Opinion

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

 

May 2 to 8 is Mental Health Week. (Metro Creative)

Truest Reflections: Recognizing Mental Health Week

Counsellor Barbara Hunter speaks on the topic of empathy

  • May 4, 2022

 

Saara Itkonen has been the chief librarian at the Creston Valley Public Library since the beginning of October. (Photo credit Brian Lawrence)

Lit: Instructions on Not Giving Up

‘I think we all need to take a moment to recognize what we’ve been going through and why we should still have hope and optimism.’

  • May 2, 2022

 

Gardening is a great way to connect to the Earth. (File Photo)

E-Tips: Connecting to the Earth through gardening

‘Tis the season to get your hands dirty in the garden

  • Apr 22, 2022
Gardening is a great way to connect to the Earth. (File Photo)
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. (File photo)

Valley Views: Outdoor Therapy

By Margaret Miller, a long-time Creston Valley resident April in the Kootenays…

  • Apr 19, 2022
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. (File photo)
The 10-inch pods of the Black Locust tree (Robinia pseudoacacia). (Photo by Ed McMackin)

Out There: Tremendous Trees – Part 1

‘This temperate area was recognized as a good place to bring interesting and striking tree seedlings to grow.’

  • Apr 12, 2022
The 10-inch pods of the Black Locust tree (Robinia pseudoacacia). (Photo by Ed McMackin)
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.

Ask Your Funeral Director: What if I don’t want to be burdened with the costs of funeral services?

‘In B.C., there are certain things that the law requires when it comes to death and the handling of the deceased.’

  • Mar 23, 2022
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. (File photo)

Rec Perspectives: Events on the Horizon

‘We are in full planning mode for the summer.’

  • Mar 22, 2022
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. (File photo)
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. File photo

Valley Views: The Flag and Me

‘Like millions of other Canadians, I’m proud of our country and the freedoms it offers.’

  • Mar 14, 2022
Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. File photo
Tia Wayling is the recreation services coordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. File photo

Rec Perspectives: Spring Ahead into Recreation

Registration for spring programs just started this week

  • Mar 9, 2022
Tia Wayling is the recreation services coordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. File photo
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think On These Things: The Selfish Rich and Those Trusting God

By Ian Cotton, Retired Seventh-day Adventist Pastor The rich man (Luke 16:19)…

  • Feb 27, 2022
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
Paul Gaucher and Dove Sprout co-owners of Creston Acupuncture Natural Health Centre. (File photo)

Natural Health Approach: What is Qi?

Qi is defined as “life force energy”

  • Feb 21, 2022
Paul Gaucher and Dove Sprout co-owners of Creston Acupuncture Natural Health Centre. (File photo)
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. (File photo)

Rec Perspectives: Themes and Positive Change

By Tia Wayling, Recreation Services Co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central…

  • Feb 10, 2022
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. (File photo)
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.

Ask Your Funeral Director: Do you find your job creepy?

By Jason Meidl, Funeral Director at Creston Valley Funeral Services jason@crestonvalleyfuneralservices.ca This…

  • Feb 9, 2022
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.
Councillor Keith Baldwin poses in front of Town Hall. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Council Comments: Lucky to Be Here

‘The Creston Valley itself is an incredibly beautiful place to be’

  • Feb 3, 2022
Councillor Keith Baldwin poses in front of Town Hall. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Paul Gaucher and Dove Sprout are co-owners of Creston Acupuncture Natural Health Centre. (Submitted)

Natural Health Approach: Understanding Acupuncture Philosophy

Creston Acupuncture & Natural Health Centre offers acupuncture as treatment for a wide range of ailments

  • Jan 27, 2022
Paul Gaucher and Dove Sprout are co-owners of Creston Acupuncture Natural Health Centre. (Submitted)
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. (File photo)

Rec Perspectives: Improving Recreational Opportunities

‘Our vision is to see residents live active and creative lifestyles’

  • Jan 10, 2022
Tia Wayling is the recreation services co-ordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. (File photo)
Kootenay Lake is one of the bodies of water re-surveyed by Living Lakes Canada this summer, in a study of ecological and urban development changes to Basin shorelines. Photo: Kelsey Yates

Empowering B.C. communities to protect their local watersheds

The time is now to create a Watershed Security Fund.

  • Dec 21, 2021
Kootenay Lake is one of the bodies of water re-surveyed by Living Lakes Canada this summer, in a study of ecological and urban development changes to Basin shorelines. Photo: Kelsey Yates
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.

Ask Your Funeral Director: What is a last responder?

By Jason Meidl, funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services In November,…

  • Dec 6, 2021
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.
It’s time for some fun winter activities such as building beautiful snow sculptures. (Submitted)

Rec Perspectives: Winter Through a Child’s Eyes

‘Winter can be a magical season if you allow it to be.’

  • Dec 1, 2021
It’s time for some fun winter activities such as building beautiful snow sculptures. (Submitted)