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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 6, 2020

August 6 2020 - COVID-19 Update from Dr. Nerine Kleinhans

Good morning Creston,

Recently, rumours about a COVID-19 outbreak has made the rounds on social media. Many of you have found these rumors convincing, and I’m hoping that this post will help clear up any confusion.

As of 8am, August 6th, 2020, not...

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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: July 31, 2020

COVID-19 Update - July 31, 2020

Creston, BC – July 31, 2020:This BC Day, please be safe in the woods. Whether you are out hiking, or camping overnight, bear in mind that with the increase in temperature, the risk of wildfire also increases. “Fighting wildfires can be...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: July 28, 2020

COVID-19 - July 28, 2020

Creston, BC – July 28, 2020: This week is going to be HOT with temperatures of 35° C and above forecasted for the remainder of the week. While many of us are heading outdoors to visit with friends and family in settings that allow for ph...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Regular Council Meeting - July 28, 2020

The Town of Creston invites the public and media to participate in the July 28, 2020 Regular Council meeting which will be held at Millennium Park, Elks Pavillion, starting at 4:00 p.m. This venue allows for ample space to maintain physical distancing for...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: July 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update - July 24, 2020

Creston, BC – July 24, 2020:  With the number of COVID-19 positive cases trending upwards in British Columbia, Town of Creston Council and staff remind you to continue to follow the COVID-19 recommendations from the Provincial Medical H...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: July 21, 2020

COVID-19 Update - July 21,2020

Creston, BC – July 21, 2020: Yesterday, July 20, 2020, Dr. Bonnie Henry presented updated modeling on the epidemiology of COVID-19, outlining how the virus has affected people in BC. The modelling presented suggests that increasing numbers of ne...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Regular Committee of the Whole - July 21, 2020

The Town of Creston invites the public and media to participate electronically in today’s Regular Committee of the Whole Meeting, starting at 4:00 pm.

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Creston News Room
Posted on: July 17, 2020

COVID-19 Update - July 17, 2020

Creston, BC – July 17, 2020: The Town of Creston Emergency Operation Centre continues to monitor the media and build situational knowledge of COVID-19 to ensure that our community is ready to respond to any changes in the Provincial res...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: July 17, 2020

RDCK's Recycling Program with Recycle BC

For more information on the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s recycling program with Recycle BC, visit: https://rdck.ca/EN/meta/news/news-archives/2020-news-archive/why-did-the-rdck-change-recycling-in-the-district.html.

♻️ The Creston Recy...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Camping Des Travailleurs Agricoles de la Vallee de Creston

Le Partenariat d’action economique de la Vallee de Creston et de Kootenay Lake a etabli un camp pour des travailleurs agricoles migrants dans le cadre d’une intervention strategique dans le secteur agroalimentaire durant la COVID-19.

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Creston News Room
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Canadian Migrant Agriculture Workers Campground

The Creston Valley - Kootenay Lake Economic Action Partnership has established a camp for Canadian migrant farm workers as part of a COVID-19 Agriculture Response Strategy here in the Creston Valley. 

They are offering essential migrant farm worke...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: July 14, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE - July 14, 2020

Creston, BC July 14, 2020 – Town of Creston Council and staff would like to remind Creston Valley residents to follow Dr. Bonnie Henry’s advice to keep new cases of COVID-19 “low and slow.” We can do this together b...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Regular Council Meeting July 14, 2020

Notice of Venue Change for Council Meeting - July 14, 2020 **The Town of Creston invites the public and media to participate in the July 14, 2020 Regular Council meeting which will be held at Millennium Park, Elks Pavillion, starting at 4:00 p.m. This ven...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: July 10, 2020

COVID-19 Update - July 10, 2020

Creston, BC July 10, 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 July 21, 2020 to support continued coordination of the COVID-19 pan...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: July 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update - July 7, 2020

Creston, BC – July 7, 2020: As travel restrictions ease within British Columbia, Town of Creston Council and staff ask that visitors to Creston observe the orders, guidelines, and recommendations from our Provincial Health Offi...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: July 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update - July 3, 2020

In spite of unseasonable weather patterns, it looks like warmer weather is in the forecast for the near future. Town Council and staff wish you a happy and safe start to your summer. As we settle into Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, we are seeing ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 30, 2020

Creston, BC – June 30, 2020:  Town of Creston Council and staff wish you a happy and safe July 1.Thank you for your continued support and dedication to keeping the Province’s COVID-19 curve flat and our community safe...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Special Committee of the Whole and Special Council Meeting - June 30, 2020

The Town of Creston invites the public and media to participate electronically in today’s Special Committee of the Whole and Special Council meetings, starting at 4:00 p.m.

• Webex Details: https://creston.webex.com/creston/j.php&hel...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update June 25, 2020

Creston, BC - June 25, 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 July 7, 2020 to support the continued coordination of t...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 23, 2020

RDCK Recycling Depot Re-opens in Creston June 26

In partnership with Recycle BC, the new RDCK Recycling Depot launch begins June 26. The green bins used to collect mixed recycling in Creston (412 Helen St., beside Arrow Mountain car wash) have been removed and as such, the recycling depot is currently c...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 23, 2020

Creston, BC June 23, 2020 - Thank you Creston for all your hard work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Town of Creston Council and staff wishes you a safe and enjoyable summer, and encourages you to continue taking the recommended COVID-...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 19, 2020

Creston, BC – June 19, 2020:  Creston residents, thank you for another week of diligently following the Provincial and Federal health recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The Town of Creston’s Em...

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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 12, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 12, 2020

Creston, BC – June 12, 2020 – Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry amended her Order to Food Service Establishments and Liquor Services. The amendment was in response to small clusters of new cases in businesses, as employees spend more ti...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 10, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 10, 2020

Creston, BC – June 10, 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 23, 2020 to support continued coordination of the...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 5, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 5, 2020

Creston, BC – June 5, 2020: Another week has flown by. This Saturday, June 6, the Creston Valley Farmer’s Market (CVFM), will be allowing artisans to sell their goods as per Dr. Bonnie Henry’s updated Order. This weekend, the...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Availability for Building Inspections

Starting on June 8, 2020, and continuing up to and including September 7, 2020, there will be no building inspections available on Mondays. Inspections will be available Tuesdays - Fridays during this time. Please phone 250-428-2214, ext. 431, to book an ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 4, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 4, 2020

Creston, BC – June 4, 2020: Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry presented updated modeling on the epidemiology of COVID-19, outlining how the virus has affected people in BC, following her last modelling presentation on May 4, 2020. The modelling presented ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 3, 2020

Creston, BC – June 3, 2020: Town of Creston Council and staff, appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this pandemic. While restrictions ease, please remain vigilant, wash your hands and above all, stay home if you are feeling unwe...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 2, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 2, 2020

Creston, BC – June 2, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused food producers to make significant changes to their processes in compliance with Provincial and Federal regulations, including that of our Provincial Medical Health Officer who declare...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Town Hall Re-Opens With New Safety Protocols

CRESTON, B.C., June 1, 2020 –Town Council adopted the Town Hall Re-Opening policy on May 26, 2020, in accordance with the Provincial Medical Health Officer’s COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan Order and WorkSafe BC requirements. T...

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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: 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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Creston News Room
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 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 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: 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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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