Columnists

Robert Barron column: Looks like another smoky summer on the way for Cowichan

Was that a smoky haze I saw on my way to work Tuesday morning?

Sarah Simpson Column: New life born from old tree at Hospice House site

I have a history with the Cairnsmore neighbourhood. It’s not a long…

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744 (Cowichan) Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron 56th annual review June 1, 2019
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T.W. Paterson column: HMCS Athabaskan’s fiery end came quickly

“…it just seemed like I’d stepped on a detonator to set off the second explosion.”

  • Jun 1, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Outwitting the ravenous garden hordes

When he boarded the ark, Noah should have left the slugs and pill bugs behind with the unicorns.

  • May 30, 2019

COLUMN: Does the B.C. government really want to help the tech industry?

BC needs to be wary of challengers within Canada who are increasing their share of the tech sector

  • May 29, 2019

Drivesmart column: Turning right at a Sechelt four-way-stop

Passing on the right is forbidden in this circumstance but that does not stop many drivers.

  • May 26, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Robert Barron column: Let’s hear it for the kids

The students I talked to at the event came from numerous schools

Andrea Rondeau column: Chemainus Theatre Festival a unique, surprising venue

Not many towns the size of Chemainus can boast a year-round professional theatre

Sarah Simpson Column: Perfect road trip features flat tire and lost wallet

My husband is a loser. Not a loser in the dead-beat, good-for-nothin’…

T.W. Paterson column: A close call for HMCS Athabaskan

“There was no escort of any kind at all and we couldn’t make any more than 12 knots…”

  • May 25, 2019

Chris Wilkinson column: How does showing appreciation make you feel?

How much time and (more importantly) energy do you feel you have left to appreciate someone?

  • May 23, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Sprouts will get David to eat his greens

After one spends a few decades training a husband it makes sense to keep his body in decent shape

  • May 23, 2019

COLUMN: Forestry at the heart of B.C.’s export economy

Jock Finlayson is the exectuive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • May 22, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Drivesmart column: Where are the corners of your vehicle

We were expected to drive as fast as we were able to in addition to leaving all the cones alone.

  • May 19, 2019

Andrea Rondeau column: Positives on the environmental front

Does hearten me so many people concerned about future of environment they’re taking it to the polls.

Sarah Simpson Column: Airing out my dirty laundry

Last week I visited Mill Bay resident Judy van der Boom to…

T.W. Paterson column: Remembering four-time Duncan mayor J.C. Wragg

At one time he owned 14 stores and was the biggest individual taxpayer in Duncan

  • May 18, 2019