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Calgarian Pat Kelly is the most recent winner of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program. (Submitted)

Calgary angler hooks a winner in Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program

The initiative aims to help recover the endangered kokanee salmon population

Calgarian Pat Kelly is the most recent winner of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program. (Submitted)
An Alberta father was apprehended in Riondel for abducting his child from Red Deer. (Photo by Anna Burns)

Alberta father accused of alleged child abduction after fleeing to Creston

The man had taken his child from Red Deer, contrary to court order

An Alberta father was apprehended in Riondel for abducting his child from Red Deer. (Photo by Anna Burns)
From left to right: Lower Kootenay Band council members Chad Luke, Cherie Luke, Nasukin Jason Louie, and Creston town councillor Denise Dumas get ready for an icy plunge into the Kootenay River on Feb. 3. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Polar Plunge: Lower Kootenay Band takes a dip in icy waters

The sun may have been out on Feb. 3, but it did…

From left to right: Lower Kootenay Band council members Chad Luke, Cherie Luke, Nasukin Jason Louie, and Creston town councillor Denise Dumas get ready for an icy plunge into the Kootenay River on Feb. 3. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Thomas Linthorne. (RCMP photo)

UPDATE: Wanted man found by Creston RCMP

Thomas Linthorne was arrested on Jan. 18

Thomas Linthorne. (RCMP photo)
A house on 9 Ave S burned down on Sunday. (Photo by Erik Redding)

Creston home lost to blaze

A house on 9 Ave S burned down on Sunday

A house on 9 Ave S burned down on Sunday. (Photo by Erik Redding)
A four-kilometre stretch of Highway 3A near Wynndel has been closed. (DriveBC)

UPDATE: Highway 3A north of Creston opens to single-lane traffic

Highway was closed for nearly a full day due to police incident

A four-kilometre stretch of Highway 3A near Wynndel has been closed. (DriveBC)
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Creston man arrested for impersonating a police officer

Three local businesses were convinced to give him store credit

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(Photo by Kelsey Yates)

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)