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Robert Barron column: Sometimes history is not exactly as it’s written

Coin draws into question just when Europeans first started settling North America’s east coast

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Witloof chickory harvested, trimmed and stored in coconut coir. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Giving witloof chicory another go

I decided to try replanting the roots to see if they got bigger this year

  • Nov 19, 2022
Witloof chickory harvested, trimmed and stored in coconut coir. (Mary Lowther photo)
Firefighters hose down the PQB News offices on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Michael Briones photo)

WOLF: Massive Parksville blaze sees ‘The News’ become the news

COLUMN: Despite best efforts of firefighters, 6 businesses razed

Firefighters hose down the PQB News offices on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Michael Briones photo)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Driver perception and reaction times

So much for the two second rule if you are a cautious driver!

  • Nov 13, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
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Robert Barron column: Worker shortage a real dilemma

“There are simply not enough bodies to do all the jobs out there”

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David’s Jack-o’-lanterns before I turned them into pie and puree. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: What to do with your pumpkin post-Halloween

A big one for carving and using the flesh for savoury dishes

  • Nov 12, 2022
David’s Jack-o’-lanterns before I turned them into pie and puree. (Mary Lowther photo)
Naturally regenerated forest on Mount Prevost. (David Slade photo)

Guest column: A tree farm is not a forest

Don’t think that you can stand in middle of this tree farm and believe this is future we should seek

  • Nov 6, 2022
Naturally regenerated forest on Mount Prevost. (David Slade photo)
Alistair MacGregor

Alistair MacGregor column: NDP calling out massive corporate profits and ‘greedflation’

I believe there should be an affordable and fair food strategy

  • Nov 6, 2022
Alistair MacGregor
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: What is road rage?

These behaviors include rude and verbal insults, yelling, physical threats or dangerous driving

  • Nov 6, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
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Robert Barron: Rat hunting was part of school day

Rats began swarming out of there in every direction, including straight at us

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Cauliflower transplanted Sept. 12 and harvested today. The leaves are also edible. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: A few to do items before resting on winter laurels

The best part of the year though, is being able to harvest my late planted crops

  • Nov 5, 2022
Cauliflower transplanted Sept. 12 and harvested today. The leaves are also edible. (Mary Lowther photo)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Are you an aggressive driver?

Perhaps it’s time to join the few in the right hand lane doing the speed limit

  • Oct 30, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
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Robert Barron column: Halloween isn’t what it used to be

In my day, you’d rarely see adults accompany their children trick-or-treating

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Beets sown mid summer during the drought. The compost-rich soil retains water like a sponge so very little watering is needed. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Many different methods, but no doubt compost is a must

The Howard method spreads thin layers of everything produced on the farm

  • Oct 29, 2022
Beets sown mid summer during the drought. The compost-rich soil retains water like a sponge so very little watering is needed. (Mary Lowther photo)
Chris Wilkinson with the inspirational Herb Strongeagle and Herb’s wife Joyce. (Chris Wilkinson photo)

Chris Wilkinson column: Herb Strongeagle – the humble leader

Long list of accomplishments is not even the most impressive thing about Herb

  • Oct 23, 2022
Chris Wilkinson with the inspirational Herb Strongeagle and Herb’s wife Joyce. (Chris Wilkinson photo)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Using HOV lanes

There is an added benefit, filling up the vehicle

  • Oct 23, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
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Robert Barron column: Heritage Minute on Paldi shows how multicultural Valley can be

The Heritage Minute on Paldi is expected to be released early next year

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Buckwheat dug under, garlic ready to plant in two weeks. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Garlic will get some tried and true methods and some experimentation

Most often learn that I cannot improve on the methods passed down through generations

  • Oct 22, 2022
Buckwheat dug under, garlic ready to plant in two weeks. (Mary Lowther photo)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Bright ideas for driving at night

Are your headlights pointed in the right direction?

  • Oct 16, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
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Robert Barron column: Break-ins hard on business owners

I remember getting a call from the owners of Magpies Antiques and Gifts

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