Opinion

Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Do-it-yourself towing a no-no

Tow truck, tow bar or trailer is the safe answer and might end up being the least expensive solution

  • Aug 7, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
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Robert Barron column: A plea to all drivers; watch out for motorcyclists

All it takes is one lapse in concentration to cause a catastrophe

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Freshly-cut garlic scapes are just one part of the garlic you can use. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Getting the most out of your garlic

I sliced them, dried them in the dehydrator and blended that into a powder

  • Aug 6, 2022
Freshly-cut garlic scapes are just one part of the garlic you can use. (Mary Lowther photo)
Members of the Cowichan High School graduating class of 1952. (Courtesy of Pete Kenyon)

Sarah Simpson Column: Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name

Seventy years. SEVENTY YEARS! Seventy years ago Elizabeth II became the Queen…

Members of the Cowichan High School graduating class of 1952. (Courtesy of Pete Kenyon)
The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

COLUMN: Black Press reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
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Letter: ‘No’ on AAP should be planned for

A short delay until support of a project is affirmed by referendum is a small inconvenience

  • Aug 5, 2022
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Letter: Smoking, drinking, swearing diminishes tubing experience

In short, tubing seems out of control

  • Aug 5, 2022
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Letter: Build viaduct through Duncan on TCH

I agree with Phillip that a bypass would be costly but there are other solutions

  • Aug 4, 2022
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Letter: Red Ensign not a hate symbol

The Red Ensign was our flag during some of the most heroic times in our history

  • Aug 4, 2022
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Letter: Still need roads for electric cars

A bypass should have been constructed around Duncan decades ago

  • Aug 4, 2022
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Letter: A lot of work to tell us the obvious about Taylor Park

One does not need to be a qualified environmental professional to recognize streams and wetlands

  • Aug 4, 2022
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House prices in the Cowichan Valley have skyrocketed in recent years. (Citizen file)

Editorial: Need to prioritize a first home for everyone

The province is expanding the speculation and vacancy tax into the Cowichan Valley

  • Aug 4, 2022
House prices in the Cowichan Valley have skyrocketed in recent years. (Citizen file)
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Letter: Bypass would be costly, destructive

Debate dominated by the loud lackeys of the fossil fuel industry

  • Aug 2, 2022
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A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)
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Letters: Train thrown under the bus!

There are now seven round bus trips between Duncan and Nanaimo

  • Aug 2, 2022
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Letter: NDP going to ruin BC Ferries

NDP is again going to damage and make our ferries more expensive and ineffective

  • Aug 2, 2022
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Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Camping beside a highway: maybe, maybe not

This must be considered along with municipal and regional rules

  • Jul 31, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
Water timers simplify gardening. (Mary Lowther photo)

Column: The ins and outs of watering your garden

Mountain Gardening

  • Jul 30, 2022
Water timers simplify gardening. (Mary Lowther photo)
A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CAMERON: Can a new captain at BC Ferries set the ship straight?

Joy McPhail moves on to herculean challenge of fixing problem-plagued BC Ferries

A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Letter: Heartfelt thanks for road rescue

It was noon on one of our hottest days yet, with we two old folks trapped in a small car

  • Jul 29, 2022
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