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Neuroscientists say that people are 70 per cent more likely to recall your brand after seeing it in print. Other studies have shown that 82 per cent of consumers report that they trust print ads in relation to other media. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: A case for print

Print is still a highly effective medium for helping businesses reach their customers, according to Joe Smith

  • Jun 12, 2021

 

Tagen Marshall of Parksville is looking to raise funds for a new specialized van. (Submitted photo)

Wolf: Parksville’s Tagen Marshall inspires others, aims to invest in himself

VIU honour student with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy seeks help achieving big dreams

 

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Painful Truth: Springtime is a balm in the pandemic

Let the growing green recharge your batteries as these times wind down

 

Cowichan Valley author Clayton Johnston has a new book coming out in June, 2021. (Submitted)

Island author pens a thriller in ‘12 Days’

Cowichan’s Clayton Johnston releases his thrid book

Cowichan Valley author Clayton Johnston has a new book coming out in June, 2021. (Submitted)
The City of Victoria recently opened protected two-way bike lanes on Harbour Road, linking the Galloping Goose Trail with the Johnson Street bridge. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Drivesmart: Bicycle lanes aren’t going away, so know the rules

Here’s what you need to know to keep yourself and others safe

  • Apr 19, 2021
The City of Victoria recently opened protected two-way bike lanes on Harbour Road, linking the Galloping Goose Trail with the Johnson Street bridge. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
A food delivery person wears a protective face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as they do a pick up in Yaletown in Vancouver, Thursday, December 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

REVERSE ANGLE: Premier’s pot-shot at young people aging poorly

Yes, some are breaking the rules, but most 20- to 39-year-olds just trying to get by

A food delivery person wears a protective face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as they do a pick up in Yaletown in Vancouver, Thursday, December 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Sometimes it takes awhile to discover who you truly are. Treking through fireweeds in Haines, Alaska, helps. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Liam’s Lowdown: It’s important to be true to oneself

After 31 years, I’m finally ready to admit I am a summer child

Sometimes it takes awhile to discover who you truly are. Treking through fireweeds in Haines, Alaska, helps. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
The Beatles landing in the U.S. in 1964. (Contributed)

Knox: Hint, his name’s not Greg

Can you name all four Beatles? Your credibility in life may depend on it

The Beatles landing in the U.S. in 1964. (Contributed)
A senior citizen receives a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in a hockey arena in Montreal, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. More than half of the residents of First Nations communities in British Columbia have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, but most Indigenous people who live outside of these areas are still waiting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Claxton: Governments, do not mess up our vaccinations

We’re almost out of this, you better not fail now

A senior citizen receives a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in a hockey arena in Montreal, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. More than half of the residents of First Nations communities in British Columbia have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, but most Indigenous people who live outside of these areas are still waiting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Aiko, a rescue dog whose name means ‘beloved son’ or ‘little loved one’. (Philip Wolf photo)

Wolf: What’s in a name (2.0)? Parksville offers interesting list of dog monikers

List includes Rembrandt, Swayze, Zorro, Fabio, Fonzie and Yoda

Aiko, a rescue dog whose name means ‘beloved son’ or ‘little loved one’. (Philip Wolf photo)

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

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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
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)
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)