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Wednesday November 27th, 2019

The Atlin Whisper “Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world.� Margaret Mead

Hello Everyone, Atlin RCMP would like to invite you all on December 4th between 3:30 and 4:30 to attend the Atlin RCMP Detachment (180 3rd St) as we will once again be lighting and decorating a holiday tree in the front of the Detachment. We will have hot chocolate and some treats. Please feel free to bring a decoration for the tree. It can be something you have made yourself or decorations you do not need anymore. The more on the tree the better it will look. If you are unable to attend this day, feel free to add decorations to the tree any time. The season for the annual Holiday Check Stop campaign is fast approaching! Check Stops will be held throughout the month of November, December and into the New Year as part of an enhanced effort to get impaired drivers off the road. Check Stops will be set up at various locations in Atlin and officers will also be conducting mobile enforcement. The primary goal of the Check Stop program is to locate and apprehend impaired drivers due to the significant risk to public safety they pose, but police will also be checking for valid documentation including driver’s licenses, vehicle registration and insurance as well as equipment, liquor and other violations. Atlin RCMP are reminding motorists never to drink and drive and anyone who observes a suspected impaired driver are encouraged to call Police immediately if it is safe to do so. All drivers charged with impaired driving will have their license suspended until the charge is resolved in court. The vehicle will be seized, towed and stored from three days to thirty days. All costs associated to licensing, towing and storage will be the responsibility of the driver and/or the registered owner. These costs can easily run into the thousands of dollars. If you are going to consume any alcohol beverages, plan ahead for a safe ride home. Designate a sober driver (who does not drink any alcohol), call a friend or family member or contact a drivehome service, also advertised in this paper.

1917 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Explosion On December 6, 1917 two ships collided in the Halifax port area. One ship was empty but the other was full of high explosive weapons on their way to France. The ship exploded nearly destroying Halifax and killed about 2,000, and injured about 9,000 people. Almost every window was blown out and many buildings and homes were destroyed. Soon the hospitals became full and were running out of medical supplies and short on doctors and nurses. Rescue trains from other parts of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick arrived, but more help was needed. A snow blizzard hit the town on December 7, 1917 which blocked rescue trains coming from central Canada and the U.S. They did arrive two days later. One train with several cars came from Boston, Massachusetts and was loaded with doctors, nurses and medical supplies. No one had asked them to contribute‌they volunteered. One year later in 1918, the people of Halifax sent a huge Christmas Tree to Boston to show their appreciation. In 1971, Halifax started sending a large precious Christmas Tree to Boston every year, which continues to this day. The Tree is placed in Boston Commons as a tribute to the friendship of people from these two cities. Submitted by Jeff Salmon

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December Movies The Historic Globe Theatre Sunday December 1: Godzilla Planet of The Monsters Doors Open 6:30 Show Time 7:00 – 8:30 rated PG-13 Starring Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa Directed by Kobun Shizuno Computer Animated Kaiju: Captain Haruo Sakaki bears a seething hatred towards Godzilla, which killed his parents during the exodus from Earth. He believes the planet selected for colonization, Tau-e, is uninhabitable and tries to force the ship's committee to rescind the order to send the elderly, including his grandfather, to scout the planet. Haruo anonymously publishes a classified essay on Godzilla's weak points which sways public opinion among the population, forcing the central committee into returning to Earth after deciding that they are unlikely to find another habitable world. Sunday December 8: Planet Earth - Life Doors Open 6:30 Show Time 7:00 – 9:00 Narrated by David Attenborough Nature Documentary: The series takes a global view of the specialised strategies and extreme behaviour that living things have developed in order to survive; what Charles Darwin termed "the struggle for existence". Admission Donation Concession items marked All proceeds go towards enhancing Theatre Assets December Live Entertainment The Historic Globe Theatre Atlin’s Got Talent Coffee House Friday December 6 Join us for another Coffee Houses to take place at the Globe Theatre. This is a chance for people to showcase their artistic talents in short sets in front of an audience. Each Coffee House is different depending on who is on stage. You could be entertained with storytelling, poetry, book readings, comedy, theatre, music, art displays or…… ? If you would like to participate on stage, send an email to or just show up if you require instruments and or equipment, advance notice is good

Winter Trio – Jazz Musicians Friday December 13

Daniel Janke (piano), Paul Bergman (bass) and Ken Searcy (drums). The trio has performed as a rhythm section for many different artists and projects. During this time, the trio discovered their shared passion for contemporary jazz and improvised music. The Winter Trio has a unique approach to the classic jazz based on the members collective experience in a wide variety of genres and styles. The trio draws from both American and European jazz traditions as well as more modern approaches.

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Third Street 2 bedroom, bright home on 75x100 lot with a 24x40’ shop with 12’ ceilings. Some updating needed but most rooms are 15’+. Major foundation and roof work already done. $199,900 Trond Gulch In a pastoral setting, backing onto Munro Mtn, this one-bedroom, 715 sqft off-the-grid home on 9.88 acres surrounded by Crown Land. Sauna and guest cabin. Was lived in year around for many years. $350,000 Atlin Highway Hidden away in an enchanted forest is this truly unique home built by a very skilled artisan on 4 acres with other guest cabins, workshops, barn and fenced paddocks. $435,000

Atlin Highway 80 acres fronting onto the highway, off grid, with the most spectacular views in the area, Atlin Lake from Minto Mountain to Teresa Island! $350,000 Warm Bay Road 12.4 acres with great mountain views, several cabins, shop and living quarters. Well on site. Off grid. $195,000 6th Street 320 sq.ft. cabin on 50x100 lot, no plumbing. “As is, where is” $52,000

4th July Bay Half acre lakefront property with log home that has one BR on main level and 2 more in walk out lower level. Large garage, greenhouse and storage shed completes the package. $365,000 Food Basket Thriving business in Atlin! The building, land, rental suite, and grocery store are all included. A great way for someone wanting an early retirement to make a comfortable living $448,000 Ruffner Bay Stunning five-bedroom beautiful 4,000+ sqft home with two guest cottages hangar. AND DOCK. Lakefront, off the grid 25 acre parcel, no neighbors! $995,000. 4640 Warm Bay Road Fabulous 3 level home on 2.6 acres high above Warm Bay Road providing an incredible view of Atlin Lake. $240,000 Green Street Quiet three-bedroom 2,058 sq ft family home, quality built to code, one of the best shops in town on two acres. $299,700

First Street 2500 sq.ft. basement entry home with 4 bedrooms, 24x24’ garage, 60’ shed for wood, quads or whatever you need, very private 2 acres. $187,000 SOLD Wilson Street Quiet mountain views from this four-bedroom, 1600 sqft home on two acres. Open yard with raised beds and greenhouse. Where else can you find a kitchen like this at this price? Great value at $197,500 SOLD Pine Creek Subdivision Three-bedroom 1,336 sq ft family home on 1.75-acres in Pine Creek subdivision. Backs onto Pine Creek. $215,000 SOLD

Call Myrna at (250) 775-1019 Please text or email a message (rather than voice mail) . Go to

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Fishing Charters

SVOP Licence, 24 ft. Boat, Transport Canada Commercial Registration – Insured

Custom Fish Art- Fiberglas and Wood GARY HILL’S FISH ART

Gary Hill, Atlin B.C. V0W 1A0 Licensed, B.C. Guide


Call -250 651-7553 Email

7 MONARCH Drive – ATLIN – BC. V0W 1A0

$850.00 per day - $550.00 per 1/2 day


Sewing Machine

Atlin Community

Cleaning, Repair, & Setup

Open Every

Library Friday and Saturday

2-4p.m. Terry 250 651-7769

Everyone Welcome

BIG WATER SOCIETY Mental Health Counselor Information: Jan Forde, MSW, is available Tuesdays and Thursdays of every month for appointments. Please call 250-651-2189 or 250-651-2460 to leave a name and number to book an appointment. You can also email Jan at Jan is available to schedule meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays at: Comfortable Pew some mornings and the afternoon, also meetings at Northern Lights College in the afternoons. The TRT Multipurpose building (formerly Health and Social) is used some mornings and afternoons as well. Jan can be available at Health and Social in 5 Mile upon request or by appointment as well.

St. Martin’s Anglican Church 10 a.m. Sunday Everyone Welcome

Atlin Christian Centre Affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

Services Sunday 11: a.m.

Come join us! (778) 721-0710

The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you. John Greenleaf Wittier

Rental Suite Available Fully furnished, turnkey operation, Long term rental preferred but will do a month to month rental also. Telephone (local calls only) Shaw TV, electricity included. Please call Sherri or Rob 651-2241 if you are interested.

Please note that calls for same day water delivery service must be received no later than 11 a.m. of said day. Thank you! Heating Oil delivery available

Delivery days are Monday through Friday Our mailing address is Box 318, Atlin BC V0W 1A0 You can also email us at 250-651-7463

With thanks, Dana and Mary Hammond

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