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Island resident Jaiden Sumner says the burned-out shell of her 2005 Toyota Matrix was found outside of Campbell River on Nov. 25. Photo courtesy Jaiden Sumner

UPDATE: ICBC says case is ‘complex’ after Campbell River woman’s car allegedly stolen, torched

Failed transaction with stolen credit card may provide a clue

Island resident Jaiden Sumner says the burned-out shell of her 2005 Toyota Matrix was found outside of Campbell River on Nov. 25. Photo courtesy Jaiden Sumner
The Somass River is swollen by rain in this November 2017 file photo. The River Forecast Centre has issued a high streamflow advisory for rivers across Vancouver Island.

High streamflow advisory in effect across the Island

River Forecast Centre issues advisory as Pacific storms batter the coast

The Somass River is swollen by rain in this November 2017 file photo. The River Forecast Centre has issued a high streamflow advisory for rivers across Vancouver Island.
Choppy waters had subsided by 2:30 p.m. but stormy skies remained over Campbell River on Sunday afternoon. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River

Environment Canada issues wind warning to much of Vancouver Island

‘Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring,’ says forecaster

Choppy waters had subsided by 2:30 p.m. but stormy skies remained over Campbell River on Sunday afternoon. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River
A spokesperson for the Campbell River RCMP said a man posing as a police officer tried to detain a woman on Tuesday.

B.C. woman accosted by man posing as police officer

Police in Campbell River believe the same man aggressively confronted another woman on Tuesday

A spokesperson for the Campbell River RCMP said a man posing as a police officer tried to detain a woman on Tuesday.
Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced a $105-million BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund and a separate $30-million Quebec Fisheries Fund as part of the federal government’s Nov. 21 economic update. File photo

Feds say $105-million fish fund will support wild salmon, innovation in B.C. fisheries

Funding comes amid steep declines in wild salmon stocks

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced a $105-million BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund and a separate $30-million Quebec Fisheries Fund as part of the federal government’s Nov. 21 economic update. File photo
Marine Harvest rebrands as Mowi on Jan. 1, 2019.
Marine Harvest rebrands as Mowi on Jan. 1, 2019.
A chopper is shown dropping water on the eastern slopes of Zeballos on Aug. 17. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

Slope instability leads to extended evacuation order in Zeballos

Residents still displaced after wildfires lead to risk of falling debris and slides

A chopper is shown dropping water on the eastern slopes of Zeballos on Aug. 17. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
Webcam image taken on Thursday afternoon from mountwashington.ca

Snowfall on Mount Washington as ski and snowboard season approaches

Webcams show slopes blanketed in snow by Thursday afternoon

Webcam image taken on Thursday afternoon from mountwashington.ca
Duncan Moffat was badly injured after being trapped in a car near Sayward. His family has launched a fundraiser to cover counselling, physiotherapy and other expenses.

Family launches fundraiser for Island man who spent days trapped in smashed truck

GoFundMe campaign aims to raise $5,000 for Duncan Moffat’s recovery program

Duncan Moffat was badly injured after being trapped in a car near Sayward. His family has launched a fundraiser to cover counselling, physiotherapy and other expenses.
Duncan Moffat, 23, is recovering in hospital after being trapped inside a smashed truck near Sayward, a tiny northern Vancouver Island village.

Hunter who saved B.C. man pinned inside truck says ‘God was sending me to him’

Sayward man describes chance discovery of Duncan Moffat, 23, in northern Vancouver Island woods

Duncan Moffat, 23, is recovering in hospital after being trapped inside a smashed truck near Sayward, a tiny northern Vancouver Island village.
Duncan Moffat survived for five days in a smashed truck near Sayward, according to his mother, Lynn Macnab.

Vancouver Island man survived for ‘days’ trapped in smashed truck

Duncan Moffat, 23, found by hunter beside the highway near Sayward

Duncan Moffat survived for five days in a smashed truck near Sayward, according to his mother, Lynn Macnab.
A vehicle smashed into the storefront of a Campbell River realtor’s office on Thursday morning. Photo by Todd Hahn

Driver charged after SUV smashes into Vancouver Island storefront

Driver ‘hit the gas instead of the brake,’ causing damage but no injuries

A vehicle smashed into the storefront of a Campbell River realtor’s office on Thursday morning. Photo by Todd Hahn
Locket containing murdered brother’s ashes stolen on Vancouver Island

Locket containing murdered brother’s ashes stolen on Vancouver Island

Theft a bitter reminder of unsolved murder case, says Cassie Britnell

Locket containing murdered brother’s ashes stolen on Vancouver Island
Aerial view of the Noo-la fish farm. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

Grieg Seafood invests $2.1 million in ‘feed house’ northwest of Vancouver Island

Aquaculture executive says he’s confident about industry amid new regulations

Aerial view of the Noo-la fish farm. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
Morgan and Andrea Holling with a poster of their missing son Jordan, who disappeared on Oct. 16, 2017. They want to dispel a rumour that he’s been found. “We’re still looking for our son,” said Andrea. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

B.C. teen Jordan Holling still missing one year later

Family grateful for community support after teen vanished on Oct. 16, 2017

Morgan and Andrea Holling with a poster of their missing son Jordan, who disappeared on Oct. 16, 2017. They want to dispel a rumour that he’s been found. “We’re still looking for our son,” said Andrea. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
“When someone has taken too much opiate, their automatic nervous system is forgetting how to breathe,” said Sarah Sullivan, manager of AIDS Vancouver Island’s offices in Courtenay and Campbell River. Sullivan is shown holding an oxygen tank at Campbell River’s overdose prevention site. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

Reversing overdoses, saving lives: How prevention sites keep stopping deaths

Campbell River overdose prevention site has reversed 19 overdoses since 2017 – AIDS Vancouver Island

“When someone has taken too much opiate, their automatic nervous system is forgetting how to breathe,” said Sarah Sullivan, manager of AIDS Vancouver Island’s offices in Courtenay and Campbell River. Sullivan is shown holding an oxygen tank at Campbell River’s overdose prevention site. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
Supporters of a proposed wild salmon research voyage include fish farm operators, according to Dr. Richard Beamish. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

Retired DFO scientist plans wild salmon research expedition in Gulf of Alaska

Expedition outlined during fish farm industry meeting in Campbell River

Supporters of a proposed wild salmon research voyage include fish farm operators, according to Dr. Richard Beamish. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River RCMP say they raided a grow op containing more than 3,600 cannabis plants in North Campbell River on Wednesday. Black Press file photo

Police bust cannabis grow op in North Campbell River

One man arrested after fleeing into ‘swampy area’ near Vigar Rd. – police

Campbell River RCMP say they raided a grow op containing more than 3,600 cannabis plants in North Campbell River on Wednesday. Black Press file photo
Sisters Annabel and Natalia Corrigall (front left to right) with riders on the Tour de Rock in downtown Campbell River on Tuesday. Natalia was diagnosed with cancer at age four, but her cancer is now in remission. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Tour de Rock rider says event provides badly needed support

Cancer survivor and volunteer firefighter Nicole Emery speaks about importance of fundraising tour

Sisters Annabel and Natalia Corrigall (front left to right) with riders on the Tour de Rock in downtown Campbell River on Tuesday. Natalia was diagnosed with cancer at age four, but her cancer is now in remission. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers

VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers

Campbell River resident captures entangled deer on camera

VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers