News Flash

Posted on: April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 7, 2020

Creston, BC – April 7, 2020 As the Easter long weekend approaches, the Town of Creston Council and Staff will be staying close to home, not engaging in non-essential travel and above all, staying connected virtually with family and fr...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020 - Update from Creston Valley Physicians and Medical Staff

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Today marks the fifteenth COVID update on Facebook, and we have come so far in only two weeks. From a place of complete panic to seeing some evidence that our efforts to maintain social distancing is paying off.

As of 1:30 p.m. on April 6, 2020, there were...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 6, 2020

Creston, BC - April 6, 2020:  Creston, we know that each passing day feels a little bit longer than the next. The daily reminders to wash our hands and physically distance have become part of our new routine. Remember that every preventative meas...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020 - Update from Creston Valley Physicians and Medical Staff

As of 12 p.m. on April 4, there were 1,203 identified cases in B.C. This includes:

• 704 people declared recovered and released from isolation

• 554 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health

• 424 cases in Fraser Health

• 128 cases...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 5, 2020

Reduction in Hours of Operation at Porthill Border Crossing Effective April 6, 2020

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Effective Monday, April 6, 2020 due to a significant reduction in privately owned vehicle and pedestrian traffic along the northern border, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will temporarily reduce the hours of operation at the Port of Porthill...

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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: April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 2, 2020

Creston, BC - April 2, 2020

The Canada Emergency Relief Benefit Website is Live: The Canada Emergency Response Benefit provides temporary income support to workers who have stopped working and are without employment or self-employment income for r...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 1, 2020

Creston, BC April 1, 2020: Today our Provincial Minister of Health, Adrian Dix, reminded us that it is our responsibility to isolate if we return from travel outside of Canada. Isolation upon return is not just a social responsibility but one man...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Update - March 31, 2020

Creston, BC March 31, 2020:  We know that following the direction of our Provincial Medical Health Officer is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve. However, it is easy, in our new normal to feel disconnected from e...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update, March 30, 2020

Creston, BC March 30, 2020:  The Town of Creston spent time today monitoring the news, streamlining our communications, and appreciating how much our community has changed in the last two weeks. Everyone is living in a new reality where the terms...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Information for Creston Residents without a Family Physician

CRESTON RESIDENTS WITHOUT A FAMILY PHYSICIAN :

During the COVID-19 crisis, it is very important to minimize visits to and through the Emergency Department. Given these extenuating circumstances, a special telephone line is being made available to Creston V...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Update - March 27, 2020

Creston, BC March 27, 2020: Creston, as we move into the weekend remember that you are the most valuable asset we have in managing any emergency. If we work together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  Remember to wash...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 27, 2020

RDCK Yard Garden Waste

The RDCK will be providing free disposal of yard and garden waste during the month of April at the Creston Landfill.Accepted yard and garden waste includes:🌿 Hedge Clippings🌿 Weeds & Shrubs🌿 Shrub and Tree Branches less than 15 cm (6") in diam...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update March 26, 2020

Creston, BC March 26, 2020: Creston, we hope that you are taking the time to visit with loved ones in new and creative ways. With all the emphasis on physical distancing it is so important we stay connected. Please note the following updates from...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 26, 2020

PAWS Closed to the Public Until Further Notice

To protect the health of their volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Creston Pet Adoption and Welfare Society (PAWS) will be closed to the public until further notice. They will still be monitoring phone calls and emails. 

PAWS will:

  • Still a...
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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update March 25, 2020

Creston, BC,  March 25, 2020: Creston, thank you for all you are doing to follow the Provincial Medical Health Officer’s Orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All your efforts are deeply appreciated and it’s inspiring to s...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 24, 2020

CDCC Skatepark and Sports Court Closed

The Creston & District Community Complex has announced that the skatepark and sports court are now closed.

"The Skatepark and Basketball Court have now closed alongside the playground at the Creston Community Park. Thank you for your patience duri...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 24, 2020

Creston, BC, March 24, 2020: The Town of Creston is working closely with the Provincial government, the Interior Health Authority and the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) to monitor the COVID-19 situation. The Town’s Emergency Operat...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Remembering Councillor Helena White

Former Councillor Helena White

It is with great sadness that the Town of Creston says goodbye to former Councillor Helena White. Helena served one term as Councillor from 1999 until 2002. She will always be remembered for her caring, gentle nature and her beautiful smile that she had f...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update March 23, 2020

Creston BC, March 23, 2020: Everyone needs to work together to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19. We owe it to our loved ones, our tireless medical health professionals and our community members. Limit your contact with others, meet virt...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 23, 2020

All Creston Playgrounds Closed Effective Immediately

Effective immediately the Town of Creston is closing all our playgrounds. Signage will be displayed at each site and playgrounds will be closed off to discourage use until further notice. This also applies to outdoor exercise equipment. Thank you for you ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update - March 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Creston BC, March 20, 2020 - Stocks of hand sanitizing liquids or sprays have been depleted in many retail outlets and consumers have opted to purchase ‘flushable’ antiseptic wipes or similar products. Do ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update - March 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Creston BC, March 19, 2020 - The Town of Creston is adapting to a rapidly changing environment. We have been focusing on providing our residents with accurate sources of information and prioritizing the health and safety of our staff ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Town of Creston - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Update March 17 2020, 4:16 pm: Please note that as of 3:00pm the Government of British Columbia has declared a public health emergency with further regulations coming into effect. The Town of Creston is seeking clarity on these regulations and will issue ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update - Creston & District Community Complex (RDCK)

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) operates the Creston & District Community Complex. Although all RDCK recreation and park facilities remain open and operational, the RDCK is limiting the number of people who can use the facilities and ...

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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: March 2, 2020

Survey: RDCK Regional Housing Needs Assessment

To complete the survey online visit: https://rdck.ca/EN/main/services/community-planning/regional-housing-needs-assessment.html

Paper copies of the survey are available at Town Hall and the Creston Valley Public Library. 

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Creston News Room
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Construction on Cedar St. between 20th and 22nd Ave. South

This project will see the total street surface and underground sanitary and storm sewer rehabilitation for the block of Cedar Street between 20th and 22nd Avenue South. The existing sidewalk on the south side of Cedar Street will remain, as will the exist...

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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: 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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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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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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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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Posted on: September 14, 2018

I love Creston Article - September 2018 - My 10 years as Mayor

When I first ran for the mayor’s seat in 2008 I could not have expected that in 10 years I time I would be seeking my fourth term. But, like many who are elected to public office, I find the work fulfilling and endlessly challenging. So here we ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

I love Creston Article - June 2018 - Highway #3 Improvements on Canyon Street

There’s a lot happening in Creston over the next few months and our roads will be looking the better for it! 

A “mill and fill” project will be happening this summer on Canyon Street between 10th and 15th Avenues. &am...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

I Love Creston Article - May 2018 - Town of Creston next 5 years

My personal vision of our community for the next 5 years is one of growth and enhanced vibrancy.  Working together, we have the ability to map out a bright future.  The Town of Creston’s Official Community Plan (OCP) serves as ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

I Love Creston Article - April 2018 - 2 Grants approved

On March 9, 2018 the Town of Creston received official notice that our Federal Gas Tax Fund grant application was APPROVED for $2.8 million. These funds will be used for our Permanent Bio-Solids Handling System at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. While th...

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