Don Bodger

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)
Mural project in Chemainus has long garnered international attention, but the Festival of Murals Society isn’t interested in trying to stage an international project in 2021. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Mural founder’s project proposal rejected by Society

Chemainus Festival of Murals deems the time isn’t right for such a massive undertaking

Mural project in Chemainus has long garnered international attention, but the Festival of Murals Society isn’t interested in trying to stage an international project in 2021. (Photo by Art Carlyle)
Skye Skagfeld paints big in bright and bold colours. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island artist showcases the Essence of the Esses

Skagfeld takes something from all of her life experiences

Skye Skagfeld paints big in bright and bold colours. (Photo by Don Bodger)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP

EDITORIAL: Education on COVID doesn’t stop defiance

Enforcement needs to happen for people not obeying strict rules

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP
The bidding for animatronic dinosaurs during an on-line auction conducted by Able Auctions of Langley went through the roof. Scott Ferron’s son Tristan hopes there will be a dinosaur in their future eventually since the big ones got away on dad Scott this time. (Photos submitted)

Crofton man’s quest for dinosaurs proves to be a costly venture

Flurry of interest sends prices at online auction through the roof

The bidding for animatronic dinosaurs during an on-line auction conducted by Able Auctions of Langley went through the roof. Scott Ferron’s son Tristan hopes there will be a dinosaur in their future eventually since the big ones got away on dad Scott this time. (Photos submitted)
Local teams like the Cowichan Valley Capitals in the B.C. Hockey League will need fans in the seats to help pay the bills. (Photo by Kevin Rothbauer/Cowichan Valley Citizen)

EDITORIAL Pro sports return diverts attention from COVID

Hockey in August has turned out to be very exciting

Local teams like the Cowichan Valley Capitals in the B.C. Hockey League will need fans in the seats to help pay the bills. (Photo by Kevin Rothbauer/Cowichan Valley Citizen)
A still from a Transport Canada public-safety announcement regarding lasers and aircraft. (Transport Canada image)

Editorial: Pointing lasers at aircraft despicable act

The consequences of those actions can be extremely serious

A still from a Transport Canada public-safety announcement regarding lasers and aircraft. (Transport Canada image)
Campers along the beach on Tent Island. (Photo submitted)

Tent Island closed due to neglect and abuse from campers

Illegal campfires common on Penelakut Tribe reserve land

Campers along the beach on Tent Island. (Photo submitted)
Campers along the beach on Tent Island. (Photo submitted)

Tent Island closed due to neglect and abuse from campers

Illegal campfires common on Penelakut Tribe reserve land

Campers along the beach on Tent Island. (Photo submitted)
Some images of Delores (Deedee) Brown that police hope could generate tips to help determine who’s responsible for her death. (Photos submitted)

Investigators still hoping to solve 2015 Brown homicide case

Tips being sought into Penelakut Island woman’s death five years ago

Some images of Delores (Deedee) Brown that police hope could generate tips to help determine who’s responsible for her death. (Photos submitted)