Editorials

What's next for the St. Joseph's School building? (File photo by Don Bodger)

Community centre idea back in the forefront

Many residents see the former St. Joseph’s School as filling a need

Splish splash. Drivers hit a low point on the Trans Canada Highway where water pools heading north toward Henry Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Pooling highway water a problem

Something has to be done on the Trans Canada Highway between Henry…

Liam Murray and Holly Hewitt prepare for the prom parade. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Glory of graduation takes precedence

Not the time for irrational behaviour or celebrations

Signage warning about a bear on the loose in Port Hardy. (Photo by Tyson Whitney/North Island Gazette)

Bear sightings regular occurrence

It’s nothing new so put your phones away and leave them alone

Signage warning about a bear on the loose in Port Hardy. (Photo by Tyson Whitney/North Island Gazette)
What will the situation be like for tourism around Chemainus this summer? (Photo by Don Bodger)

Fuel prices a factor in tourism visits

Some people may choose not to travel far afield with increased costs

What will the situation be like for tourism around Chemainus this summer? (Photo by Don Bodger)
North Cowichan.

Yearly tax hikes becoming taxing

It’s time to hold the bottom line once current commitments are met

North Cowichan.
The train tracks in Duncan have been quiet since rail service stopped on the Island Corridor. (Photo by Andrea Rondeau/Cowichan Valley Citizen)
The train tracks in Duncan have been quiet since rail service stopped on the Island Corridor. (Photo by Andrea Rondeau/Cowichan Valley Citizen)
The gang’s all here, BCEHS representatives, Ambulance Paramedics of BC, Chemainus paramedics, the honour guard, piper and more during the commissioning of the MV Island Responder in Chemainus. From left: Wray Watson, Rob Howland, Heather Edward, Nic Mann, Amy Poll, Stu Myers, Dave Leary, Jason Perry, Monica Morgan, Glenn Hovgaard, Mike Wright, Brad Cameron. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Editorial: Equipment upgrade a medical necessity

MV Island Responder and its team provide the best care for patients

The gang’s all here, BCEHS representatives, Ambulance Paramedics of BC, Chemainus paramedics, the honour guard, piper and more during the commissioning of the MV Island Responder in Chemainus. From left: Wray Watson, Rob Howland, Heather Edward, Nic Mann, Amy Poll, Stu Myers, Dave Leary, Jason Perry, Monica Morgan, Glenn Hovgaard, Mike Wright, Brad Cameron. (Photo by Don Bodger)
It won’t be long before sunny days will be the norm for long stretches of time after we get out of this April unsettled weather. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Weather whining a regular pastime

Remember conditions can change from one extreme to the other quickly

It won’t be long before sunny days will be the norm for long stretches of time after we get out of this April unsettled weather. (File photo by Don Bodger)
The Warmland tent was a busy place during the Eggstravaganza Crofton Easter event. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Clue hunt format serves a purpose

Bringing families together with an activity makes Easter special

The Warmland tent was a busy place during the Eggstravaganza Crofton Easter event. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Catherine Murphy and Steve Chadwick are great ambassadors for Chemainus with the support they’re offering a Ukrainian family. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Ukrainian family given great gift

Chemainus couple repays past favours

Catherine Murphy and Steve Chadwick are great ambassadors for Chemainus with the support they’re offering a Ukrainian family. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Crofton fire department headquarters and the adjoining hall that’s become quite dated. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Another round to utilize the AAP

Form must be filled out if opposed to borrowing to replace the Crofton fire hall

The Crofton fire department headquarters and the adjoining hall that’s become quite dated. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Isabel Anderson and Daisy McNamara are among the senior skaters in roles as flight attendants for the opening segment of the Fuller Lake Skating Club’s spring concert. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Attention to detail skating club forte

Spring concert showcases organization’s strengths

Isabel Anderson and Daisy McNamara are among the senior skaters in roles as flight attendants for the opening segment of the Fuller Lake Skating Club’s spring concert. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Beer cheer is spread with the announcement of another festival in Chemainus this summer. Front row, from left: CBIA directors Nuria Sanchez and Christina Kemp and executive director Krystal Adams. Back row: Riot Brewing’s Ralf Rosenke and Aly Tomlin. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Glimmer of hope from beer festival

Return of community events a big boost to the town

Beer cheer is spread with the announcement of another festival in Chemainus this summer. Front row, from left: CBIA directors Nuria Sanchez and Christina Kemp and executive director Krystal Adams. Back row: Riot Brewing’s Ralf Rosenke and Aly Tomlin. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sophia Taylor gives some attention to the family cat, Thor. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Princess Sophia brings a smile

Good news stories don’t get any better than this

Sophia Taylor gives some attention to the family cat, Thor. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A social media post by the City of Parksville, dated March 1, 2022, shows the Civic and Technology Centre (100 Jensen Ave.) lit up in the colours of the Ukraine flag. (Facebook photo)

No helping hand in crisis too small

Plight of Ukrainians a wake-up call for humanity

A social media post by the City of Parksville, dated March 1, 2022, shows the Civic and Technology Centre (100 Jensen Ave.) lit up in the colours of the Ukraine flag. (Facebook photo)
Students and staff at Chemainus Secondary School do their part to stand up to bullying on pink Shirt Day. From left: Amelia Halbot, Gwen Connolly, Rhona Kane, Sienna Waller and Bianca Ellis. (Photo by Rhonda Laforge)

Russia needs to be held accountable

Invasion of Ukraine akin to a bully on the playground

Students and staff at Chemainus Secondary School do their part to stand up to bullying on pink Shirt Day. From left: Amelia Halbot, Gwen Connolly, Rhona Kane, Sienna Waller and Bianca Ellis. (Photo by Rhonda Laforge)
North Cowichan.

Speculation starts about mayoral race

Who will be the candidates to replace Siebring in North Cowichan?

North Cowichan.
Next Wednesday, Feb. 23, is Pink Shirt Day, when many people will be clad in shades of pink to show awareness about bullying and determination to oppose it. (Photo submitted)

Don’t look away on bullying antics

In the digital age, cyberbullying is a click away

Next Wednesday, Feb. 23, is Pink Shirt Day, when many people will be clad in shades of pink to show awareness about bullying and determination to oppose it. (Photo submitted)
The MV Quinitsa docked at Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Speed up ferry terminal project

Lag time on redevelopment far beyond COVID impacts

The MV Quinitsa docked at Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)