From the small bedding varieties to the giant dinnerplate size showstoppers, dahlias are now mainstream colour in today’s gardens, says Brian Minter

How to do it with dahlias: Brian Minter

It is just about time to begin planting dahlias out in the garden, says Master Gardener Brian Minter

  • Apr 29, 2017
From the small bedding varieties to the giant dinnerplate size showstoppers, dahlias are now mainstream colour in today’s gardens, says Brian Minter
Barriere’s Sara Kate Smith stands outside the Canadian Embassy on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.

Sara Kate Smith goes to Washington

Yellowhead 4-H member, Sara Kate Smith, shares her recent experiences in Washington, DC

Barriere’s Sara Kate Smith stands outside the Canadian Embassy on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.
Sisters have a heart for fundraising

Sisters have a heart for fundraising

Naomi and Sarah Watson take jumping rope to a whole new level

Sisters have a heart for fundraising
Desolation Sound offers a stunning landscape that attracts visitors from around the world.

Museum at Campbell River offers historic boat tours to Desolation Sound

Considered one of the West Coast’s premier cruising destinations

  • Apr 28, 2017
Desolation Sound offers a stunning landscape that attracts visitors from around the world.
Ready to Unplug and Play

Ready to Unplug and Play

It’s time for old-fashioned fun at the Vernon Museum with Grandma’s Toy Box

Ready to Unplug and Play
North Island’s treacherous water highway

North Island’s treacherous water highway

By Erika Anderson

  • Apr 28, 2017
North Island’s treacherous water highway
Stork Report

Stork Report

Babies born to parents in the North Okanagan between April 13 to 20

  • Apr 28, 2017
Stork Report

Chasing The Dream with Caleb Brown – April 27

Looking out my north facing window from my living room, I have a perfect view of Mt. Hosmer. I often find myself looking out, remembering the good times I had on that mountain with my friend Connor. He grew up on Bryant Rd. so we spent many days exploring the back roads and the forests below the peak.

  • Apr 27, 2017
Ready to explore ‘New World’ Cabernet Sauvignon wines?

Ready to explore ‘New World’ Cabernet Sauvignon wines?

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely-grown grape in the New World And wherever it is grown, it manages to turn out very tasty red wines.

  • Apr 27, 2017
Ready to explore ‘New World’ Cabernet Sauvignon wines?
Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror                                 Left to right: Noella Duncan, Becky Wolfe, Ruth McMonagle and Nadia Rieger are the team putting together a new outdoor summer market in Willow Point at Sunrise Plaza beginning June 2.

New summer market coming to Willow Point

Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays every other weekend starting in June at Sunrise Square

Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror                                 Left to right: Noella Duncan, Becky Wolfe, Ruth McMonagle and Nadia Rieger are the team putting together a new outdoor summer market in Willow Point at Sunrise Plaza beginning June 2.
JOWSEYS PHOTO                                 Brian Dodsworth, the second generation of Jowsey’s owners, portrays ‘Old Lonely’ the Maytag repairman in a Jowsey’s display at the Alberni District Fall Fair in the 1960s.

CANADA 150: Jowsey’s has been an Alberni Valley fixture for 70 years

Three generations of Jowseys have kept the furniture store going on Johnston Road

  • Apr 27, 2017
JOWSEYS PHOTO                                 Brian Dodsworth, the second generation of Jowsey’s owners, portrays ‘Old Lonely’ the Maytag repairman in a Jowsey’s display at the Alberni District Fall Fair in the 1960s.
Confederation top story on July 1, 1867

Confederation top story on July 1, 1867

Thanks to the “Almighty Disposer of Events,” Canada became a nation 150 years ago on July 1, 1967.

Confederation top story on July 1, 1867
Hélène Dufour, a registered dietitian and community nutritionist in Port Alberni, says cooking and eating together as a family has many benefits for children. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

The family that cooks together could win money together

B.C.-wide contest looks for three minute videos of families cooking together

Hélène Dufour, a registered dietitian and community nutritionist in Port Alberni, says cooking and eating together as a family has many benefits for children. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Cedric Awards deadline extended for senior writers

Senior writers are getting an extra month to submit their work

VANCOUVER AQUARIUM PHOTO                                 Peter Mieras of Rendezvous Diving accepts a Coastal Ocean Award for Conservation Volunteer during a ceremony at the Vancouver Aquarium.

What lies beneath

West coast’s Peter Mieras leads the way for marine conservation

  • Apr 26, 2017
VANCOUVER AQUARIUM PHOTO                                 Peter Mieras of Rendezvous Diving accepts a Coastal Ocean Award for Conservation Volunteer during a ceremony at the Vancouver Aquarium.
ELENA RARDON PHOTO                                 John Mayba has put about 7,000 kms on his electronic assist bicycle in the past two years, by his estimates.

LIV: Coffee With…John Mayba

Mayba wears many volunteer hats in the Alberni Valley

ELENA RARDON PHOTO                                 John Mayba has put about 7,000 kms on his electronic assist bicycle in the past two years, by his estimates.

Spring brings used cameras out for sale

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Families encouraged to get out and ride

Families encouraged to get out and ride

Rides hosted by North Okanagan Coalition for Active Transportation welcome cyclists of all ages

  • Apr 26, 2017
Families encouraged to get out and ride
Burns Lake residents Corinne George (L) and Lynn Synotte have recently had articles published.

Burns Lake women empowered by writing

Writing has helped them keep memories alive and educate people

Burns Lake residents Corinne George (L) and Lynn Synotte have recently had articles published.
SUBMITTED PHOTO                                 Since the NCN Cannery Corporation became the majority shareholder for St. Jean’s Cannery and Smokehouse in 2016, much of the staff and product has remained the same.

LIV: St. Jean’s Cannery thriving with Nuu-chah-nulth owners

The cannery has become the largest cannery and smokehouse in B.C.

SUBMITTED PHOTO                                 Since the NCN Cannery Corporation became the majority shareholder for St. Jean’s Cannery and Smokehouse in 2016, much of the staff and product has remained the same.