Creston Valley

A Living Lakes Canada community-based water monitoring training course with Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society in Nelson during summer 2021. (Submitted)

New thinking required for our watershed management

In the Columbia Basin, there are exemplary examples of community-based water monitoring

  • Oct 21, 2021

 

From left to right: Officials Cathy Finley (Fields Forward Director), Danny Turner (Fields Forward Board Chair), Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham, and Elizabeth Quinn (Fields Forward Executive Director) cut the ribbon to the Kootenay Farms Regional Food Hub and Innovation Centre on Oct. 15. (Submitted)

Regional food hub officially opens in Creston

Farmers and producers across the Kootenay region will start using the facility this week

 

A green female praying mantis seen in October. (Photo submitted by Ed McMackin)

Out There: Praying Mantises on the Fly

‘It is hard to image that this odd-appearing insect can fly.’

  • Oct 21, 2021

 

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

Valley Views: Word Watch

‘It’s the flow of language that appeals, the power of a finely tuned sentence or paragraph.’

  • Oct 20, 2021
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. (File photo)
(Black Press file photo)

E-Tips: Embracing a Renewable Future

Creston has signed up for the 100% Renewable Kootenays initiative

  • Oct 20, 2021
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(File photo)

Creston RCMP Briefs: Lost horseback rider found in good spirits

After spending the night outdoors, the young man was found unharmed

(File photo)
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.

Ask Your Funeral Director: Do I need an urn?

‘There can be something very cathartic about making an urn for a loved one.’

Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.
Launched this summer, the Let’s Talk website offers an easy way for residents to stay informed on projects and initiatives led by town staff. (Town of Creston)

Want to stay engaged with Town of Creston projects? Let’s Talk

Residents can stay informed on the latest from town staff at letstalk.creston.ca

Launched this summer, the Let’s Talk website offers an easy way for residents to stay informed on projects and initiatives led by town staff. (Town of Creston)
The annual Books for Kids campaign helps to support literacy in communities throughout the Columbia Basin and Boundary areas. (CBAL)

Books for Kids kicks off in October

Buy a t-shirt, socks, or donate to the campaign to support literacy in the Creston Valley

  • Oct 14, 2021
The annual Books for Kids campaign helps to support literacy in communities throughout the Columbia Basin and Boundary areas. (CBAL)
An example of accessible playground equipment. (Pixabay)

Creston students will soon have new accessible playground, school upgrades

In early 2022, Adam Robertson Elementary will feature a space where all kids can play

An example of accessible playground equipment. (Pixabay)
Creston Town Hall. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston’s town council meetings return to in-person format

Meetings will no longer be broadcast online via Webex

Creston Town Hall. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Creston Town Hall. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Creston Town Hall. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston and District Community Complex. File photo

RDCK details its proof of vaccination requirements at Castlegar’s recreation complex

Proof of partial vaccination is required for most participation in most programs

The Creston and District Community Complex. File photo
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. (File photo)

Rec Perspectives: Embrace Fall Transitions

Fall is a great time to learn something new or pick up an old hobby

  • Oct 11, 2021
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. (File photo)
Bridget Currie waving from her TAPS Telephone Bingo station. (Submitted by TAPS)

Tips from TAPS: The Seasons Go Round and Round

A recap of what TAPS has been up to as of late

  • Oct 9, 2021
Bridget Currie waving from her TAPS Telephone Bingo station. (Submitted by TAPS)
The new playground space for Wildflower School students utilizes donated and natural building materials. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Wildflower School students in Creston enjoy new playground built from recycled, natural materials

Construction was a team effort between school staff, parent volunteers, and students

The new playground space for Wildflower School students utilizes donated and natural building materials. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
This October is National Library Month. Stop by our local library to leave a message of support for the staff. (Courtesy of the Creston Valley Public Library)

Lit: Celebrate Library Workers This October

October marks National Library Month in Canada

  • Oct 8, 2021
This October is National Library Month. Stop by our local library to leave a message of support for the staff. (Courtesy of the Creston Valley Public Library)
The Creston Valley Thunder Cats came away with one win and one loss during the opening weekend of the 2021/22 season. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Thunder Cats team line-up sees 17 returning players

The next home game for the Thunder Cats will be on Oct. 23 against the Golden Rockets

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats came away with one win and one loss during the opening weekend of the 2021/22 season. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Goalie Harmon Laser-Hume played his best at the home opener against the Fernie Ghostriders on Oct. 1, successfully stopping all 34 shots at the net. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

One win, one loss for Creston Valley Thunder Cats opening weekend

At the home opener last Friday, the Thunder Cats scored a 4-0 victory against the Fernie Ghostriders

Goalie Harmon Laser-Hume played his best at the home opener against the Fernie Ghostriders on Oct. 1, successfully stopping all 34 shots at the net. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston RCMP Briefs: Stolen tools recovered

Jesse Markwart was also reported missing on Sept. 25

Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens