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Winter vegetables from transplants are now going strong. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Putting the garden to bed for the winter

Wintering crops like Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbages and leeks are about a foot high

  • Oct 8, 2022
Winter vegetables from transplants are now going strong. (Mary Lowther photo)
If there’s one thing you don’t want crawling up your leg, it’s this thing. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
If there’s one thing you don’t want crawling up your leg, it’s this thing. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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Letter: Great care at hospital

My care was the best

  • Oct 7, 2022
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Letter: Aquatic Centre a great place to get fit

Upstairs is a fully equipped gym where you can find instruction with the equipment use

  • Oct 7, 2022
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith reacts after his 8-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

THE MOJ: Don’t be surprised if Geno Smith keeps the Seahawks soaring

Many factors allowing former journeyman to shine in starter’s role

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith reacts after his 8-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
The Friendship Trail is a good start on the kind of walking and biking infrastructure that needs to be developed alongside new housing. (Screenshot)

Editorial: Other infrastructure needs to come with housing developments

A large building is going up right now on Garden Street in the heart of Duncan

  • Oct 6, 2022
The Friendship Trail is a good start on the kind of walking and biking infrastructure that needs to be developed alongside new housing. (Screenshot)
About 17 per cent of British Columbians are currently experiencing a mental illness or substance use issue, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (File photo)

COLUMN: Breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness and PTSD

I always thought only those who were in a war had PTSD. I was wrong.

About 17 per cent of British Columbians are currently experiencing a mental illness or substance use issue, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (File photo)
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Letter: Firehall funding unfair

Why isn’t the same concept being used with firehall funding?

  • Oct 4, 2022
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Letter: Why is North Cowichan landlord to RCMP?

So where does all the money go?

  • Oct 4, 2022
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Letter: Don’t badmouth candidates

Especially if you have never taken the time to meet or talk with them

  • Oct 4, 2022
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Letter: Forced into the military? Not in Canada

Do we have a fascist in our midst?

  • Oct 4, 2022
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Candace Spilsbury is chair of the board of the Cowichan Valley School District. (Citizen file)

Column: School board thanks teachers on World Teachers’ Day

The decision to enter the teaching profession is not one that is taken lightly

  • Oct 2, 2022
Candace Spilsbury is chair of the board of the Cowichan Valley School District. (Citizen file)
(Citizen file)

Column: Regional referendum – who should pay for recreation facilities?

Funding for recreation facilities has been an issue in Cowichan since the late 1960s

  • Oct 2, 2022
(Citizen file)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: The invisible pedestrian

The van driver had one hand on the steering wheel, one hand on his cell phone

  • Oct 2, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
Wire mesh filled with household vegetable scraps layered with chopped blackberry vine to keep out critters. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: The nitty-gritty of the fall compost heap

During the summer I have been piling up vegetation debris

  • Oct 1, 2022
Wire mesh filled with household vegetable scraps layered with chopped blackberry vine to keep out critters. (Mary Lowther photo)
There’s air under those back wheels. Girls can skateboard, too! It’s not my job to tell her what sports and activities to love. It’s my job to support her in doing the ones she chooses. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson column: She is a skater girl, and this mom couldn’t be more proud

I was leafing through the CVRD’s rec guide and came upon a girls only learn to skateboard series

There’s air under those back wheels. Girls can skateboard, too! It’s not my job to tell her what sports and activities to love. It’s my job to support her in doing the ones she chooses. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
(courtesy B.C. Lions)

THE MOJ: A Rourke return for the Lions? Let’s call it a long shot with a shot

Still a faint hope that B.C.’s quarterback sensation could be back in time for the playoffs

(courtesy B.C. Lions)
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Letter: Minority, disruptive crowd did not represent North Cowichan residents

If you had engaged in the process you would know there were citizens participating like never before

  • Sep 30, 2022
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Letter: Sportsplex should not be included in referendum

The CVRD has no right to give my tax money to any private organization

  • Sep 30, 2022
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Letter: Paving over good farmland

This puts us in a very precarious position

  • Sep 30, 2022
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