Fibre festival bringing Kootenay artisans to Creston Valley

BY BRIAN LAWRENCE I Love Creston Editor Fibre in your hands isn’t simply colourful. It isn’t simply pleasant to the touch. But it is simply... there. And that’s all that really matters. “A lot of our work in 2018 is intangible,” says Carmen Ditzler. “When we have...

Doula helping Creston Valley parents prepare for birth

BY BRIAN LAWRENCE I Love Creston Editor For most Canadians, births are private events, with few other than the parents and medical staff present. But that wasn’t the case with the first birth Tara Mehrer witnessed. From ages 16-19, she lived with her parents — her dad...

Coaching inspiring Creston Valley kids to live with zeal

BY BRIAN LAWRENCE I Love Creston Editor Children’s lives are often thought of as idyllic and fun, with few worries or cares, but the reality for some is far different. “What I’ve noticed in the valley is that there is a lot of anxiety among kids — they’re anxious...

Pottery tradition continuing at Creston’s Pridham Studio

BY BRIAN LAWRENCE I Love Creston Editor More than 20 years after Nancy Pridham started making pottery, her iconic designs are still instantly recognizable, with bright glazes depicting, for the most part, scenes in and around the Kootenays. Although she retired in...

Creston Valley sisters making art with fibre and glass

BY BRIAN LAWRENCE I Love Creston Editor Sarah Miller and Jeanette Stenhouse are sisters who ran a popular downtown business for over three decades, but they have something else in common. They’re also artists, one working with yarn, the other with glass. The artistic...

Life with Lyme disease a struggle for Creston Valley resident

BY BRIAN LAWRENCE I Love Creston Editor The youngest of three siblings in what she calls a “basic country family”, Lexi Czar grew up on a Canyon farm and spent a lot of her childhood trail riding, barrel racing, fishing, hiking and dirt biking, later enjoying soccer,...

Creston’s Yoga Room offers peace of mind and body

BY BRIAN LAWRENCE I Love Creston Editor The thought of yoga may bring to mind a room filled with people twisted into matching poses, but that’s only one aspect — yoga isn’t simply a posing routine, it’s a lifestyle. “It’s a really cool life science,” says Barb...

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