Lorne Eckersley

LKB part of national ID pilot project

The Lower Kootenay Band is one of three First Nations communities in Canada to be selected as part of a pilot program for the new cards.

On-going disputes keep police busy

Creston RCMP responded to 103 calls for assistance in the two-week period from February 12-26.

Thunder Cats end season on a losing note

The 2018-2019 KIJHL season came to a merciful end for the Creston Valley Thunder Cats on the weekend, with the team absorbing two more losses in a season to forget.

This is the Life – Can you spare some change?

Four months have passed since the federal government legalized the possession and recreational use of cannabis. Have you noticed a change?

Mungall says budget strikes the right balance

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall said on Wednesday that "There is no part of this budget I'm not happy with. Everyone benefits-I think this is one of the best budgets I'll ever see."

Teachers’ Association protests committee appointment process

Newly elected school trustee Al Gribbin's request to sit on the Kootenay Lake School District's labour management committee was turned down by board Lenora Trenamen, and her reasons have raised the ire of Creston Valley Teachers' Association president Doug Kunzelman.

The gift of space

I was at the Creston Museum last week, checking on a few things from past editions of the Advance, which are stored in the museum's archives. Thinking I should check to see when in 1989 This is the Life first appeared, I was surprised to find that it actually started on February 8, 1988, 31 years ago this Friday.

Blossom Festival to take on country flavour

Doc Walker will open the Blossom Festival on Friday night.

Police deal with minor issues

Creston RCMP responded to 51 calls for assistance from January 29 to February 5.

Soup Kitchen offers lunch and fellowship

Holy Cross Church offers free hot lunches to an average of 40 people each Monday.

Thunder Cats lose despite strong effort

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats went into Saturday night's game in Kimberley as underdogs and kept the score close for 40 minutes before succumbing to the Eddie Mountain Division-leading Dynamiters.

Chautauaqua set for Saturday at Community Complex

A year-long schedule of events to celebrate the Creston Valley Arts Council's 50th anniversary continues on Saturday with a Chautauqua on Saturday evening at the Community Complex.

Creston to host BC Blind Golf Championships in July

Creston will host the 2019 BC Provincial Invitational Blind Golf Championships in July.

Brittany’s Flower Farm opens

Her smile lights up the room when Brittany Tilling talks about working with flowers and plants.

Dog Park closed temporarily

The veterinary hospital cancelled routine appointments and surgeries on Monday in an effort to contain the disease.

Pealow’s introduces on-line grocery shopping in Creston

Using PC Express, customers can now shop on-line, place their order, select a pickup time and have their order brought out to their vehicle.

Shoppers Drug Mart rallies for women’s health

Once again Shoppers Drug Mart has had a successful fundraising effort to support the Growing Women's Health campaign.

Ammonia leak gets serious response

Creston Fire and Rescue, Canyon-Lister Fire Department and RCMP were on the scene Thursday securing the area and helping with the evacuation of employees.

Police deal with domestic issues

Creston responded to a relatively low number of 43 calls for assistance.

B.C. brewery evacuated due to suspected ammonia leak

Creston Fire Rescue personnel and equipment are on site.