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

Riding and life … Not that different

By James Durand I had two friends this past weekend who decided…

  • Jun 23, 2021
West Coast salmon fishers in action in June. Photo by Gibran White

The fishing culture around Campbell River and the West Coast is back

By Don Daniels The black COVID-19 cloud that has been around our…

  • Jun 23, 2021
Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Vancouver Canuck stars Daniel and Henrik Sedin join club’s front office

Pair join Vancouver’s hockey operations department as special advisers to general manager Jim Benning

Darren Scott putts a disc during the red double finals of the Hack’s Sporting Goods Disc Cup tournament at the Cooper’s Hawk Disc Golf Course in Campbell River on June 20. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror

Disc golf returns to competitive play

New and experienced players compete at two-day Hack’s Sporting Goods Disc Cup tournament.

Darren Scott putts a disc during the red double finals of the Hack’s Sporting Goods Disc Cup tournament at the Cooper’s Hawk Disc Golf Course in Campbell River on June 20. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror
Kaleb Robertson at bat during the 18UAAA North Island Cubs season opener against the Cowichan Valley Mustangs on June 19, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Black Press Media.

PHOTOS: Minor baseball players and fans welcome return to play

18UAAA Cubs start regular season action after long wait with convincing win against Mustangs

Kaleb Robertson at bat during the 18UAAA North Island Cubs season opener against the Cowichan Valley Mustangs on June 19, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Black Press Media.
FILE - Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind 'Amour speaks at a press conference following an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Raleigh, N.C., in this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, file photo. The Carolina Hurricanes have reached a three-year contract extension with coach Rod Brind’Amour after three straight playoff appearances. The Hurricanes announced the agreement Thursday, June 17, 2021, a little more than a week after the Hurricanes were eliminated by reigning Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay in the second round. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

Campbell River’s Brind’Amour named NHL coach of the year

Former Stanley Cup winner celebrates honour by re-signing with the Carolina Hurricanes

FILE - Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind 'Amour speaks at a press conference following an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Raleigh, N.C., in this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, file photo. The Carolina Hurricanes have reached a three-year contract extension with coach Rod Brind’Amour after three straight playoff appearances. The Hurricanes announced the agreement Thursday, June 17, 2021, a little more than a week after the Hurricanes were eliminated by reigning Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay in the second round. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
FILE - Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind ‘Amour speaks at a press conference following an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Raleigh, N.C., in this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, file photo. The Carolina Hurricanes have reached a three-year contract extension with coach Rod Brind’Amour after three straight playoff appearances. The Hurricanes announced the agreement Thursday, June 17, 2021, a little more than a week after the Hurricanes were eliminated by reigning Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay in the second round. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

Campbell River’s Brind’Amour named NHL coach of the year

Former Stanley Cup winner celebrates honour by re-signing with the Carolina Hurricanes

FILE - Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind ‘Amour speaks at a press conference following an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Raleigh, N.C., in this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, file photo. The Carolina Hurricanes have reached a three-year contract extension with coach Rod Brind’Amour after three straight playoff appearances. The Hurricanes announced the agreement Thursday, June 17, 2021, a little more than a week after the Hurricanes were eliminated by reigning Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay in the second round. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
Roberts Lake boat launch at a high water mark. Photo Don Daniels

Roberts Lake is a fun spot for families and anglers

Roberts Lake gets a lot of mentions by local anglers when discussing…

  • Jun 16, 2021
Roberts Lake boat launch at a high water mark. Photo Don Daniels
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Can slower actually be faster?

By James Durand Years ago when I was racing downhill (DH), an…

  • Jun 16, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Campbell River's Special Olympics athletes are involved in a virtual

Campbell River Special Olympians participate in Virtual Provincial Games

This year was supposed to be the year for Special Olympics BC’s…

  • Jun 16, 2021
Campbell River's Special Olympics athletes are involved in a virtual
BCHL

BCHL designates Chilliwack as sole host of 2021 Showcase event

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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

The value of a dollar

By James Durand It’s hard to figure out value these days. With…

  • Jun 9, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Brayden McClary, a local baseball player from Campbell River on June 9 at Nunns Creek Park, where his career in the sport started.

Campbell River baseballer earns scholarship

Local baseballer Brayden McClary awarded a scholarship with Corban University.

Brayden McClary, a local baseball player from Campbell River on June 9 at Nunns Creek Park, where his career in the sport started.
The Port Alberni Bombers of the VIJHL have hired Gaelan Patterson as their inaugural head coach and general manager. He will join the team in August 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

VIJHL: Expansion Port Alberni Bombers hire coach and GM

Saskatchewan coach excited to join city’s new Jr. B hockey team

The Port Alberni Bombers of the VIJHL have hired Gaelan Patterson as their inaugural head coach and general manager. He will join the team in August 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Royal Victoria Marathon returns to an in-person race in October with half-marathon and 8K events. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal Victoria Marathon returns with in-person racing this fall

41st annual event sees half marathon, 8K race scheduled for Oct. 10

The Royal Victoria Marathon returns to an in-person race in October with half-marathon and 8K events. (Black Press Media file photo)
Solo fly angler on the Oyster River. Don Daniels photo

Fly anglers getting out and spreading their wings on local rivers

By Don Daniels There are people who live in Campbell River that…

  • Jun 2, 2021
Solo fly angler on the Oyster River. Don Daniels photo
LETTERS

No risk, no reward

By James Durand I got my vaccination last week and many people…

  • Jun 2, 2021
LETTERS
Abbotsford is a great cycling destination and its extensive dyke system is very safe for children on bikes. (File photo/ Black Press Media)

Off to the races!

There is light at the end of the tunnel. With the latest…

  • Jun 2, 2021
Abbotsford is a great cycling destination and its extensive dyke system is very safe for children on bikes. (File photo/ Black Press Media)
Painters Lodge will have a fishing season. Photo by Don Daniels

2020 a year to forget for fishing but things are slowly moving forward

By Don Daniels It was mid-March last year when the big change…

  • Jun 2, 2021
Painters Lodge will have a fishing season. Photo by Don Daniels
Homegrown Tofino surfers Kalum Temple Bruhwiler and Mathea Olin with Surf Canada head coach Shannon Brown. (Submitted photo)
Homegrown Tofino surfers Kalum Temple Bruhwiler and Mathea Olin with Surf Canada head coach Shannon Brown. (Submitted photo)