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Royal Bank Day of Service 2017 Edition! Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 May 2017 12:08


Thanks so much to the crew from the Royal Bank who worked for 3 hours Saturday, as part of their day of service helping a local charity.  And did they work!  We did fencing, filled in holes (why do dogs dig holes?  I have been told it is because they are dogs!), and did some clean up too.  A great day working with a great group of people!  Pictured Keith Schindler, Deanne McLean, Duncan Lea, Caitlen Lea, Lisa Drzimotta, Aiden Press.  Thank you so much to Stefan at Steti Transport for donating a load a road crush to the project!  The community support is so appreciated!

Thank you Wetzin'kwa Community Forest Corp! Print E-mail
Monday, 11 April 2016 08:13

We would like to thank the Wetzin'kwa Community Forest Corp for the amazing support they provide to local groups in the Bulkley Valley.  Last year over $150,000 was distributed to successful applicants.   The NWAS was the lucky recipient of funds to construct a permanent roof structure over the outdoor part of our kennels.  Thank you to Wetzin'kwa for funding the project, and Bill Stephens Contracting for the amazing job - needless to say no more water runs down the wall and into the kennel building!  Thank you to John Horlings of Ultra Trucking for donating the excavation of the footings.  A picture really is worth a thousand words, as exhibited by the before and after pictures below.

Kassandra Trust Donation - Septic system Print E-mail
Sunday, 10 January 2016 13:06

In September (2015), after years of using buckets and allowing no water to go down the drain, the NW Animal Shelter got the septic system installed.  A massive thank you is owed to John Horlings who did a fabulous job, and Steti Transport for delivering several loads of gravel to the project at no charge!  Steti has been a long term supporter of the shelter, donating several loads of gravel when we initially set up at the shelter property.  The biggest thank you is owed to NWAS volunteer and foster care provider Ellen, who donated the funds for the project through her trust www.kassandra-trust.com.

The Kassandra trust is a private trust that supports communities in northern BC - dedicating funds with an emphasis on community, arts, ecology, sustainability and innovation.  We cannot say enough how the completion of this project has made the life of shelter volunteer easier!  Thank you all!

Smithers Lumber donates flooring for the Kennel! Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 20:45

A BIG thank you to the generous folks at Smithers Lumber who donated enough vinyl plank flooring to redo the kennel! The dogs will be so happy with the upgrade, as will the volunteers who clean the floors! Pictured below, Aaron from Smithers Lumber, with NWAS volunteer Tom Roper.
For over 100 years, Smithers Lumber Yard has been providing contractors, homeowners, and "do-it-yourselfers" with all their building supplies and hardware needs. They are known throughout the Bulkley Valley for great selection, personalized service and years of experience. NWAS appreciates their support!

Wetzin'kwa Community Grant Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 18:57

In 2013 the NWAS received a grant from the Wetzin'Kwa Community Forest Corporation to construct an Isolation/Wash Unit, where at risk animals can be segregated and animals cleaned as needed.  The Community Grant Program was established to distribute profits from the operation of the Wetzin'kwa Community Forest tenure back into the community.The program's objective is to provide support for a broad range of projects and initiatives that will return the greatest long-term benefit to Bulkley Valley residents.  WCFC takes its name from the Wet’suwet’en word Wetzin’kwa, which means “flowing blue green or clear waters” and refers to the river flowing from Morice Lake to Hazelton, or the Morice and Bulkley rivers.

The construction has begun, and as usual, we rely on our volunteers to help us operate and get projects off the ground.  In May the NWAS was fortunate to have 4 friends from the lower mainland come and kickstart the construction: Gordon Watts, Randy Mottus, Jim Pozer and Ken Oliver.  After 5 days of effort, the shell was constructed, and the tin on the roof!  NWAS regular volunteers Tom Roper, Wayne Couture, Jean O'Sullivan, Lorna Walker and Sara Tomlinson also participated.

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