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Rainforest Arts in downtown Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Rainforest Arts maintains a strong presence

Public continues to respond well to showcased artists

Rainforest Arts in downtown Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Health Care Centre residents have been vaccinated. (Photo by Don Bodger)

First vaccinations done at Chemainus Health Care Centre, Steeples

Relief to have the vulnerable population protected against COVID-19

Chemainus Health Care Centre residents have been vaccinated. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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 three times after ingesting drugs

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 and Bo were on the run and having fun during the last month. (Photo submitted)

Putting your time to good use

Groenendijk goes the extra kilometre to raise funds for Parkinson’s

Danielle Groenendijk and Bo were on the run and having fun during the last month. (Photo submitted)
It’s been a busy time despite the pandemic since Stephanie Ballantyne took over as president of the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce, with several initiatives in the works. (Photo by Emily Weeks)

Chamber president brings abundant experiences into prominent position

Ballantyne’s background lends itself perfectly to focus for restructuring, advancements

It’s been a busy time despite the pandemic since Stephanie Ballantyne took over as president of the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce, with several initiatives in the works. (Photo by Emily Weeks)
Carol Hodgins with some of the abundant clothing she carries in Little Angels Children’s Boutique. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island search concludes with children’s clothing store opening in Chemainus

Little Angels will look unique and fashionable in stylish brands

Carol Hodgins with some of the abundant clothing she carries in Little Angels Children’s Boutique. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Letters to the Editor.

Lights lift our spirits on dull rainy nights

Brightly-lit properties longer after Christmas appreciated

Letters to the Editor.
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)
Municipality of North Cowichan.

Join North Cowichan for a dialogue about community character

Dialogues to be held online on two dates next week

Municipality of North Cowichan.
Members of Directiva. From left: Petrona, Sandra, Sarah and Brenda. They met to plan the sustainable food project in San Antonio Palopo. ({Photo submitted)

Rotarians’ relationship with Guatemalan town continues from afar

Club supplies chickens, cages and feed for a nutrition program

Members of Directiva. From left: Petrona, Sandra, Sarah and Brenda. They met to plan the sustainable food project in San Antonio Palopo. ({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)
Logjam under the Chemainus River bridge on Chemainus Road is cleared by North Cowichan work crew. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Deep problems still mar river

Flooding will continue to be a concern until logjams and sand bars are cleared

Logjam under the Chemainus River bridge on Chemainus Road is cleared by North Cowichan work crew. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Letters to the Editor.

Health care system needs to keep up with the times

More demands from seniors and people continue living longer

Letters to the Editor.
The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Thrift Shop will remain closed. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary extends thrift shop closure

Executive will revisit the situation again in early February

The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Thrift Shop will remain closed. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Residents Association chairperson Lia Versaevel. (Photo submitted)

Zoom in on Chemainus Residents Association annual general meeting Wednesday

Rob Conway from the Municipality of North Cowichan will be the guest speaker

Chemainus Residents Association chairperson Lia Versaevel. (Photo submitted)
Drisht Preet (DP) Singh was excited to be opening the first Canco Supermarket in Saltair. (Photo by Emily Weeks)

Canco’s first supermarket opens in Saltair

Reasonable prices being matched with exceptional customer service

Drisht Preet (DP) Singh was excited to be opening the first Canco Supermarket in Saltair. (Photo by Emily Weeks)
Pamela Anderson is putting herself out there to promote the RASTA Sanctuary in Chemainus and the vegan lifestyle. (Photo submitted)

Anderson promotes animal compassion campaign on behalf of RASTA Sanctuary

Famous actress brings awareness and a vegan lifestyle to the table

Pamela Anderson is putting herself out there to promote the RASTA Sanctuary in Chemainus and the vegan lifestyle. (Photo submitted)
Rob Kernachan cartoonist.

Kernachan’s cartoon flashback 2016

Flyers means something quite different in Fuller Lake hockey history plus the Philadelphia version

Rob Kernachan cartoonist.
David Carson, director of corporate communications for the Vancouver Island Regional Library, at the podium for the Chemainus library’s official opening. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Year in Review Part Two

The top stories that happened in 2020 in the Chemainus Valley

David Carson, director of corporate communications for the Vancouver Island Regional Library, at the podium for the Chemainus library’s official opening. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Municipality of North Cowichan.

Best to keep dogs on their leashes

New spaces to let them roam free not a good idea

Municipality of North Cowichan.