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Western Forest Products’ employees (left to right: Jeff Ternan, Regional Operations Manager and Chris Clements, IT Business Partner) present a cheque for $10,000 to Campbell River Search and Rescue’s President, Tonya Crawford, for the non-profit society’s hall expansion renovation.

Campbell River Search and Rescue receives $10,000 donation

Money provided by Western Forest Products will go toward new storage bay

  • Nov 15, 2022
Western Forest Products’ employees (left to right: Jeff Ternan, Regional Operations Manager and Chris Clements, IT Business Partner) present a cheque for $10,000 to Campbell River Search and Rescue’s President, Tonya Crawford, for the non-profit society’s hall expansion renovation.
the Cookbook 'A taste of Quadra Island'  sold roughly 2,000 copies since being released last December. Photo: Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror
the Cookbook 'A taste of Quadra Island'  sold roughly 2,000 copies since being released last December. Photo: Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror
Seen from Darrell McKay’s room, either a cruise missile or an Iranian kamikaze drone hits the ground in Lviv, Ukraine. Darrell McKay photo

Campbell River man witnesses Russian retaliation in Ukraine conflict

Volunteer returns to city far from front but experiences bombing

Seen from Darrell McKay’s room, either a cruise missile or an Iranian kamikaze drone hits the ground in Lviv, Ukraine. Darrell McKay photo
Christmas tree (unsplash)

Be an an angel to a child this Christmas by supporting the Angel Tree

Program is virtual again this year except for in-person on Starlight Shopping night

  • Nov 14, 2022
Christmas tree (unsplash)
The museum is just outside of downtown Victoria with bus routes (Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum)

Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum offers salute to Canadian Forces history

The museum is open to the public, providing visitors a glimpse of military life

The museum is just outside of downtown Victoria with bus routes (Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum)
Campell River held its Remembrance Day ceremony at the downtown Cenotaph Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River marks Remembrance Day

Ceremony, parade held at downtown Cenotaph

Campell River held its Remembrance Day ceremony at the downtown Cenotaph Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied

B.C. man completes seven-week term guarding the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Master Corporal Steve Pederson has been a Canadian Ranger for 31 years.…

Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied
Charles Etchell graduated high school in 1943 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force that July. (Courtesy Carlton House)

Former military members in Oak Bay reflect on remembrance

Carlton House veterans recall service, share value of Remembrance Day

Charles Etchell graduated high school in 1943 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force that July. (Courtesy Carlton House)
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coins on tombstones, an American tradition that has gradually taken root in Canada

Denomination of coin can show relationship to fallen soldier

  • Nov 11, 2022
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
The U11 Tyees hockey was proud to don their jerseys throughout Campbell River in their "Halloween for Hunger" food drive. Pictured from left to right (top row): Jase Taylor, Kesler Chapman, Logan Gregoire, Ben Latham, Corben May, Fredrick Webster. (bottom row) Colton Delcasino, Luca Read, Nixon Schiebel, Logan Majoros, Taylor LaFrance. Doc Braces staff (standing outside left to right) :Vanessa Ayala,Dr. Nandan Buch, 
Joanne Delcasino, seated are Melissa Moser and Annabelle Alcayade

CRMHA’s Tyees minor hockey team pays it forward in charitable cause

“Halloween for Hunger” food drive one of “many avenues” youth can help in ‘close-knit’ community

The U11 Tyees hockey was proud to don their jerseys throughout Campbell River in their "Halloween for Hunger" food drive. Pictured from left to right (top row): Jase Taylor, Kesler Chapman, Logan Gregoire, Ben Latham, Corben May, Fredrick Webster. (bottom row) Colton Delcasino, Luca Read, Nixon Schiebel, Logan Majoros, Taylor LaFrance. Doc Braces staff (standing outside left to right) :Vanessa Ayala,Dr. Nandan Buch, 
Joanne Delcasino, seated are Melissa Moser and Annabelle Alcayade
Victor Earl Ordano’s headstone at the Chemainus Cemetery. (Photo by Mike Russell)

No Stone Left Alone links family’s history to Penelakut

Close connection found from a friend in teacher’s research

  • Nov 10, 2022
Victor Earl Ordano’s headstone at the Chemainus Cemetery. (Photo by Mike Russell)
Chef Jade Berg on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. (HULU photo)

PODCAST.: B.C. chef Jade Berg gets creative on Disney’s ‘Chefs vs. Wild’

TODAY IN B.C.: Foraging in the woods on the Sunshine Coast to create a 5-star meal

Chef Jade Berg on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. (HULU photo)
Farheen HaQ (left) chats with Cory Cliffe at the event closing HaQ’s show on Nov. 4. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Food, medicine and community shared at cross-cultural exchange event

Indian and Liǧʷiłdax̌ʷ people gather to learn and share at Campbell River Art Gallery

Farheen HaQ (left) chats with Cory Cliffe at the event closing HaQ’s show on Nov. 4. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
In 2021, Laura Johnson , a Métis faculty member (left, seen with Diana Segura-Sojo), established a new partnership with Tecnológico de Costa Rica for a student virtual exchange. Photo supplied

North Island College launches innovative global learning plan

North Island College (NIC) is reimagining international education, with the launch of…

In 2021, Laura Johnson , a Métis faculty member (left, seen with Diana Segura-Sojo), established a new partnership with Tecnológico de Costa Rica for a student virtual exchange. Photo supplied
St John Brigade Division Supervisor, Elaine Brown checks the blood pressure of patient Franco Sartor, while Eagles President Bob Brinn and Ladies Auxillary President Diane Peain look on. Photo submitted

Eagles help purchase blood pressure monitor

The Eagles held a dinner to raise funds to purchase two electronic…

  • Nov 6, 2022
St John Brigade Division Supervisor, Elaine Brown checks the blood pressure of patient Franco Sartor, while Eagles President Bob Brinn and Ladies Auxillary President Diane Peain look on. Photo submitted
Fire fighter Shawn Kotscherofski drops a few pumpkins from the Campbell River Fire Department’s tower truck. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Fire fighters smash pumpkins at Strathcona Gardens

Jack-o-lanterns smashed by donation to benefit Burn Fund

Fire fighter Shawn Kotscherofski drops a few pumpkins from the Campbell River Fire Department’s tower truck. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Glen Piotrofsky, Grand Knight, is flanked by Tim Hortons owners Jaice and Rachelle Granson on the left and Danielle and Darcy Purcell on the right to accept the cheque for the money raised through the sales of “Smile Cookies” at the three Campbell River locations. The amount raised – $13,461.24 – is the most ever in all the years that the Smile Cookie Fundraiser has been active in Campbell River and will be used to help pay for the groceries placed in the hampers. Photo contributed

49th edition of the Christmas Hamper Fund to get underway

This year is the forty-ninth consecutive year that the Christmas Hamper Fund…

  • Nov 5, 2022
Glen Piotrofsky, Grand Knight, is flanked by Tim Hortons owners Jaice and Rachelle Granson on the left and Danielle and Darcy Purcell on the right to accept the cheque for the money raised through the sales of “Smile Cookies” at the three Campbell River locations. The amount raised – $13,461.24 – is the most ever in all the years that the Smile Cookie Fundraiser has been active in Campbell River and will be used to help pay for the groceries placed in the hampers. Photo contributed
The Paradise Meadows boardwalk at Mount Washington is totally accessible to TrailRiders, allowing those with mobility issues to enjoy the beauty of the park. Photo supplied

Accessible travel guides launched for the Vancouver Island region

The Vancouver Island Region now has a series of accessible travel guides…

The Paradise Meadows boardwalk at Mount Washington is totally accessible to TrailRiders, allowing those with mobility issues to enjoy the beauty of the park. Photo supplied
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
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