Column

Chris Wilkinson column: Ways to help your body fight off infections

Your avoidance of getting ill by supercharging your immune system!

  • Apr 26, 2020

Drivesmart column: Always leave yourself an out

A defensive driver always tries to maintain a space cushion around all four sides of their vehicle.

  • Apr 26, 2020

Sonia Furstenau column: Support for businesses key during COVID-19

One way to do this is to shop locally.

  • Apr 25, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Time to sow veggies, and start thinking about next year’s seed sources

I’m hearing that some gardeners in the States cannot find seed packets for sale

  • Apr 19, 2020

Drivesmart column: Do we really want safe roads?

Fast forward five years and nothing has been done to check and see if there has been any improvement

  • Apr 19, 2020

Guest column: What is a forest? How does it live? How does it die?

In the Cowichan Valley, we are surrounded by something infinitely more valuable than gold

  • Apr 16, 2020

Drivesmart column: Commentary driving good teaching tool

If you have never done this before, it is not as simple as you might think.

  • Apr 12, 2020

Sonia Furstenau column: Programs available to help people hit by COVID-19

Let’s not forget, as we emerge from this crisis, what we are capable of achieving.

  • Apr 11, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Bees are a must-have for any garden

Unless it gets too dry or hot, bees will happily pollinate until early August.

  • Apr 10, 2020

Drivesmart column: Are we perpetuating mediocrity with how we teach young drivers?

If the teacher is ill equipped to teach, the new driver will not learn what is necessary

  • Apr 5, 2020

Drivesmart column: Regulatory vs advisory road signs

The regulatory sign must be obeyed exactly as it is read.

  • Mar 29, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Using COVID-19 downtime in the garden

David will quote an old Farsi saying: “Lick up the honey and ask no questions.”

  • Mar 26, 2020

Drivesmart column: Ignore them, they’ll go away

Seems to have been successfully adopted by many levels of government today.

  • Mar 22, 2020

Robert Barron column: COVID-19 changing our worlds

I expect there won’t be any return to our regular lives for a long time

Andrea Rondeau column: We all need a little downtime

With the technologies we have now at least it’s not as isolating as it once would have been.

T.W. Paterson column: This ‘Golden’ wedding must be the wildest wedding ever

Things really got out of hand when police had to be called — two guests were re-enacting the Civil War

  • Mar 21, 2020

Chris Wilkinson column: Defining the ‘why’ key to your goals

The reason why resolutions never see fulfillment is that people don’t consider their “why”

  • Mar 18, 2020

COLUMN: Navigating working from home during these pandemic times

This is a chance to work in the best conditions possible. In your sweat pants, on your couch.

Drivesmart column: Making safe lane changes

Mirror, signal, shoulder check, move.

  • Mar 15, 2020