Lorne Eckersley

New RCMP detachment commander takes reins in Creston

The relocation from Canmore included a promotion for the 21-year RCMP veteran.

Alcohol-related incidents dominate police week

Creston RCMP responded to 60 calls for service from January 8-15, Staff Sgt. Ryan Currie said on Tuesday.

Thunder Cats remain undefeated in 2018

Creston poured it on in the second period, and league goal-scoring leader Ronnie Wilkie proved his value with a hat trick.

Town creates committee to explore fire hall options

The Town of Creston is inviting applications from residents to sit on an ad hoc Community Fire Hall Advisory Committee.

Coach says Thunder Cats getting set for playoff hockey

With a recent break in their playing schedule coming to an end when they host the Golden Rockets on Friday night, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats are preparing to make a serious run at the KIJHL championship.

As in most of the Kootenay Columbia region, Creston property values have increased

Most Creston property owners will by now have received their 2018 property assessment notices in the mail.

Funding increase helps KCCS anti-violence efforts

Community organizations working to prevent and respond to violence against women and children got a boost in December with a province-wide injection of funding.

Shoppers Drug Mart fundraiser helps Irvine House

Kootenay Community Centre Society is the beneficiary of the generosity of Shoppers Drug Mart customers and staff.

They suit me to a tee

I was folding my laundry the other evening and it occurred to me what a long relationship I have had with the easy to take for granted t-shirt.

Council considers appointment of select committee to work on new fire hall plan

A Town of Creston select committee is likely to be struck as a response to the defeat in December of a borrowing referendum to construct a new fire hall.

Complaints come in pairs for Creston RCMP

Creston RCMP responded to 51 calls for service from January 2-8, Staff Sgt. Ryan Currie said on Monday. Currie is now detachment commander in Creston, replacing Staff Sgt. Darryl Hammond, who retired early in 2017. The detachment's three corporals have rotated through the acting commander's position in the interim.

Two lop-sided wins kick off the Thunder Cats’ new year

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats kicked off the new year with two wins in which they outscored their opponents 12-1.

Hockey milestones stir memories

The death of Johnny Bower has stirred up many fond memories.

RCMP kept busy with vehicle crashes

Creston RCMP kept busy with numerous vehicle crashes on icy road conditions.

Recreational marijuana to be sold in BC public and private liquor stores

Don't expect to see stand-alone cannabis stores or ounce bags of marijuana at the local pharmacy when recreational marijuana is made legal later this year.

A referendum reprise

In the run-up to the very divisive and often unpleasant fire hall borrowing referendum, a friend dropped into my office to ask for a copy of the column I wrote shortly after the successful referendum that led to the massive overhaul of Creston & District Community Complex and addition of the aquatic centre.

Thunder Cats edge Ghostriders 9-6

It's not often that a team gives up 6 goals and comes away with a win, but the Creston Valley Thunder Cats scored 9 of their own in against the Fernie Ghostriders on December 22.

Kootenay Inspired tells stories of local residents

If there is one thing I have learned over my many years with the Advance it is that if a book arrives at my office from Luanne Armstrong or one of her emissaries, it will be well worth reading.

Record-setting year for wildfires burned 1.2 million hectares in BC

The Southeast portion of British Columbia had more fires than any of the province's six regions, RDCK directors learned from a report at last Thursday's monthly meeting in Nelson.

Thank you, thank you, thank you

In a year in which the Bitcoin, that non-existent chunk of nothing but a bizarre concept that value can be created by complex computer calculations, has given investors returns beyond their wildest dreams, if have learned nothing else the lesson it surely must be that all the rules that traditionally guided our lives have gone out the window.