December 6, 2016


The next 358 will be the last for this year.  I’ll take January off (going nowhere) and the first publication in 2017 will be January 31.  The days start getting longer in just two weeks.  Makes me feel better just thinking of it.  On the dark, grey days lately I turn every light on in the house and light a candle and it feels like the sun is shining in on me – i love it.  The hydro bill is worth the mental health!  wh

Seeking weights and bench for small home gym. Call Carla 250-358-7198 Thank you!

For Sale:  Honda Propane EU2000 Invertor Generator – Whisper quiet – Used but in excellent condition.   $700 or BO.   250 358-2156

For Sale:  Hide-a-bed Sofa, in very good condition. Checker design, grey, beige and pink. $200.   358-2729

LOST AT HARVEST FEST SUPPER:  Does anyone out there have a large fork  which is part of a salad server set which may have gone home with you inadvertently.  It is marked “Community  Stainless” Please call Chris at 358-2230. Thanks

RENTAL SPACES available at Hand and Soul Building in Silverton.  One office space upstairs ($150 plus utilities) available for private business. Downstairs at Hand and Soul Wellness Centre we have  beautiful healing spaces available for subletting on an “as needed” or regular basis. Our large main space is available for gatherings, classes and workshops.  Kitchenette available. We invite business people and health practitioners to come and check us out. Call Sue at 250-358-2177 for details.

The Hidden Garden Gallery will be opened on Merchant’s Night Friday Dec. 9 from  5 to 8.p.m. Come visit us and enjoy some of our local artists’ fine work.

ART STUDIO OPEN HOUSE.  Artwork for sale by Morgen Bardati and Nadine Stefan. Open for Merchant’s Night, Dec.9th from 5 – 8 as well as Saturday and Sunday from 10 – 3. Studios located above the liquor store.

Keep Sunday afternoon, January 22th, 2pm, free for the Slocan Lake Garden Society (SLGS) AGM and Planning Meeting at the Hidden Garden Gallery, 803 Kildare St, New Denver.
Join us for this opportunity to help plan exciting projects and upcoming events for the 2017 growing season in the Kohan Garden. There will be door prizes, presentation of great recent work by the SLGS , and the option to share 2017 plans with other gardening enthusiasts.
And, just a reminder, a $5 membership entitles you to discounts at Silverton Building Supplies., 803 Kildare St, New Denver.   Join us for this opportunity to help plan exciting projects and upcoming events for the 2017 growing season in the Kohan Garden. There will be door prizes, presentation of great recent work by the SLGS , and the option to share 2017 plans with other gardening enthusiasts.  And, just a reminder, a $5 membership entitles you to discounts at Silverton Building Supplies.

Rosebery Parklands Development Society AGM – Knox Hall on Sat. Dec. 10th, at 4 pm. Memberships are available at the door for $5 starting at 3:30 pm.
We would really appreciate it if you would continue to be members of the Society.  We continue to hold a seat on the RDCK Commission which oversees the Parklands as well as the Galena Trail as long as we remain a Society.  Our current focus is the Rosebery to Summit Lake Trail.  Please join us for a short meeting with cookies and coffee.
Thanks,  Susan Johnson.

Rutabaga’s stocked up for the Holidays! This year we bring you Turkeys, Ducks and Hams. All animals are raised free run and with out antibiotics or hormones. The Hams are free of nitrates and the Turkeys are fresh not frozen.
We will also have an assortment of Organic produce including cranberries, mandarins, pineapple and more.
Also come on in and check out our assortment of beeswax candles and chocolate.
Wish you all Happy Holidays this season with Peace and Love.

Next HGG movies

December 9 – no movie. The gallery will be open for Merchant’s Night.
Come by and feast your eyes on some dazzling local art.

December 16  7:30 pmThe Clearwater Concert (part 1) Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration (2009).  Features an all-star roster of musicians performing classic Pete Seeger songs,  iconic civil rights anthems and some of their own Seeger-inspried originals.
A night of once-in-a-lifetimes ensembles, historic duets and of Pete’s
signature sing-alongs. Includes Bruce Springsteen, Arlo Guthrie, Ani DiFranco,
Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and a host of others.

 Valhalla Community Choir and Lucerne Elementary/Secondary Choir
The Valhalla Community Choir and the Lucerne Elementary/Secondary Choir invite you to our Winter Concert to be held December 15, 2016 in the Silverton Memorial Hall.  Doors will open at 7:00 pm with the concert at 7:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Admission by donation.  Community pot luck to follow.  Please join us but PLEASE bring finger foods to share with everyone.

Celebrate the Light! Hanukkah, Solstice, music and dancing:  A family friendly event!   Saturday, December 10th, at the Silverton Memorial Hall. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the program gets underway at 6:30.
With live music, performances and circle dancing. More info at Free treats for kids.  Light snacks and beverages for sale on site. This is an after dinner event. Suggested donation: $10.00 adult, $5 child and $25.00 family. Low income pay what you can.  Sponsored by the Slocan Lake Gallery Society, Supported by BC Arts Council

 Natasha Hall, currently based in London, England will be returning home this holiday season to perform in recital with longtime friend and colleague Erik Musseau.
Natasha Hall is currently based in London England. She has performed as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician in North America, Europe and Asia. As orchestral musician, she performs regularly with the English Chamber and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras. Natasha has received numerous awards for her violin performances and is a winner of the Calgary Concerto and Morningside Music Bridge Chamber Music Competitions. She has appeared on CBC TV, “The Nature of Things”, with David Suzuki. Her interest in humanitarian work has led her to raise over $25,000 through solo benefit performances for charities in Canada, the United States, Georgia and Russia.

Born and raised in the Greater Vancouver area, Erik studied piano performance at the University of Victoria. Erik quickly developed a passion for musical collaborations of all sorts, and went on to work extensively as an accompanist for string players, vocalists, and choirs in the communities of Nelson, Vancouver, Surrey, and Squamish, where he has resided for the last twelve years. He is a multi-instrumentalist, improviser, and composer who seeks to ever broaden his musical understanding.

Natasha and Erik will be playing recitals across BC in December, and will be at the Silverton Memorial Hall on Thursday, December 22th at 7:30 pm. Admission by donation. The exciting programme will include works by Mozart, Kreisler, Ravel, Brahms and Canadian composer Scott Good.

I asked Rob at the Apple Tree when he closes for the season since I thought it was an important thing to know.  here it is:  closed Dec. 22 – Jan. 4, opening the 5th.  Nice it isn’t very long – such an important service!

Merchants’ Night Friday, December 9.
Come out to Merchants’ Night in New Denver 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9. The streets will be bustling with activity. Carolers will be serenading Main Street (Carolers: meet at 6:00 p.m. outside the Post Office) and Santa Claus will arrive by fire truck at Kootenay Savings Credit Union at 6:00 p.m. to visit the kids. Hot chocolate, hot dogs and locally made goodies will be served next to Santa (outside KSCU). Stores are open late for holiday shopping and socializing. Stop by to decorate cookies at The Outlet Youth Centre, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (big thanks to cookie sponsors New Market Foods). Don’t forget to make a reservation at The Village Hearth if you want to eat out in New Denver’s newest restaurant, or stop by New Market for Brisket. And there will be a fire again! This year stop by the newest participants, Silver Ridge Earthworks, to warm up by the fire and grab a candy cane. As always, there will be a merchants’ draw at the Valley Voice at 8:00 p.m. (get a card at the Valley Voice and have it marked by all participating merchants throughout the evening). Hosted by the Slocan District Chamber of Commerce with funding from the Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust. See you there! 

YOGA WINDING DOWN — Yoga will continue for three more classes before a holiday break. Last class is December 15th. [!] Classes will resume January 9th. Monday 9-10:15 and Thursday afternoons 4-5:15 upstairs at the Firehall in Silverton. 358-2475



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;

BODYWORK   w/Susan Yurychuk, 358-6803      Thai Massage:  Sarah Everitt  358 7788    Cell:  250. 814. 9714

BOOKKEEPING SERVICE:  Judy Flaherty, (780) 897-3663.  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

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  9 – 10:15 am & Thursday  4 – 5:15 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 2145.  All are welcome