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Winter planting, garden editing

Many vegetables for harvest over the winter and early next spring should be planted at this time of year. So take advantage of the somewhat cooler weather forecast for the next few days to sow seeds of beets, chard and leaf beet, rutabaga, radicchio, kohlrabi and the small, quick growing, cabbage varieties (e.g., ‘Caraflex F1’, ‘Early Jersey Wakefield’, ‘Greyhound’). These should be sown immediately to have enough time to grow to a good size by the end of October. Most varieties of chard survive well outdoors through most winters, but they don’t all make it if there is exceptionally cold weather. That’s why at this time of year I include a couple of the hardier chards in my plantings: ‘Lucullus’ (wide stems, light green savoyed leaves) and ‘Leaf Beet’ (narrow stems, dark green, smoother leaf). The latter may also be called ‘Perpetual Spinach’ or ‘Bietina’ by different seed sources.

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LETTERS TO/FROM THE EDITOR

Bring them home.

We need to bring Mark, and Tish, home. SOON. Help Kera find leads on a level-entry, ground level apartment, with a good sized bathroom, friendly neighbours, easy-clean floors, in-suite laundry, and preferably all utilities included (including internet)…. for somewhere in the region of $900/m (max shelter allowance on disability that we can ascertain at this point). Could be anywhere between Black Creek and Nanaimo or on the Sunshine Coast, maybe lower mainland (tho we realize that’s highly improbable).

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Bring them home.

We need to bring Mark, and Tish, home. SOON. Help Kera find leads on a level-entry, ground level apartment, with a good sized bathroom, friendly neighbours, easy-clean floors, in-suite laundry, and preferably all utilities included (including internet)…. for somewhere in the region of $900/m (max shelter allowance on disability that we can ascertain at this point). Could be anywhere between Black Creek and Nanaimo or on the Sunshine Coast, maybe lower mainland (tho we realize that’s highly improbable).

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EXPEDIENCY WINS OUT OVER CVRD’S GROWTH STRATEGY

CVRD directors overlook their Regional Growth Strategy to expedite an application by 3L Developments to amend the RGS that would enable a 740-house project on the Browns and Puntlege rivers near Stotan Falls

COLUMNISTS

EXPEDIENCY WINS OUT OVER CVRD’S GROWTH STRATEGY

CVRD directors overlook their Regional Growth Strategy to expedite an application by 3L Developments to amend the RGS that would enable a 740-house project on the Browns and Puntlege rivers near Stotan Falls

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Many thanks to the residents of the Comox Valley who came out and supported this fundraising effort for Kus-kus-sum.

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