Creston Valley

The Kin Park property. (Submitted)

SD8 sells Kin Park property to Lower Kootenay Band and the Town of Creston

LKB will use 2 acres for new housing and Town of Creston will use 2.7 acres for recreation

The Kin Park property. (Submitted)
(Stock Photo)

RCMP seek suspect in Creston bank robbery

A man fled the scene on foot wearing a “Superior Delivery” hoodie

(Stock 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.
Richard Howes moves boxes into the new family home in Creston. (Submitted)

Family thanks Creston community for outpouring of support after moving trailer theft

The Howes had all of their belongings stolen in Grand Forks during their move

Richard Howes moves boxes into the new family home in Creston. (Submitted)
LKB Director Heather Suttie took part in the Polar Plunge on Jan. 27. (Submitted)

Pandemic Plunge: Lower Kootenay Band staff brave frigid river waters

For many Indigenous communities, dipping in icy waters is a historic cleansing ritual

LKB Director Heather Suttie took part in the Polar Plunge on Jan. 27. (Submitted)
More seats for early childhood educators are now available at College of the Rockies. (File photo)

More seats available for future early childhood educators at College of the Rockies

There are a total of 147 new seats at 8 institutions across the province

More seats for early childhood educators are now available at College of the Rockies. (File photo)
Creston RCMP say five people were arrested Saturday at a local hockey game. (File photo)

Five arrested for ignoring COVID-19 rules at Creston hockey game

Police removed them from premises when they refused to leave

Creston RCMP say five people were arrested Saturday at a local hockey game. (File photo)
Stephanie Howes and her family received support from the Creston community after the theft of their moving trailer. (Facebook)

Family moving to Kootenays has truck and trailer stolen; Grand Forks RCMP nab suspect

Police say family was moving house when they were robbed of their worldly possessions

Stephanie Howes and her family received support from the Creston community after the theft of their moving trailer. (Facebook)
Claudia and Ben Herrera on their organic farm in the Creston Valley. (Submitted)

Flour mill supports food security in Creston Valley

‘Producers like us have created a self-sufficiency for our region’

Claudia and Ben Herrera on their organic farm in the Creston Valley. (Submitted)
“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
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
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
This 12-part series of columns called “Creston in Transition” will focus on working towards a greener future. (Pixabay)
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
Anna’s Hummingbird. (Photo by Eloise Carr)
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)