Columnists

Drivesmart column: Traffic calming in your neighbourhood

Since the police are only part of the solution, what are the alternatives?

  • Jul 5, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Pre-sprouting corn in paper towels

My new packet of spinach didn’t grow when I put the seeds directly into potting soil

  • Jul 4, 2020

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

Sarah Simpson Column: Diving into Dahl with my darlings

“Why don’t we pull out the Roald Dahl collection we got a couple years ago?”

North Cowichan mayor answers questions about new RCMP detachment

The current building went up in 1980, when there were 30 people working there.

  • Jul 2, 2020

Drivesmart column: Slowing too soon for the intersection?

I will admit from the start that I am one of those drivers

  • Jun 28, 2020
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Mary Lowther column: The many charms of alfalfa

A few years ago I bought a small packet of alfalfa seeds

  • Jun 27, 2020

Sarah Simpson Column: Other people’s stuff is way cooler than yours

I just saw one of the most memorable events of my childhood…

Alistair MacGregor column: Parliament still working, despite what some are saying

My goal through this pandemic has always been to get more help to more people more quickly.

  • Jun 21, 2020

Drivesmart column: The world is my ashtray

Some people always toss their butts out the window regardless of the time of year or risk

  • Jun 21, 2020

Mary Lowther column: A good garden is in the watering

David says I’m two-timing the garden.

  • Jun 20, 2020

Sarah Simpson column: Talking to the kids about racism

it gave rise to a great discussion in the car on the way to and from the event.

Drivesmart column: Learn to yield and make roadway safer

Sometimes through traffic does have to yield to those who are trying to enter or leave the highway.

  • Jun 14, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Planting for a year round harvest

The mid-July sowings produce crops that will become large enough to take them through the winter

  • Jun 13, 2020

Sarah Simpson Column: We are not getting a hamster (no matter how cute Nugget is)

Together with her daughter, they’ve been carefully crafting and staging photographs featuring Nugget

Drivesmart column: To write, or not to write…

“Don’t you guys ever do anything else than write tickets?”

  • Jun 7, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Sometimes life gets in the way of gardening

The cover crop of winter rye still waves at me from the garden

  • Jun 6, 2020

Sarah Simpson Column: Siblings are the best (and the worst, by default)

If my brother-in-law wanted a walk, he was going to have to work for it.

Alistair MacGregor column: Standing up for seniors

Across Canada, seniors are scared.

  • Jun 1, 2020

Drivesmart column: The registered owner is responsible

Have you ever stopped to consider the risk involved in handing your keys over to someone else?

  • May 31, 2020