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The weir at Cowichan Lake will be used to reduce the flow of water from Cowichan Lake into the Cowichan River due to drought conditions. (Citizen file)

Catalyst reducing water flow into Cowichan River due to drought

Catalyst confirms cubic metres per second going down to 5.5 by Friday

The weir at Cowichan Lake will be used to reduce the flow of water from Cowichan Lake into the Cowichan River due to drought conditions. (Citizen file)
From left: PPWC Local 2’s Jonathan Beam (First Vice President - Operations); Geoff Dawe (Interim President) and Rob Cage (First Vice President- Maintenance). (Photo submitted)

Information picket sets out union issues at Island mill

Safety, payroll and staffing among the major concerns

From left: PPWC Local 2’s Jonathan Beam (First Vice President - Operations); Geoff Dawe (Interim President) and Rob Cage (First Vice President- Maintenance). (Photo submitted)
Chemainus is the 79th episode for Jonny Harris of Still Standing. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Still Standing with Jonny Harris still has legs

Host of the popular TV show brings educational comedy into his presentations

Chemainus is the 79th episode for Jonny Harris of Still Standing. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)
Ted Puska reveals the name of the winning entry for the Doug Bodger autographed hockey jersey from his own collection that he made available in a draw for those who provided financial support to help with medical expenses. (Photo by Don Bodger)

8 years waiting for kidney transplant ends in success for Vancouver Island man

Surgery has active Ladysmith resident Puska back to his old self

  • Jul 17, 2021
Ted Puska reveals the name of the winning entry for the Doug Bodger autographed hockey jersey from his own collection that he made available in a draw for those who provided financial support to help with medical expenses. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Here’s Jonny, the one and only Jonny Harris on stage in Chemainus. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Chemainus depicted in all its glory for Still Standing

TV program brings unlimited benefits to featured communities

Here’s Jonny, the one and only Jonny Harris on stage in Chemainus. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)
Five women who were carpet bowling at the Crofton Seniors’ Centre were terrified Friday night by a man with a BB gun that looked very much like he was carrying a real gun. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Man with a weapon that looked like a real gun terrifies women at the Crofton Seniors’ Centre

Police officers eventually arrest suspect with a BB gun

Five women who were carpet bowling at the Crofton Seniors’ Centre were terrified Friday night by a man with a BB gun that looked very much like he was carrying a real gun. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A beautiful Saltair sunset in late June. (Photo by Opie Williams)

Record-breaking heat wave wiped out a wet start to June on Vancouver Island

Surprisingly, precipitation total for the month close to normal for Chemainus and Thetis Island

A beautiful Saltair sunset in late June. (Photo by Opie Williams)
Crofton mill was the scene of a Wednesday night fire. (File photo by Don Bodger)

5 Crofton mill workers treated for smoke inhalation after Wednesday night fire

One firefighter also treated for heat stress from fire in the mechanical pulp mill operation

Crofton mill was the scene of a Wednesday night fire. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Jonny Harris on stage during a live show pre-COVID. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Chemainus Still Standing through all sorts of adversity

Crew from the popular CBC-TV program coming to film an episode

Jonny Harris on stage during a live show pre-COVID. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)
The Crofton trailer park home where the bodies of two people were found. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Mom still waiting for answers after daughter and her fiance found dead in Crofton

Pair discovered dead in their Crofton home in May identified as Rachel Gardner and Paul Jenkins

The Crofton trailer park home where the bodies of two people were found. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Rick Ruppenthal of Saltair will host a 12-hour talk-a-thon Friday, June 18 over Facebook live. (Photo submitted)

Talk-a-thon to focus on men’s mental health issues

Island man spearheading a campaign to generate more conversation during fundraiser

Rick Ruppenthal of Saltair will host a 12-hour talk-a-thon Friday, June 18 over Facebook live. (Photo submitted)
Brant Daugherty plays the lead role as Matt in The Baker’s Son. He stands outside the Owl’s Nest in downtown Chemainus, converted to the Duval Boulangerie. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus at the forefront as The Baker’s Son makes broadcast debut

Hallmark movie making its debut on the W Network Saturday, June 12

Brant Daugherty plays the lead role as Matt in The Baker’s Son. He stands outside the Owl’s Nest in downtown Chemainus, converted to the Duval Boulangerie. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sunny day in May at the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)

May showers avoided, June roller coaster expected in Vancouver Island weather

More days of sunshine and drier weather throughout the month

Sunny day in May at the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sunny day in May at the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)

May showers avoided, June roller coaster expected in Vancouver Island weather

More days of sunshine and drier weather throughout the month

Sunny day in May at the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Greysen Miller is loving the response to his campaign for gates to be installed on the gaga ball pits at Chemainus Elementary School and others across the school district. (Photo by Robyn Plumsteel)

Donors go gaga for Vancouver Island youngster’s ball pit fundraiser

People get on board with Chemainus student’s idea to make wheelchair accessible

Greysen Miller is loving the response to his campaign for gates to be installed on the gaga ball pits at Chemainus Elementary School and others across the school district. (Photo by Robyn Plumsteel)
Reunited and it feels so good, Stefan and Josh are back together again. (Photo by Cim MacDonald)

Snipe hunting brothers reunited in Chemainus (and it feels so good)

Ten long years of fundraising leads to replacement of bronze figure in signature downtown artpiece

Reunited and it feels so good, Stefan and Josh are back together again. (Photo by Cim MacDonald)
Brenda and Steve Smith with a photo of Derek Descoteau. It’s been five years since Derek was murdered in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Friends provide continuing comfort for family in wake of unresolved Chemainus murder

Case remains before the courts five years after Derek Descoteau’s abrupt stabbing death in Chemainus

Brenda and Steve Smith with a photo of Derek Descoteau. It’s been five years since Derek was murdered in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The former St. Joseph’s School converted to the St. Joseph’s Art Studios in 2019. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Former Chemainus St. Joseph’s School site sold to addictions recovery group

Diocese stresses the importance of a community outreach option in its decision

The former St. Joseph’s School converted to the St. Joseph’s Art Studios in 2019. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Sign of the times: this property on View Street in Chemainus that exp Realty’s Debbie Simmonds had listed at $599,000 sold for $650,000. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Real estate market continues to soar in the Chemainus area

Multiple offers on properties common, leading to sales above listing prices

Sign of the times: this property on View Street in Chemainus that exp Realty’s Debbie Simmonds had listed at $599,000 sold for $650,000. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Condemned building of the Twin Gables Motel in Crofton is not safe and yet a teen has been climbing around on the roof while others were ripping the siding off the building. (Photo submitted)

Destructive behaviour by teens wreaking havoc on Crofton

Residents becoming fed up with the constant vandalism and fires

Condemned building of the Twin Gables Motel in Crofton is not safe and yet a teen has been climbing around on the roof while others were ripping the siding off the building. (Photo submitted)