municipal politics

Dr. Charmaine Enns, the North Island medical health officer, recently sent a letter to Campbel River city council urging them to hold off on a illegal drug consumption bylaw. (Black Press file photo)

‘Hasty’ drug use ban won’t serve community well– medical health officer says

Dr. Charmaine Enns urged Campbell River city council to wait six months, ‘seek sound advice’

 

(Black Press Media file photo)

West Coast officials scramble for solutions after losing bus service

Wilson’s Transportation has cancelled its Tofino Bus service in and out of the West Coast until May

 

Ucluelet senior Katharine Fleming’s SUV was one of 35 vehicles that West Coast black bears broke into this year. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Bears broke into 35 vehicles in Tofino-Ucluelet this year

Eight bears were killed after becoming food-conditioned past the point of no return

 

Montreal mayor Valerie Plante delivers remarks during the opening ceremony of the COP15 UN conference on biodiversity in Montreal on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Big cities have a major role to play in protecting biodiversity, experts say

Increasing native plants and animals and decreasing contaminants, among actions cities can take

Montreal mayor Valerie Plante delivers remarks during the opening ceremony of the COP15 UN conference on biodiversity in Montreal on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The Knights of Columbus annual nativity scene atop Terrace City Hall on Dec. 14, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Nativity scene banned from B.C. town’s city hall after decades-long run

Volunteer group hoping to get Terrace to change its mind after annual tradition rejected

The Knights of Columbus annual nativity scene atop Terrace City Hall on Dec. 14, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Tanille Johnston (left) is sworn in as Campbell River’s first Indigenous city councillor by Judge Barbara Flewelling at a ceremony held at the Tidemark Theatre Nov. 1, 2022. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River’s first Indigenous city councillor takes a seat at the table

We Wai Kai First Nation member Tanille Johnston elected in Oct. 15 municipal election

Tanille Johnston (left) is sworn in as Campbell River’s first Indigenous city councillor by Judge Barbara Flewelling at a ceremony held at the Tidemark Theatre Nov. 1, 2022. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

‘I’m so excited to be out of this room’: Departing BC councillor laments experience as elected official

Morgan Pulsifer said he was disappointed by the way city staff, elected officials and service workers were treated in Fernie

City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Woodworker, artist, YouTube entertainer, art education coordinator and former Mirror journalist Mike Davies has announced that he is running for a position on Campbell River city council in the Oct. 15 Municipal General Election. Photo Submitted

CITY COUNCIL: Former Mirror journalist running for council

Former Campbell River Mirror journalist Mike Davies says after years of reporting…

  • Sep 16, 2022
Woodworker, artist, YouTube entertainer, art education coordinator and former Mirror journalist Mike Davies has announced that he is running for a position on Campbell River city council in the Oct. 15 Municipal General Election. Photo Submitted
Ron Kerr is running for re-election for city councllor. Photo contributed

CITY COUNCIL: Ron Kerr is running for re-election

Campbell River is at a crossroads. I believe that this election is…

  • Sep 15, 2022
Ron Kerr is running for re-election for city councllor. Photo contributed
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OUR VIEW: Candidates: thank-you for stepping forward

Well, the nomination papers are in and the slate of candidates for…

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The Tiny Home Village in Victoria’s North Park neighbourhood welcomed 30 residents in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tiny home villages as solution to homelessness? 3 B.C. mayors say yes

Sites up and running in Victoria and Duncan, Port Alberni on its way to do the same

The Tiny Home Village in Victoria’s North Park neighbourhood welcomed 30 residents in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saron Gebresellassi is running for mayor of Campbell River. Photo contributed
Saron Gebresellassi is running for mayor of Campbell River. Photo contributed
Hand of a person casting a vote into the ballot box during elections

Series of all-candidates debates set for mayoral and council candidates

UPDATE: Mayoral debate and area directors debate switched due to holiday for Queen Elizabeth II

Hand of a person casting a vote into the ballot box during elections
Ken Blackburn has announced he is running for city council. Photo contributed

CITY COUNCIL: Ken Blackburn announces candidacy for city council

Ken Blackburn has announced that he will seek a seat on city…

  • Sep 9, 2022
Ken Blackburn has announced he is running for city council. Photo contributed
Tofino expects to break ground on a $78 million sewage treatment facility this month. (Westerly file photo)

B.C. tourism mecca finally poised to stop pumping raw sewage into the ocean

Shovels expected to hit the ground this month on Tofino’s much-delayed $78M sewage treatment facility

Tofino expects to break ground on a $78 million sewage treatment facility this month. (Westerly file photo)
As city council Monday officially dissolved Rivercorp, Coun. Charlie Cornfield said while he was disappointed to see the body his former council supported, he's happy with the new direction the city is going in. City of Campbell River photo

CITY COUNCIL: Charlie Cornfield puts his name in the hat for Campbell River mayor

Long-serving city councilor and former mayor puts his experience forward for voters’ choice

As city council Monday officially dissolved Rivercorp, Coun. Charlie Cornfield said while he was disappointed to see the body his former council supported, he's happy with the new direction the city is going in. City of Campbell River photo
Coun. Claire Moglove is running for re-election in this fall’s municipal election. Photo contributed

CITY COUNCIL: Claire Moglove seeks re-election to city council

Cites housing, safety and a healthy, vibrant community as priorities

Coun. Claire Moglove is running for re-election in this fall’s municipal election. Photo contributed
Daybreak Farms general manager Kieran Christison thanked the community for their “eggstraordinary” support as the farm can now get started on upgrades. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).

City of Terrace backs northwest B.C.’s biggest egg producer to double output

Daybreak Farms wins big with approval to expand and modernize egg production

Daybreak Farms general manager Kieran Christison thanked the community for their “eggstraordinary” support as the farm can now get started on upgrades. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).
Larry Samson is running for mayor in this fall’s municipal election. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

CITY COUNCIL: Larry Samson running for mayor

Born and raised Campbell Riverite served two previous terms as a city councillor

Larry Samson is running for mayor in this fall’s municipal election. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Alison Nicholson, the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s director for Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, wants to remove barriers that keep young people from running for office in CVRD elections. (File photo)

Vancouver Island official pushing parental leave, child care for local politicians

Cowichan Station’s Alison Nicholson wants district to remove barriers for young politicians

Alison Nicholson, the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s director for Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, wants to remove barriers that keep young people from running for office in CVRD elections. (File photo)
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