News Flash

Posted on: September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

Creston, BC – September 15, 2020:  As we all return to work and school after summer holidays, it’s important to continue practicing our COVID-19 health and safety measures. As Dr. Bonnie Henry states, “we must hold s...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: September 11, 2020

COVID-19 Update - September 11, 2020

Creston, BC – September 11, 2020: A reminder to all that keeping our hands clean is one of the most effective ways to help everyone stay safe and healthy this fall and winter. Wash with warm soap and water for at least 20 seconds in war...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Fall Yard & Garden Curbside Pick-Up

The Fall yard and garden curbside pick-up is conducted by Town crews. Its purpose is to dispose of tree prunings, garden waste, and other compostable articles from yards that are not picked up during regular collection. No non-compostable items will be pi...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: September 8, 2020

COVID-19 Update - September 8, 2020

Creston, BC – September 8, 2020: This year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the planning and preparation for the return to school has required a new level of consideration to ensure the health and safety of everyone. To all teachers, admini...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Public Hearing Notice

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Creston News Room
Posted on: September 4, 2020

COVID 19 Update - September 4, 2020

Creston, BC – September 4, 2020: This long weekend, as you have throughout the spring and summer, remember to balance fun with safety. Follow the Provincial Health Officer’s Orders and Recommendations, but find time to enjoy t...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: September 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update - September 1, 2020

Creston, BC – September 1, 2020:   “As we go back to our offices, workplaces and schools, we need to get back to the basics with our layers of protection and personal COVID-19 safety measures," Dr. Bonnie Henry s...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up - Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is hosting the annual household hazardous waste round-up event on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 at the Creston & District Community Complex, from 10 am - 2 pm. 

This event provides RDCK residents the opport...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: August 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update - August 28, 2020

Creston, BC – August 28, 2020: Creston, on behalf of Town Council and staff thank you for your diligence and commitment to staying healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We know that it hasn’t been easy and n...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: August 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update - August 25, 2020

Creston, BC – August 25, 2020: Creston Residents, please continue to practice Dr. Bonnie Henry’s Golden Rules: practice physical distancing, clean your hands, stay at home if you are feeling ill (no exceptions), increase clean...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: August 21, 2020

COVID-19 Update - August 21, 2020

Creston, BC – August 21, 2020: Creston Residents, on behalf of Town Council and staff, thank you for your continued vigilance and commitment to following Dr. Bonnie Henry’s Orders. COVID-19 has changed our lives in many ways a...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: August 18, 2020

COVID-19 Update - August 18, 2020

Creston, BC – August 18, 2020: The Provincial state of emergency has been extended until the end of the day September 1, 2020, to continue to support the Provincial response to COVID-19. Please do your part to keep yourself and your lov...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: August 14, 2020

COVID-19 Update - August 14, 2020

Creston, BC – August 14, 2020: Over the weekend, Town of Creston Council and staff encourage you to enjoy the summer sunshine responsibly. Find activities to engage in with members of your bubble, keep up strict hygiene practices, and s...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: August 11, 2020

COVID-19 Update - August 11, 2020

Creston, BC – August 11, 2020: The COVID-19 cases over the summer months in BC are a reminder that vigilance is required to flatten the pandemic’s curve.  Town of Creston Council and staff ask that citizens continue t...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: August 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update - August 7, 2020

Creston, BC – August 7, 2020: Creston, this weekend let’s continue to keep COVID-19 from spreading in our community by being kind, compassionate, and dedicated to each other. If you feel sick, stay at home. If you are experien...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: August 4, 2020

COVID-19 Update - August 4, 2020

Creston, BC – August 4, 2020 -  Town of Creston Council and staff would like to thank Creston Valley Residents for enjoying a safe and fun August long weekend.  Each and everyone of you have a vital role to play in keeping our ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: August 4, 2020

August and September Council and COTW Meetings

** Notice of Venue Change for August and September Council & Committee of the Whole Meetings **

Town Council invites you to participate in the August and September Council and Committee of the Whole meetings to be held at Millennium Park, Elks Pavilion...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 16, 2020

Creston, BC – June 16, 2020 Yesterday, the Provincial Medical Health Officer noted that the Province is working “to keep COVID-19 low and slow.” The best tools we have to prevent the spread of COVID-19, include physical dista...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Stage 1 Water Conservation Measures In Effect June 1 - September 30

Town of Creston Stage 1 water conservation measures are in effect June 1st. Stage 1 water conservation measures go into effect every year, regardless of seasonal weather patterns. These measures establish the mandatory restrictions of outdoor water use fr...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

CVHWG announces successful recruitment of Dr. Johnny Chang

May 28, 2020

Creston Valley Health Working Group is very pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Dr. Johnny Chang!   Dr. Chang will be relocating to Creston this September to begin his practice at Family Practice Associates, assuming the...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update April 3, 2020

Creston, BC April 3, 2020:  Council and Staff would like to thank all our citizens for your continued support and cooperation. We are encouraged by the measures you are taking to keep yourselves, your families and each other healthy and safe duri...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 15, 2020

COVID - 19: Updates, Information and Resources

The Town of Creston is working closely with the Provincial government, Interior Health Authority, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), and other partner agencies to monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond appropriately.

The health and safet...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: February 7, 2020

UBC - Rural Evidence Review (RER) Project

The Centre for Rural Health Research, within UBC’s Department of Family Practice is conducting an ongoing research study to understand rural and remote community priorities for health care across British Columbia. The RER has funding under Canad...

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Creston News Room

News Flash

Posted on: September 17, 2020

I Love Creston - September 2020 - Permanent Bio-Solids Handling System

Ask any municipality, and I’m sure that they will tell you that asset management and infrastructure replacement is one of their major challenges. The Town of Creston endeavours to balance the maintenance of existing, aging infrastructure while b...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
Posted on: July 15, 2020

I love Creston Ariticle - July - August 2020 - New Skate Park

On May 15, 2015, I received a very respectful and well written letter from four community minded Grade 7 students attending ARES (Adam Robertson Elementary School) inquiring about the possibility of developing a new skate park. They felt strongly that alt...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

I love Creston Article - April 2020 - Our First Responders in the Creston Valley

In January, I was invited to the Royal Canadian Legion’s (Branch 29) canteen for a "Salute to First Responders".  I was honoured to have been asked to take part in this event - a potluck dinner evening with about 70 attending....

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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
Posted on: March 23, 2020

I love Creston Article - March 2020 - RDCK Services and the Town of Creston

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) provides a number of essential services to the residents of the Town of Creston. Our taxpayers pay for these services through taxation collected by the Town on behalf of the RDCK. Major shared services incl...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
Posted on: February 14, 2020

I love Creston Article - February 2020 - Citizen Budget 2020 Results

As Town Council, one of the most important tasks that we face is to set the annual municipal budget. This process takes months to complete, and requires the involvement of every department. We are always striving to improve the process, and one of the way...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
Posted on: December 5, 2019

I love Creston Article - December 2019 - Mayor's Holiday Challenge!

The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train will be stopping in Creston– raising money, food and awareness!

On Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 9:45 am, our community will once again be treated being a stop on the Canadian CP Holiday Train route. The t...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

I love Creston Article - October 2019 - Coffee Talks

My first community “Coffee Talk” was held on November 26, 2013 at the Creston Valley Bakery. There were 15 attending including Staff Sgt. Gollan, Fire Chief Moore and myself.  In the last (almost) six years, I have convened a ...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
Posted on: September 16, 2019

I love Creston Article - September 2019 - Creston Emergency Services Building

With this article, I would like to provide an update on the status of the new Fire Hall for the Town of Creston. It’s hard to believe that nearly a year has passed since the October 2018 municipal election in which there was a successful referen...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
Posted on: July 22, 2019

I love Creston Article - July 2019 - Mr. Eckersley - enjoy your early retirement!

Lorne and I served on the Creston and District Community Complex (CDCC) “Design Team” for the new indoor Aquatic Center in 2007 and 2008.  We were a team of 6 appointed by the RDCK Directors of the day.  The other tea...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

I love Creston Article - June 2019 - Attitude is a Choice

In April 2019, 5 Town of Creston Councillors attended the AKBLG (Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Government) Convention held in Castlegar for 3 days. There were approximately two hundred participants in attendance including 2 Members of Parliament ...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
Posted on: May 14, 2019

I love Creston Article - May 2019- My Davis Drive Yard Waste Drop-off Site Closure

In 2010, Council made the decision to launch a “pilot project” to create a yard waste drop-off site near the Town’s Waste Water Treatment Plant on Davis Drive.  Mayor and Council worked with Town staff to allow Crest...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

I love Creston Article - April 2019- Helath Connections Bus to Cranbrook

On Tuesday March 5th, I rode the BC Transit “Health Connections” bus from Creston to Cranbrook and return.  My primary reason was to experience and report on this benefit for the residents of the Creston Valley.

The Town of Creston, along with Reg...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
Posted on: March 15, 2019

I love Creston Article - March 2019- My Colonscopy

On January 31st, I checked into our Creston Valley Hospital for a “scope procedure” at 8:30 am. At 11:30 am, I walked into to my office at Town Hall. Contrary to several warnings that I had received to be prepared for major discomfort,...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
Posted on: February 15, 2019

I love Creston Article - February 2019- Mayors Fire Fund

The Village of Creston established, by a motion of committee, to form a Fire Department on February 21, 1899 at their meeting held at the Sirdar Hotel.  A motion was also made to appoint Mr. Joseph Wilson as the first Fire Chief of the Fire Depar...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
Posted on: December 18, 2018

I love Creston Article - December 2018 - My Post Campaign thoughts!

The Town of Creston held our official inauguration on November 6th in Council Chambers.  The results of the judicial recount were confirmed the evening of November 2nd, and incumbent Councillor Wilson learned that she would be able to continue he...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
Posted on: November 15, 2018

I love Creston Article - November 2018 - The next 4 years from my perspective!

One of my favorite quotes about leadership comes from Martin Luther King Jr. – “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” For me, t...

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