Column

North Cowichan mayor answers questions about new RCMP detachment

The current building went up in 1980, when there were 30 people working there.

  • Jul 2, 2020

 

Drivesmart column: Slowing too soon for the intersection?

I will admit from the start that I am one of those drivers

  • Jun 28, 2020

 

Mary Lowther column: The many charms of alfalfa

A few years ago I bought a small packet of alfalfa seeds

  • Jun 27, 2020

 

Alistair MacGregor column: Parliament still working, despite what some are saying

My goal through this pandemic has always been to get more help to more people more quickly.

  • Jun 21, 2020

Drivesmart column: The world is my ashtray

Some people always toss their butts out the window regardless of the time of year or risk

  • Jun 21, 2020

Mary Lowther column: A good garden is in the watering

David says I’m two-timing the garden.

  • Jun 20, 2020

COLUMN: I sneezed, I coughed, so I got tested for COVID-19

Accessing a swab test is easy these days, but the actual test can more than a little daunting

Drivesmart column: Learn to yield and make roadway safer

Sometimes through traffic does have to yield to those who are trying to enter or leave the highway.

  • Jun 14, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Planting for a year round harvest

The mid-July sowings produce crops that will become large enough to take them through the winter

  • Jun 13, 2020

Drivesmart column: To write, or not to write…

“Don’t you guys ever do anything else than write tickets?”

  • Jun 7, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Sometimes life gets in the way of gardening

The cover crop of winter rye still waves at me from the garden

  • Jun 6, 2020

Alistair MacGregor column: Standing up for seniors

Across Canada, seniors are scared.

  • Jun 1, 2020

Drivesmart column: The registered owner is responsible

Have you ever stopped to consider the risk involved in handing your keys over to someone else?

  • May 31, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Nutrition in our food on the decline

When crops don’t contain the minerals they need, they cannot provide other nutrients we depend on.

  • May 30, 2020

Chris Wilkinson column: It’s not too early to reflect

It’s time for the next great migration! A migration back out of the house. To ‘somewhat normal’.

  • May 25, 2020

Sonia Furstenau column: Now the time to make changes for the better

This coronavirus has given us opportunity to identify what matters most in our day-to-day lives.

  • May 24, 2020

Drivesmart column: Staying on your side of the road

No exemptions that grant permission to disobey the keeping to the right rule based on convenience.

  • May 24, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Starting seeds to beat the slugs, wood bugs

My favourite sorts of seedling starters are the plastic cells that fit inside trays

  • May 23, 2020

Mary Lowther column: On sowing seeds and watering efficiently

To get a jump on the season and avoid early spring predation, I sow most plants in flats inside

  • May 17, 2020

Drivesmart column: Measuring vehicle speed with radar

When used properly, it is an accurate method of determining how fast a vehicle is traveling.

  • May 17, 2020