Don Bodger

Wayne Allen's graduation photo from Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo submitted)

Brother charged with murder in Chemainus teenager’s Ontario death

Jesse James Allen stands accused in the death of Wayne Allen, a 2020 Chemainus Secondary grad

Wayne Allen's graduation photo from Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo submitted)
Kim McGregor died in the Feb. 14 hit-and-run accident in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)

Victim identified in Valentine’s Day Chemainus hit-and-run

Kim McGregor grew up in Chemainus and had recently returned to be close to his parents

Kim McGregor died in the Feb. 14 hit-and-run accident in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)
Ella Donovan with mom Tina outside Fuller Lake Arena before heading onto the ice for practice. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Young Ladysmith skater watches and waits in battle against cancer

Ella Donovan’s tumour began a tumultuous time, but community support eased the burden

Ella Donovan with mom Tina outside Fuller Lake Arena before heading onto the ice for practice. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Festival of Murals Society president Tom Andrews displays the Chemainus Dollars $10 bill with the same scene on it as The Native Heritage mural. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Dollars revert to being strictly souvenirs on April 5

Unique currency turns collectible under the Festival of Murals Society

Chemainus Festival of Murals Society president Tom Andrews displays the Chemainus Dollars $10 bill with the same scene on it as The Native Heritage mural. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Festival of Murals Society president Tom Andrews displays the Chemainus Dollars $10 bill with the same scene on it as The Native Heritage mural. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Dollars revert to being strictly souvenirs on April 5

Unique currency spendable in Chemainus becoming a collectible only

Chemainus Festival of Murals Society president Tom Andrews displays the Chemainus Dollars $10 bill with the same scene on it as The Native Heritage mural. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Brass Bell Pub in Crofton had a reported COVID-19 exposure but is back open today after taking some time to do a thorough cleaning. (File photo by Don Bodger)

COVID-19 exposures in Crofton, Chemainus

Brass Bell Pub and Chemainus Secondary School the sites

The Brass Bell Pub in Crofton had a reported COVID-19 exposure but is back open today after taking some time to do a thorough cleaning. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Marc Sommer and Bev Anderson bat the ball around at Fuller Lake Park. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus snowbirds settle for winter pickleball at home

Couple makes the most of conditions to keep playing the sport they love

Marc Sommer and Bev Anderson bat the ball around at Fuller Lake Park. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Life and business partners Bronwyn Berg and Hal Bennett. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. couple’s love and life connection blossoms from a shared wheelchair

Clover Clothing Co. is a manifestation of Berg and Bennett’s rebuttal of the ‘unlucky’ label

Life and business partners Bronwyn Berg and Hal Bennett. (Photo by Don Bodger)
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP went door-to-door in Station Ridge for witnesses. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Man killed in Chemainus after being struck by a vehicle

Witnesses outside the Station Ridge complex provide information to police on hit-and-run

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP went door-to-door in Station Ridge for witnesses. (File photo by Don Bodger)
A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. couple celebrating nearly 70 years of Valentine’s

Chemainus pair Ejlif and Anna Mose still very much in love after nearly 70 years of marriage

A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Police were quick on the scene after a suspicious male was reported near the Chemainus Elementary School grounds. (Black Press Media files)

Suspicious male draws quick reaction from police, Chemainus Elementary School staff

Children shielded from public exposure during lunchtime Friday

Police were quick on the scene after a suspicious male was reported near the Chemainus Elementary School grounds. (Black Press Media files)
Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton man’s expertise earns international award with home-built elevator

Experience put to use in winning contest entry for furniture and home projects

Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sophie made it through a harrowing situation of three trips to Nanaimo for emergency vet care. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Puppy’s problems with pot put in the past

Sophie back to her old self after a trying time from ingesting drugs

Sophie made it through a harrowing situation of three trips to Nanaimo for emergency vet care. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Cowichan Secondary School. (File photo)

COVID exposure reported at 3 Cowichan schools since last week

Island Health completes contact tracing to identify staff or students who need to self-isolate

A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Cowichan Secondary School. (File photo)
A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Crofton Elementary School. (FIle photo by Don Bodger)

COVID-19 case reported at Crofton Elementary School

Member of the school community tests positive and currently isolating

A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Crofton Elementary School. (FIle photo by Don Bodger)
Severe flooding was captured in this drone photo by Shawn Wagar. (File photo by Shawn Wagar)

Rising water caused havoc a year ago

Chemainus River flooding extensive in the early morning hours of Feb. 1

Severe flooding was captured in this drone photo by Shawn Wagar. (File photo by Shawn Wagar)
Extensive water on No. 4 and 5 at the Mount Brenton Golf Course following heavy rains earlier this month. (Photo submitted)

Mount Brenton Golf Course does a booming business in 2020

A total of 15,000 more rounds played than the previous year

Extensive water on No. 4 and 5 at the Mount Brenton Golf Course following heavy rains earlier this month. (Photo submitted)
Dog owners, from left, Marlyn Briggs with Nayla, Marjory Sutherland with Effie and Mick, and Christina Godbolt with Conon walk their pets frequently at the Chemainus Ball Park but are growing increasingly concerned about drugs being found discarded in the area. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Puppy requires emergency treatment 3 times after ingesting drugs from Chemainus parks

Dog owners walking in Chemainus parks urged to take caution

Dog owners, from left, Marlyn Briggs with Nayla, Marjory Sutherland with Effie and Mick, and Christina Godbolt with Conon walk their pets frequently at the Chemainus Ball Park but are growing increasingly concerned about drugs being found discarded in the area. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Danielle Groenendijk raised more than twice her goal for Parkinson’s Canada. (Photo submitted)

VIU volleyball athlete doubles fundraising goal for Parkinson’s

Daily runs over 30 days by Groenendijk add up to 254 kilometres

Danielle Groenendijk raised more than twice her goal for Parkinson’s Canada. (Photo submitted)
Parents Robin Ringer and Wyatt Gilmore with the No. 1 baby of 2021 in the Cowichan Valley. They have yet to decide on a name for her. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus couple excited about having the New Year’s baby for the Cowichan Valley

Recent arrivals from Fort Nelson celebrate their girl coming into the world on Jan. 7

Parents Robin Ringer and Wyatt Gilmore with the No. 1 baby of 2021 in the Cowichan Valley. They have yet to decide on a name for her. (Photo by Don Bodger)