The Creston community is pulling together this winter in a bid to keep seniors’ sidewalks clear, reports Lorne Eckersley for the Creston Valley Advance.
Hockey players from the Creston Valley Thunder Cats will the walks, using shovels donated by local businesses
The Creston RCMP are looking into two robberies they think were done by the same man over two days.
On Friday, Oct. 21 – at approximately 9 p.m., the Creston RCMP attended to a report of an armed robbery to the Subway restaurant located on Canyon Street. It was reported that a male suspect entered the business while armed with a knife, and demanded money from an employee.
Firefighters with the Canyon-Lister Fire Department had six fires to put out in one day this Sunday, and the local fire chief thinks they were deliberately set, reports Lorne Eckersley for the Creston Valley Advance.
The fires were set within a 400 yard area, says Glenn Guthrie, the local fire chief. His department had five fires over the previous 30 days as well, though Sunday’s fires were the largest.
Despite the odds, Creston Valley fruit growers had a decent cherry crop but the market, and prices, aren’t what they need to be, reports Lorne Eckersly for the Creston Valley Advance.
“A huge shipment of Washington cherries arrived in Europe to be sold on consignment in the last few days and prices have dropped like a rock,” Jenny said last Thursday. “The Washington crop is later than normal, just like ours.”
The RCMP have recovered the body of Lana Chipesia several kilometres downstream of where her car was found in the Goat River.
Two East Kootenay stories have merged into one with news that the vehicle which ended up in the Goat River – the vehicle SAR technicians were investigating when one of their own drowned – belongs to a missing Creston woman.
The body of 29-year-old Sheilah Sweatman, a member of the Kootenay Swift Water Specialists Team, was recovered today. Sweatman drowned in the Goat River south of Creston yesterday while on a call.
A local swift water technician drowned yesterday during a body recovery operation near Creston.
According to an RCMP press release, search and rescue members were investigating a vehicle in the Goat River, south of Creston, when the technician fell overboard and did not surface.
The Creston RCMP are seeking public assistance in locating a 23-year-old Creston woman who has not been seen since Saturday, June 18.
Alana Chipesia, also known as Lana Sundby, was last seen at her personal residence on the Lower Kootenay Band Reserve.
Two of three eggs in an osprey nest near Creston has hatched and the chick can be seen in the live webcam at the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program website.
They’re not pretty to look at, but watching the two chicks can easily eat up an hour of your time. As of right now (6 p.m. on Monday, June 20) there’s a half-eaten fish which one of the parents is feeding to the chicks.