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Posted on: May 27, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 27, 2020

Creston, BC – May 27, 2020:  The Provincial state of emergency has been extended by the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Farnworth, until the end of the day on June 9, 2020 to support continued coordination of the C...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 26, 2020

Creston, BC – May 26, 2020: This week, is Tourism Week in British Columbia. What is typically a season of travel and exploration, is going to look a little bit different this year. However, the Creston Valley is perfect for exploration and a sta...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 25, 2020

Creston, BC – May 25, 2020: Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry reminded us that our success lies in “our shared commitment and effort” to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, she furthered, “that means workin...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update From Creston Valley Physicians and Medical Staff

Dear Creston,

BC has continued to do a phenomenal job to keep our curve flat.

Interior Health numbers as of May 21, 2020:

• 183 cases (1 new case)

• 5 active cases

• 178 people recovered

• 2 deaths

Dr. Tam recommended that all...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Property Tax Notices

The property tax notices for all residential and business property classes will arrive in mailboxes starting Friday, May 22, 2020. Following Provincial recommendations, the property taxes for residential, utility and farm class properties are due by 4:30 ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 21, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 21, 2020

Creston, BC – May 21, 2020: The Town of Creston continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely to ensure the provision of accurate and relevant information to the community. We are working hard to make sure that the Federal and Provincial O...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 20, 2020

Creston, BC – May 20, 2020: This morning the federal government spoke to the use of non-medical masks or cloth face coverings in public settings when it is difficult to keep a safe distance for an extended period of time.  Dr. ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 19, 2020

Creston BC - May 19, 2020: Today, British Columbia moves into Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan. Restaurants, cafes and pubs, retail and personal service establishments, libraries, museums and galleries can start operating under enhanced protocols to...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 15, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 15, 2020

Creston, BC – May 15, 2020: This May long weekend, residents of British Columbia are being asked to avoid unnecessary travel.  So stay local this weekend, enjoy the Creston Valley Farmer’s Market, visit the outdoor sp...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 14, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 14, 2020

Creston, BC – May 14, 2020:  The gates to Millennium Park will be open tomorrow, Friday May 15, 2020. Town of Creston parks are open for general public use and Council and staff encourage you stay local and enjoy our outdoor sp...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 13, 2020

Creston, BC – May 13, 2020:  The Town of Creston is following the guidance provided in B.C.’s Restart Plan, which will include a careful re-opening, under enhanced protocols, of Town owned parks and facilities in the weeks and...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 12, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 12, 2020

Creston, BC – May 12, 2020:  Today is International Nurses Day. Town of Creston Council and Staff would like to express their gratitude to all the licensed practical nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, registered nurses and nurse pra...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 11, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 11, 2020

Creston, BC – May 11, 2020:  Provincial Health Minister, Adrian Dix, reminded us that the best place to be this coming May Long weekend, is where we live. The residents of Creston Valley know this to be especially true. As sunnier days ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 8, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 8, 2020

Creston, BC – May 8, 2020:  During the COVID-19 pandemic, Council meetings will be held virtually and follow a modified meeting schedule (indicated below). Please note, that the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General passed a M...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Spring Hydrant Flushing & Maintenance

Please be advised that Town Crews will be carrying out the annual spring hydrant flushing and maintenance program starting on or about May 8, 2020 and continuing for approximately 4 weeks.Your water may become cloudy during this period. Should this happen...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 7, 2020

Creston, BC – May 7, 2020:  The Town of Creston will be following the guidance outlined in BC’s Restart Plan to support British Columbia’s transition to a “new normal.” The Town will implement thi...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 6, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 6, 2020

Creston, BC – May 6, 2020:  Today, Premier John Horgan announced BC’s Restart Plan, which outlines four phases towards a “new normal.”  The Province is currently in Phase 1, “Essential Se...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 5, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 5, 2020

Creston, BC – May 5, 2020:  This week, May 4-10, 2020, is Mental Health Week in Canada and the theme is Social Connection.  Feeling socially connected means you feel close and connected with others and can comfortably tell them...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 4, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 4, 2020

Creston, BC – May 4  , 2020:  Physical distancing is critical for protecting each other and our communities from COVID-19. But today, May the 4th, and every day, be sure to stay 2 lightsaber lengths apart from others when outsi...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 1, 2020

Creston, BC – May 1, 2020:  Earlier this week, the Province noted that a phased and gradual approach will be taken to return B.C. to a “new normal.” A framework, speaking to this return will be announced by the Provi...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Free Yard & Garden Program Extended at Landfill

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 30, 2020 - Property Tax

Creston, BC – April 30, 2020: Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Creston has continued to provide essential services such as road infrastructure, water, fire protection, wastewater treatment and sewer. The Emergency Operations Centre ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 29, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 29, 2020

Creston, BC – April 29, 2020:  Town of Creston Council and Staff would like to thank each and every one of you for holding the line and responding to the demands that COVID-19 has made on us. We know that it hasn’t been easy. ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 28, 2020

Creston, BC – April 28, 2020: The flags at Town Hall are being flown at half-mast today for the National Day of Mourning. The National Day of Mourning is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 27, 2020

COVID 19 Update - April 27, 2020, The Creston Valley Farmers' Market

Creston, BC – April 27, 2020: The Creston Valley Farmers’ Market (CVFM) is beloved among the residents of Creston Valley. Operational since 2003, it is celebrated for its diverse vendors and array of local products. This year, CVFM wil...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 24, 2020

Creston, BC – April 24, 2020: For the past eight weeks, new information regarding COVID-19 has been released on an almost daily basis. From case counts, and press releases, to financial supports - the amount of information can be overwhelming. &...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 23, 2020

Creston, BC – April 23, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how all businesses, organizations and people operate. The agricultural industry is no exception to this. Food producers will need to make significant changes to their processes to e...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 22, 2020

Creston, BC – April 22, 2020:  Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry reminded us to stay home if we are ill, whether we have a cold, think it’s just allergies, or suspect we have COVID-19. Town of Creston Council and Staff would like to re-...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 21, 2020

COVID-19- April 21, 2020

Creston, BC – April 20, 2020: The changes we are experiencing are hardest on our vulnerable community members, our children and our seniors – many of whom are used to physically being able to connect with others.  For...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 20, 2020

Creston, BC – April 20, 2020:  As we start another week, the Town of Creston continues to monitor the news, build situational awareness of the COVID-19 pandemic, and prepare for potential outcomes. It is clear that Creston Valley reside...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 17, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 17, 2020

Creston, BC – April 17, 2020:  As another week draws to a close, Council and Staff would like to thank our citizens for embracing and adapting to the “for now normal” of COVID-19. In the words of Adrian Dix, Minister...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 16, 2020

Creston, BC – April 16, 2020:  Taking care of our mental health and well-being is a priority during times of stress and uncertainty. In our current COVID-19 environment this is especially true. We often find it difficult to admit that w...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 15, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE - April 15, 2020

Creston, BC – April 15, 2020:  The B.C. government has formally extended the provincial state of emergency to the end of the day on April 28, 2020. This extension will continue to support the Province’s COVID-19 pandemic respo...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 14, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 14, 2020

Creston, BC – April 14, 2020:  Council and Staff would like to thank our citizens for continuing to do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. It cannot be said enough, that what we do today can only help us in th...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 9, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 9, 2020

Creston, BC - April 9, 2020:  We understand that these are difficult times, and that many residents are missing being able to physically connect with family and friends in the ways that we are accustomed to. This long weekend, Town Council and St...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 8, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 8, 2020

Creston, BC - April 8, 2020:  We have good news tonight Creston - earlier today our Premier, John Horgan, authorized a special essential service “eggs-emption” for the Easter Bunny.  This exemption will allow the East...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Update on Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area Closure

CVWMA Update on “Full Temporary Closure” – 8 April 2020

Dear CVWMA Users and Supporters,

The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area Authority (Board) recognizes that closing the CVWMA has significantly impacted our visitors an...

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Creston News Room
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 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 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 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

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 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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