Last Updated: June 25, 2020
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June 24, 2020 Updates:
- The Provincial state of emergency has been extended until the end of the day on July 7, 2020.
- The Splash Park is open for use between 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Splash park equipment will not be cleaned or sanitized. Please remember:
- If you feel sick or have any cold or flu symptoms, stay home
- Keep two (2) metres distant from others at all times
- Clean your hands with soap and water, or hand sanitizer before and after use
- Avoid overcrowding. If the splash park is busy, come back another time
June 16, 2020 Updates:
- Creston and District Community Complex Offering Outdoor Fitness Programming Registration can be done online or over the phone. Phone registration hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (250) 428 7127, or REGISTER HERE.
- The Regional District of Central Kootenay announces Summer Outdoor Programs The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) recreation services will be offering outdoor programs during the summer season. Program registration will open on June 23 for July and August summer programming. All programs require pre-registration.For more information on summer programs please visit: https://rdck.ca/EN/meta/news/news-archives/2020-news-archive/rdck-announces-summer-outdoor-programs-registration-opens-june-23.html
June 12, 2020 Updates:
WEBEX Details for Committee of the Whole Meeting – June 16, 2020: In accordance with Ministerial Order No. M139, The Town of Creston invites the public and media to participate electronically in the next Committee of the Whole Meeting, scheduled at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.
- Webex Details: https://creston.webex.com/creston/j.php?MTID=m13b95d22b09945d164b3f9f9e6e78832
- Meeting number (access code): 133 361 6474
- Meeting password: TownCouncil
- Agenda: https://pub-creston.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=69
Please join the meeting without video, and please ensure you are muted after roll call until question period.
- Town Hall Re-Open Policy - Town of Creston Policy and Procedures for Re-Opening Town Hall (COVID-19).
- Town of Creston Resources Mailout - Resource information for Creston residents
- Public Facilities - Information regarding facility closures and modified service levels at local public facilities operated by the Town of Creston and/or the Regional District of Central Kootenay.
- Business Information - Information and resources for businesses in the Creston Valley.
- Community Resources - Listing of Creston specific resources for grocery shopping, prescriptions, senior support, children’s support and related information.
- Stop the Spread - How you can help stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Travel Information - Information regarding international travel.
- Trusted External Resources - Province of British Columbia, BC Centre for Disease Control, Interior Health Authority, and other trusted information sources.
- Protecting Your Home - Information on best practices to protect your family at home.
- Mental Health Resources - Information and support for mental health.
Town of Creston | COVID-19 Response
A message from Councillor Comer about staying home with children 24/7 during COVID-19. (April 17)
A message from Mayor Ron Toyota regarding COVID-19 Communication and Resources (April 6)
A message from Councillor DeBoon regarding COVID-19 and getting outdoors (April 1)
A message from Mayor Toyota to all returning travelers (March 24)
A message from Councillor Wilson about adapting to social distancing. (April 21)
A message from Councillor Elford on supporting local business. (April 14)
A message from RCMP Staff Sergeant Ryan Currie on Creston Police Services. (April 3)
A message from CAO Michael Moore regarding Town COVID-19 response (March 27)
A message from Mayor Toyota about the Town’s COVID-19 Information Line (March 23)
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 safety of our employees and community members is our first priority. We are following the Orders and recommendations from our Provincial Medical Health Officer. Our goal, along with our RDCK partners, is to ensure accurate and coordinated information is available as it relates to our community.
The Town of Creston activated an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) on March 14, 2020. Activating the EOC provides a mechanism to centralize planning and coordinate communications.
Through activation of the EOC, the Town of Creston is:
- preparing for possible impacts of the pandemic;
- providing accurate information to our residents as it becomes available;
- ensuring continuity of the Town’s essential services (sewer, water, street sweeping, etc.);
- combating the spread of COVID-19 through regular disinfection in key areas of town, and temporary facility closures; and,
- working with our partners at the RDCK, through our shared emergency management program to further coordinate our efforts of keeping residents informed.