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Lark Coffee offering tasting experience in downtown Creston

Lark Coffee offering tasting experience in downtown Creston

Lark Coffee Roasters tasting room open for regular hours in downtown Creston

Lark Coffee offering tasting experience in downtown Creston
From left: Kootenay Region Association for Community Living (KRACL) operations manager Serena Naeve, Regional District of Central Kootenay Area C director Adam Casemore, Columbia Basin Trust senior manager (benefits delivery) Mark Brunton, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall and KRACL president Alex Nilsson at the affordable housing opening on Jan. 26. (Brian Lawrence)

Kootenay Region Association for Community Living officially opens affordable housing in Creston

Nine affordable units for people with disabilities open at Creston’s Spectrum Farms

From left: Kootenay Region Association for Community Living (KRACL) operations manager Serena Naeve, Regional District of Central Kootenay Area C director Adam Casemore, Columbia Basin Trust senior manager (benefits delivery) Mark Brunton, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall and KRACL president Alex Nilsson at the affordable housing opening on Jan. 26. (Brian Lawrence)
Calls for Creston Fire Rescue down in 2019

Calls for Creston Fire Rescue down in 2019

Building permits, cemetery commission and more discussed at Jan. 14 Creston council meeting

Calls for Creston Fire Rescue down in 2019
The new affordable housing operated by the Kootenay Region Association for Community Living will celebrate its official opening on Jan. 26, 2020. (Brian Lawrence)

Housing by Kootenay Region Association for Community Living celebrating official opening

Ribbon cutting for nine affordable units at Creston’s Spectrum Farms property on Jan. 26

The new affordable housing operated by the Kootenay Region Association for Community Living will celebrate its official opening on Jan. 26, 2020. (Brian Lawrence)
A photo by Madeline Darby, a second-year member of the Prince Charles Secondary School photography program, which is hosting a show and silent auction on Jan. 24, 2020. (Madeline Darby)

Creston high school photography students hosting show and silent auction

Nearly two dozen Prince Charles Secondary School students will have work in Jan. 24 show

A photo by Madeline Darby, a second-year member of the Prince Charles Secondary School photography program, which is hosting a show and silent auction on Jan. 24, 2020. (Madeline Darby)
Residents offer Town of Creston input on future of reservoir land

Residents offer Town of Creston input on future of reservoir land

Former open water reservoirs north of Creston’s 23rd and 24th avenues currently closed to the public

Residents offer Town of Creston input on future of reservoir land
Students in Prince Charles Secondary School’s performance class rehearse a number choreographed to “Don’t Stop Believin’”. (Brian Lawrence)

Creston high school performance class rehearsing concert

Prince Charles Secondary School performance class preparing music, dance, lip sync

Students in Prince Charles Secondary School’s performance class rehearse a number choreographed to “Don’t Stop Believin’”. (Brian Lawrence)
Creston Valley Arts Council awards Frank Goodsir for service

Creston Valley Arts Council awards Frank Goodsir for service

Frank Goodsir served arts community in many roles during 41 years in Creston

Creston Valley Arts Council awards Frank Goodsir for service
Creston Mayor Ron Toyota spoke about Town Hall happenings in 2019 and fielded questions from the audience at a Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Jan. 9. (Brian Lawrence)

Creston mayor reviews 2019, answers questions about town

Creston Mayor Ron Toyota was the guest speaker at Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce breakfast

Creston Mayor Ron Toyota spoke about Town Hall happenings in 2019 and fielded questions from the audience at a Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Jan. 9. (Brian Lawrence)
Creston Valley Public Library eliminates overdue fines

Creston Valley Public Library eliminates overdue fines

Creston library borrowers will no longer be charged a per-day fee for overdue items

Creston Valley Public Library eliminates overdue fines
Creston Valley Arts Council finishing 50th year celebrations with art show opening

Creston Valley Arts Council finishing 50th year celebrations with art show opening

Arts council has spent 14 months celebrating its 50th year in Creston Valley

Creston Valley Arts Council finishing 50th year celebrations with art show opening
Crews work at the site of a Jan. 1, 2020, Burlington Northern Santa Fe derailment east of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. The lead locomotive, seen mostly submerged on Jan. 2, on a 113-car train entered the Kootenay River over 50 km south of Creston, B.C., carrying 7,200 litres of diesel fuel. (Boundary County Emergency Management)

UPDATE: Diesel in Kootenay River contained 50 km upstream of U.S.-Canada border

Locomotive fuel in Kootenay River contained east of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, south of Creston

Crews work at the site of a Jan. 1, 2020, Burlington Northern Santa Fe derailment east of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. The lead locomotive, seen mostly submerged on Jan. 2, on a 113-car train entered the Kootenay River over 50 km south of Creston, B.C., carrying 7,200 litres of diesel fuel. (Boundary County Emergency Management)
The lead locomotive on a 113-car BNSF train derailed near Bonners Ferry, Idaho, south of Creston on Jan. 1, 2020. (Boundary County Emergency Management)

UPDATE: ‘Rapid response’ to diesel leak in Kootenay River after derailment south of Creston

Potential diesel in Kootenay River up to 7,200 litres; containment in place 45km south of border

The lead locomotive on a 113-car BNSF train derailed near Bonners Ferry, Idaho, south of Creston on Jan. 1, 2020. (Boundary County Emergency Management)
Idaho train derailment spills diesel in Kootenay River south of Creston

Idaho train derailment spills diesel in Kootenay River south of Creston

Containment booms set up to stop diesel flow from Jan. 1 derailment near Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Idaho train derailment spills diesel in Kootenay River south of Creston
Mike Hathaway of Mountain Man Mike’s, a bus service offering weekly runs to and from Calgary, with his bus during a stop in Creston. (Brian Lawrence)

Creston a stop on weekly Kaslo-Calgary bus route

Mountain Man Mike’s offering weekly Kaslo-Creston runs, and twice-weekly Kalso-Vancouver runs

Mike Hathaway of Mountain Man Mike’s, a bus service offering weekly runs to and from Calgary, with his bus during a stop in Creston. (Brian Lawrence)
Volunteers of all ages took part in the Creston Ministerial Association’s annual Christmas hamper packing on Dec. 16. (Brian Lawrence – Creston Valley Advance)

Volunteers pack 430 Christmas hampers for Creston Ministerial Association

About 430 individuals and families will receive Christmas hampers this year, thanks…

Volunteers of all ages took part in the Creston Ministerial Association’s annual Christmas hamper packing on Dec. 16. (Brian Lawrence – Creston Valley Advance)
When the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train arrived Dec. 12, CP delivered a donation of $5,500 to the Creston Valley Gleaners Society Food Bank and Coun. Jen Comer announce that Mayor Ron Toyota had raised over $9,500, to be shared (based on individuals donors’ wishes) between the food bank and the Creston Ministerial Association’s Christmas hamper program. (Brian Lawrence – Creston Valley Advance)

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train boosts Creston Valley food bank

The Creston Valley Gleaners Society Food Bank and the Creston Ministerial Association’s…

When the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train arrived Dec. 12, CP delivered a donation of $5,500 to the Creston Valley Gleaners Society Food Bank and Coun. Jen Comer announce that Mayor Ron Toyota had raised over $9,500, to be shared (based on individuals donors’ wishes) between the food bank and the Creston Ministerial Association’s Christmas hamper program. (Brian Lawrence – Creston Valley Advance)
(Photo credit Sue’s Clotheslines)

Sue’s Clotheslines hosting seventh fundraiser for Creston Christmas hampers

Clothing store has raised nearly $20,000 for Creston Ministerial Association project

(Photo credit Sue’s Clotheslines)
An image from local filmmaker Jason Fisher’s Generations, a story about cycling as a rite of passage.

Inaugural 7th Siding Festival of Film running this weekend

About 40 films coming to Creston’s Tivoli Theatre and Venue

An image from local filmmaker Jason Fisher’s Generations, a story about cycling as a rite of passage.
Flowers lined the steps leading to Casey’s Community House on Nov. 5, 2019, following the death of co-owner Ralph Casemore in a car accident. (Brian Lawrence photo)

Creston mourns loss of local business owner

The steps of Casey’s Community House were lined with flowers this afternoon…

Flowers lined the steps leading to Casey’s Community House on Nov. 5, 2019, following the death of co-owner Ralph Casemore in a car accident. (Brian Lawrence photo)