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Soaker hoses laid down over corn seedlings, soon to be covered with mulch, will see to the watering needs of the bed through any summer drought. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Investing in soaker hoses is money well-spent

No-till gardening has a distinct advantage during drought

  • Jun 12, 2021
Cute but fierce! Timber moonlights as an attack kitty. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: Beware of Mr. Bite, the midnight attacker

Last week, in the middle of the night, I was awoken by…

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor. (Photo by Bernard Thibodeau)

Alistair MacGregor column: Past the time for action on residential schools

I had never fully grasped the history of the horrors of the residential school system

  • Jun 9, 2021
Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about phase two in B.C.'s COVID-19 immunization plan as Dr. Penny Ballem and Minister Arian Dix look on during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Editorial: COVID toll in B.C. limited because health measures work

To claim that we didn’t need to do anything to combat COVID is absurd nonsense

  • Jun 10, 2021
Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about phase two in B.C.'s COVID-19 immunization plan as Dr. Penny Ballem and Minister Arian Dix look on during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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Letter: Unfair marketing targets seniors?

Signs like this usually indicated that a volume discount was being offered

  • Jun 4, 2021
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Letter: Kraken should be the Lakers

The Lakers have been cheered on in the Cowichan Lake Arena since the early 70s

  • Jun 4, 2021
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Letter: Action needed on residential schools

We would like to propose some points upon which action might be taken

  • Jun 4, 2021
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Letter: Using rodenticide poisons a thoughtless action

My neighbour lost a dog, someone lost a cat, another neighbour lost a dog

  • Jun 3, 2021
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Letter: Canadian sources for good health info out there, too

The CDC, CDRAP, and John Hopkins can be ”Canadianized”

  • Jun 3, 2021
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Letter: Canada needs to sign on to ban importation of ivory

Canada refused to ban ivory imports giving the poachers carte blanche to slaughter African elephants

  • Jun 3, 2021
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Letter: Ministry of Children and Families continues to take indigenous children

His family was forced to hire a lawyer and ended up paying more than $30,000 to get him back

  • Jun 3, 2021
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Letter: B.C. government lifting COVID restrictions too soon

Lifting COVID restrictions too fast will only let COVID-19 to become the boss, again

  • Jun 3, 2021
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Letter: Zero growth idea for North Cowichan myopic

These councillors pushing for their ideological agenda do not serve the constituents of this region

  • Jun 2, 2021
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Letter: Objection to downzoning of the property at 9090 Trans Canada Hwy.

Canada is moving backwards, not forward when it comes to quality of life.

  • Jun 2, 2021
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Peter Nix stands with his retirement investment: a solar farm he's installed on his property in Maple Bay. (Peter Nix photo)
Peter Nix stands with his retirement investment: a solar farm he's installed on his property in Maple Bay. (Peter Nix photo)
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Drivesmart column: Jaywalking: cross at your own risk

Pedestrians must shoulder their share of the responsibility

  • Jun 6, 2021
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Robert Barron column: Ban on rat poisons a good idea

Rat poisons can work their way through the food chain

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These tomato seedlings need re-potting or planting outside under cover. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Tips for starting seeds early

I’ve found that I can begin sowing inside about two weeks earlier than recommended for Vancouver

  • Jun 5, 2021
These tomato seedlings need re-potting or planting outside under cover. (Mary Lowther photo)
This group of neighbours hasn’t missed a day since they started to honour COVID-19 first responders. (Submitted)

Sarah Simpson Column: Healthcare workers saluted daily by Duncan neighbours

This is a bit of a milestone column for me. It’s the…

This group of neighbours hasn’t missed a day since they started to honour COVID-19 first responders. (Submitted)
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Letter: Cob oven worth saving

The more things took shape the more support for the project grew

  • May 31, 2021
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