Columnists

Robert Barron column: War veterans are true heroes

There were even veterans of the First World War available for interviews

Andrea Rondeau column: Big award wins boost newsroom morale

This year both the Cowichan Valley Citizen and the Lake Cowichan Gazette garnered several prizes.

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Grand opening of Lake Cowichan's 75th anniversary celebrations
Lake Cowichan 75th anniversary cake is escorted to Saywell Park
Burma Star veterans, including Duncan's Charles Hoey, VC, are remembered with ceremony at Duncan Cenotaph
Quw'utsun Inter Tribal Pow Wow a celebration of culture

T.W. Paterson column: We owe it to our veterans to remember them

Today I want to tell you about a man who hit Juno Beach at Normandy on D-Day.

  • Jun 8, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Cover crops important to helping soil retain water

Dry surface soil may look discouraging, but as long as the plants can access water they won’t dry out

  • Jun 6, 2019

Drivesmart column: Emergency vehicles and traffic rules

I hope that the police vehicle was really involved in a situation that required speed and stealth.

  • Jun 2, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s construction rebuild showing some big cracks

Highway cost overruns have just begun under U.S. union deal

Robert Barron column: Looks like another smoky summer on the way for Cowichan

Was that a smoky haze I saw on my way to work Tuesday morning?

Sarah Simpson Column: New life born from old tree at Hospice House site

I have a history with the Cairnsmore neighbourhood. It’s not a long…

T.W. Paterson column: HMCS Athabaskan’s fiery end came quickly

“…it just seemed like I’d stepped on a detonator to set off the second explosion.”

  • Jun 1, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Outwitting the ravenous garden hordes

When he boarded the ark, Noah should have left the slugs and pill bugs behind with the unicorns.

  • May 30, 2019

COLUMN: Does the B.C. government really want to help the tech industry?

BC needs to be wary of challengers within Canada who are increasing their share of the tech sector

  • May 29, 2019

Drivesmart column: Turning right at a Sechelt four-way-stop

Passing on the right is forbidden in this circumstance but that does not stop many drivers.

  • May 26, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Robert Barron column: Let’s hear it for the kids

The students I talked to at the event came from numerous schools

Andrea Rondeau column: Chemainus Theatre Festival a unique, surprising venue

Not many towns the size of Chemainus can boast a year-round professional theatre

Sarah Simpson Column: Perfect road trip features flat tire and lost wallet

My husband is a loser. Not a loser in the dead-beat, good-for-nothin’…

T.W. Paterson column: A close call for HMCS Athabaskan

“There was no escort of any kind at all and we couldn’t make any more than 12 knots…”

  • May 25, 2019

Chris Wilkinson column: How does showing appreciation make you feel?

How much time and (more importantly) energy do you feel you have left to appreciate someone?

  • May 23, 2019