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Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Coloured lights tell us something about vehicles

Messages conveyed to others by our vehicle’s lights must be clear with no opportunity for confusion

  • Dec 5, 2021

 

Columnist Mary Lowther is making her own Christmas gifts with a little help from the garden. (Metro Creative photo)

Mary Lowther column: Making gifts from the garden

Spoiler alert for my family: if you want to be surprised, read no further!

  • Dec 4, 2021

 

Sonia Furstenau

Column: All MLAs should have input into updating Emergency Act

We are concerned about our individual and collective preparedness.

  • Nov 28, 2021

 

Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: B.C.’s Slow Down, Move Over law

B.C.’s Slow Down, Move Over law came into effect over two decades ago

  • Nov 28, 2021
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Climate change an increasing problem

I remember about 15 years ago, I attended a lecture in Nanaimo by Gwynne Dyer

Robert’s column
Robert’s column

Robert Barron Column: Health and Wellness Centre will find its place in the community

After years of debate and controversy over where in the Cowichan Valley…

Robert’s column
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)
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.
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Wreath vandals should learn history

Yhose who destroyed the wreaths have no concern for the sacrifices made

Robert’s column
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)
North Cowichan Councillor Rob Douglas. (Photo submitted)

Rob Douglas guest column: Bypass not the solution to Duncan traffic

We need to find a new way forward that is respectful of our existing neighbourhoods

  • Nov 7, 2021
North Cowichan Councillor Rob Douglas. (Photo submitted)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: I can’t walk fast enough for the pedestrian signals

“Do we pedestrians have a right to safe passage, or is it a free-for-all?”

  • Nov 7, 2021
Tim Schewe
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Safety on Highway 18 a concern

It wouldn’t take much to drift into oncoming traffic.

Robert’s column
Halloween means it’s garlic planting time. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Happy garlic season

Soft neck garlics produce more per acre and store better

  • Nov 6, 2021
Halloween means it’s garlic planting time. (Mary Lowther photo)
Tim Schewe
Tim Schewe
Robert’s column
Robert’s column
This phaecelia produced many seeds that I’m using as a cover crop. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Getting the cover crops in before the freeze

Fortunately our nights have been warm this past week

  • Oct 30, 2021
This phaecelia produced many seeds that I’m using as a cover crop. (Mary Lowther photo)
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