David Gordon Koch

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
Vancouver Island MP says traumatized war veterans being shortchanged

Vancouver Island MP says traumatized war veterans being shortchanged

North Island MP Blaney says vets struggling to get services

Vancouver Island MP says traumatized war veterans being shortchanged
A DFO scientist takes tissue samples from a farmed Atlantic salmon during a fish health audit. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

Federal officials showcase ‘health audit’ at fish farm northeast of Campbell River

Sea lice outbreak in Clayoquot Sound draws fire from industry critics

A DFO scientist takes tissue samples from a farmed Atlantic salmon during a fish health audit. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
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
Wildfires this summer caused slope instability in Zeballos, leading to an evacuation order that has displaced 21 people. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
Wildfires this summer caused slope instability in Zeballos, leading to an evacuation order that has displaced 21 people. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
This photo, posted to Instagram by Jason Momoa (right), shows the Aquaman star with his stunt double at Painter’s Lodge, where he’s been spotted in recent days.

Aquaman star spotted around Campbell River as production ramps up on See

Jason Momoa, best known for his role in Game of Thrones, is in town to film television series

This photo, posted to Instagram by Jason Momoa (right), shows the Aquaman star with his stunt double at Painter’s Lodge, where he’s been spotted in recent days.
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
The powerhouse area is the size of a football field and is 10 storeys deep. Visitors crossed the top level during the tour. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: B.C. tour offers unique underground glimpse of generating station

About 1,250 people expected at sold-out tour on Sunday

The powerhouse area is the size of a football field and is 10 storeys deep. Visitors crossed the top level during the tour. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
Jax, the runaway Yorkshire terrier-chihuahua, is shown here with Heaven-Lee Sloat, daughter of Jax’s owners. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

Incredible effort by amateur pet detectives brings home lost B.C. dog

Community effort in Campbell River helps reunite Yorkshire terrier-chihuahua Jax with family

Jax, the runaway Yorkshire terrier-chihuahua, is shown here with Heaven-Lee Sloat, daughter of Jax’s owners. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
A photo taken on Sunday by Alanna Janisse, who works for the Village of Zeballos, shows areas of the hillside charred by wildfire. The stability of the slope is uncertain following wildfires that were doused by rain in recent days.

Evacuees say the BC Wildfire Service should have responded faster to Zeballos flare-up

Rain douses fires across North Island, but Zeballos at risk of landslides

A photo taken on Sunday by Alanna Janisse, who works for the Village of Zeballos, shows areas of the hillside charred by wildfire. The stability of the slope is uncertain following wildfires that were doused by rain in recent days.
NDP MP Rachel Blaney speaks during a meeting of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs on Friday. Screenshot from ParlVu

Island MP calls for study on duty to consult First Nations about pipeline

Special meeting called after Federal Court of Appeals halts pipeline expansion

NDP MP Rachel Blaney speaks during a meeting of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs on Friday. Screenshot from ParlVu
A map from the BC Wildfire Service shows the location of a wildfire on East Redonda Island. The fire had reached an estimated 200 hectares by Tuesday afternoon.

Suspected human-caused fire reaches 200 hectares in ecological reserve

Wildfire burning on East Redonda Island

A map from the BC Wildfire Service shows the location of a wildfire on East Redonda Island. The fire had reached an estimated 200 hectares by Tuesday afternoon.
The BC Conservation Office says a dead Roosevelt elk found near Patterson Lake may have been poached. This undated file photo shows a male elk.

Poacher may have killed elk on Vancouver Island

Death of bull elk ‘very suspect,’ says provincial conservation officer

The BC Conservation Office says a dead Roosevelt elk found near Patterson Lake may have been poached. This undated file photo shows a male elk.