Robert Wisla

Allie Rasmussen and husband Clay Rasmussen with newly born son Jeremiah

COVID-19 border restrictions splits Creston families apart

The closed border has made it so international families cannot see each other

Allie Rasmussen and husband Clay Rasmussen with newly born son Jeremiah
The field where the playground and ball field would go via Google Maps

New Mennonite school proposed for the Creston Valley

The new school would have a playground and ballpark that local residents can use

The field where the playground and ball field would go via Google Maps
Fresh cherries ready for picking. Via Field Forward Facebook

COVID-19 health and safety training announced for Creston farmers and workers

The training will focus on accommodation issues and how to safely deal with the virus

Fresh cherries ready for picking. Via Field Forward Facebook
Bench overlooking the view via Creston Community Forest

New picnic site established on Mount Thompson

Mount Thompson is a destination for hikers to check out the Creston Valley

Bench overlooking the view via Creston Community Forest
North Okanagan Canada Day Society has released its plan for virtual celebrations on Canada Day 2020. (Stock photo)

Creston’s Canada Day celebrations and fireworks cancelled due to COVID-19

Mayor is hopeful celebrations with fireworks can happen again once restrictions are relaxed

North Okanagan Canada Day Society has released its plan for virtual celebrations on Canada Day 2020. (Stock photo)
A bear and five cubs have been reported in the Upper Evergreen Dr. of the Wiltse area of Penticton. (WildsafeBC - Facebook)

New co-ordinator announced for the Selkirk Purcell region’s WildSafeBC program

Cook will run the program from May to November 30 during the height of the bear season.

A bear and five cubs have been reported in the Upper Evergreen Dr. of the Wiltse area of Penticton. (WildsafeBC - Facebook)
Submitted

Creston RCMP officer brings snacks to BLM muralists after altercation

Homeowners also showed support for the three young sisters

Submitted
Submitted

Creston RCMP officer brings snacks to BLM muralists after altercation

Homeowners also showed support for the three young sisters

Submitted
Submitted

Creston’s historic grain elevators begin restoration process

After being left unused for 38 years restoration on the red tower is moving forward

Submitted
About 100 people marched in a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Creston June 13. Dale E. Dunphy photo

PHOTOS: Dozens attend Black Lives Matter solidarity protest in Creston

People marched down Canyon Street to Creston’s Townhall

About 100 people marched in a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Creston June 13. Dale E. Dunphy photo
The Town of Blackfalds has chosen to close parks in the community due to COVID-19. (Photo submitted by the Town of Blackfalds)

Creston playgrounds reopen to the public after being closed due to COVID-19

The public is advised to keep distance and take turns on the equipment

The Town of Blackfalds has chosen to close parks in the community due to COVID-19. (Photo submitted by the Town of Blackfalds)
Fruit pickers protest against living accommodations on Canyon Street in 2019 (Photo credit Dion Viola)

Money approved for temporary workers camp in the Creston Valley to deal with accommodation issues during COVID-19

The camp is designed to reduce transient camping in the communities in the valley.

Fruit pickers protest against living accommodations on Canyon Street in 2019 (Photo credit Dion Viola)
Search and rescue save a cat following a flood in the Creston area

Search and rescue save a cat following a flood in the Creston area

A rescue raft was used to save the cat after regional floods knock out a bridge

Search and rescue save a cat following a flood in the Creston area
File photo of the Kimberley Search and Rescue team from June 2018.

Search and rescue save a cat following a flood in the Creston area

A rescue raft was used to save the cat after regional floods knock out a bridge

File photo of the Kimberley Search and Rescue team from June 2018.
Creston’s chapter of Ducks Unlimited cancels annual fundraiser due to COVID-19

Creston’s chapter of Ducks Unlimited cancels annual fundraiser due to COVID-19

The annual fundraiser has raised $666,837 since it began 36 years ago

Creston’s chapter of Ducks Unlimited cancels annual fundraiser due to COVID-19
Canyon Park via Facebook

Canyon Park switches to day use only due to COVID-19

Camping will not be allowed due to this change.

Canyon Park via Facebook
Everett Lewis (left) receives the donation cheque from John Chisamore. (Right)

$5000 donation helps Creston Valley Gleaners Society during COVID-19

Gleaners foodbank has been dealing with an influx of new people using the service since COVID-19 hit

Everett Lewis (left) receives the donation cheque from John Chisamore. (Right)
Leslie Kelner, President of Creston Valley Hospice Society and Kate Hanson Recreational Director at Crest View Village. Submitted

Creston’s hospice donates items to seniors isolated during COVID-19

The items donated are to help the seniors deal with loneliness and isolation

Leslie Kelner, President of Creston Valley Hospice Society and Kate Hanson Recreational Director at Crest View Village. Submitted
From left to right, Esme, Pastor Stephen, Rico and Tertia Vangroonen (Robert Wisla - Creston Valley Advance)

St Stephens Church reopens in a COVID-19 world

New safety measures adopted including new ways of giving communion

From left to right, Esme, Pastor Stephen, Rico and Tertia Vangroonen (Robert Wisla - Creston Valley Advance)
Savanna Endicott (Robert Wisla - Creston Valley Advance)

Photos: 2020 grad class parades through Creston

The class dressed up and drove through the town in style

Savanna Endicott (Robert Wisla - Creston Valley Advance)