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Catalyst Crofton is a Paper Excellence mill. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Paper Excellence partners with Vancouver Island University to create Indigenous Success Fund

Financial support provided for Indigenous students enrolled in trades programs

  • Jun 26, 2022
North Cowichan seeking $10 million provincial grant for childcare spaces. (FIle photo)

North Cowichan seeks $10 million grant for childcare spaces

Municipality working with Parkside Academy Childcare Society

Chemainus fire rescue successfully pulled one person from the Chemainus River following an ATV accident Friday night. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Two people seriously injured in ATV accident near Chemainus

One person pulled from the Chemainus River and airlifted to hospital

Chemainus fire rescue successfully pulled one person from the Chemainus River following an ATV accident Friday night. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Luca Sherry received the S.A. Bricker Trophy for effort. (Photo submitted)

Major award winners at Chemainus Secondary announced

Students stand out for their various achievements and contributions to the school

Luca Sherry received the S.A. Bricker Trophy for effort. (Photo submitted)
Doug Groenendijk is one of six Canadian farmers who will be looking for love on an upcoming CTV reality series. (CTV Farming For Love photo)

Farmer Doug in the right field for TV series, hoping his true love comes out of left field

Chemainus resident will be looking for a soulmate in upcoming reality show

Doug Groenendijk is one of six Canadian farmers who will be looking for love on an upcoming CTV reality series. (CTV Farming For Love photo)
Work crews will be resurfacing and doing patch repairs to Highway 1 and 18 this summer. (File photo)

Highway resurfacing, patching, begins this week in Duncan area

Resurfacing and patch repairs scheduled for Highways 1 and 18

  • Jun 22, 2022
Work crews will be resurfacing and doing patch repairs to Highway 1 and 18 this summer. (File photo)
Geoff Edwards lost his Facebook account to a hacker, and has found it impossible to get it back.

Chilliwack man loses years of contacts after Facebook hack

Geoff Edwards had his account suspended and cannot find a way to get it back

Geoff Edwards lost his Facebook account to a hacker, and has found it impossible to get it back.
Environment Canada predicts Victoria temperatures will hit 28 C with sunny skies on Sunday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Here comes the sun: Vancouver Island finally slated for summer temperatures

Five days of sunshine to kick off summer season, starting Thursday

Environment Canada predicts Victoria temperatures will hit 28 C with sunny skies on Sunday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sienna Waller, left, and Jade Reinsch receive the $5,000 Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary bursaries from Mimi Zuyderduyn. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Class of 2022 scholarship and bursary recipients

Chemainus Secondary School grads receive abundant community awards

Sienna Waller, left, and Jade Reinsch receive the $5,000 Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary bursaries from Mimi Zuyderduyn. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Secondary School 2022 grads in the spotlight. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Secondary Grad 2022 marks first in-person ceremony in three years

Speakers provide inspiration for the graduates to take on the world

Chemainus Secondary School 2022 grads in the spotlight. (Photo by Don Bodger)
North Cowichan council.

New recreation funding formula will mean a decrease for North Cowichan residents

Municipal share would decrease by $0.71 million or 11.2 per cent overall

  • Jun 19, 2022
North Cowichan council.
CVRD directors will hold a workshop in November on alternative budget-building processes. (File photo)
CVRD directors will hold a workshop in November on alternative budget-building processes. (File photo)
Lynne Smith, Area G Saltair/Gulf Islands director. (File photo)
Lynne Smith, Area G Saltair/Gulf Islands director. (File photo)
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor. (Photo by Bernard Thibodeau)

MacGregor reacts to rollback of federal vaccine mandates

NDP MPs’ questions about re-examining COVID-related public health measures finally answered

  • Jun 18, 2022
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor. (Photo by Bernard Thibodeau)
Sebastian Guzman Leal delivers a very impassioned speech. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Valedictorian’s address

Speech by Sebastian Guzman Leal to the Class of 2022 at Chemainus Secondary

  • Jun 17, 2022
Sebastian Guzman Leal delivers a very impassioned speech. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Orlando Sumner, left, and Bernie Willock signing the original agreement for the purchase of the former St. Joseph’s School. (File photo)

Project to establish women’s recovery facility in Chemainus scrapped

Estimated costs of required upgrades considered unattainable by society

Orlando Sumner, left, and Bernie Willock signing the original agreement for the purchase of the former St. Joseph’s School. (File photo)
Paramedic tour riders coming into Crofton Monday afternoon. (Phot by Don Bodger)

Pedaling paramedics on fundraising tour of the South Island

Cycling tour kick-starts the push for a national monument

Paramedic tour riders coming into Crofton Monday afternoon. (Phot by Don Bodger)
Doug Routley, parliamentary secretary for forests, visited Catalyst Crofton on June 3 to see $5.85 million of CleanBC funding at work. From left: Krista Cuddy, deputy general manager; Courtney Malo, executive assistant; Carlo Dal Monte, vice president, energy and business development; Stew Gibson, chief operating officer; MLA Doug Routley; Graham Kissack, vice president, EH&S and corporate communications; Terry Lalari, vice president, government relations. (Photo submitted)

Catalyst Crofton puts grant funding to good environmental use

MLA Routley visits the mill for a first-hand look

  • Jun 12, 2022
Doug Routley, parliamentary secretary for forests, visited Catalyst Crofton on June 3 to see $5.85 million of CleanBC funding at work. From left: Krista Cuddy, deputy general manager; Courtney Malo, executive assistant; Carlo Dal Monte, vice president, energy and business development; Stew Gibson, chief operating officer; MLA Doug Routley; Graham Kissack, vice president, EH&S and corporate communications; Terry Lalari, vice president, government relations. (Photo submitted)
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor. (Photo by Bernard Thibodeau)

MacGregor reintroduces bill to improve traumatic brain injury prevention and treatment

National strategy will coordinate efforts of dedicated health care workers and help Canadians

  • Jun 11, 2022
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor. (Photo by Bernard Thibodeau)