Lorne Eckersley

Town closes yard waste drop-off site

Creston residents no longer have an option to drop their yard waste on Town property, Town Council has decided.

People’s Party of Canada arrives in Kootenay – Columbia riding

Kootenay - Columbia riding receives approval for a constituency association.

Council to continue funding WildSafeBC program

Creston Town Council has voted to continue working with WildSafeBC.

Former fire chief named CAO of Town of Creston

Mike Moore, who has been serving as interim CAO since the resignation of Lou Varela, has been named as her replacement.

Ashram temple wins design award

In front of an audience of more than 400 architects and engineers at the Vancouver Convention Centre earlier in March, the Yasodhara Ashram's Temple of Light was named as a 2019 Wood Design Awards winner for its innovative use of wood. The awards are sponsored by Wood WORKS! BC.

Police get flurry of social media complaints

Creston RCMP responded to 116 calls for assistance in the two-week period from March 12-26.

Public art committee thrives

No news is good news for the Creston Valley Public Art Connection.

Beekeeper committed to local orchardists

When Doug and Roberta Knight sold their Swan Valley Honey operation in 2012, Doug expected to remain as a hobbyist in the industry.

Creston Museum gets multiculturalism grant

A $4,000 multiculturalism grant will allow the Creston Museum to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the local Refugee Committee.

Lister house fire contained

Local firefighters have responded to three blazes this week.

New physician arrives in April

"Creston is about to welcome another family physician to our component," recruiter Marilin States announced last week.

Tesla era arrives in the Creston Valley

Erich Meyer pulls out onto Highway 3, comes to a full stop, then presses his foot down on the accelerator. In under 4 seconds the car's on-screen speedometer hits 100 km/hr. He eases off the pedal and signals to turn off onto a side road.

Beekeepers lose most of stock

In recent years North American beekeepers have struggled with mites and diseases that typically take their toll during the winter months, while the bees are in hibernation

Documentary features Chief Jason Louie

Two days after the first public showing of Seven Days With the Chief at the Tivoli Theatre, a documentary featuring Lower Kootenay Band Chief Jason Louie got a standing ovation at a conference in Kimberley.

Fishing derby to support Shriner’s Children’s Hospital

A small test run for a fishing derby at Mawson Lake has encouraged the Creston Valley Shrine Club to make it an annual event to raise funds for the Shriners Children's Hospital.

Lower Kootenay residences get CBT support

Upgrades will include everything from spray foam insulation in attics to basement foundation repairs.

Peete rink wins Butterfly Bonspiel

For the second consecutive year, a team skipped by Creston's Scott Peete has won the Butterfly Bonspiel.

Domestic and neighbour disputes dominate police week

Creston RCMP received 62 calls.

This is the Life – Sadness breaks in

Have you ever noticed how quickly bad news can eclipse good news? I had a prime example of that on Monday after a very nice series of work-related experiences.

Chamber awards night a success

More than 240 people gathered at Creston District Community Complex Saturday to celebrate Creston businesses and organizations in eight categories.