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Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. (File Photo)

Rec Perspectives: Could We Become Canada’s Most Active Community?

“If we all jump on board, Creston has a real shot in winning.” The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge starts on June 1!

Richard Desautel with supporters outside the courthouse in Nelson, B.C., in 2017. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

UPDATED: Sinixt win historic decision at Supreme Court of Canada

The decision essentially reverses a 1956 declaration the Sinixt were extinct

Mark Skage and his son Mica during the filming of a West Kootenay episode of Start ‘em Young. Photo: Submitted

TV show films West Kootenay hunting trip

Start ‘Em Young aims to encourage kids to get out in the wilderness

Kimberley case counts not at the point for 18 years and older community vaccination, says Interior Health. (File photo)

Many factors considered for smaller community-wide vaccination: Interior Health

East Kootenay resort town’s COVID-19 situation not at the point of community-wide vaccination, say officials

Kimberley case counts not at the point for 18 years and older community vaccination, says Interior Health. (File photo)
Nav Canada will not be closing the tower at West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline

Nav Canada tower to remain open at West Kootenay Regional Airport

The organization was considering closing the tower

Nav Canada will not be closing the tower at West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Dresses hang outside Nelson city hall as part of the REDress Project by Métis artist Jaime Black. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson’s REDress Project exhibit vandalized

The REDress Project brings attention to missing and murdered Indigenous women

Dresses hang outside Nelson city hall as part of the REDress Project by Métis artist Jaime Black. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson and Trail saw another jump in cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Nelson and Trail saw another jump in cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
The Creston Valley Farmers’ Market will be opening for the outdoor season this weekend. (File Photo)
The Creston Valley Farmers’ Market will be opening for the outdoor season this weekend. (File Photo)
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Earth Day: Creston Climate Action asks residents to join the conversation on climate change

In celebration of Earth Day, local Creston Climate Action group is inviting…

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A woman wears a protective face covering to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as she walks past the emergency entrance of Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, April 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

54 more cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

Thirty-two people in the region are in hospital with the virus, 11 of them in intensive care

A woman wears a protective face covering to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as she walks past the emergency entrance of Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, April 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Air Canada will not be resuming flight to Castlegar anytime soon. Photo: Betsy Kline

Service to West Kootenay Regional Airport not included in Air Canada deal announcement

Air Canada will not be resuming flights to Castlegar at this time

Air Canada will not be resuming flight to Castlegar anytime soon. Photo: Betsy Kline
While pharmacies across B.C. are using AstraZeneca for public immunizations for people 40 years of age and older, there is no availability currently in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

No AstraZeneca vaccine availability in Kootenay pharmacies, says Interior Health

Vaccine has been opened up at pharmacies in other areas of the province to people 40 years of age and older

While pharmacies across B.C. are using AstraZeneca for public immunizations for people 40 years of age and older, there is no availability currently in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Idle Eyes, Tad Campbell (middle). Photo: Idle Eyes Facebook page

Idle Eyes frontman, Trail native, sentenced to house arrest

Campbell avoided jail time at the Feb. 5 sentencing in the Vancouver courthouse.

Idle Eyes, Tad Campbell (middle). Photo: Idle Eyes Facebook page
Frisky Whisky has closed its doors to the public under public health orders. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Cocktail lounge in Creston gets creative to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions

Frisky Whisky is now offering a lunch takeout menu and take-home cocktail kits

Frisky Whisky has closed its doors to the public under public health orders. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.

Ask Your Funeral Director: What I do for self-care

“Some important ideas that I always keep in the back of my mind regarding my self-care are getting rest when possible, eating healthy and staying hydrated, connecting with loved ones, learning healthy ways to express myself, and turning to gratitude and thankfulness.”

  • Apr 21, 2021
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.
Creston RCMP detachment. (File Photo)

Creston RCMP Report: Horse found dead with gunshot wounds

A horse was found deceased with multiple gun shot wounds. The investigation is on going.

  • Apr 20, 2021
Creston RCMP detachment. (File Photo)
An animal carrier full of bullet holes and containing a dead animal was found near Castlegar. Photo: Colleen Schwartz

Castlegar woman finds dead animal inside carrier riddled with bullet holes

The remains were discovered near Syringa Creek Provincial Park

An animal carrier full of bullet holes and containing a dead animal was found near Castlegar. Photo: Colleen Schwartz
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo courtesy Conservative Party of Canada.

Kootenay-Columbia MP pans federal budget

Conservative Rob Morrison says budget doesn’t have a plan for long-term spending priorities

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo courtesy Conservative Party of Canada.
White mountain avens (dryas octopetela) seen at 2,522 metres elevation in our Kootenay Mountains. (Submitted)

Out There: Flowers Around the World

“You may not get to go to Iceland, Greenland, or the Canadian Arctic, but you can still see many arctic species of plants and flowers by touring our Kootenay alpine meadows and rock-turf slopes.”

  • Apr 20, 2021
White mountain avens (dryas octopetela) seen at 2,522 metres elevation in our Kootenay Mountains. (Submitted)
A class is in isolation after a potential exposure at J.V. Humphries School in Kaslo. Photo: School District 8

Kaslo school’s class isolated due to possible COVID-19 exposure

A class at J.V. Humphries School is home for the week

A class is in isolation after a potential exposure at J.V. Humphries School in Kaslo. Photo: School District 8