Community hall getting facelift

Crew at work putting new siding on Vavenby Community Hall

Amanda Sabyan measures to add more siding as Armco Construction gives Vavenby Community Hall a facelift.

Amanda Sabyan measures to add more siding as Armco Construction gives Vavenby Community Hall a facelift.

Armco Construction Company will have its part of the facelift on Vavenby Community Hall completed pretty well by their projected time limit, which was Nov. 1.

The hall looks really good with its new siding.

While working Armco did find some rot that had to be removed.

The hall is now usable and will be available for the Christmas Craft Fair, which will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For table rentals, phone Barb Pennell at 250-676-9485. Rentals are just $10 a table.

The interior of the hall is going to be repainted and the flooring will be replaced. Those jobs are up for bids.

Residents angry about lack of bridge closure notice

The Vavenby bridge was inspected from Monday, Oct. 21 to Thursday, Oct. 24. There were two hour closures with 20 minutes in between for use.

The canfor mill had been contacted about the closures but the rest of Vavenby had not, including the school bus drivers and the truckers.

Many town residents were angry about not being contacted, one person pointing out that not all families have someone working at the mill.

Some people sat at the bridge for up to half an hour before realizing that they would have to go the long way around to get to the other side of the river.

The “long way around” was using the back road and driving through Birch Island.

Free Wednesday coffee

Vavenby Christian Church is holding a free coffee time for anyone to come to. It is on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Free soup will be served at noon.