Don Bodger

Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Braden Blace holds the puck at the blueline during a Bulldogs powerplay opportunity against the Victoria Grizzlies on Dec. 15, 2021. (Photo by Elena Rardon, Alberni Valley News)

Determination makes Blace the ultimate Bulldog

Adjustments made prior to junior paying off for defensive stalwart

Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Braden Blace holds the puck at the blueline during a Bulldogs powerplay opportunity against the Victoria Grizzlies on Dec. 15, 2021. (Photo by Elena Rardon, Alberni Valley News)
Still Standing host Jonny Harris strolls through Chemainus last summer, with the Native Heritage mural in the background, while filming a segment on the community for the program that airs Jan. 26 on CBC. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Chemainus on the Still Standing show schedule for Jan. 26

Season 7 shooting provided many challenges due to COVID

Still Standing host Jonny Harris strolls through Chemainus last summer, with the Native Heritage mural in the background, while filming a segment on the community for the program that airs Jan. 26 on CBC. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)
Male varied thrush in Cassidy, taken after the count. (Photo by Bob Hay)

More species seen in second annual bird count

Wilson’s warbler spotted in Ladysmith a rarity in the winter; this is a male varied thrush

Male varied thrush in Cassidy, taken after the count. (Photo by Bob Hay)
Drone view of Chemainus looking toward Beach Drive, Chemainus Secondary School and Daniel Street during a December dusting of snow. (Photo by Shawn Wagar)

La Nina dominates Vancouver Island’s December weather pattern

Snowfall far surpasses the normal for the month, but precipitation balances out with less rain

Drone view of Chemainus looking toward Beach Drive, Chemainus Secondary School and Daniel Street during a December dusting of snow. (Photo by Shawn Wagar)
The MV Quinitsa coming into the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Ferry petition for improved Crofton-Vesuvius service surpasses 1,500 signatures

Limiting backlogs in each community seen as the benefit to a two-ferry system

The MV Quinitsa coming into the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Suspect in the Osborne Bay Pub Liquor Store robbery was heavily covered up, as seen in this surveillance video. (Photo submitted)

RCMP seek assistance in identifying Crofton liquor store robbery suspect

Images of a heavily covered up man caught on surveillance video

Suspect in the Osborne Bay Pub Liquor Store robbery was heavily covered up, as seen in this surveillance video. (Photo submitted)
Long lineups for the ferry to Salt Spring Island have become commonplace along Chaplin Street in Crofton the last few years. (Photo submitted)

Two-vessel service a suggested fix for Route 6 between Crofton and Vesuvius

Petition to BC Ferries to alleviate traffic backlogs garners more than 1,100 signatures in six days

Long lineups for the ferry to Salt Spring Island have become commonplace along Chaplin Street in Crofton the last few years. (Photo submitted)
Jack Frost and his cast of Christmas characters. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Jack Frost making his mark on Chemainus, no really, Jack Frost

It’s his real name and has always made life interesting

Jack Frost and his cast of Christmas characters. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The canoe created by John Marston and Moy Sutherland hangs in the rafters of the gift shop and cafe at the Malahat Skywalk. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Master carver Marston’s work graces Malahat Skywalk

Canoe, sculpture indicative of the region’s culture displayed prominently at the tourist facility

The canoe created by John Marston and Moy Sutherland hangs in the rafters of the gift shop and cafe at the Malahat Skywalk. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Russell Farm Market is back in business. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Russell Farm Market back in business after second flood

It’s taken a lot of work to get up and running again

Russell Farm Market is back in business. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Extensive flooding happened again in November throughout Westholme. (Photo by Shawn Wagar)

Intense November rains wallop Chemainus region with 481.9 mm

Floodgates open with a new all-time 24-hour rainfall total set Nov. 14-15

Extensive flooding happened again in November throughout Westholme. (Photo by Shawn Wagar)
Gregg Perry, left, and Dr. Don Hilton are happy to lend their support to the Chemainus Theatre’s Return To Stage campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Funding campaigns help Chemainus Theatre stage a comeback

Matching donations go a long way toward 2022 full season reopening

Gregg Perry, left, and Dr. Don Hilton are happy to lend their support to the Chemainus Theatre’s Return To Stage campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Scott Bennett brings another load of sandbags into Tussie Road Monday on his tractor. (Photo by Don Bodger)

All hands on deck for Westholme flood preparations

Military, many organizations offer support with sandbagging, preventative measures

Scott Bennett brings another load of sandbags into Tussie Road Monday on his tractor. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Roberta Hicks de Plumpton has a front row seat to the high water on the Chemainus River. Husband Clive’s Great Wall protects the property from the flood waters. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Great Wall of Westholme the ultimate barrier between the Hicks household and Chemainus River

Husband’s legacy ensures rising flood waters are kept at bay

Roberta Hicks de Plumpton has a front row seat to the high water on the Chemainus River. Husband Clive’s Great Wall protects the property from the flood waters. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Justin James Dodd made his second appearance in provincial court in Duncan via videolink on second degree murder charges. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Man charged in Crofton murders of dad and son still maintains he’ll represent himself in court

Crown to turn over evidence to Justin Dodd for perusal before next court appearance

Justin James Dodd made his second appearance in provincial court in Duncan via videolink on second degree murder charges. (Photo by Don Bodger)
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. From left: Mark DuMez, Georgia Bennett and Randy Huber couldn’t be happier about the upcoming return to the stage at the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Holiday Jubilation a momentous occasion for Chemainus Theatre

First live performance on stage since March 2020 designed to make the Christmas season shine

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. From left: Mark DuMez, Georgia Bennett and Randy Huber couldn’t be happier about the upcoming return to the stage at the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Crofton mill production was due to resume Nov. 24 from a two-week curtailment. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Paper Excellence warns of potential delivery interruptions for customers

Decision on restart of Crofton mill after two-week production curtailment under review

Crofton mill production was due to resume Nov. 24 from a two-week curtailment. (File photo by Don Bodger)
A Home for Hooves’ Michelle Singleton with pot belly pig Chuck. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Transfer of animals from Chemainus sanctuary to Duncan completed in October

A Home for Hooves and foster care accommodate the inhabitants

A Home for Hooves’ Michelle Singleton with pot belly pig Chuck. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Amid the muck, France Bournazel, left, and Tammy Calverley try to lighten the mood during intense ongoing clean-up from flood waters at the Russell Farm Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Russell Farm staff in quick clean-up mode to reopen business after flood

Volunteers pitching in to help operation get going again

Amid the muck, France Bournazel, left, and Tammy Calverley try to lighten the mood during intense ongoing clean-up from flood waters at the Russell Farm Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Large family has been displaced from their home on Tussie Road in Westholme. (Photo by Dora Edwards)

Fire displaces large family from its home

GoFundMe page started to help, especially for the children to get the essentials they need

Large family has been displaced from their home on Tussie Road in Westholme. (Photo by Dora Edwards)