Editorials

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

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

Colourful costumes were part of the Pioneer Days setting for The Baker’s Son. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Movie generates tourist appeal

Exposure of this kind the best for Chemainus during recovery mode

Enhancements along Chemainus Road have made the entrance road look much more polished and modern. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Roads smoother with upgrades

Projects getting completed more during than COVID than before

Enhancements along Chemainus Road have made the entrance road look much more polished and modern. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Memorial set up at the site where Kim McGregor was killed in a hit-and-run incident. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Community helps in time of need

Tragic losses impact so many people

Memorial set up at the site where Kim McGregor was killed in a hit-and-run incident. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Texting and driving seems like it’s a habit many people are never going to break. (Photo by Boaz Joseph/The Leader)

Distracted driving still a big issue

Campaign in March aimed at getting people to leave their phones alone

Texting and driving seems like it’s a habit many people are never going to break. (Photo by Boaz Joseph/The Leader)
B.C. health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix wore pink shirts to showcase this year’s motto: “Lift each other up.” (Twitter/PinkShirtDay)

Fight bullying every day

Pink Shirt Day happening on Feb. 24

  • Feb 25, 2021
B.C. health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix wore pink shirts to showcase this year’s motto: “Lift each other up.” (Twitter/PinkShirtDay)
Emily Weeks, managing director of the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Chamber of Commerce focus of the week

Networking for businesses will require extra diligence this year

Emily Weeks, managing director of the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Detailed planning as last presented to the community for the Crofton ferry terminal redevelopment. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Projects continue without delays

Only the Crofton ferry terminal redevelopment remains stalled

Detailed planning as last presented to the community for the Crofton ferry terminal redevelopment. (File photo by Don Bodger)
A gas pump at a filling station. (Photo by Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)

Fuel price hikes always baffling

Demand certainly can’t be considered high during the pandemic to warrant big increases

A gas pump at a filling station. (Photo by Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)
Rob Kernachan, cartoonist.

Kernachan’s cartoon flashback 2003

Grin and bear it

  • Jan 30, 2021
Rob Kernachan, cartoonist.
SAR crews worked late into the night Tuesday to rescue an injured snowboarder in North Vancouver. (Facebook/North Shore Rescue)

Regular rescues require readiness

Still far too many incidents of people putting themselves at risk

SAR crews worked late into the night Tuesday to rescue an injured snowboarder in North Vancouver. (Facebook/North Shore Rescue)
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)
Cartoonist Rob Kernachan.

Kernachan’s cartoon flashback 2008

Carbon footprint reference still pertinent today

  • Jan 21, 2021
Cartoonist Rob Kernachan.
Rob Kernachan cartoon.

Kernachan’s cartoon flashback 2005

Remember the days of the Twilight Shuffle in Chemainus?

  • Jan 15, 2021
Rob Kernachan cartoon.
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)
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.
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.
Rob Kernachan cartoonist.

Kernachan’s cartoon flashback 2013

Time for reflection as we head into the New Year

  • Jan 1, 2021
Rob Kernachan cartoonist.
The front page of the Courier on March 19 marked the time when everything changed. (Photo by Don Bodger)

A new year brings hope

Happiness is never guaranteed so we have to be prepared for everything

The front page of the Courier on March 19 marked the time when everything changed. (Photo by Don Bodger)