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Robert Barron column: Kittens can be a handful

I know it’s way too quiet for a dwelling that contains a 10-week-old kitten

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This shovel digs deeply enough to pop most hardpans, allowing access for water and roots. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Conserving water in the garden

There are many methods to reduce water use and requirement

  • Sep 10, 2022
This shovel digs deeply enough to pop most hardpans, allowing access for water and roots. (Mary Lowther photo)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Stopping for a school bus is required

Surely all drivers should not hesitate to stop when the red lights on a stopped bus are flashing

  • Sep 4, 2022
Tim Schewe
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Robert Barron column: “Forgotten War” should be remembered

It’s the least we can do for the many who gave their lives for us

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What’s left of my last batch of sauerkraut. It adds a crunchy saltiness to salads. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Power smart food preservation

We can freeze and can, but there’s something to be said for preserving food without electricity

  • Sep 3, 2022
What’s left of my last batch of sauerkraut. It adds a crunchy saltiness to salads. (Mary Lowther photo)
Kevin Rothbauer

Goodbye to Kevin Rothbauer: big shoes to fill

Join us in wishing him well in his new job, and celebrating his enormous contribution to the Citizen

Kevin Rothbauer
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Time to talk school zones

Unless otherwise posted, 30 km/h speed limit in effect in school zones, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Aug 28, 2022
Tim Schewe
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Robert Barron column: Why I don’t like climbing ladders

I was immediately put on the emergency fast-track list for hip replacement surgery

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Buckwheat sown a week ago makes a great summer cover crop. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: As veggies are harvested, plant cover crops in their place

Cover crops, like vegetables, have been developed to grow in specific seasons

  • Aug 27, 2022
Buckwheat sown a week ago makes a great summer cover crop. (Mary Lowther photo)
Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

Basically, you are guaranteed to get whatever it is that you want most

  • Aug 21, 2022
Chris Wilkinson
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Crossing guards there to keep kids safe

The system works well, except when someone disobeys

  • Aug 21, 2022
Tim Schewe
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Robert Barron column: Parking lot in Taylor Park was never a good idea

I wondered if any staff or board directors from the CVRD had ever actually visited the park

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Durian fruit is one that is not a favourite of gardener Mary Lowther. (Metro Creative Services photo)

Mary Lowther column: Gardeners learn especially from failures

How we discover that some things aren’t worth learning how to grow

  • Aug 20, 2022
Durian fruit is one that is not a favourite of gardener Mary Lowther. (Metro Creative Services photo)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: How to make a safe lane change

Preparation for a lane change is critical

  • Aug 14, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
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Robert Barron column: Speculation and vacancy tax should extend to rural areas

Anything that can help relieve the pressure on housing availability

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Buckwheat seeds can be sown now for a summer cover crop. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Time to sow winter crops in the garden

Midsummer sowing is tricky because of our hot, dry weather

  • Aug 13, 2022
Buckwheat seeds can be sown now for a summer cover crop. (Mary Lowther photo)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Do-it-yourself towing a no-no

Tow truck, tow bar or trailer is the safe answer and might end up being the least expensive solution

  • Aug 7, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
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Robert Barron column: A plea to all drivers; watch out for motorcyclists

All it takes is one lapse in concentration to cause a catastrophe

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Freshly-cut garlic scapes are just one part of the garlic you can use. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Getting the most out of your garlic

I sliced them, dried them in the dehydrator and blended that into a powder

  • Aug 6, 2022
Freshly-cut garlic scapes are just one part of the garlic you can use. (Mary Lowther photo)
The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

COLUMN: Black Press reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)