Commmunity

Make no bones about it, anatomy is one of Andrew Krause’s specialties so he gets up close and personal with a skeleton. (Photo submitted)

VIU instructor loads up on education in going full circle

Chemainus Secondary 2005 grad Andrew Krause putting his anatomy expertise to work

 

John Silins, Diana Hardacker and Adrienne Brown at the 2020 Saltair Seedy Sunday, representing Chemainus Climate Solutions. “We will have a table at the March Seedy Sunday,” noted Silins. The display will be co-sponsored by Chemainus Climate Solutions and Saltair District Ratepayers Association. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Saltair Seedy Sunday sets sights on spring

Interested vendors need to reserve now for March 6 event

 

The last thing you’d expected to see is a piece of pizza carved out of the snow. (Photo by Richard Craig)

Slice of pizza a unique yard display

You’d have to say it’s quite unusual to see something like this

 

The MV Quinitsa coming into the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Ferry petition for improved Crofton-Vesuvius service surpasses 1,500 signatures

Limiting backlogs in each community seen as the benefit to a two-ferry system

The MV Quinitsa coming into the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Fyffe dinners pre-COVID have always been well-attended and a great chance for camaraderie in the community. (File photo)

Fyffe dinner plans change to takeout only

Community event features dinner on Christmas Day, soup on Boxing Day

The Fyffe dinners pre-COVID have always been well-attended and a great chance for camaraderie in the community. (File photo)
Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber of Commerce launching new shop local campaign

Grant will help fund online directory plus other initiatives

  • Dec 20, 2021
Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce.
Michelle Bardach puts everyone into the Christmas spirit with her incredible singing voice at Holiday Jubilation, running until Dec. 23 at the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo submitted)
Michelle Bardach puts everyone into the Christmas spirit with her incredible singing voice at Holiday Jubilation, running until Dec. 23 at the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo submitted)
Roy Summerhayes, director of the Chemainus and District Chamber of Commerce presents funds from the Chamber’s Chemainus Christmas Market to Kathryn Asp, president of the Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association and exceptional CNHA volunteer Jenn Kollinger. (Photo submitted)

Funds a big boost for Neighbourhood House

Chamber contributes partial proceeds from its first-ever Christmas Market

Roy Summerhayes, director of the Chemainus and District Chamber of Commerce presents funds from the Chamber’s Chemainus Christmas Market to Kathryn Asp, president of the Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association and exceptional CNHA volunteer Jenn Kollinger. (Photo submitted)
Artistic director Mark DuMez, performer Georgia Bennett and managing director Randy Huber are happy about the upcoming return to the stage at the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Artistic director Mark DuMez, performer Georgia Bennett and managing director Randy Huber are happy about the upcoming return to the stage at the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Bonsall Creek at the back of Tussie Road looks calm on the day before the latest atmospheric river arrived, but frequently floods into the Penelakut community. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Flood prevention a common bond

Supporting each other keeps the community strong

Bonsall Creek at the back of Tussie Road looks calm on the day before the latest atmospheric river arrived, but frequently floods into the Penelakut community. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Coastal Singers are at the Saltair Community Centre Saturday, Dec. 4. (Photo submitted)
Coastal Singers are at the Saltair Community Centre Saturday, Dec. 4. (Photo submitted)
A Home for Hooves’ Michelle Singleton with pot belly pig Chuck. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Transfer of animals from Chemainus sanctuary to Duncan completed in October

A Home for Hooves and foster care accommodate the inhabitants

A Home for Hooves’ Michelle Singleton with pot belly pig Chuck. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Eve Daniell and Rykie Avenant celebrate 200 years since Viardot’s birth with a program honouring her life’s work, and that of her close contemporaries. (Photos submitted)
Eve Daniell and Rykie Avenant celebrate 200 years since Viardot’s birth with a program honouring her life’s work, and that of her close contemporaries. (Photos submitted)
The site of the former Crofton Elementary School on Robert Street will eventually be developed. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Offer accepted for former Crofton Elementary School site

School district just waiting for the deal to be closed

The site of the former Crofton Elementary School on Robert Street will eventually be developed. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Anne Philippson, left, received a Certificate of Service from the Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary marking 58 years with the organization in 2016, alongside Sandra Heydon (60 years) and Curl Twentyman (50 years). (File photo by Don Bodger)

Anne Philippson’s devotion to her community and family unsurpassed

Member of one of Chemainus’ most influential families dies at age 90

Anne Philippson, left, received a Certificate of Service from the Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary marking 58 years with the organization in 2016, alongside Sandra Heydon (60 years) and Curl Twentyman (50 years). (File photo by Don Bodger)
Move clocks ahead one hour by 2 a.m. Sunday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Time for a change

Move clocks back one hour

Move clocks ahead one hour by 2 a.m. Sunday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Artists Gail Holland and Barry Strasbourg-Thompson. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Artists Gail Holland and Barry Strasbourg-Thompson. (Photo by Don Bodger)
It was a wet day as the Kaiyalis huddle on the doorstep of their Crofton home after last Thursday’s citizenship ceremony. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Citizenship the icing on the Canadian cake for Syrian refugee family

New life for Crofton residents continues to emerge with each experience

It was a wet day as the Kaiyalis huddle on the doorstep of their Crofton home after last Thursday’s citizenship ceremony. (Photo by Don Bodger)
From left: Ali Kirby, Cathy Cosgrove and Dell Finerty finish off some witch’s brew before heading to the start of the Fun Run. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Spirits soar during a Fall Festival celebration

People happy to have an occasion to cut loose, with lots to do

From left: Ali Kirby, Cathy Cosgrove and Dell Finerty finish off some witch’s brew before heading to the start of the Fun Run. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Municipality of North Cowichan.

North Cowichan seeks input on Official Community Plan draft

Webinar offers a chance for an overview of the document

  • Oct 31, 2021
Municipality of North Cowichan.