Creston Valley

A six-horse team and wagon in the 1986 Blossom Festival parade. (Courtesy of Creston Museum archives)

PHOTOS: Creston Valley Blossom Festival celebrates 81 years of history

The popular community event is returning after a two-year hiatus

A six-horse team and wagon in the 1986 Blossom Festival parade. (Courtesy of Creston Museum archives)
The 14 students who won the draw for the Dairy Queen lunch pictured following the Learning Fair. (Submitted)

ARES Report: Learning Fair

Parents joined our students at school to find out what they’ve been learning

  • May 19, 2022
The 14 students who won the draw for the Dairy Queen lunch pictured following the Learning Fair. (Submitted)
RISE-22 is discussing freedom from substance abuse. (Pixabay)

Advocacy group talks to Creston students about dangers of substance abuse

Next weekend, the Grade 10 students at Kootenay River Secondary School will…

RISE-22 is discussing freedom from substance abuse. (Pixabay)
Battle of the Bands will kick off in Creston on June 24. (From Stay Live Productions)

Battle of the Bands returns to the Creston Valley

Registration is now open until June 1

Battle of the Bands will kick off in Creston on June 24. (From Stay Live Productions)
Students from the Be the Change group at Canyon-Lister Elementary School. (Submitted)

Canyon-Lister Elementary School students care for the community

Students in Grades 5 to 7 helped pick up garbage on April 13

  • May 18, 2022
Students from the Be the Change group at Canyon-Lister Elementary School. (Submitted)
Several community organizations came together to remove barbed wire fencing as a hazard to wildlife. (Submitted)

Organizations in Creston Valley come together to help save wildlife

A work bee was held on April 24 to clean up barbed wire along Highway 3A

  • May 18, 2022
Several community organizations came together to remove barbed wire fencing as a hazard to wildlife. (Submitted)
Creston Climate Action Society talks about regenerative agriculture techniques. (File photo)

E-Tips: Regenerative Agriculture

Certain farming practices actually heal and take care of the land

  • May 18, 2022
Creston Climate Action Society talks about regenerative agriculture techniques. (File photo)
Volunteers count bats. (Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project)

Take part in the annual Kootenay Bat Count

From Kootenay Community Bat Project Spring is here, with rain, flowers, insects,…

Volunteers count bats. (Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project)
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. File photo

Valley Views: Building Community

‘The past months and years have been difficult, but we are moving on.’

  • May 17, 2022
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. File photo
A student poses with their chick habitat. (Submitted)

ARES Report: Spring chicken extravaganza

From Adam Robertson Elementary School On April 11, Adam Robertson Elementary School…

  • May 16, 2022
A student poses with their chick habitat. (Submitted)
A western painted turtle pictured at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston volunteers band together to create safer conditions for nesting turtles

The western painted turtle faces many barriers to a healthy population

  • May 16, 2022
A western painted turtle pictured at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
(Photo by Kelsey Yates)

All-star Creston students present Shrek the Musical

The cast and crew of 63 kids from Adam Robertson Elementary School performed in front of a full audience

(Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Glacier Lily (Erythronium grandiflorum), 2015, Balancing Rock Trail, found throughout the Kootenay Lake-Creston region from low wet montane zone meadows to high sub-alpine meadows, flowering late March to even September. Note the six petals, and the red and yellow coloured anthers. (Submitted)

Out There: Plant Taxonomy

Taking an interest in your Kootenay Lake surroundings can add purpose to one’s outdoor ventures

  • May 11, 2022
Glacier Lily (Erythronium grandiflorum), 2015, Balancing Rock Trail, found throughout the Kootenay Lake-Creston region from low wet montane zone meadows to high sub-alpine meadows, flowering late March to even September. Note the six petals, and the red and yellow coloured anthers. (Submitted)
Acute Care. (Submitted)

PHOTOS: To our Creston nurses, thank you!

For National Nursing Week, it’s time to show our appreciation

  • May 10, 2022
Acute Care. (Submitted)
Athletes that attended the Okanagan Open and Edmonton International Judo Championship with one of our sponsors - Interior Brewery Workers Union Local 308. Back row: Sensei Laura Knudsen, Thomas Saby, Evan Felitsyn, Olexa Felitsyn, Elisha Moore, Elijah Bayley, Dalan Lagare (from Interior Brewery Workers Union Local 308). Front row, left to right: Damien Sandoval, Kaitlyn Sandoval, Aspen Comer, Tiang Tanapima, Lani Tanapima, Lucien Beaton. (Submitted)

Creston Judo Club throws above its weight

Spring has also brought on a burst of activity at the Creston Judo Club

  • May 10, 2022
Athletes that attended the Okanagan Open and Edmonton International Judo Championship with one of our sponsors - Interior Brewery Workers Union Local 308. Back row: Sensei Laura Knudsen, Thomas Saby, Evan Felitsyn, Olexa Felitsyn, Elisha Moore, Elijah Bayley, Dalan Lagare (from Interior Brewery Workers Union Local 308). Front row, left to right: Damien Sandoval, Kaitlyn Sandoval, Aspen Comer, Tiang Tanapima, Lani Tanapima, Lucien Beaton. (Submitted)
The Yoga Room, established in 2017, is a dedicated space for yoga and movement. The space is warm, bright, and inviting. The teachers are fully qualified and are always studying new techniques for their classes. Classes include many varieties of yoga and movement, somatics, and hypopressives. (Submitted)

The Yoga Room: A Space to Unite With Yourself and Others

With practice comes the “unity” upon which the practice of yoga was founded

  • May 10, 2022
The Yoga Room, established in 2017, is a dedicated space for yoga and movement. The space is warm, bright, and inviting. The teachers are fully qualified and are always studying new techniques for their classes. Classes include many varieties of yoga and movement, somatics, and hypopressives. (Submitted)
Mayor Ron Toyota, and Rotarians David Butt, Rick Minichiello, and Nicole Nixon (John Huscroft’s daughter) pose with a donation for $7,500 towards the C.B. Lang Tutor Jet Memorial. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Supporting Huscroft’s dream: Rotary club donates to tutor jet display

John Huscroft, the 2020 Citizen of the Year, had spent 10 years working on a memorial for pilot C.B. Lang of the Golden Centennaires

Mayor Ron Toyota, and Rotarians David Butt, Rick Minichiello, and Nicole Nixon (John Huscroft’s daughter) pose with a donation for $7,500 towards the C.B. Lang Tutor Jet Memorial. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The team of champions at Creston Combat Fitness pose together with their medals from the tournament on
April 9. (Submitted photo)

Creston Jiu-Jitsu athletes excel at Alberta tournament

Creston’s 13 athletes took home a staggering 10 gold medals

The team of champions at Creston Combat Fitness pose together with their medals from the tournament on
April 9. (Submitted photo)
Saint Anselm's Anglican Church. (Submitted)

Boswell Historical Society fundraising to purchase St. Anselm’s Anglican Church

The church will become a new gathering space for the community, and a preserved piece of history

  • May 6, 2022
Saint Anselm's Anglican Church. (Submitted)
Montréal Guitar Trio is playing in Creston on Sunday, May 8. (Submitted)

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Montréal Guitar Trio

MG3 is playing Sunday, May 8 at Kootenay River Secondary School Theatre

Montréal Guitar Trio is playing in Creston on Sunday, May 8. (Submitted)