

This is the artwork of 20 year old Ezekiel, who is the oldest son of Shashi’s cousin Pascal and wife. He has captured a picture of life in a refugee camp as an aspiring artist. What this picture doesn’t tell you is that food from the NGO each month only lasts half the month, with no opportunity for work - they can only hope to find something to trade or sell to buy additional food. There is no school for the children in the refugee camp. This family had to escape for their safety from Congo to a Uganda refugee camp over a year ago. Photo supplied by Campbell River Christian Life Fellowship Church
“Joasiah Teufel attempts a putt.” This photo was one of many I took during the Hack’s Sporting Good Disc Cup tournament. I think it captures the apparent difficulty of Cooper’s Hawk Disc Golf Course, which features large trees, rolling terrain, and a thick understory. It’s incredible that players like Teufel are able to consistently score under par the course, let alone find their discs after each throw. After shooting two such events, I can say Campbell River’s disc golf community are an incredibly passionate, friendly, and talented bunch. By the way — he sunk it. - Sean Feagan

Disc Golfers invited to compete in the Ice Bowl and help the Food Bank

If you want to help raise funds for the Campbell River Food…

  • Nov 17, 2022
“Joasiah Teufel attempts a putt.” This photo was one of many I took during the Hack’s Sporting Good Disc Cup tournament. I think it captures the apparent difficulty of Cooper’s Hawk Disc Golf Course, which features large trees, rolling terrain, and a thick understory. It’s incredible that players like Teufel are able to consistently score under par the course, let alone find their discs after each throw. After shooting two such events, I can say Campbell River’s disc golf community are an incredibly passionate, friendly, and talented bunch. By the way — he sunk it. - Sean Feagan
Rotarians Tony Fantillo (on accordion) and Pieter Koeleman (singing) do the Pumpkins for Polio Song. Photo contributed

Rotary Club thankful for community support of Pumpkins for Polio

$11,000 raised which will b ematched 2:1 by Gates Foundation

  • Nov 17, 2022
Rotarians Tony Fantillo (on accordion) and Pieter Koeleman (singing) do the Pumpkins for Polio Song. Photo contributed
New Fire Chief Dan Verdun, pictured here, began his career as a volunteer firefighter in Union Bay in 1995. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River

City of Campbell River welcomes new Fire Chief

Dan Verdun comes after over a quarter century of experience; appointment brings career full circle

  • Nov 16, 2022
New Fire Chief Dan Verdun, pictured here, began his career as a volunteer firefighter in Union Bay in 1995. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Once again Coral Garuk and Chelsea Masters of Little River Childcare will be holding Stuff the Bus in front of Thrifty Foods at the Campbell River Common. Photo contributed

Stuff the Bus returns to collect donations for Christmas Hampers

Kicks off at Campbell River Common on Dec. 14

  • Nov 23, 2022
Once again Coral Garuk and Chelsea Masters of Little River Childcare will be holding Stuff the Bus in front of Thrifty Foods at the Campbell River Common. Photo contributed
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