Columnists

Mary Lowther column: Naked Gardening Day — really, it’s a thing

World Naked Gardening Day, on the other hand, is celebrated on the first Saturday of May

  • May 16, 2019

Carl Weber column: I’ve got goosebumps!

Every chiropractor has their favourite story.

  • May 16, 2019

Guest column: Expert advice for our watersheds? Find the courage to call!

“Don’t feel ashamed or feel you are ratting someone out.”

  • May 12, 2019
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744 (Cowichan) Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron 56th annual review June 1, 2019
Colourful new mural at Whippletree Junction celebrates Cowichan Valley's Chinese heritage
Forestry protest at North Cowichan offices
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Drivesmart column: Distracted driving laws in B.C.

I’ve investigated a fatal collision where a driver was adjusting his CD music

  • May 12, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Welcome to the union ‘battle zone’ for pipeline construction

NDP labour code sets conditions to push independent unions out

Robert Barron column: Respect needed for 911 program

The dispatcher said she would send a police unit to my home

Andrea Rondeau column: Getting something new for the office: a naloxone kit

This was something that I never would have imagined we’d have use for as little as five years ago.

Sarah Simpson column: Perseverance pays off on the street and on the track

I was driving back to Duncan from an assignment in Mill Bay…

T.W. Paterson column: Even a ‘safe’ mine could kill

Alarmed by the burns that covered one-third of Griffiths’ body, Dr. Walkem ordered him to hospital

  • May 11, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Compost tea a must for sandy soil

It didn’t occur to me then that what I had was a substrate for hydroponic gardening.

  • May 9, 2019

Peanut allergies: Research shows ‘oral immunotherapy’ is safe for preschoolers

Child eats small amounts of an allergenic food, dose gradually boosted to target maintenance amount

MP Alistair MacGregor column: The SNC-Lavalin scandal and the need to respect prosecutorial independence

Prosecutors play a key role in the Canadian criminal justice system.

  • May 5, 2019

Drivesmart column: Spring cleaning for surge brakes

Experience has taught me that “spring cleaning” seldom includes the trailer’s surge brake.

  • May 5, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Forest industry revitalization looks like the opposite

Caribou protection, forest tenure restriction, increasing stumpage

Andrea Rondeau column: Thrifting and donation bins: don’t muck up a good thing

I’m a big fan of thrift store shopping. I love heading in…

T.W. Paterson column: Not all Nanaimo pioneers were coal miners

Joseph’s reputation for being able to restore antique clocks and watches spread to the Old Country.

  • May 4, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Growing corn and creating your own varieties

“Is there is a better delivery vector for butter than corn on the cob?”

  • May 2, 2019

COLUMN: Are B.C. communities in boom?

CFIB’s Richard Truscott on how B.C. municipalities fared on annual report on small business sentiment

  • Apr 29, 2019

Drivesmart column: Driving questions and the wisdom of Google

I took the idea one step further and searched on “drivers should.”

  • Apr 28, 2019