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Readers Corner: ‘Soaker’ follows the 1964 provincial champion Rainmakers
Readers Corner: ‘Soaker’ follows the 1964 provincial champion Rainmakers
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Arctic cruise tourism comes of age

Arctic cruise tourism has come a long way from its early days, but tourists still ask the same odd questions

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North Island College Director of Facilities Management David Graham walks Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams through the plan drawings for the NIC renovation/expansion this week at a public open house. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Mirror Morning: 09/21/17

What’s in the news today?

North Island College Director of Facilities Management David Graham walks Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams through the plan drawings for the NIC renovation/expansion this week at a public open house. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
EDITORIAL: Police chief compensation creates perception problem

EDITORIAL: Police chief compensation creates perception problem

In both politics and policing, optics can play a major role in…

  • Sep 21, 2017
EDITORIAL: Police chief compensation creates perception problem
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Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

“The storm didn’t bother me, It’s the devastation. I get goosebumps. It’s going to take us a long time.”

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Saanich Commonwealth Place Pool receives much community use and is the training and competition site for the region’s high-level swimming and diving clubs.                                photo Courtesy Saanich Parks and Recreation

DAVID BLACK: Saanich Commonwealth Pool the site of many accomplishments

Long-term, varied use of facilities one of the keys to 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

  • Sep 21, 2017
Saanich Commonwealth Place Pool receives much community use and is the training and competition site for the region’s high-level swimming and diving clubs.                                photo Courtesy Saanich Parks and Recreation
Does explosives training have an effect on marine life?

Does explosives training have an effect on marine life?

Media invited to a briefing and demolition range demonstration got an inside look at the training that has some concerned about whale safety

Does explosives training have an effect on marine life?
Calgary Stampeders’ Rob Cote, left, and Jerome Messam celebrate Messam’s touchdown as B.C. Lions’ Loucheiz Purifoy, back right, walks to the sideline during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver last month. The Stampeders are looking for their eighth straight win. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Maximum fine slapped on B.C. Lion

Micah Awe was fined by the CFL on Wednesday for his hits on two Calgary Stampeders.

  • Sep 20, 2017
Calgary Stampeders’ Rob Cote, left, and Jerome Messam celebrate Messam’s touchdown as B.C. Lions’ Loucheiz Purifoy, back right, walks to the sideline during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver last month. The Stampeders are looking for their eighth straight win. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
MP Nathan Cullen endorses Singh in NDP bid

MP Nathan Cullen endorses Singh in NDP bid

Nathen Cullen not worried about Jagmeet Singh’s lack of seat in the House of Commons.

MP Nathan Cullen endorses Singh in NDP bid
Pushing ahead with First Nation treaty negotiations

Pushing ahead with First Nation treaty negotiations

British Columbia Treaty Commission moves forward on 14 negotiations involving 32 First Nations.

Pushing ahead with First Nation treaty negotiations
Campbell River RCMP asking for help finding missing person Savannah Omelko

Campbell River RCMP asking for help finding missing person Savannah Omelko

The 28-year-old was last seen in Coquitlam

  • Sep 20, 2017
Campbell River RCMP asking for help finding missing person Savannah Omelko
The stretch of McKenzie Avenue from Cedar Hill Road and Shelbourne Street will go down to a single lane each way as part of a paving project, starting Wednesday night. Crews will also work on the stretch Thursday and Friday, starting at 7 p.m. and finishing at 7 a.m. the next morning. Wolf Depner / News Staff

McKenzie Avenue work in Saanich has drivers dealing with delays

Paving work reduces section of McKenzie Avenue down to single lane traffic in each direction

The stretch of McKenzie Avenue from Cedar Hill Road and Shelbourne Street will go down to a single lane each way as part of a paving project, starting Wednesday night. Crews will also work on the stretch Thursday and Friday, starting at 7 p.m. and finishing at 7 a.m. the next morning. Wolf Depner / News Staff
Delta North MLA Ravi Kahlon (Black Press)

B.C. calls for input on restored Human Rights Commission

Commission to focus on education to prevent racism, sexism

Delta North MLA Ravi Kahlon (Black Press)
Surge in asylum seekers at B.C. borders: stats

Surge in asylum seekers at B.C. borders: stats

Each claim costs the government $12,900 to $20,000 according to the Immigration Department

Surge in asylum seekers at B.C. borders: stats
Families walk Highway of Tears to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women

Families walk Highway of Tears to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women

The annual journey will span five days this year and cover 350 kilometres between Prince Rupert and Smithers

Families walk Highway of Tears to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women
Ken Johnson, president of the Hallmark Heritage Society, stands near historic Craigflower Schoolhouse in late 2014. The society moved into the building in March 2015, only to receive a surprising tax bill.                                Black Press File Photo

Saanich society to get tax break

A local society is getting a break on its tax bill. Council…

Ken Johnson, president of the Hallmark Heritage Society, stands near historic Craigflower Schoolhouse in late 2014. The society moved into the building in March 2015, only to receive a surprising tax bill.                                Black Press File Photo
A truckload of garbage was found last Sunday dumped down a steep embankment above Slesse Creek in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Submitted photo)                                A truckload of garbage was found last Sunday dumped down a steep embankment above Slesse Creek in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Submitted photo)

Vigilante tracks down B.C. garbage dumper

Truckload of trash found last weekend, tossed down an embankment over a creek

A truckload of garbage was found last Sunday dumped down a steep embankment above Slesse Creek in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Submitted photo)                                A truckload of garbage was found last Sunday dumped down a steep embankment above Slesse Creek in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Submitted photo)
Acting commissioner Drew McArthur. (Black Press files)

Privacy czar chides B.C. government over shoddy access to information practices

Drew McArthur says he is disappointed in the provincial government’s poor response rate

Acting commissioner Drew McArthur. (Black Press files)
B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth (Black Press)

Saliva test likely for marijuana impairment

Enforcement must be ready by next July, Mike Farnworth says

B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth (Black Press)
Managers plead guilty in B.C. coal mine spill

Managers plead guilty in B.C. coal mine spill

A 21-year-old holding a high school diploma made decisions resulting in disaster on the Tulameen River

Managers plead guilty in B.C. coal mine spill