Neil Allkins is the new manager at Overwaitea in Nakusp.

Managing well with a rural move

You might have seen him, the new manager at Nakusp’s one and only grocery store. Here’s a bit more about the new guy in town.

You might have seen him, the new manager at Nakusp’s one and only grocery store, Overwaitea, gazing at the lake from a bench along the waterfront. Here’s a bit more about the new guy in town.

Who: Neil Allkins

What: New manager at Nakusp Overwaitea

When: He’s been here since July 2

Where: Although he grew up in Port Coquitlam, Allkins enjoys smaller communities. Working in Golden and then Vernon for the last couple of years, he is very happy to be in Nakusp and getting to know everyone.

“I’ve met more people in the last few months that I did in Vernon in two years,” he told the Arrow Lakes News.

Allkins’ wife is also settling in and is already working here at the veterinary clinic, but his kids are further abroad: his daughter is going to college and his son is in Golden playing for the Rockets.

Like all newcomers to the area, Allkins is blown away by the beauty and serenity of the place, and prefers to walk down to the waterfront and enjoy the view on a coffee break.

Feel free to say hi if you see him sitting on a bench.


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