Columnists

Tim Schewe

DriveSmart: Police Powers

By Tim Schewe If you are stopped by the police, just what…

  • Feb 28, 2021
‘I chose my children’s breakfasts purely based on what dishes would fit best into the dishwasher.’ (Bobbi Venier photo)

Sarah Simpson Column: Delayed gratification and the benefits of efficiency

I was driving with just my daughter the other day and we…

Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: The most important things you start doing this year

The book is entitled, Think Like a Monk

  • Feb 21, 2021
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Be prepared for trouble!

Do I really need to make this trip?

  • Feb 21, 2021
Tim Schewe
I’ll be harvesting leaves from this Romaine lettuce next week. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Fresh garden veggies full of nutrients

Take folic acid, for example.

  • Feb 20, 2021
I’ll be harvesting leaves from this Romaine lettuce next week. (Mary Lowther photo)
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Fish rescue proves hope prevails against all odds

They’re a species at risk and are only for catch and release in B.C.

Sarah Simpson
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Snow storm in the Cowichan Valley Feb. 13, 2021
Steelhead rescue on the Cowichan River
Keno the dog found on Mount Prevost
Rally against racism
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Lack of mufflers

Why don’t the police do anything about noisy exhaust systems?

  • Feb 14, 2021
Tim Schewe
Sonia Furstenau

Sonia Furstenau column: COVID-19 requires humility from government

Governing during a crisis is an unenviable task.

  • Feb 13, 2021
Sonia Furstenau
Lettuce seedlings ready to be transplanted into the cold frame, and leek seedlings transplanted outside. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Things to do in the February garden lull

On days when it’s not raining I can tend to the espaliered fruit trees.

  • Feb 13, 2021
Lettuce seedlings ready to be transplanted into the cold frame, and leek seedlings transplanted outside. (Mary Lowther photo)
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Confidence: Give kids an inch, they’ll take a mile

My four-year-old daughter is now proud to fix her own Rice Krispies

Sarah Simpson
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)

MALCOLMSON: 2020 left us grappling with overdose tragedy and working for change

B.C.’s Addictions Minister reflects on visit to Overdose Prevention Society in Vancouver

  • Feb 12, 2021
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Those blinding blue headlights

It appears that it may be the blue tendency that bothers drivers

  • Feb 7, 2021
Tim Schewe
Seeds from the batch of these carrots harvested two years ago should still be viable. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Sow to eat your own carrots year-round

Carrots grow best in loose soil that hasn’t been recently manured.

  • Feb 6, 2021
Seeds from the batch of these carrots harvested two years ago should still be viable. (Mary Lowther photo)
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson column: The bittersweet reality that is time

And don’t get me started on the time thief that is COVID-19.

Sarah Simpson
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: The Motor Vehicle Act needs an update

Imagine how difficult the job must be to keep the 494 chapters of the provincial statutes

  • Jan 31, 2021
Tim Schewe
Alistair MacGregor

Alistair MacGregor column: We must fight divisiveness in Canadian politics

Democratic norms, respectful political discourse, and faith in institutions are fragile things.

  • Jan 30, 2021
Alistair MacGregor
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Duncan barber a cut above school bullies

My husband texted me from work the other day. “Can you believe…

Sarah Simpson
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Duncan barber a cut above school bullies

My husband texted me from work the other day. “Can you believe…

Sarah Simpson
Cowichan Green Community is going virtual with Seedy Saturday this year. (Submitted)

Mary Lowther column: Cowichan Green Community a good seed resource

The Green Community is also holding virtual workshops on Jan. 30

  • Jan 28, 2021
Cowichan Green Community is going virtual with Seedy Saturday this year. (Submitted)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Do you know someone who should not be driving?

We are currently living about 10 years longer than our ability to drive safely.

  • Jan 24, 2021
Tim Schewe