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I’ll be harvesting leaves from this Romaine lettuce next week. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Fresh garden veggies full of nutrients

Take folic acid, for example.

  • Feb 20, 2021
I’ll be harvesting leaves from this Romaine lettuce next week. (Mary Lowther photo)
The Cowichan Holstein Club wants your support in a fundraising lottery. (Submitted)
The Cowichan Holstein Club wants your support in a fundraising lottery. (Submitted)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Lack of mufflers

Why don’t the police do anything about noisy exhaust systems?

  • Feb 14, 2021
Tim Schewe
Sonia Furstenau

Sonia Furstenau column: COVID-19 requires humility from government

Governing during a crisis is an unenviable task.

  • Feb 13, 2021
Sonia Furstenau
Lettuce seedlings ready to be transplanted into the cold frame, and leek seedlings transplanted outside. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Things to do in the February garden lull

On days when it’s not raining I can tend to the espaliered fruit trees.

  • Feb 13, 2021
Lettuce seedlings ready to be transplanted into the cold frame, and leek seedlings transplanted outside. (Mary Lowther photo)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Those blinding blue headlights

It appears that it may be the blue tendency that bothers drivers

  • Feb 7, 2021
Tim Schewe
Adaline Russell has written a book of poetry titled ‘Elemental’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Arts and Entertainment column: Woodwork, poetry, and podcasts

Here’s what’s happening in the arts community in Cowichan

Adaline Russell has written a book of poetry titled ‘Elemental’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Seeds from the batch of these carrots harvested two years ago should still be viable. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Sow to eat your own carrots year-round

Carrots grow best in loose soil that hasn’t been recently manured.

  • Feb 6, 2021
Seeds from the batch of these carrots harvested two years ago should still be viable. (Mary Lowther photo)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: The Motor Vehicle Act needs an update

Imagine how difficult the job must be to keep the 494 chapters of the provincial statutes

  • Jan 31, 2021
Tim Schewe
Alistair MacGregor

Alistair MacGregor column: We must fight divisiveness in Canadian politics

Democratic norms, respectful political discourse, and faith in institutions are fragile things.

  • Jan 30, 2021
Alistair MacGregor
Cowichan Green Community is going virtual with Seedy Saturday this year. (Submitted)

Mary Lowther column: Cowichan Green Community a good seed resource

The Green Community is also holding virtual workshops on Jan. 30

  • Jan 28, 2021
Cowichan Green Community is going virtual with Seedy Saturday this year. (Submitted)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Do you know someone who should not be driving?

We are currently living about 10 years longer than our ability to drive safely.

  • Jan 24, 2021
Tim Schewe
Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: Time to slow down to speed up

In a society where we learn (are forced?) to multitask like crazy

  • Jan 23, 2021
Chris Wilkinson
Peas are great to grow in the garden, but a trellis for them in an A frame shape will offer more portability and wind resistance. (Citizen file)

Mary Lowther column: Making a foldable pea trellis on winter agenda

My previous methods required starting anew every spring

  • Jan 23, 2021
Peas are great to grow in the garden, but a trellis for them in an A frame shape will offer more portability and wind resistance. (Citizen file)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: It’s the highway’s fault!

One component of Vision Zero (our current road safety strategy) is highway design.

  • Jan 17, 2021
Tim Schewe
Staff meetings can be difficult when everyone has his own agenda. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Garden additions at request of staff

I’ll sow the catnip in flats on the seed table inside

  • Jan 16, 2021
Staff meetings can be difficult when everyone has his own agenda. (Mary Lowther photo)
School District 79 chair Candace Spilsbury, Duncan mayor Michelle Staples, Ladysmith mayor Aaron Stone, Cowichan tribes chief William (Chip) Seymour, MP Alistair MacGregor, MLA Sonia Furstenau, North Cowichan mayor Al Siebring and former CVRD board chair Ian Morrison. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Column: Cowichan Leadership Group urges community to come together against racism, COVID-19

We are sickened at the racist response of some members of community towards Cowichan Tribes members

  • Jan 11, 2021
School District 79 chair Candace Spilsbury, Duncan mayor Michelle Staples, Ladysmith mayor Aaron Stone, Cowichan tribes chief William (Chip) Seymour, MP Alistair MacGregor, MLA Sonia Furstenau, North Cowichan mayor Al Siebring and former CVRD board chair Ian Morrison. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Motor coach companies in B.C., and across Canada, have been left struggling as they near 10 months of operating at a 95 per cent reduction in revenues. (Courtesy Wilson’s Group)

COLUMN: Bus companies at risk as revenue drops 95 per cent, no help in sight

John Wilson is president and CEO, The Wilson’s Group of Companies

  • Jan 10, 2021
Motor coach companies in B.C., and across Canada, have been left struggling as they near 10 months of operating at a 95 per cent reduction in revenues. (Courtesy Wilson’s Group)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: “Rules of the road” for parking lots

If you fail to follow the rules, you run the risk of being towed

  • Jan 10, 2021
Tim Schewe
Gardening is much easier with a plan. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Gardening is easier with a plan

Since we’re moving the garden to another property down the road, I’m adapting my garden plan.

  • Jan 9, 2021
Gardening is much easier with a plan. (Mary Lowther photo)