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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.

Lumber prices hit historic high because supply is low

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A record demand and reduced supplies have pushed the price of 2x4s to historic highs but the B.C. forest industry is only just beginning to fully take advantage. 

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Emaciated grizzly sparks concern about low salmon count

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

An emaciated grizzly was found dead yesterday on the B.C. Central Coast yesterday, sparking concern over the rest of the bear population and its food supply. 

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Homalco Wildlife and Cultural Tours accredited by Indigenous Tourism BC

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Homalco First Nation’s tourism arm, Homalco Wildlife and Cultural Tours, was accredited as an Authentic Indigenous business by Indigenous Tourism B.C. (ITBC). 

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Homalco First Nation invests in forestry courses for Indigenous students

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Indigenous students can access a tuition-free forestry program at North Island College (NIC) this fall, thanks to a WorkBC grant that was awarded to the Homalco First Nations

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Fairy Creek logging blockade enters fourth week

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

An ongoing protest against old-growth logging in Port Renfrew has moved into its fourth week and now boast three blockades. A group of “forest defenders” launched action on Aug. 10, to prevent Teal Jones Group’s construction crews from building a road to the Fairy Creek Watershed, which the call the last intact unlogged old-growth of Southern Vancouver Island’s San Juan River system. On Aug. 16 the second blockade was established east of the Fairy Creek watershed. The following week, on Aug. 23, a third blockade was set up on a logging road on Edinburgh mountain – home to the famed old-growth Douglas-fir tree, ‘Big Lonely Doug.’

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