Stocking up for a Tlellian spring

Tlellagraph by Elizabeth Condrotte: The post office is a lonely place in February.

  • Feb. 23, 2016 7:00 p.m.

The post office is a lonely place in February. The Crows Nest is having its annual closure for the month of February and the Ravens Roost has left Tlell. Unless it’s someone picking up a parcel, Bari doesn’t see anyone at all since most people just check their boxes and don’t go to the wicket. Hey, Tlellians, how about stopping to say hi even if you don’t have Canada Post business to do.

Tlellians who don’t work in one of the more urban communities really miss being able to get groceries here, especially when we have run out of something just when we need it. Sure we can still get coffee and gifts at Sitka Studio and everything our animals need at Ranch Feeds, but where are my special chocolate bars? I think Anne and Jason take a well-deserved holiday not just because they need it, but also to remind us how much we need them.

If you support various organizations more in spirit and when needed rather than with actual regular attendance at meetings, this is the one month to get involved. It’s Annual General Meeting time. Today is the Port/Tlell Seniors AGM and next Thursday is the AGM for GIECFI. I know you read this last week but a gentle reminder is always in order. The Early Learning Forum, which is also an annual event, is happening on February 17th. You could contact your school for more details.

Andrea was off to Toronto last week for her annual trip to one of her favourite trade shows. Her finds will soon be appearing in Funk It for you to discover and enjoy. Dutes returned to Canada from his visit with April in France but now he is making his own annual trip to Arizona for gems and other items to add to his stock in Crystal Cabin. Adrienne is holding down the fort for him until he returns.

Lots of spring things are starting to appear in our local stores and when in need to get a gift or buy a necessary item, I hope we are all checking our local suppliers first.

Online shopping has gotten much more expensive for anything from the States and Amazon will never get my business again with their exorbitant shipping fees to the islands. So our local businesses are now looking pretty good price-wise as well as for convenience.

Farm work is ramping up now that spring is so close and I have a new woofer to help me with all of it. His name is Levan and he comes from Thunder Bay, which is still in the middle of winter. This climate is a nice contrast for him. He already has an island connection with a friend who is taking Indigenous Studies in the semester program at the Kaay Center. I think he likes it here and I’m sure he’ll be making more friends soon.

 

Just Posted

Port Clements gets cell service

Telus built a $500,000 wireless communication site for the remote Haida Gwaii village

Identifying child care space needs on the island

B.C. government is providing a $25,000 grant for more than 70 communities to help improve daycare

Northwest mobile unit to help those at heart of mental health, addiction crisis

Province, Northern Health unveils new unit in Terrace to bridge gaps in services

Sk’aadgaa Naay slips in Fraser Institute elementary school rankings

The school stayed at a rating of 5, but slipped to 694th rank in 2017/18

B.C. First Nations’ intake of essential nutrients to drop by 31 per cent: study

Professors project the nutrient decrease by 2050 if climate change mitigation continues as is

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Story of Wet’suwet’en Chief Alfred Joseph being told

Song of the Earth on Chief Gisday’wa will be launched in Hagwilget

Houston woman gets two years for aggravated assault

Ewald pleads guilty; trial of co-accused Calvin Dyrland begins in Smithers B.C. court

Fundraising campaign launched for man caught in SilverStar avalanche

In only two days, the GoFundMe surpassed its $15,000 goal

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frightened cruise passengers in Norway

The Viking Sky cruise ship was carrying 1,300 passengers and crew when it experienced engine trouble

Search and rescue team helicopters injured climber from B.C. provincial park

A 30-year-old woman suffered a suspected lower-limb fracture in Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park

DOJ: Trump campaign did not co-ordinate with Russia in 2016

Attorney General William Barr said special counsel “does not exonerate” Trump of obstructing justice

Trudeau in Vancouver to support Tamara Taggart at Liberal nomination event

The former broadcaster is seeking the nomination for the Vancouver Kingsway riding

Trudeau calls May 6 byelection for B.C. riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith

The riding opened up when Sheila Malcolmson resigned in January

Most Read