Kelsey Yates

Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.

Ask Your Funeral Director: Do I need an urn?

‘There can be something very cathartic about making an urn for a loved one.’

Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.
Launched this summer, the Let’s Talk website offers an easy way for residents to stay informed on projects and initiatives led by town staff. (Town of Creston)

Want to stay engaged with Town of Creston projects? Let’s Talk

Residents can stay informed on the latest from town staff at letstalk.creston.ca

Launched this summer, the Let’s Talk website offers an easy way for residents to stay informed on projects and initiatives led by town staff. (Town of Creston)
An example of accessible playground equipment. (Pixabay)

Creston students will soon have new accessible playground, school upgrades

In early 2022, Adam Robertson Elementary will feature a space where all kids can play

An example of accessible playground equipment. (Pixabay)
Creston Town Hall. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston’s town council meetings return to in-person format

Meetings will no longer be broadcast online via Webex

Creston Town Hall. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Creston Town Hall. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston’s town council considers implementing COVID-19 immunization policy for staff, volunteers

The policy will be reviewed at the council meeting on Oct. 12

Creston Town Hall. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston and District Community Complex. File photo

RDCK details its proof of vaccination requirements at Castlegar’s recreation complex

Proof of partial vaccination is required for most participation in most programs

The Creston and District Community Complex. File photo
The new playground space for Wildflower School students utilizes donated and natural building materials. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Wildflower School students in Creston enjoy new playground built from recycled, natural materials

Construction was a team effort between school staff, parent volunteers, and students

The new playground space for Wildflower School students utilizes donated and natural building materials. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston Valley Thunder Cats came away with one win and one loss during the opening weekend of the 2021/22 season. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Thunder Cats team line-up sees 17 returning players

The next home game for the Thunder Cats will be on Oct. 23 against the Golden Rockets

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats came away with one win and one loss during the opening weekend of the 2021/22 season. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Goalie Harmon Laser-Hume played his best at the home opener against the Fernie Ghostriders on Oct. 1, successfully stopping all 34 shots at the net. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

One win, one loss for Creston Valley Thunder Cats opening weekend

At the home opener last Friday, the Thunder Cats scored a 4-0 victory against the Fernie Ghostriders

Goalie Harmon Laser-Hume played his best at the home opener against the Fernie Ghostriders on Oct. 1, successfully stopping all 34 shots at the net. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston RCMP Briefs: Stolen tools recovered

Jesse Markwart was also reported missing on Sept. 25

Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens
The Lower Kootenay Band held a private ceremony for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Lower Kootenay Band recognizes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with private ceremony

On Sept. 30, members of the LKB and local dignitaries gathered at the cemetery

The Lower Kootenay Band held a private ceremony for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Marc Atkinson, pictured third from left, is a multi-instrumentalist and leader of this trio with Brett Martens on guitar, and Cameron Wilson playing violin. (Photo courtesy of Creston Concert Society)

Creston Concert Society announces first live concert in over a year

The Marc Atkinson Trio, featuring Cameron Wilson, will perform on Oct. 24

Marc Atkinson, pictured third from left, is a multi-instrumentalist and leader of this trio with Brett Martens on guitar, and Cameron Wilson playing violin. (Photo courtesy of Creston Concert Society)
Residents are asked to provide their input on the new Multi-modal Transportation Plan. (Photo by Monique Tamminga)

Creston town council seeks public input on multi-modal transportation plan

Until Oct. 12, residents can get involved online at letstalk.creston.ca

Residents are asked to provide their input on the new Multi-modal Transportation Plan. (Photo by Monique Tamminga)
The Creston RCMP are seeking a missing person. (Black Press Media stock photo)

Missing person: Creston RCMP seeking Jesse Markwart

The 21-year-old was last seen on Sept. 21

The Creston RCMP are seeking a missing person. (Black Press Media stock photo)
Blue Canoe Orchard owner Emily Chambers had an incredibly busy first season. (Photo submitted)

Local orchard owners reflect on first season in the Creston Valley

Half the crops at Blue Canoe Orchard were lost to the summer heatwave

Blue Canoe Orchard owner Emily Chambers had an incredibly busy first season. (Photo submitted)
Construction on the Creston Emergency Services Building is scheduled for completion in spring 2022. (Photo courtesy of Town of Creston)

Creston’s town council provides update on construction budget for new emergency services building

Due to COVID-19 source and supply issues, costs have risen to estimates of $7.9 million

Construction on the Creston Emergency Services Building is scheduled for completion in spring 2022. (Photo courtesy of Town of Creston)
Sept. 30, also known as Orange Shirt Day, is now a federally recognized statutory holiday. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Town hall, schools, and RDCK facilities close for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Creston

Residents are asked to wear orange to raise awareness on Sept. 30

Sept. 30, also known as Orange Shirt Day, is now a federally recognized statutory holiday. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
This year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive in Creston will be held Saturday, Sept. 25. (Photo by K-J Millar)

Creston residents asked to donate to Thanksgiving Food Drive

Put your donations outside for Saturday, Sept. 25

This year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive in Creston will be held Saturday, Sept. 25. (Photo by K-J Millar)
(From left) J.H. Huscroft Ltd. president and general manager Justin Storm, Gwen Telling, and sales manager Chris Schofer. (Black Press file photo)

Creston Valley sawmill has operated locally for 94 years

In honour of National Forest Week, here’s a look at one of our local sawmills

(From left) J.H. Huscroft Ltd. president and general manager Justin Storm, Gwen Telling, and sales manager Chris Schofer. (Black Press file photo)
The Canadian Institute of Forestry celebrates National Forest Week every year in September. (Contributed)

Celebrating National Forest Week in the Creston Valley

From Sept.19 to 25, take a walk to appreciation our local forests

The Canadian Institute of Forestry celebrates National Forest Week every year in September. (Contributed)