Columnists

Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: Do you overthink things?

One study found that 73 per cent of adults between the ages of 25 and 35 overthink

  • May 24, 2021
Chris Wilkinson
Robert Barron

Robert Barron column: Know what to do when confronted by a cougar

They have four paws decked out in sharp claws to add to the damage that they can do with their teeth

Robert Barron
The future of logging in the municipal forest on Mount Prevost is being hotly debated. (Photo courtesy of Chris Istace)

Guest column: Cowichan Valley’s Six Mountains Forest: war or peace? The choice is ours

No other level of government or forestry company owns these forests

  • May 23, 2021
The future of logging in the municipal forest on Mount Prevost is being hotly debated. (Photo courtesy of Chris Istace)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Traffic cop humour

He demands to know what sort of device had been used to measure his speed

  • May 23, 2021
Tim Schewe
Four-year-old espaliered cherry tree against the south wall. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Growing fruit comes with a steep learning curve

It’s definitely worth all the time and trouble

  • May 22, 2021
Four-year-old espaliered cherry tree against the south wall. (Mary Lowther photo)
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Let them eat cake…sometimes

Even the little things in life are cause for celebration

Sarah Simpson
Cruciferous vegetables have four petals on their flowers in the shape of a cross. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Yes, you can eat those bits of the plant too

These vegetables include cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage and kohlrabi

  • May 15, 2021
Cruciferous vegetables have four petals on their flowers in the shape of a cross. (Mary Lowther photo)
An object in motion stays in motion. An object at rest stays at rest. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: This mother is grinning and bearing it

News broke the other day that, after months in hibernation, Grouse Mountain’s…

An object in motion stays in motion. An object at rest stays at rest. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
British Columbia Premier John Horgan highlights a paragraph as Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables the budget in a speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

FINLAYSON: 3 takeaways from the new B.C. budget

‘Perhaps most notable is what’s happened in the labour market since last spring’

  • May 10, 2021
British Columbia Premier John Horgan highlights a paragraph as Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables the budget in a speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Give me a brake!

It was clear that none of these drivers had done a pre-trip inspection

  • May 9, 2021
Tim Schewe
Robert’s column
Robert’s column
Trying out a corn variety called “Midnight Snack, grown near Cache Creek, as well as my saved Bantam/Sunnyvee Cross (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Early sowing gets a jump on corn season

‘I’m planting three batches of corn, two weeks apart for a steady supply’

  • May 8, 2021
Trying out a corn variety called “Midnight Snack, grown near Cache Creek, as well as my saved Bantam/Sunnyvee Cross (Mary Lowther photo)
Timber has joined the family. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Timber has joined the family. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)

Column: Let’s uplift the heroes in India’s battle against COVID-19

India reported over 360,000 infections on Monday, May 3

Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)

Sarah Simpson Column: Building runs in the family

Even as a prospective home buyer more than six years ago now,…

Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)

Schisler: Try actually walking a mile in an elder’s shoes

Workday spent with artificially aged senses a real eye-opener

Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)
Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: Lighten your load through self-examination

I hope you take five minutes right now and do this.

  • Apr 25, 2021
Chris Wilkinson
Sonia Furstenau

Sonia Furstenau column: We need to change how we measure value and success

We could use genuine progress indicators (GPI), rather than gross domestic product (GDP)

  • Apr 25, 2021
Sonia Furstenau
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: The problem of deafening motorcycles

Why don’t the police charge drivers of motorcycles with no or ineffective mufflers?

  • Apr 25, 2021
Tim Schewe
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Pandemic hitting restaurants and bars hard

I grew up in the restaurant business; my family operated a number of them over the years

Robert’s column