Kelsey Yates

Bears are coming out of hibernation with the warm days of spring. (Pixabay)

WildSafeBC: How to avoid bear encounters

Bears can now be seen out on the trails after waking up from hibernation

Bears are coming out of hibernation with the warm days of spring. (Pixabay)
April is Organ Donation Awareness Month. (BC Transplant)

Organ Donation Awareness: Creston woman shares experience of receiving liver transplant

Betsy Brierley, who was born and raised in Creston, starting experiencing symptoms from an autoimmune disease at age 45

April is Organ Donation Awareness Month. (BC Transplant)
Sandy Wayling, LKB social development worker, poses with band member Cheryl Louie as she receives one of the gardening kits. (Submitted)

‘Grow through what you go thru’: Lower Kootenay Band members try out their green thumbs

The LKB social development worker gave out 20 garden starter kits for the growing season

Sandy Wayling, LKB social development worker, poses with band member Cheryl Louie as she receives one of the gardening kits. (Submitted)
The Creston Valley Farmers’ Market will be opening for the outdoor season this weekend. (File Photo)

A new season at the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market begins

Opening day will be on Saturday, April 24

The Creston Valley Farmers’ Market will be opening for the outdoor season this weekend. (File Photo)
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Earth Day: Creston Climate Action asks residents to join the conversation on climate change

In celebration of Earth Day, local Creston Climate Action group is inviting…

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Frisky Whisky has closed its doors to the public under public health orders. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Cocktail lounge in Creston gets creative to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions

Frisky Whisky is now offering a lunch takeout menu and take-home cocktail kits

Frisky Whisky has closed its doors to the public under public health orders. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston Valley Hospital's chief of staff squashed any rumours about temporary seasonal workers spreading COVID-19 around town on Aug. 6. Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance

Five active cases of COVID-19 in Creston

There has been a total of 47 cases in the community since January 2020

The Creston Valley Hospital's chief of staff squashed any rumours about temporary seasonal workers spreading COVID-19 around town on Aug. 6. Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance
Beth Swalwell, a Creston local, recently contracted COVID-19. (Photo Submitted)

‘A huge source of guilt’: Creston woman shares COVID-19 impact on her mental health

Beth Swalwell and her husband tested positive in March

Beth Swalwell, a Creston local, recently contracted COVID-19. (Photo Submitted)
A new park is under development for the Lower Kootenay Band. Ken White, facility and operations manager, holds up the draft plans with Nasukin Jason Louie on the construction site. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Lower Kootenay Band develops plan for new memorial park

The new Kulilu Garden will serve as a memorial for children who died from polio and tuberculosis in the 1930s and 40s

A new park is under development for the Lower Kootenay Band. Ken White, facility and operations manager, holds up the draft plans with Nasukin Jason Louie on the construction site. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
A new Kootenay Farms Food Hub facility will be opening in Creston this fall to support food processing, packaging, and distribution to increase access to additional healthy, local foods in the region. The project is being led by the Fields Forward Society and will use equipment such as the Kootenay Mobile Press (pictured). (Submitted)

Creston’s upcoming food processing facility will allow for new value-added products

With affordable equipment, farmers and growers can create new items like jerky, jam, and juice

A new Kootenay Farms Food Hub facility will be opening in Creston this fall to support food processing, packaging, and distribution to increase access to additional healthy, local foods in the region. The project is being led by the Fields Forward Society and will use equipment such as the Kootenay Mobile Press (pictured). (Submitted)
Gleaners has temporarily closed due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Creston. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Valley Gleaners Society temporarily closes retail stores

The Food Bank will still be open for those who need it

Gleaners has temporarily closed due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Creston. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston Valley Hospital. (Photo by Aaron Hemens)

Local doctor confirms 9 active cases of COVID-19 in Creston

This is the largest number of cases confirmed in Creston since the pandemic began

The Creston Valley Hospital. (Photo by Aaron Hemens)
A new multi-million-dollar wellness centre for the Lower Kootenay Band is nearing completion. Chief Jason Louie (far left) stands with LKB staff members and the construction team. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Multi-million-dollar wellness centre for Lower Kootenay Band nears completion

The 13,000-sq.ft. building will house health services and administration

A new multi-million-dollar wellness centre for the Lower Kootenay Band is nearing completion. Chief Jason Louie (far left) stands with LKB staff members and the construction team. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Kelsey Yates is the new editor of the Creston Valley Advance. (Photo by Aaron Hemens)

Hello from the new editor

ā€œIā€™m excited to grow roots in this community.ā€

Kelsey Yates is the new editor of the Creston Valley Advance. (Photo by Aaron Hemens)