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Aquatic science biologist Shawn Stenhouse releases a Atlantic salmon back into its tank during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. A Liberal promise to transition salmon farms in British Columbia from ocean net pens to closed containment systems in just over five years is being slammed as careless by the aquaculture industry but applauded by a wild salmon advocate who says the sooner the better. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward

SRD Directors split on fish farms

Initial motion supporting land-based farms replaced with motion opposing DFO decision

Aquatic science biologist Shawn Stenhouse releases a Atlantic salmon back into its tank during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. A Liberal promise to transition salmon farms in British Columbia from ocean net pens to closed containment systems in just over five years is being slammed as careless by the aquaculture industry but applauded by a wild salmon advocate who says the sooner the better. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward
The City of Campbell River. Mirror file photo

City of Campbell River rescinds adoption of controversial bylaws banning public drug consumption

‘Due to recent events’ council will look for other options to deal with the problem

The City of Campbell River. Mirror file photo
A screen shot from the video shows a cow being prodded. (Screen grab from video)

Complaint made against B.C. slaughterhouse over alleged animal cruelty

A video supplied to Animal Justice shows animals being hit and throats slit while still conscious

A screen shot from the video shows a cow being prodded. (Screen grab from video)
The Campbell River Community Centre served as the City of Campbell River’s Warming Centre for people experiencing homelessness on days when low temperatures were forecast in Dec. 2022. Photo by Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror

SRD looking in to regional warming centre service

Service would provide support for non-urban unhoused people, could relieve pressure on city — Director

The Campbell River Community Centre served as the City of Campbell River’s Warming Centre for people experiencing homelessness on days when low temperatures were forecast in Dec. 2022. Photo by Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror
A power outage affecting downtown Port Hardy is expected to last until 2 p.m. on Feb. 22. Photo courtesy BC Hydro

Power outage affects downtown Port Hardy

Outage due to planned work on BC Hydro equipment

A power outage affecting downtown Port Hardy is expected to last until 2 p.m. on Feb. 22. Photo courtesy BC Hydro
Aquatic science biologist Shawn Stenhouse releases a Atlantic salmon back into its tank during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. A Liberal promise to transition salmon farms in British Columbia from ocean net pens to closed containment systems in just over five years is being slammed as careless by the aquaculture industry but applauded by a wild salmon advocate who says the sooner the better. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward

Fisheries Department confirms closure of 15 Discovery Islands salmon farms

Canada will not renew licences for open-net Atlantic salmon farms, citing risks to wild salmon

Aquatic science biologist Shawn Stenhouse releases a Atlantic salmon back into its tank during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. A Liberal promise to transition salmon farms in British Columbia from ocean net pens to closed containment systems in just over five years is being slammed as careless by the aquaculture industry but applauded by a wild salmon advocate who says the sooner the better. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward
The upper Campbell River watershed on Feb. 14, 2023. BC Hydro photo
The upper Campbell River watershed on Feb. 14, 2023. BC Hydro photo
North Island MLA Michele Babchuk was pleased to announce the grant funding. (Photo supplied)

3 North Island areas are going to benefit from active transportation grant funding

74 new infrastructure and planning projects in communities all around BC are receiving funding

North Island MLA Michele Babchuk was pleased to announce the grant funding. (Photo supplied)
Rebecca Spit Provincial Park was the site of an alleged incident of uttering threats Feb. 9, 2022. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Rebecca Spit Provincial Park was the site of an alleged incident of uttering threats Feb. 9, 2022. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
MPs from different parties say they have no clue how to spot foreign interference, as Canada’s spy agency warns all elected officials are targets for states such as China. MP Rachel Blaney rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

North Island MP Blaney asks CSIS to help MPs spot foreign interference

‘I’m concerned that there could be something happening, and I would be merrily going along my way’

MPs from different parties say they have no clue how to spot foreign interference, as Canada’s spy agency warns all elected officials are targets for states such as China. MP Rachel Blaney rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo

Lower mainland residents charged for drug trafficking in Campbell River

Multiple charges of trafficking in a controlled substance were approved Feb. 13…

Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo
Tahsis is 66 km from Gold River, which is the closest community with a grocery store, since the Gold River Co-op opened. The Strathcona Regional District is looking into a bus service along the route between Tahsis and Campbell River, as well as one from Kyuquot to Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Tahsis is 66 km from Gold River, which is the closest community with a grocery store, since the Gold River Co-op opened. The Strathcona Regional District is looking into a bus service along the route between Tahsis and Campbell River, as well as one from Kyuquot to Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III participates in exercise Amalgam Dart July 6, 2022 out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. On Feb. 15, NORAD aircrafts will be flying off the coasts of B.C. and Washington for an air defence exercise. (Credit: Master Sgt. Mysti Bicoy/ NORAD)

NORAD running air defence exercise off coast of B.C.

Exercise not related to unidentified objects shot down over North America recently, force says

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III participates in exercise Amalgam Dart July 6, 2022 out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. On Feb. 15, NORAD aircrafts will be flying off the coasts of B.C. and Washington for an air defence exercise. (Credit: Master Sgt. Mysti Bicoy/ NORAD)
View of the north earthfill section of the John Hart Dam. Trees by the dam in the foreground are planned to be removed next week. BC Hydro photo

Brewster Lake Road two-day closure to accommodate tree removal

All part of the upgrade work that includes a new earthfill berm

  • Feb 14, 2023
View of the north earthfill section of the John Hart Dam. Trees by the dam in the foreground are planned to be removed next week. BC Hydro photo
Strathcona Gardens. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Strathcona Gardens. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
The No. 3 bus in downtown Campbell River. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Bus riders refusing to pay fares impacts city budget

City councillors shocked to hear BC Transit policy is to not engage with riders who don’t pay

The No. 3 bus in downtown Campbell River. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River Mayor Kermit Dahl (left) announced that acting city manager Elle Brovold has accepted the position of city manager on a permanent basis. City of Campbell River photo

Campbell River makes acting city manager’s role permanent

Elle Brovold takes on chief administrative role on permanent basis

  • Feb 12, 2023
Campbell River Mayor Kermit Dahl (left) announced that acting city manager Elle Brovold has accepted the position of city manager on a permanent basis. City of Campbell River photo
The City of Campbell River City Hall. Campbell River Mirror photo
The City of Campbell River City Hall. Campbell River Mirror photo
The Strathcona Regional District wants to establish a service to maintain wharves like the one in Port Neville, B.C. Photo courtesy Google Maps
The Strathcona Regional District wants to establish a service to maintain wharves like the one in Port Neville, B.C. Photo courtesy Google Maps
People gather at Centennial Square marking the sixth anniversary of B.C. declaring overdose deaths a public health emergency in Victoria, Thursday, April 14, 2022. A First Nation on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island has declared a state of emergency over what its leadership describes as the “unrelating impact of drugs and alcohol” on its members, particularly children and youth.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Island First Nation declares emergency over drug and alcohol crisis

The Ehattesaht First Nation in Zeballos says six young people have died

People gather at Centennial Square marking the sixth anniversary of B.C. declaring overdose deaths a public health emergency in Victoria, Thursday, April 14, 2022. A First Nation on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island has declared a state of emergency over what its leadership describes as the “unrelating impact of drugs and alcohol” on its members, particularly children and youth.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito