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Changes to Ferry Service

The Osprey 2000 will be out of service for its regular Spring refit from Monday, April 20 until Friday, May 8.

The MV Balfour will be running instead. Possible delays are expected.

For full ferry schedule information check

Exciting Project for BDBHA Heritage Committee

Balfour and District Business and Historic Association Purchases Saint Michael and All Angels Church, one of the five oldest buildings in the Kootenays

The Anglican Church has recently closed Saint Michael and All Angels Church in Balfour due to dwindling congregation and lack of attendance at services. Final services were held in December.

The Heritage Committee of the Balfour & District Business & Historic Association has made an offer to purchase the building, which has been accepted with a one-year period in which to raise the necessary funds.

With generous funding from the Columbia Basin Trust and the Regional District of Central Kootenay, there is a total of approximately $35,000 to be raised. The group will be applying for grants and asking for community support through fund raising events and direct donations.

The church has been renamed as Saint Michael and All Angels Chapel and Performance Centre to reflect its new role in the community. While the Christian Science Church will continue to meet there, the building will be available for weddings and other events such as concerts and lectures.

Some renovations will be required including installing flush bathrooms and a wheelchair accessible entrance.

For more information about the project, please contact Committee Chair Josh Smienk at 250-229-5601 or Secretary Truus Zelonka at 250-229-4527.

Summer Employment Opportunity




 Do you love living in the Kootenay Outlet Area? Are you interested in local history?  And do you enjoy talking to people?

 The Interpreter works in the restored Anscomb Wheelhouse on the Balfour ferry landing, greeting visitors and sharing information about the displays, as well as answering questions about the area’s history. 

 Position:  Heritage Cultural Interpreter

 Location:  Balfour Ferry Landing

 Dates:  June 27 – August 31

 Hours per Week:  30

 Wage:  $15 per hour

 You will be required to work weekends and will have two weekdays of your choosing off per week.

 You must be between 15 and 30 years of age (Canada Summer Jobs grant requirement).

 Please send your cover letter and resume to

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