Opinion

Tia Wayling is the recreation services coordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. File photo

Rec Perspectives: Use Family Day to Restore Well-Being

“While the usual celebrations and gatherings are not happening, the whole premise behind this fairly-new appointed statutory holiday is so families can take a break from hectic schedules and spend some quality time together sometime during the long weekend.”

  • Jan 22, 2021
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Letter to the Editor: Try Thank-you

“Maybe it’s time for the ‘silent majority’ to become ‘vocal’ and at least support those who are positively vocal. Let’s encourage those who are serving us in all walks of life instead of increasing their pain and frustration.”

  • Jan 19, 2021
A Polyphemus cocoon. Photo: Ed McMackin

Out There: Wrapped Up for the Winter

“Probably, one of the most intricate works done for winter is completed by some species of moths that spend the winter in the pupa stage — the stage between larva and adult — enclosed in a protective covering.”

  • Jan 15, 2021
A stroll through the Wildlife Management Area. Photo: Margaret Miller

Valley Views: IT’S ABOUT TIME

“Time often feels elastic, but one thing is certain. It never stands still. Winters come and go, some more difficult than others. Months become years; years become decades. And in our busy human world, pandemics can happen. And linger over time. And pass.”

  • Jan 15, 2021
A stroll through the Wildlife Management Area. Photo: Margaret Miller
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)
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Letter to the Editor: Words Are Powerful

“People can hold their views, but for me, when threats are made a line is crossed.”

  • Jan 11, 2021
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Rec Perspectives with Tia Wayling (File photo)

Rec Perspectives: Winter Can Be Fun For Everyone

“Put down your phone, turn off the TV and put on your woolly socks, snow pants, boots and jacket, and leave the confines of your warm house to explore your capabilities while you appreciate what’s in our backyard.”

  • Jan 8, 2021
Rec Perspectives with Tia Wayling (File photo)
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
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TIPS from TAPS Column: Yes, Creston’s TAPS is still going

“Despite the mandated and precautionary steps which led to cancelling face to face gatherings, we are happy to report that the connections and fellowship that marked our program are very much alive.”

  • Jan 5, 2021
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A man wearing a face-mask walks past protestors at a rally against COVID-19 public health measures in Creston on Nov. 28, 2020. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Editorial: We Can Do Better

“Residents in town who detest provincial COVID-19 health measures have stayed true to their word in hosting weekly protests against such orders. The RCMP have also stayed true to their word in issuing consequences to anyone who breaks the law.”

A man wearing a face-mask walks past protestors at a rally against COVID-19 public health measures in Creston on Nov. 28, 2020. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Dove Sprout co-owns and operates the Creston Acupuncture and Natural Health Centre alongside her husband, Paul Gaucher (R.TCM.P). File photo

A Natural Health Approach Column: Wired and Tired

“Chronic, long-term stress can be devastating to your body’s ability to cope. We often abuse our bodies and take them for granted as we grab another cup of coffee or sugary snack so that we can push through to get that last thing done, and then the next thing, and the next.”

  • Jan 5, 2021
Dove Sprout co-owns and operates the Creston Acupuncture and Natural Health Centre alongside her husband, Paul Gaucher (R.TCM.P). File photo
MP for Kootenay-Columbia Rob Morrison looks back on 2020. (Submitted)

MP for Kootenay-Columbia looks back on 2020

Rob Morrison is a member of the Conservative Party

  • Dec 23, 2020
MP for Kootenay-Columbia Rob Morrison looks back on 2020. (Submitted)
A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC

OPINION: Hoping for broader support and better days ahead for tourism sector

Now as we turn the page on 2020, there is room for optimism

  • Dec 22, 2020
A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC
Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. Photo: Rame Kader

Column: Thank you, Creston

“Through the countless efforts and initiatives to bring cheer to the town, I want to thank the community for reminding me that there is still good in this world.”

Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. Photo: Rame Kader
Tia Wayling is the recreation services coordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. File photo

Rec Perspectives: Restrictions, Reflection and Reaction

“You may not be able to control how this pandemic plays out, but you have every bit of control over your attitude, words and actions.”

  • Dec 21, 2020
Tia Wayling is the recreation services coordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. File photo
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston pastor Ian Cotton. (File photo)

Think on These Things: No Greater Gift

“Christmas should serve to remind us of God, who gave the world the greatest ‘gift’; Jesus.”

  • Dec 21, 2020
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston pastor Ian Cotton. (File photo)
Letters to the Editor. Black Press file photo

Letter to the Editor: A Love Letter to the People who work at Creston’s Crest View Care Village

“Today, I want to say a specific thank you to those who are, in any way, keeping my specific person well and safe – my mom.”

  • Dec 18, 2020
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University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

‘I am tired, and my soul hurts’: B.C. nurse reflects on working in ICU unit during COVID

Renée Bush writes about what it is like on the front-line of the pandemic in the north

  • Dec 16, 2020
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)
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Guest Column: Am I a Buddhist?

“It is quite possible to engage in Buddhist spiritual practices and in the process to deepen one’s personal faith. The greater our understanding of ourselves, our own faith practices and the practices of others, the greater our own faith becomes and the very fabric of our community becomes stronger as a result.”

  • Dec 15, 2020
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Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson says she’ll be spending the holidays close to home with her partner Paul and dog Stella. Photo: Submitted

COLUMN: Holiday greetings from your new MLA

Brittny Anderson writes about how she’ll work virtually for Nelson-Creston

Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson says she’ll be spending the holidays close to home with her partner Paul and dog Stella. Photo: Submitted