Campbell River

Crews work on construction of the new composting facility at the Campbell River landfill. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Environment group wishes Comox Strathcona compost site was in a better spot

Province has guidelines on siting, but they are not legal requirements

 

The City of Campbell River will explore whether organic shoreline nutrification can be a part of its flood mitigation and shoreline restoration work after a presentation received at a recent council meeting showing its benefits. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

City of Campbell River to look at whether forestry waste could be used for shoreline improvements

‘Organic shoreline nutrification’ could see more areas of the beach become more accessible

 

The seasonal Search and Rescue program will run between May to September. ( File photo/Canadian Coast Guard)

Coast Guard Inshore Rescue Program starting up next week

Teams have protocols in place to ensure COVID-19 safety

 

COVID-19 virus (file photo).

COVID-19 exposures reported for two Campbell River schools

Campbell River Christian School and Ecole des Deux Mondes are the schools involved

COVID-19 virus (file photo).
Jacob Koomen takes his bike out for a spin near his home in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Campbell Riverite to cycle length of Island to raise funds for cancer research

Long distance rides are no big deal for 73-year-old cyclist

Jacob Koomen takes his bike out for a spin near his home in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Red dresses hang on the sign at Robert Ostler Park on May 5, which is designated as Red Dress Day to commemorate murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. A gathering at the Longhouse was held to mark the day and the MMWIG. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Red dresses hang on the sign at Robert Ostler Park on May 5, which is designated as Red Dress Day to commemorate murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. A gathering at the Longhouse was held to mark the day and the MMWIG. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River author Diana Stevan will launch her new book Lilacs in the Dust Bowl Thursday, May 13 in a virtual launch by Zoom hosted by the Vancouver Island Regional Library. Photo: Lilacs in the Dust Bowl cover detail

Campbell River author launches new book virtually on Thursday

Lilacs in the Dust Bowl is an immigrant story set during the Great Depression on the Prairies,

  • May 10, 2021
Campbell River author Diana Stevan will launch her new book Lilacs in the Dust Bowl Thursday, May 13 in a virtual launch by Zoom hosted by the Vancouver Island Regional Library. Photo: Lilacs in the Dust Bowl cover detail
Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Busy day for Campbell River fire crews

Three incidents in rapid succession keep crews on their toes

Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Destroyed window at Ministry of Social Development offices in Campbell River. Photo supplied by Campbell River RCMP

Police investigating arson in downtown Campbell River

Fire set at BC Employment and Assistance Office

Destroyed window at Ministry of Social Development offices in Campbell River. Photo supplied by Campbell River RCMP
Campbell River’s waste collection schedule will be changing after Victoria Day. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.

Campbell River Garbage pickup schedule changing after May Long Weekend

Pickup day will change after every statutory holiday

Campbell River’s waste collection schedule will be changing after Victoria Day. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.
May 3-9 was Mental Health Week, and the Campbell River RCMP is encouraging people, especially men, to seek emotional help if it’s needed. Black Press file photo

Campbell River RCMP encouraging men to seek emotional help if needed

‘Taking care of our Mental Health is not simply about accessing counselling,’ says Const. Maury Tyre

May 3-9 was Mental Health Week, and the Campbell River RCMP is encouraging people, especially men, to seek emotional help if it’s needed. Black Press file photo
The Campbell River and District Adult Care Society has taken possession of a lot on Cedar Street in downtown Campbell River and plans to build a new centre to expand its programs from Willow Point. On hand May 5 to kick off a fundraising campaign for the building project are (from left) CRDACS employees Leanne Leitch and Pam Mann and CRDACS board members Tom Williams and Dan Wallis. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River and District Adult Care Society raising funds to build downtown centre

The Campbell River and District Adult Care Society (CRDACS) launched a fundraising…

  • May 6, 2021
The Campbell River and District Adult Care Society has taken possession of a lot on Cedar Street in downtown Campbell River and plans to build a new centre to expand its programs from Willow Point. On hand May 5 to kick off a fundraising campaign for the building project are (from left) CRDACS employees Leanne Leitch and Pam Mann and CRDACS board members Tom Williams and Dan Wallis. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Strathcona Gardens is one of many recreation opportunities that could be investigated during a feasibility study. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Strathcona rural and municipal directors disagree on recreation study

Rural directors say study would not affect them, don’t want to pay for it

Strathcona Gardens is one of many recreation opportunities that could be investigated during a feasibility study. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
The Foundry is receiving $5.1 million from the province to assist youth facing barriers to employment. (Foundry BC image)

Grant supports jobs for youth facing barriers to employment

Foundry Works! provides integrated and individualized assistance to youth aged 15 to 24 in B.C.

  • May 6, 2021
The Foundry is receiving $5.1 million from the province to assist youth facing barriers to employment. (Foundry BC image)
Red dresses hang on the Longhouse at Campbell River’s Robert Ostler Park on May 5, which is designated as Red Dress Day to commemorate murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. A gathering at the Longhouse was held to mark the day and the MMWIG. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Campbell River gathering commemorates murdered and missing women and girls

Red Dress Day marked by ceremony at Robert Ostler Park

Red dresses hang on the Longhouse at Campbell River’s Robert Ostler Park on May 5, which is designated as Red Dress Day to commemorate murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. A gathering at the Longhouse was held to mark the day and the MMWIG. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Various first-aid and safety kits. (PQB News file photo)

Emergency Preparedness Week: Take action to better prepare and protect yourselves

Emergency Preparedness Week is a nationwide event that encourages Canadians to take…

  • May 5, 2021
Various first-aid and safety kits. (PQB News file photo)
City of Campbell River crews work to repair a four-inch water main near Carihi Secondary School. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Main break leaves Campbell River neighbourhood without water

Students sent home early from Carihi Secondary, businesses closed

City of Campbell River crews work to repair a four-inch water main near Carihi Secondary School. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

It’s always hard … Until it’s easy

By James Durand I had a nice Cumberland adventure last weekend. I…

  • May 5, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Properly storing food can increase its shelf life, reducing the amount that gets wasted. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.

How to save over $1,000 and the planet at the same time

Planning, storage and use all help people reduce food waste

Properly storing food can increase its shelf life, reducing the amount that gets wasted. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.
The arena at Strathcona Gardens could be in the running for the 2022 Kraft Hockeyville competition. File photo – Campbell River Mirror

Strathcona Gardens eyes 2022 Kraft Hockeyville competition

Winner gets to host a pre-season NHL game and $250,000 to help fix their arena

The arena at Strathcona Gardens could be in the running for the 2022 Kraft Hockeyville competition. File photo – Campbell River Mirror