Aaron Hemens

Rod Stebbings and Shawn Lord from Cranbrook’s Power Paving. Photo: Gail Landon

Creston Royal Canadian Legion receives free driveway upgrade

“With Remembrance Day around the corner, we got the most wonderful gift”

Rod Stebbings and Shawn Lord from Cranbrook’s Power Paving. Photo: Gail Landon
Brittny Anderson. Photo: Submitted

UPDATED: NDP’s Brittny Anderson named provisional winner in Nelson-Creston

The final result won’t be known until November due to mail-in ballots

Brittny Anderson. Photo: Submitted
A voting booth inside the RotaCrest Hall voting location in Creston. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Voting underway in Nelson-Creston

We asked people what their experience was voting during the pandemic

A voting booth inside the RotaCrest Hall voting location in Creston. Photo: Aaron Hemens
The Town of Creston’s conceptual design for Market Park. Photo: Town of Creston

Town of Creston preparing grant application to go towards Market Park development

The grant is through B.C.’s Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure program, where $90 million will be distributed throughout the province

The Town of Creston’s conceptual design for Market Park. Photo: Town of Creston
The idea is to have the Red Hot Chili Peppers and AC/DC headline the “Rockin’ the Kootenays” music festival next May. (Source: pixabay)

Town of Creston reviews Rockin’ The Kootenays music festival pitch

The town has forwarded the proposal to the Creston Valley Services Committee, who will determine if the rec centre is an appropriate location to host the event

The idea is to have the Red Hot Chili Peppers and AC/DC headline the “Rockin’ the Kootenays” music festival next May. (Source: pixabay)
A Creston resident walks down 11th Avenue North during a snowfall on Oct. 23. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Up to five to 15 cm of snow expected to fall in Kootenay Lake area on Friday

Environment Canada expects temperatures of 10 degrees lower than seasonal normals to last through the weekend.

A Creston resident walks down 11th Avenue North during a snowfall on Oct. 23. Photo: Aaron Hemens
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Creston resident warning community of phone scammers after series of calls

Individuals posing as police officers targetted the woman, her mom and her grandma

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Moderator Lindsey Lock speaks to participants prior to the start of the forum. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Fridays For Future West Kootenay hosts Nelson-Creston candidates online forum

More than 50 residents throughout the riding tuned into the webinar, which lasted for just over an hour

Moderator Lindsey Lock speaks to participants prior to the start of the forum. Photo: Aaron Hemens
An Elections BC sign directs voters to the advance polling station at the Smithers Curling Club Oct. 15, 2020. Photo: Thom Barker

Where to vote in Creston for B.C.’s election

There are six general voting stations located in the Creston Valley

An Elections BC sign directs voters to the advance polling station at the Smithers Curling Club Oct. 15, 2020. Photo: Thom Barker
Nelson-Creston Green Party candidate Nicole Charlwood speaks during the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce’s all-candidate virtual forum on Oct. 21. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts all-candidates virtual forum

More than 30 people tuned into the two-hour webinar, which saw nearly 20 subjects explored

Nelson-Creston Green Party candidate Nicole Charlwood speaks during the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce’s all-candidate virtual forum on Oct. 21. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. Photo: Rame Kader

Editorial: Challenge your biases

“It requires a lot of courage and strength for someone like Mary Jayne to write her own story about her life as a woman in the Blackmore family. No matter your stance on the Blackmores, it’s important to listen.”

Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. Photo: Rame Kader
The building location of Creston’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29 has undergone a number of different improvements since closing in March 2020. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

Creston Royal Legion Branch 29 to host outdoor Remembrance Day service, parade

The outdoor service will follow public health measures and will be live-streamed through Swift Internet. Anyone planning on attending the event is asked to bring a lawn chair and dress warmly.

The building location of Creston’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29 has undergone a number of different improvements since closing in March 2020. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
The Tivoli Theatre is looking to re-open its doors to the public sometime before the end of October. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston’s Tivoli Theatre to host local film festival event later this month

The screening will feature a total of 12 short-films, which range in length from one minute to 25 minutes

The Tivoli Theatre is looking to re-open its doors to the public sometime before the end of October. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Anne Jimmie holds up a photo of her and her mother, Christine Jimmy, that was taken in 1948. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Saving the inner child: The Healing Journey

“There was this little girl inside that was so hurt, that was so wounded … I needed to nurture that little girl and understand her.”

Anne Jimmie holds up a photo of her and her mother, Christine Jimmy, that was taken in 1948. Photo: Aaron Hemens
The Creston Gleaners Too building. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston Gleaners Too to remain open

“We had a fair number of new people in the community who had expressed interest in coming on as volunteers. That’s what keeps us going, the volunteers”

The Creston Gleaners Too building. Photo: Aaron Hemens
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Resource calendar to raise more awareness around elder abuse in Creston

The calendar themes of the “Community Connections for Stronger Seniors” project will revolve around financial abuse and fraud, emotional and physical abuse, and more

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Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce to host Nelson-Creston all-candidates virtual forum

Residents can register for the event by emailing manager@crestonvalleychamber.com

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Pandemic challenges faced by Creston businesses to be collected in survey

“We are excited to hear directly from businesses how we can support them in overcoming challenges and pursuing emerging opportunities”

Public consultation regarding future of Creston’s grain elevator to begin in November

Community engagement was scheduled to take place earlier this fall, but was delayed due to the provincial election on Oct. 24.

Mary Jayne Blackmore to release memoir of life and growing up in Bountiful

Balancing Bountiful will explore Blackmore’s life growing up in the polygamist community of Bountiful, as well as her journeys around the world and how all of these experiences have contributed to the shaping of her understanding of faith, community, family and feminism