Columnists

Guest column: Solar energy ‘pipelines’ needed, says B.C.’’s Community Solar Network

Instead of controversial fossil fuel pipelines, let’s build community ‘solar pipelines’.

  • Aug 5, 2019

Sarah Simpson column: Daddy Day yields clean lawnmower, unexpected guest

Hello again. I’m back this week with another column about my family;…

B.C. VIEWS: Politicians grasp at straws, avoid climate policy reality

It doesn’t matter what parties offer in the fall Canadian election

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Drivesmart column: Beefs and bouquets of the road

There is almost always at least one beef about the way someone has used or misused the road

  • Aug 4, 2019

Robert Barron column: No wonder cave men painted horses

Their size was the first thing that impressed me

Andrea Rondeau column: Drug users should not be left to die

The thing is, nothing they have done deserves a death sentence.

T.W. Paterson column: Current intensive police manhunt isn’t B.C.’s first (Part 1)

This 107-year-old news account recalls one of the greatest manhunts in B.C. history

  • Aug 3, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Cover crops will help nourish your soil

The best cover crops I’ve seen are combinations of a grain and legume

  • Aug 1, 2019

Drivesmart column: Pavement marking in progress

Line-marking crews have begun the annual task of refreshing markings on highways

  • Jul 28, 2019

Sarah Simpson Column: Horsing around comes easy to Cowichan Mountie

This one isn’t about my kids. I figured you likely need a…

T.W. Paterson column: Today’s Ramada Inn has a great history

For years, his streamer fly, the Ashdown Green, graced the backs of Sportsman cigarette packages.

  • Jul 27, 2019

Chris Wilkinson column: Dream catching this summer

Will you help us find a local senior who would benefit from a dream come true?

  • Jul 25, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Raspberries are easy to grow, great for the bees, and us

There’s a correlation between flavour and nutrient level, and these berries pack a punch.

  • Jul 25, 2019

Drivesmart column: Electronic monitoring pilot projects already underway

Our current system of trying to change driver behaviour largely consists of traffic tickets

  • Jul 21, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Robert Barron column: Hats off to humanitarian workers

Saurazas didn’t seem to be fazed very much by the peril she was exposed to

Sarah Simpson Column: Getting antsy at the Duncan Days Parade

This story isn’t about bugs although there is totally a bug component.…