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)
The Howe Sound Queen, running from Crofton to Vesuvius on Salt Spring Island, will soon be going into retirement. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Howe Sound Queen sailing toward retirement

Vessel now up for auction ends regular runs between Crofton and Vesuvius at the beginning of June

The Howe Sound Queen, running from Crofton to Vesuvius on Salt Spring Island, will soon be going into retirement. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Steven Reade doing the bench press. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Extensive training makes Island powerlifter a national champ

Age no barrier to bouncing back from nagging back injuries in the past

Steven Reade doing the bench press. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Saanich Braves capture their second straight Cowichan Valley Memorial Midget C Tournament championship. (Photo by John Andrews)

Memorable weekend of hockey and camaraderie in Island tournament

Many aspects of memorial concept tug at the heartstrings in Chemainus, Duncan

Saanich Braves capture their second straight Cowichan Valley Memorial Midget C Tournament championship. (Photo by John Andrews)
Traffic analyst conducts measurements at the scene. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Motorcycle crash snarls northbound Trans Canada Highway traffic at Chemainus

Man taken to hospital with undetermined injuries

Traffic analyst conducts measurements at the scene. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Tournament organizer Kathy Irving with the 10th anniversary tournament pucks and MVP towels.  (Photo by Don Bodger)

Keepsakes abundant from Cowichan Valley memorial hockey tournament

Trophies, hoodies, towels, manager baskets and more all part of the big haul

Tournament organizer Kathy Irving with the 10th anniversary tournament pucks and MVP towels.  (Photo by Don Bodger)
These Chemainus Elementary School kids know how to write a good parody and carry a tune. (Photo by John Lofto)

Unplowed Roads parody song destined to be a classic

Move over Weird Al, Island elementary students on the same level

These Chemainus Elementary School kids know how to write a good parody and carry a tune. (Photo by John Lofto)
Leaf Compassion dispensary in Chemainus is now closed, owner Kyle Cheyne says, until it gets a Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch license. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Police raid Leaf Compassion dispensary on the Island

Owner in court Tuesday on charges from two years ago

Leaf Compassion dispensary in Chemainus is now closed, owner Kyle Cheyne says, until it gets a Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch license. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Vancouver Island photographer makes National Geographic’s 2018 elite

Vancouver Island photographer makes National Geographic’s 2018 elite

Rare double honour for Marston from the 36 best Your Shots out of nearly 19,000 photos

Vancouver Island photographer makes National Geographic’s 2018 elite
The power outage inspired the gang at Riot Brewing Co. in Chemainus to concoct a new sour outage beverage. (Photo by Don Bodger)

‘Sour outage’ beer commemorates B.C.’s big power outage

Riot Brewery in Chemainus finds a unique way to make the powerful wind storm memorable

The power outage inspired the gang at Riot Brewing Co. in Chemainus to concoct a new sour outage beverage. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The power outage inspired the gang at Riot Brewing Co. in Chemainus to concoct a new sour outage beverage. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sour outage beverage commemorates power outage

Island Brewery finds a unique way to make the powerful wind storm memorable

The power outage inspired the gang at Riot Brewing Co. in Chemainus to concoct a new sour outage beverage. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Janelle Guyatt, left, outside the Duncan courthouse with Brenda Smith. The second degree murder and attempted murder trial of Colin John has now gone on hiatus until the new year. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Fundraising venture underway for Island girl injured in 2016 knife attack

Janelle Guyatt still enduring surgery to repair nerve damage two and a half years later

Janelle Guyatt, left, outside the Duncan courthouse with Brenda Smith. The second degree murder and attempted murder trial of Colin John has now gone on hiatus until the new year. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Janelle Guyatt, left, and Brenda Smith outside the entrance to the Duncan courtroom. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Descoteau’s mother, girlfriend reflect on tribulations of murder trial in Island city

Friends a strong support system in getting through testimony details

Janelle Guyatt, left, and Brenda Smith outside the entrance to the Duncan courtroom. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Upset student causes safety plan to be enacted at Island Elementary School

Upset student causes safety plan to be enacted at Island Elementary School

Child’s behaviour results in students being held in classrooms until order restored

Upset student causes safety plan to be enacted at Island Elementary School
A small percentage of people live beyond 100 years of age, never mind packing up and moving a great distance at 104. But that’s what Dorothy Adair earlier this year, relocating all the way from Ontario to Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Adair a newcomer to Chemainus at 104 years old

Not many people her age relocate, but she also just had a knee replacement a year ago

A small percentage of people live beyond 100 years of age, never mind packing up and moving a great distance at 104. But that’s what Dorothy Adair earlier this year, relocating all the way from Ontario to Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A peaceful protest against animal abuse was held at the Duncan Courthouse on April 3 after the death of Teddy, pictured, in a horrific case of animal abuse. (File photo)                                A peaceful protest is planned against animal abuse at the Duncan Courthouse on April 3 after the recent death of Teddy, pictured, in a horrific case of animal abuse. (File photo)

Island NDP MP blasts Liberals for failing to overhaul animal protection provisions

MP MacGregor pushed for stronger action after Teddy case in Duncan

A peaceful protest against animal abuse was held at the Duncan Courthouse on April 3 after the death of Teddy, pictured, in a horrific case of animal abuse. (File photo)                                A peaceful protest is planned against animal abuse at the Duncan Courthouse on April 3 after the recent death of Teddy, pictured, in a horrific case of animal abuse. (File photo)
Guess who’s coming to breakfast? It’s the Tour de Rock riders arriving at the Chemainus Legion Hall Tuesday morning. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus maintains its appetite for big donations at Tour de Rock breakfast

Community groups respond to the cause and 49th Parallel’s contribution surpasses $50,000

Guess who’s coming to breakfast? It’s the Tour de Rock riders arriving at the Chemainus Legion Hall Tuesday morning. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Heather Williams with Chubby Checker at the Calgary Stampede in 2000. (Photo from Little Feet by Don Bodger)

‘Little Feet’ book documents B.C. woman’s horrific 2001 accident

Heather Williams has documented the two profound stages before and after the accident

Heather Williams with Chubby Checker at the Calgary Stampede in 2000. (Photo from Little Feet by Don Bodger)
Making a point is Keith Thorpe, left, and Vince Lambert. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island elders share words of wisdom

Big Read: Seniors weigh in on what our youth are getting right — and what they might be missing

Making a point is Keith Thorpe, left, and Vince Lambert. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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