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Rod Stebbings and Shawn Lord from Cranbrook’s Power Paving. Photo: Gail Landon

Creston Royal Canadian Legion receives free driveway upgrade

“With Remembrance Day around the corner, we got the most wonderful gift”

The Creston Fire Rescue (CFR) insignia. File photo

Creston Fire Rescue report: nine calls for action between Oct. 19 and 25

At 9:41 a.m. on Oct. 21, CFR responded to a call of downed power-lines in the area of Fourth Avenue North and Pine Street

  • Oct 26, 2020
A Cranbrook mother is receiving praise across the world for her design of a sensory path aimed at helping kids in school when they need a movement break. (Chantal Marra file)

Cranbrook mother receives international praise for sensory paths business

Chantal Marra has sold her sensory path packages to schools across the world

A Cranbrook mother is receiving praise across the world for her design of a sensory path aimed at helping kids in school when they need a movement break. (Chantal Marra file)
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston police report: 48 calls for assistance from Oct. 19 to 26

On Oct. 25, police responded to a report of a theft of cash from a Creston business in which the suspect reached over the counter and took money from the register

  • Oct 26, 2020
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Brittny Anderson. Photo: Submitted

UPDATED: NDP’s Brittny Anderson named provisional winner in Nelson-Creston

The final result won’t be known until November due to mail-in ballots

Brittny Anderson. Photo: Submitted
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A voting booth inside the RotaCrest Hall voting location in Creston. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Voting underway in Nelson-Creston

We asked people what their experience was voting during the pandemic

A voting booth inside the RotaCrest Hall voting location in Creston. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Polling stations have opened in Nelson-Creston. Photo: Black Press files

It’s Election Day in B.C.: Here’s what you need to know to vote

B.C.’s snap election has already broken records for advance voter turnout, mail-in ballots

Polling stations have opened in Nelson-Creston. Photo: Black Press files
The Town of Creston’s conceptual design for Market Park. Photo: Town of Creston

Town of Creston preparing grant application to go towards Market Park development

The grant is through B.C.’s Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure program, where $90 million will be distributed throughout the province

The Town of Creston’s conceptual design for Market Park. Photo: Town of Creston
The idea is to have the Red Hot Chili Peppers and AC/DC headline the “Rockin’ the Kootenays” music festival next May. (Source: pixabay)

Town of Creston reviews Rockin’ The Kootenays music festival pitch

The town has forwarded the proposal to the Creston Valley Services Committee, who will determine if the rec centre is an appropriate location to host the event

The idea is to have the Red Hot Chili Peppers and AC/DC headline the “Rockin’ the Kootenays” music festival next May. (Source: pixabay)
The Capitol Theatre has been transformed into a courtroom for the trial of Const. Jason Tait that started on Sept. 28 and continues. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Defence begins presenting evidence in Nelson jury trial of RCMP officer

Const. Jason Tait is charged with manslaughter after a Castlegar incident in 2015

The Capitol Theatre has been transformed into a courtroom for the trial of Const. Jason Tait that started on Sept. 28 and continues. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A Creston resident walks down 11th Avenue North during a snowfall on Oct. 23. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Up to five to 15 cm of snow expected to fall in Kootenay Lake area on Friday

Environment Canada expects temperatures of 10 degrees lower than seasonal normals to last through the weekend.

A Creston resident walks down 11th Avenue North during a snowfall on Oct. 23. Photo: Aaron Hemens
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Creston resident warning community of phone scammers after series of calls

Individuals posing as police officers targetted the woman, her mom and her grandma

Source: pixabay
The house is located near two schools. Photo: Connor Trembley

Dog attack seriously injures young boy in Castlegar

Despite investigating the incident, city staff aren’t confirming if the dog has been put down

The house is located near two schools. Photo: Connor Trembley
Moderator Lindsey Lock speaks to participants prior to the start of the forum. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Fridays For Future West Kootenay hosts Nelson-Creston candidates online forum

More than 50 residents throughout the riding tuned into the webinar, which lasted for just over an hour

Moderator Lindsey Lock speaks to participants prior to the start of the forum. Photo: Aaron Hemens
An Elections BC sign directs voters to the advance polling station at the Smithers Curling Club Oct. 15, 2020. Photo: Thom Barker

Where to vote in Creston for B.C.’s election

There are six general voting stations located in the Creston Valley

An Elections BC sign directs voters to the advance polling station at the Smithers Curling Club Oct. 15, 2020. Photo: Thom Barker
Brittny Anderson is the B.C. New Democratic Party candidate for Nelson-Creston. Photo: Submitted

Election 2020: Brittny Anderson

The final of four interviews with the Nelson-Creston candidates

Brittny Anderson is the B.C. New Democratic Party candidate for Nelson-Creston. Photo: Submitted
Nelson-Creston Green Party candidate Nicole Charlwood speaks during the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce’s all-candidate virtual forum on Oct. 21. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts all-candidates virtual forum

More than 30 people tuned into the two-hour webinar, which saw nearly 20 subjects explored

Nelson-Creston Green Party candidate Nicole Charlwood speaks during the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce’s all-candidate virtual forum on Oct. 21. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Environment Canada has issued a snow warning for the Kootenays on Friday. File photo
Environment Canada has issued a snow warning for the Kootenays on Friday. File photo
Terry Tiessen is the B.C. Libertarian Party candidate for Nelson-Creston. Photo: Submitted

Election 2020: Terry Tiessen

The third of four interviews with the Nelson-Creston candidates

Terry Tiessen is the B.C. Libertarian Party candidate for Nelson-Creston. Photo: Submitted