Letters

BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

LETTER: Teachers union encourages culture of mask wearing in B.C. schools

BCTF President Teri Mooring asks parents to talk with children about wearing masks in school

  • Nov 24, 2020
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Letter to the Editor: I am renting property in the Creston Valley, and the owners do not live in Canada

“(The owners) have allowed a family member, who just returned from the US, to use the property as his quarantine site.”

  • Nov 16, 2020
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Letter to the Editor: I live in Creston, and I have COVID-19

“I am still sick, and I don’t know where I contracted this virus, but I want to share my story so that you know that Coronavirus is here in our little community”

  • Nov 10, 2020
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LETTER: Joint replacement wait times in B.C.

Arthritis society’s call for government to make reducing wait times a priority

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The building location of Creston’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Letter to the editor: Branch 29, Our Community and Gratitude

“We are a small group, yet we are surrounded by an amazing community! We could not do this work without you. … We know that without you, our doors would not be open.”

  • Nov 3, 2020
The building location of Creston’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29. Photo: Aaron Hemens
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Letter to the editor: A note to let you know how much we are enjoying the Advance

“The articles are informative and interesting as they focus on people, events and places in our community. Wonderful content!’

  • Oct 27, 2020
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Al Gribbin is School District 8 Trustee. (File photo)

Gribbin: From your Trustee (under censure)

“It is our provincial government that has the power to reorganize school district boundaries and has the power to return the Creston community of schools back to its own school district”

  • Oct 14, 2020
Al Gribbin is School District 8 Trustee. (File photo)
Letters to the Editor. (file photo)

Letter to the editor: Every candidate and party must commit to urgent action on the Climate Crisis

“Just like cancer, the sooner we act, the less radical the treatment and the greater the likelihood of survival.”

  • Oct 14, 2020
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Letters to the Editor (file photo)

Letter to the editor: Unsung Heroes Among Us

“Seven weeks ago, I raced out of the house to bring my trash out when I heard the truck come but carelessly, had not wound up the garden hose and tripped over it, crashing down in the middle of my driveway”

  • Oct 13, 2020
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Bags of garbage that was collected by Nova Morgan and her friend along a short stretch of Canyon-Lister Road in September. Photo submitted by Signe Miller

Letter to the editor: I am so tired of people using my neighbourhood as their trash bin

“How can you justify throwing trash out of the window of your vehicle? Where do you think it is going?”

  • Oct 9, 2020
Bags of garbage that was collected by Nova Morgan and her friend along a short stretch of Canyon-Lister Road in September. Photo submitted by Signe Miller
Letter to the editor: I absolutely concur with the previous writer’s thoughts

Letter to the editor: I absolutely concur with the previous writer’s thoughts

“No trustee should be placed in a position of living in fear that he or she can’t speak their mind in a factual matter and speak for the constituents they represent”

  • Oct 6, 2020
Letter to the editor: I absolutely concur with the previous writer’s thoughts
Miller: Gas Wars

Miller: Gas Wars

“I am searching for a logical reason why fuel prices in Creston have been consistently much higher than Cranbrook and Salmo”

  • Sep 9, 2020
Miller: Gas Wars
School District 8 Trustee Allan Gribbin (Black Press file)

Gribbin: The Other Side of the Story

“Is accusing someone of making false statements different from calling them a liar? … It is because of this potential interpretation that I need to address this aspect of my censure right away”

  • Sep 8, 2020
School District 8 Trustee Allan Gribbin (Black Press file)
Letter to the editor: A response to last week’s fire hall letter

Letter to the editor: A response to last week’s fire hall letter

“As the wife of a former volunteer firefighter who was recognized in 2017 by the Governor General of Canada for 30 years of service, I would like to state that a fire hall is not simply a building of wish lists”

  • Sep 1, 2020
Letter to the editor: A response to last week’s fire hall letter
Letter to the editor: Recreational opportunities on private land

Letter to the editor: Recreational opportunities on private land

Les Herle of the Creston Valley Rod and Gun Club outlines changes made with regards to accessing private lands

  • Aug 31, 2020
Letter to the editor: Recreational opportunities on private land
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Letter to the editor: Fire Hall

“I believe the fire hall has been divisive for this community and is a pet project with no regard to the taxpayers of the community”

  • Aug 27, 2020
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Al Gribbin is School District 8 Truste. (Black Press file)

Gribbin: A Note from your Trustee

Al Gribbin is School District 8 Trustee

  • Aug 25, 2020
Al Gribbin is School District 8 Truste. (Black Press file)
MLA’s pen joint message on challenges the pandemic has placed on tourism in the Kootenays. (Black Press file image)

Phase three presents new opportunities for Kootenay tourism

Message from MLA Michelle Mungall and MLA Katrine Conroy

  • Aug 3, 2020
MLA’s pen joint message on challenges the pandemic has placed on tourism in the Kootenays. (Black Press file image)
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

One reader wants the province to create a more inclusive name for B.C.

  • Jul 20, 2020
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia
LETTER: KSM mine underwent ‘comprehensive, transparent peer-reviewed environmental assessment’

LETTER: KSM mine underwent ‘comprehensive, transparent peer-reviewed environmental assessment’

Seabridge Gold’s KSM project did incorporate independent and peer-reviewed science

  • May 19, 2020
LETTER: KSM mine underwent ‘comprehensive, transparent peer-reviewed environmental assessment’