Don Bodger

Maynard Johnny Jr. looks over the Salish Heron at BC Ferries Fleet Maintenance Unit in Richmond. (Photo by BC Ferries)

Scope of Salish Heron ferry design captivates artist

Seeing the final product for the first time inspiring

Maynard Johnny Jr. looks over the Salish Heron at BC Ferries Fleet Maintenance Unit in Richmond. (Photo by BC Ferries)
The cast of The 39 Steps. Back from left: Aidan deSalaiz and Alexandra Brynn. Front: Felix LeBlanc and Caitlin Driscoll. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Laughter generated from The 39 Steps the best medicine

Cast members prepared to deliver a much-needed respite for the audience

The cast of The 39 Steps. Back from left: Aidan deSalaiz and Alexandra Brynn. Front: Felix LeBlanc and Caitlin Driscoll. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Firefighters and paramedics prepare to transfer a man to an ambulance stretcher at the Crofton docks. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Man with hypothermia brought into shore by Coast Guard vessel

Patient in non-critical condition after incident in Trincomali Channel

Firefighters and paramedics prepare to transfer a man to an ambulance stretcher at the Crofton docks. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Numerous police vehicles converged on Chemainus Monday afternoon. (Black Press file photo)

Police take man with a rifle into custody in Island community

Massive response after report of a firearm being pointed at someone else

Numerous police vehicles converged on Chemainus Monday afternoon. (Black Press file photo)
Catherine Murphy and Steve Chadwick are awaiting the final approvals to bring a Ukrainian woman and her two children to Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island couple returning the favour to Ukrainian family

Woman and her two children find a comfortable place to take refuge during the war

Catherine Murphy and Steve Chadwick are awaiting the final approvals to bring a Ukrainian woman and her two children to Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Theatre artistic director Mark DuMez, left, and managing director Randy Huber between the banners for The 39 Steps and Glory that were on the schedule for 2020 before the pandemic and are now again prominent for the 2022 season. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Smaller casts, but still big performances on Island theatre’s 2022 show schedule

The 39 Steps and Glory return to the lineup from postponed 2020 season

Chemainus Theatre artistic director Mark DuMez, left, and managing director Randy Huber between the banners for The 39 Steps and Glory that were on the schedule for 2020 before the pandemic and are now again prominent for the 2022 season. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Western Forest Products has announced another production curtailment for the Chemainus sawmill. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Another production curtailment at Island sawmill this week

WFP expects employees could be off the job in Chemainus for up to two weeks this time

Western Forest Products has announced another production curtailment for the Chemainus sawmill. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Happy days are here again for mom Selina and daughter Sophia Taylor after Sophia’s quick recovery from a horrible ordeal. (Photo by Don Bodger)

‘Chasing deer and making friends: B.C. girl running around again after scary fall’

3-year-old Sophia back to being a kid again after 20-foot park fall on to concrete

Happy days are here again for mom Selina and daughter Sophia Taylor after Sophia’s quick recovery from a horrible ordeal. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Brian Francoeur, left, and Harman Bootsma inside the Island Responder. (Photo by Don Bodger)

First purpose-built marine ambulance in B.C. waters a valuable commodity

Island Responder operating off Chemainus for island residents features an on/off ramp for stretchers

Brian Francoeur, left, and Harman Bootsma inside the Island Responder. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sophia Taylor plays it cool on the BC Ferries trip home from the mainland. (Photo by Selina Taylor)

Island girl back at home after remarkable recovery

Initial prognosis following 20-foot fall didn’t seem like hospital release would happen this soon

Sophia Taylor plays it cool on the BC Ferries trip home from the mainland. (Photo by Selina Taylor)
A beautiful sunrise in Chemainus during late February. (Photo by Debbie Simmonds)

Less rain, more sun marks February weather

Spring hasn’t quite sprung yet, with a brief cold snap expected later in March

A beautiful sunrise in Chemainus during late February. (Photo by Debbie Simmonds)
Dan Miller on the slopes of snowy Mount Washington. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island volunteers making winter fun through Adaptive Snowsports

Program at Mount Washington always in need of more volunteers

Dan Miller on the slopes of snowy Mount Washington. (Photo submitted)
A unique opportunity is coming up for films to be viewed within the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)

New film festival shines light on Vancouver Island Indigenous stories

Mini film festival a first for the Chemainus Theatre

A unique opportunity is coming up for films to be viewed within the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sophia Taylor is making a remarkable recovery after her fall in a Ladysmith park. (Photo by Selina Taylor)

Young Island girl making rapid progress after nasty fall

Ability to walk with assistance and sitting herself up all positive signs

Sophia Taylor is making a remarkable recovery after her fall in a Ladysmith park. (Photo by Selina Taylor)
Sophia Taylor suffered major brain injuries and a fractured skull after falling nearly 20 feet at Transfer Beach Park in Ladysmith on Feb. 12. (Go Fund Me photo)

Family needs help after toddler falls 20 feet onto concrete in B.C. park

Taylor family grateful for community support after tragic accident

Sophia Taylor suffered major brain injuries and a fractured skull after falling nearly 20 feet at Transfer Beach Park in Ladysmith on Feb. 12. (Go Fund Me photo)
A forklift driver loads a truck in the yard of the Western Forest Products Chemainus sawmill. (File photo by Don Bodger)
A forklift driver loads a truck in the yard of the Western Forest Products Chemainus sawmill. (File photo by Don Bodger)
It’s a great day for the Nankyas as they receive their Canadian citizenship. From left: Nayla, Nessa, Faridah and Niesha. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Vancouver Island family embracing newfound Canadian citizenship

Adjustments to life after the move from Uganda going well in a supportive community

It’s a great day for the Nankyas as they receive their Canadian citizenship. From left: Nayla, Nessa, Faridah and Niesha. (Photo by Art Carlyle)
Steve Sxwithul’txw and Sgt. Larry Martin of Rama Police force. (Lindsay Sarazin photo)

Tribal Police Files a force to be reckoned with for Island filmmaker

Three seasons of reality TV series captures the stories of officers in First Nations communities

Steve Sxwithul’txw and Sgt. Larry Martin of Rama Police force. (Lindsay Sarazin photo)
Still Standing host Jonny Harris strolls through Chemainus last summer, with the Native Heritage mural in the background, while filming a segment on the community for the program that airs Jan. 26 on CBC. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Still Standing show schedule features Island community on Jan. 26

Chemainus part of Season 7 shooting that provided many challenges due to COVID

Still Standing host Jonny Harris strolls through Chemainus last summer, with the Native Heritage mural in the background, while filming a segment on the community for the program that airs Jan. 26 on CBC. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)
Drone view of Chemainus looking toward Beach Drive, Chemainus Secondary School and Daniel Street during a December dusting of snow. (Photo by Shawn Wagar)

La Nina dominates Vancouver Island’s December weather pattern

Snowfall far surpasses the normal for the month, but precipitation balances out with less rain

Drone view of Chemainus looking toward Beach Drive, Chemainus Secondary School and Daniel Street during a December dusting of snow. (Photo by Shawn Wagar)