February 13, 2018


I haven’t been very present with this – can’t find the last one i didn’t put online and this is rather late.  i should be back to normal soon!!


Suddenly realized on Sunday that it was 358 time.  I’m not used to this yet – didn’t post to the web page for the last one either.  Have a close friend knocking on heaven’s door and it has put me into another zone.

On a practical note, I’m looking for a small wood heater with a flat top for a trailer – maybe someone has one in their garage or basement that they don’t want anymore?  wh

Found :   cell phone in New Denver.   please contact 250-358-7785

FOR SALE – Electrolux tank vacuum cleaner complete with 27 bags and 1 filter – $150.00.  Beautiful Jibb International dark brown coat with scarf and detachable color. Size large. $10.00  Call 250 358 7729 or email cherlyn1944@gmail.com.

CAR FOR SALE. Volkswagen Jetta sedan. 1990. Only 222,000km. Lots of power with a 1.9 litre Turbo Diesel engine. 5-speed manual. Excellent condition with lots of newer parts and upgrades, including injectors, injector pump, CV axles, new battery, new clutch, new stereo. Mechanic owned. Comes with new studded winter tires on rims and good summers on rims. Very reliable. Starts every time. Fantastic fuel economy. $3,500. Call 358-2164 or 250-551-2164.

As a part of Heritage Week, the Silvery Slocan Historical Society will host John Pollack, of the Underwater Archaeology Society of BC, in a presentation at the Knox Hall in New Denver on Sunday, February 25, at 7 p.m. John has been involved in many dives on historic shipwrecks in West Kootenay Lakes, as well as studies of abandoned ships in the Yukon, & his talks are always fascinating. What still exists beneath the waters of Slocan Lake? Admission is by donation.

Ink cartridges for HP Deskjet printers for sale: stockpiled in the vain hope that my printer would outlive its planned obsolescence. $x takes the lot. Will gladly throw in the sledge-hammer-mutilated carcass of the printer which is now a piece of modern sculpture entitled “Cheap Piece’o Sh#t”. Regular price $34 each. Two 564XL magenta, two 564XL cyran, two 564XL yellow, one 564 yellow, one 564 black and one 564 yellow. Plus 5 used ones.  Luce 250-358-2872

RENTAL SWEET RENTAL:  The perfect tenant for your small house/cottage.  Retired, single woman, non-smoker, no pets, long-time New Denver resident, seeks long-term rental. Current rental ends May 31/18. Excellent references. 250-358-7711

Thank-you for all the love and support for the Butler and Calles family for the Liam Butler Celebration of Life. Please come to the Lucerne School to pick up any dishes that were left. There is also a notification on the New Denver community site / facebook regarding dishes left. 

“The Vagina Monologues” will be performed at the Bonnington Arts Centre in Nakusp on Saturday February 17th. Doors open at 6:00, show time is 7:00, admission is by donation. The play, featuring around 12 local actresses was written by American playwright and actor Eve Ensler in the 1990’s, and is based on interviews she conducted with hundreds of women about their intimate lives.
In 2006 Charles Isherwood of the New York Times called the award-winning Vagina Monologues “probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade”. Ensler encourages the Vagina Monologues to be performed during the month of February each year, with the proceeds to help women and girls. Co-sponsored by Stopping the Violence Outreach and the Arrow Lakes Arts Council, the proceeds of the Nakusp events will go to a women’s organization in our region.

The Rec Commission 6 Fitness Centre Committee is working on updating operations at the New Denver Fitness Centre and gym. If you have not yet renewed your membership for 2018, forms are available at the centre as well as information for members. Please be sure to sign the waiver and include your email address as members will be informed by email when the code to the front door changes. The annual fee is $30 for individuals and $40 for families. The drop-in fee has been discontinued.  IHA staff still use the space for free but please complete the membership form.  There have been several incidents in which the space and equipment have been subjected to mischief and vandalism in the past several months. So as to address issues of safety and security, Rec Commission 6 will be implementing the following changes by the end of February: the Fitness Centre will be closed overnight, 11 pm to 6 am; children under the age of 14 may not use the centre unless accompanied by an adult member; members are asked to refrain from sharing the front door code with non-members; the exterior light will be left on at all times; all unclaimed personal items such as running shoes and clothing will be removed from the gym at the end of February.  Please sign in when making use of the centre as this demonstrates the extent to which it is used and its value as a community resource.  We ask that signs posted at the centre not be removed and that any damaged equipment be reported.  We are looking to make upgrades to equipment and the space itself.  If you have any suggestions or requests, please leave a note in the drop-box or email reccomm6@gmail.com.  Thank you to all those community members who help to keep this space functioning for such a variety of activities!

Hidden Garden Gallery movie this week Friday, Feb. 16 7:30 PM at the Knox
Lucky (2017 comedy-drama – stars Harry Dean Stanton) Lucky is an old US Navy veteran of rigid habits and attitudes in a small town. When his routine is interrupted by a sudden collapse at home, Lucky finds himself realizing that his remarkably healthy old age is going to face an inevitable decline and he has to accept it. In that difficult reassessment, Lucky must face up to what he believes in and how much it compares to his neighbors’ priorities. In doing so, Lucky finds that his life has its positive side as he searches for some meaning that he can accept.

No movie Feb. 23 because the Knox is not available. Movie attendance has been low this season and we are facing the possibility of discontinuing movie night after April. There are probably a lot of reasons for the decline, such as Netflix, our choice of movies (we need your suggestions), other events on Friday nights, weather, and the Knox as a venue.

Peonies, the Queen of Flowers, are the topic of Guest Speaker Adriana Work’s presentation,”Peony Basics” at the  Slocan Lake Garden Society 2018 AGM at 1pm on Sunday, Feb. 25th at the Knox Hall, New Denver.  Adriana, proprietor of Dutch Girl Peonies, will share her knowledge of how to care for these prolific and reliable bloomers in the early summer garden.  The AGM is also the time to renew your membership with its accompanying discounts at local garden centers.  Learn about new directions for the Society and plans for the coming year.  Refreshments will be served.

IT’S TAX RETURN TIME!  Time to gather your papers!  Let me take care of all those pesky receipts and government forms.  Netfiling open this year on Feb 20th.  YES, still 20% more affordable than the competition!  YES, still doesn’t cost you any gas $$$ for travelling! I’m also available for grant writing, business financial reporting, payroll processing, and regular bookkeeping.
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Contact Paul Merrifield at 250 505 9748 or pauljmerrifield@gmail.com