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From left are Stacey Marsh and Myra Egan, and Keltie KcKale (far right) from the Campbell River Hospital Foundation accepting a $25,084 cheque from Michaela Arruda (centre) and Carly Pisterzi from the Campbell River Community Foundation. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Over $25,000 donated to Campbell River Hospital Foundation

Donation result of largest donation ever to Community Foundation

From left are Stacey Marsh and Myra Egan, and Keltie KcKale (far right) from the Campbell River Hospital Foundation accepting a $25,084 cheque from Michaela Arruda (centre) and Carly Pisterzi from the Campbell River Community Foundation. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Raven flies alongside a vehicle driven by Alex Lavoie and Jodi Young on the Dempster Highway in Yukon. YouTube screenshot

VIDEO: Raven flies alongside Quadra Island couple travelling frigid Yukon highway

23 minute video with Raven garners over 5,000 views on Youtube

Raven flies alongside a vehicle driven by Alex Lavoie and Jodi Young on the Dempster Highway in Yukon. YouTube screenshot
Rotarians collected donations for the March for Children in February, 2022, after rescheduling it from the usual pre-Christmas period. They have decided they will do the same this year and hold the next March this coming February. Photo contributed

February March for Children so successful, Rotary to do it again

Traditionally, fundraiser is done on third Saturday in December but snow cancelled 2021 event

  • Dec 14, 2022
Rotarians collected donations for the March for Children in February, 2022, after rescheduling it from the usual pre-Christmas period. They have decided they will do the same this year and hold the next March this coming February. Photo contributed
Community members Zoie Richards (left) and Deb Gyles receive Neighbourhood Appreciation Awards from Campbellton Neighbourhood Association’s Kim Barry. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Community members Zoie Richards (left) and Deb Gyles receive Neighbourhood Appreciation Awards from Campbellton Neighbourhood Association’s Kim Barry. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Snow or shine, local contractors and the Habitat VIN build team have been making significant progress on the 1375 Piercy Avenue, Courtenay affordable housing development. Photo credit: Yana Dimitrova

Donations to North Island Habitat for Humanity will be matched until the end of the year

Holiday Matching Challenge will get families get into safe, decent, and affordable housing in 2023

  • Dec 13, 2022
Snow or shine, local contractors and the Habitat VIN build team have been making significant progress on the 1375 Piercy Avenue, Courtenay affordable housing development. Photo credit: Yana Dimitrova
Shannon Bellamy and Tom Andrews of the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society form their own arch with help from their shadowy friends at the site in Waterwheel Park where a new welcome arch will go up by next fall. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island community’s arch another means for bridging cultural divides

Illuminated permanent art piece will allow people to see the light

Shannon Bellamy and Tom Andrews of the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society form their own arch with help from their shadowy friends at the site in Waterwheel Park where a new welcome arch will go up by next fall. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Out alone in the ocean, a man and his paddleboard. The annual Santa Surf has been taking place in Campbell River for the past 12 years. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror

Paddleboards and..Santa? Stories Beach holds annual Santa Surf

Annual event pushed to Sunday after Saturday’s wet weather

Out alone in the ocean, a man and his paddleboard. The annual Santa Surf has been taking place in Campbell River for the past 12 years. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror
The third annual Santa Run 5k took over the Rotary Sea Walk Sunday Morning. Pictured here (left to right) are participants Jayne Whyte, Dianne White, Nancy Johnston, Jackie Day, Sandy Berkenstock, Sehleeah Schevers, Katherine Naylor. donations were made to local charity Cameryn’s Cause. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror.

Third annual Santa Run takes over Sea Walk Sunday morning in Campbell River

Donations were taken for Cameryn’s Cause for the 5k event

The third annual Santa Run 5k took over the Rotary Sea Walk Sunday Morning. Pictured here (left to right) are participants Jayne Whyte, Dianne White, Nancy Johnston, Jackie Day, Sandy Berkenstock, Sehleeah Schevers, Katherine Naylor. donations were made to local charity Cameryn’s Cause. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror.
Volunteers build the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hampers in a previous year. This year, the hampers will be built and delivered from a Midport Road building off the North Island Highway, not downtown. Photo submitted

Volunteers needed this Saturday for christmas hamper assembly and delivery

NOTE: the warehouse where the hampers are built and to be delivered from is not located downtown

  • Dec 12, 2022
Volunteers build the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hampers in a previous year. This year, the hampers will be built and delivered from a Midport Road building off the North Island Highway, not downtown. Photo submitted
Goodies like these hand knitted hats and cookies, went to Care Mongering Campbell River. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror

Pop-up Christmas sale has unique, international flair

Proceeds went to various charities, including Innovative Communities.

Goodies like these hand knitted hats and cookies, went to Care Mongering Campbell River. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror
A man pauses while digging out snow from under a car stuck on a street in the aftermath of a snowstorm, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

QUIZ: Are you ready for winter weather?

Winter begins later this month, but is already on the ground in many parts of the country

A man pauses while digging out snow from under a car stuck on a street in the aftermath of a snowstorm, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Prompted by a cancellation, Finning driver Shawn Spain drove around Campbell River's neighbourhoods this weekend. Photo courtesy Jessica Colado

Campbell River truck driver makes Truck Parade still happen — sort of

Mom grateful her boys got to see a piece of what is special about Campbell River’s Holiday season.

Prompted by a cancellation, Finning driver Shawn Spain drove around Campbell River's neighbourhoods this weekend. Photo courtesy Jessica Colado
SAINTS farm in Mission is a sanctuary for animals deemed unadoptable due to age, size, disabilities, and medical issues. /Dillon White photo

Unadoptable animals find home in B.C. with SAINTS

The nonprofit provides shelter and medical aid to 127 animals of different backgrounds in Mission

SAINTS farm in Mission is a sanctuary for animals deemed unadoptable due to age, size, disabilities, and medical issues. /Dillon White photo
From left to right, Grace Lelliot, her brother Griffin, AJ Lontayao, Katie x and Roger Shi only met in Joe Shields' Basic guitar Class in September. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River high school band makes CBC Youtube music contest

Carihi Students entry featured soulful cover of Tanika Charles ‘Tell me Something”

From left to right, Grace Lelliot, her brother Griffin, AJ Lontayao, Katie x and Roger Shi only met in Joe Shields' Basic guitar Class in September. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror
From left are volunteers Steve Lackey, Monica Strebel, Walt Bukauskas, Cory Bukauskas and Kyle Bukauskas as they fill up one of many cars for 2020 the Knights of Columbus Hamper Drive. The program is one of this years’ recipients of the Mosaic Season of Giving campaign. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Mosaic Forest Management’s Annual Holiday Season of Giving Campaign Supports Local Communities

$40,000 to be split between 30-plus agencies across Vancouver Island

  • Dec 7, 2022
From left are volunteers Steve Lackey, Monica Strebel, Walt Bukauskas, Cory Bukauskas and Kyle Bukauskas as they fill up one of many cars for 2020 the Knights of Columbus Hamper Drive. The program is one of this years’ recipients of the Mosaic Season of Giving campaign. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Wei Kai Kum First Nation member Laverne Henderson, led the crowd in a drum ceremony to open the event. She said the turnout warmed her heart to see steps being made toward the end of domestic violence as a whole. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror

Vigil for National Day of Remembrance of Violence Against Women carries a powerful message

Leaders, speakers at Spirit Square event want community to end stigma around feminism

Wei Kai Kum First Nation member Laverne Henderson, led the crowd in a drum ceremony to open the event. She said the turnout warmed her heart to see steps being made toward the end of domestic violence as a whole. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror
The 2021 Downtown BIA Big Truck Parade. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Cancellation of Campbell River Big Truck parade a ‘safety first’ decision

BIA executive director ‘disappointed’ after weather cancels event; hopes to bring it back in 2023

The 2021 Downtown BIA Big Truck Parade. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
The Campbell River Eagles Ladies Auxiliary cooked up and sold Meat Pies for the Maritimes last month and raised $5,000 for the Red Cross to provide relief for this fall’s devestating storms in Atlantic Canada. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Meat Pies for the Maritimes

The Campbell River Eagles Ladies Auxiliary cooked up and sold Meat Pies…

The Campbell River Eagles Ladies Auxiliary cooked up and sold Meat Pies for the Maritimes last month and raised $5,000 for the Red Cross to provide relief for this fall’s devestating storms in Atlantic Canada. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Knights of Columbus volunteers and Campbell River emergency services personnel were out receiving donations for Christmas Hampers on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 at the Charity Check Stop at the Home Hardware parking lot. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Knights of Columbus volunteers and Campbell River emergency services personnel were out receiving donations for Christmas Hampers on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 at the Charity Check Stop at the Home Hardware parking lot. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about toys and games?

This is the season when new games and toys capture the attention of young and old alike

Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)