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Sonia Furstenau

Sonia Furstenau column: Collaboration needed to tackle the big problems we face

I worry so deeply about the rifts in our communities that are at risk of growing into chasms

  • Sep 19, 2021

 

Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: People ignoring ‘N’ and ‘L’ driving restrictions

These youth aren’t making the connections when they have the “N” designation

  • Sep 19, 2021

 

Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Some of us not meant to be TV stars

Our bosses decided they could save money if they combined television and newspaper reporters

 

An insulated cold frame for winter crops with the plastic windows removed. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Cold frames extend the gardening season

A cold frame is a solid structure that can sit over crops to extend their lives

  • Sep 18, 2021
An insulated cold frame for winter crops with the plastic windows removed. (Mary Lowther photo)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: A lesson in school zone signs as school year begins anew

Students must get to and from school safely

  • Sep 12, 2021
Tim Schewe
Robert's column

Robert Barron column: I used to hate school

I’m always pleasantly surprised when I go to schools these days

Robert's column
Grapes developing outside my bathroom window. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Grapes: small footprint, limited maintenance

I want to take them with me, which poses a propagation problem

  • Sep 11, 2021
Grapes developing outside my bathroom window. (Mary Lowther photo)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: You must obey officials directing traffic is part of the road is closed

Some drivers still think that their convenience takes priority over all other issues

  • Sep 5, 2021
Tim Schewe
Robert's column

Robert Barron column: Humpback whales making a comeback

While I think it’s great, I also fear for them as well

Robert's column
My first jar of potato starch, made from four potatoes. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Think spring is the busiest garden season? Try August

The 80 fruit trees David bought with abandon keep sending out countless shoots that need pruning

  • Sep 4, 2021
My first jar of potato starch, made from four potatoes. (Mary Lowther photo)
Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: The Wild West 2.0

Caregivers are one of those careers that have needed a reckoning in value and pay

  • Aug 30, 2021
Chris Wilkinson
Sonia Furstenau

Sonia Furstenau column: Funds not there for students who need it

Our system of funding kids based on a small list of designations isn’t keeping up

  • Aug 29, 2021
Sonia Furstenau
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Accountability: nominate the driver

Nominating the driver for ISC offences one tool that could raise accountability for bad drivers

  • Aug 29, 2021
Tim Schewe
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: The summer from hell

In my many years living on Vancouver Island, I have never seen a summer like this one before

Robert’s column
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Head injuries from diving accidents too common

Way back when I first moved to Vancouver Island, I found work…

Robert’s column
Columnist Mary Lowther’s first attempt at making potato flour. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Potatoes have unfairly gotten a bad rap

It always feels like I’m digging up gold nuggets when I harvest potatoes

  • Aug 21, 2021
Columnist Mary Lowther’s first attempt at making potato flour. (Mary Lowther photo)
A tasty breakfast treat. (Philip Wolf photo)

COLUMN: Does your guilty pleasure involve a captain, a tiger or a cartoon monster?

WOLF: The siren song of sugary breakfast cereals remains hard to resist

A tasty breakfast treat. (Philip Wolf photo)
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor meets with members of the Climate Hub and concerned citizens to talk climate change and government action on July 29, 2021. (Submitted by Climate Hub)

Guest column: Citizens press Cowichan MP to sign climate emergency pledge

We need government to govern as if we are in a climate emergency, because we are

  • Aug 15, 2021
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor meets with members of the Climate Hub and concerned citizens to talk climate change and government action on July 29, 2021. (Submitted by Climate Hub)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Do you know what the flashing lights mean?

A motorist will encounter three types of flashing traffic signals

  • Aug 15, 2021
Tim Schewe
Garlic drying temporarily under shade from the 2021 garden. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Harvesting the garlic and thinking ahead to winter

When to start overwintering vegetables is always a gamble

  • Aug 14, 2021
Garlic drying temporarily under shade from the 2021 garden. (Mary Lowther photo)