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Island Health public forum was held in Chemainus Thursday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

No clear answer for keeping Chemainus Urgent Care Centre fully operational

Island Health addresses pressing concern in the community, but without a timeline

Island Health public forum was held in Chemainus Thursday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The paper operations at the Crofton mill will be under an indefinite curtailment starting in December. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Paper Excellence announces indefinite curtailment of Catalyst Crofton paper mill operations

Pulp operations will continue during the curtailment

The paper operations at the Crofton mill will be under an indefinite curtailment starting in December. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Incumbent Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells found one of his election signs vandalized over the weekend. Photo supplied

EDITORIAL: Election battles need to stay civil

No place for childish behaviour like defacing and destroying signs

Incumbent Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells found one of his election signs vandalized over the weekend. Photo supplied
Kin Beach in Chemainus remained a popular place for people to hang out and swim during September. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Less than 1/3 the usual rain falls on southeast Vancouver Island in September

Start of the rainy season delayed until at least late October

Kin Beach in Chemainus remained a popular place for people to hang out and swim during September. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Raymond Tony Charlie always has a ready smile that endears him to everyone he meets. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island residential school survivor stepping out of the shadow

Resilient Kuper Island school survivor-turned-author’s smile resonates under trying circumstances

Raymond Tony Charlie always has a ready smile that endears him to everyone he meets. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Georgina Falt Memorial Trophy and a photo of Georgina, whom the tournament is named after. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Having fun and raising money the bottom line of music trivia tournament

Alzheimer’s fundraiser a No. 1 hit with supporters from around the Island

The Georgina Falt Memorial Trophy and a photo of Georgina, whom the tournament is named after. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cim MacDonald’s Rotary Club mural on the Rotary bunker. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Unveiling tour showcases newest Chemainus murals and sculptures since 2020

Everyone invited for walking tour to see and hear about the latest additions

Cim MacDonald’s Rotary Club mural on the Rotary bunker. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Rivulettes regroup during a break with coach Brian Linds. From left: Morgan Yamada, Emma Rendell, Kate Dion-Richard and Becky Frohlinger. (Photo by Don Bodger)

To the victor goes the Glory

Story of relatively unknown female hockey team glides onto Chemainus Theatre stage

Rivulettes regroup during a break with coach Brian Linds. From left: Morgan Yamada, Emma Rendell, Kate Dion-Richard and Becky Frohlinger. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Around the world in many, many days being spent in this van by Marianne and Chris Fisher. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Around the world in 80…months? Touring YouTube sensation reaches B.C.

COVID lockdown kept English couple in Turkey 18 months on their world tour

Around the world in many, many days being spent in this van by Marianne and Chris Fisher. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The paper facility at the Crofton mill will be under another curtailment for about two weeks. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Paper Excellence announces paper mill curtailment at Crofton

Nearly 100 employees affected with temporary layoff notices

The paper facility at the Crofton mill will be under another curtailment for about two weeks. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Karl Schutz was the ultimate Chemainus booster. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Island town’s mural project visionary Schutz dies

Chemainus booster leaves a lasting legacy with outdoor art gallery project

Karl Schutz was the ultimate Chemainus booster. (Photo by Art Carlyle)
Two images of Deedee Brown with different hair colours. Her killer or killers still have not been brought to justice. (Photos submitted)

Seven years since Penelakut Island teen’s murder without an arrest

Body of Deedee Brown found three weeks after her disappearance in 2015

Two images of Deedee Brown with different hair colours. Her killer or killers still have not been brought to justice. (Photos submitted)
Fernie Brewing Co. Victoria rep Monique Le Sage, left, and Michelle Le Sage. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Organizers, craft brewers and food vendors pour their hearts into Island festival

Sold-out crowd enjoys taste treats and camaraderie at Cowichan Craft Beer Food Festival

Fernie Brewing Co. Victoria rep Monique Le Sage, left, and Michelle Le Sage. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Marchers proceed from the bottom of Oak Street. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Hundreds gather for Island First Nation’s March For The Children

Occasion honours residential school survivors and those who never made it home

Marchers proceed from the bottom of Oak Street. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Hours have been reduced at the Urgent Care Centre in Chemainus. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Urgent Care hours reduced at another Island Health facility in August

Six days targeted for temporary closures

Hours have been reduced at the Urgent Care Centre in Chemainus. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Don Allingham talks to Jeff Moore about some of the flood mapping findings. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Mapping of Island river’s floodplain to aid in future flooding risks

Magnitude and complexity of the problem clear, but there’s no quick and easy solution

Don Allingham talks to Jeff Moore about some of the flood mapping findings. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island’s second largest craft beer and food festival in Chemainus Aug. 13

Large organizational effort already well along in the details

The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Christine Thomas addresses the crowd, with the old playground in the background. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Christine Thomas addresses the crowd, with the old playground in the background. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Low tide at Davis Lagoon in Saltair. (Photo by Don Bodger)

A little more patience required yet before July heats up on Vancouver Island

Wet weather of June resurfaced at the end of the long weekend in July

Low tide at Davis Lagoon in Saltair. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A CT-133 fighter plane has landed a permanent hangout spot outside the Antique Barn in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Plane makes permanent landing along the island highway

Antique building owner purchases jet to preserve a piece of history

A CT-133 fighter plane has landed a permanent hangout spot outside the Antique Barn in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)