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Letter: Repurpose rail corridor for other uses

Rail service was lost a decade ago

  • Sep 26, 2022
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Letter: Fix the Malahat

Put in four lanes from Westshore to Bamberton

  • Sep 23, 2022
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When taking a road trip to border towns like Osoyoos, don’t travel without your passports or turn off your car’s GPS. (Black Press Media photo)

BUSH: Road trip wrong-turn triggers bungle at the Osoyoos border

Don’t shut off your GPS if you haven’t driven through Osoyoos in 30 years, warns columnist

When taking a road trip to border towns like Osoyoos, don’t travel without your passports or turn off your car’s GPS. (Black Press Media photo)
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Letter: Highway crossing needed, gender neutral washrooms a bad idea

Perish the thought of an accident!

  • Sep 22, 2022
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Letter: Government regulation, meddling hurting housing supply

Landlords no longer control their property, the government does

  • Sep 22, 2022
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Letter: Adults need to foster acceptance

This Mr. Senft agrees with the concept of gender neutral washrooms

  • Sep 22, 2022
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Letter: Campaign killing forest interests with ‘wacky’ ideas

Over the past century North Cowichan has been endowed with an impressive area of forests

  • Sep 22, 2022
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Letter: Tipping points election

Tell local Cowichan candidates for municipal and regional office how you feel by voting on Oct. 15

  • Sep 22, 2022
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Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Red means stop, but not always stay

This seems contrary to what we usually practice

  • Sep 25, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: Get smart, emotionally

The concept of emotional intelligence is not new, however

  • Sep 25, 2022
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Replenishing the nutrients in the soil is key to a good garden. One way to do that is through composting. (Metro Creative Services photo)

Mary Lowther column: Compost a key feature of getting ready for next year

With autumn comes the rituals of winding down the garden to overwinter

  • Sep 24, 2022
Replenishing the nutrients in the soil is key to a good garden. One way to do that is through composting. (Metro Creative Services photo)
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Family chaos: A boy in the box and kitty on the lam

Sometimes you just don’t recognize that your life is absolute chaos until…

Sarah Simpson
The Cowichan Valley is made up of nine electoral areas and four municipalities. Residents will elect representatives to their board or council on Oct. 15, 2022. (CVRD WebMap)

Editorial: What Cowichan area do I vote in come October?

The political landscape in the Cowichan Valley can be quite complicated and seem convoluted

  • Sep 22, 2022
The Cowichan Valley is made up of nine electoral areas and four municipalities. Residents will elect representatives to their board or council on Oct. 15, 2022. (CVRD WebMap)
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Letter: Rents a nightmare

If you’ve lived anywhere for a couple of years, you can never afford to move again

  • Sep 20, 2022
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Letter: Wreath laying too noisy

I was sorely disappointed

  • Sep 20, 2022
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This photo, provided by National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum, in Rochester, N.Y., shows the class of 2022 finalists for induction, announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum via AP)

WOLF: Which toys would make the cut for induction into your own Hall of Fame?

COLUMN: Table hockey, Intellivision, Hot Wheels and Nerf balls stir memories

This photo, provided by National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum, in Rochester, N.Y., shows the class of 2022 finalists for induction, announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum via AP)
King Charles III, center, attend the committal service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Joe Giddens/Pool Photo via AP)

KIRKA: Inside the abbey, a funeral fit for a leader

A first-person account of Queen Elizabeth II’s service

King Charles III, center, attend the committal service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Joe Giddens/Pool Photo via AP)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Yes, you do have to stay in your lane

Met a pickup truck completely onto my side of the double solid line in a set of winding curves

  • Sep 18, 2022
Tim Schewe
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Robert Barron column: Are we alone?

We’re now confident that the universe is even bigger than first thought

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