Columnists

T.W. Paterson column: Nanaimo’s biggest bang was a close call

Capt. McDonald jammed his telescope in the wheel to keep the Oscar aimed at nearby Protection Island

  • Feb 29, 2020

Mary Lowther column: An experiment with early cloned tomatoes

Six of the 12 sprouts I potted up survived

  • Feb 27, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: Pipeline dispute highlights need for clarity

As the B.C. treaty process grinds on, uncertainty remains

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Old growth logging in Caycuse watershed
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Drivesmart column: Let’s block the road

Police resources to cope with the size of the protest group is an important consideration.

  • Feb 23, 2020

Robert Barron column: Let’s see more roundabouts in the Cowichan Valley

I commend the city planners for their wisdom in installing a roundabout there.

Andrea Rondeau column: There are good people in Cowichan, along with the bad

The generosity of the people and businesses in the Cowichan Valley never ceases to warm my heart.

Sarah Simpson Column: Haunted by the never-ending to-do list

“I just need to…” I find myself saying that a lot to…

T.W. Paterson column: More odds ‘n’ ends and random observations

If, as they say, history occasionally repeats itself, it also does 180-degree turnarounds.

  • Feb 22, 2020

COLUMN: March is a great time to be on the slopes, but it’s also the deadliest

Longer, sunnier days are one of the reasons why March has the most avalanche fatalities

  • Feb 21, 2020

Chris Wilkinson column: Private seniors care homes must be more accountable

The lack of transparency of where the public funds are allocated is alarming

  • Feb 20, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Attracting beneficial insects to the garden

If we’re lucky, our own oases of pesticide-free gardens and farms will continue to buzz

  • Feb 20, 2020

Andrea Rondeau column: Rock slide story reminds us not to take life for granted

We agreed in the newsroom that the whole thing sounds like a scene from a movie.

B.C. VIEWS: Inaction on pipeline protests not a viable response

Columnist Frank Bucholtz on how the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute got so bad

Drivesmart column: Parental consent and control of new drivers

A young person’s brain is not fully matured until the age of 25.

  • Feb 16, 2020

Robert Barron column: Let’s hope the strike is really over

I’m quite curious to see what terms the United Steelworkers agreed to

Sarah Simpson Column: Worries and wishes and a little plastic plaque

For such little humans, children are sure capable of such big feelings.…

T.W. Paterson column: There’s never been a generation gap for this columnist

As humble copy boy at the Daily Colonist I have gone where no others would go before me.

  • Feb 15, 2020

Mary Lowther column: What’s the future of growing food?

Commercial fertilizers too, don’t put a complete array of nutrients back into the soil

  • Feb 13, 2020

COLUMN: Models of care have varied greatly between ICBC and WorkSafe

Fighting to prove serious injuries doesn’t help anybody

Alistair MacGregor column: NDP legislation will provide a clear path to pharmacare for all

This is our chance for all parties to put aside partisan differences

  • Feb 9, 2020