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Unionized workers at the Strathcona Gardens facility have been on strike since November. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

SRD ready for mediation, only if union commits to binding arbitration

Storm hockey parents also asking for resolution in Strathcona Gardens strike

 

As the cost of living rises, the Liberal government continues to deny some of the country’s poorest seniors the financial help they need, NDP MPs say. Unsplash.com image

Vulnerable seniors have been abandoned by the government —NDP MPs

MPs Blaney and Blaikie ask feds to provide ‘one-time emergency payment’ to seniors

 

Campbell River Fire crews prepare for a technical high angle rescue on a cargo ship on Jan. 17. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire Department

Campbell River fire crews rescue worker trapped in loading chute on cargo ship

Worker was trapped 30 feet down into hold of vessel

 

A Campbell River judge ruled that mid-trial decisions are not counted when determining trial length. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)

Application for stay of proceedings due to trial delays dismissed

Mid-trial deliberations should not count toward “Jordan ceiling” — Judge

A Campbell River judge ruled that mid-trial decisions are not counted when determining trial length. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)
SD72 has chosen to close schools on Jan. 6 due to snow. File photo

Campbell River School District closes schools for snowy conditions

All schools closed to students and staff in district

SD72 has chosen to close schools on Jan. 6 due to snow. File photo
A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Average home assessments up 34 per cent in Campbell River

Discovery Islands property cracks top 20 most valuable in Vancouver Island region

A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
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
The one-time payment to correct the GIS cutbacks is coming, but not for five months. (File photo)

Seniors to wait five months for GIS one-time payment

Previously announced funding coming at the beginning of fiscal year

The one-time payment to correct the GIS cutbacks is coming, but not for five months. (File photo)
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney presents Speaker of the House Anthony Rota with a bottle of Shelter Point Distillery’s single malt whiskey. Photo supplied by Rachel Blaney

Shelter Point single malt gifted to Speaker of the House

Whiskey could be in running for prestigious ‘Speaker’s Selection’

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney presents Speaker of the House Anthony Rota with a bottle of Shelter Point Distillery’s single malt whiskey. Photo supplied by Rachel Blaney
North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)

Personal attacks part of ‘dangerous trend’ says North Island MLA

Protests part of the job, but MLA’s family did not sign up for that job

North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)
The Cape Mudge lighthouse at the southern tip of Quadra Island, opposite Campbell River. (John McKinley file)

Coast Guard seeking feedback on Cape Mudge foghorn sound

Part of review process for all navigational aids in area

The Cape Mudge lighthouse at the southern tip of Quadra Island, opposite Campbell River. (John McKinley file)
Strathcona Gardens workers are ‘disappointed’ with the latest offer from the SRD, which they say does not take into account the ‘current economic crisis.’ Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Strathcona Gardens Union “disappointed” with SRD offer

Union says members facing ‘in an inflated economy as we have never experienced before’

Strathcona Gardens workers are ‘disappointed’ with the latest offer from the SRD, which they say does not take into account the ‘current economic crisis.’ Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Shelves for extra supplies and belongings at the Kwesa Place facility in downtown Campbell River. The Coalition to End Homelessness is looking for a more permanent and accessible solution. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Storage project goal not to encourage use of stolen carts – proponents

Coalition modelled idea off similar projects across B.C.

Shelves for extra supplies and belongings at the Kwesa Place facility in downtown Campbell River. The Coalition to End Homelessness is looking for a more permanent and accessible solution. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney introduced a bill to eliminate the ‘golddigger clause’ for veterans on Dec. 16. Photo supplied

North Island-Powell River MP moves to repeal ‘archaic and sexist’ golddigger clause

Clause prevents veterans’ spouses from receiving pension if couple married after 60

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney introduced a bill to eliminate the ‘golddigger clause’ for veterans on Dec. 16. Photo supplied
Some funding for seniors affected by the GIS clawback has been announced, but it prompted mroe questions than it answered. (Unsplash.com)

More questions than answers in new GIS announcement — MPs

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced $742 million for affected seniors on Tuesday

Some funding for seniors affected by the GIS clawback has been announced, but it prompted mroe questions than it answered. (Unsplash.com)
Drummers approach the Campbell River RCMP detachment. On July 8, Wet’suwet’en man Jared Lowndes was shot by RCMP outside a Tim Hortons. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Drummers approach the Campbell River RCMP detachment. On July 8, Wet’suwet’en man Jared Lowndes was shot by RCMP outside a Tim Hortons. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)

Protesting at elected officials’ homes ‘unacceptable’ — MLA

‘Lines were crossed’ when people protested at North Island MLA’s home

North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney proposes a Unanimous Consent motion on the GIS on Dec. 13. Photo courtesy Youtube

Time running out to fix GIS cut before holidays

NDP asking Liberals to reverse cuts to seniors benefit before House rises on Friday

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney proposes a Unanimous Consent motion on the GIS on Dec. 13. Photo courtesy Youtube
MP Rachel Blaney’s Right to Housing bill would hold the government accountable if they don’t take action on the housing crisis. (File)

Right to Housing bill holds government to account — MP

‘If nobody’s watching, then there is no solution’ — MP Rachel Blaney

MP Rachel Blaney’s Right to Housing bill would hold the government accountable if they don’t take action on the housing crisis. (File)
The Strathcona Regional District is on the territories of multiple First Nations Peoples. Photo SRD

SRD moves towards implementing Territorial Acknowledgments

Board wants to clarify wording on proposed acknowledgement

The Strathcona Regional District is on the territories of multiple First Nations Peoples. Photo SRD