Column

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
This lettuce grown in the greenhouse is ready to eat now. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Replenishing soil produces the best vegetables

Since plants require trace minerals to be nutritious enough, I add them to my fertilizer mix.

  • Apr 3, 2021
This lettuce grown in the greenhouse is ready to eat now. (Mary Lowther photo)
Senior Modern Group, Human Behaviour of Steps Ahead Dance: Aimee Nelson, Alison Vliet, Peyton Bomans, Brianna Younger, Gillian Duta, Natalie Geldart, Lyndzie Brizzi and Meghan Lewthwaite (Choreography Bryony Blake) filmed on the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre stage for remote competitions in 2021. (Submitted)
Senior Modern Group, Human Behaviour of Steps Ahead Dance: Aimee Nelson, Alison Vliet, Peyton Bomans, Brianna Younger, Gillian Duta, Natalie Geldart, Lyndzie Brizzi and Meghan Lewthwaite (Choreography Bryony Blake) filmed on the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre stage for remote competitions in 2021. (Submitted)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Drivers who try to bulldoze through others

Inevitably I will end up with nothing but grille showing in my rearview mirror

  • Mar 28, 2021
Tim Schewe
We can grow our own coffee in the form of chickory. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Growing a coffee alternative: chickory and beet root

I’ve been looking for a tasty coffee substitute that I can grow

  • Mar 27, 2021
We can grow our own coffee in the form of chickory. (Mary Lowther photo)
Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: How to replace bad habits during Nutrition Month

Our habits have changed. Some for the better. Some, not so much.

  • Mar 21, 2021
Chris Wilkinson
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Where is the right place to put your hands on the wheel?

No longer generally acceptable to hold the steering wheel with your hands in the 10 and two position

  • Mar 21, 2021
Tim Schewe
Garlic is muscling its way through the frosty leaves. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Spring is when gardeners really bloom

We endure the elements, fortified by the knowledge that soon we can put away the wellies, long johns

  • Mar 20, 2021
Garlic is muscling its way through the frosty leaves. (Mary Lowther photo)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Things that will not invalidate a traffic ticket

A violator’s signature is not required to make the ticket valid.

  • Mar 14, 2021
Tim Schewe
Garden helpers come in all shapes and sizes, including David Lowther with his tractor. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: The pros and cons of helping hands in the garden

Even the most grounded of us need an extra pair of hands.

  • Mar 13, 2021
Garden helpers come in all shapes and sizes, including David Lowther with his tractor. (Mary Lowther photo)
Catherine Babault will take viewers on a photo journey at the next meeting of the Cowichan Valley Naturalists on March 16, 2021. (Catherine Babault photo)

Arts and entertainment column: From the beauty of nature to the beauty of art

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

Catherine Babault will take viewers on a photo journey at the next meeting of the Cowichan Valley Naturalists on March 16, 2021. (Catherine Babault photo)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Pedestrians have rights to use highways

A highway is not the exclusive domain of drivers.

  • Mar 7, 2021
Tim Schewe