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Public drug use illegal in BC, effective immediately

Public drug use is once again illegal across the province, starting this week. Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, made the announcement yesterday afternoon, approving British Columbia’s request to expand the list of public places where it’s illegal to possess and use illicit drugs. This includes parks, transit,...

Creston farmer’s market hangs 2SLGBTQ+ Pride Flag

A pride flag has been put up at Creston's farmer's market to help raise awareness of the 2SLGBTQ+ calling the valley home. OUTSpoken, a group representing the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Creston, helped put up the flag at the start of the farmer's market season. Nikolas, a coordinator with OUTSpoken, says putting...

Public invited to help build turtle fence in Creston

As the western painted turtles emerge from their brumation period, the Creston Valley welcomes back its shelled friends. And with the emergence of the turtles, so too rises the chance of an unfortunate meeting with a vehicle tire. As in years past, Wildsight is stepping up to build a turtle fence...

Potential housing corporation to provide accessible housing in Creston

In response to the growing housing crisis, the Town of Creston is proposing a potential municipal housing corporation. Wednesday evening, May 1, a meeting was held to provide the public with information about the possibility of a municipal housing corporation. The municipal housing corporation would develop and operate housing within Creston...

Creston Bike Rodeo set to hit the ground peddling this weekend

Families calling Creston home have a chance to take advantage of the upcoming Bike Rodeo at the Creston and District Community Complex on May 4. Children from ages two to 12 years old are welcome to enjoy an obstacle course, a draw for bikes and helmets, and much more. Strong Start...

CKISS to host two events in May to bring awareness on local invasive species

The month of May marks the start of Invasive Species Action Month across the province, and the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS)  is urging locals to familiarize themselves with invasive plants and animals causing significant local problems. CKISS is hosting two events in the West Kootenay's in May to...
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