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The Creston Timbits pose with their coaches and owner of Tim Horton’s Nancy Lascak. Missing: Head Coach Ivan González. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston’s Timbits say thank you

The local Tim Horton’s has sponsored the team by providing full uniforms

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

John Huscroft is fondly remembered for his love of flying. (Submitted)

Creston remembers long-time community supporter John Huscroft

Huscroft is remembered as a dedicated family man and committed community volunteer

Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson’s Kootenay Lake Hospital reopens to non-essential visitors

Interior Health had previously said the closure was due to COVID-19 cases

Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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

A six-horse team and wagon in the 1986 Blossom Festival parade. (Courtesy of Creston Museum archives)
Jeppesen Aviation has presented a plan to the City of Castlegar to improve reliability at the West Kootenay Regional Airport. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
Jeppesen Aviation has presented a plan to the City of Castlegar to improve reliability at the West Kootenay Regional Airport. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
UBC forestry student Liam Jones of Nelson takes an inventory of carbon stocks and biodiversity in a clear-cut near Argenta in 2022. Photo: Arianna Murphy-Steed

Stop clear-cutting, says forestry professor after research in West Kootenay

Dr. Suzanne Simard, author of Finding the Mother Tree, worked with students in forest near Argenta

UBC forestry student Liam Jones of Nelson takes an inventory of carbon stocks and biodiversity in a clear-cut near Argenta in 2022. Photo: Arianna Murphy-Steed
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)
RCMP logo

Police campaign aims to prevent B.C. seniors falling victim to scams

The Times often receives calls about locals, usually seniors, targeted by a scammer.

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One of the maps showing heat vulnerability in the Regional District of East Kootenay.

Interior Health creates Community Health and Climate Change maps

Interior Health has created a series of community health and climate change…

One of the maps showing heat vulnerability in the Regional District of East Kootenay.
RISE-22 is discussing freedom from substance abuse. (Pixabay)

Advocacy group talks to Creston students about dangers of substance abuse

Next weekend, the Grade 10 students at Kootenay River Secondary School will…

RISE-22 is discussing freedom from substance abuse. (Pixabay)
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)
Several community organizations came together to remove barbed wire fencing as a hazard to wildlife. (Submitted)

Organizations in Creston Valley come together to help save wildlife

A work bee was held on April 24 to clean up barbed wire along Highway 3A

  • May 18, 2022
Several community organizations came together to remove barbed wire fencing as a hazard to wildlife. (Submitted)
Creston Climate Action Society talks about regenerative agriculture techniques. (File photo)

E-Tips: Regenerative Agriculture

Certain farming practices actually heal and take care of the land

  • May 18, 2022
Creston Climate Action Society talks about regenerative agriculture techniques. (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 make arrests at logging protest north of Nelson

Last Stand West Kootenay was camped out on a road near Argenta

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
Lake Koocanusa. File photo.

Ktunaxa slam federal decision on Kootenay River pollution referral

Ktunaxa governments call for transboundary water issue dispute resolution through International Joint Commission

Lake Koocanusa. File photo.
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)
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. File photo

Valley Views: Building Community

‘The past months and years have been difficult, but we are moving on.’

  • May 17, 2022
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. File photo
Dr. Albert de Villiers, former chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. Photo: Submitted

Interior Health’s former top doctor to go on trial in January 2023

Dr. Albert de Villiers is charged with sex crimes against a child

Dr. Albert de Villiers, former chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. Photo: Submitted