Opinion

Prenatal yoga classes will be available in October at The Yoga Room. (Photo from Kohlbey Ozipko)

The Yoga Room: Pregnancy and Yoga

Prenatal yoga can ease pregnancy symptoms and prepare the body, mind, and spirit for childbirth

Cresteramics. (File photo)

Cresteramics Society for the Handicapped: A Board Perspective

Cresteramics is seeking two new board members

When taking a road trip to border towns like Osoyoos, don’t travel without your passports or turn off your car’s GPS. (Black Press Media photo)

BUSH: Road trip wrong-turn triggers bungle at the Osoyoos border

Don’t shut off your GPS if you haven’t driven through Osoyoos in 30 years, warns columnist

Taking a break for meditation or prayer can be a great way to centre yourself and find balance. (Pixabay)

Natural Health Approach: Earth Element

‘The fifth and less talked about season is called Late Summer.’

Taking a break for meditation or prayer can be a great way to centre yourself and find balance. (Pixabay)
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton. (File photo)

Think on These Things: The Jewish Nation and Blessings

‘Through the Jewish nation it was God’s purpose to impart rich blessings to all peoples.’

“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton. (File photo)
This photo, provided by National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum, in Rochester, N.Y., shows the class of 2022 finalists for induction, announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum via AP)

WOLF: Which toys would make the cut for induction into your own Hall of Fame?

COLUMN: Table hockey, Intellivision, Hot Wheels and Nerf balls stir memories

This photo, provided by National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum, in Rochester, N.Y., shows the class of 2022 finalists for induction, announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum via AP)
King Charles III, center, attend the committal service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Joe Giddens/Pool Photo via AP)

KIRKA: Inside the abbey, a funeral fit for a leader

A first-person account of Queen Elizabeth II’s service

King Charles III, center, attend the committal service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Joe Giddens/Pool Photo via AP)
Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

WOLF: I’ll miss my special annual phone calls from ‘Queen Elizabeth’

COLUMN: Queen-related stories bring back cherished memories

Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
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Lit: Speaking Out About Banning Books

News of book bannings are on the rise across the border

  • Sep 15, 2022
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The trail to Bonnie Lake from the junction at the Mt. Thompson Rim Trail. (Photo by Ed McMackin)

Out There: Bonnie Lake and a Dream Come True

Creston Community Forest completed construction on a new trail to Bonnie Lake in early September

  • Sep 14, 2022
The trail to Bonnie Lake from the junction at the Mt. Thompson Rim Trail. (Photo by Ed McMackin)
When it comes to the climate crisis, there is a need for education reform. (Pixabay)

E-Tips: Student Motivated Education

Einstein once said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

  • Sep 14, 2022
When it comes to the climate crisis, there is a need for education reform. (Pixabay)
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. (File photo)

Valley Views: Starry Nights

Artist Vincent van Gogh once claimed the night was “more alive and richly colored than the day”

  • Sep 14, 2022
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. (File photo)
Ryan Reynolds sent reporter Jessica Peters a celebratory message on Twitter when she announced the end of her cancer journey.

VIDEO: Message from Ryan Reynolds helps Black Press reporter celebrate end of cancer journey

Reporter Jessica Peters writes how one tweet helped share happiness around the world

Ryan Reynolds sent reporter Jessica Peters a celebratory message on Twitter when she announced the end of her cancer journey.
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services. (Submitted)

Ask Your Funeral Director: Is having a funeral service important?

‘For many, a funeral is the first step in the grieving process.’

Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services. (Submitted)
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

FINLAYSON: A post-Labour Day review of B.C.’s job market

‘The province’s economy is now losing steam amid a turbulent and uncertain global backdrop and decelerating growth in both the U.S. and Canada’

  • Sep 7, 2022
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Black Press Media has joined 46 other journalism associations and media outlets to call for more action against hate and threats that target journalists and their safety. (CAJ creative)

Black Press Media joins 46 media outlets to call for plan to protect journalists against hate, threats

Led by the Canadian Association of Journalists, police and the federal government need to do more to protect reporters

  • Sep 1, 2022
Black Press Media has joined 46 other journalism associations and media outlets to call for more action against hate and threats that target journalists and their safety. (CAJ creative)
Almost $400,000 is coming into our region for arts and sports organizations through the latest round of Community Gaming Grants. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Weston: Why is money so confusing?

Tips on how to get you and your money speaking the same language

Almost $400,000 is coming into our region for arts and sports organizations through the latest round of Community Gaming Grants. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
The Suncor oil sands facility seen from a helicopter near Fort McMurray, Alta., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The insurance industry is grappling with whether to continue supporting fossil fuels in the face of the climate change threat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

COLE’s NOTES: Is it time to put warning labels on fossil fuel products?

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment says more climate literacy is needed

The Suncor oil sands facility seen from a helicopter near Fort McMurray, Alta., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The insurance industry is grappling with whether to continue supporting fossil fuels in the face of the climate change threat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.” – Eckhart Tolle. (Pixabay)

Truest Reflections: Awareness is Key

Are you struggling with the thoughts you keep telling yourself?

  • Aug 26, 2022
“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.” – Eckhart Tolle. (Pixabay)
Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COLUMN: Drowning is silent; familiarize yourself with the signs of it

Chilliwack reporter shares what signs of drowning look like after incident with son in pool

Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)