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A giant wave covered the vehicle deck of the Quadra Island-Campbell River ferry during a stormy crossing on Wednesday. Screengrab from video recorded by ferry passenger Bubba Muldoe

VIDEO: Giant wave covers vehicle deck of Quadra-Campbell River ferry

Ferry passenger captures footage of choppy crossing on Wednesday

A giant wave covered the vehicle deck of the Quadra Island-Campbell River ferry during a stormy crossing on Wednesday. Screengrab from video recorded by ferry passenger Bubba Muldoe
Dispatcher at Campbell River fire dispatch centre during wind storms on Dec. 20. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire Department

Toppled power lines trap people in B.C. dispatcher’s record-breaking day

Wind storm generated roughly 500 emergency calls, mostly from central Vancouver Island

Dispatcher at Campbell River fire dispatch centre during wind storms on Dec. 20. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire Department
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
New Campbell River hospital ‘overcrowded,’ says patient placed in hallway

New Campbell River hospital ‘overcrowded,’ says patient placed in hallway

Problem signals need for more funded beds as hospitals face capacity crunch – nurses’ union

New Campbell River hospital ‘overcrowded,’ says patient placed in hallway
Area resident Duncan Devlin examines one of the massive potholes that drivers must swerve to avoid on Snowden Rd., located north of the John Hart Dam. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island drivers brave minefield of potholes as bureaucrats play pass-the-buck

Confusion reigns over responsibility for maintenance offoot-deep potholes near Campbell River

Area resident Duncan Devlin examines one of the massive potholes that drivers must swerve to avoid on Snowden Rd., located north of the John Hart Dam. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
Fire chiefs met with senior government officials and MPs during a two-day lobbying effort on Parliament Hill, including Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan (centre). Campbell River’s fire chief, Thomas Doherty, is at right. Photo courtesy Thomas Doherty

Vancouver Island fire chief pleads with Ottawa for traumatic stress support

Campbell River fire chief Thomas Doherty presented concerns to federal government

Fire chiefs met with senior government officials and MPs during a two-day lobbying effort on Parliament Hill, including Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan (centre). Campbell River’s fire chief, Thomas Doherty, is at right. Photo courtesy Thomas Doherty
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.
Campbell River artisan Ernie Smith uses his traditional Nuu-chah-nulth name for his jewelry company, Mowisaht Designs. Photo courtesy Ernie Smith

Vancouver Island artisan says new fish farm brand too close to his Indigenous name

Marine Harvest prepares to change name to Mowi amid objections from Mowisaht Designs

Campbell River artisan Ernie Smith uses his traditional Nuu-chah-nulth name for his jewelry company, Mowisaht Designs. Photo courtesy Ernie Smith
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.

Island woman accosted by man posing as police officer

Police 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.
The regional district says trace amounts of ammonia leaked from a cooling facility outside Strathcona Gardens but that it posed no risk to staff and the public. File photo

Ice rink services partially resume after ammonia leak in Campbell River

Strathcona Gardens planning to make facility ‘ammonia-free’ in 2019

The regional district says trace amounts of ammonia leaked from a cooling facility outside Strathcona Gardens but that it posed no risk to staff and the public. File photo
Image from a new report on sea level rise from the City of Campbell River.

Seawater could eventually cover downtown Campbell River due to climate change-fueled floods

City planning for long-term flood mitigation as rising seas threaten buildings and infrastructure

Image from a new report on sea level rise from the City of Campbell River.
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
Jason Momoa says production wrapped up on Vancouver Island-filmed See
Jason Momoa says production wrapped up on Vancouver Island-filmed See
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
The case of Ryan Douglas Britnell came to the fore after the theft of a heart-shaped locket containing his ashes, shown in this undated photo.

Murdered brother’s family ‘left in the dark’ by police, says Campbell River woman

Police say investigation into 2011 death of Ryan Douglas Britnell ‘is still open’

The case of Ryan Douglas Britnell came to the fore after the theft of a heart-shaped locket containing his ashes, shown in this undated photo.
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.