Columnists

Mary Lowther column: Espaliered fruit trees make efficient use of little space

I was careful to plant my fruit trees against a south facing wall on the sunny side of the house

  • Dec 27, 2018

Drivesmart column: Problems with deferred maintenance

Insuring mechanical safety is left to the owner, and if they fail in their duty, the police.

  • Dec 23, 2018

Andrea Rondeau columm: What I learned from my mistake

After the second or third call on Friday I decided to put the correct clues up on our website

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Sarah Simpson column: Sign me up, Santa!

Stormy night results in the ultimate Santa surprise

T.W. Paterson column: A Cowichan Christmas Eve like no other

“I let go with both barrels loaded with buckshot.”

  • Dec 22, 2018

Mary Lowther column: Driven indoors, the planning begins for next year

Seed catalogues come out soon and with them our thoughts turn to next year’s garden.

  • Dec 20, 2018

COLUMN: Dickens, Scrooge and the message of A Christmas Carol

Imagining a meeting between the author and the main character of a well-loved story, 175 years later

Drivesmart column: Fear of police retaliation

While I won’t say that this is impossible, I would certainly like to think that it is highly unlikely

  • Dec 16, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Andrew Wilkinson on taxes, ICBC and union changes

Opposition leader sees unpredictable year ahead in 2019

Andrea Rondeau column: Barnburners pack them in, otherwise, not so much

It always seems like the really exciting news happens just after our print deadline.

T.W. Paterson column: The joys of Christmases past

People didn’t decorate the exterior of their homes in those days

  • Dec 15, 2018

Mary Lowther column: Want gardening longevity? Protection is key

Let me tell you what I’ve learned to prevent injuries.

  • Dec 13, 2018

Drivesmart column: Taking cyclists seriously

This officer must have missed some important reading in their copy of the Motor Vehicle Act.

  • Dec 9, 2018

Andrea Rondeau column: Take a deep breath, and reflect on what’s really important

The one in my head goes like this: ‘Slow down, you move too fast’.

T.W. Paterson column: Bill Barlee: Man with the golden touch, conclusion

“…he built a life’s work that allowed him to walk the boardwalks of history and the halls of power.”

  • Dec 8, 2018

Mary Lowther column: The trials and tribulations of composting in winter

Tossing food scraps into the compost heap sounds simple enough when it’s summer time

  • Dec 6, 2018

Alistair MacGregor column: NDP motion to restore lapsed funding for veterans passed unanimously

In 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs underspent $80.9 million in funding for veterans.

  • Dec 3, 2018