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Letter: No broad support for major growth area around new hospital

One Cowichan indicates an impressive 48 per cent of local respondents support Option 2

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Letter: Voting on programs or personalities?

We could focus on the right stuff, strengthening our country

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Letter: Make allies, not enemies

I write to dispute the assertions and false assumptions drawn by Bryan Crockett

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Letter: Get a vaccination

I’d really like this pandemic to be over before I age out of this world

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Letter: Distinction between old growth and ancient forest

Perhaps D. Moldowin meant to say “12 of our lifetimes”

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: You must obey officials directing traffic is part of the road is closed

Some drivers still think that their convenience takes priority over all other issues

  • Sep 5, 2021
Tim Schewe
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: A lesson in school zone signs as school year begins anew

Students must get to and from school safely

  • Sep 12, 2021
Tim Schewe
Robert's column

Robert Barron column: I used to hate school

I’m always pleasantly surprised when I go to schools these days

Robert's column
Grapes developing outside my bathroom window. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Grapes: small footprint, limited maintenance

I want to take them with me, which poses a propagation problem

  • Sep 11, 2021
Grapes developing outside my bathroom window. (Mary Lowther photo)
The Hand of Man Museum never gets dull. There's always something to look at and always something new to learn. It even has a magic candy machine. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The Hand of Man Museum never gets dull. There's always something to look at and always something new to learn. It even has a magic candy machine. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Sleeping cabins for the homeless in the Cowichan Valley. (File photo)

Editorial: Strides being made to help the homeless, but hurdles continue

People don’t want it in their neighbourhoods

  • Sep 9, 2021
Sleeping cabins for the homeless in the Cowichan Valley. (File photo)
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Letter: Election signs on public property just another sales pitch

At least in B.C. none of the parties were allowed to scatter their signs about the boulevards

  • Sep 7, 2021
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Letter: Conservative gun policies not ‘securing the future’

It’s time to take community action and reduce access to assault weapons and illegal handguns

  • Sep 7, 2021
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Letter: Leaders should be focusing on inflation

Equating it with today’s situation is inaccurate

  • Sep 7, 2021
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Robert's column

Robert Barron column: Humpback whales making a comeback

While I think it’s great, I also fear for them as well

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My first jar of potato starch, made from four potatoes. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Think spring is the busiest garden season? Try August

The 80 fruit trees David bought with abandon keep sending out countless shoots that need pruning

  • Sep 4, 2021
My first jar of potato starch, made from four potatoes. (Mary Lowther photo)
Sometimes siblings fight like cats and dogs. Other times they actually help each other in the sweetest ways. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Sometimes siblings fight like cats and dogs. Other times they actually help each other in the sweetest ways. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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Letter: Good for council for formalizing illegal suite response

Our rise in illegal suites signals a big need for more housing

  • Sep 3, 2021
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Letter: Majority deeply appreciate health care workers

Right now, we personally feel a sense of embarrassment,

  • Sep 3, 2021
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