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Letter: Rehire the town crier

Buss also served well as Duncan’s de facto ambassador

  • Aug 24, 2021
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Letter: Stop use of Roundup in Cowichan

If Roundup has not been banned by our councils, please do that now

  • Aug 24, 2021
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Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)

Poised for majority or upset? Hopes and fears in 1st week of Canada’s election campaign

First week of this short five-week federal election campaign kicked off with appearances in B.C.

  • Aug 23, 2021
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)
Columnist Mary Lowther’s first attempt at making potato flour. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Potatoes have unfairly gotten a bad rap

It always feels like I’m digging up gold nuggets when I harvest potatoes

  • Aug 21, 2021
Columnist Mary Lowther’s first attempt at making potato flour. (Mary Lowther photo)
He did try to pull it out with a tissue, but claims the tooth, hanging on by sheer gravity and saliva, wouldn’t budge. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: Taking your time with a loose tooth

My son had a loose tooth for months. Literally months. It was…

He did try to pull it out with a tissue, but claims the tooth, hanging on by sheer gravity and saliva, wouldn’t budge. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
A number of property owners with riverside homes along the Cowichan River are raising concerns about the growth of tubing on the water. Pictured, from left, are Joe Saysell, Rosemary Danaher, and Chris Morley. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Editorial: Tubers must behave like guests in someone’s yard

Riverfront property owners shouldn’t have to clean up after hooligans

  • Aug 19, 2021
A number of property owners with riverside homes along the Cowichan River are raising concerns about the growth of tubing on the water. Pictured, from left, are Joe Saysell, Rosemary Danaher, and Chris Morley. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
A tasty breakfast treat. (Philip Wolf photo)

COLUMN: Does your guilty pleasure involve a captain, a tiger or a cartoon monster?

WOLF: The siren song of sugary breakfast cereals remains hard to resist

A tasty breakfast treat. (Philip Wolf photo)
On Aug. 14 the Japanese Cowichan community cleaned some of the Mountain View Cemetery gravestones. In Japan, people pay respect to their ancestors during a long weekend called Obon. (Ian Low photo)

Letter: Paying respects during Obon

On Aug. 14 the Japanese Cowichan community cleaned some of the Mountain…

  • Aug 17, 2021
On Aug. 14 the Japanese Cowichan community cleaned some of the Mountain View Cemetery gravestones. In Japan, people pay respect to their ancestors during a long weekend called Obon. (Ian Low photo)
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Letter: ‘Peace was short lived for those of us surviving the war’

‘Peace was short lived for those of us surviving the war’ Today…

  • Aug 17, 2021
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Letter: Balanced review of the forestry operations needed

Balanced review of the forestry operations needed Mayor and Council, I see…

  • Aug 17, 2021
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Letter: Service Canada not safe with private information

Service Canada not safe with private information Got a letter in the…

  • Aug 17, 2021
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Drivesmart column: Do you know what the flashing lights mean?

A motorist will encounter three types of flashing traffic signals

  • Aug 15, 2021
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Garlic drying temporarily under shade from the 2021 garden. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Harvesting the garlic and thinking ahead to winter

When to start overwintering vegetables is always a gamble

  • Aug 14, 2021
Garlic drying temporarily under shade from the 2021 garden. (Mary Lowther photo)
Skateboarding, basketball, or something else altogether? As long as she's happy and active, it doesn't matter to me. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson column: Inspiration comes from where you least expect it

Parenting isn’t making every choice for your kids, it’s about guiding them as they make their own

Skateboarding, basketball, or something else altogether? As long as she's happy and active, it doesn't matter to me. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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Letter: Remembering Shirley Berg

Shirley welcomed hundreds to her beautiful and historic Genoa Bay home

  • Aug 13, 2021
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Letter: Ban tubing on Cowichan River

I believe all tubing must sadly be banned on our heritage waterway

  • Aug 13, 2021
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Letter: Eliminating town crier makes world more bland

Should we get rid of the RCMP ceremonial uniform too because of its ties to our colonial past?

  • Aug 13, 2021
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Letter: Police are in the wrong place

Oh, yes, they are at the Fairy Creek area arresting people who are trying to save old trees

  • Aug 13, 2021
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Letter: Dangerous dogs and our neighbourhood

Until bylaw is changed or dog’s owner does responsible thing, neighbourhood will remain vulnerable

  • Aug 13, 2021
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Letter: Sargasso pulling event highlighted beautiful Maple Bay

Encouraging all homeowners along the bay and everyone to pull out this rapidly spreading invasive

  • Aug 13, 2021
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