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Tia Wayling is the recreation services coordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. (File photo)

Rec Perspectives: Summer Days Are Just Around the Corner

Look to the Creston and District Community Complex for all your recreational needs this summer

  • May 24, 2022

 

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

 

A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

PETERS: Nurses give far more than just medical care

On National Nurses Week, it’s time to think back to the nurses who have cared for us

 

Glacier Lily (Erythronium grandiflorum), 2015, Balancing Rock Trail, found throughout the Kootenay Lake-Creston region from low wet montane zone meadows to high sub-alpine meadows, flowering late March to even September. Note the six petals, and the red and yellow coloured anthers. (Submitted)

Out There: Plant Taxonomy

Taking an interest in your Kootenay Lake surroundings can add purpose to one’s outdoor ventures

  • May 11, 2022
Glacier Lily (Erythronium grandiflorum), 2015, Balancing Rock Trail, found throughout the Kootenay Lake-Creston region from low wet montane zone meadows to high sub-alpine meadows, flowering late March to even September. Note the six petals, and the red and yellow coloured anthers. (Submitted)
The Yoga Room, established in 2017, is a dedicated space for yoga and movement. The space is warm, bright, and inviting. The teachers are fully qualified and are always studying new techniques for their classes. Classes include many varieties of yoga and movement, somatics, and hypopressives. (Submitted)

The Yoga Room: A Space to Unite With Yourself and Others

With practice comes the “unity” upon which the practice of yoga was founded

  • May 10, 2022
The Yoga Room, established in 2017, is a dedicated space for yoga and movement. The space is warm, bright, and inviting. The teachers are fully qualified and are always studying new techniques for their classes. Classes include many varieties of yoga and movement, somatics, and hypopressives. (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)
Stop and remember to breathe. (Pixabay)

Natural Health Approach: Just Breathe

Pause whatever you are doing and notice what is happening with your breath

  • May 3, 2022
Stop and remember to breathe. (Pixabay)
FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

Cole’s Notes: It’s hard to be young these days

It won’t be easy to solve our problems, but our futures are worth fighting for

FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
Saara Itkonen has been the chief librarian at the Creston Valley Public Library since the beginning of October. (Photo credit Brian Lawrence)

Lit: Instructions on Not Giving Up

‘I think we all need to take a moment to recognize what we’ve been going through and why we should still have hope and optimism.’

  • May 2, 2022
Saara Itkonen has been the chief librarian at the Creston Valley Public Library since the beginning of October. (Photo credit Brian Lawrence)
On April 12, TAPS celebrated its volunteers with an appreciation event, under the theme of "superheroes". (Submitted)

Tips from TAPS: Celebrating Our Volunteers

April 24 to 30 is National Volunteer Week

  • Apr 26, 2022
On April 12, TAPS celebrated its volunteers with an appreciation event, under the theme of "superheroes". (Submitted)
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.

Ask Your Funeral Director: How do you become a funeral director?

By Jason Meidl, Funeral Director at Creston Valley Funeral Services jason@crestonvalleyfuneralservices.ca I…

  • Apr 26, 2022
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.
Gardening is a great way to connect to the Earth. (File Photo)

E-Tips: Connecting to the Earth through gardening

‘Tis the season to get your hands dirty in the garden

  • Apr 22, 2022
Gardening is a great way to connect to the Earth. (File Photo)
Barb and Frank Wloka pose with some of the fresh produce for sale outside of their store. (Photo by Wes Friesen)

Wloka Farms: Should you cut your seed potatoes?

‘There are two distinct sides to this argument with a third possible outlook’

  • Apr 21, 2022
Barb and Frank Wloka pose with some of the fresh produce for sale outside of their store. (Photo by Wes Friesen)
Seed cones from left to right – 1) White Pine, native, 7.5.inches long. 2a) White Spruce, native. 2b) Blue Spruce introduced. 3) Norway Spruce, introduced, 6 inches long, and 4) Ponderosa Pine., native. (From Ed McMackin)

Out There: Tremendous Trees – Part 2

‘Native tree species grow where conditions of soil, moisture, and temperature are optimum’

  • Apr 19, 2022
Seed cones from left to right – 1) White Pine, native, 7.5.inches long. 2a) White Spruce, native. 2b) Blue Spruce introduced. 3) Norway Spruce, introduced, 6 inches long, and 4) Ponderosa Pine., native. (From Ed McMackin)
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. (File photo)

Valley Views: Outdoor Therapy

By Margaret Miller, a long-time Creston Valley resident April in the Kootenays…

  • Apr 19, 2022
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. (File photo)
You can only pick one… (From Tia Wayling)

Rec Perspectives: From the Trenches of Parenting

‘If you’ve got little ones like me, take it easy on yourself, and don’t sweat the small stuff.’

  • Apr 13, 2022
You can only pick one… (From Tia Wayling)
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think On These Things: Easter

‘It is for you that the Son of God bore your sins; for you He opens the gates of Paradise.’

  • Apr 13, 2022
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
The 10-inch pods of the Black Locust tree (Robinia pseudoacacia). (Photo by Ed McMackin)

Out There: Tremendous Trees – Part 1

‘This temperate area was recognized as a good place to bring interesting and striking tree seedlings to grow.’

  • Apr 12, 2022
The 10-inch pods of the Black Locust tree (Robinia pseudoacacia). (Photo by Ed McMackin)
A Sagebrush Buttercup flower, 1 inch in height, and one day from the bud stage. (Photo by Ed McMackin)

Out There: Spring in the Flower World

Whether or not early spring flowers can be affectionate, botanists and wildflower enthusiasts still call them “ground-huggers”.

  • Mar 28, 2022
A Sagebrush Buttercup flower, 1 inch in height, and one day from the bud stage. (Photo by Ed McMackin)
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.

Ask Your Funeral Director: What if I don’t want to be burdened with the costs of funeral services?

‘In B.C., there are certain things that the law requires when it comes to death and the handling of the deceased.’

  • Mar 23, 2022
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.