Columnists

Mary Lowther column: Missed spring planting? Sow now for later crop

We can sow many crops and expect a harvest before next winter.

  • Jul 19th, 2018

Drivesmart column: No playing in the street!

The residential street we lived on was treated as an extension of the front yard

  • Jul 15th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

Andrea Rondeau column: In the face of rumours, we stick to the facts

It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and the adrenaline of a breaking story

Sarah Simpson column: A year of looking up

Really though, the positive feedback I’ve received has been incredible.

T.W. Paterson column: From ‘Old Dobbin’ to ‘King Gasoline’ — to bust

The late Jack Fleetwood loved to tell how he and his brother Doug bought six used cars — for $10!

  • Jul 14th, 2018
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New transit facility
Fashion sizzles in Duncan
Duncan Day means downtown is a happening place
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Mary Lowther column: The wonders of the under-appreciated cabbage

Cabbage is nutritious and can be grown year-round in a wide range of soils and climates.

  • Jul 12th, 2018

Chamber column: Duncan visitor centre ready to welcome thousands during busy summer

The Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre services over 25,000 visitors annually

  • Jul 12th, 2018

Drivesmart column: No one will solve my problem

What happened the last time that you decided to deal with a road safety problem?

  • Jul 8th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Do we need another layer of green government oversight?

Foresters, engineers may not be trusted to act ethically

Andrea Rondeau column: Online gives us space to mix it up

I’ve taken some flak for the non-local news from some readers.

Sarah Simpson column: Vacuuming definitely doesn’t suck

In my family, not only is the living room generally off limits

T.W. Paterson column: We can’t change history, but we can learn from it

History is under the glass these days

  • Jul 7th, 2018

Lexi Bainas column: Roadside Recycle Gallery opens for the summer

From tatty sofas to elegant chairs and tables: we’ve come a long way

Mary Lowther column: There’s always something that thrives in any weather

I read somewhere that cabbage years occur when nothing will grow in the garden except cabbages.

  • Jul 5th, 2018

Catherine Macey column: Downtown Duncan heating up for summer

The 39 Days of July is in full swing from June 29 — Aug. 6.

  • Jul 5th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Cannabis Day celebration put off until October

Another government monopoly, what could go wrong?

Town hall meetings start next week in Cowichan on electoral reform

It’s been a busy time since the Legislature’s spring session ended on May 31

  • Jul 2nd, 2018

Drivesmart column: Why should I behave when using the highway?

The example that I’m speaking of involved an expensive, shiny black Mercedes sports car

  • Jul 1st, 2018

Robert Barron column: Theft from artists has to stop

It concerns me that these types of incidents are becoming more common.