Columnists

Alistair MacGregor column: The Salish Sea – a parking lot for freighters

All the communities around the anchorages sites are now equally sharing the pain.

  • Oct 31, 2018

Drivesmart column: Why didn’t the pedestrian cross the road?

Pedestrians and drivers must know their part

  • Oct 28, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: The conquest of rural B.C. nears completion

Chapter three: control MLA selection from party headquarters

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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

Robert Barron column: Paul Bernardo must be kept behind bars

I was in my 20s and living in Toronto when Bernardo was committing his crimes

Andrea Rondeau column: We’re not done with the election yet

A couple of sharp-eyed readers let us know that we forgot to list all of the new councillors

Sarah Simpson Column: Happy to live in a pizza-loving agricultural region

Being a reporter allows me to do some pretty cool things, too.

GUEST COLUMN: Proportional representation curbs extremist movements

Pioneer of B.C. electoral reform argues for yes vote in referendum

  • Oct 27, 2018

T.W. Paterson column: We must cherish our libraries, museums and archives

History only “works” when it’s recorded for posterity, a task made easier these days by technology.

  • Oct 27, 2018

Mary Lowther column: Secrets to sharing the garden with pumpkins

Pumpkins and other winter squash start easily from seed indoors, about mid to late April

  • Oct 25, 2018

Chris Wilkinson column: Good intentions are not enough

It’s certainly not a case of bad intention.

  • Oct 24, 2018

Drivesmart column: Have you had your winter tires put on yet?

It seemed like no one ever put their winter tires on ahead of time.

  • Oct 21, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Residents have had enough of catering to squatters

Media myth of homeless victims offends those who know better

GUEST COLUMN: B.C.’s proportional representation vote is dishonest, misleading

Veteran of 2005 Citizens’ Assembly urges rejection of new voting systems

  • Oct 21, 2018

Andrea Rondeau column: Cannabis legalization requires some common sense

I’ve never smoked anything, and have no intention to start with marijuana.

  • Oct 20, 2018

Sarah Simpson column: Got it, got it, need it, got it…

Duncan youth seeking hockey card trading partners

T.W. Paterson column: Finding B.C.’s most beautiful park was easier than protecting it

Over the years I’ve seen acts of destruction that required hard effort, sometimes even ingenuity.

  • Oct 20, 2018

Mary Lowther column: Figuring out fermentation

I bought the book The Plant Paradox on the recommendation of a friend

  • Oct 18, 2018

Drivesmart column: Traffic stop saves a life

Here’s a tale that will make the hair stand up on your arms

  • Oct 14, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Cast your municipal vote for sanity on homelessness

Thousands on waiting list while anti-capitalist bullies get priority