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Thursday, January 26, 2012

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Emergency services, including Creston RCMP and Creston Fire Rescue, responded to a fatal two-vehicle collision north of Sanca Creek that shut down Highway 3A on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake for a few hours overnight on Jan. 18 and 19. The RCMP's preliminary investigation found that a northbound vehicle being operated by 82-year-old Glen McKenzie crossed the centre line and collided with a southbound vehicle. “The southbound driver, a [52-year-old] Creston resident, was treated and released on scene by ambulance personnel,” said Sgt. Einor Jorgenson of East Kootenay Traffic Services in a press release last Thursday. East Kootenay Traffic Services took charge of the investigation, assisted by a collision reconstructionist with Southeast District Traffic Services, who will attempt to determine the cause of the accident, which occurred just before 7:30 p.m. “At this time, alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in this collision,” said Jorgenson. For most of the night, traffic was singlelane before both lanes were opened early Jan. 19. McKenzie had lived in Boswell since 1992. He was married to Verna MayersMcKenzie — a former Regional District of Central Kootenay director and School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) trustee — since 1989.


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n the first game of a six-game away stint for the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, they beat the Fernie Ghostriders 4-3 on Friday, giving them 52

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Creston Hutton balances family and career figure skaters earn thirteen medals BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Advance Staff


The Creston Valley Figure Skating Club enjoyed home ice advantage on the weekend, earning 13 medals in the Kootenay Regional Figure Skating Championships, held at the John Bucyk Arena for the first time since 2003. “This was the first competition for five of our skaters, and they were very excited to skate,” said coach Cassie Bloy. “It was also the first time some of our competitors medalled at a competition. It has been a while since we have brought home more than one or two medals.” The local club earned three bronze medals and eight silver medals, with Allison Olson earning gold in the performance program and Timothy Thom earning gold in the men’s novice long division. Olson’s gold and six of the silver medals came from the performance program, a first step on the road to competition. “It is there to be a learning experience and ensure skaters receive positive reinforcement,” said Bloy. “There are three judges and skaters receive a report card from each judge, each looking at a different aspect of their performance including skating skills, transitions — the steps between the spins and jumps — and their performance, as well as written comments about what they loved, and what to consider next time.” Creston’s skaters are now preparing for the Rocky Mountain FreeSkate competition, which will be held in Cranbrook on Feb. 24 and 25, and the Creston Valley Figure Skating Club’s annual ice show on March 4. As always, Bloy’s expectations of her skaters will be the same as they were this weekend. “Our competitors skated to the best of their ability and had fun — that is all I ask of them,” she said. For complete Creston results, visit Creston Valley Radio

Prince Charles Secondary School grad Pascale Hutton is enjoying every aspect of her starring role in CBC’s new one-hour drama series, Arctic Air. “The cast is amazing, a really wonderful group,” she said in a telephone interview from Vancouver. “These are really strong actors and they are wonderful to work with.” With numerous television and movie roles on her resume, Hutton admits to being surprised by the attention the series is getting. “It really has kind of taken me aback,” she said. “Canadian series aren’t usually so heavily promoted and supported. But there seemed to be a momentum growing while we were filming and we started to get a sense that we were involved in something special.” Arctic Air is set in the sprawling, resourcerich and sparsely populated Canadian North. Hutton plays Krista, a pilot and headstrong daughter of Mel Ivarson, cofounder of a small regional airline. Adam Beach stars as Bobby Martin, who has returned to his Yellowknife home to help save the struggling airline after making his way in the “south” as a venture capitalist. Hutton wasn’t looking for more work when the Arctic Air opportunity came knocking. She had just completed a movie and shooting on the television series Sanctuary had wrapped up for the season shortly before she gave birth to her now 13-month-old son, Ryu. “I wasn’t really back into the business, looking after a young baby,” she said. “Then the phone rang, asking if I was interested in this new TV series, Arctic Air. I decided to audition and take the first step. That went well and then I was asked to do a ‘chemistry reading’ with Adam Beach.” When she was offered the role as one of the series’ three lead characters, she wondered out loud about the necessity of travelling to Yellowknife, where the exterior scenes were to be shot. “I was one of the ones who were saying, ‘Do we really need to go to Yellowknife? Can’t we just fake it? After all, that’s what this business is about,’ ” she laughed. She had no experience with the Canadian North. “It’s unlike anywhere else,” she said. “Everything is different — the landscape, environment, diversity of culture. The type of people who choose to live in the North are unique individuals — there are some really eccentric characters!” Over the months that it took to complete the 10 episodes of Arctic Air that were contracted by CBC, Hutton traveled to Yellowknife three times, once for a whole week of filming. The last exterior scenes, though, were shot in Clinton, B.C. Clinton? “There was only about five hours of light a day in Yellowknife at that that time,” she said. “We needed to be able to shoot for full days for financial practicalities.” The week before Arctic Air was premiered on television was hectic, she said. The final scenes were filmed in Clinton, then she had a day of publicity appoint-


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ments before attending the first episode’s premiere at Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre. With 800 people looking on, Hutton and her co-stars arrived at the theatre in limousines, and she walked the red carpet in the company of her husband, Danny Dorosh, and her parents, Elizabeth and Ian Hutton, who arrived from Creston a week early to help look after Ryu. “It was wonderful,” she said. “It was so great to share that moment with Danny and my mom and dad. The excitement was tangible. … “The difference between working for Canadian productions and US ones is amazing. On Arctic Air there is no hierarchy, no egos. Everybody is there for the same reason — to put their best foot forward and make the best show we can.” Hutton’s acting career during her pregnancy and since the birth of Ryu has succeeded largely because of Dorosh’s support and work flexibility, she said. Dorosh, also an actor, manages a school that teaches the Israeli self-defense and fitness program, Krav Maga. He took parental leave to care for Ryu so that his wife could take the Arctic Air role. And it wasn’t like her career wasn’t already keeping Hutton busy. For four years, she has had a recurring guest role in the Canadian television series Sanctuary, appearing in about half the episodes. The sanctuary is a place in the future that provides a safe home for “monsters”, characters who possess attributes that are key to the survival of the human race. “I play an FBI agent who is dating one of the workers in the sanctuary,” she said. The series is shot almost entirely in a Vancouver studio and is shown in Canada on the Space channel, and in the U.S. She was thrilled with a recent fourth season episode that allowed her to showcase her singing talents. “It was a musical episode with a story that focused on my character, and what a pleasure it was!” she said. “In the show my character becomes inhabited by a creature who can only communicate through song, so I end up singing. It sounds weird, but it really worked.” Hutton misses singing, something that has always been part of her life.



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“I’m always open to singing, but there aren’t a lot of opportunities,” she said. “I would love to have the opportunity to sing more.” The future for both Arctic Air and Sanctuary is undetermined at this point. “Sanctuary just wrapped the fourth season and we are still waiting for a decision about its future,” she said. Arctic Air averaged more than a million viewers for its first two episodes (it airs on Tuesday nights on CBC), about what is generally needed to make a one-hour drama successful. “I think it will be decided in February if CBC will order more episodes,” Hutton said. “But it’s impossible to predict when it comes to television — decisions don’t always seem logical.” Strangely, Hutton said she hasn’t actually seen Afghan Luke, a movie that was made before the birth of Ryu. Directed by Trailer Park Boys creator Mike Clattenberg, Afghan Luke tells the story of a Canadian journalist whose explosive reporting from Afghanistan have put him at odds with editors in his own country. He returns to the remote country to research another story he’s heard about — that a Canadian sniper is taking trophies from his victims. “Afghan Luke started out as one part conspiracy drama and one part Cheech and Chong comedy, but one of the other cast members said the comedy parts have mostly been edited out,” she said. “I play an Eastern European who works as a refugee camp coordinator who ends up working with Luke and his friends, helping them out.” Afghan Luke premiered last fall at the Toronto International Film Festival. One of Hutton’s previous movies, A Simple Curve, made in 2005, was shown as part of the Friends of the Cinema series in Creston. Hutton attended the screening. She is looking forward to her time at home while she awaits news about Arctic Air and Sanctuary. “When I took the Arctic Air role I made a conscious decision to be at home with my family after we finished shooting,” she said. “Danny and I sat down and worked it all out. I’m really committed to making the best of our family time.”

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Creston RCMP respond to several auto accidents BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Advance Staff

Creston RCMP responded to 57 calls for service from Jan. 16-22, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said on Monday. January 16 •One vehicle sustained about $1,000 in damage when another backed into it on Hillside Street. •Police determined the complaint that a business had seized electronic equipment for non-

payment was a civil, not criminal, matter. •A male was arrested on Hillside Street under the Mental Health Act after he made threats. He was taken to hospital for observation. •A female in the 1700 block of Canyon Street was distraught about a personal relationship and was given a ride to a local hotel. •A male found to be passed out and sitting behind the wheel of his vehicle on Northwest Boulevard refused to provide breath samples and was issued a 90-day driving prohibition. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days. •Several calls to 911 from Centre Road were made when the caller was meaning to dial 411 for directory assistance. January 17 •The male who had his vehicle impounded on January 16 called to report his vehicle was missing. •Police could find no evidence that a person had been on a 15th Avenue property when they investigated a complaint. •Police found an elderly female resident on 11th Avenue when they conducted a well-being check at the request of a party who was concerned she had missed an appointment. •A two-vehicle crash that took place on Kootenay River Road on Dec. 17 was reported. One vehicle left the scene, leaving a licence plate behind as evidence.

•No injuries resulted when a vehicle left Highway 3 west of Kitchener and landed on its roof. The vehicle sustained major damage. •New owners of a Third Avenue South residence turned in a quantity of fireworks left in the house. •A complaint about an “angry dog” in a Hillside Street residence yard was referred to the town bylaw department. •Anyone who has knowledge of a truck going off 20th Avenue and colliding with a house, then driving off, is asked to contact police at 250429-9313. The truck is described as two-tone, silver on the bottom and dark coloured on top, with frontend damage. •A vehicle that went off Highway 3 at 33rd Avenue and hit a retaining wall was gone when police arrived. January 18 •A personal panic alarm was apparently triggered when its bearer was shovelling snow on 11th Avenue South. •An Alberta vehicle was reported to have passed a school bus displaying flashing lights at Erickson School. The licence plate number provided by a witness turned out to be incorrect and the vehicle could not be traced. •Police received a complaint from an Erickson Road male about unwanted emails from an ex-girlfriend. •A break-in on 15th Avenue South netted thieves an Excalibur

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bow, arrows and a Husqvarna chainsaw. Anyone seeing a person practising for the target-shooting and tree-felling biathlon is asked to contact the RCMP. •A dispute among three females about the tagging of a Facebook photo was resolved. •Police were unable to trace the source of a 911 call transmitted from a cellphone tower near Topaz Creek on Highway 3. January 19 •Mediation is being used to address a minor assault at Prince Charles Secondary School. •Police are investigating a shoplifting incident that was caught on security cameras at a Northwest Boulevard business. •Icy roads were a factor when a vehicle rolled over on Highway 3A between Sirdar and Wynndel. A female was taken to hospital with minor injuries. •Police could not trace the source of a 911 call. On cellphones, the 911 feature continues to work after a service contract expires and the phone number is deleted from the server’s system. •A well-being check on a female resident of Helen Street revealed that she is okay. •”I had to go,” was the explanation from an intoxicated female who was found urinating in the middle of Canyon Street. She was given a ride home. •A male youth who was out of control in his Scott Street home was referred to Mental Health professionals. January 20 •Two males who fought on Seventh Avenue South had minor injuries, but refused to co-operate with a police investigation. •A fire truck was slightly damaged on Highway 3A when it was struck by a semi. It is believed the semi driver was not aware that contact was made with the fire truck. •Police were unable to locate the source of a 911 call from Samuelson Road. •An elk had to be destroyed after it was struck by a vehicle on Highway 3 near Arrow Creek Road. January 21 •Police were called to a Cedar Street residence, where a divorcing couple were in a dispute over where the female was parking her vehicle. •A quantity of beer was found beside the railroad tracks near Erickson Road. •A male on Cook Street was found to be MoTIinAda 804 Adrinking parking lot. The alcohol was poured out.Kootenay Hired West •AEquipment passenger sustained minor injuries when a vehicle lost control on a slushy Canyon-Lister Road and sideswiped another vehicle. Both 4.31” X 7.14” vehicles received extensive damage. 3 columns x 100 lines •A driver who ran a stop sign on Devon Street was found to be in possession of beer and whiskey, which were seized. A passenger had a Greenwood Boundary small Creek amount of marijuana, which was also Times seized. Mountaineer •January 22 •A window and mirror were smashed on a vehicle on Lakes 33rd News Avenue South. No theft Arrow occurred. •A female on Eighth Avenue South reported Castlegar News that identification and bank cards were missing from her purse after she left a friend’s home. Nelson Star male was arrested for being •An intoxicated drunk in public in the 1000 block of Northwest Boulevard and taken to hospital to be checked Creston Valley Advance before he spent in the night in police cells. •No one was home when police responded to Grand Forks Gazette a 911 call from a Riley Road residence. •A 911 call from the Corn Creek Road area on a deactivated phone could not be traced to the Trail Times source. •Police were called to a Highway 3 residence where a deer was caught in a fence. The deer was gone when they arrived, but the fence was damaged.

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Wildflower educates ‘whole child’

From page 1 In Wildflower, students, teachers and parents work on a child-driven education plan. Classrooms are multi-age. Students attend classes four days a week and work under their parents’ direction on the fifth day. “The Wildflower school community strives to educate the whole child — addressing social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth,� Jones said. “In this definition, the program is not different from most other programs offered throughout the district. However, this program is designed with an intentional multi-age, multi-year structure and a philosophy of ‘continued progress’ for students. Emphasis is placed on a theme-based, naturally differentiated and non-competitive learning environment focusing on critical thinking and inquiry. “In addition, the school focuses on real-world connections and problem solving through on-going community-based initiatives. Students are grouped and attached to a teacher who will ideally work with the same group of students over a number of years.� Newly elected Creston South Rural trustee Rebecca Huscroft said on Monday that she is pleased that the board has approved the program despite the district’s tight financial situation. “It is exciting to finally have a program of choice in Creston,� she said. “This is really the first one out of the normal main frame of schools. It’s a step in the right direction.� Huscroft was part of a group of parents that began to lobby for the program three years ago, she said. Now, with her own children too old to participate, she is pleased for other parents who want to provide an alternative education for their children. “I would like to have had it when my kids were younger,� she admitted. “The program isn’t for everyone, but judging by the waiting list in Nelson it should have a strong appeal. The board and management have worked to find creative solutions to offer the program viably.� Joy said it is yet to be determined where the Wildflower School will operate, but two possibilities are in the Creston Education Centre and CanyonLister Elementary School. “That decision will be made in consultation with parents and taking in logistics like transportation,� Joy said. She said at least 20 students would be needed to make the program economically viable. 5

New equipment Near the end of 2011, the Tuck Shop spent $10,000 on equipment for the Creston Valley Hospital, purchasing a computer on wheels, an ultrasonic washer, a maternity crash cart, an oxygen blender, a pulse oximeter and a Broda shower chair. Present at the donation were (from left) Tuck Shop volunteer Elsie Gerein, CVH site manager Carolyn Zacharuk, CVH clinical practical eduator Karl Rhebergen, Tuck Shop co-ordinator Mabel McCowan and volunteer Sheila Lawson. Brian Lawrence photo

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Singers compete for positions in finals BY BRIAN LAWRENCE Advance Editor

Thirty singers took to the stage on Jan. 19, competing for 20 spots in the semifinals of the third annual Creston’s Best Singer, which will run Feb. 9 at Prince Charles Theatre. With songs ranging from classic rock to standards to showtunes to country — with a slam poetry piece thrown in for good measure — the performances demonstrated a wide range of Creston Valley talent. “I’m just amazed by some of those voices,� said producer Vern Gorham on Friday. “With each contest, the singers keep raising the bar for the next one. I think the calibre of singing last night was definitely the highest so far.�

As with the 2011 “audition� show, the audience was given scorecards to rate the singers. Their votes have been tallied, and the top 20 will be announced at on Feb. 1, with additional coverage at “Everyone has a really good chance of making it,� said Gorham. “I’m glad I’m not the one making the decision.� The concession proceeds went to the family of one of the contestants, who recently discovered that medical didn’t cover the cost of a $900 back brace. “That was a wonderful testament to the generosity of Creston,� said Gorham. The winner of Creston’s Best Singer on Feb. 9 will compete in the regional Kootenays’ Best Singer contest, to be held in late spring.

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Last summer I was browsing through the DVD collection at Creston and District Public Library when chief librarian Ann Day offered a suggestion. Deadwood, she said. One of the best series ever. I suppose I had seen the DVDs on the shelves and something in the back of my mind suggested that our oldest son, Evan, had mentioned it at some point. Not being much of a fan of westerns, though, I simply hadn’t paid attention. But then, I thought, Ann Day isn’t likely to be obsessed with the genre, so there must be some substance to her recommendation. We spent the ensuing weeks alternating between being captivated by the programs and being frustrated when we couldn’t get the next shows when we wanted them. (Has the deadbeat who has part one of season two of Deadwood brought it back, yet? I’m sure the library staff got tired of me asking questions like that.) When the credits rolled for the last of 36 episodes we could, without a word of a lie, immediately have started watching the series all over again. It is that good. By that time, I had had some long telephone conversations with Evan about the show, learning more about why he liked it. On one visit to Calgary he loaned me a book about the series by creator and executive producer David Milch. When I came across a sale on the DVDs I didn’t hesitate in buying them. The challenge that followed was to save them for the winter, when long, dark evenings would be brightened by a second viewing. I’m not exaggerating when I say

that, for me, Deadwood is the best television series ever made. Brilliant writing and a superb cast made each episode a gem. Now, having watched the series again, and after reading the

safe passageways to California. Gold, “discovered� by white trespassers, trumped all legal agreements, though, and Deadwood became a town of 10,000 within a few months, all without any of the infrastructure we take for granted today. Those who rushed for the Black Hills were attracted not only to the promised riches. There was a great appeal, too, in the fact that there was no government or legal authority in place. In Deadwood, we see what Lorne Eckersley I suspect is a very real depiction of the machinations that book, I am only beginning to apprecitook place in the lead-up to the area ate the depth of thought that went becoming part of the Dakota into the series, about how Territory and, therefore, the United Shakespearean the writing is and how States of America. Rudimentary legal Milch’s knowledge of politics, sociolo- and governing structures were set gy, economics and philosophy serves up, not out of any great love for as a springboard to better understand order or democracy, but to ensure how the modern world (at least the that the wealthiest and most powerNorth American one) works. ful could gain the most control and Looking back, it would have been keep their standing when the laweasy to stop watching the series after lessness ended. one or two episodes. The language Having watched the series twice, is incredibly coarse and the violence and read more on the topic, I have a better understanding of the brutal is brutal and graphic. Had we challenges faced by people who watched the features at the end of opened up the American west, and the first year’s episodes first, we the notion that greed is truly the would have had a clearer appreciafounding father of North America. tion for what Milch and his team At its best, television can illuswere trying to accomplish. trate and contextualize our history, Fortunately, we stuck with it and making it come alive. In the 1970s have felt rewarded since. Deadwood illustrates just how com- an entire generation got a better plex things get whenever humans are understanding of the history of involved. The Black Hills gold rush of African Americans when we the 1870s occurred on Indian territory, watched Roots. I’ve felt even more satisfied by the brilliant writing and the result of an agreement signed acting in Deadwood. between the U.S. government and Lorne Eckersley is the publisher of various Indian tribes. The treaty gave land to its first settlers in exchange for the Creston Valley Advance.

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Slogan 33: Don’t transfer the load from the ox to the cow

This slogan is about weaseling out of our own duties and responsibilities. It is about manipulating others into doing what we ourselves do not want to do. It is about making a commitment and then, instead of following through on the details required to meet that commitment, handing the responsibility off to others. People who use this tactic to avoid work are so concerned with their rights and with what they feel others owe them that they think very little about what they owe to others and to their communities at large. They are the people who let others volunteer for community service and when they are asked to contribute time and energy to a community project feign incompetence and humility. But their humility is dishonest because they are looking for a way to avoid taking on a project they know they could accomplish if they applied themselves. As leaders, the easiest people to manipulate are often in a subservient position to us, and in many cases they are not as capable of completing the task as we are. In Tibet, the country where the Lojong slogans were developed, an ox is seen as being stronger than a cow.

This means that the idea of this slogan is not to put the heaviest burden on the ones who have the least capacity to accomplish it. Leaders may make the mistake of feeling


Zen's-Eye View Kuya Minogue

that it is unfair that they carry a heavier load than others, but, realistically, not everyone has the same capabilities. Each can only do their best. The most remarkable leaders are those who are willing to step up when a job needs to be completed. For a good leader, no task is too lowly or insignificant. One definition of an enlightened person is that they don’t discriminate between tasks; they see what needs to be done and then with good timing and skill, step up to do it. They don’t expect others to do what they themselves are in a position to do, and they don’t whine. After the question, “Is anybody willing to step up?� ineffective leaders

play the disappearing act, withdraw into their offices and offer nothing but silence. But when a situation demands action, a good leader who has the background and ability to respond will contribute time and energy to complete that action. This is called leadership by example. This slogan is about developing skill in working with others and taking leadership in our families and communities. It is about developing the art of knowing how much responsibility to take on and how much to delegate so that each person involved feels challenged but not overwhelmed.
 Suggested practice
: Pay attention to the temptation to shift your burdens to those who are weaker than you. When you find yourself hiding your own strengths and abilities, look into what is behind that. In what ways do you avoid taking on your fair share of responsibilities? 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.

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Grateful to neighbours

To the Editor: When most of the news we see and hear seems to be about man’s inhumanity to man, I write this to thank friends and neighbours who quickly came to the rescue of one of my horses, whom I had been informed was down and unable to get up while I was away at Christmas. They came and worked tirelessly to rescue him from where he had fallen, and lovingly cared for him until he lost his battle with death at age 29, and even saw him safely buried. My gratitude will always be with each and every one who took part in caring for my pet. Sultan was born, raised and buried in the same pasture. Connie Kolthammer Canyon

Liberals have good record

To the Editor: Until recently, I believed that all of our federal political parties were trustworthy and that any one of them would honour the Canadian values of peace, order and good government. I assumed all of them respected democracy and the institution of Parliament. I thought that they all felt a moral responsibility for the less fortunate, environmental protection and sound financial management. However, I am very worried when I see institution and programs like CBC, the Canadian Wheat Board and the longform census being dismantled and other groups being purposely underfunded so they are unable to perform. Canada is quickly being transformed into a nation that uses blind ideology in decision-making, has contempt for parliamentary procedure and embraces a vindictive penal system. Anger and fear are being stoked as divisive tactics for partisan purposes. There is little effort to find compromise or common ground on issues. I realize that I must learn more about our government, as well as the history, visions and policies of the other parties. This is not easy, as it is often hard to tell between facts and fiction and spin. Think tanks, journalists, experts, lobbyists and analysts all present their sides of the issues. I have been looking at the pros and cons of each of the parties to examine their visions and platforms.

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I have always supported NDP values regarding social issues, including the rights of minorities, women, the homeless and others. I am worried about the diminishing middle class and feel that this has to be addressed or Canada will become progressively more dysfunctional. But I am less comfortable with NDP positions on Quebec sovereignty and abolishing the Senate, rather than reforming it. And I do have worries about their economic policies, which seem more idealistic than realistic. The Green Party’s platform in the last election was very impressive, covering social and economic issues, as well as strong environmental protection. Canada needs a strong voice for the science of climate change. These are all issues and values I support. The old Progressive Conservative party was responsible, although, like many conservative/republican governments, it talked about good fiscal management but did not demonstrate it. I could probably accept parts of a red Tory platform, but I realize I don’t agree with any of the present Conservative policies and beliefs. In fact, I worry that there may not even be a Canada in a few years. In the spirit of new symbolism, it may have a new name, too, to go with its image! The Liberal Party has a long record of supporting post-secondary education, child care programs and health care. Aboriginal affairs were a priority with Paul Martin and certainly global warming was a high priority of Stéphane Dion. Internationally, Canada was recognized as a strong middle power and made valuable contributions on files such as land mines, cluster bombs and the creation of the international criminal court. The Liberal government was also recognized internationally for the financial policies established during its term in office. As is examined the policies of those parties, I realized that the Liberal Party is the only party with a strong social conscience, as well as proven fiscal management and a commitment to deal with global warming. It has proven itself when in government, giving solid management with policies developed from sound and balanced research and respect for statistics and expert advice. It has demonstrated respect for democracy and the traditions of Parliament and the rule of law. I found my personal search for a political party to have been fascinating and rewarding, and I would encourage others to look at their own wants, needs and values before casting a vote in any election. Although it is very important to vote, it is even more important to know whom one is voting for. Catherine Prowse Creston

Time for true democracy To the Editor: As most of you know, I have been yapping about our provincial government and the promised election that won’t happen until 2013. I couldn’t understand why the election was not called after the referendum last summer. They had a new leader that had the wind in her sails, and the main opposition was weak, disorganized and leaderless. A looming teachers’ strike that the public did not support seemed like the perfect atmosphere to call the voters out to choose who should run the province because the scars of the NDP’s last fiasco are still all so fresh. So why not call an election? The answer has nothing to do with politics at all, but with the privatization of BC Hydro. No, they would never publicly admit to that. Even Adrian Dix could lead a charge against the fascist right wing block of the federal Conservative and provincial Liberals if they admitted their plans to privatize BC Hydro. Instead, it was death by a thousand cuts. In 2002, the Liberals brought in legislation forbidding BC Hydro from building any new generating stations. With an energy boom looming, who does something stupid like that? Then, they broke the crown jewel into three companies and hired top executives with ballooned salaries from all the largest campaign contributors to run them, executives from companies like BP, Teck Cominco, TimberWest and Westcoast Energy. Secretaries are making $75,000 a year. They entered into needless and ridiculous lease agreements to house their new buddies with Bentall properties. Total bill to unnecessarily break up BC Hydro: $65 million. But this is just the tip of the iceberg that is sure to sink the Titanic. Since their election in 2001, the Liberals have been using different debt accounting principles with BC Hydro. For those of you unfamiliar to these practices, it is where you defer payment on your debts to a later date. Basically, it’s a sub-prime mortgage. BC Hydro started showing huge profits and the Liberals started boasting. Who isn’t able to boast huge profits if you don’t pay your bills? Who does BC Hydro owe most of its money to? Foreign exchanges. Wow, really? Go figure. The company ended up with a $183 million shortfall in 2011. And it’s about to get worse. See DEMOCRACY, page 12

Vista pruning clears the view

This last week had some good clear weather perfect for pruning. I haven’t had a chance to take care of the brush growing by the creek in the arboretum for many years. With no snow on the ground, the creek running low and days not too cold, I thought I’d better get going. So with some help from my horticultural apprentice Stevie, we cleared the creek banks out and chipped it all up. I mention this because while we were working, Stevie mentioned something about vista pruning. Obviously, at the time, we were taking out a lot of brush and opening up the sightlines in the rear garden. A lot of the creek came into view, as well as some neat rocks. There aren’t that many rocks on the property so they are a bit of a curiosity. Near the top of the gardens, we removed some

old shrubs and opened the view through the trees so that the neighboring orchards with mountains beyond came into view. Intrigued, I decided to do a little more research on the subject of vista pruning.

Nursery Notes Evan Davies

Vista pruning can be defined as the process where branches are selectively pruned to create a viewing window within the tree. Often it is done to enhance the view of landscapes or 7

mountains from a specific viewpoint. We were doing some of that along with a few other tree pruning processes like crown raising — whereby the lower branches of a tree are removed to increase visibility or clearance, so that the lawnmower would fit underneath some of the smaller trees better. Later this winter we will need to do quite a lot of crown cleaning, as the older trees are full of deadwood. This process is required in situations where dead, damaged or diseased branches present a liability and should be removed to help promote the health and vigor of the trees. We will need some warmer weather for this, as it will likely involve a lot of tree climbing. Evan Davies owns Beltane Nursery at 2915 Highway 3 in Erickson.

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Time to change In Your Corner

Michelle Mungall Happy new year! Time keeps rolling along and already it is 2012. A few weeks ago, I was doing some holiday shopping locally, and a friend and I were reminiscing about years gone by. Mostly, we were laughing about the days when our respective households had a single phone, located in the kitchen, and we would spend hours talking to friends. The year my family got an extension cord for the phone receiver meant privacy for me, and peace and quiet for my parents. Back to the present, my friend and I each have smartphones that do so much more than relieve us of that terrible cord. Take a video, send it to Twitter and Facebook, text a friend about it then call our parents (who just learned how to turn on their new cellphones). Indeed, time brings change. Our time on this island called Earth has also brought changes to the climate. The international scientific community has reached consensus that global warming is a result of human beings polluting the atmosphere with too many greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, mostly over the last 50 years. Now, our planet’s “thermostat,� as the David Suzuki Foundation puts it, “just doesn’t work the way it should.� Extreme weather events are more common, the Earth is heating up, glaciers are melting and eco-systems are changing. When I was on the wired phone back in the day, my friends and I would talk about the need to stop pollution, but we had never heard the words global warming. Now, when on my smartphone, it’s a persistent topic — particularly when the Harper Conservatives pulled Canada out of international talks to address this global issue and left an embarrassing mark on our nation’s reputation. Worst of all, Canada isn’t taking meaningful action to change its ways and head off global warming. B.C. isn’t do much either as the Liberals contemplate the Enbridge pipeline that would bring Alberta crude to B.C.’s coast. This has to change. You can be a part of making that change happen. Not only can you make choices to reduce your individual carbon footprint, but you can also call on others to join you. Namely, government decision-makers need to step up and make the necessary big changes. So start with a pen and paper, share them with some friends, and write your thoughts down in letters or petitions to Christy Clark and Stephen Harper. Tell them you don’t support oil pipelines. Tell them you want to see renewable energies developed by and for the public. Tell them you’re making changes and so should they. Tell them you’re part of the 99 per cent and things need to change. Send me copies of your letters and petitions and I will present them in the legislature. And if they prefer not to make those changes, the 2013 and 2015 elections may force another kind of change. Never underestimate the power of the pen or a small group of people. So get on that phone, call, tweet, text, Facebook some friends and make something happen. Time brings change; you decide what change you want to see. Michelle Mungall is the NDP member of the legislative assembly for the Nelson-Creston provincial riding, and is the Opposition critic for advanced education, youth and labour market development.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 Creston Valley Advance

On the brink of an invasion?

Have you seen a new bird around lately? Well, possibly, what you may have been seeing or will see is a Eurasian collared dove. It may not be in some of your bird books because it

house (English) sparrow but didn’t know till it was too late. House sparrows were brought to New York by an “enterprising� gentleman in 1850. His eight pairs of precious birds were carefully housed in secure cages and placed under the charge of the gardener. In time, somehow or other, a neighborhood feline got a hold of one of the feathered “gold nuggets� and killed it. When the garEd McMackin dener reported the incident, the owner promptly has not been considered to be a native, ordered that all the cats in the neighresident bird breeding in the wild. borhood be shot (I guess they had Traditionally, many kinds of doves guns then). Should they have shot all have been kept as caged pets and the the English sparrows? Eventually, the collared dove is no exception. However, as with many caged birds, some have escaped captivity, never to return, and have survived for a time on their own and perhaps some have even become locally established. A few “foreign� caged birds have been bred and deliberately released when the owners got tired of raising them or there got to be too many to look after. Likely most don’t survive, but some do, as with the house (English) sparrow, and perhaps that is the origin of some of the pockets of collared doves that are being located in North America. The Eurasian collared dove, I underLinda Van Damme photo stand, began its “public career� (known The Eurasian collared dove is a recent newcomer to birdwatchers) in the southeastern to the Creston area. United States in 1982. That is just 30 years ago, and whether it has spread house sparrows got away or were on its own or been helped a bit by released and according to what hapavian enthusiasts isn’t known, but pened and what we see today, they now the bird is established, in small did a lot better in North America than but growing pockets of resident, breed- in Europe. ing populations all over the United Then there is the European starling. States and Canada, including the This delightful song and bird-call Kootenays and the Creston Valley. mimic, which has sometimes fooled Some would think that we are being people into thinking they have heard a invaded by this dove as, looking back, meadowlark, was introduced to the some thought we were invaded by the East Coast in 1890, and, in spite of the

“treeless� prairie, spread quickly over the continent reaching Williams Lake in 1949. It, like the house sparrow, takes to tree cavity nesting sites and bird nesting boxes. Pockets of trees around prairie towns and farms became islands of favourable habitats to enhance the westward movement. They use nest holes that would normally be occupied by native species of birds, including blue birds, and they have also been known to oust young and adult native birds from a nest. Both starling and house sparrow populations peaked. House sparrow numbers began to decline as horses were replaced by automobiles, which didn’t leave seed-bearing manure in the streets. So, why have the house (English) sparrow and the European starling done so well, and why is the Eurasian collared dove spreading so rapidly? Birds, like other animals, will not stick around when there is no food, water, and/or shelter. Give them those three things and you’ve got them. Hence, birds and animals, collectively, shift their ranges as there are changes in their environment. Many individuals often perish. On the other hand, house sparrows and starlings found North America to be a wide open territory for all their needs and, to boot, aggressive personalities, and enhanced their settlement. Where is the collared dove headed? They do well around cattle feed lots. Perhaps they are or will do even better partaking of the abundance available at bird feeders. They may even become so large in numbers they will crowd out other birds out of habitat and feeder, and also eat us out of house and home. There are probably a lot more bird feeders today than there were when house sparrows and starlings became “landed immigrants.� See DOVES, page 12

My New Year’s wish for you all is end, He has given us health principles, to find hope, peace and salvation in which can be summarized as follows: our Savior, Jesus Christ. I wish that we •godly trust; could all experience what it is to live in •outdoor deep breathing of pure air; harmony with the golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.â€? I wish that common sense would reign supreme and that the so-called “political correctew ear s ish nessâ€? would be subservient to common sense all the time. By Pastor Ian Cotton God has a plan and a destination in mind for us all. That is heaven. “He is patient with Creston you, not wanting anyone to Seventh-day perish, but everyone to come to repentance.â€? (2 Peter 3:9) Adventist Admit that you are unable to Church live a perfect life without God’s help and accept what God offers freely to each one of us — the •daily exercise — try for an hour a help we need to be more like Him. day; It is God’s plan that “You prosper •sunshine — about 10 minutes a and be in health.â€? (3 John 2) To this 10.3125 x 2 day during the summer;

•plenty of rest, including the Sabbath day of rest and worship; •lots of water, inside and out; •always temperate in all things; and •nutrition — our diet should include as many colours as possible and plenty of fruits and vegetables. With all the wonderful produce we have in this beautiful valley, we really have no excuse. Following this simple plan for health will help each one of us this coming year to be happier and healthier. The Bible at Ephesians 5:16 tells us that we should be “redeeming the time for the days are evil.â€? We know evil exists, even in our own hearts, but have you ever thought that today is the oldest you have ever been? But it is also the youngest you will ever be, so enjoy today and redeem your time!

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Creston Valley Advance Thursday, January 26, 2012

Three wins for Bruins 11


On the weekend, the Creston peewee house Bruins played in the Kimberley peewee Nitros tournament. The tournament started for the Bruins with a Friday evening game against Cranbrook Western Roofing, which Creston won 7-1, with goals by Justice Samuels Mund, Alex Blackmore (two), Levi Palmer and Vinson Blackmore. On Saturday morning, the Bruins took Cranbrook Dodge, winning 4-3. Creston goalie Cole Bright made awesome saves to keep the first period scoreless. Creston goals were scored later in the game by Alex, Caytlyn Luke, Samuels Mund and Vinson. On Saturday afternoon, Tyson Steed, Serge Chatwin and Alex scored in a game against the Kimberley Nitros, which Creston lost 6-3. Late Sunday morning the Bruins faced the Kimberley team again, in the tournament final. Goals by Shayne Walker, Denek Blackmore and Levi Palmer (two) earned the Bruins a 5-4 win over their Kimberley hosts. For a full report on the Bruins’ games, visit

Bowling BORDERLINE BOWLING Jan. 9-17 Sunday Mixed Ladies’ single-triple: Kim McTeer, 271-716. Men’s single: Kevin Viers, 297. Men’s triple: Ralph McGunigle, 738. POA: Stephen Gernazzo, 87. Monday Golden Age Ladies’ single-triple: Ursula Bzdel, 235-552. Men’s single-triple: Earl Ambrose, 243-594. POA: Bzdel, 81. Monday Ladies Single-triple: Liz Bryans, 285705. POA: Bryans, 192. Wednesday Matinee Ladies’ single: Ruth Horvath,

229. Ladies’ triple: Shirley Bloodworth, 579. Men’s single-triple: Earl Ambrose, 263-735. POA: Ambrose, 105. Wednesday Mixed Ladies’ single: Deb Vandebogart, 264. Ladies’ triple: Gin Bergman, 720. Men’s single: Bill Drefko, 264. Men’s triple: Doug Rea, 631. POA: Bergman, 108. Thursday Golden Age Ladies’ single: Geri McIntyre, 233. Ladies’ triple: Marlene McGunigle, 586. Men’s single: Ralph McGunigle, 235. Men’s triple: Bill Drefko, 662. POA: Ernestine Malyk, 44. Thursday Men’s Single-triple: Bob Bergman,

Join us for a Celebration of Family Literacy Day 2012 Friday January 27 at the Library 3:30 pm -5:30 pm Get your Journey to Learning Passport stamped by real Customs Officers as you travel through our fun activity centres.

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HOLE IN ONE CLUB — On Oct. 20, the annual Falkins Insurance Group dinner was

Junior PCSS boys split games

held at the Creston Golf Club for everyone who had a hole-in-one the summer of 2011. There were 31 winners, including one from Calgary, who attended — although some were unavailable — and all received a trophy and a Falkins golf jacket. Pictured: (back row, from left) Tim Parke, Scott Konoff, Dave Ralston, Ron Young, Robin Douville, Bob Swallow, Ed Loseth, Patrick Rodgers, Garry Reed, Roy Stevens, John Gilmore, David Freiheit, Dale Benedetti, Ted Hutchinson; (middle row, from left) Ken Karlander, Cherie Baker, Jack Soare, Linda Price, Vern Hickson; (front row, from left) Jean Carling, Sandra Machnau, George Goulder, Clayton Fenrich, Elaine Blackwell. Missing: Wes Graham, Val Halliday, Shayne Ouellette, Rod Sanderson, Cay Husband, Mark Johner, Don Helm.

On the weekend, the Prince Charles Secondary School junior boys travelled to Jaffray and played two games, defeating Selkirk (Kimberley) 63-47 and losing to Sparwood 64-51. The Grade 8s played Parkland (Cranbrook) twice. The girls lost both games quite handily and the boys lost both games 29-23 and 20-19. High scorer for the boys was Axel Marini. The girls are coached by Mike Poznikoff and the boys are coached by Jeff Banman and Brett Andrusyk. The senior boys and girls play at home on Jan. 27 and 28. PCSS games are at 2:30 and 4 p.m. Friday and 8:30 and 10:00 a.m., and 5:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday.


Brayden Czar (right) during a weekend basketball game.


311-718. POA: Bergman, 58. Youth Bowling Dinos Girls’ single: Betty Bradbury, 113. POA: Bradbury, 9. Jets Girls’ single-double: Raya Terrill, 136-240. Boys’ single-double: Jackson Barker, 98-181. POA: Terrill, 54. Bantams Girls’ single-triple: Brooke Bergman, 134-347. Boys’ single-triple: Brayden Bradbury, 253-528. POA: Bradbury, 135. Juniors Boys’ single-triple: Darien Bergman, 171-396. POA: Patrick Kusnir, 26. Seniors

Cribbage scores from Dec. 16: Ladies: Peg Konkin, 835; Sally Malner, 825; Pauline Bullee, 821. Men: Art Stach, 838; Don Schwab, 816; Rody Malner, 810. Dart scores from Dec. 19: Ladies: Erika Reinke, 71; Dot Eisenhut, 70; Francis Eldaun,

69. Men: Hans Reinke, 121; Allen McLaren, 107; Paul Coates, 92. Whist scores from Dec. 21: Ladies: Sally Malner, 34; Margaret Adams, 29; Cora Stack, 29. Men: Floyd Adams, 37; Karl Zimmerman, 35; Art Stach, 33. Cribbage scores from Dec. 23: Ladies: Cora Stach, 823; Marion Mandryk, 809; Marion

Kalman, 801. Men: Helen Samuelson, 843; Ted Kinash, 809; Don Schwab, 801. Cribbage scores from Dec. 30: Ladies: Marion Mandryk, 847; Donna Putzi, 836; Kay Heffner, 824. Men: Dot Eisenhut, 846; Aron Samuelson, 821; Art Stach, 811. December lows: Margaret Adams, 718; John Putzi, 717.

Girls’ single: Kelsey Speiss, 202. Girls’ triple: Desiree Duchscherer, 478. Boys’ single-triple: Curtis Mayne, 241-608. POA: Mayne, 95. Special Olympics Three Games Ladies’ single: Dody Benincasa, 217. Ladies’ triple: Tina Ress, 450. Men’s single-triple: Steven Sterling, 204-533. POA: Benincasa, 102. Two Games Ladies’ single: Janice Androsoff, 128. Ladies’ triple: Sandy Rauchert, 236. Men’s single: Andrew Townsend, 128. Men’s double: Gordy Berrington, 237. POA: Mavis Vogel, 72.



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60 Hertz to rock Sasquatch

Thursday, January 26, 2012 Creston Valley Advance



â&#x20AC;&#x153;The name 60 Hertz, although it has nothing to do with age references, certainly sit well on this bunch of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;old guys,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? said Rod Wilson in the Cranbrook Daily Townsman of the band that plays at Crestonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Snoring Sasquatch on Jan. 28. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only have the band members been musical comrades for many years, their musical instruments have been around for much of that ride. â&#x20AC;&#x153;James Neveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acoustic Larrivee guitar must be one of the earliest instruments made by that premier luthier Jean Larrivee. Dave Birchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bass was old when he purchased it back in the 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. So there you have it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; old musicians, old instruments and modern technology, all combined with the finest of song writing. The results are performances that continue to sparkle regardless of how many times the band has been out there.â&#x20AC;? James Neve â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the writer, guitarist and lead vocalist â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and Dave Birch â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the hyperactive bass player that occasionally breaks into a curious little duck foot dance step as he plays and sings backup â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have been playing music together for nearly 40 years. They, with Rob Young and Loretta Taylor, were founding members of the 1970s rock quintet, Tennyson Finch. Young is the master of the many moods and effects of his Stratocaster. Marty Musser creates the hammock with his rock solid drumming style, sense of volume and dynamics. Their tight weave of vocal and instrumental lines are evidence of a strong melodic influence ranging from the early Beatles to Crowded House and Dire Straits. The original music of 60 Hertz flows easily from country-feel ballads to folksy rock, but always with an honest, simple and personal touch. 60 Hertz knows how to captivate their audience by creating and delivering their original music with an engaging and fresh stage presence, which is a real treat to experience. They released their long anticipated first CD, Time Stands Still, last summer. For more information, visit Doors open at 7 p.m.; the show begins at 8. Tickets are $10 in advance at Kingfisher Used Books and Black Bear Books, or $12 at the door.

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Pentaedre plays at the Prince Charles Theatre on Sunday, in a presentation of the Creston Concert Society.

Concert society presents wind quintet CRESTON CONCERT SOCIETY

The Creston Concert Society is delighted to present an exceptional afternoon performance by the Pentaèdre wind ensemble at Prince Charles Theatre on Jan. 29 at 2:30 p.m. A unique musical ensemble in the Canadian landscape, Pentaèdre explores and presents a diversified and original chamber music repertoire. Under the artistic direction of Louis-Philippe Marsolais since 2005, the five artists-musicians forming the quintet are recognized for the combination of talent, technique, precision and colour they bring to their performances. It has been said that Pentaèdre has a wonderful corporate sound, masters of balance and blend. Pentaèdre is comprised of five masterful musicians, out-

with ensembles in Canada as well as the United States. After playing as solo horn with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra and associate solo horn with the Orchestre symphonique de QuĂŠbec, LouisPhilippe Marsolais is now Artistic Director of Pentaèdre. A renowned recitalist, concert and chamber music musician, he performs regularly in North America, Europe and Asia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A charming collection of music for wind quintet performed by a group that plays with finesse and great technical prowess â&#x20AC;Ś really demonstrates how well these five musicians work together,â&#x20AC;? wrote Richard Burke in Fanfare. For more information, visit Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students in advance at black Bear Books, and $25/$12 at the door.

Welcome service greets newcomers HI NEIGHBOUR WELCOME SERVICE

The Hi Neighbour Welcome Service greeted the following newcomers in October: Freedom Hamelin (Natasha, Isabelle, Isaac) Edmonton, Alta.; Tiesja Huscroft - Coalhurst, Alta.; Audie & Darla Auger (Matteo,



standing in their own right. Danièle Bourget is the recipient of first prize in flute and chamber music from the Conservatoire de Musique du QuĂŠbec, and the Canadian Music Competition. Martin Carpentier studied clarinet at McGill Universituy and graduated with Distinction in interpretation. Martin teaches clarinet at both UniversitĂŠ du QuĂŠbec Ă MontrĂŠal (UQĂ&#x20AC;M) and UniversitĂŠ de MontrĂŠal. A founding member of Pentaèdre and Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM), Normand Forget (oboe) has performed many world premieres and has toured extensively in Europe, Asia and the United States. A renowned bassoonist, Mathieu Lussier is much in demand in North America, particularly in baroque music. He performs as guest soloist



Christopher, Caitlin, Samantha, Anthony, Andrew, Joseph) - Wabasca, Alta.; Dave & Lillian Brummet - Trail; Joe & Jenny Shepard - Fort Nelson; Ed & Corinne Melendez - Duke Vilna, Alta.; Mary Bertley - Toronto, Ont.; Terry Prost - Mackenzie; Theresa Davis Edmonton.

From page 7 The final blow came in 2006 when then-premier Gordon Campbell announced that BC Hydro would start to buy electricity from private sources. After all, BC Hydro wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allowed to build any new generating stations and there was an energy boom going on. The tenders came in and starting in June, BC Hydro will start buying private hydro at almost double the market value. What idiot enters into this type of agreement? Take this and the fact that we still have five years left on Mike Harcourt and the NDPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hydro gift to the United States, and we have agreed to buy hydro at double what we must sell it for. If an election would have been called for this year, this deal to buy private electricity could have been stopped. Instead, the Liberals are going to bleed BC Hydro dry. Only a silent revolution can stop this lunacy now. Join True Democracy: Internet Government today. Tyson Soroke West Creston


From page 8 And, because of bird feeders, we may be having a lot more winter birds around. Some people have put chicken wire around their bird feeders to control the kinds of bird visitors or they have built a hutch-feeder of chicken wire that keeps out the larger and more aggressive birds. Birds, when occurring in large numbers, can be noisy and messy, and a breeding pot for transmitting disease. It seems one of the factors contributing to overpopulation is the lack of available predators. Bird population growth is retarded or enhanced by many factors, but the main ones can probably be counted on one hand. Where does and will the Eurasian collared dove fit in? Will we be glad we sent out the welcome wagon? Ed McMackin is a biologist by profession but a naturalist and hiker by nature. He can be reached at 250-866-5747.

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for government to invest in schools, teachers and kids again.

Creston Valley Advance Thursday, January 26, 2012

Making changes for 2012

My jungle adventure BY EMMA PENNER

My friends and I love to learn about animals, so we decided to go on an African jungle safari to Kenya. Our backpacks were full of camera gear and stuff to survive in the jungle, like dried food and an emergency medical kit. We were going to meet a friend named Amadi, who is an expert guide and knows the laws of the jungle and how to safely get around in it. So we started out one bright sunny day. We drove to the Calgary airport in our jeep and caught a flight to Paris, where we spent the night with my aunt and uncle. The next day, we took the direct flight to Jomo Kenyatta airport. After hours of flying, we finally arrived, and Amadi was excitedly waiting for us! He drove us to his family’s home where supper was on the stove. We were too tired to ask what was being served so we had no idea what we were eating. They had bought drinking water, so we wouldn’t get sick from their tap water. After a restful night, we started our African jungle safari! Amadi had prepared everything for us. We were so exited to get started. We travelled in Amadi’s jeep from camp to camp or cabin, stopping to take pictures of landscapes and wildlife we met. We were able to get pictures of the following animals: giraffes, monkeys - swinging from tree to tree, pandas, lemurs, zebras, hippopotami, many types of insects, reptiles, wild cats and colorful birds; we even witnessed elephants bathing by using their trunks. It was so cool! Every night we would make a campfire and sing and dance and tell stories while sitting around it. Sometimes we just sat and enjoyed the sunsets. There was a cook at every camp so food was provided. We slept in tents with mosquito nets. When we stopped at camps or cabins, we had a great time meeting people from all over the world, on their own safari tours. We traveled on dirt roads and spent the day

hiking between trees, trees and more trees. We felt like we were in another world. There was high humidity and heat, so we drank lots of water. Kenya is close to the ocean and when near the ocean we saw white sand for miles and miles. There were no people except us. One day, while eating a banana snack, a big hairy hand suddenly came through the jeep window and stole my banana! I started screaming; Olivia and Meredith, also scared, looked at me. Amadi explained to us to that it was only a monkey. From then on I made sure that I was never by the window when I ate a banana! After this incident, while driving on the dirt road, the right tire blew with a bang! The tire had popped! Right away, Amadi jumped out of the front seat, jacked up the vehicle, put on the spare tire and away we went. Less than two hours later we heard the same noise as the last time — bang! This time, we were in trouble because we had no spare tires left! Amadi used his radio to contact help in town. They made arrangements to bring us a couple of spare tires. While we were walking around waiting, Makayla screamed and slipped on a rock. “Ow! Ow! Ow!” She was in pain so we tried to help her stand up and walk but she couldn’t put any weight on her left foot. A helicopter arrived and it was decided that Makayla would go back to town with the helicopter. There was only one night left at camp before returning to Amadi`s house so she didn’t miss that much. The next day, we enjoyed our last hours in this amazing part of the world. We were glad to find Makayla with a smile on her face and moving around with the help of crutches. Amadi drove us to the airport the next day; we made him promise to come see us so we could show him our country. Back home, we wondered if we had just dreamed about this wonderful adventure but looking at Makayla`s foot reminded us that it had been real.

Here be dragon

In Mrs. Patsy-Anne Casemore’s Grade 2 class at CanyonLister Elementary School, students are exploring iPad art. Above is a dragon by Willow Marean.

For more It’s Elementary, visit and click on Community Photo credit: Alex MacAulay

The Canyon-Lister Elementary School newspaper committee asked the students and staff of CLES what their New Year’s resolutions were. Here’s what they found: Mrs. Stewart (T.A.): lose weight; Mr. Ewashan (teacher): watch what I eat; Mr. Boehmer (teacher): be kind to people around me; Mrs. Regier (teacher): never listen to or say anything negative; Mr. Hula (teacher): to make our first annual Grade 7 film festival a great success; Mrs. Danforth (teacher): lose weight; Mrs. Cote (student teacher): walk more; Mr. Falconer (principal): eat more chocolate; Mackenzie (Grade 2): to be able to ride a twowheeler; Spencer (Grade 2): not play PS2 as much; and Christian (Grade 3): play more pool.



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Thursday, January 26, 2012 Creston Valley Advance

The survey says...

Recently, Prince Charles Secondary School classes were surveyed, with anonymous responses:

• if the teacher’s strike was successful • the world does not end — GRADE 10

Which is Creston’s most teen-friendly business? The top spot for Grade 9 went to Dairy Queen, with 65 per cent of responses. The top spot for Grade 10 was shared by Buffalo Trails and Dairy Queen, each with 25 per cent of responses.

• I get my own car and am able to drive it • people realized the silliness in the media around celebrities, cellphones and reality TV • the bike jam was back in town • every issue was magically resolved • SOPA and PIPA don’t pass (look them up) • the Mayan calendar wasn’t true and we survived until 2013 • there was a larger amount of participation in the town’s events by teens • the Conservatives got out of power • I could chill with Johnny Depp • if we got Starbucks and Booster Juice in town • there was more girls or mixed soccer • minimum wage was raised to $15/hour • I was bitten by a radio active spider and became Spider-man • it was stress- and drama-free — GRADE 11

2012 would be a great year if: • we had a warm summer • I won a hockey championship • I joined a rock band • I got a boyfriend • I lost weight • if we got more rain • if PCSS won the East Kootenays’ b-ball • if our revival happened • if I pass every class in school • if I travelled to Thailand • if I survived • if Creston midget rep team wins the provincials

English 11 honours students were asked to creatively describe a character from the novel The Kite Runner. Dempsey McKenna chose to compare the complex Afghani character Amir to a tree and the weather, both symbols in the 2003 Hosseini novel.

Amir — pomegranate tree By Dempsey McKenna Tall and secure, Something dark lurks below This surface. Branches that twist toward the sun, Yearning for acceptance. Roots that cling to the earth, Begging for strength. Young and jealous, Willing to please, This new tree was bright and ready.

It looked to the sun as to a god, And its roots ached when the sun Burned its hesitant leaves. When the clouds rolled in Even the bright sun couldn’t push them away. Gone were the eager, twisting branches In its place, an angry resentment, Cut deep into the wood, Aching to the roots. Long gone is its youth. A great regret lies in this old, gray bark. Barren, limp with age, and grief. No fruit off this tree, It stands alone. Traveling back in time, It searches for rich soil To help it grow, To please the bright sun. Revisiting past mistakes, This tree loosens its roots Willing to accept the pain.

It searches for a fruit, Begging for strength. Yearning for acceptance, Aching to the roots.


The clouds provided A constant coverage, And the tree was Unable to grow. No light touched Its young branches, No heat warmed Its fragile leaves. The tree grew under A dark gray sky. And nothing let The injured roots Relax and accept the rain That poured down its body, And soaked the ground, And drowned its roots. Forever reminded of the jealousy That sacrificed everything to feel the warmth of the sun Brush against hesitant leaves, and leave a lingering kiss on its twisting branches.

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Prince Charles Secondary School students access library computers during the lunch break.

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Warm Fuzzies to...

… The management & staff of Tim Hortons for the coffee & donuts delivered to the nursing staff.

… The thoughtful lady at RE/MAX and Jack Parkin for bringing us the desk calendars we needed so desperately for the office. … Ross and Millie for shoveling my driveway; very much appreciated. … The kind folks at Overwaitea for finding my missing wallet - it was very much appreciated! … Our family and friends in Canyon who came to help out our little “Ranger”. Your kindness is appreciated. … Thanks to Al for coming and taking care of the last of the details for our little guy. We are grateful. … Lorne Mann and Assoc. and his awesome staff for always accommodating those last minute emergencies! The passport arrived and the trip has been saved! … Darlene Karpowich (party planner extraordinaire), Kevin, Erich, Robin, family & friends for the best birthday ever! What a surprise! … Jack for being the greatest. The warmed towel after my bath is the best ever! … Overwaitea, the Dollar Store, Extra Foods, Home Hardware Building Centre, Lordco, Golden Herb Health Food Store, and Walmart for donating to the raffle baskets & food for the Bantam House Tournament this past weekend! … Pam St. Amand for dedicating the weekend to helping out, you are a life saver! Warm Fuzzies may be submitted to: or Just A Reminder: A Warm Fuzzy is a way of letting the people of our community know about the random acts of kindness that happen on a daily basis. A Warm Fuzzy will not replace a Thank You ad. Please make sure you include your name and phone number. The Creston Valley Advance retains the right to edit or reject any or all Warm Fuzzies submitted.

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Glen Wilfrid McKenzie April 13, 1929 ~ January 18, 2012

Residents of Kootenay Lake and area will be saddened to learn of the loss of Glen McKenzie on January 18, 2012 in a vehicle accident during bad weather on Highway 3A not far from his home at Boswell. Born in Edmonton on April 13, 1929, Glen spent childhood years in Strome, Alberta. Glen worked in the oil industry and briey as a stockbroker, before earning a degree in education while raising three children with his rst wife Randa. A teaching position at the Banff Composite High School in 1963 was an opportunity to escape city life, and Glen transformed their summer cottage at Harvie Heights into a family home through a series of expansions that spanned a decade. A selftaught carpenter, plumber, electrician and nisher, no job was too large or too intimidating. After his career as a teacher and administrator at schools in Banff, Canmore and Exshaw, they semi-retired to Kimberley, BC in the late 1970s. Glen and Randa separated in 1982 and later divorced. Glen met Verna Mayers in Vancouver at a school trustees’ conference, and after several years they were married in Kimberley in 1989. They spent happy years in Kimberley where Glen had invested in real estate through his company Celtic Estates and was on the local school board, while Verna sold real estate and operated a bakery. Both were active within the community. In 1992 they moved to their acreage at Boswell and undertook major house renovations and property improvements. Here Glen realized his long-held ambition to farm, and to raise highland cattle. He and Verna also managed poultry, fruit and vegetables on what became Applecross Farm, named after an ancestral home in the highlands of west Scotland. The beauty of the lake and mountains through the seasons provided the perfect backdrop to a peaceful and satisfying time of life. Glen and Verna spent over twenty happy years in their much-loved home within a community in which they both invested much time and worked hard at bettering. In recent years, Glen was plagued by chronic back pain and was deeply concerned about the possibility of having to leave his beloved farm. His sudden death at 83 years of age, after a long, interesting and muchenjoyed life, spared him this difcult decision. Hard-working at home, at work, and within his community, Glen often quietly or publicly supported the endeavours of others. He had a strong interest in local history and all things Scottish, and is remembered for his distinct sense of humour. He was also well-traveled, particularly later in life when accompanied by Verna and often friends and family. Glen was predeceased by his brother Gordon, his sister Babe and his son Douglas, and is survived by his wife Verna, brother Ken and his wife Doris, sister-in-law Anne, brother-in-law Bruce, son Ian and his daughter Kim. He will also be missed by an extended family that includes grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will take place at Boswell Hall at 1:00 pm Friday January 27, 2012 followed by interment at the Boswell Cemetery and refreshments back at Boswell Hall. A Life Remembrance is also planned for April 13, 2012. In lieu of owers, donations for the refurbishing of the Boswell wharf, a project of interest to Glen, will be gratefully accepted by the Boswell and District Farmers Institute, 11977 Hwy 3A, Destiny Bay, BC V0B 1A3, attention Bob Arms – Help The Harbour.


Obituaries John Dobko May 10, 1926 ~ January 16, 2012

It is with deep sorrow, the family of John Dobko, announce his sudden passing on January 16, 2012, at the age of 85. John Dobko was born to Jennie and John Dobko on May 10, 1926 in Calmar Alberta. Together with his family he moved to Canyon, BC in 1948. John married Verna Popoff May 4 1953 and together they had three children. John worked for the Canadian Pacic Railway and retired after 40 years. In retirement he enjoyed gardening, discussing world events, listening to and playing music, swimming at Ainsworth Hot Springs, driving around the Creston Valley and most of all spending time with his family. John was predeceased by his parents Jennie and John Dobko, his sisters Nada Dobko and Ann Nazar. He is survived by his sister Delores Ryan. He will be dearly missed by his son Tom Dobko and wife Donna, his daughters Lori-Ann and husband Bill Gilchrist, Teresa and husband Barry Hall and cherished by his grandchildren Kayla Dobko, Ashley Dobko, Will Gilchrist, Ian Gilchrist, Jaden Hall and Justin Hall. A Funeral Service and burial was held January 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at The Holy Ascension Russo-Greek Orthodox Church, 50079, Range Road 275, Calmar Alberta, with Pastor Igor Kisil ofciating. A Celebration of Life is planned for May 2012 and will take place in Creston BC; date and location to be announced.

Kenneth Gordon Macklem January 16, 1927 ~ January 14, 2012 The family of Kenneth Gordon Macklem sadly announce his passing on January 14, 2012, two days before his 85th birthday. Ken was born in Brooklands Manitoba and was the second son of three born to Doris (Ames) and Percival. Ken was a member of the Royal Canadian Airforce from 1944 to 1950. He spent most of his life in Dawson Creek/Fort Nelson as a self employed businessman and sign painter extraordinaire. When the Peace River bridge fell in 1957 he was paid $700 to crawl across the pipeline spanning the river carrying the telephone lines. He was an avid curler and loved watching hockey and football. He also enjoyed his garden and his dogs. In 2003 he left Fort Nelson to retire to the Creston Valley. He was a volunteer re ghter in Dawson Creek, Mackenzie, and Hudson’s Hope, a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion branch 149 and Branch 28 Seniors' group here in Creston. He loved to camp and travel in his numerous motor homes, some of which his family had great concerns about! Ken was predeceased by his wife Marg (Steevie), son Larry (1963), daughter Joanne (1996), grandson Jamie (1979), brothers Marshall (1954) and Percival (2001). Ken leaves to mourn his wife Marion Kahlmann of Creston; children Gordon (Sim) Bunny, (Jim) Wendy (Gilles), Susan (James), and Don (Sandra); thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Arrangements entrusted to Funeral Home.


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CANCEL YOUR Timeshare. No Risk Program. Stop mortgage & maintenance payments today. 100% Money back guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us now. We can help! 1-888-356-5248.


Call: 1.250.426.5717

Prevent E. coli Infection (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hamburger Diseaseâ&#x20AC;?) Cook all ground beef until there is No Pink AND the juices run clear!

BRING THE family! Sizzling specials at Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best VALENTINE beach! New Smyrna Beach, DINNER & DANCE Florida. WORKSHOPS See it all at: Holy Cross Hall UPCOMING or Saturday Feb 11 callâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Customer 1-800-214-0166 Music by FULL CIRCLE Service Workshopâ&#x20AC;? (Brian Furguson & Friends) MAINLAND, Wed. June 29 HAWAII ON THE Columbia Brewery Happy hour 5:30 where healthy low-cost living Room 8:30am-4pm Conference Dinner 6:30 can be yours. Modern Arenal ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY Maleku Condominiums, 24/7 $20 - Black Bear Books secured community, Costa â&#x20AC;&#x153;Preparing a Winning or call: 428-5835, 428-9493 Rica â&#x20AC;&#x153;the most friendly counTues. June 7 Business Planâ&#x20AC;? try on earthâ&#x20AC;?! 1-780-952-0709; 9am-4pm Chamber of Commerce


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


250-428-5954 or 250-428-0310

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

250-428-0165 or 250-428-7064

Childcare Available BABYSITTING TEAM offering interactive child care. Will cook, clean & provide quality care. 250-428-4309


SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8 (KOOTENAY LAKE) BOARD MEETING @ 5:00 P.M. (times are PST) Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Board Office, 570 Johnstone Road, Nelson BC Video Conferencing to Creston at: Creston Education Centre 617â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 Ave. S, Creston

ACCOUNTING AND Payroll Trainees needed. Large & small firms depend on certified A&P professionals. No experience needed! Local career training and job placement available. 1-888-424-9417. AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

MEDICAL TRAINEES needed now! Hospitals and Doctors need well trained staff. No experience needed! Local training and job placement available. Call for more info! 1-888-748-4126.

Lets You Live Life.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Areyou you thinking thinking of Are of Starting a Business? Starting a Business? Community Futures CAN HELP! Community Futures â&#x20AC;˘ Self Employment Program for Small Business Start-ups/Purchases CAN HELP! â&#x20AC;˘ Business Management Counselling & Workshops Employment Program for â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Self Business Loans

Small BusinessMarketing Start-ups/Purchases One-on-One Assistance â&#x20AC;˘ Business Counselling FocusedManagement Solely On YOUR Business! & Workshops Bring your materials and ideas â&#x20AC;˘ Wed. January 25 1â&#x20AC;˘ Business ½ hours â&#x20AC;˘ Cost $45 Loans Marketing Specialist: Pamela Clausen

Route 1:

400 block 900 block

Central Kootenay

Route 2:


:KKB>KL+>>=>= 9th & 10th Ave N Murdoch & Hillside (20 papers)

200 block 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th Ave S 2100-2400 Cook, Elm & Dogwood (30 papers)

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Customer Service Workshopâ&#x20AC;?


Route 3 (Available March 1):

445 6th Ave N. (Crestglen Trailer Park) (30 papers)


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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Public Welcome

Happy Thoughts

Happy Thoughts

Golden Life is Now Hiring in the East Kootenay Assisted Living Workers - Invermere & Creston Dietary Aides / Servers - Fernie Cooks - Fernie Licensed Practical Nurses - Creston Apply â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Attention HR: Email: Phone: 250-489-0667 Fax: 250-489-2673 For more information on this position and others please visit our website

Fort McMurray


Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on the net at www.bcclassiďŹ

Lift Maintenance Mechanic at Panorama Mountain Village wanted. BC certified millwright or equivalent. For a full job description and to apply go to

Help Wanted

Publisher: Golden Star




The Golden Star is one of B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best community newspapers with a long tradition of success. The paper dates back to 1891. It is distributed to close to 3,000 households in the beautiful Golden area and is the only news source for this unique area of B.C. Black Press is seeking a proven leader with the entrepreneurial skills to build on the considerable success of the Golden Star. Ideally, you will be a results oriented individual with a strong background in sales, marketing and financial management, preferably in the newspaper industry. However, people with relevant experience will also be considered. As Publisher you will help develop a multi-platform strategy for the newspaper and its online initiatives as it continues to serve a rapidly expanding and diverse marketplace. Golden is a town of 5,000 people, with another 4,500 in the immediate rural area. It is nestled in the Columbia Valley with the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Purcell/Selkirk Range to the west. Golden has become an adventure sport mecca, attracting skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers, paragliders or whitewater rafters. The Golden Star is part of Black Press, Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest private, independent newspaper company, with over 170 community, daily and urban newspapers located in B.C, Alberta, Washington State, Ohio, Hawaii and extensive online operations with over 250 websites. If you have great critical thinking skills, are customer driven, success oriented and want to live in one of the most beautiful and livable areas in Canada, then we want to hear from you. Please send your resume, with cover letter, by January 20, 2012 to:


H&R ORCHARDS require orchard labourers and pickers for 2012 season until Nov. 15 2012. Oliver or Creston location. 12 start March 1, 24 start June 1, 125 start July 1, no experience required. 40/hours per week, prevailing SAWP wage (expected $10.25 per hour) ph. 1-250-498-8839

Black Press Kootenay has an opening for the position of Publisher of the Golden Star community newspaper.

For appointment contact: Erika Woker Creston Business Counsellor 250-254-1967

Conference Room


Education/Trade Schools

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equip. Job placement assist. Funding Avail. 1-866399-3853

Help Wanted

EXPECT the best for your driving career! Good pay, late model equipment, reliable satellite dispatch, electronic logs, direct deposit. Sutco Contracting Ltd. has openings in our Chip Haul division. We require full-time, reliable, safety minded professional class one drivers. Check us out or fax resume:250-3572009 Enquiries 1-888-3572612 Ext 223

Chuck Bennett Group Publisher, Black Press, Kootenays 514 Hall Street, Nelson B.C. V1L 1Z2 Phone: 250-352-1890

Part Time Student Recycling/ Delivery/Moving Assistant Part time (after school and Saturday) employment opportunity for a high school student 16 years or older to assist full time staff and volunteers at New Life Furniture and Recycling. New Life Furniture is a social and environmental not-for proď&#x192;&#x17E;t venture that generates revenue to support programs for Kootenai Community Centre and other social service programs in the valley. This position will be of interest to students interested in careers in social services, environment, business, and human services within private enterprise, government or the nonproď&#x192;&#x17E;t sector, who enjoy physical work and electronics. The position will require: â&#x20AC;˘ the physical strength to lift furniture, appliances, and recycling materials such as televisions, computer monitors and such. â&#x20AC;˘ good public relations when working with customers â&#x20AC;˘ good customer service skills and get along with other staff and volunteers â&#x20AC;˘ good oral and written communication skills â&#x20AC;˘ the ability to take and follow directions â&#x20AC;˘ honest and trustworthy â&#x20AC;˘ reliable and punctual â&#x20AC;˘ willing to work Saturdays and during school breaks â&#x20AC;˘ completion of necessary safety training as provided Students with interest in and knowledge of computer equipment and programming and other electronic equipment repair and refurbish such as video games, electronic toys and media equipment such as CD players, radios, stereos etc will be preferred. Candidates must be able to provide a clear criminal record check, health reference conď&#x192;&#x17E;rming physical ability, three positive character references and proof of enrollment in school. Call Amanda at 250-402-0098 for more information. Please drop resumes at New Life Furniture 114 Northwest Blvd, Creston, BC. Closing for applications is 4 pm January 27, 2012 with an anticipated start date of January 30, 2012.

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Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Massage (Reg Therapist)

Home Improvements HOME RENOVATION Specialist

EXPERIENCED PARTS Person required for progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000 sq.ft. store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. Send Resumes to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: See our community at


is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring;

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Class 1 or 3 License required.


HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton.


Central Alberta Automotive Dealership requires a Journeyman or 3rd year + apprentice Auto Body Technician. Competitive wages and Benefits. Moving allowance negotiable. Send your resume to

KINGLAND FORD - Journeyman Small Engine Technician wanted - Rigging boats packages, repairs & maintenance on ATV, Marine, Power Equipment and Motorcycles. Fax: 1 (867) 874-2843 Email resume: MILLWRIGHT JOURNEYMAN- BCTQ certification mandatory. Fulltime opening at West Coast Reduction Ltd in Vancouver. Competitive wage and benefits. Email resumes to PLANER TECHNICIAN J.H. Huscroft Ltd. Has an opening for a Planer Technician at our plant in Creston B.C. Please Contact: Justin Storm J.H. Huscroft Ltd. 922 - 32nd. Ave. South Creston, BC VOB 1G1 Tel: 250-428-3701 Fax 250-428-2366 Email:

Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759

Work Wanted

For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to:

EXCELLENT HOUSEKEEPING SKILLS with 28 years experience. Undaunted by any challenge! Flexible hours. Current criminal check. Confidential. References available upon request. Call Kathy 250-402-3334

H&R ORCHARDS need five full time 40/hours per week orchard labourers. Creston location. 24/month duration. Summer harvest and orchard maintenance, fall, winter, spring picking up pruned branches, packing orchard ladders, sorting, weighing, packing, loading, unloading, picking, planting and transferring fruit. Cleaning racks, trays, and growing area. No experience required. Punjabi an asset. prevailing SAWP wage (expected $10.25 per hour) ph. 1-250-498-8839 Kelowna Pacific Railway Ltd has an immediate opening for a Superintendent of Operations, based out of our Vernon, BC offices. The successful applicant will have at least five years of railway operations experience, hold current rules qualification and have a strong focus on safety and customer service. Please submit resumes to: Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. PORT HARDY BC- Journeyman GM Technician required. Full-time competitive pay, bonuses, benefits. Aval. immediately. Send resume to or fax (250)949-7440 Attention Cory Klassen. RJR CHERRY Growers Ltd. need ASAP 2 full time 40 hours per week orchard labourers. Creston location. 24 month duration. Summer harvest and orchard maintenance, fall, winter, spring picking up pruned branches, packing orchard ladders, sorting, weighing, packing, loading, unloading, picking, planting and transferring fruit. Cleaning racks, trays, and growing area. No experience required. Punjabi an asset. Prevailing SAWP wage (expected $10.25) 1-250-498-8839. RJR CHERRY Growers Ltd. require 2 orchard labourers. start March 1 to November 15, 2012. No experience required. 40 hours per week, prevailing SAWP wage (expected $10.25 per hour) ph. 1-250-498-8839 T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Joe Fornari. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502. Email:

Income Opportunity HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.

JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER looking for new construction, renos. Dale 250-402-8808 Creston area.

WILL REMOVE diseased old orchard trees, old unwanted barns, outbuildings, etc. Equip supplied to haul away & cleanup site. Reasonable rates. Phone Ollie 250-428-0108


Art/Music/Dancing Natural Lights Gallery & Buchanan Studio of Music

Art & Music Lessons Private lessons for all ages. Teacher of Voice & Piano. Geri Buchanan

250-428-5562 Creston, BC

Mind Body Spirit Creston

Zen Center SCHEDULED MEDITATION SITTINGS Residential Training Terms Courses on Zen Buddhism & Taoism Phone 250-428-6500

Health Products $10 CASH back for every pound you lose. Herbal Magic. Lose Weight Guaranteed! Call Herbal Magic now at 1-800827-8975 for more information. Limited time offer.

Healing Arts

Julie Malowany

Over 30 years experience, ensuring Quality workmanship! Call now for a free estimate. Steve Mullin 250-866-5506 or cell 250- 254-8677

Household Services Registered Massage Therapist

Creston, BC


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

Creston 250-254-4747

Susan Smith R.M.T.

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


Financial Services DROWNING IN Debts? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1 877-5563500, GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Home Care CAREGIVING/HOUSE KEEPING: I’m a Filipina living in Creston looking for pt/time work caregiving & house keeping. I have a nursing diploma from the Phils & 9 years experience. Espy 250-428-9122

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

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

Tiling CALGARY tile company operating since 1995 now offering service to the Fernie area . all tilesetters certified in schluter system waterproofing .call us for a quote Indo Marble Canada ltd 403 828 4992 or visit

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay TIMOTHY STRAW 3’ x 4’ x 8’ Bales $30/bale TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Garage Sales

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

GARAGE FULL! Downsizing: ‘93 Buick Century, 4x14” summer tires. New: Wilton cake pans, smoker & turkey fryers, tools, professional table saw, desk & MORE! Fri/Sat Jan 27-28 & Feb 3-4, 9am-3pm.

KENMORE WASHER/DRYER like new $150 ea or $250 pair. Large fig tree $15. Large green area rug $20. rebuilt Filer Queen vacuum with attachments $100. 250-428-5826 MOVING SALE: Hallet Davis MOVING piano SALE: (dk. Halletwalnut) Davis upright upright portable piano air (dk. walnut) $2000; conditioner $2000; Sovereign portable model4D21air condtnr (Royal (Royal Sovereign model4D21) 10,000 BTU) under warranty $10,000; lg computer (pecan $300; large computer (pecan colour) credenza & hutch w/ colour) credenza & hutch with side cabinet cabinet & & slide slide out out file file side drawer $250; $250; lg solid oak oak dindindrawer lg solid ing room room hutch hutchw/w/table table(leaf) (leaf) ing & & 5 chairs (3 sets chair pads) 5 chairs (3 sets chair pads) $850; sm hat/coat rack (dk $850; sm hat/coat rack (dk walwalnut colour)$75; $75; sm sm chest chest nut colour) freezer $50; $50; set set of of fireplace fireplace freezer tools (brass (brass & & black black iron) iron) $20. $20. tools Call Gene Gene 250-428-0424 Call 250-428-0424




Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108

Medical Supplies CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991

Misc. for Sale FREE METAL RECYCLING Drop off at 1314 NW BLVD 8am - 5pm Mon to Sat Free Pickup For Large Quantities. Nolan Evans (250)428-6374


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


Merchandise for Sale

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

Food Products BUTCHER SHOP

BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.45/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Cleaning Services

2NDHAND HEAVEN 910 Pine St. 250-428-2375 Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Sat noon - 4:30 pm Furniture, Books, Toys, Ice Fishing Hut, Tools, Pictures, Bedding, Dishes & MORE! 2ND HAND INVACARE AURIGA SCOOTER Low hours, great condition 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. FAR-INFRARED SAUNA B100 by Saunatec. Like new! Asking $1700. 250-402-6727 FOR SALE: Twin bed and frame in new condition, $200 OBO. 3 corner wood computer desk with pullout keyboard stand $80. 2 Rose rocker chairs for front room $40 ea. GE Electric stove self cleaning, in good condition $100. Items from ceramic shop, fiberglass mixing tank with motors and mixers for $300. Wood mixing tank with motor and mixer for $100. Phone 250-428-7564 TABLE SAW Delta XL-10 $200 obo. 16’ CANOE (fibreglass)@ Duck Lake with permit $200 obo. 250-866-6882

Cleaning Services

Dustpan Diva Cleaning Services D

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

Healing Arts

Kveta’s Natural Healing Centre

Feel healthy, look healthy, BE healthy... naturally. • Emotion Code • Reexology • CranioSacral Therapy • Lymphatic Drainage • Reiki • Reconnective Healing Kveta A. Jasek Certied Emotion Code Practitioner kvetasnaturalhealing


840 Packing Shed Rd. Wynndel, BC V0B 2N2

Just east of PCSS


9AM - 3:45PM except holidays

Misc. Wanted

BILLIARD/POOL Table. 12 or 10 foot only. Reasonable condition. Phone 250 365 5481 I Buy Old Coins & Collections Olympic Gold Silver Change + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town Top Price for Silver Coins & Gold. More than Roadshows. Local, 1-800-948-8816

Red Cross Medical Equipment Loan Service

STEEL BUILDINGS For all uses! Beat the 2012 steel increase. Make an offer on selloff models at factory and save thousands now! Call for free Brochure, 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

Creston Valley Hospital Lower Level 250-428-9619 • Wheel Chairs • Walkers • Crutches • Canes • Bed Rails • Commodes • Raised Toilet Seats Donations Accepted Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2pm - 4pm

Tools WOODWORKING SHOP in Creston. Complete! Call for info 250-428-3446

Real Estate Acreage for Sale

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

Apt/Condos for Sale 1-250-762-9447

Creston - 2/BDRM CONDO, 1715 Hurl St. REDUCED to $119,000. Immed Occupancy 250-428-1452



Janis Caldwell-Sawley

Mortgage Specialist Cell: 250-417-1336

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

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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.

1913 Elm St. Creston BC


Garage Door Services

Pet Obituaries


September 28, 1991 - January 14, 2012

Garage Door Services


Gordon Hegland


It is with great sadness our beloved little donkey, Ranger, has passed on to greener pastures. We will miss his hee haw and his ever ready hug. He is in the hearts of many, and we shall miss him.


Thursday, January 26, 2012 Creston Valley Advance

Real Estate




Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Property Management

Auto Accessories/Parts


FREE, FREE--Martin Truex Jr, #56 Toyota, Nascar Hunting Hat, with any purchase when you show your Canadian drivers license. Offer good at NAPA Auto Parts in Bonners Ferry, Idaho only! Limit one per customer. While supplies last. Call for details. 208-2673905.

CRESTON 1/BDRM clean & bright, parking, N/S N/P, avail. immediately, $475/month plus utilities 250-428-9303 Creston - 2/BDRM SUITE, avail immd. Responsible, quiet tenants only. 250-428-4918 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 Manor APARTMENTS FOR RENT: #206 - 406 16th Ave N. Large, clean, 2/bdrm end unit, $600/mo, no pets, adult building. Phone Randal 250-4283503 Creston SPACIOUS WELLKEPT 2/BDRM suite 55+ no pets. 250-428-2111 ERICKSON 1/BDRM walkout suite, great view, 5 appl, satellite & internet incl,small pet ok $800/mo incl. utilities. Avail. March 1. 250-402-9001 PARKVIEW MANOR 1&2 Bdrm Apts avail now N/S N/P Children ok. 250-428-9560 Creston

Commercial/ Industrial Creston COMMERCIAL BUILDING

3600 sq.ft. of Retail Space

Other Areas NAPLES FLORIDA Area! Bank Acquired Condos Only $169,900. Same unit sold for $428,895. Own your brand new condo for pennies on the dollar in warm, sunny SW Florida! Walk to over 20 restaurants/100 shops! Must see. Ask about travel incentives. Call 1-866-959-2825, ext 15.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1 Bdrm Seniors Apt in downtown Creston. Washer/Dryer, Storage, Parking. No pets/smoking. Call 250-4289995 or 250-435-5999 APARTMENTS for rent: Call Michele or Paulette 250-4282562 or 250-428-3096

Located DOWN TOWN Excellent High Traffic Area Plenty of Parking 250-428-5240 MULTI-USE 4,000 sq ft, w/parking, prior dance hall, auction, or club 250-428-4092

Halls/Auditoriums Canyon Hall

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

Homes for Rent

Creston-1/BDRM BACHELOR suite apartment, no smoking, no pets. $550/mo. + utilities. 2/BDRM APARTMENT, no smoking, no pets. $700/mo. + utilities. Call Heather at Creston Valley Realty Ltd. 250-428-9040 or go to the office and fill out a rental enquiry sheet.

CRESTON: 2/BDRM 1/BATH Avail Feb 1. Shared laundry, 6 appliances $850 + 2/3 util. Call 780-402-2346 after 5pm. CRESTON 4-BDRM 4-bath executive home in Hawkview. NS. Appl incl. Pet negotiable. $1600/mo. 250-402-0090 Erickson - 3/BDRM HOUSE, newly renovated, great view, F/S, N/P, N/S, $950/month, utilities extra plus DD. Refs. req. Phone Bill 250-428-6221 Erickson - CLEAN 2/BDRM house, carport, F/S, shared laundry, N/P, N/S, cable & util incl. $850/month +DD. Phone Bill 250-428-6221 LISTER 3/BDRM home. FS, WD, NS ,Pet neg. Huge yard $1,000/mo+dd. 250-428-2209

Auto Services

Auto Services

Creston - 1/BDRM APT $535 + elec. N/S N/P call 250-2540840 or 250-866-5789 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 apts. For info call 250-428-2904, leave message.

For your Property Management

Rental & Sales needs Ingrid Voigt

RE/MAX Discovery Real Estate


Shared Accommodation UPSTAIRS BEDROOM & own bathroom. Shared Kitchen, Laundry downstairs. Located on 1/2acre w/large yard. $450/mo. 250-428-4233

Auto Financing

Creston Citizens On Patrol VOLUNTEER Just 4 hours per month


Auto Financing DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals


Recreational/Sale FOR SALE 1990 Bronco II 4x4 Auto 220,000km, front brakes, drive shaft, water pump @200,000km $1500obo 1990 Skidoo Safari 250cc $800obo 1987 Yamaha Enticer 340cc $1000obo 1996 Yamaha Big Bear 4x2 ATV 350cc, 3100km $3500 obo incl. snowblade, extra tires Phone 250-866-5274

Scrap Car Removal

For information call 250-428-9584

Pick up applications from the RCMP


Suites, Lower

Paying $20 - $200 for your SCRAP Vehicle

WALK-IN 1/BDRM suite, WD, DW. Wynndel $600/month 250-866-5566


Suites, Upper SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Creston - 2/BDRM SUITE with full basement. F/S/D, drapes, W/D, N/P, N/S. Adult area. 250-428-4226


Trucks & Vans

Creston - 3/BDRM TOWNHOUSE, no smoking, no dogs $775/mo. + utilities, includes washer & dryer. Call Heather at Creston Valley Realty Ltd. 250-428-9040 or go to the office and fill out a rental enquiry sheet.

1995 GMC 1 ton van. Runs. $2,000 obo. 250-866-6882

Boats Auto Loans Approved!!

World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

MAN, 58, LOOKING for rent controlled, bachelor, or 1 bedroom apt. To commence Feb 1. Ground level or higher. Email

Largest Dealer Group Huge Selection Cars Trucks Vans Suvs. Free delivery BC/AB Best Rates Always Approved. Apply online: or call Tollfree-1-888-635-9911

Weldcraft, Hewescraft, Lund, Godfrey Pontoons Mark’s Marine, Hayden, ID 1-888-821-2200 COME AND CHECK US OUT AT THE SPOKANE NATIONAL BOAT SHOW JAN 28 - FEB 4

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Want to Rent

Mines Act:

Notice of Works and Reclamation

Front Counter BC Cranbrook has accepted an applicationmade by David and Elaine Laliberte, 809 Balsam Road, Creston, BC, V0B 1G7, phone 250-428-7709 on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) and Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), Kootenay Region, for a Notice of Work and Reclamation Program for the purpose of sand and gravel extraction situated on private land; the legal description District Lot 7717, Kootenay District near Creston and containing 4.0 hectares more or less. The MFLNRO and MEM File Numbers that have been established fur this application are 1630596. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to Front Counter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook BC, VIC 7Gl or email to: Authorizing Commentswill be received by FrontCounter BC until February 26/2012. FrontCounter BC may not be able to consider comments received after this date.This application will also be available for viewing at the Service BC ofce in Creston at 1404 Canyon St. Be advised that any response to this advertisement wilol be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional ofce in Cranbrook BC.



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Subject Property


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Fight Back.

Two Loc u! To Serve Yo

currently there are two outlets to serve the citizens of the creston Valley and beyond. the main store sells clothing, shoes, wide selection of crafts, linens, toys, jewellery, puzzles for all ages and sizes. Gleaners too sells a variety of housewares, collectables, books, hardware, cds, dVds, small and large appliances, furniture and other miscellaneous goods.

Volunteer your time, energy and skills today.

Main store Hours:

807 canyon street 250-428-4166

Tuesday & Friday 9:30 am to 4pm Every Thursday 4pm to 7pm Closed Saturday

Gleaners too Hours:

113 - 8 ave. n. (across the street) 250-428-4106

Tuesday & Friday 9am to 4pm Every Thursday 4pm to 7pm

food Bank Hours:

807 canyon street (behind Main store)

Tuesday & Friday 9am to 1pm

drop-off Hours: (both locations) Gates open

Monday to Friday 6am to 6pm Saturday & Sunday 3pm to 6pm

Drop-off for main store inside and in parking lot; all other donations received at Gleaners Too.


Serving the Creston Valley

Shopa's Excavating Ltd. Excavator • Backhoes Dumptrucks • Cat Work Water Lines • Septic Fields Subdivision • Site Preparation Sand • Gravel • Topsoil Rock Hammer Road Building Government Certified Sewage planner & installer




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Ph/Fx: 250-227-9679 Box 101, Crawford Bay, BC V0B 1E0



SAND & GRAVEL "We're well worth the call" Serving the Valley since 1968

HEDLUND CONTRACTING LTD. • Radio Controlled • Road Grading & Building • Trucks, Loader & Cat Work for Hire WE MEET CRUSHED GOVERNMENT GRAVEL & ROCK Office 250-428-9738 STANDARDS Kevin 250-428-9483 MASONRY STUCCO SAND SAND Fax 250-428-5853

What Services do you have to OFFER?


Call Sean at 250-428-9957 or 250-402-8135 (cell)

250-402-9528 Will ll 250-428-5240 Erik



Quality Handcrafted Homes


When you can

• Backhoe • Auger • Jackhammer • Dump Truck


Phone: 250-428-7232 250-428-9788

Cell: 250-428-1601

Arlen Johnson, Proprietor 4015 Hwy 3, Erickson BC


• Licensed New Home Builder • Renovations • Concrete Work • Quality Assured

Tom Morris

Ph: 250-428-2071 Fax: 250-428-2036


Anderson & Buchy

• Professional Work • Journeyman Roofers



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Ph: (250) 428-7881 • Fax: (250) 428-9588 Email:

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Dumptrucks Excavators Dozer

• WCB Coverage • Liability Insurance • All work guaranteed • Free Estimates in writing

do you have to

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call 250-428-2266

Serving Creston Kootenay Lake

What Services

Mobile Crane Service available

Garth Rosvold Creston, BC

To advertise in the Serving Creston Valley section of the classifieds


SERVICES INCLUDE: Dump Trucks k - Tandem d & Siingle Axlle Excavator Bobcat Auger Bits Excavator•Bobcat•AugerBits Rotted Manure • Topsoil Land Clearingg • Rock Hammer Road Buildingg • Site Preparation p Logging/Subdivisions Baseme Bas ements eme nts/De nts /Demol /De moliti mol ition iti on


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Spring & Fall Cleanup Dump Runs Landscape Preparation Topsoil Retaining Walls Stump Removal Water Lines

Call Ron Kepke 250-428-4306 Cell 250-428-1973 Marc Dueck Box 646 Creston, BC

Ph: 250-428-8916 Cell: 250-428-1953



AVAILABLE starts from only $50 per month for annual booking Call 250-428-2266

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Chimney Sweeping this spot

Residential & Commercial Licensed & Insured


Starting from only $50 per month for annual booking Call 250-428-2266

Fireplace & Woodstove Servicing Visual Inspections & Installations WETT Certified Technicians

LONG DISTANCE and AREA MOVING Smart Service. Great Products.

Tip Top Chimney Service 250-919-3643

• Tile • Vinyl • Laminate • Hardwood • Carpet • Window Shades • Phantom Screens • Aluminum railing • DURADEK waterproof decking

Sweeping the Kootenays Clean!

Serving the Creston Valley since 1984

Phone George


Journeyman Electrician 1518 Northwest Blvd Creston

R.C.W. Woodcraft Cabinets

What Services do you have to OFFER?

250-428-5215 (days) 250-428-4765 (eves.) 1033-25 Ave S. Creston



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Tom Watson cell: 250-254-2305 fax: 250-428-5485

Starting from only $50 per month for annual booking Call 250-428-2266


House & Yard Maintenance Available

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Kitchen & Bath Renovations

250-428-9835 Cell: 250-254-0857



Furnace & Duct Cleaning Commercial & Residential Central Air Conditioners


Your WINDSHIELD specialists *55 years combined experience

Auto Interiors • Fabric Protection Area Rugs • Flood & Fire Restoration Licensed Painter 408-16 Ave. S. Creston, BC V0B 1G5 Terry Dugdale • Fax 250-428-4819

“We Move the Furniture” FREE ESTIMATES

Free Estimates!


What Services do you have to OFFER?

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Ph: 250-428-3455 Fax: 250-428-7393


Bob & Howard Graham 3020 Hwy 3E, Creston BC


Arrow Mountain

MINI SELF STORAGE STORAGE • 10 – 15 year warranty on quality installations • Waterproof deck & roof surfaces • Construction • Railings • Signs • Home Repair • Painting • Art Work • Picture Framing In Creston since 1988

FREE ESTIMATES 250-428-5229 Cell: 254-0364

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Robert Construction • Renovations • Eavestrough • Fascia • Soffit • Vinyl Siding • Metal Roofing • Window Capping

André Robert

250-428-4914 YVONNE’S


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250-428-2266 Anita

Journeyman All Aspects of Painting - Residential - Commercial - Interior - Exterior

Tel: 250-428-0438 Cell: 250-428-6468 Fax: 250-428-0437




Spring/Fall Clean-up Inside or Outside Heavy or Light Work SeniorDiscounts


Serving The Valley Since 1986



Derick Todd Journeyman Carpenter Sirdar BC Cell 250-428-1895 email:

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Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning


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620 Payne St. Creston, BC

(turn east between Northstar & Iron Kettle)

• Largest self storage in Creston • 24 hr. Security • Safe, dry storage


71 Units • Easy Access 24/7 Video Surveillance Units accessable 24/7 Attendant living on site Storage Insurance Approved ALL UNITS ARE DRYWALLED TO MEET THE LATEST FIRE RATED BUILDING CODES

250-428-4673 Next to Arrow Mountain Truck/Car Touchless Wash 506 D Helen Street

Edwin Johnson 250-428-9097 Portable restrooms Tanks and risers Pumps Float switches ...and more

What Services do you have to OFFER? To advertise here, call




• Portable Toilets • Portable Showers GREAT FOR • Weddings • Family Reunions • Large Parties • Construction Sites • Farms


Rogers ir e Repa m o H -3403 250-428

Roger Robichaud Finishing Carpentry Cabinet Work • Wall Tile Kitchen & Bath • Counter Tops Minor Plumbing & Electrical

• Residential • Commercial • Fire & Flood Restoration Serving Creston since 1991

Call Rob551 250-428-3

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• Septic Tanks • RVs & Boats

Reasonable weekend or monthly rates

250-428-4053 250-428-6256

YES! We have a wheelchair accessible toilet

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Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Choose 0% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2012 Focus SE sedan with manual transmission/2011 Fiesta SE sedan with manual transmission/2012 Fusion SE with automatic ransmission for a maximum of 60/60/72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $280/$236/$302 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $129/$109/$139 with a down payment of $2,950/$2,850/$3,750 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and otal to be repaid is $16,799/14,149/$21,749. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $500 and freight and air tax of $1,600/$1,550/$1,600 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes are payable on the full amount of the purchase price. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) r Phone Pay system through the customer's own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the ontract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ±Lease a new 2012 Focus SE sedan with manual transmission and get 0% lease annual percentage rate (LAPR) financing for up to 48 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest LAPR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $20,599 at 0% LAPR for up to 48 months with $2,350 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment s $199, total lease obligation is $11,902 and optional buyout is $7,828. Offer includes Manufacturer Rebate of $500. Taxes payable on full amount of lease financing price after Manufacturer Rebate is deducted. Offer includes freight and air tax of $1,600 but excludes variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Additional payments required for PSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 64,000 km over 48 months apply. A charge of 16 cents per km over mileage restrictions applies, plus applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are ot combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. **From Jan. 16, 2012 to Jan 30, 2012, receive 0% APR purchase financing on new [2011 Focus (excluding S), 2011 Fusion (excluding S), 2011 Mustang (excluding Value Leader, GT500 and Boss 302), 2011 Taurus (excluding SE), 2011 Flex (excluding SE), 2011 Escape (excluding I4 manual), 2011 Expedition, 2012 Edge (excluding SE)]/[ 2012 Fiesta excluding S), 2012 Expedition]/[ 2011 Fiesta (excluding S), 2012 Focus (excluding S), 2012 Mustang (excluding Value Leader, GT500 and Boss 302), 2012 Taurus (excluding SE), 2011 Edge (excluding SE), 2012 Flex (excluding SE), 2011 Ranger Super Cab (excluding XL), 2012 F-150 (excluding Raptor and Regular Cab XL 4x2 Value Leader), 2011 and 2012 F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs)]/ [2011 F-150 (excluding Raptor and Regular Cab XL 4x2 Value eader), 2012 Fusion (excluding S), 2012 Escape (excluding I4 manual)] models for a maximum of [36]/[48]/[60]/[72] months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. 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Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Fiesta 1.6L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.1L/100km (40MPG) City, 5.3L/100km (53MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) ity, 5.1L/100km (51MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Fusion FWD 2.5L I4 6-speed Automatic transmission: [9L/100km (31MPG) City, 6L/100km (47MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. ‡Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate river input for the conditions. ††© 2011 Sirius Canada Inc. “SIRIUS”, the SIRIUS dog logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. �Offer only valid from December 1, 2011 to January 31, 2012 (the "Offer Period") to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before November 30, 2011. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford/Lincoln vehicle excluding Fiesta, Focus, Ranger, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an "Eligible Vehicle"). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. 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many worthwhile programs at mousKootenai Community Centre Society donation can y you Your walked in?I think that is how help support the

When Experience Counts

Tyler Hancock, ABR 250- 428-9916 • Personal real estate corp. • Gold Medal award Winner Kootenay Real Estate Board 2007 to 2010 • realtor since 1991 ®

Discovery Real Estate Office: 250-428-2234 1013 canyon st. creston, Bc 23 ††


Why buy a membership at the Creston & District Community Complex? A 6 month or annual pass will allow you to use our whole facility at times that are convenient for you! An annual adult pass costs only $1.40 per day – for seniors it is even cheaper. Choose from the different membership price plans we have to suit your requirements. Our staff is standing by to create programs, help motivate you and support all your health needs and wants. Your membership gives you access to: • Lap swimming, hot tub, steam room, lazy river & aquatic climbing wall • drop in classes – including fitness, line dancing, aquafit • Access to cardio & strength equipment in the Fitness Centre & the indoor track • Public skating, drop in hockey and much more!

Get away from it all! Come and experience relaxation, rejuvenation and recreation at the Creston & District Join us for a drop in class* at no obligation! You can use your Community Complex! membership or pay the daily admission to attend the following: Take a look at our online interactive leisure guide at

We have wonderful programs and events for all ages. You can still register for: • Pilates (Wed evenings or Thurs mornings) • Beginners Tai Chi (Tuesday mornings) • Awesome Abs workshop (Feb 18th) • Safety for Seniors (fall prevention) • Bronze Medallion (lifeguard training for ages 12 yrs +) • Zumba Gold (beginners latin dance classes)

Call 250-428-7127 for more information

Experience it!



H2O Interval

6:30-7:30 am

Deep Water Aquafusion

6:30-7:30 am

Next Step Aquafit

8:30-9:15 am

Next Step Aquafit

8:30-9:15 am

Gentle Aquafit

9:30-10:15 am

Gentle Aquafit

9:30-10:15 am

Intermediate Line Dance

10:00-11:00 am

12:10-12:50 pm

Noon Power (Beginners Aerobox)

Noon Power (Abs, butts n’ thighs)

12:10-12:50 pm

Cardio Boot camp

6:45-7:45 pm

Spinning (indoor cycling) 4:00-5:00 pm *Schedule subject to change

TUESDAY Gentle Aquafit

10:00-10:45 am

Cardio Blast

5:15-6:15 pm

Deep Water Aqua

6:30-7:30 pm

WEDNESDAY Next Step Aquafit

8:30-9:15 am

Gentle Aquafit

9:30-10:15 am

Total Body Fitness

9:30-10:30 am

Beginners Line Dance

10:00-11:00 am

9:00-9:45 am

Gentle Aquafit

10:00-10:45 am

Strength n’ Tone

5:15-6:15 pm

Total Body Aquafit

6:30-7:30 pm

There’s nothing wrong with starting off every new year with a resolution to exercise more. No matter how long it lasts, it is a win-win resolution, because any exercise is better than none! At this time of year there are a multitude of activities made available to optimists, one as enjoyable as the next. If you are willing to invest in some equipment, there is winter jogging, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiiing. For a daily walk, you don’t need anything more than a pair of slip-on crampons. If you do feel like braving the outdoors, be sure to do some warmups to get your muscles ready for movement. Be sure that you are adequately insulated by wearing several layers of clothing. Dressing in this way enables you to stay warm when you start out and then cool off during more intense activity by peeling off a layer or two. It is particularly important that the layer next to your skin be able to absorb sweat and that the top layer be water and wind proof. When you go back inside, don’t strip too quickly, as your body will need a bit of time to adapt to room temperature. If just the thought of going outside puts you off, there are many indoor ways to get exercise during the winter months. You could go to the local swimming pool, join a gym, create a training centre in your living room, or sign up for an aerobics or dance class. You’ll see that there’s no real excuse for doing nothing!


Winter exercise is possible!

Cold weathe err... hot bo od dy! Warm up & feel energized with our hot new exercise products!

exercise balls

yoga mats

foam rollers balance boards

bosu balls available at

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Kombi ski gloves Gordini high quality goggles Kombi thermal underwear Cross country & snowshoe rentals 1029C Canyon Street In the walkthrough 250-428-2630

Tues-Fri 11am-5pm Saturday 11am-3pm

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