Feature Article

Take Time to Smell the Lavender

Sanctuary Lavender Farm

Spend even a few moments with Alanna and Kevin Wilson, owners of Sanctuary Lavender Farm, and their passion for their business, their family and their community becomes abundantly clear. Kevin speaks beautifully about the peacefulness of their farm located in Wynndel, vividly describing the feeling he has when he stops working and takes in the colours and the smells of the lavender, and the hum of the bees in and around the plants.

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What’s Inside

With spring officially in the air, it feels like we should all be outside, greeting our neighbours and celebrating the arrival of warmer weather. Unfortunately, the climate on a world scale has created isolation as social distancing becomes the norm in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Creston has once again proven itself to be a community intent on supporting the people, with social media posts offering help as needed, and people rallying together from their homes. This community is amazing and resilient, and with every challenge faced, we are reminded why we love Creston.

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From the Mayor’s Desk

Our First Responders in the Creston Valley

In January, I was invited to the Royal Canadian Legion’s (Branch 29) canteen for a “Salute to First Responders”. I was honoured to have been asked to take part in this event – a potluck dinner evening with about 70 attending

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From the Chief

Health and Wellness

Ki’suk kyukyit (greetings). The Lower Kootenay Band has had a busy start to 2020. We have a major construction project of the Administration & Health Building underway, and another construction project that we hope to get started in the late Fall of this year.

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The Rodeo Grounds

Inevitably, as the May long weekend approaches, people around town start thinking about Blossom Festival, which inevitably leads to conversations about past festivals and the events that have come and gone over the years.

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