Don Bodger

The Chemainus United Church has been subjected to three break-ins and thefts in less than four years. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Original drums recovered amid offers to replace stolen Chemainus church set

Chemainus United Church grateful for actions of a caring community

The Chemainus United Church has been subjected to three break-ins and thefts in less than four years. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Heather Geddie named her Calypso Jewelry Design business after her granddaughter. (Photo by Don Bodger)

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

Calypso Jewelry Design emerges on Chemainus Road since the pandemic

Heather Geddie named her Calypso Jewelry Design business after her granddaughter. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Nanaimo-North Cowichan candidate Chris Istace addresses the B.C. Green Party faithful at Sunday’s announcement in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)

Green Party pins Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding hopes on Istace

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

Nanaimo-North Cowichan candidate Chris Istace addresses the B.C. Green Party faithful at Sunday’s announcement in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)
Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)

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

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Images of Delores (Deedee) Brown. (Photos submitted)

No new leads in Delores Brown homicide case

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

Images of Delores (Deedee) Brown. (Photos submitted)
Dr. Bonnie Henry with her special edition blanket knitted by Marjorie Coakwell. (Photo submitted)

Dr. Henry gets cozy with blanket from Chemainus United Church

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

Dr. Bonnie Henry with her special edition blanket knitted by Marjorie Coakwell. (Photo submitted)
North Cowichan crews work to clear log debris under the Chemainus River bridge on Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)

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

Spawning fish impacted by low channels, residents by flood concerns

North Cowichan crews work to clear log debris under the Chemainus River bridge on Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus United Church serves the community well, but has been subjected to all-too-frequent break-ins and thefts. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Good Samaritan replaces drum set stolen from Chemainus United Church

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

Chemainus United Church serves the community well, but has been subjected to all-too-frequent break-ins and thefts. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Acrid, grey smoke from wildfires south of the border hangover Sooke Harbour on Monday. The smoke comes from hundreds of wildfires burning in Washington, Oregon and California that have destroyed whole communities and killed at least 35 people. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

EDITORIAL: Clean air can’t be taken for granted

Wildfires are a major concern to our daily lives when conditions don’t clear the smoke

Acrid, grey smoke from wildfires south of the border hangover Sooke Harbour on Monday. The smoke comes from hundreds of wildfires burning in Washington, Oregon and California that have destroyed whole communities and killed at least 35 people. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Powerful photo of Noah Marston on his first day of school this year at Chemainus Secondary School that puts the current situation revolving around the pandemic into a clear perspective. (Photo by Ashley Marston)

Powerful image and words on the pandemic from Island photographer

Our changing world documented as part of a daily project

Powerful photo of Noah Marston on his first day of school this year at Chemainus Secondary School that puts the current situation revolving around the pandemic into a clear perspective. (Photo by Ashley Marston)
Vehicle flipped upside down in the crash scene outside Ladysmith. (Photo submitted)

Driving offenses far too abundant

Our dangerous and congested highway is no place to act foolishly

Vehicle flipped upside down in the crash scene outside Ladysmith. (Photo submitted)
Russell Farm Market is open again at long last. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island market finally reopens more than seven months after extreme flood

COVID situation lengthened an already long renovation process

Russell Farm Market is open again at long last. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus United Church is continually being targeted by thieves. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Drum set stolen from small community church

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

The Chemainus United Church is continually being targeted by thieves. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Editorial: Parents weighing school options

Editorial: Parents weighing school options

Back to class in September has never looked anything like this

Editorial: Parents weighing school options
Chemainus River is a popular spot to cool off on a hot day. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island trending toward fine September weather

August marked by heavier, but less frequent rain and a typical amount of sunshine

Chemainus River is a popular spot to cool off on a hot day. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Playbill Dining Room will be open next week. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Theatre’s Playbill Dining Room reopening

Productions still on hold, but dining room will starting feeding people again Sept. 9

The Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Playbill Dining Room will be open next week. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Crabs in varying states of decay or decomposition are found on tires from the sunken Chemainus barges. (Photo by Gord Bell)

Tire removal in Island bay crucial to crab species survival

Divers sound the alarm about crabs becoming trapped in tires from sunken barges off Chemainus

Crabs in varying states of decay or decomposition are found on tires from the sunken Chemainus barges. (Photo by Gord Bell)
Several adult recreational hockey teams play at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Adult hockey groups uncertain about breaking the ice with COVID-19 blocking the goal

Late ice slots, no changerooms or outside teams allowed and cost factors all weighing heavily

Several adult recreational hockey teams play at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Several adult recreational hockey teams play at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Adult hockey groups weighing options amid countless COVID restrictions at Island rink

Late ice slots, no changerooms or outside teams allowed and cost factors all weighing heavily

Several adult recreational hockey teams play at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Security checks in at the Fuller Lake Arena parking lot homeless tenting site, a stopgap measure during COVID. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Homeless policies wreaking havoc on communities

Free housing, drugs making matters worse for those living in those neighbourhoods

Security checks in at the Fuller Lake Arena parking lot homeless tenting site, a stopgap measure during COVID. (Photo by Don Bodger)