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Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

 

Ted Puska when he returned to his room after surgery. He’s been doing well since undergoing a kidney transplant. (Photo submitted)

Eight years awaiting a kidney transplant ends in success for Puska

Surgery puts active Ladysmith resident truly back to his old self

 

New sign has been installed on the back of the Crofton art kiosk. (Photo submitted)

Crofton welcoming sign put up in memory of Blackburn

Art Group’s design features highlights from around town

 

Honoured Crofton firefighters, from left, include: Eric Johnson (25 years), Ken Rukus (40 years), Joe Bailey (25 years), Jamie Greenwood (25 years), Jeff Funk (25 years), Rob Dyke (25 years), Owen Webb (40 years) and Lee Burridge (25 years). Absent: Jason Thompson (25 years). (Photo submitted)

Dedication a common trait at the Crofton Fire Hall

Many long years of service by individuals recognized

Honoured Crofton firefighters, from left, include: Eric Johnson (25 years), Ken Rukus (40 years), Joe Bailey (25 years), Jamie Greenwood (25 years), Jeff Funk (25 years), Rob Dyke (25 years), Owen Webb (40 years) and Lee Burridge (25 years). Absent: Jason Thompson (25 years). (Photo submitted)
Cowichan Valley Regional District.

Cowichan Food Innovation Program wraps up with virtual showcase event

Brewing new friendships and baking an abundance of successful business opportunities

  • Jul 10, 2021
Cowichan Valley Regional District.
Bound To Be Different current location on Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Two Chemainus businesses changing spaces

Doc The Barber relocates a few doors down, Bound To Be Different on the move soon

Bound To Be Different current location on Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Letters to the editor.

Golden opportunity missed to down-zone property

Council chooses to continually ignore the official community plan in its decisions

  • Jul 7, 2021
Letters to the editor.
A grand opening of the newly-renovated and expanded Forbes Hall on Thetis Island is expected to take place in September. (Photo by Ann Dickie)

Expanded Forbes Hall on Thetis Island will serve many purposes

Immunization clinics already held, with a couple of summer events planned

A grand opening of the newly-renovated and expanded Forbes Hall on Thetis Island is expected to take place in September. (Photo by Ann Dickie)
Peter Hudson and Tyler Bob (from left) are the organizers of Orange Day in the Bay. (Photo submitted)

Mid-Island festival offering music, comedy and support for residential school survivors

‘Orange Day in the Bay’ taking place on Canada Day in Snaw-Naw-As First Nation

Peter Hudson and Tyler Bob (from left) are the organizers of Orange Day in the Bay. (Photo submitted)
Artist Angela Carlson at the new mural she created. (Photo by Shannon Bellamy)

Fire department commemorative mural hangs in place

Final touch-ups made for Shawnigan Lake artist’s addition to the outdoor collection

Artist Angela Carlson at the new mural she created. (Photo by Shannon Bellamy)
Chemainus Communities In Bloom.

Gardening tips for the start of the summer season

Different coloured big leaf hydrangeas indicate the PH levels of soil

  • Jun 26, 2021
Chemainus Communities In Bloom.
Pickleball players Marc Sommer and Bev Anderson moved to Chemainus in part because of the sport’s prominence here. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Pickleball players, pick up your paddles

Beginners clinic Sunday at Fuller Lake courts

Pickleball players Marc Sommer and Bev Anderson moved to Chemainus in part because of the sport’s prominence here. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Health Care Foundation board member John Marriott receives a big thank you card from Jennifer Thompson on behalf of the participants and staff of the CHCC adult day program for all the volunteer work he did to procure and customise a new bus. (Photo submitted)

Health Care Foundation drives towards its mission

Hepburn re-elected as president during annual general meeting via Zoom

  • Jun 23, 2021
Chemainus Health Care Foundation board member John Marriott receives a big thank you card from Jennifer Thompson on behalf of the participants and staff of the CHCC adult day program for all the volunteer work he did to procure and customise a new bus. (Photo submitted)
Chemainus street signs now contain Hul’qumi’num translations, like this one at the corner of Willow and Legion Streets. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Street signs go up in the Hul’qumi’num language

Chemainus intersections feature direct translations

Chemainus street signs now contain Hul’qumi’num translations, like this one at the corner of Willow and Legion Streets. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Flag exhibit is now set up in the Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo by Val Galvin)

Fibre artists put their unique twists on climate change exhibit

Red Flag warning label affixed to collection now on display at the Chemainus Valley Museum

Flag exhibit is now set up in the Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo by Val Galvin)
Tom Millard served his community well for so many years with the Chemainus Fire Department. (Photo submitted)

Millard dedicated himself to community service

Long-time Chemainus Fire Department member and chief remembered for his commitment

Tom Millard served his community well for so many years with the Chemainus Fire Department. (Photo submitted)
Filming of The Baker’s Son in Chemainus. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Bread-making brilliance and mediocrity the recipe for movie ingredients

Willow Street on the map as a prominent location in The Baker’s Son

Filming of The Baker’s Son in Chemainus. (File photo by Don Bodger)
The return of Community Policing will be a welcome addition by residents. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Return of Community Policing in the works

Volunteers being sought and coordinators to be announced soon

The return of Community Policing will be a welcome addition by residents. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Brant Daugherty plays the lead role as Matt in The Baker’s Son. He stands outside the Owl’s Nest in downtown Chemainus, converted to the Duval Boulangerie. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus at the forefront as The Baker’s Son makes broadcast debut

Hallmark movie making its debut on the W Network Saturday, June 12

Brant Daugherty plays the lead role as Matt in The Baker’s Son. He stands outside the Owl’s Nest in downtown Chemainus, converted to the Duval Boulangerie. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Johnny Cullen Keidann and Jeffrey Thudian applying fire suppression foam after mop-up to lower the risk of hotspots rekindling. (Photo by Jeannine Caldbeck)

Thetis Island department makes up for lost time in fire responses

Firefighters urge people seeing smoke or flames to call in sooner

Johnny Cullen Keidann and Jeffrey Thudian applying fire suppression foam after mop-up to lower the risk of hotspots rekindling. (Photo by Jeannine Caldbeck)