Creston Valley Advance

Town of Creston recommends increasing budget for emergency services building project from $5.4 million to $7 million

The town has cited rising construction costs exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic as a significant factor in driving the surge in the budget

  • Feb 26, 2021


Creston Valley Rotary Club bids farewell to longtime member Al Garrecht

"Thank you, Al Garrecht. You leave an incredible legacy of service with CVRC. You live our motto, 'Service Above Self'. Thank You."

  • Feb 24, 2021


Editorial: Setting the record straight

"To reiterate, the military was not blowing holes in the ground for laughs and giggles … This was an event designed to further the development and growth of both parties."

  • Feb 23, 2021


Military exercises assist with restoration of Lower Kootenay Band wetlands

A total of nine craters were created through demolitions, where the goal is to have them serve as future habitats for ducks and geese.

  • Feb 23, 2021

Out There: Summer Hiking in Winter

"If the roads from your origin are bare and dry and the snowfall continues to be light, take a sunny-day-drive and tour the Pilot Peninsula Trail, even if you have to wait until spring when the snow is gone."

  • Feb 23, 2021

Think on These Things: Weak excuses for not accepting salvation!

"All these refuse the saviour's call because they fear division in the family circle. They suppose that in refusing to obey God, they are ensuring the peace and prosperity of the home; but this is a delusion."

  • Feb 23, 2021

Creston Fire Rescue report: 11 calls for assistance between Feb. 15 and 22

On Feb. 15, CFR was dispatched to the area of Highway 3 and 33 Avenue North for a motor vehicle incident (MVI).

  • Feb 22, 2021

Creston RCMP report: 65 calls for assistance from Feb. 15 to 22

On Feb. 17, police attended to a report of shots being fired at a house in Creston from a truck.

  • Feb 22, 2021

Creston’s Frisky Whisky wins two business awards in its inaugural year

The 1920's style Speakeasy tapas lounge won the best in customer service for small businesses award, as well as the best in hospitality and tourism award.

  • Feb 19, 2021

Regional food processing facility coming to Creston

The facility will produce juices from fruits and vegetables, package vegetables for institutions, bottle jams, freeze-dry products into powders and provide other food processing services.

  • Feb 19, 2021

Lower Kootenay Band developing energy-efficient small homes for members

There are two, 600 sq. ft., small homes currently in the works that are expected to be completed in April.

  • Feb 16, 2021

Rec Perspectives: Help Reduce Volunteer Fatigue

"Yes, this time is hard for everyone and it might not look the same, but we cannot lose the benefit these non-profit groups bring to our valley."

  • Feb 12, 2021


"After 11 months of quiet pandemic life, I miss the crowds, particularly Creston crowds with familiar, friendly faces."

  • Feb 12, 2021

Letter to the Editor: I am losing patience

"The Advance has a habit of censoring the truth. Guess what? This is a small town and the word gets around quickly."

  • Feb 11, 2021

“The front-line workers deserve so much more”: Creston readers react to latest issue of the Fun Pape!

The free paper's latest issue features misinformation and anti-COVID-19 health regulations rhetoric, which come in the form of paid advertising on its front and back pages.

  • Feb 10, 2021

2 men in hospital after evening shooting at Crawford Bay home

Investigators believe that this incident was targeted and isolated in nature.

  • Feb 10, 2021

A Natural Health Approach Column: 10 Things To Know About Acupuncture

"Acupuncture is a wonderful way to give yourself the care you deserve to help relieve stress and to prevent the start of disease. You are worth it!"

  • Feb 9, 2021

Gribbin: An update from your School Trustee

"As a trustee who believes in open government, I have challenged a number of topics that have been slated for closed meetings. Many of my challenges to bring topics from closed to open meetings have been overruled."

  • Feb 9, 2021

Lit Column: Let’s Get Digital, Digital

"In 2020, we saw a 23 per cent increase in e-books and e-resource use. Creston Valley Public Library users also rated sixth in the province, per capita, for e-books borrowing."

  • Feb 9, 2021

Out There: A Big, Little World Beneath the Ice

"There are more life processes and creatures in that world of cold water, mud, rocks, dead and living plants, than what meets the eye."

  • Feb 9, 2021