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Police lights outside the Bosch household Tuesday night. (Photo submitted)

Police arrest Baby Bear statue thief in Island community

Suspect alleged to be responsible for other crimes in Chemainus, Nanaimo, Ladysmith and Alberta

Police lights outside the Bosch household Tuesday night. (Photo submitted)
Ward Yeager talks to the media about the return of Baby Bear. (Photo by Don Bodger)

‘I am so sorry’: Stolen Baby Bear statue reunited with Mama, Papa Bear in Island town

Culprit left it near the Henry Road roundabout in Chemainus with a note attached

Ward Yeager talks to the media about the return of Baby Bear. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Baby bear is missing from its spot between Mama and Papa Bear outside the Secret Garden Ice Cream Shoppe. (Photo by Don Bodger)

The Three Bears are down to two after baby bear carving stolen from his perch in Island community

Thief repeatedly kicked it and dislodged it from cement and rebar

Baby bear is missing from its spot between Mama and Papa Bear outside the Secret Garden Ice Cream Shoppe. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cowichan and Ladysmith SAR members who recently received their Swift Water Operations Certificates. (Photo submitted)

Successful end to search for kayakers along the Island river

Father and son located tired and cold, but otherwise OK

Cowichan and Ladysmith SAR members who recently received their Swift Water Operations Certificates. (Photo submitted)
A sample of Gus Modeste’s amazing art. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Death of famed Island artist Modeste mourned

World famous carving talents began under the guidance of high school teacher

A sample of Gus Modeste’s amazing art. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Some of the magazines, letters and newspapers that were contained in time capsules by the Robin family and friends. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Fears of killer robots, metal trees found in B.C. man’s 1999 time capsule

Family, friends reacquaint themselves with items tucked away before Y2K scare

Some of the magazines, letters and newspapers that were contained in time capsules by the Robin family and friends. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cute doesn’t even begin to describe the three youngest of the Russell children - Kealey, Kazka and Kalyna. (Photo by Don Bodger)

The Russell Troupe finds a comfort zone in small Island community

Family gathering with two parents and five kids a common scene around Chemainus

Cute doesn’t even begin to describe the three youngest of the Russell children - Kealey, Kazka and Kalyna. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A portable CO alarm. (Photo submitted)

Carbon monoxide poisoning incident brings dangers of the gas to light

Island community adult and child go to hospital for treatment

A portable CO alarm. (Photo submitted)
Hope, a dog that was taken into custody by the BC SPCA after a case of animal cruelty, now has a new home with Neil Roberts. Roberts is the hospital administrator at WAVES Veterinary Hospital in Langford. (Photo by Shalu Mehta/Victoria News)

A tale of heroic efforts: B.C. island residents searched tirelessly for abandoned dog Hope

Search parties on Penelakut Island extend a week before finally finding embattled dog

Hope, a dog that was taken into custody by the BC SPCA after a case of animal cruelty, now has a new home with Neil Roberts. Roberts is the hospital administrator at WAVES Veterinary Hospital in Langford. (Photo by Shalu Mehta/Victoria News)
Chemainus man charged after German shepherd found abandoned in woods, tied with cable

Chemainus man charged after German shepherd found abandoned in woods, tied with cable

It’s a miracle one-year-old German Shepherd Hope survived

Chemainus man charged after German shepherd found abandoned in woods, tied with cable
Police have charged a woman with several drug-related offenses. (FIle photo by Don Bodger)

Woman charged with numerous drug offenses stemming from a raid earlier this year at Island property

Police make arrest on an outstanding warrant dating back to January

Police have charged a woman with several drug-related offenses. (FIle photo by Don Bodger)
It’s back to the grind for Jon Lefebure on his Willow Street housing project. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Lefebure rebuilds his previous life in construction

Former North Cowichan Mayor enjoys the transition back to physical outdoor work

It’s back to the grind for Jon Lefebure on his Willow Street housing project. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Dee Gallant and her husky Murphy are world famous after their cougar encounter. (Photo submitted)

Seth Meyers makes light of B.C. woman who scared cougar by blasting Metallica

Comedian highlights Gallant’s actions as ‘the kind of story we need right now’

Dee Gallant and her husky Murphy are world famous after their cougar encounter. (Photo submitted)
John Wyatt, Jeri Wyatt and Bill Routley are hoping the Chemainus River Campground can continue as a campground for the long term. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island campground spared from closure while owners’ case reviewed

Firm deadline to cease operations removed while parties work on ALR exclusion

John Wyatt, Jeri Wyatt and Bill Routley are hoping the Chemainus River Campground can continue as a campground for the long term. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Christine Dutton, Mark Dutton, John Stead, Shelley Harrison, Jeff Harrison and company celebrate their Georgina Falt Memorial Mind Games Music Trivia Tournament championship. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island music trivia tournament a hit on World Alzheimer’s Day

More than $13,000 raised by people naming that tune

Christine Dutton, Mark Dutton, John Stead, Shelley Harrison, Jeff Harrison and company celebrate their Georgina Falt Memorial Mind Games Music Trivia Tournament championship. (Photo by Don Bodger)
John Wyatt, Jeri Wyatt and Bill Routley hope common sense will prevail that will allow the Chemainus River Campground’s land to be grandfathered and continue as a campground. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island campground on the chopping block as ALC deadline looms

Owners fighting to continue facility’s operation, with a huge outpouring of support

John Wyatt, Jeri Wyatt and Bill Routley hope common sense will prevail that will allow the Chemainus River Campground’s land to be grandfathered and continue as a campground. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The label on Lindsay Mitchell’s Quilt of Valour presented by his grandmother Linda Malvena on behalf of the Crofton Quilters. (Photo submitted)

Island man’s Quilt of Valour comforting after death of his grandmother

Presentation to honour military service takes on a bittersweet tone two days later

The label on Lindsay Mitchell’s Quilt of Valour presented by his grandmother Linda Malvena on behalf of the Crofton Quilters. (Photo submitted)
This distinctive dinosaur sculpture was snatched from a Chemainus home. (Photo submitted)

Even sculptured dinosaurs going extinct in Island community

Even the sculpture variety of dinosaur is in danger of going extinct…

This distinctive dinosaur sculpture was snatched from a Chemainus home. (Photo submitted)
Derek Descoteau’s friends, from left: Bret Joneson, Rob Jeeves and Sterling Tabler. Harvey was also Descoteau’s dog. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Mother of Chemainus murder victim upset after accused deemed unfit to stand trial

Smith vows to keep fighting until justice served for Descoteau

Derek Descoteau’s friends, from left: Bret Joneson, Rob Jeeves and Sterling Tabler. Harvey was also Descoteau’s dog. (File photo by Don Bodger)
The investigation into the death of Delores Brown remains open. (File photo)

Police seek tips in 2015 death of Island teen Brown

Four years has passed since the body of Penelakut Island woman was discovered

The investigation into the death of Delores Brown remains open. (File photo)