Kelsey Yates

(Black Press Media stock photo)

RCMP name 2015 homicide victim near Creston, investigation ongoing

26-year-old Clint Wolfleg was found dead in a private residence on May 31, 2015

(Black Press Media stock photo)
(Black Press Media stock photo)

RCMP name 2015 homicide victim near Creston, investigation ongoing

26-year-old Clint Wolfleg was found dead in a private residence on May 31, 2015

(Black Press Media stock photo)
Valerie Halliday, Tuck Shop co-ordinator, presented a cheque of $30,000 in funds to Jason Schinbein, manager of clinical operations at the Creston Valley Hospital. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Handmade Heroes: Tuck Shop donates $30,000 to Creston Valley Hospital

The donation will be used to purchase new equipment at the hospital

Valerie Halliday, Tuck Shop co-ordinator, presented a cheque of $30,000 in funds to Jason Schinbein, manager of clinical operations at the Creston Valley Hospital. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Prince Charles Secondary School

School District 8 votes in favour of name change for Creston’s high school

In an act of reconciliation, a new name will be chosen for the former Prince Charles Secondary School

Prince Charles Secondary School
Tammy Bradford, manager of the Creston Museum & Archives for the last 23 years, wants to welcome visitors to check out their exhibits and programs this summer. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Museum encourages summer visitors to check out programs and activities

After some temporary closures of indoor exhibits due to COVID-19, the museum has re-opened to welcome visitors

Tammy Bradford, manager of the Creston Museum & Archives for the last 23 years, wants to welcome visitors to check out their exhibits and programs this summer. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Women of TAPS program in Creston. (Photo credit Valley Community Services)

TAPS: Seniors’ hindsight should be celebrated

TAPS spoke on why they love to serve our local seniors

Women of TAPS program in Creston. (Photo credit Valley Community Services)
The Creston Valley Seniors Association is hoping to get back to regular activities as soon as provincial health restrictions will allow. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Valley Seniors Association hopes to start up activities again soon

Before the pandemic, weekly activities included bingo, darts, pool, TaiChi, whist, crib, canasta, and line dancing

The Creston Valley Seniors Association is hoping to get back to regular activities as soon as provincial health restrictions will allow. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Ben Simoni is the new Selkirk-Purcell WildSafeBC Co-ordinator for the 2021 season. (Submitted)

WildSafeBC announces new community co-ordinator for Selkirk-Purcell region

Ben Simoni will be working in the region from May to November

Ben Simoni is the new Selkirk-Purcell WildSafeBC Co-ordinator for the 2021 season. (Submitted)
Students and teachers at Prince Charles Secondary School pose with a replica sturgeon-nosed canoe outside of the school’s library. (Submitted photo)

Creston school renames library in act of reconciliation

The library has been renamed Yaqsumit, after the iconic sturgeon-nosed canoe

Students and teachers at Prince Charles Secondary School pose with a replica sturgeon-nosed canoe outside of the school’s library. (Submitted photo)
Nasukin Jason Louie of the Lower Kootenay Band poses under the mural in the administration building. The mural depicts past elders David Luke, Wilfred Jacobs, Isobel Louie, Charlotte Basil, and Louis White. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Lower Kootenay Band announces cross-border COVID-19 vaccine clinic

In partnership with the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, the clinic will be held on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Nasukin Jason Louie of the Lower Kootenay Band poses under the mural in the administration building. The mural depicts past elders David Luke, Wilfred Jacobs, Isobel Louie, Charlotte Basil, and Louis White. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Paul Dort was named Volunteer of the Year at the 2020 BC Farmers' Market Awards. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston local receives Farmers’ Market Volunteer of the Year Award

Paul Dort hasn’t missed a market since he began volunteering a year ago

Paul Dort was named Volunteer of the Year at the 2020 BC Farmers' Market Awards. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
A total of 14 B.C. weather records were broken yesterday on June 2. (Pixabay)

Scorching temperatures break a 1937 record for Creston

Yesterday, the Creston area had a record-breaking high of 34.8 C

A total of 14 B.C. weather records were broken yesterday on June 2. (Pixabay)
On Monday, May 31, the flag at the Yaqan Nukiy School was lowered to half mast in honour of the 215 Indigenous children whose bodies were found at a former residential school near Kamloops, B.C. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston lowers flags to half mast in honour of residential school victims

The bodies of 215 Indigenous children were found at a former residential school in Kamloops

On Monday, May 31, the flag at the Yaqan Nukiy School was lowered to half mast in honour of the 215 Indigenous children whose bodies were found at a former residential school near Kamloops, B.C. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Time to get active! (Pixabay)

Join the challenge to help Creston become Canada’s most active community

ParticipACTION’s Community Better Challenge began June 1

Time to get active! (Pixabay)
Town of Creston Mayor Ron Toyota. (File photo)

Creston mayor responds to concerns on fire hall

Mayor Ron Toyota answered some common questions on the new Creston Emergency Services Building

Town of Creston Mayor Ron Toyota. (File photo)
An artist’s rendering of the Creston Emergency Services Building. (Town of Creston)

Creston resident speaks out on disapproval of new fire hall

Keith Goforth has sent letters to residents expressing his concerns

An artist’s rendering of the Creston Emergency Services Building. (Town of Creston)
Fire Chief Jared Riel stands next to the historic bell outside of the current fire hall. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston’s fire chief speaks on need for new fire hall

Fire Chief Jared Riel says updates are needed to protect health and safety of staff

Fire Chief Jared Riel stands next to the historic bell outside of the current fire hall. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Brewmaster Casey Staple and co-owners Craig and Lisa Wood pose at Wild North Brewing Company on their opening day. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

New craft brewery bubbles up in Creston

“We just want to bring something unique, vibrant, and cool to our old hometown.”

Brewmaster Casey Staple and co-owners Craig and Lisa Wood pose at Wild North Brewing Company on their opening day. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Golden Centennaires was led by Clarence Lang in 1966. (Courtesy of Daniel V. Dempsey)

Creston pilot Clarence “CB” Lang remembered for incredible talent

In 1966, Lang was named squadron leader of the Golden Centennaires, which was formed to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday

The Golden Centennaires was led by Clarence Lang in 1966. (Courtesy of Daniel V. Dempsey)
Gas prices in Creston have risen as high as 139.9 in recent weeks. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston resident gains MP’s support on petition for high fuel prices

“I just wanted the people of Creston to know that there’s someone fighting for this issue.”

Gas prices in Creston have risen as high as 139.9 in recent weeks. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)