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Cyclist Merv Hutchinson (right) receives a medal from Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce manager Vern Gorham following the 151-kilometre gran fondo segment of the Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo. Hutchinson, also a member the organizing committee, was the oldest participant in the gran fondo, and completed the 70-plus age category with a time of 6:58:35. (Brian Lawrence photo)

Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo exciting event for cyclists

Cyclists chose from 151-, 98- and 56-km courses around Creston Valley and Kootenay Lake East Shore

Cyclist Merv Hutchinson (right) receives a medal from Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce manager Vern Gorham following the 151-kilometre gran fondo segment of the Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo. Hutchinson, also a member the organizing committee, was the oldest participant in the gran fondo, and completed the 70-plus age category with a time of 6:58:35. (Brian Lawrence photo)
Ki Mana Acres sustainably growing microgreens in Creston Valley

Ki Mana Acres sustainably growing microgreens in Creston Valley

22-year-old owner Kieran Poznikoff grows microgreens on small, sustainable Erickson plots

Ki Mana Acres sustainably growing microgreens in Creston Valley
Author Lori Luczka and Paul Kerr with a copy of Lost: 7 Hours to Live, which chronicles the events surrounding a tragic accident Kerr endured in 2015. (Photo credit Brian Lawrence)

Creston author launching book about Kimberley man’s motorcycle accident

Lori Luczka’s ‘Lost: 7 Hours to Live’ chonicles Paul Kerr’s 2015 accident that claimd his left leg

Author Lori Luczka and Paul Kerr with a copy of Lost: 7 Hours to Live, which chronicles the events surrounding a tragic accident Kerr endured in 2015. (Photo credit Brian Lawrence)
Hunter Everitt works at the Kootenay Mobile Press, a fee-for-use juice press operated by Creston’s Fields Forward Society. (Brian Lawrence photo)

Fields Forward Society adding value to Creston Valley cherries

‘Cosmetically unsuitable’ cherries juiced for sharing through Creston, Nelson, Cranbrook food banks

Hunter Everitt works at the Kootenay Mobile Press, a fee-for-use juice press operated by Creston’s Fields Forward Society. (Brian Lawrence photo)
The first Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo, organized by the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Creston Rotary Club, will run Sept. 21. (Photo submitted)

Creston businesses, riders invited to join in Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo

Creston Rotary Club and chamber of commerce organizing September cycling event

The first Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo, organized by the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Creston Rotary Club, will run Sept. 21. (Photo submitted)
Farley Cursons, project director of the East Shore Trail and Bike Association, working on the Riondel Heritage Trail, located in a “top-secret” section of forest near the community. (Photo credit Brian Lawrence)

Society developing hiking and biking trails on Kootenay Lake’s East Shore

East Shore Trail and Bike Association maintains 35 km, with more Kootenay Lake trails to come

Farley Cursons, project director of the East Shore Trail and Bike Association, working on the Riondel Heritage Trail, located in a “top-secret” section of forest near the community. (Photo credit Brian Lawrence)
Town council appreciates kudos for Creston Community Forest

Town council appreciates kudos for Creston Community Forest

North Cowichan speaks highly of Creston forest; plus briefs from Aug. 13 town council meeting…

Town council appreciates kudos for Creston Community Forest
Creston golfer hosts three blind golf tournaments in East Kootenay

Creston golfer hosts three blind golf tournaments in East Kootenay

Creston golfer Darren Douma hosted B.C., Canadian and Western Canadian blind golf championships.

Creston golfer hosts three blind golf tournaments in East Kootenay
Ryan Davis started Red’s Bakery in Crawford Bay in 2016, offering homestyle baking from a shop he designed and built. (Brian Lawrence photo)

Red’s Bakery offering homestyle baking in Crawford Bay

Since 2016, Red’s Bakery has offering homestlye baking on Kootenay Lake’s East Shore…

Ryan Davis started Red’s Bakery in Crawford Bay in 2016, offering homestyle baking from a shop he designed and built. (Brian Lawrence photo)
Starbelly Jam (Photo credit Louis Bockner)

Kootenay Lake East Shore events celebrating history, arts and culture

Starbelly Jam, East Shore Community Culture Day and Museum Days celebrating Kotenay Lake life…

Starbelly Jam (Photo credit Louis Bockner)
Ron Mondor and his wife, Lynn, own Destiny Bay Resort and Destiny Bay Grocers on Kootenay Lake’s East Shore. (Photo credit Brian Lawrence )

Destiny Bay Resort continuing East Shore tradition

Destiny Bay Resort became a special place to relax and unwind.

Ron Mondor and his wife, Lynn, own Destiny Bay Resort and Destiny Bay Grocers on Kootenay Lake’s East Shore. (Photo credit Brian Lawrence )
Yaqan Nukiy School students (from left) Ella Moore, Millie Whitford and Taeley Williams in a boat designed by Whitford, Caleb Wells, Brooke Jessop and Adam Three Feathers. (Photo credit Brian Lawrence)

Yaqan Nukiy students launch cardboard boats in Creston’s Goat River

Yaqan Nukiy Grade 7/8 students design and test cardboard boats in Goat River…

Yaqan Nukiy School students (from left) Ella Moore, Millie Whitford and Taeley Williams in a boat designed by Whitford, Caleb Wells, Brooke Jessop and Adam Three Feathers. (Photo credit Brian Lawrence)