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Some Comox Valley residents made the trip to ask the SRD at the Jan. 24 board meeting to help stop a potential water bottling operation in the Merville area. Photo, Mike Chouinard

Strathcona Regional District board passes bottled water resolution for AVICC meeting

Wording asks province to cease bulk water bottling in Island, Coastal Communities

Some Comox Valley residents made the trip to ask the SRD at the Jan. 24 board meeting to help stop a potential water bottling operation in the Merville area. Photo, Mike Chouinard
Residents in Gorge Harbour on Cortes Island say industrial shellfish operations such as current mussel harvesting and former oyster harvesting are a source of too much noise. Photo, Vern and Mary Kemp

Cortes residents battle mussel operation over noise

Questions for hearing include whether activities are considered processing

Residents in Gorge Harbour on Cortes Island say industrial shellfish operations such as current mussel harvesting and former oyster harvesting are a source of too much noise. Photo, Vern and Mary Kemp
MARS has had an influx of injured or sick eagles from the north part of Vancouver Island this month. File photo                                Brenna Lerch (left) and Jo Stiles inspect a gland on a female immature bald eagle atthe Mountainaire Avian rescue Society’s facility in Merville. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

MARS seeing influx of sick, injured eagles from north part of Vancouver Island

VIDEO: Factors for increase in eagle cases can be anything from lead poisoning to vehicle strikes

MARS has had an influx of injured or sick eagles from the north part of Vancouver Island this month. File photo                                Brenna Lerch (left) and Jo Stiles inspect a gland on a female immature bald eagle atthe Mountainaire Avian rescue Society’s facility in Merville. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror
Can you board a ferry in a medical emergency? A Quadra man in the middle of a heart attack had issues getting on the ferry to go to hospital in Campbell River and was told to call 911. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

Heart attack raises questions about boarding BC Ferries in health emergencies

Quadra Island man recovering after being airlifted to hospital in Victoria

Can you board a ferry in a medical emergency? A Quadra man in the middle of a heart attack had issues getting on the ferry to go to hospital in Campbell River and was told to call 911. File photo/Campbell River Mirror
School district tustee Richard Franklin (left) meets with a group of parents and interested community members at meeting concerning closure at Discovery Passage Elementary in 2016. File photo

Campbell River school trustees want review of school closure effects

Board only wants information and is not reconsidering closure decisions

School district tustee Richard Franklin (left) meets with a group of parents and interested community members at meeting concerning closure at Discovery Passage Elementary in 2016. File photo
Alex Turner talked to the SRD board about the need to expand cell phone on the highway for communities like Sayward at a meeting earlier this fall. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

Strathcona Regional District keeps push on to expand cell service in region

Board dissatisfied with CRTC response from Nov. 1 and will contact federal minister

Alex Turner talked to the SRD board about the need to expand cell phone on the highway for communities like Sayward at a meeting earlier this fall. File photo/Campbell River Mirror
Members of search and rescue teams from every SAR team on the Island, as well as a few from the Lower Mainland, were involved in a search two lost seniors on Quadra Island Friday. Photo courtesy Campbell River Search and Rescue

Walk was to take an hour, says rescued Quadra Island woman

The pair heard whistle from locals involved in search Friday afternoon

Members of search and rescue teams from every SAR team on the Island, as well as a few from the Lower Mainland, were involved in a search two lost seniors on Quadra Island Friday. Photo courtesy Campbell River Search and Rescue
A recent road rescue has pointed to the need for more Sayward Fire Department volunteers. Photo, Screenshot

Road rescue near Sayward points to volunteer need

Fire department recruits can be tough for small, remote communities

A recent road rescue has pointed to the need for more Sayward Fire Department volunteers. Photo, Screenshot
Residents packed the Comox Valley Regional District’s boardroom at a committee meeting in March to protesting a proposed water bottling operation. File photo/Black Press

Strathcona Regional District board reconsiders some of bottled water stance

One key issue is whether residents can supply neighbours during drought

Residents packed the Comox Valley Regional District’s boardroom at a committee meeting in March to protesting a proposed water bottling operation. File photo/Black Press
CUPW workers on the picket line during the morning of Oct. 31. In the afternoon, there was an incident involving an elderly man who allegedly tried to drive through the picket line. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

No charges pending after driver confronts picket line in Campbell River

Police suggest the incident might be more a matter of mediation

CUPW workers on the picket line during the morning of Oct. 31. In the afternoon, there was an incident involving an elderly man who allegedly tried to drive through the picket line. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror
Residents packed the CVRD’s boardroom at a committee meeting in March to protest a proposed water bottling operation in the Merville area. File photo/Comox Valley Record

Campbell River area wants Island united against commercial water extraction

Strathcona Regional District pushing to block for-profit water extraction and bottling

Residents packed the CVRD’s boardroom at a committee meeting in March to protest a proposed water bottling operation in the Merville area. File photo/Comox Valley Record
Chef, author and educator Barton Seaver speaks to the Seafood West Summit in Campbell River. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

Educate chefs about aquaculture, says Seaver

Renowned chef and author speaks to Seafood West Summit in Campbell River

Chef, author and educator Barton Seaver speaks to the Seafood West Summit in Campbell River. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror
Emergency responders attend a fatal accident scene on South Island Highway involving a dump truck and a motorcycle. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

One dead in two-vehicle MVA south of Campbell River

Dump truck and motorcycle vehicle involved in crash on South Island Highway

Emergency responders attend a fatal accident scene on South Island Highway involving a dump truck and a motorcycle. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror
This aerial view shows the area proposed nature sanctuary on Quadra Island. Image, Strathcona Regional District

Woman donates land as nature reserve on Quadra Island

Shore area on Hyacinthe Bay includes nesting spots for seabirds

This aerial view shows the area proposed nature sanctuary on Quadra Island. Image, Strathcona Regional District
The “heart” of Savary Island is now protected after a long campaign to acquire the land at the centre of the island. Photo, Andrew Klaver

Residents, land trusts acquire ‘Heart’ of Savary Island

Forest land is a key groundwater recharge area for the island

The “heart” of Savary Island is now protected after a long campaign to acquire the land at the centre of the island. Photo, Andrew Klaver
A local woman snapped a camera pic of the ship while it was still at a distance. Photo submitted

Locals wonder what cruise ship was spraying near Campbell River

Cruise line says ship was not discharging fluid while in area

A local woman snapped a camera pic of the ship while it was still at a distance. Photo submitted
Rod Brind’Amour spoke with the Mirror about his first season as a head coach. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror

B.C.’s Brind’Amour reflects on year one as NHL coach

Hurricane legend speaks about surprise season, the Storm Surge and life in Carolina

Rod Brind’Amour spoke with the Mirror about his first season as a head coach. Photo by Mike Chouinard/Campbell River Mirror