Creston Valley

Bears are coming out of hibernation with the warm days of spring. (Pixabay)

WildSafeBC: How to avoid bear encounters

Bears can now be seen out on the trails after waking up from hibernation

 

Send in your submissions for a time capsule of COVID in Creston. (Submitted)

Lit Column: A Time Capsule of COVID in Creston

Share your photos, audio files, music, and videos to add to the “COVID in Creston - A Time Capsule”

  • May 4, 2021

 

Paul Gaucher and Dove Sprout are co-owners of Creston Acupuncture Natural Health Centre. (File Photo)

Natural Health Approach: The Concept of Wind in Traditional Chinese Medicine

“Wind disorders” can be chaotic in nature and can often move around the body from place to place

  • May 3, 2021

 

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

Ask Your Funeral Director: Are there green alternatives to burial practices?

“We can definitely work from the funeral homes perspective to create a greener burial if this is what our families are looking for.”

  • May 3, 2021
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.
April is Organ Donation Awareness Month. (BC Transplant)

Organ Donation Awareness: Creston woman shares experience of receiving liver transplant

Betsy Brierley, who was born and raised in Creston, starting experiencing symptoms from an autoimmune disease at age 45

April is Organ Donation Awareness Month. (BC Transplant)
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston pastor Ian Cotton. (File Photo)

Think on These Things: Everyone is Invited

“Tell them there is healing, cleansing for every soul. There is a place for them at the Lord’s table. He is waiting to bid them welcome.”

  • Apr 29, 2021
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston pastor Ian Cotton. (File Photo)
Sandy Wayling, LKB social development worker, poses with band member Cheryl Louie as she receives one of the gardening kits. (Submitted)

‘Grow through what you go thru’: Lower Kootenay Band members try out their green thumbs

The LKB social development worker gave out 20 garden starter kits for the growing season

Sandy Wayling, LKB social development worker, poses with band member Cheryl Louie as she receives one of the gardening kits. (Submitted)
PAWS adopted out 108 cats in 2020. (File photo from flickr.com)

Creston PAWS Report: 108 cats, 7 dogs, and 3 rabbits adopted by ‘furever’ homes

The past year has been a rewarding year for PAWS caring for animals in need

  • Apr 28, 2021
PAWS adopted out 108 cats in 2020. (File photo from flickr.com)
The Creston Fire Rescue (CFR) insignia. File photo

Creston Fire Rescue Report: 12 incidents due to windstorm

On April 18, the CFR responded to a total of 12 incidents due to a wind storm. Trees had fallen and impacted power lines. Small fires spread due to the wind.

  • Apr 27, 2021
The Creston Fire Rescue (CFR) insignia. File photo
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston RCMP Report: Vehicle drives into Telus box causing power outages

On April 22, a vehicle that had accidently driven into a Telus power box on 16 Street caused service outages in town and extensive damage. RCMP are continuing the investigation.

  • Apr 27, 2021
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens
It’s officially tick season, now that spring has arrived in the Kootenays. (Submitted by WildSafeBC)

WildSafeBC: What to do if a tick bites you

By Rosie Wijenberg, WildSafeBC community co-ordinator Spring has arrived in the Kootenays…

  • Apr 27, 2021
It’s officially tick season, now that spring has arrived in the Kootenays. (Submitted by WildSafeBC)
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!

  • Apr 23, 2021
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. (File Photo)
The Creston Valley Farmers’ Market will be opening for the outdoor season this weekend. (File Photo)

A new season at the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market begins

Opening day will be on Saturday, April 24

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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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)
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)
School District 8 Trustee Allan Gribbin (Black Press File Photo)

Gribbin: It is important that we support local businesses

“I realized that one of the first procedures that the school district is expected to follow is to ‘purchase locally, whenever and wherever possible’.”

  • Apr 19, 2021
School District 8 Trustee Allan Gribbin (Black Press File Photo)
The Creston Valley Hospital's chief of staff squashed any rumours about temporary seasonal workers spreading COVID-19 around town on Aug. 6. Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance

Five active cases of COVID-19 in Creston

There has been a total of 47 cases in the community since January 2020

The Creston Valley Hospital's chief of staff squashed any rumours about temporary seasonal workers spreading COVID-19 around town on Aug. 6. Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance