Kristen Douglas

The city has awarded a $600,000 contract for traffic light maintenance to Raylec Power, the same company that installed the traffic lights along Dogwood Street.

Campbell River Councillor concerned about lack of competition for traffic light maintenance

City council will spend roughly $120,000 in each of the next five years on its street and traffic lights but one councillor questioned whether the contract is really to the benefit of taxpayers.

The city has awarded a $600,000 contract for traffic light maintenance to Raylec Power, the same company that installed the traffic lights along Dogwood Street.
Seniors living at Ironwood Place say they are terrified crossing at Ironwood and 14th Avenue and have been asking the city for pedestrian flashing lights for several years. On Monday night, council directed city staff to go ahead with installing the light. Photo by Kristen Douglas/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River councillor urges council to ‘step up’ and create a safer community

"Tonight's the night to make a decision and step up and create a more safe environment for our citizens."

Seniors living at Ironwood Place say they are terrified crossing at Ironwood and 14th Avenue and have been asking the city for pedestrian flashing lights for several years. On Monday night, council directed city staff to go ahead with installing the light. Photo by Kristen Douglas/Campbell River Mirror
A grant-in-aid application from the Shoreline Arts Society for the annual Transformations on the Shore carving contest was denied by city council Monday but there may still be hope for the society. File photo by Kristen Douglas/Campbell River Mirror

City of Campbell River to give half a million to community groups

The City of Campbell River will give out more than half a million dollars in grant monies to local groups that provide benefits to the community.

A grant-in-aid application from the Shoreline Arts Society for the annual Transformations on the Shore carving contest was denied by city council Monday but there may still be hope for the society. File photo by Kristen Douglas/Campbell River Mirror
This marsh area bordered the property owned by Parkway Properties which disturbed sensitive wetlands south of Jubilee Parkway. Restoration of the wetlands by Parkway is expected to be complete next year. File photo by Kristen Douglas/Campbell River Mirror

Restoration work on destroyed Campbell River wetland expected to be complete next year

Remediation work on sensitive wetlands south of Jubilee Parkway is expected to be complete next year – nearly four years after their destruction first came to light.

This marsh area bordered the property owned by Parkway Properties which disturbed sensitive wetlands south of Jubilee Parkway. Restoration of the wetlands by Parkway is expected to be complete next year. File photo by Kristen Douglas/Campbell River Mirror
The City of Campbell River will help fund an affordable housing plan in order to collect data to help get funding from senior levels of government. The NDP has pledged to construct 1,700 rental units for low income people.

Campbell River council split on funding plan to address affordable housing shortage

City councillors were split recently on whether or not to give money to the Strathcona Regional District for a plan aimed at addressing factors that contribute to homelessness.

The City of Campbell River will help fund an affordable housing plan in order to collect data to help get funding from senior levels of government. The NDP has pledged to construct 1,700 rental units for low income people.
North Island MLA Claire Trevena, City of Campbell River Transportation Manager Drew Hadfield and BC Transit vice president of asset management Aaron Lamb introduce the community to the three new buses that have been added to the Campbell River transit fleet. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River transit concerns piling up

City Hall has been receiving complaints and concerns from the community over bus routes

North Island MLA Claire Trevena, City of Campbell River Transportation Manager Drew Hadfield and BC Transit vice president of asset management Aaron Lamb introduce the community to the three new buses that have been added to the Campbell River transit fleet. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Habitat volunteers and North Island College students lay the foundation for Habitat for Humanity’s latest build on Hilchey Road. Two new families are slated to move in this weekend. File photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River’s newest Habitat homeowners set to move in this weekend

Part of Habitat's largest build in Campbell River is ready for its new owners

Habitat volunteers and North Island College students lay the foundation for Habitat for Humanity’s latest build on Hilchey Road. Two new families are slated to move in this weekend. File photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
Coun. Charlie Cornfield questioned part of a tax exemption for a local golf course. City of Campbell River photo

Questions surround tax breaks for Campbell River non-profits

A local golf course is set to receive an exemption next year on its city property taxes despite some on council questioning its eligibility.

Coun. Charlie Cornfield questioned part of a tax exemption for a local golf course. City of Campbell River photo
Council to take another look at shipping containers and a possible restriction.

Shipping containers: A ‘few people wreck it for everybody,’ says Campbell River councillor

A petition has taken issue with a neighbour who has parked large shipping container on his property

Council to take another look at shipping containers and a possible restriction.
The city is looking at increasing utility rates by 4.2 per cent on average over the next five years.

City of Campbell River looking to raise utility rates in each of next five years

The city is looking at an average utility rate increase for homeowners of 4.2 per cent in each of the next five years.

The city is looking at increasing utility rates by 4.2 per cent on average over the next five years.
John Hart Dam seismic work will involve lowering of the John Hart reservoir which is expected to impact the city’s drinking water.

Dam project expected to put Campbell River’s drinking water at risk

Construction on the John Hart Dam, slated to begin within the next four years, is expected to put the city's drinking water at risk.

John Hart Dam seismic work will involve lowering of the John Hart reservoir which is expected to impact the city’s drinking water.
Crews make final preparations for the night blast on Tuesday.

Underwater blast successfully completed before daylight on John Hart project near Campbell River

City of Campbell River's drinking water supply protected during rock blast

Crews make final preparations for the night blast on Tuesday.
The city’s finance department staff, front row from left, Myriah Foort, Ron Bowles and Alaina Maher accept an award for putting together one of the best local government budgets in all of North America. The award announcement was made during the Sept. 18 council meeting.

City of Campbell River receives second award for its budgeting plan

For the second year in a row, the City of Campbell River has been recognized for building one of the best local government budgets in all of North America.

The city’s finance department staff, front row from left, Myriah Foort, Ron Bowles and Alaina Maher accept an award for putting together one of the best local government budgets in all of North America. The award announcement was made during the Sept. 18 council meeting.
This drawing shows where a traffic-controlled intersection is planned for Willow Creek Road at Jubilee Parkway. The intersection is intended to alleviate traffic concerns in the Maryland subdivision.

Campbell River residents frustrated by issues plaguing their neighbourhood

Residents living in the Parkway/Maryland subdivision in the city's south end are getting fed up with what they say are decreasing water pressures in their homes and a lack of adequate road safety measures.

This drawing shows where a traffic-controlled intersection is planned for Willow Creek Road at Jubilee Parkway. The intersection is intended to alleviate traffic concerns in the Maryland subdivision.
The Sayward library, which was located in this strip mall, was closed due to health concerns in May. Temporary library services will be restored and located in the village’s council chambers.

Library services to be restored in Sayward

A temporary library location will open next week inside the village's council chambers

The Sayward library, which was located in this strip mall, was closed due to health concerns in May. Temporary library services will be restored and located in the village’s council chambers.
Greenways’ Sandra Milligan tackles Scotch Broom along the Myrt Thompson Trail during last year’s Broom Bash.

Campbell River holds off on upping the battle against Scotch broom

City council was hesitant Monday night to commit to annually funding efforts to control and eradicate Scotch broom.

Greenways’ Sandra Milligan tackles Scotch Broom along the Myrt Thompson Trail during last year’s Broom Bash.
The intersection of Maryland Road and Highway 19A is one of four that a recent city traffic study has found meets the warrants for a traffic light.

Four Campbell River intersections warrant better traffic control, study reveals

Four city intersections warrant better safety measures according to a traffic study of 15 city intersections.

The intersection of Maryland Road and Highway 19A is one of four that a recent city traffic study has found meets the warrants for a traffic light.
City council endorsed city property tax exemptions to 87 community groups.

Council doles out tax breaks to several Campbell River groups

More than 87 community groups and organizations are set to receive tax breaks in 2018 as council endorsed $475,955 worth of city tax exemptions at its Monday meeting.

City council endorsed city property tax exemptions to 87 community groups.
A beautification grant from the city has been used to plant flower boxes in Campbellton to spruce up that area of town. The Campbellton Association plans to use another city grant this year to continue its planter program.

Four community groups are trying to spruce up Campbell River

The City of Campbell River is providing the organizations with funding to beautify the community

A beautification grant from the city has been used to plant flower boxes in Campbellton to spruce up that area of town. The Campbellton Association plans to use another city grant this year to continue its planter program.
A beautification grant from the city has been used to plant flower boxes in Campbellton to spruce up that area of town. The Campbellton Association plans to use another city grant this year to continue its planter program.

Four community groups are trying to spruce up Campbell River

The City of Campbell River is providing the organizations with funding to beautify the community

A beautification grant from the city has been used to plant flower boxes in Campbellton to spruce up that area of town. The Campbellton Association plans to use another city grant this year to continue its planter program.
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