Creston Valley

“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think on These Things: A New Year

‘Let us plan on making 2022 the healthiest and happiest year that we can.’

  • Jan 16, 2022

 

This 12-part series of columns called “Creston in Transition” will focus on working towards a greener future. (Pixabay)

Creston in Transition: Attempt the Impossible

‘Take some time to imagine what our town might look like without oil.’

  • Jan 14, 2022

 

Anna’s Hummingbird. (Photo by Eloise Carr)

Creston birders spot 73 species in annual Christmas Bird Count

The totals included two birds that have never been seen before on count day

  • Jan 5, 2022

 

Pure Honey products include raw honey, candles, and more. Photo: Deirdre Howard

Pure Honey uses world-class methods of beekeeping in the Kootenays

As it turns out, the problems honey bees face are massive and global, but not unsolvable.

  • Dec 21, 2021
Pure Honey products include raw honey, candles, and more. Photo: Deirdre Howard
Pure Honey products include raw honey, candles, and more. (Submitted by Deirdre Howard)

Pure Honey uses world-class methods of beekeeping in Creston Valley

The family-owned apiary includes 120 hives

  • Dec 16, 2021
Pure Honey products include raw honey, candles, and more. (Submitted by Deirdre Howard)
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think on These Things: Blurred Biblical Truth

‘You can trust the Bible, but be careful of interpretations and traditions.’

  • Dec 12, 2021
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
Nasukin Jason Louie of the Lower Kootenay Band is handed a ceremonial key to the school by vice principal Mike Nelson. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston high school renamed Kootenay River Secondary School

Formerly Prince Charles Secondary School, the new name was chosen in reconciliation

Nasukin Jason Louie of the Lower Kootenay Band is handed a ceremonial key to the school by vice principal Mike Nelson. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Brian Pealow (owner of Pealow’s Your Independent Grocer), Danny Turner (owner of Just-A-Mere Organic Farm and Fields Forward board chair), and Tanya Wall (food hub manager) poses in front if the grocery store with the first of a fresh shipment of apple juice. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Apple juice produced at Kootenay regional food hub supplied to Creston grocery store

Kootenay producers can rent space and equipment at the food hub

Brian Pealow (owner of Pealow’s Your Independent Grocer), Danny Turner (owner of Just-A-Mere Organic Farm and Fields Forward board chair), and Tanya Wall (food hub manager) poses in front if the grocery store with the first of a fresh shipment of apple juice. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think on These Things: A Great Gulf Fixed

The rich man had an opportunity to help the needy, but focused on pleasure, he forgot God.

  • Nov 21, 2021
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
In June, the name of Prince Charles was removed from the front of Creston’s high school. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Process of renaming Creston’s high school now underway

Teachers say dropping the name ‘Prince Charles’ is a move towards reconciliation

In June, the name of Prince Charles was removed from the front of Creston’s high school. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Kootenay Lake was one of the lakes re-surveyed to assess shoreline impacts as part of Living Lakes Canada’s FIMP project. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Lake survey project aims to protect shorelines from climate, urban impacts

Living Lakes Canada is co-ordinating a lake survey project over four years

  • Nov 9, 2021
Kootenay Lake was one of the lakes re-surveyed to assess shoreline impacts as part of Living Lakes Canada’s FIMP project. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
‘A man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.’ Photo: Unsplash

The Rich Man’s Folly

‘A man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.’

  • Nov 7, 2021
‘A man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.’ Photo: Unsplash
After historical, structural, and health and safety assessments, stabilization and other conservation efforts, the Trust is now pausing work on the grain elevators in Creston to seek other funding partners. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Basin Trust)

Grain elevator restoration on pause in Creston, while Trust seeks funders

Significant work already completed on the historic landmark

After historical, structural, and health and safety assessments, stabilization and other conservation efforts, the Trust is now pausing work on the grain elevators in Creston to seek other funding partners. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Basin Trust)
The Columbia Basin Water Hub currently hosts over 150 water data sets that have been uploaded by over 30 organizations. This water data provides information about streams, lakes, wetlands, groundwater, snow, glaciers, and climate in the Columbia Basin, both historical and current. (Living Lakes Canada)

Columbia Basin Water Hub helps fill gaps in water knowledge

The project is facilitated by Living Lakes Canada

  • Oct 26, 2021
The Columbia Basin Water Hub currently hosts over 150 water data sets that have been uploaded by over 30 organizations. This water data provides information about streams, lakes, wetlands, groundwater, snow, glaciers, and climate in the Columbia Basin, both historical and current. (Living Lakes Canada)
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think on These Things: The Rich Man’s Folly

‘A man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.’

  • Oct 24, 2021
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
A Living Lakes Canada community-based water monitoring training course with Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society in Nelson during summer 2021. (Submitted)

New thinking required for our watershed management

In the Columbia Basin, there are exemplary examples of community-based water monitoring

  • Oct 21, 2021
A Living Lakes Canada community-based water monitoring training course with Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society in Nelson during summer 2021. (Submitted)
From left to right: Officials Cathy Finley (Fields Forward Director), Danny Turner (Fields Forward Board Chair), Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham, and Elizabeth Quinn (Fields Forward Executive Director) cut the ribbon to the Kootenay Farms Regional Food Hub and Innovation Centre on Oct. 15. (Submitted)

Regional food hub officially opens in Creston

Farmers and producers across the Columbia Basin will start using the facility this week

From left to right: Officials Cathy Finley (Fields Forward Director), Danny Turner (Fields Forward Board Chair), Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham, and Elizabeth Quinn (Fields Forward Executive Director) cut the ribbon to the Kootenay Farms Regional Food Hub and Innovation Centre on Oct. 15. (Submitted)
The Creston RCMP are seeking a missing person. (Black Press Media stock photo)

Missing person: Creston RCMP seeking Jesse Markwart

The 21-year-old was last seen on Sept. 21

The Creston RCMP are seeking a missing person. (Black Press Media stock photo)
Trent Mason and Emily Chambers made the move to Creston from Fernie to fulfill their dream of owning an orchard. (Photo Submitted)

First-time orchard owners in the Creston Valley reflect on lessons learned

Half the crops at Blue Canoe Orchard were lost to the summer heatwave

Trent Mason and Emily Chambers made the move to Creston from Fernie to fulfill their dream of owning an orchard. (Photo Submitted)
A row of solar panels help to produce renewable energy at Kootenay Meadows Farm in Creston. (Submitted West Kootenay EcoSociety)

Creston commits to 100% renewable energy by 2050

‘Creston is setting the path forward for other rural communities like theirs to live healthier, safer, and cleaner lives.’

A row of solar panels help to produce renewable energy at Kootenay Meadows Farm in Creston. (Submitted West Kootenay EcoSociety)