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Lucie Cerny, RASTA founder, with one of her beloved pot belly pigs. (Photo submitted)

Health concerns of Chemainus animal sanctuary founder forces merger with Duncan facility

Animals will eventually be moved from RASTA to A Home For Hooves

Lucie Cerny, RASTA founder, with one of her beloved pot belly pigs. (Photo submitted)
Fill ‘er up. Saturday, Sept. 18 is the annual Fill The Truck event for the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank. Promoting the banner occasion from left are: Tina McGregor (Island Savings Credit Union), Paul McGregor (49th Parallel Grocery Chemainus manager), Christine Pacukiewicz (49th Parallel), Jason Farrugia (Island Savings Chemainus branch manager), John Garscadden (49th Parallel) and Lisa Ursu (49th Parallel). (Photo by Don Bodger)

The truck stops here for a fill-up

Saturday fundraiser to benefit the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank

Fill ‘er up. Saturday, Sept. 18 is the annual Fill The Truck event for the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank. Promoting the banner occasion from left are: Tina McGregor (Island Savings Credit Union), Paul McGregor (49th Parallel Grocery Chemainus manager), Christine Pacukiewicz (49th Parallel), Jason Farrugia (Island Savings Chemainus branch manager), John Garscadden (49th Parallel) and Lisa Ursu (49th Parallel). (Photo by Don Bodger)
Michael Clarke portrays Sam Cooke in Soul King. (Photo by Michelle Vogelgesang)
Michael Clarke portrays Sam Cooke in Soul King. (Photo by Michelle Vogelgesang)
Skye Skagfeld spruces up the walls with some fresh paint in the gallery where her paintings are going to be hung during an upcoming show. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sail away with Skagfeld in her latest art exhibit

Another seasonal change also marked by nautical inspiration

Skye Skagfeld spruces up the walls with some fresh paint in the gallery where her paintings are going to be hung during an upcoming show. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The plaque by the tree dedicated to Pnina Benyamini. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Tree stands as a memorial to Benyamini

Popular Chemainus resident died in October 2020 after a long cancer battle

The plaque by the tree dedicated to Pnina Benyamini. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Vaccine passports are now required to access some services, businesses and events.

Vaccine Passports take effect in B.C. for certain services, events and businesses

Long list to digest to figure out all the specifics of the new regulations

Vaccine passports are now required to access some services, businesses and events.
The Penelakut mini pitch will be painted by late spring 2022 to bring it to completion. (Submitted)

First mini soccer pitch ready for play on Penelakut Island

Grand opening Monday marks a special occasion for Indigenous youth

The Penelakut mini pitch will be painted by late spring 2022 to bring it to completion. (Submitted)
The Waterwheel Park band shell where the Sept. 16 all-candidates meeting for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford will be held. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Residents Association to hold all-candidates forum Sept. 16

Numbers will be drawn for participants wishing to ask questions at outdoor setting

The Waterwheel Park band shell where the Sept. 16 all-candidates meeting for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford will be held. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Copper Canyon wildfire resulted in a State of Local Emergency in August.

Summer brought drought, wildfires

Stressful times during the last few months

The Copper Canyon wildfire resulted in a State of Local Emergency in August.
Danielle Groenendijk on the family farm with her running partner Bo. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Recipient of 4-H scholarship reaps many rewards

Groenendijk makes the most of life experiences throughout the pandemic

Danielle Groenendijk on the family farm with her running partner Bo. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Paul Manly takin’ it to the streets during campaigning. (Photo by Sean Wood)

Manly vows to retain crucial seat for the Green Party

Nanaimo-Ladysmith identified as one of the key races in the Sept. 20 federal election

Paul Manly takin’ it to the streets during campaigning. (Photo by Sean Wood)
The Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre has coffee mornings Wednesdays and Fridays. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre has coffee mornings Wednesdays and Fridays. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Ribbon-cutting by Ken Stanton and Don Stewart with Tom Andrews marks the official opening of the Rotary picnic shelter. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Cozy picnic shelter project finally completed

Joint effort between Rotary Club and municipality a great addition to Kin Beach

Ribbon-cutting by Ken Stanton and Don Stewart with Tom Andrews marks the official opening of the Rotary picnic shelter. (Photo by Art Carlyle)
School is back in session and Crofton Elementary School principal Tim Ylagan and students Charlotte Dyke and Gavin Murray, along with their buddy Brian, are reminding drivers to slow down in school zones. (Photo by Don Bodger)

School zone speed limit in effect with students back in class

Drivers reminded to slow down within Chemainus and Crofton schools

School is back in session and Crofton Elementary School principal Tim Ylagan and students Charlotte Dyke and Gavin Murray, along with their buddy Brian, are reminding drivers to slow down in school zones. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Mount Brenton Golf Course club championships brought some intense competition. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sumislawski attains top men’s low gross honours at Mount Brenton

Tight competition in all divisions during golf club championships

Mount Brenton Golf Course club championships brought some intense competition. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A water main break occurred at the corner of Joan Avenue and Queen Street in Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Leaky situations happen in Crofton

Natural gas line rupture followed by a water main break

A water main break occurred at the corner of Joan Avenue and Queen Street in Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Letters to the editor.

Seniors not a sub-species

Talented and experienced workforce overlooked

Letters to the editor.
Kids take the plunge at Camp Qwanoes’ Aqua Park. (Photo submitted)

Details on COVID continually limited

Reluctance of specifics by health authorities fuels misinformation

Kids take the plunge at Camp Qwanoes’ Aqua Park. (Photo submitted)
Sunny day at Kin Beach. (Photo by Don Bodger)

August brings some heat relief, but only minimal rainfall

Chemainus and Thetis Island monthly totals paltry compared to the norm

Sunny day at Kin Beach. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Bernard Cuffling performs Recollection of a Raconteur Sept. 8-11 at the Playbill Dining Room. (Photo by Michelle Vogelgesang)
Bernard Cuffling performs Recollection of a Raconteur Sept. 8-11 at the Playbill Dining Room. (Photo by Michelle Vogelgesang)