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British Columbia Premier John Horgan highlights a paragraph as Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables the budget in a speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

FINLAYSON: 3 takeaways from the new B.C. budget

‘Perhaps most notable is what’s happened in the labour market since last spring’

  • May 10, 2021
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Give me a brake!

It was clear that none of these drivers had done a pre-trip inspection

  • May 9, 2021
Trying out a corn variety called “Midnight Snack, grown near Cache Creek, as well as my saved Bantam/Sunnyvee Cross (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Early sowing gets a jump on corn season

‘I’m planting three batches of corn, two weeks apart for a steady supply’

  • May 8, 2021
Trying out a corn variety called “Midnight Snack, grown near Cache Creek, as well as my saved Bantam/Sunnyvee Cross (Mary Lowther photo)
Timber has joined the family. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Timber has joined the family. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)

Column: Let’s uplift the heroes in India’s battle against COVID-19

India reported over 360,000 infections on Monday, May 3

Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)

Sarah Simpson Column: Building runs in the family

Even as a prospective home buyer more than six years ago now,…

Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)

Schisler: Try actually walking a mile in an elder’s shoes

Workday spent with artificially aged senses a real eye-opener

Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)
Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: Lighten your load through self-examination

I hope you take five minutes right now and do this.

  • Apr 25, 2021
Chris Wilkinson
Sonia Furstenau

Sonia Furstenau column: We need to change how we measure value and success

We could use genuine progress indicators (GPI), rather than gross domestic product (GDP)

  • Apr 25, 2021
Sonia Furstenau
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: The problem of deafening motorcycles

Why don’t the police charge drivers of motorcycles with no or ineffective mufflers?

  • Apr 25, 2021
Tim Schewe
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Pandemic hitting restaurants and bars hard

I grew up in the restaurant business; my family operated a number of them over the years

Robert’s column
These onions were planted as seedlings last October and should be ready to eat in May or June. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Planting, growing and storing onions

Long-day onions are more pungent and are bred for storage

  • Apr 24, 2021
These onions were planted as seedlings last October and should be ready to eat in May or June. (Mary Lowther photo)
Alistair MacGregor

Alistair MacGregor column: Budget 2021: promising initiatives and missed opportunities

With approximately $100 billion in new spending

  • Apr 24, 2021
Alistair MacGregor
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson column: Smurfettes to Simon Fraser: let’s play ball

My next memory of my early days as a softball player was when we were the Pirates.

Sarah Simpson
Cowichan District Hospital. (Citizen file)

Guest column: National Volunteer Week: The value of one, the power of many

“The Cowichan District Hospital Foundation is very grateful to the many volunteers that support us”

  • Apr 23, 2021
Cowichan District Hospital. (Citizen file)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Parking permits for people with disabilities

These permits are issued to the person, not the vehicle owner or driver.

  • Apr 18, 2021
Tim Schewe
Robert Barron's column
Robert Barron's column
Dr. Bernhardt’s freshly planted strawberries. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Hoping for a bumper crop of strawberries

Because our new plot gets a lot of sun, maybe strawberries won’t become consumed by wood bugs

  • Apr 17, 2021
Dr. Bernhardt’s freshly planted strawberries. (Mary Lowther photo)
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Newton’s first law of motion

I could have sworn I told them to help each other get unbuckled and to come inside.

Sarah Simpson