Don Bodger

Commemorative T-shirts have been keepsakes for Crofton residents celebrating a birthday during the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Gina Fairbairn)

Considerations made to keep Crofton drive-by birthday celebrations going

Trucks will tone it down or not use horns at all to bring some joy to kids and older folks

Commemorative T-shirts have been keepsakes for Crofton residents celebrating a birthday during the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Gina Fairbairn)
Kathie Nimmo received a lot of honks from this sign in her front yard on Queen Street in Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)

COVID-19 birthday drive-by celebrations snuffed out in Crofton

Bylaw officer visit with threats of a fine mean parade trucks taken off the road

Kathie Nimmo received a lot of honks from this sign in her front yard on Queen Street in Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The opening of the Chemainus Public Market, even on a limited basis, has been a long time coming. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Long-awaited opening for Chemainus Public Market

All components not up and running just yet, but will be soon

The opening of the Chemainus Public Market, even on a limited basis, has been a long time coming. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Void of summer events going to be felt in Chemainus

Void of summer events going to be felt in Chemainus

CBIA cancels Classics Car Show and Canada Day celebrations

Void of summer events going to be felt in Chemainus
Derek Descoteau, the victim of a senseless murder four years ago, with his dad Paul Descoteau. (Photo submitted)

Heartfelt memories of Derek Descoteau four years later

Victim of Chemainus murder and his brother leave a huge impact on a large group of friends

Derek Descoteau, the victim of a senseless murder four years ago, with his dad Paul Descoteau. (Photo submitted)
Tents erected side-by-side in the Fuller Lake site enclosure for the homeless. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Resident concerns abundant over Fuller Lake Arena parking lot homeless tent site

Theft, nearby trails only the beginning of alarm bells for those who live in the area

Tents erected side-by-side in the Fuller Lake site enclosure for the homeless. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A couple of finished headbands. (Photo submitted)

It’s clear face shields are an important piece of personal protective equipment

Chemainus’ Hird-Rutter found a design and decided to produce them using a 3D printer

A couple of finished headbands. (Photo submitted)
It looked like it was going to be a great last half of the year at the Chemainus Theatre, as artistic director Mark DuMex rolled out the lineup during last October’s show unveiling celebration. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Theatre Festival cancels remainder of 2020 season

COVID-19 restrictions likely to linger longer for the theatre industry, leaving no other alternative

It looked like it was going to be a great last half of the year at the Chemainus Theatre, as artistic director Mark DuMex rolled out the lineup during last October’s show unveiling celebration. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Police are warning drivers to be aware of branches from trees during high winds after several incidents in the Chemainus area April 25. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Numerous incidents during high winds prompt police to make safe driving recommendations

Incidents in the Chemainus area particularly dangerous on April 25

Police are warning drivers to be aware of branches from trees during high winds after several incidents in the Chemainus area April 25. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Westholme home of Jolie Jamison and Jason McEwan raised after Feb. 1 floods, with disposal unit in the yard that’s constantly been at the ready for more trash. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Rapid Westholme flood leaves long-term scars

Waters subsided in short order, but painstaking rebuilding continues for one couple and neighbours

Westholme home of Jolie Jamison and Jason McEwan raised after Feb. 1 floods, with disposal unit in the yard that’s constantly been at the ready for more trash. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society’s Music in the Park series always draws packed crowds, particularly for the famed Naden Band. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

COVID-19 results in cancellation of entire Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society summer program

All major festivals and Music in the Park series events affected through the end of August

The Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society’s Music in the Park series always draws packed crowds, particularly for the famed Naden Band. (Photo by Art Carlyle)
Tony Smith of Chemainus ready for his tee time at Mount Brenton Golf Course. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Golfers enjoying their time back on the course

Mount Brenton Golf Course a busy place for people to unwind after reopening Friday

Tony Smith of Chemainus ready for his tee time at Mount Brenton Golf Course. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Work on the east side of Chemainus Road for the upgrade project has progressed well. (Photo by Don Bodger)

First phase of the Chemainus Road Corridor Upgrade nearing completion

Project has continued with alterations for social distancing during construction

Work on the east side of Chemainus Road for the upgrade project has progressed well. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A series of events has hit the operational process of the Paper Excellence mill at Crofton and other company mills hard. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Paper Excellence Canada announces further temporary curtailment at Crofton mill

Heavy impacts from triple threat of fibre shortages, Malware attack and COVID-19

A series of events has hit the operational process of the Paper Excellence mill at Crofton and other company mills hard. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Union de Reyes facing the Cowichan Valley Mustangs at Evans Park in Duncan during its visit to Vancouver Island in 2018. (File photo)

Cuban baseball journey takes a different twist for Island players

Touring team prevented from any game action at the start of COVID-19 restrictions

Union de Reyes facing the Cowichan Valley Mustangs at Evans Park in Duncan during its visit to Vancouver Island in 2018. (File photo)
Jacquie McLeod with a balloon broom for Ryan Cheema and Holly Douglas. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Drive-through bridal shower a way to improvise during COVID-19

Family and friends share the love socially distanced in a Chemainus parking lot

Jacquie McLeod with a balloon broom for Ryan Cheema and Holly Douglas. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Mount Brenton Golf Course is opening up to members again Friday. Guests are welcome to begin playing again next Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Mount Brenton opts to resume play on Friday for members

Golf courses opening up again amid COVID-19 safety measures

Mount Brenton Golf Course is opening up to members again Friday. Guests are welcome to begin playing again next Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Firemen at the back entrance during the first of two fires at Chemainus Secondary School in late February that remain under investigation. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Investigation into two February Chemainus Secondary School fires remains open

Police working in collaboration with the school and school district

Firemen at the back entrance during the first of two fires at Chemainus Secondary School in late February that remain under investigation. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Parks family of Crofton doesn’t get bored. They simply pull out the V.I. Combat game board, displayed by Zoey, front, and then Zebb, right, and dad Darryl, back, are all ready for action. (Photo submitted)

Not to become bored the game plan for COVID-19

Board game developed by Crofton family just the remedy for filling time at home

The Parks family of Crofton doesn’t get bored. They simply pull out the V.I. Combat game board, displayed by Zoey, front, and then Zebb, right, and dad Darryl, back, are all ready for action. (Photo submitted)
Chemainus Girl Guide member Ishiah Thornhill-Dares provided a special treat for Chemainus Health Care Centre workers that was greatly appreciated. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sweet treat helps make Chemainus Health Care Centre workers feel complete

Girl Guide cookies always in good taste when showing appreciation

Chemainus Girl Guide member Ishiah Thornhill-Dares provided a special treat for Chemainus Health Care Centre workers that was greatly appreciated. (Photo by Don Bodger)