Roof got done.  Now its just cleaning up the debris.  Around this time of year I’m always looking forward to winter!  Firewood tucked in.  Garden not.   wh

Friday, October 27 – 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.

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 358-2440

The Slocan Community band is looking for new players.  If you play a horn or drums and want to have a great time playing with some fun valley musicians, call Tommy at 358-2440

I am offering guitar lessons at my suite in Silverton. These lessons are not based on reading music..but rather with a focus on ear training, chord patterns and progressions, finger picking as well as pick strumming. I teach the songs that you want to play and can help incorporate your voice into the mix. The rate is $40/hr. Patrick Mcgovern at

Deluxe fridge – ivory, frost free freezer above, standard size, clean, works like a charm – $100.   Beer Fridge – $50          call 358-2475

Clavinova electric piano includes studio package sound effects. asking $600. Call  358 2655.

SLUGS NEWS:  2017 was another successful season in the Kohan Garden that saw new stone pathways built, a new roof on the Entrance Gate, 5 weddings, and 3 special events.  Thanks to all our volunteers & workers, we have a well maintained and beautiful garden for local citizens and visitors alike.  The end of summer means FALL CLEAN-UP time and this year SLUGS invite you and your friends to join us the weekend of October 28th and 29th, any time from 9-4 pm.  Bring rakes for the leaves and your appetite for a delicious hot soup lunch. There will be door prizes and a chance to renew your $5 membership.

Kootenay Kustoms is located in three forks just above the Sandon road. We specialize in tire sales & repair, winter & summer, quad & specialty. We also supply and install truck and car accessories and perform routine maintenance on all vehicles, We stock oil and a wide range of automobile oil filters among other things. Please call for appointments and to discuss any needs or services you require. We look forward to speaking with you. We originated from building custom vehicles, so will take on projects.  Phone-250-358-2121   Facebook page- kootenay kustoms

You may have survived Friday the 13th earlier this month, but can you survive the spine-chilling ghost stories at the Hallowe’en Coffeehouse? The Silvery Slocan Historical Society invites all brave souls to our 3rd Annual Hallowe’en Coffeehouse fundraiser this Saturday, October 28, 7 pm at the Silvery Slocan Museum. Please join us in the ol’ Bank of Montreal for ghost stories and other spooky tales, eerie music, and tasty refreshments. Seating is limited so float on by the Raven’s Nest for a $10 ticket before they vanish completely!

CHRISTMAS MARKET IN SILVERTON!  Dec. 2 – first Saturday – 10-4 in the beautiful Memorial Hall.  Discover exciting returned and new vendors. There will be refreshments – sweet and savory, robust soup, warm drinks, elegant amaryllis, draws for baskets from the vendors along with atmospheric music by local musicians. Come out, mingle and support our talented craftspeople. Vendors call 358-2475.

The Slocan Lake Gallery Society invites you to our FREE LUNCH! & AGM.  Enjoy sumptuous soups and other seasonal treats & sweets .  Please come, renew your membership, and learn about our renewed commitments and inspirations for the coming year.  New Board Members welcome!   Sunday November 5th NOON  Memorial Hall, Silverton

Ai WeiWei : Never Sorry (2012) documentary, Nov. 3,  Knox Hall 7:30 pm
A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD gives you the opportunity to make this Christmas brighter for a needy child.  This project of Samaritan’s Purse allows you as a family to send a message of love and compassion to children in crisis areas around the world.  To pick up a shoe box and brochure, they will be available at NEW MARKET FOODS, New Denver B.C.  I notice in the brochure that NO CANDY OR FOOD SHOULD BE PUT IN THE BOX.    If you need any further information, please contact Joan Law at 250-358-2374.  Collection week is November 13th-19th, 2017.  The filled boxes can be dropped off at New Market Foods by November 18th, 2017.  Thank you for your participation in this project.

Residents Invited to Take Community Well-being Survey
The Village of New Denver, in partnership with the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College, is conducting research on the well-being of our community with an interest in resident attraction and retention. This survey asks residents about quality of life and several aspects related to community services and livability in and around New Denver. While the survey is created to assist with community planning and decision-making by the Village of New Denver, residents of Silverton and Area H North are invited to share their views. Part-time residents are also encouraged to take the survey.
The survey will take about 15 minutes. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! Please also tell your family, friends, and neighbours about this opportunity.
Go to: The survey is open until November 13, 2017. Hardcopies are also available at the Village office.

BADMINTON WEDNESDAYS @ LUCERNE  Starting Wednesday Oct 25th, 7 – 9pm, Lucerne School gym.  All skill levels welcome!  Spare racquets available. To protect the brand new gym floor that has been installed, please bring an extra pair of non-street shoes to wear!   for more information call Paul 250-505-9748 or

DEATH CAFESunday October 29th, 2 – 4 pm, Knox Hall, New Denver.
Death Café is a facilitated conversation about death, dying and living fully—a conversation that starts with your questions. Please join us on a journey of exploration and discovery through the territory where tenderness, heart break, love, fear and gratitude live side by side.  Refreshments provided. Limited space (20); please register by emailing  Sponsored by New Denver Hospice & WIDE SPOT.

Mountain Cottage Open House Sale – Sat. Oct. 28, noon – 4pm – 8165 Red Mtn. Rd.  Call Monika at 250-231-2174  for directions.  Photos & details on  All furniture & equipment for sale.

RAVEN’S NEST – Planet Conscious Clothing, Blankets, Gifts & Books
Just the other day a much-anticipated order of wool blankets arrived at last from Sweden’s Klippan. We now have a beautiful array of comfy, warm blankets and throws in a range of styles and prices. Considered an heirloom in Europe, these wonderful blankets are thus handed down from one generation to the next – truly a gift (or investment) that keeps on giving.
In the last Valley Voice you may have read about the launch of Nakusp historian Sharon Baird Montgomery’s first book, entitled “The Trek,” about her grandfather’s harrowing journey up to the Klondike. Sharon’s historical novel is now on our shelves, one of many books written by authors with a local connection. Other gripping tales based on true events are “Never Without Our Children: Cambodia – 1975” by Eloise Charet-Calles, “Girl #85: A Doukhobor Childhood” by Helen Chernoff Freeman, and “Sideways: Memoirs of a Misfit” by Diana Morita Cole.
Another new addition to our store from a Nakusp writer is Agnes Toews-Andrews’ “The Goddess Lives: Poetry, Prose, and Prayers in Her Honour.” We also have books of poetry by local poets Sean Arthur Joyce, Owain Nicholson, and Jordan Mounteer. Raven’s Nest carries the entire Slocan History Series, including the sixth and latest – “Early New Denver” by Henning von Krogh and Cole Harris, as well as Henning’s “Early New Denver: 1891 – 1904.” We also have copies of “The Talking Spade: Garden Lore from North Slocan Elders,” written by Anne Champagne with photography from Chillia Zoll, and Lee Ried’s “Growing Home: the Legacy of Kootenay Elders.”
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm; Closed Sunday and Monday. Reach us at 358.2178 or via our website: <>.




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

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

CHIAROSCURO PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY– Fine Art Photography by Patrizia Menton. 123 Reiben Rd  Hills.   16 km north of New Denver.  Sign on the highway
CHIROPRACTIC with Dr. Larry Zaleski, Mon & Fri   358-2177


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)
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