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Report on the Resort with Tom Gaglardi

RMR owners focus on consolidating winter business RMR parent company president Tom Gaglardi discusses the state of the resort, past challenges and future plans AARON ORLANDO editor@revelstoketimesreview.com

Northland Properties president Tom Gaglardi (left) and Northland Asset Management Co. president and COO Graham R. Rennie sat down with the Revelstoke Times Review to talk about the state of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Northland Properties is the parent company of the Revelstoke resort. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review

I walk into Moxie’s restaurant in the Sandman Inn on 151A Street on a sunny Friday morning in Surrey just as the hostess unlocks the door for the lunch trade. I’m there to meet Tom Gaglardi, the president of NorthReport on the Resort, page 4

Public invited to comment on proposed Revelstoke bike routes AARON ORLANDO editor@revelstoketimesreview.com

The proposed main bike route through Revelstoke is pictured in red and green. The purple lines represent City of Revelstoke image scenic routes.

Starting Monday, April 23 Revelstoke residents will be asked to provide input on new bike routes proposed for the city. The plans for a commuter bike route from the Illecillewaet River Bridge to the Big Eddy Bridge have been in development for some time. City council will consider a series of reports on the bike plans at its April 24 meeting. They include a report from the city’s engineering director and the city planning director. The bike routes would include a main commuter route down Third, Fourth, Douglas and Charles. Secondary recreational routes are proposed, such as along the pathway leading from Centennial Park to the Illecillewaet River Bridge, and another leading along Eighth Street East. The report focuses on options for several problematic areas along the route. For example, the troublesome

and confusing intersection at Fourth Street and Victoria Road is flagged for special concern. Options include painted bike boxes and lanes marked with thick “elephant’s feet” paint lines. It’s also proposed inexperienced cyclists be prompted to dismount and cross Fourth at the crosswalk. Likewise, there’s debate about what to do on the Big Eddy Bridge. The plan favours having cyclists use the separated sidewalk over the bridge and dismounting when they encounter a pedestrian. On the Illecillewaet River Bridge, the plan is to post “no passing cyclists” signs as cars passing fastmoving cyclists on the narrow bridge remains an issue. In his report, City of Revelstoke engineering director Brian Mallett notes there will be costs for annual maintenance of the new road paint and road signs but that final figure is unknown. It will be available once the Bike routes, page 3

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Hobo cop on patrol RCMP Cpl. Mike Wasylenki stands at the intersection of Fourth St and Townley on the lookout for violators of the Motor Vehicle Act. Posing as a dreadlocked hitch hiker looking for a ride to Nelson, he radioed to his uniformed counterparts stationed a block down Fourth St. and on Victoria road about any infractions he spotted. While I’m sure some drivers wondered why a hitchhiker would be stationed in town and simply drove on, others were pulled over and warned or ticketed for infractions like not wearing a seat belt or talking on the cell phone. The 3.5-hour initiative resulted in two drug seizures, 22 seat belt violations, four cell phone violations and one drivers license infraction. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

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Residents express concern as smart meters arrive ALEX COOPER reporter@revelstoketimesreview.com

It’s finally happened – Smart Meters are coming to Revelstoke, with numerous people receiving letters indicating the controversial machines will be installed at their homes. The meters, which are supposed to modernize BC Hydro’s transmission grid, have been met with opposition due for a variety of reasons ranging from health to cost to privacy concerns. “To me it’s mostly a health issue with the radiation from the meters,” said Frank Lemay, who paid to have a flyer warning about the risk of smart meters placed in this week’s Times Review. “Then the cost, of course. The cost to install, the cost for people to have them – people are paying a lot more money for hydro.” The Coalition to Stop “Smart” Meters has listed a number of reasons to oppose the devices. It claims the meters will lead to high-

er costs to consumers; as well as pose health risks due to the microwave radiation the devices emit. “And it is not just cancer that is of concern,” the coalition’s website stopsmartmetersbc.ca states. “A growing percentage of the people in British Columbia have developed electrohypersensitivity and suffer from uncomfortable and even disabling physical reactions from involuntary exposure to wireless devices.” On top of that, it cites privacy concerns and that the devices will allow BC Hydro to track detailed activity in the home, such as what appliances are being used and when people are home. BC Hydro says the smart meters will make the system more efficient, provide more accurate readings and reduce waste. It says the amount of radiation emitted over a 20-year-period is equivalent to one 30 minute cell phone call, though those numbers are disputed by the Coalition to Stop “Smart Meters”. At the Union of British Co-

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lumbia Municipalities conference last Fall, 55 per cent of delegates passed a motion calling for a moratorium on the installation of the devices. At the time, Mayor David Raven told the Times Review he didn’t think the meters were “that big an issue.” “There’s much more serious

things that I’m worried about.” Last week he said council was “starting to see a swell of opposition to them.” BC Hydro made a presentation to the board of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District last Thursday and he recommended BC Hydro do more community interaction here about the meters. Two letters were included in the council package for April 24, one from Lemay and the other from Wanda Watson, who expressed concern about reports of rising costs, health issues and privacy issues. “We live in a democracy as far as I know and we are extremely opposed to these meters being imposed on us without our permission,” she wrote in a letter. “There are a number of communities in B.C. that have declared a moratorium on these meters, pending further study, and I would hope that our mayor and city council would at least be willing to offer us the same protection.”

City of Revelstoke gets sober on 4/20 AARON ORLANDO editor@revelstoketimesreview.com

The City of Revelstoke has chosen April 20 to unveil their new staff policy that explicitly states staff can’t take nips from a mickey or sneak hits from a bong while at work. The new “Personnel Drug and Alcohol Policy” forbids drug and alcohol use while at work and outlines several policies that will affect staff even in their off-time. A report attached to the policy says it came about because of a general policy review. “The absence of a drug and alcohol policy has been identified as an issue,” writes city finance director Graham Inglis in a report attached to the policy.

A new drug and alcohol policy explicitly bans drinking and drug use on the job for city staff.

The 10-page report lays out what is not allowed and appropriate actions if someone is impaired on the job or struggling with addiction issues. Some points include: - The proposed policy requires staff members to inform a supervisor if they find their colleagues or other city contractors in an “unfit condition” on the job due to drugs or al-

cohol. - Employees who are candidates for treatment in residential or out-patient treatment programs will be “expected to enter into a written agreement to support their recovery.” - Reporting to work drunk or impaired by drugs is prohibited, as is drinking on the job. The policy also says having a blood alcohol content of 0.04

or greater is prohibited. - The policy also states the city has the right to drug test employees when they have “reasonable cause to believe that the actions, appearance or conduct of an employee while on duty are indicative of impairment due to the use of drugs or alcohol.” - Under the policy, any city staff member who is charged with impaired driving must inform their supervisor immediately. They may face additional work-related sanctions. The staff report notes there may be costs associated with implementing the policy, such as “on-going staff training costs.” City council will discuss the new policy at its April 24 regular meeting.

Councillor Linda Nixon said she had heard from several residents and would bring up their concerns in council. She said her husband has worked around transmitters for years and she wasn’t personally concerned about the meters. “I think that if people are perceiving there’s a big concern about them, maybe it just needs some more education from BC Hydro and an openness on their part,” she said. “This is a hot potato elsewhere in the province so we need to be aware of it and help facilitate people having a voice. We can’t tell BC Hydro what to do as council but we can certainly encourage them to communicate with people.” Lemay said he wants to organize a meeting and bring people to Revelstoke to talk about Smart Meters. “I’m going to get people to wake up and get the information on this, not just what you see on the news,” he said. “Invite everybody to get the real facts. That’s what I’m going to do.”

Bike routes unveiled from page 1 final route is brought back to city council for final approval. The bike route will include a combination of separated bike lanes painted on the ground, and “sharrows” which are mixed-use bike/car lanes. The latter are utilized where the road isn’t wide enough for a vehicle and bike lane. The plan also outlines plans for a lane through the Big Eddy, and future plans to formalize the route all the way from Revelstoke Mountain Resort to the Mount Macpherson biking network. No curbside parking will be eliminated in the plan. Planning documents included in the report trace the history of the plan to build bike lanes. Maps, information, comment forms and other details will be made available on the City of Revelstoke website and at the Revelstoke Community Centre from April 23 to May 10.

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Report on the Resort Report, from page 1 land Properties, a family-based business that owns a series of hotels, construction businesses and restaurants, including the ones I’m walking into. Locally, they’re the owners of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, having acquired it in late 2008 when

with the resort. I travelled to Surrey to do an update interview. Three years later, economic and financial waters are slightly calmer and the resort is just finishing up odds and ends on the three main buildings that form the core of the hotel and condo buildings at the base of the resort. I wanted to find his perspective on the past three years, and more importantly, his outlook for the fu-

they transitioned from a minority lender to the project to the management group. In January, 2009, Gaglardi visited Revelstoke and addressed a packed room at a meeting hosted by the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce, where he presented a rather frank assessment of the situation

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who co-own the Kamloops Blazers with Gaglardi. The Gaglardi family has roots in the Kamloops area. We were joined by Graham R. Rennie, the president of Northland Asset Management, a division of Northland Properties. Based in Vancouver, Rennie is responsible for much of the day-to-day communication and liaison with local management Report, page 13

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The move to Begbie View Elementary

A LOOK AT WHAT’S GOING INTO THE AMALGAMATION OF MT. BEGBIE AND MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ALEX COOPER reporter@revelstoketimesreview.com

The Revelstoke school district announced the name of the new elementary school last week. They chose Begbie View Elementary – an amalgamation of the names of the two schools that will be merged, Mt. Begbie and Mountain View. That’s one item superintendent Anne Cooper can cross off her lengthy list of things to do in preparation of merging the two schools for the start of next school year. I sat down with her last week to discuss the issue. She went over everything from equipment to staff-

ing to students. “To start off with we’ve developed a really comprehensive work plan,” she said, pulling up a long spreadsheet on her computer. “The work plan is basically everything from soup to nuts.” A few items such as the name have been decided. As well, Shan Jorgenson-Adam is returning to the district to be the principal. She starts on May 14, when she will take over at Mt. Begbie Elementary, where the principal is away for health reasons. Still, that just scratches the surface on Cooper’s ‘To Do’ list. There’s a work plan for staffing and

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another for structuring the school day. There are plans being worked out to create school handbooks and set out school processes. The two codes of conducts need to be merged, as do the Parent Advisory Committees (one joint meeting was held and more are scheduled). An equipment inventory is being worked on to see what can be moved to the new school and what needs to be bought. “There will be a whole slew of tasks around re-branding – the school identity, school awards, school logo, school mascots and annual key events,” Cooper said. “We’ll be getting staff and PAC

feedback on all those issues.” Talks have begun with the local support staff union and Revelstoke Teachers’ Association about staffing. For the former, some people will lose their jobs; for the latter, Cooper anticipates little change, saying its driven by enrolment. Cooper quickly touched on everything, but I had to ask her about one significant issue - amalgamating two student bodies. The new school is expected to have about 265 students, making it the largest in the school district. She said the key will be to make it a true amalgamation, rather than a take over of one school from the

other. In that case, lessons learned from the merge of Big Eddy Elementary and Columbia Park Elementary will be used. She talked about having students taking part in crafting the school code of conduct and create a new logo. There is also talk of a joint art project between the students of the two existing schools. “I think we’re going to get a terrific amount of involvement from the kids and they’ll feel some ownership right away for something that’s really new,” she said. “This represents a huge opportunity for kids to work with, to learn with and make friendships with.”

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ast Tuesday, two days after I took in a film festival looking at the Great Bear Rainforest and the potential impacts of the Northern Gateway oil pipeline on the area, Joe Oliver, the Minister of Natural Resources was in Toronto for a big announcement. With much fanfare, he announced the Responsible Resource Act, which would reduce the number of projects that undergo environmental assessments by the federal government, impose a two-year time limit on them and put approval of major pipeline projects in the hands of Cabinet, instead of the National Energy Board. The optimist in me looked at the changes and thinks, maybe it won’t be so bad. It will streamline approvals, create greater certainty, encourage investment and good projects will go ahead while damaging ones get stopped. The cynic in me – and I’m more one than I’d like to be – looked at the changes and sees that they will massively tilt the process in favour of industry, allow poorly thought out projects to go ahead and weaken the environmental assessment process. There are some things I agree with, sort of. Eliminating duplicate processes makes

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sense, assuming the higher standard is always adopted. Shortening the approval process makes sense if the bureaucracies have the resources to conduct a thorough assessment in time and companies can’t game the system. Placing the decision of major projects in the hands of cabinet means our elected officials are responsible for the decisions you make. How you feel depends on how much you trust the government in power. If you believe in strong environmental protection, like I do, you’re undoubtedly scared because of the Conservative government’s track record and rhetoric on environmental issues. I was thinking of this in the background of the Great Bear Rainforest film night and the spectre of the Northern Gateway pipeline (which, I should note, my Black Press colleague Jeff Nagel wrote is considered a longshot by industry insiders). At the film night, I met Claude Gravelle, the NDP MP for the riding of Nickel Belt near Surrey, who was in town visiting his son and taking part in a series of local events. He was also the interim opposition critic for natural resources – until last week – and I managed to meet up

with him over coffee last week. Naturally he was critical of the proposed legislation, calling it the Irresponsible Resource Act and saying it would send environmental approvals to the lowest denominator. “You only get one chance to do it right and if you don’t do it right the first time, then someone’s going to suffer,” he said. We talked about the Northern Gateway pipeline and he said that the opposition would have to come from the people of British Columbia, including First Nations groups that have expressed outright opposition to it. “We know, without a doubt, there’s going to be a pipeline leak,” he said. “Is it going to be a pipeline leak or is it going to be a tanker or is it going to be both? The only thing we know for sure is its going to happen.” He told me that a report by the natural resources committee was going to be coming out shortly on refineries and pipelines, but that the report was slanted highly in favour of the Conservatives at the last minute and so the NDP was writing its own dissent. My hope with the new legislation is that its used responsibly and with environmental protection in mind – not just as a way to fast track project approval. Unfortunately, it’s hard to feel confident that’s the case. I asked Gravelle if he could see any benefits from the legislation. “There might be some but the fact [environmental assessments have] been limited to two years and they’ve cut back on the number of workers, we’ll never find out if this could be a good legislation,” he replied. “The fact we’re going to the lowest denominator in the process, I think that says it all.”

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SILGA annual convention comes to Revelstoke Meeting of Southern Interior local governments will explore nature conservation, smart meters and will also showcase Revelstoke-based initiatives AARON ORLANDO editor@revelstoketimesreview.com

SILGA – the Southern Interior Local Government Organization – rolls into Revelstoke this Thursday for a three-day convention from April 26–28. SILGA is comprised of elected officials from municipalities and regional districts in the Okanagan and Shuswap areas, and a bit beyond. The gathering allows members to network, and is an opportunity to hold official business and vote on initiatives to be brought forward at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) convention. The convention also attracts representatives from the province, including Ida Chong, Minister for Community, Sport and Cultural Development; Greg Goodwin, Executive Director, Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation and Deputy Minister for Community, Sport and Cultural Development Don Fast, who’ll present on the new Municipal Auditor General program. Many Revelstokians will be given the opportunity to highlight local programs and initiatives. Revelstoke School District Superintendent Anne Cooper will present on early childhood learning. Canadian Avalanche Centre Executive Director Ian Tomm will present

South Okanagan-Similkameen Conservation Program Manager Bryn White is a featured presenter at the 2012 annual SILGA convention this weekend in Revelstoke. She’ll discuss a Conservation Fund Guide for B.C. produced by her organization. It teaches governments and citizens how to create funds to be used for Photo contributed by Bryn White conservation initiatives.

on the importance of avalanche safety for communities. Three local speakers will present under a “Changing Communities” theme. Rod Kessler of Revelstoke Mountain Resort will give a presentation entitled “Expectations of a Resort Community.” Revelstoke Social Development Coordinator Jill Zacharias will present on social changes in Revelstoke. City of Revelstoke CAO Tim Palmer will present the results of his community survey. There will be many guest speakers exploring topics of interest to local governments, such as talks on risk avoidance,

popular in the last few years is the creation of local conservation funds, which is basically a dedicated source of funding for communities to be able to achieve conservation sustainability objectives,” White told the Times Review. She said several municipalities and regional districts have established the funds in recent years. They’re used for various objectives, such as habitat enhancement, wildlife enhancement, securing new parks, protecting watersheds or protecting working lands. There’s an East Kootenay fund, and representatives from the West Kootenay are in discussion about aligning their objectives together. “There is money out there to leverage for conservation – there’s not question,” White said. “It’s about really empowering constituents at the local and regional level to also be involved to support those processes.” “It’s basically a step-bystep,” she said. “a roadmap for how groups can be working together, and it’s really at the local and regional level.” There will be lots of other requests of the provincial government forwarded in motions. Initiatives include requests for more cold-weather

insurance issues, tourism marketing, using scarce resources wisely and consultation with First Nations. BC Hydro representatives Cindy Verschoor and Roger Goodwin will present on the provincial utility’s controversial Smart Meters program. South OkanaganSimilkameen Conservation Program Manager Bryn White will give a presentation on a new guidebook her organization has helped develop. It guides governments and community groups on how to effectively create nature conservation funds. “One of the tools SILGA, page 15 that has ... become a lot more

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The position is part time and approximately 20 to 25 hours per week. The majority of the work is out of store hours, but with some in store hours for maintenance. The successful candidate should be comfortable with climbing ladders and fit enough for low level tasks. A competitive remuneration package is offered based on qualifications & experience. A criminal record check is mandatory for all employees. Please contact Graham Harper (gharper@pharmasaverevelstoke.com) with a cover letter and resumé or if further information is required.

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Revelstoke FC men’s soccer team opened the 2012 season with a 0-0 draw against Camels FC in the North Okanagan Soccer League action last week in Vernon. Team captain Sergio Spataro said he felt it was three points the

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Revelstoke FC opens season with scoreless draw “We are confident these new players will fill their voids,” said Spataro. “Although it is early in the season, I would say this team is the fittest I’ve seen in my 16 years of playing for RFC.” Anyone interested in joining the team can contact Spataro at 250837-0010.

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Shane Cowie (middle) holds up $380 as the winner of the Revelstoke Rotary Club hockey pool. Jon Dandie (right) finished second, earning $200; and Raymond Speerbrecker won $100 for finishing in third place. The hockey pool, with 136 entrants, raised $680 for the Revelstoke Rotary Club.

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In accordance with the requirements of the Community Charter, Revelstoke City Council hereby gives notice of its intention to lease to Mountain Cat Excavating Ltd. for a 28 month term at $2,400.00 per year, plus applicable taxes, land located at 1640 Powerhouse Road. This property is legally described as Lot A, Section 26, Plan 15123 except parts included in plans 15315, 18128, 18932, and EPP12829.

City of Revelstoke Integrated Community Sustainability Plan The City of Revelstoke is requesting statements of qualifications, proposals and performance data from interested firms to develop a comprehensive Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP). Full document details can be viewed at city.revelstoke.ca.

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ENGINEERING INVITATION TO TENDERERS Contract: Lowertown Utility and Street Upgrades – Phase 1 - Second St. and King St. Reference No.: 2012.01

Please submit TWO copies of your Proposal and Qualifications to: City of Revelstoke Planning Department, 216 Mackenzie Ave, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0, Attn: John J. Guenther and Alan Mason. Interested firms are encouraged to submit by e-mail as well as by hard copy. E-mail submittals may be submitted to jguenther@revelstoke.ca and/or amason@revelstoke. ca. No written or electronic submittals will be accepted after 5:00 PM May 4, 2012. Any questions regarding this project should be directed to John J. Guenther at 250-837-3637 or Alan Mason at 250-837-5345.

The City of Revelstoke invites tenders for: Faxed submissions will NOT be accepted. Approximately 300m of local street reconstruction including; full base and sub-base construction, curb and gutter, sidewalk (one side), and paving. Approximately 475m of storm main, 7 manholes, 7 catch basins and 3 groundwater recharge systems. Approximately 230m of 150mm watermain, 6 service connections and 2 hydrants. Approximately 295m of electrical conduit, 7 concrete lamp bases, 1 concrete controller base and 1 junction box. Contract Documents are available for purchase on payment of $100.00 including HST (non-refundable) payable to: CITY OF REVELSTOKE on or after April 25, 2012 during normal business hours at: City of Revelstoke, Engineering Department P.O. Box 170, 216 Mackenzie Avenue Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0 The Contract Documents are available for viewing only at: City of Revelstoke, Engineering Department P.O. Box 170, 216 Mackenzie Avenue Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0 A Tender shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond (or Certified Cheque) in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the Tender Price and Consent of Surety to provide Performance and Labour and Material Payment Bond. The successful tenderer will be required to provide a Performance and Labour and Material Payment Bond each in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the Tender Price. Technical inquiries regarding this tender may be directed to Mr. Gordon Hall AScT. or Mr. Derek Low, City of Revelstoke, telephone 250-837-2922.

Proposals received after the Closing Time will be marked as to date and time received, and returned unopened.

PLANNING ANIMAL CONTROL BYLAW The City of Revelstoke is proposing amendments to the City’s “OFF LEASH AREAS” maps. The proposed changes include increasing the overall size of the “OFF LEASH AREAS” and dedicating the greenbelt area from Centennial Park to the new pedestrian bridge as “ON LEASH”. The new aerial view maps make it clear which areas are considered “OFF LEASH AREAS”. The maps are available for viewing at the City Planning Department and on the City website www.cityofrevelstoke.com. These changes are proposed to help bring the “OFF LEASH AREAS” in balance with community values that include the protection of environmentally significant areas. The City is looking forward to your input regarding the proposed amendments and welcomes comments until Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Email cfloyd@revelstoke.ca, call (837-3637), or drop by the Planning Department at 216 Mackenzie Avenue. A public information meeting will take place on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Community Centre.

The lowest or any tender may not necessarily be accepted and the Municipality will not be responsible for any cost incurred by the Tenderer in preparing the Tender. Tender award will be contingent on budget approval from the City of Revelstoke Council. The City’s language in its procurement documents shall be in English. Tenders are scheduled to close at: Tender Closing Time: 2:00 PM. local time Tender Closing Date: May 15, 2012- at: City of Revelstoke, Engineering Department P.O. Box 170, 216 Mackenzie Avenue Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0

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Sweet and sticky songs Board of Variance Expressions of Interest The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is looking for volunteers for the Board of Variance (BOV). The BOV consists of three (3) members that review land use variance appeals for all CSRD Electoral Areas (A-F). The appointments are for a three (3) year term. Training will be provided to members. Individuals who best demonstrate the following attributes will be recommended to the CSRD Board of Directors for appointment: • Have a background in land use development or local government • Have an understanding of the CSRD and local government process • Have an interest and passion for sustainable community development Expression of Interest forms are available on the CSRD website (www.csrd.bc.ca) or at the CSRD Office in Salmon Arm. Please return completed forms via email, mail, or in person by 4:00 pm Monday May 7th, 2012 to:

A few familiar faces on the Revelstoke music scene have teamed to form a new band called Stuck on Hockey, shown above playing an outdoor house concert last Thursday. Consisting of Maggie Davis, Denis Severino (centre) and Salmon Arm’s Jacob Viberg, the trio play a typical mix of country, folk, Americana and other roots music. However, Davis and Severino’s vocal harmonies and Viberg’s stellar guitar playing take them a notch above. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

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Revelstoke’s newest piece of public art was installed with little fanfare last Thursday morning when Rob Buchanan’s sculpture, Flying Without Wings, was lifted into place. The sculpture of a ski jump transforming into a pair of skis, is located at the entrance to the trail up Mt. Revelstoke, behind the Revelstoke Railway Museum. No doubt bikers riding up to the trails on CPR Hill and hikers going for a walk up the mountain will have noticed it. The skis are designed after local Olympian John McInnes’. Buchanan

said he took the skis out of the Revelstoke Museum & Archives to make a copy. Behind the sculpture are the flags of the countries that took part in the Tournament of Champions – the major ski jumping competition that took place in Revelstoke throughout the 50s, 60s and 70s. The flags are Canada, United States, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Germany, Japan and Norway. The gateway was built through collaboration between the City of Revelstoke and Parks Canada, with money from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

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Report on the Resort Kessler emphasizes positive growth this season from page 4 in Revelstoke. RTR: Last time when you came to the [Revelstoke] Chamber of Commerce about three years ago, times were different. You’d just transitioned from a minority investment partner to a managing group for the resort. And the macro-economic situation was a mess and vacation rentals were in rough shape too. Business-wise, how have things been going with RMR since then? Gaglardi: It’s a challenging business. If you look at the total investment in the hill now, is more than $300 million dollars. And so, I guess it all depends on how you want to measure it. We’ve backed the thing and we’ve got a tremendous amount of cash invested in the resort. I guess that’s what we’ve signed up for when we made the decision on Thanksgiving weekend whether we were going to be an owner or be a lender. And, so, it’s been a long, arduous process. I think on the positive side the resort has grown from a ski visit perspective and I think that the resort has enjoyed strong notoriety around the world. I think long-term that bodes well for them. That’s the positive part of it. The negative part of it is I think that 63 per cent of the real estate inventory remains unsold. So, it has been a difficult financial situation. So, as it is, there’s positives and there’s negatives. In a simplistic way to analyse it, I think there’s been positives and there’s negatives. RTR: When people went down to the showroom when the project was announced prior to your management involvement, they saw all the ski hill lifts and hotels and condos everywhere, and maybe their expectations were a little high. They thought that was going to happen tomorrow, or next year. I guess, I’m wondering, is that final vision still the plan? Gaglardi: Oh, I think so. I think when Don Simpson came to Revelstoke and pitched this development, it was grandiose and you could make those statements in that day. The world was quite a bit different place. He made some wild statements and some wild promises and some wild things, and I suppose had the world not changed, he may have been able to deliver on those things. I think it’s notable that we haven’t done anything different than that vision. Except from a chronological view. Because in order to do all those things, you need fuel. ... We no doubt in our minds have built the start of a worldclass resort. We haven’t cut corners. We have lived up to Don’s initial vision of the resort. I guess we would all hope that there would have been more things sold and more things happening, but here we are spending over $300 million dollars, and half that on the real estate product, and 63 per cent of it’s unsold. We have no debt on it, and all we do is hang around there and wait for the market to return. And we haven’t slashed prices; we haven’t done anything to hurt the market value of people who have bought. I think we’ve done a tremendous job of that and I don’t know anybody else who’d have the staying power and that type of ability to say, ‘We’re in it for the long haul.’ It’s tough now, but

we believe in the product and we believe in the vision, we believe in it being an upscale offering. And we just did everything right. We bought the best ski lifts you can buy in the world. We just did everything right and we haven’t cut anything back, despite what you might read on a blog somewhere – people making false statements. If you look at what Don promised to do, we’ve done it.

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ON THE GOLF COURSE, MORE SKI LIFTS, AND SUMMER OPERATIONS Gaglardi says his family is crazy about golf. “So, there’s nobody that wants to see a golf course as part of the resort more than our family.” But the reality of the situation is RMR condo owners are there for the skiing. “This is a winter thing, and this is the best ski resort in North America and top-five in the world. That’s what our owners believe. The consensus from them [is] we would rather see you invest in making it a better ski experience, a better ski resort,” he said. Gaglardi emphasizes the work that’s been done to create a better family experience, including the new Turtle Creek beginners area, a daycare, the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre for youth, re-grading of the lower mountain and snow-making to create a better beginner experience. He also emphasizes the completion of the Wino wine bar and the addition of La Baguette this season. But future plans like summer operations depend on a revival of the moribund recreational real estate market in Canada. “I think we’re in a good place right now in terms of the ski business. We’re seeing growth there, which is encouraging,” Gaglardi says. “The big elephant in the room is certainly the state of resort real estate.” He also emphasizes the long-term nature of the investment, pointing to Northland’s pattern of acquiring and holding long-term. Gaglardi says the investment in RMR makes sense, “if you own it and hold it for 20 years. A really long-term view of it. But that’s the type of owners we are. Once we decide we’re going to do something, we do it. We don’t trade things. Our main business is hotels. We build and develop them and buy them and almost never sell them. “I think that RMR I wouldn’t call a core holding for us, because we’re not in that business particularly,” he adds. “I think out of necessity, you have to take a long-term view of it. We think that over time this will be worth owning.” Throughout our conversation, there is no promises of summer operations; instead the focus is on consolidation of the winter product and long-term planning – with fingers crossed for a real estate turnaround.

INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES: AVALANCHE CLOSURES AND AIRPORT RENOVATIONS Here’s an excerpt from our interview: Gaglardi: I would think if you put aside the state of resort real estate for a

Revelstoke Mountain Resort Chief Operating Officer Rod Kessler joins new Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Judy Goodman at a chamber meeting on April 18. Kessler presented a report on RMR’s winter operating season. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review

second, I think there are three keys to Revelstoke, because this resort can really power the community and really be even more than it has been. The two biggest hurdles I’d say are airport and highway. ... We’ve got to figure out how to get a Dash 8 in and out of there everyday. The effects of that for the resort and the community are going to be immeasurable. That should be the biggest lobby effort there is, is getting some kind of an airline operation to get into Revelstoke. The highway, it killed us last year with the closures. How many road closures did we have last year? Rennie: 163 over 60 days. Gaglardi: Can you imagine that? Rennie: We monitor those stats. Gaglardi: It just killed us last year. Rennie: It’s absolutely brutal. Gaglardi says although they monitor the situation closely, they haven’t been actively involved in lobbying for improvements to the highway, but are fully supportive. And the third key he alludes to?

CONFLICT BREWING WITH CITY STAFF One message that came across loud and clear is a brewing showdown with city staff. Gaglardi clearly feels that RMR isn’t getting the cooperation they need. This comes across unequivocally: “It’s been pretty challenging. The types of demands on the things that the city staff – I think there’s just generally irresponsibility there in terms of – we would think twice about dealing with the city. There are cities that we run into in Canada that we would think twice about going back to them because of city staff that aren’t as [cooperative] as they need to be to foster development and investment. It’s a real concern.” Gaglardi hopes that city staff can see the big picture of financial hardship caused by the world economic downturn. “We seem to have a city staff there that think that it’s still 2006 and the world’s a great place and this is a great resort and it’s frustrating for us, I’ve got to tell you. With what we’ve done for that community to have the frustrations of dealing with the city and the demands they’ve put on us. It is really, frankly disheartening. It’s one of the biggest challenges we have; the constant liaison with the city staff. “I wish that it was more of a teamwork situation where we all looked at it and were reasonable about it, prag-

matic about it. I think for all we’ve done – we’re not asking for anything other than just be fair and reasonable with the economic circumstances of that resort,” he says. He’s penned a letter to mayor and council in early April. I checked to see if it was on the city agenda for their April 24 council meeting, but it wasn’t. City CAO Tim Palmer said it would be on the agenda at a later meeting. Gaglardi underscores the financial commitment Northland has made to the city and the resort. $300 million in investment to date, and a $17.5 million staff payroll last year alone. “The city staff have told us on numerous occasions that we’re not committed to the resort,” he says. “And I’ve got to tell you it is absolutely maddening to hear things like that.”

PAST TROUBLES, CURRENT DEBATES “But I think that’s old news, isn’t it?” Gaglardi asks me about the controversy surrounding the transition to Northland ownership in 2008. Bills from contractors were discounted. Gaglardi said the situation was more complex than it’s been presented, and he disputes the “60 cents on the dollar” saying. Gaglardi says the plan that was put into place was authored by the previous ownership group. “There was a situation where they said, if we can do these things, and we said, if you can do those things, we’ll commit this much. We’ll do this and you’ll do this and we’ll do that. That was the plan. ... You have to understand, we weren’t in management then. The obligations that were created there were not our obligations.” He also said there was “tremendous” gouging going on. Some were paid more based on the ability to absorb losses, some less. “It’s old news and people should do their homework in terms of bankrupt resorts and what guys actually get paid,” he said. He also emphasizes their significant investment to keep RMR afloat: “I don’t think the resort would be there – I know it wouldn’t be there. The lift company would have come and claimed its lifts, taken them away and we’d be sitting on nothing.” I also ask about the cancellation of the final two weekends this year. Rennie says it was a business decision. It cost too much to keep it open for two weekends. In the future, the resort is planning a firm closing date, likely based on the

Resort COO Rod Kessler presented an annual report speech to a Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce luncheon on April 18. He said the season was “a really good story.” “We just had a banner year. It’s going to be kind of repetitive because everything is up. All categories, all sales lines, all business units really performed outstanding this year.” Mother Nature cooperated by delivering big storms just before the weekend, “teeing us up for the weekend [and] the highways stayed open.” He cited new rooms opening up due to completed construction and the transition from Nelsen Lodge to the new Sutton Place Hotel brand as key. They had “a real positive impact” Kessler said. Kessler also touched on familyfriendly additions mentioned in the story above as key to bringing in new clients. “All that added up and really gave us a strong foothold to say, yeah, we can provide this family experience.” Intermediate grooming was another key focus, allowing aging skiers to have a more fluid experience on the hill. “We really think it worked – I know it worked for my knees,” Kessler said. Media exposure was key. They averaged 90 media visits a year in their first seasons – a key component of their marketing strategy. This year it tapered off to 70 due to a focus on refined messaging, especially the family-friendly story theme. “We were more selective with the magazines, the articles and the angle. Part of our angle was not so much big mountain freeskiing; it was more about family.” Global wholesale partnerships were up, including traction with key big players in the wholesale tourism market. “Last but not least, which I think is a huge part of what really drove this overall success is the community,” Kessler said. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Revelstoke is very real. There’s nothing inauthentic about it ... it’s diverse.” He contrasted it to other “contrived” ski resorts, saying it was a key advantage. RMR doesn’t share hard numbers, but they do provide percentage increases. Kessler provided the following statistics to the meeting: - Season’s pass sales were up 21 per cent - Lift ticket visits were up 30 per cent - Lift ticket revenue was up 20 per cent - Lodging was up 10 per cent - Outdoor centre was up 60 per cent - Cat skiing was up 28 per cent - Rental sales was up 45 per cent - Retail revenues were up 32 per cent - Wholesale business was up close to 70 per cent Kessler thanked the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce members for their help contributing to the businesses successful year. “It takes all of us to make this thing work,” he said.


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 BROWN BAG LUNCH HISTORY TALK This week’s topic is More Scandinavian Settlers. Hosted by Cathy English, curator at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Coffee and cookies provided. $5.

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time frame. The night will feature talks by the CSRD on upcoming initiatives, Bresco on curbside recycling and the Community Foundation on a new green initiative for Revelstoke. At the United Church. 6:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. MICHAEL JEROME BROWNE Juno Aware nominee in both Best Blues Album and Roots & Traditional categories. Live at Sangha Bean. 7:30 p.m. $20. Limit of 20 tickets due to space. Call 250-814-0080 for tickets.

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lection of travelogues from 60-70 years ago, including some exotic destinations but also of Canada. The main film is Air Highway, a 1930s travelogue covering a trip from Germany to Rio de Janeiro by airship. Hosted by the Bygone Era Entertainment Society. At the Nickelodeon Museum. 7 p.m. AXE CAPOEIRA Come watch a Capoeira performance – the Brazilian martial art that meshes self-defense, acrobatics, music and dance. At the Roxy Theatre. 7 p.m. $5.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28 FIRST FARMERS MARKET OF SUMMER Revelstoke’s famous Saturday farmers market kicks off in Grizzly Plaza. Featuring all sorts of foods, crafts and more. Every Saturday until October from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. REVELSTOKE COFFEE HOUSE Featuring Sue Kyle & Alan Bate from Seymour Arm. Presented by the Revelstoke Folk Music Society. At the United Church. 7:30 p.m. $3. Performers can sign up starting at 6:30 p.m.

MONDAY, APRIL 30 CONSEIL SCOLAIRE FRANCOPONE registration drive for French as a first language children. At the Revelstoke Community Centre from 3–7 p.m.

MAY 3-5 MENDING FENCES by Norm Foster. The newest production by the Revelstoke Theatre Company. The play tells the reunion of a father and son after not seeing each other for 13 years. At McGregor’s in the Powder Springs Hotel. 7:30 p.m. $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and children.


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Public school teachers have voted 73 per cent in favour of withdrawing extracurricular activities provincewide to intensify pressure on the provincial government in the continuing labour dispute. The vote of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) could affect everything from high school graduation ceremonies to upcoming sports events. Meanwhile, a decision of B.C.’s Labour Relations Board has ordered unionized teachers to prepare secondterm report cards immediately, something some had resisted as part of job action. The ruling gives teachers until April 27 to have them ready. Public school teachers walked out for three days in March before the provincial government passed Bill 22, legislating them back to work with a six-month cooling off period. A total of 21,625 teachers voted to

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ban volunteer work, while 7,846 voted no. BCTF president Susan Lambert said cancelling extracurricular activities was a wrenching choice. “Teachers struggle with this because these activities bring so much joy to our engagement with students,” she said. “We know this will mean the loss of some highly valued activities,

and we sincerely regret that. But we have to look at the bigger picture and the longer term.” The decision is expected to pit teachers who still want to coach teams and run student clubs in defiance of the BCTF decision against more militant teachers who will be able to ask their union locals to take disciplinary action. Education Minister George Abbott told reporters the BCTF vote to ban extracurricular activities will divide teachers, punish

students and leave parents overseeing functions like grad ceremonies. “It’s their personal decision,” Abbott said. “And I don’t believe it’s appropriate for the BCTF to be trying to interfere in that.” Abbott also defended his choice of a mediator in the dispute, Dr. Charles Jago, who the BCTF alleges is biased. If talks with the BCTF fail to reach a mediated settlement, the government would likely legislate a two-year contract, ending

June 30, 2013. Abbott said he can’t guarantee that the dispute won’t disrupt the start of the school year next fall. The action plan approved by the BCTF membership also calls for a public awareness campaign to mobilize public opposition to Bill 22, a possible future vote on a full withdrawal of services and work in advance of the May 2013 election “to bring in a new government” that will repeal the legislation.

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bour. Hallewas considers it an allstar cast – Lyn and Denny have been involved in the Revelstoke Theatre Company for years and Devitt has starred in the last few plays the group has done. “For the actors it’s a really challenging play to do,” Hallewas said. “To create three distinct characters, we have very little time for costume changes – so they have to get the audience to believe these character changes purely through changing voice and the way they hold themselves.” The play also gives Hallewas another chance to direct after the production of The Sound of Music was shut down due to a fire at a factory in Mexico where the seat cushions for the new theatre in the high school were being made. Set in a old farmhouse in Saskatchewan, Mending Fences opens with Harry and Gin talking about Harry’s impending encounter with his son, amongst other things. Harry then goes to pick up Drew at the train station, only to show up an hour late. “You been waitin’ long?” Harry asks. “Bout’ an hour,” Drew replied. “Oh, that’s not too bad. I woulda been here sooner but I fell asleep.” “Oh. Well, that’s okay. No need to rush out here on my ac-

count.” “It’s about three generations of men and the relationships between those generations,” said Hallewas. “We pick up – whether its subconsciously or consciously – the different traits of our fathers or sons.” The set, built by Lyn and Denny in the theatre company’s new space inside the Powder Springs Hotel, is reminiscent of a drab 1970s Canadian kitchen, with mustard green walls, matching fridge and stove, and basic wood pantries and drawers. The theatre company decided to do the play after Lyn and Denny saw Foster star in a performance in it in Port Dalhousie, near Niagara Falls, a few years ago. “It had that message that is really universal to a lot of people,” said Denny. “It’s about expressing to your family.” Said Hallewas: “It’s about relationships... [Drew’s] reason for returning is to find out why he’s so emotionally disconnected. He needs to see his father to understand that.” As the play progresses, different emotions come out. “The flashbacks definitely shed light on the way the characters are the way they are,” she said. Mending Fences runs from April 26-28 and May 2-4 at McGregor’s in the Powder Spring Hotel. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the performance

starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students.

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WHAT IS MCGREGOR’S? Mending Fences will mark the opening of McGregor’s, the new multi-purpose space inside the Powder Springs Hotel. The new space came about through a series of encounters that led the Revelstoke Theatre Company into discussions with Emma Kirkland, the manager of the Powder Springs. “About a week later we started demolishing,” said Hallewas. The space will provide the theatre company with a home for its smaller productions that aren’t suitable for the new, 275seat theatre at the high school. “This show is quite intimate setting and it’s better for an audience of less than 100 people, so it works better in a smaller venue,” said Hallewas. The venue will feature tiered seating for shows, which can be removed afterwards. The connection to the Mackenzie’s Restaurant will mean alcohol can be sold during intermission. Kirkland said the new space will be used for more than just plays; functions like small showcases and smaller parties can be held there.

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If your ¿rst language learned and still understood is French If you received your primary school instruction in Canada in French (excluding French Immersion) If one of your children has received primary or secondary school instruction in Canada in French (excluding French Immersion) If you have a child who is receiving primary or secondary school instruction in Canada in French (excluding French Immersion)

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December 22– January 19

This week is all about give and take, Capricorn. Do for others, and they will do for you. A special event calls for some extra-special gifts.

March 21– April 19

Canvas Prints Candles

Speak up, Aries, and the problem will be solved. A little miracle at home makes for an interesting weekend. Travel plans come together.

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January 20– February 18

February 19– March 20

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Some habits are hard to break, Aquarius. Look to a mentor to help and you will succeed. A fitness goal is easily achieved with a new piece of equipment.

The odds may be stacked against you, Pisces, but that doesn’t mean you won’t come out on top with a little ingenuity. A weekend endeavor requires a leap of faith.

A business relationship blossoms with an addition. A larger-thanlife personality drops by with an offer you can’t refuse. Oh boy, oh boy, Cancer.

Oops, Leo. You fall behind on a project, raising some eyebrows. Not to worry. You will get back on track sooner than you think, thanks to an innovation.

Spend less, save more and you’ll definitely get more, Virgo. More in your bottom line and more peace of mind. Flowers provide a great pick-me-up.

Cast aside all doubt, Taurus. The offer is genuine and will bring you many rewards. A test of faith begins— be strong. Money woes ease.

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Feeling blessed these days, Gemini? Pay it forward. A compromise at home raises everyone’s spirits and fun ensues all weekend long!

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November 22– December 21

Lady Luck smiles on you, Libra, and there is nothing beyond your reach. A treasured heirloom resurfaces, bringing back many fond memories.

The tiniest of changes make a vast improvement in a project. A rejection is a blessing in disguise. Be grateful for what you’re given, Scorpio.

News from afar gets the creative juices flowing, and you accomplish more than you have in some time, Sagittarius. A game of wits at the office proves challenging.

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Sunday Service @ 10:30 am 1502 Mt. View Drive Arrow Heights

Box 2088, Revelstoke

250 837-3330

250 837-5095 or 250 837-4569

Pastor Richard Klein 250 837-5569

In Memoriam gifts fund heart and stroke research and educate Please send your donations to there above address, along with name of deceased, your name and address, plus the name and address of the next-of-kin for an acknowledgement card.

Revelstoke United Church 314 Mackenzie Ave. 250-837-3198 revelstokeuc@telus.net

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Attention: Electronic Organ, keyboard and digital piano owners. Professional & experienced organ, and electronic piano repair technician, is coming to this area to do some regular annual service work and repairs. To have your instrument checked as well, please call Organ & Keyboard Service Corp. toll free at 1888-256-8188 or email: oksc@telusplanet.net.

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Saturday Service Sabbath School 9:30 am Worship Service 11 am

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Pastor: Matthew Carter 250 837-4008

Happy 29th Birthday Jimmy

C3 Church 108 1st St. West above the Royal Bank

Service Time 10 am

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St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Mass Times: Saturday: 7 pm Sunday: 10 am Father Cecil Nunez 250-837-2071 sanfran@telus.net 510 Mackenzie Avenue St. Peter’s Anglican Church Sunday 10 am

Kids Klub Wed 4 pm - 5 pm

Youth Service 6:30 pm Sunday at the church

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Fellowship Baptist Church Worship Service - 10:30 am

Sunday School (Sept - June)

Life Groups various locations and times thru the week

We miss and love you very much. Your loving family. Hope Grandma know how to make Tacos. Come One, Come All & Celebrate Jimmy’s Birthday on April 26th

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Pastors: Rick Eby, Jason Harder

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250 837-3917 or 250 837-9662 Pastor Frank Johnson 250 344-4795

Holy Eucharist Family Worship Service ALL ARE WELCOME Parish Hall Rentals call 250 837-3275 622 2nd St. West (wheelchair access) 250 837-3275

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PALADIN Security is now hiring licensed security officers for a remote camp site 3 hrs outside of Revelstoke. Please submit your resume to mbamber@paladinsecurity.com

APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information: www.bccommunitynews.com

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5 BDRM HOME IN TELKWA FOR SALE 3200 sq ft, 4 bath, includes washer & dryer, fridge & stove, dishwasher hot tub, natural gas, contact 250-845-3315 House for Sale Fully renovated, 3 bd/2 ba family home downtown on quiet street. Wood floors, in floor radiant heating, new appliances and hot water tank, drywall, new plumbing from street, new electrical, new int and ext paint. 50’ x 100’ lot with garden, lawn, big cherry tree, rear storage garage. Plowed alley in winter for easy rear access. Excellent proximity to shopping, swimming pool, and new schools. $379,000. Call 250 551-0546 to view.

MERRITT SxS Duplex. DOWNTOWN. 1 Side newly decorated and vacant. Other side rented. Each side has 4 bdrms, 3- 4 pce baths, garden area & storage shed. $337,900. (604)534-2748.

Houses For Sale 5-bdrm, 1.5 bath, large, private backyard. Single car garage. Close to ski hill and elementary school. 250 837-5715.

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7-speed, practically new,red, woman’s, low slung bike with basket, bell and rat trap. $300. 250 837-5550. 81 GMC - tailer gate, white and hardware - $60. L & R gas doors - $15. Trailer lights $10. 250 837-9207. CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991. DIY STEEL Building deals! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. Free brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? Rockwell/Beaver Cast Iron table saw - $175. 32” Sanyo T.V. - $30. 250 837-6635. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

Apt/Condo for Rent 1 & 2-BDRM for rent. Senior’s discount. Col-River Manor. Phone or apply in person 250837-3354 or 250-837-1728. 1-bdrm chalet. 760 sq. ft. $1000./mth. Utilities inc. Long term preferred, N/S, N/P. Avail May 1st. 250 837-5715.

2-bdrm fully furnished apt. Heat and hydro inc. Downtown. $1050/mth. Shannon 250 837-1301. Affordable Apartments 1,2,3 bedroom units and townhouses. Furnished units available. Rivers Edge and Columbia Gardens. 250-837-3361 or 250-837-8850 Cozy 1-bdrm apt with carport. Centrally located. Contact Shannon 250 837-1301.

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Apartment Furnished Furnished Apartments Short or Long-term Fully equipped kitchens, A/C Linen & towels supplied Laundry & storage on site 1-bedroom apts. from $850.00p/m 2-bedroom apts. from $1200.00p/m Includes Wi-Fi & all utilities Housekeeping available Non-smoking - no pets We accept Visa and MasterCard 250 837-3405 or for pics riverview@rctvonline.net

Duplex / 4 Plex 1/2 duplex, 3 bedrooms, full basement, 2 full baths, F/S, W/D, inclosed garage, fenced backyard, pets negotiable, 336-B Pearkes Dr. Columbia Park area, $1200 per month. Call 250-837-6006 cell- 250837-1006 1/2 Duplex in Columbia Park. Avail. June 1st. 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath. Rec room in basement, electric fireplace, carport and fenced backyard. $1200/mth. Call 250-836-2854 2-bdrm, bright duplex. Laundry on site. NS,NP. Available May 1st. References. $1000/mth Utilities not included. After 5:30 call 250 837-9437. Rent negotiable for suitable tenant with short term lease. $1500 inc. hydro for mth to mth. 3-bdrms, 2 full baths, fully furn. Fenced yard, double carport, Col Pk Approx. 1200 sq. ft. on 2 levels, 1/2 duplex. S/F, W/D, DW,and MW. Furnished Lg yard and garden area. NS, no cats, small dog neg. Must be willing to keep clean and maintain grounds. Call 778 478-7934 or 250 8703774 - by appt. only.

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Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold & Silver Coins. Call Chad 250-863-3082 Old traps - any size from mouse to bear. 250 837-5550.

+44 7774 280 518 (UK). Heritage House For Rent $1200.00/month 3 Bedrooms 4 Appliances Garage Convenient Downtown Location Pets Negotiable No Smoking Long Term Families Preferred Call Tasha or Chris at 837-6171 or 837-7871 House for Rent 3 bedrooms, 5 appliances,carport, recroom, hardwood floors, nice backyard $1500. available June 1 or earlier. Call 250 837-5465 House for Rent 505 3rd Street East. 3 bedroom, downtown. Garden space. Call 250-882-9244 Large 3 bedroom house Mount MacKenzie area. Mature adults only. Available immediately. Call 250-359-2245 or 250 837-3767. Mobile Home for Rent #9A 1306 Downie St. Very clean, large 2 bdrm, 4 appl. N/P, N/S $900. 250-837-4682 Neat, clean, tidy, 3-bedroom house. 4 appliances. ns/np. $1100./month. Call 250 8379299. STYLISH 3bd 2bth 2 Carport FURNISHED HSE for rent or ROOMMATES WANTED gkedwards@hotmail.com 250834-7354 or 7360

Suites, Lower Available May 1st, large, bright, 2 bedroom, furnished. lower floor suite. Includes heat and hydro. Asking $1200/mth. N/S, N/P. Call anytime and please leave a message. 250837-9585 or 250-837-7021

Suites, Upper Southside area. 3-bdrm main floor home avail mid May or 1st of June. Comes with all appliances. Also laundry room, W/D. Prefer no pets pls. Large living area 1400+ sq. ft. 250 837-2974.

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Canadians are living longer and costs for the Old Age Security (OAS) are rising. On April 1, 2023 the Government of Canada plans to start raising the age of eligibility for OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from 65 to 67.*

What does this mean for you? 54 or older as of March 31, 2012

You may still obtain OAS/GIS at age 65

53 or younger as of March 31, 2012

The age of eligibility for OAS/GIS will change gradually between 2023 and 2029

Starting in July 2013, Canadians who are eligible for, but not yet receiving OAS will have the flexibility to delay receiving it in exchange for a higher monthly amount at a later date.

The number of working-age Canadians for every senior is decreasing** 6

The number of working-age Canadians per senior is decreasing, placing additional pressure on the OAS program.

5 4 3 2 1 0 1990

2012

2030

**Source: 9th Actuarial Report on the Old Age Security Program

For a free brochure or more information visit www.ServiceCanada.gc.ca/retirement or call 1 800 O-Canada (TTY 1-800-926-9105) *Subject to parliamentary approval


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