Column

Alistair MacGregor column: Safe supply pilot project will help save lives

Drug usage already exists within our community.

  • Aug 10, 2020

 

Drivesmart column: Mandatory alcohol screening

If you have to drive, don’t drink. If you drink, don’t drive.

  • Aug 9, 2020

 

Mary Lowther column: Time to plan the winter garden

Weeds have gotten away on me, I’ve just finished laying out my soaker hoses

  • Aug 8, 2020

 

Guest column: I come not to praise council nor to bury it

It is time to begin a conversation.

  • Aug 4, 2020

Sonia Furstenau column: MCFD needs overhaul of requirements for social workers

BCASW advocating for mandatory registration for social workers with B.C. College of Social Workers.

  • Aug 3, 2020

Chris Wilkinson column: An ode to my caregiver

You help keep me safe. You help keep me strong.

  • Aug 3, 2020

Drivesmart column: Advisory bike lanes: what should you do?

Imagine a narrow road that has no markings at all used by drivers

  • Aug 2, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Cool down exercises ease the summer gardening strain

Cornucopias of vegetables don’t arrive at the table by themselves.

  • Aug 1, 2020

Drivesmart column: 10 questions and 10 answers

It’s time to deal with all the questions in the DriveSmartBC inbox

  • Jul 19, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Choosing crops: how much processing do you want to do?

The oats and quinoa were more trouble to process than an old granny lady like me cared to deal with.

  • Jul 18, 2020

Sarah Simpson Column: Ice cream is the ultimate motivation

This past weekend I picked a hike near Mill Bay just so we could hit up Sweet Meadows market

Drivesmart column: What does a traffic cop do?

I think most people see a traffic cop as someone who writes speeding tickets

  • Jul 12, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Growing out your own seeds

Some crops like tomatoes don’t cross pollinate well

  • Jul 11, 2020

Drivesmart column: Traffic calming in your neighbourhood

Since the police are only part of the solution, what are the alternatives?

  • Jul 5, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Pre-sprouting corn in paper towels

My new packet of spinach didn’t grow when I put the seeds directly into potting soil

  • Jul 4, 2020

North Cowichan mayor answers questions about new RCMP detachment

The current building went up in 1980, when there were 30 people working there.

  • Jul 2, 2020

Drivesmart column: Slowing too soon for the intersection?

I will admit from the start that I am one of those drivers

  • Jun 28, 2020

Mary Lowther column: The many charms of alfalfa

A few years ago I bought a small packet of alfalfa seeds

  • Jun 27, 2020

Alistair MacGregor column: Parliament still working, despite what some are saying

My goal through this pandemic has always been to get more help to more people more quickly.

  • Jun 21, 2020