Aaron Hemens

The Town of Creston was added to the SeeClickFix mobile app earlier this week. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Town of Creston looking to improve response to non-emergency requests through new program

Through the SeeClickFix mobile app, residents can submit requests for issues such as pot-holes, graffiti, defective streetlights and more. Users can include a photo and pin the location of the issue to the app’s GPS feature.

The Town of Creston was added to the SeeClickFix mobile app earlier this week. Photo: Aaron Hemens
An ARBOC Spirit of Freedom bus. Photo: BC Transit

Creston Valley Transit receives new fleet of buses

The 26-foot light-duty ARBOC Spirit of Freedom buses can carry up to 21 passengers and provide flexibility for up to two mobility aids.

An ARBOC Spirit of Freedom bus. Photo: BC Transit
The refrigeration plant at the Creston Curling Club is shut off and the ice is broken up as it thaws. Photo: Dave Dyck

Creston Curling Club cancels 2020-21 season

“Financially, it is not feasible to continue with the club sitting idle and no revenue coming in.”

The refrigeration plant at the Creston Curling Club is shut off and the ice is broken up as it thaws. Photo: Dave Dyck
The Ginkgo Biloba is the only surviving species of the Ginkgoales. Photo: pixabay.com

Cranbrook man hoping to bring 200 million-year-old trees to Creston

The Ginkgo Biloba is the only surviving species of the Ginkgoales, and Dan Hicks has been on a mission since last summer to bring them back to this side of Canada.

The Ginkgo Biloba is the only surviving species of the Ginkgoales. Photo: pixabay.com
Andre Robert won $500,000 through a Lotto Extra ticket on Dec. 23, 2020. Photo: Jeanne d’Arc Allard

Creston resident wins $500k through Lotto ticket

“I was surprised. I wasn’t sure if it was true or not.”

Andre Robert won $500,000 through a Lotto Extra ticket on Dec. 23, 2020. Photo: Jeanne d’Arc Allard
FortisBC crew members clean up downed power lines and debris on Highway 3A in Crawford Bay on Jan. 14. Photo: Aaron Hemens

UPDATE: Gusty winds results in power outages across the Creston Valley

Gusts reached speeds of 50 to 70 km/h, according to Environment Canada. As of Friday, FortisBC is reporting that most affected areas have had their power restored. There are spots throughout the Kootenay Bay region that are still without power.

FortisBC crew members clean up downed power lines and debris on Highway 3A in Crawford Bay on Jan. 14. Photo: Aaron Hemens
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Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Business Awards scheduled for Feb. 12

“Local businesses have carried on with resiliency and strength, meeting their customers’ needs during these challenging times and are doing their best to support the Creston Valley.”

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“Leave a message and someone will call you back right away”: Help offered through Creston COVID Support

Services provided by the group are free and confidential, which includes grocery pickup and delivery, medicine pickup, mental health phone support and more

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A Smash Heart treat package made by Bienka Rosch and her daughter Elivia. Photo courtesy of Bienka Rosch

Creston mom and daughter duo creating chocolate Smash Heart gifts for the community

“It gives us the chance to do it together and spend time together.”

A Smash Heart treat package made by Bienka Rosch and her daughter Elivia. Photo courtesy of Bienka Rosch
A RCMP vehicle pictured at the scene of a double homicide near Creston, Thursday, Jan. 7 (Mike Turner photo)

Suspect in roadside stabbing near Creston found dead, police confirm

A man allegedly responsible for a double homicide in Creston on Wednesday evening was found dead in Salmo.

A RCMP vehicle pictured at the scene of a double homicide near Creston, Thursday, Jan. 7 (Mike Turner photo)
A man wearing a face-mask walks past protestors at a rally against COVID-19 public health measures in Creston on Nov. 28, 2020. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Editorial: We Can Do Better

“Residents in town who detest provincial COVID-19 health measures have stayed true to their word in hosting weekly protests against such orders. The RCMP have also stayed true to their word in issuing consequences to anyone who breaks the law.”

A man wearing a face-mask walks past protestors at a rally against COVID-19 public health measures in Creston on Nov. 28, 2020. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. Photo: Rame Kader

Column: Thank you, Creston

“Through the countless efforts and initiatives to bring cheer to the town, I want to thank the community for reminding me that there is still good in this world.”

Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. Photo: Rame Kader
Volunteer Signe Miller prepares the envelope and chocolate bars portion of the hamper package for a recipient. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston Ministerial delivers Christmas Hampers in a safe and socially distanced manner

Over $79,000 was raised for this year’s edition of the hamper program, with 320 individuals and families in the community receiving a hamper package

Volunteer Signe Miller prepares the envelope and chocolate bars portion of the hamper package for a recipient. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Rehabilitation work on the Kootenay River Bridge on Highway 3 began in September 2019. Photo: Brian Lawrence

Rehabilitation of Creston’s Kootenay River Bridge Complete

The project was completed before its Oct. 31, 2021 deadline

Rehabilitation work on the Kootenay River Bridge on Highway 3 began in September 2019. Photo: Brian Lawrence
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston RCMP to issue fines for violating provincial COVID-19 health measures

A $2,300 fine can be issued for organizing a non-compliant event, while failure to wear a face-covering in an indoor public space can earn you a $230 fine

Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Wayne Gilmore, a school bus driver for Yaqan Nukiy School, said that not a day goes by where a driver doesn’t run through his stop sign or lights. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Wayne Gilmore, a school bus driver for Yaqan Nukiy School, said that not a day goes by where a driver doesn’t run through his stop sign or lights. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston RCMP report: 37 calls for assistance from Dec. 7 to Dec. 14

On Dec. 13, police received a report of loud Christmas playing music outside a residence in Creston

Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens
A still frame of Creston Valley Hospital physicians doing the Jersulema dance challenge. Photo courtesy of Dr. Nerine Kleinhans

Creston Valley Hospital Staff participate in Jerusalema Dance Challenge

Creston Valley Hospital’s version of the trend was filmed in the first week of December, and features staff from all departments engaging in the dance routine

A still frame of Creston Valley Hospital physicians doing the Jersulema dance challenge. Photo courtesy of Dr. Nerine Kleinhans
Richard Murray sits in his office as his 3D printer works on a face shield in the background. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston resident uses 3D printing to create face shields and ear savers for community

Since March, Richard Murray has distributed 100 face shields and over 900 ear savers across the community, free of charge.

Richard Murray sits in his office as his 3D printer works on a face shield in the background. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Creston Town Hall. File photo

Town of Creston launches program to support local businesses amid pandemic

The program offers a 2021 business licence free of charge, as well as an initial supply of signage, disposable masks and hand sanitizer

Creston Town Hall. File photo