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Campbell River residents Dean and Denise Nelson are pictured at the grave of Doreen Joseph, Denise’s daughter, in Alert Bay on June 9. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

Multigenerational pain of residential schools lingers for many in B.C.

Cycles of substance abuse and tragedy linked to colonial policies

Campbell River residents Dean and Denise Nelson are pictured at the grave of Doreen Joseph, Denise’s daughter, in Alert Bay on June 9. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
The Value of Comic Sans by Sonny Assu (2016), a digital Intervention on a painting by Emily Carr (Memalilaqua, Knights Inlet), is prominently featured at a solo exhibition by Assu at the Canada Gallery in London, England.
The Value of Comic Sans by Sonny Assu (2016), a digital Intervention on a painting by Emily Carr (Memalilaqua, Knights Inlet), is prominently featured at a solo exhibition by Assu at the Canada Gallery in London, England.
Firefighter Derek Rushton hoses down a fire smouldering alongside Highway 19, 28 km north of Campbell River Wednesday morning. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

Fire crews suppress smouldering fire on North Island near Highway 19

Wildfire has reached .25 hectares, according to BC Wildfire Service

Firefighter Derek Rushton hoses down a fire smouldering alongside Highway 19, 28 km north of Campbell River Wednesday morning. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
Firefighters managed to put out a fire at Saratoga Speedway following a rollover on June 16, 2019. Photo courtesy Oyster River Fire Department

VIDEO: Firefighters stop blaze from spreading after BMW crashes at Saratoga Speedway

Victoria-based businessmen were ‘corner training’ on Father’s Day when incident took place

Firefighters managed to put out a fire at Saratoga Speedway following a rollover on June 16, 2019. Photo courtesy Oyster River Fire Department
Campbell River-based ecotourism operator Nick Templeman captured photos of a rare ‘ghost whale’ in Seymour Narrows on Saturday. Photo courtesy Campbell River Whale and Bear Excursions

PHOTOS: Elusive ‘ghost whale’ surfaces near Campbell River

Ecotourism operator captures images of the rare white orca

Campbell River-based ecotourism operator Nick Templeman captured photos of a rare ‘ghost whale’ in Seymour Narrows on Saturday. Photo courtesy Campbell River Whale and Bear Excursions
Campbell River resident Dale Proteau is shown outside his home on Alder Street after a pickup truck lost control, knocking over a tree and damaging the house, on June 14, 2019. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Pickup truck smashes into Vancouver Island home

No injuries reported in Friday morning incident

Campbell River resident Dale Proteau is shown outside his home on Alder Street after a pickup truck lost control, knocking over a tree and damaging the house, on June 14, 2019. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
An undated photo provided by Sierra Club BC shows campaigner Mark Worthing in a clearcut at Schmidt Creek. Photo by Torrance Coste

Protesters say clearcuts will destroy orca ‘rubbing beaches’ on North Island

Protesters call for moratorium on old-growth logging

An undated photo provided by Sierra Club BC shows campaigner Mark Worthing in a clearcut at Schmidt Creek. Photo by Torrance Coste
A protester in a small boat passes the Cyrus Rocks fish farm site in Okisollo Channel, northeast of Quadra Island, on May 28, 2019. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

Mowi suspends fish farm construction off Quadra Island amid protests

‘Protest flotilla’ circled Cyrus Rocks aquaculture site

A protester in a small boat passes the Cyrus Rocks fish farm site in Okisollo Channel, northeast of Quadra Island, on May 28, 2019. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
A protester in a small boat passes the Cyrus Rocks fish farm site in Okisollo Channel, northeast of Quadra Island, on May 28, 2019. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: ‘Protest flotilla’ opposes fish farm on North Island coast

Mowi suspends work at Cyrus Rocks farm, northeast of Quadra Island

A protester in a small boat passes the Cyrus Rocks fish farm site in Okisollo Channel, northeast of Quadra Island, on May 28, 2019. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
A ban on Category 2 open fires is coming into effect Thursday at noon throughout the Coastal Fire Centre area. Image from BC Wildfire Service

UPDATED: Category 2 fire ban coming to B.C.’s south coast on Thursday

Ban covers backyard burns, debris burning

A ban on Category 2 open fires is coming into effect Thursday at noon throughout the Coastal Fire Centre area. Image from BC Wildfire Service
Screengrab of video by Nanaimo resident Trevor Sokoloski of a grizzly bear at the Little Bear Bay campground north of Campbell River on May 17, 2019.

VIDEO: Stay away from grizzly bear on North Island, conservation officer warns

Curious onlookers evicted from campground

Screengrab of video by Nanaimo resident Trevor Sokoloski of a grizzly bear at the Little Bear Bay campground north of Campbell River on May 17, 2019.
A Black Press file photo shows a car wrecked in a collision at the intersection of Jubilee Parkway and Highway 19 on April 2, 2018.

Trial date set for woman charged in fatal Vancouver Island hit-and-run

Marion Nicole Grant charged in connection with April 2, 2018 incident in Campbell River

A Black Press file photo shows a car wrecked in a collision at the intersection of Jubilee Parkway and Highway 19 on April 2, 2018.
A helicopter buckets wildfires as smoke rises from the mountains surrounding Zeballos in an Aug. 17, 2018 file photo.

Evacuation order lifted for most of Zeballos, but five homes still affected

Engineering firm says ‘there is no absolute safety’ for residents of hazard zones following wildfires

A helicopter buckets wildfires as smoke rises from the mountains surrounding Zeballos in an Aug. 17, 2018 file photo.
A heavy helicopter buckets wildfires at Zeballos last August. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

North Island communities plan for wildfires amid mounting anxiety

‘We only have one exit,’ says Darren Blaney, chief of Homalco First Nation

A heavy helicopter buckets wildfires at Zeballos last August. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
Screengrab from surveillance video showing an SUV as it collides with parked vehicles at Coastline Mazda in Campbell River on the evening of April 22, 2019.

VIDEO: Driver in bizarre hit-and-run at B.C. car dealership turns herself in

Police believe alcohol was a factor in incident causing estimated $15,000 in damages

Screengrab from surveillance video showing an SUV as it collides with parked vehicles at Coastline Mazda in Campbell River on the evening of April 22, 2019.
Mowi Canada West says its new ship – which will treat farmed salmon for sea lice and other microbes and parasites – is the largest of its kind in Canadian waters. The vessel is shown docked in Campbell River on April 18, 2019. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Fish farming company launches $30-million vessel to treat salmon for sea lice in B.C. waters

Freshwater treatment an improvement but fish farms should be removed from sea, says conservationist

Mowi Canada West says its new ship – which will treat farmed salmon for sea lice and other microbes and parasites – is the largest of its kind in Canadian waters. The vessel is shown docked in Campbell River on April 18, 2019. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
A car appears to have crossed the centre line and collided head-on with another vehicle at the corner of Highway 19A and Shoppers Row on Sunday afternoon. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River RCMP say alcohol and speed may be factors in collision

Woman injured after driver ran into her car on Highway 19A, says fire captain

A car appears to have crossed the centre line and collided head-on with another vehicle at the corner of Highway 19A and Shoppers Row on Sunday afternoon. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
DFO announced new limits on recreational chinook fishing on Tuesday. File photo

Limits on chinook sport fishing could cause devastating economic ripples

Vancouver Island fishing guides concerned over salmon sport catch reductions to save declining stock

DFO announced new limits on recreational chinook fishing on Tuesday. File photo
Screengrab from video by local resident Mike Germunstad shows two cougars moments before one of them lunges at his dog on April 4, 2019 in the woods just west of Campbell River.

VIDEO: B.C. man rescues dog during encounter with two cougars

Mike Germunstad grabbed 75-pound pitbull by ‘the scruff of the neck’ as cougar approached

Screengrab from video by local resident Mike Germunstad shows two cougars moments before one of them lunges at his dog on April 4, 2019 in the woods just west of Campbell River.
Liberal MP Jody Wilson-Raybould is shown with Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw hereditary chiefs in a photo posted to Twitter on Sunday.

Jody Wilson-Raybould honoured at ceremony on Vancouver Island amid controversy

Show of support comes as SNC-Lavalin controversy deepens

Liberal MP Jody Wilson-Raybould is shown with Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw hereditary chiefs in a photo posted to Twitter on Sunday.