Aaron Hemens

Robert Louie Sr. is a hereditary chief of the Lower Kootenay Band. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

New documentary to preserve historical knowledge and teachings of Lower Kootenay Band hereditary chief

The film will document the knowledge of cultural carrier Robert Louie Sr., a LKB Elder who was raised and has lived his life in accordance with the traditional teachings of the Flat-bow Kutenai

Robert Louie Sr. is a hereditary chief of the Lower Kootenay Band. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. (Photo by Rame Kader)

Column: Tivoli Theatre’s return makes for a great escape

“Going to the movie theatre pre-pandemic was always a nice retreat. Now, with everything going on in the world, a trip to the movie theatre is akin to a luxurious vacation”

Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. (Photo by Rame Kader)
School District 8 Trustee Allan Gribbin (Black Press file)

Creston school trustee Allan Gribbin censured for second time

Gribbin was censured for making false and derogatory comments

School District 8 Trustee Allan Gribbin (Black Press file)
Creston Fire Rescue Report: 10 calls between Aug. 24 and 30

Creston Fire Rescue Report: 10 calls between Aug. 24 and 30

On Aug. 25, CFR said that fire departments across the Creston Valley were dispatched to the area of Northwest Boulevard and Pine Street for a structure fire

Creston Fire Rescue Report: 10 calls between Aug. 24 and 30
The Creston Valley Hospital (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

Creston Hospital: No active COVID-19 cases in community

The hospital’s chief of staff outlined steps for families to follow to help them prepare for the upcoming school year

The Creston Valley Hospital (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
Vanessa Farnsworth is a Creston-based author and journalist. Photo courtesy of Vanessa Farnsworth

Creston writer publishes historical fiction novel on murder of great, great, great grandfather

Vanessa Farnsworth is the descendant of William Bryan, a homesteader who was brutally murdered alongside his son Charles on Ontario’s Manitoulin Island in 1877

Vanessa Farnsworth is a Creston-based author and journalist. Photo courtesy of Vanessa Farnsworth
Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. (Photo by Rame Kader)

Trust is lacking in Creston’s Emergency Services building project

“I am slowly learning about all of the project’s major talking points, and my biggest takeaway so far — after all that I’ve heard, read and witnessed — is that there seems to be a great sense of mistrust between residents and the town”

Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. (Photo by Rame Kader)
The Tivoli Theatre is looking to re-open its doors to the public sometime after the Labour Day long-weekend, nearly six months after shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Aaron Hemens.- Creston Valley Advance)

Creston’s Tivoli Theatre targeting September return

Films from the 1980s and ’90s will be screened for the time being, and social distancing measures will be put in place

The Tivoli Theatre is looking to re-open its doors to the public sometime after the Labour Day long-weekend, nearly six months after shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Aaron Hemens.- Creston Valley Advance)
Creston RCMP detachment. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

Creston police report: Aug. 17 to 24

Police responded to a missing person report on Aug. 23, where it turned out that the missing was avoiding the caller

Creston RCMP detachment. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
Photo courtesty of Creston Fire Rescue

Creston Fire Rescue report: seven calls between Aug. 17 and 23

At 9:25 a.m. on Aug. 23, CFR was dispatched to the area of the Billy Goat Bluff Trail for an abandoned campfire that had spread into the picnic table area

Photo courtesty of Creston Fire Rescue
Fraudulent ‘closed’ signs, pylons placed at Creston’s Riverside Park

Fraudulent ‘closed’ signs, pylons placed at Creston’s Riverside Park

The signs and pylons were placed by an unknown perpetrator on Aug. 14 and were removed five days later

Fraudulent ‘closed’ signs, pylons placed at Creston’s Riverside Park
Creston’s historic grain elevators were purchased in 2018 by the Columbia Basin Trust, who will begin work to restore the structures in 2021. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

Architects found for Creston grain elevators restoration project

Next Architecture is an architecture firm based in Edmonton, Alta., and they will take the lead in helping to design and restore the elevators

Creston’s historic grain elevators were purchased in 2018 by the Columbia Basin Trust, who will begin work to restore the structures in 2021. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
Save-On-Foods chains throughout the province raised and donated $1.9 million BC Children’s Hospital last month, with Creston’s location contributing $11,138 to the campaign. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

Creston Save-On-Foods contributes more than $11,100 to BC Children’s Hospital fundraiser

Save-On-Foods was one of many organizations to participate in the BC Children’s Hospital’s annual 33rd annual Miracle Weekend Telethon

Save-On-Foods chains throughout the province raised and donated $1.9 million BC Children’s Hospital last month, with Creston’s location contributing $11,138 to the campaign. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
Angel Flight volunteers served up hotdogs and hamburgers outside the Pealow’s Independent Grocer store on Aug. 15 and 16. From left to right: Pat Kilback, Bob Kitching, Mary Angus, Kathy and Les Clark. Photo courtesy of Bob Kitching

Creston groups raise and donate funds to Angel Flight East Kootenay group

The volunteer-charity received thousands of dollars in donations, which will go towards fuelling aircraft

Angel Flight volunteers served up hotdogs and hamburgers outside the Pealow’s Independent Grocer store on Aug. 15 and 16. From left to right: Pat Kilback, Bob Kitching, Mary Angus, Kathy and Les Clark. Photo courtesy of Bob Kitching
An artist’s rendering of the new fire hall and ambulance station for the Town of Creston, which announced the purchase of land on Jan. 14, 2020. (Town of Creston)

Town of Creston cancels tender process for new emergency services building

The two tender bids that the town received exceeded the funding available for the project.

An artist’s rendering of the new fire hall and ambulance station for the Town of Creston, which announced the purchase of land on Jan. 14, 2020. (Town of Creston)
A Creston woman in her early-80s waited nearly two weeks to receive homecare help after sustaining an injury. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

Creston resident waited almost two weeks for homecare assistance after injury

The woman in her early-80s waited 13 days to take a shower

A Creston woman in her early-80s waited nearly two weeks to receive homecare help after sustaining an injury. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
Creston RCMP detachment. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

Creston police report: Aug. 10 to 17

An Aug. 12 report of a stolen motorcycle turned out to be false when it appeared that the complainant forgot he sold it

Creston RCMP detachment. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
Creston Fire Rescue. File photo

Creston Fire Rescue Report: 14 calls between Aug. 7 and 16

The Creston Fire Rescue (CFR) team responded to 14 calls between Aug.…

Creston Fire Rescue. File photo
A view of Creston from Balancing Rock Trail. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

Creston breaks 16-year-old heat record for August 16

Temperatures reached 35.8 C yesterday, beating 2004’s same-day record of 35.6 C

A view of Creston from Balancing Rock Trail. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
In addition to collecting and pressing the cherries, Fields Forward also packaged the boxes as well. (Photo by Dennis Charles)

Creston Food Recovery Initiative saves 10,500 pounds of fruit from waste

The cherries and apples destined for the landfill were converted into 2,700 litres of juice

In addition to collecting and pressing the cherries, Fields Forward also packaged the boxes as well. (Photo by Dennis Charles)