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Posted on: February 25, 2021

COVID-19 Update - February 25, 2021

Creston, BC February 25 2021: Creston residents, a reminder that the BC Recovery Benefit, a one-time, tax free payment of up to $1000 for eligible families is open for application until June 30, 2021. For more information please visit: https://ww...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

COVID-19 Update - February 19, 2021

Creston, BC February 19, 2021: Creston, we hope that the long weekend offered you some rest and relaxation.  Thank you for your continued commitment to following the Provincial Health Officers Orders.  All of our collective acti...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

COVID-19 Update - February 11, 2021

Creston, BC February 11, 2021: Town of Creston Council and staff wish you a happy Family Day long weekend.  Bundle up and take a walk at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, order take out from a favorite place in town, or reserv...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

SeeClickFix Launched in The Town of Creston

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Creston, B.C., Feb 11, 2021: Citizens of the Town of Creston are now able to report and submit non-urgent service requests through SeeClickFix, an online and mobile interface. The place-based reporting platform allows citizens to document neighbourhood co...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Provincial Public Health Orders Extended Until Further Notice

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Feb 5, 2021: Announced this morning, Provincial public health orders and restrictions are being kept in place until further notice. Learn more: gov.bc.ca/covid19restrictions. 

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Creston News Room
Posted on: February 4, 2021

COVID-19 Update - February 4, 2021

Creston, BC February 4, 2021: Creston Residents, thank you for all your efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  All of your individual actions have helped the Creston Valley to stay safe and healthy during this time.&...

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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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News Flash

Posted on: February 12, 2021

i love creston - February 2021 - Creston Fire Rescue

Over the years, I have written a few “I Love Creston” articles on Creston Fire Rescue. I wrote one of my first articles about the service in October 2015 (it was my 69th article).  Now, I am writing my 119th article, and I wou...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

I love Creston - December 2020-January 2021 - Mountain Man

I feel so fortunate to live in the Kootenays. From the freshly fallen snow in winter, to the lush trees in the spring, the amazing lake views in the summer, and bright vibrant colours of the fall, we are surrounded by such incredible natural beauty!

If the...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

I love Creston - October Article - Regional District of Central Kootenay

In 1965, the B.C. government amended the Municipal Act to enable the creation of regional districts. There are now 27 regional districts across the province of British Columbia. The Town of Creston belongs to the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDC...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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