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Glenda Gall has been the show manager of the Campbell River Spring Home and Wellness Show for nine years. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror

PHOTOS: Spring Home and Wellness Show returns to Campbell River

Attendance down for first exhibit of its kind in the city since 2019

Shelter Point Smoke Point Whisky earned Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Submitted photo

Campbell River distillery earns pair of prizes at international competition

Shelter Point earned gold medals for its Single Malt and Smoke Point whiskies

The City of Campbell River sits on the shore of Discovery Passage and is back by the mountains of central Vancouver Island and Strathcona Park.

City launches a new season of modern entrepreneur programming

Events on April 20 and 21 will focus on strategies for addressing staffing challenges

  • Apr 12, 2022
The City of Campbell River sits on the shore of Discovery Passage and is back by the mountains of central Vancouver Island and Strathcona Park.
21streetclub was dreamed up by a UVic student who dreams of helping art and design students earn money from their pieces while attending school. (Photo courtesy of Nelson Walusimbi)

University of Victoria student turns class project idea into full-blown fashion business

Website aims to help art and design students find platform to share, sell their fashion pieces

21streetclub was dreamed up by a UVic student who dreams of helping art and design students earn money from their pieces while attending school. (Photo courtesy of Nelson Walusimbi)
John Hart Dam near Campbell River, B.C. BC Hydro photo

Many contractors interested in Campbell River dam upgrade project

BC Hydro took 30 companies on tour of project site as part of BC Bid process

John Hart Dam near Campbell River, B.C. BC Hydro photo
Tyler Bruce (l-r) and Stephen Gabrysh, of Campbell River Whale Watching, with Wayne Garton and Heike Garton, of Discovery Marine Safaris. Photo courtesy Campbell River Adventure Tours Group.

Two Campbell River whale watching companies announce merger

Campbell River Whale Watching and Discovery Marine Safaris competitors no longer

Tyler Bruce (l-r) and Stephen Gabrysh, of Campbell River Whale Watching, with Wayne Garton and Heike Garton, of Discovery Marine Safaris. Photo courtesy Campbell River Adventure Tours Group.
Mussels and more. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

Iconic Campbellton business has strong family ties

Stepping through the glass doors into the workshop of Mussels and More…

Mussels and more. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
Software systems are susceptible to cyberattack through the recently discovered Log4Shell vulnerability. (Stock photo)

Vancouver Island cybersecurity firm ahead of global curve in arming against Log4j bug

aDolus Technology Inc. generates first vulnerability reports to thwart hackers

Software systems are susceptible to cyberattack through the recently discovered Log4Shell vulnerability. (Stock photo)
The holidays are around the corner (File).

City of Campbell River reminds residents of holiday services and hours

Curbside pickup dates unchanged, tree chipping offered Jan. 2 to support charities

The holidays are around the corner (File).
Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)

Nature’s Path acquires majority interest in Chilliwack organic food business

Largest organic cereal and snack maker buys into Anita’s Organic Mill

Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)
Mary Ruth Snyder’s cumulative background suits her well in her role as executive director for the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce. Image supplied

Campbell River Chamber ready to take it to the next level

Organization looking for new directors willing to sit on the board

  • Oct 20, 2021
Mary Ruth Snyder’s cumulative background suits her well in her role as executive director for the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce. Image supplied
A merger between Nanaimo-based Taste of B.C. Aquafarms and Blue Star Foods of Miami, Fla., will scale up land-based fish farm steelhead production on the mid Island. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo fish farm plans to scale up production 15 times thanks to US deal

Taste of B.C. Aquafarms was acquired by Miami, Fla.’s Blue Star Foods Corp. earlier this year

A merger between Nanaimo-based Taste of B.C. Aquafarms and Blue Star Foods of Miami, Fla., will scale up land-based fish farm steelhead production on the mid Island. (Photo submitted)
Diane Morrison, managing director of Mowi Canada West, has been recognized as one of B.C.’s top 500 influential business leaders. Photo courtesy Mowi Canada West.

Director of Mowi Canada West recognized as one of B.C.’s top business leaders.

Diane Morrison recognized as leader in fisheries and aquaculture sector per ‘BC500

Diane Morrison, managing director of Mowi Canada West, has been recognized as one of B.C.’s top 500 influential business leaders. Photo courtesy Mowi Canada West.
Tseshaht Lead Beach Keeper Hank Gus says he’s looking forward to sharing the Broken Group Islands origin story with visitors. Gus has been a Beach Keeper for nine years. (Tseshaht First Nation photo)

Tseshaht First Nation re-opens Broken Group Islands with refreshed Beach Keepers Program

To help sustain the program, tour operators are encouraged to implement a $10 per day per guest fee

Tseshaht Lead Beach Keeper Hank Gus says he’s looking forward to sharing the Broken Group Islands origin story with visitors. Gus has been a Beach Keeper for nine years. (Tseshaht First Nation photo)
Craft Brewing and Malting program student Ellie Hadley plans to use her newfound skills and knowledge to set up a distillery in Port Alberni. (PHOTO COURTESY LEE SIMMONS)

Something’s brewing with North Island College’s newest program

Port Alberni grad Ellie Hadley hopes to turn new skills into thriving business

Craft Brewing and Malting program student Ellie Hadley plans to use her newfound skills and knowledge to set up a distillery in Port Alberni. (PHOTO COURTESY LEE SIMMONS)
Karen Bezaire (l-r) and Alli Assu outside of Wildflowers & Co. in Campbell River’s Tyee Plaza, on the store’s grand opening, June 15.

Business supporting Indigenous makers opens new storefront

Wildflower & Co. uses ‘authentic Indigenous’ affiliate program to pay makers directly.

Karen Bezaire (l-r) and Alli Assu outside of Wildflowers & Co. in Campbell River’s Tyee Plaza, on the store’s grand opening, June 15.
The SRD board chair expressed condolences after the finding of 215 children’s remains in Kamloops. Photo supplied

SRD sends message of condolences after children’s bodies found in Kamloops

‘The Strathcona Regional District Board and staff are heartbroken of the findings’ — letter

The SRD board chair expressed condolences after the finding of 215 children’s remains in Kamloops. Photo supplied
Timberline grad Isaac Morrow began working on the Campbell River and District Chamber of Commerce’s new website as part of a work experience project. The website has been completed and Morrow is now attending the University of Victoria. Photo submitted

Timberline grad designs new Campbell River chamber website

The Campbell River & District Chamber of Commerce endeavours to provide opportunities…

  • May 20, 2021
Timberline grad Isaac Morrow began working on the Campbell River and District Chamber of Commerce’s new website as part of a work experience project. The website has been completed and Morrow is now attending the University of Victoria. Photo submitted
The Jubilee Heights community is being built out with a phased approach to ensure that construction of all aspects of the community are completed at a pace which reflects not only market demand - but also community infrastructure, the developer, Couverdon Real Estate, says. Couverdon photo

Jubilee Heights developer puts master plan on its website

Couverdon Real Estate says it is working with builders and landowners to…

  • May 19, 2021
The Jubilee Heights community is being built out with a phased approach to ensure that construction of all aspects of the community are completed at a pace which reflects not only market demand - but also community infrastructure, the developer, Couverdon Real Estate, says. Couverdon photo