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

Rec Perspectives: A Small Win for Recreation

‘Even though some program participation will require proof of vaccination, it means we at least have the ability to offer it.’

  • Sep 22, 2021

 

Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.

Ask Your Funeral Director: The Growing Trend of a Living Funeral

There is one small difference from a traditional funeral… the person being honoured is still alive

  • Sep 22, 2021

 

The historical do’s and don’t’s for influenza in 1918. (Submitted)

Lit: The Rights of the Community

‘We’re all in this together, whether we like it or not.’

  • Sep 16, 2021

 

Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at Sakura-ji (Creston’s zendo), talks about hope for the future in the latest Acts of Hope column. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Acts of Hope: A Great Mind Turning

‘If we are to realize even a glimpse of an enjoyable post-oil future, we have to change our minds about what we are doing here.’

  • Sep 16, 2021
Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at Sakura-ji (Creston’s zendo), talks about hope for the future in the latest Acts of Hope column. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident.

Valley Views: The Old and the New

‘I appreciate living in a rural community where both the old and the new are valued.’

  • Sep 14, 2021
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident.
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think On These Things: Gain That is Loss

‘The only remedy for the sins and sorrows of men is Christ.’

  • Sep 12, 2021
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. (File Photo)

Rec Perspectives: No Shortage of Autumn Activities

‘If you are new to the valley or haven’t taken advantage of all there is to do here, I urge you to try something new this year.’

  • Sep 7, 2021
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. (File Photo)
Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at Sakura-ji (Creston’s zendo), has returned with the Acts of Hope column. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Acts of Hope: Every Vote is an Act of Hope

“Every vote we cast is an act of hope.”

  • Sep 1, 2021
Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at Sakura-ji (Creston’s zendo), has returned with the Acts of Hope column. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at Sakura-ji (Creston’s zendo), has returned with a new column. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Acts of Hope: Gratitude Creates Community

‘When I give or receive sincere and authentic gratitude, my boundaries lose their rigidity.’

  • Aug 26, 2021
Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at Sakura-ji (Creston’s zendo), has returned with a new column. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

Rec Perspectives: Travelling Workout with Toddlers

‘Rest and relaxation were not on the itinerary this trip.’

  • Aug 25, 2021
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay.
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.

Ask Your Funeral Director: Which culture has the most interesting funeral traditions?

‘The sky burial is common in Tibet among Buddhists who believe in the value of sending their loved ones’ souls toward heaven.’

  • Aug 24, 2021
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.
The unmistakeable pits created by an ant lions. (Photo by Ed McMackin)

Out There: Tale of a Lion

‘Ant lions play a role in nature’s dynamic balance.’

  • Aug 19, 2021
The unmistakeable pits created by an ant lions. (Photo by Ed McMackin)
To fundraise for Creston Climate Action initiatives, original calligraphy artwork from local resident Kuya Minogue is for sale for a minimum donation of $25. (Submitted)

E-Tips: Protecting and Restoring Biodiversity

‘Every plant, insect, animal, fungi, and microscopic creature has a purpose and reason for being.’

  • Aug 19, 2021
To fundraise for Creston Climate Action initiatives, original calligraphy artwork from local resident Kuya Minogue is for sale for a minimum donation of $25. (Submitted)
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident.

Valley Views: A Local Treasure

‘Archived information can help us understand our past…’

  • Aug 18, 2021
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident.
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think on These Things: Do Not Wrong Another

‘We should treat others, just as we ourselves, would wish to be treated.’

  • Aug 15, 2021
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at Sakura-ji (Creston’s zendo), has returned with a new column. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Acts of Hope: Listen to the Earth’s Intelligence

‘If you can, take some time to just sit and listen to the earth and to the voice of your inner wisdom.’

  • Aug 11, 2021
Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at Sakura-ji (Creston’s zendo), has returned with a new column. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.

Ask Your Funeral Director: Should I bring my children to funerals?

‘Kids are more resilient than we give them credit for.’

  • Aug 10, 2021
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.
Discarded and donated books waiting to be taken to the dump. (Photo by Saara Itkonen)

Lit Column: Books Don’t Last Forever

‘We actively work to avoid adding books to our shelves that only sit there and collect dust.’

  • Aug 3, 2021
Discarded and donated books waiting to be taken to the dump. (Photo by Saara Itkonen)
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. (File Photo)

Rec Perspectives: Enjoy Summer Activity with Smoky Skies

‘Keep an eye on the air quality index and take advantage of the days that are clearer than others.’

  • Jul 20, 2021
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. (File Photo)
Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at Sakura-ji (Creston’s zendo), has returned with a new column. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Acts of Hope: How to Keep a Bright Mind

‘If your concerns for the future get overwhelming, it helps to breathe through your worried thoughts.’

  • Jul 19, 2021
Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at Sakura-ji (Creston’s zendo), has returned with a new column. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)