Columnists

Drivesmart column: The trailer tug test not adequate

I often think that drivers use this method to make sure their trailers are roadworthy.

  • May 3, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Cover crops feed the soil and the bees

Until I read Gojmerac’s book on bees, I hadn’t realized the value of allowing cover crops to flower

  • Apr 27, 2020
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Chris Wilkinson column: Ways to help your body fight off infections

Your avoidance of getting ill by supercharging your immune system!

  • Apr 26, 2020

Drivesmart column: Always leave yourself an out

A defensive driver always tries to maintain a space cushion around all four sides of their vehicle.

  • Apr 26, 2020

Sonia Furstenau column: Support for businesses key during COVID-19

One way to do this is to shop locally.

  • Apr 25, 2020

Sarah Simpson Column: Working off our daily bread

“We could have to be at home long enough that we’ll outgrow our clothes!”

Earth Day: A new relationship to wildlife is needed for nature and people

Dan Kraus is senior conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

  • Apr 22, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Time to sow veggies, and start thinking about next year’s seed sources

I’m hearing that some gardeners in the States cannot find seed packets for sale

  • Apr 19, 2020

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 modelling useful, but not a crystal ball

B.C.’s chief health officer explains risk of relaxing too soon

  • Apr 19, 2020

Drivesmart column: Do we really want safe roads?

Fast forward five years and nothing has been done to check and see if there has been any improvement

  • Apr 19, 2020

COLUMN: Helping those who use substances during the COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy talks about both public health emergencies

  • Apr 18, 2020

Sarah Simpson Column: Wielding a washcloth is a valuable skill

“Oh my God I’ve become my mother.” That is something every woman…

Guest column: What is a forest? How does it live? How does it die?

In the Cowichan Valley, we are surrounded by something infinitely more valuable than gold

  • Apr 16, 2020

Drivesmart column: Commentary driving good teaching tool

If you have never done this before, it is not as simple as you might think.

  • Apr 12, 2020

Sonia Furstenau column: Programs available to help people hit by COVID-19

Let’s not forget, as we emerge from this crisis, what we are capable of achieving.

  • Apr 11, 2020

GUEST COLUMN: Take care with non-medical cloth masks during COVID-19

If you wear one, don’t touch your face, Dr. Bonnie Henry advises

  • Apr 11, 2020

Sarah Simpson Column: The seeds of change

Fast forward to the quarantine days.

Mary Lowther column: Bees are a must-have for any garden

Unless it gets too dry or hot, bees will happily pollinate until early August.

  • Apr 10, 2020

COLUMN: Economic impact of COVID-19 will be enormous and difficult to estimate

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

  • Apr 9, 2020