Solving the climate change problem will involve sacrifice

Individuals can stop using their cars. It’s as simple (and as difficult) as that.

  • Aug 2, 2019

Editorial: Pumping forecast a wake-up call on Cowichan water

It looks like we’re not going to dodge the bullet this year.

  • Aug 2, 2019

Why we should be saying YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard)

Small communities are the backbone of a nation, and big changes start with individuals.

  • Aug 1, 2019
Allenby Road house fire Sept. 16, 2019
Logger sports at the Cowichan Exhibition, Jack and Jill saw
Logger sports at the Cowichan Exhibition, pole climb
Logger sports at the Cowichan Exhibition, overhand chop

Unbelievable how slow Cowichan is to get marijuana shops up and running

All levels of government in B.C., including our three local ones, need to get on the pot!

  • Aug 1, 2019

A moment of nostalgia with the mars water-bombers

They are worthy of being in an aviation museum

  • Aug 1, 2019

The elephant in the room: public engagement

What if the public is more educated on forest issues than is assumed?

  • Aug 1, 2019

What climate change emergency?

The weather this summer so far, has been a heck of a lot better than normal

  • Aug 1, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Cover crops will help nourish your soil

The best cover crops I’ve seen are combinations of a grain and legume

  • Aug 1, 2019

Local politicians carbon hypocrites with flights to conference

They need a reminder that their trip per person would account for approximately two tonnes of CO2.

  • Jul 31, 2019

Editorial: Modular housing for the homeless in Duncan: location, location, location

Likely whatever spot is eventually chosen will be controversial.

  • Jul 31, 2019

Useable timber should not be allowed to rot

Many areas in the Cowichan Valley suffered extensive blow down in last winter’s storm.

  • Jul 30, 2019

City should stop wasting water on grass

Most days I see the sprinklers are wasting water on the grass along the train tracks.

  • Jul 30, 2019

Warmland House labour costs are outrageous

As typical with every government operated facility, staff salaries and benefits are outrageous.

  • Jul 29, 2019

Safety ambassadors to be security guards?

Roust them to where? Moving the problem won’t solve it.

  • Jul 29, 2019

Homeless, illegal dumping and the weir

The users of this largesse are never asked to perform or improve personal hygiene

  • Jul 29, 2019

Trump-style climate change denial making inroads in Canada

What kind of a world are our kids going to inherit if you’re wrong?

  • Jul 29, 2019

Drivesmart column: Pavement marking in progress

Line-marking crews have begun the annual task of refreshing markings on highways

  • Jul 28, 2019

Sarah Simpson Column: Horsing around comes easy to Cowichan Mountie

This one isn’t about my kids. I figured you likely need a…