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Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: This could be the worst thing done to you during the pandemic

As a result, all of us will contend with more ‘scarcity’ thinking and mindset.

  • Jun 21, 2021

 

Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Looking forward to 39 Days of Summer

I have always been a big fan of live music.

 

Cowichan District Hospital. (File photo)

Guest column: The story of a surgery in Cowichan

In homage to the Cowichan District Hospital and its surgical team

  • Jun 20, 2021

 

Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Not securing your load could cost you big

An object of any sort falling off of the vehicle in front of you is definitely a surprise

  • Jun 20, 2021
Tim Schewe
Blue Moon Marquee from Duncan will be featured at the 2021 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival on June 28. (Submitted)
Blue Moon Marquee from Duncan will be featured at the 2021 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival on June 28. (Submitted)
Robert's column

Robert Barron column: Skyrocketing house prices a tragedy

North Cowichan councillor Rosalie Sawrie brought an interesting perspective to a discussion…

Robert's column
Neuroscientists say that people are 70 per cent more likely to recall your brand after seeing it in print. Other studies have shown that 82 per cent of consumers report that they trust print ads in relation to other media. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: A case for print

Print is still a highly effective medium for helping businesses reach their customers, according to Joe Smith

  • Jun 12, 2021
Neuroscientists say that people are 70 per cent more likely to recall your brand after seeing it in print. Other studies have shown that 82 per cent of consumers report that they trust print ads in relation to other media. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Soaker hoses laid down over corn seedlings, soon to be covered with mulch, will see to the watering needs of the bed through any summer drought. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Investing in soaker hoses is money well-spent

No-till gardening has a distinct advantage during drought

  • Jun 12, 2021
Soaker hoses laid down over corn seedlings, soon to be covered with mulch, will see to the watering needs of the bed through any summer drought. (Mary Lowther photo)
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor. (Photo by Bernard Thibodeau)

Alistair MacGregor column: Past the time for action on residential schools

I had never fully grasped the history of the horrors of the residential school system

  • Jun 9, 2021
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor. (Photo by Bernard Thibodeau)
'Minus 30C Inconveniences' by Thomas Hutchings has won one of two People's Choice Awards at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council Fine Arts Show for 2021. CVAC is holding its annual general meeting on June 8. (Submitted)

A&E column: Fundraisers, arts survey and 50th AGM

What’s going on in the Cowichan Valley arts community

'Minus 30C Inconveniences' by Thomas Hutchings has won one of two People's Choice Awards at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council Fine Arts Show for 2021. CVAC is holding its annual general meeting on June 8. (Submitted)
Peter Nix stands with his retirement investment: a solar farm he's installed on his property in Maple Bay. (Peter Nix photo)
Peter Nix stands with his retirement investment: a solar farm he's installed on his property in Maple Bay. (Peter Nix photo)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Jaywalking: cross at your own risk

Pedestrians must shoulder their share of the responsibility

  • Jun 6, 2021
Tim Schewe
Robert's column

Robert Barron column: Ban on rat poisons a good idea

Rat poisons can work their way through the food chain

Robert's column
These tomato seedlings need re-potting or planting outside under cover. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Tips for starting seeds early

I’ve found that I can begin sowing inside about two weeks earlier than recommended for Vancouver

  • Jun 5, 2021
These tomato seedlings need re-potting or planting outside under cover. (Mary Lowther photo)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Crowdsourcing neighbourhood road safety projects

The homeowner explained that this happened almost every time the corner was slippery

  • May 30, 2021
Tim Schewe
Robert's column

Robert Barron column: Anti-Asian hate must stop

By the time I arrived in Baie Verte, the Jim family was one of the oldest in the area

Robert's column
Bees are very sensitive to pesticides. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Benefits of gardening without pesticides

We have non-pesticide solutions to vegetable-chomping pests

  • May 29, 2021
Bees are very sensitive to pesticides. (Mary Lowther photo)
Curvaceous by Pauline Dueck has won one of two People’s Choice Awards at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council Fine Arts Show for 2021. (Submitted)
Curvaceous by Pauline Dueck has won one of two People’s Choice Awards at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council Fine Arts Show for 2021. (Submitted)
Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: Do you overthink things?

One study found that 73 per cent of adults between the ages of 25 and 35 overthink

  • May 24, 2021
Chris Wilkinson
The future of logging in the municipal forest on Mount Prevost is being hotly debated. (Photo courtesy of Chris Istace)

Guest column: Cowichan Valley’s Six Mountains Forest: war or peace? The choice is ours

No other level of government or forestry company owns these forests

  • May 23, 2021
The future of logging in the municipal forest on Mount Prevost is being hotly debated. (Photo courtesy of Chris Istace)