Column

Drivesmart: Be prepared for trouble on winter roads

Before you head out this winter, ask yourself ‘Do I really need to make this trip?’

  • Feb 20, 2021

 

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Anderson: When the fried chickens come home to roost

Too much comfort food eventually leads to physical discomfort

 

School District 79 chair Candace Spilsbury, Duncan mayor Michelle Staples, Ladysmith mayor Aaron Stone, Cowichan tribes chief William (Chip) Seymour, MP Alistair MacGregor, MLA Sonia Furstenau, North Cowichan mayor Al Siebring and former CVRD board chair Ian Morrison. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Column: Cowican Leadership Group urges community to come together against racism, COVID-19

‘We are sickened at the racist response of some members of community’

  • Jan 12, 2021

 

The parking lot is filling up quickly! (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Drivesmart: Setting the rules of the road for parking lots

If you fail to follow the rules, you run the risk of being towed

  • Jan 10, 2021
The parking lot is filling up quickly! (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Island Health board chair Leah Hollins. (Lexi Bainas/News Staff)

ISLAND HEALTH COLUMN: New year focus on vaccinations, opioid crisis, racism in healthcare

Island Health says while there is much work ahead, there is hope

  • Jan 2, 2021
Island Health board chair Leah Hollins. (Lexi Bainas/News Staff)
RCMP dealt with 60 calls in the past week involving people under the influence of alcohol. (Photo: Flickr)

Drivesmart column: Drinking and driving zero tolerance

It is past time to extend the GLP zero alcohol rules to all drivers.

  • Dec 18, 2020
RCMP dealt with 60 calls in the past week involving people under the influence of alcohol. (Photo: Flickr)
A batch of the more uniform cookies my family knocked out with our new stand mixer the other day. The kids are so proud. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Simpson: Making memories amid the mess

I’ve taught my four-year-old to crack eggs.

A batch of the more uniform cookies my family knocked out with our new stand mixer the other day. The kids are so proud. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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COLUMN: Liver and onions brings back nasty memories

What food did you have to eat as a child that you wouldn’t go near as an adult?

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Brenda’s Brats have cancelled their Christmas variety shows due to COVID-19, but they are hoping you will still donate to the CMS Food Bank. (Submitted)

Cancellations dot the Cowichan event calendar

Christmas train and Run For The Claus among the events that won’t happen

Brenda’s Brats have cancelled their Christmas variety shows due to COVID-19, but they are hoping you will still donate to the CMS Food Bank. (Submitted)
These little worm workhorses turn compost into rich humus. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Contemplating the compost heap

David made me a three-bin compost system

  • Sep 26, 2020
These little worm workhorses turn compost into rich humus. (Mary Lowther photo)
COLUMN: For Generation X, COVID-19 isolation just something to grin and bear

COLUMN: For Generation X, COVID-19 isolation just something to grin and bear

Segment of society has been training for this our whole lives

COLUMN: For Generation X, COVID-19 isolation just something to grin and bear
Drivesmart: Yield to safety and common sense

Drivesmart: Yield to safety and common sense

Sometimes through traffic does have to yield to those who are trying to enter or leave the highway.

  • Jun 28, 2020
Drivesmart: Yield to safety and common sense
A video of a driver flicking what appears to be a cigarette out the window prompted outrage online in 2018. (screenshot)

Drivesmart column: The world is my ashtray

Some people always toss their butts out the window regardless of the time of year or risk

  • Jun 23, 2020
A video of a driver flicking what appears to be a cigarette out the window prompted outrage online in 2018. (screenshot)
It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

COLUMN: I sneezed, I coughed, so I got tested for COVID-19

Accessing a swab test is easy these days, but the actual test can more than a little daunting

It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Even experts like scientists can have bias and opinions, it is up to us to consider all the facts. Black Press File Photo.

OPINION: Even the experts can disagree

Just because an expert says so doesn’t mean it’s the whole truth

Even experts like scientists can have bias and opinions, it is up to us to consider all the facts. Black Press File Photo.
Grant and Linda Lander looks for whales and birds with as their granddaughter Kinsley Kurisu joins in at Legion Park on Sunday, April 26, 2020 in Everett, Wa. The families social distance themselves with Danielle and Kelly Kurisu as they enjoy warmer April weather. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

COLUMN: Let’s consider what we agree to think of as ‘normal’

The closer we adhere to these “new normal” guidelines, the sooner many will be rendered unnecessary

Grant and Linda Lander looks for whales and birds with as their granddaughter Kinsley Kurisu joins in at Legion Park on Sunday, April 26, 2020 in Everett, Wa. The families social distance themselves with Danielle and Kelly Kurisu as they enjoy warmer April weather. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
OPINION: Next stage requires compassion

OPINION: Next stage requires compassion

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett’s regular column for the 100 Mile Free Press

  • May 30, 2020
OPINION: Next stage requires compassion
OFF TOPIC: Walking the walk while talking the talk

OFF TOPIC: Walking the walk while talking the talk

Regular excercise with social interaction still possible – and necessary

OFF TOPIC: Walking the walk while talking the talk
COLUMN: On the importance of wearing pants

COLUMN: On the importance of wearing pants

Having a sense of normalcy is critical while working from home during pandemic

COLUMN: On the importance of wearing pants
Andrea Rondeau column: We all need a little downtime

Andrea Rondeau column: We all need a little downtime

With the technologies we have now at least it’s not as isolating as it once would have been.

Andrea Rondeau column: We all need a little downtime