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

Rec Perspectives: Physical Literacy

Learning physical skills as kids can help with fitness into adulthood

  • Jun 8, 2022

 

Bella the Cocker Spaniel is working hard at Creston Valley Services to provide support to grieving families. (Submitted)

Ask Your Funeral Director: Meet our new furry staff member

Bella the Cocker Spaniel will provide comfort to grieving families at Creston Valley Funeral Services

  • May 31, 2022

 

Saara Itkonen is the chief librarian at the Creston Valley Public Library. (Photo by Brian Lawrence)

Lit: Celebrate Indigenous Peoples History Month

Now is a good time to read stories from Indigenous, Inuit, and Métis authors

  • May 31, 2022

 

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)
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)
“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.
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)
Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Cole’s Notes: Re-opening will be awkward, so be kind

Use your COVID common sense and don’t be rude, Schisler says

Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
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E-Tips: Rebates for Electrical Heating

Here are some important tips learned from experience for rebate qualification

  • Mar 14, 2022
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Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. File photo

Valley Views: The Flag and Me

‘Like millions of other Canadians, I’m proud of our country and the freedoms it offers.’

  • Mar 14, 2022
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. File photo
Tia Wayling is the recreation services coordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. File photo

Rec Perspectives: Spring Ahead into Recreation

Registration for spring programs just started this week

  • Mar 9, 2022
Tia Wayling is the recreation services coordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. File photo
Margaret Miller, a longtime Creston Valley resident, has written her first book. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston writer releases first book spanning six decades in two countries

Margaret Miller’s “Across the Water” includes vivid descriptions of the natural world

Margaret Miller, a longtime Creston Valley resident, has written her first book. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Saara Itkonen has been the chief librarian at the Creston Valley Public Library since the beginning of 2018. (Photo by Brian Lawrence)

Lit: Navigating Uncertain Times

‘For me, the only way to cope is to focus on what I do have control over.’

  • Mar 3, 2022
Saara Itkonen has been the chief librarian at the Creston Valley Public Library since the beginning of 2018. (Photo by Brian Lawrence)
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.

Ask Your Funeral Director: Do I need to have a service?

Services can take on many different forms, and may involve the funeral home or not

  • Feb 23, 2022
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.
Looking forward to getting back to these times, sharing laughter and music in-person. (From TAPS)

Tips from TAPS: Resilience and Adaptability

News and more from Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors

  • Feb 21, 2022
Looking forward to getting back to these times, sharing laughter and music in-person. (From TAPS)
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. (File photo)

Valley Views: Lessons From the Big Screen

‘Quality films endure if their message is relevant.’

  • Feb 18, 2022
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. (File photo)
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.

Ask Your Funeral Director: Do you find your job creepy?

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

  • Feb 9, 2022
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.
”Out There” is a column by Ed McMackin. (Submitted)

Out There: Unforgettable Cross-country Ski Experiences

By Ed McMackin Swish, crunch, thump, clatter, and scrape – the sounds…

  • Feb 1, 2022
”Out There” is a column by Ed McMackin. (Submitted)
The new vision and mission for the Creston Valley Public Library. (Submitted by Saara Itkonen via Canva)

Lit: Creston Valley Public Library launches new strategic framework

The library’s mission is to be a “a welcoming space for the creation and sharing of information, ideas, and culture”.

  • Jan 31, 2022
The new vision and mission for the Creston Valley Public Library. (Submitted by Saara Itkonen via Canva)