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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
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

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
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)
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
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 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
Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

QUIZ: How well do you know the royals?

Prince Harry’s book, Spare, has been attracting plenty of attention

Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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
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)
Afghan people sit as they wait to leave the Kabul airport in Kabul in 2021 after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan’s 20-year war, as thousands of people mobbed the city’s airport trying to flee the Taliban’s return. Wakil Kohsar | AFP via Getty Images

Campbell River group raising funds for Afghan refugees

Group trying to bring family of 10 to Campbell River

Afghan people sit as they wait to leave the Kabul airport in Kabul in 2021 after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan’s 20-year war, as thousands of people mobbed the city’s airport trying to flee the Taliban’s return. Wakil Kohsar | AFP via Getty Images
Canucks great Kirk McLean, left, and club mascot Fin were in town Jan. 10 and 11 to assist in drills and practice with the Tyees and Hurricanes hockey clubs. The event was done with the participation of the Canucks Alumni Association. Photo by Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror.

Former Canucks great Kirk McLean conducts practices with Campbell River minor hockey teams

McLean, now board member of the Canucks Alumni Association, says event brings career full circle

Canucks great Kirk McLean, left, and club mascot Fin were in town Jan. 10 and 11 to assist in drills and practice with the Tyees and Hurricanes hockey clubs. The event was done with the participation of the Canucks Alumni Association. Photo by Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror.
Ariana Bortoletto, born on Jan. 1 at the Campbell River Hospital was the community’s first baby born this year. Photo courtesy Brenden Bortoletto

Campbell River’s New Year’s baby comes two weeks early

Ashley Zinkus and Brenden Bortoletto welcomed baby Ariana at 11:13 a.m., Jan. 1

Ariana Bortoletto, born on Jan. 1 at the Campbell River Hospital was the community’s first baby born this year. Photo courtesy Brenden Bortoletto
The 40-acre Maris Estates oceanfront property has been gifted to the Comox Valley Regional District through the federal Ecological Gifts Program. Photo supplied

40 acres of oceanfront property donated to Comox Valley Regional District to create a park

The Comox Valley Regional District has received a donation of 40 acres…

The 40-acre Maris Estates oceanfront property has been gifted to the Comox Valley Regional District through the federal Ecological Gifts Program. Photo supplied
Campbell River’s Vancouver Island Regional Library branch. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Top 10 library books read by Campbell Riverites in 2022

Vancouver Island Regional Library tallies up top books read at the local branch

Campbell River’s Vancouver Island Regional Library branch. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror