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Creston resident warning community of phone scammers after series of calls

Individuals posing as police officers targetted the woman, her mom and her grandma

  • Oct 22, 2020
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Moderator Lindsey Lock speaks to participants prior to the start of the forum. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Fridays For Future West Kootenay hosts Nelson-Creston candidates online forum

More than 50 residents throughout the riding tuned into the webinar, which lasted for just over an hour

  • Oct 22, 2020
Moderator Lindsey Lock speaks to participants prior to the start of the forum. Photo: Aaron Hemens
An Elections BC sign directs voters to the advance polling station at the Smithers Curling Club Oct. 15, 2020. Photo: Thom Barker

Where to vote in Creston for B.C.’s election

There are six general voting stations located in the Creston Valley

  • Oct 22, 2020
An Elections BC sign directs voters to the advance polling station at the Smithers Curling Club Oct. 15, 2020. Photo: Thom Barker
Nelson-Creston Green Party candidate Nicole Charlwood speaks during the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce’s all-candidate virtual forum on Oct. 21. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts all-candidates virtual forum

More than 30 people tuned into the two-hour webinar, which saw nearly 20 subjects explored

  • Oct 21, 2020
Nelson-Creston Green Party candidate Nicole Charlwood speaks during the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce’s all-candidate virtual forum on Oct. 21. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. Photo: Rame Kader

Editorial: Challenge your biases

"It requires a lot of courage and strength for someone like Mary Jayne to write her own story about her life as a woman in the Blackmore family. No matter your stance on the Blackmores, it's important to listen."

  • Oct 20, 2020
Aaron Hemens is the editor for the Creston Valley Advance. Photo: Rame Kader
Local birder Kate Hall watches for birds through a telescope. Photo: Tanna Patterson

2021 Creston Bird Festival scheduled for May

Next year's festival will be scaled down in comparison to previous years, and the committee has selected a COVID-19 coordinator to ensure that public health guidelines are followed

  • Oct 19, 2020
Local birder Kate Hall watches for birds through a telescope. Photo: Tanna Patterson
The Creston Fire Rescue (CFR) insignia. File photo

Creston Fire Rescue Report: 13 calls for action between Oct. 13 and 19

On Oct. 14, firefighters assisted a trapped person with the use of hydraulic tools

  • Oct 19, 2020
The Creston Fire Rescue (CFR) insignia. File photo
The building location of Creston’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29 has undergone a number of different improvements since closing in March 2020. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)

Creston Royal Legion Branch 29 to host outdoor Remembrance Day service, parade

The outdoor service will follow public health measures and will be live-streamed through Swift Internet. Anyone planning on attending the event is asked to bring a lawn chair and dress warmly.

  • Oct 19, 2020
The building location of Creston’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29 has undergone a number of different improvements since closing in March 2020. (Aaron Hemens - Creston Valley Advance)
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston pastor Ian Cotton. (File photo)

Think on These Things: The Fig Tree

"We are living in momentous times, but so many are indifferent! But men then, and today, conclude that they are the favourites of heaven, and that the message of reproof and warning is meant for another."

  • Oct 19, 2020
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston pastor Ian Cotton. (File photo)
The Tivoli Theatre is looking to re-open its doors to the public sometime before the end of October. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston’s Tivoli Theatre to host local film festival event later this month

The screening will feature a total of 12 short-films, which range in length from one minute to 25 minutes

  • Oct 16, 2020
The Tivoli Theatre is looking to re-open its doors to the public sometime before the end of October. Photo: Aaron Hemens
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Rec Perspectives: Will Canadians Start Improving Their Health Now?

"What do you think would happen if the majority of Canadians took a preventative step and put in the effort towards improving their overall health? The simple answer would be healthier Canadians."

  • Oct 16, 2020
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Anne Jimmie holds up a photo of her and her mother, Christine Jimmy, that was taken in 1948. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Saving the inner child: The Healing Journey

"There was this little girl inside that was so hurt, that was so wounded … I needed to nurture that little girl and understand her."

  • Oct 16, 2020
Anne Jimmie holds up a photo of her and her mother, Christine Jimmy, that was taken in 1948. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Advance polling begins on Oct. 15, 2020, across B.C. in the 2020 snap election. (Black Press files)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Advance voting begins today

Advance voting runs from Oct. 15 to Oct. 21 in B.C.'s election

  • Oct 15, 2020
Advance polling begins on Oct. 15, 2020, across B.C. in the 2020 snap election. (Black Press files)
The Creston Gleaners Too building. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston Gleaners Too to remain open

"We had a fair number of new people in the community who had expressed interest in coming on as volunteers. That's what keeps us going, the volunteers"

  • Oct 15, 2020
The Creston Gleaners Too building. Photo: Aaron Hemens
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Resource calendar to raise more awareness around elder abuse in Creston

The calendar themes of the "Community Connections for Stronger Seniors" project will revolve around financial abuse and fraud, emotional and physical abuse, and more

  • Oct 15, 2020
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Al Gribbin is School District 8 Trustee. (File photo)

Gribbin: From your Trustee (under censure)

"It is our provincial government that has the power to reorganize school district boundaries and has the power to return the Creston community of schools back to its own school district"

  • Oct 14, 2020
Al Gribbin is School District 8 Trustee. (File photo)
Letters to the Editor. (file photo)

Letter to the editor: Every candidate and party must commit to urgent action on the Climate Crisis

"Just like cancer, the sooner we act, the less radical the treatment and the greater the likelihood of survival."

  • Oct 14, 2020
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A black bear carries a bag of garbage in its mouth. Photo: Kirk Friederich

Avoiding Bear Conflicts in Creston

"The best way to avoid conflict with bears is to avoid drawing them into the community with unsecured foods"

  • Oct 13, 2020
A black bear carries a bag of garbage in its mouth. Photo: Kirk Friederich
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Letter to the editor: Unsung Heroes Among Us

"Seven weeks ago, I raced out of the house to bring my trash out when I heard the truck come but carelessly, had not wound up the garden hose and tripped over it, crashing down in the middle of my driveway"

  • Oct 13, 2020
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Pandemic challenges faced by Creston businesses to be collected in survey

"We are excited to hear directly from businesses how we can support them in overcoming challenges and pursuing emerging opportunities"

  • Oct 13, 2020
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