Alistair Taylor

Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys

VIDEO: A sucker for a friendly face; octopus gloms onto diver for once-in-a-lifetime encounter

Diver off Campbell River spends amazing 40-minute session with a friendly octopus

Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys
Crystal Smith (far left) and husband Raymond Shaw were unable to register their newborn son's name because it uses Kwak'wala characters. Photo contributed

Island couple takes fight with Vital Statistics over Indigenous name to court

Application to register their child’s name was improperly refused, petition to court says

Crystal Smith (far left) and husband Raymond Shaw were unable to register their newborn son's name because it uses Kwak'wala characters. Photo contributed
Scott Laird’s Tyee rowboat, “Strikes 90” was stolen from the Fisherman’s Wharf on Aug. 7 around 3 a.m. Anyone who has seen this boat is asked to call Campbell River Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Photo contributed

Stolen rowboat robs legally blind B.C. fisherman of last chance to enjoy his passion

Valuable classic Tyee-style boat stolen Campbell River area Aug. 7

Scott Laird’s Tyee rowboat, “Strikes 90” was stolen from the Fisherman’s Wharf on Aug. 7 around 3 a.m. Anyone who has seen this boat is asked to call Campbell River Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Photo contributed
The Southgate River Fire is located at the northeastern tip of Bute Inlet on the B.C. mainland east of Campbell River. It is one of two fires burning in the area and is classified as out of control. BC Wildfire photo/Twitter

Two wildfires burning out of control at head of Bute Inlet on B.C.’s south coast

Coastal Fire Centre reports 208 ha and 16.5 ha fires are being managed as one

The Southgate River Fire is located at the northeastern tip of Bute Inlet on the B.C. mainland east of Campbell River. It is one of two fires burning in the area and is classified as out of control. BC Wildfire photo/Twitter
Martha Martin (left) and Laura Holland, two mothers of Indigenous persons killed by police, spoke at a rally commemorating the anniversary of the police shooting of Holland’s son Jared Lowndes on July 8, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

‘Year of love and rage’: Grieving B.C. moms rally on anniversary of police shooting

Moms of Moore, Lowndes join Campbell River rally to end killing of Indigenous people by police

Martha Martin (left) and Laura Holland, two mothers of Indigenous persons killed by police, spoke at a rally commemorating the anniversary of the police shooting of Holland’s son Jared Lowndes on July 8, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie held a Town Hall meeting at the Campbell River Seniors Centre Wednesday, July 6 to hear issues and concerNs from Campbell River seniors. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Majority of seniors in B.C. live independently in their own home

B.C. Seniors Advocate provides snapshot of the state of life as a senior in the province

B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie held a Town Hall meeting at the Campbell River Seniors Centre Wednesday, July 6 to hear issues and concerNs from Campbell River seniors. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Mowi Canada West salmon farm in B.C. waters. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada)

Judge quashes Fisheries Minister’s decision to phase out Discovery Islands fish farms

Decision was made in breach of industry’s rights to procedural fairness, Federal Court judge rules

Mowi Canada West salmon farm in B.C. waters. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada)
Crystal Smith (far left) and husband Raymond Shaw were unable to register their newborn son’s name because it uses Kwak’wala characters. Photo contributed

Province refuses to register B.C. baby’s First Nations name

Registrar General office says λugʷaləs K’ala’ask Shaw contravened Vital Statistics Agency standards

Crystal Smith (far left) and husband Raymond Shaw were unable to register their newborn son’s name because it uses Kwak’wala characters. Photo contributed
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

Is it fake news or is it just news you don’t agree with? – columnist

Writer contemplates why people are unable to distinguish between the media outlet and the message

Walk for Hearts was a great success – Thank-you

From the bottom of our refurbished hearts we thank all of you who helped us raise over $10,150 at our 34th annual Walk for Hearts on Sept. 12 – all our members and friends who donated prizes and food and everyone who volunteered at the event; all the businesses & citizens who donated funds, Walkers; those who went into the community getting & giving pledges.

A blowout and a shootout: Campbell River Storm weekend

Goals galore in double home stand at the Brindy

Campbell River man experiences non-stop seizures, doctors explore cause

Spends days in ICU in induced coma

Are election campaigns really neccessary?

So, what do we need an election campaign for?

Rally against vaccine passports held in downtown Campbell River

A small rally was held in downtown Campbell River Wednesday to protest the B.C. government's plan to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination before entering designated businesses and events.

Sonora Island community ordered to be ready to evacuate fire zone on moment’s notice

Residents of the Sonora Island community of Owens Bay have been told to prepare to leave their homes on short notice after the Strathcona Regional District issued an evacuation alert at 11:45 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 12) night.

Family of Wet’suwet’en man fatally shot by Campbell River RCMP calls for inquiry

Content Warning: this story contains details some may find disturbing.

Wildfire flared up on Highway 19 near Woss

A wildfire broke out on Highway 19 near Woss, an hour and a half north of Campbell River.

Tributes pour in for police dog Gator, killed in the line of duty in Campbell River

Gator was involved in a variety of files for the Campbell River RCMP detachment

UPDATE: Man shot, Police Service Dog stabbed and killed in dramatic incident in Campbell River

Independent Investigations Office takes over charge of police-involved shooting incident