The Nakusp Volunteer Fire Department work hard to contain the fire at Wiebe Mill on Canada Day. The fire broke out early in the afternoon

July 2016

Events in and around Nakusp during the month of July 2016.

Canada Day blaze at Box lake lumber

A fire at the Box Lake Lumber Mill broke out early in the afternoon of July 1 and had the local fire department rushing to contain the blaze.

“We’ve lost one loader, a chip pile, and now our logs and our waste pile,” said Brad Weibe, brother of the mill’s owner. “Our scale shack and our shop is also gone.”

While some parts of the mill are gone, residents will be very happy to know the main building, the mill itself, is safe.

The mill employs about 40 people in the area. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.


Fabulous find at the local thrift store

Andreea Myhal found a piece of Nakusp’s history at the local thrift store. She was walking past the thrift store, run by the Arrow Lakes Health Care Auxiliary, when she spotted a painting in the window.

Upon closer inspection, she noticed the signature: J. Spicer. Myhal immediately purchased the painting.

Though the painting was undoubtedly a Spicer creation, the question was whether it was Jean Spicer, or her daughter, Janet, who brought the Minto to life.

Myhal contacted Janet Spicer herself, who was able to confirm the painting is indeed a Jean Spicer original.

Myhal isn’t sure she’ll ever know how the piece wound up in the thrift store, but she’s very happy she was in the right place at the right time.


Nakusp descends

into dark ages

The second annual Nakusp Medieval Days festival was a rousing success.

The sun was out and the sky was blue as residents and visitors came out to Brouse Loop Road for a taste of what life was like back in medieval Europe.

Festival attendants received a treat as members from the Jousting Alliance of Washington State (JAWS) held a joust at the end of both Saturday and Sunday’s event.

Though there were fewer attendants of this year’s festival, members of the Nakusp Medieval Society were very pleased with this year’s festival.

“It was a lot more interactive, there was more stuff to see, everything came together,” said Daniel Abraham, president of the society. “All of the issues we wanted to address from last year were addressed successfully.”


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