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

Releasing fry into the Cowichan River


Spring Home Show at the Island Savings Centre


Lori Iannidinardo


Lake Cowichan fire department vs midgets foodbank hockey game


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