Re: “Creston flour mills overwhelmed by COVID-19 demand,” May 28
This article refers to Creston as being in the West Kootenay. Creston has never been in the West Kootenay and was historically part of the original East Kootenay. There are many references I could give you to support that, but the most important one is the traditional boundary was Kootenay Lake (river). Creston is on the east side. After the formation of the regional districts, it was placed in Central Kootenay, but still not in West Kootenay.
For a lengthy discussion on this subject, see: castlegarnews.com/community/place-names-creston-a-town-between-two-kootenays.