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Kicker motors from yesterday are still being used around Discovery Passage for salmon fishing. Don Daniels photo

Anglers and boaters kickstart the month of June for recreation

By Don Daniels Whether you fish or not, it is clear that…

  • Jun 1, 2022
Kicker motors from yesterday are still being used around Discovery Passage for salmon fishing. Don Daniels photo
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

It’s not that hard to be nice, is it?

By James Durand I often hear stories of certain aspects of the…

  • Jun 1, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Campbell River Seawolves Team Photo (L to R, Front: Tanner Norton, Liam Mortimer, Andrew Billard (goalie), Joel Idiens, Landon Barbour, and Maddox Uzzell; Middle: Tylere Couture (coach), Phil Gauthier (A), Carson Harris (C), Jason Sekulich, Spencer Uzzell-Paulos, Gavin Mowat, and Byron Spooner (coach); Rear: Brandon Schulte, Eli Saxby, Ty Easton, and Dawson Spooner.
Campbell River Seawolves Team Photo (L to R, Front: Tanner Norton, Liam Mortimer, Andrew Billard (goalie), Joel Idiens, Landon Barbour, and Maddox Uzzell; Middle: Tylere Couture (coach), Phil Gauthier (A), Carson Harris (C), Jason Sekulich, Spencer Uzzell-Paulos, Gavin Mowat, and Byron Spooner (coach); Rear: Brandon Schulte, Eli Saxby, Ty Easton, and Dawson Spooner.
The Campbell River team, made up of Rowan and Shea Berkey, Patrick Connor, and Anna and Gauvin Chatterton from Carihi, Logan and Grayson Wright from Phoenix and Hunter Munro from Timberline, placed fifth overall at the 2022 BC High School Mountain Bike Championships in Langford. Photo courtesy Leah Wilson
The Campbell River team, made up of Rowan and Shea Berkey, Patrick Connor, and Anna and Gauvin Chatterton from Carihi, Logan and Grayson Wright from Phoenix and Hunter Munro from Timberline, placed fifth overall at the 2022 BC High School Mountain Bike Championships in Langford. Photo courtesy Leah Wilson
Graham Maclagan displays entry box to win fly fishing books and to register for beginners fly-tying lessons at Campbell River Library. Don Daniels photo

Fly-tying for beginners – Last chance to register this week

By Don Daniels If you know someone who really wants to learn…

  • May 25, 2022
Graham Maclagan displays entry box to win fly fishing books and to register for beginners fly-tying lessons at Campbell River Library. Don Daniels photo
The monster trucks were flying high at Saratoga Speedway over the weekend. Photo supplied

Saratoga lays welcome mat out for Monster Trucks

By Pat Monsigneur Special to Black Press Saratoga Speedway channelled ‘Jurassic Park’…

  • May 24, 2022
The monster trucks were flying high at Saratoga Speedway over the weekend. Photo supplied
A close race between two Kawasaki riders. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Motocross revs up after two years away

Pandemic sidelined races over last couple of years, but things are back in action

A close race between two Kawasaki riders. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Costanza Falvella Capodaglio, an exchange student from Italy playing for the Carihi Senior Girl’s soccer team, strides past an opponent from Comox during the 2022 Island Championships. Submitted photo/ Monica Stewardson

Campbell River high school girl’s soccer squad continues successful run

Carihi Senior Girls attending provincial championship for fifth year in a row

Costanza Falvella Capodaglio, an exchange student from Italy playing for the Carihi Senior Girl’s soccer team, strides past an opponent from Comox during the 2022 Island Championships. Submitted photo/ Monica Stewardson
Doug Allin is the head coach for the Canadian Men’s U23 softball team, and an assistant coach for the men’s national team too. Contributed photo

Former Campbell River softballer coaching at the national level

Doug Allin helped Team Canada win Silver at Pan Am tourney in Argentina

Doug Allin is the head coach for the Canadian Men’s U23 softball team, and an assistant coach for the men’s national team too. Contributed photo
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

It’s just not fair

By James Durand I remember when I was in my 20’s, getting…

  • May 18, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Angler Vern Skogan in Sayward in the 1960s. Valerie Skogan photo

Fishing on the Salmon River yesterday and today

By Don Daniels On my weekly drive to get the Campbell River…

Angler Vern Skogan in Sayward in the 1960s. Valerie Skogan photo
Campbell River Gymnastics Association program director Todd Sader, Jackson Martin, Hannah Herschler, Jordan Loock, Carson Ogg and coach Toni Vance. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror

Four Campbell River gymnasts repping Team B.C. at nationals

Jackson Martin, Hannah Herschler, Jordan Loock, Carson Ogg all made the cut at provincials

Campbell River Gymnastics Association program director Todd Sader, Jackson Martin, Hannah Herschler, Jordan Loock, Carson Ogg and coach Toni Vance. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Who knew? Patience can pay off

By James Durand I’ve never been one to have any patience. I…

  • May 11, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
The marina at Rock Bay is popular during the summer months. Don Daniels photo

Getting ready in May for a fun-filled fishing experience

By Don Daniels My last drive to a local lake around Campbell…

  • May 11, 2022
The marina at Rock Bay is popular during the summer months. Don Daniels photo
Hannah Herschler represented Team BC, for the first time, as a wild card at the Western Canadian Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 20-24. Photo contributed

Campbell River gymnast competes at the Western Canadian Championships

Competing in level CCP 9, on day one she finished in ninth place All Around and qualified for finals

  • May 9, 2022
Hannah Herschler represented Team BC, for the first time, as a wild card at the Western Canadian Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 20-24. Photo contributed
Family Day at Elk Lake. Photo contributed

Fishing for fun Campbell River to Victoria

By Don Daniels Whether you live in Campbell River or anywhere else…

  • May 4, 2022
Family Day at Elk Lake. Photo contributed
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Surviving

By James Durand I raced the Snow 2 Surf last weekend and…

  • May 4, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Carihi Girl’s 2022 Rugby Team. Top row from left to right: Novalee Underhill, Hana Jennings, Katie Cliffe, Elisabeth Hoffman, Lexus Jackson, Ashley Bell, April Lambert and Isabelle Laurin Bottom row from left to right: Costanza Falvella Capodaglio, Gillianne Stewardson, Avery Sorensen, Lacie Simmons and Milla Kohler. Submitted photo

Trying for tries

Campbell River hosts North Island Rugby 7s Championship Friday, May 6

  • May 2, 2022
Carihi Girl’s 2022 Rugby Team. Top row from left to right: Novalee Underhill, Hana Jennings, Katie Cliffe, Elisabeth Hoffman, Lexus Jackson, Ashley Bell, April Lambert and Isabelle Laurin Bottom row from left to right: Costanza Falvella Capodaglio, Gillianne Stewardson, Avery Sorensen, Lacie Simmons and Milla Kohler. Submitted photo
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Mixin’ it up

By James Durand It’s all cycling all the time in my life.…

  • Apr 27, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Mike Zutter was a master at tying classic fishing flys. Heidi Zutter photo

A wealth of fly-tying materials uncovered locally

By Don Daniels It all begins with a simple tackle box and…

  • Apr 27, 2022
Mike Zutter was a master at tying classic fishing flys. Heidi Zutter photo