Creston Valley

The Snowbirds performed a special flyover on July 26 in honour of C.B. Lang, squadron leader of the Golden Centennaires. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Snowbirds fly over Creston to honour Golden Centennaires squadron leader

A memorial CT-114 Tutor Jet was installed in honour of C.B. Lang, Johnny Huscroft

 

Left: Louis Flood in 2000. Right: Louis Flood in July 2022. (Photo courtesy of Creston RCMP)

Idaho sex offender arrested by Creston RCMP after 20 years on the run

Louis Flood went missing while on parole in 2001

 

Clark Hills is wanted by police. He was last seen in Creston, B.C. (Creston RCMP)

Creston RCMP looking for man wanted for robbery

Members of the public are asked to call the RCMP with any information

 

One of the new weather stations. (Photo by Elizabeth Quinn)

New weather stations in the Creston area to benefit local farmers, fruit growers

A climate change decision management tool, thanks to Fields Forward, will also help the ag sector stay informed

One of the new weather stations. (Photo by Elizabeth Quinn)
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)
Margaret Miller, a longtime Creston Valley resident, has written her first book. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston author showcases beauty of the Kootenays

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)
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)
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)
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)
The Regional District of Central Kootenay has removed proof of vaccination requirements from its facilities. (File photo from RDCK)

Proof of vaccination no longer required at RDCK recreation centres

The province lifted the vaccination rule on April 8

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has removed proof of vaccination requirements from its facilities. (File photo from RDCK)
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)