Creston Valley

The Creston Fire Rescue logo. (File photo)

Creston Fire Rescue Report: Campfire ban lifted

More seasonal weather conditions, with rainfall and cooler temperatures, has reduced the risk of wildfires in southeastern B.C.

  • Sep 1, 2021
The Creston Fire Rescue logo. (File photo)
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston RCMP Report: Novice driver’s vehicle impounded for 7 days for speeding

Creston RCMP received 96 calls for assistance from August 21 to August 29

  • Sep 1, 2021
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at Sakura-ji (Creston’s zendo), has returned with the Acts of Hope column. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Acts of Hope: Every Vote is an Act of Hope

“Every vote we cast is an act of hope.”

  • Sep 1, 2021
Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at Sakura-ji (Creston’s zendo), has returned with the Acts of Hope column. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Creston Valley Rotary Club members Steve Takacs, Bob Griffith, and president Dave Handy pose in front of the newly placed plaque at Rotacrest Hall on Aug. 12. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Rotary members recognize 40th anniversary of Rotacrest Hall

‘Rotarians gave their money, time, and the blisters on their hands to this and many other endeavours.’

Creston Valley Rotary Club members Steve Takacs, Bob Griffith, and president Dave Handy pose in front of the newly placed plaque at Rotacrest Hall on Aug. 12. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Beth Swalwell, owner of Art Barn Studio, welcomes creative minds to try out one of her workshops in a variety of mediums. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

What to do in Creston for the week of Aug. 26 to Sept. 1

Here are 5 fun ideas for how to spend your free time!

Beth Swalwell, owner of Art Barn Studio, welcomes creative minds to try out one of her workshops in a variety of mediums. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at Sakura-ji (Creston’s zendo), has returned with a new column. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Acts of Hope: Gratitude Creates Community

‘When I give or receive sincere and authentic gratitude, my boundaries lose their rigidity.’

  • Aug 26, 2021
Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at Sakura-ji (Creston’s zendo), has returned with a new column. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Bill Hutchinson is one of five candidates running in the Town of Creston byelection to fill one of two councillor positions. (Submitted)

Town of Creston Byelection: Meet Candidate Bill Hutchinson

There are five candidates running for the two open councillor positions

Bill Hutchinson is one of five candidates running in the Town of Creston byelection to fill one of two councillor positions. (Submitted)
Keith Baldwin, pictured here with his wife, is one of five candidates running in the Town of Creston byelection to fill one of two councillor positions. (Submitted)

Town of Creston Byelection: Meet Candidate Keith Baldwin

There are five candidates running for the two open councillor positions

Keith Baldwin, pictured here with his wife, is one of five candidates running in the Town of Creston byelection to fill one of two councillor positions. (Submitted)
Keith Goforth is one of five candidates running in the Town of Creston byelection to fill one of two councillor positions. (Submitted)

Town of Creston Byelection: Meet Candidate Keith Goforth

There are five candidates running for the two open councillor positions

Keith Goforth is one of five candidates running in the Town of Creston byelection to fill one of two councillor positions. (Submitted)
Nora Maddocks is one of five candidates running in the Town of Creston byelection to fill one of two councillor positions. (Submitted)

Town of Creston Byelection: Meet Candidate Nora Maddocks

There are five candidates running for the two open councillor positions

Nora Maddocks is one of five candidates running in the Town of Creston byelection to fill one of two councillor positions. (Submitted)
Norm Eisler is one of five candidates running in the Town of Creston byelection to fill one of two councillor positions. (Submitted)

Town of Creston Byelection: Meet Candidate Norm Eisler

There are five candidates running for the two open councillor positions

Norm Eisler is one of five candidates running in the Town of Creston byelection to fill one of two councillor positions. (Submitted)
Letters to the editor.

Letter to the Editor: Thank You to Recycling Depot Staff

‘Thank you to everyone who responsibly recycles all that they can.’

  • Aug 25, 2021
Letters to the editor.
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

Rec Perspectives: Travelling Workout with Toddlers

‘Rest and relaxation were not on the itinerary this trip.’

  • Aug 25, 2021
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay.
The 17th annual Blue Heron Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Fun Run will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19. (Pixabay)

Creston set to host the 17th annual Blue Heron Half Marathon

Runners can choose from a half marathon, 10K, or 5K fun run

The 17th annual Blue Heron Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Fun Run will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19. (Pixabay)
A map of the Columbia River drainage basin. (Photo from Wikipedia user Kmusser)

Our Precious Water: The Columbia River Drainage Basin

The Columbia River drainage basin covers an area larger than the province of Alberta

A map of the Columbia River drainage basin. (Photo from Wikipedia user Kmusser)
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.

Ask Your Funeral Director: Which culture has the most interesting funeral traditions?

‘The sky burial is common in Tibet among Buddhists who believe in the value of sending their loved ones’ souls toward heaven.’

  • Aug 24, 2021
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.
Dr. Nerine Kleinhans has provided an update on COVID-19 cases in Creston (Courtesy of Town of Creston)

‘The time is now’: Creston physician urges vaccination amid rising COVID infections

Just 55 per cent of Creston residents are fully vaccinated, among the lowest in Interior Health

Dr. Nerine Kleinhans has provided an update on COVID-19 cases in Creston (Courtesy of Town of Creston)
Mountain goats visit a mineral link, which are important habitat features to protect in order to ensure healthy goats and other ungulates in the Kootenays. (Photo by Janice Arndt)

Kootenay Connect offers innovative approach to conservation efforts

Kootenay Connect’s work has focused on enhancing the sustainability of 31 federally-listed species at risk and 35 species of concern

  • Aug 19, 2021
Mountain goats visit a mineral link, which are important habitat features to protect in order to ensure healthy goats and other ungulates in the Kootenays. (Photo by Janice Arndt)
The third annual 7th Siding Festival of Film will be shown in the Creston Museum courtyard on Monday, Aug. 23. (Submitted by Kootenay Film Society)

UPDATE: Creston’s 3rd annual film festival cancelled

The 7th Siding International Festival of Film on Aug. 23 has been cancelled due to rising COVID numbers

The third annual 7th Siding Festival of Film will be shown in the Creston Museum courtyard on Monday, Aug. 23. (Submitted by Kootenay Film Society)
The Creston Valley Gleaners Society is seeking volunteers to help out with donations. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Valley Gleaners Society seeks new volunteers

With more volunteers on hand, the store hours could hopefully be expanded

The Creston Valley Gleaners Society is seeking volunteers to help out with donations. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)