Columnists

T.W. Paterson column: A close call for HMCS Athabaskan

“There was no escort of any kind at all and we couldn’t make any more than 12 knots…”

  • May 25, 2019

Chris Wilkinson column: How does showing appreciation make you feel?

How much time and (more importantly) energy do you feel you have left to appreciate someone?

  • May 23, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Sprouts will get David to eat his greens

After one spends a few decades training a husband it makes sense to keep his body in decent shape

  • May 23, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Drivesmart column: Where are the corners of your vehicle

We were expected to drive as fast as we were able to in addition to leaving all the cones alone.

  • May 19, 2019

Andrea Rondeau column: Positives on the environmental front

Does hearten me so many people concerned about future of environment they’re taking it to the polls.

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Celebration for opening of IWA annex at Lake Cowichan museum
Holiday weekend talent show packs 'em in at Lake Cowichan
Heritage Days truck parade at Lake Cowichan
Bike parade fun at Lake Cowichan Heritage Days

Sarah Simpson Column: Airing out my dirty laundry

Last week I visited Mill Bay resident Judy van der Boom to…

T.W. Paterson column: Remembering four-time Duncan mayor J.C. Wragg

At one time he owned 14 stores and was the biggest individual taxpayer in Duncan

  • May 18, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Naked Gardening Day — really, it’s a thing

World Naked Gardening Day, on the other hand, is celebrated on the first Saturday of May

  • May 16, 2019

Carl Weber column: I’ve got goosebumps!

Every chiropractor has their favourite story.

  • May 16, 2019

Guest column: Expert advice for our watersheds? Find the courage to call!

“Don’t feel ashamed or feel you are ratting someone out.”

  • May 12, 2019

Drivesmart column: Distracted driving laws in B.C.

I’ve investigated a fatal collision where a driver was adjusting his CD music

  • May 12, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Welcome to the union ‘battle zone’ for pipeline construction

NDP labour code sets conditions to push independent unions out

Robert Barron column: Respect needed for 911 program

The dispatcher said she would send a police unit to my home

Andrea Rondeau column: Getting something new for the office: a naloxone kit

This was something that I never would have imagined we’d have use for as little as five years ago.

Sarah Simpson column: Perseverance pays off on the street and on the track

I was driving back to Duncan from an assignment in Mill Bay…

T.W. Paterson column: Even a ‘safe’ mine could kill

Alarmed by the burns that covered one-third of Griffiths’ body, Dr. Walkem ordered him to hospital

  • May 11, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Compost tea a must for sandy soil

It didn’t occur to me then that what I had was a substrate for hydroponic gardening.

  • May 9, 2019

Peanut allergies: Research shows ‘oral immunotherapy’ is safe for preschoolers

Child eats small amounts of an allergenic food, dose gradually boosted to target maintenance amount

MP Alistair MacGregor column: The SNC-Lavalin scandal and the need to respect prosecutorial independence

Prosecutors play a key role in the Canadian criminal justice system.

  • May 5, 2019