Don Bodger

Laura Robertson and daughter Shar Gale visit Chemainus Lake every Nov. 25 on the anniversary of Brayden Gale’s tragic death there. The memorial there and the presence of a lifesaving ring give them comfort. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Memories of Brayden Gale remain strong for family after seven years

Life saving ring at Chemainus Lake where tragedy occurred a source of some comfort

Laura Robertson and daughter Shar Gale visit Chemainus Lake every Nov. 25 on the anniversary of Brayden Gale’s tragic death there. The memorial there and the presence of a lifesaving ring give them comfort. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A serene group surrounds Scrooge (Louise Phillips) in the Chemainus Theatre Festival’s A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Yasmin D’Oshun, Jay Clift, Emma Slipp and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Small cast covers large number of roles in A Tiny Christmas Carol

New adaptation of a familiar Dickens classic opens at the Chemainus Theatre

A serene group surrounds Scrooge (Louise Phillips) in the Chemainus Theatre Festival’s A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Yasmin D’Oshun, Jay Clift, Emma Slipp and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The latest Sports Wall of Fame inductions were held Saturday night at the Cowichan Golf & Country Club. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Newest Sports Wall of Fame inductees honoured

Six individuals and one team recognized for their impressive credentials

The latest Sports Wall of Fame inductions were held Saturday night at the Cowichan Golf & Country Club. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Stuart Channel Little League baseball team made a remarkable run in 1987.

Little Leaguers of 1987, Price inducted into Sports Wall of Fame

Chemainus area’s baseball pride given deserved recognition

The Stuart Channel Little League baseball team made a remarkable run in 1987.
Chemainus firefighter and parademic Alex Meyer. (Photo by Devon Gillot)

Firefighter who beat cancer this year giving back through fundraiser

Meyer initiates campaign for chemotherapy unit where he spent a lot of time

Chemainus firefighter and parademic Alex Meyer. (Photo by Devon Gillot)
Police are seeking assistance in identifying two break-in suspects. (Black Press file photo)

Large amount of money stolen from ATM in Chemainus

Suspects sought after break-and-enter at Co-op gas station

Police are seeking assistance in identifying two break-in suspects. (Black Press file photo)
The Colin John hearing at the Duncan courthouse has been extended into the new year. (Photo by Don Bodger)

John hearing in 2016 Descoteau murder extends into the new year

Experts testifying on both sides of the not criminally responsible angle

The Colin John hearing at the Duncan courthouse has been extended into the new year. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sherry Deptuch and Mike Bieling lay out crosses at the gravesites of vets at the Westholme All Saints’ Churchyard. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Additions made to veterans’ Remembrance cross placements at Westholme

Research continually turns up more names for ceremonies around the valley

Sherry Deptuch and Mike Bieling lay out crosses at the gravesites of vets at the Westholme All Saints’ Churchyard. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Rays of light infiltrate the clouds during a sunset in October. (Photo by Donna L. Brown)

Vancouver Island rain gauges stay empty until late October

Total for the month well below normal after precipitation finally arrives

Rays of light infiltrate the clouds during a sunset in October. (Photo by Donna L. Brown)
Ladysmith RCMSAR members cited for their rescue efforts a year ago of two men on a fishing boat, from left, include: Phil Kelsey, Ross Hayes, John Oakes and Susan Wisely. (Photo by RCMSAR Station 29 Ladysmith)

Ladysmith crew honoured for 2021 rescue of two men from a sinking fishing boat

Response time was fortunately reduced from already being on the water

Ladysmith RCMSAR members cited for their rescue efforts a year ago of two men on a fishing boat, from left, include: Phil Kelsey, Ross Hayes, John Oakes and Susan Wisely. (Photo by RCMSAR Station 29 Ladysmith)
The Urgent Care Centre in Chemainus will only have seven days of normal operation from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during November. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Only seven days of normal operation at the Urgent Care Centre in Chemainus in November

But number of full closure dates reduced by four from October

The Urgent Care Centre in Chemainus will only have seven days of normal operation from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during November. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Police vehicle outside the Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Updated – Woman fine after fall in dumbwaiter lift at Chemainus Thrift Shop

WorkSafeBC looking into the incident to make recommendations

Police vehicle outside the Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Janis German with her mementoes from the AquaticRunner Individual World Championship in Italy. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Italian adventure for German includes jellyfish, seaweed and rough waves

Crofton athlete conquers course in AquaticRunner World Championship

Janis German with her mementoes from the AquaticRunner Individual World Championship in Italy. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Three significant cases were adjourned in BC Supreme Court in Duncan Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Three high-profile court cases adjourned

New dates set for charges against Bennett, Alphonse and Dodd

Three significant cases were adjourned in BC Supreme Court in Duncan Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Strike notice has been served by PPWC members at the Catalyst Crofton Paper Excellence mill. (Photo by Don Bodger)

PPWC union serves strike notice at Crofton Paper Excellence mill

Members vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

Strike notice has been served by PPWC members at the Catalyst Crofton Paper Excellence mill. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Derek Descoteau’s mom Brenda Smith and her mom Irene Ellison have put on a brave face through all the court proceedings over 6 1/2 years. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Painful details heard of Descoteau murder in Colin John hearing

Testimony determining if accused is not criminally responsible by mental disorder

Derek Descoteau’s mom Brenda Smith and her mom Irene Ellison have put on a brave face through all the court proceedings over 6 1/2 years. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Zachary Stevenson is a huge fan favourite at the Chemainus Theatre and is thrilled to be back in town again for Dead Ringer. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dead Ringer brings out character singers in Stevenson

Chemainus Theatre the venue for Canadian debut of new show

Zachary Stevenson is a huge fan favourite at the Chemainus Theatre and is thrilled to be back in town again for Dead Ringer. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Rob Douglas is grateful for the support he received in his successful bid to become mayor of North Cowichan. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Door-knocking puts Douglas directly in contact with residents on mayor election path

Important part of the campaign features hearing about the issues first-hand

Rob Douglas is grateful for the support he received in his successful bid to become mayor of North Cowichan. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Mayor-elect Rob Douglas. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Douglas elected mayor of North Cowichan

Two-term councillor tops a three-person race

Mayor-elect Rob Douglas. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Island Aurora that runs from Port McNeill to Alert Bay and Sointula. Two ferries of the same type will eventually operate on the Crofton-Vesuvius route. (BC Ferries photo)

Two-ferry service coming to Crofton-Vesuvius route by 2026

Petition leads BC Ferries to commit to plan and ramp up terminal improvements

The Island Aurora that runs from Port McNeill to Alert Bay and Sointula. Two ferries of the same type will eventually operate on the Crofton-Vesuvius route. (BC Ferries photo)