All posts by Binny Paul

Binny Mary Paul is the Local Journalism Initiative reporter for Black Press Media’s Campbell River Mirror. As part of the LJI program, funded by the government of Canada, she reports on civic issues in underserved and remote communities on Vancouver Island.

‘Anti-colonial Day March in Terrace

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Canada Day was marked by an anti-colonial march through Terrace organized by a group called Matriarchs in Training.

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Extended pandemic feeds anxieties of Campbell River youth

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

Lately, when 15-year-old K (name withheld to protect identity) arrives outside her school in Campbell River, nervousness sets in.

Her legs start shaking, her entire body begins to tremble and she gives way to uncontrollable sobbing.

Her parents eventually turn the car around and take her back home, to try again the next day.

The heightened anxiety attacks are new for both K and her parents, especially because their daughter is an above average student and has never had a problem going to school until a couple months ago, says K’s mother.

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Horgan’s criticism of federal decision ironic, says Chief Chris Roberts

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

B.C. Premier John Horgan’s criticism of the federal government’s handling the Discovery Islands fish farm consultation is ironic, says Chris Roberts, chief of the Wei Wai Kum First Nation.

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MMIWG: Red dresses hang across Vancouver Island

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

On Sunday, five women from Gold River hung a red dress by the side of the road that leads into town.

Supporting their cause was Evangeline James a member of the area’s Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation (MMFN).

In 1979, James’ friend, 26-year-old Christine Thomas was murdered between Campbell River and Gold River on Highway 28 in 1979, along with her 16-year-old sister Helena Howard.

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