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Thursday, December 8, 2011

New town council sworn in BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Advance Staff

Nearly a month after voters chose them, six town councillors and a mayor were sworn in at a ceremony at Creston Town Hall on Monday night. Ron Toyota will serve his second term as mayor, with Judy Gadicke, Tanya Ducharme, Jerry Schmalz, Joanna Wilson and Wesly Graham all returning to positions they held before the Nov. 19 election. The only new face in the crowd, Scott Veitch, assumes a vacancy left by Len Folkman, who retired after serving for 12 years as a councillor. The swearing-in ceremonies were conducted by town manager Lou Varela, with assistance from retired Lutheran minister Harry Haberstock. Haberstock presented Toyota with the symbolic chain of office, pointing out the symbols that represent the area’s natural environment and it’s economic diversity. “My first term as your mayor started three years ago and the first year was a tremendous learning curve,” Toyota said in his inaugural address. “I am now comfortable with our local governance, community charter, municipal policies and bylaws, and our regional district procedures. I am proud of our council accomplishments during our first term of office and I believe we have created a firm and solid foundation that we will build up in the next three years.”


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Holiday Train stopping in Creston BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Advance Staff

Creston will once again be treated to a visit by the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train on Monday and Creston Mayor Ron Toyota is using the occasion to challenge

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Creston Valley residents to make donations to the food bank and Christmas hamper fund. The Holiday Train international tour is an annual fundraising and musical event that passes through Creston on alternating years.

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f bigger is better, the Blossom Valley Singers' Christmas concert promises a grand performance for its 25th anniversary season. Now 60 voices strong, the choir has opted for a larger venue, the Prince Charles Theatre. This means that the traditional Singing Christmas Tree will retire this year due to the closing of the old United Church sanctuary. “It would have been great to do our twenty-fifth Christmas Concert in the tree, but we were unable to locate a facility big enough to accommodate its sheer size,” said BVS president Elvin Strand. Instead of ascending a 30-foot tree, the choir will be singing in a forest of festooned evergreens. Accompanied by

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Monte Anderson and the Kokanee Brass, and supported by the Key of She, the Creston Children's Choir and the Prince Charles Secondary School choir, the concert will feature music from Spain, Africa and Brazil, a “jing-a-ling” piece, two inspiring choruses from Handel's Messiah — And the Glory of the Lord and the Hallelujah Chorus — among other favourites. NR The concert will be on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 2:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 for adults and

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A BC Supreme Court decision has put on hold tough impaired driving laws that have significantly reduced traffic fatalities since they were introduced in 2010. Justice Ron Sigurdson ruled last week on a challenge to penalties issued on the roadside when drivers blow over 0.08. Those penalties include a 90-day driving prohibition, 30-day vehicle impoundment and nearly $4,000 in administrative penalties. Sigurdson said the province must find a way to allow drivers to appeal those results. “We are disappointed,” Creston RCMP Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said on Monday. “This decision puts us back to the previous requirement of prosecuting criminal charges through the courts, which are already so backed up that cases are being dismissed because they have taken too long to try.” Two weeks ago, Creston RCMP Cpl. Monte Taylor said that charges against a Creston man and woman for growing marijuana for the purposes of trafficking had been thrown out because of the time it took to bring the case to trial. Numerous court appearances had been cancelled, Taylor said, mostly because of the unavailability of a judge. Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond announced on Nov. 30 that B.C. police will discontinue imposing the harsh roadside penalties until the laws can be amended to reflect Sigurdson’s findings. The judge upheld the acceptability of the law’s roadside penalties for drivers who blow a “warn” reading of 0.05 to 0.08 per cent. Only days before the judicial ruling, Premier Christy Clark and Bond announced that tough, non-criminal penalties had resulted in a 40 per cent decline in alcoholrelated deaths. When the laws were implemented last year the province faced heavy pressure to relax them after pub and restaurant owners complained of a severe decline in business. The immediate decline in alcohol-related driving deaths made it politically difficult for the government to relax the penalties, though. The ruling comes just as the annual Christmas CounterAttack campaign is launched, with increased roadblocks to look for impaired drivers. Creston Valley Radio

Crystal Morton leads children in a rehearsal of We Wish You A Merry Christmas, which they will perform in a concert next week.

Christmas concert creates holiday cheer for families BY BRIAN LAWRENCE Advance Editor Creston Valley schools will ring with a little less cheer this holiday season, with Christmas concerts cancelled due to BC Teachers’ Federation job action. But one parent is working to make sure that Christmas doesn’t get forgotten. Crystal Morton, who has an eight-yearold daughter attending Adam Robertson Elementary School, is organizing a concert that will run on Dec. 14, with memories of her daughter’s participation in past years still fresh in her mind. “I didn’t want for children that age or parents with children that age to miss out,” she said.


Tickets are only $2, and proceeds will be split between the Creston Valley Gleaners Society food bank and the Creston family of school. In keeping with the Christmas spirit, a collection of non-perishable food items will also be taken at the concert. An impressive lineup is already planned: Anita Stushnoff and her Creston Children’s Choir, Jared Story reading a Christmas tale he wrote, Linda Gigliotti’s hip-hop dancers, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, students from Yakan Nuqiy School with greetings from around the world, solo performances from students in grades 4-8 and an appearance by Santa Claus himself. As well, over 20 kids are taking part in songs that Morton is directing.

Developing the concert isn’t a new thing for Morton, who, while living in Edmonton, worked for Yuk Yuks and helped get amateur talent on other stages before they appeared at the club. But the Christmas concert is a onetime thing — when the teachers’ job action is over, she’ll be happy to see them take it on again. “I’m really sure Creston wants something like this to happen and would be sad without it,” she said. “We have to remember that every year before, and every year after, the teachers do this with very little recognition.” The show runs at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Prince Charles Theatre. Tickets are available at Imagine Ink.

Volunteer snow shovelling program to help Creston seniors BY LORNE ECKERLEY Advance Staff

Responding to concerns that some Creston senior residents have problems removing snow from their sidewalks, a requirement under town bylaws, Mayor Ron Toyota is creating a Snow Cats program. “I’m very pleased that Creston Valley Thunder Cat players have volunteered to get this program started,” said Toyota. “If the demand takes off, I’ll


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work to involve other youth groups who want to make a contribution to our community. And I’ll get out and help shovel, too.” While Snow Cats is not an official Town of Creston program, town hall staff will take phone calls from seniors and people with handicaps, creating a list for the volunteer snow shovellers. “Five Creston businesses have volunteered to donate shovels,” Toyota said. “Other communities have similar programs in place and now we are taking up

the challenge of helping our friends and neighbours.” Toyota said that, at least in the early stages of the program, the volunteer service comes with no guarantees. “The Thunder Cat players travel out of town for games and they get a Christmas break to go home to their families,” he said. “But maybe we will get lucky and it won’t snow when the players aren’t available.” To register for the service, call Creston Town Hall at 250-428-2214.

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Accidental 911 calls keep RCMP from real work BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Advance Staff

The many benefits of cellphones are obvious, but they are also chewing up police resources. In the six-month period ending in September, Creston RCMP received 92 “emergency� 911 calls. The problem, RCMP Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said, is that only 14 were for legitimate emergencies. The other 78 were considered to be “abandoned� — the source could not be traced, the number was dialed inadvertently or phone service issues were blamed. “We are required to follow up on each and every 911 call,� Gollan said. “Doing so when the call isn’t an emergency distracts officers from other work.�

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Creston’s Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Carol Service Redeemer Lutheran Church

(across from the Hospital) Carol singing will begin at 11:15pm as people arrive (pick up your candle at the door). The Service starts at 11:30pm and culminates at midnight.

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Gollan said that false alarms are also a drain on resources, with 119 incidents in the same period. “Of course, we don’t know that an alarm has been activated by accident or is just sensitive to something like wind gusts until our members arrive on the scene,� he said. “But when they are attending false alarm calls it can divert them from something more urgent.�

Police Beat Creston RCMP responded to 67 calls for service from Nov. 28-Dec. 4, Gollan said on Monday. November 28 •Police were called to the site of a family dispute on 11th Avenue North but found that only a verbal argument had taken place. •A 12-speed Sportek Komodo bicycle was found on Highway 21 and can be claimed by the owner at the police station. •A vehicle was rear-ended at Vancouver Street and 10th Avenue North by a red Dodge Caravan driven by an elderly male with white hair and sunglasses, who than left the scene without stopping. Minor damage was sustained by the vehicle that was hit.

•A group of males exited from a crew cab, broke into a residence on Seventh Avenue North, “tossedâ€? it and left. The men were unknown to the complainant. •November 29 •A blue Kuwahara mountain bike was stolen from a garage on Dogwood Street. November 30 •No injuries resulted when a vehicle rolled over on Highway 3 about three kilometres north of Yahk. •Creston RCMP assisted Vancouver police in serving a subpoena at an Aspen Place residence. •No injuries were reported after a vehicle went off Highway 3 near Topaz Creek. •A domestic disturbance at Sanca on Highway 3A continues to be under investigation. •A 911 call from an Ibbitson Street address appears to have been the result of “pocket dialingâ€?, in which buttons appear to have been pressed by the movement of a phone being carried in a pocket. •A male was arrested for breaching court conditions not to consume alcohol following a domestic disturbance on Sixth Avenue North.

TOWN OF CRESTON EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FULL-TIME STUDENT POSITION TWO-WEEK TERM (Corporate Services) The Town of Creston is now accepting applications for one full-time student position, two-week term, in the Corporate Services Department. Employment for this position will be on a ‘full-time’ basis starting on or about December 12th through to December 23rd, 2011 and will be part of CUPE Local 2092. Applicants for the position must be mature, performance oriented individuals with the ability to work extremely well with others and independently with little supervision. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent performs a variety of general administrative services including responding to callers, visitors, and the general public, word processing, other applicable software programs, spreadsheets, etc.; preparing draft letters and correspondence, and assistance to other administrative support staff. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Working knowledge in word processing functions, internet and municipal data base systems, particularly in preparing and revising various documents; • Working knowledge of ofďŹ ce procedures and practices; • Good understanding of the organizational structure and responsibilities and operations of the Town departments; • Working knowledge of bylaws, related legislation and regulations; • Ability to work independently and apply signiďŹ cant initiative and conďŹ dence; • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as a team member at all levels of the organization including with staff in individual and / or group settings; • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with attention to detail and to a high standard of excellence; • Ability to handle multiple projects, diverse workloads and priorities, and be a self-starter; • Ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public and other employees in responding to a variety of inquiries, complaints and related matters. • Ability to work with attention to detail and accuracy. Wage is as per the current Collective Agreement for a student with respect to the OfďŹ ce Clerk/Secretary position.

STUDENT WAGE SUBSIDY AVAILABLE Provide a part-time job for full-time high school and post-secondary students during the school year. School Works, a new CBT pilot program provides an $8/hr student wage subsidy to small businesses, non-profit and First Nation organizations and public bodies in the Columbia Basin.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: • This position is scheduled to end as of December 23rd, 2011. Applicants must be a minimum 18 years of age prior to the commencement of employment with the Town and must be returning to a post-secondary institution as a full time registered student. • Prior to acceptance of employment with the Town of Creston, the successful candidate will be required to submit a criminal record check and, where required, have a drivers’ abstract completed. Written applications, with an up to date resume and proof of registration for post-secondary education enrolment to be submitted to:

School Works applications being accepted starting December 1, 2011.

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December 1 •A stolen vehicle crossed the centre line of Highway 3 at the Yahk train overpass and crashed into a concrete barrier. The vehicle’s occupants were gone when police arrived. •A purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Hurl Street. •A vehicle stolen in Creston was abandoned by the thieves at the weigh scales at the highway 3/95 junction. •A female driver without a valid licence was stopped on Helen Street and her vehicle was towed. She was issued a ticket for driving while prohibited. •Two sets of keys were stolen from an unlocked vehicle at the Yahk weigh scales. An attempt to steal a Dodge Caravan at the same location was unsuccessful because the vehicle had no battery. Police believe both vehicles were likely entered by the thieves who abandoned the car at the weigh scales. •A vehicle whose owner parked on the roadside to attend a 24th Avenue South house party was damaged on the driver’s side in a hit and run. December 2 •An unlocked vehicle on Helen Street was entered. A bag containing a Bible and a binder was stolen and later recovered from a nearby ditch. Video surveillance tapes have identified a potential suspect and the investigation continues. •A driver of a vehicle with a noisy muffler has agreed to get it fixed after police received a complaint. •A driver and his wife sustained minor injuries when their vehicle went off Highway 3 near Summit Creek bridge in icy road conditions. •Police investigated a complaint about inappropriate photos of a female youth being displayed on cellphones at a local school. Gollan reminds readers that circulating and possessing such photographs can lead to criminal charges when they depict youths. •Following a fight involving three students at a local school, one required hospital treatment. The school, social service personnel and police are working on the case. •Police received a complaint about a male driving over Kootenay Pass in a vehicle that doesn’t have winter or snow tires. •Thieves who rifled through an unlocked vehicle on Devon Street netted some change. •The female subject of an erratic driving complaint on Highway 3 in Erickson told police she drives slowly at night. •Two people were treated for minor injuries in the hospital after their vehicle went off Hagey Road and into a creek. •Police received loud party complaints from Pine Street, Birch Street and 10th Avenue South. •No injuries resulted from a consensual fight between females on McDonald Street. December 3 •A Red Deer resident will be visited by police after making a series of unwanted phone calls to a Meadowwood Road residence. •A large black dog entered a Silvercrest Road yard and attacked the resident dog. •No charges are pending following a complaint that a person left a small party on Seventh Avenue North with the beer. •An Eighth Avenue South resident whose cellphone dialed 911 said he was having problems with the Blackberry. December 4 •Two drivers who were driving erratically on Northwest Boulevard, each unhappy with the other’s driving habits, were warned about their behavior. •The First Avenue North owner of a cellphone that made a 911 call said he had no idea how the number was dialed. •Police are applying for an arrest warrant for a male who has breached a no contact court condition and broken his curfew. •Someone setting up the number to be speed dialed on a cellphone dialed 911 accidentally.

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School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) trustees will tell bargaining agents in the ongoing teacher dispute that job action is resulting in higher absenteeism amongst both teachers and principals. But union reps called the decision to write both the BC Public School Employers Association and BC Teachers Federation “hasty” and unfounded. The board heard on Nov. 22 that absence due to illness in the district is up 12.5 per cent among teachers this year compared to the five-year average, and up 19.7 per cent among administrators, who have taken on additional duties during the work-to-rule campaign. “I am very, very concerned,” said Supt. Jeff Jones, attributing the figures at least partly to the strike. He added that as the dispute enters its fourth month, the public seems blissfully unaware. “I don’t think people understand the urgency of this situation,” he said. “It’s got to end. It boggles my mind that people in the community don’t know teachers are on strike.” Trustees agreed to tell both sides, as well as the government, about the negative impacts of the job action, including increased absentee rates. Lenora Trenaman said she was frustrated with any increase of illness, regardless of the cause, and Annette Hambler-Pruden wondered who would fund the additional sick pay. However, the decision to write the letter was challenged by teacher reps. Kootenay Lake Teachers’ Association president Becky Blair said she was “amazed” board members didn’t question the data. She said the district has one of the oldest groups of teachers in the province, “so we are going to have more health issues.” Tom Newell of the Nelson District Teachers’ Association said it was “hasty” of the board to pass the motion without getting other perspectives from partner groups. “I think they’ll find the letter will be not factual enough to really garner much support,” he said. Newell added he “wholeheartedly disagrees” with the notion the dispute is making teachers sick: “I am not hearing anything to say this strike is stressing us out.” He wasn’t so sure about administrators: “Their workload has changed, so it may be an impact. I have no idea. I know one has a back injury. That has nothing to do with job action.” Both union reps suggested parents have been highly supportive, however, and since job action is designed not to disrupt studies, they feel they’ve succeeded if the public hasn’t noticed any difference.

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Local elected officials and representatives of search and rescue teams and the Columbia Basin Trust attended the opening of the new emergency services building at the Creston Valley Airport on Friday.

Emergency services building opens BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Advance Staff

There were smiles all around the Creston Valley Airport on Friday as volunteers, elected officials and Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) representatives arrived to celebrate the opening of a new emergency services building. Neil Muth, CEO of CBT, said that the trust’s $100,000 contribution towards the construction project was the result of a team approach to providing emergency services in the area. “Thanks go to all the volunteers who are involved in this project,” he told a crowd of about 40 people. “Their collaboration has resulted in this building. It is a prime example of how the different agencies, along with the Regional District of Central Kootenay and Town of Creston, work together.” Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks was on hand to share in the celebration. “This building provides a fixed base of operations for a number of emergency services,” he said, before presenting airport society president Fred Jones with a Canadian flag to fly over the building. “Working together to get things done is something that we in the Kootenays have become accustomed to.” “This project really shows the importance of the Columbia Basin

Trust to this area of the province,” Area B director John Kettle said. “We would all be standing here in a mud puddle if it wasn’t for the CBT. “In the last nine years the CBT has put $350,000 into Area B in the form of community initiative grants. That’s a lot of money and it helps fill voids in our communities. “Now the trust has helped us take another step forward by providing a facility for air and ground search and rescue volunteers, the Creston Valley Airport Society and the B.C. Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) to work out of,” he said, adding that the airport society’s volunteer efforts have doubled the number of emergency medical flights in and out of the Creston Valley.” The airport society manages the airport under contract to the Town of Creston, which owns the property. “The members of our society average more than 100 hours a year of volunteer service,” Jones said. By keeping the runway clear of snow 24 hours a day, seven days a week, he said that the Creston Valley Airport is becoming a favourite for air ambulance pilots, who know they can count on a clear runway at an airport that is rarely socked in by clouds, a problem that several other Kootenay airports struggle with. The new building includes a wait-

ing room and washroom with a shower for the use of air ambulance pilots, who often have a wait of several hours while patients are transported to the airport from Creston and other communities in the area. “In the past, we’ve actually been aware of some pilots having to start their plane engines to stay warm in cold winter weather,” airport society secretary/treasurer Mary Angus said. Robert McLean, deputy zone commander for PEP Air (a member of the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association), sent a message from Thailand, where he and his wife are holidaying: “On behalf of the volunteers of Creston air search and rescue, I would like to thank all involved in setting up this wonderful facility and for including search and rescue groups in your plan. “This facility has already been used for the evaluation of the Southeast Zone of PEP Air CASARA and 442 Comox. I am pleased to say that we have met all requirements and are operational and ready to meet the call if needed. The evaluation team from PEP Air CASARA and Canadian Forces 442 representatives remarked that they were very impressed with the facility. They also said that it will be a true asset to the SAR system in the province, both as a search headquarters and training area.”

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At first blush, the provincial government announcement to create a new auditing function didn’t seem like such a bad idea. Who, after all, is going to argue against a plan to ensure our tax dollars aren’t spent wisely? It should be a motherhood and apple pie, no-brainer of an idea. But is it? I thought it was interesting that the notion of an auditor-general for municipal governments was first sent up the flagpole during the fall’s Union of BC Municipalities conference. I’m not sure just how warm a reception it received, but it didn’t seem to create much of a furor. But then, I thought, how likely was that to happen? How likely are municipal politicians — town and city councils and regional directors — to want to challenge, at least publicly, a provincial government initiative, even if it does step on their toes? Municipal governments are decidedly junior in their functions. Although they do have taxing authority, they are closely regulated by their provincial mommies and daddies. Their activities are well-defined under the Local Government Act and similar laws. Each and every bylaw they pass must receive approval from the province before they are enacted. Local governments can’t run up operating deficits and their books must be audited — remember that term? — independently before the fiscal year’s books are closed. So with all those restrictions in place, where did the need for a municipal auditor general come from? Well, the BC Chamber of Commerce body was quick to take credit, pointing to a 2010 “working paper� it produced. On reading the paper, it became clear that the major

bone of contention is the disproportionately high rates that businesses, and especially industries, pay for local taxes. I certainly have no argument with that contention.

instance, our embarrassingly high rate of child poverty. The auditorgeneral for municipal governments looks to me like a back-door way of addressing local tax inequities when the government can, through legislation, make the changes if it feels they are that important. “While all municipalities in B.C. are required to have a financial audit and report this information publicly, the chamber does not believe that this goes far enough in Lorne Eckersley introducing a level of accountability and scrutiny The paper acknowledges the to municipal decision making,� challenges local governments face: according to the B.C. chamber. “It is also important to recognize Nonsense, I say. How is it that that while the tax system is local governments, whose elected unwieldy at best, with no similarly officials are our neighbours, who complex system anywhere in shop in our stores and walk on our Canada, the environment in which sidewalks, are not accountable municipalities must operate has enough? Their meetings are open to the public and the simple fact of the itself become increasingly challenging. With the downloading of servic- matter is that almost no one cares enough to attend (despite the argues to municipal governments and ment that Creston’s town council the infrastructure funding gap from senior levels of government, munici- meets at 4 p.m., during working hours for many, public attendance is palities are pressed to provide citizen service, and infrastructure main- no worse that when it met in the evening). And, as I pointed out, local tenance and development with limgovernments are subject to far closer ited funding stream capacities. scrutiny, and their actions are reguAccording to the Federation of lated to a far greater extent, than Canadian Municipalities, only eight those of their senior counterparts. cents of each tax dollar paid in If the provincial government has Canada goes to municipalities. The concerns about property tax discreprest goes to the federal and provinancies between residential and busicial governments.� ness properties, it should address So, local governments have an them with legislation and not introincreasingly larger role to play duce yet another bureaucracy that when it comes to providing the serhas nothing more than an advisory vices their taxpayers demand. We role to play. Paternalism or, in our know that. And we know that local case, maternalism, already plays too governments operate on a short great a part in our system of governleash. And we also know that the ment. provincial government is running Lorne Eckersley is the publisher of annual operating deficits that prethe Creston Valley Advance. vent it from addressing, for

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Slogan 31: Don’t malign others

When we engage in negative gossip, our impact, whether intentional or unintentional, is to cause harm. The saying that “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me� simply isn’t true. Words do have power and certainly can create happiness and cause pain. This is why the historical Buddha taught that one of the eight ways to be free of suffering is to practice “right speech.� Right speech benefits self and others. Spiteful and meanspirited speech breaks hearts and destroys lives, especially in a town the size of Creston where local news travel fast. In working with spiritual training, we work not only with speech and actions, but with the mind that is behind them. For example, before we say something, it is helpful to ask ourselves why we are saying it, and take some time to anticipate the impact that our words might have. Are we trying to connect with someone or get rid of them? Are we trying to help them or destroy them? Or maybe we are talking just to talk, to fill empty space because we are uneasy with shared silence. This practice allows us to examine whether our words will enhance the lives of self and others, or have a long-lasting harmful effect.

If we malign others to feel good about ourselves by comparing our strengths to the others’ weaknesses, we will never feel happy with who we are. If we build our self-concept


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by comparing ourselves with others, when we meet people who are exceptional, our encounter with them will make us feel inadequate. In Zen, feeling inadequate is the most common spiritual error, and it is a very serious one, because it denies the existence of our Buddha nature. This slogan advises us to stop that whole destructive approach. Not maligning others does not mean that we ignore the differences in people. It does not mean that we fail to recognize people’s hateful or destructive attitudes and weaknesses. And it does not mean that we should refrain from speaking up when we witness harmful acts of body and speech. This slogan is not

an invitation to abandoning wise discernment. Everything does not become a mush. To realize compassion, it is necessary to see others’ problems, but when we use other people’s weaknesses to prop ourselves up with negative gossip, we are misusing our minds and our ability to speak. If we lift the veil that props up our own insecure egos and prevents us from seeing life as it is, we can respond directly and appropriately. By stopping the habit of maligning, we begin to realize the three great precepts of Zen, “Do no harm, do only good; do good for others.� We will also begin to develop the spiritual confidence that Zen training develops. 
Suggested practice: 
Pay attention to your speech and to how you talk to and about other people. What is the difference between speaking with critical intelligence and using speech that causes harm? This column is a long series of short essays exploring the meaning of the Lojong Slogans. It is inspired by the work of Judy Lief. Kuya Minogue is the resident teacher at Creston’s ZenWords Zen Centre. For more information, she can be reached at 250-428-3390.

Creston Valley Advance Thursday, December 8, 2011

Time to restore trust in schools

To the Editor: (Open letter to the BC Public Schools Employers’ Association and the BC Teachers’ Federation) We understand that despite several months of negotiation, the parties remain very far apart and are outraged that this dispute continues. As extremely concerned and aggravated parents, we demand that you find a solution that will end the teacher job action immediately. We remind you that parents in the Kootenay Lake school district are actively involved in public education because we believe in its value for our children and society. At the Oct. 27 Kootenay Lake District Parents Advisory Council meeting, parents discussed the “teach only” campaign currently endorsed by the BCTF. This job action has turned the focus away from our children’s education and toward the seemingly intransigent positions of BCPSEA and the BCTF. We urge both parties not to undermine our children’s education in favour of fulfilling their own needs. The BCTF has assured us that teachers will maintain close communication with parents; however, parents in the Kootenay Lake school district are frustrated that teacher-parent communication is inconsistent within and between schools as well as between districts throughout the province. Some parents are receiving detailed information about their children, while others have received nothing. We are also concerned about the toll this campaign is having on principals, vice-principals and school district administrative staff who must fulfill their required duties, without collaboration from teachers, plus undertake additional supervisory responsibilities to ensure the safety of our children. School administrators need to get off the playgrounds and back to managing schools. We believe that the learning environment that is marked by positive parental involvement supports and enhances the public school education system. Further, the Kootenay Lake DPAC finds it unacceptable that the BCTF is limiting grade reporting to Grade 12 students when the Passport to Education government program that provides up to $1,000 per student is based on grade 10, 11, and 12 course grades. The time is now to address what is

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important. We implore you to negotiate based on your mutual interest in the provision of quality education of our children and reach a settlement within 30 days, so that our trust that B.C. public schools are still the best place to educate our children can be restored. Kendra Mann, Vice-Chair Kootenay Lake District Parents’ Advisory Council

ter the service we offer to the students in our district. I understand there will be disagreements during this process but the personal attacks and rhetoric that are taking place do not help the situation, but only diminish the relationships that we need to work together. Asking for changes in a contract is not a sign of disrespect but an honouring of the bargaining process that we have in place. As your local trustee, I will continue to work with everyone involved to make decisions based on what is best for students. Mel Joy, School Trustee Town of Creston

Joy doing what’s best for students Candidate feels blessed

To the Editor: (Re: “Trustee must stand up for students”, Nov. 17 Advance, page 7) The letter was written by Creston Valley Teachers’ Association president Becky Blair. As it went in two days before elections were to be held I was not given the ability to respond. I would like to take this opportunity to provide our community with my thoughts on some of the points she brought forward. The title of her letter, “Trustee must stand up for students,” is exactly what I feel, as a trustee, is my role. All of the criticizing emails and comments I received during the election were around how I do not support teachers, not around the job that I do in standing up for what is right for students. I pride myself in not being an advocate for special interest groups or unions. As a trustee, my decisions are based on the input I receive from all people involved, which includes teachers but also students, parents, support staff, administration, community and any other group that may be involved in the issues. In my role as the chair for the BC Public School Employers’ Association, I represent the 60 boards from around the province, and as spokesperson I speak on behalf of those I represent and I take this role seriously. Bargaining is difficult under any circumstances and in the kindergartenGrade 12 sector it is even more challenging, as kids are affected by the labour dispute. The current strike is having a negative impact in our schools and on students, so the conversations at the bargaining table are so important and need to be dealt with as quickly as possible. As an employer, we truly value our employees and the work they do, but there are contractual changes to the collective agreement we would like to see to bet-

To the Editor: Thank you so much to all you wonderful people in Creston, not only to the 514 people that voted for me, almost everyone of whom I can personally call “friend” (who gets that kind of love in their lifetime?), but also so much encouragement from people that were outside of the township of Creston, and who couldn’t vote in town. The phone calls, the Facebook comments and messages and the emails have overwhelmed me with love, support and inspiration. I feel so blessed. To know from some of the comments I received that I have inspired people to fight for what they believe in, and that my efforts and energy have had a positive impact means a lot has been accomplished. There are so many people I want to express my gratitude to: those who gave donations to my campaign — you were so generous, those who campaigned for me, the scrutineers — you guys were a lot of fun and sacrificed a lot of time, Prince Charles Secondary School’s AVID class and especially the young women from AVID that scrutinized the people that organized the forums and the Facebook forum and the past, (as in retired), and present political powerhouses — you were so supportive and gave great advice. And I am especially grateful to retiring councilor Len Folkman! Not only did you stay up to the wee hours of the next morning to scrutinize the count for me, your support and advice throughout the entire campaign was overwhelming. Len, you truly are one of my heroes. Rhonda Barter Creston

Keeping our brains sharp

Attention seniors! Becoming forgetful? Recent research has discovered that learning a second language could really keep our grey matter tuned up. Why not study in greater depth the language spoken by more than 300 million people around the world, English? In spite of all its illogicality, there are more students of English in the world’s next superpower, China, than there are people in the U.S. A look at the history of our language reveals the origin of some colourful expressions, some dating back to the 1500s. In England, the peasants at this time

could only afford to bathe once a year (incidentally this was probably the main reason brides carried a bunch of sweet

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Experience Phil Thomas smelling flowers to the altar). Water was heated and the menfolk were the first.

Then all the sons, then the women and finally the children, last of all, the babies. By then the water was so dirty they could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.” Another example was caused by the thatched straw roofs with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals lived in the roof. When it rained, it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall into the house. Hence the saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs.” See EXPRESSIONS, page 8 7

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Scouting about in Creston’s winter world of birds

Lots of creatures, including humans, hunt down birds. It goes on year-round. Humans have hunted birds for a longer time than I can remember. About 100 years ago, and more recently, in the Eastern United States, around Christmas time, was the well-attended turkey shoot — that is, till the numbers of turkeys dwindled. Then, some thoughtful citizens, realizing it would be of value to know how birds of all kinds were doing and that it would be of equal value to have something contrary to the turkey shoot, initiated a wild bird “hunt”. So was born the Christmas Bird Count. The Christmas Bird Count is now supported by thousands of volunteers all over Canada and the United States. These outdoor enthusiasts look for birds of any sort, excepting domestic

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fowl, and identify and record the numbers seen. The results are sent into a processing center to determine bird trends. The wild bird hunt is usually conducted between Christmas and New Year’s. The date for the Creston Valley Christmas Bird Count is Dec. 27.

Out There Ed McMackin Participants in the count drive roads and walk in designated areas, by couples and in groups, and record all the kinds of birds that are found. Observers don’t need to be bird experts, but just good at spotting. Another in the group may identify the bird. Several pairs of eyes will pick out a lot more birds than one pair of eyes. Lots of help spotting is needed. For the Christmas Bird Count, people not only go out there to observe easy-to-find birds and the elusive ones, but others will spend much of the day keeping track of what comes to their bird feeders. Which ever you choose, you could have a refreshing encounter with birds. I have some great memories of rooting out winter birds. One such memory is the element of mystery. What bird will check me out today? And, where will it make that encounter? Then there is the surprise element. Winter wrens are just that: winter wrens. The little things can be quite secretive about their movements while they check you out. They


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Bohemian waxwings down from the north in Creston’s winter wonderland.

haunt underbrush in deep woods and edges along swamps and brooks. That perky little tail is a dead giveaway. Birds that I often see more of in winter than in summer are white-winged and red crossbills and pine siskins. These birds of coniferous forests fly down to the roadsides to find grit to help in grinding their hard seed diet. Christmas-coloured male pine grosbeaks and their grayish-green mates will also seek fine rocks around your home or along country roads. Many get killed on our highways by unsuspecting motorists, so give the birds a bit of a “brake”. A rare bird in winter is the snipe. It takes a thorough search to detect the motionless form of this swamp bird pausing by a half-frozen, shallow, alder-bordered brook. Another unusual and elusive winter bird is the meadowlark. Like all birds, if around in winter, they will seek out sheltered pockets of landscape where food and water are readily available. For the western meadowlark, that could be around where

cattle are being fed, where there is bare dirt and perhaps an old shed for shelter. In contrast to the rare winter birds are the ones that occur in large numbers. House finch, Canada geese and Bohemian waxwing tallies may, on winter bird counts, total in the hundreds. If you join in the bird count, whatever birds you spot or may not spot, you may have a well worthwhile experience, just for the scenery, fresh air and the good company. It’s a good idea to bring a lunch and hot drink and binoculars, if you have them. Dress to keep the head, hands, heart and feet warm. To count yourself in, contact Sharon at 250-428-7289 or our feeder friend Catherine at 250428-8435. Wishing your great times this Christmas season will become favourite and lasting memories! Happy and healthy celebrations! Ed McMackin is a biologist by profession but a naturalist and hiker by nature. He can be reached at 250866-5747.

Expressions lost as new ones created

From page 7 A third example is rather gruesome. When burial plots became scarce, gravediggers would often unearth the “occupied” coffins. When reopening these coffins, one out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive! So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (“the graveyard shift”) to listen for the bell; thus, some lucky soul could be “saved by the bell.” Interestingly, our generation of seniors may be the last to use these

expressions. Although our kids might understand the meaning, they are unlikely to use them in their active speech. No doubt they are already replacing them with new words like “tweckle” (heckling using a Tweet) or expressions like “born on the wrong side of the blanket”(born out of wedlock) and “kick the can down the road” (delaying the resolution of a pressing problem). So along with all the other habits to keep your brain sharp, be curious about our language, ancient and modern. It might help to avoid that questions we all ask: “Honey, where did I put the car keys?” Phil Thomas is a longtime Creston resident and volunteer.

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DUC banquet raises $27,000 for conservation DUCKS UNLIMITED Creston Branch

By all accounts, Creston’s 27th annual Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) banquet, which was held Oct. 15, was a smashing success. Not only did each of the 222 guests enjoy a fabulous meal and participate in action-packed auctions and games of chance, but they raised $27,000 for wetland conservation. “It was a great night,” said chair Gertie Brown. “People were striking up friendships and swapping stories — you meet lots of people who share the same interests and values as you. Most attendees are

people who really appreciate the natural beauty of wetlands and recognize the value that wetlands have. We’re heavily attended by outdoor enthusiasts who are concerned about the depletion of our natural resources.” The money raised goes to support wetlands infrastructure, including that at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, which, in 1970, received funding as the first Ducks Unlimited project in B.C. Since then, DUC has helped to conserve 3,395 hectares of habitat in the Creston Valley, for a total investment of $2,765,530. “People attend this dinner as one of the ways to give a little

something back to nature,” said Brown. “Revenue generated from the evening’s raffles, silent auction and live auction is invested in habitat conservation, research and education. So when you attend a Ducks Unlimited Canada event, you’re actively involved in wetland conservation.” The highlight of the evening was the live auction, thanks to the spirited, charitable crowd who were all too willing to start a bidding war over items like prints, sculptures and home décor. And support from the local business community was phenomenal. “A special thanks to all the sponsors and donors,” said Brown. “We could not have a very successful event without your generous support.” Two people at the dinner received special recognition. The first was Chuck Truscott, who has served as the dinner’s MC for 25 years; he received a gold pin and a set of knives. Also honoured was Fred Mawson, owner of Mawson’s Sports in downtown Creston, who received a framed print, Curious. “Fred was one of the first committee members that started the fundraising dinner 27 years ago,” said Brown. “He sells our tickets at his store and lets us do a window display. He also donates generously.” Brown also extended her thanks to the committee members.

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(Above) Ducks Unlimited chair Gertie Brown present longtime sponsor Fred Mawson with a framed print, Curious. (Left) Brown presents Chuck Truscott, dinner host of 25 years, with a knife set and pin.

“They are all such great people who don’t just sit back and expect other people to fix things for them,” Brown said. “They’re taking an active part in helping stop the loss of wetlands by

raising funds with the dinner. They’re heroes to Ducks Unlimited.” For more information on local Ducks Unlimited events, contact Gertie Brown at 250-428-7581.



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The MacInnes (above) and Thompson teams from Kamloops visited Creston and won the qualifier for a provincial curling tournament to be held next month

Creston Valley Thunder Cats forward Jesse Collins (right) and Kamloops Storm defenceman Mattia Bortolotto race for the puck during Saturday’s game.

Curling teams qualify Two wins for T-Cats for B.C. tournament Jeff Banman /


Seven teams participated in the first women’s open qualifier event this past weekend at the Creston Curling Centre. They vied for two positions into the women’s BC Scotties to be held in January 2012. The seven teams were Schmidt from Beaver Valley, Andrews from Invermere, Thompson from Richmond, Thompson and MacInnes from Kamloops, Klapp from Elkford and Will from Sparwood. The MacInnes team, consisting of skip Allison MacInnes, third Grace MacInnes,

second Dianne Gushalak and lead Amanda Guido won the A Event side. The Kelly Thompson team, consisting of skip Kelly Thompson and her sister, third Kim Thompson (both formerly of Creston), second Pamela Lai and lead Janelle Sakamoto won the B event side and earned a spot in the B.C. playoffs. The winner of the BC Scotties goes on to represent the province in the Scott Tournament of Hearts. All teams were impressed with the great local facility and the ice conditions, and hope to come back for future playdowns.


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Thunder Cats head coach Brent Heaven said of Saturday’s 6-2 victory over the Storm. Two wins on the weekend helped the Brandon Formosa led the scoring a Creston Valley Thunder Cats hold on to minute into the first period, followed by third place in the Eddie Mountain two Kamloops goals. Trevor Forward Division of the Kootenay International scored late in the period, with Formosa Junior Hockey League. adding two more. The second and third With 30 points, the Thunder Cats are periods also saw Formosa score, with a four points ahead of the Golden Rockets, shorthanded goal in the second and powbut behind the Kimberley Dynamiters er-play goal in the third. (38) and Fernie Ghostriders (42) after vic“He’s got the potential and we’ve seen tories over the Rockets and the Doug it all year,” said Heaven. “He’s only gone Birks Division-leading Kamloops Storm. one game without getting a point.” “I think we came out and played Goalie Tyler Moffatt was also part of with urgency and the will to win,” the Thunder Cats’ success, stopping 32 Kamloops shots and making some “momentum shifting saves.” 65% OFF! 61% OFF! 63% OFF! “Tyler Moffatt 3L Dutch oven with cover. $146.00. 20pc Belmont 4L casserole with cover. $164.00. played fantastic for us flatware set. in net,” said Heaven. $89.99. “He really stood on his head and gave us a chance to win.” 99 99 99 $49 $34 $59 Heaven also noted that the game was 60% OFF! 36% OFF! rough, with a total of 4pc stainless The perfect stocking stuffer! about 200 penalty minsteel steak Non-stick utes being shared knives. egg toss between the teams. $49.99. pan in red, blue or citron. Sunday’s game was $10.99. also a victory for the $1999 $699 Thunder Cats, who earned a 5-3 win over Up to 68% OFF! Up to 51% OFF! the Rockets, starting Ceramic fry pan with silicone handle. PFOA A great selection of with a goal 30 seconds and PTFE Free! Paderno ceramic into the game. 24cm/9” List: $109.99. bakeware with “Our captain, Scott Now $34.99! silicone grips. 28cm/11” PFOA and PTFE Swiston, stole the List: $119.99. Free! Starting at puck from their $9.99! Now $39.99! defenceman and went in to get a goal shortDECEMBER 7th to 11th ONLY AT: handed,” said Heaven. “It was a great way to start a game. … We were able to build off CRESTON of that.” Creston Home Hardware Building Centre Formosa followed 1608 Northwest Blvd. with his sixth goal of (250) 428-9388 the weekend, for 2-0 PADERNO score at the end of the first period.

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Judokas earn 16 medals in Creston tournament CRESTON JUDO CLUB

Back row (from left) Dillon Hack, Leelen Samuelson, Jay Martin, Donovan Hack; middle row (from left) Sensei Ben Reinhardt, Kim Francoeur, Brandon Hills, Dylan Armitage, sensei Munroe Albert; front row (from left) Cheyann Albert, Brae Booth, Kyle Qualtieri, Joseph Albert, Kaeden Rendek, Odin Bartsch, Justin Juurlink, Gage Traplin.

The Creston Judo Club held its eighth annual Creston Challenge Cup judo tournament on Nov. 19. Participants from Salmo, Fernie and Invemere competed against local judokas both in individual matches and the team challenge. After a hard-fought battle, Creston’s five-person team of Brae Booth, Kaeden Rendek, Justin Juurlink, Peter Dunn and Dillon Hack lost a close battle to the Salmo team in the final of the Creston Challenge Cup. Team Creston walked away with a total of 16



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Nov. 15-21 Sunday Mixed Ladies’ single-triple: Tammy Ahlefeld, 268-545. Men’s single-triple: Ralph McGunigle, 267-709. POA: Tim Davis, 90. Monday Golden Age Ladies’ single-triple: Shelagh Schmidt, 234-590. Men’s single-triple: Jacques Pinon, 271-704. POA: Pinon, 161. Monday Ladies Single: Betty Armitage, 238. Triple: Korry Pukas, 644. POA: Pukas, 128. Wednesday Matinee Ladies’ single: Jean Carling, 229. Ladies’ triple: Shirley Bloodworth, 624. Men’s single-triple: Doug Rea, 293-745. POA: Rea, 151. Wednesday Mixed Ladies’ single-triple: Kim McTeer, 240-675. Men’s single: Rick Speiss, 283. Men’s triple: Ralph McGunigle, 760. POA: Derek Thompson, 117. Thursday Golden Age Ladies’ single: Shelagh Schmidt, 216. Ladies’ triple: Josie Zewiec, 551. Men’s single: Ralph McGunigle, 248. Men’s triple: Bill Drefko, 656. POA: Zewiec, 68. Thursday Men’s Single-triple: Bob Bergman, 285-660. POA: Glen Hoath, 62. Youth Bowling Dinos Girls’ single: Betty Bradbury, 116. POA: Bradbury, 12. Jets Girls’ single-double: Raya Terrill, 103-174. Boys’ single-double: Jackson Barker, 75-128. Bantams Girls’ single-triple: Brooke Bergman, 155-313. Boys’ single-triple: Brayden Bradbury, 167-467. POA: Bradbury, 46.

Juniors Boys’ single-double: Darien Gergman, 218-484. POA: Gregory Viers, 92. Seniors Girls’ single-triple: Desiree Duchsherer, 241-567. Boys’ single-triple: Curtis Mayne, 224-565. POA: Duchsherer, 81. Special Olympics Three Games Ladies’ single: Sherri Boder, 167. Ladies’ triple: Kathy Schmidt, 430. Men’s single-triple: Darren Butler, 215-521. POA: Keith Botes, 78. Two Games Ladies’ single: Heather Dugdale, 141. Ladies’ double: Sandy Rauchert, 187. Men’s single-double: Gordy Berrington, 170-322. POA: Berrington, 40. Nov. 22-28 Sunday Mixed Ladies’ single: Marion Rinas, 218. Ladies’ triple: Marlene McGunigle 584. Men’s single: Kelly Mehrer, 265. Men’s triple: Ed Rinas, 686. POA: Mehrer, 87. Monday Golden Age Ladies’ single: Shelagh Schmidt, 192. Ladies’ triple: Ursula Bzdel, 519. Men’s single-triple: Earl Ambrose, 225-582. POA: Bzdel, 81. Monday Ladies Ladies’ single: Gin Bergman, 309. Ladies’ triple: Shelley Lindsay, 735. POA: Laura Sussums, 124. Wednesday Matinee Ladies’ single-triple: Liz ryans, 237-623. Men’s single-triple: Earl Ambrose, 233-620. POA: Bryans, 101. Wednesday Mixed Ladies’ single-triple: Virginia Harder, 286-665. Men’s single: Cameron Mitchell, 262. Men’s triple: Bill Drefko, 656. POA: Chris Miller, 173. Thursday Golden Age Ladies’ single: Josie Zewiec,

204. Ladies’ triple: Shelagh Schmidt, 535. Men’s single-triple: Ralph McGunigle, 278-701. POA: Irene Deprey, 82. Thursday Men’s Single-triple: Cameron Mitchell, 294-771. POA: Mitchell, 90. Youth Bowling Dinos Girls’ single: Cassidy Wood, 118. POA: Wood, 6. Jets Girls’ single-double: Raya Terrill, 88-170. Boys’ single-double: Jackson Barker, 82-155. POA: Oakley Ahlefeld, 11. Bantams Girls’ single-triple: Brooke Bergman, 131-362. Boys’ single-triple: Brayden Bradbury, 162-428. POA: Bergman, 89. Juniors Boys’ single: Patrick Kusnir, 191. Boys’ double: Abe Smith, 497. POA: Kusnir, 161. Seniors Girls’ single-triple: Kelsey Speiss, 265-613. Boys’ single: Jacob Speiss, 190. Boys’ triple: Curtis Mayne, 507. POA: Duchsherer, 81.

CRESTON VALLEY SENIORS ASSOCIATION Whist scores from Oct. 19: Ladies: Cora Stach, 36; Sally Malner, 32; Erika Reinke, 30. Men: Rody Malner, 38; Karl Zimmerman, 35; Jean Herbaut, 34. Cribbage scores from Oct. 21: Ladies: Sally Malner, 840; Barbara Havstein, 824; Nancy Krause, 823. Men: Floyd Adams, 842; Art Stach, 836; Neil Groot, 816. Dart scores from Oct. 24: Ladies: Martha McLaren, 84; Connie Opsahl, 82; Nancy Krause, 77. Men: Hans Reinke, 132; Chris Havstein, 93; Chris Covington, 77. Whist scores from Oct. 26: Ladies: Kay Heffner, 41; Cora Stach, 32; Sally Malner, 26. Men: Stewart Douglas, 34; Rody Malner, 33; Floyd Adams, 31. Whist scores from Nov. 2: Helen Samuelson, 45; Sally Malner, 42; Rose Pompu, 34. Men: Art Stach, 39; Rody Malner, 38; Floyd Adams, 37. Cribbage scores from Oct. 28: Ladies: Liz Gordon-

Cooper, 815; Lynn Coates, 811; Marion Kahlman, 797. Men: Bob Wikdahl, 846; John Pawelko, 827; Floyd Adams, 813. October lows: Barbara Havstein, 686; Art Stach, 734. Dart scores from Oct. 31: Ladies: Jean Hume, 107; Pauline Bullee, 103; Connie Opsahl, 85. Men: Hans Reinke, 95; Harold Standen, 83; Gordon Hume, 79. Cribbage scores from Nov. 5: Ladies: Sally Malner, 836; Marion Mandryk, 829; Irene Deprey, 799. Men: Jan Brunham, 821; Dot Eisenhut, 811; Jim Henrie, 810. Whist scores from Nov. 9: Ladies: Cora Stach, 32; Rose Pompu, 29; Sally Malner, 26. Men: Marion Mandryk, 37; Karl Zimmerman, 29; Floyd Adams, 24. Dart scores from Nov. 14: Ladies: Jean Hume, 116; Darlene Thompson, 81; Barbara Havstein, 80. Men: Elden Schultz, 100; Hans Reinke, 100; Harold Standen, 95. Whist scores from Nov. 16: Ladies: Sally Malner, 38; Rose Pompu, 37; Cora Stach, 34. Men: Marion Mandryk, 34; Jean Herbert, 33; Art Stach, 31.

medals with Kaeden Rendek, Brandon Hills, Kaydon Booth and Leelen Samuelson (two) winning gold, Cheyann Albert, Brae Booth, Odin Bartsch, Joseph Albert, Justin Juurlink, Kyle Qualtieri, Kim Francoeur, Donovan Hack and Dillon Hack (two) winning silver, and Gage Androshak, Dylan Armitage and Jay Martin winning bronze. The club appreciates the many volunteers and parents who contributed their time to making this tournament a success. For more information on the Creston Judo Club, please contact Shannon Juurlink at 250402-6737 or Sheila Qualtieri at 250-866-5269.


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Session teaches about First Nations culture BY JOANNA WILSON

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Lower Kootenay Band Chief Jason Louie (above) and cross-cultural training session attendees (right).

The Lower Kootenay Band with Chief Jason Louie offered a cross-cultural training session on Oct. 14 at the Yaqan Nukiy cultural centre. Approximately 40 interested persons from both sides of the Canada-U.S. border were in attendance. The traditional welcome and prayers were conducted by Yaqan Nukiy and LKB council member Anne Jimmie. Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child and Family Services Society wellness educator Angie Louie gave a history of the residential school system and described its impact on successive generations of the First Nations. This history, Louie explained, began in 1867 when the first schools were built to train aboriginal children for the work force. At first, attendance was voluntary, but by 1910, the law required the children to be full-time residents at the schools. Louie spoke of the weakening of the First Nations family structure, as parenting skills, traditional language and customs


were lost to each successive generation. In 1972, the Red Paper was signed, handing the education and care of their children back to the First Nations communities. Twenty schools were built across Canada, one at the Lower Kootenay Band. The last residential school closed in 1988. Ktunaxa Nation chair Katherine Teneese gave an overview of the memorandum of understanding signed with the Canada Border


The Creston peewee rep Chiefs hockey team went to Nelson on Sunday for an exhibition game. Once again, they faced another even-calibre team from the west, but lost 4-2. There was no scoring in the first period, but both teams were skating well, with each team having a few good chances. The Chiefs opened the scoring in the second at 13:39 with Harvey Pawsey lighting the lamp, unassisted. With the lone penalty of the game called, the Chiefs went on the power play, and Kale Plotnikoff scored, with assist going to Brayden Jellis, at 6:55. With 13 seconds left in the second, Nelson scored its first goal, for a score of 2-1 for the Chiefs at the end of the period. After that, the Chiefs lost momentum and ran out of gas. Nelson added two to take a 3-2 lead in the third. With under a minute left, the Chiefs pulled the goalie but Nelson would seal the deal with an empty-netter.

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Services Agency, and currently undergoing revision. The memorandum was written to facilitate border crossings between band members who live in Alberta, B.C., Idaho and Montana. Before inviting all to a luncheon of Indian tacos, Jason Louie, who became chief of the Lower Kootenay Band in January, expressed appreciation to all attendees, and hope for future opportunities for a cultural awareness exchange.

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The Chiefs played very well for two periods and bits of the third. They had no penalties in the game, so there are a lot of positives they could take from it. Playing games and having future tournaments in the west will only make this team better.

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From page 12 He scored once in the second period — as did two Rockets — and again in the third. Thunder Cats Darcy Flaherty also scored in the last period, and the Rockets scored the final goal with seven minutes left. Heaven again praised Moffatt, who stopped 41 out of 44 Golden shots — a high tally compared with the Thunder Cats’ 25 shots. “A lot of [Golden] shots were from the perimeter and not great scoring chances,” he said. (Results of Tuesday’s game in Invermere against the Columbia Valley Rockies were not available at press time, but can be found at This weekend, the Thunder Cats host the Sicamous Eagles, to whom they lost 3-1 on Dec. 27 during an Okanagan road trip. “We went into Sicamous and game three of a long road trip kind of lacking our legs and didn’t put forth our best effort,” said Heaven. “We’re looking to return the favour when they’re here in our arena.” On Saturday, the Thunder Cats travel to Golden. Heaven is hoping for a win to widen the gap in the standings between the Thunder Cats and that division rival. “Every weekend, our goal is to get every win that we can,” he said. “It all depends on how we come out and play.”

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Museum new home of Sunset Seed cleaner CRESTON MUSEUM

The seed cleaner loaded on the trailer and ready for moving

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With a lot of help in the form of forklifts and forklift drivers from Wynndel Box and Lumber and Home Building Centre, the original seed cleaner from Sunset Seed has now made its way to the Creston Museum. The seed cleaner, which can clean any type of grain, was installed in the Sunset Seed building on Cook Street in 1939, when the company began harvesting and shipping its crops of seed and soup peas off the Creston flats. In 1963, due to declining crop yields, soil exhaustion, and increased competition, the last seed peas were harvested in Creston. The seed cleaner was removed from the Sunset Seed building, and eventually wound up in the old potato shed in Wynndel, owned by the Wigen family of Wynndel Box and Lumber. The wooden seed cleaner was offered to the museum earlier this summer. Thanks to the construction of a new storage shed, funded in part by the Columbia-Kootenay Cultural Alliance, the museum now has a place to keep it, and the cleaner was moved in on Oct. 6. An exhibit on the seed pea industry will be created around the seed cleaner, and will include the pea sorters that also came out of Sunset Seed, which have been in the Museum’s collection for many years. Since the Sunset Seed building burned down in December 2008, these objects, and a few photographs in the museum’s collection, are the only publicly-accessible reminders of the local seed pea industry.

The seed pea exhibit will be one of four exhibits in the new shed, all relating to the agricultural industries of the Creston flats. Other displays will focus on haying, grain growing and the grain elevators, and will feature a 1942 Massey-Harris combine — the Creston Valley’s first self-propelled combine — donated to the museum in 2004.

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Local books make excellent Christmas presents BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Advance Staff


s there a better gift to find in a Christmas stocking, under the tree or, well, on any occasion? Books become treasured possessions, all the more so when they are the works of local authors. This year, an abundance of choice awaits shoppers in the Creston Valley. Published works by veterinarian Dr. Dave Perrin, Kootenay Lake farmer and University of BC instructor Luanne Armstrong, environmental activist Tanna Patterson, and musician and fantasy buff Lorn Wolf, to name only a few, remain popular on local bookshelves. Creston Valley Beauty, a collaboration between local photographer Cheryl Jaggers and her friend Amber MacGregor-Ward, has been a great success since its release earlier this year, selling more than 1200 copies. Mayor Ron Toyota is so impressed with the book that he is using it as a gift to welcome dignitaries to Creston. In the past several months, five more books with local connections have been released. Their variety is a reflection of the Creston Valley’s diverse culture, and each is sure to find its way into the hearts of gift recipients. Luanne Armstrong, always a prolific writer, leads the way with two publications. The first, Slice Me Some Truth, is a wonderful anthology of Canadian creative non-fiction. Armstrong co-edited the book with Zoe Landale. She also contributed a piece called The Sudden Falling of the Light, a realistic and beautifully written slice of life by a woman who has spent most of her years on the family farm near Boswell. The list of contributors to the book reads like a who’s who of Canadian literature. It includes Sharon Butala, Silver Donald

Cameron, Lorna Crozier, Myrna Kostash, Evelyn Lau and Wayne Grady. Owners of this book will delight in keeping it at their bedside and dipping into a story or two before sleep overcomes them. They might even want to declare a snow day to stay in bed and read the book from cover to cover. Now, hot of the presses, is a new collection of Armstrong’s poetry, Water and Light. “It is a collection of poems about my life on Kootenay Lake, about walking, farming, seasons, loneliness and beauty, poems I have been writing slowly over the past two years,” Armstrong said on Monday, only days after taking delivery from the book’s printer. Water and Light is a limited edition book that sells for $15 and is available from the author or at Black Bear Books or Kingfisher Used Books, the latter of which will host a book launch on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Somehow, between raising her two daughters, running the successful Imagine Ink graphic arts business, teaching kids’ art classes, helping fiancé Grady Hunt with the Beyond Wild youth program and turning out gorgeous pieces of art by the

Several new locally-written books have recently been released, just in time for Christmas.

dozen, Brandy Dyer has found time to create a book to help bring out the inner artists in young folks. Oodles of Doodles (and Other Fun Stuff that Encourages Creativity) is designed by the kids who attended Dyer’s Art Classes for Kids (with a little help from their teacher). “We, at Art Classes for Kids, believe that every child can benefit from art,” she writes. “We believe that art is a valuable life skill, as creativity can solve almost anything.” All profits from Oodles of Doodles go directly to a scholarship fund to sponsor art classes for children without other means to attend. Dyer also has created a calendar featuring kids’ art, and proceeds go to fund elementary school art programs. “By purchasing this book,” Dyer says, “you have given a

child the gift of creativity? How sweet is that?” This is her second foray into the book business. Her first publication, Pat’s House, is a loving tribute to longtime daycare provider Pat Smith. The children’s book is available, along with Oodles of Doodles and her original art and reproductions, at Imagine Ink on 10th Avenue North, across from the fire hall. If the name Michael Haynes rings a bell, it could be that his late wife, Katherine, was a very successful watercolour artist and teacher who made regular visits to Creston from the couple’s home in Bonners Ferry. Or maybe it’s because Haynes is one of Kootenay Lake’s old-timers; he spent many of his younger years tramping around the shores and mountains with his pals. In Haynes’ memoir, People of the Border, he recalls his early years in

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the area. His family bought a homestead on Kootenay Lake in 1935 and he grew up there, “hunting, fishing, farming and roaming the mountains.” In 1951, his parents sold the farm and moved to Bonners Ferry, from where he was able to maintain his close ties to Kootenay Lake. Finally, Creston’s Arnold McKay has published a novel about what happens when a young man inherits his father’s 8,000-acre ranch. Dying Bequest is a story about rural life and its challenges, and will appeal to high school-age students and adults alike. Think books when you are shopping at this or any other time of year. And remember to say thanks the next time you bump into a local author. Like other artists, they add immeasurably to the texture of our community’s life.

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Don’t miss the Carol Festival

If you or someone you know requires a hamper or would like to volunteer, please call 250-428-7418 or call any Church.

Sunday, December 18 7:00pm At the Glad Tidings Church Fundraiser • Food Drive • Cash or Food Donations

For donations call 250-428-7418 or drop off at any Church or the Advance office on Canyon St. Hampers will be distributed Tuesday, December 20 upstairs at the Creston Community Complex from 9:30am until 5pm. Delivery can be arranged. For information, call 250-428-7418 or 250-428-9745.

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In Loving Memory Of HOLLY DUCHARME Passed Away November 29, 2011 Age 96 Years Residence Creston Memorial Funeral Service To be held at a later date Cremation Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Charity of the Donor’s choice In Loving Memory Of JAMES (JIM) ANDERSON Passed Away November 30, 2011 Age 97 Years Residence Creston, BC Memorial Funeral Service Monday December 5, 2011 At 1:00 p.m. G. F. Oliver Funeral Chapel Pastor John Schaufale officiating Cremation Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Monte Anderson Scholarship Fund c/o Creston Valley Music Teachers Association 3605 Beam Rd, Creston, BC, V0B 1G1 In Loving Memory Of RAYMOND MARTIN Passed Away November 21, 2011 Age 82 Years Residence Creston, BC Cremation

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Jack Conrad Wigen June 14, 1928 ~ November 19, 2011 Jack Conrad Wigen, a lifelong resident of Wynndel, BC passed away November 19, 2011 at the Creston Valley Hospital. The eldest of four children, Jack was born June 14, 1928 in the Nelson hospital. He began his education at the Wynndel School, graduating from Creston Valley High School with the class of '47. After completing his formal education at the University of Idaho in 1951, Jack returned to Wynndel to work with his Father, Monrad, towards building the sawmill into a thriving family business. Jack was very proud of the contribution Wynndel Box & Lumber made to the economy of the valley. Reaping the fertile land on the Wynndel ats was equally as inspiring to him and sharing the bounty with others brought him great pleasure and satisfaction. He was well known by many as a true philanthropist. In high school Jack excelled in sports such as track and basketball. He played several instruments and enjoyed reminiscing about his days in the dance band. Another favourite memory of Jack's was participating in the Salmo-Creston Trek July, 1952 to promote building the highway. Some of his many interests included challenging the stockmarkets, piloting aircraft, skiing, horses, guns, art and poetry. But his main interest was people. He was an engaging conversationalist... meeting new people wherever he went, while lifelong friends always remained predominant in his life. Jack served on the board of directors of Wynndel Irrigation District, Wynndel Co-op Fruit Growers and Wynndel Recreation Society. He was a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Lions International and currently a member of C.V. Rotary Club and President of the Cranbrook Gyro Club. Predeceased by his parents Monrad and Rose Wigen, Jack will be remembered by his companion Sheila McDonald of Creston; daughter Susan (Eskil) Jorgensen of Creston; son Michael (Mary) of Wynndel; ve grandchildren Shawna, Larissa, Colt, Kena and Connor; two great-grandchildren Meredith and Xavier; two brothers Bob (Retia) Wigen of Wynndel, Dick (Vera) Wigen of Castlegar; one sister Donna (Ed) Chorney of Kelowna, as well as several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Funeral Service was held on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at the Creston Room of the Creston and District Community Centre. Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC 4-1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9; to the Parkinson's Society of BC Suite 600 -890 West Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6C1J9 or to a charity of your choice.



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Marjorie Comm December 24, 1930 ~ November 30, 2011 Marjorie Comm (nee Erickson) born December 24, 1930, went to her rest in Jesus November 12, 2011. Marjorie was born in Botha, Alberta, her parents were Albert and Henrietta Erickson. Marj grew up on a farm in the Erskine area, and went to a one room school where she started her singing career age 9. She attended Canadian Union College in Lacombe, Alberta for high school, graduating in 1953. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Walla Walla College in Washington State in 1959. After college she started her teaching career, rst in the U.S. at Gem State Academy in Idaho, then in Rosetown, Saskatchewan. In 1964, she met her husband, Ron Comm and they were married December 5, 1964. They later moved to The Pas, Manitoba where she taught high school for several years. In 1970 she earned her Bachelor of Education degree from Brandon University. In 1973 they relocated to Creston where she resided until her passing. They ran Comm's Guest House for ten years. Then Marj started her own business, Hi Neighbor, and welcomed hundreds of people to Creston and the surrounding area. Marj was very involved in the community. She was a charter member of the Blossom Valley singers, involved in Toastmasters clubs, instrumental in getting the local radio station going, and very involved in the theatre productions and plays, singing, acting, sewing costumes etc., and on occasion writing and directing. Marj was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and was involved in various volunteer activities with the church, including assisting with music, sewing and sorting clothes for ADRA, and many other responsibilities. In 2008 Marj was voted Citizen of the Year in Creston. In 2009 Marj suffered a cardiac arrest, was resuscitated but had many complications, leaving her in hospital for three months. She recovered and again was involved in a few volunteer activites both in church and in the community. In 2011 her health declined even more and she went to her rest in her home. Marj was predeceased by her parents Albert and Henrietta; sisters Audrey, Florence, and Bertha; husband Ron in 2009; and infant daughter Lisa Melanie, in 1971. She leaves to mourn her stepchildren, Trudie Comm, Grande Priaire, Alberta, Dr. Glenn Comm (Dalyce), Calgary, Alberta, Anneli Laws (Alan) Osoyoos, BC; brothers Tom Halstead (Shirley) Edmonton, Alberta, Bert Erickson (Mable) Angwin, California; brotherin-law Alan Clark; many nieces, nephews, and a large number of friends. Marjorie's Memorial Service was held November 30, 2011 in the Creston Seventh-day Adventist Church.


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Our gratitude and many thanks

to Dennis Kemle and the G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel, Pastor Harry Haberstock, Della Wilson and everyone who participated in the celebration of Jack’s life. With deep appreciation we thank our many friends for their acts of kindness during our difcult times. The owers, cards, food and your warm words of condolences and encouragement will long be remembered.

Sheila & The Wigen Family


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Misc. for Sale 2NDHAND HEAVEN 910 Pine St. 250-428-2375 Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Sat noon - 4:30 pm Furniture, Books, Toys, Christmas Decorations, Tools, Pictures, Bedding, Dishes & MORE! BIG BUILDING Sale... “Clearance sale you don’t want to miss!” 20X26 $4995. 25X34 $6460. 30X44 $9640. 40X70 $17,945. 47X90 $22,600. One end included. Pioneer Steel 1800-668-5422. BRAND NEW INVERSION TABLE Ideal for people with back pain Now available at: Kootenay Medical Supplies 1016 Canyon Street, Creston 250-428-8766 CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. “MELISSA & DOUG” Child’s standing Art Easel, never opened $50. 250-428-5610

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Selling Clean, Quality Furnishings & Appliances 250-402-0098 112 NW BLVD ~ Mon-Fri GREAT Inventory: Wood Desks & Dining Sets, Appliances, Sofa Beds, a King Set & MORE! 20-80% off On Select: Sofas, Stoves and Dryers Remember our Recycling Department Taking: TVs, Computers, Batteries & More Looking for Volunteers for our Friday shift. Do you have 2-4 hours to share? Stop in & see us! Funds go to support the programs of KCCS, including the Irvine House & Advocacy Programs.


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Baby Crib & Mattress for New Grandchild coming to visit for Christmas & New Year 250.428.8425

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A quality cleaning service to meet all your home & office needs! 250.428.1546

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Gordon Hegland



Tilly says

Duplex / 4 Plex

Creston 2/BDRM SUITE for rent. W/D; F/S; Drapes; DW; N/P; N/S; adult area. 250-4284226


Acreage for Sale

Canyon Hall

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

1 HECTARE view lot in West Creston, creek, pond, some trees, level driveway, new well & new septic. 250-428-5559

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1/BDRM apartment in town $550 a month + utilities Call Heather at Creston Valley Realty Ltd 250-428-9040 or go to the office and fill out a rental enquiry form 2/BDRM apartment in town $700 a month + utilities Call Heather at Creston Valley Realty Ltd 250-428-9040 or go to the office and fill out a rental enquiry form


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Creston Manor APARTMENTS FOR RENT: #206 - 406 16th Ave N. Large, clean, 2/bdrm, end unit, No pets, adult building. $600/mo. Phone Randal 250-428-3503 CrestonNEWER APARTMENT 1/BDRM +den. Across from Centennial Park. N/S N/P 5 appliances. 250-866-5564 Creston SPACIOUS 2/BDRM 55+ 4-plex suite. $625/mo Available now. 250-428-2111 PARKVIEW MANOR 1&2 Bdrm Apts avail now N/S N/P Children ok. 250-428-9560 Creston

2/BDRM SUITE, available immediately. Responsible, quiet tenants only. 250-428-4918 APARTMENTS for rent: Call Michele or Paulette 250-4282562 or 250-428-3096 CRESTON 1&2/BDRM Apartments $525 & $625/mo. + elec. N/S N/P 250-254-0840 CRESTON 1/BDRM Apt. for rent N/S N/P $575/mo + elec. DD & ref req. Avail Jan 1/12. Phone 250-428-2202 CRESTON 1/BDRM clean & bright, N/S N/P, avail immediately cable incl. unfurnished or furnished $525/mo. + util. 250428-9303 Creston - 1/BDRM LOFT Apartment. Furnished/not furnished W/D F/S. $525/mo. incl. heat, hydro & cable. 250428-0806 Creston 55+ BACHELOR suite N/S N/P. Catalpa Apt. $305/mo + Util. & DD. United Church 250-428-4015 or Jan 250-866-5472 CRESTON ATTENTION SENIORS Nikkyl Place Seniors APARTMENTS provides 2 meals a day house keeping, laundry 24/hr. response & reg bus service. Wheelchair access main floor 1/bdrm units $1100/mo 2/bdrm $1200/mo. 250-402-9351 Creston NEWER 2/BDRM 3/bath condo. Tenant to be over 55 years of age. Call Michael or Tyler 250-428-2234

ROTACREST HALL RENTAL Special Occasions/Events Call 250-428-7127 For Information and Booking WEST CRESTON HALL and/or grounds available. Full kitchen facilities. Leona 250-402-6643 Visit

Mobile Homes & Pads

2/BDRM MOBILE in a park. N/S, a small dog maybe ok with Park approval. $750/mo + utilities. Call Heather at Creston Valley Realty Ltd. 250428-9040 or fill out a rental enquiry form at the office.

Homes for Rent

1 & 2 BDRM Apts, houses in Creston. For info call 250428-2904, leave message. Creston 2/BDRM HOUSE for rent. N/S N/P $675/mo + Util + DD refs. req. 250-428-0333. CRESTON 4-BDRM 4-bath executive home in Hawkview. NS. Pet negotiable. $1800-mo. 250-402-0090 Erickson 3/BDRM HOME 4 appl., N/S, pets negotiable. 250-231-5149 or Erickson- CLEAN 2/BDRM house, carport, F/S, shared laundry, N/P, N/S, cable & util incl. $850/month +DD. 3/BDRM HOUSE, newly renovated, great view, F/S, N/P, N/S, $950/mo, util extra +DD. References required. Phone Bill 250-428-6221 HOUSE for rent in Upper Creston, short walk to downtown, 2 bed, 1 bath, fenced yard + detached studio/workshop. New carpets, paint, windows, washer dryer, N/S, No pets, $750+utilities. 250 2292235

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Flexible Appointments Serving the Creston Valley Subject to standard lending criteria of Royal Bank of Canada.


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RE: THE ESTATE OF WALTER WEISBRODT TAKE NOTICE that all persons having claims upon the estate of Walter Weisbrodt, deceased, late of Creston, BC, who died August 23, 2011, must le with the executrix, Donna Munn 310 - 9 Avenue South, Creston, BC V0B 1G3 by January 1, 2012, a full statement of their claims and securities held by them.

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FOREST SERVICE ROADS DISCONTINUED AND CLOSED Discontinuing and closing portions of various Forest Service Roads and right of way, Kootenay Boundary Region, Selkirk Resource Operations, Kootenay Lake Forest District. Notice is given, pursuant to section 121 (9) (a) of the Forest Act, that Discontinuing portions of various those sectionsand of closing the various Forest ServiceForest RoadsService shown Roads in the and righttable of way, Boundary Region, Selkirk ofResource attached datedKootenay December 5, 2011, led on Ministry Forests, Operations, Kootenay Lake Forest District. Lands and Natural Resource Operations Files [on le numbers shown on table], locatedpursuant in the ofce of Kootenay Lake Centre, Notice is given, to section 121 (9) (a) Forestry of the Forest Act,1907 that Ridgewood Road, Nelson, BC, have been discontinued and those sections of the various Forest Service Roads shown closed in the as Forest Service Roads. attached table dated December 5, 2011, filed on Ministry of Forests, Dated and December 2011—Honourable Thomson, Lands Natural5,Resource OperationsSteve Files [on file numbers shown Minister Lands and Natural Operations on table], locatedofinForests, the office of Kootenay LakeResource Forestry Centre, 1907 GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION FSR # SECTION KM START KM END Ridgewood Road, Nelson, BC, have been discontinuedFILE andNOclosed as Forest Service KIDD CREEK MAIN Roads. 0261 .01 18.539 24.834 11250-30/0261 EASTDecember FORK KIDD CREEK 0261 .02 6.191 11.549 11250-30/0261 Dated 5, 2011—Honourable Steve Thomson, GLENLILY LOOP 7359 .02 4.548 9.283 11250-30/7359 Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations GOATFELL/HAZEL 7897 GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION 8290 FSR # ARROW MOUNTAIN/GOAT KIDD CREEK MAIN 0261 ARROW MOUNTAIN/GOAT 8290


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The Bonners Ferry Community Choir and children’s choir Swingin’ on a Star perform Dec. 16, 18 and 20 in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.


BONNERS FERRY — The Bonners Ferry Community Choir and Swingin’ on a Star, the Bonners Ferry children’s choir, present Christmas Comes for Everyone on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, just off Highway 95 on Cody Street in Bonners Ferry. It’s a Bonners Ferry holiday tradition of nearly 50 years: Christmas is ushered into the community on the wings of song! The choral concert contains familiar carols as well as new works for Christmas presented by the 70 members of the community choir and the 45 children of Swingin’ on a Star. This year the concert also features Kokanee Brass, a brass quintet with members from British Columbia, as well as Boundary County. Kokanee Brass will play pre-show music starting about 25 minutes before the curtain time, as well as several pieces in the concert itself. Come early to get a good seat and enjoy. The concert also features accompanist Barb Nelson, soloists Lauren Palmer, Michael Youngwirth, Myla McKechnie, Dinah Draxlir and Len Pine, euphonium by Mike Young, flute by Cindy Horton, and conductor Victoria Thompson. A recommended donation of $10 will be accepted at the door. A reception follows the performance. Also, the first in what is bound to become a tradition, a community carol singalong at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 will be led by Swingin’ on a Star. Bring the whole family for an evening of hot chocolate, Christmas delights and singing favourite carols together, with special performances by members of the choir at Bonners Ferry’s beautiful new playhouse, the Pearl Theater. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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The Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce Official Visitorsʼ Guide is a vital piece of marketing for the Visitor Information Centre and a key component of relocation packages delivered by the Chamber of Commerce and our local realtors, plus dozens of businesses hand out the guide to their customers. The guide will be a fully searchable document on the website promoted on all of Black Press newspaper websites, and will also be available on the Chamber & Creston Valley Advance Websites.



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Train arrives Monday

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Creston’s new town council was sworn in on Monday: (from left) Couns. Joanna Wilson, Scott Veitch and Tanya Ducharme, Mayor Ron Toyota, and Couns. Judy Gadicke, Wes Graham and Jerry Schmalz.

Priorities include economy, doctors

From page 1 “A special thanks to my wife, Judy, and my family members living in the Creston Valley for their continued support, especially during my campaign to be re-elected as your mayor.” Toyota said that the election campaign provided an opportunity to “listen, learn and understand that citizens have genuine and valid concerns.” “I will be able to address some of these issues in the next three years,” he said. “Your newly elect-

ed council commences duties starting tonight and we will continue with our ‘strategic goals and planning’ as the previous council has set out. Our top priorities continue to be economic development, physician recruitment, highway realignment to remove heavy truck traffic from our downtown main street and upgrading our waste water treatment plant.” Appointments of council representatives to select committees and community and government organizations will be made at a

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special meeting on Tuesday. Coun. Jerry Schmalz was acclaimed to the alternate director position and will represent council as a Regional District of Central Kootenay director when Toyota is absent. The accounting firm of Gadicke, Minichiello and Carr will once again handle auditing of the town finances. Coun. Gadicke, wife of the one of the partners, declared herself to be in a position of conflict and left council chambers while the decision was made.

From page 1 “In 2009, the holiday train made a $1,500 donation to the Gleaners for its food bank program, along with many food items,” Toyota said. “This year, I am challenging residents to raise at least $5,000 more for the food bank and the Creston Ministerial Association hamper program. This is perfect timing as the preparations to prepare more than 400 food hampers are already underway.” Toyota said that he is kicking off his challenge with a $500 personal donation. “My challenge is to every employed or successfully retired person to contribute what they can. A tax receipt will be provided for those who are able to donate $20 or more.” Donations can be dropped off or mailed to Creston Town Hall, 138 10th Avenue North. “The magic of the Holiday Train is phenomenal,” said producer Randall Prescott, who is into his 10th year of putting together the entertainment for both trains. “To be able to bring this level of talent to thousands of people on this musical roadshow for food bank programs is very special and something I am proud to be a part of.” Starting the last weekend of November and going

until Dec. 17, two Holiday Trains will stop in about 150 communities in eight U.S. Midwest and Northeast states and six Canadian provinces in the fight against hunger. Each Holiday Train features 14 rail cars decorated with hundreds of thousands of technologyleading LED festival lights and other decorations. One of the cars is a modified boxcar that has been turned into a traveling stage for performers. Since its launch in 1999, the Holiday Train program has raised close to $5.6 million and about 2.5 million pounds of food for North American food banks. Everything raised in each community stays there for local distribution for those in need. For additional information on the musicians, photos, 2011 schedules, a route map and downloadable pictures of the two trains, visit Supporters can also join the Holiday Train on Facebook and follow the trains on Twitter @CPHolidaytrain. The Holiday Train is scheduled to arrive in Creston at 9:45 on Monday morning. It will stop on the tracks immediately behind Millennium Park, across from the RCMP station.

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Creston - 13 Unit $800,000 Apartment. 3-2 Bedrooms M11050 & 10-1 Bedroom. Ongoing upgrades to this 55+ apartment. Nonsmoking building close to shopping, park and transit.

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Creston - 4 bdrm, 3 bath $339,000 home, open concept , deck D11085 off kitchen and dining. Finished bsmt separate entrance, attached garage, RV parking, garden space.

Creston - This cute and $115,000 cozy home would make a W11111 great starter, retirement or rental home. Close to town and on a quiet street. Call your realtor today for a look.

Erickson - Mobile with $23,000 upgrades including vinyl N11116 siding, windows, custom deck, laminate flooring & more. Cute back yard w/garden space & fruit trees. Comes completely furnished, move right in!

Creston - Upgraded $239,000 character home, central L11120 location near amenities. Extra outdoor secured storage, finished inlaw suite in basement & a deck for outdoor entertainment with a view of the mountains.

Unique, renovated home in $379,000 quiet central Creston. Close P11121 to all amenities, has valley & mountain views. Two large patios & hot tub for relaxation. Approx. 1/2 acre lot gives you plenty of space, RV parking, shop & storage building.

Creston - 3 bedroom $279,000 home, bath and a half, B10144 2nd building on property can be shop, studio or cabin, lots of parking, presently rented.

Creston - Fully serviced $79,900 spacious corner lot, P11047 spectacular valley views. Building scheme in place ensures high standard of development.

4.92 acres on NW Blvd. $419,000 zoned Hwy. commercial R11113 and R1. House, large garage, outbuildings, private yard and large open field. Lots of potential.

Treed seclusion with a creek! $237,800 Almost 5 acres & log cabin R11114 amongst the trees; has water, sewer, power & even high-speed internet. Large yard for parking, BBQ deck by the creek and hiking trails nearby.

Premium 8 acres in West $199,000 Creston with building site D10045 and breathtaking views. Treed lot with cleared building site and driveway. Ready for your dream home.

Creston - Perfect starter $159,000 or retirement home, close S11003 to town and shopping, 3 bedrooms, lots of upgrades, full walkout bsmt, wired shop/garage.

Creston - Duplex requires $150,000 some TLC, located close K11068 to downtown. Live in one half, rent out the other as a mortgage helper! Presently tenant in one side.

West Creston - Newer $450,000 1,200 sq.ft. walkout G10089 bungalow, fully developed with in-law suite, stainless steel appliances, covered decks, double attached garage, amazing views! A must see!

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