Columnists

Column: Simple Santa letter a timeless treasure

Little Billy Plant knew exactly what he wanted and he matter-of-factly asked for it, too.

Column: Idea for North Cowichan: Invest local funds into local sustainability projects

If successful, we will build a new community biofuel pump

  • Dec 15th, 2017

Column: Site C decision a tough one

They were damned if they did and damned if they didn’t (pun intended).

  • Dec 15th, 2017

Column: How to learn gratitude before it’s too late

In 2009 an Australian nurse named Bronnie Ware wrote an article on “Regrets of the Dying”

  • Dec 14th, 2017

Column Drivesmart: Consider safety when the fog rolls in

Speed limits the time available to process data.

  • Dec 14th, 2017

Column Dig In: Creating a garden planning routine lets Mary revert to lazy

What good is having a mild winter if you can’t get into the garden?

  • Dec 13th, 2017
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DSAC students fill backpacks for less fortunate
    Take the family to the Hundred Houses for a colourful holiday drive
      BC Forest Discovery Centre Christmas Train
        Cowichan LMG vs Vantreights in the fog

          Column: Three levels of application for chiropractic

          I have been in practice here in Lake Cowichan for 18 months and I can’t believe the response!

          • Dec 13th, 2017

          Column T.W. Paterson: Province’s Chinese history back in today’s news

          I and my friends did our bit to ransack Cumberland’s cultural legacy of the Chinese coal miners, too

          • Dec 13th, 2017

          B.C. VIEWS: B.C. Liberal battle getting bitter

          Front-runners Andrew Wilkinson, Todd Stone target Dianne Watts

          Column David Suzuki: Don’t blame God or nature. We’re the culprits

          What’s “natural” about climate-induced disasters today?

          • Dec 10th, 2017

          Liberal leadership hopeful takes advantage of outside lane

          Dianne Watts discusses motivation and priorities

          • Dec 9th, 2017

          Column T.W. Paterson: A.G. Horne was B.C.’s own Davy Crockett

          He set another milepost in Nanaimo’s colourful history by assisting in its first recorded amputation.

          • Dec 9th, 2017

          Column What’s up in the Watershed?

          Low summer flows in the Cowichan River are a top-priority for the Watershed Board.

          • Dec 8th, 2017

          Column: When would you stop recording?

          It never fails to astonish me the kinds of things that people will film, then post online.

          Column Dig In: Squash, pumpkins make excellent winter food

          Gardeners shine during winter, producing food from seemingly nowhere.

          • Dec 7th, 2017

          Column Drivesmart: Improperly modified and defective vehicles

          Even with limited use, our vehicles eventually wear out and break down.

          • Dec 6th, 2017

          B.C. VIEWS: Untold stories of B.C. salmon farms

          Indigenous people defend their jobs against constant protests

          Column T.W. Paterson: ‘We generally give him a clip on the ear…’

          “I felt round and the first thing that came to my hand was a piece of coal.” —miner Alex Macdonald.

          • Dec 6th, 2017

          OPINION: Mandatory full face protection a smart move for hockey

          ‘I can relate more intimately than most; I lost my eye to a hockey stick in June of 1990’

          • Dec 5th, 2017