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Several adult recreational hockey teams play at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Adult hockey groups weighing options amid countless COVID restrictions at Fuller Lake Arena

Late ice slots, no changerooms or outside teams allowed and cost factors all weighing heavily

Several adult recreational hockey teams play at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Mural project in Chemainus has long garnered international attention, but the Festival of Murals Society isn’t interested in trying to stage an international project in 2021. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Chemainus mural founder’s project proposal rejected by Society

Festival of Murals deems the time isn’t right for such a massive undertaking

Mural project in Chemainus has long garnered international attention, but the Festival of Murals Society isn’t interested in trying to stage an international project in 2021. (Photo by Art Carlyle)
Dead heron was found along the Crofton waterfront. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Starvation claims Great Blue Heron in Crofton

No other contributing factors found in death during a necropsy

Dead heron was found along the Crofton waterfront. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Campers along the beach on Tent Island. (Photo submitted)

Tent Island closed due to neglect and abuse from campers

Illegal campfires common on Penelakut Tribe reserve land

Campers along the beach on Tent Island. (Photo submitted)
Some images of Delores (Deedee) Brown that police hope could generate tips to help determine who’s responsible for her death. (Photos submitted)

Investigators still hoping to solve 2015 Brown homicide case

Tips being sought into Penelakut Island woman’s death five years ago

Some images of Delores (Deedee) Brown that police hope could generate tips to help determine who’s responsible for her death. (Photos submitted)
Principal Brenda Stevenson passes the keys to the executive suite to Fergus Horsburgh at Chemainus Elementary School. Horsburgh is taking over as principal at the school from Stevenson, who’s moving to Drinkwater Elementary in Duncan. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Stevenson reflects on her seven years as Chemainus Elementary School principal

Strong community and parent support for the school always evident during her tenure

Principal Brenda Stevenson passes the keys to the executive suite to Fergus Horsburgh at Chemainus Elementary School. Horsburgh is taking over as principal at the school from Stevenson, who’s moving to Drinkwater Elementary in Duncan. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Receiving mail service on Penelakut Island has been a huge benefit for the community. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Direct mail delivery to Penelakut Island a big benefit for residents

Service that started in mid-March has especially been appreciated since pandemic restrictions

Receiving mail service on Penelakut Island has been a huge benefit for the community. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Mom Samantha Fincham holds the cone while daughter Grace Desmarais, 5 1/2, takes a big bite of ice cream at Archie’s Ice Cream Parlour and Diner. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Archie’s lets the good times roll

Blast from the past at new diner in the Chemainus Public Market

Mom Samantha Fincham holds the cone while daughter Grace Desmarais, 5 1/2, takes a big bite of ice cream at Archie’s Ice Cream Parlour and Diner. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Jen Calverley at the entrance to Crofton Elementary School where a sanitation and sign-in station has been set up since COVID-19. (Don Bodger/Black Press)

Saying goodbye to a beloved principal not easy

Many memories in four years at Crofton Elementary for Calverley

Jen Calverley at the entrance to Crofton Elementary School where a sanitation and sign-in station has been set up since COVID-19. (Don Bodger/Black Press)
A treat from Julie Davidson awaits Tulip, the famous dog who Camp Yellow Dog is named after and the senior of two resident dogs there. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Camp Yellow Dog in Chemainus provides a structured home away from home

Pampered pooches enjoy the royal retreatment, but keep active, too

A treat from Julie Davidson awaits Tulip, the famous dog who Camp Yellow Dog is named after and the senior of two resident dogs there. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Could you imagine a couple of these guys hanging around Crofton for a while? (Photo submitted)

Dino-mite chance to snag some dinosaurs

Crofton man in the hunt for a piece of a rare collection at auction

Could you imagine a couple of these guys hanging around Crofton for a while? (Photo submitted)
Neel Tanna and wife Rupal outside the pending location of the couple’s pharmacy expansion to Crofton with Patricia Berry and Tony van de Mortel of Mortel Development Co. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Pharmacy the right prescription for Crofton’s needs

Opening slated for October in the Mews, along with a medical clinic

Neel Tanna and wife Rupal outside the pending location of the couple’s pharmacy expansion to Crofton with Patricia Berry and Tony van de Mortel of Mortel Development Co. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A longtime resident of Thetis Island said he’s never seen a bear on the island. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dead black bear washes up on Thetis Island

Conservation officer determines it had been in the ocean for a long time

A longtime resident of Thetis Island said he’s never seen a bear on the island. (Photo by Don Bodger)
It’s hoped hockey will return sooner rather than later at Fuller Lake Arena and other Cowichan Valley rinks. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Return to Play game plan for September in the works for Cowichan Valley minor hockey

The season will look quite different to comply with COVID-19 regulations

It’s hoped hockey will return sooner rather than later at Fuller Lake Arena and other Cowichan Valley rinks. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The former St. Joseph’s Elementary School in Chemainus converted to art studios in May of 2019. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Art studios remain with no sale of former St. Joseph’s School property

Island Catholic Schools keeping its options open beyond December

The former St. Joseph’s Elementary School in Chemainus converted to art studios in May of 2019. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Fuller Lake Arena parking lot is one of the temporary sites housing the homeless. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Police receive minimal calls to homeless tenting sites

Officer attributes it to security and changed behaviour from COVID

The Fuller Lake Arena parking lot is one of the temporary sites housing the homeless. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Nephew Bucky Chisholm gives Dorothy Adair a big hug during her 106th birthday in February. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Beloved Chemainus resident dies at 106

Dorothy Adair adored by the many people she met in the community in two short years

Nephew Bucky Chisholm gives Dorothy Adair a big hug during her 106th birthday in February. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Shanahan girls - Danika, 12, in the middle, Makayla, 10, right, and Ema, 8, left. (Photo submitted)

Sudden death leaves Lake Cowichan’s Shanahan family of five children without a father

GoFundMe campaign set up by wife Tiffany’s friend to help during crisis

The Shanahan girls - Danika, 12, in the middle, Makayla, 10, right, and Ema, 8, left. (Photo submitted)
Tony Fayant in his familiar place at Waterwheel Park in downtown Chemainus playing the bagpipes. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)

One piper piping during the pandemic

Tribute to health care workers reaches the 100th performance

Tony Fayant in his familiar place at Waterwheel Park in downtown Chemainus playing the bagpipes. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)
Artist Lois Flach puts a realistic face to the COVID-19 war being waged by front-line health care workers. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus artist’s painting of a front-line worker a powerful image

Chemainus artist puts her creative touch to COVID Angel

Artist Lois Flach puts a realistic face to the COVID-19 war being waged by front-line health care workers. (Photo by Don Bodger)