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Copper Canyon Band cranks out the hits. (Photo by Don Bodger)

And the band played on

Copper Canyon Band further brightens a sunny day

Saltair-based writer, Krista May. (Janet Kelly photo)

Saltair writer makes long list for 2021 CBC Short Story Prize

Krista May’s story Tiny Sores was one of 33 finalists selected out of more than 3,000 entrants

Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society’s Bev Knight and Bob Johns. (Photo by Craig Spence)

Arts Society partners with Chemainus Theatre on live streaming

Other projects in the works, with the hopes for some music outdoors this summer

Chemainus Art Group creates mural mosaic to celebrate a joyful spring. (Photo submitted)

Art group members celebrate a joyful spring in Chemainus

Each of 33 squares pushed together into one mural

  • Apr 15, 2021
Chemainus Art Group creates mural mosaic to celebrate a joyful spring. (Photo submitted)
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)
Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)

‘Resident Alien’ plans to return to Ladysmith for season 2

Show runner Chris Sheridan says the hit SYFY series will return to film season two in Ladysmith

Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)
Mark Brandon has discovered there are more acting roles available for seniors now than ever before. (Photo submitted)

Act your age means more movie roles for seniors like Mark Brandon

The Baker’s Son provides a prominent role as a news anchor

Mark Brandon has discovered there are more acting roles available for seniors now than ever before. (Photo submitted)
“Taste The Bread!” declares Walter Rasmussen, the mayor of fictional Windward, Washington (Haig Sutherland) during filming of The Baker’s Son in Chemainus Friday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Parallels between Chemainus and fictional town evident in Hallmark movie

Tourism boost likely down the road from publicity after a week of filming

“Taste The Bread!” declares Walter Rasmussen, the mayor of fictional Windward, Washington (Haig Sutherland) during filming of The Baker’s Son in Chemainus Friday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cameras set up on the deck of the Willow Street Cafe for filming of The Baker’s Son Thursday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cameras set up on the deck of the Willow Street Cafe for filming of The Baker’s Son Thursday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Paramount Pictures announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be released April 8, 2022. (Paramount Pictures/YouTube photo)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 won’t return to film on Vancouver Island

The first Sonic movie was filmed in Ladysmith and other Vancouver Island locations

Paramount Pictures announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be released April 8, 2022. (Paramount Pictures/YouTube photo)
It’s almost hard to tell which is the window and which is the art in Skye Skagfeld’s great landscape artwork. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Colorful scenery abundant in artist’s spring equinox exhibit

St. Joseph’s Artist Studio Gallery the site for bright landscape paintings

It’s almost hard to tell which is the window and which is the art in Skye Skagfeld’s great landscape artwork. (Photo by Don Bodger)
American flags fly at the Western Forest Products site in Chemainus during filming of The Baker’s Son. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus transforms into Windward, Washington

Name change for portion of town being utilized in filming of The Baker’s Son

American flags fly at the Western Forest Products site in Chemainus during filming of The Baker’s Son. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Ken Lavigne in concert at the Chemainus United Church. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus artist featured on Port Theatre’s livestream event Saturday

Lavigne showcases great music in 3 Knights with a Tenor

Ken Lavigne in concert at the Chemainus United Church. (File photo by Don Bodger)
St. Michael’s Church is the regular venue for the Chemainus Classical Concerts series. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Classical Concerts continually re-evaluating its options

Classical music fans hopeful of a return to series events if it can be done safely

St. Michael’s Church is the regular venue for the Chemainus Classical Concerts series. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Riot Brewing Co. in Chemainus is part of the Sip, Savour, Support Cowichan campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Tourism Cowichan’s “Sip, Savour, Support Cowichan” campaign underway

Chemainus’ Sawmill Taphouse & Grill and Riot Brewing and Saltair’s Ma Maison among participants

Riot Brewing Co. in Chemainus is part of the Sip, Savour, Support Cowichan campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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)
Featured artist Rohana Laing will be displaying her works – and giving people a break from the winter blahs – at Rainforest Arts January through February. (Photo by Craig Spence)

Los Colores show sheds new light on Chemainus

Artist’s show featured at the Rainforest Arts gallery through February

  • Jan 12, 2021
Featured artist Rohana Laing will be displaying her works – and giving people a break from the winter blahs – at Rainforest Arts January through February. (Photo by Craig Spence)
The dynamic duo of Dennis Brown and Skye Skagfeld display colourful examples of work from their winter solstice art exhibit at the St. Joseph’s Artist Studios Gallery in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

All the elements on display inside and out for winter solstice art exhibit

Weather conditions prevent some people from coming to view the art of Skagfeld and Brown

The dynamic duo of Dennis Brown and Skye Skagfeld display colourful examples of work from their winter solstice art exhibit at the St. Joseph’s Artist Studios Gallery in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
An over-the-shoulder look at what Skye Skagfeld is working on for the winter solstice art exhibit. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Bright and vibrant art to illuminate darker days

Winter solstice exhibit features abstract landscapes in eye-popping colours

An over-the-shoulder look at what Skye Skagfeld is working on for the winter solstice art exhibit. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus Elementary School’s Treble Makers impressed the judges in the CBC Music Challenge and were awarded second place in their category. (Photo submitted)

Treble Makers make a beautiful music video together

Second place awarded in Elementary Vocal for CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge

The Chemainus Elementary School’s Treble Makers impressed the judges in the CBC Music Challenge and were awarded second place in their category. (Photo submitted)