Creston Valley

Creston Fire Rescue insignia. File photo

Creston Fire Rescue Report: Stay safe from the heat and smoky air

CFR reminds residents to check in on loved ones and neighbours, especially seniors.

  • Aug 3, 2021
Creston Fire Rescue insignia. File photo
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston RCMP Report: Man and woman arrested with stolen Alberta vehicle

The Creston RCMP received 162 calls for assistance from July 19 to…

  • Aug 3, 2021
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Volunteers transport garbage during the October 2020 lake bed clean-up in Nelson. (Submitted by FoKLSS)

Friends of Kootenay Lake receives funding for more lake bed cleanups

Divers will scour the bottom of the lake to collect loads of garbage to be pulled to the surface

  • Aug 3, 2021
Volunteers transport garbage during the October 2020 lake bed clean-up in Nelson. (Submitted by FoKLSS)
Letters to the editor.

Letter to the Editor: Sale of Kinsmen Park

I’m writing regarding the proposed sale of Kinsmen Park by School District…

  • Aug 3, 2021
Letters to the editor.
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)
Letter to the editor.

Letter to the Editor: Traffic Concerns

‘It has never been this bad and is only getting worse by the day.’

  • Jul 29, 2021
Letter to the editor.
The Akokli Creek wildfire on July 21. (Photo by BC Wildfire Service)

Public information session scheduled for Boswell residents affected by wildfire

The meeting will be on Friday, July 30 at Boswell Community Hall

The Akokli Creek wildfire on July 21. (Photo by BC Wildfire Service)
(Black Press file photo)

Interior Health hosts week of pop-up vaccine clinics in Creston

No advance appointments are necessary for these clinics

  • Jul 27, 2021
(Black Press file photo)
A mobile immunization clinic is coming through Creston on July 22 and 23. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Interior Health’s mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic coming to Creston for drop-ins

The clinic will be at the Community Complex on July 22 and 23

A mobile immunization clinic is coming through Creston on July 22 and 23. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
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)
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.

Ask Your Funeral Director: What can I do with my loved one’s ashes?

There are many options for what you can do with someone’s cremains.

  • Jul 19, 2021
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.
Tammy Bradford, manager of the Creston Museum, poses with Derry the Ford Model T outside of the Farmers’ Market on July 10. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Tammy Bradford, manager of the Creston Museum, poses with Derry the Ford Model T outside of the Farmers’ Market on July 10. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Museum celebrates Ford Model T’s 100th birthday

Originally manufactured in the United States in July 1921, Derry has travelled many miles during his lifetime

Tammy Bradford, manager of the Creston Museum, poses with Derry the Ford Model T outside of the Farmers’ Market on July 10. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Tammy Bradford, manager of the Creston Museum, poses with Derry the Ford Model T outside of the Farmers’ Market on July 10. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Voices of the Ancestors will be playing at Tivoli Theatre on Monday, July 19. (Courtesy of Creston Valley Arts Council)

Locally produced documentary shares Indigenous knowledge of the Kootenay region

Hereditary Chief Robert Louie Sr. shares his unique life experience in the 32-minute video

  • Jul 14, 2021
Voices of the Ancestors will be playing at Tivoli Theatre on Monday, July 19. (Courtesy of Creston Valley Arts Council)
In this Thursday, July 1, 2021 file photo, a wildfire burns in the mountains north of Lytton, British Columbia, Canada, during record high temperatures. According to a study released on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, the deadly heat wave that roasted the Pacific Northwest and western Canada “was virtually impossible without human-caused climate change” which also added a few extra degrees to the record-smashing warmth. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

E-Tips: The Realities of Climate Change

‘If nothing is done, we are currently on track for the Earth to warm another four to five degrees by 2100.’

  • Jul 9, 2021
In this Thursday, July 1, 2021 file photo, a wildfire burns in the mountains north of Lytton, British Columbia, Canada, during record high temperatures. According to a study released on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, the deadly heat wave that roasted the Pacific Northwest and western Canada “was virtually impossible without human-caused climate change” which also added a few extra degrees to the record-smashing warmth. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
A grizzly bear with cubs has been spotted in the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. (File photo from Pixabay)

Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area trail closed due to grizzly bear with cubs

The mother grizzly charged a staff member’s vehicle on July 9, causing closure of the Wildlife Wander Trail

A grizzly bear with cubs has been spotted in the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. (File photo from Pixabay)
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. (File photo)

Valley Views: Staying Safe

‘In these times of unprecedented weather events, it’s wise for all of us to do a little calm pre-planning.’

  • Jul 9, 2021
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. (File photo)
Paul Gaucher and Dove Sprout are co-owners of Creston Acupuncture Natural Health Centre. (File Photo)

Natural Health Approach: Fire Element

‘Fire is symbolic of maximum activity or greatest yang.’

  • Jul 9, 2021
Paul Gaucher and Dove Sprout are co-owners of Creston Acupuncture Natural Health Centre. (File Photo)
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think on These Things: The Measure of Forgiveness

‘In these days of COVID - 19, we need to learn forgiveness.’

  • Jul 9, 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: Gratitude is a Revolutionary Act

By Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at Sakura-ji, Creston’s zendo In my last…

  • Jul 8, 2021
Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at Sakura-ji (Creston’s zendo), has returned with a new column. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)