Opinion

Fava bean cover crop in front of the buckwheat cover crop. When nothing else is planted, a cover crop adds nutrients to the soil for the following crop. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Cover crops vs. weeds

Some authors pull out weeds they don’t like, allowing ones they prefer to go to seed and proliferate

  • Sep 17, 2022
Fava bean cover crop in front of the buckwheat cover crop. When nothing else is planted, a cover crop adds nutrients to the soil for the following crop. (Mary Lowther photo)
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Tea party tradition revived

Our tea parties aren’t your typical affairs

Sarah Simpson
letters

Letter: Separate washrooms for genders

Gender neutral washrooms a bad idea

  • Sep 16, 2022
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Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

WOLF: I’ll miss my special annual phone calls from ‘Queen Elizabeth’

COLUMN: Queen-related stories bring back cherished memories

Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Nora O’Malley in front of Windsor Castle on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (Tristan McConnell photo)

COLUMN: Much ado about the Queen

Tofino-Ucluelet reporter writes about a chance visit to London days after Her Majesty’s death

Nora O’Malley in front of Windsor Castle on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (Tristan McConnell photo)
The Crofton fire department headquarters and the adjoining hall that’s become quite dated. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Editorial: Planning for future infrastructure needs vital

There continue to be breakdowns of the CVRD’s curbside collection trucks — all of them

  • Sep 15, 2022
The Crofton fire department headquarters and the adjoining hall that’s become quite dated. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Ryan Reynolds sent reporter Jessica Peters a celebratory message on Twitter when she announced the end of her cancer journey.

VIDEO: Message from Ryan Reynolds helps Black Press reporter celebrate end of cancer journey

Reporter Jessica Peters writes how one tweet helped share happiness around the world

Ryan Reynolds sent reporter Jessica Peters a celebratory message on Twitter when she announced the end of her cancer journey.
letters

Letter: Gender neutral washrooms a bad idea

Let me be the first to predict a spike in teen pregnancies

  • Sep 13, 2022
letters
letters

Letter: No solution to drug problem in sight

They’re being murdered by a drug that is instant death!

  • Sep 12, 2022
letters
letters

Letter: Elect council to axe forest review

Let’s stop these costly “studies” or “reviews”

  • Sep 12, 2022
letters
letters

Letter: Gender neutral washrooms step in right direction

It absolutely thrills me to see this being included in the school’s construction

  • Sep 12, 2022
letters
letters

Letter: Why not gender neutral and gendered washrooms?

Some students who’ve experienced sexual abuse that won’t ever feel safe in a mixed-gender washroom

  • Sep 12, 2022
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Attention election candidates

Cowichan Valley Citizen invites candidates to send in information

Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: What are the requirements for an e-bike?

Anyone 16 years of age or older may operate a motor assisted cycle in the same manner as a bicycle

  • Sep 11, 2022
Tim Schewe
Robert's column

Robert Barron column: Kittens can be a handful

I know it’s way too quiet for a dwelling that contains a 10-week-old kitten

Robert's column
This shovel digs deeply enough to pop most hardpans, allowing access for water and roots. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Conserving water in the garden

There are many methods to reduce water use and requirement

  • Sep 10, 2022
This shovel digs deeply enough to pop most hardpans, allowing access for water and roots. (Mary Lowther photo)
The kids are back to school this week! (Submitted)
The kids are back to school this week! (Submitted)
letters

Letter: Dig tunnel for traffic under TCH corridor

A tunnel mitigates all the concerns of a bypass

  • Sep 8, 2022
letters
The Cowichan Valley school district has made a video to explain the “Washrooms for Everybody” concept at the new Cowichan Secondary School. (Screen shot)

Editorial: Gender neutral washrooms are the future

We can only hope that more public washrooms in all scenarios start to be built in this manner

  • Sep 8, 2022
The Cowichan Valley school district has made a video to explain the “Washrooms for Everybody” concept at the new Cowichan Secondary School. (Screen shot)
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

FINLAYSON: A post-Labour Day review of B.C.’s job market

‘The province’s economy is now losing steam amid a turbulent and uncertain global backdrop and decelerating growth in both the U.S. and Canada’

  • Sep 7, 2022
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette