Campbell River

An ambulance takes the injured rider off the track at the Campbell River Motocross Track on Sunday. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Rider taken to hospital after Vancouver Island motocross crash

First responders debated using helicopter, but Campbell River area terrain proved challenging

 

Doug Allin is the head coach for the Canadian Men’s U23 softball team, and an assistant coach for the men’s national team too. Contributed photo

Vancouver Island native leading Canada’s U23 softball program

Doug Allin helped Team Canada win Silver at Pan Am tourney in Argentina

 

Could matching people needing housing with homes with empty pillows through home sharing help solve Vancouver Island’s housing problem? (pixabay file)

Can Vancouver Island’s empty bedrooms help solve the housing crunch?

40% of Campbell River bedrooms empty, coalition hopes to fill them through home sharing

 

Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health

Renowned B.C. First Nations therapist recognized for resilience

Dr. Barney Williams receives 2022 Courage To Come Back Award in the Addictions category

Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health
Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health

Renowned B.C. First Nations therapist recognized for resilience

Dr. Barney Williams receives 2022 Courage To Come Back Award in the Addictions category

Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health
The Saratoga Speedway 2022 racing season kicked off Saturday, April 30. Photo by Doug Waller

Hornets create a buzz at Saratoga Speedway for 2022 season opener

By Pat Monsigneur Special to Black Press Saratoga Motorsports Park kicked-off the…

The Saratoga Speedway 2022 racing season kicked off Saturday, April 30. Photo by Doug Waller
Sophia Olson receives a commendation from Coastal Animal Service’s Paul Toseland for finding Andre Paquette’s Aussie shepherd, Sawyer. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror

Finding Sawyer: Vancouver Island girl reunites owner with puppy missing for 11 days

Sophia Olson, 9, recognized Sawyer the Aussie Shepherd from missing dog posts

Sophia Olson receives a commendation from Coastal Animal Service’s Paul Toseland for finding Andre Paquette’s Aussie shepherd, Sawyer. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror
Mowi Canada West salmon farm in B.C. waters. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada)

Judge quashes Fisheries Minister’s decision to phase out Discovery Islands fish farms

Decision was made in breach of industry’s rights to procedural fairness, Federal Court judge rules

Mowi Canada West salmon farm in B.C. waters. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada)
The de Havilland Beaver waits at 14th Ave. and Highway 19 Monday, April 25 to be set on a pedestal as part of a 10-year Campbellton Neighbourhood Association project to create a tribute to the city's aviation history. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island city installs tribute to floatplane industry

Beaver floatplane was the Workhorse of the North and a common sight in Island seaplane bases

  • Apr 26, 2022
The de Havilland Beaver waits at 14th Ave. and Highway 19 Monday, April 25 to be set on a pedestal as part of a 10-year Campbellton Neighbourhood Association project to create a tribute to the city's aviation history. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Denver’s Brett Stapley holds the trophy after Denver defeated Minnesota State in the NCAA men’s Frozen Four championship college hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Islander helps team clinch record-tying 9th US college hockey championship

Brett Stapley scored empty-netter for Denver Pioneers in NCAA Division 1 final

Denver’s Brett Stapley holds the trophy after Denver defeated Minnesota State in the NCAA men’s Frozen Four championship college hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Part of one of the fraudulent Frontier Series $100 notes. Upon quick examination it’s easy to see that no hologram pictures exist as it is merely tape over tin foil. Campbell River RCMP photo

Counterfeiters taking advantage of untrained store clerks on Central Vancouver Island, RCMP say

The predominant denominations of counterfeit currency tend to be $50 bills and $100 bills

  • Apr 21, 2022
Part of one of the fraudulent Frontier Series $100 notes. Upon quick examination it’s easy to see that no hologram pictures exist as it is merely tape over tin foil. Campbell River RCMP photo
A playful orca came near Campbell River’s Discovery Pier on Monday, April 11. Screenshot from submitted video by Michael Hack

VIDEO: Orcas swim underneath Campbell River pier

Michael Hack captured one whale performing barrel rolls just beneath the surface

A playful orca came near Campbell River’s Discovery Pier on Monday, April 11. Screenshot from submitted video by Michael Hack
A hockey-themed juggling performance was one of many spectacles at Rogers Hometown Hockey in Campbell River. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror

Hometown Hockey festival worth the wait for Vancouver Island community

Campbell River fans got to show their appreciation for the sport on sunny long weekend

A hockey-themed juggling performance was one of many spectacles at Rogers Hometown Hockey in Campbell River. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror
Crystal Smith (far left) and husband Raymond Shaw were unable to register their newborn son’s name because it uses Kwak’wala characters. Photo contributed

Province refuses to register B.C. baby’s First Nations name

Registrar General office says λugʷaləs K’ala’ask Shaw contravened Vital Statistics Agency standards

Crystal Smith (far left) and husband Raymond Shaw were unable to register their newborn son’s name because it uses Kwak’wala characters. Photo contributed
An unexploded shell was discovered at a Campbell River scrapyard on Tuesday, April 12. Campbell River RCMP photo

One man’s trash is another man’s explosive device

Unexploded ammunition found at steel recycling yard in Campbell River

An unexploded shell was discovered at a Campbell River scrapyard on Tuesday, April 12. Campbell River RCMP photo
A fan takes a shot at the Rogers Hometown Hockey showcase in Salmon Arm in 2020. Black Press files

Campbell River all set to host Rogers Hometown Hockey

CBC touring show focused on the love of the game hits Island city this weekend

A fan takes a shot at the Rogers Hometown Hockey showcase in Salmon Arm in 2020. Black Press files
A former hotel at the corner of Island Highway and Park Road was the scene of a police shooting on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

IIO head talks about investigation into fatal police shooting in Campbell River

Surveillance video shows a man being shot by an RCMP officer at former motel on Island Highway

A former hotel at the corner of Island Highway and Park Road was the scene of a police shooting on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
Carly Ram (right) came home from the 2022 Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships as the national champion in the 3.3km skate and 10 km skate races. Here she is with teammate Anna Chatterton, of Campbell River. They placed 4th in the Challenge Team Sprint A relay - Under 18. Photo by Wendy Johnstone

Island cross country skier brings home two golds from Canadian championships

Strathcona Nordic Ski Club shines at nationals; Carly Ram reached top of podium twice

Carly Ram (right) came home from the 2022 Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships as the national champion in the 3.3km skate and 10 km skate races. Here she is with teammate Anna Chatterton, of Campbell River. They placed 4th in the Challenge Team Sprint A relay - Under 18. Photo by Wendy Johnstone
The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.

Bute Inlet slide was equal to mass of every car in Canada

Data from slide could be used for hazard assessment and disaster planning

The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.
Ethan Belanko recently bowled two perfect games, two weeks apart at the Campbell River Bowling Centre. Photo courtesy Campbell River Bowling Centre

Young Vancouver Islander bowls perfect game — twice in 2 weeks

Ethan Belanko scored twelve strikes in a row, then did it again just two weeks later

Ethan Belanko recently bowled two perfect games, two weeks apart at the Campbell River Bowling Centre. Photo courtesy Campbell River Bowling Centre