Creston Valley

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

Acts of Hope: Time to Replenish

‘Take a break from thinking about anything, and just enjoy the beauty of the fall season.’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at Sakura-ji (Creston’s zendo), has returned with a new column. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston RCMP are seeking a missing person. (Black Press Media stock photo)

Missing person: Creston RCMP seeking Jesse Markwart

The 21-year-old was last seen on Sept. 21

The Creston RCMP are seeking a missing person. (Black Press Media stock photo)
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E-Tips: Exploring Sustainable Eating Habits

Eating less or no meat can also help to lower your grocery costs

  • Oct 4, 2021
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Letters to the editor.

Letter to the Editor: The Move to Creston

A student in Grade 5 shares her experience of moving from Vancouver

  • Sep 30, 2021
Letters to the editor.
Blue Canoe Orchard owner Emily Chambers had an incredibly busy first season. (Photo submitted)

Local orchard owners reflect on first season in the Creston Valley

Half the crops at Blue Canoe Orchard were lost to the summer heatwave

Blue Canoe Orchard owner Emily Chambers had an incredibly busy first season. (Photo submitted)
Living Lakes Canada is stressing the importance of water monitoring while the effects of climate change continue to impact our local waterbodies, such as Kootenay Lake, pictured here. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Experts calling for watershed monitoring in the Columbia Basin amid climate change concerns

By the 2050s, average seasonal temperatures in the region are expected to increase by 3 to 5 degrees

  • Sep 29, 2021
Living Lakes Canada is stressing the importance of water monitoring while the effects of climate change continue to impact our local waterbodies, such as Kootenay Lake, pictured here. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Construction on the Creston Emergency Services Building is scheduled for completion in spring 2022. (Photo courtesy of Town of Creston)

Creston’s town council provides update on construction budget for new emergency services building

Due to COVID-19 source and supply issues, costs have risen to estimates of $7.9 million

Construction on the Creston Emergency Services Building is scheduled for completion in spring 2022. (Photo courtesy of Town of Creston)
Sept. 30, also known as Orange Shirt Day, is now a federally recognized statutory holiday. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Sept. 30, also known as Orange Shirt Day, is now a federally recognized statutory holiday. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
This year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive in Creston will be held Saturday, Sept. 25. (Photo by K-J Millar)

Creston residents asked to donate to Thanksgiving Food Drive

Put your donations outside for Saturday, Sept. 25

This year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive in Creston will be held Saturday, Sept. 25. (Photo by K-J Millar)
(From left) J.H. Huscroft Ltd. president and general manager Justin Storm, Gwen Telling, and sales manager Chris Schofer. (Black Press file photo)

Creston Valley sawmill has operated locally for 94 years

In honour of National Forest Week, here’s a look at one of our local sawmills

(From left) J.H. Huscroft Ltd. president and general manager Justin Storm, Gwen Telling, and sales manager Chris Schofer. (Black Press file photo)
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
Tia Wayling is the recreation services coordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. File photo
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
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.
The Creston Fire Rescue (CFR) insignia. File photo

Creston Fire Rescue Report for Sept. 1 to 19

Reminder to residents that open burning in the municipality is ONLY allowed during April and October with a permit

  • Sep 21, 2021
The Creston Fire Rescue (CFR) insignia. File photo
(Black Press file photo by Phil McLachlan)

Creston RCMP Report: Theft of lawn mower and popcorn machine from local businesses

The Creston RCMP received 145 calls for assistance from Sept. 5 to…

  • Sep 21, 2021
(Black Press file photo by Phil McLachlan)
Residents gathered for a walk to the Creston Valley Hospital in support of health-care workers on Sept. 19. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston residents rally in support of health-care workers

With signs in hand, supporters walked to the hospital from the rec centre

Residents gathered for a walk to the Creston Valley Hospital in support of health-care workers on Sept. 19. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Canadian Institute of Forestry celebrates National Forest Week every year in September. (Contributed)

Celebrating National Forest Week in the Creston Valley

From Sept.19 to 25, take a walk to appreciation our local forests

The Canadian Institute of Forestry celebrates National Forest Week every year in September. (Contributed)
Town of Creston’s staff counted a total of 146 mailed in ballots on general voting day on Sept. 18. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Town of Creston preliminary byelection results announced

Baldwin and Eisler will be taking the two open seats on council

Town of Creston’s staff counted a total of 146 mailed in ballots on general voting day on Sept. 18. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
It’s worth the drive to check out the views at the Pilot Bay Lighthouse. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

What to do in Creston for Sept. 17 to 23

Not sure what to do this week? We’ve got you covered!

It’s worth the drive to check out the views at the Pilot Bay Lighthouse. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The 7th Siding International Festival of Film will be shown at Tivoli Theatre on Sept. 27. (Pixabay)

Creston’s 3rd annual film festival rescheduled

The 7th Siding International Festival of Film will be shown at Tivoli Theatre on Sept. 27

The 7th Siding International Festival of Film will be shown at Tivoli Theatre on Sept. 27. (Pixabay)
A row of solar panels help to produce renewable energy at Kootenay Meadows Farm in Creston. (Submitted West Kootenay EcoSociety)

Creston commits to 100% renewable energy by 2050

‘Creston is setting the path forward for other rural communities like theirs to live healthier, safer, and cleaner lives.’

A row of solar panels help to produce renewable energy at Kootenay Meadows Farm in Creston. (Submitted West Kootenay EcoSociety)