Columnists

T.W. Paterson column: The story behind the lost certificate, conclusion

In early March 1915 the 5th Bn. was near Estaire, France and several men had already been shot.

  • Nov 17, 2018

Social media leaves anyone with an opinion vulnerable to scorched-earth attacks

Demonize and dog-pile. If you disagree with me, you are not only wrong, you are evil. The enemy…

  • Nov 15, 2018

Mary Lowther column: Keeping in good gardening shape over winter

Digging, hoeing, hoisting and pulling are my workout routine

  • Nov 15, 2018
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Cowichan District Hospital fire
Cow High's 'The Addams Family' opens Jan. 16 at Mt. Prevost School
Bus fire in Duncan
Town planner talks about new town plan to Lake Cowichan council

B.C. VIEWS: Seniors home worker discrimination finally ending

Health Minister Adrian Dix righting a serious wrong

Robert Barron column: Veterans should be honoured on Remembrance Day

The Crow’s Nest was opened during the Second World War for naval officers

Warren Goulding column: Auspicious start for new North Cowichan mayor

The swearing in ceremony for the Municipality of North Cowichan was a breath of fresh air

Sarah Simpson column: The best Halloween night treat

I wanted to know more about the mysterious young messenger so I emailed him back.

T.W. Paterson column: The story behind the lost certificate (part 1)

Honour and a privilege to have been able to bring a little bit of life back to another soldier

  • Nov 10, 2018

Wolf: Keeping score is part of life

Fun is always paramount in youth sports - but winning and losing provide valuable lessons

Proposed law could treat serious offenders lightly

If Bill C-75 passes in its present form, criminals of various kinds will almost certainly be heartened and emboldened by the prospect of lighter penalties.

Mary Lowther column: Favourite tools and a few for the wish list

If you find tools second hand, look for cracks in wood and rust spots on metal and give them a bye.

  • Nov 7, 2018

Drivesmart column: Many have Must Not Stop driving mentality

Even though we don’t like to, sometimes we must expect to stop.

  • Nov 4, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Going back to the disco era of labour relations

NDP may remove restrictions on school strikes, union sign-ups

Andrea’s column: Bright spots in a negative world

Sometimes there’s a reminder of why we got into the journalism business.

B.C. dentist fills a need in the world’s poorest countries

What we do gives people hope. It’s a good feeling to help people who have so little”

  • Nov 3, 2018

T.W. Paterson column: HMCS Alberni is long gone, but hasn’t been forgotten

Fifty-three years later, marine archaeologist Innes McCartney found, identified and filmed her hulk

  • Nov 3, 2018

Mary Lowther column: A gardener only as good as their tools

I wish I’d paid more attention to my garden tools when I was younger.

  • Nov 1, 2018

Warren Goulding column: Do we have the right to know?

When is it OK to invade an individual’s privacy for the sake of a story?

Carl Weber column: Chiropractic works

But people vote with their feet. They’re filling chiropractic offices.

  • Nov 1, 2018