Columnists

Andrea Rondeau column: Holiday weekend delivers letters

It occurred to me that this was just giving me a taste of what Santa must go through every year.

Sarah Simpson Column: Kids’ Christmas is going to the dogs

I enjoy long weekends because of the extra family time they offer,…

T.W. Paterson column; ‘We are looking for the hangman, me dear’, part 3

Sally stayed with the canoe as lookout as Quomlet and Johnny disappeared into a copse of trees

  • Nov 16, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Are you fit for gardening?

One wants to stay in shape to be able to garden when she gets old

  • Nov 14, 2019

Guest column: A year of progress at the Cowichan Valley Regional District

I’m excited about what we can achieve together in the year ahead.

  • Nov 13, 2019

Guest column: A letter from home

By Jack Bridges My dad was born in 1897 in Ontario. Canada…

  • Nov 11, 2019
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B.C. VIEWS: Transportation options can be few

Frank Bucholtz is a columnist and former editor with Black Press Media

Drivesmart column: Reporting commercial transport traffic violations

Depending on how threatened you feel by the encounter, you have a number of options

  • Nov 10, 2019

Andrea Rondeau column: Writing for Remembrance Day about keeping history alive

Remembrance Day is different than it used to be when I was a kid.

Sarah Simpson Column: Rare letter pick up results in Friday afternoon fun

Every now and then the most baffling thing arrives in the mail…

T.W. Paterson column: With murder in their hearts, Part 2

Torn between grief and guilt, Quomlet recoiled before Sally’s fury.

  • Nov 9, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Oiling, sharpening and cleaning keeps tools in tip-top shape

It’s amazing how quickly tools can wear out when they’re left outside over one winter

  • Nov 7, 2019

Drivesmart column: The rules around producing your driver’s licence

“It doesn’t matter, I know my licence number”

  • Nov 3, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Is your community ready for the dementia wave?

Experts warn that the number of people living with dementia could nearly double in the next decade

Robert Barron column: Homeless issues not going anywhere soon

He said many of the residents are afraid to leave their homes, especially at night

Andrea Rondeau column: Considerations of reporter safety sometimes come up on the job

We have to make judgement calls all the time as to whether a situation will be safe or not.

Sarah Simpson Column: Mr. Tears goes to school

With my eldest in school now, I have a lot more quality…

T.W. Paterson column: Accused murderer had to answer to a higher court

It must have occurred to each and every one of them that Quomlet might well have cheated the hangman

  • Nov 2, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Secrets of the compost pile

If you’re an organic gardener, you’ve heard a lot about composting.

  • Oct 31, 2019