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The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: There are rules for how much you can tint your vehicle windows

The information that we need to drive is predominantly visual

  • Oct 17, 2021
Robert's column

Robert Barron column: Tragic end to good realtor

It’s strange and scary just how fickle and fragile life can be

This five-year-old apple tree takes up only two feet of bed, and its branches reach sideways about five feet on each side. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Apple varieties abundant, easy to grow

I ate some of them and turned the rest into apple juice, from which I’ll make jelly

  • Oct 16, 2021
This five-year-old apple tree takes up only two feet of bed, and its branches reach sideways about five feet on each side. (Mary Lowther photo)
Sarah Simpson
Sarah Simpson
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: What are the rules, benefits and downfalls of fog lamps?

“Turn them off, leave them off and forget that they exist”?

  • Oct 10, 2021
Tim Schewe
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Inter-generational trauma can hit hard

Can’t imagine being in Dennis’s shoes at the same age; totally alone in a cold and harsh world

Robert’s column
Hoses rolled up and ready to be covered to protect them from the elements. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Maintaining soaker hoses with the effort

Once the autumn rains come I remove the soaker hoses from the garden

  • Oct 9, 2021
Hoses rolled up and ready to be covered to protect them from the elements. (Mary Lowther photo)
The Cowichan Search and Rescue team pose with Toby, the lucky dog. (Courtesy of Daniel Shu)
The Cowichan Search and Rescue team pose with Toby, the lucky dog. (Courtesy of Daniel Shu)
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Small business owners to be commended

Only 25 per cent of small businesses make it to 15 years or more

Robert’s column
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Right of way is given, not taken

Right of way means the privilege of the immediate use of the highway over other users

  • Oct 3, 2021
Tim Schewe
I’ll cover these beets with a tunnel to extend their season. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Fall is the garden’s downhill run

That brief season of sensory bliss when we can taste the literal fruits of our labour

  • Oct 2, 2021
I’ll cover these beets with a tunnel to extend their season. (Mary Lowther photo)
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Never try to out Dad Joke a dad

Tired but trying, we gave them their dinner

Sarah Simpson
Sonia Furstenau

Sonia Furstenau column: Still more to be done to teach our real history

We have heard that people are frustrated they have not been taught the true history of our country

  • Sep 30, 2021
Sonia Furstenau
Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: Election brings reflection on self-leadership

Given the election was this week, leadership is top of mind.

  • Sep 26, 2021
Chris Wilkinson
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Driving without a licence

It will be the end of the trip as you will be prevented from driving further

  • Sep 26, 2021
Tim Schewe
Robert’s column
Robert’s column
My strawberry bed is overgrown and needs thinning. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Some secrets of growing strawberries

What few berries we could pry from their tightly clenched beaks were delicious

  • Sep 25, 2021
My strawberry bed is overgrown and needs thinning. (Mary Lowther photo)
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: That bittersweet day your youngest goes off to kindergarten

The following week my child cried like she was punched in the guts

Sarah Simpson
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck