Don Bodger

Beautiful morning with the sun peaking through, as viewed from Thetis Island. (Photo by Kelly Bannister)

November characterized by a record high, no snow and plenty of rain in Chemainus region

Temperature almost hits the 20 degree Celsius mark on Nov. 4

Beautiful morning with the sun peaking through, as viewed from Thetis Island. (Photo by Kelly Bannister)
New crosswalk across Henry Road from the Mount Brenton Golf Course is now in use for golfers. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Awareness required in the initial stages of new signalized crosswalk

Drivers looking at more stops and starts while golfers stick to one crossing point

New crosswalk across Henry Road from the Mount Brenton Golf Course is now in use for golfers. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley was passed up for a cabinet position by Premier John Horgan. (Photo submitted)

Routley left off the list of NDP cabinet ministers again

Premier Horgan opts for some newcomers in key positions over experienced MLA

Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley was passed up for a cabinet position by Premier John Horgan. (Photo submitted)
Freighter anchored off Kin Beach in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

MacGregor to host expert panel for virtual town hall on freighter anchorages issue

Residents can participate through MP’s website or Facebook page Dec. 3

Freighter anchored off Kin Beach in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton man’s expertise earns international award with home-built elevator

Experience put to use in winning contest entry for furniture and home projects

Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Bhagwan Mayer. (Photo submitted)

Organizer of transporting the World’s Largest Hockey Stick to Cowichan remembered

Bhagwan Mayer a “hard-working fellow who cared about his community.”

Bhagwan Mayer. (Photo submitted)
Pnina Benyamini strikes a yoga pose. (Photo submitted)

Many facets to energetic woman’s legacy

Benyamini taught yoga, belly dancing and more to an adoring public

Pnina Benyamini strikes a yoga pose. (Photo submitted)
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have ruled out fouled play in the death of a woman in Chemainus. (Black Press file photo)

No foul play in death of woman in Chemainus

Police officers make determination after an investigation

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have ruled out fouled play in the death of a woman in Chemainus. (Black Press file photo)
Divers gear up at Kin Beach for venture to extract large industrial tires from the waters of Chemainus Bay. (Photo by Kathleen Fenner)

CFB Esquimalt’s Fleet Diving Unit members remove large tires submerged in Chemainus Bay for years

Environmental concerns and deadly hazard for crabs finally alleviated

Divers gear up at Kin Beach for venture to extract large industrial tires from the waters of Chemainus Bay. (Photo by Kathleen Fenner)
Police officers were called to Chemainus Sunday where a body was found in the back seat of a car. (Black Press file photo)

Body found in car in Chemainus

Police make discovery after being called to apartment building

Police officers were called to Chemainus Sunday where a body was found in the back seat of a car. (Black Press file photo)
The paving on the Chemainus Road Corridor Upgrade Project has been completed. Now, the accompanying sidewalks and concrete dividers are all coming together. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Paving done, finishing the concrete work the next priority on Chemainus Road

Corridor upgrade project will likely continue well into December

The paving on the Chemainus Road Corridor Upgrade Project has been completed. Now, the accompanying sidewalks and concrete dividers are all coming together. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A special Tree of Life pendant that ‘Rose’ purchased during a sabbatical to Victoria. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus woman warns of scams on dating sites from personal experience

Rose gets her $1,500 back, but most aren’t as fortunate

A special Tree of Life pendant that ‘Rose’ purchased during a sabbatical to Victoria. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A BC Emergency Health Services helicopter takes off from the Saltair ball fields. (Photo by Bob Ennis)

Pedestrian airlifted to Victoria after accident in Saltair

Area director reminds motorists they need to slow down along Chemainus Road

A BC Emergency Health Services helicopter takes off from the Saltair ball fields. (Photo by Bob Ennis)
Here’s how the new affordable housing project on Willow Street next to the Chemainus library will look. (Submitted)

Affordable housing project start-up in the works for Willow Street

North Cowichan entering into 99-year lease with Community Land Trust Foundation

Here’s how the new affordable housing project on Willow Street next to the Chemainus library will look. (Submitted)
Sam the Lamb digs into a pumpkin during his first-ever Pumpkin Smash. It’s always such a nice treat to provide a special day for all the animals here, says RASTA Sanctuary CEO Lucie Cerny, and “we couldn’t do it without everyone’s generous support.” (Photo submitted)

Anderson pledges special gift to RASTA Sanctuary

Famous actress and Ladysmith resident to help with building of a new barn

Sam the Lamb digs into a pumpkin during his first-ever Pumpkin Smash. It’s always such a nice treat to provide a special day for all the animals here, says RASTA Sanctuary CEO Lucie Cerny, and “we couldn’t do it without everyone’s generous support.” (Photo submitted)
Colourful mural looks good in its new spot. (Photo by Peter Collum)

New mural depicts a love story in the making along Chemainus Road

Artist Friesen and crew complete installation on Violet Wild building

Colourful mural looks good in its new spot. (Photo by Peter Collum)
The Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn is one of only 60 hotels out of more than 2,200 Best Western-branded properties in North America to receive the M.K. Guertin award. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn receives special honour

One of only 60 hotels in the chain to earn award

The Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn is one of only 60 hotels out of more than 2,200 Best Western-branded properties in North America to receive the M.K. Guertin award. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Hey, it’s Dr. Bonnie Henry here at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. (Photo courtesy of Darlene MacDonald)

Dr. Henry Halloween decoration brightens the decor at the Chemainus Health Care Centre

Gentle personality guiding our actions amid a time of normally scary creatures

Hey, it’s Dr. Bonnie Henry here at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. (Photo courtesy of Darlene MacDonald)
The road into Crofton will be a lot nicer when the roller coaster bumps are taken out of Crofton Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton Road improvements to start taking shape Nov. 2

It’ll be a long haul until next summer to get it done and motorists should expect delays

The road into Crofton will be a lot nicer when the roller coaster bumps are taken out of Crofton Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor has expressed concerns about the excessive freighters parked in the Salish Sea for quite some time. (Photo submitted)

MacGregor introduces bill to address freighter anchorages

Concerns about the environment, noise, pollution and safety abundant

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor has expressed concerns about the excessive freighters parked in the Salish Sea for quite some time. (Photo submitted)