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Hockey players, business, city help keep seniors’ walks clear

Posted on 13. Dec, 2011 by in Creston

Hockey players, business, city help keep seniors’ walks clear

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

Two armed robberies in as many days

Posted on 24. Oct, 2011 by in Creston, Crime

Two armed robberies in as many days

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.

Arsonist suspected at work near Creston

Posted on 06. Oct, 2011 by in Creston, Crime

Arsonist suspected at work near Creston

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.

Sweet and sour results for Creston fruit growers

Posted on 25. Aug, 2011 by in Creston

Sweet and sour results for Creston fruit growers

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.”

RCMP find missing woman’s body in Goat River

Posted on 05. Jul, 2011 by in Creston

RCMP find missing woman’s body in Goat River

The RCMP have recovered the body of Lana Chipesia several kilometres downstream of where her car was found in the Goat River.

Vehicle in Goat River belonged to missing woman

Posted on 01. Jul, 2011 by in Creston

Vehicle in Goat River belonged to missing woman

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.

UPDATE: Drowned SAR tech from Ymir

Posted on 30. Jun, 2011 by in Creston

UPDATE: Drowned SAR tech from Ymir

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.

SAR tech drowns near Creston

Posted on 30. Jun, 2011 by in Creston

SAR tech drowns near Creston

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.

RCMP looking for missing Creston woman

Posted on 28. Jun, 2011 by in Creston

RCMP looking for missing Creston woman

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 osprey eggs hatch

Posted on 20. Jun, 2011 by in Creston

Two osprey eggs hatch

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.