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Summer parking break approved BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Advance Staff

Ladies and gentlemen, turn off your engines. Parking in Creston’s metered spots will be free in June, July and August. Coun. Jerry Schmalz appeared to take some Creston town council members by surprise on Tuesday when he introduced a motion to eliminate parking charges at metered spots for a year. After some discussion, he had enough support to wipe out the need to plug meters for three months. When development services director Lou Varela explained that a report on parking options was nearly ready for council’s consideration, Schmalz countered by saying elected representatives had been waiting for three years to tackle parking issues. “Let’s just move on this even if it’s only for six months,” he said. Even the observation by finance and corporate services director Steffan Klassen that anticipated parking meter revenues were already in the recently passed 2011-2012 budget failed to derail the Schmalz proposal.

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Judy Gadicke’s Grade 4 class from Adam Robertson Elementary School visited the Royal Bank on May 5 to deposit the final round of donations collected to contribute through the Red Cross to victims of the March 11 Japan earthquake and tsunami. In total, $1,350 was raised by the school, where students collected nickels, dimes and quarters — not to mention a 50-metre stack of pennies — that were rolled by the Grade 4 class.

Homelinks keeps higher grades BY BRIAN LAWRENCE Advance Editor

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were laid to rest at Tuesday’s School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) board of education meeting. Nearly three weeks after a letter from principal Dan Dalgaard informed Homelinks parents that Grade 10-12 stu-

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Students staying put From page 1 He did, however, ask Homelinks administration to see that students requiring more help than the program offers be placed in other programs. “We observed a number of students enrolled in Grade 10-12 that are not true home school students,� Jones said. More than one, he said, required regular, and sometimes daily, teacher assistance, which is not supported by Homelinks funding. The April 21 announcement that students would be relocated was quickly met with feedback, most of it opposing to the change, Jones said. Parents were later informed that the Grade 10-12 students could stay with Homelinks,

housed at the Creston Education Centre, but be overseen by PCSS administration, which would have cut their teacher time from 0.5 fulltime equivalent to 0.25 FTE, according to Homelinks Parent Advisory Council (PAC) chair Rebecca Huscroft. PAC members attending Tuesday’s meeting welcomed Jones’ announcement that the current system would be maintained, and Huscroft encouraged keeping communication open. “We’re happy to hear it has come to this,� said Huscroft. “Our biggest concern was the change in administration for home school families.� Over 30 students, some fulltime and some part-time, in Grades 8-12 receive home school assistance from Homelinks.



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Creston chamber Dash builds spirit, requests review tidies up town of studies BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Advance Staff


Creston town council directed staff to prepare a recommendation on how to structure a committee to deal with a recommendation from the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce. Chamber executive director Jim Jacobsen appeared at Tuesday’s regular council meeting to propose a select committee be struck to go through economic development studies in recent years. “Over many years there have been countless studies conducted looking at strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the Creston Valley,” he said. “Too often, though, the studies have been merely that. Studies.” Jacobsen proposed the formation of a committee to review a dozen or more studies (including the Arts and Culture Scan, Creston Revitalization Project and the Creston Valley Tourist Plan) to analyze and discuss them one at a time, looking at what was recommended, what was accomplished and what remains relevant and valuable. “That information should be compiled to create an action plan,” he said. Council supported the proposal and directed Varela, who has already discussed the proposal with Jacobsen, to recommend a committee structure and terms of reference.

Council Briefs •A sign variance bylaw to allow a Creston Museum sign at the grain elevators was passed. •Council asked staff to prepare a report so it considers how to respond to local business owner Maggie Zsoltaros. Zsoltaros leases the former Garden Bakery building on Canyon Street to produce gluten-free baked goods and she says the curbs and planter containers in the Cook Street parking lot (south of the 11th Avenue walk-through park) hinder access by delivery trucks. “If we are unable to resolve this dilemma we will be forced to move our business to a more accessible area,” she wrote. “This means relocation of our business from Creston, meaning the loss of full-time available jobs.” •Council approved the donation of two town hats and T-shirts to the CIDO community radio fundraiser this Friday. •Building permit activity picked

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up in April, but expect a big jump in May’s report, building inspector Ross Beddoes said. In April, three new residential permits were issued, along with two commercial building permits. This month, Beddoes said, nearly $8 million of construction has been approved. Renovations to the Creston and District Community Complex arena and construction of a Ramada Inn and conference centre at the junction of Highways 3 and 3A are now underway. •The first two readings of a zoning amendment bylaw to allow commercial highway businesses to apply for retail liquor store permits were passed. A public hearing will be held at the next council meeting on May 24. •The alley behind the post office between 10th and 11th Avenues will soon have a posted speed of 15 km/h and speed bumps to slow traffic. The portable speed bumps will be removed in winter to allow for snow removal, said engineering and public works director Iain Bell. The bumps are made from recycled tires and will slow traffic to between two and 10 km/h as it enters the alley, which has become a shortcut for drivers wanting to avoid Canyon Street traffic lights. •A policy was approved to allow commemorative tree grate plaques to honour former town council and town staff members. Council will commemorate future members who die while in office and it has the discretion to honour others. Staff members who die while employed by the Town of Creston will be similarly honoured. Former mayor Lela Irvine and popular councillor Lawrence Lavender, both recently deceased, will be the first to be commemorated in this way. •Council passed a policy recommended by Bell to restrict the idling of Town of Creston vehicles. •A policy was adopted to create guidelines for when the Canadian flag at Town Hall will be flown at half-mast out of respect for deceased people. •Request to place a directional sign for the Kokanee Inn on the brown grain elevator was given tentative approval. The application requires that a public notification process be undertaken before a development variance permit can be approved.


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Teams have been formed by the Town of Creston, the Columbia Brewery, the Rotary clubs, the Girl Guides and Brownies, among others. Participants will meet at the Columbia Brewery at 9:30 and T-shirts and trash bags will be distributed. “At 10 a.m. we want to get a group photo, then everyone will go to their designated area and have two hours to pick up and bag any trash they find,” Ducharme, a Creston town councillor and brewery employee, said. Volunteers will return to the brewery

grounds to pose for another photo, this time with the trash they have collected. A barbecue lunch and soft drinks will be served and a youth band from House of Rock will provide entertainment. Displays on-site will include the Fortis PowerSense program, Regional District of Central Kootenay water conservation efforts and Columbia Brewery’s numerous recycling programs. “When the idea of Dash for Trash came up earlier this year I went to a Community Pride meeting to make sure the committee was supportive,” she said. “They used to organize a pitch in day, but interest dwindled over the years. We all saw Dash for Trash as an opportunity to re-energize the public and get people excited about participating in keeping our community clean and attractive.” Ducharme credit business sponsors for ensuring the event is successful. Platinum sponsors include Columbia Brewery, Town of Creston, Fortis and Pyramid Building Supplies. Gold Sponsors are Imagine Ink and Ray’s Garbage. Silver sponsors are the Royal Bank, Re/Max, Safety Today and Creston Optometric Eye Centre, while the Downtowner Motor Inn, Creston Valley Insurance, Lordco and the Kokanee Inn are bronze sponsors. “Keeping our town clean is another sign of our community pride,” Ducharme said. “I’m thrilled with all the support Dash for Trash has received.”

Town trying free parking before making changes From page 1 Earlier this year, council directed Varela to produce a report that would include a variety of downtown parking options, including the elimination of meters. She said the report would also solicit input from the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Creston Valley Business Association. Coun. Len Folkman said the current system of ticketing vehicles for parking meter violations isn’t working. “Our parking guy isn’t doing his job,” he said. “It’s a joke.” Folkman said the men he has coffee with downtown in the morning don’t pay for parking at the meters. “These guys park downtown all the time and they never get a ticket.” “I’ve had my share of tickets,” Coun. Joanna Wilson said. Coun. Judy Gadicke, who made the “friendly amendment” to reduce Schmalz’s one-year proposal to three months, added

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to the motion that bylaw officers would be directed to chalk tires and gather data about traffic movement on downtown streets. “I agree,” said Mayor Ron Toyota. “Let’s try the free parking out before we make any bylaw changes.” Coun. Wes Graham concurred. “We have been waiting for three years to deal with this issue,” he said. “Why not have bylaw (officers) chalking tires and monitoring parking to collect data so that we have better information to base our decision on?” Coun. Tanya Ducharme supported Schmalz’s proposal, seconding his motion. For many years prior to 2010, Creston town council had declared July and August to be metered parking “holidays” to encourage tourists to stop in the downtown core. Last year, the free summer parking was not offered after council chose to keep parking meter revenue flowing into town coffers.

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NOTICE OF INTENDED DISPOSAL (USE) (LICENCE OF OCCUPATION) OF TOWN PROPERTY Pursuant to Section 24 and 26 of the Community Charter, notice is given of the intended disposal (use) by way of a Licence of Occupation for the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon on Saturdays for the term May 1 to September 30 for the years 2011 and 2012, the rights to use and occupy lands, a portion of those legally described as Lot A, Plan NEP21665, District Lot 891 (vacant land adjacent to and south of Millennium Park) situated in Creston, British Columbia, to the Creston Valley Food Action Coalition, for the purpose of hosting events for its seasonal Farmers’ Market, i.e. direct retail sale of locally grown fruits and vegetables, arts and crafts, providing entertainment and refreshments for patrons, and for no other.

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Creston RCMP respond to 74 calls BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Advance Staff

Creston RCMP responded to 74 calls from May 3-9, Staff Sgt. Gord Stewart said on Tuesday. May 3 •A female in the 1100 block of Erickson Road complained that she was assaulted by a male who arrived at her door wearing a balaclava. The investigation continues. •A “wad of cash” was found in the Creston Room at the community complex near the end of election day. The money can be claimed at the police station by the owner. •Investigation of a claim by a Highway 3A resident that a subject of a Missing Person report on television from Kamloops had been sighted proved inconclusive. •Traffic on Canyon Street was diverted

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while a loaded semi that broke down near 10th Avenue was removed. •A report was made from the 1000 block of Canyon Street about a licence plate that was lost “in the last three years.” •An older blue Samsung cellphone was lost in the Wynndel area. May 4 •Police were unable to connect with a 911 caller. The call was made on a cellphone. •A male reported his ex-partner was blocking his West Creston driveway in what turned out to be a protest about a water supply. It turned out that the caller was not the cause of the problem. •When police located a vehicle reported as being in the control of a possibly impaired person they determined the driver had not consumed alcohol. •Police mediated a motherdaughter dispute in the 1200 block of 32nd Avenue North. •Oh dear, no deer. When police were called by conservation officers to put down an injured deer on Lower Wynndel Road there was no deer to be found. •The owner of a wallet found in the 6000 block of Highway 3A has been identified. •A male attended the police station to surrender on an outstanding arrest warrant from Nanaimo. He was released on a promise to appear in court. May 5 •Investigation of a complaint by a female that a neighbor was ripping up property and putting up a fence in the 16000 block of Highway 3A revealed there is a property line disagreement that will have to be resolved by a surveyor. •Police are investigating a complaint by a Centre Road resident that an uninvited male entered a basement through a window and then passed out on the floor. •A Honda Civic was badly damaged when it crossed the centre line on Yahk Slough Bridge and sideswiped an oncoming semi. No injuries were reported. May 6

•A 1998 GMC Sierra pickup that was taken overnight from the 10800 block of Sanca Park Road was later located in Beaverdell. •A business on Helen Street reported that a male twice attempted to pay for purchases with counterfeit US$50 bills. He failed on his second attempt. •A wallet was lost in the 1000 block of Northwest Boulevard. •A 1992 Ford Explorer with significant damage was stopped in the 4400 block of Canyon-Lister Road. The driver failed two alcohol screening device tests and was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. Police have been unable to determine how the vehicle was damaged. •A male in the 3700 block of Highway 3A reported his coat and wallet were stolen, and identified suspects. When the suspects were located they were in possession of neither. May 7 •Police are investigating a complaint by a mother that her son’s sweater was stolen. •Shortly after a male reported his wallet was stolen from a Cook Street business parking lot, two suspects were located and the wallet was recovered. At the request of the victim, the suspects will go through the restorative justice program. •A male was arrested for assault at a residence in the 5900 block of Clement Road. •A female who complained about receiving unwanted phone calls was instructed as to how to block calls from the source. •A 21-year-old male was taken to hospital for treatment after running his vehicle through a stop sign, across a road and into a ditch at Canyon-Lister Road and 24th Street. The vehicle sustained extensive damage and the driver was given a ticket for failing to stop. May 8 •Police received a report from the 900 block of Devon Street that youths in an old blue pickup were tipping mailboxes. See POLICE, page 5


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From page 4 •A Cook Street gas bar reported that two of its fire extinguishers were used overnight and that a note was left apologizing for their having been used. •A small quantity of garbage was dumped on private property in the 5900 block of Clement Road. •Four light standards at Pioneer Villa were damaged. •Police are investigating a complaint that a babysitter slapped a child a month ago. •When police traced the Shelley Livingstone photo

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RCMP bust 5,100-plant Riondel grow-op BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Advance Staff

The Creston Valley and East Shore have never been known for boom and bust economies. But it was nothing but bust on Friday when Creston RCMP took down what Staff Sgt. Gord Stewart said was the most sophisticated marijuana grow-op he’s ever seen. RCMP officers and dogs executed a search warrant in the 600 block of Riondel Road in Kootenay Bay, where they found one house and one outbuilding completely converted to the purpose of growing marijuana. “It was like walking into a factory,” Stewart said on Monday. “By any definition, this was a commercial marijuana factory.” In what Stewart described as a “huge haul”, RCMP investigators seized 5,100 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, as well as a large amount of state-of-the-art equipment.

While the RCMP does not comment of values of drug seizures, other sources indicate that a single marijuana plant has an estimated $1,000 street value, making the ultimate worth of Friday’s bust worth more than $5 million. “I’ve been involved in several hundred indoor grow investigations and I’ve never seen the level of sophistication present there,” Stewart said. “This search, together with the recent one in Falkland, certainly indicates the scale of this problem, even in rural B.C.” The professional operation included eight self-contained hydroponic units, complete with grow lights and timers. The system was designed to produce compact plants containing buds that have the high THC content that the illicit drug trade demands. Stewart said a 27-year-old male resident of the property was arrested at the scene. He now faces a number of charges, including production of a controlled substance.

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owner of a black pickup reported to have passed on a double solid line, the owner reported the truck was on loan to a friend. •A hang-up 911 call from the 3500 block of Centre Road was attributed to the dialing error of a 14-year-old. May 9 •Possible drug activity was reported in the 900 block of Cook Street. •Police are investigating a report of phone threats in the 3500 block of Centre Road. •A red 2011 Pontiac was

struck in the 600 block of 16th Avenue South. The driver of the offending vehicle left the scene. •A 2008 Nissan Xterra from Alberta collided with a deer on Highway 3 near Kit-chener. •A 1991 Pontiac pulled out onto Highway 3 from a gas station and was struck by a Nissan pickup. The collision resulted in both vehicles ending up off the road and the Pontiac driver was issued a ticket for failing to yield to oncoming traffic. No injuries resulted.

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Being easily amused, I take great pleasure in the little coincidences that life seems to offer up on a regular basis. On Monday morning, tired of a month with clogged sinuses, I visited my doctor. He’s a thorough guy and he went through my recent medical history, asking about things that have required visits in recent years. Eventually we got to the point in the checkup that most of us dread — the weigh scale. “Where do you keep your weight?â€? he asked, rhetorically. Apparently I weigh more than he thought. “I’m very dense,â€? was the best explanation I could come up with. Anyway, it came as no surprise that he suggested that losing some of that weight (or density) would be a good thing. No big deal, he said. By dropping about six kilograms, I’d fit nicely into the chart he was referring to. That night I reached into the pile of books I keep at my bedside, looking for something that I could dip into for a few minutes. A goldcoloured hardback grabbed my attention. George the Housewife‌ is a self-published book, one of several, by George and Bertha Herter. For many years they ran a retail and catalogue sales operation in the U.S., selling outdoor equipment. George was a well-travelled and highly opinionated fellow who loved to dispense advice and share his wisdom. On the page I turned to in George The Housewife‌ I found a section on dieting called Basic Rules That Must Be Followed, and proceeded to read the 17 rules, hoping that I could gain some insight into how to go about losing those six

Losing it

kilograms (preferably without too much inconvenience. I should also mention that the doctor, checking the last cholesterol tests I had, ordered a new series and recom-

must be done. Tight clothing takes away nervous tension that can cause you to put on weight or to lose it much too slowly.� And here I’ve always assumed that tight fitting clothing comes as a result of gaining weight. “You must not use any alcohol in any form while dieting. The weight you may put on by using alcohol is important. More important is that it causes you to lose your will power to diet and Lorne Eckersley you overeat and eat things that you should not eat. Use mended in the interim, laughing, no skin lotion or shaving lotions that “more red wine�). contain alcohol.� “You must eat at least six meals a Okay, George. I take your point. day preferably seven and it can be Especially about the skin and shavup to nine,� the book says. “It is ing lotions. absolutely impossible to maintain a “If you do not have them, you lasting diet and maintain weight must buy a pressure cooker and an loss eating just three meals a day. By egg poacher. This is necessary.� eating three meals a day you Cool. I like buying kitchen stuff. become ravenously hungry between “All beef used on your diet must meals and eat much more that you be ECONOMY GRADE. This is the should when you do eat. Mentally grade that contains the least fat. You you become overnervous and irritamust not eat grades like good, ble. The effects can become permachoice, prime, etc.� nent.� Hence the need for a pressure Okay, I thought, so far, so good. I cooker, I suppose. can handle eating often. In fact, I do “All foods must be prepared tastily, you cannot diet and eat foods that that already, but I’ve always taste like a mouthful of sawdust.� assumed it has contributed to the No argument there. extra pounds I carry. For every bit of goofy advice, “Never, at any time of the day let Herter has some good old-fashioned yourself get very hungry. In fact try sound advice, too. But in reading to never let yourself get hungry at through his recommendations I was all.� glad I’m not a woman. Women who Again, that has been part of my wear makeup with oils in them, he lifestyle. I don’t like being hungry. I states, should avoid doing so while like eating. trying to lose weight. Some women, Then things got a little weirder. he says, gain more weight from “Wear tight fitting clothing at all absorbing those oils than by what times. When you lose weight, have they eat. your clothing taken in at once so Lorne Eckersley is the publisher of that it fights you tightly at all times. the Creston Valley Advance. This is extremely important and

This is the Life

Creston Valley Advance Thursday, May 12, 2011

Election raises fear

To the Editor: In the wake of the May 2 federal general election I fear for my country. More particularly, I fear for those Canadians who are trying to survive on low incomes. I fear for those organizations that try to help the needy (especially women) or to make this a happier country in many other ways. And for the longer term, I fear for us all because of the disastrous effects of unchecked global warming. This is not a sour-grapes reaction to the election results. The party I voted for won a small but potentially significant victory in the election of Elizabeth May. There are also other reasons to harbor faint hope. One, of course, is that the surge by the New Democratic Party may make Stephen Harper hesitant to pursue some of his ultra-conservative policies — although the prime minister may feel, as Jack Layton himself must, that many of the NDP’s gains in Quebec are fragile. Another source of restrained optimism is that Harper will understand that because more than half of those who voted on May 2 supported parties other than his own he does not have a moral mandate to enact the more extreme of the policies he favors. But all this is grasping at straws. For one thing, Harper does not believe in the supremacy of Parliament — witness his constant implying that coalition government is somehow illegal. He seems to believe that a majority of House of Commons seats, however unrepresentative that may be of the majority of voters, gives him a licence to do whatever he wishes and to twist parliamentary rules and conventions to that end. True, we have had similarly based majority governments before. The difference now lies in Harper’s character. Granted, he is highly intelligent and, in the sense that the word is generally understood, honest. He is unlikely to condone, let alone indulge in, scandals of the sort that have besmirched governments in the past and have helped to give politics a bad name. However, his intelligence actually makes him more to be feared because it is combined with a driving ambition and ruthless determination to be in charge. These traits are documented by people who have closely followed his career to date (such as journalist Lawrence Martin, author of Harperland — The Politics of Control) and by a number of those who have worked with and for him. Harper is presented as a man abso-

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lutely convinced that his way is the only right way and bound to have his way by any and all means available. Here lies the real basis for my fear — firstly, because his way involves as little government as possible and, secondly, because he gives the impression of admiring the American, presidential style of government. The latter worries me because there is no separately elected congress in Ottawa to hold him in check — not even a non-elected senate now that he has stacked it with his own appointees. So, I hope I’m wrong, but I’m prepared for the reduction, deterioration or elimination of a number of government services and offices — especially those that are expensive or in a position to resist or embarrass him. Indeed, I hope fervently that I’m wrong about all the criticisms of Harper in the preceding paragraphs. But time will tell whether those who didn’t vote on May 2 will get what they deserve and most of the ordinary Canadians who were beguiled by Harper’s talk of stable government, more jobs and lower taxes will find that they okare having to Botheir rballots. pay a high price for you Peter Hepher E Creston L T T

next purchase for the community complex should be a couple of wheelchairs. These are the people who have been here for years and paid their taxes. Let’s open our eyes and make things more accessible for them. I would like to thank the lady that helped me and the senior I brought down to vote. She went to the pool and retrieved a wheelchair for the pool, as the senior I brought was unable to walk the length of the complex. It would be really nice to have these things arranged or someone to at least bring it up to the organizers so in four years, when we have the next election, someone might think of others before themselves. Leanne Boire Creston

MLA missed at AGM

To the Editor: Our MLA Michelle Mungall has definitely shown her commitment to local government by skipping out on the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments AGM. This is one BORIVE D of the most important meetings that local governments in our area have to discuss common issues and lobby the province for change. Only after a few short years it seems like our MLA, who came out of local politics has forgotten about her roots. Every To the Editor: Book your other MLA from the region was in attenI am a person in the community that Bottle Drive,dance. There is a great opportunity to helps seniors. I am wondering why, in meet with the local elected officials at this a great this community with the population of ideaAGM as most of them attend this event. a seniors that we have, there were sofor many How can an MLA not even send a regret FUND people to help out with the election and to let the people who she represents RAISER! no one gave one thought to where we set know the reason she is unable to attend? up the voting polls and how inaccessible I asked my MLA this question on a they were to a lot of the seniors in this private message on Facebook and the large population of seniors. response I got was that I shouldn’t be This is totally unacceptable. We don’t expressing my concerns over Facebook have even one wheelchair in the front with her, but rather to use her controlled lobby. These people are and have been email routes. Sounds like someone is major taxpayers in this community and afraid to be held accountable. Now not we could not be prepared for them on showing up is one thing, but to see a post election day. The cost of the elections on the federal NDP candidate’s Facebook runs up into the millions and yet no conpage thanking Michelle for helping door sideration was given to these people. We knock in Creston during the time she should all be ashamed. The distance that could have been interacting with local they had to walk once they entered the governments completely blows me away community complex was out of line — (“MLA Michelle Mungall was doorthe pool was being cleaned and the lobby knocking in Creston with the crew! of this building is huge but lets make the Awesome!”). Even the Conservative canseniors walk a mile. How many of our didate David Wilks took time out of his unable taxpayers were not able to vote busy schedule to attend the AGM, as he because of this reason? They have the sees the value of AKBLG. same right as the rest of us to vote. It makes me ask the question: Is I personally know of three people Michelle Mungall here for us, or for her that were unable to vote because they own interests? use a walker or a cane but the distance Wesly Graham was too much for them. Maybe our Creston

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Magnolias in variety of colours

A brief glance around the nursery reveals a lot of really new flowers the heat has finally drawn from the plants. What a relief to finally get a good stretch of weather! If you were to walk into our nursery this morning you would see four kinds of magnolias in flower. The Cranbrook-hardy white star-shaped “Royal Star” and its cousin, the “Leonard Messel”, having a pink starshaped flower, make a really nice sized ornamental tree for a residential lot. Slightly smaller are the “Susan” magnolias, reaching a mere eight feet tall and four feet wide. The dark magenta flowers are a real

hit with the public. Also having the large tulip shaped flowers, but referred to as a saucer magnolia, in a more sub-

Nursery Notes Evan Davies

dued colour is the magnolia “Alexandrina”. This medium sized tree grows to a mature size of 25 feet,

flowers later than the other varieties and has a fairly tropical looking leaf. It is hardy to zone 5. Around the corner, the bright yellow flowering forsythias are about finished blooming for the season. On items that sell out each spring, new plants that arrive are on an earlier spring schedule than the Creston Valley. That is to say that some items in the nursery are more advanced in their flowering than the ones around town. The forsythia in the front yard is all in full bloom. They heralds 1241are Hwythe #3 Creston BCof spring. Phone (250) 428-2206

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Thursday, May 12, 2011 Creston Valley Advance

A peek into a unique plant’s life

The flowers of May are fast appearing. They are all very fascinating and in their own right hold unsurpassed beauty in appearance and in the intricate role they fill in their neighbourhood.

mouth waiting open while drops of water coalesce on lips. On morrow as May heat returns, this delicate debutante gone, no trace, no leave have grown and withered, no added bloom bounds on the hillside, no

Out There

Ed McMackin

One May flower seems to diverge from the “path” taken by most spring flowers. That is the one-flowered broomrape, also known as orobanche. You may have met this interesting plant personality, a one-of-a-kind, you may agree; however, if you haven’t, it will soon appear in open rocky areas on the Balancing Rock and Lady’s Slipper trails, and in other favourable niches. I like Ellen Burt’s descriptive account of part of the broomrape’s life. Let’s take a look through this little window. Here is what she says: “Overnight, orobanche appears from rain-soaked grass, a three-centimetrehigh, indigo Thumbelina, stem and flower translucent as if fallen from the sky,

sign of Orobanche uiflora, choking vetch, parasitic on a broom. “Uniflora, that single bloom, slips away, leaving only a word, ‘orobanche,’ that echoes like a chant, a puzzle, ‘orobanche,’ meaning choking vetch, broomrape, parasitic on roots of sedum. “Surely sedum, stonecrop, that clinging summer succulent think with leather leaves designed for toughness, scratchy-looking yellow when grass turns brown, can afford to lend a little to the delicate uniflora. I would not call that rape or even a shame. “Orobanche, a song that asks to give just a little water, a tear, a peek to a lady terrified to hear her own name, Orobanche uniflora, naked broomrape,

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One-flowered broom rape is one of many May flowers.

parasitic on sedum.” My appearance in this column will be the last regular one till fall. Until then, I hope to step up my involvement in some summer projects, including some exploring. In the meantime, perhaps we

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will meet out there or meet over some amazing new wild personality you have met. Ed McMackin is a biologist by profession but a naturalist and hiker by nature. He can be reached at 250-866-5747.

Thank You

Special Thanks ALL

Eto Extra Foods

Volunteers needed!


...and to Tim Hortons for their twice-weekly donation of pastry to Creston Food Bank.

Please call Gleaners at 250-428-4106 for more information.

If Hugs were leaves We could give you a forest!

Thank You Trinity United Church

We greatly appreciate all the work and dedication that Gleaners and its wonderful staff provide to the communities of Creston and surrounding areas. Thank you!

for your generous donation to Creston Food Bank

Many people drop off For the FOOD BANK items donation box without in their their store leaving for the names or Creston Valley the donor Food Bank organization’s names

From page 7 Sometimes plants that are used for display purposes are more advanced in their flowering as well. A few days inside for the quilt or home and garden show can really advance the plants due to the heat they are exposed to inside. We have double flowering plum on the front displays in full bloom. They were at the quilt show hence the more open flowers. They are hardy to Edmonton. Their flowers cover their stems from top to bottom. I think they would make a nice hedge, screen or garden specimen. New in stock this year is a re-blooming lilac “Boomerang”. They are smaller shrubs, growing to four or five feet. They have a miniature leaf, a great fragrance and make a super nice cut flower. Also in flower are the prairie hardy Nanking cherries in bloom well before the local cherry orchards. Flowering plum trees are also in flower now. “Thundercloud” have a nice light single pink flower, fragrance and dark purple leaves. It grows to about 20 feet high and wide and is hardy to zone 5. They make a nice ornamental tree. Given that it is illegal for us to sell or plant Japanese flowering cherries in the Creston or Okanagan valleys, flowering plums make a great alternative choice. This is because the ornamental cherries may harbor the little cherry disease and not express any symptoms. This disease, a virus, could potentially wipe out the revived cherry industry. The ornamental flowering crabapples and hawthorne trees will also make great substitutes for the ornamental cherries but as of yet they haven't flowered. Well, as the weather continues to warm the soil, now looks to be the time to plant. While there is always an outside risk of frost even to the beginning of June, the next few weeks look very promising. I hope to see you out enjoying the new look in the nursery. Evan and Wendy Davies own Beltane Nursery at 2915 Highway 3 in Erickson.

CARE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Creston Gleaners needs volunteers in the following departments: Toys • Linens Children’s Clothing Ladies’ Clothing

For their twice weekly donations of delicious soup to Creston Food Bank

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Many people drop off items without leaving their names or the donor organization’s names

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For their truckload of groceries and cash donations to Creston Food Bank. You have very generous customers!

Creston Gleaners would like to thank West Coast Amusements and their customers for the Sunday Food Drive in benefit of the Creston Food Bank.


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Linda Clark (centre) presented the trophy to the winners of the Creston Golf Club’s 20th annual Rick Clark Memorial Tournament held on May 1. The event — which features teams with members in the men’s, ladies, juniors and seniors categories — raises funds for two $2,000 bursaries for post-secondary education of Prince Charles Secondary School graduates. Pictured (from left): Mae Johnson, Noah Eastman, Clark, Norm Stead and Dave Ralston.

Bridge Results from bridge games at Rotacrest Hall: May 2 First: Verne Warwick, Wally Stone; second: Alexandra Heal, Ted Heal. May 3 North/South: First: Betty and Jack Bailey; second: Marion Nygren, Mike Stutter; third: Joe Schlapsi, Karl Zimmerman. East/West: First: Joan Fahselt, Louise Catherall; second: Marilyn Goertz, Claudia Huber; third: Donna Stutter, Syd Chihonik. May 4 North/South: First: Margaret Roy, Bill Reid; second: Verne Warwick, Wally Stone. East/West: First: Joan Fahselt, Lou Beduz; second: Pat Downie, Dorothy Hobbs. May 5 North/South: First: Ann Lees, Rose Flegel; second: Lou Beduz, Verne Warwick. East/ West: First: Alexandra Heal,

Creston Valley Rod and Gun Club 4th Annual Bob Purdy; second: Rose Hoag, Dorothy Hobbs.


April 29: Ladies: Marion Mandryk, 809; Kay Heffner, 801; Dot Eisenhut, 799. Men: Rody Malner, 847; Don Schwab, 818; Harry Thomasitz, 811. Cribbage scores from May 6: Ladies: Pauline Bullee, 830; Barbara Havstien, 821; Sally Malner, 816. Men:

Chris Havstien, 831; Karl Zimmerman, 808; Art Stach, 808. Dart Scores from May 9: Ladies: Elsie Lepine, 90; Jean Hume, 85; Barbara Havstein, 76. Men: Elden Schultz, 101; Tony Kennard, 92; Harold Standen, 75.

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Socializing is good for you Socialization at any age is important, but especially so in our older years when the perimeters of our world are becoming smaller. Many seniors are living alone, they don’t drive anymore and couldn’t afford to maintain a car, anyway. They

The Voice of

Experience Christine Munkerud often have age-related ailments that restrict mobility and increase fatigue. Strong friendships, a sense of belonging and being connected to others provide meaning, a sense of safety and definitely a reason to get up in the morning and look one’s best. Studies are proving that socialization fosters good health, a more physically active lifestyle and promotes age-related bonding. Optimum mental health is built from social interaction, having something to look forward to and having self-worth. In addition, good mental health has a significant impact on cognitive performance, keeping the brain alive and active. All this contributes significantly to less doctor and hospital visits. I am carefully watching those older than myself these days, and observing how they keep healthy and happy. It is noticeable that those who take an active interest in their world have a sparkle in their eyes and a smile on their face. They seem to be at ease and enjoying the later chapters of their life. When I was waiting to vote last week, a lady ahead of me turned and said, “I think I’m going to be late for my line dancing class.” Now this lady looked to be in her mid-70s and this certainly sounded like a

Opinion Line pretty active and fun class. She went on to mention some of her other activities and I realized that this lady was still very active both mentally and physically despite her age. She told us she is 90 and might discontinue one of her interests, but she looked forward to each day and what it would bring. Several years ago, when I was talking to some of the Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors (TAPS) members, I heard one lady comment, “I was feeling so bad this morning with my arthritis, I was going to stay in bed, then I remembered it was my TAPS day. I wouldn’t miss my TAPS day for the world.” In rural areas, this vital aspect of life can be more challenging with older people still living in their own homes at varying distances from neighbours, and a considerable way from community resources. TAPS, which began some 30 years ago, is doing a highly commendable job in serving the Creston community. The program now serves around 60 seniors (average age about 86), providing transportation, a meal and a variety of activities. It is privately funded since the Interior Health Authority decided to stop its own funding. The Krafty Kronies is a volunteer group of highly motivated men and women who raise money in many different ways and bring so much enthusiasm and love to their work with the seniors of TAPS. Serena Naeve and the Creston and District Community Resource Centre Society board, who manage the funding and administration, do an admirable job of keeping this organization in good working order. The staff of TAPS has reported that the seniors take a strong interest in the meal preparation and the pie making is always a popular activity. TAPS fruit pies are much sought after and are a source of great pride to the female members of the program. The men, who have been slightly reluctant to join this group in the past, are now more willing to participate as they find satisfaction in refinishing furniture for sale. In addition there are Tai Chi, cards, crafts and outings, and this year there will be some gardening opportunities. Senior programs such as TAPS are so important to the principle of providing dignity, quality of life and freedom of choice through interesting and stimulating opportunities designed specifically for seniors. Christine Munkerud is a volunteer with the Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 Creston Valley Advance

Did you know...

Every month the Advance gives the to bingo and woodworking to educaTherapeutic Activation Program for tional workshops are offered. Seniors Seniors (TAPS) the opportunity to keep renew old acquaintances, find new our community up to date with the friends, support each other, and improve their health, activities at TAPS, all the their independence and things that keep our their emotional well-beseniors healthy, happy ing. TAPS also provides and connected to their precious respite time to community. But do you family caregivers while know the history of TAPS? their loved one is at TAPS. Do you know why Creston Approximately 70 volunis the only community in teers wash dishes, run the Kootenays that still craft programs and most has a TAPS program? This history is important Terry Nowak importantly spend time talking with our seniors. because it reflects what TAPS provides a sense of really happens in our valley, the partnerships that are so neces- belonging and purpose for the seniors sary, how we look after the things that and volunteers alike. TAPS is part of an intergeneraare important, how we treat each other. tional gardening project where famiTAPS was funded in the community lies and seniors get together at the from 1991 to 2005 by the Interior Health Community Greenhouse to learn and Authority. In 2005-2006 the health teach each other about gardening. authority helped transition the pro- The College of the Rockies Community gram to the community. It was the Greenhouse staff have been wonderdesire of the program members and fully generous and supportive of the community that this valuable pro- TAPS and the Family Place. This program continue. TAPS needed a com- gram has huge benefits for all the munity organization to administer the participants. A thank you also to the program. volunteers whose work bee built a The Creston and District Com- garden at TAPS. We are looking formunity Resource Centre Society ward to bringing the transplants from (CDCRCS) is a non-profit, charitable the greenhouse home. organization committed to the proviWhat is in the future? While TAPS sion of accessible, community-based has grown, so has our parent agency. services to enhance the wellbeing The community resource centre has and social development of children, been a victim of its own success. This individuals, and families in the agency has outgrown its current locaCreston area. This mandate is served tion and is looking for a new home for by operating 24 programs for chil- the programs it has and the programs dren, adults and seniors. TAPS fit this it plans to have. If you would like to mandate and the entire TAPS pro- contribute to the dream of an expandgram was permanently transferred ed community resource centre, please on March 22, 2006, to CDCRCS. consider a tax deductible, charitable Approximately 70 volunteers under donation to help fund a permanent the direction of Alex Nilsson reno- location. Donations can be made to vated space for the program in the the community resource centre, Box Kinsmen Park building. 187, Creston, BC, V0B 1G0. We thank What is TAPS now? The program is everyone for their support helping us now being sustained financially by deliver programs to this wonderful grants, donations, fundraising support community. groups and by the members themDoes this story sound familiar? It selves with pie and craft sales. The should, because it is the way this comannual cost of the program is approxi- munity functions. Thank you, Creston. mately $187,000, and 65 seniors whose Terry Nowak is an outreach worker average age is 87 years participate. A with the Therapeutic Activation Program broad range of activities from Tai Chi for Seniors.



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Places of CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST (Mennonite)

1152 Hwy 21 N.


CRESTON BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday Worship - 11 am

2431 Ash St.



234 - 36th Ave. North


REDEEMER LUTHERAN Praise 9:30am Sunday Worship -10 am

315 - 15th Ave. North



2408 Cedar Street


TRINITY UNITED CHURCH Sunday Worship - 10 am

128 - 10th Ave. North



306 NW. Blvd


HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH Sat. Service 5 pm, Sun. Service -10 am

128 16th Ave N



4017-Canyon/Lister Rd



5113-Wynndel Rd


Anglican Christ Church (Episcopal)

Sunday Worship 9:30 am 422 7th Ave. North 250-428-4248


Call 250-428-7297


“Taz” is a 13 yr old spayed female Akita/Shepherd cross. This sweet dog comes from a very loving home. She has some arthritis, as many older dogs do. She is good on leash and with kids and other dogs. Taz is a quiet senior dog who needs a peaceful home for her golden years. She is afraid of thunder and fireworks. Her owner had her from a pup but had to give her up when moving into a retirement home.

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Kootenay Lake Ferry Schedule

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vation of fish and wildlife values in the face of extensive development of Kananaskis Country adjacent to Banff National Park. He also completed his M.Sc. in aquatic ecology at the University of Calgary and subsequently served as the regional fish and wildlife director in four of the five resource management regions in

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Gerry Thompson walked the talk! Not only did he truly value and speak up for the natural environment, but he also gave enormously of his time, energy skills and knowledge to support a wide range of fish and wildlife habitat enhancement projects in the Kootenays. The long-time conservationist and professional biologist passed away at his Wynndel home in the Creston Valley on Feb. 4, 2011. Thompson served for several years up until his death as a public representative on the steering committee for the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) in the Columbia Basin. His service went far beyond his work on the committee. He actively participated with other volunteers and FWCP staff in carrying out many conservation projects. One of his most unusual challenges was the construction and placement of 27 massive cedar chimney nest boxes, each more than 3.6 meters (12 feet) long, to enhance the population of Vaux’s swifts in the Kootenays. This took several weeks of his effort in his woodworking shop but the project turned out successfully. He also used his carpentry skills to help build 35 nest boxes for the endangered western screech owl in the region. “His enthusiasm was contagious,” said FWCP senior wildlife biologist John Krebs. “Even within the last few months of Gerry’s life, despite being ill, he was out there shovelling gravel into Boulder Creek to improve spawnFWCP photo ing habitat for kokanee. He was tireless in his Gerry Thompson with a nest box designed to enhance the work to help the envi- Vaux’s swift population. ronment. He was an inspiration to many people. Though Alberta. some projects took weeks to comThompson retired in 1995 and plete, I know the end result gave moved with his wife Suzan to the Gerry immense satisfaction because Creston Valley where, as a volunhe knew his work was benefiting teer, he continued to strongly supwildlife. That was his bottom line!” port conservation efforts in B.C. Though born in Kamloops in “Gerry was one of the most ded1940, Thompson spent most of his icated biologists I ever had the pleayouth in Rossland. After graduating sure of working with, both in terms from the University of British of his commitment to conservation Columbia with a B.Sc. in wildlife biology on the job, as well as off the management, he started his career as job,” said longtime friend and work a district wildlife biologist in Sudbury colleague Dennis McDonald. “He with the Ontario Department of was an avid outdoorsman in every Lands and Forests. In 1969, he joined way and, with the exception of his the Alberta Fish and Wildlife divi- family, it was the love of his life. He sion, where he spent the rest of his was a man meant for wildlife concareer in several key roles. As a servation!” regional fisheries biologist and then A celebration of life for Thompson a regional director, Thompson played will be held at 1:30 p.m. on May 22, a key role in overseeing the conser- at the Wynndel Community Hall.

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First Grader ends season FRIENDS OF THE CINEMA

an old man in a changing world. The First Grader is the last of eight movies in the Friends of the Cinema season. Season passes for the 2011-2012 season are now available at Black Bear Books. Friends of the Cinema is a non-profit group that donates net proceeds to community organizations including Friends of

To finish off another successful season of film presentations, Friends of the Cinema will present The First Grader on May 16. “The First Grader has been very successful at film festivals and we think it will be a great movie to complete our season with,” spokesperson Jean Mutch said on Monday. The true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan who takes up his government’s offer of free education for all has been described as both heartbreaking and uplifting. Kimani Maruge was a veteran of the Mau Mau uprising of the 1950s and was living out his life until he heard a radio notice of the government’s offer. An 84-year-old is not what the government, nor the overcrowded local school, Kerry Brown photo had in mind, however. Can Maruge survive Jane (Naomie Harris) at her desk with Agnes (Agnes Simaloi), marking an exercise book. the hostility from his classmates’ parents? Can he overcome the media the Library and Prince Charles Theatre. attention to make his dream of learning to read “Once again, we would like to thank Tivoli and write? Theatre owner Bonnie Geddes for her support Director Justin Chadwick uses flashbacks to and co-operation,” Mutch said. “We would also connect Maruge’s — and Kenya’s — past with like to thank our many patrons who appreciate the present. In doing so he weaves a story, sim- the opportunity to see movies that wouldn’t be ply told, into a tapestry brought to Creston otherwise.” that gives viewers a The First Grader will be presented on Monday glimpse into the life of at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre.

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n many ways, Brunham Farm Greenhouse is exactly what you’d expect. It has annuals. It has perennials. It has vegetables. And, sure, you can even find some friendly advice. But Brunham Farm Greenhouse offers something not found at any other Creston Valley greenhouse — a bird’seye view of the valley. “It’s the greenhouse with a view,” said Isabel Brunham, who started the greenhouse more than 30 years ago with her husband, Albert. Now in its 33rd season, the greenhouse is a busy place, bustling with customers during the few months each year that Brunham sells to the public. A large part of its popularity, she said, stems from the selection she offers, which is generally comprised of her favourites. “I grow what I like, and I try to grow as much variety as possible,” she said. “To me, it doesn’t seem different because I’ve always grown them.” The variety can sometimes be ahead of the curve, with some plants going unnoticed for years. “Then I’d stop growing it, and it would become all the rage,” she said. Brunham, who grew up in Calgary, met her husband, a second-generation Crestonite, in Vancouver, and in 1975 the couple moved to Erickson, where they purchased 7.5 acres. A few years later, they sold 1.8 acres to the Regional District of Central Kootenay for the proposed Arrow Mountain bypass. “The sale of the land provided the capital to build the greenhouse,” said Brunham. Their first greenhouse was a small pit dug in 1979, followed by a full-sized greenhouse in

1982. Their initial goal was to grow for themselves, but that soon changed. “We just had excess peppers, and Sunset Seed needed peppers,” Brunham said. “This was not our business plan. We wanted to be self-sufficient. We came back to live off the land.” They soon started selling wholesale to other Creston Valley businesses, which piqued the curiosity of local gardeners. “ ‘If you’re supplying plants here, what are you not supplying?’ If you don’t have it in their face, they think you’re hiding something,” Brunham said with a chuckle. That led to the couple to

expand their business, and they began selling retail in 1991. “People kept coming,” Brunham said. “We weren’t set up for retail.” The property now boasts three greenhouses and one coldframe (the original pit greenhouse is now Albert’s workshop). The greenhouses are warmed with natural gas heat — far less work than the 10 cords of wood that the couple went through each year. Although customers only see the business in operation in the late spring and early summer, Brunham keeps busy year-round — taking cuttings from some plants in the fall, and turning on

grow lights in January and planting seeds in time for spring sales. “The best part for me is propagating,” she said. “I like seeing things start out.” She’s found in recent years that more people are turning to gardening, either as a hobby or a means of sustaining themselves, thanks to the popularity of the 100 Mile Diet. “There was a lull where people weren’t into gardening,” she said. But that lull is long gone, as beginners and longtime gardeners discover what Brunham already knows about the valley her home and business look over. “That’s the blessing of this valley: things will grow,” she said.

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Regular exercise helps those with Parkinson’s BY ANNE JACKSON

What do you do when you are 83 years old and have Parkinson’s, a degenerative brain disease that affects your movement and balance? Why, you go swimming, of course! Meta Beduz, a long time resident of Creston, has been a faithful user of the indoor pool since it opened last year. “I think it is wonderful,” said Beduz. “We have used it so much.” The pool has many features that make it a godsend for people with mobility problems. From the change rooms with bars and lifts to the various access methods for the main pools, even people in wheelchairs can enter and leave the pool safely. The staff,

too, is fully trained and always willing to help in any way they can. Beduz used to get her exercise from regular walks but as her Parkinson’s progressed that became more difficult. Parkinson’s is an irreversible disease where the brain, for unknown reasons, produces less dopamine, which controls all types of movement, so someone with Parkinson’s usually has slower movements and poor balance. Beduz’s doctor has warned her that a fall could result in her being in a wheelchair so she was pleased to be able to switch over to swimming last summer. Swimming does present its own challenges. While there are drugs that allow Beduz to move more freely they

tend to overcompensate for the dopamine loss, which results in excessive movement. This could be dangerous as Beduz cannot always control her movements. She swims with a flotation aide strapped around her and a companion nearby at all times. The companion does not pay to go in with her and the pool staff was very helpful in finding her the right flotation aide when Beduz first started swimming. Beduz was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s 23 years ago. Parkinson’s is not a fatal condition and Beduz soon realized that, while her life had changed, it was not over. “We travelled a lot for many years after Meta’s diagnosis,” said Louis


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Beduz, her husband. “It’s a condition we have had to live with but it hasn’t changed our lives a great deal until the last couple of years.” Barb Wloka, Beduz’s daughter, gives her Mom’s attitude much of the credit for how well she has coped with Parkinson’s. Eating can become a problem when you lose some of the fine motor skills. “We bought some funny shaped eating utensils that were supposed to help get the food from the plate to her mouth,” laughed Wloka. “They didn’t work, but Mom gave them a good try!” Swimming also helps Beduz deal with another serious side effect of Parkinson’s, chronic constipation, caused when the muscles of the digestive system also slow down. Constipation is fought by eating a diet high in fiber, drinking lots of water to keep hydrated and getting lots of exercise. People with Parkinson’s thus have three strikes against them. Besides their problems with eating they often have trouble swallowing liquids and any exercise is difficult when falling is a constant danger. Beduz also recognized that people living with Parkinson’s can tend to become isolated because of the many challenges they face. Along with local resident Dick Haswell, she started a Parkinson’s support group here in Creston. The group meets at the Trinity United Church on the second Friday of the month, taking advantage of the soup and sandwich lunch put on by the church ladies. Meeting in a private room allows the group to visit and share experiences and triumphs, plus have occasional speakers in to talk about resources available to people in Creston. The support group soon recognized the need for safe exercise so Beduz and Haswell started an exercise class for people with reduced mobility two days a week. Still operating Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. in the upper Rotacrest Hall, the class allows people to work all muscle groups even from a sitting position. Led by volunteer Jo Wirth, the group now has people attending who have heart problems, arthritis and multiple sclerosis, as well as people preparing for or recovering from various surgeries. “We use thera-bands and weights to increase resistance,” Wirth said, “and people are encouraged to only do what they are comfortable with.” Diagnosis of Parkinson’s is difficult as there is no test specifically for it. Doctors usually run tests to eliminate other possibilities and only when nothing else is left do they decide it is Parkinson’s. And sometimes even that can change. More than 20 years after his own diagnosis of Parkinson’s, Haswell was recently told he does not have it. He even underwent brain surgery some years ago to help control his supposed Parkinson’s — needless to say, it didn’t work. Current surgery, known as deep brain stimulation, can work well on some patients, but not always, and the positive effects can disappear over time as the Parkinson’s progresses. The cause of Parkinson‘s is not known and there is no cure. The Parkinson Society of BC funds research into Parkinson’s as well as providing resources to help people with Parkinson’s manage their disease. If people wish to make a donation they can go on or call 1-800-668-3330. Until a cure is found, people will continue to struggle with the many challenges Parkinson’s bring to their lives. But even after 23 years, Beduz has not lost her positive attitude. Last year, she told a person newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s, “Really, if you are going to be diagnosed with a disease, Parkinson’s is one of the better things to be diagnosed with!”

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(From left) Executive director Donna Grainger and director Cindy Yates of the East Kootenay Foundation for Health proudly receive a donation of $20,000 from RBC Creston branch manager Julie Chiste, joined by Interior Health Authority acute services manager Carolyn Zacharuk. Submitted photo

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In Loving Memory Of ELIZABETH (BETTY) JACK Passed Away May 7, 2011 Age 100 Years Residence Creston, BC Funeral Service Friday, May 13, 2011 at 11:00 am G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel Ltd. Pastor Brian Atmore officiating Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery Erickson, BC Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the BC Cancer Foundation 601 West 10th Ave. Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3 In Loving Memory Of FRANK PERGAR Passed Away May 8, 2011 Age 87 Years Residence Creston Prayers Tuesday May 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel Funeral Mass Wednesday May 11, 2011 at 10:00 am Holy Cross Catholic Church Pastor Tom Kakkaniyil celebrant Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery Erickson, BC Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Knights of Columbus Wheelchair Fund PO Box 832, Creston, BC V0B 1G0

In Loving Memory Of GEORGE HENRY FLECK Passed Away May 3, 2011 Age 86 Years, Residence Lister, BC Funeral Service Monday, May 9, 2011 At 10:00 am Trinity United Church Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating Interment Lister Community Cemetery Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Creston Therapeutic Riding Assoc. Box 1820, Creston, BC V0B 1G0

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Larry Hoath Jr (Bones) October 1, 1963 ~ May 7, 2010

In the arms of the angels now, an amazing person, who touched many lives and will never be forgotten. We miss you and love you. You will be forever in our hearts. Your Family

Our family would be honoured to have you join us in a Celebration of Gary’s Life. We will be gathering at the Wynndel Hall, 5127 Wynndel Rd., Wynndel BC 11am Saturday, May 14. We hope you can join us. Be sure to come with your good memories. We welcome you to share them with us. Our family will be giving an annual $500.00 scholarship in Gary’s name to a student wanting to teach literacy. If you wish to donate in lieu of flowers, we would appreciate your support. Hoping to see you on Saturday. Linda, Angela, Sophie and Ivy; Chris, Reina, Cale and Aaron.




January 31, 1927 ~ May 2, 2011


Tues - Sat 10am- 5pm 138 12 Ave. N. Creston BC

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In Loving Memory Of JOHN JEIDER Passed Away May 6, 2011 Age 79 Years Residence Creston, BC Celebration of Life Service Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm Seventh-day Adventist Church Pastor Ian Cotton officiating Interment A private family interment will take place at Forest Lawn Cemetery at a later date Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the A.R.D.A. 1148 King St. E. Oshawa, ON L1H 1H8

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Peter was born in Three Hills, Alberta on January 31, 1927. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Peter moved to British Columbia at the age of 16. He worked throughout BC and settled in Creston, working for the Forest Service. He enjoyed his time working in the outdoors in the mountains around Creston, where he found his love of shing, hunting, hiking, and huckleberry picking. He also liked to go camping and travelling with family, especially his wife, Dzidra. He particularly enjoyed his travels to northern Canada and sharing his experiences. Peter was predeceased by his son Ewan (Terry). He is survived by his loving wife Dzidra; four children Jeffrey (Joanne), Alfred (Karen), Richard (Carrie) and Diana; grandchildren Jacqueline, Andrea, Dallyn, Shelby, Lexi, Reegan, Brayden and Jordin; sisters Mary Neufeld and Anne Cain. Private Famity Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation or BC Wildlife Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel.

Gary Arthur Pharness July 19, 1943 ~ May 6, 2011

On May 6, 2011 Gary Arthur Pharness, our beloved husband, father and grandfather, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away at the age of 67. Gary was born in Spokane Washington and attended school in Spokane and Deer Park Washington, graduating in 1961. He then travelled the US, visiting all the interesting places he had read about in books. Upon returning home he began his teaching career woking with learning disabled children in Spokane. On June 4, 1966 he married Linda Calahan. Within the next two years, they welcomed the arrival of a daughter, Angela and son, Christan. In 1972 he brought his young family to the Creston Valley and began working with the Lower Kootenay Nation. In 1985 he was offered employment with the Surrey School Board where he taught literacy. He became a workplace literacy consultant for the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver School Board in1989. He retired from both in July, 2008. Moving back to his favourite place on the planet (the valley) he started his new career as an artist and gardener. He was happiest being with family or exploring the mountains behind his home in Wynndel. Throughout his life he was an avid hunter and sherman. Gary was predeceased by his father, Leslie Pharness and his mother, Sylvia Wing. He is survived by his wife Linda Calahan; daughter Angela Pharness; son Christan (Reina) Pharness; grandchildren Sophie, Ivy, Cale, and Aaron; sisters Sandi (Mike) Hemken and Lynda (Tim) Marsh; nieces, nephews and many cousins Gary was a born facilitator of learning and everyone he met was a potential learner. His passion in life was to encourage everyone to nd their voice through reading and writing. Gary’s family is establishing a scholarship in his name. In lieu of owers a donation can be made to the scholarship fund at the Creston and District Credit Union.


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In Loving Memory Of OLIVE ELLA POLZIN Passed away May 8, 2011 Age 93 years Residence Creston Celebration of Life Service Wednesday May 11, 2011 At 2:00 pm Valley View Baptist Church Pastor Jeff Friesen officiating A Private Family Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery Erickson, BC Prior to the service Friends wishing to make a memorial tribute may do so to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC 4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave. Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9

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To all my friends in our beautiful Creston Valley I am leaving Creston and moving to Westbank. I will miss you all. Come and visit me. Thank you, ladies from the Curling Club. It was great to all be together for lunch.

Best wishes to you all! Bonnie Ballard

With Our Thanks A heartfelt Thank You to family and friends for their expressions of sympathy, love, prayers, moral support, food, owers, phone calls and charitable donations. Thanks to Dr. O’Halloran for her special care, Home Support Ladies, Conjestive Heart Failure nurses, (especially Toni, Loreen, Dawna West) for their extra care and attention. Thanks to Pastor Gordon Lawrence from New Life Christian Church for the beautiful service, Guy Roy for his outstanding service, Rand Archibald for doing a great job of reading the eulogy and special memories, my son Richard and grandson Ryan for the comforting songs, beautiful slide show and memory cards. A special thank you to the Legion Colour Guard for their tribute to Wally, and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary for the lovely luncheon. It has been the support and kindness of all of you that has helped us through this difcult time. Sonia Thrun and Families

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4356 Hwy 21 Open Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 11am-4pm 250-428-8830 &L, , up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. 1-866-981-6591.  **!+ "-$!,, or Carmine Jewel at $6.99/tree for full box of 90. Also Evans Cherry, Haskaps, Raspberries, Black Currants, Saskatoons, Sea Buckthorn. or 1-866-873-3846 ' !, 1'-*+$ steel buildings priced to clear - Make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure - 1800-668-5111 ext. 170. '/&+!2!& 0$$&, cond. Love seat & chair, counter top, dishwasher, coffee table, end tables, swimming pool(never out of box) Phone: 250-428-7004 '&1/$$ -%!!!* 4L purifier, used 6mos. 2-foot massager $30. Airgo walker $300. 25hp Boat engine $700. 250-428-9277 ', ,- covers & accessories. Lowest price, highest quality. All sizes and colours available. 1-888-611-7660. ', ,- +( '.*+. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 &/$!-*&!,-*  *1$!& 250-402-0098 112 Northwest Blvd. !>AC@G76:@FCD Mon - Fri 10am - 4 pm Selling clean quality furniture & appliances. Plus: recycle your electronics, & batteries here too! Also: ask us about our upcoming Moving Services. We are now collecting working cellphones (for 911) and non-perishable food items for the shelter. Thank you to all of our old and new volunteers! Along with our customers... You make it happen! +/%!$$+ & Chainsaw - spring sale - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make money and save money. In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195. 1-800-5666899 Ext.400OT +'& & .& 910 Pine St. 250-428-2375 Open Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm Furniture, Books, Stove, Couch, Toys, Tools,Queen bed, Kirby Vacuum, Washer, Pictures, Bedding, Dishes & MORE!

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Pioneer Villa â&#x20AC;˘ 1909 Ash Street Creston, BC

Vacant intermediate care facility 24,388 sq.ft. building on 1.81 acre site P-1 Zoning â&#x20AC;˘ Potential for expansion


Contact: Mark Gallagher Grant Campbell 604.640.5888 250.428.9040

,*-# &'(1 $450.00. Range Rider, black with boat rack. Fits long box. O.D. 70â&#x20AC;?x98â&#x20AC;? 250-428-4298 ,/'-+ $,*!/ $ !*+ '*+$ Good Condition #@@E7?3J %76;53=+FAA=;7D 1016 Canyon Street, Creston 250-428-8766

!0 +)4, /&, Scuba stuff. Wet suit, vest, regulators, masks etc. 250-428-7019

/&, ,' (-* + holiday trailer in good condition. 250-428-0503

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  +(!$!2 Secteur road bike. 54 cm. 24 speed Shimano Sigma computer. $600 Mint Call: 250-428-3058

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Watch  %'.!+, play 3D games on a 58â&#x20AC;? 3D LED DLP High Defin. TV. Comes with 2 pairs of 3D glasses & access. $1400 firm. 250-428-2090

$ 44 Acreage for Sale

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

  *+ $0 Down, $99/mo. only $12,900 near growing El Paso, Texas, 2nd safest U.S. City. Owner financing, no credit checks! Money Back Guarantee. Free color brochure 800-755-8953

Arrowcreek: '* +$ four 2.5 Acre lots. Wenger Rd. Wells in place, power to property line. Level lots, easy building sites. $140,000 250-4287274

! -,!-$ Arizona land $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Natâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Parks. One hour from Tucson Intâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Airport. Guaranteed financing, no credit checks. Pre-recorded msg. 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001

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-($0 $* suites. 1000ft storage,ex-alcohol/club, 4000ft for rent. 3 lots Downtown Creston. 250-428-4092

Remember to Recycle!

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Thursday, May 12, 2011 Creston Valley Advance

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate

For Sale By Owner


Mobile Homes & Parks

Creston-LIKE NEW 2/bdrm. 2/bath. centrally located condo in adult community. Maintenance free landscaping & across from park w/creek. Full unfinish/bsmnt. F/S, W/D, DW. $295,000. 250-428-6568

CEMETERY PLOTS in Erickson BC. 4 spectacular views. Frank Dutoff 250-428-4092

Houses For Sale

Creston: SMALL 2/BDRM. House. Asking $132,500. Or rent $850/mo. + DD & util. 250-428-6187

Canadian and US Models Custom Modular Mobile and Park Models 1500 sq. ft. Modular starting 109k 1200 sq. ft. Mobile starting @ 89K 10 year warranty 250-495-4650 KODIAK HOMES IS COMING BC’s Newest Modular Home Dealership Better Homes Better Prices “GET A HOME YOU HAVE ALWAYS DREAMED OF FOR A PRICE YOU CAN’T BELIEVE” WWW.KODIAKHOMES.CA Call 1-855-815-7575 or 250-919-7460 MOBILE Home on rental pad in Riverview. Beautiful and quiet location. New appliances, flooring, and shingles. Vinyl siding and propane fireplace. $58,000 call 250-402-8576

EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas fireplaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Vancouver Island. Even better, move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737 509-4819830 or


- Fruit trees - Detached heated 2-bay garage with finished storage bay - separate 840 sq.ft. equipment storage shed

$349,000 250-428-1742


for more info

Lots ERICKSON 1-ACRE corner lot with fruit trees, beautiful view of the Skimmerhorn Mountains. Perfect site for building your dream home. $165,000. 250-428-1742.

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181


Check Classifieds!


Apt/Condo for Rent


1/BDRM APT. Close to downtown,W/D facility, storage unit, N/P N/S, ref req, Seniors 55+ 250-777-1717 Ask for Leanne APARTMENTS for rent: Call Michele or Paulette 250-4282562 or 250-428-3096

Janis Caldwell-Sawley

Mortgage Specialist Cell: 250-417-1336

Blossom Ridge Apartments Sunny 2/bdrm, steps from rec. centre and hospital. Full size kitchen, 5 appl. incl W/D, spectacular views. 55+,handicap accessible, $825/mo plus util. 250-428-2279(Creston)

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




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Invitation to Tender The College of the Rockies invites tenders for:

Cafeteria Services

College of the Rockies invites you to provide a proposal for the operation of Cafeteria Services at the Cranbrook Campus. Responses will be addressed to Office of the Vice President - Finance, PO Box 8500, 2700 College Way, Cranbrook BC V1C 5L7 and received no later than June 1, 2011 at 14:00 hours local time.



Apt/Condo for Rent

Commercial/ Industrial

CRESTON #104-406 16th Ave N. Creston Manor, reno’d, 800 sq ft. grnd floor, 2/bdrm, $600/mo CRESTON #306-406 16th Ave N., Creston Manor, large, clean, 800 sq ft, 3rd floor, 2/bdrm $600/mo


2 Commercial Store Front Office/retail spaces 900 sq ft. Highway frontage, large parking lot. $800 + HST Call:250-428-5289

Adult Building No Pets 250-402-2068 CRESTON 1&2/BDRM Senior Apartments $525 & $625/mo. + elec. N/S N/P 250-428-7045 CRESTON 1/BDR. Apartment, Royal Crest Seniors Complex. Incl. all appliances $675/mo. Call Ken 250-428-6168 CRESTON 1/BDRM avail now $675/mo. priv ent, util & cable included. 250-402-3321 CRESTON 1/BDRM bsmt apt. Priv ent. Some util incl. N/S N/P $500/mo 250-428-9459 CRESTON 1/BDRM renovated suite close to Brewery. Quiet building, N/S, no drugs, no parties, no pets (will consider small dog) $625/mo + elec. 250-431-8353 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

Cottages / Cabins ARROWCREEK CABIN 1/Bdrm Rural setting, $650/mo incl utilities. 250-428-2904

Duplex / 4 Plex CRESTON 2/BDRM suite. F/S, D/W, N/S, N/P. New carpet, paint and drapes. Adult area. 250-428-4226

Halls/Auditoriums Canyon Hall

Newly Renovated & Ready for your Events! Ask about the small hall Connie 250-428-2580 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. Maura 250-428-3555/ eves. or Jackie 250-428-7078. Visit

HILLCREST APARTMENTS Large Bright 2/Bdrm. 50+ Close to down town u/ground parking, N/S N/P. $725/mo. incl.heat, laundry 250-428-8458

Mobile Homes & Pads

PARKVIEW MANOR 1&2 Bdrm Apts avail now N/S N/P Children ok. 250-428-9560 Creston SPACIOUS 2/BDRM suite in all senior 4-plex. Available now. 250-428-2111 Creston

BUSINESS AREA for rent w/washroom & office. High traffic downtown main street. 700sq.ft. next to Creston Subway. Available now! $450/mo to start. 250-428-4959 COMMERCIAL SPACE for lease in Creston’s newest downtown development. Call for details. 250-428-9445

Auto Services

Auto Services


cks Cars/Tru

The deadline for inquiries is end of the day Tuesday May 24, 2011

Property Management

Complete Motor Vehicle Inspections BWBJMBCMFIFSF

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

Suites, Lower CRESTON 2/BDRM spacious new 1100 sq.ft., natural lighting, private entrance, parking, W/D F/S, N/P N/S, no parties. $925/mo 250-428-4934 May-Oct QUIET INDIVIDUAL ONLY! 1 bdrm bsmt suite. N/S,N/P $600+ 403-813-7911

Want to Rent CRESTON Responsible parent of (1) looking for house/condo to rent. Avail any time. References avail. Please call 250-428-0503


Auto Financing

*except motorcycles



2007 HONDA Rancher 400, auto/elect. shift, 4 w/d + 2 w/d 122 hrs, 1,100mi $5000 250428-3960

Scrap Car Removal 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

Trucks & Vans

1995 FORD van, runs well, $995.00. Contact 250-4280065 Please Lv message. 2001 FORD F150 white, 2WD 160k kms, well maintained, $6,800 obo 250-402-1213 2002 F-150 Supercrew Lariat 4x2, 14500km 4.6L V8 auto A/C & power, Tonneau cover. $8500 obo. 250-428-4192 2004 PONTIAC Montana, new winter tires, excellent cond, 7 passenger,107k km, $7400. 250-402-6416

World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

Weldcraft, Hewescraft, Lund, Godfrey Pontoons Mark’s Marine, Hayden, ID 1-888-821-2200

Cars - Sports & Imports 2006 Honda Pilot EX-L One owner, black with grey interior, 130,000kms, eight passenger, Honda installed trailer package. Meticulously maintained. $19,000. Located in Nelson B.C. Call

NOTICE Bring your used stamps to: The Drop off Box located at

Creston Valley Advance 1018 Canyon Street

This is an ongoing year round fundraiser for various cancer programs including research and dressing materials conducted by

Order of the Eastern Star

A/C Repairs & Service

401 Helen St. (Hwy 3 & 3A) across from Tim Hortons

Winter pkg, N/S, lots of head room, 1/slide, queen walk around bed, large fridge freezer, T.V., M/W, stove w/ oven, tapestry material on couch hide-a-bed, Imm. Cond., Hook-up for pick-up. Only used 4 times Asking $24,000.00 obo 250-428-0838



2007 25.5ft Durango 5th Wheel


for more information


The College reserves the right to accept or reject any or all offers, and to waive any minor informality or irregularity in offers received. The lowest or any offer not necessarily accepted.


1996 WESTWIND 25’ 5th wheel. Clean, good cond. $4,500 250-428-7757, or 250428-6453


All queries shall be submitted in writing to the attention of: Dianne Teslak

General Description Manage and operate the Cafeteria at the College of the Rockies, Cranbrook Campus. Interested parties may request an "Instruction to Bidders package" by contacting Lynda DeCosse 250-489-8262 or or in person at Summit Hall room S216 Financial Services in the College of the Rockies.

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent 3/BDRM. 3/BATH Home on Crawford Hill, N/S, 7 appliances, A/C. Avail June 1st. $1350 mo utils incl. Refs & DD required. Call 250-828-9977. 3 BDRM large yard, sun room, garden spot, $700+ Avail June 1, Creston 250-4287415 Creston: LARGE 2/BDRM basement suite in town, open & bright. $700 + half util. 250428-7019


WYNNDEL ACREAGE clean 3/bdrm,bsmt,lrg detached garage, garden & fruit trees ref req, spot checks. $850/mo, $425/DD 250-866-5777

ARTISAN PORTABLE Buildings. 10’x40’&10’x50’. Incl. deck-system & bathroom building. Must be moved $8,000 all reasonable offers considered. Call:250-254-0706

Commercial/ Industrial



OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: w w w. b c m o t o r p r o d u c t s. c o m 250-545-2206


Stamps should be cut with at least a 1/4” border around. Thank you for your support!

1994 RUSTLER 5th wheel 20’, dual axle, new awning, very clean $5900obo 250-428-4285

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Serving the Creston Valley

Shopa's Excavating Ltd.




Wynndel, BC 250-866-5770

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



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



Stuart Peters Owner/Operator


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


â&#x20AC;˘ Backhoe â&#x20AC;˘ Auger â&#x20AC;˘ Jackhammer â&#x20AC;˘ Dump Truck

Phone: 250-428-7232 Cell: 250-428-1601

â&#x20AC;˘ Licensed New Home Builder â&#x20AC;˘ Renovations â&#x20AC;˘ Concrete Work â&#x20AC;˘ Quality Assured


To advertise in the Serving Creston Valley section of the classiďŹ eds call 250-428-2266

Tom Morris

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


this space



Quality Handcrafted Homes

Mobile Crane Service available

Dumptrucks Excavators Dozer

â&#x2014;&#x160; â&#x2014;&#x160; â&#x2014;&#x160; â&#x2014;&#x160; â&#x2014;&#x160; â&#x2014;&#x160; â&#x2014;&#x160;

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




EXCAVATING t&9$"7"503 t4,*%45&&3 t30$,)"..&3 t4*/(-&"9-& t1045106/%&3 t50140*t53&/$)&3

Cory Anderson Cell: 250-428-6840 Res: 250-428-5972






Phone: 250-428-6039 â&#x20AC;˘ Fax: 250-428-4858

â&#x20AC;˘ General Excavating â&#x20AC;˘ Site Development â&#x20AC;˘ Contract or Hourly Rates


Garth Rosvold Creston, BC

Arlen Johnson, Proprietor 4015 Hwy 3, Erickson BC

Creston Residential Pickup & All Rural Areas 3 - 40yd Bins






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


When you can


Logging/Subdivisions Basements/Demolition




Top Quality ROOFING

10 Year Workmanship Warranty



CHRIS CASEMORE Cell 250.428.6220 Res 250.428.7080


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Anderson & Buchy




30+ Years Experience Licensed & Insured

H:250-402-0057 C:250-435-0198

(250) 254-0197 Creston BC

Jonathan Darbyshire

Experienced Woodworker Kitchen & Bath Renovations



Furnace & Duct Cleaning Commercial & Residential Central Air Conditioners


Your WINDSHIELD specialists *55 years combined experience


scrap vehicles

250-428-2323 for pick up



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



Arrow Mountain


Bob & Howard Graham 3020 Hwy 3E, Creston BC

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windshield replacements

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL • Rotary Cleaning - Cleans and Restores Carpet Pile • Fire & Flood Restoration • Furnace & Duct Cleaning • Hard Surface (Ceramic & Concrete) Cleaning • Odour Removal

Call Rob today 250-428-3551

"Pe Call r Perk's by cy"

Efficient & Experienced


(turn east between Northstar & Iron Kettle)

House & Yard Maintenance Available

“Serving the Creston Valley since 1991”

Phone: 250-866-5760 or Cell: 250-428-6701

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


54 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

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






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250-428-0752 and AREA MOVING

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


free removal of

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Free Estimates!


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


“We Move the Furniture” FREE ESTIMATES

André Robert


408-16 Ave. S. Creston, BC V0B 1G5 Terry Dugdale • Fax 250-428-4819


• Eavestrough • Fascia • Soffit • Vinyl Siding • Metal Roofing • Window Capping

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Auto Interiors • Fabric Protection Area Rugs • Flood & Fire Restoration Licensed Painter

Call Dennis




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

Serving the Valley since 1995

Robert Construction

Serving The Valley Since 1986



• Vinyl • Wood • Metal • Hardie

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


Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Soffit Siding&



•Kitchens•Baths •Drywall•Decks •Basement Finishing •Garage/Shops 1518 Northwest Blvd Creston


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


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



1033-25 Ave S. Creston


Bryan 250-428-8425

“Building it Right! From the Ground Up” Joe Kitto Ph: 250-428-7274 Cell: 250-254-0274


DRYWALL The “Home” Team

From remodels to new custom homes, we offer a full range of architectural and building services. Serving Creston & Eastshore for over 20 years


250-428-5215 (days) 250-428-4765 (eves.)

Journeyman Electrician


FREE ESTIMATES! Specializing in Custom built • Kitchen cabinets • Bathroom vanities • Railings & stairs • All types of counter tops including granite, solid surfaces and laminate

Phone George


Serving the Creston Valley since 1984


R.C.W. Woodcraft Cabinets


Construction Company

Custom Home Building Renovations Finishing

4P "$


Licensed & Insured


to comp


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Residential & Commercial


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




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Serving Creston Kootenay Lake



Smart Service. Great Products.



Serving the Creston Valley


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


• Septic Tanks • RVs & Boats


Reasonable weekend or monthly rates

Next to Arrow Mountain Truck/Car Touchless Wash 506 D Helen Street

YES! We have a wheelchair accessible toilet

250-428-4053 250-428-6256

Drywall • Steel Studs Vinyl Board • T-Bar Ceiling Basement Renovations

Rick Grunewald 250-428-2923 Cell 250-254-0519

General Handyman • Small Renovations • Drywall • Deck Building • Vinyl Siding • Painting, etc • Laminate Flooring

Call Marty H- 250-428-4719 C- 250-428-6843

Practical Wisdom at your service ESTATES • WILLS CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION FAMILY • REAL ESTATE 3 meeting options for your convenience • Home Office (1067 Simmons Rd) • Your Home 139 - 10 Ave. N (Imagine Ink) Call for an appointment (250) 428-2040

Locating to Creston? Call Me Today

Pet overpopulation is a problem YOU can help to

Ingrid Voigt 250- 402-3498


Looking for something new? I will gladly assist you in finding a home or investment property.

Support SNAP


(spay, neuter animal program) Please help with your donation Call: 250-428-2811 Sponsored by Pampered Pet Boarding Kennel 1709 Connel Rd Erickson 250-428-2932

Dan Miller Mediator & Lawyer

Discovery Real Estate Office: 250-428-2234 1013 Canyon St. Creston, BC

LOcaL news

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+25 years experience - At your service 27

Scholar to speak in Bonners Ferry Call for an appointment (250) 428-2040


Lord’s Prayer, secretly guarded by Jewish rabbis for more than a millenBible scholar Nehemia Gordon nium. Their riveting journey and will speak in Bonners Ferry on May extraordinary relationship are chron14 at the American Legion Hall on icled in A Prayer To Our Father. two subjects: the Hebrew origins of Gordon is also a specialist in the the Lord’s Prayer and the biblical study of the ancient Biblical calendar. calendar. Along with a team of scholars The event, starting at 3 p.m., will (including a botanist from the U.S.), begin with Gordon speaking until 5. the yearly search commences before A kosher potluck is planned as a din- spring for barley in Israel to deterner break until 6, and then the semi- mine the new Biblical year. This year, nar picks up again until 8. The event theof search took place March 4 and 6. • 3rd wed the month is free to the public, though donations well-versed the ancient wed aprGordon 20 DutchisKoffie Morning in @ Tim will be accepted after the seminar.Hortonsforms 10am of timekeeping and the bibliCo-author of the book A Prayer To may cal18feasts, Appointed Times. • wed Dutch or Koffie Morning @ Tim Our Father: Hebrew Origins of Hortons the Born into an Orthodox Jewish 10am Lord’s Prayer, Gordon joined up with family with a long line of rabbis, Rev. Keith Johnson, former chaplain Gordon rejected the Talmud as to the Minnesota Vikings, to discov- being equal to Holy Scripture and er the truth about the most recog- became a Karaite Jew in his teenage nized prayer in the Christian world. years — one who rejects later addiBeginning in Jerusalem, together tions to the Jewish Bible such as the their adventure in the Holy Land rabbinic oral law and places the • every ToastmastersofMeeting @ interpretatakes them to the very place in thurs responsibility Biblical Redeemer Lutheran Church 7pm It is considGalilee where Jesus taught the multion on each individual. • every tues CNHSS Tuesday @ form of titude this prayer. They also discovered to be the Dances original Hall 2-4pm ered an old Hebrew version of Rotacrest the Judaism as prescribed by God in the


Torah (Genesis through Deuteronomy). Gordon holds a master’s degree in biblical studies and a bachelor’s degree in archaeology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has worked as a translator on the Dead Sea Scrolls and as a researcher deciphering ancient Hebrew manuscripts. He has been invited to speak in synagogues and churches around the world and has led groups of pilgrims and visitors on tours of biblical sites. A native of Chicago, Gordon has made his home in Jerusalem for the past 15 years. In addition to A Prayer To Our Father, Gordon has authored The Hebrew Yeshuah vs. the Greek Jesus, and As It Is Written: A Brief Case for Karaism. For more information or for directions to the American Legion Hall, contact Laura at 208-2907035 or e-mail


• 2nd mon of the month

Wine Art & Wine Tasting

• mon apr 11 Greenheart Herbal Society meeting 7:00 p.m. @ College 7pm • mon may 9 Greenheart Herbal Society meeting 7:00 p.m. @ College 7pm • mon june 13 Greenheart Herbal Society meeting 7:00 p.m. @ College 7pm

An evening of wine, food, art appreciation and discovery. Art exhibitions and sale by Painted Turtle Gallery.

Saturday, June 4

Creston & District Community Complex 312D - 19 Ave. N. 7:30 to 10:30 pm



This week Fri May 13-Thurs May 19 •

• sat may 7 2011 Opening Day of Farmers' Market @ Millennium Park!


• CIDO Spring Fundrasier @ Rotacrest Hall 6-10pm • United Church Womens Soup & Sandwich Lunch @ Trinity United Church 11:30 am - 12:45 pm • Live On Brighton playing @ Sirdar Pub & Grill 9 pm


• Spring Seeders Plant Sale @ College of the Rockies parking lot 10am - 1pm • Creston Valley Farmers Market @ Millennium Park 8am-noon • Jewellry & other locally made items Open House @ 4919 Packing Shed Rd. Wynndel 10am-4pm • Barrel O Rama & Team Roping @ Canyon Park


• Barrel O Rama & Team Roping @ Canyon Park


• Bingo @ CV Senior Hall 1pm


• CNHSS Dance @ Rotacrest Hall 2-4pm


Proceeds to Community Projects

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• FREE Residential Rental Landlord MiniWorkshop @ Creston & District Community Complex 3-6pm • Dutch Koffie Morning @ Tim Hortons 10am

Tickets - $40 - Available at Black Bear Books, Painted Turtle Gallery, from any Creston Valley Rotary Member, or contact Ron Toyota at 250-428-2214

To have your community event listed, please email or call 250-428-2266

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1408 Canyon St. Creston, BC TOLL FREE: (800) 428-9048 TEL: 250-428-9040 â&#x20AC;˘ FAX: 250-428-9041 email: WWW.CRESTONREALTY.COM

Well kept home $89,300 in Crestglen Park, W11061 features vaulted ceiling in living room, NG fireplace, covered deck, bright kitchen, bathroom skylight, small pets OK.

Creston - Enjoy $84,300 fantastic mountain & L80162 valley views from lot in Hawkview Estates, fully serviced, easy access off paved road.

Wynndel lot for sale!! $139,900 Southwest exposure K11031 overlooking the valley on .8 acre ready to build on.

Creston - 4 bed/2 bath $267,000 great neighbourhood, B11044 close to all amenities. Recent renovations. 2 carports and possible mother-in-law suite.

Creston - 2 bedroom $42,900 mobile home in park S11057 on one of the larger lots with end of the road privacy! Freshly painted, new vinyl siding, large covered deck, garden area & shed.

Creston - custom built, $350,000 high quality 3 yr. old K11060 home on .32 of an acre with mature landscaping, privacy plus great views! Heat pump, extensive wood work, a very well built home, make this one yours!

$429,000 A rare find in Creston! Nearly an acre in quiet M11056 neighbourhood with 3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher with hardwood floors, gas fireplace, garage/workshop, covered RV parking & many extras.

$289,000 Creston - Beautifully appointed 4 bed/2 bath W11046 immaculate home on popular Birch Street. Vaulted ceilings, fenced back yard, backs onto Kinsman Park. Tons of recent renos, this one has to be seen!

$317,000 Creston - 4 bedroom, 3 bath new home with C11053 new home warranty, electric furnace with heat pump, attached garage. Close to downtown and rec centre.

$124,900 .94 acre in Creston. Level building spot, S11063 town water, quiet location. Zoned R5, could have duplex. Power at property line.




$65,000 Creston - Build your dream home on this E90135 adult oriented strata lot development, quiet and close to amenities, year round creek too!

$77,900 Creston - 1995 2 bedroom, 2 bath B11015 mobile home, skylights, cathedral ceiling, built in china cabinets, garden shed. Pets possible with approval. Nicely treed park.

$569,000 Creston - Rare R4 property, 6 suites, 2 in T10124 main house and 4 in attached apartment building. Recent upgrades.

$135,000 Creston - Good investment, starter C11036 or retirement home. 2 bedrooms, valley view, close to shopping and elementary school.

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

Creston - Enjoy $349,900 the views from this S11012 immaculate home, Fenced back yard plus room to park RV, boat or both!. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, large deck. Move-in ready!

Creston - 3+ bedroom $164,900 townhouse in great M11023 location. Great place for a young family or a rental investment property. Call today for a viewing!

Creston - 3 bedroom, 2 $229,900 bath home with many B11016 upgrades, fully finished basement, covered deck. Priced to sell!!

Creston - Nicely $209,500 upgraded 3 bdrm W11035 home, large deck offers great views, double driveway, mature landscaping. Work is all done, move in and enjoy!

West Creston - Ideal $334,900 hobby farm on 5.2 acre S11058 with 2 bedroom home, property is fenced, steel quonset, detached garage, covered RV storage, fruit trees, spectacular views!


Creston - 2 bedroom $36,900 mobile in very good D11013 condition, newer vinyl siding and skirting, plenty of upgrades. Also included is storage shed.

Shelley Voight 254-9599 Managing broker/owner

Riondel - Walk to $245,000 beach and marina M11062 from this 1,340 sq.ft. walkout bungalow! 4 bdrms, covered deck, workshop, greenhouse, RV parking. A rare find in Riondel!

Working Together 4 U Dean Tompkins - 428-4542 Laurel Angebrandt - 428-9040

Erickson - 8.7 acres, $415,000 3 bed/2 bath. Fenced K10058 & cross fenced for horses or cattle. Perfect for home based business. Berries, crops or market garden.

Grant Campbell 866-5366

Heather Grassing 428-1517

Creston - Luxury $559,000 executive 3 level home H11064 with incredible views! Top of the line workmanship, this one has to be seen. Call your Realtor to book your viewing today!

Ron Evans 428-2371

Creston - 3 bdrm, 2 $288,900 bath character home, M10085 fireplace, formal dining, updated plumbing and electrical, mature landscaping, covered deck, brick patio, pond and waterfall!

Dave Peel 428-5774

Wayne Dunbar 866-5126

May 12, 2011 Creston Valley Advance  

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