Alistair Taylor

VIDEO: Demolition crew topples defunct surge tower at B.C. hydroelectric project

VIDEO: Demolition crew topples defunct surge tower at B.C. hydroelectric project

Towers were in operation from 1947 to 2018, and protected 1.8-km long penstocks

VIDEO: Demolition crew topples defunct surge tower at B.C. hydroelectric project
Ladysmith resident Chris Walling was snorkelling with a video camera in a Cowichan Valley creek on July 6 when he came upon a mother and juvenile mink. Chris Walling photo

VIDEO: Momma mink loses patience with its youngster in Cowichan Valley creek

Snorkeller captures family drama on camera

Ladysmith resident Chris Walling was snorkelling with a video camera in a Cowichan Valley creek on July 6 when he came upon a mother and juvenile mink. Chris Walling photo
A wildfire on Read Island has grown to 27 ha. in size since being started by lightning on June 6. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: Crews continue to battle Read Island wildfire

Fire burning in dense forest and mountainous terrain

A wildfire on Read Island has grown to 27 ha. in size since being started by lightning on June 6. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service
A home on Leed Road is fully engulfed by flames Tuesday night. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Fire crews battle large blaze at Campbell River home

Unofficial indication from the scene suggests everyone got out safely

A home on Leed Road is fully engulfed by flames Tuesday night. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
No charges recommended against RCMP officer involved in Port Hardy arrest

No charges recommended against RCMP officer involved in Port Hardy arrest

Independent Investigations Office investigated incident in which intoxicated male broke ankle

No charges recommended against RCMP officer involved in Port Hardy arrest
Crab poaching under cover of darkness earns 10-year commercial fishing ban, vessel seizure

Crab poaching under cover of darkness earns 10-year commercial fishing ban, vessel seizure

A Cape Mudge resident involved in poaching dungeness crabs in Vancouver Harbour…

Crab poaching under cover of darkness earns 10-year commercial fishing ban, vessel seizure
Carlos del Junco and his Blues Mongrels is conducting a 14-stop tour of Western Canada this month.

10 Questions with harmonica-maestro Carlos del Junco

Embarking on 14-day tour of B.C. and Western Canada

Carlos del Junco and his Blues Mongrels is conducting a 14-stop tour of Western Canada this month.
Dog terrorizes Campbell River senior in her home; kills family cat

Dog terrorizes Campbell River senior in her home; kills family cat

‘The furniture was knocked over, there was fur everywhere, blood on the walls’

Dog terrorizes Campbell River senior in her home; kills family cat
Firefighters battle a blaze at the Salmon Point Pub south of Campbell River Friday morning. Photo by Warren Janes

VIDEO: Fire engulfs Salmon Point Restaurant and Pub south of Campbell River

Popular location in business since 1982 destroyed by flames

Firefighters battle a blaze at the Salmon Point Pub south of Campbell River Friday morning. Photo by Warren Janes
Judge commends Vancouver Island man’s efforts to escape addiction

Judge commends Vancouver Island man’s efforts to escape addiction

Court acknowledges steps Michael Andrew McConechy took to change a life of petty crime

Judge commends Vancouver Island man’s efforts to escape addiction
Police identified the individuals involved in a radio broadcast for help Friday and determined there was no emergency. (Chechu Risk/Common License Photo)

Kids behind phony radio call in Campbell River get a talking to

Appeal galvanized RCMP and media in attempt to locate the emergency

Police identified the individuals involved in a radio broadcast for help Friday and determined there was no emergency. (Chechu Risk/Common License Photo)
RCMP’s use of force in arrest of Island man not excessive, judge rules

RCMP’s use of force in arrest of Island man not excessive, judge rules

Campbell River man high on cocaine led high speed chase through city’s downtown

RCMP’s use of force in arrest of Island man not excessive, judge rules
Tragic conclusion to search for overdue hiker west of Campbell River

Tragic conclusion to search for overdue hiker west of Campbell River

An overdue hiker was found deceased on the shore of Lower Campbell…

Tragic conclusion to search for overdue hiker west of Campbell River
A RCMP photo included in a WorkSafeBC report shows the scene of a fatal derailment in Woss on April 20, 2017. A faulty coupler released 11 cars down the track, striking a work crew, killing three and seriously injuring two.

Faulty coupling cited as cause of fatal B.C. logging train derailment

Safety device also failed to divert runaway rail cars that killed three crew members in 2017 crash

A RCMP photo included in a WorkSafeBC report shows the scene of a fatal derailment in Woss on April 20, 2017. A faulty coupler released 11 cars down the track, striking a work crew, killing three and seriously injuring two.
A Campbell River family’s doorbell camera caught this midnight visitor checking out their front porch on Sept. 15. See the video at www.campbellrivermirror.com

Bear makes midnight front porch visit in Campbell River

A black bear paid a Campbell River family a midnight visit last…

A Campbell River family’s doorbell camera caught this midnight visitor checking out their front porch on Sept. 15. See the video at www.campbellrivermirror.com
The Village of Zeballos has expanded its evcuation order due to the danger of falling debris and slides. The original order was imposed on Aug. 18 when this fire near the village was well underway. Photo by David Koch/Campbell River Mirror file

Zeballos evacuation order expanded due to danger of debris and slides

The potential for falling debris and rock slides in a section of…

The Village of Zeballos has expanded its evcuation order due to the danger of falling debris and slides. The original order was imposed on Aug. 18 when this fire near the village was well underway. Photo by David Koch/Campbell River Mirror file
Campbell River Search and Rescue was prepared for the worst on Saturday by sending swift water rescue technicians (shown here in training) to rescue trapped hikers near Myra Falls. Photo: Campbell River Search and Rescue

Hiker suffering head injury extracted from Myra Falls area of Strathcona Park

One of eight calls Campbell River Search and Rescue have responded to since May 1

Campbell River Search and Rescue was prepared for the worst on Saturday by sending swift water rescue technicians (shown here in training) to rescue trapped hikers near Myra Falls. Photo: Campbell River Search and Rescue
Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour (left), Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and TSN sportscaster Kyle Baukauskas conduct a question-and-answer session at Saturday’s banquet and auction at the Campbell River Sportsplex as part of the Brind’Amour/Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Golf Classic. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Brind’Amour and Nugent-Hopkins dish on Vegas, coaching and toughest goalies

Recently-appointed Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour jokingly said first-year expansion team…

Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour (left), Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and TSN sportscaster Kyle Baukauskas conduct a question-and-answer session at Saturday’s banquet and auction at the Campbell River Sportsplex as part of the Brind’Amour/Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Golf Classic. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River Search and rescue swift water rescue technicians are shown in training. Photo: Campbell River Search and Rescue

Don’t become a Search and Rescue statistic this long weekend

Learn how to prepare and be safe in the great outdoors

Campbell River Search and rescue swift water rescue technicians are shown in training. Photo: Campbell River Search and Rescue
Former B.C. NHLer becomes head coach of Carolina Hurricanes

Former B.C. NHLer becomes head coach of Carolina Hurricanes

Campbell River, B.C. product takes helm of team he led to Stanley Cup victory in 2006

Former B.C. NHLer becomes head coach of Carolina Hurricanes