Creston Valley

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
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)

Man charged with murder after woman’s body found in Creston home

A 56-year-old woman was found dead on Feb. 6

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)
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)
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RCMP seek suspect in Creston bank robbery

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

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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)
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)
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)