August 15, 2017

Brrrrrr.  Time for warm clothes & closing all windows.  This is not a complaint.  Wonder if my incentive for doing anything will come back.  It has been a summer of life-on-hold for a few of us I think.  I had compassion for all the road crew people, altho I spoke with one of the women flaggers and she said the hot and cold doesn’t bother her!  Only wet.  So I guess she was in her element (prairie girl, makes sense). Putting up with waits on the road was a bitch but the reward of a good highway is nice.  Driving on a black highway at night with no markings on it, in the rain, was really hard.  Think I’m going to avoid that.
Booked to fly to Newfoundland:  out of here September 5, back the 19th.  So the September 12th edition of this rag will not happen.  Unless circumstances change this.  You never know……  My travelling companion got acute diverticulitis a day after we booked and paid for the flights and the cancellation-for-any-reason insurance ($300.).  We are hoping she will be healed in time. wh

For Sale:  Never used Kenmore dryer super capacity, $250 was $450 new, we just never got around to install it and don’t live here in the winter.  Call Ken 250 777 3687

For Rent:  Lovely three bedroom house in Hills, very private, wood/electric furnace, 6-8 month lease, $1000 per month.  Contact 250 358-2518

Silverton Home, off-season rental, available mid-September – end of May. Newly renovated, lake access and views, washer and dryer, pellet stove heat, No Smokers, $600 / mo plus utilities. , 250-354-3559

House for Rent in New Denver, October 1, $925/mo. Includes utilities.
Newly renovated inside and out, clean, cozy 3 bedrooms + 1 full bath, open concept, newer garage/shop, large attached studio, large fenced yard with big garden area and mature trees.  Plenty of parking, close to school and shopping, very quiet. Wood stove with winter supply of seasoned wood.  Mature, responsible adults with references, damage deposit required.  To view and for additional information please contact  250-358-2828.

Creative, energetic, reliable female seeking affordable accommodation in the Kootenays as soon as possible and before October 31st.
Requiring a healthy, clean, maintained, well-lit space, large enough to pursue my interests as a textile artist and avid organic gardener.  Storage space, woodshed, wood stove/or alternative energy and garden area would be an asset.  Looking for an owner who appreciates the benefit and value of a tenant who would maintain their property as if it was my own.  Willing to do minor repairs and upkeep for lowered rent.  Lots of references. Call Terry at 250.358.7703.

Garage sale August 18 and 19, at 9:30 am,  Moving, must sell contents of garden including herbs, fruit, berries and plants (wormwood, nettle, lemon balm, mints, strawberries, raspberries, thornless raspberries, Gravenstein apple tree, mock orange, peonies, etc. Lots of beautiful fabric and sewing accessories. 24 wooden garden rounders (they keep your boots from getting muddy), slate and marble flat rock, etc. Free medium size, clean chest freezer good for storing animal feed. 203 – 6th Avenue, New Denver 7703

YARD SALE, Aug.19 & 20, at 404 Lake Ave. Silverton. 10am – 4pm. Many antiques, collectables, housewares, sporting goods, jewelry, clothing and much more! (Rain date- Aug 26&27)

Yard sale at 619 Lake Ave Silverton, Saturday Aug 26th 10:00 – 4:00. Miscellaneous items: bicycles. barbecue, clothes, kitchen stuff, tools, bedding..

For sale – Leclerc floor loom, hardware is lost, but is available on internet. Have pictures to e-mail if interested. Asking $125.00 or  best offer. Call 250 505-8075

For Sale:  Konig von Denmark  beautiful, soft pink, 5 year old shrub rose. $30.  SHADE CLOTH – 2 pieces from Lee Valley –  super for growing spinach into the warm weather. 6.5 feet x 13 feet – like new – original cost was $30. Selling for $20 each or OBO. call 358-2475.

FLOWERS – CAKES – PIES for special occasions or just because. The heat seems to be over but there might not be time for making that special dessert for friends. Artistic and affordable – Pre-order 358-2475

For sale: Thule roof racks (2 different set) gutter mounts Thule 250 bike rack (single bike) Thule 250 box. All for $250.00.   Nortco Plastic Water tank, W-23″, H-27″ L-46″ 120 gallons, New tap, Asking $90.00.  Approximately 100 cedar poles, $300 for all.  4 Michelin LTX A/T P265/70 R17 for $60.00  4 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac LT 285/75 R16 for $60.00     250 505-7421

2 bedrooms available during music weeks Aug 13 -Aug 19th,! We are 3 blocks from Lucerne School, withing walking distance. Beach within walking distance. Access to washing machine, dryer, and kitchen. Piano available. We have a cat, which could stay with friends if that is an issue. 250-358-2729

 Call for Submission :  The Hidden Garden Gallery is now accepting applications for its 2018 season.  Please apply to :  Exhibitions, HGG, Box 201, New Denver, B.C. V0G 2B0 by October 15 along with a brief description of your work, its size, the number of pieces and medium used.  Include a few photographs and or a CD of your work.

At the Hidden Garden Gallery
            Donna Hicks’ show “Loose Ends” will run August 14-19 with a reception on Tuesday, August 15, 7-9 pm. Music will be provided by local musicians Maya and Ezra Barker and Rebecca Laity. This, Donna’s first solo endeavor, includes watercolours of chickens from her coop alongside the many colourful ladies painted during the local life drawing sessions from the past two winters. She and her bees are dabbling in encaustic painting, too.
Plant Memory”, a show in oils and acrylics on canvas by Tsuneko Kokubo will be  August 21-26. It is series of large paintings (in oils and acrylics on canvas) exploring edible and medicinal plants as living archives – repositories of history and culture in the Columbia Basin – and as metaphors for the migration of peoples. The reception will be Wednesday, August 23, 7-9 pm with ‘art music’ by Jeremy Down, Paul Gibbons and J Buttle.
The Hidden Garden Gallery, 803 Kildare St, New Denver is open 10 am to 3 pm Monday to Saturday.

New photograhic work by Patrizia Menton will be on display at the Hidden Garden Gallery from Tuesday, Aug. 29 – Monday Sept. 24.  This show includes a study on leaves as well as recent images from Italy and France.  Open 10 am – 3 pm 


Diallo is a three time Juno Award-winning star of African and world music. A Guinean-born Canadian guitarist, singer, composer, songwriter, Diallo’s compositions unite traditional and modern styles. He has recorded with producers Peter Gabriel and the CBC’s African Guitar Summit, among many others. Alpha will be performing with his long-time bassist Vergari Cendar, and special guest Ahmed Fofana, a well-known Malian multi-instrumentalist and music producer, who is in Western Canada for just a few weeks. This is a chance to hear some wonderful African-style music, and the trio is offering both upbeat dance tunes, and virtuoso performances by Fofana on traditional instruments the kora and n’goni.
Doors open at 7, show time at 7:30. Tickets sold at the door only: $15.00. Special rate for students: $8.00 and $3.00 for kids under 12. Presented by the Slocan Lake Gallery Society, and supported by the BC Arts Council.

Harvest Share is in full swing!  If you have excess fruit and need help harvesting or if you can help pick, call Bree @ 250-354-8120.  Harvest Share has dehydrators, a steam juicer, pressure canner, orchard ladders, and picking bags to loan out.  Here are a couple of upcoming events to mark on your calendar:

This year Harvest Share is celebrating our 10th anniversary!  Everyone is invited to join us at the Harvest Share Pie Party on Saturday September 30th from 7pm-9pm at the Bosun Hall in New Denver.  We will be providing some pies made with local fruit by the talented Sarah Lord, and invite you to make a pie from your backyard fruit to share with the community.  Join us for pie and live music to celebrate the bounty and everyone that has participated with the project over the last 10 years.

On October 14th Harvest Share is hosting a full day composting workshop at the Knox Hall in New Denver led by Mario Lanthier from CropHealth Advising and Research.  The workshop will teach how proper manipulation of organic matter will make plants healthier.  How do we do it?  Come find out!  We will discuss ideas and recipes you can implement immediately.  Topics will include preparation and testing of compost and using compost to suppress plant diseases.  This intensive 1 day seminar will be of interest to organic growers, landscapers, and people working in horticulture.  Morning is indoors, afternoon will be outdoors (we will visit a few compost sites).  Call to register: 250-354-8120

A showing of the documentary Let There Be Light ( about ITER, an international project involving 35 Nations, to build the world’s largest tokamak, a magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our Sun and stars.  Hosted by Dr. Steven Lisgo, a Canadian physicist working on the ITER Project.  Thursday, August 17, 7:00 pm at Knox Hall, New Denver

Community Calendar Amateur Photo Contest
New Denver Royalty is once again sponsoring the Community Calendar and are asking for photo submissions for the featured photo on the calendar.  Do you have a favourite photo of our area that you would like to share?  If so, could you enter the community calendar photo contest and have your photo highlighted on the 2018 Community calendar. How to Enter: mail the photo to:  New Denver Royalty, Box 384, New Denver, B.C. V0G 1S0 or email:
Nice to have a new “journeyed” carpenter in town, especially considering the  ever tightening regulations.  She needs a place to store her tools, so if anyone has a shed/garage that could do that, give Jill a call at 1.306.951.0121   wh

Burnaby-based author Ellen Schwartz will present her book for young readers, Heart of a Champion, at the Kohan Reflection Garden in New Denver on Sunday, August 20, 2017, 2-4  p.m, sponsored by the  Slocan Lake Garden Society.

Set in 1941-42, Heart of a Champion tells the story of Kenji, (Kenny), who longs to play on the famed Vancouver Asahi baseball team, like his older brother, Mitsuo.  But when Japan attacks Pearl Harbour, Kenny and his family are sent to the Orchard internment camp in New Denver. Struggling to help his family survive, Kenny thinks his baseball dreams are over—until he spots a field covered with scrap wood—a field shaped like a baseball diamond.

In doing research for the book, Schwartz visited the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre and interviewed several former internees, including Sakaye Hashimoto and the late Nobuyoshi (“Nobby”) Hayashi.

“People in New Denver were incredibly generous in sharing their stories with me,” Schwartz said. “They told me how difficult the conditions were, and also how the community pulled together to survive and make the best of an unjust and terrible situation.”

Because baseball played an important part in the story, Schwartz especially appreciated being able to speak to Mr. Hayashi, who had been a promising baseball player in Vancouver before the war. “He told me about being a bat boy for the Asahi baseball club, and what an honour that was. Here in New Denver, he and the other boys were coached by Roy Yasui and George Yoshinaka, two Asahi players who were interned at the Orchard. Nobby also told me that the kids made bases out of rice sacks filled with dirt.”

Heart of a Champion has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Silver Birch Fiction award, the Diamond Willow award and the Rocky Mountain Book award. It was also named a Top Shelf book by Voice of Youth Advocacy. This coveted honour represents fiction titles that raise the bar for outstanding storytelling for middle-grade readers aged eight to 13.

“I’m pleased to be presenting Heart of a Champion in New Denver this year, the 75th anniversary of the Japanese Canadian internment,” Schwartz said. “It’s important to remember and acknowledge past injustices while celebrating the community that continues to make such a large contribution to the area.”

The New Denver public book launch, of interest to all ages from 8 years to adult, will feature readings and discussion by Ellen as well as book sales and light refreshments. Admission is by donation. Limited seating is available; please bring a lawn chair if you can.


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: journeywoman carpenter in New Denver, all carpentry jobs:  Jill Leslie 1.306.951.0121

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  9 – 10 am  & Thursday 8 – 9 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