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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Volume 65, No. 51

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SONGS OF THE SEASON — The Blossom Valley Singers (above) hosted their annual Christmas concert at the Prince Charles Theatre on Friday and Sunday. The alwayspopular performance also included appearances by Key of She, members of the Creston Community Band and the Creston Children’s Choir.

Kettle, Huscroft chairing regional boards


Once again, Creston Valley elected officials are at the forefront in local government. Area B director John Kettle was acclaimed as

chair of the Regional District of Central Kootenay board Dec. 12. Two days earlier, Rebecca Huscroft was elected, also by acclamation, chair of the School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) board of education. Huscroft rep-


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resents the South Rural Zone. First elected as Area B director in 2002, Kettle will be entering his fourth year as board chair. He also chairs the Kootenay East Regional Hospital District and Ktunaxa Kinbasket Treaty Council.

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“Maybe it was a case of being the devil they know,” Kettle joked after his acclamation. “With 11 rural directors on the board (along with nine municipal representatives) it isn’t easy to find someone they all trust.”

Huscroft was elected to the SD8 board of education in November 2011 and served as vice-chair for the last year. She succeeds Creston trustee Mel Joy, who declined a nomination for the position. Joy served as chair from 2010-13.

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f you haven’t yet enjoyed the annual Creston Tour of Lights, which started on Monday, you still have a chance — it runs tonight and tomorrow, with the trip starting at 6:30 p.m. from the Creston and District Community Complex. For $1 a ride (no reservations available), customers can view the best-decorated homes and businesses in the Creston Valley while a BC Transit operator does the driving. Or, if you want to drive your-

self, maps are available at the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce. The tour is a joint venture of the Town of Creston, Regional District of Central Kootenay, BC Transit, Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce and Creston Valley Spirit Committee. •••


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music, when the Bonners Ferry Community Choir and the Bonners Ferry Youth Choir, Swingin’ on a Star, join their 100-plus voices in We’re Not That Far From Bethlehem, the 2013 annual Christmas concert, on Friday (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday (3 p.m.) at Trinity Lutheran Church. This is conductor Victoria Blake Thompson’s 18th year conducting these choirs. She was preceded by Barb Nelson, who now accompanies the choir, for another 18 years. And, before either of them were on the scene, Earl Erickson was the conductor. Needless to say, it is a longtime Bonners Ferry tradition to bring in the holidays with this concert. A reception with cookies and punch follows the concert each year, allowing friends and

neighbors to gather in celebration. This year’s concert is dedicated to the memory of Glenda McCalmant, the only person who sang in the choir every year since its inception. She will always be remembered for her contagious laughter, her enthusiasm, and her powerful singing. The concert features familiar carols, as well as new Christmas songs The arrangements vary enormously in style and cultural origin but are centered on the theme of a personal journey to the Bethlehem of one’s own heart. The desire for peace, goodwill, true community and love abounding which draw humanity on the journey are ever present, as much today as in years gone by. Admission is by a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students.

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The multi-talented Wolf family returns to Prince Charles Theatre on Dec. 28 for its third annual Family Christmas Show. “We’re going to have a blast!” Wolf said last week. “In addition to Christmas songs we are all going to choose our favourites of any genre.” Expect country, bluegrass and rock and roll. To describe the Wolf family as multitalented is hardly an exaggeration. Wolf has recently completed The Sol’Mar, the second in a trilogy of fantasy novels, and it is now being published. He has also been working at narrating The Sol’Mar and the first book, The Woodcutter, which will be available online and on CD. “Doing the audio versions is a lot of work,” he said. “I do all the voices of the characters and also record the songs that go with the story.” Wolf’s sons, Kyle and Shade McKearney, continue to enjoy success with their rock band, Hard Honey. “The boys are in Los Angeles right now, recording an EP, and it’s going to be fantastic — Hard Honey has had a great year.” His daughter, Zaria Storm, a university student and nationally ranked track athlete, also returns to perform and his mom, Creston’s Joyce McKearney, will once again perform, too. Tickets to Lorn Wolf’s third annual Family Christmas Show are available at Black Bear Books. Ask about special family rates and VIP tickets.

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PLENTY FOR ALL — Terje Munkerud (above) was one of dozens of volunteers who took part in packing Christmas hampers for the Creston Ministerial Association on Monday. About 420 were packed this year, and ready for pickup on Tuesday morning. (There will be more on this year’s hampers in next week’s issue, as well as online at

West Creston residents making final push for fire protection BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Advance Staff

With only two weeks left to get property owner approval for fire service protection in West Creston and on the Creston flats, volunteers continue their push to get enough signatures on a Regional District of Central Kootenay petition. “This is something we have been working toward for a long time,” said Jim McLeod, president of the West Creston Fire Protection Society (WCFPS). “We have a solution to provide certified fire protection to residents and businesses at a reasonable cost — we just need their signatures to move ahead.” The proposal would see fire departments from the Town of Creston, WynndelLakeview and Canyon-Lister respond to fight fires in the West-Creston/Creston flats area. According to the RDCK petition, residential and farm owners would pay a maximum rate of $1.24 per $1,000. McLeod said that the society is not a certified fire department. “We are not equipped to fight structure fires,” he said.

He added that the society would likely be disbanded if the petition does not succeed. “The WCFPS is only able to operate from March 1 to Oct. 31,” said society volunteer Cathy Robinson. “If a resident has an insurance policy that says the property is within a protected or semi-protected area, or within eight kilometres of a fire hall, that policy is not valid.” The lack of fire protection for Robinson and her neighbours hit home with recent news out of Peachland, a rural community near Kelowna, last week. Within a oneweek period, two houses burned to the ground while neighbours could only stand and watch because the area does not have fire protection. “Some argue that firefighters would arrive too late to save their home in the event of fire,” she said. “But what about their neighbours? What happens if the fire spreads to adjacent properties, or even to forested areas? Don’t you want fire protection in the event your neighbour’s home catches fire and firefighters might be able to save your home? “As well, we are aware of people who

have chosen not to purchase property in the area because we don’t have certified fire protection. It definitely can be a deal breaker.” Residents near wooded areas face another problem. If carelessness or neglect result in fire that spreads from a private property to Crown land, the landowner can be liable for firefighting costs and criminal charges can be laid. McLeod said that a common assumption that fires are rare in West Creston is not true. “The WCFPS was formed after a house burned down,” he said. “Since its formation, members of the society have responded to 33 fires. What is going to happen if there is no response from WCFPS or fire departments in the area?” The service contract would provide a fully certified fire truck, rental of a temporary fire hall in West Creston, trained volunteers from throughout the Creston Valley and provisions for a continuous water supply. All property owners in the designated area were mailed petitions and information from the RDCK. The deadline to return signed petitions is Dec. 31.

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Creston RCMP week includes East Shore break-ins BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Advance Staff

Creston RCMP responded to 69 calls for service from Dec. 9-15, clerk Theresa Vanderberg said on Monday.

December 9 •An attempted break and entry by prying open doors at a Mountain Shores Road North residence failed. Police are concerned that someone is living on the East Shore by break-

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ing into seasonal residences and then moving on before getting caught. •A Highway 21 resident reported that someone entered his unlocked home and stole a laptop computer. •A guest house in the 12000 block of Highway 3A was broken into by cutting a padlock. The house lights were left on and the door was ajar after the culprit left. No damage was apparent, but a bed appears to have been slept in. •A female resident on Ibbitson Street once again complained about an unwanted male guest. •An incident in which two females on Centre Road were arguing over $20 was determined to be a civil dispute. •A nearly new Stihl chainsaw in its case, total value of $400, was stolen from an unlocked shed on Northwest Boulevard. •A report of a possible fraud came in from a Beam Road resident, who said he had sent a total of $4,500 to meet the demands of a Mexican timeshare company over the Internet. •A female’s iPhone was stolen from her desk at Prince Charles Secondary School. •A vehicle went off Highway 3 in the 7900 block and into a fence after the driver lost control in icy conditions. •Investigating police found no evidence that a person accused of shoplifting on Canyon Street had stolen anything. December 10 •A red chainsaw was stolen from an unlocked shed on 10th Avenue South. •Residents of a mobile home park complained about slippery road conditions. •A male complained about

being tailgated and being given the finger on Canyon Street. •A male from Corn Creek Road has requested a peace bond be posted by his former partner. •Police are requesting that anyone who witnessed a vehicle clip a cyclist on Northwest Boulevard call 250-428-9313 with information. The driver of a dark SUV or pickup drove off after knocking over the cyclist with a side mirror. The victim was taken to hospital with minor injuries. December 11 •A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a male who failed to appear in court. •A female on 19th Avenue South reported that her son and his friend stole property when she ordered them to move out. •A male was caught driving while prohibited. December 12 •A well-being check on a male resident on Dogwood Street indicated he was OK. •Police are investigating a report of a historic sexual assault. •A male driver went off Cory Road and into the ditch in icy conditions. •A Wadds Road resident in Crawford Bay was reported to be throwing things in his house after he returned home from a vacation and found his water pipes had frozen and burst. December 13 •A semi driver’s employer was informed after a male driver reported being tailgated for a long distance down Highway 3 from Kootenay Pass in icy road conditions. •A ratchet set and other tools valued at $200 were stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Highway 21 South. •No injuries were sustained by occupants in a vehicle that

collided with an elk on Highway 3 near Kidd Creek. •Two handguns and eight rifles were stolen during a break and entry to a LakeviewArrow Creek Road residence. A collection of coins was also stolen and the total value of the stolen goods is estimated to be over $11,000. •A vehicle rolled back in an 11th Avenue North parking lot, narrowly missing a pedestrian. The driver had failed to set the parking brake. •A large youth party in a Hilton Place residence where the mother was away resulted in a several complaints and police visits. A vehicle window was broken, a male was assaulted with a crowbar and another male was also assaulted, resulting in the arrest of a male. December 14 •When police investigated a report that a red Thunderbird had gone off Highway 3A and down a 50-foot bank, they could not locate the driver. She was later found at home in Wynndel, where she had walked after losing control of her vehicle in icy conditions. She was not injured. •The driver of another vehicle was also found at home after rolling his vehicle on Cook Street at Ninth Avenue South. He was not injured. December 15 •A Connel Road resident reported the possible forgery of vehicle registration papers. •A Lakeview-Arrow Creek Road resident reported suspicious tracks around a property but police could find no signs of a break and entry. •A dog was injured after being struck by a vehicle on Leadville Road. •A well-being check on a male resident on Canyon Street indicated he was OK.

SD8 has money for CUPE increases but not middle school rebuild BY KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star

Trustees from School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) met with the Ministry of Education while in Vancouver two weekends ago. But they didn’t spend the entire time discussing “the elephant in the room,” said newly elected board chair Rebecca Huscroft at the Dec. 12 board of educaiton meeting. As the board struggled to find funds to pay for CUPE wage hikes and became the only district in the province to hold out on approving a savings plan, they didn’t hear from the Minister of Education. They knew Minister Peter Fassbender wouldn’t be present at the meeting and decided not to bring up a discussion best had with the education leader. “We weren’t going to address the savings plan at that point. In all honesty, they couldn’t answer our questions… The response would have been ‘we’ll take your concerns back.’ We weren’t responded to in our letters previously

and we didn’t want to be faced with the same frustration,” said Huscroft. Kootenay Lake was one of about a dozen districts who met with the ministry’s Mike Roberts and Joel Palmer, capital management branch. Local trustees and Superintendent Jeff Jones were present. They did bring up the savings plan at the very end of the meeting but other items took precedence. Beyond CUPE contract negotiations are BC Teachers Federation wage negotiations and already this March, support workers start negotiating on their next contract. Kootenay Lake wanted to know how this would be funded. CUPE wage hikes were funded under the capital gains mandate that is no longer active. “They rest assured we would be funded by the ministry for any wage increases in the future,” Huscroft said. “That is good news but in the same breath you take it with a grain of salt. Things change.” See SD8, page 5

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From page 4 The Trafalgar middle school rebuild was also on the agenda

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of a thief and a vagabond,” said Murdock. “And he has heightened senses.” With his four dogs, he sets off on a quest to search for a powerful object. “The land is in distress because the Emerald Chain, a mystical thing the leader of the land has that gives him power, has been stolen,” said Murdock. The journey allows Wolfsblood to change and grow, surrounded by all the elements critical to any fantasy story. “It’s a struggle,” he said. “He’s an addict. He kind of

overcomes it and goes from hating God to thinking he’s OK. … It’s got magic and dragons, love and hate.” A sequel is in the works, so any readers who enjoy the foray into the world Murdock created have something to look forward to — just as he enjoys following in the footsteps of his inspirations, fantasy authors Michelle Sagara and J.R.R. Tolkien. “It seems with fantasy that people come up with new and different ideas,” he said. “I like things that are unique.”

and the group was told there is no money for capital projects aside from seismic mitigation. “They were very clear,” said Huscroft. “Don’t get your hopes up, there’s no new money in the province and this current gov-

ernment is all about balancing its budget so basically, keep wishing.” Huscroft said Palmer is familiar with the state of the aging school and understands the need, however.






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Four years after he started working on it, Calvin Murdock was finally able to hold his first novel in his hands when it was released earlier this fall. The medieval fantasy adventure, Wolfsblood, was recently published through Amazon. com, and is available online as a paperback and e-book, and in Creston at Black Bear Books and Kingfisher Used Books. Writing a novel was a logical step for Murdock, who majored in art — and now reuses items to create what he calls “junk art” — and English in high school. “I’ve always been a writer,” he said. “I’ve written lots of stories and poems.” Murdock was born in Golden and raised on a ranch near Spallumcheen, then moved to Creston when he was nine. His parents became missionaries in Calgary when he was 16, which led to Murdock living “all over B.C. and Alberta”. But his wife loved Creston, so the couple moved back about 20 years ago. His novel focuses on Kaliegh Wolfsblood — the name comes from an incident at the veterinarian’s office with Murdock’s wolf-dog mix — who is “a bit 5

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Giving so it doesn’t hurt

Back around 1980 or so, we at the Creston Valley Advance introduced our first ever Community Christmas Card. We encouraged readers to make a donation to the Creston Ministerial Association Christmas hamper fund. In return, their names would be printed on a page in the newspaper’s pre-Christmas edition. It wasn’t a hard-sell campaign. We just pointed out that this was a better use of money than to send out cards to local people, ones we tend to see fairly regularly anyway. Over the years, people who moved away often sent back a donation so that their name would show up, a sign that they were thinking of their former neighbours. In recent years, I have made an effort to point out that the hamper fundraising effort is a bit of a misnomer. Yes, an ever-increasing number of individuals and families are given a food and gift hamper to help make their Christmas a little brighter. But donations in excess of the cash needed for the Christmas hampers are used year-round. They provide funds that local churches use to help others with any number of needs — from emergency dental care to a bus ticket home. I feel incredibly blessed that I have never needed a handout, but like all of us, I have certainly been the benefit of a hand-up. Whether it has come from a thoughtful neighbour or friend who knew I was going through a bit of a struggle or someone who just wanted to do a random act of kindness, a hand-up

is the best indicator of the sort of community we have. And we do have a wonderful community. In my work, I interact regularly with elected people and

It’s heartening to live in a place where people care so much about their neighbours. On Monday morning, as I write this, our editor, Brian Lawrence, has just delivered donations of books and food dropped off by readers. He also presented ministerial association president Tom Greentree with an envelope stuffed with cash and cheques, all donated by our readers and staff. The total? How does $9,200 sound? It sounds absolutely incredible Lorne Eckersley to me, and we have been thrilled at the steady stream of readers who have been coming others who are involved in cominto our office to drop off their munity building. It’s almost donations in the past couple weeks. become a mantra to acknowledge Last year, we were amazed that the remarkable generosity the residents of the Creston Valley display, the total amount we collected for the hamper fund edged up over $5,000. whether it’s in big, public fundWe have no explanation about why raising efforts or quiet deeds that this year the amount nearly dougo unpublicized. We have a lot of neighbours here who make helping bled, other than to say that our readers never fail to surprise us with as a friend and volunteer a fulltheir caring and their belief in our time endeavor. And they ask for community. nothing in return. For our staff, it is very gratifying I’ve always been grateful and that we are able to play a part in this amazed at the generosity I see amazing effort to help bring joy to around me. And I have lots of others. It affirms our belief that we opportunity to be reminded. A few live among wonderful people who months ago, I spent some time at so easily see beyond their own cirGleaners, gaining insight about the cumstances, reaching out to help efforts of more than 100 volunteers. whenever it is needed. Their astonishing efforts have not Out heartfelt thanks goes out to only made Gleaners a critical player all those who contributed, whether in our valley’s recycling efforts but through our office or other fundraisenable them to fund numerous proers, and to those who volunteer grams in the community, reducing year-round to help the lives of our the time and effort that providers less fortunate neighbours. You are, typically have to put into fundraisindeed, what makes ours a very speing on their own. If there was ever cial community. an example of win-win, it is to be Lorne Eckersley is the publisher of found in the minds, hearts and operthe Creston Valley Advance. ations at Gleaners.

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Creston Valley Advance Thursday, December 19, 2013

Decide on time and move on To the Editor: I agree that the town should include the question of whether to adopt daylight time or not on the ballots for the 2014 municipal election. This issue keeps coming around like a bad penny and it is time to deal with it democratically, make an official decision and remove it from circulation. Personally, I would vote yes for daylight saving. Daylight time was initiated in B.C. during the Second World War so that the populace could have an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day, thus saving on power and, on the B.C. Coast, decreasing the need for blackout curtains by one hour. At the end of the war, governing bodies decided to maintain the daylight saving — it still served the purpose of having an extra hour of daylight in the evening and saving energy. We in Creston do not have that benefit. Instead we have the constant hassle of being on the same time as Nelson and points west for half a year, then on the same time as Cranbrook and points east for half a year. There is absolutely no benefit in keeping mountain standard time all year. Adopting daylight time will permanently place us in one time zone and I’d like to think that most Crestonites will really enjoy that extra hour of daylight in the evening, rather than having it wake them up at 4 a.m.! Gail Bosgra Creston

ALR changes should ‘appal us’ To the Editor: According to the Nov. 7 Globe and Mail, Agriculture Minister Pat Primm, who spent 25 years working in the oil and gas industry and is now B.C.’s present agricultural minister (does that not sound like an oxymoron?), is thinking of splitting the Agriculture Land Reserve (ALR) into two zones. Mr. Primm says the Agricultural Land Commission’s (ALC) legislative mandate is too narrow to allow decisions that align with the priority for economic development. The Okanagan and the Fraser valleys would be one zone, remaining still protected for farmland, and everything else in B.C. (including the Kootenays) is in a second zone. This second zone is up for grabs. This restructuring of the ALR is to pave the way for dramatic changes in allowing oil and gas development, which have been in conflict for decades


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with farmers and ranchers. The Globe and Mail further identified Energy Minister Bill Bennett, who earlier this year indeed identified the ALC as a target for review. This needs to appal us! There is nothing sustainable about this, and nothing that makes economic sense about this. It is short-term thinking that will jeopardize our water systems, which give us good drinking water, recreation, sustainable food, and health; destroy our ecosystems, which provide grasslands for sustainable food (livestock) and clean air to breath; and also jeopardize our soil, which also provides sustainable food and, therefore, good health. All this will ultimately jeopardize future economic sustainability, and also inadvertently endanger the health of today and tomorrow’s citizens. Countries have become dustbowls and citizens poor and in ill health because of this type of short-term, ignorant reasoning. This especially needs to appall us in Creston. The Creston Valley, besides the Okanagan and Fraser valleys, also contains abundant farmland. This farmland could be the hope of our economic future. We need to do all we can to preserve this valley, and also the areas around it, because once a water system becomes compromised, the compromised water system does not necessarily hold to strict boundaries. What can be done? Former NelsonCreston MLA Corky Evans, one of our former agricultural ministers, has suggested taking an old-fashioned pen and some paper and writing your own thoughts in a letter to the premier of B.C. Do not bother with the ministers that I mentioned, or emails to the premier, but Corky would like to see a big stack of letters on our premier’s desk. A big stack of letters will not go unnoticed. Apparently, this issue will be resolved, one way or another, by the spring, and now is the time to speak. For your information, write to: The Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia, Box 9041, Station PROV GOVT, Victoria, B.C., V8W 9E1. Rhonda Barter Creston

Government must protect citizens To The Editor: Lorne Eckersley’s Nov. 21 column, “It’s Been a Slice, Democracy,” may be one of the most important and portentous of his career. While the public has been distracted by the Senate scandal and the ridiculous mayor of Toronto, our sovereignty is being given away freely and gleefully by our present government. The media has done a pitiful job of analyzing the flaws in the European trade pact, focusing on details like the impact on cheese producers.


In addition to the fact that European sources are bragging about how they skinned us on a variety of issues, the long-term trap is that disputes between Canadian governments and European investors will be settled by “independent” panels of corporate lawyers. The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) is the hydrogen bomb version of this attack on democracy. The United States has not been a democracy for some time; surely political scientists must label it a “plutocracy”, rule by the rich. Anyone hoping to be elected must spend millions and be beholden to those donors. Canada is rapidly headed in the same direction with the policy of the minority/majority government (37.5% of the vote!) set by a small group of secretive ideologues in the Prime Minister’s Office. With the advent of instruments like the ICSID, it seems that global business is not satisfied with owning our politicians; it is bidding for direct control of our lives. Three private individuals are entrusted with the power to review, without restriction or appeal, all actions of a government, all decisions of the courts and all the laws and regulations emanating from Parliament. Democracy becomes a sham. For example, Phillip Morris is suing both Australia and Uruguay over anti-tobacco legislation intended to protect the health of their citizens, and a Canadian mining giant is preparing to sue El Salvador over their Supreme Court’s dismissal of a contract that was improperly granted. Those who believe that the World Bank and International Monetary Fund are benign institutions have not read The Shock Doctrine by the great Canadian journalist, Naomi Klein, which details the methodology they use to control weak governments and impoverish working people. Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela have already withdrawn from the ICSID, and Argentina, hit by multiple suits, is moving to do so. Canada is seeking one “free trade” agreement after another; South Korea is next on the list. Future Canadian governments will find themselves tangled in a web of agreements that limit our national independence. Provinces and communities will find that they cannot protect their land, air and water without being sued through institutions that are above Canadian law. By coincidence, the column was across the page from one by NelsonCreston MLA Michelle Mungall, who pointed out that low participation in the electoral process threatens democracy and is an invitation to demagogy. This is true enough, but the system is now so flawed and influenced by the immensely powerful forces of globalization that the only answer to restoring the will of the ordinary person may become non-violent direct action of the type that flared up briefly in the Occupy movements. Air and water are essential to life. In order to avoid individuals taking the law into their own hands like Wiebo Ludwig did, our institutions must work to protect the health of our citizens. Mike Keeling Erickson


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No lack of Holiday season a reminder of B.C. residents living in poverty entertainment in December

The holiday season is upon us, and so too is the season of giving. Our region’s generosity can be demonstrated year-round, but it is at this time that we pause even more to think of family, friends, community and

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strangers who make up this world. Indeed, many seasonal tales, most notably Charles Dickens’ story about Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, remind us about the wealth gap and importance of sharing. Recently, on Nov. 26, we were reminded of how B.C.’s wealth gap is the largest in Canada. First Call released its report on family poverty. The statistics were distressing. Nineteen percent of B.C. children live in poverty — that’s 153,000 kids, enough to fill Rogers Arena over eight times. Forty-eight percent of offreserve status First Nations children live in poverty. These aren’t new stats either. B.C. has had the highest child poverty in Canada for 10 years.

Of course, we all know that poor children are from poor families. Fifty percent of children with single moms live in poverty — more than double from 2010. However, the majority of poor children are living with both parents whose joint income is, on average, $14,000 below the poverty line. Rather than respond to this report or any reports from the last 10 years with a comprehensive poverty reduction plan, the Liberals have unfortunately ignored the issue. Even worse, they announced a massive BC Hydro rate increase the same day as First Call released this report on child poverty. Even though the Liberals promised no such hikes during the election, here we are with another 15.6 per cent tacked onto bills. The poor and middle class are getting squeezed again. The trouble is, ignoring poverty doesn’t make it go away, and is in fact more costly to the taxpayer than taking action. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has studied the issue and found that B.C. taxpayers could ultimately save $5 billion if we took action on poverty — $5 billion! Other provinces have done it — all but B.C. and Saskatchewan, in fact.

With comprehensive poverty reduction plans, they have proven that tackling poverty can be done. The results: saving taxpayers’ money, building healthier communities and stronger economies. So how can we make this happen here in B.C.? This holiday season, I’m hoping you will join me in my call for a poverty reduction plan. Many of you already have when I was at the Creston rec centre on Dec. 7 or at my mobile office Dec. 13. Thanks to all those who signed a postcard showing their support for a poverty reduction plan. If you haven't signed a card yet, come by my office, 204 402 Baker St. in Nelson, to make a food donation for our local food banks and sign a postcard. Can’t make it? Give my office a call (1-877-388-4498) and we'll get a postcard out to you. Our region’s generosity shows that, together, we can build a better B.C. We can start a poverty reduction plan that makes all of our lives better, our communities healthier and our economy stronger. This holiday season, I wish you and yours all the best as we share the abundance of our communities and do our part to make the world a better place. Michelle Mungall is the member of the legislative assembly for the NelsonCreston provincial riding, and is the Opposition critic for social development.

Well, if you haven’t bought it yet, wrapped it and stuffed it under the tree by now, you’re cutting it pretty fine. Just a suggestion in case the corner gas station has run out of Celine Dion Christmas CDs during your last-minute shopping frenzy — why not a gift certificate or pass from the Creston and District

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Books, baking and much more at Black Bear T

he sign above the door may call it Black Bear Books and Coffee House, but that only begins to describe the business that moved a couple of blocks to 1229 Canyon Street in the spring. With soup, baking, music supplies and even clothing, owner Paula Carpenter has expanded — both in size, Story and staff and inventory — the photo by business she bought from Alison Bjorkman in Brian Lawrence November 2011. “I told her if she decided to sell it to come to me first,” said Carpenter. “And I did say that only half-seriously.” Carpenter — a former child/youth counsellor who ran a café in a museum and a formal dining room and mess hall at Goldeye Centre in Nordegg, Alta., before coming to Creston six year ago — was pleased to discover that Black Bear Books was well loved and supported by the community, despite its proximity to the U.S. border and the supposed popularity of electronic books. “I was surprised, for all of the hype about being in the electronic age, how small sales of ebooks are,” she said. Owning the bookstore was a logical step for Carpenter. Her mom read to her before she learned to talk, and her farmer grandparents were avid readers, creating a lifelong passion. “I don’t ever remember a time not reading,” said Carpenter. “I was the young girl getting caught under the covers at 5 a.m. with a flashlight having pulled an all-nighter. Then I found out from my grandma that my mom was the girl getting caught under the covers at 5

Black Bear Books owner Paula Carpenter in her 1229 Canyon Street Store.

a.m. with a flashlight having pulled an all-nighter.” She’s passed that love on to her own daughter — on occasions when money was tight, they would visit bookstores to take in the atmosphere. That led to creating a children’s play yard, complete with a mural by Skylar Eyre, and comfortable seating so parents can show books to their kids. One exciting thing that has happened since Carpenter expanded the store is that it has become easier to have local authors launch books with readings and signings — at one launch, 55 people and a live band packed the store. “It’s allowed us to have a totally different relationship with local authors,” said Carpenter. The expansion has also allowed for new categories of books, with an awardwinners shelf becoming one of the store’s top-selling sections, and a classics section proving popular. Bargain books, too, are

now available, straight from a supplier that buys stock from other bookstores. A book club, too, is in the works and will start in January, with a list of possible titles being created on the store’s Facebook page. The food, though, is probably the biggest difference between the old and new locations. Both Carpenter and her daughter have food allergies and sensitivities that make dining out difficult — “If you don’t live it, you don’t understand it” — and expanding the store from 800 to 1,200 square feet made it possible to combine a need and her personal philosophy: “Food should be excellent all the time, regardless of what your dietary restrictions are.” She started out with one daily soup and muffins, soon expanding to two daily soups and a full line of baking, including biscuits, cookies and energy bars, all of it organic, and, depending on

the product, vegan, gluten-free, sugarfree and dairy-free. As much as possible, she chooses local ingredients, such as Kootenay Natural Meats, Famous Fritz meats and Swan Valley Honey. “I have been very blessed to have the resources available in the valley to do what I want to do. … I think people are surprised when they find it tastes good.” Other new items in the expanded store range from fun pajamas and slippers — “It’s nothing too serious” — to music supplies, such as straps, strings and drumsticks. “People say, ‘This is the first time I’ve been able to get a string in town,’ ” said Carpenter. And with that variety of items in the store, Carpenter is sure to continue enjoying the folks who come in for them. “We have such a diverse community,” she said. “We really have all types. We’re always having new customers come in and surprise us.”

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Thursday, December 19, 2013 Creston Valley Advance

Government must preserve Agricultural Land Reserve

It’s not stretching the truth too far, in my view, to argue that much of British Columbia’s future hangs on the outcome of an argument between members of the province’s government and some — but not nearly enough, so far — of its citizens.

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Experience Peter Hepher I’m referring, of course, to the government’s broad hints that it would like to reduce or even eliminate our Agricultural Land Reserve. Why is this battle so crucial? Because B.C. has relatively little land that is fit for agriculture, because it will never have more (they’ve stopped making the stuff) and because the preservation of what we have is vital to the well-being of its present and future citizens, for more than one reason. That’s why the ALR was created in the first place, back in 1973. The foresighted government of that day recognized how important it was to preserve our limited capacity to grow our own food. Over the 40 years since, attempts have been made to whittle away at the reserve, with some success here and there and with a major shift of the ALR’s territory from the southern part of the province. But, thanks in large part to the vigilance and determined resistance of the commission that administers the program, the reserve remains of significant size and value. It is far too precious to be chopped up for short-term-profit ventures like mining, or even

to make way for residential or recreational development. It was important to try to save the Jumbo Glacier area. It is absolutely vital to save the ALR. For one thing, global warming makes it increasingly important — in terms of its quality, our health and the saving of energy — that we grow as much of our food as we can as close as possible to where we live. For another, the more of our land that is devoted to crops or grassland, the more congenial our overall environment will be. That is the case for preserving every acre of the ALR. As things now stand, however, there is one argument for simply closing our eyes to some proposals to reduce it. When a farmer reaches retirement age — or more likely no longer has the strength to carry on — and there are no family members wanting to replace him or would-be farmers rich enough to compensate him adequately, we need to find him a way out of his predicament. That way, I suggest, lies in precisely the opposite direction from the one being proposed by government members. After all, it is in the public interest to keep the ALR intact, even to enlarge it in the few situations where that may be possible. Surely, then, it is in the public interest — and therefore the government’s duty — to give the Agricultural Land Commission enough funds to lend to young, would-be farmers who lack the wherewithal to purchase land from retiring owners. A revolving fund large enough for the purpose wouldn’t cost taxpayers an arm and a leg, but over even a few years it would confer immense benefits on everyone in B.C. Let’s have a positive approach to the ALR that matches the vision of those who created the institution four decades ago. Peter Hepher is a retired journalist who lives in Creston.

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Either way, there are several books at the public library to aid you in your endeavour. Here are some suggestions of titles that the library has added to its collection in the last year that you can enjoy yourself or, for the avid reader on your shopping list, get a copy to stuff a stocking. For a feel good read that will warm the cockles of your heart during these cold, dark wintry days, try one of the following and, yes, these are guaranteed to have happy endings! Debbie Macomber is always popular at Christmas. In her latest release, Starry Night, society columnist Carrie Slayton needs a holiday miracle to locate elusive author Finn Dalton in the wilds of Alaska and save her job! In Seaside Christmas by Sherryl Woods, the citizens of Chesapeake Shore return, including the extensive and rambunctious O’Brien family, who interfere with getting songwriter Jenny to reunite with her hopefully reformed cheating ex-boyfriend, country singer Caleb Green. And return to the town of Fool’s Gold to discover the fate of ex-military twin brothers Gabriel and Gideon Boylan, who share the holidays with their domineering father in Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery. Not for all, though, is Christmas a season of joy and good will to man (and woman). For

readers who enjoy a bit of festive mystery and suspense, we have titles for you too. You’ll get a chill from the festive setting, as well as the excitingly tense scenes! Robert B. Parker’s beloved character Spenser returns in Silent Night where, instead of planning his Christmas dinner, Spenser gets caught up with Slide, a young homeless boy, who inadvertently leads him to a dangerous drug kingpin. William Kent Krueger’s Tamarack County focuses on the disappearance a retired judge’s wife with little hope for finding her alive. When the case threatens the family of private investigator Cork O’Connor, he must battle not only the seasonal darkness but also that of the mind behind the crimes. And while most people are snuggled in their beds dreaming of a white Christmas, Alex Cross is not only trying to find the person who robbed a church’s poor box, but risking everything to end a horrific hostage situation in the aptly titled Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson. If you prefer a Dickensian feel for your holiday reads, try A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs. Set in 1894 Scotland, this is a bittersweet romance of a man and woman, both suffering heartache, who meet while awaiting a train and help each other find direction in their lives. Anne Perry’s latest holiday novella in her celebrated series is set at the turn of the 20th century: A Christmas Hope centres on Claudine Burroughs who, while trapped in loveless marriage, finds meaning in life while volunteering at a woman’s clinic. And Charles Todd’s The Walnut Tree focuses on an engaged Englishwoman who struggles to get home after the First World War breaks out but is trapped on the French coast. While helping wounded soldiers, she falls for a captain who comes to her rescue. Will she keep faithful to her fiancé or start a new romance? And don’t fret; for those readers who opt for c) forget the whole darn thing, we have plenty of other non-festive titles to suit your needs. Come on by and check some out!

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This fall, the Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life campaign raised $2,512, with the proceeds donated to the maternal care unit at the Creston Valley Hospital. Pictured (from left): Dietitian Karen Durand, nurse Tracy Ross, Shoppers manager Lon Hansen, CVH site manager Chris Ondrik and Shoppers associate owner Srinivas Chalagalla.

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From page 8 Some of the things we had a chance to partake in a week or so ago included the Footlighters Theatre Society’s locally written and produced play, Almost Golden, which not only touched many of the people in the audience in some fashion, it raised my admiration of the talent we have in this area immensely. We also headed westward and cruised across the flats to take in the West Creston Hall tea and bake sale, where swarthy firefighters served food and beverages and we enjoyed great conversations. (I learned later that there were also two other teas taking place at the same time around the valley.) Following that, we headed east (back to town) to the Ingham Arts and Culture Centre, where Creston Valley Community Radio was having an open house and garage sale in its new home and where I managed to purchase stuff which will most likely eventually end up donated back for future garage sales. From there, it was off to the community complex where I was forced to park near the front entrance because it was so busy. (Remind me to complain to anyone that will listen that I had to walk all that way to the front doors.) I was mainly interested in snapping a few photos of our gingerbread man decorating event we had organized only to discover it had sold out in about an hour, leaving me to photograph a few M&Ms laying on the floor. Oh well, at least I got to see the children lined up to see Santa in our lobby courtesy the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce, and with Jeff Banman taking some pretty cute photos of the kids relaying to the guy in red what exactly they wanted for Christmas — way more laid back than the Santa scene from A Christmas Story. We also had a chat with Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall and her constituency assistant Jen Comer, who were dishing out free hot chocolate elsewhere in the front lobby while the arena lobby and bleachers were packed with parents, grandparents and siblings attending the novice hockey tournament (novice is the little guys — still lots of cute in that group as well). Throw in the free swim and the place was hopping — it had that spe-

cial energy where pretty much everyone is happy to be there and enjoying themselves. Parking space remained at a premium right through the evening as the Santa Claus Parade was marshaled on-site while all the guests coming to the Christmas banquets and dance in both the Creston Room and curling lounge jockeyed for a spot. Throw in a couple musical performances at

the Snoring Sasquatch before and after the parade and you should have slept well that night. That was just the stuff going on that I knew about; I’m sure there was tons more but it made me think about a future column that asks, where do you get your information from? Neil Ostafichuk is the recreation supervisor at the Creston and District Community Complex.

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ON TRACK — When the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolled into Creston on Dec. 11, it came bearing a $5,500 cheque for the

Creston Valley Gleaners Society food bank, accepted by department head Doreen Lowe (centre) from Creston basic track maintenance force track maintainer/truck driver John Lindhorst (left) and CP government affairs director Mike LoVecchio. Hundreds of spectators of all ages braved below-freezing temperatures to gather on the train platform behind Millennium Park for its arrival, and enjoyed entertainment that included performances by Matt Dusk and Melanie Doane, as well as a visit from Santa Claus.

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Story expresses feelings of neglect

The following story is by a student who wished to remain anonymous: Once there was a boy named John Shepherd. He lived in a small house with his mom and dad in Alaska. His family was poor, with barely any food, and he was lonely. John’s brother, Bob, called him names and swears. His sister Kate would always call John stupid and a dumb_____. At school, John didn’t have any friends except the friends he had were in 7th grade and acted like kindergartners. John realized he was kind of a bully and that’s why he didn’t have any friends. His emotions were like a transformation machine when he got annoyed, because his annoyances would latch on to him, change him and come out as someone else. Trying to talk things out was a real head scratcher, because he would get pictures stuck in his head and he was afraid of what he would do. Afraid he might do things wrong with friendships and relationships. He wrote a little story to express his feelings about his life and people he cares about and loves. He wrote his own future predictions on a good side and a bad side. On the good side, he wrote he would be a famous, lucky and an attractive celebrity. On the bad side, he wrote he would be a lonely, homeless and unpopular outcast. Or perhaps, just maybe, he would be a regular guy with a house. He would have several friends, a wife and kids and the right amount of money he needs. This is also a story I have written to express my feelings and how neglected I feel. These are facts I can try and use to help my future. 15


Following are stories by Grade 4 students at Canyon-Lister Elementary School:

Canoe Ride BY WESLEY STEED It was a nice fall day and her dad decided to take her for a canoe ride. She didn’t even notice but her paddle made an eagle shape in the water. They talked and looked around. Her dad showed her that the mountains and the trees were more than just mountains and trees. They were ways of life, the way of life that they were living. He taught her that every single thing was important and that she should not waste anything ever.

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Shi-Tara BY MACKENZIE WINTERS Once upon a time there was a girl named Tara. She had black silky hair. She was beautiful. She loved to kayak with her father. Her favourite thing in the whole wide world was nature. Every day at 8 in the morning she would go to the old cedar tree with her pouch of berries and give it to the big cedar. Every time she would have different berries to give. One time she had a magic purple berry and when she gave it to the cedar, it came alive. He said, “Thanks for helping me all those years.”

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Shi-Sh-etko is a young girl who is visiting her grandparents. She went canoeing. The eagles were enchanting. The sky was a beautiful sight. The water was so clear she could see the muddy bottom of the lake. As they paddled near the end of the lake, she saw an eagle in the duck weed and that enchanted the whole rest of the day.



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Santa looking to swap outdated ride for super economy sleigh NORTH POLE - Driveway can exclusively reveal that Santa Claus has been visiting local dealerships kicking tires—ahem, rails—in his search for a new ride. Ever conscious of the increasing cost of gas and effect his multi-million-kilometre Christmas flight has on the environment, Santa seems to have opted for 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon for his next sleigh. The wagon promises a fuel economy of 7.84 L/100 kms fuel economy,which means the sleigh will be kinder to the environment than his current means of transporting gifts to the world’s children. As an added benefit, the EcoBoost engine – which is finely tuned for high-speed performance – would offer speeds much faster than Santa ever travelled in his former 36-hoofpowered sleigh. The expected upgrade comes as a record number of children earn spots on the “nice” list, increasing the payload weight of his bag of gifts beyond the normal tow rating of his nine-reindeer team. Santa told me that changing his mode of transportation will not compromise his ability to remain true to his mission. “My goal is and always has been

giving presents to good the nine reindeer look girls and boys, and a new forward to some time sleigh will make that off. Every year, the process more effective,” flying animals travel he says. “Let’s face it, 200,194,557 kms and every year there are more they’d like some time to children who earn presrest, he says, explaining ents. Things are simply there are still splinters getting out of control, embedded in his hoofs and my old sleigh just from a particular wooden My goal is and isn’t going to be able to roof in northern BC. always has been hack it much longer. With “You really can’t beat giving presents to the new sleigh, I will be this new sleigh,” says able to travel faster and good girls and boys, Goddard. “It offers carry more toys.” and a new sleigh will outstanding fuel econFord engineers develomy without sacrificing oped the Transit Connect make that process power. It even offers more effective. Wagon sleigh concept an electric windshield weeks after hearing of defroster, making short Santa Santa’s dilemma during work of icy windshields cold weather testing in in wintry conditions. So, the North Pole. if there’s a foggy Christmas Eve, we “This is a winning situation for all,” won’t need a red-nosed reindeer to says Darren Goddard, chief engineer guide Santa around the world.” for Ford Transit Connect Wagon. “The Some extras appear to have swung increased efficiency means added time Santa in the direction of the Transit for Santa to enjoy milk and cookies at Connect. SYNC with MyFord Touch stops. His new ride will offer 100 cubic offers a touch screen display with feet of cargo space and versatility to navigation so Santa can easily find haul up to 2,000 pounds, which Santa all the good children, even in more will need.” remote areas. Reindeer spokesperson Dasher says The child observation mirror would

Readers voice the pros and cons of increasing posted speed limits By Keith Morgan Driveway readers have the final word on the posted speed limit poll, conducted in partnership with Insights West. In that survey it was revealed that 37 percent of those polled believe a higher than 100 km/h limit should be posted on our major highways. The provincial government current review of speed limits has already prompted much public discussion, much of which seemed to support the hiking of limits. With that in mind, we were surprised that the poll showed that 55 percent believed speed limits should be left alone. Here’s further reaction posted online by readers.



allow him to keep a close eye on his gifts in the second and third row. From its 60/40 three-passenger second-row bench seat through fold-flat second- and third-row seating with third-row independent fore-and-aft sliding capability, the wagon quickly adapts to accommodate multiple combinations of elves and presents. The MyKey programmable ignition key restricts maximum speed should a mischievous elf get behind the wheel while Claus is down a chimney leaving gifts. With eight cupholders, Claus and his elves would have plenty of space to take along a few glasses of milk as they continue through their busy night. Rain-sensing wipers would keep Claus on the move, as there’s always a chance he’ll encounter nasty weather. “As always, we are busy making toys and checking long lists,” says Santa. “That said, Merry Christmas to all!” Of course, Mrs. Claus will have the final say on this purchase because, as any dealership owner will tell you, women make the final decision in 80 per cent of new vehicle purchases. Keep your eyes peeled Tuesday night to see if Santa got his Christmas wish.

For an increase in limits: Kmac: Excessive speed, texting and using a cell phone while driving, driver in attention and driving too fast for the road &/or weather conditions kills. The minimal increase in the speed limits you suggest make sense efi1936: I think that the Coquihalla should be 130 km/h and the rural part of Highway 1 120km/h. lyle: As stated in your column, it is only excessive speed that kills. However, if two drivers were driving side by side at 100 km/h there would be mass frustration and more accidents. CaryAnn: I think the majority of drivers driving today are totally conscious of their vehicle and surroundings and are very capable of handling the higher speeds.

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DriveSmart: Maybe the new limit should be displayed on new variable signs so that it can be adjusted downward in darkness and poor driving conditions. 28speedster: Here we are in the 21st century driving at the same or lower speed limits than we did with cars in the 1950s with bias ply tires on two-lane highways. New cars, tires, roads are engineered for much higher speeds. A higher speed limit will require drivers to pay attention to their driving. Mark: Being from Germany and having driven faster and safely on the Autobahn, I say it’s about time. When I took my driver’s test, part of the test was on the Autobahn and you had to go 130km/h (weather and local speed limit permitting) NOT to get points against you. continued on page 17

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Comments against an increase:

Dwsolber: Some drivers have trouble driving safely at current posted speeds. Increasing the speed limits will only increase risk to all road users.

Dick: Do not increase speed, what the heck is the hurry? (99 out of 100 already go way faster than the posted speed. Make your ride safe and enjoy the scenery. Rosemary: In BC’s interior, there are many hazardous roads and bad weather conditions, but drivers in general ignore them. If you ‘up’ the speed limit, they will ‘up’ the speeding... What ever happened to safe driving? Like reducing speed at night when visibility is reduced?

Leah99: Wildlife (and domestic pets), pedestrians, and vehicles driven by law-abiding people are put at risk by speeders as it is. Brian: People already drive 10 to 20 above the speed limit . . . if you raise to 120 they will go up to 140.

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Tourism in Kootenays still facing challenges CAROLYN GRANT Kimberley Daily Bulletin

As Kathy Cooper officially takes the reins as CEO of Kootenay Rockies Tourism — a position she has been in unofficially since the retirement of Chris Dadson in 2012 — the tourism industry in this area still faces challenges. Tourism took a hit with the economic collapse of 2008, and Cooper says that while there are positive areas, the industry as a whole has not yet fully recovered.

“We haven’t made any gains since 2008,” Cooper said. “It’s been a slow climb back up to those levels and we are not there yet.” It is a changing world and one of Cooper’s goals is to make sure Kootenay Rockies Tourism stays abreast of current trends and provides the best opportunities for all its stakeholders to increase revenues. “One of the challenges in the tourism industry is that it has become seriously competitive,” Cooper said. “We compete with other jurisdictions with bigger marketing budgets. It’s global now. The tourism world has shrunk. We don’t just compete with Alberta. We’re competing with Australia, Germany, Asia. Tourism dollars are shrinking and everyone wants a piece of the pie.” The high Canadian dollar hasn’t helped in recent years as visitors to Canada may hold off waiting for a more advantageous exchange rate, and Canadians themselves travel to other countries to take advantage of the same. But Canadians remain the largest market in the Kootenay Rockies Tourism area. “Sixty-seven per cent of our revenue comes from Alberta,” Cooper said. “When the dollar is strong and they want to go elsewhere, we lose. But, we are lucky that many of our Albertan visitors have second homes or family and friends in this area and will come no matter what.” Another challenges is that Kootenay Rockies Tourism and the five other

Kathy Cooper destination marketing arms under Tourism British Columbia have not seen any increase in their marketing budgets. “In order to get those increases we need to see an increase in tourism revenue.” It’s not all challenges, Cooper said. There are some success stories in individual areas. “We are seeing some growth in individual communities and some sectors. Golf has taken a hit and is still not back. There is some increase in festivals and heritage. We’re definitely seeing the U.S.

visitors coming back, but we still have some challenges. “As I take the position officially, my goal is to move forward with maintaining a clear vision and objectives. Despite challenges, we want to move forward providing our partners and stakeholders with the best opportunities we can to develop their businesses and increase tourism revenues.” One of the issues going forward is bridging the gap between print and online marketing. A number of new programs such as offer those researching vacations online an opportunity to see brochures about various attractions in the Kootenays. There are 45 brochures up currently and more coming. “It’s just another way to stretch your reach,” Cooper said. “It gets your marketing in the hands of people looking online and research does show that people planning a vacation look first online. When they get a little closer they want that brochure in their hands. We have to present products in both of these worlds.” The Kootenay app for smart phones was launched two years ago under Dadson’s tenure and has 8,000 downloads in that time. “We just want to continue to bridge the gaps between marketing and innovation. We have a great team with many talents.” For more information about Kootenay Rockies Tourism and the services it offers its partners, visit

Lockout over for Fortis workers BY VAL ROSSI Trail Daily Times FortisBC employees are heading back to work this week with the majority on the clock Friday, following a nearly six-month long lockout. Both parties, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 213 and the utility, have agreed to go to binding arbitration and will look to make their pitch to arbitrator Dalton Larson. In the meantime, the over 200 locked out employees have been transitioning back to work over the course of this week with some extension given to those who have been working out of the area and have to make their way home.

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“Sometimes it’s like climbing over the edge of the cliff, you can get part way down but you never think about how to get all the way down or back up,” said IBEW business manager Rod Russell on Monday. “The company locked us out and there was some resolution on both sides but it was just difficult to get back so we need a third party to help us.” FortisBC closed the gates on electrical workers on June 26, activating an essential services order that had been approved by the B.C. Labour Relations Board in April, affecting employees in power generation, transmission and distribution in the West Kootenay and Okanagan. Talks had barely begun before the two sides saw a widening gap between their positions, generally focusing on the introduction of a two-tier pay and benefit package for newly hired employees, the introduction of new contract language regarding travel pay, retroactivity of any pay increase and discussions around a compressed work week altering between five days at 7.5 hours or four days at 10 hours, based on the company's discretion. “We are pleased that the union leadership has accepted our invitation,” Michael Mulcahy, executive vice-president of human resources, customer service and corporate ser-

vices said noted in a news release. “This is a positive step. We'll be welcoming our employees back in the coming days and now both parties can start to move forward.” FortisBC employees will return to work under the terms of the expired collective agreement. The binding interest arbitration process will begin at a later date, with the outcome resulting in a new collective agreement. Russell said he's glad members are going back to work but admitted that he's disappointed that a negotiated settlement couldn't be reached. “Both parties have now put their destiny in the hands of a third party and we'll all put our best foot forward as for making the case for what we need to come out of this and we'll see what happens and we'll have to live with the results,” he said. It will be a difficult transition, he said, pointing to a strain on relationships developed over the “long, arduous haul.” But his hope is that a future dispute of this kind can be bypassed. “It was a war that nobody won and could have easily been avoided.” About 10 per cent of the locked out employees have terminated their employment, particularly, but not exclusively, power line technicians, added Russell.

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In Loving Memory Of FRANK FRIESEN

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Passed Away December 2, 2013


Age 86 years Residence Kelowna, BC (Formerly of Creston, BC) Funeral Service Was held on December 5, 2013 in Kelowna, BC Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Gideons c/o 593 Spruceview Place South Kelowna, BC V1V 1S8


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CRESTON CUBS & SCOUTS BOTTLE DRIVE Friday Jan 10 3 - 6 pm January 11 10 am - 2 pm If you would like us to pick up your bottles and cans Please call 250-402-3201 or e-mail

The most effective way to reach an incredible number of BC Sportsmen & women. Two year edition- terrific presence for your business.

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

422 - 7th Ave N (Anglican Church Basement) Monday 11am (closed) Wednesday 8pm (closed) Friday 8pm (open)

Alfoldy Gallery Original Paintings, Paper Batiks & Photo Cards by Elaine & Andy Alfoldy

OPEN Wednesday, Friday Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 5:30pm

CRESTON FIELD NATURALISTS Christmas Bird Count Friday December 27 8am-4:30pm Meet at Redeemer Lutheran Church lower hall Interested? Field counters contact: Lorraine Scott 428-7289 Feeder Watchers contact: Catherine Prowse 428-8435

3917 Highway 3, Erickson

250-428-0165 or 250-428-7064


CRESTON AL-ANON MEETING Thursdays 7:00 pm Creston Valley Hospital Meeting Room A (downstairs) Phone: 250-402-8685 “Are you affected by someone else’s drinking?”

call 250-254-1657

Surprise your Lover! Evening Delights Christmas Gift Baskets Downtown Creston 1013, Canyon Street

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

From Dec 30 to Feb 15, 2014

Friendly with children and dogs.

Interested to take care of them?

In Memory of my Dear Friend

Lyn Maguire December 23, 2008

In Memoriam In Loving Memory of our wonderful mom, grandma, great-grandma

Pauline Biccum Our lives go on without you But nothing is the same We cannot hide our heartaches When someone says your name Sad are the hearts that love you Silent the tears that fall Living our lives without you Is the hardest part of all You did so many things for us Your heart was kind and true And when we needed someone We could always count on you The special years will not return When we were all together But with love within our hearts You will walk with us forever!

With Our Thanks

Cards of Thanks

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OUR MANY THANKS For the huge amount of support that everyone has given our family since the sudden passing of our Derek. It has helped us through a difficult time, knowing we have such good friends, and knowing you were all there was such a comfort. Special thanks to those of you who made a donation to our children, G.F. Oliver's Funeral Chapel for their compassion, and Gordon Lawrence for his guidance during this time.


Kristin, Connor, Taitem, the Grindle, Hubl and Staginnus families.

Your donation can help support the many worthwhile programs at Kootenai Community Centre Society

April 22, 1939 ~ December 16, 2012

Forever loved and sadly missed

Forever in my thoughts. ~ Bettylou

OPEN Tues-Sat 10am-5pm


250-428-5954 or 250-428-0310

315 15th Ave N (Lutheran Church Office) Saturday 7pm (Open)

Pridham Studio Gallery

138 12 Ave. N. Creston BC

(5 min. east of Creston) Phone 250-428-7473 or 250-428-0688

In Memoriam


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It’s hard to believe a year has gone by. As we remember our mom, Pauline Biccum, we also remember the many kindnesses shown to us at the time of her sudden passing. We wish to express our sincerest thanks for the many acts of generosity and support through flowers, food, visits, cards, emails, phone calls and to those who donated in mom’s memory. We are grateful to all who honored her and comforted us by attending her Celebration of Life. Many thanks to Dennis and staff at Oliver Funeral Chapel; your warmth, compassion and caring manner brought us much comfort and guided us through. To Pastor Harry Haberstock, thank you for your friendship and support, and for capturing the essence of Mom’s spirit so eloquently in your words at her service. Our heartfelt thanks go out to our family and friends for your continued love and support. We are so thankful to live in such a wonderful, caring community. Don, Laurie, Debbie, Carrie, and Families


Advocacy, Shelter from Abuse


Outreach and Support, Older Women, Safe Home - Irvine House


CHILD CARE PROGRAMS Teddy Bear Day Care and

Grizzly Bear Out of School Care

Please include your name and address for tax receipt 1508 Cook Street P.O. Box 237 Creston, BC V0B 1G0 250-402-0068





Drivers/Courier/ Trucking EXPERIENCED CLASS 1 Drivers, F/T, P/T needed for California & Arizona produce hauling, excellent pay and benefits+ safety bonus and home time. Call Jerry or Brian 1-877-539-1750.

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Help Wanted Lets You Live Life.

Employment Accounting/ Bookkeeping SENIOR ACCOUNTANT & FILE PREPARER

Required for Berg Lehmann Chartered Accountants in Nelson, BC SENIOR ACCOUNTANT: focusing on audits, review & compilation engagements, with some personal tax work. FILE PREPARER: for compilation and personal tax return preparation. Please visit: for details & to submit your resume for consideration.

BUSY CONSTRUCTION Co. in Trail, B.C. is searching for an experienced Accounting clerk/ bookkeeper. Candidate is expected to be a self-starter and to be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of Conac Pivot System is an asset and the ability to take on multiple roles is looked at positively. Main responsibilities include: Accounts Payable - invoice transactions for goods received and prepare cheques when due; Payroll - collect payroll data daily and convert into daily tracking sheets, submittals and weekly payroll run. Please send resume to: or call (250)364-1541 for further details. Experienced parts person required immediately for James Western Star in Williams Lake. Full time, competitive wages, benefits and signing bonus. Fax resume to 250-398-6367 or email:

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Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

• Labourers • Tradesmen • Class 1 Drivers

Dustpan Diva Cleaning Services

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Healing Arts

Massage (Reg Therapist)

H&R ORCHARDS LTD. 4733 Canyon Lister Rd Canyon BC V0B 1C0 Need 8 workers March 1 - Nov 15, 2014 Wage $10.25/hr Fax 250-428-7573

YRB Yellowhead Road & Bridge Heavy Duty Mechanic Wanted

Yellowhead Road & Bridge (Kootenay) Ltd. is looking for Mechanics for our New Denver & Creston facilities.

Garage Door Services

Garage Door Services



Gordon Hegland


Help Wanted

OVERHEAD DOOR Company of Creston Help Wanted

Zea Friesen R.Ac. 1821 Canyon St. Creston


Resumes can be faxed to 250-352-2172 or e-mailed to


Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services WANTED F/T Cook at SUSHI DEN Rest. 609 abbott st. vancouver. 2 yrs. exp.high school diploma. wage: $2240/mth.40hrs/wk. apply: duties: cook japanese meal,plan menu, create item. staff training.

Ofďƒžce Support EVENCE Ltd is a furniture supply company and we are looking for an administrative assistant for our busy office. This position requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail and good interpersonal skills. Duties include but are not limited to data entry, reception and production administration. The Successful candidate will: -Have strong analytical and communication skills, -Be a self-starter who is able to work with minimal supervision, -Have a sound knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) Candidates with more than 2 years experience will be given preference.Salary is very attractive with other benefits attached. Please forward resume and cover letter to for consideration.

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages, relocation allowance, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: Fax 403-854-2845; Email:

1012 Canyon Street 250-435-1346 Kveta-Natural Healing Centre

• Emotion Code • Reexology • CranioSacral Therapy

Kveta A. Jasek Certified Emotion Code Practitioner Certified by Reflexology Association of Canada


Massage (Reg Therapist) Julie Malowany


your life Be your

Jasmine Lothien

Professional Counsellor D.V.A.T.I., B.C.A.T.R.

250-402-3262 Help Wanted

Creston 250-254-4747

Help Wanted


Misc. for Sale

WANTED: RIFLES, shotguns, restricted weapons, reloading equipment, decoys or any other shooting related items. Fully licensed. Glen 250-428-6750

NEW LIFE FURNITURE & RECYCLING 114 NW Blvd. 250-402-0098


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DONATION PICK UPS Call to arrange a pick up

Financial Services

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ANNACIS ISLAND Pawnbrokers open ‘till midnight 7 days a week. 604-540-1122. Cash loans for Jewellery, Computers, Smartphones, Games, Tools etc. #104-1628 Fosters Way at Cliveden. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: C- 250-938-1944

Food Products

Quality second-hand Furnishings, Appliances, Electronics & More!

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Household Services A-1 FURNACE & Air Duct Cleaning. Complete Furnace/Air Duct Systems cleaned & sterilized. Locally owned & operated. 1-800-5650355 (Free estimates)

Telephone Services DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect home phone service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call National Teleconnect today! 1866-443-4408.

Feed & Hay ALFALFA, alfalfa mix (small square bales) in Lister. Call Jay or Trish at 250-428-9755 HAY FOR SALE small square $160/ton 250-428-4316

• Boarding dogs & cats • Grooming • Pet Foods & Supplies 1304 NW Blvd and 3323 Phillips Road Creston, BC

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BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.65/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Fruit & Vegetables ORGANIC GARLIC, beets, carrots & potatoes. 250-4282158 VISIT FARAMON Farm for apples. 4730 Canyon/Lister Rd. Gala, Spartan, Ambrosia, Jonagold, Orin, juicing apples & juice. Closed Sundays. 250428-7278

Misc. for Sale Open This Winter

Second Time Around • Antiques & Secondhand • Household • Large selection of DVDs, VHS, CDs, Cassettes and Books • Christmas Gifts and Treasures • Fun clothing & Jewellery • Western Tack & Boots • Cameras - Old & New • Native & Primitives • Fishing Tackle • Tools - New & Used • Plumbing & Electrical • Dolls, Toys & Pet Supplies • Nautical & Seashells • Sports - New & Used • Automotive • Military Surplus • Electronics

Open 7 Days a Week 10am - 4pm 2716 Hwy 3, Erickson 2NDHAND HEAVEN 910 Pine St. 250-428-2375 Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 10am - 4:30 pm Christmas Decorations, Tools,Toys, Loveseat Furniture, Books, Pictures, Bedding, Dishes & MORE! Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: Wood for sale: Fire or milled. Make an offer. 250-223-8337

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NEW HOURS Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm


LaDonna Smith R.M.T. Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat

Merchandise for Sale

Interested in joining our team of great volunteers a few hours a week? Contact Amanda for more information


Transform potential!

EXCELLENT THERAPY FOR YOUR BODY For Appointment Call...250-428-5737

Pet Services Creston, BC



Pets & Livestock

Registered Massage Therapist


Susan Smith Registered Massage Therapist

Applicants will need to hold a valid TQ for Heavy Duty or Commercial Transport, class three driver’s licence and Motor Vehicle Inspection licence would be an asset.

Trades, Technical

A quality cleaning service to meet all your home & office needs! YES, WE CLEAN UP CONSTRUCTION SITES! 250.428.1546

Restoring Balance to Body and Mind

Merchandise for Sale

RECYCLING DEPOT for: -small appliances -electronics -batteries -toys

Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 778-281-0030

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 2/BDRM APT in Creston. Great view! Available now. $750/mo 250-428-2548 55+ 2/BDRM condo top floor elevator 6 appl. N/S N/P $875+ Avail. Dec 1 250-4284984 APARTMENTS for rent: Call Michele or Paulette 250-4282562 or 250-428-3096 BRIGHT, CLEAN & quiet 1/bdrm apt. Avail. Jan 1. Covered patio.Parking for one car. $525/mo + Util. 250-428-9303 CLEAN & QUIET 1/bdrm apt. in great location. N/S no animals. $550/mo+util. If interested please contact Cheryl at 250-428-5735 Creston: 1 & 2/BDRM APTS $575/mo & $725/mo + elec. N/S; N/P; DD & ref req. 250428-2202 Creston: 1/BDRM APT $500/mo + elec. N/S N/P. Call 250-254-0840/250-866-5789 Creston: 1/BDRM APT F/S W/D N/S N/P Only responsible people need apply. Located in nice quiet setting. $650/mo incl. internet & all util. 250-428-5293/428-9933 CRESTON ATTENTION SENIORS Nikkyl Place Seniors APARTMENTS includes 2 meals a day house keeping,laundry & reg bus service. Wheelchair access main floor 1/bdrm units $1150/mo 2/bdrm $1250/mo. 250-402-9351 Creston, BC PARKVIEW MANOR 1 & 2/Bdrm Apartments $550 & up. Secure Building Available now! Rent Incentive N/S N/P Children OK Phone Ingrid 250-428-2234 CRESTON MANOR 406 - 16th. Ave. N 1 & 2/Bdrm Apts Available Adult building N/P Phone Randal 250-428-3503 LARGER 2/BDRM. Apartment, Private parking, N/S no pets allowed. $625/mo. +utilities. 250-428-9560

Commercial/ Industrial Creston COMMERCIAL BUILDING

3600 sq.ft. of Retail Space

Located DOWN TOWN Excellent High Traffic Area Plenty of Parking 250-428-5240

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Shared Accommodation

Auto Financing

Canyon Hall

Newly Renovated & Ready for your Events! Ask about the Small Hall Henri 250-428-8852 Canyon Park Reservations Shelly 250-428-3356

Creston - ROOM TO RENT for one mature professional working person. N/S, N/P 1500 sq ft living space, 1-level, 2/bath. Util incl. 250-402-6698

ROTACREST HALL RENTAL Special Occasions/Events Call 250-428-7127 For Information and Booking

Suites, Lower

Classifieds Get Results!

Cars - Domestic Want to Rent

Homes for Rent 2/BDRM. HOUSE for rent. Creston downtown area. 250428-4994

SEEKING RENT to own or manage small orchard/veg farm after Mar 1/14. Ref. 250719-1234


Creston- 2/BDRM HOUSE for rent. Very clean & nice. $800/mo. 250-402-8894

Property Management PROPERTY MANAGEMENT For your Property Management

Rental & Sales needs Ingrid Voigt

RE/MAX Discovery Real Estate


The Creston

BASEMENT SUITE, fully furnished, near downtown Creston. 250-428-4994

WEST CRESTON HALL and/or grounds available. Full kitchen facilities. Leona 250-402-6643 Visit

RENTALS AVAILABLE Canyon: 3/bdrm 2/bath house on acreage, appliances. Avail. immed. Creston: 3/bdrm 2/bath home in town. Avail. immed. Canyon: 2/bdrm suite, appl. Avail. Jan 1st. Creston: 2/bdrm home, all appl., central location. 2 bay garage incl. Freshly painted. Avail. immed. Crestglen MHP: 2/bdrm mobile, 4 appl. New decor. Mobile park rules apply. Avail. immed. Damage deposit, N/S, pets w/restrictions, ref. req. for all properties. Ask for a “tenancy request form” available from Century 21 front desk or call Ken at 250-428-6168 23

Auto Financing Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

2003 FORD Focus. Very clean; winter & summer tires $1000obo as is. 250-428-4802

Trucks & Vans 2005 TOYOTA Tacoma, V6 4-dr, 4x4 6-spd std., air, ex. cond., Tonneau cover, spare set of custom rims, $12,000 obo. (250)428-4719 (250)4286843 2011 GMC Sierra 4WD, ext cab, 5.3L engine, full trailering pkg, rollup tonneau cover, remote start, priced below black book,25.5k kms,$26,250. 250-428-7584 Creston


On weekdays, drop food items off at the Food Bank located at the back of The Creston Gleaners 250-428-4166

Boats World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

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Bridge Creston Duplicate Bridge Club results: Oct. 9: First: Ralph W. Stone, Louis Beduz; second: Dorothy Hobbs, Patricia Downie; third: Marian Smandych, Ann Lees. Oct. 10: First: Anne Jackson, Ralph W.

Stone; second: Louis Beduz, Joe Schlapsi; third: Syd Chihonik, Sharon Waugh tied with Audrey Vance, Jack Cowan. Oct 15: North/South First: Donna Stutter, Syd Chihonik; second: Mike Stutter, Karl Zimmerman. East/West: First: Marilyn Goertz, Claudia Huber; second:

Peter VanderPyl, Joan Fahselt. Oct 16: First: Georgia Schuler, William Reid, Margaret Roy, Hennie Webster tied with Patricia Downie, Dorothy Hobbs, Sharon Waugh, Rose Marie Hoag. Oct 17: First: Harold Nygren, Marion Nygren; second: Louis Beduz, Joan Fahselt; third: Rose


Thursday, December 19, 2013 Creston Valley Advance Oct. 22: North/South: First: Marion Nygren, Mike Stutter; second: Kay Heffner, Rose Flegel. East/West: First: Karl Zimmerman, Joan Fahselt; second: Claudia Huber, Bill Reid. Oct. 23: First: William Reid, Margaret Roy; second: Louis Beduz, Joan Fahselt.

Flegel, Ann Lees; fourth: Anne Jackson, Ralph W. Stone. Oct 19: First: Joan Fahselt, Ralph W. Stone; second: Alexandra Heal, Louis Beduz; third: Dorothy Hobbs, Patricia Downie. Oct. 21: First: Alexandra Heal, Ted Heal; second: Ralph W. Stone, Louis Beduz.

Oct 24: First: Rose Marie Hoag, Dorothy Hobbs; second: Louis Beduz, Joan Fahselt; third: Syd Chihonik, Sharon Waugh; fourth: Harold Nygren, Marion Nygren. Oct 26: First: Ann Lees, Rose Flegel; second: Syd Chihonik, Audrey Vance; third: Louis Beduz, Ted Heal.

Oct 28: First: Ann Lees, Audrey Vance; second: Rose Marie Hoag, Sharon Waugh; third: Hennie Webster, Sandi Haley. Oct 29: North/South: First: Marion Nygren, Mike Stutter; second: Bill Reid, Joan Fahselt. East/ West: First: Jack, Betty Bailey; second: Marilyn Goertz, Claudia Huber.

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Thunder Cats pull farther ahead with three wins although the final weekend before Christmas break can be a tough one, he was pleased with their performance. “The guys are really buying in to the system we’re trying to put in place,” he said. “It’s starting to pay off now. We’ve been playing very well in all parts of our game.” The Thunder Cats’ power play is currently first in the league, with their penalty kill in second. “If you can win the special teams, you’re most likely going to win the game,” said Hepditch. The first week after the break


The points just keep adding up for the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, who won three games on the weekend, maintaining a firstplace lead in the Eddie Mountain Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. Victories over the Golden Rockets on Friday and Sunday held that team in last place, with 19 points, while Saturday’s win added a sixth game to fourth-place Golden’s losing streak. A crowd of over 500 attended Friday’s 6-2 win at the John Bucyk Arena, which started out with a scoreless first period. “It was a solid all-around game,” said head coach Josh Hepditch. “They came out strong in the first period, but we held them off and got better as we went.” Golden scored the game’s first goal in the second period, with two goals by Thunder Cat Connor Ward following soon after. Less than a minute into the third period, Carson Cartwright scored for the Thunder Cats, assisted by Colton St. John, who assisted on four goals in the game. Goals by Connor Kidd, Cartwright and Colby Livingstone followed before the Rockets scored with 25 seconds remaining. The line of Ward, Cartwright and St. John was the Thunder Cats’ best in the game, said Hepditch, with the three KIJHL newcomers earning 10 points between them. On Saturday, the Thunder Cats travelled to Invermere to take on the Rockies, which resulted in a 6-4 victory that saw the Creston’s Ethan Rusnack score two goals and Logan Styler score one in the first period. “We kind of came out with a big bang in the first period, then went to sleep in the second period and let them back in it,” said Hepditch. The Rockies scored three goals in the second period before Trevor Hanna added a fourth for Creston with 1:29 left in the period. In the third-period, Seth Schmidt scored on a power play, with a fourth Rockies goal following a few minutes later. Rusnack earned a hat trick, scoring the Thunder Cats’ sixth with 1:34 remaining in the game. In his first weekend with the Thunder Cats, 17-year-old Kyle Michalovsky impressed Hepditch, stopping 20 Golden shots on Friday and 15 from Columbia Valley on Saturday. “He made the timely saves we needed and held us in there so we could get though sixty minutes,” said Hepdtich. Backup goalie Brock Lefebvre took over for Sunday’s game, stopping 37 of Golden’s 40 shots, helping the Thunder Cats earn a 6-3 victory. Styler scored the game’s first goal on a power play at 7:53 in the first period, with Cartwright scoring a second at 0:56. The Rockets scored at 0:09, and tied the game with a second late in the second period. “We weren’t as sharp as we wanted to be, but we survived,” said Hepditch. “Our depth took over as we went on.” Thunder Cat Justin Post scored the first goal in the third period, and after one more by the Rockets, Hanna, Rusnack (unassisted) and Tyler Podgorenko (shorthanded) added three more. The weekend’s games were the Thunder Cats’ last until Dec. 30, said Hepditch, and


will be a busy one for the Thunder Cats, who host the Kimberley Dynamiters and Fernie Ghostriders — currently second and third, respectively, in the Eddie Mountain Division — on Dec. 30 and 31, and then travel to Invermere on Jan. 3 before hosting the 100 Mile House Wranglers on Jan. 4. But with the Christmas break giving the team a bit of a rest, Hepditch anticipates that the Thunder Cats will be able to pick up where they left off. “They’re gelling like we wanted them to,” he said.





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Creston Valley Thunder Cat Logan Styler tries to keep the puck from a Golden Rocket in Friday’s home game.



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The Creston Chiefs attended the Invermere peewee tournament held Nov. 22-24. Offense was not an issue for the Chiefs, who outscored their opponents 33-9. The Chiefs faced the Invermere Rockies on Nov. 22, and Creston jumped out to an early lead with hard work and persistence. Invermere had a push back, scoring three quick goals. The Chiefs bent but did not break, holding off the Rockies and scoring a few more late goals, pulling out the win with a 7-4 victory. Creston’s next game was against the Lethbridge Threat. The Chiefs came out flying. Having not played the Threat before, they knew they wanted a good start, controlling the play and pace of the game. The Chiefs turned that great start into a huge 8-1 victory. The Chiefs third opponent was the Golden Rockets. A league rival, Creston knew they would be in for a tough game. Golden got on the board first, scoring a goal in the first minute of the game. At the end of the first period, as expected, it was a close game with the score being 2-2. The Chiefs then turned

The Creston Chiefs after winning a tournament in Invermere.

on the offence, outscoring the Rockets 8-1 in the final two periods, coming out on top with a 10-3 final. This put the Creston Chiefs in the championship game on Nov. 24. Championship Sunday brought a final game between the Creston Chiefs and the Golden Rockets. The Creston players knew that hard work and effort were what carried them to the championships, and they kept it rolling, overwhelming Golden with their speed


and skill. Their defense was rock solid and the goaltending was stellar, and they easily dismantled Golden with an 8-1 victory. The Creston Chiefs also had the chance to play against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in a friendly floor hockey game at the Prince Charles Secondary School bubble on Nov. 25. It was extremely exciting for the Chiefs to play against and with local junior hockey players.

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