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Elaine Gallaway said unmasking the robbery suspect was a gut reaction. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

Humble B.C. senior who ripped mask off Walmart robber downplays her bravery

She said actions were the result of built up frustration at brazen thieves

Elaine Gallaway said unmasking the robbery suspect was a gut reaction. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
Construction crews working on the Connected Coast connect a subsea fibre line to Ridley Island, outside of Prince Rupert, part of the first 50 kilometres of the build. Photo courtesy CityWest

First 50 km of Connected Coast high-speed internet line laid

Project will connect approximately 90,000 remote coastal households to fibre optic network

Construction crews working on the Connected Coast connect a subsea fibre line to Ridley Island, outside of Prince Rupert, part of the first 50 kilometres of the build. Photo courtesy CityWest
Teal Harle practices on the rails at the Phoenix Snowpark at PyeongChang at the last Olympics in 2018. Instagram photo

Vancouver Island freestyle skier heading back to Olympics

Harle placed third in X Games Big Air event right before Beijing Games

Teal Harle practices on the rails at the Phoenix Snowpark at PyeongChang at the last Olympics in 2018. Instagram photo
Campbell Riverite Tyler Turner won gold at the para snow sports world championships event in Lillehammer, Norway on Jan. 21. Photo Samuel Andersen / Lillehammer 2021

Vancouver Islander rides local board to world championship in Para Snowboarding

Snowboarder partnered with hometown board manufacturer for winning run

Campbell Riverite Tyler Turner won gold at the para snow sports world championships event in Lillehammer, Norway on Jan. 21. Photo Samuel Andersen / Lillehammer 2021
The Sustainable Clothing Project aims to divert clothes that were destined for the landfill and redistribute them to people in the community. (Pixabay)

Sustainable Clothing Project aims to help people, keep clothing out of landfill,

Unsold clothing from thrift stores gets distributed to people and families who need it

The Sustainable Clothing Project aims to divert clothes that were destined for the landfill and redistribute them to people in the community. (Pixabay)
Campbell River courthouse. Google maps

Island woman gets 24 months for mugging senior, robbing store with painted water pistol

Sentenced after pleading guilty to three charges for crimes committed February in Campbell River

Campbell River courthouse. Google maps
Campbell River RCMP pulled over a snowmobile driver making a trip to the grocery store on Thursday, Jan. 6. Campbell River RCMP photo

Sorry Vancouver Islanders, snowmobiles not allowed on roads, not even this week

Campbell River RCMP pull over snowmobiler on city streets

Campbell River RCMP pulled over a snowmobile driver making a trip to the grocery store on Thursday, Jan. 6. Campbell River RCMP photo
MV Tachek was holding in dock as a result of adverse weather conditions this morning. BC Ferries photo

BC Ferries rep explains the strain the latest winter storms put on the system

Roads not the only transportation corridors affected by heavy snowfall on Vancouver Island

MV Tachek was holding in dock as a result of adverse weather conditions this morning. BC Ferries photo
A bus travels on Dogwood Street amid a snowstorm in Campbell River. Note snow-clearing for municipal and provincial roads are separate operations. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Extraordinary snowfall event stretching Vancouver Island snow clearing operations

Provincial contractor clears roads by a priority system that resets upon each snowfall

A bus travels on Dogwood Street amid a snowstorm in Campbell River. Note snow-clearing for municipal and provincial roads are separate operations. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Mary Ruth Snyder drew upon her experience working for her father’s men’s wear store when coming up with the idea for the labour shortage solution. Image supplied

Vancouver Island businesses, school district team up to tackle labour shortage

10-week work program will match students with employers in Campbell River

Mary Ruth Snyder drew upon her experience working for her father’s men’s wear store when coming up with the idea for the labour shortage solution. Image supplied
Bill Coltart, president of Campbell River Association of Tour Operators (CRATO), as debris the organization has collected from local shorelines and sorted is loaded onto a transport truck for recycling. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Bill Coltart, president of Campbell River Association of Tour Operators (CRATO), as debris the organization has collected from local shorelines and then sorted is loaded onto a truck to be transported for recycling. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Vancouver Island shorelines scrubbed cleaner thanks to tour operator-led project

Campbell River Association of Tour Operators lead removal of 37 tonnes of debris over 350 kilometres

Bill Coltart, president of Campbell River Association of Tour Operators (CRATO), as debris the organization has collected from local shorelines and sorted is loaded onto a transport truck for recycling. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Bill Coltart, president of Campbell River Association of Tour Operators (CRATO), as debris the organization has collected from local shorelines and then sorted is loaded onto a truck to be transported for recycling. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)

Taking political attacks home part of ‘dangerous trend’ says Vancouver Island MLA

Protests part of the job, but Michele Babchuk says her family did not sign up for that job

North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)
BC Hydro Construction Manager Bill Wright, MLA Michele Babchuck, BC Hydro CEO Chris O’Riley, and BC Hydro Stakeholder Engagement Advisor Stephen Watson gather at John Hart Dam in Campbell River on Dec. 17. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

BC Hydro launches major seismic upgrade for Island dam

BC Hydro CEO visits Campbell River’s John Hart Dam ahead of seismic upgrade project

BC Hydro Construction Manager Bill Wright, MLA Michele Babchuck, BC Hydro CEO Chris O’Riley, and BC Hydro Stakeholder Engagement Advisor Stephen Watson gather at John Hart Dam in Campbell River on Dec. 17. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
Ron Beavan is at home recovering from knife wounds sustained in an attack while working as a security guard at the Campbell River Walmart. GoFundMe photo

Manager of security guard stabbed at Island Walmart talks rising violence

‘It’s unfortunate that abuse has become part of the job description’

Ron Beavan is at home recovering from knife wounds sustained in an attack while working as a security guard at the Campbell River Walmart. GoFundMe photo
Drummers approach the Campbell River RCMP detachment. On July 8, Wet’suwet’en man Jared Lowndes was shot by RCMP outside a Tim Hortons. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Island-based website showcases victims of police violence as people not statistics

Justiceforjared.org listing monthly action items, keeping Jared Lowndes’ memory alive

Drummers approach the Campbell River RCMP detachment. On July 8, Wet’suwet’en man Jared Lowndes was shot by RCMP outside a Tim Hortons. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo

Campbell River Walmart stabbing suspect back in custody

RCMP say he was arrested for allegedly breaching a court order and release condtions

Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo
North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)

North Island MLA calls police after anti-vax protest ends up at her home

Michelle Babchuk says ‘lines were crossed’ when people protested on her doorstep

North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)
Campbell River courthouse. Google maps

B.C. judge ignores precedent, rejects jail time for addict caught trafficking fentanyl

Distinguishes between street-level trafficker supporting an addiction and higher drug dealer

Campbell River courthouse. Google maps
Walmart Supercentre in Campbell River was the site of a stabbing on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

Arrest made after shoplifter in purple wig stabs security guard in B.C. Walmart

A man in his 30s was taken into custody on Tuesday evening.

Walmart Supercentre in Campbell River was the site of a stabbing on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
Hazen Meade is Special Olympics Canada’s 2021 Athlete of the Year. Courtesy Hazen Meade/Special Olympics Canada.

Island athlete named Special Olympics Canada’s 2021 Athlete of the Year

Campbell River’s “Blazin’” Hazen Meade receives national honour

Hazen Meade is Special Olympics Canada’s 2021 Athlete of the Year. Courtesy Hazen Meade/Special Olympics Canada.
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