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Health officials scrapping capacity limits for events in certain B.C. communities

Starting next week in certain communities, BC health officials are scrapping capacity limits for inside organized events and gatherings that check for proof of vaccination. In a press conference today (Oct. 19), Provincial Health Officer,...

VIDEO: Campbell River cellphone store gets egged by ‘irate’ man

A messy situation at a local cellphone store. Over the weekend, staff at Quinsam Communications in Campbell River were left ‘walking on eggshells’ after a man came in and started throwing eggs at displays, merchandise,...

Driving at this time of year doubles risk of being in a crash

The Shift into Winter campaign is reminding drivers in Campbell River to be prepared for Mother Nature’s ultimate road test Winter driving can more than double your risk of being in a motor vehicle crash...

Overnight fire torches second floor unit at Courtenay Travelodge

One man was sent to hospital after an overnight fire that destroyed part of the Courtenay Travelodge. Courtenay fire crews were called to the motel, which is being used for supportive housing during the pandemic,...

COS says Halloween pumpkins bad news for hungry bears

While a pumpkin may seem like only a seasonal decoration to you, it’s a tantalizing meal for a hungry bear. With this in mind, the B.C. Conservation Officer Service is asking you to only put...

Willow Point family says they’ve been terrorized by young vandals

A Campbell River father says he wants this year of terror to end. Duncan Hurd says his home in the Hilchey and Dogwood neighbourhood has been a constant target of young vandals. “For more than a...

Section of Galerno Road closed to northbound traffic tomorrow

The city is asking drivers to avoid a section of Galerno Road tomorrow (Tuesday). Galerno between Hilchey and Parkway roads will be closed to northbound traffic from 7:30am to 5:00pm, as the new water main...

Province says legal cannabis industry growing like a weed

B.C.'s legal cannabis industry has quadrupled in size in the three years since Canada legalized the sale of non-medical marijuana. The province says B.C. now has the third-largest number of cannabis retails stores in the...

North Island Rotarians step up to support Q̓ walayu House

The North Island’s home away from home for families needing hospital care is getting a financial shot in the arm from four island rotary clubs. This morning, they presented a cheque for $26, 250 to...

Dix urges unvaccinated to get jab to help slow fourth COVID wave

Health minister Adrian Dix is pleading to those who aren’t yet vaccinated to get the jab. This comes as COVID patients fill hospital beds across the province. Dix says if all eligible people in B.C. were...

Strike vote: union for Strathcona Gardens workers cites spike in cost of living

The union for workers at Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex says the Regional District should return to the bargaining table to avoid a strike. The workers have rejected a four-year contract proposal that had wage hikes...

BC youth in care will get iPhones for safety, self-esteem

Nearly 4,000 youth in care in British Columbia are getting iPhones.  The ministry's Phones4Youth program is beginning to distribute smartphones from Telus to every B.C. youth in care aged 13 or older, regardless of their...

Heavy downpours expected to soak most of Vancouver Island, coast

It’s quite likely we’ll be hit by some heavy rain starting tomorrow and continuing into Sunday. Environment Canada meteorologist, Lisa Erven, says just how much rain you get over that 48 hour period will depend...

Record-low supply keeps market conditions tight in September: BCREA

Record low supply is putting a major crimp in B.C.’s real estate market. Supplied by the BC Real Estate Association The BC Real Estate Association reports that sales across the province dropped 19.9 percent last month...

New rules for young workers come into effect Oct. 15th

New rules that the province says will "help protect young workers" come into effect tomorrow.  The changes raise the general working age in B.C. from 12 to 16 and define the types of jobs that...

‘Close to getting something done’ for Campbell River Target

What’s to become of the former Target building in the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre? The building has been empty for six years, since Target shut down its Canadian operations.  In fact, the store went dark less...

Campbell River young adults, volunteers, and tour operators clean up shoreline

10 tonnes of debris has been removed in the first five days, in a project by the Campbell River Association of Tour Operators, or CRATO. With funding from BC’s Provincial Clean Coast, Clean Waters Fund,...

$132 million earmarked for substance-use treatment, recovery care

More treatment beds and services for people struggling with addiction are coming to Vancouver Island and the South Coast. The province has announced $132-million in funding over the next three years for treatment and recovery...

B.C. mask mandate now includes kids 5-plus

Children five and up will now be required to wear a mask at indoor public spaces in B.C. The mask mandate was adjusted today (Tuesday) by Doctor Bonnie Henry. “For youth, whether taking the school bus...

Cyber Security Month has RCMP offering tips to protect your online finances

It’s Cyber Security Month and with that in mind, a Vancouver Island RCMP officer is asking you to be extra diligent when doing your online banking. Campbell River RCMP Const. Maury Tyre says the first...
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