Environment

Deep Water Recovery Ltd. owns a ship-breaking company in Union Bay. File photo

Global coalition calls for halt to Vancouver Island shipbreaking operation

Belgium-based group joins lobby concerned about the demolition of old ships in Union Bay

 

Join the Discovery Passage Aquarium on Sunday, Jan. 23 for a beach clean-up at Maryland Road. File photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Help keep our beaches clean with the Discovery Passage Aquarium

Join them Sunday, Jan. 23 for a beach clean-up at Maryland Road

  • Jan 13, 2022

 

The Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound included this photo of two ships parked in Union Bay in a presentation to the Electoral Area Services Committee. The photo shows the shipbreaking occurring on the water, which CCOBS said violates the Ministry of Forests (FLNR) foreshore lease. Photo supplied

Neighbours call B.C. shipbreaking operation a ‘disaster waiting to happen’

A group dubbed Concerned Citizens of Baynes Sound (CCOBS) is pressing the…

 

The remains of a cut block is seen in the Fairy Creek logging area near Port Renfrew, B.C. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Activists pledge to block Trans Canada Highway off-ramps to protest old-growth logging

Extinction Rebellion is among groups organizing campaign

The remains of a cut block is seen in the Fairy Creek logging area near Port Renfrew, B.C. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Southgate students plant a maple tree at Willow Creek Conservation Area. Photo courtesy Greenways Land Trust.

Willow Creek Conservation Area restored with help of students and volunteers

Greenways co-led project sees over 1,100 native trees and shrubs planted

Southgate students plant a maple tree at Willow Creek Conservation Area. Photo courtesy Greenways Land Trust.
Klahoose Wilderness Resort is located in Homfray Channel. Photo courtesy Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Klahoose Wilderness Resort is located in Homfray Channel. Photo courtesy Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Klahoose Wilderness Resort is located in Homfray Channel. Photo courtesy Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Klahoose Wilderness Resort is located in Homfray Channel. Photo courtesy Klahoose Wilderness Resort
King tides encroach on Imperial Lane homes in Ucluelet on Jan. 2.

King tides surge along Tofino and Ucluelet coastline

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve urges residents and visitors to be CoastSmart

King tides encroach on Imperial Lane homes in Ucluelet on Jan. 2.
A hungry gull picks away at a dead salmon on the banks of the Goldstream River. The Goldstream Hatchery saw far fewer chum salmon than exected this year due to weather extremes, experts say. (Black Press Media file photo)

Goldstream Hatchery salmon program hit hard by ‘perfect storm’

First drought, then flooding decimate chum numbers in West Shore spawning river

A hungry gull picks away at a dead salmon on the banks of the Goldstream River. The Goldstream Hatchery saw far fewer chum salmon than exected this year due to weather extremes, experts say. (Black Press Media file photo)
A great blue heron in Campbell River. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Consultation on Official Community Plan changes will continue in new year

Great blue heron nest area and steel slope rule changes being considered

A great blue heron in Campbell River. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
A sign on the Rotary Seawalk in Campbell River notifying the public about sewer contamination at Simms Creek. Photo by Sean Feagan/ Campbell River Mirror

Beach access near Simms Creek restricted due to sewage release

City: no health or environmental concerns at this time; effluent entered Simms Creek

A sign on the Rotary Seawalk in Campbell River notifying the public about sewer contamination at Simms Creek. Photo by Sean Feagan/ Campbell River Mirror
Bill Coltart, president of Campbell River Association of Tour Operators (CRATO), as debris the organization has collected from local shorelines and sorted is loaded onto a transport truck for recycling. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Bill Coltart, president of Campbell River Association of Tour Operators (CRATO), as debris the organization has collected from local shorelines and then sorted is loaded onto a truck to be transported for recycling. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Vancouver Island shorelines scrubbed cleaner thanks to tour operator-led project

Campbell River Association of Tour Operators lead removal of 37 tonnes of debris over 35o kilometres

Bill Coltart, president of Campbell River Association of Tour Operators (CRATO), as debris the organization has collected from local shorelines and sorted is loaded onto a transport truck for recycling. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Bill Coltart, president of Campbell River Association of Tour Operators (CRATO), as debris the organization has collected from local shorelines and then sorted is loaded onto a truck to be transported for recycling. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
A fuel spill was identified in the Campbell River on Dec. 15. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Fuel spill reported in the Campbell River

Booms and pads installed as precaution

A fuel spill was identified in the Campbell River on Dec. 15. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Volunteer Katie Crombie picks up a cigarette butt at Ken Forde Park at a previous beach clean up. File photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Give the environment a present this holiday season; join the aquarium beach clean up

Join the Discovery Passage Aquarium Tuesday, Dec. 21 for a beach clean up

Volunteer Katie Crombie picks up a cigarette butt at Ken Forde Park at a previous beach clean up. File photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November 2021. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.
Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November 2021. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.

Campbell River dive school hosts ‘ghost gear’ removal training

Training part of federal government program targeting lost fishing gear in Canadian waters

Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November 2021. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.
Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November 2021. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.
Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.
Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November 2021. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.

Diver training helping B.C. get to the bottom of its ‘ghost gear’ problem

Training part of federal government program targeting lost fishing gear in Canadian waters

Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.
Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November 2021. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.
The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour last week. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Island MPs want a federal response plan for container debris spills

Emergency plan ‘best response to minimize the impact of spills’ — MP Lisa Marie Barron

The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour last week. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Two tugboats and a supply vessel will be part of East Sooke’s Western Canada Marine Response base. The tugs will escort oil tankers through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. (Contributed - Trans Mountain)

Deal inked for tugs to escort oil tankers through Strait of Juan de Fuca

East Sooke-based vessels part of $150-million expansion by Western Canada Marine Response Centre

Two tugboats and a supply vessel will be part of East Sooke’s Western Canada Marine Response base. The tugs will escort oil tankers through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. (Contributed - Trans Mountain)
A fan photo of Cole Sprouse in Langley, where parts of Netflix’s show Riverdale have been filmed. (Submitted photo)

Riverdale star fundraising for B.C. environmental groups with sale of his photo prints

Cole Sprouse, Jughead in the Archie Comics spin-off show, also an avid photographer

A fan photo of Cole Sprouse in Langley, where parts of Netflix’s show Riverdale have been filmed. (Submitted photo)
A rockfish. Courtesy Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance.

Researchers uncover and map biological hotspots of B.C.’s Central Coast

Rich groups of rockfish, sponges and corals found, including in fjords and inland channels

A rockfish. Courtesy Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance.
NDP MLA Michele Babchuk says the Old Growth deferral plan is largely to ensure the sustainability of the forestry industry. Bailey Repp photo.
NDP MLA Michele Babchuk says the Old Growth deferral plan is largely to ensure the sustainability of the forestry industry. Bailey Repp photo.