Kelsey Yates

Caroline Collier teaches a Wildflower student how to plant wildflower seeds. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston students learn about pollinator gardens

Caroline Collier is planting flowers on behalf of the bees

Caroline Collier teaches a Wildflower student how to plant wildflower seeds. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Retia Wigen was awarded Citizen of the Year. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston’s Citizens of the Year announced during Blossom Festival

Retia Wigen and Nicole Cobbe were honoured at the opening ceremonies

Retia Wigen was awarded Citizen of the Year. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Stacy Sulko is remembered for his great love of the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Submitted)

Remembering Creston’s Stacy Sulko with Blue Shirt Days

Sulko worked at the local Save-On-Foods (formerly Overwaitea) for 27 years

Stacy Sulko is remembered for his great love of the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Submitted)
(Photo by Kelsey Yates)

PHOTOS: The return of the Creston Valley Blossom Festival parade

After two years of cancelled events, health protocols, and social distancing, the…

(Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The asparagus at Sutcliffe Farms is ready for harvest. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Ripe for the picking: Creston’s asparagus has late start due to cold spring

Sutcliffe Farms is the largest asparagus producer in the province

The asparagus at Sutcliffe Farms is ready for harvest. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston Timbits pose with their coaches and owner of Tim Horton’s Nancy Lascak. Missing: Head Coach Ivan González. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston’s Timbits say thank you

The local Tim Horton’s has sponsored the team by providing full uniforms

The Creston Timbits pose with their coaches and owner of Tim Horton’s Nancy Lascak. Missing: Head Coach Ivan González. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
An aerial view of the building. (Courtesy of the Lower Kootenay Band)

Lower Kootenay Band celebrates grand opening of new wellness centre

On Saturday, May 21, the LKB will host a ceremony to name the new building

An aerial view of the building. (Courtesy of the Lower Kootenay Band)
John Huscroft is fondly remembered for his love of flying. (Submitted)

Creston remembers long-time community supporter John Huscroft

Huscroft is remembered as a dedicated family man and committed community volunteer

John Huscroft is fondly remembered for his love of flying. (Submitted)
A six-horse team and wagon in the 1986 Blossom Festival parade. (Courtesy of Creston Museum archives)

PHOTOS: Creston Valley Blossom Festival celebrates 81 years of history

The popular community event is returning after a two-year hiatus

A six-horse team and wagon in the 1986 Blossom Festival parade. (Courtesy of Creston Museum archives)
RISE-22 is discussing freedom from substance abuse. (Pixabay)

Advocacy group talks to Creston students about dangers of substance abuse

Next weekend, the Grade 10 students at Kootenay River Secondary School will…

RISE-22 is discussing freedom from substance abuse. (Pixabay)
Battle of the Bands will kick off in Creston on June 24. (From Stay Live Productions)

Battle of the Bands returns to the Creston Valley

Registration is now open until June 1

Battle of the Bands will kick off in Creston on June 24. (From Stay Live Productions)
(Photo by Kelsey Yates)

All-star Creston students present Shrek the Musical

The cast and crew of 63 kids from Adam Robertson Elementary School performed in front of a full audience

(Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Mayor Ron Toyota, and Rotarians David Butt, Rick Minichiello, and Nicole Nixon (John Huscroft’s daughter) pose with a donation for $7,500 towards the C.B. Lang Tutor Jet Memorial. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Supporting Huscroft’s dream: Rotary club donates to tutor jet display

John Huscroft, the 2020 Citizen of the Year, had spent 10 years working on a memorial for pilot C.B. Lang of the Golden Centennaires

Mayor Ron Toyota, and Rotarians David Butt, Rick Minichiello, and Nicole Nixon (John Huscroft’s daughter) pose with a donation for $7,500 towards the C.B. Lang Tutor Jet Memorial. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The team of champions at Creston Combat Fitness pose together with their medals from the tournament on
April 9. (Submitted photo)

Creston Jiu-Jitsu athletes excel at Alberta tournament

Creston’s 13 athletes took home a staggering 10 gold medals

The team of champions at Creston Combat Fitness pose together with their medals from the tournament on
April 9. (Submitted photo)
Montréal Guitar Trio is playing in Creston on Sunday, May 8. (Submitted)

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Montréal Guitar Trio

MG3 is playing Sunday, May 8 at Kootenay River Secondary School Theatre

Montréal Guitar Trio is playing in Creston on Sunday, May 8. (Submitted)
Students displayed red dresses in the trees next to Kootenay River Secondary School on May 5. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston students commemorate lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women on Red Dress Day

May 5 marks the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People

Students displayed red dresses in the trees next to Kootenay River Secondary School on May 5. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 8. (Pixabay)
Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 8. (Pixabay)
Cyclists set out from downtown Creston on the 151-kilometre route of the Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo. (Brian Lawrence photo)

Creston-Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo returns after two-year hiatus

Bikers will set off on the 151-kilometre ride on June 18

Cyclists set out from downtown Creston on the 151-kilometre route of the Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo. (Brian Lawrence photo)
The dairy cows at Kootenay Meadows frolic in the grass for the first time this spring. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Spring turnout at Kootenay Meadows brings hundreds of spectators

The frisky dairy cows enjoyed frolicking on the green pasture

The dairy cows at Kootenay Meadows frolic in the grass for the first time this spring. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Creston Town Hall. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston council: Protecting pollinators with gardening

The notes from the April 12 council meeting

Creston Town Hall. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)