Aaron Hemens

The temporary migrant work camp that was created this past summer to accommodate visiting cherry pickers and to shield the community from the threat of COVID-19 has wrapped up for the year. Source: pixabay

Creston’s temporary worker camp for cherry-pickers wraps up for season

The camp provided accommodations for up to 50 temporary workers during the cherry-picking season

The temporary migrant work camp that was created this past summer to accommodate visiting cherry pickers and to shield the community from the threat of COVID-19 has wrapped up for the year. Source: pixabay
Creston RCMP report: 62 calls for assistance from Sept. 14 to 21

Creston RCMP report: 62 calls for assistance from Sept. 14 to 21

On Sept. 18, police attended to a report of a male causing a disturbance at a Creston business after he was denied use of the washroom facilities

Creston RCMP report: 62 calls for assistance from Sept. 14 to 21
Creston Fire Rescue report: 10 calls for action between Sept. 14 and 21

Creston Fire Rescue report: 10 calls for action between Sept. 14 and 21

CFR responded to a carbon monoxide alarm in the area of Regina Street on Sept. 20, and found moderate levels of carbon monoxide after searching the residence with a gas monitor

Creston Fire Rescue report: 10 calls for action between Sept. 14 and 21
Kinsmen Park Soccer Field, located at 2499 Cedar St. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

Lower Kootenay Band, Town of Creston submit proposals for purchase of Kinsmen Park

The successful applicant will be selected following a board meeting of School District 8 trustees on Sept. 22.

Kinsmen Park Soccer Field, located at 2499 Cedar St. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
Kootenay Lake, from the Kuskonook shore. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

Fishing on Kootenay Lake sees increase over summer

Fishing licence sales specific to fishing on Kootenay Lake increased by nearly 30 per cent

Kootenay Lake, from the Kuskonook shore. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
Black Press file photo

Creston’s Christmas hamper program shifting to gift card care packages due to COVID-19

The Creston Ministerial Association is hoping that the community will help them raise their projected costs of $50,000 to cover the program’s expenses.

Black Press file photo
A Trails for Creston Valley Society sign is located at the entrance of their RIverside Park location. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

Trails for Creston Valley Society uncertain of future of regional park conversion project of Riverside Wilderness Park

Concerns from residents neighbouring the area led the RDCK to withdraw their support from the project

A Trails for Creston Valley Society sign is located at the entrance of their RIverside Park location. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. (Photo by Rame Kader)

Column: Sunnier days will return

“What keeps me hopeful is knowing that just like the windstorm, both the cloud of smoke and the negative physical and mental health implications that come with it will pass”

Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. (Photo by Rame Kader)
Creston Valley Transit offers curb-to-curb service

Creston Valley Transit offers curb-to-curb service

On-request service can be arranged by reserving a time-slot 24 hours in advance

Creston Valley Transit offers curb-to-curb service
Livestock entry from a past Creston Fall Fair event. Photo courtesy of Rylee Collins

Creston Valley Fall Fair goes virtual with photo campaign

Gift certificates valued at $25 for local businesses will be randomly distributed to participants at the end of the month

Livestock entry from a past Creston Fall Fair event. Photo courtesy of Rylee Collins
An uprooted tree knocked over a power-line in Arrow Creek, a result of the Creston windstorm on Sept. 7. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

FortisBC: All power restored to Creston customers

About 6,000 customers in the area lost power as a result of a Sept. 7 wind storm

An uprooted tree knocked over a power-line in Arrow Creek, a result of the Creston windstorm on Sept. 7. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
An uprooted tree knocked over a power-line in Arrow Creek, a result of the Creston windstorm on Sept. 7. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

Pockets of outages remain in Creston, areas along Kootenay Lake

“Right now, it’s all hands on deck in the heavily forested area along the east shore of Kootenay Lake … we expect to have power back up for everyone today”

An uprooted tree knocked over a power-line in Arrow Creek, a result of the Creston windstorm on Sept. 7. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
Creston Gleaners Too closed until further notice, won’t return in September

Creston Gleaners Too closed until further notice, won’t return in September

A meeting with the society’s volunteers and board of directors is scheduled to take place sometime in October, where they will vote on the viability of the building and its operations

Creston Gleaners Too closed until further notice, won’t return in September
The mural bunker that prompted the new policy. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

Town of Creston adopts new mural policy

The new mural application features a comprehensive checklist for artists to follow to help them navigate the process

The mural bunker that prompted the new policy. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
(Blackpress file photo)

RDCK issues boil water notice for Lister Water System

The boil water notice is due to depleted reservoir levels caused by an extended power outage

(Blackpress file photo)
An uprooted tree knocked over a power-line in Arrow Creek, a result of the Creston windstorm on Sept. 7. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

Creston Fire Rescue responds to more than 25 calls due to windstorm

According to Environment Canada, gusts of wind reached maximum speeds of 75 km/h in the Creston area on Sept. 7

An uprooted tree knocked over a power-line in Arrow Creek, a result of the Creston windstorm on Sept. 7. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
Editorial: Preserving the knowledge of an Indigenous cultural carrier is vital

Editorial: Preserving the knowledge of an Indigenous cultural carrier is vital

“Not only are we keeping their memory and their heritage alive, but it opens the door for non-Indigenous peoples to truly learn about who they are”

Editorial: Preserving the knowledge of an Indigenous cultural carrier is vital
Grizzly bear photo captured by Peter Sulzle (Photo courtesy of Rosie Wijenberg)

Free grizzly bear safety workshop coming to Creston

The workshop will be led by Gillian Sanders of Grizzly Bear Solutions, who has 19 years of field experience in grizzly bear conservation

Grizzly bear photo captured by Peter Sulzle (Photo courtesy of Rosie Wijenberg)
Kootenay Lake, from the Kuskonook shore. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

Electric-ready ferry for Kootenay Lake to begin operations in 2023

Construction of the $62.9-million project will begin later this year

Kootenay Lake, from the Kuskonook shore. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
Kootenay Lake, from the Kuskonook shore. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

Electric-ready ferry for Kootenay Lake to begin operations in 2023

Construction of the $62.9-million project will begin later this year

Kootenay Lake, from the Kuskonook shore. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)