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Sarah Simpson Column: What happens when kids make the rules

Growing up, my family spent many a summer cruising the Gulf and…

 

Sarah Simpson Column: On the merits of Donkey Kong

Yep, I wanted my nearly six-year-old, to play video games.

 

Sarah Simpson Column: Working off our daily bread

“We could have to be at home long enough that we’ll outgrow our clothes!”

Sarah Simpson Column: Wielding a washcloth is a valuable skill

“Oh my God I’ve become my mother.” That is something every woman…

Sarah Simpson Column: The seeds of change

Fast forward to the quarantine days.

Guest Column: COVID-19 greatest challenge of a generation

We’ve rapidly moved from business as usual, to a series of measures that are anything but normal.

  • Apr 6, 2020

Alistair MacGregor column: Responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic

This crisis has shown us just how many Canadians struggle every day to pay the bills

  • Mar 29, 2020

T.W. Paterson column: Friendly card game led to fatal shooting in Nanaimo

The final witness, Dr. L.T. Davis, refused to give testimony until he was paid in advance

  • Mar 28, 2020

Sarah Simpson Column: Jelly beans the key to efficient family hikes

Have you ever hiked with small children? You wouldn’t believe how painful…

Mary Lowther column: Turning to the garden and getting inventive when the unexpected happens

The recent possibility of quarantine reminds me of the blockade of the UK during WWII

  • Mar 19, 2020

Sarah Simpson column: My clean house is definitely not for the birds

A while back, my husband and I took our kids to one…

Sarah Simpson Column: King of the blood donations, Robin makes it to 150

Often, when I think of blood… OK I admit that’s a really…

Sarah Simpson column: Locusts inspiring Duncan family to fundraise

Bottle drive, Tuesday, March 3, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Island Return-It Centre on Norcross Road

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Our reactions to a forestry downturn reflect the past, not the present

Andrea Rondeau column: There are good people in Cowichan, along with the bad

The generosity of the people and businesses in the Cowichan Valley never ceases to warm my heart.

Sarah Simpson Column: Haunted by the never-ending to-do list

“I just need to…” I find myself saying that a lot to…

Drivesmart column: Parental consent and control of new drivers

A young person’s brain is not fully matured until the age of 25.

  • Feb 16, 2020

Sarah Simpson Column: Worries and wishes and a little plastic plaque

For such little humans, children are sure capable of such big feelings.…