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Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Tire pressure key to safe driving

You cannot tell if your tires are properly inflated just by looking at them

  • Dec 4, 2022
A few pomanders; the orange is ready to hang but the others haven’t dried and shrunk enough yet. The quince started off banana yellow but turned brown after being poked with cloves. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Making Christmas gifts from garden produce

I am including the usual canned nectarines, relish and tomato sauce

  • Dec 3, 2022
Most outstanding Canadian player, quarterback Nathan Rourke of the BC Lions, holds up his trophy during the CFL Awards in Regina, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

THE MOJ: Colts among the team’s eyeing Lions Rourke south of the border

CFL’s outstanding Canadian will be working out in Indianapolis this month

Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers reacts after being sacked by San Francisco 49ers’ Arik Armstead during the second half of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

THE MOJ: Continued surprises are what makes the NFL must-watch sports

Experts from around the league share their takes on the season’s most unexpected developments

Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers reacts after being sacked by San Francisco 49ers’ Arik Armstead during the second half of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Speed limits are not suggestions

Just how far can you push before the ticket book is exercised?

  • Nov 27, 2022
Tim Schewe
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My favourite copper shovel and a file ready to sharpen it. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Treat your tools like your best friends

Autumn is here now and it’s time to clean my tools especially well

  • Nov 26, 2022
My favourite copper shovel and a file ready to sharpen it. (Mary Lowther photo)
Sarah Simpson
Sarah Simpson
(Photo - Steve Dunsmoor/Kelowna Rockets)

THE MOJ: Rocketing into orbit with a B.C. hockey success story

Bruce Hamilton’s Kelowna Rockets have been doing junior hockey the right way for years

(Photo - Steve Dunsmoor/Kelowna Rockets)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, right, stops Vegas Golden Knights’ Jack Eichel (9) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Monday, November 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: This Vancouver Canuck tire fire is going to be difficult to extinguish

This team is going to be paying the price of previous bad decisions for a long time

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, right, stops Vegas Golden Knights’ Jack Eichel (9) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Monday, November 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Chris Wilkinson
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Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Yellow ribbons mean the crash has been checked

If you come across a vehicle in the ditch, please be alert for this bright yellow tape

  • Nov 20, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
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Robert Barron column: Sometimes history is not exactly as it’s written

Coin draws into question just when Europeans first started settling North America’s east coast

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Witloof chickory harvested, trimmed and stored in coconut coir. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Giving witloof chicory another go

I decided to try replanting the roots to see if they got bigger this year

  • Nov 19, 2022
Witloof chickory harvested, trimmed and stored in coconut coir. (Mary Lowther photo)
If there’s one thing you don’t want crawling up your leg, it’s this thing. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson column: Family chaos creates the moments we remember

Do you remember a while back when I wrote about my son’s…

If there’s one thing you don’t want crawling up your leg, it’s this thing. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jamal Peters breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Dejon Brissett during a practice in Regina, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. The Toronto Argonauts will be playing against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 109th Grey Cup on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

THE MOJ: Catching up on the CFL as the Grey Cup nears kickoff

Given status of Bomber QB Collaros, I’d probably take the Argonauts and the 5 points

Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jamal Peters breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Dejon Brissett during a practice in Regina, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. The Toronto Argonauts will be playing against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 109th Grey Cup on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
BC Lions’ quarterback Vernon Adams (8), Bryan Burnham (16) and Alexander Hollins (13) comfort eachother after losing to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL western final in Winnipeg, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

THE MOJ: Pretty safe bet the B.C. Lions will be expecting more than 5 1/2 wins next year

Checking their egos at the door made for a surprising and satisfying year in B.C. Place

BC Lions’ quarterback Vernon Adams (8), Bryan Burnham (16) and Alexander Hollins (13) comfort eachother after losing to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL western final in Winnipeg, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Firefighters hose down the PQB News offices on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Michael Briones photo)

WOLF: Massive Parksville blaze sees ‘The News’ become the news

COLUMN: Despite best efforts of firefighters, 6 businesses razed

Firefighters hose down the PQB News offices on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Michael Briones photo)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Driver perception and reaction times

So much for the two second rule if you are a cautious driver!

  • Nov 13, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
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Robert Barron column: Worker shortage a real dilemma

“There are simply not enough bodies to do all the jobs out there”

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