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‘Twas the wreck of the Northwestern

T’was December 14th on the chilly North Island, Where mountains meet valley and ocean meets dryland, The sheep were in bed, and so were the …

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Haig-Brown Writing Retreat

The Museum at Campbell River is offering an opportunity for emerging local writers to participate in a Writing Retreat Program to be held in the …

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Our Cenotaph

As November approaches, and we start to see people wearing poppies on their coats, it is important to reflect and remember the impact that major …

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Big Rock’s Halloween Costume

October 1986 will probably go down in history as the year of Campbell River’s greatest prank.  It was the year that Les Antonelli and Steve …

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Trivia Trek: Willow Point

Willow Point has long been considered a desirable place to live. Long before newcomers came to this area, there was a large indigenous settlement, and …

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Trivia Trek: Pier Street

This stretch of Pier Street, also referred to as the ‘Historic Mile,’ was Campbell River’s original business district. Businesses were concentrated here because of the …

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Trivia Trek: Downtown

Most of what is today the downtown centre of Campbell River was once owned and farmed by the Thulin family.  They purchased the property from …

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Trivia Trek: Campbellton

For thousands of years, the estuary and floodplains of what is today called the Campbell River was used by the indigenous peoples who lived on …

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Trivia Trek: The Spit

Whether you are new to Campbell River, or you’ve spent your life here, you have likely spent some time taking a walk around the Spit. …

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The Quinsam Hotel

The Quinsam Hotel.  The very name of the establishment evokes a lot of memories for many Campbell Riverites of the past and present.  The public …

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