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Posted on: November 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update - November 24, 2020

Creston, BC November 24, 2020: Creston, thank you for your quick response to the Provincial Health Officer’s Province wide order suspending all events and social gatherings to reduce COVID-19 transmission related to social interactions ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Regular Council Meeting and Special Committee of the Whole - November 24, 2020

The Town of Creston invites you to attend the Regular Council Meeting and Special Committee of the Whole Meeting of November 24, 2020 virtually, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

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Creston News Room
Posted on: November 19, 2020

New Provincial Health Officer Orders - COVID-19 Update - November 19, 2020

Creston, BC November 19, 2020: Today, the Provincial Health Officer put additional orders in place to help everyone in BC significantly reduce their social interactions and to stop COVID-19 from spreading in our province. 

The following o...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: November 17, 2020

COVID-19 Update - November 17, 2020

Creston, BC November 17, 2020: Creston, with rising COVID-19 cases throughout the province, the Provincial Health Officer is calling on BC residents to pause travel for recreational and non-essential purposes in all regions.    ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: November 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update - November 13, 2020

Creston, BC November 13, 2020:  As we move into the weekend, it is important to  pause and remember our COVID-19 layers of protection - washing our hands and physical distancing to wearing a non-medical or cloth face mask in all indoor p...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: November 10, 2020

COVID-19 Update - November 10, 2020

Creston, BC November 10, 2020:  Creston, it is essential that we follow the Provincial Health Officer’s Orders to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Over the past eight months we have worked together to keep each other safe...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: November 6, 2020

COVID-19 Update - November 6, 2020

Creston, BC November 6, 2020: Today, the Provincial Health Officer asked businesses to review their COVID-19 safety plans to ensure every step is being taken to reduce the spread of the virus.  Dr. Bonnie Henry reminded employee...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: November 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update - November 3, 2020

Creston, BC November 3, 2020:  Thank you Creston for celebrating Halloween safely and responsibly.  We are fortunate to have many dedicated community members, business owners and organizations who ensure that COVID-19 safety precautions ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: October 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update - October 30, 2020

Creston, BC October 30, 2020 – Creston, whether you are spending your Halloween tucked away inside or you are out trick-or-treating, Town of Creston Council and staff wish you a healthy, safe and fun evening. Remember, if you do not wis...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: October 27, 2020

COVID-19 Update - October 27, 2020

October 27, 2020 – Yesterday, Dr. Bonnie Henry issued an order limiting gatherings in private homes. The Provincial Health Officer stated, “A new provincial health officer order will be put in place today limiting gatherings in private...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: October 23, 2020

COVID-19 and Halloween

 Creston, BC – October 23, 2020: In accordance with federal and provincial COVID-19 pandemic health and safety guidance, Creston Fire Rescue has made the difficult decision to cancel their “Halloween Safety Stop” thi...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Annual Fall Hydrant Maintenance Program

Please be advised that Town Crews will be carrying out the annual fall hydrant maintenance program starting on or about November 1, 2020 and continuing for the month of November 2020.Your water may become cloudy during this period. Should this happen, we...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: October 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update - October 20, 2020

Creston, BC – October 20, 2020:  Creston Residents, a reminder to continue your efforts to keep yourself, family, friends and neighbors healthy and safe while we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dr. Bonnie Henry’s Gol...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: October 6, 2020

COVID-19 Update - October 6, 2020

Creston, BC – October 6, 2020:  Creston residents, it’s easy to be filled with gratitude when we can call the Creston Valley home. This year, as you plan your Thanksgiving celebrations, consider Dr. Bonnie Henry’s ad...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: September 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update - September 1, 2020

Creston, BC – September 1, 2020:   “As we go back to our offices, workplaces and schools, we need to get back to the basics with our layers of protection and personal COVID-19 safety measures," Dr. Bonnie Henry s...

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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: 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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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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