Work progressing on recreation site at former West Creston ferry landing

Web Lead

To the Editor:

“No media is bad media.” Right? The ferry landing has definitely been the buzz around town this last week. I’m sure many can relate to the sinking feeling I felt when I saw those photos of the beautiful fire ring bent like a pretzel and discarded in the parking area. I heard it related that there was a lynch mob on social media.

However it occurred, a youth stepped forward, taking responsibility for the group who did the vandalism. A parent drove him to Comfort Welding where they paid to have the fire pit repaired and reinstalled. The next day, a group of students were at the site rock picking, raking and spreading grass seed, and the beautiful piece of art had already been returned to its former glory.

The Trails for Creston Valley Society and the dozens of volunteers who have been involved with getting the site where it is today extend their appreciation to the community, the regional directors and law enforcement officials for the responses to help remedy this destructive behaviour.

Our goal is to continue to make this a safe, clean, beautiful space for all user groups, including our youth. I’m sure we will all enjoy not popping tires on nails from burned pallets, and we will get used to breathing air free of burning rubber.

We are moving towards having pit toilets installed in the spring, just in time for picnic season 2016!

Mary Jayne Blackmore, President

Trails for Creston Valley

Just Posted

Explicit Safer Sex Guide given to Creston elementary students as resource

The booklet clearly states online and inside that the guide contains sexually explicit information and is meant for mature audiences.

Walk a mile in her shoes fundraiser a success

AM Event Coordination teamed up with Save-On-Foods and Kootenai Community Centre Society to host Creston’s first Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser.

Choose Natural expands into a holistic healing centre

Choose Natural holistic healing centre focuses on the body, mind, spirit, and emotions for optimal health and wellness.

RDCK asks province for more powers to regulate private land logging

‘If the province won’t step up, we will have to’

Making big strides towards reconciliation

Aboriginal Walk/Run event wuqanq̓ankimik a huge success

VIDEO: Driver doing laps in busy Vancouver intersections nets charges

Toyota Camry spotted doing laps in intersection, driving towards pedestrians

Every situation is different, jurors hear at coroners inquest into Oak Bay teen’s overdose death

Pediatrician says involuntary treatment necessary following overdose, opioid use

RCMP across Canada to soon unionize, according to B.C. mayor

A spokeswoman for RCMP headquarters in Ottawa says it’s not yet a done deal

Driver has $240K McLaren impounded minutes after buying it in West Vancouver

Officers clocked the car travelling at 160 km/h along Highway 1 in a 90 km/h zone

Fundraiser for Sparwood cancer patient raises over $80k

“Friday was something I won’t ever forget,” said Sparwood’s Barry Marchi.

Former Vernon Judo coach pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Bryan Jeffrey McLachlan is set to return to court Sept. 4 for sentencing

B.C. Olympic skier sues Alpine Canada after coach’s sex offences

Bertrand Charest was convicted in 2017 on 37 charges

Case of missing Kootenay teen still unsolved 50 years later

Phillip Porter, age 16, disappeared near his home in Kimberley on June 26, 1969

Most Read