Campbell River, British Columbia

What is Campbell River, British Columbia known for?


career history

River, British Columbia Campbell River on Vancouver Island, to find peace and to be able to spend more time with his family. He has been doing weekend musical theatre workshops with as many as 32 children. His sister, Sandra Bailey, manages his career. History The Unicorns formed in Campbell River, British Columbia <


speaking people

touted as "the Salmon Capital of the World". Campbell River and Region is in close proximity to the neighboring communities of Quadra and the Discovery Islands, Sayward, Oyster River, Gold River, Tahsis and Zeballos. History The first settlers known in the area were members of the Island Comox (Comox people) and related Coast Salish peoples. During the 18th Century a migration of Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwak'wala-speaking) people of the Wakashan cultural and linguistic group migrated south from the area of Fort Rupert (Fort Rupert, British Columbia) and established themselves in the Campbell River area, at first enslaving and then absorbing the Comox, and became infamous as raiders of the Coast Salish peoples farther south, known to history as the Euclataws, which is also spelled Yucultas and is a variant on their name for themselves, the Laich-kwil-tach, Lekwiltok or Legwildok. Of this group, also known as the Southern Kwakiutl, there are two subdivisions, the Wekayi or Weiwaikai of the Cape Mudge Indian Band on Quadra Island and the Weiwaikum of the Campbell River Band (Campbell River First Nation) located in and around the city of Campbell River. Captain George Vancouver reached Campbell River in 1792 aboard the ships HMS ''Discovery'' (HMS Discovery (1789)) and HMS ''Chatham'' (HMS Chatham (1788)). The channel between Quadra Island and Campbell River is named Discovery Passage after HMS ''Discovery''. The captain and his botanist, Mr Archibald Menzies, discovered a small tribe of 350 natives (First Nations) who spoke the Salish (Salishan) language. A Lekwiltok war party, heavily armed with European rifles, paddled south from Johnstone Strait in the middle of the 19th Century and were in control of the area when the HMS ''Plumper'' (HMS Plumper (1848)) came through on a cartography mission under Captain George Henry Richards around 1859. Dr Samuel Campbell (Samuel Campbell (doctor)) was the ship surgeon, and historians believe his name was given to the river by Richards. The community took the name of "Campbell River" when its post office was constructed in 1907. Artibise, Alan F.J: Canadian Encyclopedia. Likewise, the name of HMS ''Discovery''’s First Lieutenant Zachary Mudge is preserved in the nearby Cape Mudge. Sports fishermen travelled to the area as early as the 1880s, especially after the tales from noted anglers such as Sir Richard Musgrave (Richard Musgrave) and Sir John Rogers (John Rogers (angler)). The formation of the Campbell River Tyee Club in 1924, over concern regarding over-fishing of the salmon stocks, actually served to increase the popularity of the area. E.P. Painter, for instance, moved to Campbell River the following year and opened his Painter's Lodge (Campbell River Painter's Lodge) in 1929. Painter's Lodge attracted clientele from Hollywood and regular patrons included Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. Commercial fishing was a large industry for many years. The town's magistrate Roderick Haig-Brown purchased a fishing cabin on Campbell River and wrote a number of books on fly fishing that are influential and well-loved around the world for both sport fishermen and conservationists. Industrial logging took off in the 1920s with Merrill Ring and Company, Bloedel, Stewart and Welch and Comox Logging. A large forest fire started near Buttle Lake and burned much of the valley in 1938. Rock Bay (Rock Bay, British Columbia), Menzies Bay (Menzies Bay, British Columbia), and Englewood (Englewood, British Columbia) all were big logging camps. Campbell River prospered after 1912 and it became a supply point for northern Vancouver Island, Quadra Island and Cortes Island (Cortes Island, British Columbia). The E and N Railway was surveyed to Campbell River, yet it only reached Courtenay, forty miles south; in its original conception it would have been the last leg of the transcontinental railway, which had been proposed to run down Bute Inlet after cross the British Columbia Interior, connecting to Vancouver Island just north of Campbell River at Seymour Narrows. After the Second World War, Campbell River became a boom town and industrial centre with the building of the Elk River pulp mill, and nearby mills in Tahsis and Gold River (Gold River, British Columbia). Logging and mining in the area prospered. There is a lead zinc mine nearby, and coal mines, while a large copper mine operated to the north. thumb center 600px A panoramic picture of Campbell River from the Strait of Georgia (Image:PanoramicCampbellRiver.jpg) Climate Campbell River enjoys a mild climate, with temperatures usually between -2°C (28°F) and 23°C (73°F) year-round. The most precipitation (precipitation (meteorology)) is measured in November, at 231 millimeters (9&nbsp;in) on average. While January sees the most average snow, 152 millimeters (6&nbsp;in), only 10 millimeters (3 8&nbsp;in) will be seen actually accumulating. In the winter months occasional Arctic bursts from the interior of British Columbia can make their way onto the coast bringing temperatures below zero. If a Pacific low reaches the coast a large snowfall can occur. Snowfalls in excess of 45 centimetres (16&nbsp;in) have been recorded in a 24-hour period and the greatest snowfall was 53.3 centimetres (1&nbsp;ft,&nbsp;9&nbsp;in) in 1978. *Climate statistics are from the Campbell River Airport weather station. Weatheroffice.gc.ca - Climate statistics '''Nicholas Thorburn''' (born 27 November 1981) is a Canadian musician originally from Campbell River (Campbell River, British Columbia). He has fronted numerous bands such as The Unicorns, Th' Corn Gangg, Islands (Islands (band)), Reefer, and Human Highway (Human Highway (band)). Thorburn occasionally goes by the stage name "Nick Diamonds", among others. History Thorburn was born in 1981 in Campbell River (Campbell River, British Columbia), British Columbia, Canada, which he says has influenced his songwriting. Nature, in particular whales, are a subject of interest; his lyrics include references to rivers, swans and frogs. He also had a formative experience in a visit, along with his father, to see the killer whale Luna (Luna (Orca)); his memories of the visit became an influential part of Islands' debut album ''Return to the Sea''. The roots of Catalyst Paper date back a century, when the Powell River Company opened a newsprint mill at Powell River in 1912. Bloedel, Stewart & Welch, Ltd. started up their Kraft (Kraft process) pulp mill in Port Alberni in 1947 and later added two newsprint machines. These two companies eventually merged into MacMillan Bloedel (MacMillan Bloedel Limited). The next branch of the family tree was British Columbia Forest Products Limited, formed in 1946 as a logging and sawmilling company. With extensive forest operations in British Columbia, BCFP built a solid reputation as a leading wood products company. The company diversified in the early 1950s, opening its Crofton pulp mill in 1957 and adding newsprint production in 1964, and soon was one of the province's largest integrated forest products companies. The third branch was Crown Zellerbach Canada, which opened a modern newsprint mill at Elk Falls near Campbell River (Campbell River, British Columbia) in 1952 and later expanded into Kraft pulp production. In 1981, Fletcher Challenge of New Zealand purchased Crown Zellerbach Canada and renamed it Crown Forest Industries. *Campbell River, British Columbia for Dr Samuel Campbell (Samuel Campbell (doctor)), the ship's surgeon. *Pender Island and Pender Harbour, British Columbia for Daniel Pender.


running shows

Beginning Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling (ECCW) began promoting its first shows in January 1996 under the ownership of veteran wrestler promoter "Gorgeous" Michelle Starr, with assistance from Terry Joe Silverspoon. The promotion initially operated solely on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, running shows in towns such as Port Alberni (Port Alberni, British Columbia), Nanaimo (Nanaimo, British Columbia), and Campbell River, British Columbia Campbell River


family set

in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada, the son of a retired lumberjack. '''Nicholas Thorburn''' (born 27 November 1981) is a Canadian musician originally from Campbell River (Campbell River, British Columbia). He has fronted numerous bands such as The Unicorns, Th' Corn Gangg, Islands (Islands (band)), Reefer, and Human Highway (Human Highway (band)). Thorburn occasionally goes by the stage name "Nick Diamonds", among others. History Thorburn was born in 1981 in Campbell River (Campbell River, British Columbia), British Columbia, Canada, which he says has influenced his songwriting. Nature, in particular whales, are a subject of interest; his lyrics include references to rivers, swans and frogs. He also had a formative experience in a visit, along with his father, to see the killer whale Luna (Luna (Orca)); his memories of the visit became an influential part of Islands' debut album ''Return to the Sea''. The roots of Catalyst Paper date back a century, when the Powell River Company opened a newsprint mill at Powell River in 1912. Bloedel, Stewart & Welch, Ltd. started up their Kraft (Kraft process) pulp mill in Port Alberni in 1947 and later added two newsprint machines. These two companies eventually merged into MacMillan Bloedel (MacMillan Bloedel Limited). The next branch of the family tree was British Columbia Forest Products Limited, formed in 1946 as a logging and sawmilling company. With extensive forest operations in British Columbia, BCFP built a solid reputation as a leading wood products company. The company diversified in the early 1950s, opening its Crofton pulp mill in 1957 and adding newsprint production in 1964, and soon was one of the province's largest integrated forest products companies. The third branch was Crown Zellerbach Canada, which opened a modern newsprint mill at Elk Falls near Campbell River (Campbell River, British Columbia) in 1952 and later expanded into Kraft pulp production. In 1981, Fletcher Challenge of New Zealand purchased Crown Zellerbach Canada and renamed it Crown Forest Industries. *Campbell River, British Columbia for Dr Samuel Campbell (Samuel Campbell (doctor)), the ship's surgeon. *Pender Island and Pender Harbour, British Columbia for Daniel Pender.


historic event

F1061EFA3D5913748DDDAF0894DC405B8889F1D3 title Canadians Destroy Rock Periling Ships In 1,375-Ton Blast date April 6, 1958 work New York Times page 1 accessdate 9 August 2010 location CAMPBELL RIVER, B. C. This is a National Historic Event in Canada. The Ripple Rock explosion was seen throughout Canada, live on CBC Television. It was one of the first live coast to coast television coverages of an event in Canada.


large industry

. Painter's Lodge attracted clientele from Hollywood and regular patrons included Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. Commercial fishing was a large industry for many years. The town's magistrate Roderick Haig-Brown purchased a fishing cabin on Campbell River and wrote a number of books on fly fishing that are influential and well-loved around the world for both sport fishermen and conservationists. Industrial logging took off in the 1920s with Merrill Ring and Company, Bloedel, Stewart


small commercial

) *Tofino (Tofino, British Columbia), Campbell River (Campbell River, British Columbia) and Port Hardy (Port Hardy, British Columbia) have small airports capable of handling private aircraft and small commercial jets. - Higgitt (William Higgitt) Patrol vessel (Patrol boat) Commissioner Class PV Campbell River, BC (Campbell River, British Columbia) D2840 LE401 V-10 MAN Diesel


development construction

''' '''2,540''' ''' - colspan "2" '''''Total population''''' '''''29,370''''' '''''100%''''' Economy Campbell River has a variety of growing industries that enhance the oceanside community. As of 2012 the focus of business is directed towards aquaculture, agrifoods, clean energy development, construction, creative industries


including big

Harbor to more than 30 destinations in British Columbia, including Big Bay, Campbell River (Campbell River, British Columbia), Cortes Island, Desolation Sound, Nanaimo, Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Quadra Island, the Sechelt Peninsula, Sonora Island, and Refuge Cove. * Campbell River (Campbell River, British Columbia) Area Campbell River Area Seaplane Schedule, May 21-Sept 27, 2010<


important collection

-kum based in Campbell River (Campbell River, British Columbia) on Vancouver Island. Together they are known as the Laich-kwil-tach (historically known as the Euclataws or Yucultas, names which are more familiar to speakers of British Columbia English (Canadian English)). The Nuyumabales Cultural Centre is located within the Cape Mudge village and holds an important collection of art and regalia from earlier times, items that were repatriated after many years from museums elsewhere.<

Campbell River, British Columbia

'''Campbell River''' (Kwak'wala: ''Wiwek̓a̱m'') title FirstVoices: Kwak̓wala. Nature Environment - place names: words accessdate 2012-07-08 url http: www.firstvoices.com en Kwakwala word-category 1f2fd0f8542dbe9f --Nature--Environment---place-names is a coastal city (List of cities in Canada) in British Columbia on the east coast of Vancouver Island at the south end of Discovery Passage, which lies along the important coastal Inside Passage shipping route. Campbell River claims a population (2011 census) of 31,186 and has long been touted as "the Salmon Capital of the World". Campbell River and Region is in close proximity to the neighboring communities of Quadra and the Discovery Islands, Sayward, Oyster River, Gold River, Tahsis and Zeballos.

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