Local Sports

Alison and Cameron from Michigan fishing on Quinsam River. Don Daniels photo

The pinks are getting darker and coho are soon arriving to local rivers

Just last week, I made a whirlwind tour of local fishing spots…

  • Sep 7, 2022
Alison and Cameron from Michigan fishing on Quinsam River. Don Daniels photo
From left are Junior Riders Annabel Corrigall holding Skor Corrigall, Natalia Corigall and Tour de Rock rider Bonnie Logan with the 2022 bike and jersey. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Tour de Rock rider surpasses $25k fundraising goal

‘If I doubled my personal goal, I’d shave my head’ — Bonnie Logan

From left are Junior Riders Annabel Corrigall holding Skor Corrigall, Natalia Corigall and Tour de Rock rider Bonnie Logan with the 2022 bike and jersey. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Volunteers show off their matching Women for Women socks. Photo courtesy Shelagh Germyn
Volunteers show off their matching Women for Women socks. Photo courtesy Shelagh Germyn
Denver’s Brett Stapley holds the trophy after Denver defeated Minnesota State in the NCAA men’s Frozen Four championship college hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Stapley signs with AHL’s Laval Rocket

Montreal Canadiens draft pick inks one-year deal with Laval

Denver’s Brett Stapley holds the trophy after Denver defeated Minnesota State in the NCAA men’s Frozen Four championship college hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

It’s all relative

By James Durand “Hey Dad, let’s go hit those jumps.” That was…

  • Aug 31, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
John Westergard frames a fly collection for a Vancouver family. Don Daniels photo

Fishing fly patterns catch fish and people

By Don Daniels In the grand scheme of fishing in western Canada,…

  • Aug 31, 2022
John Westergard frames a fly collection for a Vancouver family. Don Daniels photo
The Ron Mayall Memorial Cup being presented to race winner Jamie Morgan by the Mayall Racing Family. Blackwolf Photography

Saratoga racers pay tribute to Island racing legend

Saratoga new ‘home track’ for Ron Mayall Memorial Cup

  • Aug 29, 2022
The Ron Mayall Memorial Cup being presented to race winner Jamie Morgan by the Mayall Racing Family. Blackwolf Photography
A photo clipped from a newspaper shows a past-iteration of the Campbell River Ravens Soccer Club. Photo contributed

The Legacy of the Campbell River Ravens

The team contributed to a tight-knit South Asian community in Campbell River going back to the 1960s

  • Aug 27, 2022
A photo clipped from a newspaper shows a past-iteration of the Campbell River Ravens Soccer Club. Photo contributed
Shore anglers going for pinks at the Sandy Pool in the Campbell River. Don Daniels photo

Anglers sharing the rivers around Campbell River

By Don Daniels You might think that fishing is the only recreational…

  • Aug 24, 2022
Shore anglers going for pinks at the Sandy Pool in the Campbell River. Don Daniels photo
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Put your money where your mouth is

By James Durand We’ve turned a corner in the Durand/Campbell family recently.…

  • Aug 24, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
BCs Strongest Woman getting in the zone for a huge pull at Saratoga Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. Blackwolf Photography

B.C.’s strongest woman joins Boat Race excitement at Saratoga Speedway

This weekend’s events began with a splash and ended with a bang…

  • Aug 22, 2022
BCs Strongest Woman getting in the zone for a huge pull at Saratoga Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. Blackwolf Photography
Pontoon fishing boats ready to drift the Salmon River. Don Daniels photo

Well worth the drive to Sayward for fishing and cooling off in the Salmon River

In my weekly drive to Sayward, I get a chance to see…

  • Aug 17, 2022
Pontoon fishing boats ready to drift the Salmon River. Don Daniels photo
Jordan Smith get some air during men’s wakeboarding at the Wake Provincials at Sproat Lake on Saturday, Aug. 13. (ELENA RARDON / Alberni Valley News)

B.C. wakeboarding provincials ride over Sproat Lake

The Alberni Valley played host to the 2022 wakeboard and wakeskate provincials

Jordan Smith get some air during men’s wakeboarding at the Wake Provincials at Sproat Lake on Saturday, Aug. 13. (ELENA RARDON / Alberni Valley News)
Dane Kerluck heads through a corner in Nantes, France at the UCI World BMX Championships. Photo courtesy Jason Kerluck

Campbell Riverite has good performance at BMX world championships in France

Dane Kerluck also competed at Canada Cup Race in Saskatchewan this month

Dane Kerluck heads through a corner in Nantes, France at the UCI World BMX Championships. Photo courtesy Jason Kerluck
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

What are the rules?

Years ago when I lived in North Vancouver, I would sneak in…

  • Aug 10, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
The pinks are in, this one was caught by Ed Cargill on the Quinsam River. Don Daniels photo

It’s full speed ahead in August for salmon fishing around Campbell River

By Don Daniels Since the beginning of August, salmon fishing has taken…

The pinks are in, this one was caught by Ed Cargill on the Quinsam River. Don Daniels photo
Wilroc ‘Lites’ non-winged sprint cars on the dogleg in front of the Speedway Billboards. Photo by Blackwolf Photography

Bombers, Wilroc Lites among races at Saratoga Aug. 6

Pat Monsigneur Special to Black Press With only five race nights to…

Wilroc ‘Lites’ non-winged sprint cars on the dogleg in front of the Speedway Billboards. Photo by Blackwolf Photography
Campbell River swimmer Bonnie Jean Shade (left), coached locally by Dave Samson, is competing at the Canada Sumer Games as part of the BC Special Olympics team. Photo contributed

River swimmer competes in Canada Summer Games

Campbell River’s Bonnie Jean Shade is competing with Team BC in Special…

  • Aug 5, 2022
Campbell River swimmer Bonnie Jean Shade (left), coached locally by Dave Samson, is competing at the Canada Sumer Games as part of the BC Special Olympics team. Photo contributed
Campbell River’s four wrestlers who earned gold with Team Vancouver Island at the BC Games in Prince George were Torin Brooks, Ronin Jordan, Fayth Pontious and Kelsey Grothen. Photo contributed

River wrestlers come home with BC Games gold

Quartet contributes to team Vancouver Island win

  • Aug 5, 2022
Campbell River’s four wrestlers who earned gold with Team Vancouver Island at the BC Games in Prince George were Torin Brooks, Ronin Jordan, Fayth Pontious and Kelsey Grothen. Photo contributed
From left: Gillian Galik, Payge Doty-Brown, Walker Smits, Ryan Lofstrom, Erika Burry, Maile Wesner, Victoria Hoffman, Kylie Zaal and Zone 6 coach Makayla Mitchell. Photo contributed

Campbell River track athletes make an impact at BC Games

Pair puts in dominant performance

  • Aug 4, 2022
From left: Gillian Galik, Payge Doty-Brown, Walker Smits, Ryan Lofstrom, Erika Burry, Maile Wesner, Victoria Hoffman, Kylie Zaal and Zone 6 coach Makayla Mitchell. Photo contributed
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