Columnists

Andrea Rondeau column: Barnburners pack them in, otherwise, not so much

It always seems like the really exciting news happens just after our print deadline.

Sarah Simpson column: Christmas baking with kids is not tidy

When I was younger — and I don’t want to give anything…

T.W. Paterson column: The joys of Christmases past

People didn’t decorate the exterior of their homes in those days

  • Dec 15, 2018
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Mary Lowther column: Want gardening longevity? Protection is key

Let me tell you what I’ve learned to prevent injuries.

  • Dec 13, 2018

Chris Wilkinson column: Happier aging — in your kitchen

By Chris Wilkinson How often do you write down what you’re eating,…

  • Dec 12, 2018

Drivesmart column: Taking cyclists seriously

This officer must have missed some important reading in their copy of the Motor Vehicle Act.

  • Dec 9, 2018

Andrea Rondeau column: Take a deep breath, and reflect on what’s really important

The one in my head goes like this: ‘Slow down, you move too fast’.

T.W. Paterson column: Bill Barlee: Man with the golden touch, conclusion

“…he built a life’s work that allowed him to walk the boardwalks of history and the halls of power.”

  • Dec 8, 2018

Mary Lowther column: The trials and tribulations of composting in winter

Tossing food scraps into the compost heap sounds simple enough when it’s summer time

  • Dec 6, 2018

Alistair MacGregor column: NDP motion to restore lapsed funding for veterans passed unanimously

In 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs underspent $80.9 million in funding for veterans.

  • Dec 3, 2018

Drivesmart column: How do we reduce the ICBC deficit?

That loss is being blamed on the rising number and cost of claims.

  • Dec 2, 2018

Robert Barron column: Exciting work at ancient native village

I can’t wait to visit Ye’yumnuts when all the work is done.

Andrea Rondeau column: How do we decide what makes the news?

There’s a lot of what some might term “squishy” gut feelings involved.

Sarah Simpson column: Ditching the kids for a good cause this Christmas

One couple’s holiday plans include relief trip to Suswa, Kenya

T.W. Paterson column: Bill Barlee: The man with the golden touch, part 1

“a nugget, pure gold, remarkable in more ways than can be described.”

  • Dec 1, 2018

Mary Lowther column: Christmas from the garden

“I don’t even want to THINK about Christmas until December!”

  • Nov 29, 2018

Carl Weber column: Sick care versus health care

In healthcare, we work hard at staying well

  • Nov 29, 2018

Alistair MacGregor and Sonia Furstenau column: Cowichan demonstrating what climate change adaptation looks like

The river has consistently fallen below acceptable minimum summer flows.

  • Nov 25, 2018

Drivesmart column: The lonely life of the owner’s manual

The manufacturer of your vehicle has put a lot of important safety information on those pages.

  • Nov 25, 2018