Campbell River And North Island Movers and Shakers

December 16, 2020


Port Hardy council has agreed to fund repairs for the aquatic centre’s Dry-O-Tron, a pool dehumidifier air handling unit installed in the Port Hardy Aquatic Centre in 1984. The council approved spending $8,000 from general surplus towards the Dry-O-Tron to cover the overrun of the repair from general operations.

Northisle Copper and Gold Inc has appointed Kevin O’Kane as an independent non-executive director.

North America’s first land-based fish farm, Kuterra, has formalized an agreement to procure salmon smolts from Campbell River’s ocean-based farmers Cermaq Canada until 2024. Cermaq Canada has 25 salmon farm licenses and operates four hatcheries on northern Vancouver Island.

Namgis First Nation band council has postponed elections for five council seats set to expire this December due to voting safety concerns from COVID-19. Dixon Taylor, Victor Isaac, John Macko and Robert Mountain have had their terms extended by one year to December 2021.


Connected Chiropractic is now open in Willow Point. They can be found at 80-C Westgate Road and offer family Chiropractic care, orthotics and laser therapy.

Tsolum Mobile Vet online e-store has partnered with to now offer clients an efficient and convenient online shopping experience. There is free shipping for all products ordered online.

Mercedes Lane Too, ladies clothing boutique at 968 Shoppers Row, now has an online store and has opened a new location in Courtenay at 430 5th Street. They also have a Victoria store at 325 Cook St.

Sayward has elected new mayor, Mark Baker and councilors Tom Tinsley and Sue Poulsen, appointed Ann MacDonald as chief administrative officer and Lisa Clark as chief financial officer. These are added to the existing councilors, Wes Cragg and Norm Kirschner.

Strathcona Regional District has received $539,000 from the provincial Safe Restart funding program, a part of the $425 million fund received by the province for municipalities and regional districts. The allotted money can only be used in certain areas related to the pandemic must be fully allocated by December 31st of this year.

The City of Campbell River will spend approximately $20 million on capital infrastructure projects next year, including continued Highway 19A improvements and sewer upgrades, work on the  Seagull Walkway connecting Fisherman’s Wharf and Robert Ostler Park, upgrades to the Norm Wood Environmental Centre, new pickleball courts at Robron Field, technology improvements in city council chambers to increase accessibility for the public, cycling infrastructure, marine foreshore restoration work, extension of the city’s broadband fibre optic network to 10th Avenue, as well as various physical infrastructure upgrades.

Brad Ungeras                        Claire Moglove

The Strathcona Regional District board has chosen Brad Ungeras its new chair and Claire Moglove as vice chair.

Sonia Edwards

Sonia Edwards of IG Wealth Management has won Best Investment Advisor from the Campbell River Mirror’s 2010 Readers’ Choice Award.

North Island College’s Centre for Applied Research, Technology and Innovation (CARTI) is partnering with Cascadia Seaweed Corp. to determine how to efficiently transform cultivated seaweed from raw biomass into food products. The project, supported by a $25,000 NSERC Engage Grant, will take place in NIC’s aquaculture wet lab space at the Campbell River campus.

Thanks to Victoria-based philanthropic group All One Fund, at least $350,000 will be added to the existing $450,000 budget for the Strathcona Regional District and Mount Waddington Regional District’s Tsunami Mapping project.

Sea Wok Restaurant at 2160 South Island Highway has won the Campbell River Mirror’s award for best Chinese food in the city.


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