Community

Cresteramics. (File photo)

Cresteramics Society for the Handicapped: A Board Perspective

Cresteramics is seeking two new board members

MP Rob Morrison poses with the recipients of the Queen’s Jubilee Award. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

PHOTOS: MP Morrison presents Creston residents with Queen’s Jubilee Awards

10 residents received certificates for their volunteerism and contributions to the community

Lawn mower races are popular at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. File photo

Pass Creek Fall Fair taking place this weekend

The 30th annual event takes place just outside of Castlegar

Lawn mower races are popular at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. File photo
The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is hosting a borshch cook-off on Oct. 1. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre

Doukhobor Discovery Centre hosting Borshch Cook-off 2022

Do you have the best borshch in town? Prove it on Oct. 1

The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is hosting a borshch cook-off on Oct. 1. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre
The Touchstones Museum exhibit Back on Track features a working model train from the Creston Museum from the 1980s. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Train enthusiasts roll into Nelson for convention, exhibit

International conference coincided with Nelson museum’s history exhibit on trains in the Kootenays

The Touchstones Museum exhibit Back on Track features a working model train from the Creston Museum from the 1980s. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
One of the first areas treated as part of the Arrow Mountain Wildfire Risk Reduction Project. (Photo by Daniel Gratton)

Creston Community Forest reduces wildfire risk, provides employment to locals

To mark National Forestry Week, let’s celebrate the efforts of wildfire mitigation

One of the first areas treated as part of the Arrow Mountain Wildfire Risk Reduction Project. (Photo by Daniel Gratton)
The West Kootenay Toy Run cruised around the region Sunday. More than 260 drivers and passengers participated in the ride. The West Kootenay Toy Run Association has been riding since 1988, raising money through their love of motorcycling to support those in need throughout the region. The winner of this year’s raffle for a 2022 Harley-Davidson fatboy was Gord Oja from Enderby. Photos: Jennifer Small

PHOTOS: Riding for Kootenay kids

Annual Toy Run fundraiser cruises the West Kootenay

The West Kootenay Toy Run cruised around the region Sunday. More than 260 drivers and passengers participated in the ride. The West Kootenay Toy Run Association has been riding since 1988, raising money through their love of motorcycling to support those in need throughout the region. The winner of this year’s raffle for a 2022 Harley-Davidson fatboy was Gord Oja from Enderby. Photos: Jennifer Small
The Ismail boys. (Submitted)

Neighbours Refugee Sponsorship Group seeks community support

The next fundraiser, the Family Fun Extravaganza, is on Sept. 17 to raise funds

The Ismail boys. (Submitted)
The 151-kilometre ride boasts beautiful views of the lake and valley. (Photo courtesy of Rotary Club of Creston)

Bikers to pedal away Oct. 1 on Creston-Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo

The 151-kilometre ride boasts beautiful views of the lake and valley

The 151-kilometre ride boasts beautiful views of the lake and valley. (Photo courtesy of Rotary Club of Creston)
Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)

PODCAST: Elora van Jarrett – BC Wildfire Service crew leader

TODAY IN B.C.: Longtime firefighter has been stationed in Salmon Arm, Port Alberni

Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)
The trail to Bonnie Lake from the junction at the Mt. Thompson Rim Trail. (Photo by Ed McMackin)

Out There: Bonnie Lake and a Dream Come True

Creston Community Forest completed construction on a new trail to Bonnie Lake in early September

  • Sep 14, 2022
The trail to Bonnie Lake from the junction at the Mt. Thompson Rim Trail. (Photo by Ed McMackin)
Barb and Frank Wloka pose with some of the fresh produce for sale outside of their store. (Photo by Wes Friesen)

Wloka Farms: Enjoying winter squash

There is a great variety of squash to enjoy in the upcoming season

Barb and Frank Wloka pose with some of the fresh produce for sale outside of their store. (Photo by Wes Friesen)
Lynne Karey-McKenna (right), with Suzanne Chubb (left) in Footlighters Theatre Society’s recent production of <em>Complain Department and Lemonade</em>, will be leading a play reading group to help determine the final production of the group’s 2022/2023 season. (Photo by Brian Lawrence)

Footlighters to choose final production with series of play readings

Series provides opportunity to select a play for production, and participate without being onstage or memorizing lines

Lynne Karey-McKenna (right), with Suzanne Chubb (left) in Footlighters Theatre Society’s recent production of <em>Complain Department and Lemonade</em>, will be leading a play reading group to help determine the final production of the group’s 2022/2023 season. (Photo by Brian Lawrence)
Drive Fore Rotary. (Creston Valley Rotary Club)

26th annual Drive Fore Rotary set for Sept. 18

The goal is to raise $30,000 this year

Drive Fore Rotary. (Creston Valley Rotary Club)
Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about grandparents?

The second Sunday of September is National Grandparents Day in Canada

Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)
Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: Bert terHart is paddling, portaging across Canada

TODAY IN B.C.: Adventurer is ahead of schedule to reach the Atlantic Ocean

Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)
Volunteers worked on construction of the playground on Aug. 3. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston students to enjoy new playground this fall

A huge upgrade has been added to the school grounds at Adam Robertson Elementary

Volunteers worked on construction of the playground on Aug. 3. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston Valley Public Library is welcoming students this September with back to school programs. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Celebrating back to school at the Creston Valley Public Library

Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!

The Creston Valley Public Library is welcoming students this September with back to school programs. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
AnneMarie Smits (left) and Makaria Ewing (right) in Complaint Department and Lemonade, which Footlighters presented Aug. 27 after only 24 hours of rehearsal. (Photo by Brian Lawrence)

Footlighters open auditions for Creston’s Christmas play

An Enchanted Bookshop Christmas will hit the stage Dec. 1-3

AnneMarie Smits (left) and Makaria Ewing (right) in Complaint Department and Lemonade, which Footlighters presented Aug. 27 after only 24 hours of rehearsal. (Photo by Brian Lawrence)