Opinion

Smoke can travel a long distance in Cowichan, but also get trapped by our valley. (Citizen file)

Editorial: Backyard burning should be left in the past

Your lungs and the lungs of all of us here in Cowichan, will thank you for it

  • Oct 28, 2021
Smoke can travel a long distance in Cowichan, but also get trapped by our valley. (Citizen file)
letters

Letter: Someone else’s junk is mostly still junk

Did you think somebody couldn’t wait to get their hands on your discarded children’s car seats?

  • Oct 25, 2021
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letters

Letter: We need more ‘please’ and ‘thank you’

There seems to be an extinction of manners afflicting our fine valley.

  • Oct 25, 2021
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Alistair MacGregor

Alistair MacGregor column: Time to get to work following federal election

The prime minister will be forced to look to opposition parties for collaboration and partnership

  • Oct 24, 2021
Alistair MacGregor
Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: Self-reflection can lead to more happiness, less anxiety

Spend 10 minutes after dinner reflecting on your day

  • Oct 24, 2021
Chris Wilkinson
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: If you drink, don’t drive

10,787 alcohol related tickets were given to people in B.C. between January and August 2021

  • Oct 24, 2021
Tim Schewe
Conference pears are ready to pick. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Storing, canning and freezing the harvest

Gardening is rather like alchemy, except we get results

  • Oct 23, 2021
Conference pears are ready to pick. (Mary Lowther photo)
At the end of every rainbow is a child angry they had to be outside in the rain. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
At the end of every rainbow is a child angry they had to be outside in the rain. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
letters

Letter: Opinions of famous just like anyone else’s

Hence Mr. Shatner’s opinion on old growth forest is just that, his opinion; that is all

  • Oct 21, 2021
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Letter: Sad end for town crier position in Duncan

A town crier is a unique institutional function

  • Oct 21, 2021
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letters

Letter: Vaccine for shingles should be free

This is a dreadful, painful and debilitationg conditon

  • Oct 21, 2021
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Letter: No money in carbon offsets

There’s no money to offset the $2 million lost to date

  • Oct 21, 2021
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Letter: Bypass will never happen

The costs would outweigh the construction of a bypass

  • Oct 21, 2021
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Letter: Stop hunting in Cowichan Bay

These beautiful birds, in their reduced numbers, have to run a deadly gauntlet of shotgun fire

  • Oct 21, 2021
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At the traffic circle in Lake Cowichan. (Gazette file)

Editorial: Traffic circles improve our communities

These circles effectively slow people down through danger zones, but don’t back up vehicles

  • Oct 21, 2021
At the traffic circle in Lake Cowichan. (Gazette file)
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Letter: Scammer pretending to be wonderful local business

I will continue to use their services

  • Oct 18, 2021
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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
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Letter: Not planning for Duncan bypass reveals lack of vision

We need both road and rail

  • Oct 18, 2021
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Letter: Should be a bypass around Duncan

They were not thinking about who actually creates the traffic that gives Duncan the problem

  • Oct 18, 2021
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Letter: Immediate need for daytime shelter

Homeless count found 129 unhoused people

  • Oct 18, 2021
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