Mayor

Tone at the TOP!

Story by: Ron Toyota Mayor – Town of Creston I recently had the pleasure of attending the Elected Officials Seminar in Kimberley, along with Councillors Boehmer, Comer, Unruh, Wilson and our Town Manager. Note – Councillor Elford attended a similar event, in January 2015, held in Kelowna. This seminar, hosted by the Local Government Leadership…

MoretonChiropractic

The Power of Placebo

Story by: Jesse Moreton, BSc DC One Christmas when I was young my parents spoiled me with a Nintendo gaming system. After the Christmas morning ritual I spent the rest of the day playing Super Mario 3. At some point during the afternoon I became extremely frustrated and upset. I was stuck on a certain…

FromEd

From the Editor

Story by: Kris Dickeson Happy Easter. I have fond memories of the Easter egg hunts my parents organized for us every year. It was quite an undertaking for them as they wrote rhyming poems as clues for my brother, sister and me and hid the eggs accordingly. In retrospect, it was quite an undertaking for…

Volunteer

Hats Off To Volunteers


Story by: Creston Valley Spirit Committee National Volunteer Week runs April 12-18. It’s a time to recognize, celebrate and thank those who give their time and energy to help others. “Volunteers build resilient communities. More than half of Canada’s 161,000 non-profit and charitable organizations have no paid staff and rely solely on volunteers. Imagine what your community…

Wellness(Chris)

You Do NOT Have Too Much Stomach Acid

By: Dr. Chris Ford BMSc, ND One of the most common prescriptions that we see in practice are medications designed to reduce or eliminate acid in the stomach in order to alleviate the symptoms of heartburn or gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, the stomach is a naturally occurring acidic environment with specialized cells that are…

Chief

Preserving Culture, Language and Spirituality

Story by: Jason Louie Chief – Lower Kootenay Band Ki’suk kyukyit (greetings). Having faith in a higher power is so very personal & significant. It truly can make an individual and a family unit stronger and also unite societies. I have waited and thought long and hard about the language to use for this article. I…

BlossomSingers

Blossom Valley Singers Take Broadway

Story By: Win Dinn Blossom Valley Singers Get out your white gloves, top hat and cane – the spring tea and concert is coming soon. This spring, an afternoon of tea, refreshments, fabulous Broadway tunes and syncopated rhythms is brought to you by the Creston community choir, the Blossom Valley Singers. From well-known hits like…

Birdfest

Celebrating Birding

Story by: Tanna Patterson Chair – Creston Valley Bird Fest This year’s Creston Valley Bird Fest runs May 8-10 and features keynote speaker Dick Cannings, well-known Okanagan ornithologist. As well there are presentations by Marlene Machmer from Nelson speaking on herons; Brendan Mitchell of Creston on bats; Gary Davidson from Nakusp displaying photographs of the…