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Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. Photo: Rame Kader

Column: The importance of remembering

For me, Remembrance Day is an opportunity for me to reflect and preserve the memories of my grandfather and my great grandfather. They were two men who dedicated their lives to serving Canada and the Commonwealth so that I — along with the rest of the nation — could live a peaceful and prosperous life.

 

Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. Photo: Rame Kader

Column: Reflecting on my three months in Creston

“My big takeaway from my time here is the great sense of community that exists in Creston. Community is at the heart of this town, and what I’ve noticed is that residents are always thinking and acting for the benefit of their neighbours”

 

Rec Perspectives with Tia Wayling (File photo)

Rec Perspectives: Will Canadians Start Improving Their Health Now?

“What do you think would happen if the majority of Canadians took a preventative step and put in the effort towards improving their overall health? The simple answer would be healthier Canadians.”

  • Oct 16, 2020

 

Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident.

Valley Views: RIGHT OR RESPONSIBILITY?

“Political parties offer differing views on what’s important, and in a world with pressing problems, increasing authoritarianism and inequality, it’s important for citizens to take an active role in shaping their nation’s future.”

  • Oct 9, 2020
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident.
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.

GUEST COLUMN: Life with cerebral palsy full of triumph and tribulations

Tuesday, Oct. 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day

  • Oct 6, 2020
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.
Rec Perspectives: Disc Golf, Anyone?

Rec Perspectives: Disc Golf, Anyone?

“For those of you who haven’t heard already, disc golf has come to the Creston Valley”

  • Oct 1, 2020
Rec Perspectives: Disc Golf, Anyone?
Out There Column: Spring flowers in September

Out There Column: Spring flowers in September

“Spring flowers around the first day of autumn? Is that usual? Not likely!”

  • Sep 30, 2020
Out There Column: Spring flowers in September
Column: One person can make a difference

Column: One person can make a difference

“While it’s sad for many to see the Sunset Seed Company close their doors for good, it dawned on me that several were going to miss Tom and his aura more than the goods that he sold”

Column: One person can make a difference
Rec Perspectives: See Through the Smoke

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
Rec Perspectives: See Through the Smoke
Column: The Prodigal Son Part Three

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: The Prodigal Son Part Three
Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. (Photo by Rame Kader)

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”

Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. (Photo by Rame Kader)
Miller: SIX MONTHS OF LESSONS

Miller: SIX MONTHS OF LESSONS

“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
Miller: SIX MONTHS OF LESSONS
It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

COLUMN: I sneezed, I coughed, so I got tested for COVID-19

Accessing a swab test is easy these days, but the actual test can more than a little daunting

It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Navigating working from home during these pandemic times

This is a chance to work in the best conditions possible. In your sweat pants, on your couch.

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Our reactions to a forestry downturn reflect the past, not the present

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Models of care have varied greatly between ICBC and WorkSafe

Fighting to prove serious injuries doesn’t help anybody

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.