Columnists

Andrea Rondeau column: Putting together year in review an enlightening process

In the daily grind, stories come and go quickly and we’re always looking to the next publication.

Sarah Simpson Column: Looking back while moving ahead

I’m going to start the new year out by not lying to you

T.W. Paterson column: Now is the time to ‘fix’ the Mount Prevost memorial

What better way to begin 2019 than with a golden, perhaps once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?

  • Jan 5, 2019
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Mary Lowther column: The benefits of gardening without pesticides

Do I want a yard humming with birds and bees and croaking with frogs, or a Silent Spring?

  • Jan 3, 2019

Alistair MacGregor column: Keeping plastic pollution out of our waters

We have lacked a national policy to prevent plastics from entering our country’s waters

  • Dec 30, 2018

Drivesmart column: Random thoughts while stuck in traffic

Have you ever given any thought to how efficiently traffic lights control the flow of vehicles?

  • Dec 30, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: For 2019, wishful thinking replaces evidence

‘CleanBC’ recycled strategies and gestures don’t help environment

Andrea Rondeau column: A few New Year’s resolutions

It’s the time when people start deciding they’re going to get in shape next year

Sarah Simpson Column: Being a proper adult sucks

I’m talking about the slog of everyday life realizations.

T.W. Paterson column: Christmas to New Year, 1943

“Never has the buying power been as great and never the supply been as limited in Duncan.”

  • Dec 29, 2018

Carl Weber column: Holidays and the nervous system

Wow! Is it Christmas and New Years already?

  • Dec 27, 2018

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

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