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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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 homicide of Penelakut Island woman

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)
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are working with Transport Canada to investigate interference from a laser pointed at an aircraft on July 28, 2020. (File photo by Don Bodger)
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are working with Transport Canada to investigate interference from a laser pointed at an aircraft on July 28, 2020. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Could you imagine a couple of these guys hanging around Crofton for a while? (Photo submitted)

Dino-mite chance to snag some dinosaurs

Island man in the hunt for a piece of a rare collection at auction

Could you imagine a couple of these guys hanging around Crofton for a while? (Photo submitted)
A longtime resident of Thetis Island said he’s never seen a bear on the island. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dead black bear washes up on Thetis Island

Conservation officer determines it had been in the ocean for a long time

A longtime resident of Thetis Island said he’s never seen a bear on the island. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Nephew Bucky Chisholm gives Dorothy Adair a big hug during her 106th birthday in February. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Beloved Island woman dies at 106

Dorothy Adair adored by the many people she met in Chemainus in two short years

Nephew Bucky Chisholm gives Dorothy Adair a big hug during her 106th birthday in February. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Tony Fayant in his familiar place at Waterwheel Park in downtown Chemainus playing the bagpipes. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)

One piper piping during the pandemic

Tribute to health care workers reaches the 100th performance

Tony Fayant in his familiar place at Waterwheel Park in downtown Chemainus playing the bagpipes. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)
The Fuller Lake Arena parking lot homeless tenting enclosure. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Man found dead in his tent at Island homeless camp

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

The Fuller Lake Arena parking lot homeless tenting enclosure. (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)

COVID-19 birthday drive-by celebrations snuffed out in Island community

Bylaw officer visit with threats of a fine mean 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)
Tents erected side-by-side in the Fuller Lake site enclosure for the homeless. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Resident concerns abundant over parking lot homeless tent site at Island arena

Theft, harm to nearby trails top of mind for those who lives nearby in Chemainus

Tents erected side-by-side in the Fuller Lake site enclosure for the homeless. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Mark Hird-Rutter wears one of the face shields he’s produced and displays one of the colourful head bands that go with it. Hird-Rutter and his wife have both tried wearing them during a meeting and say it’s very comfortable. (Photo by Don Bodger)

It’s clear face shields are an important piece of personal protective equipment

Island man finds a design and decides to produce them using a 3D printer

Mark Hird-Rutter wears one of the face shields he’s produced and displays one of the colourful head bands that go with it. Hird-Rutter and his wife have both tried wearing them during a meeting and say it’s very comfortable. (Photo by Don Bodger)
It looked like it was going to be a great last half of the year at the Chemainus Theatre, as artistic director Mark DuMex rolled out the lineup during last October’s show unveiling celebration. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Remainder of 2020 season cancelled at popular Island theatre

Chemainus Theatre Festival succumbs to COVID-19 restrictions on large crowds likely to linger longer

It looked like it was going to be a great last half of the year at the Chemainus Theatre, as artistic director Mark DuMex rolled out the lineup during last October’s show unveiling celebration. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Westholme home of Jolie Jamison and Jason McEwan raised after Feb. 1 floods, with disposal unit in the yard that’s constantly been at the ready for more trash. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Rapid flood in Island community back on Feb. 1 leaves long-term scars

Waters subsided in short order, but painstaking rebuilding continues for one couple and neighbours

Westholme home of Jolie Jamison and Jason McEwan raised after Feb. 1 floods, with disposal unit in the yard that’s constantly been at the ready for more trash. (Photo by Don Bodger)