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Slash chips loaded by Atli Chip LP for delivery to a mill. Courtesy Atli Chip LP.

More forestry wood waste reaching chipping plants, reducing emissions

Forest Enhancement Society of BC funding fibre salvage and recovery projects

Anti-fish farm activists enter the open house to protest. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: First Nations land dispute breaks out at open house for proposed fish farm site

The second engagement session was held in-person at the Port McNeil Community Hall

Gavin Day unloads a couple of bags of squash to be sorted into delivery bags. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Importance of local food taught through school fundraiser

Ecole Willow Point Elementary gets delivery of fresh vegetables for fundraiser

Quadra Island RCMP received a report on Nov. 30 from a concerned citizen regarding an email that supposedly came from Canada Post. (Pixabay)

Fraudsters mimic Canada Post in email scam

The email claims Canada Post has a parcel held in your name

Quadra Island RCMP received a report on Nov. 30 from a concerned citizen regarding an email that supposedly came from Canada Post. (Pixabay)
Ray Goodwin (l-r), Leanne McIntee, Tracy Armstrong and Grady Stotz with the Mobile Outreach Unit for Health and Support Services (MOUHSS) bus at Willow Point in Campbell River on July 13, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Mobile Health Unit coming to Gold River

Program will be based on Campbell River’s MOUHSS, but tailored to fit Gold River’s needs

Ray Goodwin (l-r), Leanne McIntee, Tracy Armstrong and Grady Stotz with the Mobile Outreach Unit for Health and Support Services (MOUHSS) bus at Willow Point in Campbell River on July 13, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
The RCMP arrested, and subsequently released, two more opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline for setting up a blockade near the construction site in Houston on Monday morning, Nov. 29. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint/ Facebook)
The RCMP arrested, and subsequently released, two more opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline for setting up a blockade near the construction site in Houston on Monday morning, Nov. 29. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint/ Facebook)
Dawn Pomponio, President of the Campbell River Perinatal Society is pictured donating $61252.75 to Deborah Koster of Campbell River Family Services Society Baby’s Best Chance pregnancy outreach program in Campbell River. Photo supplied by Campbell River Perinatal Society

Perinatal Society closing its doors before they even open

Housing prices made New Dawn House idea too expensive

Dawn Pomponio, President of the Campbell River Perinatal Society is pictured donating $61252.75 to Deborah Koster of Campbell River Family Services Society Baby’s Best Chance pregnancy outreach program in Campbell River. Photo supplied by Campbell River Perinatal Society
The neutered male has no permanent forms of identification. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge/Special to The News)

Are you this dog’s owner? BC SPCA looking out for dog displaced during Abbotsford flooding

The dog was brought from the Chilliwack branch to Maple Ridge due to evacuations

The neutered male has no permanent forms of identification. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
Forestry supporters wave at cars along Johnston Road during a rally on Saturday, Nov. 27. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Vancouver Island forestry workers rally against old-growth deferral

Provincial decisions ‘threat to forestry jobs’ say opponents

Forestry supporters wave at cars along Johnston Road during a rally on Saturday, Nov. 27. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The Bowen Queen pulls away from the Crofton dock and heads towards Salt Spring Island. The Bowen Queen will be taking over the Quadra Island/Campbell River route for the week. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Bowen Queen pulls away from the Crofton dock and heads towards Salt Spring Island. The Bowen Queen will be taking over the Quadra Island/Campbell River route for the week. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cycling should be considered a fundamental mode of transportation, more than just a way to recreate, said Cycling Advocacy Committee member John Elson, in a Nov. 15 city council meeting. (File photo/ Black Press Media)

City defers cycling infrastructure decisions to transportation plan update

Cycling advocacy committee asks city to increase infrastructure funding

Cycling should be considered a fundamental mode of transportation, more than just a way to recreate, said Cycling Advocacy Committee member John Elson, in a Nov. 15 city council meeting. (File photo/ Black Press Media)
Gwaxdlala/Nalaxdlala1 (Lull Bay/Hoeya Sound) in Knight Inlet was protected by the Mamalilikulla First Nation on Monday as an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA). Google Maps photo

Mamalilikulla First Nation designates Gwaxdlala/Nalaxdlala1 (Lull Bay/Hoeya Sound) as protected area

Area ‘has great significance to our people’ — Chief Councillor Winidi (John Powell)

Gwaxdlala/Nalaxdlala1 (Lull Bay/Hoeya Sound) in Knight Inlet was protected by the Mamalilikulla First Nation on Monday as an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA). Google Maps photo
Tahsis and Zeballos have recently done floodplain hazard studies. Black Press File Photo

SRD villages ready for the rains

Tahsis and Zeballos could see over 200 mm of rain by Wednesday

Tahsis and Zeballos have recently done floodplain hazard studies. Black Press File Photo
Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for the next 16 days due to a lack of pulp supply. (West Fraser Photo)

Quesnel pulp mill to shut down due to flooding and transportation issues

Around 220 employees have been temporarily laid off at two West Fraser pulp mills

Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for the next 16 days due to a lack of pulp supply. (West Fraser Photo)
Junior hockey players and their parents protesting outside Strathcona Regional District (SRD) offices in downtown Campbell River on the afternoon of Nov. 22. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Minor hockey player demonstration ‘disrespectful’ — SRD

‘It’s embarrassing that Campbell River is touted as a ‘hockey town’ yet the local rink staff can’t get a fair wage’ — parent

Junior hockey players and their parents protesting outside Strathcona Regional District (SRD) offices in downtown Campbell River on the afternoon of Nov. 22. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams signs on to the protocol with IWC executive director Jim Brennan. Photo courtesy IWC

Immigrant Welcome Centre updates racism response framework

Response protocol provides tools to respond to hate-motivated incidents

Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams signs on to the protocol with IWC executive director Jim Brennan. Photo courtesy IWC
Flooding on Martindale Road in Parksville. There is a flood watch in effect for most of Vancouver Island, with the B.C. River Forecast Centre warning of “potential for flood flows” on the Englishman River and elsewhere. (Black Press file photo)

UPDATED: Flood watch for all of Vancouver Island as heavy rain set to return tonight

B.C. River Forecast Centre warns of rising flood potential throughout the region

Flooding on Martindale Road in Parksville. There is a flood watch in effect for most of Vancouver Island, with the B.C. River Forecast Centre warning of “potential for flood flows” on the Englishman River and elsewhere. (Black Press file photo)
Increased isolation means abuse often goes unreported. File photo.

New program aims to help survivors of recent sexual violence

Confidential services being offered to encourage more victims come forward

Increased isolation means abuse often goes unreported. File photo.
Volunteers from the Campbell River area were there to help when flooding hit the Cowichan Valley. Photo courtesy SRD

SRD emergency program provides mutual aid to Cowichan Valley

ESS volunteers, SRD staff assisted with flood recovery, supported displaced families

Volunteers from the Campbell River area were there to help when flooding hit the Cowichan Valley. Photo courtesy SRD
Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter died in a car crash in the early hours of Nov. 25 in Texas. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Chilliwack man reported missing dies in car crash in Texas

Chilliwack Realtor Aaron Tschritter died in an early-morning crash on expressway in Dallas

Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter died in a car crash in the early hours of Nov. 25 in Texas. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)