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Letter: Scented dryer sheets unwelcome like room spray

Those dryer sheets are toxic to the environment and to the community

  • Nov 22, 2021
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Letter: 2 tall buildings should be built in Duncan and Chemainus

Let’s build a 30-storey-plus apartment building in Chemainus

  • Nov 22, 2021
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Letter: Forests critical natural infrastructure

If it neglects the natural infrastructure, not the last “unprecedented” event we will witness

  • Nov 22, 2021
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Letter: Too many people in the world

The real issue is the rate at which Earth’s population is increasing

  • Nov 22, 2021
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Letter: Correct mask wearing important

I have noticed several times that people are wearing masks but have failed to cover their noses

  • Nov 22, 2021
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Letter: Reservoirs needed

Why is all that rain not better harvested?

  • Nov 22, 2021
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Letter: Time is now for rail

If it isn’t obvious now it never will be

  • Nov 22, 2021
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Letter: Demolishing of museum exhibits troubling

In spite of the great outcry over this news, the decision stands.

  • Nov 22, 2021
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Letter: Delay on flood gate led to Canada Avenue flood

The project will increase the road profile of Canada Avenue

  • Nov 22, 2021
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Letter: Upgrade ferry to allow buses

Responses to climate-related travel disruptions must start with improved inter-community bus service

  • Nov 22, 2021
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Replace the politicians who don’t believe in science

Ditch the politicians who don’t believe in science In a period of…

  • Nov 18, 2021
The street behind Warmland House shelter in Duncan has been an epicentre of addictions, homelessness, and mental health problems in the community. (Citizen file)

Editorial: Drug situation dire, but some hope on horizon

It is not an easy problem to deal with, or an easy momentum to slow and reverse.

  • Nov 18, 2021
The street behind Warmland House shelter in Duncan has been an epicentre of addictions, homelessness, and mental health problems in the community. (Citizen file)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Measuring vehicle speeds with laser

Wondered about the instruments that the police use to measure vehicle speeds on our highways?

  • Nov 14, 2021
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
Wendy Bowen’s chosen profession as a Physiotherapist saw her use the touch of her hands to help others recover and heal. And yet she touched people in a way without using her hands that created even more benefit — she touched people’s hearts with her own. (wendybowen.com)

Chris Wilkinson Column: She Was One of a Kind

A tribute to Wendy Bowen

  • Nov 21, 2021
Wendy Bowen’s chosen profession as a Physiotherapist saw her use the touch of her hands to help others recover and heal. And yet she touched people in a way without using her hands that created even more benefit — she touched people’s hearts with her own. (wendybowen.com)
Nut encrusted kale chips make a great snack. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Dealing with the last of the veggie harvest

What then to do with my green tomatoes, unripe beans and squash, with leggy herbs?

  • Nov 20, 2021
Nut encrusted kale chips make a great snack. (Mary Lowther photo)
A cat in the car is never ideal but my fearless feline helped my scared son with a tricky test. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
A cat in the car is never ideal but my fearless feline helped my scared son with a tricky test. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.

B.C.’s mental health crisis is bad and getting worse

Nearly half of British Columbians polled said their mental health was worse due to COVID-19

  • Nov 18, 2021
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.

Missing Cowichan’s top historian

Missing and grateful for Cowichan’s top historian I’d like to thank T.W.…

  • Nov 18, 2021

Don’t pave paradise and put up a parking lot

Don’t pave paradise and put up a parking lot Duncan Housing Society…

  • Nov 18, 2021
Supplies I use for tool maintenance, which should be done regularly to keep them in good shape. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Fall tool maintenance key to their longevity

I feel along all the wooden parts for cracks and nicks

  • Nov 13, 2021
Supplies I use for tool maintenance, which should be done regularly to keep them in good shape. (Mary Lowther photo)