Ronan O’Doherty

Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health

Renowned B.C. First Nations therapist recognized for resilience

Dr. Barney Williams receives 2022 Courage To Come Back Award in the Addictions category

Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health
Dallas Smith lead a conference arguing for fish farming licences to be reissued at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River on March 21, 2022. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

B.C. First Nations say salmon farming can sow self-determination and reconciliation

Calls on Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to reissue operating licences for salmon farms in 2022

Dallas Smith lead a conference arguing for fish farming licences to be reissued at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River on March 21, 2022. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
Shawna Magnusson has surrounded herself with delightfully colourful paintings of her own creation. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/Campbell River Mirror

‘Get out of this stinkin’ thinkin’: B.C. mouth-painter finds purpose in art

Campbell River woman pulls herself up from life-changing fall with paintbrush clenched in her teeth

Shawna Magnusson has surrounded herself with delightfully colourful paintings of her own creation. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/Campbell River Mirror
Elaine Gallaway said unmasking the robbery suspect was a gut reaction. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

Humble B.C. senior who ripped mask off Walmart robber downplays her bravery

She said actions were the result of built up frustration at brazen thieves

Elaine Gallaway said unmasking the robbery suspect was a gut reaction. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
MV Tachek was holding in dock as a result of adverse weather conditions this morning. BC Ferries photo

BC Ferries rep explains the strain the latest winter storms put on the system

Roads not the only transportation corridors affected by heavy snowfall on Vancouver Island

MV Tachek was holding in dock as a result of adverse weather conditions this morning. BC Ferries photo
Walmart Supercentre in Campbell River was the site of a stabbing on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

Arrest made after shoplifter in purple wig stabs security guard in B.C. Walmart

A man in his 30s was taken into custody on Tuesday evening.

Walmart Supercentre in Campbell River was the site of a stabbing on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
A man walked into a Campbell River store and threw eggs at employees and displays. Quinsam Communications security cam still

VIDEO: Man disgruntled over 5G network eggs inside of Campbell River business

Second incident of its kind according to Campbell River RCMP

A man walked into a Campbell River store and threw eggs at employees and displays. Quinsam Communications security cam still
Polio survivor Beverley Gill. Contributed photo

‘It makes me feel angry, disappointed, and sad,’ B.C. polio survivor says of vaccine refusal

Campbell River resident wishes she could talk to anti-vaxxers about her struggles

Polio survivor Beverley Gill. Contributed photo
Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo

Vancouver Island man to be reunited with father’s 104-year-old First World War uniform

Geoff Goodship got a call out of the blue from an amateur historian who had acquired the outfit

Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo
Quadra Island Gas N Go. Submitted photo

Quadra Island’s gas station loses only employee, closes – and nearest pump is a ferry away

Last employee calls it quits after couple weeks working the till by himself

Quadra Island Gas N Go. Submitted photo
Flynn with his wife Nikki, and their two children. (GoFundMe photo)

GoFundMe for Maple Ridge man suffering from brain cancer raises 60k

Matt Flynn, 38, is undergoing treatments costing around 8K per month

Flynn with his wife Nikki, and their two children. (GoFundMe photo)
Victor Okunev said decaying infrastructure from the Bell Corr Project is polluting Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)
A wrecked dock with styrofoam supports, formerly used by the Bell Corr Project, sits derelict on the shores of Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)

Paddler wants government run lake fertilization program to clean up act

Bell Corr Project have been operating on Maple Ridge’s Alouette Lake since early 90s

Victor Okunev said decaying infrastructure from the Bell Corr Project is polluting Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)
A wrecked dock with styrofoam supports, formerly used by the Bell Corr Project, sits derelict on the shores of Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)
Const. George is all smiles as she poses among the thousands of volumes collected for her book drive. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/ Twitter)

Ridge Meadows RCMP officer organizes book drive for African schools

Const. Britteny George, community partners, and SD42 collected 8,500 books

Const. George is all smiles as she poses among the thousands of volumes collected for her book drive. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/ Twitter)
Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at Cedarland Forest Products. (The News files)

Fire at Maple Ridge cedar mill

Mill staff fought the blaze with a fire hose on site

Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at Cedarland Forest Products. (The News files)
Two young boys escape the heat at a local water park. (Colleen Flanagan - The News)

VIDEO: Beating the heat

Maple Ridge residents discuss plans to stay cool this weekend

Two young boys escape the heat at a local water park. (Colleen Flanagan - The News)
Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries team handed out water bottles to all who wanted them at Maple Ridge’s Memorial Peace Park on Thursday afternoon. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)

VIDEO: Salvation Army ramps up for hot weekend in Maple Ridge

Headquarters on Lougheed Highway will be open as cooling centre, bottles of water to be distributed

Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries team handed out water bottles to all who wanted them at Maple Ridge’s Memorial Peace Park on Thursday afternoon. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)
Since starting his daily fog horn blasts in support of front line workers in March of 2021, Henry Hut has only missed two nights. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)

VIDEO: Fog horn for front line workers

Pitt Meadows man is still blowing his inherited horn each night at 7 p.m.

Since starting his daily fog horn blasts in support of front line workers in March of 2021, Henry Hut has only missed two nights. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)
Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministeries team celebrates the first inaugural Ride for Hope. (Special to The News)

60 bikers ride from Maple Ridge to Hope to promote awareness of Salvation Army services

First annual Ride for Hope raised $2,500 for community service programs

Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministeries team celebrates the first inaugural Ride for Hope. (Special to The News)
Homeless are at risk for heat exhaustion and dehydration during the Lower Mainland heat wave. (File photo)

Salvation Army looking out for Maple Ridge homeless during heat wave

There will not be a cooling station due to COVID but staff will drive around offering water

Homeless are at risk for heat exhaustion and dehydration during the Lower Mainland heat wave. (File photo)
Community residents, businesses, and youth are all encouraged to complete economic development surveys. (The News files)

City of Maple Ridge asks for community input on economic development

Three surveys available online will help shape strategy for years to come

Community residents, businesses, and youth are all encouraged to complete economic development surveys. (The News files)