Columnists

B.C. VIEWS: Hippie pseudoscience leaks into our NDP government

Energy minister clings to urban myths about gas drilling

Robert Barron column: What makes a real hero?

The term “hero” seems to be used rather casually these days

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Sarah Simpson column: This story had my brain buzzing

My son is around the same age and would not have been so calm.

T.W. Paterson column: Lake Cowichan cougar attack recalls children’s heroism of 1916

Both Doreen and Tony had been seriously mauled and would bear their scars for life

  • Apr 6, 2019

Asparagus: grow your own and you won’t have to meet my parents

Asparagus seed takes three years. Asparagus crowns will produce in one.

  • Apr 4, 2019

Alistair MacGregor column: Bill to ensure our CPP funds are ethically invested

Would you choose to support global weapons manufacturers?

  • Apr 3, 2019

COLUMN: Getting a handle on B.C.’s export economy

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Apr 3, 2019

Drivesmart column: Keep right except to pass: who’s more dangerous?

Left lane hogs were back in the news again this week.

  • Mar 31, 2019

Doug Routley column: Hard work by provincial government paying off as Paper Excellence mill sale finalized

The deal secures the livelihood of nearly 600 families.

  • Mar 31, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Is the NDP giving away our natural gas reserves?

Andrew Weaver again denounces the government he put in power

Robert Barron column: I’m going to jail

The email is covered with CIA emblems in an effort to convey to me just how important it is

Andrea Rondeau columm: Email a look into the bowels of white supremacist propaganda

It purports to be from “neutral” tourists who have visited France

T.W. Paterson column: Father Pat Irwin and the ‘strangest procession ever’

“That was the hardest Sunday’s work I’ve ever done…”—Irwin.

  • Mar 30, 2019

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

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