Postponed fireworks giving big finish to Creston’s Halloween night

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  • Oct. 20, 2015 12:00 p.m.
Creston Town Hall is located at 238 10th Ave. N.

Creston Town Hall is located at 238 10th Ave. N.

Creston town council took only 24 minutes to run through a short agenda on Oct. 13. It was the shortest meeting in Mayor Ron Toyota’s six years in the chair.

•Get ready for some fireworks. A high fire hazard summer led to cancellation of the traditional Canada Day fireworks display. Council agreed to use the already purchased pyrotechnic supplies for a special Halloween night display. The fireworks show will start at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Creston and District Community Complex.

•Couns. Jen Comer and Jim Elford will be joined by town manager Lou Varela at an economic development workshop in Cranbrook on Oct. 29.

•Council received an invitation to comment on a Ministry of Agriculture’s draft bylaw that sets standards for agri-tourism and farm retail sales.

•Engineering manager Colin Farynowski got the go-ahead to work on bylaw changes needed to recognize changes in the intensity, duration and frequency of rainstorms.

•Creston Fire Rescue Chief Mike Moore told council that the West Creston Fire Protection Society is donating equipment and a pickup truck to Creston Fire Rescue now that the town is providing fire protection to the area. The items will be returned to the society if the town does not continue to provide the service in the future.

•The town will sponsor a Small Business Week breakfast at a business event. The cost for sponsorship is $150 and Couns. Comer and Joanna Wilson will represent Creston.

•All members of council have agreed to participate in a Business Walk on Oct. 21.