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Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)

Baby Mooshu on the mend after being rescued near Tofino

Rescued little one becomes spokes-calf for unique, seaweed-eating, Meares Island herd

 

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

 

The area surrounding the Chemainus Rotary Club’s bunker door is one of the new surfaces that will feature a mural. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Council gives its approval for mural on bunker building

Project will be coordinated between the Rotary Club and Festival of Murals Society

 

The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop is staying closed at least until the end of March. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Saga continues for Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop

Decision on reopening still dependent on COVID-19 cases and vaccinations

The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop is staying closed at least until the end of March. (File photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Historical society membership in need of a boost

Providing assistance for the museum comes with many perks

The Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo by Don Bodger)
From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP

B.C. Mounties commended for bringing firewood to elderly woman

Cpl. Phil Peters said he and detachment members acted after the woman’s husband went to hospital

From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP
It’s been a busy time despite the pandemic since Stephanie Ballantyne took over as president of the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce, with several initiatives in the works. (Photo by Emily Weeks)

Chamber president brings abundant experiences into prominent position

Ballantyne’s background lends itself perfectly to focus for restructuring, advancements

It’s been a busy time despite the pandemic since Stephanie Ballantyne took over as president of the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce, with several initiatives in the works. (Photo by Emily Weeks)
The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Thrift Shop will remain closed. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary extends thrift shop closure

Executive will revisit the situation again in early February

The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Thrift Shop will remain closed. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A cheque for $5,000 is presented by Chemainus sawmill’s operations manager Kevin Somerville to Cowichan Neighbourhood House’s Ann Crocker and Chris Robinson as part of Western Forest Products’ community support program. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Neighbourhood House receives additional boost from Western, Rotary

It’s the most hectic time of the year preparing gift and food hampers

A cheque for $5,000 is presented by Chemainus sawmill’s operations manager Kevin Somerville to Cowichan Neighbourhood House’s Ann Crocker and Chris Robinson as part of Western Forest Products’ community support program. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Top row, from left: Diana Lenihan, president; Donna McCasky, first vice president; Betty Guild, treasurer; Marien Hayes, assistant treasurer. Middle: Ian Hardy, secretary; Morna McNair, publicity; Marianne Rachwalski, membership; Olga Spensley, assistant membership. Bottom: Lois Greenhill, personnel; Dawne Grant, personnel; Linda Lendrum, liaison; Susan Beaubier, past president. (Photos by Morna McNair).

Guess who the executive members are?

We’ve never unveiled them quite like this before

  • Dec 11, 2020
Top row, from left: Diana Lenihan, president; Donna McCasky, first vice president; Betty Guild, treasurer; Marien Hayes, assistant treasurer. Middle: Ian Hardy, secretary; Morna McNair, publicity; Marianne Rachwalski, membership; Olga Spensley, assistant membership. Bottom: Lois Greenhill, personnel; Dawne Grant, personnel; Linda Lendrum, liaison; Susan Beaubier, past president. (Photos by Morna McNair).
New adult day care program bus is in operation at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. From left: Foundation board member John Marriott, Denise Stanton, Sam Miiller and Jennifer Thompson. (Photo by Don Bodger)

New bus for Chemainus Health Care Centre’s adult day program

Foundation purchase from donations meets ever-expanding needs

New adult day care program bus is in operation at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. From left: Foundation board member John Marriott, Denise Stanton, Sam Miiller and Jennifer Thompson. (Photo by Don Bodger)
There’s always a packed house for the Fyffe dinner at the Chemainus Legion Hall, but not this year. (Photo by Wanda Smith)

Fyffe memorial dinner off the Christmas event plate

People enjoyed not only the food, but the camaraderie

There’s always a packed house for the Fyffe dinner at the Chemainus Legion Hall, but not this year. (Photo by Wanda Smith)
Barbara Swanson receives $2,000 on behalf of the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank from the Chemainus Legion 191 Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion’s treasurer Janet Mitchell and president Len Lavender. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Legion still does its part despite COVID downturn

A total of $8,000 in donations made to community groups

Barbara Swanson receives $2,000 on behalf of the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank from the Chemainus Legion 191 Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion’s treasurer Janet Mitchell and president Len Lavender. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary is taking a pro-active approach and closing the thrift shop as a precautionary measure as of Saturday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop closing again as a precautionary measure

Second closure this year will last at least six weeks due to the COVID situation

The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary is taking a pro-active approach and closing the thrift shop as a precautionary measure as of Saturday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Dick Zuyderduyn brought new life to this friendly cougar, now displayed at the front of the Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Woodworker restores cougar to prime condition

A lot of TLC goes a long way with cleaning and touch-ups

Dick Zuyderduyn brought new life to this friendly cougar, now displayed at the front of the Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Dick Zuyderduyn beside the cougar sculpture, now located at the front of the Chemainus Valley Museum, that he spent considerable time on refurbishing. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Raising a cougar sculpture to a Museum perch requires many hands

Collaborative effort brings new life to historic carving

Dick Zuyderduyn beside the cougar sculpture, now located at the front of the Chemainus Valley Museum, that he spent considerable time on refurbishing. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Fire department role quite different on Thetis Island

Fire department role quite different on Thetis Island

Expanded duties include road rescue and medical emergencies

Fire department role quite different on Thetis Island
More events hit by COVID’s wrath

More events hit by COVID’s wrath

Tour de Rock doesn’t pack the same punch for obvious reasons

More events hit by COVID’s wrath
Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Duration of Tour de Rock stop in Chemainus much shorter than usual

Four alumni riders don’t get to come for breakfast in COVID year

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus United Church has been subjected to three break-ins and thefts in less than four years. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Original drums recovered amid offers to replace stolen set

Chemainus United Church grateful for actions of a caring community

The Chemainus United Church has been subjected to three break-ins and thefts in less than four years. (Photo by Don Bodger)