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Rick Ruppenthal of Saltair will host a 12-hour talk-a-thon Friday, June 18 over Facebook live. (Photo submitted)

Talk-a-thon to focus on men’s mental health issues

Saltair man spearheading a campaign to generate more conversation during fundraiser

Rick Ruppenthal of Saltair will host a 12-hour talk-a-thon Friday, June 18 over Facebook live. (Photo submitted)
Filming of The Baker’s Son in Chemainus. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Bread-making brilliance and mediocrity the recipe for movie ingredients

Willow Street on the map as a prominent location in The Baker’s Son

Filming of The Baker’s Son in Chemainus. (File photo by Don Bodger)
The return of Community Policing will be a welcome addition by residents. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Return of Community Policing in the works

Volunteers being sought and coordinators to be announced soon

The return of Community Policing will be a welcome addition by residents. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Police have been kept busy dealing with a crime spree throughout the pandemic in North Cowichan/Duncan and elsewhere. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Worrisome time amid a pandemic

Huge drain on finances, rising criminal activity among the concerns

Police have been kept busy dealing with a crime spree throughout the pandemic in North Cowichan/Duncan and elsewhere. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Diana Durrand in her Chemainus home studio with examples of her paper doll work. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Paper doll series Durrand’s signature art

Chemainus artist puts some flair into eye-catching portraits

Diana Durrand in her Chemainus home studio with examples of her paper doll work. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Morgan McLeod outside Govinda’s Thrift Store on Oak Street. (Photo by Don Bodger)

New thrift store bridges the gap on Old Town block

Govinda’s owner McLeod returns a portion of proceeds to charity

Morgan McLeod outside Govinda’s Thrift Store on Oak Street. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Brant Daugherty plays the lead role as Matt in The Baker’s Son. He stands outside the Owl’s Nest in downtown Chemainus, converted to the Duval Boulangerie. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus at the forefront as The Baker’s Son makes broadcast debut

Hallmark movie making its debut on the W Network Saturday, June 12

Brant Daugherty plays the lead role as Matt in The Baker’s Son. He stands outside the Owl’s Nest in downtown Chemainus, converted to the Duval Boulangerie. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Johnny Cullen Keidann and Jeffrey Thudian applying fire suppression foam after mop-up to lower the risk of hotspots rekindling. (Photo by Jeannine Caldbeck)

Thetis Island department makes up for lost time in fire responses

Firefighters urge people seeing smoke or flames to call in sooner

Johnny Cullen Keidann and Jeffrey Thudian applying fire suppression foam after mop-up to lower the risk of hotspots rekindling. (Photo by Jeannine Caldbeck)
Flower basket outside the Willow Street Cafe. (Photo by Krystal Adams)

Passport program in support of local business extended to July 16

Beautification of town enhanced at the same time with hanging flower baskets

Flower basket outside the Willow Street Cafe. (Photo by Krystal Adams)
Saint Michael and All Angels Anglican Church. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Special classical concert available for viewing

Recording session helps fill a void for patrons

Saint Michael and All Angels Anglican Church. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Jan Best on a follow-through swing on No. 12. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Mount Brenton pro does his Best for ALS

Golfathon a gruelling affair, but worth the effort to raise funds

Jan Best on a follow-through swing on No. 12. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Planters are abundant along Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Project response a familiar refrain

Corridor upgrade just like Waterwheel parking lot for concerns

Planters are abundant along Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Playbill Presents Cabaret series at the Chemainus Theatre will be returning June 16. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Theatre announces return of cabaret series and online auction

Tickets available soon for dinner and entertainment in the dining room

The Playbill Presents Cabaret series at the Chemainus Theatre will be returning June 16. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sunny day in May at the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Far less rainfall, but lower maximum temperatures in May for the region

More days of sunshine and drier weather throughout the month

Sunny day in May at the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Artist’s conception provides an example of what an outdoor learning space coming to Chemainus Secondary School might look like.

Final requirements reached for Chemainus Secondary outdoor learning centre

Project will be available to the public after school hours

Artist’s conception provides an example of what an outdoor learning space coming to Chemainus Secondary School might look like.
This wall space on the back of the Chemainus post office will soon look a lot better with the addition of a 100th anniversary Chemainus Fire Department commemorative mural. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Fire Department 100th anniversary mural taking shape

Artist who’s a newcomer to Shawnigan Lake putting the finishing touches to the project

This wall space on the back of the Chemainus post office will soon look a lot better with the addition of a 100th anniversary Chemainus Fire Department commemorative mural. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Magic touches by the group of Mona Empey, between Lauren and Geoff Haszard, adds to the beautiful colours of freshly-planted flowers at the Henry Road roundabout. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)

Colourful flowers brighten the entrance into Chemainus

Volunteers hard at work for planting extravaganza

Magic touches by the group of Mona Empey, between Lauren and Geoff Haszard, adds to the beautiful colours of freshly-planted flowers at the Henry Road roundabout. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)
New sidewalk along the Chemainus Road corridor is a familiar walking route for Jill Amy and Garry Bolger. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Retirement brings reflection of career highlights

Long foothold in recreational pursuits for Chemainus’ Amy

New sidewalk along the Chemainus Road corridor is a familiar walking route for Jill Amy and Garry Bolger. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Markets previously held in the Waterwheel Park parking lot will return, along with the Chemainus Public Market parking lot. (Photo courtesy Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce)

Wednesday Market returning to downtown Chemainus June 2

Easing of health orders allows popular outdoor event to commence

Markets previously held in the Waterwheel Park parking lot will return, along with the Chemainus Public Market parking lot. (Photo courtesy Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce)
The former St. Joseph’s School site will remain an art studio at least into early next year. It will take some time before being converted to an addictions recovery community. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Recovery centre the best choice

Other treatments for alcohol and drug problems are band-aid solutions at best

The former St. Joseph’s School site will remain an art studio at least into early next year. It will take some time before being converted to an addictions recovery community. (Photo by Don Bodger)