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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)
The Creston Community Seed Bank Society has offered some gardening tips for beginners. (Photo submitted)

Creston Community Seed Bank Society: New to gardening? Here’s some tips

By Patricia Huet, Creston Community Seed Bank Society If you have been…

  • Apr 28, 2022
The Creston Community Seed Bank Society has offered some gardening tips for beginners. (Photo submitted)
Anita Stushnoff will be honoured through song. (Photo submitted)

Late choir director Anita Stushnoff to be celebrated in song

From Blossom Valley Singers After two years without choir, the Blossom Valley…

  • Apr 27, 2022
Anita Stushnoff will be honoured through song. (Photo submitted)
A memorial scholarship in June Lythgoe’s name funds education opportunities for aspiring West Kootenay musicians. Photo: Submitted

Nominations open for June Lythgoe Scholarship

Aspiring West Kootenay musicians can win the $1,000 bursary

A memorial scholarship in June Lythgoe’s name funds education opportunities for aspiring West Kootenay musicians. Photo: Submitted
John Pawelko has been volunteering his time at Gleaners Too for the last nine years. He enjoys being active and getting to do something new every day. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Gleaners: Thank You to Our Volunteers

National Volunteer Week is April 24 to 30

  • Apr 26, 2022
John Pawelko has been volunteering his time at Gleaners Too for the last nine years. He enjoys being active and getting to do something new every day. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Hobbit house display created for Earth Day by Lower Mainland educational assistant

Paula Gross created the display using discarded objects and natural items

Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Run 4 Refugees will take place in Castlegar May 7. Photo: Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress

Castlegar run raising money for Ukrainian refugees

Run 4 Refugees will also feature a mini international festival

Run 4 Refugees will take place in Castlegar May 7. Photo: Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress
A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)

Good Samaritan helps family of ducks cross B.C. highway

Duckings follow mother duck navigating six lanes of traffic

A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)
Sasha, Katrin and Tim. Sasha has remained in Ukraine to fight with the army. Katrin and Tim will hopefully arrive in Kimberley in May. Photo contributed.

Kimberley church fundraising to bring family from Ukraine

Summit Church hopes to raise enough to support the young family for their first year

Sasha, Katrin and Tim. Sasha has remained in Ukraine to fight with the army. Katrin and Tim will hopefully arrive in Kimberley in May. Photo contributed.
Community gardeners Marlene Nash, Serena Naeve, Sally Malner, Jackie Kuetbach pose next the new sign painted by artist Beth Swalwell. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Seeds of hope: Creston’s Community Garden embraces global village philosophy

A new garden sign painted by a local artist reflects unity, inclusivity

Community gardeners Marlene Nash, Serena Naeve, Sally Malner, Jackie Kuetbach pose next the new sign painted by artist Beth Swalwell. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston Valley Farmers’ Market is opening this weekend for the outdoor season. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Valley Farmers’ Market opens at new location for outdoor season

On Saturday, April 23, vendors will be set up at Millennium Park

The Creston Valley Farmers’ Market is opening this weekend for the outdoor season. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Columbia Basin youth recently took part in climate action sessions and workshops. Photo contributed

Columbia Basin youth engage in climate events

Columbia Basin youth, ages 14 to 18, had an opportunity this winter…

Columbia Basin youth recently took part in climate action sessions and workshops. Photo contributed
Luanne Armstrong's new novel. (Submitted)

Creston author launches new book

Luanne Armstrong presents “Going to Ground: Essays on Aging, Chronic Pain and the Healing Power of Nature”

Luanne Armstrong's new novel. (Submitted)
Frances Myers Lynch won the UBC Okanagan short story contest in the high school category with her story Bird Bones. Photo: Wild ARC

Nelson teen wins UBC Okanagan short story contest

Frances Myers Lynch is a Grade 10 student at L.V. Rogers Secondary

Frances Myers Lynch won the UBC Okanagan short story contest in the high school category with her story Bird Bones. Photo: Wild ARC
A pair of black-necked stilts seen at Duck Lake during the 2021 Bird Festival. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Valley Bird Festival celebrates 10th anniversary this May

Birders will migrate to the Creston area from May 13 to 15

A pair of black-necked stilts seen at Duck Lake during the 2021 Bird Festival. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Symphony of the Kootenays brings Spain to Creston on April 24. (Submitted)

Symphony of the Kootenays coming to Creston this weekend

A celebration of Spain will come to the stage on Sunday, April 24

The Symphony of the Kootenays brings Spain to Creston on April 24. (Submitted)
The sun came out and the crowds cheered as men donned red high heels to walk in the International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence in 2019. (Photo by Jenneil Peters)

Creston men asked to paint the town red for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Red heels will march down Main Street on June 11 in support of women

The sun came out and the crowds cheered as men donned red high heels to walk in the International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence in 2019. (Photo by Jenneil Peters)