Don Bodger

Artist Lois Flach puts a realistic face to the COVID-19 war being waged by front-line health care workers. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Artist Lois Flach puts a realistic face to the COVID-19 war being waged by front-line health care workers. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Fuller Lake Arena parking lot homeless tenting site remains in place until further notice. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Extension given for Cowichan region homeless tenting sites

Meeting with BC Housing to determine the next step

The Fuller Lake Arena parking lot homeless tenting site remains in place until further notice. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Crofton Fire Department’s Rick Smith, who organizes the Crofton ball tournament on behalf of the department. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton Ball Park will fall silent on the usual tournament weekend

Charities suffer from the absence of mixed slo-pitch event

Crofton Fire Department’s Rick Smith, who organizes the Crofton ball tournament on behalf of the department. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Unique mural opened up. (Photo submitted)

New Chemainus mural has a name: In Tune With Nature

Contest submission by Riot Brewing’s Tomlin selected to grace unique piece

Unique mural opened up. (Photo submitted)
Pickleball players will be missing their tournament action this year. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island pickleball players long for the good old days

No tournaments this summer at Fuller Lake or anywhere else

Pickleball players will be missing their tournament action this year. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Arcade games in the Chemainus Public Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Arcade games a bright light to Chemainus public market space

Pinball being enjoyed by kids and adults of all ages

Arcade games in the Chemainus Public Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Dyson Blitterswyk has a dandy speech planned that’s reflective of the feeling of students graduating during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus grads celebrating a rare 2020 opportunity to celebrate together

Falling within the prescribed crowd numbers allows a fairly normal ceremony to be maintained

Dyson Blitterswyk has a dandy speech planned that’s reflective of the feeling of students graduating during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Don Bodger)
There won’t be a 2020 season for the Chemainus & District Baseball Association. (Photo by Don Bodger)

No baseball in Chemainus this summer

Season cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions

There won’t be a 2020 season for the Chemainus & District Baseball Association. (Photo by Don Bodger)
EDITORIAL: Graduation days looks a lot different

EDITORIAL: Graduation days looks a lot different

The Class of 2020 will look back at this time one day with strange stories to tell

EDITORIAL: Graduation days looks a lot different
Artist Lois Flach puts a realistic face to the COVID-19 war being waged by front-line health care workers. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus artist puts her creative touch to COVID Angel

Lois Flach’s painting of a front-line worker a powerful image

Artist Lois Flach puts a realistic face to the COVID-19 war being waged by front-line health care workers. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The garlic crop looks good, as Russell Farm Market & Garden Centre’s France Bournazel points out. It’s just getting it to market that’s a bit more challenging than usual right now due to the Feb. 1 flood that shut down the market. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crops ready, but flood-recovering Chemainus farm market still a month away from reopening

Russell Farm Market Garden Centre doing a blazing business with everyone taking up gardening

The garlic crop looks good, as Russell Farm Market & Garden Centre’s France Bournazel points out. It’s just getting it to market that’s a bit more challenging than usual right now due to the Feb. 1 flood that shut down the market. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Crofton Elementary School kids are among those students having to curb their normal activities at school due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo by Don Bodger)

EDITORIAL: School situation not ideal for kids

It’s tough for the young ones to miss time in the classroom and to social distance

Crofton Elementary School kids are among those students having to curb their normal activities at school due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo by Don Bodger)
It hasn’t been business as usual, but Karla Silva and remaining staff at the Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn are still open to serve customers. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Inn experiences a direct hit from Chemainus Theatre shutdown

Occupancy down 80 per cent in large part to cancelled bookings

It hasn’t been business as usual, but Karla Silva and remaining staff at the Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn are still open to serve customers. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The opening of the Chemainus Public Market, even on a limited basis, has been a long time coming. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Long-awaited opening for Chemainus Public Market

All components not up and running just yet, but will be soon

The opening of the Chemainus Public Market, even on a limited basis, has been a long time coming. (Photo by Don Bodger)
When the baseball scoreboards light up again, Matt Simpson of Chemainus will be a happy man because that means game action will be underway again. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island’s Simpson staying sharp for the baseball call

Pirates’ Chemainus player scraps initial plans for Houghton College in New York

When the baseball scoreboards light up again, Matt Simpson of Chemainus will be a happy man because that means game action will be underway again. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chris Macdonald was troubled by his own difficulty with addiction. (Photo submitted)

Man found dead in his tent at Chemainus homeless camp

Facebook posts tell of personal struggles and attempts to stay clean and sober

Chris Macdonald was troubled by his own difficulty with addiction. (Photo submitted)
A beautiful day June 1 on the Crofton waterfront by the boat launch. (Photo by Don Bodger)

May weather all over the map for south central Vancouver Island

Late spring features surprisingly spring-like weather

A beautiful day June 1 on the Crofton waterfront by the boat launch. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Commemorative T-shirts have been keepsakes for Crofton residents celebrating a birthday during the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Gina Fairbairn)

Considerations made to keep Island community’s drive-by birthday celebrations going

Trucks will tone it down or not use horns at all to bring some joy to kids and older folks

Commemorative T-shirts have been keepsakes for Crofton residents celebrating a birthday during the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Gina Fairbairn)
Kathie Nimmo received a lot of honks from this sign in her front yard on Queen Street in Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)

UPDATE: COVID-19 birthday drive-by celebrations stopped in Crofton

Bylaw officer visit with news of possible fine leads to parade trucks taken off the road

Kathie Nimmo received a lot of honks from this sign in her front yard on Queen Street in Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Derek Descoteau, the victim of a senseless murder four years ago, with his dad Paul Descoteau. (Photo submitted)

Heartfelt memories of Derek Descoteau four years later

Victim of Chemainus murder and his brother leave a huge impact on a large group of friends

Derek Descoteau, the victim of a senseless murder four years ago, with his dad Paul Descoteau. (Photo submitted)