Don Bodger

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

Rising COVID cases cited in temporary Rainforest Arts closure

Contact can still be made through email and social media

Rainforest Arts in downtown Chemainus is closing temporarily. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Red Zed 1 aroused a great deal of curiosity when it was stationed off Kin Beach in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Alaskan fast ferries the eventual load for heavy hauler

The Red Zed 1 stayed anchored in Chemainus for the better part of a month and a half

The Red Zed 1 aroused a great deal of curiosity when it was stationed off Kin Beach in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Bowen Queen has a slightly larger capacity than its predecessor on the Crofton-Vesuvius route. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Bowen Queen on the Crofton-Vesuvius ferry route until October

MV Quinitsa temporarily moved to Buckley Bay

The Bowen Queen has a slightly larger capacity than its predecessor on the Crofton-Vesuvius route. (Photo by Don Bodger)
PULLING UP THEIR SOX 
The 1954 Chemainus Red Sox baseball team was loaded with talent. Back row, from left: Zip Jackson, Doug English, Earl Patterson, Joe Copp, Doug Williams, Neil Kelly, Doug Brinham, Alan Goldie and Red Naylor. Front row, from left: Cub Wolf, Ken Thompson, Ron Gibbons, Bob Jansch Sr., Gerry Brooks, Don Brooks and Jimmy Webster (manager). (Photo submitted)

This team loaded with talented

The 1954 Chemainus Red Sox

PULLING UP THEIR SOX 
The 1954 Chemainus Red Sox baseball team was loaded with talent. Back row, from left: Zip Jackson, Doug English, Earl Patterson, Joe Copp, Doug Williams, Neil Kelly, Doug Brinham, Alan Goldie and Red Naylor. Front row, from left: Cub Wolf, Ken Thompson, Ron Gibbons, Bob Jansch Sr., Gerry Brooks, Don Brooks and Jimmy Webster (manager). (Photo submitted)
Fuller Lake Arena Skating Club members were still able to utilize the Fuller Lake Arena ice surface throughout the season, with only a minor interruption along the way, but there were no competitions. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Special awards cap an unusual skating season

Fuller Lake Skating Club recognizes top-performing individuals

Fuller Lake Arena Skating Club members were still able to utilize the Fuller Lake Arena ice surface throughout the season, with only a minor interruption along the way, but there were no competitions. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Theatre facilities manager Damion Knight at the spot inside the gallery and gift shop where thieves smashed a window and grabbed masks. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Unique masks valued at $1,000 stolen from Chemainus Theatre Gallery

Thieves smash a window and grab the goods early Monday morning

Chemainus Theatre facilities manager Damion Knight at the spot inside the gallery and gift shop where thieves smashed a window and grabbed masks. (Photo by Don Bodger)
At the site of the new book box, from left: Kristi Hagen, Diana Durrand and Doug Fitzpatrick. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Decorative box for books adds flair to another neighbourhood

Builder and artist combine talents for project at Humbird and Cook Streets

At the site of the new book box, from left: Kristi Hagen, Diana Durrand and Doug Fitzpatrick. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The old Chemainus sawmill loading shed being torn down. (Photo courtesy Chemainus Valley Museum)

Song reminds us about positives

Subject matter can always be turned around to lift our spirits

The old Chemainus sawmill loading shed being torn down. (Photo courtesy Chemainus Valley Museum)
The Easter bunny and all the gang are there at the finish, Hop Stop No. 10. (Photo submitted)

A great day for a drive-by Easter bunny hop in Crofton

Community turns out en masse and the kids love it

The Easter bunny and all the gang are there at the finish, Hop Stop No. 10. (Photo submitted)
Saint Michael and All Angels Anglican Church in Chemainus where Frank Ludwig honed some of his musical skills as a youth. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Musical repertoire encompasses many instruments and bands

Ludwig’s humble beginnings in Chemainus lead to great experiences in the industry

Saint Michael and All Angels Anglican Church in Chemainus where Frank Ludwig honed some of his musical skills as a youth. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A lot of smoke can be seen from a boat fire on the Crofton waterfront Thursday evening. (Facebook photo)

Many hours of work on boat goes up in flames and smoke

Firefighters douse fire on the Crofton waterfront to prevent spread to nearby vessels

A lot of smoke can be seen from a boat fire on the Crofton waterfront Thursday evening. (Facebook photo)
Frank Ludwig in the control room of his home studio. (Photo submitted)

The Day They Closed The Old Mill Down in song

Former member of Trooper captures the essence of small town struggles and triumphs

Frank Ludwig in the control room of his home studio. (Photo submitted)
Crofton Seawalk provides a great experience at any time of the year, like this March day. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island’s March turns out to be a lot drier than original forecasts

Rainfall total falls far below the normal amid frequent sunshine

Crofton Seawalk provides a great experience at any time of the year, like this March day. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Blake Sam applies paint to his building to cover up the bright blue colour. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Blue building being converted to Oxford grey

Colour change being marked favourably by the public

Blake Sam applies paint to his building to cover up the bright blue colour. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Crofton Seawalk provides a great experience at any time of the year, like this March day. (Photo by Don Bodger)

March turns out to be a lot drier than original forecasts

Rainfall total falls far below the normal amid frequent sunshine

Crofton Seawalk provides a great experience at any time of the year, like this March day. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Skye Skagfeld uses colour to the full extent in her art to capture what she sees. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Skye’s the limit

Artist showcases colourful pieces during her spring equinox exhibit

Skye Skagfeld uses colour to the full extent in her art to capture what she sees. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Business Improvement Association president Chris Istace. (Photo by Don Bodger)

CBIA’s vital role in the community set to be renewed for another three years

Many facets of the organization fly under the radar, but pandemic made its support more prominent

Chemainus Business Improvement Association president Chris Istace. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce president Stephanie Ballantyne. (Photo submitted)

Chamber navigates change and looks to the future

Significant developments during the last several months recapped at annual general meeting

Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce president Stephanie Ballantyne. (Photo submitted)
Patricia Berry of the Chemainus Public Market. Outdoor seating will be available for eating and coffee during the current restrictions. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Regional approach the best solution

Restrictions must be implemented more harshly in the areas with the most COVID cases

Patricia Berry of the Chemainus Public Market. Outdoor seating will be available for eating and coffee during the current restrictions. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Easter Bunny was seen last week outside the Warmland Church in Crofton getting ready for the Crofton kids’ Easter drive-by bunny hop on Saturday, April 3 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton kids look forward to being At The Hop

Cars will be pulling up to hop signs for Easter treats

The Easter Bunny was seen last week outside the Warmland Church in Crofton getting ready for the Crofton kids’ Easter drive-by bunny hop on Saturday, April 3 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Photo by Don Bodger)