November 21, 2017

There will be two more editions of this publication and then it’s my holiday from Dec. 18 until the end of Jan./early Feb.  I’ll check with the Valley Voice so we get our timing right and let you know in the next issue the date I will return.  wh

Mark your calendar:  your local choir will perform December 15.  More info in the next issue.

The Slocan Lake Stewardship Society has 2-way magnifying bug viewers available for $14 each. This is a great gift for a curious child. Call Ellen Kinsel 250.358.2459.

Needed in the Spring, Feb or Mar. of 2018. Small house or cabin to rent/lease for at least a year or two.  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 358-2440

SILVERTON CHRISTMAS MARKETSATURDAY DECEMBER 2 – Discover exciting new and returned vendors. There will be refreshments – sweet and savory, robust soup, warm drinks, elegant amaryllis, draws for baskets along with atmospheric music by local musicians. Come out, mingle and support our talented craftspeople. Make a day of it ending with dinner at the Silverton Camp Café! Vendors call 358-2475.

Happy Holidays from White Buffalo! Wild-crafted tinctures, salves and one-of-a-kind jewelry will be available at the Silverton Christmas market December 2. Look forward to seeing you there!

HUGS to the volunteers who cleaned up the branches and debris on the beach at the Day Park in Silverton.  It looks wonderful. Thank you.

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  (we’ll post this until we get results!)

The latest hours for the Camp Café:
Friday’s & Saturday open 8:00 am- 2pm  full breakfast service and light lunches after 12.  Closed 2-4:30 to prepare for the dinner service , then reopened  4:30-8 pm.  Please feel free to call for take out service ! We will try to accommodate you if it is not too busy!
Sunday brunch remains the same 10 am- 2pm.   Please make reservations if your party is over 4 people….thanks!

Rustic, cozy cabin for rent at Nicky’s place, top of Red Mountain Road, $350/mo. Call him before 9 am for details:  250.265.8332

 RAVEN’S NEST – Planet Conscious Clothing, Blankets, Gifts & Books
Our store has been substantially rearranged to accommodate the new merchandise arriving recently, such as the return of handcrafted, all-natural beeswax candles from Big Dipper Wax Works. Perhaps most exciting is the introduction of one product new to our store: therapeutic natural-fibre socks! Depending on the style – regular or ski – these moderate compression, knee-high socks are made primarily of cashmerino wool/bamboo or lambswool/alpaca blends, with nylon and spandex to help retain their shape. Stylish yet functional, they offer natural odor control, thermoregulation, and moisture management, while minimizing swelling, promoting circulation, and reducing fatigue. In addition, the socks are made right here in North America.

If you missed the New Denver book launch of Norbert Ruebsaat’s “In Other Words: A German Canadian Story,” you can get a copy of this fascinating memoir at the Raven’s Nest. “Above all, it is about an adventure in language, about how we are shaped by moving into a realm of ‘other words’…. A riveting tale for us all,” according to author Stan Persky.
Retired philosophy professor and part-time resident Ken Clatterbaugh’s latest work – “The Freedom of Will” – is his first foray into fiction. Art Joyce writes, “Clatterbaugh shows a fine grasp of the comic and the absurd, with a series of plot twists that ably serve his goal of illustrating the central conundrums of religious doctrine…. The Freedom of Will is that rarity in novels these days—a novel of ideas, in which every question is answered by yet another question.”

November hours: Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm, and closed Sunday through Tuesday. Open every day in December! Reach us at 358.2178 or find us at


The Hidden Garden Gallery invites you to a Food for Thought presentation, ‘Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine’ by Brendan Murray-Nellis, Registered Acupuncturist.
The event will take place Sunday, November 26, 7:30, at the Knox Hall. Admission is by donation to benefit the Gallery.
In this presentation, Brendan will cover basic theory of how acupuncture and herbalism work, the logic used by acupuncturists to understand health in the human body, yin, yang, 5 elements, 4 directions, 12 organs, 4 vital substances, tcm patterns and much more.
Brendan opened Raven Acupuncture in Kaslo B.C. in 2013.  A year later he expanded his practice to the Slocan Valley.  He is committed to rural practice, has family in the area and grew up in a similar rural environment.  It can be difficult to get good healthcare in areas far from hospitals and he is here to help as a general practitioner with any non-emergency health concerns.
Brendan is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA).  He received his B.A. from Bard College in New York and later graduated with honors from Pacific Rim College in Victoria, B.C. with an Acupuncture Diploma. He has also taken classes in western herbology through Pacific Rim College and Dominion Herbal College and has a Chartered Herbalist Diploma.
Brendan is invested in making acupuncture an accessible treatment option for everyone.  His commitment to accessibility means that he provides direct billing for his services for those on low-income or disability MSP.  At his main office at the Slocan Health Clinic in Slocan City Brendan is organizing a monthly free clinic.

Friday December 1, 7:30 pm Knox Hall
The Beatles:  Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years (documentary, music) 2016
In the 1960s, the Beatles exploded on to the public scene, seemingly out of nowhere as the band’s formative years of constant performing at home and in Hamburg, and Brian Epstein’s grooming, finally paid off beyond their wildest dreams.  Accompanying new interviews of the remaining Beatles, their associates and fans as well as archival interviews of the late ones, this film features footage of the heady concert years of 1963 to 66 when the band became a worldwide cultural phenomena topping them all. Furthermore, it also follows how the Fab Four began to change and grow while the excitement of Beatlemania began to sour their lives into an intolerable slog they needed to escape from to become more than what their fans wanted.

The Annual General Meeting of the Healthy Community Society of the North Slocan Valley will be held on November 22 at 4 PM at Lucerne School in New Denver (Go in the front door, turn right, and go to the end of the hall). As well as the standard AGM agenda, a Special Resolution to adopt the Society’s constitution and new bylaws will be voted on. A copy of the new bylaws is available for viewing at the Valley Voice office (or by email from Everyone is welcome at the AGM.

Be an Angel.  Help make someone’s Christmas special by contributing to New Denver Community Christmas Hampers:  Once again we are asking the community for their support in assisting with the food hamper program, serving the community from Hills to Enterprise Creek.
Donations of food and gifts can be deposited in boxes in local stores – {Please no outdated food items}. Monetary donations may be deposited to account # 56078-9 at the Credit Union, put in the tins at local merchants, or if you wish a tax deductible receipt you may send a cheque made to Christmas Sharing Box 445 New Denver.
Some items we do not provide but are very welcome are shampoo, toilet paper, dish & laundry soap, toothpaste, and deodorants.  Gifts for children especially teens are very welcome.

If you are in need of A Christmas food hamper please call Sue at 358-7787 or Syl at 358-2676. Leave your name and a contact number and we will call you back. Please register by December 10 so we can order the needed amount of food.

Friday, November 24 – 10 am to 2 pm – Federal MP, Richard Cannings’ “Pop-up Constituency Office” will set up at the Outlet Youth Centre – Main St., New Denver. Staff will be on hand to help with any federal programs you may need assistance with. Contact Gina at 1-800-667-2393 or Email: to make an appointment or get more info. 

I’ve heard, word-of-mouth, about a couple of things I’m thinking are worth seeing/hearing and found the info in the Valley Voice so am sharing here:

On “Giving Tuesday”, November 28
At Nuru Coffee BarSlocan Valley Community Legacy Fund Board members will be present between 9:30 am – 1 pm with Kelly Coubrough & Rebecca Laity singing songs about giving starting 11:30 am.

At the Apple Tree:  Legacy Fund board members will be present from 8:30 am – 2 pm
with Donna-Jean and Gary Wright singing their greatest hits starting 1:00 pm


Reminder:  badminton Wednesday night, Pickle Ball Thursday at 7 pm, school gym

Next deadline:  Sunday, December 3


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 Mcgove 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