Don Bodger

Beautiful morning with the sun peaking through, as viewed from Thetis Island. (Photo by Kelly Bannister)

November characterized by no snow, plenty of rain and a record high for one Island town

Temperature almost hits the 20 degree Celsius mark in Chemainus on Nov. 4

Beautiful morning with the sun peaking through, as viewed from Thetis Island. (Photo by Kelly Bannister)
Chemainus author Robyn Gerland. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Gerland shares personal story of the season

Chemainus author’s offering features in Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas publication

Chemainus author Robyn Gerland. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Freighter anchored off Kin Beach in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

MP to host expert panel for virtual town hall on freighter anchorages issue

Residents can participate through MacGregor’s website or Facebook page Dec. 3

Freighter anchored off Kin Beach in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton man’s expertise earns international award with home-built elevator

Experience put to use in winning contest entry for furniture and home projects

Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island man’s expertise earns international award with home-built elevator

Experience put to use in winning contest entry for furniture and home projects

Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Bhagwan Mayer. (Photo submitted)

Organizer of transporting the World’s Largest Hockey Stick to Cowichan remembered

Bhagwan Mayer a “hard-working fellow who cared about his community.”

Bhagwan Mayer. (Photo submitted)
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have ruled out fouled play in the death of a woman in Chemainus. (Black Press file photo)

No foul play in death of woman in Chemainus

Police officers make determination after an investigation

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have ruled out fouled play in the death of a woman in Chemainus. (Black Press file photo)
Divers gear up at Kin Beach for venture to extract large industrial tires from the waters of Chemainus Bay. (Photo by Kathleen Fenner)

Fleet Diving Unit members remove large tires submerged in Island bay for years

Environmental concerns and deadly hazard for crabs finally alleviated

Divers gear up at Kin Beach for venture to extract large industrial tires from the waters of Chemainus Bay. (Photo by Kathleen Fenner)
The paving on the Chemainus Road Corridor Upgrade Project has been completed. Now, the accompanying sidewalks and concrete dividers are all coming together. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Paving done, finishing the concrete work the next priority on Chemainus Road

Corridor upgrade project will likely continue well into December

The paving on the Chemainus Road Corridor Upgrade Project has been completed. Now, the accompanying sidewalks and concrete dividers are all coming together. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Police officers were called to Chemainus Sunday where a body was found in the back seat of a car. (Black Press file photo)

Body found in car in Chemainus

Police make discovery after being called to apartment building

Police officers were called to Chemainus Sunday where a body was found in the back seat of a car. (Black Press file photo)
Thetis Island’s Katia Bannister is always willing to answer the call of the wild for our environment. (Photo submitted)

Thetis Island youth devoted to important environmental causes

Cleaning up sensitive ecosystems brings issues to the forefront

Thetis Island’s Katia Bannister is always willing to answer the call of the wild for our environment. (Photo submitted)
A special Tree of Life pendant that ‘Rose’ purchased during a sabbatical to Victoria. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island woman warns of scams on dating sites from personal experience

Rose gets her $1,500 back, but most aren’t as fortunate

A special Tree of Life pendant that ‘Rose’ purchased during a sabbatical to Victoria. (Photo by Don Bodger)
This item in a Kelowna newspaper from 1918 reflects some of the measures to curb the Spanish flu that are becoming familiar to us in dealing with COVID. (Submitted)

Editorial: Stopping the virus spread has precedence

Newspaper item focuses on ways to curb the Spanish flu in 1918

This item in a Kelowna newspaper from 1918 reflects some of the measures to curb the Spanish flu that are becoming familiar to us in dealing with COVID. (Submitted)
The Remembrance Day mural painted by David Goatley in downtown Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Editorial: Salute war vets on your doorsteps

Remembrance Day gatherings are out this year, but you can still pay tribute

The Remembrance Day mural painted by David Goatley in downtown Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
BC Air Ambulance takes off from the Saltair ball fields. (Photo by Bob Ennis)

Pedestrian airlifted to Victoria after accident in Saltair

Area director reminds motorists they need to slow down along Chemainus Road

BC Air Ambulance takes off from the Saltair ball fields. (Photo by Bob Ennis)
Colourful mural looks good in its new spot. (Photo by Peter Collum)

New Chemainus mural depicts a love story in the making

Artist Friesen and crew complete installation on Violet Wild building

Colourful mural looks good in its new spot. (Photo by Peter Collum)
It’s time for Jacky and Kara Lai, they decided, to spend more time with their family than at the Owl’s Nest. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Parting such sweet sorrow for owners of Chemainus Owl’s Nest

Great support from customers will be missed by owners, but Kara sticking around for a while

It’s time for Jacky and Kara Lai, they decided, to spend more time with their family than at the Owl’s Nest. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Fall leaves all around the abandoned rail line in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island’s October weather about as routine as it gets

Monthly rainfall total, days of sunshine and temperatures all around normal

Fall leaves all around the abandoned rail line in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Here’s something you don’t see every day. Witches have devised a new mode of transport rather than the traditional broomstick, adapting the paddle board. This witch could be seen paddling around the area of Cook Beach and Dogwood Road on Halloween. (Photo submitted)

Which witch is which?

Witches were everywhere in Chemainus on Halloween, but this one used a unique mode of transporation

Here’s something you don’t see every day. Witches have devised a new mode of transport rather than the traditional broomstick, adapting the paddle board. This witch could be seen paddling around the area of Cook Beach and Dogwood Road on Halloween. (Photo submitted)
Here’s how the vote looks based on the percentage each party received versus the representation in the legislature.

Editorial: Horgan majority not what it seems

NDP’s popular vote would not have given it a majority under a proportional representation system

Here’s how the vote looks based on the percentage each party received versus the representation in the legislature.