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Dead heron was found along the Crofton waterfront. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Starvation claims Great Blue Heron in Crofton

No other contributing factors found in death during a necropsy

Dead heron was found along the Crofton waterfront. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cultural Arts Society keeps the music coming to a restricted audience

Cultural Arts Society keeps the music coming to a restricted audience

Schedule announced to the end of August for Tuesday and Saturday performances

Cultural Arts Society keeps the music coming to a restricted audience
Could you imagine a couple of these guys hanging around Crofton for a while? (Photo submitted)

Dino-mite chance to snag some dinosaurs

Crofton man in the hunt for a piece of a rare collection at auction

Could you imagine a couple of these guys hanging around Crofton for a while? (Photo submitted)
Donna Middlemiss pours a little beer into the batter for the fish and chips at Captain Andy’s. But don’t worry, folks, it’s the non-alcoholic variety and adds a lot of flavour. (Photo by Don Bodger)

The skipper of Captain Andy’s cooks up a storm

Middlemiss putting her extensive experience to work in new Chemainus restaurant

Donna Middlemiss pours a little beer into the batter for the fish and chips at Captain Andy’s. But don’t worry, folks, it’s the non-alcoholic variety and adds a lot of flavour. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Neel Tanna and wife Rupal outside the pending location of the couple’s pharmacy expansion to Crofton with Patricia Berry and Tony van de Mortel of Mortel Development Co. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Pharmacy the right prescription for Crofton’s needs

Opening slated for October in the Mews, along with a medical clinic

Neel Tanna and wife Rupal outside the pending location of the couple’s pharmacy expansion to Crofton with Patricia Berry and Tony van de Mortel of Mortel Development Co. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A longtime resident of Thetis Island said he’s never seen a bear on the island. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dead black bear washes up on Thetis Island

Conservation officer determines it had been in the ocean for a long time

A longtime resident of Thetis Island said he’s never seen a bear on the island. (Photo by Don Bodger)
It’s hoped hockey will return sooner rather than later at Fuller Lake Arena and other Cowichan Valley rinks. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Return to Play game plan for September in the works for Cowichan Valley minor hockey

The season will look quite different to comply with COVID-19 regulations

It’s hoped hockey will return sooner rather than later at Fuller Lake Arena and other Cowichan Valley rinks. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The former St. Joseph’s Elementary School in Chemainus converted to art studios in May of 2019. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Art studios remain with no sale of former St. Joseph’s School property

Island Catholic Schools keeping its options open beyond December

The former St. Joseph’s Elementary School in Chemainus converted to art studios in May of 2019. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Nephew Bucky Chisholm gives Dorothy Adair a big hug during her 106th birthday in February. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Beloved Chemainus resident dies at 106

Dorothy Adair adored by the many people she met in the community in two short years

Nephew Bucky Chisholm gives Dorothy Adair a big hug during her 106th birthday in February. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Shanahan girls - Danika, 12, in the middle, Makayla, 10, right, and Ema, 8, left. (Photo submitted)

Sudden death leaves Shanahan family of five children without a father

GoFundMe campaign set up by wife Tiffany’s friend

The Shanahan girls - Danika, 12, in the middle, Makayla, 10, right, and Ema, 8, left. (Photo submitted)
Tony Fayant in his familiar place at Waterwheel Park in downtown Chemainus playing the bagpipes. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)

One piper piping during the pandemic

Tribute to health care workers reaches the 100th performance

Tony Fayant in his familiar place at Waterwheel Park in downtown Chemainus playing the bagpipes. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)
Mom Samantha Fincham holds the cone while daughter Grace Desmarais, 5 1/2, takes a big bite of ice cream at Archie’s Ice Cream Parlour and Diner. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Archie’s lets the good times roll

Blast from the past at new diner in the Chemainus Public Market

Mom Samantha Fincham holds the cone while daughter Grace Desmarais, 5 1/2, takes a big bite of ice cream at Archie’s Ice Cream Parlour and Diner. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Fuller Lake Arena parking lot homeless tenting site remains in place until further notice. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Extension given for Cowichan region homeless tenting sites

Meeting with BC Housing to determine the next step

The Fuller Lake Arena parking lot homeless tenting site remains in place until further notice. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Receiving mail service on Penelakut Island has been a huge benefit for the community. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Direct mail delivery to Penelakut Island a big benefit for residents

Service that started in mid-March has especially been appreciated since pandemic restrictions

Receiving mail service on Penelakut Island has been a huge benefit for the community. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Finishing touches to the Chemainus Road Corridor Project will be provided by Milestone Equipment Contracting Inc. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Contract awarded for second stage of Chemainus Road Corridor Upgrade

Milestone Equipment Contracting Inc. of Nanaimo will be providing the finishing touches

Finishing touches to the Chemainus Road Corridor Project will be provided by Milestone Equipment Contracting Inc. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Road Corridor Upgrade Project will continue once a successful bidder is determined for the next phase. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Phase Two of Chemainus Road Corridor Upgrade to start in mid-July

Mid-November the target date for the completion of the remaining work

Chemainus Road Corridor Upgrade Project will continue once a successful bidder is determined for the next phase. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The garlic crop looks good, as Russell Farm Market & Garden Centre’s France Bournazel points out. It’s just getting it to market that’s a bit more challenging than usual right now due to the Feb. 1 flood that shut down the market. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crops ready, but Russell Farm Market still a month away from reopening

Garden Centre doing a blazing business with everyone taking up gardening

The garlic crop looks good, as Russell Farm Market & Garden Centre’s France Bournazel points out. It’s just getting it to market that’s a bit more challenging than usual right now due to the Feb. 1 flood that shut down the market. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Artist Lois Flach puts a realistic face to the COVID-19 war being waged by front-line health care workers. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Painting of a front-line worker a powerful image

Chemainus artist puts her creative touch to COVID Angel

Artist Lois Flach puts a realistic face to the COVID-19 war being waged by front-line health care workers. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Arcade games in the Chemainus Public Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Arcade games a bright light to public market space

Pinball being enjoyed by kids and adults of all ages

Arcade games in the Chemainus Public Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Fuller Lake Arena parking lot homeless tenting enclosure. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Man found dead in his tent at Chemainus homeless camp

Facebook posts tell of personal struggles and attempts to stay clean and sober

The Fuller Lake Arena parking lot homeless tenting enclosure. (Photo by Don Bodger)