Lorne Eckersley

Wildfire forces Highway 3 closure

The Blazed Creek proximity to Hwy 3 and a major power line remains a concern.

Renovated Sirdar pub reopens

A startlingly large 3-D steam engine appears to be bursting from the wall behind the bar.

No end in sight for wildfires

Fifteen "wildfires of note" were burning in the Southeast Fire Centre region as of Tuesday.

Police dole out driving suspensions

Creston RCMP responded to 97 calls for assistance from August 7-14

Yahk residents under evacuation alert

The RDEK recommends the following steps to prepare when under an evacuation alert.

This is the Life – The big sales pitch

There is nothing quite like showing guests around the Creston Valley and East Shore to serve as a reminder of why we live here.

This is the Life – An unforgettable character

I have struggled this week, knowing that Dr. Dave Perrin will no longer be ducking through my office doorway to stop in for a chat.

Crew battles Blazed Creek fire

While the blaze is visible from Highway 3 it is not currently affecting highway traffic.

Creston Liquor Store opens doors

Nearly four decades after building the popular Dionysos Restaurant on Canyon Street, Jimmy Karountzos has opened Creston's largest liquor store.

Calls to police increase in hot weather

Like the weather in recent weeks, the RCMP workload has also been heating up. Staff Sgt. Ryan Currie said on Tuesday that his detachment had 112 calls for assistance from July 31 to August 7.

Town working on flood control

In the five weeks since a short, dramatic afternoon rainstorm hit Creston, Ross Beddoes has come to refer to the event as "The Great Flood of June 22nd"

Booze and disputes dominated police week

Creston RCMP responded to 104 calls for assistance from July 24-31.

Referendum proposes borrowing maximum of $4.5 million

A borrowing referendum for a new fire hall that will go to before Creston voters on October 20.

Police deal with domestic disputes

Creston RCMP responded to 98 calls for assistance from July 17-24, Staff Sgt. Ryan Currie said on Tuesday morning. Many of the calls involved family disputes and alcohol was a recurring theme.

Mayor announces candidacy

Ron Toyota is the first to announce an intended candidacy in the October 20 local government elections.

LKB members fight heli-skiing proposal

Robert Louie Sr., have joined with band members who are opposed to a Retallack/Lower Kootenay Band Agreement.

Second fire hall referendum confirmed

Creston residents will have another chance to vote on the borrowing for a new fire hall.

Arts Council open gift shop

In the office/gift shop, visitors will find jewellery, wearable fabric arts, fused glass, quilted pieces, art cards and other local creations.

New Conservation Officer takes up residence

Haslehurst joins CO James Barber, who has been working largely on his own since the retirement of Arnold deBoon.

Valley Mudders invites new members

While the stereotypical image of a potter is someone sitting at a wheel spinning pots, a look at the displays of various members' work shows that most of the output is hand-built.