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The Victoria Shamrocks’ eight 2023 draft picks were all from Vancouver Island teams. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Shamrocks select 7 local players in 2023 junior player draft

The Victoria Shamrocks drafted Arthur Miller with the second-overall pick

  • Feb 5, 2023
Forward Ty Smith (#61,in black) celebrates the first goal by forward Dylan Franklin (28, in black) in front of traffic during the first period of the Campbell River Storm's game vs the Lake Cowichan Kraken Fri. Feb 3. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Storm

Campbell River storms to 5-2 victory for eighth win in last 10

Forward Easterbrook notches pair of goals as Storm continues playoff push

The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Ouch, that snuck up on me!

By James Durand With a month down in the year already, I’ve…

  • Feb 1, 2023
Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)

Team White defeats Team Red 4-2 at 2023 kubota CHL/NHL top prospects game

Connor Bedard finished with six shots on goal

  • Jan 26, 2023
Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia (60) is scored on by Edmonton Oilers’ Tyson Barrie (22) as Dylan Holloway (55) watches the puck go in the net during second period preseason action in Edmonton on Monday, October 3, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia (60) is scored on by Edmonton Oilers’ Tyson Barrie (22) as Dylan Holloway (55) watches the puck go in the net during second period preseason action in Edmonton on Monday, October 3, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Soccer ball. (Pixabay)

U15 Boys looking to bounce back at home against Oceanside Sunday, Jan 29

Cermaq Community Turf the scene of rebound match after loss to Nanaimo

  • Jan 26, 2023
Soccer ball. (Pixabay)
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

It’s a Big Adventure … Want to come with?

Have you ever wanted to do a big epic adventure, but the…

  • Jan 25, 2023
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
An assortment of fishing lures used in Discovery Passage. Don Daniels photo

Forgotten fishing lures

By Don Daniels Over the years, the sport fishing industry has manufactured…

  • Jan 25, 2023
An assortment of fishing lures used in Discovery Passage. Don Daniels photo
Campbell River chef Jade Berg was hired as the chef for the Canadian National Luge Team. Photo by Brooke Apshkrum

How do you feed a world cup-level sports team?

Campbell River chef feeds national luge team as part of pilot project

Campbell River chef Jade Berg was hired as the chef for the Canadian National Luge Team. Photo by Brooke Apshkrum
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Could I be more than a biker?

For years now I have been working, living, and thriving on bikes.…

  • Jan 18, 2023
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Islander reels manufactured on Vancouver Island are in demand. Photo by Don Daniels

Anglers will have to tackle higher prices on gear this year

By Don Daniels Those of us who enjoy recreational sport fishing here…

  • Jan 18, 2023
Islander reels manufactured on Vancouver Island are in demand. Photo by Don Daniels
George and Quinn at Tyee Marine donating hooks and material for beginners fly-tying at Campbell River Library Jan. 29. Don Daniels Photo

Try your hand at shore angling in the month of January

By Don Daniels We had the snow in December and already a…

  • Jan 18, 2023
George and Quinn at Tyee Marine donating hooks and material for beginners fly-tying at Campbell River Library Jan. 29. Don Daniels Photo
The cross-country arm of Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports is hosting a Nordic Awareness Day at Mount Washington on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

VISAS hosting Nordic Awareness Day at Mount Washington for people with diverse abilities

From students to seniors, from novices to old hands, adaptive cross-country skiing…

The cross-country arm of Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports is hosting a Nordic Awareness Day at Mount Washington on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Curtis Curkan returns a shot during the 2020 Campbell River Badminton Tournament at the Sportsplex on Jan. 12, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel/Campbell River Mirror

Lower Mainland, Island clubs converge on Sportsplex for badminton tourney

Approximately 90 participants will be competing in annual tournament on Friday - Sunday

  • Jan 11, 2023
Curtis Curkan returns a shot during the 2020 Campbell River Badminton Tournament at the Sportsplex on Jan. 12, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel/Campbell River Mirror
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Does a new year bring a new outlook?

By James Durand Happy New Year everyone! For some of us this…

  • Jan 11, 2023
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Shae Roth fishing at Shelter Point. Dave Fife supplied photo

There are fishing opportunities in January close to home

In the month of December, we got our rain and a dump…

  • Jan 11, 2023
Shae Roth fishing at Shelter Point. Dave Fife supplied photo
The Alberni District Secondary School senior boys basketball team celebrates their first place Totem win. (ELENA RARDON / Alberni Valley News)

Carihi comes up short against hosts in Port Alberni’s Totem tournament

Alberni District Secondary basketball boys bring home championship

The Alberni District Secondary School senior boys basketball team celebrates their first place Totem win. (ELENA RARDON / Alberni Valley News)
Rick Morson is a founding donor of the now-named Rock Morson Nordic Ski School. Photo contributed

Rick Morson Nordic Ski School brings the joy of a new sport to young athletes

Celebrates the vision and generosity of its namesake

  • Jan 5, 2023
Rick Morson is a founding donor of the now-named Rock Morson Nordic Ski School. Photo contributed
Indoor cycling? Photo submitted

Zwift or Swift?

Is indoor cycling worth the hype?

  • Jan 4, 2023
Indoor cycling? Photo submitted
Fly-tying session at the Campbell River Senior’s Centre. Don Daniels photo

Fly-tying sessions have begun at Campbell River Seniors Centre

By Don Daniels My first fly-tying session for beginners at the Campbell…

  • Dec 28, 2022
Fly-tying session at the Campbell River Senior’s Centre. Don Daniels photo
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