Letters to the editor

A special thanks

To all the Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank Directors, Volunteers and Supporters of the Annual Garage Sale

The garage sale is now in the over and done for this year. It was an overwhelming success with record setting sales.

Huge crowds of customers were waiting for the doors to open on Saturday morning, larger than any other year.

The Curling Rink was full of high quality, good quality and some not so good merchandise for the customers to purchase, it appeared as though there was record setting amounts of donated goods this year for the sale.

The staff , setting the sale up beginning on Tues, did a superb job of organizing the tables and floor displays. By Friday evening the sale was ready to go. To all the set up crew you deserve a huge thanks for your dedication and service, a job well done, thank you.

Saturdays staff did an excellent job in “getting the money”. Serving customers, helping out on the sales floor and keeping things going smoothly all day long. You all deserve a big thank you. Many were also part of the setup crew.

Thank you to all who helped out at the Curling Rink during the month of August, receiving donated good at the the door which were delivered by the donors [about 80% was delivered to us]

Thanks to the all that were involved with pick of goods, mostly furniture, your contribution of truck and labour is much appreciated.

The tear down, take down and dispersal of unsold goods as well as the clean up of the rink after the sale was over is always a huge undertaking. This year large quantities of unsold items were donated to the Salvation Army, who picked up the goods at our back door, this saved us a large amount of time. A very big thank you to all who cleaned up the Rink in record time, by 4;30pm the building was back to normal without a trace of evidence that a huge garage sale just took place.

The food booth outside the Rink, operated by Al, Louise and Evan had record amounts of customers and sales. Thank you for a superb job.

Again this year we had Fall Raffle tickets for sale at the garage sale as well as at the pucksters golf tournament on Saturday, both venues had large amounts of sales. Thanks to Tim and Debra who were at the Pucksters Golf and Cath at the garage sale. Job well done.

Thanks to all the generous donors, both individuals and businesses, a sale like this would not have with out you great support.

A great big thank you is in order to all the hundreds of customers who began streaming in at the opening and continued until closing, your support is very much appreciated.

This years Garage Sale, Food Booth, and Raffle ticket Sales produced record sales never experienced before.

2013 Garage Sale $10,752.00

Food Booth $642.00

Raffle Tickets at Garage sale $500.00

Total $11,894.00

Everyone who helped out in anyway deserve a great big thank you, It wouldn’t have happened with out you.

~Stan Salikin, Kimberley


Paid parking?

I recently received a phone call advising me that handicap parking at the Cranbrook hospital must be paid for, also at the Cranbrook airport. Why?

The Cranbrook Hospital is within the Cranbrook City limits. Why are seniors having to pay for parking when they have a certificate from the city for free parking? Why do the public and hospital staff have to pay for parking? Why does the public have to pay for parking at the health unit when this building is a provincial building and Interior Health is a provincial body?

I am fed up with the Interior Health as they are a partner in Golden Life which owns senior homes from Rossland to Fernie and Kimberley to Invermere. Why?

Come on folks, voice your resentment against this big problem.

~Marvin Skip Fennessy, Cranbrook

P.S. Maybe we should all vote for the Green Party.


Good job!

I just wanted to let you know I am quite enjoying two recent additions to your publication:  The Slugs and Hugs (what a good idea!) and the Letters to the Editor.

I enjoy browsing the Advertiser, and also like the For Sale items listed under dollars amounts ($100, $200, etc ) another really good idea and a great way to find items for sale in one’s price range without plowing through a massive listing jumbled together.

Keep up the great work – I enjoy your paper – especially the Friday crossword.


Marilee Quist,


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