Column

Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: Are we willing to do the work on mental health?

This has been a tough year for all of us.

  • Oct 25, 2020

 

Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Stop, Look, Listen, then Report

Taking two minutes to stop and inquire about the state of affairs makes all the difference

  • Oct 25, 2020

 

Carrots from seed harvested in 2018. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Carrots: from seed to storage

Our sandy soil dries out quickly and I find I can sow carrots usually mid-April

  • Oct 24, 2020
Carrots from seed harvested in 2018. (Mary Lowther photo)
Alistair MacGregor

Alistair MacGregor column: Let’s help small business in this tough time

This week is small business week.

  • Oct 24, 2020
Alistair MacGregor
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Headlamps 101

Few drivers get their vehicle headlamps aimed, yet this is important

  • Oct 18, 2020
Tim Schewe
Ten pounds of tomatoes produced 20 pints of sauce. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Getting the best tomatoes and potatoes

I cover my tomato crop and grow early potatoes

  • Oct 17, 2020
Ten pounds of tomatoes produced 20 pints of sauce. (Mary Lowther photo)
Work ‘Dr. Bonnie’s day off’ by Pauline Dueck is part of the Living in Lockdown show at Portals Gallery at the Cowichan Community Centre in Duncan. (Submitted)
Work ‘Dr. Bonnie’s day off’ by Pauline Dueck is part of the Living in Lockdown show at Portals Gallery at the Cowichan Community Centre in Duncan. (Submitted)

Drivesmart column: Be Safe, Be Seen

always assume that drivers cannot see you

  • Oct 11, 2020

Mary Lowther column: October the best month to plant garlic

Last year I planted a third of the bed in September just for kicks, but I won’t do that again.

  • Oct 10, 2020

GUEST COLUMN: Life with cerebral palsy full of triumph and tribulations

Tuesday, Oct. 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day

  • Oct 6, 2020

Drivesmart column: Time to check your vehicle lights

Not to be forgotten are the reflectors.

  • Oct 4, 2020

Guest column: I come not to praise hunters; nor to bury Bambi

I’m talking about over-populating deer who are decimating our forests’ understory

  • Oct 3, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Stretching out the growing season

I can grow food during most of the year.

  • Oct 3, 2020

Arts and Entertainment column: Art, film, books and music all on tap in Cowichan

Here are a few of the things going on in Cowichan’s arts community.

Drivesmart column: Are slow drivers breaking the law?

When I am behind a driver that is going slower it bothers me.

  • Sep 27, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Contemplating the compost heap

David made me a three-bin compost system

  • Sep 26, 2020

Drivesmart column: Clear your frosty windows BEFORE driving

85 per cent of the information we require to drive safely comes to us through our eyes.

  • Sep 20, 2020