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

Ha, Mother Nature got me again…she is tricky.

By James Durand Typically we slowly fade out of summer and into…

  • Nov 2, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
1,250 trout released into Echo Lake. Don Daniels photo

Larger-than-normal trout have arrived at Echo Lake

By Don Daniels The annual fall stocking of rainbow trout at Echo…

  • Nov 2, 2022
1,250 trout released into Echo Lake. Don Daniels photo
Vancouver Island University’s soccer program won two provincial championships in one day as the women and men both won Pacific Western Athletic Association titles on Sunday, Oct. 30, in West Vancouver. (News Bulletin file photo)
Vancouver Island University’s soccer program won two provincial championships in one day as the women and men both won Pacific Western Athletic Association titles on Sunday, Oct. 30, in West Vancouver. (News Bulletin file photo)
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Are you competitive?

By James Durand For some of us, me included, it is an…

  • Oct 26, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
A lone angler fishes the shore at Frank James Park. Don Daniels photo

Shore fishing from Rotary Park to the Oyster River Estuary

By Don Daniels I first met a few avid fly anglers at…

  • Oct 26, 2022
A lone angler fishes the shore at Frank James Park. Don Daniels photo
A common spot for fishing at Campbell Lake. Don Daniels photo

Extending your fishing well into November around Campbell River

By Don Daniels Here we are, past the midway mark of October…

  • Oct 19, 2022
A common spot for fishing at Campbell Lake. Don Daniels photo
Oceanside Generals stopped the Campbell River Storm 9-2 in Game 1 of their best-of-seven VIJHL North Division final in Campbell River. (PQN file photo)

Storm split two games over the weekend

Coach Lee Stone says it all comes back to ‘intensity’

Oceanside Generals stopped the Campbell River Storm 9-2 in Game 1 of their best-of-seven VIJHL North Division final in Campbell River. (PQN file photo)
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Every kid deserves a bike!

By James Durand Is it that time of year again? With this…

  • Oct 12, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Campbell River Storm forward Andrew Petruk gets a shot off on Oceanside Generals netminder Ashton Sadauskas in Game 3 of the VIJHL playoff series at Rod Brind’Amour Arena March 15. The Generals won 5-2 to take a 3-0 lead in the best of seven playoff. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River weathers the storm following start

Lee Stone sees team heading ‘in the right direction’

Campbell River Storm forward Andrew Petruk gets a shot off on Oceanside Generals netminder Ashton Sadauskas in Game 3 of the VIJHL playoff series at Rod Brind’Amour Arena March 15. The Generals won 5-2 to take a 3-0 lead in the best of seven playoff. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

The wisdom of an 11-year-old

By James Durand “Dad, just because you love it, doesn’t mean I…

  • Oct 5, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Participants in the 19th annual Women for Women run had great weather for the first in-person run since the pandemic began. Photo courtesy Shelagh Germyn

Annual Women for Women run raises $3,000 for Campbell River groups

Funds went to NIC Foundation, Campbell River Family Network, NI Transition Society, Foundry

Participants in the 19th annual Women for Women run had great weather for the first in-person run since the pandemic began. Photo courtesy Shelagh Germyn
Keegan Hansen at Lawson Lake. Photo contributed

Venture out further for better fall trout fishing

In the past number of months, the air temperatures each day were…

  • Sep 28, 2022
Keegan Hansen at Lawson Lake. Photo contributed
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BCHL says Hockey Canada is biased towards major junior

A 35-page paper suggests Hockey Canada needs to recognize junior A as a legit development path

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Replica of Tyee salmon on display at Painters Lodge from days gone by. Don Daniels photo

Experience the chase for chinook salmon around Campbell River

By Don Daniels There are a number of contract fishing guides who…

  • Sep 21, 2022
Replica of Tyee salmon on display at Painters Lodge from days gone by. Don Daniels photo
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Good to have good friends

By James Durand Schedules are hard. Hard to organize, hard to maintain,…

  • Sep 21, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
PHOTO FINISH: Dorian Baird, 11, zips over the finish line in his Delorean time machine soap box race car during the Sept. 17 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby at Ucluelet’s Bay Street. Dorian went on to win top spot of the Tier B group. (Nora O’Malley photos)

PHOTOS: 2022 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby in Ucluelet

Ukee kids had a blast on Saturday, Sept. 17 zooming down Bay…

PHOTO FINISH: Dorian Baird, 11, zips over the finish line in his Delorean time machine soap box race car during the Sept. 17 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby at Ucluelet’s Bay Street. Dorian went on to win top spot of the Tier B group. (Nora O’Malley photos)
Barb Thomson’s father’s charts are hung on a wall in her office as a lasting memento. Photo by Barb Thomson

BOATING WITH BARB: Nautical chart-making is moving into the digital era

It’s been raining hard for two days. As you navigate through the…

  • Sep 15, 2022
Barb Thomson’s father’s charts are hung on a wall in her office as a lasting memento. Photo by Barb Thomson
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Maybe I spoke too soon

By James Durand I wrote last week’s article on a Thursday afternoon.…

  • Sep 14, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Adam Sprout of Sayward with his second halibut fishing off Kelsey Bay wharf. Photo contributed

September is the time to get out and enjoy fishing

By Don Daniels Those of us who live in Campbell River are…

  • Sep 14, 2022
Adam Sprout of Sayward with his second halibut fishing off Kelsey Bay wharf. Photo contributed
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

I shouldn’t take it for granted

It’s been a few years now, where I have been noticing a…

  • Sep 7, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
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