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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)
A display of Ruedi Pletscher’s knotwork at Campbell River’s Maritime Heritage Centre. Photo contributed

Ancient craft; essential skill – learn knot tying at the Maritime Heritage Centre

Learn this skill from knot-tying expert Ruedi Pletscher

  • Dec 3, 2022
A display of Ruedi Pletscher’s knotwork at Campbell River’s Maritime Heritage Centre. Photo contributed
The Campbell River Food Bank's staff is small and mighty, but Manager Joanne Watson says they need more as they head into the holidays and 2023. Pictured here are Volunteers (Left to Right): Cynthia Barnes,warehouse manager Josh Orwin, manager Jo Watson, Annie Hildebrand, Sandra Rushton, Anatolii Samoilyk, and Driver Ross Milnthrop. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Food Bank manager sees tough road ahead of the holidays

Uptick in renters, double income families and seniors relying on Food Bank

The Campbell River Food Bank's staff is small and mighty, but Manager Joanne Watson says they need more as they head into the holidays and 2023. Pictured here are Volunteers (Left to Right): Cynthia Barnes,warehouse manager Josh Orwin, manager Jo Watson, Annie Hildebrand, Sandra Rushton, Anatolii Samoilyk, and Driver Ross Milnthrop. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good
Carihi Secondary School will be closed Friday as snow continues to pelt Campbell River. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror

School District 72 closes all schools on Friday due to weather

Decision based on warnings from Environment Canada, deteriorating road conditions.

Carihi Secondary School will be closed Friday as snow continues to pelt Campbell River. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror
The 2022 Downtown BIA Big Truck Parade has been cancelled. File photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Big Truck Parade cancelled due to snowy conditions

‘Piority has always been safety’ Downtown BIA says

The 2022 Downtown BIA Big Truck Parade has been cancelled. File photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Annie Corrigall and her family were joined by owners and staff of Georgia Straight Collision for the reveal party of Annie’s Help Fill A Dream dream vacation to Disney World. Photo by Terry Farrell

Help Fill A Dream sends Vancouver Island youngster and family to Disney World

Ten-year-old Annie Corrigall has been through a lot in her first decade.…

Annie Corrigall and her family were joined by owners and staff of Georgia Straight Collision for the reveal party of Annie’s Help Fill A Dream dream vacation to Disney World. Photo by Terry Farrell
Candle. (needpix.com)

Vigil at Spirit Square honours National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Event held in remembrance of the victims of the murders of 14 women in 1989

  • Nov 30, 2022
Candle. (needpix.com)
View of entrance to Lynx Mine, 1970, Courier-Upper Islander Collection. MCR # 10735 Courtesy Museum at Campbell River

North Island Mining

A Look back at the History of the Campbell River Area

  • Nov 30, 2022
View of entrance to Lynx Mine, 1970, Courier-Upper Islander Collection. MCR # 10735 Courtesy Museum at Campbell River
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