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Jean Lees, (right) President of the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary and Director Dianne Camilli (left )presented Edith Rose (above, centre) with a bouquet of roses and a certificate of appreciation honoring her on the celebration of her 100th birthday.

Two Cranbrook centenarians honoured

The Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary presented Edith Rose and Margaret Westrup with bouquets of roses and certificates of appreciation for their 100th birthdays.

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

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

Battle of the Bands will kick off in Creston on June 24. (From Stay Live Productions)
Battle of the Bands will kick off in Creston on June 24. (From Stay Live Productions)
Students from the Be the Change group at Canyon-Lister Elementary School. (Submitted)

Canyon-Lister Elementary School students care for the community

Students in Grades 5 to 7 helped pick up garbage on April 13

  • May 18, 2022
Students from the Be the Change group at Canyon-Lister Elementary School. (Submitted)
The 14 students who won the draw for the Dairy Queen lunch pictured following the Learning Fair. (Submitted)

ARES Report: Learning Fair

Parents joined our students at school to find out what they’ve been learning

  • May 19, 2022
The 14 students who won the draw for the Dairy Queen lunch pictured following the Learning Fair. (Submitted)
With support from CBT, the Kootenay Children’s Festival has already taken place, to great success. Photo submitted

CBT provides support as summer festivals return to the Kootenays

The last few summers have been bereft of the staple of many…

With support from CBT, the Kootenay Children’s Festival has already taken place, to great success. Photo submitted
Volunteers count bats. (Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project)

Take part in the annual Kootenay Bat Count

From Kootenay Community Bat Project Spring is here, with rain, flowers, insects,…

Volunteers count bats. (Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project)
People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to help B.C. couple battling rare form of cancer

GoFundMe launched after wife was diagnosed with the same rare cancer husband is fighting

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)
Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)

B.C. man needs votes to build dream motorcycle on Orange County Choppers

Ron MacLeod needs votes to build motorcycle with Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers T.V. fame

Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)
(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)
Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)

Facing terminal cancer, BC woman holds ‘Ashes Shower’

‘Even if I’m not here, the memories, I still want them to be fun,’ says Eva Hompoth

Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)
Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou brings her new memoir to Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. She’ll be joined by authors Suzanne Simard, Shaena Lambert, and Tom Wayman at the All-Star event on Saturday, June 25 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Photo: Submitted
Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou brings her new memoir to Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. She’ll be joined by authors Suzanne Simard, Shaena Lambert, and Tom Wayman at the All-Star event on Saturday, June 25 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Photo: Submitted
Saint Anselm's Anglican Church. (Submitted)

Boswell Historical Society fundraising to purchase St. Anselm’s Anglican Church

The church will become a new gathering space for the community, and a preserved piece of history

  • May 6, 2022
Saint Anselm's Anglican Church. (Submitted)
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)
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)
Teens on the 2019 adventure. Dave Quinn photo

Wildsight invites Kootenay youth to GoWild!

This summer, 14 Kootenay teenagers will have the opportunity to truly experience…

Teens on the 2019 adventure. Dave Quinn photo
Photo: Submitted by Columbia Basin Trust
Photo: Submitted by Columbia Basin Trust
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)
Author Maureen Brownlee. (Courtesy of Harbour Publishing)

Author’s book tour scheduled to land at Creston Valley Public Library

Valemount author Maureen Brownlee recently released her novel “Cambium Blue”

Author Maureen Brownlee. (Courtesy of Harbour Publishing)