Our Team

Lorne Eckersley
250-428-2266 ext. 206
Lorne started work at the Advance straight from journalism school in 1979. Raised in Calgary, he and his wife wanted to start a family in a small town. Though they originally planned to stay in Creston for five years, they haven’t found a reason to leave just yet. Lorne is a rare publisher/reporter who also writes weekly opinion column. As a newspaperman, he has done everything from catching newspapers from the press to photographing prime ministers and premiers. He enjoys travel, photography, reading, music, hiking, wine, whisky (and whiskey) and goofing around with his four grandchildren.

Chris Brauer
250-428-2266 ext. 203
Chris resides in Creston with his family, two cats, and his typewriter collection (though he prefers to write with a fountain pen). He has completed his first novel about living and teaching English as a foreign language in the Sultanate of Oman. He is currently working on his second travel memoir about Ireland and a collection of poetry inspired by his travels there. He was a teacher for 15 years. He enjoys running in the woods of West Creston, traveling, eating out, and wearing wool sweaters. He began working at the Advance in July, 2016.