Morgan has been active in Campbell River since her arrival from Victoria in the ’60s. At that time she helped to organize a Marching Mothers group which lobbied the Ministry of Highways intermittently for 36 years before the Inland Island Hwy., from Campbell River to Nanaimo, was finally constructed. She has led a varied existence including early years in the RCAF, the YWCA, and social services. More recently, she has worked as a newspaper reporter/editor, journalist, and city councillor (2003-08). Now in her nineties, she continues her intense interest in community activities and is a founding member of the Campbellton Neighbourhood project. She and a partner have also recently established an online Campbell River Food Map. This plan sprung from their concern for food access and security within the Strathcona Regional District.
For decades, the renowned Campbell River surged past the small neighbourhood of Campbellton all but unseen by passersby. In 1917, the only commercial activity in the area was a roughly […]
Words by Morgan OstlerPhotos by Jenn Dykstra