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A portable CO alarm. (Photo submitted)

Carbon monoxide poisoning incident brings dangers of the gas to light

Island community adult and child go to hospital for treatment

A portable CO alarm. (Photo submitted)
Hope, a dog that was taken into custody by the BC SPCA after a case of animal cruelty, now has a new home with Neil Roberts. Roberts is the hospital administrator at WAVES Veterinary Hospital in Langford. (Photo by Shalu Mehta/Victoria News)

A tale of heroic efforts: B.C. island residents searched tirelessly for abandoned dog Hope

Search parties on Penelakut Island extend a week before finally finding embattled dog

Hope, a dog that was taken into custody by the BC SPCA after a case of animal cruelty, now has a new home with Neil Roberts. Roberts is the hospital administrator at WAVES Veterinary Hospital in Langford. (Photo by Shalu Mehta/Victoria News)
Chemainus man charged after German shepherd found abandoned in woods, tied with cable

Chemainus man charged after German shepherd found abandoned in woods, tied with cable

It’s a miracle one-year-old German Shepherd Hope survived

Chemainus man charged after German shepherd found abandoned in woods, tied with cable
Police have charged a woman with several drug-related offenses. (FIle photo by Don Bodger)

Woman charged with numerous drug offenses stemming from a raid earlier this year at Island property

Police make arrest on an outstanding warrant dating back to January

Police have charged a woman with several drug-related offenses. (FIle photo by Don Bodger)
It’s back to the grind for Jon Lefebure on his Willow Street housing project. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Lefebure rebuilds his previous life in construction

Former North Cowichan Mayor enjoys the transition back to physical outdoor work

It’s back to the grind for Jon Lefebure on his Willow Street housing project. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Dee Gallant and her husky Murphy are world famous after their cougar encounter. (Photo submitted)

Seth Meyers makes light of B.C. woman who scared cougar by blasting Metallica

Comedian highlights Gallant’s actions as ‘the kind of story we need right now’

Dee Gallant and her husky Murphy are world famous after their cougar encounter. (Photo submitted)
John Wyatt, Jeri Wyatt and Bill Routley are hoping the Chemainus River Campground can continue as a campground for the long term. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island campground spared from closure while owners’ case reviewed

Firm deadline to cease operations removed while parties work on ALR exclusion

John Wyatt, Jeri Wyatt and Bill Routley are hoping the Chemainus River Campground can continue as a campground for the long term. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Christine Dutton, Mark Dutton, John Stead, Shelley Harrison, Jeff Harrison and company celebrate their Georgina Falt Memorial Mind Games Music Trivia Tournament championship. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island music trivia tournament a hit on World Alzheimer’s Day

More than $13,000 raised by people naming that tune

Christine Dutton, Mark Dutton, John Stead, Shelley Harrison, Jeff Harrison and company celebrate their Georgina Falt Memorial Mind Games Music Trivia Tournament championship. (Photo by Don Bodger)
John Wyatt, Jeri Wyatt and Bill Routley hope common sense will prevail that will allow the Chemainus River Campground’s land to be grandfathered and continue as a campground. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island campground on the chopping block as ALC deadline looms

Owners fighting to continue facility’s operation, with a huge outpouring of support

John Wyatt, Jeri Wyatt and Bill Routley hope common sense will prevail that will allow the Chemainus River Campground’s land to be grandfathered and continue as a campground. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The label on Lindsay Mitchell’s Quilt of Valour presented by his grandmother Linda Malvena on behalf of the Crofton Quilters. (Photo submitted)

Island man’s Quilt of Valour comforting after death of his grandmother

Presentation to honour military service takes on a bittersweet tone two days later

The label on Lindsay Mitchell’s Quilt of Valour presented by his grandmother Linda Malvena on behalf of the Crofton Quilters. (Photo submitted)
This distinctive dinosaur sculpture was snatched from a Chemainus home. (Photo submitted)

Even sculptured dinosaurs going extinct in Island community

Even the sculpture variety of dinosaur is in danger of going extinct…

This distinctive dinosaur sculpture was snatched from a Chemainus home. (Photo submitted)
Derek Descoteau’s friends, from left: Bret Joneson, Rob Jeeves and Sterling Tabler. Harvey was also Descoteau’s dog. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Mother of Chemainus murder victim upset after accused deemed unfit to stand trial

Smith vows to keep fighting until justice served for Descoteau

Derek Descoteau’s friends, from left: Bret Joneson, Rob Jeeves and Sterling Tabler. Harvey was also Descoteau’s dog. (File photo by Don Bodger)
The investigation into the death of Delores Brown remains open. (File photo)

Police seek tips in 2015 death of Island teen Brown

Four years has passed since the body of Penelakut Island woman was discovered

The investigation into the death of Delores Brown remains open. (File photo)
An emu made a break for it this morning on Chemainus Road. (Photo submitted)

‘Aggressive’ emu on the loose on Vancouver Island now safe at nearby farm

Agitated animal eventually secured by officers after resisting arrest near Cowichan

An emu made a break for it this morning on Chemainus Road. (Photo submitted)
Dee Gallant and her husky Murphy. (Photo submitted)

Metallica lead singer glad to be a life-saver for B.C. woman

Heavy metal song that scares away cougar drawing world-wide attention

Dee Gallant and her husky Murphy. (Photo submitted)
Cougar can be seen in this image captured by Dee Gallant on her cell phone. (Photo by Dee Gallant)

Cougar not a fan of Metallica, B.C. woman discovers

Tune from playlist clears the path while walking her dog on a logging road

Cougar can be seen in this image captured by Dee Gallant on her cell phone. (Photo by Dee Gallant)
United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 members on the picket line Tuesday morning outside the main gate to the Western Forest Products Chemainus sawmill, from left, are: David Karras, Randy Robertson, Brian Bull, Robert Joyce, Brad Mitchell and Kevin Blatchford. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Strike action commences at WFP mills

Union sets up picket lines Monday after issuing 72-hour notice Friday

United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 members on the picket line Tuesday morning outside the main gate to the Western Forest Products Chemainus sawmill, from left, are: David Karras, Randy Robertson, Brian Bull, Robert Joyce, Brad Mitchell and Kevin Blatchford. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Police had Chemainus Road blocked off between Fir Street and the Oak Street roundabout Tuesday afternoon. The driver of a stolen vehicle involved in a head-on accident fled the scene. Police eventually tracked him down on Willow Street. Accident scene can be seen in the background. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Driver of stolen vehicle caught after fleeing accident scene in Island community

Section of Chemainus Road closed until suspect located and eventually taken into custody

Police had Chemainus Road blocked off between Fir Street and the Oak Street roundabout Tuesday afternoon. The driver of a stolen vehicle involved in a head-on accident fled the scene. Police eventually tracked him down on Willow Street. Accident scene can be seen in the background. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Unusual items like water bottles and hairdryers are used as microphones, from left, by Tonya (Erin Ormond), Donna (Stephanie Roth) and Rosie (Jenni Burke) to belt out a few tunes during the Chemainus Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! (Photo by Don Bodger).

Mamma Mia! poised to be biggest Chemainus Theatre show ever

Plenty of buzz as Island dinner theatre schedules ABBA-fueled romp

Unusual items like water bottles and hairdryers are used as microphones, from left, by Tonya (Erin Ormond), Donna (Stephanie Roth) and Rosie (Jenni Burke) to belt out a few tunes during the Chemainus Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! (Photo by Don Bodger).
Paul Descoteau struggles over the murder of his son Derek every day. May 20 marks the three-year anniversary. (Photo submitted)

Island father’s anguish remains three years after son’s murder

Derek Descoteau remembered as a young man with such a great future ahead

Paul Descoteau struggles over the murder of his son Derek every day. May 20 marks the three-year anniversary. (Photo submitted)