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Marchers proceed from the bottom of Oak Street. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Hundreds gather for Penelakut March For The Children

Occasion honours residential school survivors and those who never made it home

Marchers proceed from the bottom of Oak Street. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Hours have been reduced at the Urgent Care Centre in Chemainus. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Urgent Care hours reduced at Chemainus Health Care Centre in August

Six days targeted for temporary closures

Hours have been reduced at the Urgent Care Centre in Chemainus. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Sign that greeted residents upon entry into the Crofton Community Centre last Wednesday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Mapping of Chemainus River floodplain to aid in future flooding risks

Magnitude and complexity of the problem clear, but there’s no quick and easy solution

Sign that greeted residents upon entry into the Crofton Community Centre last Wednesday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Craft beer and food festival steers patrons in Chemainus’ direction

Large organizational effort already well along toward planning Aug. 13 event

The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Christine Thomas addresses the crowd, with the old playground in the background. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Playground, fitness facility groundbreaking for Halalt community

All ages being accommodated in the design

Christine Thomas addresses the crowd, with the old playground in the background. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Paramedics responded to an accident Tuesday night outside of Crofton. (File photo by Don Bodger)

One person critically injured in Tuesday night accident near Crofton

Osborne Bay Road closed in both directions until scene cleared

Paramedics responded to an accident Tuesday night outside of Crofton. (File photo by Don Bodger)
The Crofton Seawalk’s main entrance. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Seawalk celebrations simply sensational

Significant summertime ceremony sizzles surrounded by sunshine

The Crofton Seawalk’s main entrance. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Leanne Sirup receives the Albin & Georgina Falt Memorial Coaches’ Recognition Award from Theresa Bodger. Swimmers on hand for the presentation, from left, include: Matthew Ruiter, Waylin MacGregor, Lauchlin MacGregor, Ayla Graham, Wyland Dumont and Kailie MacGregor. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Latest coaching honours one in a long list for Sirup

Community award honours long-time swimmer and athlete

Leanne Sirup receives the Albin & Georgina Falt Memorial Coaches’ Recognition Award from Theresa Bodger. Swimmers on hand for the presentation, from left, include: Matthew Ruiter, Waylin MacGregor, Lauchlin MacGregor, Ayla Graham, Wyland Dumont and Kailie MacGregor. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Canada has been very good to Oksana Pryshlyak, left, and her children Zlatasvita, front, and Danyla. Catherine Murphy and Steve Chadwick have been happy to accommodate them at their Chemainus home. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Ukrainian family settles into a new routine in Chemainus

Woman and her two children grateful for the kindness of Canadians

Canada has been very good to Oksana Pryshlyak, left, and her children Zlatasvita, front, and Danyla. Catherine Murphy and Steve Chadwick have been happy to accommodate them at their Chemainus home. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Mural depicts Charlie Abbott walking through the Hermit Trail he created. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Hermit’s Trails not destroyed in construction

Area cleared for subdivision storm and sewer connections

Mural depicts Charlie Abbott walking through the Hermit Trail he created. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The beauty of the Crofton Seawalk is enjoyed by hundreds of people every day. (Photo submitted)

Celebration to mark Crofton Seawalk’s 20th anniversary

Public invited to family-friendly event next Wednesday, July 13

The beauty of the Crofton Seawalk is enjoyed by hundreds of people every day. (Photo submitted)
The finished Indigenous mural project of art students, with expertise from Charlene Johnny, greatly enhances the courtyard of Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Students embrace Indigenous-based mural project

Study and refinement leads to the production of a masterpiece

The finished Indigenous mural project of art students, with expertise from Charlene Johnny, greatly enhances the courtyard of Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Low tide at Davis Lagoon in Saltair. (Photo by Don Bodger)

A little more patience required yet before July heats up on Vancouver Island

Wet weather of June resurfaced at the end of the long weekend in July

Low tide at Davis Lagoon in Saltair. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A CT-133 fighter plane has landed a temporary hangout spot outside the Antique Barn in Chemainus until it’s sold. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Plane makes new landing location along the highway in Chemainus

Antique Barn owner purchases jet to preserve a piece of history

A CT-133 fighter plane has landed a temporary hangout spot outside the Antique Barn in Chemainus until it’s sold. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Canada has been very good to Oksana Pryshlyak, left, and her children Zlatasvita, front, and Danyla. Catherine Murphy and Steve Chadwick have been happy to accommodate them at their Chemainus home. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Ukrainian family settles into a new routine in Chemainus

Woman and her two children grateful for the kindness of Canadians

Canada has been very good to Oksana Pryshlyak, left, and her children Zlatasvita, front, and Danyla. Catherine Murphy and Steve Chadwick have been happy to accommodate them at their Chemainus home. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Lori Hryniuk addresses the grads in her final year at Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus and Lake Cowichan principals trading places

District announces assignments for the 2022-23 school year

Lori Hryniuk addresses the grads in her final year at Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus fire rescue successfully pulled one person from the Chemainus River following an ATV accident Friday night. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Two people seriously injured in ATV accident near Chemainus

One person pulled from the Chemainus River and airlifted to hospital

Chemainus fire rescue successfully pulled one person from the Chemainus River following an ATV accident Friday night. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Doug Groenendijk is one of six Canadian farmers who will be looking for love on an upcoming CTV reality series. (CTV Farming For Love photo)

Farmer Doug in the right field for TV series, hoping his true love comes out of left field

Chemainus resident will be looking for a soulmate in upcoming reality show

Doug Groenendijk is one of six Canadian farmers who will be looking for love on an upcoming CTV reality series. (CTV Farming For Love photo)
Orlando Sumner, left, and Bernie Willock signing the original agreement for the purchase of the former St. Joseph’s School. (File photo)

Project to establish women’s recovery facility in Chemainus scrapped

Estimated costs of required upgrades considered unattainable by society

Orlando Sumner, left, and Bernie Willock signing the original agreement for the purchase of the former St. Joseph’s School. (File photo)
Paramedic tour riders coming into Crofton Monday afternoon. (Phot by Don Bodger)

Pedaling paramedics on fundraising tour of the South Island

Cycling tour kick-starts the push for a national monument

Paramedic tour riders coming into Crofton Monday afternoon. (Phot by Don Bodger)