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Canada was moving towards the metric system in the 1970s, but today rulers will still show both inches and centimetres. Photo: John Arendt

COLUMN: Metric measurements include some odd sizes

Converting non-metric packages results in some puzzling numbers

 

Snowflakes, (Photo credit: Jill Wellington/Pixabay)

Editor’s Desk: Snowflakes and pebbles

The world changes around us every day. People? Not so much.

 

“For sin is the transgression of the law of God. Jesus received the wages of sin, death, for each of us. And He offers to us all, as a free gift, eternal Life.” Photo: Unsplash

‘Through His death all may gain everlasting life’

‘It is for you that the Son of God bore your sins; for you He opens the gates of Paradise.’

  • Apr 17, 2022

 

Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Cole’s Notes: Re-opening will be awkward, so be kind

Use your COVID common sense and don’t be rude, Schisler says

Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
Margaret Miller, a longtime Creston Valley resident, has written her first book. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston writer releases first book spanning six decades in two countries

Margaret Miller’s “Across the Water” includes vivid descriptions of the natural world

Margaret Miller, a longtime Creston Valley resident, has written her first book. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Cross country skiiing is one of the many seasonal exercises that can ease anxiety. Photo: Black Press

Exercise best way to beat anxiety and depression

Six per cent of men and 13 per cent of women suffer from anxiety

  • Jan 16, 2022
Cross country skiiing is one of the many seasonal exercises that can ease anxiety. Photo: Black Press
This 12-part series of columns called “Creston in Transition” will focus on working towards a greener future. (Pixabay)

Creston in Transition: Attempt the Impossible

‘Take some time to imagine what our town might look like without oil.’

  • Jan 14, 2022
This 12-part series of columns called “Creston in Transition” will focus on working towards a greener future. (Pixabay)
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think on These Things: A Great Gulf Fixed

The rich man had an opportunity to help the needy, but focused on pleasure, he forgot God.

  • Nov 21, 2021
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
Competitiveness is a ‘Jones’ staple as you readers know, and many times we have towed the line and occasionally gone past it. Photo: Unsplash

Top Shelf Stories: Don’t act like a jerk

This story: one of those times.

  • Nov 9, 2021
Competitiveness is a ‘Jones’ staple as you readers know, and many times we have towed the line and occasionally gone past it. Photo: Unsplash
‘A man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.’ Photo: Unsplash

The Rich Man’s Folly

‘A man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.’

  • Nov 7, 2021
‘A man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.’ Photo: Unsplash
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think on These Things: The Rich Man’s Folly

‘A man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.’

  • Oct 24, 2021
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think On These Things: Gain That is Loss

‘The only remedy for the sins and sorrows of men is Christ.’

  • Sep 12, 2021
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
Photo: Shayna Douglas/Unsplash

Top Shelf Stories: Forget the darn Gatorade

By Connor Jones *************** On a cold Sunday morning in November, Grandpa…

  • Sep 9, 2021
Photo: Shayna Douglas/Unsplash
Barrier protects checkout clerk at a grocery store in North Vancouver, March 22, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

COLUMN: Automated checkouts are altering the job market

There has been a growing opposition to these devices, especially in the past few months

Barrier protects checkout clerk at a grocery store in North Vancouver, March 22, 2020. (The Canadian Press)
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think on These Things: Do Not Wrong Another

‘We should treat others, just as we ourselves, would wish to be treated.’

  • Aug 15, 2021
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
In 1927, swimmers enjoyed a day in the water at the CGIT and CSET Camp in Summerland. While none of the people in this photograph have smart phones, there is some debate about whether a beach image from the United Kingdom in 1943 shows a man using a smart phone. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

COLUMN: The mystery of the time-travelling tourist

Was the man in a 1943 photograph checking his smart phone?

In 1927, swimmers enjoyed a day in the water at the CGIT and CSET Camp in Summerland. While none of the people in this photograph have smart phones, there is some debate about whether a beach image from the United Kingdom in 1943 shows a man using a smart phone. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Memorials have been set up to honour those who died during the Second World War. (Pixabay.com)

It’s time to stop making comparisons to Hitler

The deadliest, most destructive war in human history should not become a metaphor

Memorials have been set up to honour those who died during the Second World War. (Pixabay.com)
The Royal Theatre has undergone a huge renovation during the pandemic. The Trail moviehouse was again forced to shut down by provincial health orders issued in December. Photo: Jim Bailey

Buy popcorn, take your seat as the lights dim, and save the cinematic experienc

2021 is where the real chaos awaits for the fledgling film industry

The Royal Theatre has undergone a huge renovation during the pandemic. The Trail moviehouse was again forced to shut down by provincial health orders issued in December. Photo: Jim Bailey
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Happy New Year: Keep coming back with love in 2021

Sarah Simpson column: Keep coming back with love

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Why was the CERB decision left to the last minute?

Why was the CERB decision left to the last minute?

Opinion from Richard Cannings, MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay

  • Oct 13, 2020
Why was the CERB decision left to the last minute?