Creston Valley Advance

Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. Photo: Rame Kader

Column: The importance of remembering

For me, Remembrance Day is an opportunity for me to reflect and preserve the memories of my grandfather and my great grandfather. They were two men who dedicated their lives to serving Canada and the Commonwealth so that I — along with the rest of the nation — could live a peaceful and prosperous life.

  • Nov 3, 2020
Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. Photo: Rame Kader
The Tivoli Theatre. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston’s Tivoli Theatre re-opening on Friday

The re-opening feature film is Toy Story, the 1995 computer-animated film starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen.

  • Nov 3, 2020
The Tivoli Theatre. Photo: Aaron Hemens
The building location of Creston’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Letter to the editor: Branch 29, Our Community and Gratitude

"We are a small group, yet we are surrounded by an amazing community! We could not do this work without you. … We know that without you, our doors would not be open."

  • Nov 3, 2020
The building location of Creston’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29. Photo: Aaron Hemens
A painted rock made by Ruth Wierenga. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Painting and Sharing: The Story behind Creston Rockz

"The main thing is to encourage people and make them smile, and feel good about two things: making rocks and finding them"

  • Nov 3, 2020
A painted rock made by Ruth Wierenga. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Lyle (Bud) Larson. Photo: Joan Fahselt

Honouring Lyle “Bud” Larson, a Creston WW2 Veteran

"Bud currently lives in Crest View Village and is less than a month away from his 99th birthday. Nowadays, he likes nothing better than to relate his World War 2 stories"

  • Nov 2, 2020
Lyle (Bud) Larson. Photo: Joan Fahselt
Indigenous Reads novels at the Creston Public Library. Photo: Saara Itkonen

Lit Column: Systemic Racism Exists in Libraries Too

"The Creston Library uses the Dewey Decimal system to categorize its non-fiction materials. It is the most used organization system by libraries in the world, with over 200,000 libraries in over 135 countries using the same system. And it's racist."

  • Nov 2, 2020
Indigenous Reads novels at the Creston Public Library. Photo: Saara Itkonen
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston pastor Ian Cotton. (File photo)

Think on These Things: The Fig Tree Part Two

"So God's gifts, lavished on you, convey no blessing to the world. Are you robbing others of privileges that, but for you, might be theirs?"

  • Nov 2, 2020
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston pastor Ian Cotton. (File photo)
The Creston Gleaners Too building. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston Gleaners Too to return on Nov. 10

The business had suspended its operations in September

  • Oct 30, 2020
The Creston Gleaners Too building. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Gift basket. Source: pixabay

Creston businesses step up to help raise funds to cure rare genetic disorder

All proceeds will go towards the development of a cure and or treatment for a rare genetic disorder called hereditary spastic paraplegia-50 (SPG50)

  • Oct 29, 2020
Gift basket. Source: pixabay
Alison Master and Catherine Prowse pull yellow flag iris at the 2020 Community Weed Pull event at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Centre. Photo: Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society

Creston mother and daughter weed-pulling duo win volunteer of the year award

Alison Master and her mom Catherine Prowse have been volunteering with the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society since 2007

  • Oct 29, 2020
Alison Master and Catherine Prowse pull yellow flag iris at the 2020 Community Weed Pull event at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Centre. Photo: Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society
Danielle Sonntag with her parents, Alice and Marty. Photo: Dave Handy

Creston Valley Rotary Club honours Danielle Sonntag with Paul Harris Fellow Recognition award

The Adam Robertson Elementary School teacher was given the award during a virtual assembly this week

  • Oct 29, 2020
Danielle Sonntag with her parents, Alice and Marty. Photo: Dave Handy
Black Press file photo

UPDATED: Town of Creston launches curbside consultation campaign

Data will be collected until Nov. 9 and will be used to create a guide for town council to help decide them how to shape the curbside waste collection program

  • Oct 28, 2020
Black Press file photo
Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. Photo: Rame Kader

Column: Reflecting on my three months in Creston

"My big takeaway from my time here is the great sense of community that exists in Creston. Community is at the heart of this town, and what I've noticed is that residents are always thinking and acting for the benefit of their neighbours"

  • Oct 27, 2020
Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. Photo: Rame Kader
The Creston and District Community Complex. File photo

Creston Valley Farmers’ Market moving indoors on Nov. 7

The market will be held in the rec centre's Creston room and will have a maximum capacity of 91 people, which includes staff, vendors and customers

  • Oct 27, 2020
The Creston and District Community Complex. File photo
Letter to the editor (File photo)

Letter to the editor: A note to let you know how much we are enjoying the Advance

"The articles are informative and interesting as they focus on people, events and places in our community. Wonderful content!'

  • Oct 27, 2020
Letter to the editor (File photo)
The Creston Fire Rescue (CFR) insignia. File photo

Creston Fire Rescue report: nine calls for action between Oct. 19 and 25

At 9:41 a.m. on Oct. 21, CFR responded to a call of downed power-lines in the area of Fourth Avenue North and Pine Street

  • Oct 26, 2020
The Creston Fire Rescue (CFR) insignia. File photo
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston police report: 48 calls for assistance from Oct. 19 to 26

On Oct. 25, police responded to a report of a theft of cash from a Creston business in which the suspect reached over the counter and took money from the register

  • Oct 26, 2020
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Rod Stebbings and Shawn Lord from Cranbrook’s Power Paving. Photo: Gail Landon

Creston Royal Canadian Legion receives free driveway upgrade

"With Remembrance Day around the corner, we got the most wonderful gift"

  • Oct 26, 2020
Rod Stebbings and Shawn Lord from Cranbrook’s Power Paving. Photo: Gail Landon
A voting booth inside the RotaCrest Hall voting location in Creston. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston votes in provincial election

Each voter was asked the same question: how was your voting experience during a pandemic?

  • Oct 24, 2020
A voting booth inside the RotaCrest Hall voting location in Creston. Photo: Aaron Hemens
The Town of Creston’s conceptual design for Market Park. Photo: Town of Creston

Town of Creston preparing grant application to go towards Market Park development

The grant is through B.C.'s Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure program, where $90 million will be distributed throughout the province

  • Oct 23, 2020
The Town of Creston’s conceptual design for Market Park. Photo: Town of Creston