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Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Camping beside a highway: maybe, maybe not

This must be considered along with municipal and regional rules

  • Jul 31, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
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Robert Barron Column: Municipal elections are hard to cover

It’s going to be a busy fall in the newsroom with the…

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Robert’s column

Robert Barron Column: Living with dementia can be heartbreaking

Some of the earliest memories of my mother were of her bent…

Robert’s column
We have enough strawberries to make some tarts. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Best strawberry crop in 15 years

Gardening books that show bumper crops of strawberries on unprotected plants don’t live where I do

  • Jul 16, 2022
We have enough strawberries to make some tarts. (Mary Lowther photo)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: What to do at railway crossings

About 20 crossing collisions occur each year in British Columbia

  • Jul 10, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Adventures on the high seas

I heard a low keening sound from the grassy field just off the beach where I had set up my ten

Robert’s column
Compost tea, diluted and sprayed on strawberry plants, produces the berries. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Healthy soil key to healthy plants

Untilled soil will also prevent disease as the plants have continued contact with micro biota

  • Jul 9, 2022
Compost tea, diluted and sprayed on strawberry plants, produces the berries. (Mary Lowther photo)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: People are mobility scooters are pedestrians

Only an able bodied user would have to comply with the usual motor vehicle rules

  • Jul 3, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
Stretching exercises after working in the garden reduces aches and pains. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Keeping up with physical demands of gardening

I can get carried away in the garden, planning to weed “just that one bed”

  • Jul 2, 2022
Stretching exercises after working in the garden reduces aches and pains. (Mary Lowther photo)
Chris Wilkinson, right, is inspired by Hank Andresen, a senior who has turned his health around. (Chris Wilkinson photo)

Chris Wilkinson column: Get healthy with Hank – local senior inspires better health

Hank unintentionally got into some unhealthy habits

  • Jun 26, 2022
Chris Wilkinson, right, is inspired by Hank Andresen, a senior who has turned his health around. (Chris Wilkinson photo)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: There is one occasion where you can turn left on a red light

This would be an easy ticket, or so I thought

  • Jun 26, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Close encounters with wild animals can be scary

I noticed what I first thought to be a black sail coming around the bend of the bay

Robert’s column
An example of trench composting. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Trench composting easier alternative to having a heap

Once the bed is full, it rests while the bed beside it gets dug up and treated the same way

  • Jun 25, 2022
An example of trench composting. (Mary Lowther photo)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Rights and duties of cyclists

The rider of a bicycle is just like the driver of a car

  • Jun 19, 2022
Tim Schewe
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Guns out of control in the U.S.

The founding fathers didn’t envision the fire power that weapons have today

Robert’s column
North Cowichan Coun. Rob Douglas. (File photo)

Municipalities must ensure the market provides homes that are actually affordable to local people

North Cowichan councillor Rob Douglas’s guest column: Part II

  • Jun 12, 2022
North Cowichan Coun. Rob Douglas. (File photo)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

DriveSmart: Forced Tailgating

I hope that most drivers subscribe to the Two Second Rule under…

  • Jun 12, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
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Robert Barron Column: Church won’t be the same again

It’s strange and disheartening to see one of the most important and…

Robert’s column
I didn’t used to like mushrooms but as I got older, they grew on me. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: The world of mushrooms and benefits of no-till agriculture

Plant roots can pull up water and some nutrients but it’s the fungi that provide most nutrients

  • Jun 11, 2022
I didn’t used to like mushrooms but as I got older, they grew on me. (Mary Lowther photo)
North Cowichan Coun. Rob Douglas. (File photo)

Housing in Cowichan: what the market wants vs. what the people need

For the majority of people who don’t have one already, any hope of owning a home is now out of reach

  • Jun 5, 2022
North Cowichan Coun. Rob Douglas. (File photo)