Columnists

Mary Lowther column: Time to talk water retention for the summer garden

Last year’s preparations will have gone a long way to protect our gardens against upcoming drought

  • Mar 28, 2019

COLUMN: Making the call to cut the cord

Cost of a keeping a landline makes little sense in 2019

  • Mar 27, 2019

COLUMN: Smart phone too powerful a tool to yank from students’ hands

Rather than ban them from schools, let’s teach kids to harness their phone’s power and use it properly

  • Mar 25, 2019
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Dying of embarrassment: Asking for a Naloxone kit in a small B.C. town

Naloxone is free for everyone, amid an opioid overdose epidemic killing thousands

Drivesmart column: Intersection Watch sees many drives who don’t know the rules

321 drivers executed either a rolling stop or no stop at all.

  • Mar 24, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: The hijacking of our education system gathers speed

Children taught to strike and shout fringe far-left demands

Sarah Simpson Column: Pink plants and procrastination

I’ve been sitting at my desk for roughly 10 minutes now…procrastinating. I’ll…

T.W. Paterson column: Even historians have forgotten the Fenian scare of the 1860s: conclusion

Fenian eyes were again upon Canada — this time on far-off Vancouver Island.

  • Mar 23, 2019

Chris Wilkinson column: Nutrition key to you health goals

The Dieticians of Canada have named March Nutrition Month 2019.

  • Mar 21, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Re-pot so your seedlings don’t get rootbound

Smaller, stocky plants indicate that they probably have not become root bound

  • Mar 21, 2019

Carl Weber column: Health and fitness: a great marriage

Health and fitness are two of the keys to a better life experience.

  • Mar 21, 2019

Alistair MacGregor column: It’s time for a National Clean Energy Plan

The International Panel on Climate Change woke up the world last December

  • Mar 17, 2019

Drivesmart column: Distracted driving: do you know what will get you in trouble?

You might be excused for thinking that distracted driving only applies to cell phone use.

  • Mar 17, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s manufactured farmland crisis dies on the vine

Farmers no longer ‘persons’ to the Agricultural Land Commission

Andrea Rondeau column: A little online etiquette

I don’t want to have to ban you. So don’t make me.

Sarah Simpson Column: Duncan Dairy Queen’s Mr. Nice takes the cake

I made a terrible mistake last Friday. I sat down and read…

T.W. Paterson column: Even historians have forgotten the Fenian Scare of the 1860s, part 1

2 years after 1,800 Fenians stormed into unprotected Missisquoi County, Fenian eyes Vancouver Island

  • Mar 16, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Transplanting outdoors will have to wait a while

It won’t be until the end of March it’s warmed up enough for garden to pass the “bare bum” inspection.

  • Mar 14, 2019