April 10, 2018

Think everyone knows I’m intending to move to the main street of town.  My apologies for all the noise I’m going to make and to those who hate to see the murdering of trees.  My intention is to build and I don’t want large trees looming over my house.  If you know of anyone wanting to move to the country, my place is on EcoProperties with a video of the house and gardens.  When my place sells, I will move into the trailer.  This won’t be any earlier than August, probably later.  Friends will be staying there this summer.  Next step, other than murdering more trees, bucking them up and splitting them (more noise), will be a ramp for that person who uses crutches.  I’m looking forward to hanging out with you all on Main Street.  Ya, I know, its 6th Avenue but I’m never going to call it that.  Does everyone out there know the main street is 6th Ave.?   wh

For Sale:  Attention bakers & homemakers:   Kitchenaid Stainless steel stand mixer with second bowl and second paddle includes the whisk and dough attachment — $275.00.  in great shape. I upgraded and this needs to find a home. Nothing like having that second bowl and paddle! 358-2475

For Sale:  really pretty Waterford Erin wood stove, cream coloured enamel, 16” wood length, $1,500.  Call Kay at 358-7991

 Garage Sale at Sweet Dreams Guesthouse across from the Village Office in New Denver. Saturday & Sunday April 28 and 29, 10 am to 2pm.

 Garage sale:  Saturday 21st. April, 9-4 –  no early birds.  Tools, kitchen stuff, some scrapbook items, indoor plants and other.    711 9th Avenue rain or shine!

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

I will be working for Camp Cafe and am looking for a rental in New Denver. Hoping for something inexpensive and clean. Please contact me if you have a humble home available!  Thank you.  aliciacarmend@gmail.com

For Sale:  New with tag, women Salomon ski/snowboard pants, size medium, colour beetred, regular fit, Active Therm, removable snow skirt, New 145$ plus tax, will sell for 120$, for adults or teenager, please call 250 777 1569

Fishing Derby on Slocan Lake on Saturday, June 2 sponsored by The Slocan and District Fire Department and Technical Rescue Society, Slocan City.  Get your fishhook into this fun event!  Tickets are $10. Registration begins at 6:00 am at the Slocan City boat launch. Final weigh-in is at 4:00 pm.  For more information or to purchase tickets call Brent at 250-974-7533.

CALL FOR ARTISTS/ COMMUNITY ART SHOW, July 2018 . In celebration of the re-opening of the SILVERTON ART GALLERY. For information please email silvertongallery@gmail.com.

Camp Cafe is Coming Back!!  we are re-opening Tuesday April 10th with new Spring hours…we have missed you all very much and can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces once again!
Tuesday-Saturday 8am-2pm,   Sunday Brunch 10 am-2 pm –  make a reservation! 358-7271
We will be running a paired down menu until the summer season gets into full swing, but please don’t think we haven’t got you covered for all of the yummy treats, breakfast and lunch items you have grown to love.  See You Soon!! xoxo

GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER! THE BIG AIR BAND/ LIP SYNC CONTEST is coming May 19 (May Days Saturday) to the Silverton Memorial Hall. Calling on all Slocan Valley businesses, organizations, groups and individuals to enter to win cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in two categories: adults & kids. Coaching available. All ages & abilities, and all kinds of music welcome. Registration forms available at New Market Foods and www.slocanlake.com. Registration period: April 14-May 5. Hosted by the Slocan District Chamber of Commerce. More info: 250-226-7967 or www.slocanlake.com www.slocanlake.com

we are hosting a Free Me Inc. workshop in New Denver at the Bosun Hall on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.  This workshop is for individuals looking to start a business and addresses some of the following points:

  • what it is to be an entrepreneur (pros, cons, lifestyle considerations);
  • types of business entities (for profit, non-profit, co-ops);
  • business models (brick and mortar versus online);
  • product types (pros, cons);
  • common pitfalls and motivations; and
  • how to get started (support services, best practices)

Registration is required at least 2 business days prior to the workship.  For more info and to register:  visit bbaprogram.ca or call 1.855.510.2227.ext. 6

A huge thanks to everyone who donated food and money for the Easter Food Hampers. To those who helped sort, pack, & deliver, the wonderful staff at Newmarket Foods and Linnie for her generous donation of lovely chocolates Thank You.  We also thank Hilda Radford for the donation of the beautiful Owl bag that was auctioned off.  With your help and support The Community Food Hamper Program does organized hampers at Christmas and Easter . Emergency food hampers are available throughout the year by calling Sue at 358-7787 .

World-Class Mountain Biking Coming to Nakusp, BC!   Mountain bikers looking to explore what BC has to offer will now want to add Nakusp, BC as a destination!  The Nakusp and Area Bike Society (NABS) has successfully raised more than $500,000 to continue work on the trail system being built about eight kilometres north of the village.  The funding, from sources ranging from BC Rural Dividends to the Columbia Basin Trust, will allow NABS to hire dozens of people to continue work on the ambitious project.
The multi-year project, started in 2017, will eventually see 50 kilometres of trails built through the forest from the top of Mount Abriel to the lakeshore. The network will be attractive and accessible to beginners, families, people with diverse abilities, and expert mountain bikers.
It is planned to be a world-class destination, that’s been the desire and intent from the start, to be an attraction for the area that will help support the local economy.  The trail network will also complement other trail projects in the region bringing the Kootenays to the forefront of mountain bike tourism.
The objective is to get 14.6 kilometres done in the next two years, but NABS is aiming for more like 20, which will be approximately the half way point.  It is unknown as to whether the society will be able to attain more funding, so the goal is to complete as much as possible with what they have received.  NABS has hired three managers to oversee the actual construction of the trails, and says anywhere from 10-20 people will be hired on a full and part-time basis to do the work. There’s also funding for contractors and equipment operators for jobs that can’t be done with muscle power.  While $500,000-plus may seem like a lot, NABS has to be very good stewards of this funding and pinch every penny, continuing to rely on volunteers and in-kind support to a great extent.  The project is expected to cost about $1.25 million in total and take five years to complete. The end product of the Abriel project is to make Nakusp a must-ride destination for those who come to this country.
Submitted by Janis Neufeld, Project Manager for the Nakusp and Area Bike Society    nakuspandareabikesociety@gmail.com

(I’m printing this because people might want to check out the jobs available, and I’m wondering if we are going to connect to this trail system, and then connect it to Kaslo??  What about sleeping huts along the way?  wh)

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

                                  Friday Night Movies, Knox Hall, 7:30 pm 

April 12     Mudbound  (2017, drama)
Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.

April 20    Three Billboards Outside Ebbig, Missouri    (2017, crime, drama)A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her  daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit.



We are very pleased to introduce the following MISS NEW DENVER CANDIDATE. Below is a bit of personal history and her answer to the following question:


I have wanted to join the program since I was a Flower Girl  and Little Miss.
I want to give back to the community by representing our great town around the province.

 NAME:                                 CHARLOTTE FARRELL
AGE:                                     15
RESIDENCE:                       New Denver
LIKES:                                Animals, Protecting Animals and The Environment,
                                            Playing the piano
DISLIKES:                          Animal Cruelty, Littering
FAVOURITE MOVIE:       Stand by Me
FAVOURITE TV SHOW:   Gray’s Anatomy
FAVOURITE FOOD:         Waffles

We hope everyone will be able to attend the Royalty Tea Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 pm at Bosun  Hall to meet our candidate and visit with the retiring royalty 

Would your child be interested in spending time with Royalty? Would they like to take part in the Pageant, attend the Royalty Tea and ride on the Royal Float in the May Day Parade?  If so, and your child was born between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013, then he or she is eligible to become this year’s Flower Girl or Page Boy. Entries can be made at New Market Foods.
Draw will be made from all entries for Flower Girl and Page Boy at 12:00 pm on Monday, April 23, 2018.  Contact Lora Lee at 358-2578 or Rhonda at 358-7162 for more information.

SLUGS THANK YOU CARD:  We extend much gratitude to the hardy folks who worked through rain and SNOW at the Kohan Garden Spring Cleanup Party on Saturday, April 7:  Ray, Margaret, Chris, Syl, Russ, Wendy M, Jim K, Kay, Gwynneth, Decker, Sally, Barb, Birgit, Moonbow and Janice.  Door prize winners were Decker and Russ.
And to Birgit, John F., Wendy M. and other good souls who came on Sunday, and worked without coffee or lunch, as “the management” decided to cancel Sunday, due to weather.
We also want to thank the Apple Tree for delicious soup and the loan of coffee urns, and Charlotte for wonderful lunch catering assistance.
If you haven’t joined our membership list ($5), please contact Syl McDonaugh.  SLUGS membership affords you discounts at many regional garden centres.  Spring is coming….someday soon!