Community

Last year’s session with the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at the Chemainus Legion Hall. (File photo by Don Bodger)

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP want public input

In-person forums not being held this year

  • Jan 26, 2021

 

Carol Hodgins with some of the abundant clothing she carries in Little Angels Children’s Boutique. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island search concludes with children’s clothing store opening in Chemainus

Little Angels will look unique and fashionable in stylish brands

 

Letters to the Editor.

Mental issues from the lack of human contact will be huge

COVID-19 heightens awareness of the blessings in life

  • Jan 15, 2021

 

Parents Robin Ringer and Wyatt Gilmore with the No. 1 baby of 2021 in the Cowichan Valley. They have yet to decide on a name for her. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus couple excited about having the New Year’s baby for the Cowichan Valley

Recent arrivals from Fort Nelson celebrate their girl coming into the world on Jan. 7

Parents Robin Ringer and Wyatt Gilmore with the No. 1 baby of 2021 in the Cowichan Valley. They have yet to decide on a name for her. (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)
Chemainus Residents Association chairperson Lia Versaevel. (Photo submitted)

Zoom in on Chemainus Residents Association annual general meeting Wednesday

Rob Conway from the Municipality of North Cowichan will be the guest speaker

Chemainus Residents Association chairperson Lia Versaevel. (Photo submitted)
Drisht Preet (DP) Singh was excited to be opening the first Canco Supermarket in Saltair. (Photo by Emily Weeks)

Canco’s first supermarket opens in Saltair

Reasonable prices being matched with exceptional customer service

Drisht Preet (DP) Singh was excited to be opening the first Canco Supermarket in Saltair. (Photo by Emily Weeks)
Rainforest Arts in downtown Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Great response from the community to Rainforest Arts fundraising drive

Six large boxes of items collected for Cowichan Women Against Violence Society

Rainforest Arts in downtown Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The gang at Cherry Tree wants to thank generous View Street neighbors who supported them in collecting donations for the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank this year. The children, who also brought goods from home, happily loaded up the boxes with hopes of bringing many happy smiles at Christmas. Pictured from left: Liam, Theo, Piper, Eris, Lana, Kai, Bode, Easton and Enma (teacher). (Photo by Shawn Wagar)

Cherry Tree Early Learning Centre kids do their part for others

Collections for the Chemainus Harvest House result in an impressive haul

The gang at Cherry Tree wants to thank generous View Street neighbors who supported them in collecting donations for the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank this year. The children, who also brought goods from home, happily loaded up the boxes with hopes of bringing many happy smiles at Christmas. Pictured from left: Liam, Theo, Piper, Eris, Lana, Kai, Bode, Easton and Enma (teacher). (Photo by Shawn Wagar)
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)
Cowichan Valley Regional District Director Lynne Smith gathers up abundant food donations in Saltair. (Photo submitted)

Saltair residents Stuff the Truck for food banks

Drive-by event gathers abundant cash and food donations

  • Dec 25, 2020
Cowichan Valley Regional District Director Lynne Smith gathers up abundant food donations in Saltair. (Photo submitted)
Pictured is the remnants of a parachute from a marine distress flare that exploded close to the ground on the evening of Dec. 12 and was found in a lower branch of a garry oak tree next to a home in Maple Bay. (Submitted photo)

Neighbours horrified as dangerous marine flares shot off near homes in Maple Bay

Illegal to use distress flares except in emergencies

Pictured is the remnants of a parachute from a marine distress flare that exploded close to the ground on the evening of Dec. 12 and was found in a lower branch of a garry oak tree next to a home in Maple Bay. (Submitted photo)
Letters to the Editor.

Public market a great addition to town

More important than ever to shop local and help businesses survive

  • Dec 18, 2020
Letters to the Editor.
Mike Beggs of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Chemainus Branch 191 makes a presentation to Chemainus Secondary School student Cameron Loeffen for his great work on a Remembrance Day video. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Secondary student praised for Remembrance Day video project

With no in-person events this year, Cameron Loeffen went to work to create something special

Mike Beggs of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Chemainus Branch 191 makes a presentation to Chemainus Secondary School student Cameron Loeffen for his great work on a Remembrance Day video. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association receives donation from Western Forest Products while seeking assistance from North Cowichan to find a new location. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Neighbourhood House among Western Forest Products’ donation recipients

Contributions total $100,000 in communities where the company operates

Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association receives donation from Western Forest Products while seeking assistance from North Cowichan to find a new location. (Photo by Don Bodger)
HISTORICAL MOMENT
Willow Street in Chemainus looking northward, circa 1950. From left: Overwaitea, Pattison Pharmacy, a cafe and Willow Hardware can all be seen. (Photo courtesy Chemainus Valley Museum)

Historical moment Dec. 3

View of Willow Street in Chemainus, circa 1950

  • Dec 5, 2020
HISTORICAL MOMENT
Willow Street in Chemainus looking northward, circa 1950. From left: Overwaitea, Pattison Pharmacy, a cafe and Willow Hardware can all be seen. (Photo courtesy Chemainus Valley Museum)
All modes of transportation were featured in the Crofton parade. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton parade cancellation will leave a huge holiday void

Community Christmas celebration has become quite an attraction

All modes of transportation were featured in the Crofton parade. (File photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Playbill Dining Room reopened to host small musical performances. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Theatre receives Island Coastal Economic Trust funding

Project will involve recording and live-streaming Playbill Presents series content

The Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Playbill Dining Room reopened to host small musical performances. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A little light in the window can promote community togetherness. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Shines can be taken quite literally with white window lights

Show of togetherness and support proposed by the Chamber of Commerce for the next month

A little light in the window can promote community togetherness. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Communities In Bloom adopt-a-beds are located all around town. This one near the post office is still in pretty good shape, considering the time of the year. (Photo by Don Bodger)

It bears repeating to decorate for the holidays

Spray paint pine cones and arrange in a bowl for a coffee table centre

  • Nov 26, 2020
Chemainus Communities In Bloom adopt-a-beds are located all around town. This one near the post office is still in pretty good shape, considering the time of the year. (Photo by Don Bodger)