Letter to the editor: Trustees should serve students instead of themselves

“As a former School District 8 trustee, I was shocked when the current board awarded themselves a mind-blowing increase in remuneration. What’s next, benefits and a pension plan?”

  • Sep 25, 2020

Lit Health Column: Health Benefits of Green Smoothies

“There are quite a number of health benefits to drinking green smoothies, and the ingredients that you can use are limitless.”

  • Sep 23, 2020

Rec Perspectives: See Through the Smoke

“Well, the smoke won’t be here forever. I hear if that if you have the ability to hike up high enough on Thompson Mountain, you can get above the smoke.”

  • Sep 21, 2020

Column: The Prodigal Son Part Three

The third and final entry to retired Creston pastor Ian Cotton’s “Prodigal Son” series

  • Sep 16, 2020

Column: Sunnier days will return

“What keeps me hopeful is knowing that just like the windstorm, both the cloud of smoke and the negative physical and mental health implications that come with it will pass”


“Now fall is on the horizon and the pandemic continues. … The distancing is still difficult, the ‘Fewer faces, bigger spaces’ routine. But we are no longer novices. We know the drill and the importance of staying vigilant.”

  • Sep 14, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry thanks supporters after threats
Conservatives reject throne speech, NDP wants to see concrete action before supporting it
West Coast winemakers fear smoke damage to grapes
New throne speech lays out big plans to fight COVID-19, aid recovery

Column: Tivoli Theatre’s return makes for a great escape

“Going to the movie theatre pre-pandemic was always a nice retreat. Now, with everything going on in the world, a trip to the movie theatre is akin to a luxurious vacation”

Lit Column: Some Ancient Advice in a New World

“There are so many things we have going on in the world that we have very little control over. While we may feel powerless and small, we all have the ability to start with even the smallest steps to do what we can for the good of the whole, cumulatively creating a larger positive impact”

  • Sep 2, 2020

Column: Library Adapts to COVID Restrictions

“We’ve served our community for 100 years (this was supposed to be our Centennial Celebration year!) and a pandemic isn’t about to make us stop now”

  • Sep 1, 2020

Wijenberg: Manage your fruit trees

“Once a bear gets a reward from a fruit tree, they will return to the tree again and again”

  • Aug 31, 2020

Column: The Prodigal Son Part Two

“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston pastor Ian Cotton

  • Aug 27, 2020

Wayling: Go With the Flow and See the Positive

“Change is inevitable this year. Although indoor spaces will be challenging to navigate, go with the flow and be optimistic about it.”

  • Aug 26, 2020


“Yes, magic is possible with vision and effort. The magic of the Creston Community Park. The magic of healthy young bodies.”

  • Aug 20, 2020

Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Stronger tomorrow plan offers blueprint for job-rich recovery, says Jeff Zweig and Greg D’Avignon

  • Aug 5, 2020

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020

GUEST COLUMN: B.C. COVID-19 survey brings answers closer

275,000 responses so far, broader health information helps

  • May 22, 2020

COLUMN: Residents should explore B.C. to help tourism industry amid COVID-19

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • May 11, 2020

Earth Day: A new relationship to wildlife is needed for nature and people

Dan Kraus is senior conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

  • Apr 22, 2020

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 modelling useful, but not a crystal ball

B.C.’s chief health officer explains risk of relaxing too soon

  • Apr 19, 2020