August 16, 2016


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Off Season Rental : two bedroom, house, Second and Hume in Silverton, Lake Views and Access, recently renovated, New Italian Pellet Stove with forced air back up, covered porch, washer and dryer, No Smokers, – $600 mo plus utilities –, 250-354-3559.

FIREWOOD wanted–preferably seasoned, cut, split and delivered. 358-2666

For Sale – CONVECTION OVEN with ROTISSERIE, Black & Decker, Brand New, 18″ Wide, 12″ Deep, 12″ High -$85.   Please call Sharie or Paul   (250) 358 – 6806

For Sale:  2002  Jeep Grand Cherokee V8, 185 000 km, new brakes, 5500 $, or trade for 4×4 pick up truck.  Silverton, 250 354 8684

For Sale:  5’9″ L x 33″ H x 29″ Deep Frigidaire chest freezer.  Needs electrical work but good for storing animal feed.   2′ x 2′ leather backgammon board with hand inked design–$50.00.

30” W x 60” L x 28.5” H walnut desk table with one sliding drawer in center. Top is faux painted gray/white marble. $250.00.  Indian Durry handmade wool rug, 8’ 10” L x 6’ W (106” L x 72” W or 270 cm L x 183 cm W). Stylized simple flower pattern. Main colour ivory, flowers are sage, grey, seafoam blue green, sand, light coffee, and light lavender. $275.00.  2 – Old World design 5” W x 7” 6” L including fringe wool rugs inspired by nomadic motifs. Very eclectic. One burgundy (main colour), the other navy (main colour). $525.00 each.  Terra cotta outdoor fireplace/chiminea with black metal stand and screened removable door. Removable top. Mottled earthy colours.   Wide base that tapers upwards. 4” H x 32” W at widest part (Egyptian style). $325.00              (250) 358-7703

Garage Sale: August 20, 203 6th Avenue, New Denver—9 am until 2 pm

Feed families not bears!  Harvest Share needs volunteer pickers.  Please contact us at 250-354-8120 if you can help pick fruit.

 The Refugee Coalition is looking for possibly 6 bolster seats.  Call Wendy at 7792

 A significant increase in black bear activity has been noticed in and around New Denver and Silverton in recent weeks. Help keep wildlife wild and the community safe by considering these attractant management tips: pick your fruit as it ripens and clean up windfall daily (If you have excess fruit that you cannot manage contact Harvest Share 250-354-8120), keep all garbage secure until the morning of collection day (wash out garbage and recycling bins regularly to reduce smells that may attract bears), ensure your compost has equal amounts of brown and green materials (avoid overloading the compost in fruit season – freeze material and add gradually), take bird feeders down until the end of bear season, clean barbecues after use by burning off the grill entirely (remove and clean the grease trap after every use), feed all pets indoors and store all pet food and dishes securely inside.  For more information, contact Bree Lillies at or by phone 250-354-8120.  Check out and follow us on Facebook at

Intuitive Soul Readings using Tea leaves and Tarot.  Tune into your soul’s guidance, get clarity about your life, see new possibilities.  Karen Mcphee invites people into an experience of the heart and assists them with breaking free of limitations and finding the joy of being. She studied with Eckhart Tolle for a number of years and was invited by him to teach others how to live in presence. Karen guides, uplifts and inspires people through her private sessions, teleclasses and meditations. You can find free meditation downloads on her website at
Sliding scale $50-80/hour – Please call Tana @ 358-2211 to book (and for more info) for Saturday Aug 20th and Sunday Aug 21st.  Readings will be available 10-4 both days.

Donation store, August 6.  I would like to tell you about the majority of the women who staff the Donation Store. We are nearly all between sixty and eighty years of age and care about giving back to the community. We are committed to financially supporting the Bosun Hall as a much needed gathering place. We enjoy the social connections, sharing and working with each other and the public. Yes, we have a number of gentlemen friends who routinely stop by to carry loads, take away the recyclables and pitch in wherever they can. Summer visitors are a gift, both as customers and staff.
This summer we have sorted, organized and managed a virtual mountain of clothing and household goods, however, we can barely keep up. The 10 till 2 shift, six days per week, barely allows time for the amount of work required. We need help! One simple solution is for parents to share their children’s clothing with other parents. Another is to be selective about what is brought in. Spending our volunteer time discarding torn, smelly clothing is very disheartening. We do not want to wash dirty, musty items that have been stored for ages. What can be a productive contribution to all community members is going sour. We beg your assistance to help out at the Donation Store and do keep it sweet!
And for those who are mindful about clean, useable, saleable items, we thank you from our collective hearts!   Carol

Bring your family and guests to this moving presentation….and a chair or blanket.  For all ages over 8.  Admission by donation.
Using dance, theatre, and humour Mark Kunji Ikeda narrates the story of Japanese Internment in BC. He investigates the social climates and hardships from a time when his own family was labelled enemy aliens. He delves into one of Canada’s darkest decisions, and unwraps how racism of past generations has affected the Japanese community today.
This production was nominated for Best Solo Performance at the 2015Calgary Critters and won Best of Fest at the 2014 Calgary Fringe Festival.
“Performers and audience alike were thoroughly engaged by Mark’s weaving of a personal story with a tale of profound historical impact. Sansei is storytelling at it’s finest; sophisticated, meaningful, moving, and humorous.” – Laurie Fife, Ottawa Storytellers Society.
As Mark relates: “Through this project, I’ve combined the most incredible story of my family history with the more incredible methods of storytelling. The title holds a particular personal relevance. The Storyteller is classically meant to please and instruct, to be alluring and surprising; in this piece I’ve unleashed theatrical devices, contemporary dance, recorded family interviews, and historical publications to give the full breadth and scope of this experience… this exceptionally dark experience that has lead to my birth: a real silver lining from my own perspective. As for Sansei: Third Generation Japanese Canadian (ancestors arriving before WWI) – I believe I am the youngest Sansei in Canada, perhaps even North America. Through this personal narrative unwrapped through the performance, my grandfather had my father – and my father sired myself – exceptionally late in life. So if there are any other Sansei out in Canada who are under 30 – please speak up!”

Tuesday, August 23rd, 8 pm, Memorial Hall in Silverton.  Catch Sean Ashby’s 1 man band Rock and Roots music show – 6 guitars onstage, including lap steel, acoustic and electric, with beats and bass. This is the multi talented guitarist, songwriter and independent artist’s launch tour for his two new albums “Lodestone and Iron” and “Surf Guitar Smash Hits”.
Ashby is a seasoned musician. As Sarah McLaughlin’s guitarist for 12 years, he earned 4 platinum record awards, and has played lead in the bands Jack Tripper and Delirium. A few years ago Sean went solo producing his own material and touring across North America as an independent artist with 5 albums under his belt, featuring his original songs.
Sean has played concerts here on previous tours – at the Silverton Gallery, Mercado Restaurant and Unity Fest. If you want to hear some rockin’ surf guitar along with complex and beautiful ballads, by a singular Canadian talent, come on out to Memorial Hall next Tuesday, 8 pm. 15$ at the door only – no advance tickets Sponsored by the Slocan Lake Gallery Society.,

                                          At the Hidden Garden Gallery
Realistic watercolourist Sharon Isaaks is showing her work at the Hidden Garden Gallery August 15th– 20th in a show titled “Feathers and Floral.” With inspiration from her own garden, Sharon’s paintings depict colourful birds and flowers. She is a member of the Okanagan Artists of Canada and has won many awards for her paintings in the province. Her home and studio are now in Vernon, B.C.
A reception for “Feathers and Floral” will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 7–9 pm and features music by Donna Jean and Gary Wright.

“Winter Studies” by the local artist Boukje Elzinga will show at the Hidden Garden Gallery from August 22 to August 27. The show consists of a series of small, carefully rendered pen and ink drawings on wood, some treated with acrylic, wax and oil. Boukje drew her inspiration from the biological drawings of the Dutch master Albrecht Durer, her own science knowledge and the animal subjects themselves which visit and live around (and under) her studio in Hills. The works also include images of the model from winter drawing sessions at the Gallery.
The reception for “Winter Studies” will be held on Tuesday, August 23 from 7-9pm with music by Paul Gibbons and Jeremy Down.

“Gender Transgressions, An Examination of Gender Ambiguity in Digital Images” by Bruce Charlton will be shown at the Hidden Garden Gallery August 29 to September 3. Bruce begins with a corollary to the old adage “the clothes make the man” by using a series of dresses to deconstruct the masculine allowing the unacknowledged feminine to emerge in the printed image. On Friday, September 2 the dresses will be for sale from 10 am to 2 pm with proceeds going to the Hidden Garden Gallery. A reception on Wednesday, August 31 from 7 – 9pm will feature musician Shelley Dobie and friends.

The Hidden Garden Gallery, 803 Kildare St, New Denver, is open 10 to 3 Mon. thru Sat.

A Self-Help Guide to Understanding 6- and 8-Legged Neighbours
Sunday, August 21, at the Knox Hall in New Denver, 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Sponsored by the Hidden Garden Galery
Humans have long suffered from a psychic dissociation from arthropods, which make up over 70% of the species on earth. As we continue to alter climate, destroy habitats, and drive increasing numbers of species to extinction, we can learn from this strange group of creatures. They have coexisted and evolved for 500 million years and, no doubt, will not miss us if we cannot learn new ways of living on this planet.
Local naturalist, Daniel Hellyer, will show photographs of local insect and spider behaviour with his own commentary as well as references to classic world literature on the topic. He will discuss similarities of the human experience to that of arthropods to promote understanding and to get beyond a “You bite me, I swat you” relationship.
This is Daniel’s 4th Food For Thought presentation. He currently occupies the chair of Speculative Anthropomorphism at the Obermayr Institute of Creative Perception.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONThe Hidden Garden Gallery is now accepting applications for its 2017 season.  Please apply to: Exhibitions, HGG, Box 201 New Denver, BC, V0G 1S0 by October 14, 2016 along with a brief description of your work, its size, the number of pieces and medium used, include a few photographs and/or a CD of your work.


Not going to 5 pages for the Dates, Times, etc.  Posted on the Web.
Next deadline:  Monday by 8 am, August 30.



AA:  Annex of Health Care Centre (where the Red Cross is) Fridays, 7 – 8 pm  Call 358-7158 for more info

AL-ANON  Thursdays, 7 pm, New Denver Health Care Centre Annex  –  info:  358-7904;

BINGO:  Thursday, August 25th, 2016-7:00 pm

BODYWORK   w/Susan Yurychuk, 358-6803

BOOKKEEPING SERVICE:  Judy Flaherty, 358-2299   Paul Merrifield 358-6806 wk / 250-505-9748 cel     
BUS:  Nakusp Regional Transit System – Bookings:  1-877-843-2877
BUSINESS COUNSELLING/TRAINING/LOANS and the Self Employment Program – local Community Futures reps –  leave  message at 265-3674 ext. 201 or email
CARPENTER CREEK LAST WISHES –Gloria 358-2253  Carolyn 3587-760  Kay 358-7991
CHIROPRACTIC with Dr. Larry Zaleski, Mon & Fri   358-2177

CLEANING SERVICE:  Carolina: or 250 505 6944


COMPUTERS: – Fixing all things electronic.  Jeff @ 358-2645

CUP & SAUCER CAFÉ, Silverton 358-7271

HEALING DEN: 358-2828:  By appointment only!  Heart Centered Healing Sessions, Wellness Guide, Tarot Card Readings

HOSPICE SOCIETY, 250 358 7828, PO Box 217, ND,

HOSPITAL AUXILIARY meet 2 pm 1st wed. of the month, Health Care Centre.  for more info, 358-2653

IDAHO PEAK SHUTTLE:  . Email: 250-505-4368.

LIBRARY/READING CENTRE:  Wed. 7-9 pm.  Tues.&Thurs1-4 pm. 358-2221 –

PALS:  Nakusp:  265- 3792     RIDESHARE: Give a ride, get a ride, move your stuff.

ROOFING CONTRACTOR – Willy Molloy, (250) 358-7967

ROSEBERY TRANSFER Wed. & Sat., 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – gate shuts at 3:00 pm

SENIORS:  Knox Hall, Fridays @ 1:00 pm


SLOCAN LAKE  GALLERY SOCIETY:  (the local arts council)
ANTHONY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH: Mass times: 12:30 every Sunday
SOULGARDEN COUNSELLING SERVICES:  Individual & Online counselling sessions provided in Silverton and Winlaw.  Sue Mistretta, M.A. (8-2177)         YOGA Silverton Fire Hall (upstairs) Monday  and Thursday 9 – 10:30 pm Madeleine 8-2475
ZION UNITED CHURCH, Church meets in homes in Silverton and New Denver at 10 a.m.      For information call 7908, 7973, or 2415.  All are welcome