Strengthening efforts to reduce poverty…


Rural Routes podcast…the future of forestry

This past September, the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation held its 29th yearly conference and AGM in Nelson.

As part of the conference and also connected to  the Foundation, is a podcast program that collects stories,

interviews and information on various topics related to rural lifestyles.

This particular podcast was produced by the hosts while they were in the Kootenays for the conference. It includes an interview with Greg Lay and others, about where forestry is headed in Canada and elsewhere.

The Rural Routes podcast series has been going for several years. You can access all previous podcasts (which cover a wide array of interesting topics related to rural living in Canada) here:

A perfect pasttime for a winter’s day…..just sit back and listen. Or go for a walk and listen…or do something else, while listening.  (!).





Hello, if you offer snowploughing services here, or know of someone in the Lardeau Valley who does this, Links would like to hear from you.

We are happy to promote your service this winter so more people know who to call to keep their driveways clear and safe.





Yoga in Argenta

This is a gentle class that is open to beginners and experienced yogis.

Come practice traditional hatha yoga asanas, and breath work in a group that fosters a deeper connection with your whole self.

Classes are every Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:00 pm

Come a few minutes early, bring a mat and blanket if you have one, $10 drop in or $30 pre registered for 4 classes

Look for the “Yoga” sign in Argenta, or call 366-4222

Namaste, Sylvan


Wilderness and Remote First Aid course

Thank you Kalso and surrounding communities for supporting this course! At long last, we have enough registrants to run the Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid! Registration remains open with 4 seats remaining.

WHEN: Fri Dec 1st 6- 9 PM, Sat & Sun Dec 2nd & 3rd 8:30AM – 4:30PM
WHERE: Kaslo Fire Hall
Instructor: Darcy Lutz
COST: $240. Manual Included.

A 20-hour basic level or Wilderness and Remote first aid training, covering material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus strategies for providing extended care for up to 24 hours. Part of the course is taught outdoors and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. Suitable for those who work or live in remote locations or who are outdoor recreation enthusiast.
Three-year certificate.

Call u sat 250-353-2618 or register online here:…


Bowling schedule coming soon…