Farm and Food directory….

Did you know? The Central Kootenay Food Policy Council & the multi award-winning Pennywise have teamed up to publishing a Farm & Food Directory for the Central Kootenay Region. We invite all farmers and food producers to take part – free of charge.

Visit the CK Food Policy website, www.ckfoodpolicy.ca for more information. Once it is ready you will upload your information there.

If you like this idea and would like to support the local food growers in our region by advertising in this inaugural agricultural resource magazine contact Rick Wiltse at farm_n_food@pennywiseads.com.

Advertising space is very limited, so book your space now call 250-353-2602.

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Message from Area D Director Watson…

 

 

As our beautiful communities are blanketed in snow and we prepare for the annual holiday season, I want to express gratitude to all those who contribute to our communities. Did you know Kaslo and Area D has one of the highest, if not the highest, rates of non profits per capita?

There are many interpretations of what that says about our region. Small, remote populations rely much more on volunteers to provide essential services such as search and rescue, first responders and firefighters.

One could also observe that we have a high value for social care such as family programs, xmas hampers, mentoring and senior care.

Whatever the perspective, many of us donate our time, care and energy to events, program and services because we care deeply about each other and where we live.

While it is dangerous to start naming those who have given so much as I could very well forget others by not naming them, I am going to take that risk and call out a massive THANK YOU with a hug of gratitude to a few that I personally could not have accomplished what I did this year without them.

First off- RICHARD BRENTON- a man of endless talents and opinions; all highly valued. His historical knowledge of the region combined with intensive research into such issues as the Culex studies on mosquito production in the Lardeau Valley have not only kept me informed but have enabled this region to finally see a financial return into the program from BC Hydro based on Duncan Dam operations. One of his many contributions, I could spend a day reporting all of the areas Richard has provided concise, informed input into important issues in the region. For now, a simple and very genuine, THANK YOU.

TERRY PETERSEN and CHRIS FREYTA of JB Fletchers Society; the work you and the team are doing to restore the historical building as well as monuments such as the oak tree that was gifted in 1937 to the community commemorating the coronation of George VI, highlight the cultural history that gave birth to the modern day community of Ainsworth.

SANDRA REMPEL, CARI LAMOUREUX , JOHN SEDAN, TRACY REMPLE and VAL SMITH; what haven’t you helped with?? From senior’s care in the home, organizing a diverse variety of workshops for all ages, keeping the hall running and making lunches for the ALL the kids- AN ENDLESS LIST. You enable our communities to not only function, but blossom.

DEB BORSOS- I can’t name all the things you’ve helped with as it too is an endless list, but I can say how much I appreciate your insight, candor and tireless efforts no matter the issue. Your dedication combined with a sense of humor that keeps me light and focused forward have been highlights to many meetings.

I could go on! (as usual) This list is a very short snapshot of some of the amazing people that make Area D so wonderful to live in. Over the holidays, I will be disconnected from work- no emails or calls and certainly no meetings! (amazing what qualifies as ‘the best gift’ when one is an adult). But I will continue these posts- look for other Area D residents to be acknowledged and thanked for their contributions.

To everyone- BE SAFE, HAVE FUN, EAT TOO MUCH THEN GO FOR A HIKE and most of all, ENJOY EACH OTHER.
Merry Christmas!

Treasured Stories , down-loadable version…

If you missed the Johnson’s Landing, Argenta and Meadow Creek showings of “Treasured Stories” this fall and didn’t get your own copy (CD’s still available) here at last is a link to the downloadable version. Thanks are due to Jim Lawrence for posting, and just in time for your holiday family/friend gatherings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCa3XC0igw8&feature=youtu.be

Here’s what it’s about:

The “Treasured Stories” film includes fun and heartwarming stories told
about the old days in Johnsons Landing by old timers, most of whom have
since passed away. With the help of a CBT Affected Areas grant and the
Lardeau Valley Historical Museum, the Johnsons Landing Community
Association facilitated the completion of the “Treasured Stories Project”.
Through the insightful and creative eyes of Louis Bockner (Eye of the Mind
Photography), the original 4 hours of video tape made during the 2001 Algot
Johnson Centennial Celebration (by Rik Valentine with sound by Deb Borsos)
has been honed down to 40 minutes of choice moments. Past residents of
Johnsons Landing, including Alvin Lake, Larry McNicol and Martin Stenberg,
among many others, tell colourful stories of life back in the day…

We hope the film will trigger some rich memories and stories of life in
this area in times past. Enjoy!
Contact Susan at 366-0022 for more information.