Creston Valley Advance Staff

Doreen Downie was 18 years old when she joined the Canadian Women’s Army, located in Ottawa, Ont. Her rank was Sargent-Administrative Officer. Photo courtesy of Nancy Nicolajsen

Honouring three WW2 veterans at Creston’s Crest View Village

Crest View Village residents Eileen Danberger, Ivan Dunford and Doreen Downie are all World War 2 veterans.

Doreen Downie was 18 years old when she joined the Canadian Women’s Army, located in Ottawa, Ont. Her rank was Sargent-Administrative Officer. Photo courtesy of Nancy Nicolajsen
Local birder Kate Hall watches for birds through a telescope. Photo: Tanna Patterson

2021 Creston Bird Festival scheduled for May

Next year’s festival will be scaled down in comparison to previous years, and the committee has selected a COVID-19 coordinator to ensure that public health guidelines are followed

Local birder Kate Hall watches for birds through a telescope. Photo: Tanna Patterson
The ice rink at the Nelson and District Community Centre. Photo: Tyler Harper/Nelson Star

Ice rinks in Castlegar, Creston and Nelson to reopen in September

Rinks have been closed since March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The ice rink at the Nelson and District Community Centre. Photo: Tyler Harper/Nelson Star
Creston RCMP calls include thefts from businesses, intoxication

Creston RCMP calls include thefts from businesses, intoxication

A variety of calls for Creston RCMP from Jan. 16-23

Creston RCMP calls include thefts from businesses, intoxication
Grant helps Creston’s Valley Community Services support families with young children

Grant helps Creston’s Valley Community Services support families with young children

Valley Community Services received $60,000 through Columbia Basin Trust

Grant helps Creston’s Valley Community Services support families with young children
Creston Valley Shrine Club hosting second annual fishing derby

Creston Valley Shrine Club hosting second annual fishing derby

Harvey Sayles Fishing Derby at Mawson Lake raising funds for Shriner’s Hospitals for Children

Creston Valley Shrine Club hosting second annual fishing derby
Creston Save-On-Foods raising funds for BC Children’s Hospital

Creston Save-On-Foods raising funds for BC Children’s Hospital

Fundraising in-store and Thunder Cats game may lead to green hair for assistant manager

Creston Save-On-Foods raising funds for BC Children’s Hospital
Documentary at Creston gallery explores parallels between artists’ work and gift economy

Documentary at Creston gallery explores parallels between artists’ work and gift economy

Creston’s Tilted Brick and Kootenay Film Society showing Gift on Jan. 24 and 27

Documentary at Creston gallery explores parallels between artists’ work and gift economy
Creston RCMP calls include report of man fighting bear

Creston RCMP calls include report of man fighting bear

Road conditions, family disputes and more for Creston RCMP from Jan. 9-16

Creston RCMP calls include report of man fighting bear
The Ryckman famiiy, from left: two-year-old Micaiah, mom Robyn, baby Eden, dad Tim and four-year-old Ember. (Brian Lawrence)

Creston’s first baby of 2020 arrived Jan. 2

Baby Eden is the third child for parents Robyn and Tim Ryckman

The Ryckman famiiy, from left: two-year-old Micaiah, mom Robyn, baby Eden, dad Tim and four-year-old Ember. (Brian Lawrence)

Year in review: Highlights from Creston RCMP’s 2019 reports

At this time, we look back on the Creston RCMP reports of…

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FortisBC electricity rates set to change

On Jan. 1, FortisBC electricity customers will see changes to their electricity…

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Creston Fire Rescue responds to 13 calls

Creston Fire Rescue responds to 13 calls

Creston Fire Rescue responded to 13 calls from Dec. 13-21 it reported.…

Creston Fire Rescue responds to 13 calls
Russ Kinghorn established the Engineers Canada Indigenous Access to Engineering bursary in an effort to support the participation of Indigenous people in engineering. (Photo submitted by College of the Rockies)

College of the Rockies Giving Tuesday campaign sees success

Students at College of the Rockies will have access to more bursary…

Russ Kinghorn established the Engineers Canada Indigenous Access to Engineering bursary in an effort to support the participation of Indigenous people in engineering. (Photo submitted by College of the Rockies)
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Creston RCMP respond to 44 calls for assistance

Police received 44 calls for assistance from Dec. 10-Dec. 16, Staff Sgt.…

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Public welcome to access Creston Community Park

Upgrades project to continue

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The Creston and District Community Complex is located on 19th Avenue North. (Advance file)

FortisBC Recommissions pilot programs for RDCK community

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) will be entering into three…

The Creston and District Community Complex is located on 19th Avenue North. (Advance file)
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Ongoing water quality testing at SD8 locations

Based on the recent changes to the guidelines for Canadian drinking water…

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An officer with the Southeast District Traffic Services stopped a pickup/trailer combination on Highway 3 near Salmo, BC, for a suspected driver’s licence infraction. (Photo credit B.C. RCMP)

Traffic Services seizes over 350 pounds of cannabis near Salmo

On Dec. 5 an officer with the Southeast District Traffic Services stopped…

An officer with the Southeast District Traffic Services stopped a pickup/trailer combination on Highway 3 near Salmo, BC, for a suspected driver’s licence infraction. (Photo credit B.C. RCMP)
Chief Jason Louie receives the Medal of Good Citizenship. (Photo submitted)

Lower Kootenay Band Chief Jason Louie receives the Medal of Good Citizenship

Lower Kootenay Band Chief Jason Louie was one of eighteen people from…

Chief Jason Louie receives the Medal of Good Citizenship. (Photo submitted)