On behalf of our Starbelly team, and in the context of recent world events, it is with a heavy heart we must announce Starbelly Jam will not be taking place this July and will be postponed to the summer of 2021, tentative dates July 16-18. We are making efforts at this time to retain a similar format and lineup of artists and children’s performers at next year’s show.
Current ticket holders will be contacted by email with our proposed options going forward. Thank you to our Starbelly fans, artists, volunteers, managers, vendors, suppliers, and other stakeholders for your understanding.
These are challenging times, but with love and support, we will get through this together.
NOTE: Other Kootenay events for 2020 have also been cancelled in recent days: Kootenay Pride cancelled the always-popular Pride Parade held on the Sunday of Labour Day weekend. That decision was joined by the Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival postponing its 29th annual event and Shambhala Music Festival, hosted near Salmo, hoisting up the white flag.
Kootenay Lake Ferry – Effective April 16th, 2020, the Kootenay Lake Ferry will be out of service for the 1:10 pm sailing out of Balfour, and the 2:00 pm sailing out of Kootenay Bay. This is a safety precaution due to COVID-19, to ensure the safety of crew and passengers.All other regular sailings on the winter schedule will remain in service.We appreciate your patience and understanding during these difficult times. At Western Pacific Marine, we strive to provide the best possible service to all travelers and are looking at keeping everyone safe.
Click here to read the April edition of The East Shore Mainstreet – in digital format only for the first time ever! Due to Covid-19 and our choice to reduce exposure and stay at home, the paper is only available online for April 2020. We hope you take advantage of it (it’s free this month after all!) and read it cover to cover. There’s all sorts of good information from local health experts, some armchair theorizing, some good opinion pieces and so much more. This world will go on… we may just have to bend a bit. Thanks for your understanding and patience!
As is the case during most winters, I have received a number of questions about how to voice concerns (or express appreciation) for the winter road maintenance from various residents.
In the past YRB and highways reps have been willing to provide an opportunity to answer questions and provide some general information about their maintenance operations plus how best to call in your concerns.
Most recently meetings were held in Riondel and Boswell. After a series of attempts to coordinate a date we have landed on Wednesday (February 26) from 2:20 pm to 3:30 pm at the Crawford Bay Hall as an opportunity to hear an update on changes to the new maintenance contract (as of June 2019) and ask some questions. Please share this information and attend if you can.
Kootenay Lake Ferry. Possible ferry service interruption between Feb 8 and Feb 13. Starting Sat Feb 8 at 6:30 AM PST until Thurs Feb 13 at 2:45 PM PST. Ferry will be out of service due to required maintenance. The Osprey 2000 ferry will be out of service for February refit.
The smaller capacity MV Balfour ferry will be in service operating on the regular winter schedule. For up-to-date sailing information please check www.drivebc.ca.
Western Pacific Marine would like to thank you for your patience. Laura Laing, Marine Clerk Western Pacific Marine Kootenay Lake Ferries 7721 Upper Balfour Road Balfour, BC V0G 1C0 PH: 250-229-5650 FAX: 250-229-5679
Nelson, BC: The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has rescinded a Water Quality Advisory for users on the Riondel Water System. The system is located in the community of Riondel, on the east shore of Kootenay Lake with access off of Highway 3A. Riondel is within RDCK Electoral Area A.
On January 31, 2020, the RDCK issued a Water Quality Advisory due to a water main break resulting in low reservoir levels, impacting the effectiveness of chlorine disinfection through decreased contact time. The notice was issued as a precautionary measure due to the reduction of chlorine’s ability to remove or inactivate viruses for a short period of time.
The water main break has been repaired and reservoir levels have been restored. Results from two consecutive water quality tests indicate that water quality is good and the Water Quality Advisory may be removed.
The RDCK appreciates Riondel water users’ cooperation and patience during this time and apologized for the inconvenience experienced.
Nelson, BC: The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has issued a Water Quality Advisory for users on the Riondel Water System. The system is located in the community of Riondel, on the east shore of Kootenay Lake with access off of Highway 3A. Riondel is within RDCK Electoral Area A.
The WATER QUALITY ADVISORY has been issued due to a water main break resulting in low reservoir levels, impacting the effectiveness of chlorine disinfection through decreased contact time. Reservoir levels have since recovered and the break identified and isolated. The notice has been issued as a precautionary measure because of the reduction of chlorine’s ability to remove or inactivate viruses for a short period of time.
While health risks are considered low, the RDCK recommends that children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and anyone seeking additional protection drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice. For these at-risk populations, water intended for drinking, washing fruits or vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute. Boiled water should then be refrigerated in a clean, covered container. Customers could also choose to use bottled or distilled water, or water that has been filtered through a well-maintained treatment device.
Owners of all public facilities must post a WATER QUALITY ADVISORY at all sinks or drinking water fountains accessible to the public (alternatively, public fountains and taps may be turned off). As opportunities arise, they must also advise their clientele verbally of the WATER QUALITY ADVISORY.
The RDCK will be taking measures to reduce risk; water quality will be monitored and the public will be notified when the RDCK is able to lift the WATER QUALITY ADVISORY.
We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause, and appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time. For more information contact the RDCK 250-352-8171 or visit our website at www.rdck.ca/water.
The Crawford Bay School Drama class would like to very warmly invite you to this year’s drama group’s end of term presentation of “Alice”, a Lindsay Price adapted play of Alice in Wonderland on Friday January 31 2020 in the performance space.
The play is suitable for all school age children, so come out for a community evening of delicious pizza, nice conversation, and an entertaining play.
5:30 – PIZZA ($3 per slice)
6:30 – PLAY (45 min duration)
Entrance is free but donations in support of our student’s travel to the famous Shakesfest in Vernon would be greatly appreciated. There will be a donation jar in the lobby.
Thank you all for supporting our amazing students. We are looking forward to see you all!