Don Bodger

Design done by Gus Modeste for his village of Penelakut. (Photo submitted)

Death of famed Penelakut artist Modeste mourned

World famous carving talents began at Chemainus Secondary School

Design done by Gus Modeste for his village of Penelakut. (Photo submitted)
Dan Robin with a magazine cover featuring a very young Britney Spears, the cover of the Pictorial real estate section and other newspapers from the end of the 1990s. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Worries of killer robots, metal trees among contents of 20-year-old time capsule

Crofton family, friends reacquaint themselves with items tucked away before Y2K scare

Dan Robin with a magazine cover featuring a very young Britney Spears, the cover of the Pictorial real estate section and other newspapers from the end of the 1990s. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Vancouver Island Regional Library logo has been affixed to the new building and the Chemainus library is ready for opening next Monday, Jan. 13. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Soft opening for new Chemainus library next Monday, Jan. 13

Public invited to come and check out all the amenities and features of the building

The Vancouver Island Regional Library logo has been affixed to the new building and the Chemainus library is ready for opening next Monday, Jan. 13. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Brooklyn Puska always conducts herself on the ice with the greatest of ease. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Fuller Lake skater puts her skills to the test and passes

Golden moment arrives ahead of schedule for Puska compared to others

Brooklyn Puska always conducts herself on the ice with the greatest of ease. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Esther Craig brightens up Christmas and Boxing Day for so many by organizing the Willie and Jean Fyffe Memorial Christmas dinner at the Chemainus Legion Hall. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Fyffe dinner a strong Christmas tradition

Gathering at the Chemainus Legion helps fill a void for many

Esther Craig brightens up Christmas and Boxing Day for so many by organizing the Willie and Jean Fyffe Memorial Christmas dinner at the Chemainus Legion Hall. (Photo by Don Bodger)
New Chemainus library opens to the public Jan. 13, 2020

New Chemainus library opens to the public Jan. 13, 2020

Finishing touches being applied to beautiful downtown building

New Chemainus library opens to the public Jan. 13, 2020
Cute doesn’t even begin to describe the three youngest of the Russell children - Kealey, Kazka and Kalyna. (Photo by Don Bodger)

The Russell Troupe finds a comfort zone in Chemainus

Family gathering with two parents and five kids a common scene around town

Cute doesn’t even begin to describe the three youngest of the Russell children - Kealey, Kazka and Kalyna. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Strike taking a toll on families of WFP workers with Christmas approaching

Strike taking a toll on families of WFP workers with Christmas approaching

Donations being sought at the union hall in Duncan to provide assistance

Strike taking a toll on families of WFP workers with Christmas approaching
Smoke and steam can be seen billowing out from a garage behind a residence on Chilco Road in Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Updated – Firefighters contain Chilco Road garage fire in Crofton

About 15 Crofton and Chemainus Fire Department members on the scene

Smoke and steam can be seen billowing out from a garage behind a residence on Chilco Road in Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A couple of Fuller Lake Flyers Junior B teams during the time period. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Flyers hockey program inducted into Sports Wall of Fame

Junior B teams attracted huge crowds in the early days of Fuller Lake Arena

A couple of Fuller Lake Flyers Junior B teams during the time period. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A portable CO alarm. (Photo submitted)

Carbon monoxide poisoning incident brings dangers of the gas to light

Chemainus adult and child go to hospital for treatment

A portable CO alarm. (Photo submitted)
Hope, a dog that was taken into custody by the BC SPCA after a case of animal cruelty, now has a new home with Neil Roberts. Roberts is the hospital administrator at WAVES Veterinary Hospital in Langford. (Photo by Shalu Mehta/Victoria News)

A tale of heroic efforts: B.C. island residents searched tirelessly for abandoned dog Hope

Search parties on Penelakut Island extend a week before finally finding embattled dog

Hope, a dog that was taken into custody by the BC SPCA after a case of animal cruelty, now has a new home with Neil Roberts. Roberts is the hospital administrator at WAVES Veterinary Hospital in Langford. (Photo by Shalu Mehta/Victoria News)
Concept 1 for the Crofton ferry terminal redevelopment. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Two concepts for Crofton ferry terminal presented to the public

BC Ferries meeting outlines the key features that will shape the long-term plan

Concept 1 for the Crofton ferry terminal redevelopment. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus man charged after German shepherd found abandoned in woods, tied with cable

Chemainus man charged after German shepherd found abandoned in woods, tied with cable

It’s a miracle one-year-old German Shepherd Hope survived

Chemainus man charged after German shepherd found abandoned in woods, tied with cable
Comments received with Kelly Bellamy’s nominations. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Golden Brush Awards celebrate success stories

Prominent individuals and businesses given deserving recognition for their contributions

Comments received with Kelly Bellamy’s nominations. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Aly Tomlin and Ralf Rosenke of Riot Brewing. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Riot Brewing makes a comeback thanks to anonymous investor

Chemainus-based business putting hurdles behind

Aly Tomlin and Ralf Rosenke of Riot Brewing. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The first three shows of the 2020 season at the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Theatre unveils its 2020 show lineup

Beauty and the Beast takes the feature summer slot, with two other classics brought back

The first three shows of the 2020 season at the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Police have charged a woman with several drug-related offenses. (FIle photo by Don Bodger)

Woman charged with numerous drug offenses

Police make arrest on an outstanding warrant dating back to earlier raid on Chemainus property

Police have charged a woman with several drug-related offenses. (FIle photo by Don Bodger)
It’s back to the grind for Jon Lefebure on his Willow Street housing project. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Lefebure rebuilds his previous life in construction

Former North Cowichan Mayor enjoys the transition back to physical outdoor work

It’s back to the grind for Jon Lefebure on his Willow Street housing project. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The axe, wielded by Minnesota Slim (Gaelen Beatty), is about to fall on Moonlight (Felix LeBlanc) while Muskrat (Mark DuMez) and Dirty Bob (Andrew Legg) brace themselves. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Lumberjacks in Love on the cutting edge of woodsman theatrics

Navigate your way through the wilderness with some wild antics and well-crafted tunes

The axe, wielded by Minnesota Slim (Gaelen Beatty), is about to fall on Moonlight (Felix LeBlanc) while Muskrat (Mark DuMez) and Dirty Bob (Andrew Legg) brace themselves. (Photo by Don Bodger)