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PHOTOS: Creston remembers

Residents gathered to pay their respects on Nov. 11

(Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Ray and Thelma Destobel have been married for close to 76 years and happily call Creston home. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

78 years later: Creston couple shared military experience

Now in their 90s, veteran couple Ray and Thelma Destobel have happily…

Ray and Thelma Destobel have been married for close to 76 years and happily call Creston home. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
On Thursday, Sept. 8, Thomas B. Slattery was presented with the Queen’s Jubilee Award by MP Rob Morrison. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston veteran reflects on time as paratrooper

Thomas B. Slattery, 91, served in the Korean War

On Thursday, Sept. 8, Thomas B. Slattery was presented with the Queen’s Jubilee Award by MP Rob Morrison. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
William Constable getting his wings in 1944. (Submitted)

Creston veteran shares life experience

After service, William Constable went on to become a teacher

William Constable getting his wings in 1944. (Submitted)
Reach for the Mic winners Zavenda Blackmore, Matty Turner, and Hillaree Blackmore pose together on stage after the competition on Oct. 28. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston’s Reach for the Mic singers take home prizes

Finals held last Friday to a sold-out audience

Reach for the Mic winners Zavenda Blackmore, Matty Turner, and Hillaree Blackmore pose together on stage after the competition on Oct. 28. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The 7th Siding Festival of Film returns for a fourth year. (Pixabay)

7th Siding Festival of Film returns to Creston’s Tivoli Theatre

The 4th annual festival features 41 films from around the world

The 7th Siding Festival of Film returns for a fourth year. (Pixabay)
Kingsley Ross Hill shares the true story of friendship with a bird in Jerry the Magpie. (Submitted)

Creston author releases book on unique feathery friendship

Kingsley Ross Hill shares true tale of friendship with Jerry the Magpie

Kingsley Ross Hill shares the true story of friendship with a bird in Jerry the Magpie. (Submitted)
Rosamund Moore, second from right, poses with family members Justine Keirn, Anika Keirn, and Lachlan Keirn along with Mayor Ron Toyota at the celebratory opening of the Dwight and Rosamund Moore Community Wetland. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Town of Creston restores reservoir, opens new community wetland

Dwight and Rosamund Moore Community Wetland will serve as public green space, educational site

Rosamund Moore, second from right, poses with family members Justine Keirn, Anika Keirn, and Lachlan Keirn along with Mayor Ron Toyota at the celebratory opening of the Dwight and Rosamund Moore Community Wetland. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Elizabeth Quinn, executive director of Fields Forward, and Josh Hammermeister, Kootenay Farms Food Hub manager, pose with the new freeze drier that arrived in September. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston’s regional food hub helps farmers expand products, strengthens food security

Farmers across the Kootenay region can access the facility to create new products

Elizabeth Quinn, executive director of Fields Forward, and Josh Hammermeister, Kootenay Farms Food Hub manager, pose with the new freeze drier that arrived in September. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
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Creston man in custody after attack with cleaver

A disagreement between two people led to an aggravated assault

(Black Press file photo)
On Sept. 28, Nasukin Jason Louie poses with Facilities and Operations Manager Ken White and Chief Operating Officer Heather Suttie as they accept the funding of $9.5 million for the Seven Nations Soaring Eagles Wellness Centre. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Lower Kootenay Band breaks ground on $9.5M treatment centre

The Seven Nations Soaring Eagle Healing Centre near Creston will offer treatment for substance-use disorders

On Sept. 28, Nasukin Jason Louie poses with Facilities and Operations Manager Ken White and Chief Operating Officer Heather Suttie as they accept the funding of $9.5 million for the Seven Nations Soaring Eagles Wellness Centre. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
A cement truck crashed and flipped on its side at the Kootenay Bay Ferry Terminal on Sept. 13. (Photo submitted)

Truck crashes at Kootenay Bay Ferry Terminal due to brake failure

The driver was badly injured in the crash on Sept. 13

A cement truck crashed and flipped on its side at the Kootenay Bay Ferry Terminal on Sept. 13. (Photo submitted)
The Creston Valley Thunder Cats are on a two-year probation for alleged hazing. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Valley Thunder Cats on 2-year probation following hazing investigation

Hazing was reported by staff on Sept. 13

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats are on a two-year probation for alleged hazing. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Oliver Ole Langelid is wanted by the Creston RCMP for sex crimes. (Creston RCMP)

Creston man wrongly identified as sex offender

Video on social media wrongly identifying Oliver Ole Langelid has caused undue harassment

Oliver Ole Langelid is wanted by the Creston RCMP for sex crimes. (Creston RCMP)
The Snowbirds performed a special flyover on July 26 in honour of C.B. Lang, squadron leader of the Golden Centennaires. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Snowbirds fly over Creston to honour Golden Centennaires squadron leader

A memorial CT-114 Tutor Jet was installed in honour of C.B. Lang, Johnny Huscroft

The Snowbirds performed a special flyover on July 26 in honour of C.B. Lang, squadron leader of the Golden Centennaires. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Left: Louis Flood in 2000. Right: Louis Flood in July 2022. (Photo courtesy of Creston RCMP)

Idaho sex offender arrested by Creston RCMP after 20 years on the run

Louis Flood went missing while on parole in 2001

Left: Louis Flood in 2000. Right: Louis Flood in July 2022. (Photo courtesy of Creston RCMP)
Clark Hills is wanted by police. He was last seen in Creston, B.C. (Creston RCMP)

Creston RCMP looking for man wanted for robbery

Members of the public are asked to call the RCMP with any information

Clark Hills is wanted by police. He was last seen in Creston, B.C. (Creston RCMP)
One of the new weather stations. (Photo by Elizabeth Quinn)

New weather stations in the Creston area to benefit local farmers, fruit growers

A climate change decision management tool, thanks to Fields Forward, will also help the ag sector stay informed

One of the new weather stations. (Photo by Elizabeth Quinn)
A fire started at the Creston Landfill on June 10. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Fire at Creston Landfill causes smoke, toxic fumes

The landfill is closed until further notice

A fire started at the Creston Landfill on June 10. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Caroline Collier teaches a Wildflower student how to plant wildflower seeds. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston students learn about pollinator gardens

Caroline Collier is planting flowers on behalf of the bees

Caroline Collier teaches a Wildflower student how to plant wildflower seeds. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)