Community

The level of the water on Westholme Road heading into Westholme from the south was more than five feet deep in spots. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Business booming from the flooding

Certain trades to help with the repairs in high demand

 

Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021

 

Art Aronson, a Chemainus Secondary School grad, inside the Q’s control room. (Photo by webmeisterBud.com).

Mastering the Art of radio leads to communications job

Art Aronson is on the move. Aronson, who grew up on Thetis…

 

Jesse McConnell with mom Jenna MacDonald. (Photo submitted)

Youth turn seeds into great pumpkins in the course of a few months

Weigh-in produces some heavy-duty results in Saltair contest

Jesse McConnell with mom Jenna MacDonald. (Photo submitted)
Leaves were raked and neatly piled during a Chemainus Cemetery work party. (Photo by Dianne Daniel)

Work party cleans up Chemainus Cemetery grounds

Many hands truly make lighter work in advance of Remembrance Day

Leaves were raked and neatly piled during a Chemainus Cemetery work party. (Photo by Dianne Daniel)
Ann MacKinnon of Long Lake Studio with her abundant jewelry items available at the Saltair fall market. (Photo by Jackie Rieck)

Everything falls into place for Saltair market

Protocols in place as numerous people enjoy the wares inside community centre

  • Oct 31, 2021
Ann MacKinnon of Long Lake Studio with her abundant jewelry items available at the Saltair fall market. (Photo by Jackie Rieck)
Elise Feltrin talks to some interested persons about the Chemainus Labyrinth. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Unravelling the mysteries of the labyrinth at workshop

Opportunity provided to learn more about that big round thing in Waterwheel Park

Elise Feltrin talks to some interested persons about the Chemainus Labyrinth. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The owner of these military medals and ribbons that were found in a bag near Cowichan River is bing sought. (Submitted photo)

Owner of military medals and ribbons found in Duncan sought

Bylaw officer found them in plastic bag by Cowichan River

The owner of these military medals and ribbons that were found in a bag near Cowichan River is bing sought. (Submitted photo)
Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

B.C. grocer hands out thousands in employee bonuses amid regional staffing shortages

The extra cash followed a busy summer, says store owner Jean-Marc Pesant

Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Deni Bezeau, owner of Deni’s Dynamite Deals, set up his thrift store at the corner of Bruce Avenue and Seventh Street in Nanaimo to raise money for high school extracurricular programs and other organizations in need of cash. He now donates about $11,000 monthly. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Island retiree operates thrift store to keep his neighbourhood neighbourly

Deni’s Dynamite Deals donates thousands of dollars every month

Deni Bezeau, owner of Deni’s Dynamite Deals, set up his thrift store at the corner of Bruce Avenue and Seventh Street in Nanaimo to raise money for high school extracurricular programs and other organizations in need of cash. He now donates about $11,000 monthly. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Opening ceremony for the new mini soccer pitch on Penelakut Island. (Photo by Josh James)

Community projects a source of pride

Facilities worthy of more attention than election brouhaha

Opening ceremony for the new mini soccer pitch on Penelakut Island. (Photo by Josh James)
Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s ‘cat control’ animal responsibility bylaw now official

Outdoor cats can’t be at large on other people’s properties, but enforcement will be complaint-based

Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)
The ribbon cutting for the new Forbes Hall expansion project opening features Kelly Bannister, Lynne Smith, Maynard Johnny Jr. and Ella Kasting. (Photo by Carol Sowerby)

Official opening of expanded Forbes Hall a gala affair

Dancing, drumming and ceremony mark a momentous occasion on Thetis Island

The ribbon cutting for the new Forbes Hall expansion project opening features Kelly Bannister, Lynne Smith, Maynard Johnny Jr. and Ella Kasting. (Photo by Carol Sowerby)
The Sawmill Taphouse Event Venue will again be the site for Our Chemainus – A Celebration. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Delta variant situation results in cancellation of Chemainus community event

October date now off the table for gathering to embrace the town’s qualities

The Sawmill Taphouse Event Venue will again be the site for Our Chemainus – A Celebration. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Renovated and expanded Forbes Hall is a spectacular addition to the Thetis Island community. (Photo submitted)

Little Island That Could opens expanded $2 million community centre

Rejuvenated Forbes Hall a shining beacon for Thetis Island — built largely without taxpayer’s dollars

  • Sep 16, 2021
Renovated and expanded Forbes Hall is a spectacular addition to the Thetis Island community. (Photo submitted)
Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

B.C. driving school owner to install dash cams, in spite of prohibition

Mark Anderson said he intends to defy regulations due to better serve his clients

Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The plaque by the tree dedicated to Pnina Benyamini. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Tree stands as a memorial to Benyamini

Popular Chemainus resident died in October 2020 after a long cancer battle

The plaque by the tree dedicated to Pnina Benyamini. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Ribbon-cutting by Ken Stanton and Don Stewart with Tom Andrews marks the official opening of the Rotary picnic shelter. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Cozy picnic shelter project finally completed

Joint effort between Rotary Club and municipality a great addition to Kin Beach

Ribbon-cutting by Ken Stanton and Don Stewart with Tom Andrews marks the official opening of the Rotary picnic shelter. (Photo by Art Carlyle)
A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)

Video of dancing cops in Northern B.C. goes viral

“It just lightened all of our moods.”

A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)
HISTORICAL MOMENT
Chemainus Gun Club members in 1908. (Photo courtesy Chemainus Valley Museum)

Chemainus Gun Club

Historical moment August 19

  • Aug 28, 2021
HISTORICAL MOMENT
Chemainus Gun Club members in 1908. (Photo courtesy Chemainus Valley Museum)