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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 time together and in recognition that a safe number of patrons is highly dependent on the amount of space within each location, not the restaurant capacity. To read the Order: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/covid-19-pho-order-nightclubs-food-drink.pdf.

Town of Creston Canada Day Celebrations Cancelled: – Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic restrictions placed on large gatherings, the Town of Creston is cancelling this year’s Canada Day celebrations and fireworks (typically held July 1).

“We all look forward to the Canada Day celebrations that are traditionally held throughout the Creston Valley on July 1, including the fireworks display”, said Mayor Ron Toyota. “The current provincial order regarding Mass Gathering Events prohibits the gathering of more than 50 people or 50 vehicles for the purpose of the event. We know that the fireworks easily draws in people and vehicles well over this number to the Rec Centre parking lot alone, not to mention along the streets and alleyways surrounding the Rec Centre. Therefore, it will not be possible for the Town to host the fireworks at this time”.

Mayor Toyota said while it is disappointing to not have the Canada Day celebrations take place this year in the Creston Valley, he is not ruling out the possibility that the Town will be able to put on the fireworks display at a later date.

“As BC continues to move forward through the pandemic, we may see restrictions on large gatherings eventually lifted”, he said. “We look forward to the opportunity to be able to gather and celebrate our community, when it is safe to do so”

WEBEX Details for Committee of the Whole Meeting – June 16, 2020In 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.

Please join the meeting without video, and please ensure you are muted after roll call until question period. 

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