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The 2021/ 2022 École Phoenix Middle School Grade 6/7 class expresses their gratitude to We Wai Kai First Nation Chief Ronnie Chickite for aiding them with their Water First fundraiser. Contributed photo

First Nation helps out Campbell River middle school students with fundraiser

We Wai Kai council provides $1,500 boost to École Phoenix Middle School charity efforts

 

A 40-foot shipping container stuffed to the brim brings smiles to faces in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon after surviving a massive explosion in the Port of Beirut. (Compassionate Resource Warehouse/Facebook)

Miracle container filled with B.C. charity donations survives Beirut blast

Found 40-foot container provides Syrian refugees skills training, school

 

The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. shop sources bounty of answers to the ugly holiday sweater dilemma

Despite pandemic challenges, Victoria’s The Patch on Yates continues its annual tradition

 

École Phoenix Middle School Grade 6/7 class aims to raise $7,000 for Canadian charity Water First. Contributed photo

Campbell River students raising money for water charity

École Phoenix Middle School Grade 6/7 class fundraiser runs until November 24

École Phoenix Middle School Grade 6/7 class aims to raise $7,000 for Canadian charity Water First. Contributed photo
A particularly large pumpkin a moment before it made impact at the annual pumpkin smash in Campbell River. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

PHOTOS: Oh my ‘gourd’

Annual Campbell River pumpkin smash enjoyed by spectators and firefighters

A particularly large pumpkin a moment before it made impact at the annual pumpkin smash in Campbell River. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold in the annual charity fundraiser. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)

Anonymous donor buys $10K in cookies from B.C. girl guides

Troop will donate the cookies to a variety of Nanaimo area poverty assistance charities

Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold in the annual charity fundraiser. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)
Surgeons work on a patient in West Africa. (KBNF)

B.C. nurse fights to bring ‘top notch’ supplies, neurosurgery facilities to West Africa

Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation trains surgeons, brings supplies where they’re needed most

Surgeons work on a patient in West Africa. (KBNF)
Father and son

A Cycle of Giving: Tour de Rock rolls on

September is often viewed as a time of change and of starting…

  • Sep 20, 2021
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Elton John and Ed Sheeran tribute acts will visit Campbell River this fall!

Cross-Canada tour is giving audiences a chance to sing their hearts out, and support local charities

  • Sep 20, 2021
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File - A standard War Amps key tag (The War Amps)

75 years of returning lost keys, War Amps celebrate program

Started in 1946, the key tags have provided Canadians with piece of mind if they lose their keys

File - A standard War Amps key tag (The War Amps)
A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes selfies with community members at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque after speaking to the congregation to recognize Eid al-Adha in Hamilton, Ont., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Feds looking into Muslim charities’ concerns: PM

Almost 100 Muslim organizations and civil society groups wrote to Trudeau this week

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes selfies with community members at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque after speaking to the congregation to recognize Eid al-Adha in Hamilton, Ont., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Dawn Summer Langerak is a fruit tree project coordinator for Greenways Land Trust. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River fruit picking project a sweet success

Less attractants for bears, and tasty snacks for charities and volunteers

Dawn Summer Langerak is a fruit tree project coordinator for Greenways Land Trust. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror
Barbara Polehoykie rode the length of Vancouver Island to fight cancer in 2020. Photo supplied by Barbara Polehoykie

Campbell River cyclist pedalling 1,400 km to fight kids’ cancer

Barbara Polehoykie will take part in Great Cycle Challenge for fourth straight year

Barbara Polehoykie rode the length of Vancouver Island to fight cancer in 2020. Photo supplied by Barbara Polehoykie
A player lines up a putt at the Campbell River Golf and Country Club - Campbell River Mirror file

Charity golfers tee up to drive away domestic violence in Campbell River

Local Transition Societies have scheduled annual charity links tournament for August 21

A player lines up a putt at the Campbell River Golf and Country Club - Campbell River Mirror file
Artist Tasse Geldart donated a painting to be auctioned off, raising funds for grandmothers in Africa. Photo supplied

Campbell River Grandmothers to Grandmothers hold art auction

When a new member offers a gift that new partners are glad to support, opportunities add up for all

Artist Tasse Geldart donated a painting to be auctioned off, raising funds for grandmothers in Africa. Photo supplied
Parksville’s Christiana Conway, left, husband Chris Conway, right, and friend Elizabeth Doell write letters designed to bring Christmas cheer to senior residents at area care homes. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island woman helps create special messages of Christmas cheer for seniors

Hand-written letters designed to help lonely residents during holiday season

Parksville’s Christiana Conway, left, husband Chris Conway, right, and friend Elizabeth Doell write letters designed to bring Christmas cheer to senior residents at area care homes. (Submitted photo)
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Bad pipes, no money? Island company there to patch that leak

Saanich’s Rather Be Plumbing offering free service for those really in need ahead of Christmas

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Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
The Campbell River Rotary’s Pumpkins for Polio raised more than $5,000 for the fight to eradicate polio. This one was carved by Brian Shaw. Campbell River Rotary photo/Facebook

Campbell River Rotary’s Pumpkins for Polio declared a success

The Rotary Club of Campbell River held its annual Pumpkins for Polio…

  • Nov 4, 2020
The Campbell River Rotary’s Pumpkins for Polio raised more than $5,000 for the fight to eradicate polio. This one was carved by Brian Shaw. Campbell River Rotary photo/Facebook