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Sonia Furstenau

Sonia Furstenau column: Provincial government can and should take proactive measures to fight Omicron

The provincial government has the tools to support the public in reducing instances of infection

  • Jan 16, 2022

 

Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: ‘Driving light’ widely misunderstood term

Driving lamps are auxiliary high beams

  • Jan 16, 2022

 

Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: ‘Snowmageddon’ in 1996 one to remember

He said he wasn’t born then so I told him just how bad that storm was

 

Got cabin fever? January is a good time to prepare for when we can finally get into the garden. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Curing cabin fever with garden prep

How can we gardeners retain our mental health when there isn’t enough daylight to grow moss?

  • Jan 15, 2022
Got cabin fever? January is a good time to prepare for when we can finally get into the garden. (Mary Lowther photo)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Why is the highway designed that way?

It can be dangerous to disregard something that has been carefully planned by professionals

  • Jan 9, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
Kale still manages to stay alive under the snow. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: What can gardeners do when it snows?

I can still harvest those hardy plants that survive winter frosts

  • Jan 8, 2022
Kale still manages to stay alive under the snow. (Mary Lowther photo)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: How to avoid being stuck in an intersection

If you are prevented from turning by oncoming traffic you are permitted to stop and wait

  • Jan 2, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
Mason bee making a nest in a tunnel for her offspring. (Cheryl Trudell photo)

Mary Lowther column: Building bee dwellings and resolutions for the new year

I make the same three resolutions every year

  • Jan 1, 2022
Mason bee making a nest in a tunnel for her offspring. (Cheryl Trudell photo)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: How many traffic tickets did police write in B.C.?

Easy access to ticket data online

  • Dec 26, 2021
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
Witloof chicory roots getting planted into bucket of soil for winter salad. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Second chance for witloof chicory

Undaunted, I dug up the largest four in hopes that I’d get something

  • Dec 25, 2021
Witloof chicory roots getting planted into bucket of soil for winter salad. (Mary Lowther photo)
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Cowichan’s councils shouldn’t have to set their own pay

One of the topics that seems to cause the most consternation

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With eggnog only: Terrible Christmas movies you’ll want to avoid this season

North Island Gazette editor Tyson Whitney watched these ‘classics’ so you don’t have to

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Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: One final gift before she left

He is an intuitive guide and teacher, and wrote the book, Transforming Fate into Destiny

  • Dec 19, 2021
Chris Wilkinson
DriveSmart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Hey! Don’t plow my driveway in!

He didn’t have a leg to stand on

  • Dec 19, 2021
DriveSmart columnist Tim Schewe.
Robert Barron

Robert Barron column: Banning conversion therapy a good move

Statistics show suicide rates among those who have experienced conversion therapy twice as high

Robert Barron
Time to do seed inventory in pantry. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column; Marking the seasons with seed catalogues

I am getting my spring seed catalogues before winter has become official!

  • Dec 18, 2021
Time to do seed inventory in pantry. (Mary Lowther photo)
Sonia Furstenau

Sonia Furstenau column: Aggressive drop-ins force MLA to move constituency office

A group of people opposed to COVID public health measures entered that shared space

  • Dec 12, 2021
Sonia Furstenau
North Cowichan Councillor Rob Douglas. (File photo)

Guest column: Scale of development in Bell McKinnon area being questioned

Recent analysis from planning staff shows a new town of more than 20,000 people

  • Dec 12, 2021
North Cowichan Councillor Rob Douglas. (File photo)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: When and how to use high beam headlights

High beam headlights are meant for use on unlit highways

  • Dec 12, 2021
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
Robert's column

Robert Barron column: Harmac a shining example of bravery and ingenuity

I’ve seen miracles and phoenixes rising from the ashes

Robert's column