The cover of the March 5th

The cover of the March 5th

Valley Echo re-design garners positive feedback

Cleaner look to Valley Echo newspaper earns good reviews

The re-configured Valley Echo is  drawing mostly positive reactions from long-time readers and community leaders. Here is a small sample of some of the feedback we’ve received so far:

Dee Conklin, Mayor of Radium Hot Springs and owner ofPalliser Printing:

“Being in the print industry I see print layouts every day. The look is cleaner and easier to follow. The past layouts ran from one story to the next and was often “uncomfortable” to read and therefore the whole story wasn’t always finished. Now you have breaks, three and four columns and clear headings. Change is a good thing!”

Gerry Wilkie, Regional District of East Kootenay Area G director:

“The format is so much more pleasing to the eye, and I find Valley Echo stories have good news content.


Susan Clovechok, executive director of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce:

“My co-workers and I had a chat and we agreed that we like the changes to the inside of the paper, but we miss the traditional masthead. The date and issue are lost, or at least don’t jump out in the new masthead.”


Joy Orr, constituency assistant to Columbia River – Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald:


“I really like the new format. Well done!”


Sharon Trusler, Valley Echo reader:

“I think the new Valley Echo is an improvement; it’s easier to read. The layout seems to be more open.”


Karen Johnston, publisher, Cranbrook Daily Townsman:

“I love the new look of the Valley Echo. I love the staff photos — they made me look twice!”