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Chef Dez mixes it up with shrimp enchiladas

I try to find any excuse to switch up our daily home meals to keep things exciting and new.

  • Apr 29th, 2017

T.W. Paterson: Postmaster Ford built two of Duncan’s post offices (conclusion)

“That Duncan is going ahead as the Chicago of Vancouver Island, the new post office is proof…”

  • Apr 29th, 2017

MP’s marijuana priorities: prevent, protect and pardon

The legalization and regulation of pot has started its trajectory with the introduction of Bill C-45

  • Apr 27th, 2017

Dig In: Mountain gardening

Dig In: Mountain gardening

  • Apr 25th, 2017

T.W. Paterson: Duncan has had six post offices over the years

“…passersby on Station Street were startled to see two “ponderous carved wooden ornaments.”

  • Apr 25th, 2017

BC ELECTION 2017: ‘Hulk Horgan’ hides health hole

John Horgan’s Irish bully routine avoids key NDP questions

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Releasing fry into the Cowichan River
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Spring Home Show at the Island Savings Centre
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Lori Iannidinardo
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Lake Cowichan fire department vs midgets foodbank hockey game
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Drivesmart: Round and round the roundabout

Yield as required, follow the signs and markings and around you go!

  • Apr 25th, 2017

David Suzuki: March for science, march for Earth Day, march for humanity!

Those determined to advance industrial interests over all else often attack science.

  • Apr 23rd, 2017

T.W. Paterson: Move over margarine, butter is back!

As early as the 1880s, margarine was reviled as “counterfeit butter.”

  • Apr 22nd, 2017

People remember how you make them feel

We are creatures of emotion and our strongest memories are those attached to strong emotions.

  • Apr 19th, 2017

Are you ready for humanure?

Australians who were faced with this prospect used the only resource available — their own humanure.

  • Apr 19th, 2017

These star-crossed lovers mixed business with pleasure

Gouffe’s body was recovered days later although police didn’t immediately link him to the couple

  • Apr 18th, 2017

Drivesmart: Measuring vehicle speed with laser

Lidar sends out a train of laser pulses in a tight beam

  • Apr 17th, 2017

David Suzuki: Citizen science and genetic testing yield positive results

Since I started working as a geneticist in the early 1960s, the field has changed considerably.

  • Apr 16th, 2017

David Suzuki: Marine protected areas are one piece of a complex puzzle

The federal government recently created two marine protected areas in the Pacific region

  • Apr 16th, 2017

Famed author and sportsman feared neither man nor beast

“There never was and never will be another Warburton Pike…”—friend R.E. Gosnell.

  • Apr 15th, 2017

Dig in: Rain or shine, it’s time to dig in

The first thing I’m going to do is check over the clear plastic I laid last fall

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Cowichan’s contribution to the victory at Vimy Ridge

A week later, the Cowichan Leader predicted, “their deeds will live as long as world endures…”

  • Apr 11th, 2017

Drivesmart: Make way to give way

Sirens! I’m being overtaken by an ambulance on the way to a call.

  • Apr 10th, 2017

Dig In: Tips for growing strong seedlings

To begin with I use the smallest packs of plastic cells that fit into these trays.

  • Apr 4th, 2017