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Posted on: April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 7, 2020

Creston, BC – April 7, 2020 As the Easter long weekend approaches, the Town of Creston Council and Staff will be staying close to home, not engaging in non-essential travel and above all, staying connected virtually with family and fr...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020 - Update from Creston Valley Physicians and Medical Staff

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Today marks the fifteenth COVID update on Facebook, and we have come so far in only two weeks. From a place of complete panic to seeing some evidence that our efforts to maintain social distancing is paying off.

As of 1:30 p.m. on April 6, 2020, there were...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 6, 2020

Creston, BC - April 6, 2020:  Creston, we know that each passing day feels a little bit longer than the next. The daily reminders to wash our hands and physically distance have become part of our new routine. Remember that every preventative meas...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020 - Update from Creston Valley Physicians and Medical Staff

As of 12 p.m. on April 4, there were 1,203 identified cases in B.C. This includes:

• 704 people declared recovered and released from isolation

• 554 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health

• 424 cases in Fraser Health

• 128 cases...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 5, 2020

Reduction in Hours of Operation at Porthill Border Crossing Effective April 6, 2020

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Effective Monday, April 6, 2020 due to a significant reduction in privately owned vehicle and pedestrian traffic along the northern border, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will temporarily reduce the hours of operation at the Port of Porthill...

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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 2, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 2, 2020

Creston, BC - April 2, 2020

The Canada Emergency Relief Benefit Website is Live: The Canada Emergency Response Benefit provides temporary income support to workers who have stopped working and are without employment or self-employment income for r...

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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 30, 2020

Information for Creston Residents without a Family Physician

CRESTON RESIDENTS WITHOUT A FAMILY PHYSICIAN :

During the COVID-19 crisis, it is very important to minimize visits to and through the Emergency Department. Given these extenuating circumstances, a special telephone line is being made available to Creston V...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Update - March 27, 2020

Creston, BC March 27, 2020: Creston, as we move into the weekend remember that you are the most valuable asset we have in managing any emergency. If we work together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  Remember to wash...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 27, 2020

RDCK Yard Garden Waste

The RDCK will be providing free disposal of yard and garden waste during the month of April at the Creston Landfill.Accepted yard and garden waste includes:🌿 Hedge Clippings🌿 Weeds & Shrubs🌿 Shrub and Tree Branches less than 15 cm (6") in diam...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update March 26, 2020

Creston, BC March 26, 2020: Creston, we hope that you are taking the time to visit with loved ones in new and creative ways. With all the emphasis on physical distancing it is so important we stay connected. Please note the following updates from...

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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

Remembering Councillor Helena White

Former Councillor Helena White

It is with great sadness that the Town of Creston says goodbye to former Councillor Helena White. Helena served one term as Councillor from 1999 until 2002. She will always be remembered for her caring, gentle nature and her beautiful smile that she had f...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update March 23, 2020

Creston BC, March 23, 2020: Everyone needs to work together to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19. We owe it to our loved ones, our tireless medical health professionals and our community members. Limit your contact with others, meet virt...

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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 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update - March 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Creston BC, March 20, 2020 - Stocks of hand sanitizing liquids or sprays have been depleted in many retail outlets and consumers have opted to purchase ‘flushable’ antiseptic wipes or similar products. Do ...

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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 17, 2020

Town of Creston - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Update March 17 2020, 4:16 pm: Please note that as of 3:00pm the Government of British Columbia has declared a public health emergency with further regulations coming into effect. The Town of Creston is seeking clarity on these regulations and will issue ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update - Creston & District Community Complex (RDCK)

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) operates the Creston & District Community Complex. Although all RDCK recreation and park facilities remain open and operational, the RDCK is limiting the number of people who can use the facilities and ...

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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 11, 2020

Construction on Cedar St. between 20th and 22nd Ave. South

This project will see the total street surface and underground sanitary and storm sewer rehabilitation for the block of Cedar Street between 20th and 22nd Avenue South. The existing sidewalk on the south side of Cedar Street will remain, as will the exist...

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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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