Creston Valley Advance

Creston writer and teacher self-publishes first book

Chris Brauer's "Life, in a Nutshell" is a collection of 50 short anecdotes, jokes, observations and memories that each celebrate the notion of not taking life too seriously

  • Nov 19, 2020

Town of Creston to receive $1.6 million in financial support to alleviate impacts of COVID-19

"This will certainly help to ease some of the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community," said Mayor Ron Toyota.

  • Nov 18, 2020

An Update on Creston’s Ministerial Hamper Program

"As your local ministerial association and hamper board, we have been hard at work trying to figure out how we can continue to carry out the Hamper Program this year. … That being said, we have made great headway and have a plan that will be able to meet the needs of our community this Christmas season."

  • Nov 17, 2020

Editorial: A Great Wake-up Call

"When the COVID-19 letter was shared on our Facebook page, the regular virus deniers and conspiracy theorists who constantly flood the comment section with nonsense didn't say a word."

  • Nov 17, 2020

Creston Fire Rescue: 10 calls for assistance from Nov. 9 to 16

CFR received five calls for assistance on Nov. 9

  • Nov 16, 2020

Creston Police Report: 52 calls for assistance from Nov. 9 to 15

A report of an assault on Nov. 11 was investigated although the complaint was too intoxicated to provide details

  • Nov 16, 2020

Letter to the Editor: I am renting property in the Creston Valley, and the owners do not live in Canada

"(The owners) have allowed a family member, who just returned from the US, to use the property as his quarantine site."

  • Nov 16, 2020

Sue’s Clotheslines hosting eighth annual silent auction for Creston’s Christmas hampers program

The auction starts on Nov. 16, and 18 items valued at a total of $3,800 will be up for bidding until 4 p.m. on Nov. 28.

  • Nov 13, 2020


"Of course, smartphones are useful and convenient. They keep us informed and connected. They're great in an emergency. But they have the power to lure some owners down the rabbit hole of over-use."

  • Nov 13, 2020

Interior Medical transport commits to providing Lower Kootenay Band with non-emergency medical transportation services

IMT's CEO said that the signed MOU paves way for staff to participate in a cross-cultural training day with the Band

  • Nov 12, 2020

Editorial: New business is better than no business

"You may not indulge in cannabis, but what's more of an eyesore: a business that is operating within its legal rights? Or a vacant building?"

  • Nov 10, 2020

Honouring three WW2 veterans at Creston’s Crest View Village

Crest View Village residents Eileen Danberger, Ivan Dunford and Doreen Downie are all World War 2 veterans.

  • Nov 10, 2020

Letter to the Editor: I live in Creston, and I have COVID-19

"I am still sick, and I don't know where I contracted this virus, but I want to share my story so that you know that Coronavirus is here in our little community"

  • Nov 10, 2020

Town of Creston confirms positive cases of COVID-19

Mayor Ron Toyota said that the confirmation of test-positive cases of COVID-19 serves as a reminder that the virus is a reality

  • Nov 10, 2020

Creston Fire Rescue Report: nine calls for action between Nov. 2 to 8

On Nov. 7 at 1:02 p.m., CFR responded to a motor vehicle incident in the area of Highway 3 East, where three people were later transported to the hospital

  • Nov 9, 2020

Creston police report: 50 calls for assistance from Nov. 2 to 8

On Nov. 4, RCMP received a call from a resident who said that their Dr. Ho's personal massager may have been stolen from their residence.

  • Nov 9, 2020

Scholarship fund launched by family of Creston man killed in 2019 logging accident

"We want these funds to go to kids that may not qualify for traditional academic scholarships, but who have a keen interest in pursuing a career in the trades, first aid or as a first responder."

  • Nov 9, 2020

Lower Kootenay Band to receive $1.3 M in land claim settlement

More than 100 eligible Band members will receive approximately $5,000 each later this month

  • Nov 6, 2020

Rec Perspectives: Ditch the Comfort Zone and Become More Resilient

"Whether you're interested in building resiliency as a human or not, there are benefits to your health when you seek discomfort. Basically, becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable helps you better cope with challenges in your life."

  • Nov 6, 2020
Dove Sprout (R.TCM.P) co-owns and operates the Creston Acupuncture and Natural Health Centre alongside her husband, Paul Gaucher (R.TCM.P). File photo

A Natural Health Approach Column: Autumn, the Traditional Chinese Medicine Way

"TCM teaches us how to live in harmony with nature. Autumn is a time of contracting, slowing down and becoming more introspective."

  • Nov 5, 2020
Dove Sprout (R.TCM.P) co-owns and operates the Creston Acupuncture and Natural Health Centre alongside her husband, Paul Gaucher (R.TCM.P). File photo