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A 1959 reminder to wash your hands. Alberta Department of Health

The silver lining, one year later

Looking back and forward after a year of pandemic

A 1959 reminder to wash your hands. Alberta Department of Health
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Time to reflect on recent byelection

Thank you for promoting the recent by-election in the Campbell River Mirror.…

  • Mar 17, 2021
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A rare display of courage

The Discovery Islands are a wild salmon-based economy. Marine-based wilderness tourism in…

  • Mar 10, 2021
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Fisheries minister did not fulfill her mandate with Discovery Islands’ decision

When elected politicians make decisions, I don’t expect to always like the…

  • Mar 10, 2021
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A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)

OPINION: Helping a 97-year-old man get his COVID vaccination appointment

Call centre inundated with 1.7 million calls while there are just 50,000 folks over 90 in B.C.

A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)
Ken Blackburn has put his name forward for the 2021 municipal by-election for city council. Photo provided

Byelection candidate reflects on election reforms

It is truly a profound experience to run for local political office.…

  • Mar 9, 2021
Ken Blackburn has put his name forward for the 2021 municipal by-election for city council. Photo provided
Aquaculture employee, Michelle Franze, poses with a comment that she received on social media. Facebook group Women in Canadian Salmon Farming started an online campaign #enoughisenough to highlight the harassment they were facing online after debates about Discovery Islands fish farms intensified on social media. (Submitted photo)

Women in salmon farming should be celebrated, not bullied

Since mid-December, salmon farming has been one of the leading topics in…

  • Mar 8, 2021
Aquaculture employee, Michelle Franze, poses with a comment that she received on social media. Facebook group Women in Canadian Salmon Farming started an online campaign #enoughisenough to highlight the harassment they were facing online after debates about Discovery Islands fish farms intensified on social media. (Submitted photo)
Fewer than 2,500 Campbell River residents headed to the polls to elect a replacement for new MLA Michele Babchuk on city council. Black Press File Photo

MIKE’S MUSINGS: I’m not disappointed in you very often, Campbell River

Keep complaining about decisions instead of deciding who makes them and see how that works out

Fewer than 2,500 Campbell River residents headed to the polls to elect a replacement for new MLA Michele Babchuk on city council. Black Press File Photo
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High time to move fish farms on land

There is a strange dynamic at play. If the fish farm industry,…

  • Mar 3, 2021
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FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

FINLAYSON: Government should focus on strengthening B.C.’s leading export industries

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Mar 1, 2021
FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
(Northern Vancouver Island Tourism/Steven Fines)

OP-ED: 1 year into pandemic, B.C.’s tourism sector hopes for a light at the end of the tunnel

Only about 17 per cent of businesses have been operating as usual in B.C.

  • Feb 26, 2021
(Northern Vancouver Island Tourism/Steven Fines)
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Open net pen farming support will cost you my vote

Mr. Mayor and Campbell River Councillors, Decades ago the provincial government brought…

  • Feb 26, 2021
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Be kind, calm and safe

In reference to Alistair Taylor’s Jan. 27 article “infringement of rights is…

  • Feb 24, 2021
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Council’s focus is on the rear-view mirror

City Council’s decision to shelve the staff report on active transportation options…

  • Feb 24, 2021
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Fisheries minister congratulated on Discovery Islands decision

Dear Minister Jordan: The Sierra Club of Quadra Island would like to…

  • Feb 24, 2021
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Campbell River should consider floating homes as an option

We were heartened to see the thoughtful answers put forward by the…

  • Feb 22, 2021
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You don’t have to cut down the last old growth

To the Premier of BC, and Ministers, Quote: “Since Adam and Eve…

  • Feb 19, 2021
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Trees more valuable when they’re standing

The government campaigned on a promise to implement all 14 of the…

  • Feb 18, 2021
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Why is wood burning frowned upon as a source of heat for the home?

I heat my house with wood still, like I have ever since…

  • Feb 17, 2021
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David Black speaks at a 2017 news conference urging B.C. to bid on the 2022 Commonwealth Games, after serving as a director for the 1994 event hosted by Victoria. (Black Press Media files)

OP-ED: B.C. tourism needs a boost from 2026 Commonwealth Games

‘Far more profitable’ than 1994 event hosted by Victoria

  • Feb 17, 2021
David Black speaks at a 2017 news conference urging B.C. to bid on the 2022 Commonwealth Games, after serving as a director for the 1994 event hosted by Victoria. (Black Press Media files)