Columnists

Robert Barron column: A Canadian hero I wish I had talked to

Almost nobody was there on that cold Newfoundland day when Terry Fox started his run

Andrea Rondeau column: Bring back civility this election

It’s not clever to hurl insults.

Sarah Simpson Column: Use your smarts to slow down early holidays

It’s Friday the 13th. There’s a full moon. A rabid bat is…

T.W. Paterson column: ‘515 Boers killed at Mafeking, suicide of WM.H. Lomas’

Among his many achievements, he played an instrumental role in founding of the Cowichan Exhibition.

  • Sep 14, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Time for tomatoes

This should supply us with fresh tomatoes until mid November

  • Sep 12, 2019

Drivesmart column: Things to think about for back to school

I might have grown accustomed to not slowing down for the school zone

  • Sep 8, 2019
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B.C. VIEWS: It’s an uphill battle to build the nanny state

Training positions added, filling them is another question

Guest column: Inheritance under B.C. law, Part I: Legal Wills in B.C.

There are a number of technical requirements to execute a valid will in B.C.

  • Sep 8, 2019

Andrea Rondeau column: Parents worst offenders in school zones

They get out with their young children and proceed to jaywalk across the street

Sarah Simpson Column: Routines changing with the seasons

I’ve had a foot injury that’s been a thorn in my side…

T.W. Paterson column: Peter Skene Ogden the latest victim of map mending

Predicted that he’d end his days in dissolution and madness; Ogden proved him wrong.

  • Sep 7, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Why don’t our governments encourage self-sufficiency?

I remember walking through Mom’s tomato plants on a steamy summer day in her allotment garden.

  • Sep 5, 2019

LETTER: ICBC boss responds to accusations of failing to adapt

ICBC CEO Nicolas Jimenez responds to column by the CFIB’s Richard Truscott

  • Sep 4, 2019

Andrea Rondeau column: Climate change is not partisan

I haven’t been so outraged by a news story in a long time

Drivesmart column: Stopped by the police: what do I do now?

The police perspective is a difficult one.

  • Sep 1, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: More Labour Day milestones for the NDP

Gift to U.S.-based construction unions keeps on giving

Robert Barron column: Hats off to war heroes

Lipscomb took part in the Vimy Ridge attack in France

Sarah Simpson column: Grey hairs are a badge of honour I’m willing to accept

I was reminded recently that life is far too short to be worrying about such trivial things.

T.W. Paterson column: Summer’s passing prompts another trip down memory lane

When we kids scrambled into the holes to salvage the wires we were playing Russian roulette.

  • Aug 31, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Late season summer harvest and beginning to prepare for fall

The end of summer doesn’t mean I stop gardening.

  • Aug 29, 2019