Jenneil Peters

Citizen scientists join mushroom experts and Nature Conservancy Canada staff in mushroom field studies at Midgeley Conservation Area (Pat Morrow photo)

Creston Valley citizen scientists are invited to join mushroom field study

Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) will host two mushroom-foraging events on its…

Citizen scientists join mushroom experts and Nature Conservancy Canada staff in mushroom field studies at Midgeley Conservation Area (Pat Morrow photo)
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Loud explosion rocks Creston in early morning hours

A loud explosion awoke residents in the vicinity of 10th Avenue North…

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Fully costumed members of the Creston Valley Art Council greeted the public before the auction. (Left to right) Anne Fetterly, Sharon Svanda, Brenda Brucker, and Joanna Wilson. (Frank Goodsir photo)

Creston Valley Arts Council celebrated 50th anniversary with live art auction

Art lovers were invited to bid on and take home one of 30 pieces of original juried art by artists from Alberta and B.C. including a limited-edition signed Robert Bateman publisher’s print.

Fully costumed members of the Creston Valley Art Council greeted the public before the auction. (Left to right) Anne Fetterly, Sharon Svanda, Brenda Brucker, and Joanna Wilson. (Frank Goodsir photo)
Over 100 members of the grassroots group Our Ferry Matters took part in a unity sailing and rally at the ferry landings in Balfour and Kootenay Bay on Oct. 4. (Photo submitted)

Kootenay residents rally in support of ferry workers

Residents from the East and West Shore of Kootenay Lake are taking part in a “unity sailing” and rally at the ferry landings in Balfour and Kootenay Bay starting at 3 p.m. on Oct. 4.

Over 100 members of the grassroots group Our Ferry Matters took part in a unity sailing and rally at the ferry landings in Balfour and Kootenay Bay on Oct. 4. (Photo submitted)
Grade 4-7 students from Canyon-Lister Elementary School’s Be the Change program joined in the Future for Friday global climate strike march down Canyon Street Sept. 27 (Jenneil Peters photo)

Creston entrepreneurs and students support global climate strike

Local entrepreneurs Daniel Secor and Christine Park from Summit Cycles and Sports…

Grade 4-7 students from Canyon-Lister Elementary School’s Be the Change program joined in the Future for Friday global climate strike march down Canyon Street Sept. 27 (Jenneil Peters photo)
Protest boards the Osprey 2000 at the Kootenay Ferry Landing to protest dredging of the west arm of Kootenay Lake. (Photo submitted)

Creston Valley residents protest dredging of West Arm of Kootenay Lake

A group of protestors boarded the 9 a.m. ferry at Kootenay Bay…

Protest boards the Osprey 2000 at the Kootenay Ferry Landing to protest dredging of the west arm of Kootenay Lake. (Photo submitted)
Books for Kids Campaign aiming for $30,000

Books for Kids Campaign aiming for $30,000

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy’s (CBAL) annual Books for Kids campaign…

Books for Kids Campaign aiming for $30,000
From left to right Mary Wigen, Gilbert Guindon, Besette Piorecky, & Clayton Dunham.

Creston Valley Tennis Club mixed doubles tournament attracts East Kootenay tennis players

The Creston Valley Tennis Club hosted a mixed doubles tournament Sept. 7.…

From left to right Mary Wigen, Gilbert Guindon, Besette Piorecky, & Clayton Dunham.
Creston residents, law enforcement, and local fire departments will rally at 6:30 p.m. in Millennium Park for the international annual event Take Back the Night. (Advance photo)

Take Back the Night returns to Creston

Take Back the Night raises awareness about violence against women

Creston residents, law enforcement, and local fire departments will rally at 6:30 p.m. in Millennium Park for the international annual event Take Back the Night. (Advance photo)
Students learned wildfire protection strategies with the BC Wildfire initial attack crew from Nelson and Smokey Bear. (Photo credit Jenneil Peters)

Creston Valley students celebrate National Foresty Week with forest field trip

Creston Valley Grades 4, 5 and 6 students participated in the fifth…

Students learned wildfire protection strategies with the BC Wildfire initial attack crew from Nelson and Smokey Bear. (Photo credit Jenneil Peters)
Yvonne De Laive, founder of Mindset Habits and Rick Brown, director of The Venue Performance and Visual Arts society have collaborated to produce Single Mingle Shindig on Sept. 27 from 5-9 p.m. at the Venue. (Facebook.com/ydelaive)

Social singles event comes to Creston

Yvonne De Laive, founder of Mindset Habits and Rick Brown, director of…

Yvonne De Laive, founder of Mindset Habits and Rick Brown, director of The Venue Performance and Visual Arts society have collaborated to produce Single Mingle Shindig on Sept. 27 from 5-9 p.m. at the Venue. (Facebook.com/ydelaive)
Five-year-old junior novice hockey player Aspen, from the Creston Valley Bruins, stopped by the Creston Valley Advance office for an interview on the upcoming Creston Valley Minor Hockey Association junior novice division cookbook fundraiser. (Photo submitted)

CVMHA junior novice division hosts cookbook fundraiser

The Creston Valley Minor Hockey Association junior novice division is hosting a…

Five-year-old junior novice hockey player Aspen, from the Creston Valley Bruins, stopped by the Creston Valley Advance office for an interview on the upcoming Creston Valley Minor Hockey Association junior novice division cookbook fundraiser. (Photo submitted)
Creston Valley residents and students joined millions of people around the globe in the largest environmental protest in history on Sept. 20. (Jenneil Peters photo)

Creston Valley residents and students take part in global climate strike

A dozen B.C. cities joined millions of people around the globe in one of the largest environmental protests in history.

Creston Valley residents and students joined millions of people around the globe in the largest environmental protest in history on Sept. 20. (Jenneil Peters photo)
American Bullfrogs have been migrating to from Idaho into the Creston Valley via the Kootenay River since 2015. (Photo submitted)

The invasion of the American Bullfrog in the Creston Valley

The invasive American Bullfrog has been migrating from Idaho into the Creston…

American Bullfrogs have been migrating to from Idaho into the Creston Valley via the Kootenay River since 2015. (Photo submitted)
(From left) Creston Fire Rescue Chief Jared Riel, Town of Creston Couns. Arnold DeBoon and Ellen Tzakis, and Creston RCMP Staff Sgt. Ryan Currie spent time in “jail” at Casey’s Community House on Tuesday, raising funds for Cops for Kids. (Photo credit Brian Lawrence)

Casey’s Community House jail and bait fundraiser was a success

Cops for Kids rode through Creston on Sept. 10. In anticipation of…

(From left) Creston Fire Rescue Chief Jared Riel, Town of Creston Couns. Arnold DeBoon and Ellen Tzakis, and Creston RCMP Staff Sgt. Ryan Currie spent time in “jail” at Casey’s Community House on Tuesday, raising funds for Cops for Kids. (Photo credit Brian Lawrence)
Tuesday‘s Creston town council meeting opened with a presentation from Dallas Magrum of the Creston Rat Patrol. (Photo credit Jenneil Peters)

Creston Rat Patrol makes presentation to council

Tuesday‘s Creston town council meeting opened with a presentation from Dallas Magrum…

Tuesday‘s Creston town council meeting opened with a presentation from Dallas Magrum of the Creston Rat Patrol. (Photo credit Jenneil Peters)
A member of the Creston Valley Cycling Club on Highway 3A, which is part of the Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo route. (Submitted photo)

Downtown Creston activity hub for Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo

Downtown Creston will be a hub of activity on Saturday when the…

A member of the Creston Valley Cycling Club on Highway 3A, which is part of the Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo route. (Submitted photo)
Sandra Heykamp and Kevin Everitt will celebrate their first year in business at Creston Valley Winecrafters Oct. 1. (Photo credit Jenneil Peters)

Creston Valley Winecrafters supports local fruit producers in the valley

Sandra Heykamp and Kevin Everitt will celebrate their first year in business…

Sandra Heykamp and Kevin Everitt will celebrate their first year in business at Creston Valley Winecrafters Oct. 1. (Photo credit Jenneil Peters)
Scarecrow outside of Vital Health for the Scarecrow Festival sponsored by the Creston Valley Arts Council. (Photo credit Creston Va.lley Arts Council)

Scarecrow Festival was a success

The second annual Scarecrow Festival took place Sept. 3-7 in conjunction with…

Scarecrow outside of Vital Health for the Scarecrow Festival sponsored by the Creston Valley Arts Council. (Photo credit Creston Va.lley Arts Council)
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101st Creston Valley Fall Fair celebrates local agriculture

The Creston Valley Fall Fair will celebrate its 101st year Sept. 5-7…

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