Column

Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Following too closely

Maintaining a buffer in front of your vehicle gives you time to recover from inattention

  • Nov 29, 2020

 

Sonia Furstenau

Sonia Furstenau column: MLA vows to keep up the fight

COVID-19 continues to strain our communities

  • Nov 28, 2020

 

Heating cable laid in the cold frame, awaiting the layer of sand. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Greenhouse growing in the winter

I have a heating cable I’ve never used that I’m contemplating putting to work in the cold frame

  • Nov 28, 2020

 

The holiday windows are going in at Imagine That! in Duncan on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Submitted)
The holiday windows are going in at Imagine That! in Duncan on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Submitted)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Defective vehicles — a crash looking for a place to happen?

What do you do with a pickup that has only one operating light

  • Nov 22, 2020
Tim Schewe
Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: Is it still time to ‘man up’?

Classically men have grown up in environments where they have been told to “man up”

  • Nov 21, 2020
Chris Wilkinson
These herbs, grown under lights, should be ready by Christmas. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Making Christmas gifts from the garden

It’s not too early to get the ball rolling on presents we can make

  • Nov 21, 2020
These herbs, grown under lights, should be ready by Christmas. (Mary Lowther photo)
Ladysmith potter Mary Fox has published a new book about her life and work. (Submitted)
Ladysmith potter Mary Fox has published a new book about her life and work. (Submitted)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Road safety story that tops them all

This gentleman had problems with falling asleep while driving.

  • Nov 15, 2020
Tim Schewe
Two hoses rolled up, impersonating snakes and ready to go under cover. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Why can’t hoses untangle themselves?

Why can’t they modify rubber plants with snake DNA so hoses will be able to untangle themselves?

  • Nov 14, 2020
Two hoses rolled up, impersonating snakes and ready to go under cover. (Mary Lowther photo)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: The ins and outs of winter tires

Drivers who fail to obey the sign requirments may be fined

  • Nov 8, 2020
Tim Schewe
Bruce and Jeannette Dodds’ Georgian Fire garlic. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Garlic mould forces big move

Lovely bed, three feet wide and 60 feet long that gets lots of sun

  • Nov 7, 2020
Bruce and Jeannette Dodds’ Georgian Fire garlic. (Mary Lowther photo)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Gravity is not load security

Anything inside your vehicle that is not tied down in some manner can become a hazard

  • Nov 1, 2020
Tim Schewe
Guy Patten harvesting the latest crop of potatoes from a pot. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Growing veggies in pots works like a charm for Honeymoon Bay gardener

One pot about two feet deep and one foot around produced four pounds, five ounces of potatoes

  • Oct 31, 2020
Guy Patten harvesting the latest crop of potatoes from a pot. (Mary Lowther photo)
Veronica Scott is Making Magic, in the window of Imagine That! in Duncan in November, 2020. (Submitted)
Veronica Scott is Making Magic, in the window of Imagine That! in Duncan in November, 2020. (Submitted)
Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: Are we willing to do the work on mental health?

This has been a tough year for all of us.

  • Oct 25, 2020
Chris Wilkinson
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Stop, Look, Listen, then Report

Taking two minutes to stop and inquire about the state of affairs makes all the difference

  • Oct 25, 2020
Tim Schewe
Carrots from seed harvested in 2018. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Carrots: from seed to storage

Our sandy soil dries out quickly and I find I can sow carrots usually mid-April

  • Oct 24, 2020
Carrots from seed harvested in 2018. (Mary Lowther photo)
Alistair MacGregor

Alistair MacGregor column: Let’s help small business in this tough time

This week is small business week.

  • Oct 24, 2020
Alistair MacGregor
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Headlamps 101

Few drivers get their vehicle headlamps aimed, yet this is important

  • Oct 18, 2020
Tim Schewe