• Feb. 3, 2011 8:00 a.m.


Fundraising efforts for displaced residents of the Kerr Apartments have reached $60,000 — not including donations of phone and grocery cards, goods, furniture, and other materials.

Nor does it include the $2,400 the Selkirk College students’ union raised for the handful of students living at the Kerr, or over $2,000 in donations of food or funds to Our Daily Bread, which has been providing meals.

According to Allison Alder, chair of the committee tackling the residents’ unmet needs, spending has focused on immediate accommodation, advocacy to get damage deposits back, utility reconnection charges, replacing things like school supplies, dental equipment, and eye glasses, as well as transportation both within town and out of town for those choosing to return to their families in other locations.

Kidsport has offered to replace all sports equipment for the 13 children who lived in the building, while MacAttack in Nelson has donated a few refurbished Mac computers.

Two more residents recently came forward to the Red Cross for needs assessments, and any others who haven’t done so, or whose needs have changed are asked to call June at 250-505-2510.



Work should begin shortly on repairing the McDonald’s Landing wharf.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada plans to replace rotten deck boards and install new railings. The contract is expected to be awarded soon, and the project should be complete by March 4.

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