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Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Tire pressure key to safe driving

You cannot tell if your tires are properly inflated just by looking at them

  • Dec 4, 2022

 

A few pomanders; the orange is ready to hang but the others haven’t dried and shrunk enough yet. The quince started off banana yellow but turned brown after being poked with cloves. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Making Christmas gifts from garden produce

I am including the usual canned nectarines, relish and tomato sauce

  • Dec 3, 2022

 

Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Speed limits are not suggestions

Just how far can you push before the ticket book is exercised?

  • Nov 27, 2022

 

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My favourite copper shovel and a file ready to sharpen it. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Treat your tools like your best friends

Autumn is here now and it’s time to clean my tools especially well

  • Nov 26, 2022
My favourite copper shovel and a file ready to sharpen it. (Mary Lowther photo)
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Drivesmart column: Yellow ribbons mean the crash has been checked

If you come across a vehicle in the ditch, please be alert for this bright yellow tape

  • Nov 20, 2022
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Robert Barron column: Sometimes history is not exactly as it’s written

Coin draws into question just when Europeans first started settling North America’s east coast

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Witloof chickory harvested, trimmed and stored in coconut coir. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Giving witloof chicory another go

I decided to try replanting the roots to see if they got bigger this year

  • Nov 19, 2022
Witloof chickory harvested, trimmed and stored in coconut coir. (Mary Lowther photo)
Firefighters hose down the PQB News offices on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Michael Briones photo)

WOLF: Massive Parksville blaze sees ‘The News’ become the news

COLUMN: Despite best efforts of firefighters, 6 businesses razed

Firefighters hose down the PQB News offices on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Michael Briones photo)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Driver perception and reaction times

So much for the two second rule if you are a cautious driver!

  • Nov 13, 2022
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Robert Barron column: Worker shortage a real dilemma

“There are simply not enough bodies to do all the jobs out there”

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David’s Jack-o’-lanterns before I turned them into pie and puree. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: What to do with your pumpkin post-Halloween

A big one for carving and using the flesh for savoury dishes

  • Nov 12, 2022
David’s Jack-o’-lanterns before I turned them into pie and puree. (Mary Lowther photo)
Naturally regenerated forest on Mount Prevost. (David Slade photo)

Guest column: A tree farm is not a forest

Don’t think that you can stand in middle of this tree farm and believe this is future we should seek

  • Nov 6, 2022
Naturally regenerated forest on Mount Prevost. (David Slade photo)
Alistair MacGregor

Alistair MacGregor column: NDP calling out massive corporate profits and ‘greedflation’

I believe there should be an affordable and fair food strategy

  • Nov 6, 2022
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Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: What is road rage?

These behaviors include rude and verbal insults, yelling, physical threats or dangerous driving

  • Nov 6, 2022
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Robert Barron: Rat hunting was part of school day

Rats began swarming out of there in every direction, including straight at us

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Cauliflower transplanted Sept. 12 and harvested today. The leaves are also edible. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: A few to do items before resting on winter laurels

The best part of the year though, is being able to harvest my late planted crops

  • Nov 5, 2022
Cauliflower transplanted Sept. 12 and harvested today. The leaves are also edible. (Mary Lowther photo)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Are you an aggressive driver?

Perhaps it’s time to join the few in the right hand lane doing the speed limit

  • Oct 30, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
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Robert Barron column: Halloween isn’t what it used to be

In my day, you’d rarely see adults accompany their children trick-or-treating

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