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It’s almost time to vote. (Metro)

Creston Valley residents to vote for RDCK directors, SD8 trustees

Election time is just around the corner on Oct. 15

Prenatal yoga classes will be available in October at The Yoga Room. (Photo from Kohlbey Ozipko)

The Yoga Room: Pregnancy and Yoga

Prenatal yoga can ease pregnancy symptoms and prepare the body, mind, and spirit for childbirth

Cresteramics. (File photo)

Cresteramics Society for the Handicapped: A Board Perspective

Cresteramics is seeking two new board members

Cresteramics. (File photo)
Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)

Judges says Greater Victoria School Board lacked authority to suspend trustees

Diane McNally and Rob Paynter have been reinstated after suspension over alleged bullying

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)
First responders working on an overdose victim in Penticton in September, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Interior-wide drug alert after cluster of fatal overdoses in Kelowna

Drug checks have found benzodiazepines and higher than average concentrations of fentanyl

First responders working on an overdose victim in Penticton in September, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.

Chilliwack psychiatric nurse suspended after violating professional boundaries

Ashley Grittner engaged in an intimate relationship with a vulnerable former client

A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.
A cement truck crashed and flipped on its side at the Kootenay Bay Ferry Terminal on Sept. 13. (Photo submitted)

Truck crashes at Kootenay Bay Ferry Terminal due to brake failure

The driver was badly injured in the crash on Sept. 13

A cement truck crashed and flipped on its side at the Kootenay Bay Ferry Terminal on Sept. 13. (Photo submitted)
RCMP detachment (Black press file photo)

Creston RCMP Report: Please remember to stop for school buses

In this week’s report, a runaway horse is escorted home, rogue golf balls cause damage, and alcohol leads to RCMP intervention in many cases

  • Sep 26, 2022
RCMP detachment (Black press file photo)
RCMP are seen here making arrests May 17 near Argenta, B.C., north of Nelson. A group had been camped out protesting a logging company’s plans for the area. Photo: Louis Bockner
RCMP are seen here making arrests May 17 near Argenta, B.C., north of Nelson. A group had been camped out protesting a logging company’s plans for the area. Photo: Louis Bockner
The Trail RCMP is still asking for witnesses to contact police if they saw any suspicious vehicles or people in the Montrose area, particularly between 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 and 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. (The explosion is reported to have occurred at 6:39 a.m.) Image: RCMP logo

RCMP suspect car blast linked to West Kootenay drug trafficking, organized crime

The explosion happened at 6:39 a.m. in the 200-block of 8th Avenue on Friday, Sept. 9

The Trail RCMP is still asking for witnesses to contact police if they saw any suspicious vehicles or people in the Montrose area, particularly between 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 and 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. (The explosion is reported to have occurred at 6:39 a.m.) Image: RCMP logo
Senior environmental coordinator James Crossman releases a hatchery-origin juvenile white sturgeon into the Columbia River. Photo: BC Hydro

Sturgeon habitat restoration project underway near Arrow Lakes Generating Station

The project aims to enhance spawning area on the Columbia River

Senior environmental coordinator James Crossman releases a hatchery-origin juvenile white sturgeon into the Columbia River. Photo: BC Hydro
The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)

Fuel-leaking fishing boat pulled to surface one month after sinking near Victoria

Ongoing response looks to move the boat without releasing remaining fuel

The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)
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

MP Rob Morrison poses with the recipients of the Queen’s Jubilee Award. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
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
Black Umfolosi is one of six concerts schedule for the 2022/23 season in Creston. (Submitted)
Black Umfolosi is one of six concerts schedule for the 2022/23 season in Creston. (Submitted)
East Kootenay Climate Hub is putting to all candidates in the local government elections a questionnaire, to get each one’s take on the climate issues of the day.

Group seeks candidates’ position on climate issues

East Kootenay Climate Hub will be posting responses from all candidates in the B.C. election

East Kootenay Climate Hub is putting to all candidates in the local government elections a questionnaire, to get each one’s take on the climate issues of the day.
Monique Arès is running for Creston’s town council. (Submitted)

Meet the Candidates: Monique Arès for Council

Arès is running for one of six council positions

Monique Arès is running for Creston’s town council. (Submitted)
Jim Elford. (Photo submitted)

Meet the Candidates: Jim Elford

Incumbent Elford is seeking re-election for a position with town council

Jim Elford. (Photo submitted)
Norm Eisler. (Photo submitted)

Meet the Candidates: Norm Eisler

Incumbent Eisler is seeking re-election for a position with town council

Norm Eisler. (Photo submitted)