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A fire broke out near the Willow Point Bottle Depot early on Jan. 22. Photo courtesy Ashley Laycock

Two injured in early-morning fire in Campbell River

Sailboat fire also attended by Campbell River fire crews

 

An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. on Oct. 31, 2018. Several Vancouver Island mayors and members of British Columbia’s salmon farming industry say a federal decision to phase out fish farming has left them feeling “disposable and discarded.” In a letter to Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan, they say they weren’t consulted before she announced a plan to phase out open-net pen fish farming in the Discovery Islands over the next 18 months. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward

Strathcona Regional District pens letter to Trudeau about fish farm closure

Minister Jordan, MLA Babchuk and MP Blaney also included in letter

 

Shawn Decaire does a blessing ceremony for the Hama?Elas Community Kitchen in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Hama?Elas Community Kitchen progress shared

Strategic planning, progress made on various projects also discussed at CRDCEH meeting

 

The boutique pictured during its Holiday pop-up period, will be called “The Edge” and will be open in the Anchor Inn starting in February 2021. Photo supplied by POTA.

POTA to open arts boutique

Profits to be returned to artists in Campbell River

The boutique pictured during its Holiday pop-up period, will be called “The Edge” and will be open in the Anchor Inn starting in February 2021. Photo supplied by POTA.
Campbell River’s CRadvantage system will be expanded thanks to iTel Networks. File photo

Campbell River to expand CRadvantage network

Service expanded for local businesses

Campbell River’s CRadvantage system will be expanded thanks to iTel Networks. File photo
The SRD and the Village of Sayward have contracted McElhanney Consultants Ltd. to do mapping the Salmon and White Rivers floodplain. Photo supplied by SRD.

Village of Sayward, SRD to do floodplain mapping

McElhanney named to do mapping work

The SRD and the Village of Sayward have contracted McElhanney Consultants Ltd. to do mapping the Salmon and White Rivers floodplain. Photo supplied by SRD.
Stefanie Hendrickson is the new coordinator for the Campbell River and District Coalition to End Homelessness. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

CRDCEH welcomes new coordinator

Dealing with COVID-19, building relationships a priority for new coordinator

Stefanie Hendrickson is the new coordinator for the Campbell River and District Coalition to End Homelessness. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
For the Connected Coast project, the Strathcona Regional District will be installing fibre optics. A construction contract was awarded for the project. File photo, Black Press
For the Connected Coast project, the Strathcona Regional District will be installing fibre optics. A construction contract was awarded for the project. File photo, Black Press
Community Gardens operated by Greenways Land Trust were allowed to operate as essential services during the pandemic. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror
Community Gardens operated by Greenways Land Trust were allowed to operate as essential services during the pandemic. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror
Road closure outside the Campbell River Hospital due to fallen trees. Photo by Binny Paul/ Campbell River Mirror
Road closure outside the Campbell River Hospital due to fallen trees. Photo by Binny Paul/ Campbell River Mirror
Dylan Wood starts a route following the conclusion of the Look Before You Leap bouldering competition hosted by On The Rocks Climbing Gym in Campbell River, B.C. on Feb. 29, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

2020: a year in sports

Some of the Mirror ‘s stand out sports photos from the last year

Dylan Wood starts a route following the conclusion of the Look Before You Leap bouldering competition hosted by On The Rocks Climbing Gym in Campbell River, B.C. on Feb. 29, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Power was out for much of Campbell River and surrounding areas on Jan. 5, 2021. Photo courtesy BC Hydro.

Power out for over 2,000 in Campbell River

Neighbouring communities also facing weather-caused outage

Power was out for much of Campbell River and surrounding areas on Jan. 5, 2021. Photo courtesy BC Hydro.
The power utility is advising anglers to be cautious in the Campbell River, below the John Hart generating station, from Jan. 1 to Feb. 15. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror
The power utility is advising anglers to be cautious in the Campbell River, below the John Hart generating station, from Jan. 1 to Feb. 15. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror
Firefighters work to put out an apartment building fire at the corner of Dogwood Street and 9th Avenue in Campbell River, B.C. on April 8, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Fire crews faced interesting and busy year in 2020

Apartment fire, Walmart arson notable incidents of the year

Firefighters work to put out an apartment building fire at the corner of Dogwood Street and 9th Avenue in Campbell River, B.C. on April 8, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Some sailings between Quadra and Cortes islands were cancelled on Dec. 30, 2020. Campbell River Mirror file photo

High winds, sea state cause ferry cancellations between islands

Some sailings between Quadra and Cortes cancelled

Some sailings between Quadra and Cortes islands were cancelled on Dec. 30, 2020. Campbell River Mirror file photo
A pond collecting water runoff from the existing Discovery Park landfill. The water is piped to a treatment facility on site. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
A pond collecting water runoff from the existing Discovery Park landfill. The water is piped to a treatment facility on site. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Elliot Lake, where the slide initially hit on Nov. 28. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute

VIDEO: Quadra Island-based research station investigates Bute Inlet slide

Hakai Institute looks into long-term effects of massive landslide

Elliot Lake, where the slide initially hit on Nov. 28. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute
A pile of dredge material in the second phase of the landfill. The landfill will not take any toxic or hazardous wastes, nor any household or municipal waste. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.

Campbell River’s Discovery Park landfill to provide space for project-based soil disposal

Revenues from soil landfill operation to help fund site remediation and operation - company

A pile of dredge material in the second phase of the landfill. The landfill will not take any toxic or hazardous wastes, nor any household or municipal waste. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.
The Extreme Weather Shelter located at 690 Evergreen Road will be providing spaces during the alert. Photo courtesy Google Maps

Emergency Weather Alert posted for Campbell River’s people experiencing homelessness

Alert is a tool to help law enforcement assist those in need of shelter

The Extreme Weather Shelter located at 690 Evergreen Road will be providing spaces during the alert. Photo courtesy Google Maps
An open house on the proposed Discovery Park Landfill was held over Zoom on Dec. 10, 2020 by the Discovery Park team. Photo Zoom/Discovery Park.

Discovery Park holds open house on landfill project

Corporate structure, technical details, environmental concerns all addressed

An open house on the proposed Discovery Park Landfill was held over Zoom on Dec. 10, 2020 by the Discovery Park team. Photo Zoom/Discovery Park.