Don Bodger

Frank Ludwig in the control room. (Photo submitted)

The Day They Closed The Old Mill Down in song

Former member of Trooper captures the essence of small town struggles and triumphs

Frank Ludwig in the control room. (Photo submitted)
Life and business partners Bronwyn Berg and Hal Bennett. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. couple’s love and life connection blossoms from a shared wheelchair

Clover Clothing Co. is a manifestation of Berg and Bennett’s rebuttal of the ‘unlucky’ label

Life and business partners Bronwyn Berg and Hal Bennett. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. couple celebrating nearly 70 years of Valentine’s

Chemainus pair Ejlif and Anna Mose still very much in love after nearly 70 years of marriage

A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sophie made it through a harrowing situation of three trips to Nanaimo for emergency vet care. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sophie the pot-gobbling puppy’s problems put in the past

B.C. dog back to her energetic self after eating discarded drugs leads to three trips to the vet

Sophie made it through a harrowing situation of three trips to Nanaimo for emergency vet care. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Canada’s Bill Robinson breaks through Cuban defenders during action at the Summer Olympics in Montreal, July 19, 1976. Robinson scored 16 points to pace Canada to an 84-79 win. (CP PHOTO/POOL-Boris Spremo)

Canadian basketball legend Bill Robinson dead at 71

Prolific player put Island town on the map and steered the national team at the 1976 Olympics

Canada’s Bill Robinson breaks through Cuban defenders during action at the Summer Olympics in Montreal, July 19, 1976. Robinson scored 16 points to pace Canada to an 84-79 win. (CP PHOTO/POOL-Boris Spremo)
Ward Yeager talks to the media about the return of Baby Bear. (Photo by Don Bodger)

‘I am so sorry’: Stolen Baby Bear statue reunited with Mama, Papa Bear in B.C. town

Culprit left it near the Henry Road roundabout in Chemainus with a note attached

Ward Yeager talks to the media about the return of Baby Bear. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Design done by Gus Modeste for his village of Penelakut. (Photo submitted)

Condolences pour in after death of famous Coast Salish artist

World famous carving talents began under the guidance of high school teacher

Design done by Gus Modeste for his village of Penelakut. (Photo submitted)
Some of the magazines, letters and newspapers that were contained in time capsules by the Robin family and friends. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Fears of killer robots, metal trees found in B.C. man’s 1999 time capsule

Family, friends reacquaint themselves with items tucked away before Y2K scare

Some of the magazines, letters and newspapers that were contained in time capsules by the Robin family and friends. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Kids in the Artisan Gardens subdivision receive toys, games and inflatable pools donated by Canadian Tire. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Canadian Tire delivers toys to ease kids’ street play pain in B.C. neighbourhood

It’s like Christmas for 11 kids who are supposed to be confined to their yards by strata bylaw

Kids in the Artisan Gardens subdivision receive toys, games and inflatable pools donated by Canadian Tire. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Massive amounts of flame and smoke burst out from kart storage facility. (Photo by Don Bodger)

PHOTOS: Fire crew battles large blaze at B.C. golf course

Huge walls of flame seen from Mount Brenton Golf Club in Chemainus

Massive amounts of flame and smoke burst out from kart storage facility. (Photo by Don Bodger)