Don Bodger

Freighter drags anchor towards Boulder Point Oct. 22. It came within 730 metres of the shore, according to maps from the Port of Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

MacGregor introduces bill to address freighter anchorages along the South Coast

Concerns about the environment, noise, pollution and safety abundant

Freighter drags anchor towards Boulder Point Oct. 22. It came within 730 metres of the shore, according to maps from the Port of Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
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)
Doug Routley has retained his seat as Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA. (Photo submitted)

Routley retains his post as Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA

NDP stronghold in the riding continues despite a strong challenge from the Greens’ Istace

Doug Routley has retained his seat as Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA. (Photo submitted)
Dinner shows in the Playbill Dining Room are keeping the Chemainus Theatre going during the pandemic. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dinner events satisfying for the Chemainus Theatre and patrons

Small groups enjoy entertainment and the food in the Playbill Dining Room

Dinner shows in the Playbill Dining Room are keeping the Chemainus Theatre going during the pandemic. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chris Istace campaigning in Crofton. (Photo submitted)

Green Party’s Istace apologizes for remark about First Nations gaming grants being a ‘handout’

Island candidate determined to do better in thinking and communicating matters of reconciliation

Chris Istace campaigning in Crofton. (Photo submitted)
There won’t be any border crossings going on this year for seasoned snowbirds. (Black Press file photo)

Editorial: Economy boost likely from the snowbirds

Many deciding to stay home with options for heading south more limited

There won’t be any border crossings going on this year for seasoned snowbirds. (Black Press file photo)
Widget, RASTA's senior potbelly pig, enjoying his treats. (Photo submitted)

Smashed pumpkins provide a royal Thanksgiving feast for animals at Island sanctuary

Substantial community donations to purchase pumpkins surpasses the initial goal

Widget, RASTA's senior potbelly pig, enjoying his treats. (Photo submitted)
Doug Routley meets and greets young and old alike on the campaign trail for the NDP in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island votes: Campaigning through a pandemic

Nanaimo-North Cowichan’s three hopefuls still pounding the pavement and utilizing virtual options

Doug Routley meets and greets young and old alike on the campaign trail for the NDP in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)

Riot unveils a colourful brew in honour of an Island drag queen

Variety the spice of life and with beverages for entertainer

Green Party pins Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding hopes on Istace

Leader Furstenau in town for the announcement of Chemainus businessman’s candidacy

Unusual season of minor hockey slowly taking shape

Teams doing a lot of practicing right now while awaiting the possibility of games

September had it all with plenty of sun, smoke and rain

One last shot of summer brings the month to an end

Original drums recovered amid offers to replace stolen Chemainus church set

Chemainus United Church grateful for actions of a caring community

Where there’s a will, there’s a way for Chemainus jeweler

Calypso Jewelry Design emerges on Chemainus Road since the pandemic

Green Party pins Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding hopes on Istace

Leader Sonia Furstenau was in Chemainus for Sunday’s candidate announcement

Duration of Tour de Rock stop in Chemainus much shorter than usual

Four alumni riders don’t get to come for breakfast in COVID year

No new leads in Delores Brown homicide case

Five-year mark passes without any additional information provided to police

Dr. Henry gets cozy with blanket from Chemainus United Church

Gesture made as a thank you for all her work during the pandemic

Logjams and gravel bars the bane of Chemainus River’s existence

Spawning fish impacted by low channels, residents by flood concerns

Good Samaritan replaces drum set stolen from Chemainus United Church

Theft occurred on either Friday or Saturday night on the long weekend