Mike Chouinard

MP Blaine Calkins, a member of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, was in Campbell River to hear about issues from local stakeholders. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

Chinook fishery not ‘closed’ in area is message from guides

Conservative MP holds town halls on Vancouver Island to hear stakeholders’ concerns

MP Blaine Calkins, a member of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, was in Campbell River to hear about issues from local stakeholders. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror
A local cab driver spotted what is believed to be a capuchin monkey on the loose in Campbell River. File photo

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

A local cab driver spotted what is believed to be a capuchin monkey on the loose in Campbell River. File photo
Guides Janet Wilson and Cheyanne Hackett

Homalco tour gives glimpse into area’s ‘People, Land, Water’

First Nation business mixes cultural components with wildlife excursions

Guides Janet Wilson and Cheyanne Hackett
A video shows the dolphins frantically swimming into Heriot Bay. Screenshot of video, Aldis William Hart

VIDEO: Dolphins pursued into Quadra Island bay by Bigg’s orcas

Smaller mammals trapped in local waters for hours by the larger predators

A video shows the dolphins frantically swimming into Heriot Bay. Screenshot of video, Aldis William Hart
The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) board wants to see local and regional governments lobby the province to increase funding for libraries. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

Strathcona Regional District wants province to boost library funding

Regional district responds to library board request for local government to lobby Victoria

The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) board wants to see local and regional governments lobby the province to increase funding for libraries. File photo/Campbell River Mirror
Former CVRD and CSWM board member Rod Nichol urges the CSWM board to continue pursuing the waste-to-energy option with a Nova Scotia company. Photo, Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

Former CSWM director presses on for waste-to-energy option

Rod Nichol appears as delegate at board meeting in Campbell River

Former CVRD and CSWM board member Rod Nichol urges the CSWM board to continue pursuing the waste-to-energy option with a Nova Scotia company. Photo, Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror
The Indigenous immersion program will run at Ripple Rock Elementary. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

School district gets number for Indigenous immersion in Campbell River

Pilot project in Liq’wala/Kwak’wala language, culture

The Indigenous immersion program will run at Ripple Rock Elementary. File photo/Campbell River Mirror
Brenna Lerch (left) and Jo Stiles inspect a gland on a female immature bald eagle at the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society’s facility in Merville. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Black Press

MARS puts out call for food for eagles on Vancouver Island

Rescue centre in Merville has now treated more than 20 eagles since new year

Brenna Lerch (left) and Jo Stiles inspect a gland on a female immature bald eagle at the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society’s facility in Merville. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Black Press
The mussel operation in question is in Gorge Harbour on Cortes. SRD map

ISF defends efforts to mitagate noise from mussel operation on Cortes Island

Industry representatives stress that safety is a key factor when choosing a location

The mussel operation in question is in Gorge Harbour on Cortes. SRD map
About 1,000 people and 350 active brides are expected to attend the Hitched Wedding & Events Affair at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courteney today. The event runs until 4 p.m. Photo, Mike Chouinard.

VIDEO: Hitched wedding event on now at Courtenay’s Filberg Centre

Organizers expect 1,000 visitors and 350 active brides

About 1,000 people and 350 active brides are expected to attend the Hitched Wedding & Events Affair at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courteney today. The event runs until 4 p.m. Photo, Mike Chouinard.
Some Comox Valley residents made the trip to ask the SRD at the Jan. 24 board meeting to help stop a potential water bottling operation in the Merville area. Photo, Mike Chouinard

Strathcona Regional District board passes bottled water resolution for AVICC meeting

Wording asks province to cease bulk water bottling in Island, Coastal Communities

Some Comox Valley residents made the trip to ask the SRD at the Jan. 24 board meeting to help stop a potential water bottling operation in the Merville area. Photo, Mike Chouinard
Residents in Gorge Harbour on Cortes Island say industrial shellfish operations such as current mussel harvesting and former oyster harvesting are a source of too much noise. Photo, Vern and Mary Kemp

Cortes residents battle mussel operation over noise

Questions for hearing include whether activities are considered processing

Residents in Gorge Harbour on Cortes Island say industrial shellfish operations such as current mussel harvesting and former oyster harvesting are a source of too much noise. Photo, Vern and Mary Kemp
MARS has had an influx of injured or sick eagles from the north part of Vancouver Island this month. File photo                                Brenna Lerch (left) and Jo Stiles inspect a gland on a female immature bald eagle atthe Mountainaire Avian rescue Society’s facility in Merville. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

MARS seeing influx of sick, injured eagles from north part of Vancouver Island

VIDEO: Factors for increase in eagle cases can be anything from lead poisoning to vehicle strikes

MARS has had an influx of injured or sick eagles from the north part of Vancouver Island this month. File photo                                Brenna Lerch (left) and Jo Stiles inspect a gland on a female immature bald eagle atthe Mountainaire Avian rescue Society’s facility in Merville. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror
Can you board a ferry in a medical emergency? A Quadra man in the middle of a heart attack had issues getting on the ferry to go to hospital in Campbell River and was told to call 911. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

Heart attack raises questions about boarding BC Ferries in health emergencies

Quadra Island man recovering after being airlifted to hospital in Victoria

Can you board a ferry in a medical emergency? A Quadra man in the middle of a heart attack had issues getting on the ferry to go to hospital in Campbell River and was told to call 911. File photo/Campbell River Mirror
Members of search and rescue teams from every SAR team on the Island, as well as a few from the Lower Mainland, were involved in a search two lost seniors on Quadra Island Friday. Photo courtesy Campbell River Search and Rescue

Walk was to take an hour, says rescued Quadra Island woman

The pair heard whistle from locals involved in search Friday afternoon

Members of search and rescue teams from every SAR team on the Island, as well as a few from the Lower Mainland, were involved in a search two lost seniors on Quadra Island Friday. Photo courtesy Campbell River Search and Rescue
A recent road rescue has pointed to the need for more Sayward Fire Department volunteers. Photo, Screenshot

Road rescue near Sayward points to volunteer need

Fire department recruits can be tough for small, remote communities

A recent road rescue has pointed to the need for more Sayward Fire Department volunteers. Photo, Screenshot
Residents packed the Comox Valley Regional District’s boardroom at a committee meeting in March to protesting a proposed water bottling operation. File photo/Black Press

Strathcona Regional District board reconsiders some of bottled water stance

One key issue is whether residents can supply neighbours during drought

Residents packed the Comox Valley Regional District’s boardroom at a committee meeting in March to protesting a proposed water bottling operation. File photo/Black Press
Residents packed the CVRD’s boardroom at a committee meeting in March to protest a proposed water bottling operation in the Merville area. File photo/Comox Valley Record

Campbell River area wants Island united against commercial water extraction

Strathcona Regional District pushing to block for-profit water extraction and bottling

Residents packed the CVRD’s boardroom at a committee meeting in March to protest a proposed water bottling operation in the Merville area. File photo/Comox Valley Record
Chef, author and educator Barton Seaver speaks to the Seafood West Summit in Campbell River. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

Educate chefs about aquaculture, says Seaver

Renowned chef and author speaks to Seafood West Summit in Campbell River

Chef, author and educator Barton Seaver speaks to the Seafood West Summit in Campbell River. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror
Emergency responders attend a fatal accident scene on South Island Highway involving a dump truck and a motorcycle. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

One dead in two-vehicle MVA south of Campbell River

Dump truck and motorcycle vehicle involved in crash on South Island Highway

Emergency responders attend a fatal accident scene on South Island Highway involving a dump truck and a motorcycle. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror