Creston Valley

The unmistakeable pits created by an ant lions. (Photo by Ed McMackin)

Out There: Tale of a Lion

‘Ant lions play a role in nature’s dynamic balance.’

  • Aug 19, 2021
The unmistakeable pits created by an ant lions. (Photo by Ed McMackin)
COVID cases reported between Aug. 8 and 14. (Courtesy of BC Centre for Disease Control)

Town of Creston asks residents to visit pop-up clinics, get vaccinated

For the week of Aug. 8 to 14, Creston had 49 cases of COVID-19

COVID cases reported between Aug. 8 and 14. (Courtesy of BC Centre for Disease Control)
To fundraise for Creston Climate Action initiatives, original calligraphy artwork from local resident Kuya Minogue is for sale for a minimum donation of $25. (Submitted)

E-Tips: Protecting and Restoring Biodiversity

‘Every plant, insect, animal, fungi, and microscopic creature has a purpose and reason for being.’

  • Aug 19, 2021
To fundraise for Creston Climate Action initiatives, original calligraphy artwork from local resident Kuya Minogue is for sale for a minimum donation of $25. (Submitted)
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident.

Valley Views: A Local Treasure

‘Archived information can help us understand our past…’

  • Aug 18, 2021
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident.
Creston Town Hall. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Town of Creston declares candidates for fall byelection

General voting day will be Saturday, Sept. 18

Creston Town Hall. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Creston Fire Rescue insignia. File photo

Creston Fire Rescue Report: Avoid travel to fire-affected areas

‘Do your part to support wildfire crews and local communities that may be facing evacuation.’

  • Aug 17, 2021
Creston Fire Rescue insignia. File photo
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think on These Things: Do Not Wrong Another

‘We should treat others, just as we ourselves, would wish to be treated.’

  • Aug 15, 2021
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
Nancy DeVuono poses with her father Chuck Page, a veteran and new resident of Creston, at the celebration of his 101st birthday on August 9. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston veteran celebrates 101st birthday with community fundraiser

Chuck Page wants to collect 101 donations for Valley Community Services

Nancy DeVuono poses with her father Chuck Page, a veteran and new resident of Creston, at the celebration of his 101st birthday on August 9. (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: Listen to the Earth’s Intelligence

‘If you can, take some time to just sit and listen to the earth and to the voice of your inner wisdom.’

  • Aug 11, 2021
Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at Sakura-ji (Creston’s zendo), has returned with a new column. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. File photo

Rec Perspectives: To Feel Like an Olympian

‘Their emotions are so strong, you can feel the years of sweat and tears it took to get to that one moment.’

  • Aug 11, 2021
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. File photo
Kelly Mehrer as Inspector Bungler and Peter Wishlow as dinner theatre manager Nick Quartermaine in a rehearsal for Dinner at Eight, Dead by Nine. (Photo by Brian Lawrence)

Creston’s Footlighters hosts first-ever membership drive

A performance of Dinner at Eight, Dead by Nine will be in Millennium Park at 7 p.m. on Aug. 27 and 28

  • Aug 10, 2021
Kelly Mehrer as Inspector Bungler and Peter Wishlow as dinner theatre manager Nick Quartermaine in a rehearsal for Dinner at Eight, Dead by Nine. (Photo by Brian Lawrence)
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.

Ask Your Funeral Director: Should I bring my children to funerals?

‘Kids are more resilient than we give them credit for.’

  • Aug 10, 2021
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.
The Creston Fire Rescue (CFR) insignia. File photo

Creston Fire Rescue Report: Long-awaited rain eases wildfires

Over the weekend, precipitation and cooler temperatures bolstered firefighting efforts

  • Aug 10, 2021
The Creston Fire Rescue (CFR) insignia. File photo
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston RCMP Report: Man breaks into residence to convey message from God

In the last week, there have been 3 separate break and enters

  • Aug 10, 2021
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens
As of June 22, children in Wynndel can enjoy the new playground. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Wynndel community members celebrate new playground

As children laugh and frolic on the new playground in Wynndel, the…

As of June 22, children in Wynndel can enjoy the new playground. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson, Kiran Sandhu (far right), her brother, and Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison stand under cherry trees laden with spoiled fruit at Marar Orchard. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Valley cherry orchards suffer from heatwave

Fruit farmers in the Creston Valley are feeling the strain of the…

Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson, Kiran Sandhu (far right), her brother, and Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison stand under cherry trees laden with spoiled fruit at Marar Orchard. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
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.