Columnists

Drivesmart column: Should 30 km/h be the default in residential areas?

58 per cent would definitely or probably like to see residential speed limits of 30 km/h

  • Feb 9, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: The glacial pace of resource development

As delays continue, costs climb and confusion reigns

Robert Barron column: Happy to see baby bear statue returned

I could feel the pain and frustration of the ice cream shop owners

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Andrea Rondeau column: Breaking news is a team effort

So breaking news coverage is a challenge to be fast and accurate.

T.W. Paterson column: Canada’s ‘noble experiment’ was a bust

100 years ago the U.S. followed Canada’s failed example to ban booze

  • Feb 8, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Planting starts in February for this dedicated gardener

Starting crops inside skirts the predation issue

  • Feb 6, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: Cannabis challenges hurt B.C. economy

It’s a mishmash of rules for cannabis sales in B.C.’s municipalities

Drivesmart column: Traffic fine revenue sharing changes

The municipality must develop a plan that sets out the intended uses and performance targets

  • Feb 2, 2020

Robert Barron column: Earthquakes a fact of life on the West Coast

I’ve lived on Vancouver Island for almost 25 years now and have never felt an earthquake

Andrea Rondeau column: Green Party at a crossroads

So the Green Party is looking for new leadership both federally and provincially.

T.W. Paterson column: Relax! It doesn’t snow like it used to

So I wrote, years ago, in one of the earliest Chronicles of the ‘Great Snow’ of 1916.

  • Feb 1, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Building on the knowledge of the past

The great tragedy of death is not that life ends but that knowledge is lost.

  • Jan 30, 2020

Sonia Furstenau column: Proud of moving forward important issues over the last year

During the announcement, I reflected on the role my office played

  • Jan 26, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: New coronavirus outbreak an important reminder

Walking the line between cautious and alarmist

Drivesmart column: The difficulty with stop signs

One wouldn’t think that stopping at a stop sign would be such a problem for drivers.

  • Jan 26, 2020

Robert Barron column: Immigrants in the Cowichan Valley are an asset

If they are successful, the family would be a great addition to the Valley

Andrea Rondeau column: Saying goodbye to longtime colleague and friend Lexi Bainas

Lexi started in the news business going to work for The Lake News in October of 1979.