Don Bodger

Lucie Cerny, RASTA founder, with one of her beloved pigs. (Photo submitted)

Health of Chemainus sanctuary founder forces transfer of animals, some assets to Duncan facility

Animals will eventually be moved from RASTA to A Home For Hooves

Lucie Cerny, RASTA founder, with one of her beloved pigs. (Photo submitted)
Skye Skagfeld spruces up the walls with some fresh paint in the gallery where her paintings are going to be hung during an upcoming show. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sail away with Skagfeld in her latest art exhibit

Another seasonal change also marked by nautical inspiration

Skye Skagfeld spruces up the walls with some fresh paint in the gallery where her paintings are going to be hung during an upcoming show. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The plaque by the tree dedicated to Pnina Benyamini. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Tree stands as a memorial to Benyamini

Popular Chemainus resident died in October 2020 after a long cancer battle

The plaque by the tree dedicated to Pnina Benyamini. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Penelakut mini pitch will be painted by late spring 2022 to bring it to completion. (Submitted)

First mini soccer pitch ready for play on Penelakut Island

Grand opening Monday marks a special occasion for Indigenous youth

The Penelakut mini pitch will be painted by late spring 2022 to bring it to completion. (Submitted)
Paul Manly takin’ it to the streets during campaigning. (Photo by Sean Wood)

Manly vows to retain crucial seat for the Green Party

Nanaimo-Ladysmith identified as one of the key races in the Sept. 20 federal election

Paul Manly takin’ it to the streets during campaigning. (Photo by Sean Wood)
The Waterwheel Park band shell where the Sept. 16 all-candidates meeting for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford will be held. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Residents Association to hold all-candidates forum Sept. 16

Numbers will be drawn for participants wishing to ask questions at outdoor setting

The Waterwheel Park band shell where the Sept. 16 all-candidates meeting for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford will be held. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Hard-working employees Ingrid Vieira and Angela Bajich at the entrance to Sandpiper Gardens and Glass. (Photo by Don Bodger)

End of October the end of the line for garden portion of Sandpiper Gardens & Glass

Gunnell Borge decides to slow down, but family keeping property

Hard-working employees Ingrid Vieira and Angela Bajich at the entrance to Sandpiper Gardens and Glass. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Stocking Lake is the open water source for the Saltair water system that requires a filtration system under the Province of BC drinking water regulations. (Photo submitted)

Saltair water system filtration grant successful

Considerable reduction in costs of treatment upgrades for taxpayers

Stocking Lake is the open water source for the Saltair water system that requires a filtration system under the Province of BC drinking water regulations. (Photo submitted)
The Camp Qwanoes Screamer zipline is a favourite with campers. (Photo submitted)

Camp Qwanoes returns to day camp sessions after positive COVID-19 tests

Final week at the Crofton site before summer season wrap-up

The Camp Qwanoes Screamer zipline is a favourite with campers. (Photo submitted)
Kids take the plunge at Camp Qwanoes’ Aqua Park. (Photo submitted)

Several campers and staff members test positive for COVID-19 at Crofton summer camp

Camp Qwanoes executive director hopeful a day camp can still proceed next week

Kids take the plunge at Camp Qwanoes’ Aqua Park. (Photo submitted)
Surveying the Chemainus River watershed provides some interesting insights for Erik Piikkila. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island forester says more than climate change behind our trickling rivers

Expert says the status quo not going to cut it anymore in our forests and watersheds

Surveying the Chemainus River watershed provides some interesting insights for Erik Piikkila. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Marilyn Deeble now teaches at Chemainus Secondary School after two years in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Teaching at Egyptian school a memorable experience

Lifestyle and welcoming nature of the people also leave an impression

Marilyn Deeble now teaches at Chemainus Secondary School after two years in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Julie Stevens is makin’ bacon, lots of it, and cooking other things and pouring beer and serving and everything else at Canteen on the Green due to the labour shortage. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Shortage of workers has Chemainus business owners scrambling

Students returning to school soon likely to compound the problem of filling jobs

Julie Stevens is makin’ bacon, lots of it, and cooking other things and pouring beer and serving and everything else at Canteen on the Green due to the labour shortage. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Different images of what Delores (Deedee) Brown looked like. (File photos)

Tips still being sought in Penelakut Island woman’s death six years later

Investigators still hopeful of hearing from someone who knows what happened to Deedee Brown

Different images of what Delores (Deedee) Brown looked like. (File photos)
State of Local Emergency has been extended due to the Copper Canyon wildfire.

State of Local Emergency extended for Copper Canyon wildfire

One week added while the fire has yet to be deemed under control

State of Local Emergency has been extended due to the Copper Canyon wildfire.
The Duncan law courts where Colin John’s hearing took place over three days. (File photo)

John found fit to resume murder trial in November

Hearing determines the case against the accused in Derek Descoteau’s death to proceed

The Duncan law courts where Colin John’s hearing took place over three days. (File photo)
Fire in the Copper Canyon area west of Chemainus now determined as 'being held.' (Screenshot from BC Wildfire Dashboard)

BC Wildfire Service now classifies Copper Canyon fire as ‘being held’

Significant progress made by crews to prevent spread beyond 32 hectares

Fire in the Copper Canyon area west of Chemainus now determined as 'being held.' (Screenshot from BC Wildfire Dashboard)
One vehicle ended up on its side in Sunday Trans Canada Highway collision. (Photo submitted)

Four taken to hospital after Sunday highway accident north of Duncan

Several hours before traffic backlog clears in the southbound lanes

One vehicle ended up on its side in Sunday Trans Canada Highway collision. (Photo submitted)
The Copper Canyon fire as it looked from behind Mount Prevost in the early stages. (Photo by Bud Gagnon)

No growth since Friday on Copper Canyon fire

Special crew parachuted in helping with containment at 32 hectares

The Copper Canyon fire as it looked from behind Mount Prevost in the early stages. (Photo by Bud Gagnon)
Smokey skies and a helicopter overhead on the Mount Sicker side of the Holyoak Creek fire. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Smokey skies and a helicopter overhead on the Mount Sicker side of the Holyoak Creek fire. (Photo by Don Bodger)