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.

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.



Just Posted

UPDATE: 5 injured in plane crash following Abbotsford International Airshow

One in critical condition in incident involving vintage plane

Slippery suspect evades RCMP near Clearwater twice in one week

Anyone with information urged to contact RCMP or Crime Stoppers

B.C. Wildfires 2018: Thousands prepare to leave their homes at a moment’s notice

Northwest B.C. and Cariboo seeing most fire activity in province as crews battle 490 fires

Robert Lee discovered Helmcken Falls 105 years ago

By Roland Neeve Part two of two Anxious to get his letter… Continue reading

X Sky Paragliding’s El Nido Fly-in has best year yet

Pilots from across B.C. attend event and break site records

Average Canadian family spends 43% of income on taxes: study

Fraser Institute’s consumer report shows taxes accounting for larger chunk of income each year

RCMP to search for body after man drowns in B.C.’s Buntzen Lake

Officers and fire crews responded but the man from the Lower Mainland is believed to have drowned.

Police chiefs call for stricter controls on pill presses to fight opioids

Canada’s police chiefs are urging Ottawa to beef up its fight against the opioid scourge by closely vetting people who import pill presses

Hot, dry conditions forces drought rating to highest level on Vancouver Island

The province says Vancouver Island is under Stage 4 drought conditions

Victoria police say explicit calls continue to target women

Over 50 reports of unwanted, sexually explicit calls have come in

‘It’s like a party in your mouth’

B.C. creator’s Milkshake Burger makes its debut at the PNE

Get involved in the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count

Environmental organization develops app to help with the nationwide count

Pesticides linked to bee deaths will be phased out in Canada, sources say

Neonicotinoids, or neonics, are a class of pesticides used by farmers and hobby gardeners alike

Most Read