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Sarah Simpson: What happens when kids make the rules

The art of learning to be together starts at a young age

 

Sarah Simpson: On the merits of Donkey Kong

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

 

Sarah Simpson: I’m becoming my mother!

Wielding a washcloth is a far more valuable skill than I ever realized

 

Sarah Simpson: This is a good time to plant seeds and see what grows

Time on your hands means to time for planting — both literally and figuratively

COLUMN: On the importance of wearing pants

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

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 29, 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…

North Island Rising: Gouging me less than you gouged me before is still gouging

Oil at $26 a barrel does not legitimize the retail gas prices we are seeing at the local pump today.

  • Mar 26, 2020

COLUMN: Adoption doesn’t need to be something to keep hidden

It took me many years to openly discuss this part of my life, says reporter Nicholas Pescod

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

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

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

When the forestry industry caught a cold in the 1970s, it was enough to sicken the entire economy

Longtime newspaper columnist Christie Blatchford dead at 68

Blatchford had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer in Toronto

Painful Truth: Common sense won’t save our politics

We need to lower our expectations because there aren’t easy answers to hard problems