Don Bodger

Girl power feeds the Marvelous Wonderettes

Music and story fits for the show opening on Valentine’s Day at the Chemainus Theatre

Canadian basketball legend Bill Robinson dead at 71

Prolific player put Island town on the map and steered the national team at the 1976 Olympics

Chemainus sawmill retirement breakfasts stand the test of time

It’s been 20 years since the first gathering of friends and former co-workers

Rebuild for flooded Vancouver Island farm market well underway

Scars from flood being repaired through a ‘river-ation’ in hope for spring Russell Farms re-opening

Woman stuck in elevator at Island hotel for an hour during power outage

Wickham endures initial panic at Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn and settles in until help arrives

Chemainus, Crofton area in recovery mode after massive rainstorm

All sorts of heroic tales and strife emerge from mammoth weekend rainstorm

Island First Nations Tribe assumes ownership of iconic 49th Parallel General Store in Chemainus

Operating what’s now known as the Salish Sea Market provides economic opportunities for Penelakut

Island community experiences 24-hour rainfall record

Chemainus just short of 100 mm between 4 a.m. Jan. 31 and 4 a.m. Feb. 1, but storm surpasses that

Remembering Gus Modeste through his remarkable talents

Exhibit and sale on until Feb. 4 a must-see for art lovers

EDITORIAL: It’s about time for action on petty crime

Communities at risk everywhere until there’s harsher punishments

Police arrest Baby Bear statue thief in Island community

Suspect alleged to be responsible for other crimes in Chemainus, Nanaimo, Ladysmith and Alberta

‘I am so sorry’: Stolen Baby Bear statue reunited with Mama, Papa Bear in Island town

Culprit left it near the Henry Road roundabout in Chemainus with a note attached

The Three Bears are down to two after baby bear carving stolen from his perch in Island community

Thief repeatedly kicked it and dislodged it from cement and rebar

Successful end to search for kayakers along the Chemainus River

Father and son located tired and cold, but otherwise OK

Death of famed Penelakut artist Modeste mourned

World famous carving talents began at Chemainus Secondary School

Warm reception for new Chemainus library on a cool day

Customers in awe of the building’s wonderful atmosphere and extensive resources

Sun poked through on only one day in December

Gloomy weather continued into January for the Chemainus area

Bodger: Do we really need more slow-motion selfies?

These so-called advances aren’t really advances at all

Fears of killer robots, metal trees found in B.C. man’s 1999 time capsule

Family, friends reacquaint themselves with items tucked away before Y2K scare

Predictions of killer robots, metal trees among contents of 20-year-old time capsule

Vancouver Island family, friends reacquaint themselves with items tucked away before Y2K scare