Columnists

Mary Lowther column: Seed catalogues and proper storage

Seeds kept dry and at 4 C can last three times as long as if they were held in household conditions.

  • Jan 17, 2019

Drivesmart column: Solving school traffic problems

The district commissioned a traffic study, conducted by the Watt Consulting Group

  • Jan 13, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Tracking propaganda around B.C.’s latest pipeline protest

‘Military invasion’ claims fly around the world in seconds

Sarah Simpson column: Woman searching for birth mom Devereaux, from Duncan

The 35-year-old horse trainer is searching for her birth mom.

T.W. Paterson column: Old Kelly of Wild Horse Creek

“…sitting behind his desk with a muzzle-loading Colt revolver in each hand!”

  • Jan 12, 2019
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Cowichan District Hospital fire
Cow High's 'The Addams Family' opens Jan. 16 at Mt. Prevost School
Bus fire in Duncan
Town planner talks about new town plan to Lake Cowichan council

Mary Lowther column: Winter veggies still going strong in the garden

This winter has been so mild that parsley still grows in the garden and my lettuce has resprouted.

  • Jan 10, 2019

COLUMN: Why must people talk on the phone while on the toilet?

Taking care of business is no one’s business but your own

Drivesmart column: What to keep in mind for 2019: suggestions from the Twitterverse

@kevinsgonriding wonders why car manufacturers are allowed to make [rear] signal lights red.

  • Jan 6, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: If this isn’t an Indigenous veto over development, what is?

Province surrenders salmon farms without scientific basis

Andrea Rondeau column: Putting together year in review an enlightening process

In the daily grind, stories come and go quickly and we’re always looking to the next publication.

Sarah Simpson Column: Looking back while moving ahead

I’m going to start the new year out by not lying to you

T.W. Paterson column: Now is the time to ‘fix’ the Mount Prevost memorial

What better way to begin 2019 than with a golden, perhaps once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?

  • Jan 5, 2019

Mary Lowther column: The benefits of gardening without pesticides

Do I want a yard humming with birds and bees and croaking with frogs, or a Silent Spring?

  • Jan 3, 2019

Alistair MacGregor column: Keeping plastic pollution out of our waters

We have lacked a national policy to prevent plastics from entering our country’s waters

  • Dec 30, 2018

Drivesmart column: Random thoughts while stuck in traffic

Have you ever given any thought to how efficiently traffic lights control the flow of vehicles?

  • Dec 30, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: For 2019, wishful thinking replaces evidence

‘CleanBC’ recycled strategies and gestures don’t help environment

Andrea Rondeau column: A few New Year’s resolutions

It’s the time when people start deciding they’re going to get in shape next year

Sarah Simpson Column: Being a proper adult sucks

I’m talking about the slog of everyday life realizations.

T.W. Paterson column: Christmas to New Year, 1943

“Never has the buying power been as great and never the supply been as limited in Duncan.”

  • Dec 29, 2018