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Yellow seems to be this youngster’s favourite colour. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

WATCH: Cars, cars and more cars

Classic cars take over downtown Campbell River for annual show and shine

Yellow seems to be this youngster’s favourite colour. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Liz Wootton from Vancouver Island-based Human Nature Development will facilitate the Welcoming Communities Coalition forum. Photo contributed

Community Forum encourages discussion about challenges facing newcomers

New and long-time residents to talk about making community more welcoming to immigrants, refugees

  • Sep 4, 2022
Liz Wootton from Vancouver Island-based Human Nature Development will facilitate the Welcoming Communities Coalition forum. Photo contributed
NIC’s Campbell River campus will have welcome booths with snacks, swag and information Sept. 6 to 7. Photo contributed

North Island College kicks off orientation in Campbell River

In-person orientation is back at NIC’s Campbell River campus this fall, giving…

  • Aug 31, 2022
NIC’s Campbell River campus will have welcome booths with snacks, swag and information Sept. 6 to 7. Photo contributed
That British Columbia’s colonial origins are apparent and embedded within the very names of this place is not a shocking revelation. Museum at Campbell River photo

Re-naming British Columbia

A Look back into the History of the Campbell River Area by the Museum at Campbell River

  • Aug 31, 2022
That British Columbia’s colonial origins are apparent and embedded within the very names of this place is not a shocking revelation. Museum at Campbell River photo
(Black Press Media file photo)

Greenways launches new Nature & Nutrition program for seniors

Offers a boost in nutrition and physical activity in a social, nature-based setting

  • Aug 30, 2022
(Black Press Media file photo)
Daybreak Rotary of Campbell River presents Qwalayu House with a cheque for $35,000 on the anniversary of the facility’s opening. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

WATCH: Qwalayu House first anniversary celebrated

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island holds backyard picnic to celebrate milestone

Daybreak Rotary of Campbell River presents Qwalayu House with a cheque for $35,000 on the anniversary of the facility’s opening. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Ray Allan was presented a 2019 Environmental Excellence award. Photo by Marissa Tiel/Campbell River Mirror

See a local environmental steward get recognized

Nominations open for city’s annual environmental stewardship awards

  • Aug 26, 2022
Ray Allan was presented a 2019 Environmental Excellence award. Photo by Marissa Tiel/Campbell River Mirror
BC Hydro crew members recover fish from the empty underground John Hart generating station tunnels on Aug. 19, 2022. The tunnels have been de-watered to conduct regular maintenance. BC Hydro photo

Eerie look inside de-watered underground John Hart tunnels

Maintenance work that emptied tunnels will be extended resulting in longer road closure over dam

BC Hydro crew members recover fish from the empty underground John Hart generating station tunnels on Aug. 19, 2022. The tunnels have been de-watered to conduct regular maintenance. BC Hydro photo
Porter Family. (submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: The Porter Family – Flying around the world

TODAY IN B.C.: They hope to raise $1 million for charity during the 14 month trip

Porter Family. (submitted photo)
Ready for a great day of golf is ex-NHLer Clayton Stoner (centre) and Campbell River Special Olympic athletes who served as caddies during the 33rd annual Howie Meeker Golf Classic at Campbell River Golf and Country Club on Saturday, Aug. 20. Stoner has taken over as host of the popular fundraiser since Meeker’s passing Nov. 8, 2020. Photo by Alistair Taylor

Howie Meeker Golf Classic continues supporting Campbell River Special Olympics

New host Clayton Stoner carries on the tradition of fun and friendship at 33rd annual event

Ready for a great day of golf is ex-NHLer Clayton Stoner (centre) and Campbell River Special Olympic athletes who served as caddies during the 33rd annual Howie Meeker Golf Classic at Campbell River Golf and Country Club on Saturday, Aug. 20. Stoner has taken over as host of the popular fundraiser since Meeker’s passing Nov. 8, 2020. Photo by Alistair Taylor
Lisa Alemany-Kunzler (left) learns how to administer Naloxone from Trevor Cardinell and Amy Criss from AVI at last year’s IOAD event. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

10 Campbell Riverites have died of toxic drug poisoning this year so far

Community Action Team holding Overdose Awareness Day event Aug. 31

Lisa Alemany-Kunzler (left) learns how to administer Naloxone from Trevor Cardinell and Amy Criss from AVI at last year’s IOAD event. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Members of the 2022 Tour de Rock team. (Tour de Rock photo)

Tour de Rock riders getting ready to hit the road for 25th-anniversary fundraiser

The team is in the final stretches of training before Sept. 24 start of annual cancer-fighting ride

  • Aug 19, 2022
Members of the 2022 Tour de Rock team. (Tour de Rock photo)
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Could be we tolerate each other’: Shuswap couple to celebrate 72nd anniversary

Humour part of the glue that’s kept Cathy and Ernie Baynes together

  • Aug 18, 2022
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Deputy city manager Ron Neufeld (centre), is flanked by Mayor Andy Adams (left) and city manager Deborah Sargent after receiving a professional service award for excellence in leadership from the B.C. Local Government Management Association in 2016. Neufeld is retiring on Sept. 2. Photo contributed

Deputy city manager Ron Neufeld retiring

Started career as engineering technician after relocating to Campbell River from Saskatchewan in 1992

  • Aug 17, 2022
Deputy city manager Ron Neufeld (centre), is flanked by Mayor Andy Adams (left) and city manager Deborah Sargent after receiving a professional service award for excellence in leadership from the B.C. Local Government Management Association in 2016. Neufeld is retiring on Sept. 2. Photo contributed
Jason Heit. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jason Heit: From the boxing ring to security for the stars

TODAY IN B.C. Island fighter/trainer worked security for Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage

Jason Heit. (photo submitted)
Gilbert Strebel checks the idle on the Steam Donkey in July. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Gilbert Strebel checks the idle on the Steam Donkey in July. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Time to shine: Classic and antique automobiles converge at Shuswap event

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum hosts 21st Annual Car Show

This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Fernie Brewing Co. Victoria rep Monique Le Sage, left, and Michelle Le Sage. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Organizers, craft brewers and food vendors pour their hearts into Island festival

Sold-out crowd enjoys taste treats and camaraderie at Cowichan Craft Beer Food Festival

Fernie Brewing Co. Victoria rep Monique Le Sage, left, and Michelle Le Sage. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)

Abbotsford family honoured for more than 100 years of farming

Bradner Farms celebrates 4 generations of farming with provincial award

The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)
Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)
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