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or its affiliates. Offers valid in Canada only from May 1 to May 31, 2020. The terms and conditions may vary depending on

your province and these offers are subject to termination or change at any time without notice. Offer may not be assigned,

traded, sold or combined with any other offer unless expressly stated herein. Other conditions may apply. Void where

prohibited by law. † No payments for 1 year on 2020 models and prior: Eligible units are new and unused 2020 and prior

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selected term. This financing offer is subject to DESJARDINS current credit criteria. Other conditions and restrictions apply.

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shall be held responsible for the loans entered into by DESJARDINS in relation to this offer. See an authorized BRP dealer

for details. ‡ Get up to 4-YEAR COVERAGE on select 2020 models: Eligible units are select new and unused 2020 Sea-Doo

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guide and safety instructions. Observe applicable laws and regulations. Always wear appropriate protective clothing,

including a personal flotation device and wetsuit bottoms. Riding and alcohol/drugs don’t mix. See your authorized BRP

dealer for details and visit sea-doo.com.

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Create Your

Dreams!

WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

Retractable Awnings

Retractable Roof Systems

Cellular Blinds on Sale!

We pay the PST! Book your free consultation.

250-352-3800 • 1-855-681-1123

www.theblindman.ca • Financing now available

Nancy Trotman Mortgage Broker

and KFS Financial Services Inc

have moved to

875 Columbia Avenue!

Stop in for

a coffee, we

have lots of

room for social

distancing!

New location, same phone and fax numbers,

same great service!

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BC Transit’s Restart Plan

Following the guidance of the Provincial Health Officer

and WorkSafeBC, and drawing on the best practices of the

We

have

arrived

295 Baker Street,

Nelson

778-463-5388

• fl ooring and tiling service

• professional installations

• custom stairs

transit industry worldwide, BC Transit is continuing with many

of the safety measures put in place to respond to COVID-19, and

is implementing additional practices and procedures to align with

BC’s Restart Plan.

As restrictions begin to lift across the province, select sectors

open back up, and people gradually return to engaging in some

of the activities they did prior to March 2020, we want to ensure

that BC Transit gets you where you need to be, as safely and

efficiently as possible.

Measures already in place that will continue include:

• Enhanced cleaning and sanitization on buses and at BC Transit

facilities.

• Rear door loading and ceasing fare collection until May 31,

2020.

• Additional personal protective equipment for handyDART

transit operators.

• Communication to staff and customers to encourage

behaviours that contribute to the safety of themselves, our

operators and fellow passengers.

New measures will include:

• Capacity management,

including keeping buses at a

comfortable load. BC Transit

will continue to target a comfortable

capacity on buses,

which may result in buses being

full and customers could experience

pass ups. BC Transit is

encouraging customers to use

NextRide to check for capacity

in advance of boarding and

attempt to travel at non-peak

times as much as possible.

• The use of face coverings

will be encouraged on

buses and at bus stops where

physical distancing is not

possible

• Protective barriers for

operators in the form of vinyl

panels or full driver doors.

• One way passenger

flow entering through the front

of the bus and exiting through

the rear of the bus. An exception

will be made for customers

with mobility aids to exit

through the front of the bus.

• Resuming front door

loading and fare collection

effective June 1, 2020.

Timeline for installation of

full driver door protective barriers

on buses will be accelerated.

BC Transit continues to provide

transportation services you

can rely on. As we move through

the phases of BC’s Restart Plan,

BC Transit will work with our

partners to adjust or implement

measures based on advice from

the Provincial Health Officer.

For more information, please

visit BCTransit.com/covid19 or

call your local transit office.

BC Transit

Deadline Wednesday 3 pm 1-800-663-4619

CLASSIFIED INDEX:

Announcements ....................................................................4

Animals/Pets .......................................................................11

Automotive ..........................................................................11

Boats/Watercraft .................................................................11

Building Supplies ..................................................................3

Bulletin Board ....................................................................2, 3

Classes/Workshops ...............................................................7

Commercial Rentals ............................................................12

Computer Sales/Service .......................................................3

Contractors/Trades ....................................................4, 6, 8, 9

Firewood ................................................................................4

Free for Free ..........................................................................4

Gardening/Landscaping ........................................................7

General Services ...............................................................6, 7

Health/Personal Care ............................................................7

Hwlp Wanted .........................................................................4

Hiring .....................................................................................4

Merchandise ......................................................................3, 4

Merchandise Wanted ............................................................4

Motorcycles/ATVs ................................................................11

Notices ..................................................................................7

Real Estate ..........................................................................12

Rentals ................................................................................12

RVs/Campers ......................................................................11

Sporting Goods .....................................................................4

Obituary

Germain Doucet ...................................................................5

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Kaslo Area - Ainsworth

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Pennywise also publishes the Go & Do Regional Guide, Visit Kaslo Guide, 4 Seasons in Salmo

and the Central Kootenay Farm & Food Directory

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*PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY

FROM WILDFIRE* Build a custom

strategy to maximize the value of

your property while protecting it

from the increasing threat of wildfires.

Book a free assessment with

Loki Tree Service online at www.

lokitree.com or call 250-353-2405.

AA KASLO: Call 250-7737 or 250-

353-3427 for information and links

to online Zoom meetings. We may

be able to help.

ACUPUNCTURE & TRADI-

TIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

& Chiropractic Care. Head 2 Toe

Holistic Health Clinic, 276 Columbia

Ave, Castlegar. Call 250-304-

8700 or book online www.head

2toecastlegar.ca

AFFORDABLE & SECURE

HOUSEHOLD STORAGE CON-

TAINERS: 20´ & 40´ units, for sale

or rent. Kootenay Containers, Castlegar.

250-365-3014.

CONVERT YOUR HOME VIDEOS

TO DVD & digital formats, $10/

tape. Jordan in Castlegar, 250-

608-3548.

Bulletin Board

BERNINA SALE! Looking for a

new sewing machine to keep you

busy and happy? Nelson Stitch

Lab is your local BERNINA dealer!

BERNINA is having a big sale Sale

May 20-July 5. Visit our website or

stop by our shop for more information.

Nelsonstitchlab.com. Nelson

Stitch Lab, 505 Baker St, Nelson.

250-505-2835.

BIBLE STUDY: A study of The King

James Version Bible from Genesis

to Revelation; chapter by chapter,

verse by verse, making sure the

Bible is understood in completeness.

For more information please

contact Don at 778-877-0579.

BOIL WATER NOTICE for Fletcher

Creek Improvement District water

users. Please inform all renters

& guests. FCID has a moratorium

on all connections until further notice.

Visit www.fletchercreekwater.

com

BOOKKEEPING BY LOUISE:

Bookkeeping, payroll, GST. 250-

352-9858, bookkeepingbylouise@

shaw.ca

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CANADIAN MADE HOT TUBS!

New & used softubs, service & spa

chemicals, including low CI Nature2.

Serving all the West Kootenay.

Call Kootenay Springs Softub,

limited tub supply so please call to

order, 250-354-8557 in Riondel.

www.softubcanada.com

CASH FOR GOLD: We pay 60%

of scrap weight. Get cash today for

your dental, scrap and gold jewelry.

We also buy gold or silver coins

and old bills. 721 Front St, Nelson,

250-505-5444

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CHIROPRACTOR ACCEPTING

NEW PATIENTS: Dr. Nick DiCesare

has joined our team to help us

serve you better. Head 2 Toe Holistic

Health Clinic, 276 Columbia

Ave, Castlegar. Call 250-304-8700

or book online www.head2toecas

tlegar.ca

NEW! NATHALIE’S PRODUCE

offering FREE home deliveries.

New! CSA boxes available every

week. 250-509-0373.

NEED 2020 VISION FOR YOUR

HEATING AND COOLING? Green

and clean, we’re your best decision.

Canadian Aerothermal serving

the Kootenays over 12 years.

250-357-2770, or 250-505-8209.

curttoni@noducts.ca

CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING

IN SALMO: Artwork, documents,

textiles. Tara Books on Fourth St.

250-357-0022, www.tarabooks.ca

Bulletin Board

WE NEVER LEFT YOU!! We’re still

open 7 days a week, regular hours,

COVID-19 compliant. Home Goods

Furniture, 1790 HomeGoods Rd,

Genelle BC. 250-693-2227.

ART FOR THE JOY OF IT: Student

Art Show for Seniors. June

6-24 at the Langham Cultural Centre,

Kaslo BC. Gallery hours 1pm-

4pm Thursday through Sunday.

SEA*DOO READY TO RIDE

SALES EVENT on now at Playmor

Power Products. www.playmor

power.com, 250-359-7111.

CANADA POST CONSIDERS THE

PENNYWISE AS A ‘FLYER’. Thus,

if you have requested NO flyers, you

will not receive a Pennywise with

your home mail delivery. We have

various drop points so please give

us a call at 1-800-663-4619 and we

will let you know where you may pick

one up!

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Fishing Fun, Healthy Harvest,

Prizes, and Conservation Goals

A new Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program

launches June 1, 2020. Anglers are encouraged

to get out on the water and harvest rainbow

and bull trout in the main body of Kootenay Lake.

Participants can have the fun of catching a trout,

then turn in the head to a local depot to enter a

monthly draw for a prize worth $1,000.00. Each

head returned gets one monthly draw ticket and a

chance at the grand prize draw worth more than

$50,000!

Conservationists behind this three-year initiative

say the goal is to allow kokanee abundance to

increase in the lake. The returned trout heads will

be used to obtain biological data to assist the Ministry

in the management of the lake. While it’s safe

to get outside at this phase of COVID-19, please

remember to practice social distancing.

The incentive program is supported by the local

West Arm Outdoors Club, BC Wildlife Federation,

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, Habitat

Conservation Trust Foundation and the Province.

The program’s target is to increase rainbow and

bull trout retention from 50 percent of fish caught

to 90 percent. The program’s goal of higher catch

retention will not create conservation issues for

the trout and will help the kokanee recover.

Find the Program Rules at bcwf.bc.ca/

kootenay-lake-angler-incentive-program.

Only trout caught in the main lake and lower

Duncan River are eligible.

Find a Depot

• Woodbury Resort

• Balfour Chevron (Gill and Gift) gas station

• Crawford Bay Market

• Wynndell Foods and Outdoor Gear

Details at bcwf.bc.ca/

kootenay-lake-angler-incentive-program

Pennies for Pennywise!

Do you love how the Pennywise shows

up in your mailbox every week? How it

helps sell million dollar homes, collectable

cars and funky old furniture... how

it offers free-for-free ads, discounts for

non-profits and sometimes, just gives ad

space to those in need.

So do we!! We love being part of every

community in the West Kootenay, and enjoy

serving you each and every week.

This whole Covid thing has knocked us all for

a loop. Who could have guessed what 2020 had

in store?

Pennywise is working hard to keep going.

Mostly because we believe in what we do, and

who we do it for. You! We have

sliced and diced every expense

possible, including letting our

public office go, and moving

home to the basement. And

since I strongly feel that my staff

deserves every effort to make

this business work, it occurred

to me to wonder, “What if every

reader contributed $3?”

Yes, only three dollars. We’ll

call it a Voluntary Annual Subscription

but really it is just

a small donation. That small

contribution would go a long

way to ensuring a successful

re-opening. We are keeping the

ask small as we know there are

many in need.

To all our advertisers who

participated in our first edition

back after our temporary closure

Thank you for your encouragement

and excitement about

moving forward. Your enthusiasm

for print is contagious... we

get it. We love it too and being

the local’s shopper is a position

we treasure.

Through this summer we will publish

every 2nd week June 1, 15, 29,

July 13, 27, August 10, 24 and Sept

7. Our deadlines are Wednesdays

before the publication Monday.

We will be continuing with the

tabloid format, at least for now.

In addition we will publish a

Stay & Play little brother to

the Go & Do with lots of great

information for locals and visitors. Yes,

visitors will come now that restrictions

are lifted and who can blame

them? we live in paradise. We will be

responsible hosts, and they responsible

visitors We are all in this together and

need to support and care for each other.

WATCHES

WANTED

Local Kootenay collector

now buying vintage

Swiss watches.

Pre-1990s men’s wrist watches

preferred.

Rolex

Omega • Tudor • Patek Phillippe

oldtimenelson@gmail.com

Call or text 250-551-3000

BELL

Again we thank you for all the love and remind

you that a small donation will be hugely appreciated!

It is easy to e-transfer (and there is no fee) to

payments@pennywiseads.com password: covid.

Or you can mail a cheque to Pennywise, Box 430

Kaslo BC V0G1MO.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate

to call…and we love hearing your opinion on

the new format. (It is about 50/50 for and

against at the moment.)

Publisher, Karma Halleran

Is there untapped value

in your land?

We buy

cedar poles

LUMBER & POLE

SINCE 1909

Contact us today

to discuss selling

your private timber.

Contact: Sean Fredrickson

250-521-3031

sean.fredrickson@blpole.com

Bell Lumber & Pole Canada, ulc Rossland, BC

The Superform System can replace

conventionally poured concrete foundation walls

in residential and light commercial construction

• Rigid EPS

• Provides both the form for the retention of wet concrete

and thermal insulation for the exterior & interior walls.

• EPS also provides superior sound barrier insulation for

interior party walls.

• Superform wall system accomplishes forming, framing and

insulating in one step, providing a SUPERIOR finished wall

AND building method.

FOR FURTHER INFO AND A QUOTE CONTACT:

wksuperform@gmail.com cell: 250 304-9889

WE’RE OPEN

Monday to Saturday 10-4

with lots of selection for

SPRING & SUMMER FOOTWEAR

411 HALL STREET NELSON 250-352-6261 TOLL FREE 1-800-337-1622 www.vincedevito.ca

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FIGMENTS IS OPEN TUESDAY

THROUGH SATURDAY, 10am-

5:30pm. Come see our new spring

collection of cards and pottery.

www.figmentscanada.com 250-

353-2566.

GREAT CARDS FOR GRADS

AND DADS AT FIGMENTS. Gifts

too! Open Tuesday-Saturday.

www.figmentscanada.com 250-

353-2566.

ISIS HAS GOT YOU COVERED:

Our skin nourishing exotic Sunbutter

with outstanding UVA & UVB

protection is now ready! Plus our

famous Buzz Off to keep those

nasty pests at bay. 2 organic seasonal

formulas to keep you & your

family protected. Come on in or

shop with us online. Isis Essentials

582 Ward St in Nelson. www.isis.ca

NATHALIE’S PRODUCE: Cherries,

blueberries, raspberries, Redhaven

peaches, apricots, nugget

potatoes, pickling cukes. Certificate

organic, plus conventional

fruits available. Taking orders now

for July crop. 250-509-0373.

Bulletin Board

NELSON HOME BUILDING CEN-

TRE HAS HUNTER DOUGLAS

CUSTOM BLINDS! Come in and

see us for your window covering

needs. 101 McDonald Dr, 250-

352-1919.

SELKIRK TRUSS can provide all

your custom trusses for your reno

or new build. Visit our website

www.selkirktruss.com and get the

answers to many of your questions.

Selkirk Truss, 2894 Sentinel

Rd, South Slocan. 250-359-7000.

SPENDING MORE TIME AT

HOME AND LOOKING to spruce

up your front or backyard? All

COVID-19 precautions will be taken.

CascadiaLandscaping.ca, 250-

505-6004.

USA - NEW AUTHORS WANT-

ED! Page Publishing will help you

self-publish your own book. FREE

author submission kit! Limited

offer! Why wait? Call now: 866-

951-7214.

Bulletin Board

THE LE ROI COMMUNITY FOUN-

DATION, with funding from the

Government of Canada’s Emergency

Community Support Fund

and in partnership with Community

Foundations Canada, is please

to announce $40,000 in granting

opportunities to help with vulnerable

populations affected by

COVID-19. The Le Roi Foundation

covers areas including Rossland,

Warfield, Trail, Montrose, Fruitvale

and Areas A&B of the RDKB. Applications

are made through the

Community Foundations Canada

web portal. Details and a link to

this web portal are available at the

Le Roi Foundation’s website www.

leroifoundation.com

Merchandise

BEEKEEPING GEAR! Boxes,

clothing, etc. Kootenay Beekeeping

Supplies. 250-365-5454, kootbees@shaw.ca,

www.kootenaybeekeeping.com

CAR GARAGE FRAME:

12´x20´x8´ w/six ground anchors,

item #37-111-4, brand new in the

box, $100. 250-352-6295.

Merchandise

HOUSEHOLD STORAGE: Steel

shipping containers for sale/rent.

20´ & 40´ units. Kootenay Containers,

Castlegar. 250-365-3014.

ONE DOUBLE WIDE OPEN OF-

FICE TRAILER: = two 12´x60´

trailers, good condition, $19,900.

Call John Urquhart, 250-367-7540.

USA - NEED SOME CASH? Sell

us your unwanted gold, jewelry,

watches & diamonds. Call GOLD

GEEK 1-844-209-9872 or visit

www.GetGoldGeek.com/nani BBB

Rated. Request your 100% FREE,

no risk, no strings attached appraisal

kit. Call today!

Building Supplies

CEDAR LUMBER: Fencing, siding,

decking, garden beds, etc.

250-505-4207.

DOUBLE PANE GLASS SOLAR-

IUM: New, 28´x8´, $14,000, no

reasonable offer refused. 250-229-

5666.

Merchandise

HARROP-PROCTER FOREST

PRODUCTS: Your local source for

sustainably harvested building materials.

Timbers, decking, siding,

paneling, fencing and a wide variety

of cedar lumber. We also custom

cut to order. Make the green

consumer choice by supporting

BC’s only Eco-Certified Community

Forest. Check out our products &

story at www.hpcommunityforest.

org. Call 250-551-5452 or email

sales@hpcommunityforests.org

for a quote. Monday-Friday, 8am-

4:30pm & Saturday, 9am-3pm.

Computers/Electronics

CONOR’S COMPUTER REPAIR:

Troubleshooting, network setup,

virus and Malware scans. Castlegar

and Nelson housecalls. Courtesy

computer available. 250-608-

1583.

HEXA-TEK REPAIR: Computer repairs,

upgrades, maintenance, diagnostics,

406 Baker Ave, Salmo.

250-357-9271, www.HexaTek.ca

WINLAW FINE COMPUTING.....

www.winlawtech.com, Windows,

Apple, Linux. Pat, 250-226-7215.

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Selkirk College Forest Technology

student explores the edge

It started with an instructor’s challenge to look at

climate change on a personal level and ended with

a creative outburst by students that breaks down

walls to better understanding the future of the forest

industry.

In November, Forest Technology Program

instructor Jesper Nielsen spurred his second-year

students with a contest focused on thinking about

their future in the industry. “It Starts With Me” set

very few parameters on the final product other than

wanting learners to think about the marketplace differently

than how it is generally perceived.

As the winter semester came to an end in April,

Nielsen was blown away by a 50-page book put

together by student Kelsi Littler. A collection of

art and words from her classmates in the School of

Environment & Geomatics, The Edge Effect explores

climate change through the minds of those graduating

into resource industry careers.

“I hope it shows that all these people who are

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

A message from all of us at

Back in Balance Wellness Centre

At Back in Balance Wellness Centre the health of our patients, staff

and community is of the utmost importance. We are excited to be

back in the clinic to help our patients achieve optimal health! We

have many new office protocols to ensure we mitigate the risk of

transmission of COVID-19.

Rest assured all of our staff will self-check daily and will not be at

work if they have any new or unusual symptoms.

We are also asking our patients to use the BC COVID-19 Support App

to self-check the day of their appointment.

Upon arrival please call to let us know you are here, and you will

receive a text message when the door will be unlocked for you to

allow for physical distancing in our common areas.

We ask that you wear a mask to your appointment and bring only

essential items in to the clinic.

We have enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures in place for

your safety!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

2325-6th Avenue, Unit B, Castlegar

www.backinbalance.ca • 250-304-4401

going to be working in the industry really care about

the environment,” says Littler, who also has poetry

featured in the book. “The only way to change how

things are done is if you genuinely care and want

to do what’s right. I hope this sparks something in

people.”

Packed with poetry, paintings, photography and

drawings, The Edge Effect won the contest and now

Littler is having the book self-published as a fundraiser

for the non-profit magazine The Narwhal. The

book includes pieces from 10 different students who

are in the Forest Technology Program, Integrated

Environmental Planning Program, and Recreation,

Fish & Wildlife Program.

“We have so many people in the School of Environment

& Geomatics that are extremely artistic

and creative… and they care a lot about the environment,”

says Littler. “There are a lot of people in

the industry that have this romantic experience with

nature just by spending time working outdoors. I

wanted a way to display that somehow and the end

result makes me hopeful for the future.”

Every little bit helps

Online Course

Offerings

Puppets on the Move

June 2

Recovery Planning for Non-Profits

June 3

Bookkeeping Fundamentals for

Small Business June 9

Guided Autobiography

June 10

French: Beginners Level 1

June 11

French: Beginners Level 2

July 9

You will be emailed a link to join the class via Zoom

selkirk.ca/ce 250-354-3220 for more info

www.facebook.com/SelkirkCommunityEducation

Community Education & Workplace Training

Waves on the Lake is now open

At the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson

Please call 250-352-9283 for an appointment

Social distancing and Covid-19 protocols in place

Before Nielsen introduced the contest to his Forest

Health Management class, he started a discussion

on what has been described as the “existential

threat to our generation.” Wanting to address the

topic of climate change in a meaningful way, the

class engaged in a spirited debate where there was

considerable blame foist upon others.

“I expected the blame-shifting because we are

human and that’s what we generally do,” says Nielsen,

who has been an instructor on the Castlegar

Campus since 2012. “I don’t mean to diminish the

conversation that took place that day because I was

impressed by their thoughtfulness and their enthusiasm.

But our innate desire to want to point the

finger at someone else was very apparent, especially

early in the discussion. I wanted them to become

aware of this and of how unproductive a method it

usually is in facilitating change.”

Nielsen moved to Nakusp when he was 10-yearsold

and after high school headed off to the University

of British Columbia to complete a degree in

International Relations. Fond of small-town life,

he moved back to his logging roots and worked as

a landing bucker, shake blocker, tree planter and

juvenile spacer before formalizing his

forestry education back at UBC. He

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then spent 20 years as a forestry manager

in Nakusp prior to shifting to the

classrooms of Selkirk College.

With a belief that the forest industry

is in transition, Nielsen pushes

students to find solutions to questions

that were not even asked when he

was younger. Based on the idea that

every small positive change towards

the environment helps for both those

inside and outside the forest industry,

Nielsen introduced the contest to his

students.

“Elected leaders are generally

responding to what they think people

want,” he says. “I don’t think

those leaders will actually believe

that we are willing to make changes

that require substantial self-sacrifice

until they see us doing those sorts of

things voluntarily. Sure, if only one

person ends up doing it, then it is

effectively meaningless. But it has to

start somewhere.”

Building on passion at Selkirk

College

Littler’s relationship with the outdoors

was

fortified while

a Geography

major

at McMaster

University

in Hamilton,

Ontario. To

help navigate

financially

through her

degree, Littler

spent

summers

tree planting

in Northern

British

Columbia.

After

graduation, she moved permanently west and chose

the West Kootenay as a base.

While pondering her future, Littler was considering

an after-degree at UBC’s West Kootenay

Teacher Education Program when she discovered

the program offerings in Selkirk College’s School of

Environment & Geomatics. She began the two-year

Forest Technology Program in September 2018 and

graduated last month.

“It is honestly the best education I have ever had,

I loved it,” says the 28-year-old. “It was interesting

coming from university where you are in the huge

classes and you never get to know your professors.

It was an incredible learning experience at Selkirk

College, all the teachers are so passionate about what

they are teaching and genuinely care about the students.

That creates a pretty wonderful place to learn.”

Relishing the opportunity to learn with a cohort of

peers who share a passion for making the outdoors

a basis of their careers, Littler quickly developed

bonds that culminated with The Edge Effect project.

When she put the word out to classmates about a

collection of words and art, she received enthusiastic

buy-in from those willing to share their talents.

Though she has been writing nature-inspired

poetry for several years, Littler had never shared

her work. The Edge Effect features six of her poems,

including “wildflowers on a cutblock” where she

writes: “together they conspire to bloom and grow/

despite the powers that told them no.”

“I have always enjoyed writing, but this is the first

time that I have actually put it out there,” Littler says.

“You feel a bit vulnerable, but seeing other friends

do it helps give you the courage to do it. Being surrounded

by people who are brave and following

their passion helps you go there too.”

As she works on getting the self-published The

Edge Effect into the hands of readers, Littler’s primary

focus is on the new silviculture business she

has started with a classmate. The pair have already

secured tree planting contracts and will expand the

operation to include surveys and GIS work in the

coming months.

“I am more passionate about change in the industry

after two years at Selkirk College,” Littler says.

“My education has provided so much more understanding,

now I can find where my place within the

industry is.”

As Nielsen looks back at the Class of 2020 with

pride, taking students to the edge of their thinking

was a highlight of the academic year.

“I’m completely convinced that forest management

and forest harvesting can be entirely compatible

with environmental and social objectives,”

he says. “I think it’s possible for every forestry student’s

story to have a happy ending, meaning that

they can balance those three overarching objectives

and be legitimately proud of the work they do. But it

requires vigilance and a constant awareness of one’s

own perspective. That’s part of what this project was

trying to instill.”

Order the book of art and poetry at Littler’s

GoFundMe page by searching “The Edge Effect” and

making a $15 donation that will include the cost of

printing and shipping.

You can learn more about the Selkirk College

School of Environment & Geomatics at: selkirk.ca/

school/environment-geomatics

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student explores the edge

It started with an instructor’s challenge to look at climate change

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that breaks down walls to better understanding the future of the

forest industry.

In November, Forest Technology Program instructor Jesper

Nielsen spurred his second-year students with a contest focused

on thinking about their future in the industry. “It Starts With Me”

set very few parameters on the final product other than wanting

learners to think about the marketplace differently than how it is

generally perceived.

As the winter semester came to an end in April, Nielsen was

blown away by a 50-page book put together by student Kelsi Littler.

A collection of art and words from her classmates in the School

of Environment & Geomatics, The Edge Effect explores climate

change through the minds of those graduating into resource industry

careers.

“I hope it shows that all these people who are going to be working

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also has poetry featured in the book. “The only way to change how

things are done is if you genuinely care and want to do what’s right.

cont’d on pg 7

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Jogger narrowly escapes black

bear attack in Hills

When Francis Levasseur laced up his jogging

shoes and headed out from his friend’s farm in

the small, remote West Kootenay community of

Hills, BC, he had no idea that his afternoon jog

on a secluded Rail-Trail would end up with him

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while a large predaceous black bear patrolled

below, determined to have a change to its normal

springtime vegetarian diet of grasses and horsetail.

Screaming at the bear did nothing to deter it

after it charged him from about 100 metres away

after he yelled and waved a stick in the air. It very

nearly grabbed him when it climbed a nearby

tree as Francis desperately shinnied up the tree

that helped save his life. Fortunately his escape

tree was too small for such a large bear to climb.

Once when the bear pretended to leave, Francis

came down the tree only to have the bear rush in

and try to get him again.

Just as darkness was approaching and he was

running out of strength Francis was rescued by

the bravery of Mat Phillips, head of the Hills

Emergency Services Society (HESS). Phillips

happened to step outside his farm house above

the Rail-Trail when he heard distant yells for help.

He grabbed his bear spray and machete and with

his dog, safely located Francis, drove him home

and then reported the incident to the RCMP and

Conservation Officers (COs). The COs said they

would not be able to make it until morning.

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HESS First Responders, formed by this small

remote community nestled in prime grizzly and

black bear country at the head of Slocan Lake

where residents deal with emergency issues like

highway accidents, and forest fires until help

arrives, and action with their own house fires.

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until Francis phoned to say that he had seen an

over-turned blue bike further up the Rail-Trail

and that there could be another person out there

possibly injured or treed by the

same bear. So HESS phoned

local bear biologist Wayne

McCrory a former head of

HESS, and they decided to

investigate as the authorities

had still not arrived. Armed

with McCrory’s .12 gauge bear

research gun, they went in on

Phillips’ ATV and found the

supposed bike was a ski-do left

out from the winter. A bear had

flipped it over. McCrory, who

had done numerous bear incident

site investigations in his

career, checked the area where

Francis had just been treed and concluded that

since he found no moose or other animal carcass

that the bear might have been feeding on, and no

cubs in the area, that the bear had pursued Francis

as a predator; something so rare that a study

showed that only 56 people had been killed by

predaceous black bears in all of North America

in over a century since 1900.

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also be out on the trail, McCrory and Phillips

consulted with the RCMP and then went back

and posted unofficial closure signs with bright

flagging at either end of the trail.

The COs arrived the next morning but could

not locate the bear. Unfortunately they also could

not officially close the trail since that had to be

done by Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC)

- the official BC trail authority. Since it was the

long weekend and RSTBC would not be in their

office for another two days, this left McCrory and

the local trail society to informally post more

signage. The lack of an immediate legal closure

did not sit well with McCrory, a bear risk management

specialist who has worked on numerous

case studies of injurious bear incidents with

national park wardens and BC provincial parks.

He has since asked the Minister in Victoria to

revise the law so that COs have the legal authority

to close any Crown lands when a serious bear or

other wildlife issue threatens public safety.

As for the lucky and relieved survivor Francis

Levasseur: “I am so grateful to Mr. Phillips for

rescuing me. I could have died. I will never go

out in the bush again without bear spray.”

For further information contact: Wayne

McCrory, RPbio. Bear biologist. Valhalla Wilderness

Society & Slocan Valley Bear Smart Program.

waynem@vws.org. 250-358-7796.

~ VWS Slocan Valley Bear Smart Program

Some interesting bear facts

• Most predaceous and other serious bear

attacks can be deterred by properly deploying

red pepper bear spray, which a detailed study by

renowned bear expert Dr. Stephen Herrero and

others has been proven to be more effective than

using a firearm.

• According to another study by Dr. Herrero

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at his farm in Hills) and colleagues, only 56 people

have been killed by predaceous black bears in

all of North America in over a century since 1900

an average of less than ½ person per year. Most

of these attacks involved adult male black bears

and some subadult males.

• In the 19 years from 1986 and 2005, 277

Canadians were killed by lightning - an average

of 10 persons per year.

- WS Slocan Valley Bear Smart Program

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Forest Tech explores....

cont’d from pg 5

I hope this sparks something in people.”

Packed with poetry, paintings, photography and drawings, The

Edge Effect won the contest and now Littler is having the book

self-published as a fundraiser for the non-profit magazine The Narwhal.

The book includes pieces from 10 different students who are

in the Forest Technology Program, Integrated Environmental Planning

Program, and Recreation, Fish & Wildlife Program.

“We have so many people in the School of Environment & Geomatics

that are extremely artistic and creative… and they care a lot

about the environment,” says Littler. “There are a lot of people in

the industry that have this romantic experience with nature just by

spending time working outdoors. I wanted a way to display that

somehow and the end result makes me hopeful for the future.”

Every little bit helps

Before Nielsen introduced the contest to his Forest Health Management

class, he started a discussion on what has been described

as the “existential threat to our generation.” Wanting to address the

topic of climate change in a meaningful way, the class engaged in

a spirited debate where there was considerable blame foist upon

others.

“I expected the blame-shifting because we are human and that’s

what we generally do,” says Nielsen, who has been an instructor on

the Castlegar Campus since 2012. “I don’t mean to diminish the conversation

that took place that day because I was impressed by their

thoughtfulness and their enthusiasm. But our innate desire to want

to point the finger at someone else was very apparent, especially

early in the discussion. I wanted them to become aware of this and

of how unproductive a method it usually is in facilitating change.”

Nielsen moved to Nakusp when he was 10-years-old and after

high school headed off to the University of British Columbia to

cont’d on pg 11

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customers and staff are our

principal concern.

✔ We have increased social

distancing and reduced capacity

in our pub and on our patio.

✔ We have installed hand sanitizer

stations strategic locations

throughout

✔ We have a very strict

sanitizing protocol in all our

public spaces and room change

procedures.

✔ All of our staff check

temperatures before

reporting to work. We use the

best sanitary practices.

✔ We still accept cash, but

credit or debit is preferred.

All hotel guests are asked to complete a

health questionnaire prior to check-in.

WELCOME BACK

430 Front St, Kaslo www.kaslohotel.com

In the centre of it all...

we have room.

JUNE GETAWAY

ROOM SPECIAL

$

179 00

• Choose lakeview or townview

with King or 2 Queen beds

• Includes a $40 Food and Beverage

Credit for our Pub

• Greet the morning with an

in-room Continental

Breakfast Basket for 2

available for a small extra charge

• Pub Hours noon - 10pm

• Dine In Service noon - 8pm

• Take Out Service noon - 8pm

• Off-Sales Service noon - 10pm

250-353-7714

1-866-823-1433

General Services

KOOTENAY WASTE SERVICES:

Commercial/residential garbage &

recycling pickup, roll off bins. Serving

Castlegar, Nelson, Slocan Valley,

Kaslo to Meadow Creek, and

everywhere in between. Weekly

residential pick up from just $14/

mo. See the full service map or

sign up on our website at www.

kootenaywaste.com

GARBAGE CAN DAN JUNK RE-

MOVAL: Full estate clean-outs

done quick! 250-608-7274, www.

garbagecandan.com

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more. 1-800-663-4619 Pennywise.

Deadline Wednesday 3pm

Health/Personal Care

SHADE TREE MASSAGE THER-

APY NOW WELCOMING new and

returning clients for therapeutic

and relaxation treatments. Clean,

quiet, professional office located

in Winlaw. Mobile available. Jessica

Coonen, RMT 250-226-6887,

shadetreemassagetherapy@

fastmail.com

*AAATREEWORKSNELSON.

COM BY WYLEE WORKS INC:

Serving the West Kootenay since

2005. Professional Tree Care and

Wildfire Protection. WCB Certified

Fallers and ITA Arborists. Work-

Safe & Commercially Insured.

Large Residential Removals, Selective

Harvesting and Wildlife/

Hazardous Tree Assessments.

15˝ Tree Chipper, Stump Grinder,

14´ Dumper Trailer and 4x4 John

Deere Loader w/12,000lb Winch.

Free estimates. Wylee Charbonneau,

250-551-4672.

BETTER LAWN & GARDEN:

Lawn Care, Gardening, Landscape

Maintenance, Installations.

Dump Runs. 250-352-7447. www.

BetterLawnAndGarden.com

Gardening/Landscaping

COMPOSTED MANURE: Manure.

Garden Mix. Mulch. Huglekulture

materials. Slocan Valley, 250-226-

7883 or msg me on FB.

FRUIT AND ORNAMENTAL

TREE PRUNING, estate maintenance,

spring cleanups. Call

Lori 250-777-1586, www.Lettucelawnandgarden.ca

KODIAK TREE SERVICE: Free estimates

for complete tree care. Certified

Arborists, 24yrs experience,

highly referred, Insured/WCB.

www.kodiaktreeservice.ca, 250-

365-6664, or kodiaktreeservice

@shaw.ca

LANDSCAPING EXCAVATING,

parking lot line painting, asphalt

crack sealing and sealcoating.

250-368-7946.

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ON YOUR PRODUCTS AND

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3pm

Gardening/Landscaping

LANDSCAPING, GARDENING &

CARPENTRY SERVICES: Specializing

in landscape gardening

& design, property maintenance,

permaculture gardening and exceptional

carpentry services. Our

mission is to make the garden of

your dreams, keep your home and

your property at their best and to

synchronize your intentions with

our vision and experience. Call

Alex for quotes & inquires, 647-

685-1468 or email alexsulivan@

protonmail.com

THE LAWN GUY: Mowing, trimming,

lawn & yard clean up. Servicing

Nelson, Salmo, Fruitvale,

Montrose, Trail & Castlegar. Commercial

& Residential. Call for estimate

& appointment. Cordell, 250-

354-7201.

TOPSOIL & BARK MULCH FOR

SALE: $55/yd. 250-365-1632.

TOPSOIL, RIVER ROCK, RIP

RAP, crush, rock wall material,

stucco/masonry/C-33 sand. 250-

365-2260.

Notices

OUTDOOR CFNKLS AGM: It is

going to happen, weather permitting,

June 22, otherwise June 23.

Details will be emerging in the next

two weeks. We expect it will take

less than 25 minutes. Details will be

available always at nklcommunityfund.org.

Current members will get

email notices soon, if not already.

Classes/Workshops

SAILING LESSONS FOR

ADULTS AND TEENS: Capt.

Dave, 40+ years experience. Certification

available, 2hr private lessons.

250-354-9268, Slocan Lake.

USA - COMPUTER & IT TRAINING

PROGRAM! Train at home to become

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now! Call CTI for details!

888-449-1713 (M-F 8am-6pm ET).

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Kootenay Lake Levels

May 27, 2020

For the benefit of Kootenay Lake area residents,

the following lake levels are provided by FortisBC

as a public service.

Queen’s Bay: Present level: 1747.60 ft

7 day forecast: Up 30 to 35 inches

2019 peak: 1746.36 ft / 2018 peak: 1752.19 ft

Nelson: Present level: 1745.63 ft

7 day forecast: Up 30 to 35 inches

Levels can change unexpectedly due to weather or other

conditions. For more information or to sign-up for unusual lake

levels notifications by phone or email, visit www.fortisbc.com

or call 1-866-436-7847.

For All Your Currency Exchange Needs

$

kootenay currency exchange

• foreign exchange • drafts

• gold • silver

Better Than

Bank Rates

when buying or

selling US dollars

715 Vernon St., Nelson • 250-354-1441

Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am 5 pm

The Langham Cultural Society is especially grateful during these difficult and

uncertain times for the support from these wonderful local and area businesses.

Please do all you can to support these champions of community arts and culture!

$

Tax Tip - Filing 2019 taxes through the

COVID-19 crisis

At the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), we understand that the

COVID-19 pandemic may make it difficult for some Canadians to

file their returns and meet their diverse tax-filing needs. To help,

we extended filing and payment deadlines. Here’s what you need

to know.

New tax filing and payment deadlines

The deadline for most individuals to file their 2019 taxes has been

extended to June 1, 2020. The deadline to pay amounts owed has

also been extended to September 1, 2020. Penalties and interest will

not be charged if payments are made by the extended deadlines of

September 1, 2020. This includes the late-filing penalty as long as

the return is filed by September 1, 2020.

If you, your spouse, or your common-law partner are self-employed,

you still have until June 15, 2020, to file your taxes. However,

your payment deadline has also been extended to September

1, 2020.

For those who have to pay by instalments, the June 15, 2020,

payment due date has also been extended to September 1st. Instalment

penalties and interest will not be charged

for this payment if it is made by the extended

deadline of September 1, 2020.

Why file by the deadline if no payment is

due until September 1?

Filing by the deadline will minimize impacts

to your benefit and credit payments. If your

2019 return has not been assessed by the CRA,

information from your 2018 return will be

used to calculate benefit and credit payments

until September 2020. That will ensure you

continue to receive important payments that

will help through the COVID-19 crisis. However,

you may not be getting exactly the right

amounts. By filing a return by the deadline,

you will minimize this impact. Also, if you are

owed a refund, the earlier you file, the earlier

it will arrive in your pocket. By registering

for direct deposit, you’ll get your refund even

faster.

We have resources to help you file:

Get Ready To Do Your Taxes get helpful

information to start the return filing process.

Doing Your Taxes a step-by-step guide

on completing and sending your taxes to the

CRA.

NETFILE certified tax software find certified

tax software you can use to file online,

some of which are free.

Virtual tax clinics community organizations

are hosting free virtual tax clinics where

a volunteer can help you file your return over

the telephone or using a video conferencing

application.

Help us assess your return faster! If you

already filed a 2019 paper return that we have

not processed yet, you can file it again online

using NETFILE certified tax software. However,

it can’t be used for returns the software

says must be paper-filed or returns excluded

from electronic filing.

If you need to change your tax return, submit

your request electronically using Change

My Return in My Account or ReFILE with the

same certified tax software you originally used

to file your income tax return. Your reassessment

will be completed much quicker. You

may be able to submit your request electronically

even if you already submitted one by

mail.

Take advantage of the CRA’s digital services

The CRA’s digital services make it easier

to manage your tax and benefit affairs from

home. Our online tools can help you through

the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

Register for My Account to easily view

and update your personal and direct deposit

information, view the status of your return

or refund, and view your benefit and credit

information. Since March 1st, 2020, over 2.5

million people have registered for My Account

to make it easier to get payments such as the

Canada Emergency Response Benefit.

Once you are signed up for My Account,

you can also sign up for Email notifications

to receive all your CRA mail electronically,

such as your notice of assessment or reassessment,

benefit notices, and instalment payment

reminders. As a result, mail from the CRA will

get to you as soon as possible. For added security,

you will also receive emails whenever your

information such as your address, banking, or

marital status information, changes.

For more information on all the changes to

taxes and benefits related to COVID-19, go to

canada.ca/

Canada Revenue Agency

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Forest Tech explores....

cont’d from pg 7

complete a degree in International Relations. Fond of small-town

life, he moved back to his logging roots and worked as a landing

bucker, shake blocker, tree planter and juvenile spacer before formalizing

his forestry education back at UBC. He then spent 20

years as a forestry manager in Nakusp prior to shifting to the classrooms

of Selkirk College.

With a belief that the forest industry is in transition, Nielsen

pushes students to find solutions to questions that were not even

asked when he was younger. Based on the idea that every small positive

change towards the environment helps for both those inside

and outside the forest industry, Nielsen introduced the contest to

his students.

“Elected leaders are generally responding to what they think

people want,” he says. “I don’t think those leaders will actually

believe that we are willing to make changes that require substantial

self-sacrifice until they see us doing those sorts of things voluntarily.

Sure, if only one person ends up doing it, then it is effectively

meaningless. But it has to start somewhere.”

Building on passion at Selkirk College

Littler’s relationship with the outdoors was fortified while a

Geography major at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. To

help navigate financially through her degree, Littler spent summers

tree planting in Northern British Columbia. After graduation, she

moved permanently west and chose the West Kootenay as a base.

While pondering her future, Littler was considering an after-degree

at UBC’s West Kootenay Teacher Education Program when

she discovered the program offerings in Selkirk College’s School of

Environment & Geomatics. She began the two-year Forest Technology

Program in September 2018 and graduated last month.

“It is honestly

the best education

I have ever

had, I loved

it,” says the

28-year-old. “It

was interesting

coming from

university where

you are in the

huge classes and

you never get to

know your professors.

It was an

incredible learning

experience at

Selkirk College,

all the teachers

are so passionate

about what they

are teaching

and genuinely

care about the

students. That

creates a pretty

wonderful place

to learn.”

Relishing the

opportunity

to learn with a

cohort of peers

who share a passion

for making

the outdoors a

basis of their

cont’d on pg 13

Legal Notice

In accordance with the WAREHOUSE LIEN

ACT, SCRAP KING AUTO WRECKING &

TOWING LTD will be selling the following

FOR NON-PAYMENT plus fees.

1991 INTERNATIONAL 2WD

GREY DUMP TRUCK

VIN#2HSFHAGR6MC043227

Registered Owner: Perry’s & Sons

Hauling/towing/storage $ 40,744 .20 plus fees.

1982 SCONA GREY DUMP TRAILER

VIN#2BGY1020304X96212

Registered Owner: Perry’s & Sons.

Hauling/towing/storage $ 40,744 .20 plus fees.

2010 ROADCLIPPE BLACK

FLATDECK TRAILER

VIN# 46UFU2028A1128033

Registered owner: McCulloch, Leslie John.

Towing/storage $ 8000. 46 plus fees.

2018 FORD F150 WHITE

VIN# 1FTFW1EGXJFC322155

Registered owner: UNKNOWN

Towing/storage $ 15,177 .75 plus fees.

The sale will take place on

or after June 17, 2020

For offers and info call 250-357-2091

Salmo Area 250-357-2091 •

Creston Area 250-428-2323 •

All other areas toll free 1-888-357-2091

2018 Passport Elite 31R

Outside entertainment

area, TV, 2 slides,

solid surface counter tops,

island kitchen, extended

seasons camping package

Was $51,995

VIN #14735

NOW ONLY $41,995 PLUS TAX

2018 Hideout 26 RLSWE

Cold Mountain package

1 slide

power everything

Rear Living

Was $39,995

NOW ONLY $31,995

Toy Hauler

Was $41,995

NOW ONLY $31,995

VIN #50837

PLUS TAX

2018 Fox Mountain 255

5th Wheel

4 Seasons package,

Loaded in and out,

Only 29 ft overall,

1 slide

Was $74,995

VIN #47937

NOW ONLY $60,995 PLUS TAX

2007 Lance Camper

Very clean in and out

Only 1,400 lbs

Sleeps

Five!

NOW ONLY $9,995

Get out there! Explore BC

under your own roof this summer.

2018 Hideout 21 THWE

Cold Mountain Package

Front deck for ATVs/toys,

Bunk beds,

Central vac

VIN #50092

PLUS TAX

Rock Island RV

Start here at Rock Island RV in Trail

The BLOWOUT SALE has been extended!

VIN #U7864

PLUS TAX

2017 R-Pod 183

Rear garage, outside

cook & entertainment

area/ horseshoe dinette,

Full size washroom.

Only 2,800 lbs

Was $29,995

NOW ONLY $20,995

2018 Cougar 29 RLDWE

2 slides

Full Winter package

Loaded Inside

& Out

Was $54,995

NOW ONLY $44,995

2018 Cougar 268

5th Wheel

Winter package,

Loaded in and out,

Only 29 ft overall,

1 Slide

Was $59,995

NOW ONLY $49,995

2018 FR3 30 D-S

LIKE NEW

4000 km

31 ft

Sleeps 6

Ford chassis

Was $119,995

NOW ONLY $112,995

Loaded

Inside & Out

Was $29,995

NOW ONLY $24,995

Palomino Backpack Ed.

Truck Camper

Pop up, loaded,

only 1800 lbs, sleeps 4,

full washroom, dinette,

electric jacks & roof

VIN #11902

PLUS TAX

VIN #07564

PLUS TAX

VIN #10788

PLUS TAX

VIN #00391

PLUS TAX

VIN #U7689

PLUS TAX

2019 Nitro Toy Hauler

Full winter package,

fuel station, generator,

electric jacks,

King size bed

Sleeps six!

Was $68,995

NOW ONLY $57,995

2019 HyperLite 29 HFS

1 slide, rear garage,

fuel station, generator,

winter package,

electric jacks

Toy Hauler

Was $68,995

VIN #97541

NOW ONLY $57,995 PLUS TAX

2019 Montana

High Country 305

RL 5th Wheel

34.3 ft

Sleeps 4

Was $91,995

NOW ONLY $74,995

2019 Montana 3791

5th Wheel 25th Anniversary Edition

NEW

40.4 ft,

sleeps 6

Was $112,995

NOW ONLY $94,995

2015 Lowe Aluminum

Boat

18 ft

150 HP Merc

4 stroke

Full enclosure

BRAND NEW

NEVER SEEN WATER

NOW ONLY $39,995

VIN #97555

PLUS TAX

NEW

VIN #42740

PLUS TAX

VIN #02972

PLUS TAX

VIN #U7654

PLUS TAX

250-364-2323 Parts 250-364-1267 Toll Free 1-888-817-2323

8023 Old Waneta Road, Trail www.rockislandrv.com DL#9096

FREE SCRAP STEEL DROP-OFF

We take washers, dryers, stoves,

lawnmowers, metal roofing etc.

$15 charge for fridges and freezers.

Metal can be dropped off at any time.

Please remember to social distance.

1660 Airport Road, Salmo

250-357-2091

scrapkingauto.com

Temporary Reduced Hours: Mon Thurs 9am - 4pm

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drop down LOCAL NEWS and

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car and

truck

removal

Emergency 24/7

Towing Service in

the Kootenays

Note: We can no longer

accept passengers, so

alternate transportation

arrangements will have

to be made.

Animals/Pets

A NICE FAMILY ATMOSPHERE

for your small dog at Willacres Dog

Boarding, Fruitvale. Joan, 250-

367-7706.

DOG BOARDING: Dogs love it at

Spirit of the North Kennels, Salmo.

250-357-9390, almagaw@telus.net

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The local’s Shopper

Animals/Pets

Animals

KITTENS 8 WEEKS OLD, looking

for homes. Message 250-

231-7159.

LIVE ONLINE DOG TRAINING

WORKS: Puppy, basic manners,

tricks, fun games, nosework, even

behaviour. Jeanne Shaw, CDBC.

www.love2play.ca, 250-359-6650.

Cars

2017 ELANTRA: 4dr, auto,

86,000kms, loaded, under warranty,

$16,000obo. 250-921-7725.

Parts\Accessories/Service

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS:

Contact us, we are at your service.

Borderline Transmission, 250-368-

3231, 1-877-368-3231, 2865B

Highway Dr, Trail.

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HAND ON MONDAY to get at the

best deals sooner? Sign up for an

e-Subscription. Fastest delivery

in town! 250-353-2602.

Automotive

C & G TRANSMISSIONS: Your

local west Kootenay transmission

shop. We do all transmissions,

transfer cases & differential repairs.

Located in Bonnington. 250-

505-7632.PICAD254607

Motorcycles/ATVs

2008 SPECIAL EDITION SPY-

DER CAN-AM: Low mileage, lots

of options, excellent condition,

$9800. Call Gerry, 250-367-0097.

BOAT OR SMALL RV STORAGE

SPACE FOR RENT: 111 McDonald

Dr, Nelson, across from Home Hardware

Building Centre. Large covered

bay storage. 250-505-9132.

EVINRUDE O/B: 9.9hp, prop in

good shape, $750; 17´ Clipper

Kevlar canoe, w/paddles, $1300.

Both in good condition. 250-

359-5986.

Boats/Watercraft

BOATHOUSE FOR SALE: Located

at Kootenay Launch Club in

Nelson. Email ljstocks@shaw.ca,

250-354-8056.

RVs/Campers

1976 SCAMPER MOTORHOME:

Ford 460, 53,000 miles. Not driven

in years, ran good then. Motorhome

is rough, $500obo. Slocan

City, 250-354-9268.

2000 28´ JAYCO EAGLE 5TH

WHEEL: one slide, needs attention,

but not bad shape, $1850.

250-551-4386.

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New Store!

Did you know…

• Maax makes Hot Tubs and Swim Spas, and that they are the

world’s first to offer:

° Appliance grade steel frames and superior quality acrylics.

° Physician designed jets and zone hydrotherapy.

° A reverse moulding foot relief zone.

° Patented Northern Exposure insulation system, no foam,

reduced operating costs.

• You never have to wait for our blinds and hot tubs to be on sale.

• We offer custom exterior blinds for outdoor decks and living

spaces.

• Our blinds have a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty.

• We offer financing, low monthly payment plans available (oac).

• We serve the entire West Kootenay region and offer free

in-home consultations and quotes.

Enhance your outdoor living space. #staycation

Come visit our new showroom at

295 Baker Street Nelson

Blinds and spas on display, hot tub supplies, water testing…

and more amazing outdoor living products to come.

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Trail

Canada Emergency

Commercial Rent

Assistance applications

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau,

has announced that applications are now

being accepted for Canada Emergency

Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)

for small businesses.

Over the course of the program, property

owners will reduce rent by at least 75

per cent for the months of April and May

(retroactive), and June, for their small

business tenants. CECRA will cover 50

per cent of the rent, with the tenant paying

up to 25 per cent and the property

owner forgiving at least 25 per cent.

Applying for CECRA makes financial

sense for property owners, as their success

depends on the success of their tenants.

If a tenant declares bankruptcy and

is evicted, the property owner receives

zero rental income and faces additional

costs while they search for new tenants.

With this program, property owners will

continue to receive income, and small

business tenants will receive the help

they need to recover and come back after

the pandemic. Prime Minister’s Office

Registered Wastewater

Practitioner

Fully Insured

250 -354-3644 • 250-359-8282

allsepticvac@gmail.com

www.allaroundsepticservices.com

2 FOR 1

Frames & Lenses

or 40% OFF 1 Pair

*Including prescription sunglasses. See in store for details.

Some restrictions apply.

701 Front St, Nelson

250.354.EYES (3937)

Septic System Evaluations

Maintenance / Repair

Tank Locating • Installation

Design • Septic Pumping

Grease Trap Servicing

Sump Pits & Lift Stations

Drain Augering & Flushing

Online Blue Pencil

Critique Sessions for

Writers

This July the annual Elephant Mountain

Literary Festival takes a new

approach from it=E2=80=99s usual

summer literary celebration, offering

double the opportunities for professional

critique for writers, and some outdoor

literary events in development.

Writers of fiction, creative nonfiction,

and poetry can receive critiques from

either of two accomplished writers and

editors, Alberta’s Jenna Butler and Nelson’s

Verna Relkoff. There are 20 spots

available on a first-come, first-served

basis. Online registration opens June 1,

and the cost is $60. One-on-one feedback

sessions will be held July 10-12.

Planning is also underway for a series

of readings by local authors to be held

out-of-doors in compliance with provincial

health guidelines. Visit the emlfestival.com

to register for Blue Pencil

Critique Sessions and for information on

upcoming events.

Anne DeGrace, Elephant Mountain

Literary Festival Planning Committee

NEW HOURS:

Open Wed to Sat 10am to 5pm

by appointment only

Free sight testing

both locations

Why report concerning

wildlife sightings?

Please report wildlife in conflict to

the Conservation Officer Service 24/7

at 1-877-952-7277. Residents can also

report sightings of bear, cougar, coyote or

wolf in an urban area. These reports are

uploaded daily to WildSafeBC’s Wildlife

Alert Reporting Program (WARP),

available at www.wildsafebc.com/warp.

This program allows the public to see

what wildlife has been reported in their

neighbourhood and be alerted of new

sightings.

WildSafeBC

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more…

Unit 2, 688 18 th St, Castlegar 250.365.2026

Next to Common Grounds Coffee House

Real Estate

4BDR PLUS DEN (5 possible

bedrooms): 2 full bath home in

Trail BC. 2690sq.ft., 3 level home

on a 30x100´ corner lot with

low-maintenance fenced yard.

Partial garage with tool/workshop

area and a carport with a small private

garden patio off carport. Walking

distance to schools, regional

hospital, downtown and shopping.

New walking bridge, aquatic centre,

Columbia River and parks

within a block from home. Updated

flooring, plumbing, windows, electrical

and paint. Massive amounts

of storage space and a walkout

basement ready for your ideas,

possible inlaw suite potential. Nice

East Trail residential area. Fridge,

stove, washer, dryer and large

freezer included. Asking $319,000.

Email Cassrob68@gmail.com

Real Estate

EAGLEMAN ESTATE, KASLO:

Large property ready for hobby

farm, further housing development

or subdivide into 2 or 3 parcels.

Includes 3bdr house & self-contained

bachelor suite. 250-551-

2014, www.eaglemanestate.com

Rentals

LEMOEL ENTERPRISES BUILD-

ING IN TRAIL: Nice rooms, WiFi, cable,

a/c, furnished, utilities, laundry,

kitchen, 250-231-8529, 250-512-

7291 www.lemoelenterprises.com

MOTEL STYLE SUITE DOWN-

TOWN TRAIL: furnished, short/

long-term stays, top floor suite, no

elevator, heat/lights/laundry included,

$550/per mo. 250-368-7803.

RECENTLY RENOVATED 1BDR

BASEMENT SUITE: Suitable for

single person, heat/lights/laundry

included + office, application required,

upper Annabelle (Warfield),

$1000/mo. 250-368-7803.

Rentals

Commercial Rentals

PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE

IN NAKUSP: 218 Broadway St,

1600sq.ft. www.westkootenayrentals.com.

250-359-5021. info@

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Forest Tech explores...

cont’d from pg 11

careers, Littler quickly developed

bonds that culminated with The

Edge Effect project. When she put

the word out to classmates about

a collection of words and art,

she received enthusiastic buy-in

from those willing to share their

talents.

Though she has been writing

nature-inspired poetry for several

years, Littler had never shared her

work. The Edge Effect features six

of her poems, including “wildflowers

on a cutblock” where she

writes: “together they conspire to

bloom and grow/despite the powers

that told them no.”

“I have always enjoyed writing,

but this is the first time that

I have actually put it out there,”

Littler says. “You feel a bit vulnerable,

but seeing other friends do it

helps give you the courage to do

it. Being surrounded by people

who are brave and following their

passion helps you go there too.”

As she works on getting the

self-published The Edge Effect

into the hands of readers, Littler’s

primary focus is on the new silviculture

business she has started

with a classmate. The pair have

already secured tree planting contracts

and will expand the operation

to include surveys and GIS

work in the coming months.

“I am more passionate about

change in the industry after two

years at Selkirk College,” Littler

says. “My education has provided

so much more understanding,

now I can find where my place

within the industry is.”

As Nielsen looks back at the

Class of 2020 with pride, taking

students to the edge of their

thinking was a highlight of the

academic year.

“I’m completely convinced that

forest management and forest

harvesting can be entirely compatible

with environmental and

social objectives,” he says. “I think

it’s possible for every forestry

student’s story to have a happy

ending, meaning that they can

balance those three overarching

objectives and be legitimately

proud of the work they do. But it

requires vigilance and a constant

awareness of one’s own perspective.

That’s part of what this project

was trying to instill.”

Order the book of art and

poetry at Littler’s GoFundMe

page by searching “The Edge

Effect” and making a $15 donation

that will include the cost of

printing and shipping.

You can learn more about the

Selkirk College School of Environment

& Geomatics at: selkirk.ca/

school/environment-geomatics

Selkirk College

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SLOCAN 198891

SALMO 198471

CHRISTINA LAKE 198896

NEW LISTING

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NEW LISTING

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YAHK 198469

$287,500

2 bed 1 bath home on

1.23 acres. Property

is set up for horses

with outbuildings and

paddocks! Hone has

new upgrades.

$124,900

12+ acres with old growth

trees, rolling hillside and

cleared building sites.

Public paved road access.

Shared well and driveway.

Water rights for 500 gal/

day. Private yet easily

accessible.

GRAND FORKS 198897

WYNNDEL 198407

BACK ON THE MARKET

1-250-866-6883

NAKUSP 198820

$174,900

5.73 acres with old growth trees.

Rural setting with all amenities

minutes away.

1-778-738-1697

ROBSON 198877

$249,999

4.01 acre lot with privacy

hedge along roadside.

Perfect for a family that

wants to garden or hobby

farm. Mature trees. Close

to town and US/Canada

border.

$725,000

Beautifully maintained 3

bed, 2.5 bath log home

with wraparound deck

on 18 acres. Million

dollar views. Gorgeous

farm-style kitchen with

large walk in pantry.

CRESTON 198885

$349,999

Newly renovated split level 4 bed

+ den, 2 bath home. Huge lot,

parking, garden shed and shop.

1-250-919-3411

GRAND FORKS 198892

$459,900 $220,000

2 bed 1 bath straw bale house on 72.18 acres with endless

11.11 acres, many sustainable possiblilities. Adjoins Crown

living features, fenced garden. land, drilled well, power nearby.

1-778-738-1697 1-778-738-1697

GREENWOOD 198881 CASTLEGAR 198872

$549,999

3 bed 2 bath waterfront paradise

at Jewel Lake. Wrap around

veranda, fully finished basement.

1-250-445-2215

$479,900

Modern and renovated 3 bed 2

bath home in serene Pass Creek

is now available on 2.47 acres.

1-250-608-0842

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

1-250-777-4848

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

1-250-777-8618

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

1 778-738-1697

$149,900

Gorgeous .51 Acre corner lot in

Ootischenia!

1-250-365-9502

CHRISTINA LAKE 198781

$599,999

3 bed 2 bath 2018 home on

2.55 acres. Detached shop,

rustic cabin covered porch

1-403-681-0005

GRAND FORKS 196446

$314,900

Modern, open concept, split

level 2 bed, 2 bath family

home with keyless entry.

Near elementary school and

recreation amenities. One

bedroom (potential for two)

in basement and

one upstairs.

NELSON 198470

$399,800

Move-in heritage home full

of original accents on 1.62

acres. Oversize open deck.

Walkout basement. Rural

setting with all amenities

moments away. Guest house,

tiny home, shop, shed, barn

and chicken coop.

TAGHUM 198906

$624,900

12.15 acres on the Kootenay

River near Nelson. 2 lots

(11.45 acres and 0.7 acres)

at end of no thru road. Sandy

beach, shared dock. Highway

access. Walking distance to

community hall, gas station

and convenience store.

250-304-2269

CASTLEGAR 198890

NEW PRICE!

$679,000

1260 sq ft modern 3 bed 1.5 bath

home. 3.31 acres on 3 separate

titles. 33.5’ river frontage.

1-250-442-8491

GRAND FORKS 198307

NEW PRICE!

$325,000

Fantastic 3 bed, 2 bath Grand

Forks family home!

1-250-442-2473

NELSON 196496

$420,000

3 bed 3 bath newer home on

1.1 acres, 17’ vaulted ceiling.

1-250-226-0034

PASS CREEK 196460

$159,000

Stunning 6.8 acre lot on Pass

Creek Heights. Great views and

sun exposure. Drilled well.

1-250-399-4211

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

1-778-738-1697

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

$499,999

Spectacular renovated

4/5 bed 3 bath home with

turret and art studio. Very

private and beautiful yard.

Walking distance to Canada’s

warmest tree lined lake.

CASTLEGAR 198905

Sauna, 2 carports, gazebo.

Potential income earner.

$343,000

4 bed 2 bath home in

downtown Castlegar,

steps from river. Upgrades

throughout. Fully landscaped.

2 single garages, gardens,

covered patio and sun

patio, walking distance to

amenities.

1-250-365-0770

CHRISTINA LAKE 199084

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

1-403-460-7247

BACK ON THE MARKET

1-855-742-4539

MIDWAY 198898

$619,900

2 storey 4 bed 3 bath home on

6.33 acres. Great room with

skylight, gas fireplace.

1-250-442-7570

CASTLEGAR 198899

$340,000

Over $100,000 in renovations

and upgrades. Large property,

zoned for multiple use.

1-250-304-9503

PASS CREEK 196461

$269,000

Stunning 13.8 acre lot off scenic

Pass Creek Road in an upscale

residential subdivision.

1-250-399-4211

$260,000

2.9 acre lot near the

shores of Christina Lake.

Private, borders Crown

land, year round paved

road access. Building site

cleared, well, underground

electrical service at front

of property.

CRESTON 196218

$499,900

Spacious 3 storey 4 bed 2+1

bath family home on 19 acre

lot. In floor radiant heating

in house and workshop,

skylights, 2 fireplaces.

2 creeks, mainly wooded,

gently sloped.

Development potential.

SALMO 198468

$349,900

3 bed 1 bath family home.

Large open concept living room.

Double garage, 2 storage sheds.

1-250-551-4150

LISTER 198463

$424,900

Private 2 bed 2 bath home on

4.75 acres. Magnificent views.

Open concept, natural light.

1-250-402-9668

PASS CREEK 196463

$159,000

5.3 acre lot in Pass Creek Heights.

Beautiful mountain views and

fantastic southern exposure.

1-250-399-4211

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Trail Water Main Flushing

The City of Trail Utilities Department is flushing the

city’s water mains on the following dates from 7:00 am

to 3:30 pm. Please note this schedule is tentative and

could change due to operational needs. Check www.

trail.ca/watermains for the current schedule.

Sunningdale: Tuesday, May 26 to Thursday, May 28

East Trail: Monday, June 1 to Thursday, June 4

Tadanac: Friday, June 5

West Trail: Monday, June 8 to Thursday, June 11

Shavers Bench: Monday, June 15 to Wednesday, June

17

Miral Heights: Thursday, June 18 to Friday, June 19

Glenmerry: Monday, June 22 to Thursday, June 25

Laburnum Drive: Friday, June 26

Downtown: To be announced

Waneta: Completed

Water main flushing is a necessary annual maintenance

technique used to clean and disinfect the water

distribution pipes and reservoirs, and to maintain

proper water flow and quality. During this process, discoloured

water may be experienced for short periods.

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water comes out clear.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation, and we

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