Columnists

Sonia Furstenau column: Proud of moving forward important issues over the last year

During the announcement, I reflected on the role my office played

  • Jan 26, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: New coronavirus outbreak an important reminder

Walking the line between cautious and alarmist

Drivesmart column: The difficulty with stop signs

One wouldn’t think that stopping at a stop sign would be such a problem for drivers.

  • Jan 26, 2020

Robert Barron column: Immigrants in the Cowichan Valley are an asset

If they are successful, the family would be a great addition to the Valley

Andrea Rondeau column: Saying goodbye to longtime colleague and friend Lexi Bainas

Lexi started in the news business going to work for The Lake News in October of 1979.

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Sarah Simpson Column: Goodbye coworker, hello family!

It’s not unheard-of for many of us to have friends that become…

T.W. Paterson column: Morris Moss: ‘One of the most colourful figures this coast has ever seen’

So one historian termed the handsome Jewish pioneer

  • Jan 25, 2020

Chris Wilkinson column: Perspective matters now more than later

The point here is that priorities matter. All the time. Every month.

  • Jan 23, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Bee problems are telling us about the state of our planet

“Beekeeping as an industry will likely be dead soon if something doesn’t change.”

  • Jan 23, 2020

COLUMN: Governments should modernize their processes, get with the times for 2020

Laura Jones is the chief strategic officer at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

  • Jan 22, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: Few clouds on Horgan’s horizon

Horgan’s biggest challenge in the remainder of his term will be to keep the economy humming along

Drivesmart column: Pedestrian visibility at night

Walk to stay alive

  • Jan 19, 2020

Robert Barron column: Winter can be hard, but it brings back good memories

I would carefully poke the handle of the shovel through the snow until it bumped into a solid object

Andrea Rondeau column: What are your time capsule must-haves?

It would also be fun to include some pop culture mementos that represent our time.

Sarah Simpson Column: Social media mobilized to identify found film photo

Over the course of the day, the post generated a couple of hundred responses.

T.W. Paterson column: Hudson Bay Co.’s Dr. Benson marched to a different drummer

Chief Factor James Douglas soon banished him to the Columbia River

  • Jan 18, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Planting seeds indoors in winter to get a jump start

I start many plants inside in a dedicated seed table

  • Jan 16, 2020

Drivesmart column: Car insurance vital for drivers

Be very careful how you make decisions about insurance

  • Jan 12, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: Finding hope for B.C.’s salmon

Is enough being done to save the iconic species?