Creston Valley

A fire started at the Creston Landfill on June 10. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

UPDATE: Fire extinguished at Creston Landfill

The landfill will reopen Saturday

A fire started at the Creston Landfill on June 10. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Caroline Collier teaches a Wildflower student how to plant wildflower seeds. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston students learn about pollinator gardens

Caroline Collier is planting flowers on behalf of the bees

Caroline Collier teaches a Wildflower student how to plant wildflower seeds. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The pickers lay down on a flatbed trailer to harvest asparagus. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Ripe for the picking: Creston’s iconic asparagus has late start due to cold spring

Sutcliffe Farms is the largest asparagus producer in the province

The pickers lay down on a flatbed trailer to harvest asparagus. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The asparagus at Sutcliffe Farms is ready for harvest. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Ripe for the picking: Creston’s asparagus has late start due to cold spring

Sutcliffe Farms is the largest asparagus producer in the province

The asparagus at Sutcliffe Farms is ready for harvest. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Cyclists set out from downtown Creston on the 151-kilometre route of the Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo. (Brian Lawrence photo)

Creston-Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo returns after two-year hiatus

Bikers will set off on the 151-kilometre ride on June 18

Cyclists set out from downtown Creston on the 151-kilometre route of the Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo. (Brian Lawrence photo)
The dairy cows at Kootenay Meadows frolic in the grass for the first time this spring. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Frisky cows frolic in green pastures at Kootenay Meadows

Spring turnout brought hundreds of spectators from Creston

The dairy cows at Kootenay Meadows frolic in the grass for the first time this spring. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Adrian Leslie, West Kootenay program manager for Nature Conservancy of Canada, poses in front of the new wetlands in the Frog Bear Conservation Corridor. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Nature Conservancy of Canada leads restoration project on Creston Valley farmland

The wetlands will provide habitat for endangered northern leopard frogs

Adrian Leslie, West Kootenay program manager for Nature Conservancy of Canada, poses in front of the new wetlands in the Frog Bear Conservation Corridor. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Community gardeners Marlene Nash, Serena Naeve, Sally Malner, Jackie Kuetbach pose next the new sign painted by artist Beth Swalwell. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston’s Community Garden embraces global village philosophy

A new garden sign painted by a local artist reflects unity, inclusivity

Community gardeners Marlene Nash, Serena Naeve, Sally Malner, Jackie Kuetbach pose next the new sign painted by artist Beth Swalwell. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
A pair of black-necked stilts seen at Duck Lake during the 2021 Bird Festival. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Valley Bird Festival celebrates 10th anniversary this May

Birders will migrate to the Creston area from May 13 to 15

A pair of black-necked stilts seen at Duck Lake during the 2021 Bird Festival. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston Valley Blossom Festival is back again this year. (Black Press file)

Creston Valley Blossom Festival returns for 81st annual celebration

Festivities will be held over the long weekend from May 20 to 23

The Creston Valley Blossom Festival is back again this year. (Black Press file)
“For sin is the transgression of the law of God. Jesus received the wages of sin, death, for each of us. And He offers to us all, as a free gift, eternal Life.” Photo: Unsplash

‘Through His death all may gain everlasting life’

‘It is for you that the Son of God bore your sins; for you He opens the gates of Paradise.’

  • Apr 17, 2022
“For sin is the transgression of the law of God. Jesus received the wages of sin, death, for each of us. And He offers to us all, as a free gift, eternal Life.” Photo: Unsplash
Museum manager Tammy Bradford and wheelwright Brian Reynolds pose in front of restored logging arch. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

114-year-old logging arch returns to Kootenays after special restoration

The giant wheels have a colourful history in the logging industry

Museum manager Tammy Bradford and wheelwright Brian Reynolds pose in front of restored logging arch. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston RCMP have addressed reports of an assault circulating on social media. (Stock Photo)

Creston RCMP address alleged assault behind grocery store amid social media posts

Facebook posts speculated on an attack that occurred behind a local grocery store

The Creston RCMP have addressed reports of an assault circulating on social media. (Stock Photo)
Rebecca Gidney, executive director of Kootenai Community Centre Society, poses with Lisa and Karl Folvik, owners of Kootenay Euro Shop. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Gift of independence: Creston business donates vehicle to family in need

Kootenay Euro Shop has gifted a car to a mother of four

Rebecca Gidney, executive director of Kootenai Community Centre Society, poses with Lisa and Karl Folvik, owners of Kootenay Euro Shop. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston CIBC has been robbed for a second time. (File photo)

Creston CIBC robbed a second time

RCMP seeking two witnesses who followed the suspect

The Creston CIBC has been robbed for a second time. (File photo)
Mitchell McIntyre has been charged as of March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Mitchell McIntyre has been charged as of March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
The Creston RCMP are investigating the recent theft of martial arts weapons. (File photo)

Creston RCMP seek information on $28K of stolen martial arts weapons

The collection was stolen from a private studio on March 2

The Creston RCMP are investigating the recent theft of martial arts weapons. (File photo)
"Think on These Things" is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think On These Things: Christ Lifted the Curtain

‘Contemplate it, you who are rich in this world’s goods and are not rich toward God.’

  • Mar 13, 2022
"Think on These Things" is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
Volunteers tend to the gardens at College of the Rockies. (Submitted by Creston Community Seed Bank Society)

Plants for the future: Creston seed bank aims to enhance food security

A study conducted at the College of the Rockies will determine which plants are most heat tolerant

Volunteers tend to the gardens at College of the Rockies. (Submitted by Creston Community Seed Bank Society)
Margaret Miller, a longtime Creston Valley resident, has written her first book. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston writer releases first book spanning six decades in two countries

Margaret Miller’s “Across the Water” includes vivid descriptions of the natural world

Margaret Miller, a longtime Creston Valley resident, has written her first book. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)