Opinion

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

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
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Grand opening of Lake Cowichan's 75th anniversary celebrations
Lake Cowichan 75th anniversary cake is escorted to Saywell Park
Burma Star veterans, including Duncan's Charles Hoey, VC, are remembered with ceremony at Duncan Cenotaph
Quw'utsun Inter Tribal Pow Wow a celebration of culture

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

Solving the climate change problem will involve sacrifice

Individuals can stop using their cars. It’s as simple (and as difficult) as that.

  • Aug 2, 2019

Editorial: Pumping forecast a wake-up call on Cowichan water

It looks like we’re not going to dodge the bullet this year.

  • Aug 2, 2019

Why we should be saying YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard)

Small communities are the backbone of a nation, and big changes start with individuals.

  • Aug 1, 2019

Unbelievable how slow Cowichan is to get marijuana shops up and running

All levels of government in B.C., including our three local ones, need to get on the pot!

  • Aug 1, 2019

A moment of nostalgia with the mars water-bombers

They are worthy of being in an aviation museum

  • Aug 1, 2019

The elephant in the room: public engagement

What if the public is more educated on forest issues than is assumed?

  • Aug 1, 2019

What climate change emergency?

The weather this summer so far, has been a heck of a lot better than normal

  • Aug 1, 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

Local politicians carbon hypocrites with flights to conference

They need a reminder that their trip per person would account for approximately two tonnes of CO2.

  • Jul 31, 2019

Editorial: Pumping forecast a wake-up call on Cowichan water

It looks like we’re not going to dodge the bullet this year.

  • Jul 31, 2019

Useable timber should not be allowed to rot

Many areas in the Cowichan Valley suffered extensive blow down in last winter’s storm.

  • Jul 30, 2019

City should stop wasting water on grass

Most days I see the sprinklers are wasting water on the grass along the train tracks.

  • Jul 30, 2019

Warmland House labour costs are outrageous

As typical with every government operated facility, staff salaries and benefits are outrageous.

  • Jul 29, 2019

Safety ambassadors to be security guards?

Roust them to where? Moving the problem won’t solve it.

  • Jul 29, 2019