Column

Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Commercial vehicles: meeting a wide load

The driver of a pilot car may give instructions to traffic

  • Feb 5, 2023

 

My seed table before it’s wrapped in plastic and mesh. Lights can be lowered and raised with chains on hooks. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Starting seeds indoors key in this climate

Plants like peas, lettuce get eaten if I start them outside while the garden is still wet

  • Feb 4, 2023
My seed table before it’s wrapped in plastic and mesh. Lights can be lowered and raised with chains on hooks. (Mary Lowther photo)
Sonia Furstenau

Sonia Furstenau column: Vision for public transportation on Vancouver Island

On Thursday morning, I commuted to the Legislature from Shawnigan Lake using public transit

  • Jan 29, 2023
Sonia Furstenau
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Those bike racks could get you a fine

When 4 bikes loaded they obstruct the view of the rear licence plate, brake lights and turn signals

  • Jan 29, 2023
Tim Schewe
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Movie theatres suffering after pandemic

It struck me that there were only about 12 people in the whole theatre

Robert’s column
Gardener Mary Lowther is on the lookout for a wooden box to turn into a worm composter. (Metro Creative Services photo)

Mary Lowther column: Getting wormy with the composting

By all accounts, a worm composter should solve my problem

  • Jan 28, 2023
Gardener Mary Lowther is on the lookout for a wooden box to turn into a worm composter. (Metro Creative Services photo)
A Cowichan Valley woman is calling for better accessibility to ferries for walk-on passengers with light mobility challenges. (Citizen file)

Guest column: Hold the boat, please!

Accessibility for walk-ons on BC Ferries not up to snuff

  • Jan 25, 2023
A Cowichan Valley woman is calling for better accessibility to ferries for walk-on passengers with light mobility challenges. (Citizen file)
Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: Results! Not resolutions

First, emotion is the language that our wisest, deepest self recognizes and operates in

  • Jan 22, 2023
Chris Wilkinson
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Trade your ticket for driver training

This driver and those around him benefited far more from the driving school’s advice

  • Jan 22, 2023
Tim Schewe
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: I’ve always liked to ski, but…

I accidentally and unknowingly veered onto a black diamond run

Robert’s column
The tops of these Brussels sprouts should taste pretty good. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Blame it on the weather

The cold frame was another failure

  • Jan 21, 2023
The tops of these Brussels sprouts should taste pretty good. (Mary Lowther photo)
Homeless people huddle under a tarp in Duncan during a cold snap in late 2021. (Jen Hlannon photo)

Guest column: OMFG, how did we get here?

One cold rainy night driving through the centre of town I noticed a man lying on the sidewalk

  • Jan 15, 2023
Homeless people huddle under a tarp in Duncan during a cold snap in late 2021. (Jen Hlannon photo)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: What is a traffic control device?

Failing to obey a traffic control device may place yourself or others at risk

  • Jan 15, 2023
Tim Schewe
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Some people have serious gambling addictions

Sean sat plugging money into the machine for hours until he lost almost half

Robert’s column
Rubbing the ends of a cucumber helps remove bitterness. (Metro Creative Services photo)

Mary Lowther column: Habits, folklore and old wives’ tales

If anyone can prove that seeds do grow better during certain phases of the moon, please enlighten me

  • Jan 14, 2023
Rubbing the ends of a cucumber helps remove bitterness. (Metro Creative Services photo)
Jessica Peters is a reporter with the Abbotsford News, and an invasive cervical cancer survivor.

OPINION: Cervical cancer awareness didn’t seem important to me, until it was

January is cervical awareness month and a time to understand how devastating the disease really is

Jessica Peters is a reporter with the Abbotsford News, and an invasive cervical cancer survivor.
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Overdriving low beam headlights

The result is a speed about 40 kilometres per hour

  • Jan 8, 2023
Tim Schewe
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Snow days used to be an opportunity for kids to make money

A group of friends and myself would collect our snow shovels and begin going door-to-door

Robert’s column