December 19, 2017

Well, that was a definitive snowfall.  10 inches of the wet white stuff fell while i was in bed.  Winter is here.  It will be melting in another 2-3 months.
I’ve made the decision to move to town while i still can so my house will be for sale.  If anyone is interested, or knows anyone who is interested, have them call me.
People ask me where i’m going.  I’m not.  Just taking a break from doing this newsletter, as i usually do during this time of year.

  Needed in the Spring, Feb or Mar. of 2018. Small house or cabin to rent/lease for at least a year or 2.  I’m a long time resident of this area and have references.  Please, in or very near the village and few stairs.  Call Tommy at 3582440

MERRILL HIKING BOOTS – hardly worn, very supportive, relatively light weight, great grip. Wore them the first time new and never a blister. Superb boots. My long-trekking days have come to an end. Need to pass these beauties on. New they were $300; now asking $175. WINTER CLOAK — forest green, mid-calf length with heavy satin lining. Handmade – elegant. $45.  LONG DEEP MAROON HANDMADE COTTON VELVET SKIRT – size medium. finished with wide, black satin ribbon hemmed. $35. LONG, DOVE GREY 100% COTTON MAIWA SKIRT – beautiful details – size medium. $45.  Looking for a gift? It might be close to home . . . . . 358-2475

HOLIDAY TURKEYS AT RUTABAGAS!  Come on in or call us at Rutabagas to have your name put on the list for a turkey. B.C. raised, free run, no hormones or antibiotics.  They arrive fresh not frozen.  Wishing you all a joyous Holiday Season!

The Slocan Community Health Centre has openings for 2 DOCTORS!! Please help spread the word . . . let everyone you know that we are trying to help IHA in the recruitment process.  Word of mouth is by far the best chance we have!! Please have any interested physicians contact the Slocan District Chamber of Commerce Health Committee at 250-358-2561 or email

FOR SALE:  SOFA – standard size except one end has ‘chaise lounge’ section. Colour is Laguna (turquoise blue/green). Love it but doesn’t fit current living room. Like brand new,(no pets or smokers). Paid over $1000; asking $500. 604-531-3797 and I can email or text a photo.
Calling on all Cultural Wizards, Heritage Workers, Artisans, Volunteer Organizers, Entrepreneurs, Community Visionaries:    Is there a community desire to collaborate on events for the upcoming season, such as Culture Days Sept 29-30/18 with PR already in place and funding grants available? or Centuary 2018?  or Social Enterprise ideas? Or to share on cross-sector grant writing initiatives ? Or share in the services of a Cultural Worker via Young Canada Works? Or brainstorm shared recruitment initiatives?  Is your group burning out or aging out or struggling for membership? Am looking to start an open dialogue about possibilities via a meeting on Jan 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM. Location TBA.    Starting the New Year Together. For more info or to RVSP please contact Birgit at

The Hidden Garden Gallery invites you to a Food for Thought presentation:
Tracing the Columbia by Val Koenig. Sunday, December 21st ,7:30 at the Knox Hall.  (By donation to benefit the Gallery.)  In 2011, Val Koenig explored the Columbia River from Canal Flats to Astoria, retracing David Thompson’s 1811 expedition. His presentation will consist of a video of his canoe trip with commentaries.  Questions and answers will follow.  Val Koenig is the key Kaslo Trailblazer behind the Kaslo River Trail and its two signature red bridges. Val has been canoeing and trailblazing for 50 years, originally in Alberta and for the last 18 years, in the Kootenays.  On November 23rd, 2017, he was presented with the Senate 150th Commemorative Medal for his contribution to his community through the development of recreational opportunities.

Friday night movies:  7:30 PM Knox Hall

January 12 –  Wadjda (2012) Comedy, Drama:  An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.
Friday January 19 – Fences (2016) Drama:  A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the1950s while coming to terms with the events of his life. With Denzel Washington, Viola Davis.
Sat. Jan 13, 2018 12:00-2:00 Community Programming Meeting with Slocan Lake Gallery Society, Memorial Hall, Silverton, BC. info:

Camp Cafe would like to extend all things Merry and Bright this holiday season!l Just letting you all know that we are closing now from the 17th( our last brunch) of December until the beginning of March, where we will be offering our glorious patrons a similar menu and schedule as we have presently. Look for pop up dinners and brunches during our closure….we may try to pull that off for Valentines Day! We will miss you all!  A huge and heartfelt thank you to everyone who has been supporting us during the ‘slow” season…we truly appreciate it, and have very much enjoyed getting to know all of you. Check the facebook page and website for updates and news. Xoxo    Camp Counsellor Meg & Her Amazing Staff.

Reading Centre (Library) will be closed until  January 2, 2018.

YOGA IN SILVERTON – Last class for the year will be 9:00 Thursday morning December 21. Come join together honoring body, mind and spirit. Classes will resume on Monday, January 8th. Same hours 9-10 Monday and Thursday mornings. Above the Silverton Fire Hall. See you there!

RAVEN’S NEST – Planet Conscious Clothing, Blankets, Gifts & Books
Happy Holidays to one and all! Our Holiday Sale continues until Christmas Eve with wool yarn 40% off, JellyCat stuffies 15% off, clothing 10% off, and everything else 5% off the regular price. And don’t forget, we always offer free gift wrapping.
A big thank you to everyone who came out on Merchants’ Night! Those who did may have noticed the lovely watercolour art of the late Jane Champagne, who painted a couple of New Denver Main Street scenes that are now available at Raven’s Nest in full colour prints.
Our wool blankets from Sweden’s Klippan have proven quite popular this month, but fortunately we have just replenished our collection, with quite a few gorgeous styles new to our store. We also have some other first-time items from Klippan, such as children’s felted wool carpets, decorative trays and tin cans.
Other collections replenished recently are designer Terry Sasaki’s eye-catching batik silk scarves, ladies Movement tops, Cornucopia glass sculptures and jewelry, Back Dirt Road soaps, The Hempest lip balm (now in 10+ flavours), cards from the valley’s Earthly Images, and on the bookshelves previously sold-out books with a local connection: Kootenay Escapes, Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest, Never Without Our Children, and Girl #85.
By the time you read this, we should have even more cards and books – including Norbert Ruebsaat’s popular In Other Words: A German Canadian Story – plus those warm natural fibre therapeutic socks.
Open Every Day through Christmas Eve: Monday through Saturday, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm, Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. Closed Christmas Day. See our Facebook page or website – – for our Winter hours in the new year.



 AA:  Annex of Health Care Centre (where the Red Cross is) Fridays, 7 – 8 pm  Call 358-7158 for more info.    AL-ANON  same place, Thursdays, 7 pm, info:  358-7904;                                              NA:   info:  358-7265

BADMINTON:   Wednesdays, 7 – 9pm, Lucerne School gym

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


GUITAR LESSONS:  Patrick Mcgovern at

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 –

MASSAGE – by appointment only – Nancy Guise – Certified Massage Therapist – phone 250-265-8530

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)

SLOCAN VALLEY LEGACY FUND:   Phone: 1-877-649-5643 (toll-free)  Web:
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 & Thurs. 9 – 10 am  – Madeleine 8-2475

ZION UNITED CHURCH, Church meets in homes in Silverton and New Denver at 10 a.m.          For information call  7973, or 2145.  All are welcome