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Second town forum allows questions BY BRIAN LAWRENCE Advance Editor

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PICKIN’ AWAY — A worker harvests grapes at Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard. Local harvests are pretty much complete after a flurry of activity in orchards, vine-

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yards and fields in the last month. A final burst of sunshine allowed grape crops to ripen nicely and winemakers are excited about the 2011 vintage. The cold, wet spring and early summer made it an early struggle for grape cluster development, but keeping vine production at low levels is expected to produce excellent results.

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If you want to hear what candidates running in the Nov. 19 election have to say, you’ll have a chance on Saturday, when a public forum will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. at Rotacrest Hall. The forum was encouraged by the lack of a question-and-answer portion during the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce’s meet-andgreet on Nov. 1. “Once we did find out there would be no question and answer portion, we were not happy with it,” said Tamara Fox, one of the forum’s organizers. “We felt that people speaking for three minutes was not going to help us decide who to vote for.” The forum started off as one for just Creston’s 13 town council and two mayor candidates — the majority of whom are attending — but was opened up to include Regional District of Central Kootenay Area B candidates John Kettle and Ed McNiven; the latter has confirmed he will be attending. See CANDIDATES, page 3

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itself on the Canadian musical scene as one of this country’s most important musical ensembles. Bearing Montreal’s original Iroquois name, the Trio Hochelaga consists of violinist Anne Robert, cellist Paul Marleyn and pianist Stephane Lemelin. With their program, Angels and Demons, the audience is promised a delightful evening of beautiful music with works of Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and Schubert. The concert will be presented in Prince Charles Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Tickets are available at Black Bear Books. •••

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you will find the meetings interesting and fun. The next monthly meeting is on Nov. 14, with this month’s topic “Herbal AntiAging Skin Care Secrets,” where guest speaker herbalist Lynn Reeb will demonstrate ways you can use herbs to have happy healthy skin. The meetings are free for members while guests pay $5 for the evening. For more information on the group please visit www.greenheart herbalsociety.org or call Rachel at 250428-0375.

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Shoeboxes ready to be filled for needy BY BRIAN LAWRENCE Advance Editor

As the Christmas season draws near, opportunities abound to reach out to the less fortunate. One way is by donating to Operation Christmas Child, an international program that delivers toys, school supplies, candy and gifts to children in Third World countries. Run by Samaritan’s Purse, a non-denominational evangelical Christian organization that has provided spiritual and physical aid around the world since 1970, the program involves filling shoeboxsized containers with items purchased locally for a boy or girl in the 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14 age ranges. Over 430 were shipped from the Creston Valley last year, said Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church Pastor Carl Sawler, who organizes the collection of shoeboxes for the life-altering program. “If you’ve never seen a child light up and smile in a country torn apart by earthquakes and floods — they are so happy,” he said. “They’ve never received anything before.” Operation Christmas Child was started in 1990, and to date has distributed over 86 million shoebox gifts worldwide. Last year, Canadians filled 640, 714 boxes, and the goal this year is to gather more than 750,000. Creston Valley Radio

Creston Valley residents have been donating to the program for over 10 years. Sawler said his family usually puts together five boxes, and will do even more this year. “This year, we decided we’re not doing gifts to the kids — we’re putting donations in the shoeboxes, and we’re purchasing goats and chickens in countries where you’re able to purchase those through Samaritan’s Purse,” he said. “We all decided together to do something for the less fortunate. We’ve got so much here compared to what other places have.” Operation Christmas Child boxes (which come with a pamphlet outlining packing suggestions and instructions) can be picked up at Creston Card and Stationery, Your Dollar Store With More, Fields or Glad Tidings (2416 Cedar St.), and must be dropped off at Glad Tidings on or before Nov. 21. After that, they will be shipped to Samaritan’s Purse in Calgary, then sent on to 12-20 countries in South America, West Africa and the Caribbean. By participating, Sawler hopes that others will experience the same joy he has with the project. “I find it a great joy in being partners with the shoeboxes, and giving to kids being helped,” he said. For more information, contact Sawler at 250-428-7418.

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RCMP warn about computer-phone scam BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Advance Staff

Complaints about several variations of the “Microsoft” phone scam have been flowing regularly into the RCMP station, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said on Monday. “A caller, often claiming to work for Microsoft or another reputable software company, will coldcall you and ask if your computer is running slowly or not working as it should,” he said. “He will then offer to repair your computer via Internet access, which can involve either software installation or the caller gaining remote control of your computer after you’ve granted him access. Payment for the software or the repair service is handled via your credit card, with charges typically ranging from $35 to $470 per call.” The problem, Gollan said, is that the caller is actually searching for personal information, such as bank accounts and passwords, while he or she is connected. Then, to make matters worse, the person who has been scammed really does get a bill for the service.

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“Computer owners should be aware that this is a scam and no one should ever give out personal information over the telephone except when they are certain they are dealing with a legitimate company,” he said. “Please do not allow callers access to your computer at any time.” This particular scam now accounts for about 70 to 80 per cent of frauds reported daily to the RCMP and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC). Allowing a third party to download software or remotely access your computer carries a number of serious risks, according to the CAFC. Malicious software can be installed to capture sensitive data such as your online banking user names and passwords, bank account information and your personal identity information. All of this information can be used in subsequent frauds that empty your bank accounts and charge your credit cards. Your computer can also be converted to a bot-net, which means criminals can use it without your knowledge or participation. It can then be used to spam other people, spread viruses to your friends or overload computer networks. Getting your credit card information is the second important part of the virus scam. Once a criminal has that information it can be used to make purchases without your consent. Canadians should be aware that not all virus scams are conducted over the phone. Many CAFC callers report being scammed after responding to Internet pop-up ads for anti-virus software. Staff Sgt. Paul Proulx of the CAFC offers this simple advice: “If you’re really worried about viruses on your computer, be pro-active and use antivirus software that you’ve acquired from reputable sources and keep it up to

date. If someone calls you out of the blue offering to provide this kind of help, it’s probably a scam. Remember, it’s not rude to hang up on someone who’s trying to steal your money and information.” Visit the CAFC’S website, www.antifraudcentre.ca, for the latest on emerging fraud trends, advice on protecting yourself and victim’s guides that will help you recover from fraud loss, or call 1-888-495-8501. For more information on the government of Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy, visit www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cyber.

Police Beat Creston RCMP responded to 70 calls from Oct. 31-Nov. 6, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said on Monday. October 31 •Police were unable to locate the source of a 911 call made from the Woolgar Road area in Crawford Bay. •Ever wonder how some people get warnings for being reported for bad driving while others get tickets? The driver of a Ford Escort that ran a red light on Canyon Street is going to learn the hard way. Police issue tickets based on citizen’s complaints if the complaint is considered reliable, provides clear information and agrees to testify in court if needed. •The family of a senior citizen in Creston Valley Hospital is getting involved after growing concerns about the elderly male’s guardianship by a non-relative. •Police are investigating a complaint that a male is taking financial advantage of an elderly male resident of 18th Avenue South. November 1 •RCMP could not locate a male who attended a Canyon Street business and looked around, asking in a joking manner if the security cameras were on.

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•A female reported from her 11th Avenue South residence that she was partially taken in by a Nigerian Internet lottery scam, providing some personal information, but not credit card numbers. •Bushnell binoculars were found on Canyon Street and can be claimed by their owner at the RCMP detachment on 16th Avenue South. •Police are investigating reports of child abuse in Kitchener, in co-operation with personnel from the Ministry of Children and Family Development. •An erratic driver reported in the 5000 block of Highway 3 in Kitchener could not be located. November 2 •A black purse found on Helen Street has been returned by police to its grateful owner in Kimberley. •When police investigated a secondhand report from Cedar Street about threats, they learned from the so-called victim and perpetrator that there is no problem. •Police assisted emergency health services personnel to enter the home of an injured female, who was taken to hospital. •The owner of a vehicle reported to have tailgated and passed on a double solid line on Highway 3 has been sent a warning letter. •A motorhome window was broken by a rock or pellet in the past few days on Cedar Street. •Police were unable to locate a cyclist reported to be acting suspiciously around Beam Road residents. •A Hurry Road resident was found to be fine when police conducted a requested well-being check. •An Ashton Drive resident agreed to turn down loud music when police requested and explained about noise bylaws. •When police were called out on a complaint that an elderly male on a ride-on lawnmower was blocking traffic on Canyon Street, “he had fled the scene,” Gollan said. See POLICE, page 5

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Student putting hands, heart to work in Haiti BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Advance Staff

Aaron Gregory says he often thinks about what kind of life he would be living if his adoptive mom hadn’t connected with the Haitian orphanage he spent his early years in. Now the Prince Charles Secondary School student is working to help give back some of the good fortune he’s enjoyed growing up in Canada. “When Mom (Mary Gregory) and I went back to Haiti two years ago, I felt really connected with my home country, but I didn’t know how to help,” he said on Friday. “Now we are starting to make a plan and it feels really good to help out.” Aaron and Mary are returning to Haiti on Nov. 18, and

they will take suitcases filled with much needed items for the orphanage. They will also volunteer their help while they are on the visit. Through his Facebook page, Welcome to Hands ’n’ Hearts for Haiti, Aaron has been soliciting donations of small practical items that will be of use at the orphanage. “We are taking underwear, soap, crib sheets, toothpaste and toothbrushes and sandals or flip-flops,” he said. And, because this is Creston and quilters are incredibly generous, a bundle of 30 baby quilts will be included in the luggage. He is hoping that the airline will waive fees for additional luggage, but he won’t get a definitive answer until they

arrive at the airport. “We’ve received some cash donations that will cover luggage fees, but if the airline waives the fees we will give the money to the lady who runs the orphanage,” he said. For Aaron and Mary, their volunteer efforts are another way to cement their already solid relationship. “Through my love for Haiti, my mom has also developed a love for the country,” he said. “Now it is time for us to go back, putting our hands and hearts to work in Haiti.” Aaron continues to accept donated items, but he prefers that cash donations be made through the Canadian Foundation for the Children of Haiti, which will be building a school beside the orphanage in

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From page 4 •A well-being check on an 18th Avenue South •A warning has been sent to the owner of a resident revealed that she was fine. Her phone Mazda RX8 reported to be passing unsafely on was not working which, on the bright side, Highway 3A while southbound. meant she wasn’t getting scam phone calls. •An Ash Street male has been charged with •When police investigating a report that a uttering threats. male was peering into windows at Prince Charles November 3 Secondary School, they found the man had men•A minor accident occurred on 16th Avenue tal health problems and was not considered to be South when one vehicle backed into another. a threat to students. •Police served a summons to a 48th Street November 5 address on behalf of Innisfail, Alta., RCMP. •A minor accident occurred in a parking lot in •A female reported missing from a Ninth the 1600 block of Canyon Street when one vehiAvenue South residence was located and found cle backed into another. to be okay. •A complaint about a minor assault in a North•Police are investigating a tip to Crime Stoppers west Boulevard lounge is under investigation. about an assault on 38th Avenue North. November 4 •Two males were found to be in breach of DLC Whitehouse Mortgages their curfews, one a resident of Cedar Street and one of Bodor Road. •A B.C. driver’s licence was stolen from a Mortgage Broker vehicle on Vancouver Street. “I work with over 90 different •A male was taken to hospital with injuries lenders to find you the best rates” after rolling his vehicle on Lachat Road in Wynndel. Police believe he might have fallen Office: 250-402-9839 asleep while driving. Cell: 250-402-3903 •A male was caught shoplifting at a business dean_bala@yahoo.com www.deanbala.com in the 1000 block of Northwest Boulevard and has been charged with theft. •When police reported a person who was reported to be driving while possibly impaired, they found he was suffering from diabetes complications and was taken to hospital for treatment. •An 11th Avenue North resident complained about the Friday, November 18, 2011 ongoing issue of a 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm blocked driveway durDowntowner Motor Inn ing concerts at the All members should attend Snoring Sasquatch. Could you please Gollan said vehicles FOR INFORMATION CALL 250-866-5723 centre the ‘Proven can be towed if the Leadership’ problem continues.

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Port au Prince. That project was shelved after the earthquake that shattered Haiti in 2010. Anyone wishing to make a donation or get further information can

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Choosing Your Mortgage Amortization Submitted by Dean Bala DLC Whitehouse Mortgages

Selecting the length of your mortgage amortization period – the number of years it will take you to become mortgage free – is an important decision that will affect how much interest you pay over the life of your mortgage. While the lending industry’s benchmark amortization period is 25 years, and this is the standard that is used by lenders when discussing mortgage offers, and usually the basis for mortgage calculators and payment tables, shorter or longer timeframes are available. The main reason to opt for a shorter amortization period is that you will become mortgage-free sooner. And since you’re agreeing to pay off your mortgage in a shorter period of time, the interest you pay over the life of the mortgage is, therefore, greatly reduced. A shorter amortization also affords you the luxury of building up equity in your home sooner. Equity is the difference between any outstanding mortgage on your home and its market value. While it pays to opt for a shorter amortization period, other considerations must be made before selecting your amortization. Because you’re reducing the actual number of mortgage payments you make to pay off your mortgage, your regular payments will be higher. So if your income is irregular because you’re paid commission or if you’re buying a home for the first time and will be carrying a large mortgage, a shorter amortization period that increases your regular payment amount and ties up your cash flow may not be the best option for you. Your mortgage professional will be able to help you choose the amortization that best suits your unique requirements and ensures you have adequate cash flow. If you can comfortably afford the higher payments, are looking to save money on your mortgage or maybe you just don’t like the idea of carrying debt over a long period of time, you can discuss opting for a shorter amortization period. Advantages of longer amortization Choosing a longer amortization period also has its advantages. For instance, it can get you into your dream home sooner than if you choose a shorter period.

When you apply for a mortgage, lenders calculate the maximum regular payment you can afford. They then use this figure to determine the maximum mortgage amount they are willing to lend to you. While a shorter amortization period results in higher regular payments, a longer amortization period reduces the amount of your regular principal and interest payment by spreading your payments out over a longer timeframe. As a result, you could qualify for a higher mortgage amount than you originally anticipated. Or you could qualify for your mortgage sooner than you had planned. Either way, you end up in your dream home sooner than you thought possible. Again, this option is not for everyone. While a longer amortization period will appeal to many people because the regular mortgage payments can be comparable or even lower than paying rent, it does mean that you will pay more interest over the life of your mortgage. Still, regardless of which amortization period you select when you originally apply for your mortgage, you do not have to stick with that period throughout the life of your mortgage. You can always choose to shorten your amortization and save on interest costs by making extra payments when you can or an annual lump-sum principal pre-payment. If making prepayments (in the form of extra, larger or lump-sum payments) is an option you’d like to have, your mortgage professional can ensure the mortgage you end up with will not penalize you for making these types of payments. It also makes good financial sense for you to re-evaluate your amortization strategy every time your mortgage comes up for renewal (at the end of each term of your mortgage, whether this is three, five, 10 years, etcetera). That way, as you advance in your career and earn a larger salary and/or commission or bonus, you can choose an accelerated payment option (making larger or more frequent payments) or simply increase the frequency of your regular payments (ie, paying your mortgage every week or two weeks as opposed to once per month). Both of these features will take years off your amortization period and save you a considerable amount of money on interest throughout the life of your mortgage.


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Lest we forget

This Friday, we set aside time to remember those who have served our country. Many, probably most, of us, find it inconceivable that we could put our lives on the line to face an enemy bent on destroying us, or our allies. But a select few do just that, and have done ever since a ragtag assortment of immigrants and First Nations people found a way to organize themselves into this country. For me, Remembrance Day is more than just an acknowledgement of those who fought, and too often died, for their country. It is an opportunity to reflect on the great fortune that Canadians have, most by the simple stroke of luck that had us born in this country. None of us chose to be born here — our parents made that choice for us. Think about what it might be like to have been born in Rwanda, Haiti, Somalia, Afganistan, Pakistan, Libya or Iraq. The key difference is that our parents, or their grandparents, or some folks in our ancestral past, had the courage, the opportunity and the desire to come to this resource rich, environmentally and geographically challenging land that offers opportunity that most of the rest of the world’s population can only dream about. If they can imagine it at all. The majority of us who were born in Canada have never experienced warfare, and those who have were sent to battle on behalf of people whose values we share. We have few Korean War veterans left to give us personal stories about the horrors of war and even fewer who served in the Second World War. Most

Canadian Armed Forces personnel in the past 50 years have found themselves in the middle, as peacekeepers, of sides determined to kill each other and I occasionally won-

the Second World War, but he didn’t see much in the way of fighting. And my dad, too young to sign up until the war was nearly over, served a couple of years in the Air Force without ever facing the prospect of going to battle. Today, some of us might have political issues with our recent shift from being a peacekeeping country to a peacemaking one, largely because history shows us that the bad guys often startLorne Eckersley ed out as good guys, at least from our point of view. We der if one role is worse than the don’t have to look hard to find other. Did troops going off to save tyrants and despots who we once the world from Hitler have an easier considered to be democrats and free(it’s a terrible word to use in this dom fighters. context, but the best I can come up But this Friday, on one of our with) time of it than those who most somber of days, we put aside dodged bullets and bombs as politics and give thanks. Not just to Serbians fought it out with those who sacrificed their lives in Croatians? I have no idea. And I’m the past, but those who continue to grateful that I don’t. step forward and volunteer their My maternal grandfather fought services in the present, knowing full the good fight in the Fist World War well that their turn could come at a as a young Englishman. His lungs moment’s notice. Remembrance Day were damaged by the mustard gas serves as a reminder that those who that was used against the Allies and serve do as they are directed by our his life was made even more diffigovernment, and that we should cult because he immigrated to never forget it is not them who Canada afterward and went to work decide whether and where to fight. in the coalmines of the Elk Valley. I They deserve only our support and will never forget the sounds as he our thanks. struggled to breathe in his final I’ll be thinking, too, of the men hours. Like many of his comrades, and women who serve us in Grandpa Bath never talked much Canada: police, firefighters, medical personnel, search and rescue volunabout his war experiences. He teers — the list goes on and on. Each entered the army as a youth, came in their own way work to keep out as a man, and somehow had to Canada a country that, for whatever find a way to cope with the horrors its faults, is the best place in the he had experienced. world to live. My other personal connections to Lorne Eckersley is the publisher of the realities of war are tenuous. the Creston Valley Advance. Grandpa’s son served in the navy in

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Responsible farming must be promoted

To the Editor: I have just finished reading a very disturbing book. It is a true story about how American industries get rid of their toxic waste by dumping it into farmers’ and gardeners’ fields, selling it as fertilizer. The thing that makes it so pertinent to us is that this expose took place right under our noses, in the Columbia River Basin in Washington. A mayor of the small town called Quincy discovered that small farms were having failed crops, sick horses, and there were rare diseases in her town, children were sickly, testing high contents of lead, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, aluminum, mercury and uranium in their hair. There was a fertilizer plant in town, and children were walking past the plant through the dust on their way to school. Because the plant was a main industry in town, and farmers sold beans, corn, potatoes and wheat, and because they were afraid of losing sales, the mayor was nearly driven out town. A reporter from the Seattle Times became interested in the cause and carried out an extensive investigation, taking three years to do so. He interviewed over 300 people and read more than 50,000 pages of documents ending up with a comprehensive report in the Seattle Times. Condensed versions of the report were published more or less nationwide, but because getting rid of hazardous waste is a global industry, and because every industry is involved, very little action was taken, so the story died a slow death. Recycling hazardous industrial waste through fertilizer is legal in the U.S. and Canada. Credit has to be given to Canada for having stricter regulations as to the amount of these wastes put into the fertilizer, but nevertheless the heavy metals and toxic wastes are there. The manufacturers of fertilizers do not have to list all the contents in their product. One of the excuses is that the label would have to be too big, but the ingredients are all listed on their websites, so farmers should check to know what they are putting into their soil. To emphasize how close to home this issue is, I talked to an employee of Cominco who stated that for whatever reason, fertilizer sales dropped in the recent past, so Cominco was running out of space to store their hazardous waste, but then sales improved and they started making fertilizer again, so everything is back to norm. The fertilizer is mixed in Warfield, and the mix is very concentrated, so the next process is it is shipped to Saskatchewan where it is diluted with some other product; he did not know what. So we can see how important it is for us in this valley to promote and

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support our Creston Valley Food Action Coalition and eat food grown locally by our responsible local farmers. The name of the book is Fateful Harvest by Duff Wilson. If anyone wants to borrow the book, my phone number is 250-428-7097. Kingfisher Used Books can get you a copy; they are getting me another one, and our local library is also looking into getting the book. Alex Ewashen Creston

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operation and the expertise is not so demanding. Some people think the hotel will have an adverse impact our many local motels, but they need to understand that this is a different standard of accommodation, and the hotel will be bringing in new patrons. The plan to gradually move our businesses further out of town also seems wise. It makes it nice and quiet and peaceful when you walk through town without all that hustle and bustle. With this project and the seniors housing, which I hear incorporated some similar practices, the town council has made its mark. I am pretty sure the incumbents have little to fear regarding their seats. Bob Ewashen Creston

Time to review town council’s Toyota the record best choice for mayor of Creston

To the Editor: With an exciting civic election in the offing, it is interesting to review some of the accomplishments of our town council, especially in view of the abbreviated opportunity for this to happen at the forum. It is worthy of note that our own destination hotel is nearing completion, and we eagerly await the arrival of increasing numbers of upscale tourists that this new facility will attract. In the excitement of negotiating this venture, the council did not have time or I just missed some of the details that led the Ramada folks to find a Creston location was what they were seeking. I heard it mentioned recently that this business has been exempted from taxation for five years. Another bit of information is that the cost of water and sewer was, contrary to usual practice, picked up by the town. I myself am quite eager to contribute my own share of taxes for these details. I hope that contractors who have to absorb such costs in their developments understand the special nature of this project and do not complain undeservedly of favoritism. The incumbent council will no doubt pick up quite a few lefty votes from this bit of socialist type of support for the venture. It is also rumored that effectively all building materials for the project were sourced from out of town. I am sure that our own building suppliers, even if they were capable of meeting the demands for this project, were very busy with other ongoing construction. I am not too sure why the proposed restaurant needs to have its hours extended; perhaps the expected international tourists will expect fashionably late hours. In looking over what I have written it strikes me that the construction phase of this project did not contribute very much to the town economy, especially if it is true most of the workers on the project came from away. But what can you do when you need higher-skilled employees? I am sure that at least we have many potential employees for the ongoing

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To the Editor: If you were happily married for over 40 years, raised three children and had a successful business career, travelled widely, had retired recently, were financially secure and in good health, what would you do? Ron Toyota ran for mayor. When Ron was first elected in 2008, he inherited a dismal situation in a collapsing economy. During the previous eight years, the town’s operating costs had increased 80 per cent (over four times the growth of population and inflation combined, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business municipal spending watch), the town had been involved in several lawsuits, the community was divided, and progress and new investment had nearly stopped. Three years after Ron was elected (despite a difficult economy), the town and the whole valley are much better off. For the first time in years, the town is not involved in any litigation, operational spending has stabilized, new positive relations have been developed with First Nations and other area politicians, and organizations such as the chamber of commerce and the valley are working together for a better future. It is comforting to see this positive change with all the new investment in Creston, both private and by government. We now have the finest rec facilities in the Kootenays, multi-unit seniors housing nearing completion and a huge private investment in the Ramada hotel complex under construction, and hopefully more to come. Ron is running for re-election and has earned our support. We are very fortunate to have him. John Huscroft Creston

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Looking around from Creston Valley trails

Something I hadn't done for a while was to walk along the trail bordering the Canadian Pacific Railway line and built as a Rotary Club project, part of the Trails for Creston Valley plan. A

a historic mine, parts of which were given the names of three sisters, one of which was Alice — hence, Alice Mine. Up on that mountain, even if you haven't seen them, you can trust me that there are several mini “lakes” hidden in the drainages near the top. Some years, at least one of these ponds dries up later in the summer. Now turning to the right, and to the east, if it Ed McMackin isn’t too cloudy, one can get a full view of the Thompson Range, which question that popped into my starts south of the Goat River head was, “What can be seen and ends in Idaho. Mount from this trail where I see many Thompson, on the north end, is, people walking, some for exer- I believe, the highest point in the cise and fresh air, some to get series of humps and dips that from one point to another?” I am together, make up what some sure that in season there would call the “Skimmerhorn”, which be a few birds, flowers, shrubs tops some very high and steep and trees but what amazed me cliffs and ravines. Somewhere about the trail is the 360-degree along there is a rock area that I panoramic view of the mountain believe is called the “kings landscape that could be seen throne”. Someone also told me from the trail. As I stood and that in the spring there is a snow looked, full circle, at the moun- cross. For what it’s worth, when tain terrain, I recalled the names the snow is gone from it, it is of some of the prominent heights then “time” to plant. Now, there whose slopes descended to this are real mountain goats on the Kootenay River valley. I also Thompson Range. Someone recalled several secrets held by once told me that a goat came those solid fortresses of forest down off the mountain and fed and rock. with someone’s domestic goats When walking along the trail, part of a winter. From the south, I turned so that my back Canyon district, goats can occawas to the Creston library. Now sionally be seen on the steeps of I was facing almost north. The the Thompson Range. Kootenay River valley, here, Mount Thompson also has a runs somewhat northwest, so to historic fire lookout, built someface north I needed to turn a bit time in the 1950s. About 1958, a to the right. There I was looking road, now the Mount Thompson straight at the slopes of Arrow Forest Service Road, was built to Mountain that rise from the the peak to take the place of the north sides of Creston and old lookout pack trail built in the Erickson. It is also referred to as ’30s and a lumber road that was Goat Mountain, although I am likely built in the ’40s. Down not sure why, because in nearly between two prominences in the 40 years I have never seen any Thompson Range, and set back goats on it. The name on official from view, is a tiny body of water maps certainly doesn't reflect some call Bonnie Lake. If you are that. Perhaps one of the early able to make it to the top of the settlers lost some domestic goats mountain, it can be seen from up there. Arrow Mountain boasts near the electronic missile-like

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Looking down on the valley from Creston Mountain, while most of us get only to look up.

device located on a prominence south of the fire lookout. Now, lets look south. On a clear day, from Crawford Hill, Clifty and Black mountains, on the south side of Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho, can sometimes be seen. One of these has a fire tower that can be rented and is often acquired for use by ama-

teur and professional astronomers because of the clear atmosphere and low level of light coming from human habitation. Turning to the right and southwest, two mountains with relatively sharp peaks, Fisher and Parker, can be easily located. Of any larger mountains in the Idaho Panhandle, they are the largest

and closest to Creston. They were named after farmers who settled on the Kootenay River flats, just south of the U.S.-Canada boundary, about 100 years ago. The slopes of Fisher, the one to the left and south of Parker, plane right down to the valley bottom. Parker appears to be the sharper peak and, on the maps, is the highest of the two. Good trails lead to the tops of both these peaks. Viewed to the right and north of Parker but set far back, is a very low, rounded, peak called Shorty, It can be located by standing in the south end of the Creston library parking area and looking as far back as possible past the south end of Columbia Brewery, just at the left of Dodge Mountain, which is visible over the brewery. Shorty Peak also has a fire lookout that is rentable, which can often be seen on clear days with binoculars. It sits right on the top of the peak. A three-mile trail leads to the tower. Dodge Mountain and Creston Mountain to the north of Dodge have a similarity in that a steep ravine drains the mid-section of each down to the Kootenay River. Corn Creek, which divides the two mountains, drains down to the flats dividing West Creston. The surveyors apparently called this creek Storm Creek because a lot of storms came down that valley; however, the mapmakers, unable to make out the writing called it Corn Creek. If one looks straight west along Cedar Street, Creston Mountain will be right in line. Separating Creston Mountain from Midgely Mountain to the north is Summit Creek, the route of the Dewdney Trail and the present Highway 3. Let’s not go any farther north. With that I will leave this little project with you as another way to appreciate our local mountains, bedecked with patches of golden aspens and larches. Ed McMackin is a biologist by profession but a naturalist and hiker by nature. He can be reached at 250866-5747.

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More than just a bead store

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he new look of Beadazzled is more than just a paint job — it’s a way to show that the business in now about more than just beads. After renovating the interior, the owners hired Creston airbrush artist Cory Cannon to give the storefront a makeover, replacing the grafStory and fiti-style beads with photos by something that better represents the store’s Brian new direction. Lawrence “I said, ‘I want mountains, a gold panner and a metal detector. What can you do with it?’ ” said Kevin Smith, who owns the store with his wife, Sandy. “Now, people look at it and see past the beads.” The couple bought the business — then known as Beadazzled Beads and More — from original owner Diane Tucker, who opened the shop in November 2004, on Oct. 17, 2008. Since then, they’ve phased out the lower-quality glass and plastic beads — adding more semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystals — and phased in lapidary equipment — including metal detectors — and a selection of gems, stones and crystals, including some from the now-defunct Bluebell Mine north of Riondel. “I wanted to add lapidary, something to do with rocks,” said Smith. “It’s all related.” Lapidary stores are few and far between, and Beadazzled is one of only a handful in B.C. Smith often ships orders around the province, with one last week destined for Vancouver Island. “It’s a real specialized thing,” Smith said. As well as prospecting equipment, Beadazzled hosts wire-wrapping classes, using silver and gold wire, to teach cus-

tomers to create jewelry with gems and crystals. He and his wife moved to Creston five years ago, a return home of sorts for Kevin, a Fort McMurray, Alta., native, who lived in Boswell from ages 16-18, and most recently in Calgary. Owning the shop at 1217 Canyon St. has given Smith an opportunity for new experiences. “I always played with rocks like every

kid, but I was not out looking for stuff,” he said. He now has a gold claim in Cranbrook, and prospects around the Creston Valley and near the Kootenay Pass. “Even Goat River is good,” he said. “There’s always gold in Goat River. … There are a lot of people that go out and there’s getting to be more, with the price of gold.”

Gold panning is becoming a family activity, he added. Beadazzled offers kits with three or four pans, and the larger kit comes with a book and DVD to help amateur prospectors learn to do it right. The shop has also become a popular hangout for members of the lapidary club and other prospectors, some of whom have scoured the local mountains for over six decades. And the diversity of the customers — from rockhounds to jewelers — is what makes every day exciting for Smith. “You get some pretty interesting people,” he said, “and everyone’s got a story — especially the old prospectors.”

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CRESTON BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday Worship - 11 am

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VALLEYVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH Service - 11 am

234 - 36th Ave. North

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

315 - 15th Ave. North

250-428-9100

GLAD TIDINGS PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Sunday Worship - 10:30 am

2408 Cedar Street

250-428-7418

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH Sunday Worship - 10 am

128 - 10th Ave. North

250-428-4015

ST. STEPHEN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday Service - 10:30 am

306 NW. Blvd

250-428-9745

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

128 16th Ave N

250-428-2300

ERICKSON COVENANT CHURCH Sunday Service -11 am ericksoncovenant.ca Luther is eligible for the Seniors For Seniors program.

4017-Canyon/Lister Rd

250-428-4174

Anglican Christ Church (Episcopal)

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

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Creston Valley Advance Thursday, November 10, 2011

Meet the candidates

There are just nine days left until the 2011 municipal election, and the Advance is offering you a chance to read what the candidates have to say. Each candidate for Creston town council and mayor, Regional District of Central Kootenay director and School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) trustee â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as well as acclaimed directors Garry Jackman (Area A) and Larry Binks (Area C) was asked to submit about 300 words to describe their goals, background, qualifications, concerns â&#x20AC;&#x201D; whatever mattered to them. Of the 27 candidates, only two, Jackman and Creston town council candidate Louis Mihaly, chose not to make a submission. Candidatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; submissions can be found on six pages in this issue: Page 13: Regional District of Central Kootenay Area B director candidates John Kettle and Ed McNiven. Page 14: School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) South Rural trustee candidates Vladimir Certik, Bob Gollan, Annette Hambler-Pruden, Rebecca Huscroft and Verna Mayers-McKenzie. Page 15: Creston town council candidates Rhonda Barter, Tanya Ducharme and Malcolm Ferguson. Page 21: Creston town council candidates Judy Gadicke, Wesly Graham and Renee Kyle. Page 22: Creston town council candidates Justin Lysohirka, Jerry Schmalz, Scott Veitch, Ingrid Voigt, Ed Vondracek and Joanna Wilson. Page 23: School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) Town of Creston candidates Paullette Francoeur, Mel Joy and Heather Suttie; Creston mayor candidates Joe Snopek and Ron Toyota; RDCK Area C director Larry Binks.

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John Kettle RDCK Area B (INCUMBENT)

I am seeking my fourth term as director for Regional District of Central Kootenay Area B. By working together as town and rural directors, we have been able to make progress and ensure our valley continues to grow and prosper. It is more important now than ever that your elected officials form a cohesive unit to address the issues of the entire valley. I can say without hesitation this past term as your director has been one of the most productive ever. Working with the new town manager Lou Varela under the leadership of Mayor Ron Toyota and Couns. Judy Gadicke, Tanya Ducharme, Wes Graham, Jerry Schmalz, Joanna Wilson and Len Folkman has produced a new valley concept of fixing problems regardless of area. This teamwork approach eliminates heretofore parochial boundaries and allows us all to work for the common good. Teaming up with Area A director Garry Jackman, Area C director Larry Binks and Creston Mayor Ron Toyota has resulted in projects and issues moving forward to the benefit of all the people in the Creston Valley. You will now have the opportunity to once again choose your elected officials for another three-year term. Please take the time to vote and support those who have been working for you. We have an excellent town council, and the four regional directors work as a team. I ask for your support Nov. 19 for director of Area B to allow me to continue working for you.

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Ed McNiven RDCK Area B

My name is Ed McNiven (250428-2455) and I have lived and worked in the valley for 52 years, the last five in Erickson. I have spent my working career as a salesperson, a mail carrier and a resident care/home support attendant. I have also monitored Area B politics for many years and am certain that it can be more efficiently and democratically managed. I am, therefore, running for its directorship on Nov. 19. My personal mandate is to serve the people of Area B fairly and faithfully, and to always remain approachable by any Area B member. I am in favour of maintaining control and maintenance of our water supply, water maintenance and community halls. I am in favour of keeping the firefighting services that Creston now provides. I am in favour of petitioning Interior Health to reestablish local surgery for the purpose of attracting doctors. I am in favour or petitioning BC Transport for more efficient and speedier road repair. I am in favour of enacting an effective bylaw that will not impede agricultural endeavours. I am in favour of ensuing that each Area B member has an equal voice in all decision-making by incorporating referendums and feasibility studies whenever required. I solemnly promise that I will never be in conflict with my duties as director and that I will always make said duties my number one priority. Since I live in Area B, what affects you affects me. On election day, please help me help you by supporting me, Ed McNiven, in my bid to become director of Regional District of Central Kootenay Area B.


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Vladimir Certik

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Bob Gollan

School District No. 8 (South Rural)

School District No. 8 (South Rural)

I have a master’s degree in teaching, and open mind and a desire to figure things out. Two of my kids are home schooled. I have no strings attached. I am not for sale. For me, becoming a trustee is not another feather in a fancy hat. It is not another trophy hanging on the wall. Facts: Trustees oversee a $53 million education budget. There are 5,400 students, 1,000 employees. A teachers’ strike is looming. The total cost of one teacher to taxpayers? $93,500. Since 2006, teachers got a raise of up to $11,500, while important programs for kids are being cut. Taxpayers are not milking cows. Children are not bargaining chips. Children are our precious asset, our future. I am for accountability, transparency. I want teachers to have the freedom to teach and decent (not outrageous) salaries. How can we make better teachers? Let them spend the summer at Simon Fraser University, with the whole family, learning from the best. The campus is unused during the summer holidays, anyway. It would bring tremendous value to teachers and children without burdening taxpayers. Teachers, I’m sure, would gladly cover the reasonably low cost. The “classrooms too big” myth: Why not use the best students in each class to help those lagging behind? This concept already exists and is so successful that it is being exported to other schools. Union leaders claim it is not about money and that they care about our children. How should parents and taxpayers feel? There are many, many British Columbians who make a fraction of the money teachers make and have a few weeks of holidays instead of months, yet walk through life with dignity. Taxpayers, parents, (decent) teachers: fight for kids, protect your tax dollars! Yes, money talks — but the truth sometimes prevails. Only voters can right the wrongs, defend children and safeguard tax dollars. If you trust me, vote me in.

My wife Siri and I have lived in Wynndel since 1992. Our daughters Lexii and Torey attended the former Wynndel Elementary School (WES), Adam Robertson Elementary School and Prince Charles Secondary School. My first career was in business management, sales and marketing. For the last 20-plus years I have worked as a horticultural consultant, mainly in the oil and gas industry. I am a former program assistant and instructor in the horticultural technician program at College of the Rockies in Creston. I continue to instruct landscaping workshops at the college. I currently operate a small landscape business in the valley. In these challenging times, there are many issues impacting our school district. Developing innovative options in challenging circumstances is not new to me. The choices and decisions that a school trustee must make will not only impact the day-to-day lives of our students but their future options as well. I am an advocate for policies that will facilitate increased arts/culture and other extracurricular options for our students. I will explore options that may reduce access costs to the Prince Charles Auditorium for community groups. I feel that my personal qualities, especially respect for others and their views, would serve our school district well in helping to develop a safe, healthy and exciting environment for our students’ educational and personal development. I have been an active leader, organizer and volunteer throughout the Creston Valley for many years and I continue to participate in community service projects and organizations: Creston Community Radio Society (current treasurer, volunteer), Creston Valley Olympic Torch Relay Committee, Regional District of Central Kootenay Area A (alternate director), Columbia Basin Trust Committee (RDCK Area A committee chair), WES Parent Advisory Committee, RDCK Area A economic development committee, Creston Valley Fest Society, Creston branding committee and Creston Fruit and Vegetable Growers Society.

GENERAL VOTING DAY GENERAL VOTING DAY FOR THE TOWN OF CRESTON will be open to QUALIFIED ELECTORS of the TOWN OF CRESTON on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at: Creston & District Community Complex 312 – 19th Avenue North, Creston, BC. Voting will be held in the Erickson Room located on the main floor. GENERAL VOTING DAY for RDCK ELECTORAL AREA B will be SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm for QUALIFIED ELECTORS of the REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KOOTENAY at the following locations: Erickson Elem School 3523 Highway 3, Erickson, BC Canyon Elem School 4575 Canyon/Lister Rd, Canyon, BC Lister Comm Hall 3461 16th St, Lister, BC Kitchener Comm Hall 6253 Kitchener Rd, Kitchener, BC Yahk Comm Hall 8790 Railway Ave, Yahk, BC Creston Community Complex 312-19th Ave N, Creston, BC GENERAL VOTING DAY for School District 8 will be SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm for QUALIFIED ELECTORS of the SOUTH RURAL ZONE at the following locations: Wynndel Comm Hall 5127 Wynndel Rd., Wynndel, BC West Creston Comm Hall 1350 W. Creston Rd, Creston, BC Erickson Elem School 3523 Highway 3, Erickson, BC Canyon Elem School 4575 Canyon/Lister Rd, Canyon, BC Lister Comm Hall 3461 16th St, Lister, BC Kitchener Comm Hall 6235 Kitchener Rd., Kitchener, BC Yahk Comm Hall 8790 Railway Ave, Yahk, BC Creston Community Complex 312-19th Ave N, Creston, BC

Rebecca Huscroft

School District No. 8 (South Rural) As the mother of two teenage children, who is very passionate about education, I feel it is time for change. The areas that I believe are in need of the most change are equality, accountability and voice. In the area of equality, I believe that every child in the district, whether they live in Yahk, Creston or Nelson, deserves equal opportunity to the best education possible. After Creston was amalgamated with Nelson, not only did our board office move to Nelson and we became the most geographically diverse district in the province but we did not become equals. Currently, Nelson has over 20 programs of choice and Creston has only four. I strongly feel that our children deserve more. As for accountability, I feel the district needs to be more accountable for the $53 million budget. At any given moment, they should know where their pennies are going. For the past 16 years, I was involved in a family business with my husband and if we didn’t know where our pennies were going, we were in serious trouble. As a taxpayer, you should know how your money is being spent and that information should be more easily accessible. Lastly and most importantly is our voice. Over the past few weeks I have travelled throughout my riding talking to parents and am astounded how many don’t realize just how strong a voice they really have. As parents, your children are the most important thing you will ever do. So why not advocate for them? It truly is time to put the public back in public education. I would love the opportunity to take on the challenges of equality and accountability and represent your voice, but I need your vote in order to do so. I encourage you to exercise your democratic right to vote on Nov. 19 so that together we can make changes.

Thursday, November 10, 2011 Creston Valley Advance

Annette Hambler-Pruden

School District No. 8 (South Rural) (INCUMBENT)

I received my education in this valley as did my sisters, mother, and many of my relatives. My five children attended schools here and I currently have grandchildren in our local schools. I continue to be involved in their education and am concerned that they receive the best possible education that meets their individual needs in a building that is a safe, comfortable place for them to learn in, and that they have the tools and technology they require to be successful. If my grandchildren have these things, then your children and grandchildren do as well. I was first acclaimed to the board of the former School District No. 86 (Creston-Kaslo) in 1978. I served until amalgamation with a few breaks for a total of 17 years. I am now completing my third term with the School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) board for a total of 26 years. During that time, I have seen many changes to public education and not all have been positive. I am sure the public is aware of the many problems with budget cuts, increased mandates, and the need to expand technology to cope with 21st century learning. I am seeking re-election because of the new and exciting things that are beginning to happen in our district. Our new superintendent has some very exciting ideas for our district that I would really like to be a part of. Also, only three of our district staff have been in their postions and/or the district for very long and I believe my experience will be valuable in supporting them. Since I am the only trustee who served on the board prior to amalgamation, I can also bring an historical perspective on issues that come to the board table and can explain why certain decisions were made. I ask for the support of the electorate so that I might continue to serve public education in our valley.

Verna Mayers-McKenzie

School District No. 8 (South Rural) (INCUMBENT)

During the last 15 years, I served nine years as a school trustee. My first term followed the amalgamation of School District No. 86 (Creston-Kaslo) and School District No. 7 (Nelson) into School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake), creating one of the largest geographic school districts in B.C., a very challenging experience. As a trustee and a former Regional District of Central Kootenay director, I advocated the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the community to build and complete the new Crawford Bay school, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold school. But I missed being in the educational environment. Once again, I found myself a trustee on the board of education. The “joy of learning” encouraged me to continue my education as an adult, to inspire the excitement of learning as a parent, foster parent and grandparent, and to run for the position as a school trustee. In collaboration with the community, parents and educators, I look forward to supporting exciting changes in educational environments. Dedicated teaching and nonteaching staff support a good system today. Together we can make it the very best for all our children in reaching their potentials and finding their personal joy of learning. I invite you to call and share your ideas, concerns and joys in our schools today. I am on Facebook under Verna Mayers. Contact me at 250-402-3144, vmayers@telus.net or vmayersmckenzie@sd8.bc.ca. Please vote on Nov. 19 for two South Rural trustees.


Creston Valley Advance Thursday, November 10, 2011

Rhonda Barter Creston Town Council

Thank you for reading this multitude of candidate information to find out who you will vote for on Nov. 19. My family and I moved to the Creston area from the Fraser Valley, over 15 years ago. My children have been basically raised in this valley. My life has been one of service — helping, volunteering, caring, fighting against injustices and trying daily to add value to people’s lives. This is who I am and why I am running. There is very little in this community I haven’t volunteered for, for example: several boards and societies, the arts, drama and music community (including charity fundraisers), minor hockey and Creston Valley Thunder Cats (four years singing the anthems), public education and home school community, church life and community networking. Besides adding value through volunteering, I have also co-owned two businesses in this community, and am presently working on a business degree. This bachelor of commerce degree in management studies covers many things — international business, marketing, economics, accounting, human resources, French language studies and much more. It makes good economic sense to have this type of business education and experience in the mix, especially when making any budget decisions. I am willing to keep asking questions until something makes sense. I am good at research. Something my research has shown is that of all taxes collected, 50 per cent go to the federal government, 43 per cent go to the provincial government and only seven per cent go to the municipalities. Yet, more services keep getting put on the backs of municipal governments. I would like to help work on restructuring this. My life has been one of service. It is who I am, why I am running and what I will do in the next three years if I am honoured enough to be voted in as town councillor.

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Tanya Ducharme Creston Town Council (INCUMBENT) I have lived in the Creston Valley for over 29 years. I am employed at Columbia Brewery working as the environmental health and safety compliance manager. As well, I am very involved in our community as I volunteer on many societies and non-profit organizations. We have removed the property at the junction of highways 3 and 3A from the Agricultural Land Reserve and approved the construction of the new hotel. I truly believe that this largescale hotel will give Creston the opportunity to be host to many events and conferences that will benefit all businesses in our valley. We have built strong and positive relationships with other governing bodies in our valley like the Lower Kootenay Band council and the regional district directors. The hiring of a new town manager, with an “open for business” concept and the determination to make a difference for the better in Creston was a huge asset to our town. Leadership is key to any success. A huge personal success for me was the Olympic Torch Celebration. I had the opportunity to work with a great committee to showcase Creston. I was overwhelmed to see our community come together and the sprit and excitement made me so proud. In the next three years, if elected, I will be involved in our community and work hard to make the right decisions to move into the future, such as remaining focused on the removal of heavy truck traffic from Canyon Street to make our “Main Street” more appealing, as well as developing infrastructure improvements like our waste water treatment plant upgrades, building more sidewalks, improving roads, introducing a recycling curbside pick-up and supporting water conservation programs. Creston, I was proud to work for you over the last three years, and I am willing to do it again. I want to make a difference in our community.

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Malcolm Ferguson Creston Town Council

We live in a wonderful small town, a true community, a place where people support each other and care for each other. As a member of the Creston town council, I pledge to you that I will do my best to build on the strengths of our community and to enhance the options that are here, so people can have improved economic, cultural, and educational opportunities. When I look around our community, I see much that has been accomplished and much more that could be done. Throughout its history, one of the great strengths of Creston has been the rich abundance of our agricultural lands. Previous generations have made Creston one of the most productive and amazing agriculture areas in British Columbia. We must continue to promote and publicize our area as the go-to area for abundant, locally grown, healthy food — from fruits and vegetables to grain, meat, cheese, wine and other value-added foods. We can take advantage of the food movement to promote Creston as a go-to food destination area: come and drink wine, dine in our fine restaurants, go bird watching, fishing, hiking or golfing. People outside our community may not have a sufficient appreciation of what our community has to offer. We need to polish and update our image. We also need to support and assist our business and arts communities. Activities like markets, fairs, parades and festivals bring people to Creston and support our local businesses. We can do much more to increase tourism in the Creston Valley. By supporting the arts community, agriculture and local business to work together on various initiatives, we can build on and enhance our existing strengths. I urge you to vote for the big-picture ideas that I bring to our community and help me make our community a dynamic, supportive and successful place to live.

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Poison feeds ego From page 10 The realm of spirituality is an especially seductive form of poisonous food. In the great spiritual traditions, there are yummy practices, exotic rituals, beautiful liturgies, profound texts. We can attend workshops galore, hang out with brilliant teachers, and even become preachers ourselves. We can gather congregations and get VIP treatment, and at the same time, feel totally virtuous and not caught, like others, in trivial concerns. Each helping of this poisonous meal builds up a feeling of being special, important, popular, compassionate and profound. Eating this meal can even result in a self-righteousness that is so strong that it becomes impossible to resist unleashing mean-spirited personal attacks against any individual whose world view contradicts an existing beliefs. This is a sad state of affairs. As we build up our spiritual institutions, we can feed an even larger ego, a collective ego. We can turn the pure and nourishing food of genuine spirituality and practice into the poisonous food of power mongering, sectarianism, unthinking allegiance to dogma, and groupthink. We can create cozy cocoons and

wallow in our smugness and superiority. Eating poisonous food feeds the ego and poisons our spiritual freshness and innocence. Instead of dissolving our estrangement from ourselves, each other and the community in which we live, eating such poisonous food hardens our differences and heightens confusion and conflict. By eating poisonous food, instead of chipping away at self-deception, we fatten delusion. Suggested practice
: Whether you follow a spiritual tradition or you are affiliated with no tradition, reflect on how you approach the spiritual path and the cultivation of loving kindness. Notice how easy it is to slip into approaching spirituality as just another commodity and into criticizing others who have a different point of view. Pay special attention to how self-righteousness turns nutritious food into poison. This column is a long series of short essays exploring the meaning of the Lojong Slogans. It is inspired by the work of Judy Lief. Kuya Minogue is the resident teacher at Creston’s ZenWords Zen Centre. For more information, she can be reached at 250428-3390.

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Creation has always been a with free will. It was at this time adoration of all the heavenly mystery. The Bible starts out, that God gave us the seven-day host, to hanging naked on a “In the beginning God…” week, ending with the Sabbath cross after being scourged and There has to be a first cause. day. then dying so that you and I can Christians believe that have eternity in the perGod has clearly identifection and bliss of fied Himself as the heaven, if we choose. “first cause.” 6. Christ’s Second The Bible does not Coming. At the end of explain how God was time, Christ returns in he iblical orld iew there in the first place. glory, as promised, and We must take it on faith grants immortality to By Pastor Ian Cotton (as evolutionists do for those who have accepttheir world view). And ed His offer of forgivefrom that basis, we can ness and salvation. Creston logically follow what Bible-believing ChrisSeventh-day happened, something tians await with eager no Eastern religion can anticipation Jesus’ Adventist do! return. He will not Church 1. Creation in heavcome secretly, invisibly en. At some time in the or silently, for the Bible remote past, God created a per4. Fall on Earth. Tempted by says that “every eye will see fect universe and populated it Satan, the first couple dis- Him.” It will be the noisiest with intelligent and free crea- obeyed God, breaking God’s day in history! The trumpet tures. If you look at the starry Ten Commandments, and the will sound, the voice of the heavens, or at the Hubble space entire web of life on this planet angel calls out and the dead in telescope pictures, you can only suffered the consequences, Christ will be raised, and be amazed at just what is out including a devastating global together with righteous living, there. flood. Today, we see evidence all rise “to meet the Lord in the 2. Rebellion in heaven. An of what sin does; there are air.” exalted creature — now called hurts, lack of trust, disease and 7. Consummation. After a milSatan — rebelled against God’s finally death. The great contro- lennium (1,000 years) passes, principles and, after a struggle, versy between good and evil is Christ returns to execute the final was banished to the Earth with played out daily in our lives judgment and totally eliminates his followers. Sin — rebellion and in the world. evil. He restores the entire creagainst God’s revealed will — 5. Redemption. Because we ation to its original perfection. had its origin in a perfect envi- cannot save ourselves from the And the redeemed will rejoice ronment and no explanation can consequences of sin, Jesus with God forever. be given for it. Christ, the Creator Himself, The invitation is for you, dear 3. Creation on earth. During came to earth to rescue fallen reader, to accept His sacrifice the six days of creation in the humans, offering them free sal- and enjoy eternity with our recent past, God made this plan- vation and power to live a trans- Creator and Saviour. et inhabitable and created plant formed life. Try to imagine the Ian Cotton is the pastor at the and animal life, including Adam humiliation that He experienced Creston Seventh-day Adventist and Eve, who were endowed for our redemption. From the Church.

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On Nov. 28, Lyle (Bud) Larson will turn 90 years old. The young man from the Prairies, who risked his life on over 52 bombing missions as a Lancaster pilot, beat the odds and returned home to Canada in 1945. He is grateful to have made it through the war, but also celebrates the many life lessons and opportunities he was afforded by the experience. As he reaches this significant milestone, he can look back at a life well lived, and rich with experience. After enlisting in 1941 and being selected to be a pilot, Larson trained in Canada at a variety of Air Force stations and then was stationed in England, where he learned to fly in British airspace. In the fall of 1943, he was posted to the main Royal Air Force and his 52 missions with the Pathfinder Squadron over Europe began. The Pathfinders (an elite group) went ahead of the main bombing squadrons and marked the targets. Larson was responsible for flying the aircraft and ensuring the safety of his six crew members. At 22 years old, his ability to handle that level of responsibility is a testament to his courage, intelligence and rapidly acquired maturity.

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Lyle Larson (right) in Edmonton at his birthday party, with his grandson, also Lyle, who is wearing his grandfather’s uniform.

Larson was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for one particular mission. After being attacked by enemy fighters, where one engine was destroyed and his tail gunner was killed, he managed to evade being shot down and safely returned his crew and plane to England. After the war, Larson returned to Canada, where he raised his family and contributed generously to a rich variety of community activities. Upon retirement, he

moved to Creston to be near his younger daughter. He has enjoyed being an active member of the community and looks for-

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Thunder Cats split weekend games BY BRIAN LAWRENCE Advance Editor

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats hung on to third place in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Eddie Mountain Division when they added two points to their score this weekend. On Friday night, the Thunder Cats beat the visiting Beaver Valley Nitehawks — who lead the Neil Murdoch Division — 5-3, their only

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win on the two-game weekend. “It was pretty tight for both in the first two periods,” said assistant coach Garth Ludwar. “There’s no doubt about it.” The Nitehawks began the scoring with a power-play goal in the first period, followed by a Thunder Cats power-play goal from Trevor Forward with 1:30 left in the second. He earned a hat trick by scoring the first two goals of the third period, followed by Scott Swiston and Brock Ward. The

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Nitehawks scored the final two goals of the game. Ludwar was impressed by both the team’s work during power plays, as well as the goalie’s work in the net. “Michael Hails held us in there early in the game,” he said. The following night’s game didn’t go as well, with the Thunder Cats losing 4-2 to the Fernie Ghostriders. “Fernie came in with a game plan to target the top players

on our team, and that they did,” said Ludwar. The Thunder Cats managed only one goal, by Jesse Collins, in the first two periods and were down 3-1 by the end of the second. A power-play goal by Brandon Formosa with 2:20 left in the third was the Thunder Cats’ final goal of the night, and the Ghostriders added an empty-netter to their score with 35 seconds left. “We couldn’t get control

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The Prince Charles Secondary School seniors boys soccer team (left) finished third in the Kootenay zone, and the PCSS swim team’s (above) relay team placed first in the zone.

First PCSS swim team competes at championships PRINCE CHARLES SECONDAY SCHOOL

On Oct. 30, Prince Charles Secondary School fielded its first official swim team at the zone Kootenay championships. The team is coached by Hillary Legault and sponsored by vice-

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Results of bridge games played at Rotacrest Hall: October 4 North/South: First: Betty and Jack Bailey; second: Karl Zimmerman, Joe Schlapsi. East/West: First: Marilyn wards Goertz, Claudia Huber; second: Jan Brunham, Joan Fahselt. Catering October 6 First: Harold and Marion Nygren; second: Verne Warwick, Lou Beduz; third: & Audrey Vance, Jack Cowan. October 8 ty First:SerMark Beduz, Lou Beduz; second: Rose Flegel, Don Nygren. October 10 First: Alexandra Heal, Ted sHeal; & second: Ann Lees, Audrey Vance; third: Marion Smandych, Margaret Roy. October 18 North/South: First/second: dy_gerMike Stutter, Marion Nygren tied with Joan Fahselt, Bill Reid. East/West: First: Peggy Legare, Yvonne Brownfield; second: Norma Keech, Myrl Brewer. October 19 First: Marion Smandych, Ann Lees; second: Joan Fahselt, Lou Beduz; third: Mogens Eliasen, Verne Warwick. October 20 First: Audrey Vance, Jack Cowan, Verne Warwick, Lou Beduz; second: Joan Fahselt, Louise Catherall, Pat Downie, Vern Ronmark. October 22 First: Harold and Marion Nygren; second: Ann Lees, Rose Hoag; third: Alexandra Heal, Lou Beduz; fourth: Maggie Littlejohn, Nadine Nickel.

principal Rob Simpson. The mixed relay team, comprised of Anita Bjarnason, Zaine Bayliss, Kieran Simpson and Emily Simpson, finished first in the zone. Bjarnason finished first in the girls’ 50-metre breaststroke and Kieran finished first in the boys’ 50-metre breaststroke.

October 24 North/South: First: Joan Fahselt, Louise Catherall; second: Hennie Webster. Sandi Haley. East/West: First: Alexandra Heal, Ted Heal; second: Wally Stone, Lou Beduz. October 25 North/South: First/second: Betty and Jack Bailey tied with

This was the first swim meet for many of the team members.

In other recent PCSS sports news: •The senior boys soccer team finished third in the Kootenay zone after defeating Kimberley on Nov. 2. The team is coached

Jan Brunham, Joan Fahselt; third: Joe Schlapsi, Karl Zimmerman. East/West: First: Doreen Downie, Myrl Brewer; second: Marilyn Goertz, Claudia Huber. October 26 First: Louise Catherall, Sandi Haley, Alexandra Heal, Tom Heal; second: Ani McDowell,

Idri Connor, Joan Fahselt, Lou Beduz. October 27 First: Joan Fahselt, Louise Catherall, Pat Downie, Vern Ronmark; second/third tie: Rose Hoag, Syd Chihonik, Ann Lees, Rose Flegel tied with Myrl Brewer, Norma Keech, Verne Warwick, Lou Beduz.

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Glad Tidings holding Godly Purpose seminar GLAD TIDINGS PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

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(From left) Folk guitar instructor Larry Ewashen with Danielle Bijou, Hannel Baldigara, Michele Staggs, Libby Staggs, Shirley Cameron and Dylan Mainville.

Folk guitar classes are back SUBMITTED College of the Rockies folk guitar classes with Larry Ewashen have resumed for the fall session. This course is structured to provide basic knowledge of major and minor chords, dif-

ferent strumming techniques, and is based on learning popular folk songs and how accompaniment works. Students must spend time doing their ‘home work’ with practice but much individual assistance is provided throughout the ten weekly sessions.

This session will run until December with a new class scheduled to begin in March 2012. Interested aspirants should be aware that enrolment is limited, so if they are considering joining the next session they should contact the college at 250-428-5332.

International speaker and founder of Run Free Ministries, Dr. Graham Bretherick, will be presenting a one-day seminar, “Growing Secure in your Godly Purpose” at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church on Nov. 19. Bretherick is a registered psychologist and currently an elder at Lethbridge’s Northside Christian Fellowship, where he pastored for 26 years. Previously, he worked at the Lethbridge Community College for 15 years, nine as a counsellor and later as an instructor in psychology. He travels the world speaking the message of freedom. Run Free Ministries is the work to which God has called Graham and Sherry Bretherick for this period of their lives. Run Free Ministries is designed to help set people free, enabling Christians to function in wholeness in every area of their lives. One of the aims of Run Free Ministries is to continually return to the scriptures for God’s answers to the problems of life. As people pursue righteousness in the path of God's commands, their hearts will be set free to fully live out a mature and dynamic Christianity. Jesus said at John 7:37-39, “If

anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as the scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” “The goal of this ministry is to see the body of Christ living out of the overflow of these ‘streams of living water ’, learning to find Jesus in every sphere of their lives,” Bretherick said. “It is God's intention that every Christian be healed and fully functioning in the grace that has been given them for the building of God's Kingdom.” The seminar is based on 1 Peter 5 and is designed to address issues of insecurity in readers’ lives that often thwart the destiny of God for them. It will show how God uses our insecurities to demonstrate His “amazing grace” in us. The teaching will be both biblical and practical, using scripture and personal illustrations to give insights into the way God has planned to turn insecurity into security in God, and human weakness into the power of God. All are invited to join this seminar. It is $35 each or $60 a couple and includes the workbook. Sessions run from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hot soup will be provided for the lunch break. For more information, call Pastor Carl Sawler at 250-428-7418.

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Judy Gadicke

Wesly Graham

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I am a teacher, I live in the town of Creston and I have served as a councillor for the last 3 years. My family has lived in the Creston Valley for just over 19 years. As councillor I have taken a leading role in several areas. As chair of the trails society, we are constructing two new trails and two more are being planned. This includes outdoor fitness stations and an off-leash dog park. I organized the mural replacement committee, replacing the mural on Pharmasave. The new murals celebrate the history and cultures of our valley while recognizing local talent. I had a strong voice in ensuring the hotel convention centre at the north end of town was started. I sit as the town representative on the library board and the alternate for the Creston Valley Regional Airport Society. Creston faces a lot of challenges with an aging infrastructure that has been ignored in the past. Our current council created master plans for upgrading and maintaining the town’s sewer, water and road systems. Now we can work to bring the infrastructure to acceptable standards. Tough decisions will have to be made to balance the cost of this work with fair taxation. I feel it is important to make sure we get value for our money (your tax dollars) and have a town with good roads, sound sewers and a safe, sufficient supply of water. The previous mayor allowed the size of town hall senior staff to balloon. Identified as a priority in the last election, our council reduced senior management by one full person. Town hall is now positive, efficient and open for business. They get things done. A priority for me, going forward, is the reduction of red tape, to review and revamp the town bylaws, ensuring the bylaws make sense and our citizens can comply with them.

I am a second-term councillor that has a passion to serve my community and see it grow in to a town that is here for the long-term. Over the past six years, so many things have changed and we are moving forward as a community. From major economic development to beautification of our downtown, we are building on the asset that Creston offers, quality of life. My goal for the next three years is to work with developers and the business sector to build jobs in Creston and create a great future for our citizens. Also, I am committed to getting more low-income living in Creston. Too many families don’t have the security they deserve without a proper roof over their heads. We need to stand up for them and work with other levels of government for a solution. A large portion of our town is in the retirement category and having access to health services is a necessity. We need to do what it takes to gain the doctors we need so our citizens feel comfortable and can age in place without having to leave Creston to find better medical services. I have made removing the big truck traffic from our downtown core a priority and I am continually advocating to the Ministry of Transportation to see this goal through. Last but not least, we can’t forget about taxes. I voted against raising taxes this year as I felt there was more work we could have done to reduce the cost of services to our taxpayers. We need to look at every angle and every service provided and find savings. The spending has to come into line with what we can afford. I will be your voice for fiscal responsibility. Remember Wesly Graham, hardworking and committed for Creston.

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JOHN KETTLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR ‘Area B’

“Not only has Area ‘B’ benefitted from having John Kettle as their Director, but the whole valley has been well served” In the 18 years that I served as a Regional Director on the Regional District of Central Kootenay Board, I saw many Directors come and go, but there were few that had the commitment and dedication that John Kettle has demonstrated. Not since the days when Art Sutcliffe represented Area “C” has the Board recognized the abilities of a Creston Valley Director and elected him Board Chair. Although this brings extra responsibilities to that Director, it also increases his influence and contacts with senior Government officials. This insures that Creston Valley issues get a complete and fair consideration at the Board table and at senior levels. Not only has Area “B” benefitted from having John Kettle as their Director, but the whole valley has been well served. This kind of representation deserves the confidence and support of the electorate so that the Creston Valley can continue to be the kind of place that we all enjoy. - Tom Mann All ads paid for by the John Kettle Election Campaign

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I will start by making a promise: I will be accessible to everyone and I will listen to what you have to say. To do my job as councillor, I will need to know what you want. It is not my vision or even the town council’s vision, but the vision of the people living and working in Creston that will build a strong community. You can call, email or Facebook me. I will book the Library once a month to meet with you face-to-face. My first meeting will be before the election at the library on Nov. 14 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. I hope to see you there. What I have already heard and will hear from the people of Creston is, what will drive what I will try to accomplish as a councillor? I will encourage the growth of the town. Creston needs to attract new people and keep our own young adults here. To accomplish this, new business and industry should be established. It is also my aim to support locally owned and operated small businesses. Equally important, Creston must be an attractive, healthy, vibrant and safe place to live. Arts and culture must be supported because they are an integral part to a fulfilling and unique community. A commitment to a strong social services network, including programs for the youth of Creston, affordable housing for everyone, and safety on the streets and in the home, is also essential to Creston. I am running for council because I really love living and working in Creston. I would like to bring my insights, ideas, talents, strengths and expertise to council. Please contact me at 250-428-8839, Kyle-for-council@ hotmail.ca or like “KYLE for Town of Creston council” on Facebook.

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John Kettle and I have served together for over nine years on the Regional Hospital District. John, as Chairman of the Hospital Board, has worked hard to lower taxes while making sure that the hospital provides the best service possible as a regional hospital. John is the hardest working locally elected leader in the region. He is always aware of the needs of his constituents and looking for new and innovated ways to serve the public, while saving money for the taxpayer. The East and West Kootenays have benefitted from the dedication and experience he has given as Director from Area B. It has been my privilege to work with John Kettle. Mayor of Cranbrook Chair of the Regional District of East Kootenay - Scott Manjak All ads paid for by the John Kettle Election Campaign

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Jerry Schmalz (INCUMBENT)

Scott Veitch

My name is Justin Lysohirka and I am 20 years old. I have lived in Creston pretty much my whole life. I graduated from Prince Charles Secondary School in 2009 and I have spent a lot of time with volunteer activities. Various things I have done are helping with the local hockey team, fundraising for charities, helped with the rec centre referendum, shelved books when the new public library opened and helped backstage with drama productions. For all this I was very generously awarded the Phil Thomas Volunteer Challenge Award. My reasoning for running for council is because I am a strong listener and will work to solve any problem. I am also a fighter and am willing to fight for the public. If elected I will work with all the fellow councillors, the mayor, the Regional District of Central Kootenay and concerned citizens. Some of the following ideas I would like to propose include a youth centre with adult supervision, but all ideas of what takes place in this building are up to the youth. I also would like to see an area for peer-to-peer counseling. I would also like to see some kind of group or organization out shovelling snow for the elderly and disabled during the winter. It is unfair for those citizens to break their backs, so to speak, when there can be other people helping them. My idea is to make Schikurski Park a dog- and human-designated park. There is a lot of exercise space for owners to walk their dogs, plus a whole field next door for an extended walk. I am open to any other ideas anyone may have pertaining to this issue. Other issues I would like to try to solve are better health care, more affordable housing and getting rid of the parking meters.

I am asking for your vote on Nov. 19. One goal that I would like to accomplish this term is the realignment of Highway 3 along Cook Street. Other goals include the bylaw enforcement review, the parking strategy with removal of the parking meter, waste water treatment plant upgrade and a form of regionalized policing. The Arrow Creek water agreement and upgrade is another important issue. During this term, I have been a team player. I participated in discussion on all the issues and mostly agreed with the results. While practicing restraint is important, a balance has to be achieved to keep our community growing and moving ahead to a more sustainable future. Our accomplishments are many, including the 24 units of affordable housing for seniors and persons with a disability, the doctor recruitment program and our greatest accomplishment is bringing the new Ramada Inn and convention centre from a dream to reality. All these accomplishments happened as a result of teamwork. Administration, the mayor, council, and the regional directors all contributed to make this happen. For the future, I would like to see a more concentrated effort with our economic development funding to create jobs and promote Creston to attract new businesses to establish themselves here. We need a plan and an identity. Who are we and where are we going? These are the questions council needs to ask itself. For the people who are running for council, I salute you. Your commitment of time and energy will be appreciated. We have a great administration team and we rely on the expertise to help council make informed decisions. Vote for Jerry Schmalz, team player, experienced and knowledgeable.

My family has been in the valley for four generations — living, working, and caring. We have invested in Creston’s future and believe in Creston. I want my kids and grand kids to have a place that they can be proud to call home. It’s not about me — it’s about us moving forward together. Ask not what Creston can do for us but, what can we do for Creston? Civic elections often focus on the following issues and candidate promises: arts and culture, community planning, community safety, economic development, environment, governance, municipal infrastructure, regional issues, services for vulnerable populations, sustainability, affordable housing, taxation/municipal budget and transportation. As a Realtor, past-president of the BC Real Estate Association and proven leader in the profession, I am personally committed to improving the quality of life by supporting viable growth that encourages economic vitality, provides housing opportunities, respects the environment and builds communities with good schools and safe neighbourhoods. Quality of life is grassroots stuff — basic building blocks for a better society. Creston may be already at its spending limit when compared to annual population and inflation growth (Canadian Federation of Business, 2010). Current programs are awesome, but without cutbacks or new revenue sources they are not sustainable. New ideas could be non-starters. It’s a fine balancing act. Tax hikes have become akin to public profanities. To maintain status quo, I propose to broaden the economic base of the valley by marketing the quality of life to attract new taxpayers (businesses, families and visitors) and to create a plan with our partners (public and private) and stakeholders to reach our team objectives. By effective two-way communications — us working together with a common goal — we can get there! That’s my promise to Creston and you! Elect Scott Veitch for council.

Ingrid Voigt

Ed Vondracek

Joanna Wilson

My promise to the people, for the next three years, of Creston and area: I will work diligently as a team member of council to make Creston the place you want to live in. I will support and assist in furthering the efforts of the doctor recruitment committee in order to fill the void we have regarding our much needed health care professionals. I will endeavor to work with the youth, youth workers and local school board in this community to develop a workable youth centre in Creston. I will not vote to raise property taxes beyond the provincial rate of inflation (unless approved by the taxpayers in a referendum) and will diligently try to get increases lower than that. I will work and support making Creston a destination for tourism . I will work with council and the members of the regional district to ensure that our Agricultural Land Reserve is preserved for production of local food supply that is organic in nature. I will support measures that improve transparency and accountability, such as a municipal auditor general, introduce municipal politician recall rules, and the use of referenda, plebiscites and citizen initiatives to gauge public opinion on major expenditures and issues. I will also encourage developers to hire local first and make sure all projects undertaken in the town will go out to tender locally first, and insure there is no conflict of interest between board members and contractors. Infrastructure and public safety will be my top budgetary priorities.

Community involvement came easy for me. I take pride in giving back to my community through volunteerism. Being president of the Creston Valley Blossom Festival, chamber of commerce vice-president, Community Pride Committee and other non-profit organizations have provided me with a good foundation as to the needs and interests of our residents for all age groups. I am pleased to have had the privilege of being a charter board member of the International Selkirk Loop, which now puts Creston on the map as a major tourist destination point of an international scenic byway. Elected and serving on Creston town council for nine years has given me insight as to the importance of the councillors being available to serve the taxpayers of Creston. To be effective as a member of council, one must have a community spirit and be willing to be there at the convenience of the taxpayer. Some issues that need action in Creston are: 1. Council meetings to be held in the evening 2. Reintroduce council committee meetings. 3. Removing parking meters from downtown so as to encourage valley people to do their shopping locally. 4. Removing heavy truck traffic from the downtown core. 5. Adequate doctor retention in Creston. 6. Promoting Creston as a desirable community to reside in. Committee meetings were an important tool for council in discussion of town issues. After full discussion at these meetings, issues were then moved to the council meeting agenda to be voted on. Council meetings should not be held during daytime working hours, but held in the evening, allowing the working public to participate. As a member on council, I will work to the best of my ability to make informed decisions for the betterment of Creston. Working together works; that is the goal. I am a team player and want to help make that difference.

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Creston Town Council

Creston Town Council (INCUMBENT)

I am Joanna Wilson, councillor for the Town of Creston. A resident of Creston, I have served on council for two terms, and wish to continue being a voice for arts and culture, youth, affordable housing and other issues and initiatives related to the quality and vibrancy of life in Creston. A graduate of Prince Charles Secondary School, I went away to school then returned to raise my two children on Kootenay Lake with my husband Alan. During those years, I co-founded Art Walk in 1996, and Art Drive in 2000. Inspired by the experience of organizing and working with people to accomplish something for the community, I served as trustee for School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) for three years prior to election to town council in 2005. A piano teacher, I am involved with the performing arts, and am currently president of the Creston Community Auditorium Society and co chair of the Creston Festival of the Arts. For town council, I am the rep to the Creston Valley Community Housing Society, the Creston Valley Blossom Festival committee and the Community of Creston Arts Council, and I serve on the Creston Valley Community Radio Society board. Our downtown revitalization project is ongoing, and I will support its continuation through the phases to completion, and also the official community plan, which should provide the blueprint for how we wish the community to flourish in the next decade. I would promote emphasis on green initiatives, provisions for addressing senior and accessibility concerns, and including planning for infrastructure, parking, development and growth. As councillor, I will continue decision-making based on fairness, respect and transparency. On Nov. 19, vote Joanna Wilson for Town of Creston councillor. I am working for you!


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Paullette Francoeur School District No. 8 (Creston)

Election 2011

Mel Joy

School District No. 8 (Creston) (INCUMBENT)

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Heather Suttie

School District No. 8 (Creston)

After high school I studied early childhood education, special education assistant, and continued to seek out new knowledge and ideas for dealing with my own children and those I taught. I have worked as a preschool teacher in the Creston area and Gibsons, and in daycare centers in various facilities from Calgary to the Sunshine Coast. I’ve also worked as a teacher’s assistant here in Creston and in Gibsons. My most recent work has been with a non-profit organization called Pacifica Housing as a community support worker. There I did advocacy work for those on the street, and worked in a wet house, meaning some tenants had issues with addiction, others with mental illness and, in one case, a displaced senior. We called this place Medewewin, meaning “a place of healing” in West Salish, and for some this was their first home and where they learned life skills at their own pace. We worked together with other community support workers to improve their quality of life. I acted as liaison between the street people and the medical system. This involved many waiting rooms and making sure all doctors involved were on the same page with information. Many times this was a delicate balancing act to keep funding flowing and tempers calmed to serve the greater good. What does this have to do with being a good school board trustee? My answer is simple: Many of the street people talked about their experiences with their education and the education system. I have seen the worst case scenarios of what can happen when children fall through the cracks! I am determined to do whatever it takes to not let anymore fall in. Their and our future depends on this vital task! It takes understanding and proactive dedication to make a great trustee and that is what I will provide.

The last six years as a trustee for the School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) board of education has had its rewards and challenges. Working together with all involved is the only way to ensure the students are well served and it is this work and all the wonderful people in the schools and our community that make being a trustee as rewarding as it is. I work hard to understand the issues and alongside the other local trustees we make sure that your voice is heard at the board table. From the time I started as a parent of a child entering the school system, I have been actively involved. I have always believed the best way to make changes is to be a positive influence and to put the work in that is necessary to carry forward the best ideas. I am continuously open to discussions and solutions to making things better and that is important when involved at these political levels. Currently, as chair of both our local board and the provincial BC Public School Employers’ Association board, I have been learning how to support and focus the governance role so we, as members, are making informed and effective decisions. In the coming three years, I would continue the work that I have already begun, with the heart and dedication I have put into our education system from the beginning. I believe in a forward-thinking education system and meeting the individual needs of students. Supporting the work in our schools to make them great places for kids to learn was the reason I became involved as a parent and a trustee, and it will continue to be my focus for the next three years. Thank you for your support.

There is a long history in the province of British Columbia of conflict between the teachers and the provincial government. Our local school trustee, who is also the spokesperson for the B.C. government bargaining agent, has recently made a number of critical comments concerning teachers and has unnecessarily jeopardized the traditionally excellent working relationship between teachers and our local school board. These statements do nothing to further a healthy working relationship that benefits our children. Heather has a degree in psychology and a second degree in law. She has practiced in the area of family law for 10 years and has significant advocacy skills. She is a capable and qualified candidate that can understand and question legal, academic and financial documents. As the mother of two children, one whom has recently graduated and the other in high school, she has current knowledge of the Creston public school system. Heather is also married to a teacher and is the daughter of teachers. If elected, Heather will encourage a co-operative relationship between teachers, administrators, parents and the school board, so that the focus can be on putting Creston students first. Heather believes that our priority should be on improving the learning environment for children by reducing class size, increased education funding, improving services for students with special needs, preserving neighbourhood schools and promoting program alternatives and options. Not every child has the same start in life but a dynamic public education system can give an opportunity for each child to attain their own best potential. Heather does not believe that the province conflict between the teachers and the provincial government should be brought to the local level. As a community, we are capable of seeing past the political divide to work together for Creston’s children.

Joe Snopek

Ron Toyota

Larry Binks

(INCUMBENT)

(INCUMBENT, ACCLAIMED)

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the current town council, town management and town staff for an enjoyable three years as your mayor. We have accomplished much but there is much more yet to do and I want to continue as your mayor for the next three years. My election platform in 2008 was “strong leadership”, to make positive changes for the Creston Valley and to listen and respond to community concerns. My platform in 2011 remains the same: leadership, positive forward movement and open communications. In three years, we can now appreciate that the Creston and District Community Complex aquatic and fitness center is awesome, we have a Tim Hortons open 24/7, Creston Place has enhanced our downtown, Crestbrook Gardens is now open, a hotel and restaurant are under construction, and our farmers’ market is promoting growing and eating local. Behind the scenes, our town council has implemented a feral cat bylaw, and staff have finalized our master plans for our water, sewer, and roads. We are negotiating for a long-term solid waste (our garbage) landfill program. Our enhanced rural regional policing model is near the final stages. Our memorandum of understanding and friendship with the Lower Kootenay Band council and members has built stronger relations. Council is exploring how to reduce fire burning and improve recycling and composting, and our physician recruitment committee will continue to bring in new physicians. Another major undertaking was to improve the working relationship with our Regional District of Central Kootenay area directors. The last three years has seen a positive dialogue develop between our town council and the three RDCK area directors. I want to continue as your mayor to promote and develop more major opportunities for the Creston Valley! On Nov. 19, vote Ron Toyota for mayor! Visit my website at www.voteforron.ca, visit my campaign office on 10th Avenue or phone me at 250-428-6506.

It has been an honour and a pleasure to serve the people of Area C as your regional director for the past three years. I hope that my acclamation for the 2011-2014 term is a reflection of the hard work and consultation that I have undertaken in the past term. Among my accomplishments in the past three years, perhaps the most important is the relationships I have forged with my fellow local Regional District of Central Kootenay directors, Mayor Ron Toyota and directors John Kettle and Garry Jackman. We have taken the view that to provide our constituents with the best value for their tax dollars, it is necessary to work as a team, making decisions for the betterment of the entire Creston Valley. Co-operation is vital for Area C, the area with the lowest population. We maximize the value we get from local government when we team up — waste management, police and fire services, the airport, recreation, to name a few — to spread the costs throughout the Creston Valley. One of my goals for the coming term is to see that West Creston gets adequate firefighting services. I believe that residents will benefit from increased security and lower insurance tax rates. We should be ready to go to referendum to get voter approval in the spring of 2012. Along with the other directors, I continue to work toward the creation of a regional policing pilot project that will put more RCMP officers into our rural areas, increasing the safety and security of our residents. Along with my advisory planning committee, I will be working to create an official community plan for Area C, something we have not had in the past. I will be asking for input of all residents to ensure the plan meets the needs of Area C.

Creston Mayor

If elected, my pledge to you is to work on your behalf with no personal agenda. I stand on my performance on council during my 12 years, six on council and six as mayor. An election is not about who can afford the most or biggest signs. It is about commitment to the job. My past position with the Union of BC Municipalities put me on a first-name basis with all ministers and opposition MLAs, a plus for bringing Creston issues forward. I belong to no club or fraternity, allowing me to work with no conflict of interest. I am selffunded in all election spending. On council, I was involved with the following improvements for all residents: RCMP station, Millennium Park, International Selkirk Loop, Arrow Creek water, landfill, airport upgrades, Cavell Street realignment, Terasen purchase, purchase of Home Building Centre land, doctor recruiting committee, plus many more issues. I have been a resident taxpayer businessman since 1982. We must seize the opportunity to develop more shopping opportunities as more new facilities are added. We have to solve the cement bunker issue, revisit the town’s operations and delivery of services, control of taxation and fair water costs shared with Erickson. There are many more issues that will face council, such as policing costs, Pioneer Villa and affordable housing, to name a few. I do not hunt, golf or fish, but I believe in working hard on the responsibilities given to me. If elected, my pledge to you is to work hard on your behalf. I will not promise what I cannot deliver. I am president of Glaser Terrace Handy Capable Housing Society, chair of the restorative justice committee, fall fair director and life member of Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments. When you see me shopping around town, feel free to stop and ask me your concerns. I ask for your vote so that I can work hard for you.

Creston Mayor

RDCK Area C


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Egg masses a sign of life for endangered frog

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMPENSATION PROGRAM

Finding egg masses for the endangered northern leopard frog (Lithobates pipiens) is not an easy task. Once widespread throughout southeastern B.C., there are now only two known wild breeding areas remaining in the province. So when biologists from the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) located 17 egg masses during the spring breeding season of 2011 — the most since the Northern Leopard Frog Recovery Project got underway in 1996 — they were ecstatic. This is one of many projects the FWCP has led on behalf of its program partners BC Hydro, the province of B.C. and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, who work together to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in British Columbia. Approximately onethird of FWCP projects focus on species-at-risk, such as the northern leopard frog, which is federally endangered and red-listed provincially. “Typically we only find between six and nine egg masses each year, which really gives an idea of the fragility of the population in the Columbia region,” says FWCP contract biologist Barb Houston. “So to find 17 is excellent news.” There is only one remaining population of northern leopard frogs in all of British Columbia

and it is at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA). In addition, there is one small reintroduced population at Bummers Flats Conservation Area north of Cranbrook that was created by releasing tadpoles and juvenile (metamorph) frogs raised from eggs collected at CVWMA in 2005. “We had to find a way to augment the population of Northern Leopard Frogs at the Bummers Flats site without compromising the viability of the source population at CVWMA,” said Purnima Govindarajulu, chair of the northern leopard frog recovery team, with the Ministry of Environment. “The northern leopard frog recovery team set a threshold of ten egg masses before eggs could be collected from CVWMA for release at Bummers Flats. Therefore, this year we were able to take a portion from each egg mass laid after the threshold of 10 was reached, and move about 5,000 eggs or tadpoles to help the population at Bummers Flats.” Also a total of 50 tadpoles, five each from 10 egg masses, were moved to a captive assurance colony at the Vancouver Aquarium. The aquarium now has a total of 109 northern leopard frogs at different ages. It is hoped that the first captive breeding will occur at the aquarium in 2012. “There is a real risk of provincial extinction, so finding suffi-

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Northern leopard frog tadpoles — the juvenile version of a federally endangered and provincially red-listed species.

cient egg masses that enable us to bolster the northern leopard frog population in the East Kootenay is very positive,” said John Krebs, FWCP crew lead in the Columbia region. “We haven’t had the luxury of doing that since 2005. “And supplying Vancouver Aquarium with more tadpoles will help to ensure that it has a genetically diverse back-up population, should there be a complete collapse of the wild population in the Columbia region.” Each egg mass contains between 1,000 and 4,000 eggs. Once an egg mass is found, it is enclosed in a

fine mesh cage to protect it from predators. Only a small portion of each egg mass is used for translocation and those eggs or tadpoles that were moved to the East Kootenay are again protected by a mesh cage until the tadpoles are a couple of weeks old. Many partners have helped the northern leopard frog recovery effort over the years, including FWCP, BC Hydro, Environment Canada, World Wildlife Fund, Columbia Basin Trust, FortisBC, Ministry of Environment, Selkirk College, CVWMA, Canadian Wildlife Federation, local First

Nation groups, the Interdepartmental Recovery Fund and the East Kootenay Conservation Program, Between 2001 and 2005, the FWCP and the northern leopard frog recovery team raised and released more than 25,000 northern leopard frogs. “While the future of the northern leopard frog population in the province is far from secure,” added Krebs, “the fact that we were able to find a record number of egg masses bodes well for them. We hope that we will be able to deliver even better news in the years ahead.”


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Council, SD8 forums draw mixed reactions BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Advance Staff

Two forums held last week for candidates in the Nov. 19 local government elections were a study in contrasts. On Nov. 1, about 150 people arrived at Creston and District Community Complex to hear from and meet candidates for mayor, town council and the regional district. All candidates — two for mayor, 13 for town council, two for regional director, and both acclaimed regional directors — were given three minutes to present information about themselves, then the rest of the time allotted was turned over to an informal meet and greet session. Candidates were invited to circulate around the Creston Room and speak to anyone with questions. A number of people in attendance grumbled about the lack of interaction among the candidates and the lack of a chance for each to be asked questions in front of an audience. The forum was organized by Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce and organizers had determined there were too many people running to allow for a traditional forum. On Nov. 2, eight people vying for three School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) board of education seats took to the stage in a chilly Prince Charles Theatre to respond to questions from the organizing groups and the public. Fewer than 40 were in the audience. Three candidates for the single town of Creston seat — incumbent Mel Joy, Paullette Francoeur and Heather Suttie — and five vying for two positions in the South Rural district — incumbents Annette Hambler-Pruden and Verna Mayers-McKenzie, and Vladimir Certik, Bob Gollan and Rebecca Huscroft — spent three hours fielding questions. The forum was hosted by the Creston Valley Teacher’s Association (CVTA), the Kootenay Lake District Parents’ Advisory Committee (DPAC) and Canadian Union of Public Employees. It was moderated by retired teacher Bob Ferguson. Candidates were given a short period to introduce themselves, then the evening was devoted to questions. A sampling of questions and answers follows. •Local DPAC treasurer Susan Wilson asked whom trustees are responsible to and how candidates include senior staff in their vision of education. Pruden-Hambler: Trustees are responsible to kids, who are the reason we have schools and teachers. “I want what’s best for kids, but I’m only one of nine on the board,” she said. The school district needs good senior staff to advise on issues, but it’s the trustees who make decisions. She feels the current senior staff, led by superintendent of schools Jeff Jones, has a great vision for the Kootenay Lake district. Francoeur: Trustees answer to voters, children, parents and teachers. Certik: Trustees are responsible to children and taxpayers. Senior staff offer a bank of knowledge and wisdom and must work with trustees as a team to provide the best possible education with the money available. Joy: Trustees are accountable to the community and public and obligated to work as a team

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with senior staff. Senior staff have expertise and knowledge and, with trustees, need to ensure they share the same vision for education as the public. Gollan: Trustees are responsible to just about everyone and schools should reflect community values. Students should be exposed to as many education options as possible. Huscroft: Trustees are responsible to children and taxpayers. They need to have open communication with senior staff, as trustees need their opinions in order to make responsible decisions. Mayers-McKenzie: Trustees are responsible to children and the general public, and to provide fiscal management. Boards only hire the superintendent of schools and he or she manages the other staff. “Jeff (Jones) works with administration and the board to offer the best programs we can for our children,” she said. Suttie: Trustees have a moral responsibility to children to provide excellent public education. Public education is a way to level the playing field in society. Trustees are responsible to the entire system — teachers, students, principals and the public. They should surround themselves with the very best senior staff, and should listen to them and challenge them. •CVTA president Becky Blair asked if candidates support expansion of contract negotiations with teachers at the local level, a practice that has eroded over the years. Mayers-McKenzie: School districts have no ability to tax and get only what the Ministry of Education decides. But there are other things that can be done locally. An example of a “made in SD8 solution” is a compromise that will see teachers meet with parents instead of writing report cards. Suttie: Is not opposed to local bargaining and sees advantages in some areas because staff’s needs are different in different parts of the province. Local bargaining of some issues could ease tensions between the BC Teachers’ Federation and BC School Employers’ Association. Joy: There are local issues and provincial issues and to return to full local bargaining would be complex. The move to provincial bargaining came because the union used agreements in one area to leverage agreements in others. True local bargaining would include only local bargainers, not professional negotiators.

Francoeur: Doesn’t have the answer, but likes the concept of local bargaining. Huscroft: More bargaining should be brought back to the local level so that “we all have a stronger voice locally. We need to say to the province, ‘enough is enough.’ ” Certik: The problem is not local versus provincial bargaining but the lack of transparency in the process. Negotiations should be open and televised. Throughout the evening, Certik returned to his concern that teachers’ salaries have gone up considerably since 2005, reducing boards’ ability to pay for more services to students. Hambler-Pruden: Described herself as a dinosaur who remembered when school districts had autonomy and the ability to set the education tax mill rate. “The public didn’t complain that we were spending money foolishly.” “We know at the local level what we need,” she said. “We have lost the ability to defend what is best for the children in our district.” Gollan: Negotiations are really complex issues but isn’t opposed to looking at more local bargaining. •Laura Wigen, president of the Prince Charles Secondary School parents’ advisory council, asked how the candidates will handle new technology to benefit students in modern ways of teaching. Huscroft: Students need more tech support than ever before, the best we can provide. Joy: Technological advances “are the most exciting thing in schools

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today. They can bring out the best in children.” It is a serious issue to keep up with changes and a challenge to use available resources efficiently. Francoeur: Learning is empowered by technology and it one of her five key issues she will focus on. Mayers-McKenzie: Technology is key to current and future education. Suttie: Computers are “wonderful” but they are teaching tools. Expressed concern that the provincial government suggests there will be an increased role for online learning and parents in education. “I don’t want to lose personal contact between teachers and students,” she said. “We have to be very careful with technology.” Gollan: Very much in favour of new technology, which is a powerful tool that needs some controls. “We need to find innovative ways to supply technology to students and teachers,” he said. Hambler-Pruden: Technology is incredible, but scary. Locally, many areas still do not have high-speed internet. Technology is a doubleedged sword that “we all have to be aware of.” It is difficult to afford the costs necessary to provide students with a level playing field. “How on earth can we hope to keep up?” she asked. Certik: Computers are a tool that must be used in a wise manner. We don’t have to go after the newest and most expensive technology.

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Surprise feature kicks off new movie night season

SASQUATCH ARTS AND MUSIC SOCIETY

Movie night will return to the Sasquatch Arts and Music House on Nov. 17. “We had to take the summer off but are ready to go again with a

great selection of movies,” said Jason Smith, a movie buff and Sasquatch volunteer. “We are going to show everything from Science fiction to Hollywood classics.” The first movie falls under the relatively new category of good bad movie. Or in other words: A

movie that is so bad you just can’t look away! Written, directed, edited and produced by the same man, millions were spent in an apparent attempt to transform himself into a Hollywood superstar. “There are no special effects to

make fun of, no crazy costumes, just the most awkward and poor acting, script and directing you could ever imagine,” said Smith. “This movie has a cult following and fills theatres at midnight showings. The name of the movie is a surprise and will be announced

when the short is over at 7:30. This movie is best watched going in blind!” Popcorn will be popping when the doors open at 7 p.m. After November, movie night moves to its regular night on the second Thursday of each month.

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All offers expire December 14, 2011. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See Service Advisor for complete details. Applicable taxes and provincial levies not included. Dealer may sell for less. †† In order to receive a competitor’s advertised price: (i) tires must be purchased and installed at your participating Ford Dealer; (ii) customer must present the competitor’s advertisement (containing the lower price) which must have been printed within 30 days of the sale; and (iii) the tires being purchased must be the same brand, sidewall, speed and load ratings as shown in the competitive advertisement. Offer only available at participating Ford dealerships. This offer is valid on the cost of the tire only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Offer does not apply to advertised prices outside of Canada, in eBay advertisements, by tire wholesalers (including Costco) and online tire retailers, or closeout, special order, discontinued and clearance/liquidation offers. Offer may be cancelled or changed at any time without prior notice. See your Service Advisor for details. ‡‡ Rebate offers are manufacturer’s mail-in rebates. Rebates available on select Goodyear, Michelin, Bridgestone (AMEX branded prepaid card), Dunlop, BFGoodrich, Continental, Pirelli, and Yokohama tires. Offers are valid on qualifying sets of four tires, purchased and installed at participating locations during the respective promotion periods for each tire brand. Offer is valid on the cost of the tire(s) only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Amount of rebates, start dates and expiration dates vary depending on tire manufacturer. It is the responsibility of the customer to submit the required claim forms and proof of purchase to the relevant tire manufacturer with sufficient postage by the required deadline for that rebate offer. See your Service Advisor for complete details and claim forms. °Dealer may sell for less. Additional parts and service charges may apply. Excludes installation. Valid on most vehicles, makes, and models. Wheel compatibility is dependent on vehicle model and optional accessories. Please see your Dealer for fitments and pricing. **Storage term is at the dealer’s sole discretion, up to a maximum of one year. ‡Applies to single rear wheel vehicles only. Diesel models not eligible. �Based on a Ford Fusion V6 automatic that has a fuel consumption rating of 10L/100 km in combined city/highway driving (properly tuned), a one-year driving distance of 24,000 km and $1.02 per litre for gasoline. Improved fuel efficiency and emission reduction levels depend on model, year and condition of vehicle. *Up to 5 litres of oil. Disposal fees may be extra. Does not apply to diesel engines. �Ford Protection Plan is only available for non-commercial cars and light trucks. If an eligible Ford, Motorcraft® or Ford-approved part fails due to a defect in material or workmanship, wear out or rust through, it will be replaced at no charge as long as the original purchaser of the part owns the vehicle on which the part was installed. Labour is covered for the first 12 months or 20,000 km (whichever occurs first) after the date of installation. Emergency brake pads are not eligible under this plan. See Service Advisor for complete details and limitations † Offer applies to single rear wheel vehicles. Taxes and disposal fees extra. Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) excluded. Dual rear wheel models qualify at additional cost. Up to 16 litres of oil. Disposal fees extra. ^While supplies last. Limit one (1) bottle per Diesel Works Fuel Economy Package service. “5 Shot” Anti-Gel & Performance Improver (PM-23-B) treats 473 litres of fuel. �While supplies last. Limit of one (1) set of Motorcraft® Wiper Blades per Motorcraft® Brake Pads or Shoes service.


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In Loving Memory Of KEN LYONS Passed Away November 3, 2011 Age 69 years, Residence Creston, BC Cremation

In Memoriam In Loving Memory of Aksel Jensen Feb 29, 1936 - Nov 14, 2009 Gone but not forgotten. We who loved you sadly miss you, As it dawns another year, In our lonely hours of thinking, Thoughts of you are always near. Always remembered by June, Jack, Tracy and Darren.

Craft Fairs CALL FOR ENTRIES Creston Christmas Craft Fair Saturday November 26 Community Complex Call Harry 250-428-2527

Coming Events CHARITY AUCTION November 16, 2011 Creston Education Centre Gym (by Centennial Park) Baked & Canned Goods, Lots of Great Gift Ideas Donated by Local Businesses Auctioneer Joe Snopek

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New Times! Friday November 25 3 - 9 pm Saturday November 26 9:30 am - 5 pm

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Elaine Alfoldy, Andy Alfoldy Karen Arrowsmith, Ute Bachinski, Eileen Hirota, Elaine Lester, Gunda Stewart, Guest Artist: Carol Schloss

UNITED CHURCH WOMEN’S Christmas Tea and Bazaar Saturday November 26 1:30-3:30 p.m. Baking - Deli - Crafts Kids’ Corner Decorating Gingerbread Trinity United Church Hall On 10th Ave N. by the Post Office Wildsight - CV Presents LOCAL COLOURS AT THE TIVOLI Monday, Dec 5 7:30 pm Tivoli Theatre $8 at the door Presenters: Jim and Howard Smith Brian Stushnoff, Cheryl Jaggers photographer for the book “Creston Valley Beauty” Ralph Moore and Raina Messenger Creston Citizens On Patrol

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Donald Raymond O’Bryan

June 30, 1941 ~ October 31, 2011

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Lewis Gilmar

February 7, 1928 ~ October 31, 2011

Lewis Gilmar was born to parents Bertha & James Gilmar on February 7, 1928 and passed away peacefully on October 31, 2011 at the age of 83 years. Lewis’ fondest times were with family, camping and shing. Lewis and Gilda moved to Creston, BC in 2002. Lewis will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Gilda; his daughters Cathy (Bill), Donna (Wayne) and Karen (Laury); son Bruce (Rosa); nine grandchildren Todd, Jerad, Lee, Greg, Brandi, Tammy, Megan, Sarah and Jenni; six great-grandchildren Justin, Kaden, Brooklyn, Ryley, Alex and Kady; and brothers Bob and Roy. Cremation has taken place and a private family Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Lewis, Dad, Grandpa and Papa, Until we meet again: Gilda & Family

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In Memoriam

In Loving Memory Of Roy Moberg November 10, 2010

March 27, 1934 ~ October 24, 2011 Don was born in Kimberly, BC and grew up in Creston, BC. He moved to Port Alberni in 1967 and met Chiquita. They had one son, John who was born in April of 1970. Don joined the Carpenters Union as an apprentice labourer and a few years later received his ticket as a Journeyman Carpenter. He worked for Johnny Reeves of Souther Construction for many years then went to work for BC Hydro and the Pulp Mill in Construction. Don was predeceased by his parents, Ray and Faye O’Bryan, his rst wife, Chiquita and his brother Jim. Don will be missed by his wife Lynn; son John; sister Maggie (George); brothers: Jack (Sharon) and Art (Ruth); extended family Michelle (Mike) and three grandchildren: Ryan, Jake and Courtney. Don will also be missed by many nieces and nephews and ve sisters-in-law. A Celebration of Don’s Life will be announced at a later date. Cremation. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.chapelofmemories.ca.

Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds dear, Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps him near.

In lieu of owers, donations in Don’s memory may be made to the Alberni Valley Hospice Society, 2649 – 2nd Ave, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 1Z8.

With Love From Your Family

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming, “WOW! What a ride!”

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Wendy Johnston, Dr. Owen Brown, and his favourite Personal Care Aide “Preet”. Don would like to acknowledge the Coffee Crew at the McDonalds Walmart for their kindness and daily gossip.

Rose Dobos passed away on October 24, 2011 in Creston, BC at the age of 77 years. Rose was born on March 27, 1934 in Jelka, Czechsolvakia. Rose arrived in Quebec, Canada in 1957 with her sister Agnes and brother-in-law Frank. Rose commenced working in the hotel industry. Opportunities were opening up in the west so she braved moving alone to Calgary, Alberta. She worked in the Holy Cross and General Hospital in Calgary. Rose met Steve, the love of her life, partner and friend and was married October 18, 1958. They had one daughter, Suzanne. In 1964 the family moved to the Columbia Valley, Windermere, BC where they owned and operated the White House Hotel. Rose worked in the bar for years and was respected by returning patrons and friends. Rose and Steve were entrepreneurs; they built the bowling alley and gas station on the Windermere highway, which are still quite active today. Rose, Steve and Suzanne had a short time at the coast where they owned and operated the Westview Hotel in Powell River. However, they loved the Kootenays and returned home. Retirement in 1997 gave Rose and Steve some welldeserved time together. Rose will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her husband Steve; daughter Suzanne; grandchildren Natalya, Lorena, Jordan; great-granddaughter Peyton; sister Agnes (Frank); nephew Frank; niece Susan (Regan); brother Karoy (Magdi) and numerous nieces and nephews in Hungary and Europe. A Funeral Mass was held November 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Gabriel celebrant. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC.


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F/T Certified Gas Fitter required for Horizon Climate Controls, a community minded, progressive HVAC & electrical contracting company located in Williams Lake, BC. Applicant should have a strong service & installation background in residential, commercial and industrial settings. Competitive wages with benefit package. Email resume to: horizonclimatecontrols@ shawbiz.ca or fax to (250)3989099.

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Help Wanted Alberta earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051. A Phone Disconnected? We can help. Best Rates, Speedy Connections, Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today 1-877-852-1122 Protel Reconnect Are you thinking of Starting a Business? Community Futures CAN HELP! Contact: Erika Woker Creston Business Councellor 250-254-1967 www.futures.bc.ca CONSTRUCTION COMPANY requires Dispatch Manager Central Interior. Must ensure smooth, efficient scheduling of material delivery & perform operational tasks for truck fleet. Candidates will be organized, proactive and work well under stress. Experience in trucking an asset. Forward resumes to paverswanted@yahoo.ca. DRIVER REQUIRED ASAP. Class 5 reqd. Vehicle provided. $10 hour. 250-428-2206 leave message for Ivan. Planerman & Millwright required immediately for North Okanagan Forest Company. Preference will be given to those with experience in the forest industry. Fax resume to 250-838-9637.

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EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring equipment operators. Class 1 or 3 license preferred, but we will train the right candidate with a Class 5. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca JASPER CONSTRUCTORS is hiring HR/Labour Relations Advisors for Vancouver and Kelowna to oversee staff recruitment, deployment, and workforce planning of field labour. Receive full benefits! Please apply online at www.applyfirst.ca/job27830 Quesnel Industrial Transportation has opening for fulltime log truck drivers. Year round work avail. Above average pay and health plan provided. 1250-992-2309. THIRD year body man to work in a busy, productive shop with the best reputation in the East Kootenay’s. Excellent wages & benefits & a fun-friendly work environment. Info@ronscollision.com. We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

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Trades, Technical Required immediately to join our team: one Licensed automotive technician, Ford experience would be an asset. competitive wages, benefit package with pension. Drop resume off to Colin At Lake City Ford or email to csmith@lakecityford.ca

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MORMON HILLS SCHOOL Elementary – Secondary Secondary 876 Lyons Rd. Creston, B.C. B.C. V0B V0B 1G2 1G2 Ph:250.428.4800 Ph:250.428.4800 Fax:250.428.4810 Fax:250.428.4810

• Must be culturally sensitive • Must be able to develop and administer a BAA religious course sensitive to life in the Mormon Community of Bountiful • Must be BCCT or Independent certied certiable Schools certifi ed or certifi able • Must submit a Criminal Record Check Pastor/Bishop ofLetter of • Must have a Pastor/Bishop Recommendation e-mail: mormonhillsschool@yahoo.ca

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Now accepting students Beginner to Advanced, All Ages Piano - Keyboards: • Play by ear • Chording - Theory Improvisation • Various Styles Guitar: • Foundation, chording, theory etc. Vocal: • Technique and Training Michael Sproule Music Major/ McEwan University Professional Friendly Instruction!

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We are people working together to build strong and empowered families and healthy communities. Bring your dedication, enthusiasm and willingness to make a difference to be part of our dynamic and history making organization.

Bartending Instructor January/February 2012 Creston Campus Duties: Seeking a qualified candidate with great customer service to instruct our Bartending program in the new year. This program covers basic alcohol knowledge, bar set-up and equipment, basic supervisory skills, mixology plus many skills in interpersonal communications. Closing Date: November 21, 2011. Interested persons should submit their resume of qualifications and experience to: College of the Rockies fax 250-428-4614 or electronically to ktompkins@cotr.bc.ca

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Intent to Dispose of Improvements

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Re: The estate of Robert Arthur Peterson, otherwise known as Robert A. Peterson, Robert Peterson, Rob Peterson, R.A. Peterson, R. Peterson, deceased, formerly of 13A - 1909 Erickson Road, Creston, British Columbia, V0B 1G0 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Robert Arthur Peterson are hereby notiď&#x192;&#x17E;ed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the administrator, Nadine Marie Bell, c/o Lund & Company, Barrister & Solicitor, Suite #2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 915 St. Charles Street, Victoria, British Columbia, V8S 3P7, on or before December 2, 2011, after which date the administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the administrator then has notice. Nadine Marie Bell, Administrator, by her Solicitor Lund & Company, Barrister & Solicitor Suite #2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 915 St. Charles Street Victoria, British Columbia, V8S 3P7.

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EQUIPMENT • MACHINERY • CONSTRUCTION

Serving the Creston Valley

Shopa's Excavating Ltd.

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

EARTHWORKS SINCE 1980

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Wynndel, BC 250-866-5770

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

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Arlen Johnson, Proprietor 4015 Hwy 3, Erickson BC

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Anderson & Buchy

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Quality Handcrafted Homes

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Serving the Creston Valley

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Chimney Sweeping Construction Company

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Fireplace & Woodstove Servicing Visual Inspections & Installations WETT Certified Technicians

Tip Top Chimney Service 250-919-3643 Sweeping the Kootenays Clean!

Serving the Creston Valley since 1984

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Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

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Furnace & Duct Cleaning Commercial & Residential Central Air Conditioners

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

PARKING LOTS, Bob & Howard Graham 250-428-9579 CURBS ETC... 3020 Hwy 3E, Creston BC

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Serving The Valley Since 1986

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

Call 250-428-2266

NEED CLEAN-UP?

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

Starting from only $50 per month for annual booking

FROM CONCRETE TO CABINETRY

Efficient & Experienced

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

1033-25 Ave S. Creston

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Smart Service. Great Products.

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

Serving Creston & Eastshore for over 20 years

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620 Payne St. Creston, BC

(turn east between Northstar & Iron Kettle)

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

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

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

PUMPING SERVICES

• Septic Tanks • RVs & Boats

Reasonable weekend or monthly rates

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YES! We have a wheelchair accessible toilet

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

Call Rob551 250-428-3

HIGHLIGHT STUCCO All types of Stucco, Acrylic & California Style

Resurfacing Old Stucco Our Specialty! 35 years experience 15 years in Creston

Call Larry 250-428-7617 for a FREE Estimate


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JOHN KETTLE “Proven Leadership”

Pet overpopulation is a problem YOU can help to

PREVENT! 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

REGIONAL DIRECTOR ‘Area B’ Erickson • Canyon/Lister • Arrow Creek • Lower Kootenay Band Kitchener • Yahk/Kingsgate All ads paid for by the John Kettle Election Campaign

www.re-electjohnkettle.com

Creston Valley Advance Thursday, November 10, 2011

Local News

Submitted photos

Announcing the

2012 CRESTON VALLEY VISITORSʼ GUIDE The Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce Official Visitorsʼ Guide is a vital piece of marketing for the Visitor Information Centre and a key component of relocation packages delivered by the Chamber of Commerce and our local realtors, plus dozens of businesses hand out the guide to their customers. The guide will be a fully searchable document on the getawaybc.com website promoted on all of Black Press newspaper websites, and will also be available on the Chamber & Creston Valley Advance Websites.

VISITORSʼ GUIDE TO BE RELEASED IN APRIL OF 2012

TO RESERVE YOUR AD SPACE, CONTACT ANITA 250-428-2266, e-mail: sales@crestonvalleyadvance.ca

Creston Valley 2011 VISITORS’ GUIDE

Town of Creston

AY LAKE to YAHK CRESTON VALLEY t KOOTEN

Sheldon Browell 250- 428-2234 Market values are changing. "Call for a FREE EVALUATION"

® Discovery Real Estate

www.remaxcreston.com Office: 250-428-2234 1013 Canyon St. Creston, BC

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Fun for a good cause The second annual Brandon Salviulo Memorial Slo-Pitch Tournament saw the Creston Krush (above) upset Creston’s Hedlund Haulers for top honours for the second year in a row in the double knockout tournament held in Riondel from Sept. 9-11. The four-on-four hockey tournament was also a repeat winner, Domination (below), from Creston. The two-person best ball scramble was taken by a local duo (bottom) with a score of 55.

Home Town Expert


Local News

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 Creston Valley Advance

Tims donates $3,500 to Tuck Shop EAST KOOTENAY FOUNDATION FOR HEALTH

Community support never tasted so good! The Tim Hortons annual Smile Cookie fundraiser was a sweet success, raising $3,500 for Creston Valley Hospital Tuck Shop. Representatives from the Creston Valley Hospital Tuck Shop and the Interior Health Authority recently met with Scott Seitz, Tim Hortons Creston Manager to receive the Smile Cookie donation. “I would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who helped to make this year’s campaign such an overwhelming success,” said Tim Hortons restaurant manager Scott Seitz. “Raising awareness for the Creston Valley Hospital Tuck Shop through the Smile Cookie campaign opens the door to more community involvement and ensures that the funds raised in our community stays in our community. I think that’s something we can all smile about!” The entire proceeds from this year’s campaign will benefit the Creston Valley Hospital and will go to purchase a vital signs monitor and audioscope. Nationally, Tim Hortons restaurant owners support more than 345 local charities through the annual Smile Cookie Fundraiser. In 2010, the campaign raised $3.1 million to help make a true differ-

New folks in town HI NEIGHBOUR WELCOME SERVICE

Brian Lawrence photo

(From left) Stephanie Correia, Tim Hortons assistant manager Erica Hoodicoff, Tim Hortons manager Scott Seitz, Tuck Shop coordinator Mabel McCowan, Creston Valley Hospital site manager Carolyn Zacharuk (Interior Health) and Valerie Halliday.

ence in the communities where Tim Hortons operates. The Creston Valley Hospital Tuck Shop is made up of volunteers with a purpose of raising funds to support health care at the Creston Valley Hospital. Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains

Creston Valley

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in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, flavored cappuccinos, specialty teas, home-style soups, fresh

sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including its trademark donuts. As of July 3, 2011, Tim Hortons had 3,811 restaurants, including 3,189 in Canada and 622 in the United States. More information about the company is available at www.timhortons.com.

The Hi Neighbour Welcome Service greeted the following newcomers in August and September: Brian and Kathryn Holmes — Edmonton, Alta.; Paul Hutcheson — Maryland; Vicky MacGregor — Waterton, Alta.; Al and Ruth Graca — Calgary, Alta.; Charles and Sue VanDerwint — Calgary; Jack and Faith Burden — Elkford; Dennis and Lorraine Meier — Scotch Creek; Brenda Nanie — Reiny River, Ont.; Veleen Sherwood — Lethbridge, Alta.; Alison Martin — Markham, Ont.; Reoger and Nancy Trehub — Medicine Hat, Alta.; Brian and Rita Churchill — Fort St. John; Joyce Rankin — Salmon Arm; Kent and Tara Merrill — Southern, Alta.; Joe and AdaMae Wilson — Sony Plain, Alta.; Mickey Takeda — Prince Rupert.

1408 Canyon St. Creston, BC • TOLL FREE: (800) 428-9048 250-428-9040 • email: sales@crestonrealty.com • z

Wynndel - 4 Bdrm home on $259,000 3.9 acres. 16x24 - 2 storey E11115 workshop, 8 x 16 storage for ride-on lawn tractor.h New drainage system, newer windows, siding and metal roof. Beautiful view of valley between Creston & Wynndel.

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

Creston - Good investment, $125,000 starter or retirement home. C11036 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!

Beautiful .25 of an acre $168,000 lot in Mountain Shores, O10088 mature trees on lot, view of the lake and mountains. Property has water and sewer.

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

Creston - Hwy. #3 N.W. Blvd. 4 bay shop and retail space on 1.13 acres.

$299,900

Creston - 3,500 sq.ft. $499,900 executive home on 5.46 O11075 acres, finished on all 3 levels. Views, vaulted ceilings, lots of oak, deck, balconies, detached garage/ workshop. View by appt. only.

Creston - All $69,900 underground services, J80121 building scheme in place, one of the last lots in this desirable subdivision.

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

Creston - Solid 3 bdrm air $249,900 conditioned home on almost R11078 one third acre, town services, covered carport, large deck, nice south exposure yard! Call today for your tour!

Creston - Excellent business location and place to live all in one property!

$329,000

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

Creston - Open concept living $207,600 room, studio, kitchen & dining F11118 area; patio doors to lge deck. Main floor bdrm, bathroom, utility room & two rooms on upper level. Low-maintenance front yard with private patio & perennial flower beds.

Creston - Immaculate strata $219,000 unit in desirable, adultM11117 oriented, Birch Meadows. Vaulted ceiling, skylight, bright kitchen with oak cabinets, natural-gas fireplaces up and down. Finished basement with large rec room.

Shelley Voight 250-254-9599

B11090

Dean Tompkins - 250-428-4542 Laurel Angebrandt - 250-428-9040

A11091

Grant Campbell 250-866-5366

Heather Grassing 250-428-1517

Ron Evans 250-428-2371

Dave Peel 250-402-9379

Wayne Dunbar 250-866-5126

Nov 10 2011 Creston Valley Advance  

Complete Nov 10 2011 issue of The Creston Valley Advance newspaper as it appeared in print. For more online, see www.crestonvalleyadvance.ca...

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