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Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Keeping the British in British Columbia?

Victoria Day marks the informal start of summer in Canada, but it’s also a celebration of our historic connection

  • May 24, 2022
Tia Wayling is the recreation services coordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. (File photo)

Rec Perspectives: Summer Days Are Just Around the Corner

Look to the Creston and District Community Complex for all your recreational needs this summer

  • May 24, 2022
Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

BENNETT: Jason Kenney led Alberta through bulldog willpower and work ethic

Kenney resigned after just 51 per cent of party rank-and-file endorsed him in a leadership review

Creston Climate Action Society talks about regenerative agriculture techniques. (File photo)

E-Tips: Regenerative Agriculture

Certain farming practices actually heal and take care of the land

  • May 18, 2022
Creston Climate Action Society talks about regenerative agriculture techniques. (File photo)
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. File photo

Valley Views: Building Community

‘The past months and years have been difficult, but we are moving on.’

  • May 17, 2022
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. File photo
A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

PETERS: Nurses give far more than just medical care

On National Nurses Week, it’s time to think back to the nurses who have cared for us

A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Glacier Lily (Erythronium grandiflorum), 2015, Balancing Rock Trail, found throughout the Kootenay Lake-Creston region from low wet montane zone meadows to high sub-alpine meadows, flowering late March to even September. Note the six petals, and the red and yellow coloured anthers. (Submitted)

Out There: Plant Taxonomy

Taking an interest in your Kootenay Lake surroundings can add purpose to one’s outdoor ventures

  • May 11, 2022
Glacier Lily (Erythronium grandiflorum), 2015, Balancing Rock Trail, found throughout the Kootenay Lake-Creston region from low wet montane zone meadows to high sub-alpine meadows, flowering late March to even September. Note the six petals, and the red and yellow coloured anthers. (Submitted)
The Yoga Room, established in 2017, is a dedicated space for yoga and movement. The space is warm, bright, and inviting. The teachers are fully qualified and are always studying new techniques for their classes. Classes include many varieties of yoga and movement, somatics, and hypopressives. (Submitted)

The Yoga Room: A Space to Unite With Yourself and Others

With practice comes the “unity” upon which the practice of yoga was founded

  • May 10, 2022
The Yoga Room, established in 2017, is a dedicated space for yoga and movement. The space is warm, bright, and inviting. The teachers are fully qualified and are always studying new techniques for their classes. Classes include many varieties of yoga and movement, somatics, and hypopressives. (Submitted)
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Going green in B.C.

‘… the transition to zero-emission transportation will require more than impressive innovations’

  • May 9, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)

OP-ED: Newspapers are not packaging

‘The dissemination of news to the public is a necessary element of a vibrant and healthy democracy’

  • May 9, 2022
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 8. (Pixabay)
Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 8. (Pixabay)
May 2 to 8 is Mental Health Week. (Metro Creative)

Truest Reflections: Recognizing Mental Health Week

Counsellor Barbara Hunter speaks on the topic of empathy

  • May 4, 2022
May 2 to 8 is Mental Health Week. (Metro Creative)
Stop and remember to breathe. (Pixabay)

Natural Health Approach: Just Breathe

Pause whatever you are doing and notice what is happening with your breath

  • May 3, 2022
Stop and remember to breathe. (Pixabay)
FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

Cole’s Notes: It’s hard to be young these days

It won’t be easy to solve our problems, but our futures are worth fighting for

FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
Saara Itkonen has been the chief librarian at the Creston Valley Public Library since the beginning of October. (Photo credit Brian Lawrence)

Lit: Instructions on Not Giving Up

‘I think we all need to take a moment to recognize what we’ve been going through and why we should still have hope and optimism.’

  • May 2, 2022
Saara Itkonen has been the chief librarian at the Creston Valley Public Library since the beginning of October. (Photo credit Brian Lawrence)
Democracy sausage is a well-respected tradition in Australia. Every few years, Australians get together for a barbecue, and maybe vote as well. (Image courtesy of iStock)

Opinion: Vote 1, democracy sausage for Canada

An Australian institution is worth appropriating for Canadian electoral life

Democracy sausage is a well-respected tradition in Australia. Every few years, Australians get together for a barbecue, and maybe vote as well. (Image courtesy of iStock)
On April 12, TAPS celebrated its volunteers with an appreciation event, under the theme of "superheroes". (Submitted)

Tips from TAPS: Celebrating Our Volunteers

April 24 to 30 is National Volunteer Week

  • Apr 26, 2022
On April 12, TAPS celebrated its volunteers with an appreciation event, under the theme of "superheroes". (Submitted)
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.

Ask Your Funeral Director: How do you become a funeral director?

By Jason Meidl, Funeral Director at Creston Valley Funeral Services jason@crestonvalleyfuneralservices.ca I…

  • Apr 26, 2022
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.
Gardening is a great way to connect to the Earth. (File Photo)

E-Tips: Connecting to the Earth through gardening

‘Tis the season to get your hands dirty in the garden

  • Apr 22, 2022
Gardening is a great way to connect to the Earth. (File Photo)