Aaron Hemens

One of the gift baskets up for bidding in Sue’s Clotheslines’ eighth annual silent auction. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Sue’s Clotheslines hosting eighth annual silent auction for Creston’s Christmas hampers program

The auction starts on Nov. 16, and 18 items valued at a total of $3,800 will be up for bidding until 4 p.m. on Nov. 28.

One of the gift baskets up for bidding in Sue’s Clotheslines’ eighth annual silent auction. Photo: Aaron Hemens
The Creston Valley Hospital. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Town of Creston confirms positive cases of COVID-19

Mayor Ron Toyota said that the confirmation of test-positive cases of COVID-19 serves as a reminder that the virus is a reality

The Creston Valley Hospital. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Quantum Cannabis had its grand opening in Creston on Nov. 5. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Editorial: New business is better than no business

“You may not indulge in cannabis, but what’s more of an eyesore: a business that is operating within its legal rights? Or a vacant building?”

Quantum Cannabis had its grand opening in Creston on Nov. 5. Photo: Aaron Hemens
The Lower Kootenay Band’s office, captured from the yard of the Yaqan Nukiy School. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Lower Kootenay Band to receive $1.3 M in land claim settlement

More than 100 eligible Band members will receive approximately $5,000 each later this month

The Lower Kootenay Band’s office, captured from the yard of the Yaqan Nukiy School. Photo: Aaron Hemens
The hosts of the Creston Valley Youth Network’s first podcast episode. From left to right: Skye Poetker, Riley Loftus and Julia Huscroft. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston Valley Youth Network launch podcast

“It builds confidence and motivates them. It helps them develop skills — leadership skills, motivational skills.”

The hosts of the Creston Valley Youth Network’s first podcast episode. From left to right: Skye Poetker, Riley Loftus and Julia Huscroft. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Lori Cameron and her husband, Bill, owners of Tigz Designs. Photo: Jenneil Peters

Creston’s annual Santa for Seniors initiative returning later this month

Tigz Designs’ Christmas tree will go up a week after Remembrance Day

Lori Cameron and her husband, Bill, owners of Tigz Designs. Photo: Jenneil Peters
A painted rock made by Ruth Wierenga. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Painting and Sharing: The Story behind Creston Rockz

“The main thing is to encourage people and make them smile, and feel good about two things: making rocks and finding them”

A painted rock made by Ruth Wierenga. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. Photo: Rame Kader

Column: The importance of remembering

For me, Remembrance Day is an opportunity for me to reflect and preserve the memories of my grandfather and my great grandfather. They were two men who dedicated their lives to serving Canada and the Commonwealth so that I — along with the rest of the nation — could live a peaceful and prosperous life.

Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. Photo: Rame Kader
The Tivoli Theatre. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston’s Tivoli Theatre re-opening on Friday

The re-opening feature film is Toy Story, the 1995 computer-animated film starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen.

The Tivoli Theatre. Photo: Aaron Hemens
The Creston Gleaners Too building. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston Gleaners Too to return on Nov. 10

The business had suspended its operations in September

The Creston Gleaners Too building. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Alison Master and Catherine Prowse pull yellow flag iris at the 2020 Community Weed Pull event at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Centre. Photo: Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society

Creston mother and daughter weed-pulling duo win volunteer of the year award

Alison Master and her mom Catherine Prowse have been volunteering with the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society since 2007

Alison Master and Catherine Prowse pull yellow flag iris at the 2020 Community Weed Pull event at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Centre. Photo: Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society
Gift basket. Source: pixabay

Creston businesses step up to help raise funds to cure rare genetic disorder

All proceeds will go towards the development of a cure and or treatment for a rare genetic disorder called hereditary spastic paraplegia-50 (SPG50)

Gift basket. Source: pixabay
Black Press file photo

UPDATED: Town of Creston launches curbside consultation campaign

Data will be collected until Nov. 9 and will be used to create a guide for town council to help decide them how to shape the curbside waste collection program

Black Press file photo
The Creston and District Community Complex. File photo

Creston Valley Farmers’ Market moving indoors on Nov. 7

The market will be held in the rec centre’s Creston room and will have a maximum capacity of 91 people, which includes staff, vendors and customers

The Creston and District Community Complex. File photo
Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. Photo: Rame Kader

Column: Reflecting on my three months in Creston

“My big takeaway from my time here is the great sense of community that exists in Creston. Community is at the heart of this town, and what I’ve noticed is that residents are always thinking and acting for the benefit of their neighbours”

Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. Photo: Rame Kader
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)