Marissa Tiel

Campbell River RCMP are investigating after a man was set on fire while he was sleeping under the highway bridge in Campbell River on Sept. 22, 2020. Photo supplied

Man, 20, injured after being set on fire while sleeping under Campbell River bridge

Man recovering from serious burns in hospital

Campbell River RCMP are investigating after a man was set on fire while he was sleeping under the highway bridge in Campbell River on Sept. 22, 2020. Photo supplied
The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League is set to begin its 50th consecutive season on Oct. 1 pending final approval from local health authorities and viaSport. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

VIJHL season could start Oct. 1, says league president

League awaiting final approval from local health authorities and viaSport

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League is set to begin its 50th consecutive season on Oct. 1 pending final approval from local health authorities and viaSport. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
North Island MLA and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena announced she would not be seeking re-election in B.C.’s next provincial election.

B.C. transportation minister will not seek re-election

Claire Trevena has held the position since 2017

North Island MLA and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena announced she would not be seeking re-election in B.C.’s next provincial election.
The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is working to finalize a start date for the upcoming Island Junior B hockey season. In this file photo, the Campbell River Storm celebrate their ninth win in a row during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

VIJHL finalizing cohort groups and schedules for upcoming season

Start date is still unknown, but should be announced in the coming weeks, says league

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is working to finalize a start date for the upcoming Island Junior B hockey season. In this file photo, the Campbell River Storm celebrate their ninth win in a row during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Laurence Philippsen is seen at the top of Kla-anch Peak in this undated photo. His remains were found earlier this month in the backcountry near Gold River, where he had embarked on a solo trip in early July. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Elms

Body of missing hiker recovered near Gold River

Laurence Philippsen had set out on a solo backpacking trip in early July

Laurence Philippsen is seen at the top of Kla-anch Peak in this undated photo. His remains were found earlier this month in the backcountry near Gold River, where he had embarked on a solo trip in early July. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Elms
A new bursary has been started for North Island College culinary students in honour of Ruth ‘Rootitoot’ McCusker. The Campbell River woman passed away earlier this year, but was known to tens of thousands online as an Instant Pot expert. Photo provided

Family of B.C. Instant Pot expert starts endowment in her honour

Ruth ‘Rootitoot’ McCusker Wilkowski Memorial Bursary Endowment Fund to benefit NIC culinary students

A new bursary has been started for North Island College culinary students in honour of Ruth ‘Rootitoot’ McCusker. The Campbell River woman passed away earlier this year, but was known to tens of thousands online as an Instant Pot expert. Photo provided
North Island College English instructor Steve Schoenhoff is hosting the 12th annual 3-Hour Fiction Writing Contest this summer. He’ll provide a prompt to participants. ‘It might be a psychological problem deep in the heart of the protagonist, or a conflict for control of the universe … or the last roll of toilet paper,’ he said. Image provided

North Island College writing contest returns this summer

There will be three chances to take part in the virtual 3-hour writing competition

North Island College English instructor Steve Schoenhoff is hosting the 12th annual 3-Hour Fiction Writing Contest this summer. He’ll provide a prompt to participants. ‘It might be a psychological problem deep in the heart of the protagonist, or a conflict for control of the universe … or the last roll of toilet paper,’ he said. Image provided
Smoked salmon was included in the latest Mowi donation to the Campbell River Food Bank. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Mowi providing salmon donations to Vancouver Island food banks throughout pandemic

Network started to share product with more than 10 down-Island food banks

Smoked salmon was included in the latest Mowi donation to the Campbell River Food Bank. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Port McNeill RCMP arrested six people during a drug trafficking investigation in the north Vancouver Island community on June 3, 2020. (Black Press File Photo)

Six people arrested during Port McNeill drug investigation

Police had come to suspect the residence was involved in drug trafficking

Port McNeill RCMP arrested six people during a drug trafficking investigation in the north Vancouver Island community on June 3, 2020. (Black Press File Photo)
Campbell River RCMP attended a parking lot fight at the Dogwood 7-Eleven in the early hours of April 26, 2020. (Black Press Media files)

Campbell River RCMP attend overnight 7-Eleven parking lot fight

Thirteen people were fighting in the parking lot when police arrived

Campbell River RCMP attended a parking lot fight at the Dogwood 7-Eleven in the early hours of April 26, 2020. (Black Press Media files)
The suspect in the armed robbery at Big Rock Liquor lost a shoe when they fled the scene, police say. Image provided

Campbell River RCMP investigating liquor store robbery

Suspect lost shoe while fleeing the scene: RCMP

The suspect in the armed robbery at Big Rock Liquor lost a shoe when they fled the scene, police say. Image provided
Leo Jack stands next to a humpback whale carcass that was found on a remote beach north of Kyuquot on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. It was photographed on April 2, 2020. Image courtesy of Tracey Gosselin

Entangled humpback whale found dead on remote Vancouver Island beach

WARNING: Story contains graphic images

Leo Jack stands next to a humpback whale carcass that was found on a remote beach north of Kyuquot on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. It was photographed on April 2, 2020. Image courtesy of Tracey Gosselin
Sharon Yon hasn’t been in Campbell River for very long, but when she saw a trend emerge in Prince George, she knew it needed to make its way to Vancouver Island. Yon is encouraging people to create and post hearts in their windows during a time when government officials are urging people to stay home, other than for essential needs. ‘It’s good for the kids,’ she says. ‘It gives them an outlet for their creativity.’

Hearts of Vancouver Island campaign spreading message of love and unity

‘It’s all about community and bringing people together’

Sharon Yon hasn’t been in Campbell River for very long, but when she saw a trend emerge in Prince George, she knew it needed to make its way to Vancouver Island. Yon is encouraging people to create and post hearts in their windows during a time when government officials are urging people to stay home, other than for essential needs. ‘It’s good for the kids,’ she says. ‘It gives them an outlet for their creativity.’
Campbell River swimmer Mackenzie Padington had taken the year off school to focus her energies on training for the Olympics. She’s devastated by Team Canada’s decision to not send athletes to the Games this summer, but is in full support of. The Canadian Olympic Committee is lobbying the International Olympics Committee for a postponement. File photo

Vancouver Island Olympic hopeful devastated by Team Canada decision, but in full support

Tokyo 2020 would have been swimmer Mackenzie Padington’s first Olympic Games

Campbell River swimmer Mackenzie Padington had taken the year off school to focus her energies on training for the Olympics. She’s devastated by Team Canada’s decision to not send athletes to the Games this summer, but is in full support of. The Canadian Olympic Committee is lobbying the International Olympics Committee for a postponement. File photo
Kaila Weaver sticks her tongue out while drawing a thank-you message for Campbell River fire fighters on the sidewalk outside the Willow Point fire hall on March 19, 2020. Photo courtesy of David Weaver

B.C. family’s sidewalk chalk messages lift spirits in a time of social distancing

Campbell River’s Weavers are encouraging others to ‘spread as much positivity as we can’

Kaila Weaver sticks her tongue out while drawing a thank-you message for Campbell River fire fighters on the sidewalk outside the Willow Point fire hall on March 19, 2020. Photo courtesy of David Weaver
Campbell River’s Tyler Turner competes in the men’s kneel qualification round of the 2020 AmpSurf ISA World Para Surfing Championship on March 11 in La Jolla, California. Turner finished ninth overall. Photo by Pablo Jimenez/ISA

Vancouver Islander among world’s best para surfers

Campbell River’s Tyler Turner finished ninth at 2020 AmpSurf ISA World Para Surfing Championship

Campbell River’s Tyler Turner competes in the men’s kneel qualification round of the 2020 AmpSurf ISA World Para Surfing Championship on March 11 in La Jolla, California. Turner finished ninth overall. Photo by Pablo Jimenez/ISA
Campbell River’s Isaac Tonkin-Palmer and Nanaimo’s Ben Coghlan meet at the boards during VIJHL round 1 playoff action between the Nanaimo Buccaneers and the Campbell River Storm at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on March 3, 2020. The Storm won the game 5-4 and take a 3-2 best-of-seven series lead. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Buccaneers on the brink after Game 5 loss to Storm

Campbell River leads Nanaimo 3-2 in best-of-seven VIJHL playoff series

Campbell River’s Isaac Tonkin-Palmer and Nanaimo’s Ben Coghlan meet at the boards during VIJHL round 1 playoff action between the Nanaimo Buccaneers and the Campbell River Storm at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on March 3, 2020. The Storm won the game 5-4 and take a 3-2 best-of-seven series lead. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
The Storm have surged to a 2-1 series lead following Friday night’s 3-0 home victory over the Nanaimo Buccaneers. In this photo from Game 2, Campbell River Storm defenceman Kyle Jennings, left, and goalie Aaron de Kok, defend against Nanaimo Buccaneers forward Connor Casparie during Thursday’s playoff game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. Photo by Greg Sakaki – Nanaimo News Bulletin

Campbell River Storm surge to 2-1 VIJHL playoff series lead

Nanaimo Buccaneers host Game 4 Sunday night

The Storm have surged to a 2-1 series lead following Friday night’s 3-0 home victory over the Nanaimo Buccaneers. In this photo from Game 2, Campbell River Storm defenceman Kyle Jennings, left, and goalie Aaron de Kok, defend against Nanaimo Buccaneers forward Connor Casparie during Thursday’s playoff game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. Photo by Greg Sakaki – Nanaimo News Bulletin
This is bald eagle #57. She was found by good samaritans in Campbell River on Feb. 11 and brought to MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre. Caregivers say she is very weak and can’t stand or lift her head for very long. She tested positive for lead poisoning and is the rescue centre’s ninth eagle to have lead poisoning this year. Screen capture Gyl Andersen – MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre

Island wildlife rescue centre sees 9 poisoned birds since January

MARS trying to fundraise for ‘rigorous and expensive’ lead poisoning treatment

This is bald eagle #57. She was found by good samaritans in Campbell River on Feb. 11 and brought to MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre. Caregivers say she is very weak and can’t stand or lift her head for very long. She tested positive for lead poisoning and is the rescue centre’s ninth eagle to have lead poisoning this year. Screen capture Gyl Andersen – MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre
Western Forest Products and United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 have reached a tentative agreement to end a more than seven-month-long strike. Pictured here, workers during a rally in Nanaimo on Nov. 6, 2019. (Black Press File Photo)

Western Forest Products and union reach tentative agreement

USW Local 1-1937 membership still has to vote on the terms

Western Forest Products and United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 have reached a tentative agreement to end a more than seven-month-long strike. Pictured here, workers during a rally in Nanaimo on Nov. 6, 2019. (Black Press File Photo)