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Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s ‘cat control’ animal responsibility bylaw now official

Outdoor cats can’t be at large on other people’s properties, but enforcement will be complaint-based

 

Renovated and expanded Forbes Hall is a spectacular addition to the Thetis Island community. (Photo submitted)

Little Island That Could opens expanded $2 million community centre

Rejuvenated Forbes Hall a shining beacon for Thetis Island — built largely without taxpayer’s dollars

  • Sep 16, 2021

 

Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

B.C. driving school owner to install dash cams, in spite of prohibition

Mark Anderson said he intends to defy regulations due to better serve his clients

 

A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)

Video of dancing cops in Northern B.C. goes viral

“It just lightened all of our moods.”

A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
Daryl Hagen says ‘there’s something soulful about the whole thing.’ Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Oyster Bay residents hope to build beneficial equestrian community

Affordable, ‘homestead-sized’ lots will be good for families — project proponents

Daryl Hagen says ‘there’s something soulful about the whole thing.’ Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Merville Garlic Fest is ramping up for its tenth season. Photo supplied
Merville Garlic Fest is ramping up for its tenth season. Photo supplied
Wednesday is Camp Day at Tim Hortons across Canada and in Campbell River to raise money to send deserving kids to a Tim Horton Children’s Foundation camp. Local personalities pitch in to help serve customers and here Tim Hortons staff member Kyla Carswell (left) and supervisor Ron Cornelio (right) were joined by special guest, Fireman Kelly Bellefleur (centre) for a shift in 2017. File photo

Send a kid to camp on July 21

Tim Hortons restaurants donating 100 per cent of proceeds on Wednesday

Wednesday is Camp Day at Tim Hortons across Canada and in Campbell River to raise money to send deserving kids to a Tim Horton Children’s Foundation camp. Local personalities pitch in to help serve customers and here Tim Hortons staff member Kyla Carswell (left) and supervisor Ron Cornelio (right) were joined by special guest, Fireman Kelly Bellefleur (centre) for a shift in 2017. File photo
Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Ted Puska reveals the name of the winning entry for the Doug Bodger autographed hockey jersey from his own collection that he made available in a draw for those who provided financial support to help with medical expenses. (Photo by Don Bodger)

8 years waiting for kidney transplant ends in success for Vancouver Island man

Surgery has active Ladysmith resident Puska back to his old self

Ted Puska reveals the name of the winning entry for the Doug Bodger autographed hockey jersey from his own collection that he made available in a draw for those who provided financial support to help with medical expenses. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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
Peter Hudson and Tyler Bob (from left) are the organizers of Orange Day in the Bay. (Photo submitted)

Mid-Island festival offering music, comedy and support for residential school survivors

‘Orange Day in the Bay’ taking place on Canada Day in Snaw-Naw-As First Nation

Peter Hudson and Tyler Bob (from left) are the organizers of Orange Day in the Bay. (Photo submitted)
Ms. Gordon’s grade 6/7 class at Phoenix Middle School has been fundraising since mid/late February for the charity Water for South Sudan after reading the novel, A Long Walk to Water. Photo supplied by Phoenix Middle School

Campbell River students raise over $6,000 for South Sudan charity

Students read book on water crisis in South Sudan, decided to raise money to help build a well

Ms. Gordon’s grade 6/7 class at Phoenix Middle School has been fundraising since mid/late February for the charity Water for South Sudan after reading the novel, A Long Walk to Water. Photo supplied by Phoenix Middle School
Trish Sorensen pours a pint of the Spruce Tip Pale Ale at Beach Fire Brewing. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River brewery captures flavour of Baikie Island in spruce tip ale

Proceeds from beer donated to Baikie Island restoration

Trish Sorensen pours a pint of the Spruce Tip Pale Ale at Beach Fire Brewing. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Riders Anna Chatterton, Rowen Berkey, Patrick Connor and Gavin Chatterton try their hand at the slalom course. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

WATCH: Campbell River cyclists brave unpredictable weather for Go By Bike Week

Celebration stations held throughout city on weekend

Riders Anna Chatterton, Rowen Berkey, Patrick Connor and Gavin Chatterton try their hand at the slalom course. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Natalie Crawford (left) and Allan Campbell pose in front of the new Homalco bike fleet, sourced from two Campbell River bike shops. Photo supplied.

First Nation bike program helps foster land-based healing

Mountain biking helps with mental health and isolation

Natalie Crawford (left) and Allan Campbell pose in front of the new Homalco bike fleet, sourced from two Campbell River bike shops. Photo supplied.
Wes Cade takes a break from working in the Campbellton Community Gardens. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Campbellton Community Garden manager acknowledged for years of work

Wes Cade acknowledged in Neighbour Appreciation Project

Wes Cade takes a break from working in the Campbellton Community Gardens. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Greysen Miller is loving the response to his campaign for gates to be installed on the gaga ball pits at Chemainus Elementary School and others across the school district. (Photo by Robyn Plumsteel)

Donors go gaga for Vancouver Island youngster’s ball pit fundraiser

People get on board with Chemainus student’s idea to make wheelchair accessible

Greysen Miller is loving the response to his campaign for gates to be installed on the gaga ball pits at Chemainus Elementary School and others across the school district. (Photo by Robyn Plumsteel)
Reunited and it feels so good, Stefan and Josh are back together again. (Photo by Cim MacDonald)

Snipe hunting brothers reunited in Chemainus (and it feels so good)

Ten long years of fundraising leads to replacement of bronze figure in signature downtown artpiece

Reunited and it feels so good, Stefan and Josh are back together again. (Photo by Cim MacDonald)
From left are Michael Siemens, Ben Cyphery from the Young Professionals of Campbell River, Trudy Parry from the Better at Home project, and Michaela Arruda, Amanda Raleigh and Kelsey Anglin of the Young Professionals of Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Young Professionals raise over $6,000 for Better at Home project

Virtual dinner party held to raise funds for seniors

From left are Michael Siemens, Ben Cyphery from the Young Professionals of Campbell River, Trudy Parry from the Better at Home project, and Michaela Arruda, Amanda Raleigh and Kelsey Anglin of the Young Professionals of Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror