Learn to sell for artists; student scholarship offered

“You’ve Got the Talent - Now Sell It!” takes place May 25; scholarship application deadline is May 31.

The Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative hosted a health fair for local students last week.

Improving students’ mental health 

A health fair was hosted for students last week in Burns Lake

  • May 17, 2017
The Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative hosted a health fair for local students last week.
On May 9, nine hardy hikers and two dogs enjoyed a hike in the sunshine in the Orchard Lakes area. Zelda Copley led the hike for members of the North Thompson Recreation Society. The Society invites anyone who would like to join the group to call Zelda for more information at 250-672-1888.

Hiking the Orchard Lakes trails

Nine hardy hikers and two dogs enjoyed a hike in the sunshine in the Orchard Lakes area

On May 9, nine hardy hikers and two dogs enjoyed a hike in the sunshine in the Orchard Lakes area. Zelda Copley led the hike for members of the North Thompson Recreation Society. The Society invites anyone who would like to join the group to call Zelda for more information at 250-672-1888.
Royal Canadian Legion Meritorious Medal of Service recipient, William T. Brown.

Barriere Legion Life Member leaves a legacy of service to his community

William T. Brown (Willie to his friends) moved to the community of Barriere in the mid 1960s

Royal Canadian Legion Meritorious Medal of Service recipient, William T. Brown.
John Enman says,“On flat overcast days it isn’t the colours that attract me, it’s shapes, interesting locations and the position of the plants.”

Photographing in the garden on a stormy day

Making Pictures Withe Professional Photographer John Enman

John Enman says,“On flat overcast days it isn’t the colours that attract me, it’s shapes, interesting locations and the position of the plants.”
A clever avian mom finds a safe and well protected place for her nest in this motorcycle helmet in a shed in Richmond, Virginia.

Funky Nest in Funky Places 2017 is calling for photo contest entries

The photography challenge of Funky Nests in Funky Places is back for 2017

A clever avian mom finds a safe and well protected place for her nest in this motorcycle helmet in a shed in Richmond, Virginia.
A number of volunteers that took part in presenting the Barriere Investors Group Walk For Alzheimers May 7, took time out to pose for a photo.  Unfortunately, not all of those who volunteered were available for the picture. Pictured: (l-r) Leah, Kelly, Margaret, Eileen, Paula, Eleanor, Juliana with Drydyn, Antoon, Liz, Sandi, Peggy, Ryan and Judy.

Hospice groups meet

Barriere Hospice accepted an invitation to attend a seminar on Alzheimer’s disease in Clearwater

A number of volunteers that took part in presenting the Barriere Investors Group Walk For Alzheimers May 7, took time out to pose for a photo.  Unfortunately, not all of those who volunteered were available for the picture. Pictured: (l-r) Leah, Kelly, Margaret, Eileen, Paula, Eleanor, Juliana with Drydyn, Antoon, Liz, Sandi, Peggy, Ryan and Judy.
The Burns Lake Community Forest has recently donated $13,600 to help fund a wheelchair-accessible outhouse, kiosk, water system and raised beds at the Burns Lake Community Garden. 

Burns Lake garden keeps improving

A wheelchair-accessible outhouse is among the improvements 

The Burns Lake Community Forest has recently donated $13,600 to help fund a wheelchair-accessible outhouse, kiosk, water system and raised beds at the Burns Lake Community Garden. 
The Revelstoke farmers market was as busy as ever on Saturday with the opening of the second market.

Meeting the new vendors at Revelstoke’s farmers markets

Two markets on two blocks means lots of room for new vendors at Revelstoke's farmers markets. We chatted with a few of them.

The Revelstoke farmers market was as busy as ever on Saturday with the opening of the second market.
There is no mistake that spring has arrived when bikers take to the open road.  A large number of motorcycles were recently spotted parked in front of Little Fort’s Hi Five Diner.  Inside the riders filled the restaurant, not just enjoying the food, but also socializing with each other and sharing road travel experiences. Pictured are two of the bike riders posing for a photo under a sunny sky before getting back on the road.

Great weather for riding a motorcycle

There is no mistake that spring has arrived when bikers take to the open road

There is no mistake that spring has arrived when bikers take to the open road.  A large number of motorcycles were recently spotted parked in front of Little Fort’s Hi Five Diner.  Inside the riders filled the restaurant, not just enjoying the food, but also socializing with each other and sharing road travel experiences. Pictured are two of the bike riders posing for a photo under a sunny sky before getting back on the road.

Thinking about summer safety

It is absolutely critical that Canadians everywhere take measures to prevent drowning

Willow had to have two brain surgeries in order to remove all of the tumour tissue.
Willow had to have two brain surgeries in order to remove all of the tumour tissue.
Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror Laura Nicoll, 12, cuts blackberry bushes at Greenways Land Trust’s annual Broom Bash on Saturday morning.

Greenways Land Trust leads the bashing of invasive species

Though there weren’t many yellow flowers blooming along the Myrt Thompson Trail Saturday morning, the volunteers who came out for the annual Broom Bash found plenty of invasive species to uproot.

Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror Laura Nicoll, 12, cuts blackberry bushes at Greenways Land Trust’s annual Broom Bash on Saturday morning.
Sage Birchwater’s new book Chilcotin Chronicles draws on oral history to tell the history of the people of the Chilcotin.

Cariboo author draws from oral history

Sage Birchwater’s Chilcotin Chronicles tells of colourful characters

Sage Birchwater’s new book Chilcotin Chronicles draws on oral history to tell the history of the people of the Chilcotin.
Nancy Angermeyer photo                                 Former parliamentarian and senator Pat Carney.

Pat Carney to speak in Campbell River about her new book

Pat Carney will speak at the Museum at Campbell River this weekend about her new book.

  • May 12, 2017
Nancy Angermeyer photo                                 Former parliamentarian and senator Pat Carney.
Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror                                 Carihi students flock to the device drop-off station manned by student volunteers Zachary Howse, Jade McKenzie and Almut Hellwich Wednesday at lunch to get their phones in and receive their entry form into the prize draw.

‘We can’t ignore the things we’re losing’

For an hour a day, Campbell River students encouraged to give up their phones

Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror                                 Carihi students flock to the device drop-off station manned by student volunteers Zachary Howse, Jade McKenzie and Almut Hellwich Wednesday at lunch to get their phones in and receive their entry form into the prize draw.

Get your geek on for Take a Hike team trivia night

The West Kootenay Take a Hike program is hosting trivia night at the Trail Legion.

  • May 11, 2017
Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror File Photo                                 SRD protective services coordinator Shaun Koopman says some of the results of a recent community survey show we still have work to do in terms of emergency preparedness at a household level.

Are people in Campbell River ready for a disaster? Not really

Survey results show lack of emergency preparedness being done in many area households

Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror File Photo                                 SRD protective services coordinator Shaun Koopman says some of the results of a recent community survey show we still have work to do in terms of emergency preparedness at a household level.
Bill Henderson blessing the log that would eventually become the new totem pole for Museum grounds.

Campbell River Museum’s new totem pole to be blessed and dedicated

The new Kwakiutl Bear Pole will be standing on Museum grounds

  • May 11, 2017
Bill Henderson blessing the log that would eventually become the new totem pole for Museum grounds.
Treat your taste buds to a sip of BC’s finest Rieslings!

Treat your taste buds to a sip of BC’s finest Rieslings!

Back in 1850, Queen Victoria enjoyed a glass of Hock, a German white wine made from Riesling grown around the village of Hochhein am Main.

  • May 11, 2017
Treat your taste buds to a sip of BC’s finest Rieslings!