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Tagen Marshall of Parksville is looking to raise funds for a new specialized van. (Submitted photo)

Wolf: Parksville’s Tagen Marshall inspires others, aims to invest in himself

VIU honour student with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy seeks help achieving big dreams

Tagen Marshall of Parksville is looking to raise funds for a new specialized van. (Submitted photo)
The Cowichan Valley Naturalists are offering a look at B.C.’s glass sponge reefs at a presentation on May 18. (Adam Taylor photo)

A&E column: Glass sponge reefs; AGM; and new book

What’s going on in arts and entertainment in the Cowichan Valley

The Cowichan Valley Naturalists are offering a look at B.C.’s glass sponge reefs at a presentation on May 18. (Adam Taylor photo)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Give me a brake!

It was clear that none of these drivers had done a pre-trip inspection

  • May 9, 2021
Tim Schewe
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Cameras on school buses a good idea

“I’ve seen kids have to run from cars”

Robert’s column
Trying out a corn variety called “Midnight Snack, grown near Cache Creek, as well as my saved Bantam/Sunnyvee Cross (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Early sowing gets a jump on corn season

‘I’m planting three batches of corn, two weeks apart for a steady supply’

  • May 8, 2021
Trying out a corn variety called “Midnight Snack, grown near Cache Creek, as well as my saved Bantam/Sunnyvee Cross (Mary Lowther photo)
The Cowichan Valley Arts Council is offering courses in drawing May through August 2021. (Submitted)

A&E column: Art is everywhere in the Cowichan Valley

What’s going in the Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment community

The Cowichan Valley Arts Council is offering courses in drawing May through August 2021. (Submitted)
Robert's column

Robert Barron Column: Fishers should be listened to

‘I always love a story when someone figuratively fights city hall and wins’

Robert's column
Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: Lighten your load through self-examination

I hope you take five minutes right now and do this.

  • Apr 25, 2021
Chris Wilkinson
Sonia Furstenau

Sonia Furstenau column: We need to change how we measure value and success

We could use genuine progress indicators (GPI), rather than gross domestic product (GDP)

  • Apr 25, 2021
Sonia Furstenau
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: The problem of deafening motorcycles

Why don’t the police charge drivers of motorcycles with no or ineffective mufflers?

  • Apr 25, 2021
Tim Schewe
These onions were planted as seedlings last October and should be ready to eat in May or June. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Planting, growing and storing onions

Long-day onions are more pungent and are bred for storage

  • Apr 24, 2021
These onions were planted as seedlings last October and should be ready to eat in May or June. (Mary Lowther photo)
Alistair MacGregor

Alistair MacGregor column: Budget 2021: promising initiatives and missed opportunities

With approximately $100 billion in new spending

  • Apr 24, 2021
Alistair MacGregor
Cowichan District Hospital. (Citizen file)

Guest column: National Volunteer Week: The value of one, the power of many

“The Cowichan District Hospital Foundation is very grateful to the many volunteers that support us”

  • Apr 23, 2021
Cowichan District Hospital. (Citizen file)
Artist Jennifer Lawson is opening her studio this weekend for people to take a look at her latest work. (Submitted)
Artist Jennifer Lawson is opening her studio this weekend for people to take a look at her latest work. (Submitted)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Parking permits for people with disabilities

These permits are issued to the person, not the vehicle owner or driver.

  • Apr 18, 2021
Tim Schewe
Dr. Bernhardt’s freshly planted strawberries. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Hoping for a bumper crop of strawberries

Because our new plot gets a lot of sun, maybe strawberries won’t become consumed by wood bugs

  • Apr 17, 2021
Dr. Bernhardt’s freshly planted strawberries. (Mary Lowther photo)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Rules around bicycle lanes

The lane is often painted green to distinguish it from lanes intended for motor vehicles.

  • Apr 11, 2021
Tim Schewe
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: New hospital shouldn’t charge for parking

Paying a parking meter is the last thing people visiting a hospital should have to worry about.

Robert’s column
Asparagus root, dug up from the old patch and ready to be transplanted. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Some tips on growing asparagus

When choosing asparagus I recommend buying male plants for juicier, plumper spears.

  • Apr 10, 2021
Asparagus root, dug up from the old patch and ready to be transplanted. (Mary Lowther photo)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Horses count as a vehicle on the roadway

The horse or horse drawn vehicle is entitled to use our roads in the same way as a driver does.

  • Apr 4, 2021
Tim Schewe