News Flash

Posted on: June 24, 2019

Property Taxes Due by July 2, 2019

Property taxes are due by July 2, 2019. Town Hall is open from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm this week except for Tuesday, June 25 when we are open until 8 pm. 

We accept cash, cheque or debit. If paying by debit, you may have daily transaction limits and/or ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Poison Hemlock - Public Service Announcement

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Please be advised that although the notices advising of herbicide application in the treatment of poison hemlock have been removed, the stakes and flagging tape will remain until the plant has been eradicated. Informational signage regarding the plant is ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Town Hall Open Extended Hours on Tuesdays in June

In order to better serve our residents during property tax season, Town Hall will be open until 8 pm EVERY Tuesday in June, starting tomorrow June 4. We will also be open on Saturday, June 22 from 9 am - 2 pm. We heard from our citizens that they would li...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Reminder: Check with PAWS if your pet is missing or was found at large.

Reminder that pets found at large in the Town of Creston are taken to P.A.W.S. on Lower Wynndel Road. Its also a good place to start your hunt if you are missing an animal. You can contact P.A.W.S. by visiting http://paws-crestonbc.org/.

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Hidden Valley Wood Fibre Now Accepting Lawn Clippings, Leaves and Garden Waste

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Great news! Hidden Valley Wood Fibre Ltd. is now accepting lawn clippings, leaves and garden waste! 🍃Please note that they will NOT be accepting branches, tree trimmings or kitchen waste.

Hidden Valley Food Fibre is located at 709 Hurry Road – d...

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Creston News Room

News Flash

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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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
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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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
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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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
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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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
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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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
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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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
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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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
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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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
Posted on: February 13, 2018

I love Creston Article - February 2018 - Silly Season - an Election Year!

I recently attended a 2 day Local Government Leadership Forum in the company of 25 Mayors and Regional District Chairs from around the Province. At that Forum an observation was made that with the arrival of 2018, "silly season” has officia...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
Posted on: December 4, 2017

I Love Creston Article - December 2017 - My personal experience with Fire Departments

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Most of us have busy schedules and we tend to only appreciate the services provided to us when we need them or after they respond to our personal needs. Our Fire Departments, or as we now call them our “Fire Rescue Services” because they provide more than...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
Posted on: November 13, 2017

I Love Creston Article - November 2017 - A new Fire Hall for the next 50 years

Our community is growing!  The most recent Canada Census indicated our population to be 5351.  As we continue to grow and develop, we need to plan strategically for our infrastructure.  And our infrastructure includes more than ...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
Posted on: October 16, 2017

I Love Creston Article - October 2017 - My 9 Years as "Mayor"

I am proud and honoured to continue serving as Mayor for the Town of Creston.  As I reflect on the last nine years in this role, I can’t help but recognize that there have been a lot of wins achieved for this community.  Howeve...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
Posted on: September 15, 2017

I Love Creston Article - September 2017 - Cemeteries in our Creston Valley

Forest Lawn Cemetery is a remarkable community icon that maintains a special place in the fabric of our community, our individual lives and our family histories.  My father passed away in 1973 and 44 years later my mother was recently laid to res...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
Posted on: July 14, 2017

I Love Creston Article - July 2017 - Our Canada Day 150 Project

Last year the Government of Canada announced that our Nation would be celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.  To mark the occasion, the Federal Government invited communities and organizations across the country to create speci...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué
Posted on: July 10, 2017

I Love Creston Article - June 2017 - Our Downtown Main Street and Highway #3 Re-alignment

A clear message that was heard in our recent Official Community Plan (OCP) community engagement process was the desire to establish our downtown as a welcoming destination for people, not just a thoroughfare for cars.  Achieving Phase 1 of the Hi...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Communiqué