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100th Anniversary: Revelstoke Courthouse cornerstone A Wednesday, May 2, 4 p.m. ceremony at the Revelstoke Courthouse will mark the 100th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for Revelstoke’s most famous heritage landmark

100 years ago today: This May 2, 1912, ceremony marked the laying of the cornerstone at the Revelstoke Courthouse. CATHY ENGLISH Curator, Revelstoke Museum & Archives

In 1912, Revelstoke was one of the largest cities in the interior of British Columbia. As a divisional

point for the Canadian Pacific Railway, and with rail and steamer links into the southern part of the Kootenays and the United States, Revelstoke was a major transportation hub. The city boasted a

YMCA, complete with a full gym and a swimming pool, as well as an opera house, and the largest department store in the province outside of Victoria and Vancouver. Several new brick buildings had

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just been completed in downtown Revelstoke. Throughout the province, the government was updating its buildings, and Revelstoke was watching its new courthouse building taking shape.

The contract for Revelstoke’s new courthouse was awarded to the local firm of Foote and Pradolini in June of 1911. They were working Courthouse, page 17

The first Revelstoke Farm & Craft Market Signs summer is approaching in Revelstoke: 1. The snowline creeps up the mountains. 2. People start displaying their pale white skin after being covered up all winter. 3. The number of foreign accents is way, way down. 4. It’s that much harder to find a place to lock your bike. 5. The Farmers Market opens in Grizzly Plaza. Last Saturday marked the first outdoor farmers market of the year in Revelstoke. The weekly event is arguably the social event of the week in town – I ran into at least a dozen friends during 15 minutes there. Last Saturday’s affair was an unofficial market before it fully kicks off for the summer this Saturday, May 5. There weren’t as many vendors as usual but some staples were out, like Wild Flight Farms, Kurt’s Sausages, Paramjit’s. and Stoke Roasted coffee. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review


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A community lobby effort to prevent airport officials from blocking access to the Columbia River flats near the Revelstoke Airport has been successful – for now. Revelstoke mayor David Raven, who is a member of the CSRD’s



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“That fence will not be built this year,” Raven said. “There will be significant signage along that side of the airport to ensure that people and dogs do not get onto the airport, but for a number of reasons the fence that would have restricted that trail access will not be built this year.” Raven did not elaborate on the reasons.

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than effective at achieving the goal of airport security. The CSRD said a complete perimeter fence would cost $100,000. It had opted for a cheaper option to block public access to the entire area by extending a fence at the south of the airport. Other than new signage, it’s unclear what steps will be taken in future years.

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Local stalked by cougar while trail building on Boulder Mountain ALEX COOPER

For Bruno Long, it was the most scared he’s ever been in his life. Long, an avid photographer who heads up the Revelstoke Cycling Association’s downhill mountain biking committee, was doing some trail work Monday on Cash Advanced, a mountain bike trail on Boulder Mountain, when he found himself face-to-face with a cougar. “I was digging away, minding my own business, head down. I probably had my head down for about 20 minutes,” he said. “I was digging and I just looked up. It was pretty steep and I could see it about 25-30 feet away. I thought I was going to die for sure.” He picked up the pulaski he was using, grabbed his pack and tried to make himself look as big as possible. He started running back-

wards down the trail, doing his best to keep his eye on the cougar. “It was totally following me. It had the shoulder up, cat-slinking attack look,” he said. “It looked like it wanted to eat or at least check me out. Who knows? If it really wanted to get me it probably wouldn’t have let me see it.” Long made a panicked phone call to a friend to let them know what was happening in case he was attacked. At a certain point, he lost sight of the cougar, turned around and sprinted the rest of the way down the trail to his truck, his heart pounding. “I was definitely thinking I was going to get attacked, that I was going to die,” he said. “That’s why I made the phone call, even if I had fought it off and got hurt, at least someone knew where I was.” Long was working alone that

day, He said it makes for a cool story to tell considering he made it out unscathed but that in hindsight he should have been more prepared with bear spray, a knife and some friends with him. He said he notified the Ministry of Forests about the encounter and posted about it on Facebook. “I was definitely as scared as I’ve ever been in my life for sure,” he said. “You see crazy shit when you think you’re going to die.” Conservation Officer Adam Christie said he received a report of a cougar passing through a yard in Arrow Heights Sunday night. “Cougars live on deer and there’s a deer population in Arrow Heights so you expect to see them occasionally in that area,” he said. “We wouldn’t take any action unless they were killing or stalking pets or staying the area a long

Bruno Long was working alone on a Boulder Mountain bike trail when he found himself being stalked by a cougar. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

time.” He advised anyone who encounters a cougar to make themselves look as big and as threatening as possible. “Stand your ground or

back away slowly. Yell or talk to them so they realize it’s a human being and not another animal.” If you’re attacked, don’t play dead – fight back with all you can.

Council offers moral support to efforts to save the Revelstoke Grizzlies ALEX COOPER

The Revelstoke Grizzlies Society received a boost in its efforts to keep the Junior B hockey team in Revelstoke when council voted unanimously to write a letter of “moral” support. In a letter that was presented to council at its meeting last Tuesday, Apr. 24, society president Mavis Cann asked council for the moral support, specifying she was not requesting a financial commitment from the city. The move was the latest in the society’s efforts to save the team since it was learned at the beginning of April that the current ownership group of Grizzly Sports Entertainment filed an application with the league to sell the team to a group in 100 Mile House. However, when the society first sold the team in 2006, a clause was put in the contract giving it

the right to buy the team back for $1 should the team be moved or folded within 10 years. Since the society learned of the pending sale, it has been soliciting community and corporate support in order to determine if it is feasible to keep the team in Revelstoke. A petition circulated by the society around town and online has garnered more than 1,000 signatures. The society is scheduled to make a presentation to the KIJHL Board of Governors at it’s meeting this Sunday, May 6. The board is set to vote on the sale at that time. “The moral support from the City of Revelstoke would go a long way in this presentation,” Cann wrote in her letter. While discussing the letter, some councillors noted if it stays, the team will have to pay its own way, including what’s owed to the city. Coun. Gary Starling noted the

team was in arrears with the city. “We’re not going to financially support a team here,” he said. “I think that should be included in the letter.” As of early April when plans to move the team to 100 Mile House became public, the Revelstoke Grizzlies owed the city $22,898.74. Coun. Tony Scarcella felt council should support efforts to keep the team here. “The Grizzlies are a big part of Revelstoke,” he said. “We should do the most ... we can do.” *** Disclosure: Mavis Cann is the publisher of the Revelstoke Times Review. As always, the Times Review editorial department will strive for fairness while reporting this ongoing story. If you have any concerns, please contact editor Aaron Orlando at 250-837-4667 or express them in a letter to the editor.

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Seniors turn out to express concerns about DriveABLE 30 seniors came out to hear Columbia River – Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald talk about the controversial DriveABLE test, which is being used to determine if a senior over the age of 80 is fit to drive.


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Thirty Revelstoke seniors came out on Friday to hear NDP MLA Norm Macdonald talk about the province’s controversial DriveABLE assessment, which is being used to determine whether or not elderly people are allowed to continue driving. DriveABLE is a touch-screen computer program developed by the University of Alberta to help identify a driver’s cognitive abilities. It was spun off into a private company by the university. In 2010 the rules determining who is fit to drive in B.C. were changed so that when drivers turn 80, they have to take a drivers fitness test every two years to determine if they are still be able to drive. The first part of the test is a visit to the doctor, who makes a cognitive assessment on whether or not someone is fit to drive. The doctor then contacts the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles, who decides if the senior needs to take the DriveABLE test. “We had not heard of problems with the system that existed, so it was a surprise to us when we heard complaints about a new system called DriveABLE,” said Maconald. According to the B.C. government, 1,500 of 84,000 drivers over the age of 80 have had to take the test. The test has been criticized for several reasons. For one, the closest test site to Revelstoke is in Kelowna, meaning seniors have to travel there to take it – and incur the costs of doing so. “The accessibility issue should have been obvious from the beginning,” said Macdonald. For another, it requires seniors to take a test using technology they may be unfamiliar with. Macdonald also criticized the test for failing an inordinate amount of people. He said a re-test cost $300, which gives the company an incentive to fail people. He also took the government to task for the way the contract was rewarded. It was a direct offer contract, handed out with a bidding process and the terms have not been revealed. In March, responding to the criticism, the government announced the test would be expanded to include a driving component. It also said the system was undergoing peer review and that the government was considering adding mobile testing services. “We have listened to the concerns expressed by seniors and we are taking action,” said Attorney General Shirley Bond at the time. “Our goal is to keep drivers on the road as long as it’s safe to do so, and my staff will continue to look for ways to improve this program” Following Macdonald’s presentation, several people asked questions. George Cleveland called the test stupid, irresponsible and against civil rights. “We’re getting harassed because we’re seniors,” he said. A second man said he took the test and found it very difficult, not because the questions were too hard, but because only four seconds were given to answer a multiple choice question. Another man asked what could be done to change things. To that, Macdonald encouraged people to write letters to Premier Christy Clark. When asked what he would do differently if in power, Macdonald said he would have to see what it would take to get out of the contract with DriveABLE. He did suggest issuing licenses that would restrict when, where, what time and in what conditions someone could drive. Once again, he stressed the test needed to be fair. “People who aren’t safe on the road shouldn’t be on the road and we have to accept that, but it has to be fair,” said Macdonald. After the talk, I was told of one local senior who had lost their license due to the test. “This is a very scary issue,” one senior told me.

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Council hears competing visions for Revelstoke bike route Enhancement committee’s proposed route mirrors engineering department with one major difference: It proposes parking lane closures on one side of the street for the majority of the route AARON ORLANDO

Revelstoke city council was presented with a competing vision for a proposed new bike lane system at its April 24 meeting. The city’s proposed main bike lane route through the city would follow roughly the same route and no parking would be eliminated. However, a recommendation from the City of Revelstoke’s Enhancement Committee proposes a plan that would see the elimination of on-street parking on one side of the street for extensive stretches on the route through the city. Revelstoke Enhancement Committee representative Toni Johnston presented the plan to council on April 24, just before the city’s engineering department presented their bike route vision. Johnston said the committee studied many aspects of the bike lane idea in 2011. Its commuter route focuses on getting less experienced, less confident cyclists into the lanes. She gave the example of seniors, inexperienced cyclists and children. The committee studied bike lane standards and found that most Revelstoke streets aren’t wide enough to accommodate dedicated bike lanes, car lanes and parking lanes all on the same street. “Unfortunately our streets, most of them are 44 feet wide,” Johnston said. “So our streets aren’t wide enough to have shared use or exclusive use.” After considering several configurations, the committee recommended a plan that would eliminate parking on one side of the street along the route, although the side of the street would vary. In Southside, the route runs from the Illecillewaet Bridge to the CPR ‘Y’ intersection on Fourth Street. Parking would be eliminated on the north side of Fourth Street from Mount Begbie School to the CPR ‘Y’ intersection to make way for oneway, exclusive bike lanes on either side of the street. In the downtown area, the route would run along Third Street. The plan calls for the elimination of parking on the south side of Third Street from Victoria Road to Mountain View Elementary School. It would also be replaced with one-way, exclusive bike lanes on either side of the street. In Lower Town, the route would shift to Douglas Street to the Big Eddy Bridge. Parking would be eliminated along one

side of the street and there would be, oneway, exclusive bike lanes on either side of the street. The route would be seasonal, from April to October. Johnston acknowledged that many would be concerned about losing their onstreet parking. “What I think is people have to understand what we’re dealing with here, they have to understand our street widths, they have to understand what the guidelines are ... if we want to put them in and we want money from the province or other bicycling organizations, we have to meet those guidelines,” Johnston said. The Enhancement Committee is an advisory committee to council. Some councillors expressed concern over the proposal. Coun. Gary Starling noted he lived on Third Street and said parking was already an issue in busy seasons. “We’re already almost seeing bumper to bumper there,” he said. Following Johnston’s presentation, City of Revelstoke engineering department staff member Kristy De Vuyst presented the city’s vision for its bike lane. It involves some painted-on lanes and ‘sharrows’ which include signage and bike symbols painted on the road to indicated shared use between cars and bikes. “We have enough room for parking, but we do not have enough room for a dedicated bike lane and if we put in a dedicated bike lane, we have to obey parking,” De Vuyst said. “We wouldn’t recommend doing this at this time because the [Official Community Plan] states that in order to do something like that we would have to provide alternate parking and we need space for that. As well as some people ... do not have other alternatives at this time for parking. They have on-street parking, they do not have a garage or a driveway.” De Vuyst said extending the route past city limits to Mount Macpherson was part of the long-term vision. “At this time we still need to discuss that with the ministry of transportation,” she said. Can the city just close large sections of major city streets to parking? City CAO Tim Palmer said they could because there wouldn’t technically be a road closure; a dedicated bike lane is still a road. The changes wouldn’t require complex legal paperwork. City planning director John Guenther said the Official Community Plan does recommend having a parking management

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strategy in place before big moves are made to remove street parking. In response to questions from the Times Review, mayor David Raven said that extensive parking closures would likely require a longer process: “The recommendation that you see coming forward from engineering is something they can do in a very short period of time, very effectively and efficiently as opposed to major changes,” he said. So, is the plan as presented by the engineering department just a first step? “Every step is a first step,” Raven said.

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A ride along Revelstoke’s upcoming bike route

A cyclist bikes across the Illecillewaet Bridge. Crossing the bridge represents one of the big dangers to cyclists in Revelstoke. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review file photo


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BIKE TO WORK WEEK BY ALEX COOPER Bike routes are finally on their way to Revelstoke. Two years ago after residents were teased with bike lanes on Airport Way on the hill to Arrow Heights, the city is ready to extend them throughout the town centre and, hopefully, beyond. On Friday, I went to ride the proposed route with fellow Bike to Work Week committee member Jeff Bolingbroke. We met at 3 p.m. at the Illecillewaet River bridge, where the new bike lane is set to start. We decided we’d start our ride by crossing the bridge it-

self. It’s been long identified as one of the big cycling hazards in Revelstoke. The city’s bike lane proposal doesn’t have a very good solution to it. It is proposing signs saying not to pass cyclists. Less confident cyclists are asked to get off their bikes and walk across the sidewalk on the east side. Emerging on to Fourth Street, the road is nice and wide as it curves around slightly. This is one of the busiest streets in Revelstoke, with more than 5,000 vehicles per day passing alongside. We pedalled up the slight hill past Southside Market, where the roadway narrows by several feet. There is also a notable uptick in parked vehicles as we head towards Townley, including one small truck that we were forced to swerve widely around. At Victoria Road is where things become complicated, as we had to make the turn from Fourth Street and then switch lanes and make a left

onto Third Street with numerous cars passing. Public works has identified this intersection as “awkward” for northbound commuters. I stuck out my left arm indicating a turn until one kindly driver let us through. The proposed route calls for cyclists to get off their bikes at Townley, cross Fourth Street and then walk across Victoria Road where they would start pedalling again. Third Street was a breezy ride, with its wide roadway and relatively little traffic compared to Fourth. It’s not until we got to the Post Office where we could see problems arising from the number of people parking their cars and crossing the street to get their mail. The rest of the route was pretty straightforward, west along Third, a left-hand turn onto Charles and then following the bend onto Douglas Street. We bike as far as the Big Eddy Bridge, where we turned around to go back the other way and check out the so-called “scenic” route. This route follows the Greenbelt trail, a popular mixed-use pathway popular with cyclists, dog walkers and joggers, amongst others. We didn’t encounter anyone along the pathway on this ride and it was a relaxing ride around the Greenbelt to Kovach Park. At Kovach Park we turned off, took a slight detour through the skateboard park and then proceeded up Eight Street, which is also marked as a “scenic” route on the city’s

plan. It’s a slight uphill along a quiet road that provides great access to the new schools, and Queen Elizabeth Park, though it stays one block away from those popular spots. From Eight Street, the route turns onto Mackenzie Avenue and then up Fourth Street until it ends and turns towards Third and the “scenic” route joins up with the commuter route. As reported on page 5, there are competing ideas for the bike route. The city’s enhancement committee is calling for dedicated bike lanes on Fourth, Third, Charles and Douglas Streets. This would involve eliminating parking one side of the street, something the Department of Public Works is hesitant to do because of the language of the Official Community Plan. Instead, public works is proposing Sharrows placed on roadways, indicating they are to be shared by cars and cyclists alike. The city plan continues the bike path into the Big Eddy and the plan is to have a path connecting Revelstoke Mountain Resort to the bike trails at Mt. Macpherson. As of right now, it looks like the Sharrows will be painted on soon. Actual bike lanes will take longer to implement, and only if the city decides to eliminate parking. This is the first in a series of four articles leading up to Bike to Work Week, which takes place from May 28 to June 3. Register your work place at

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The next generation of the Revelstoke Times Review As of May 14, much of the content on will move to a subscriber model. Print subscribers will enjoy full access to the newspaper’s premium online content on at no additional cost. This is an important step as part of a growing industry trend to reward our loyal readers with free unlimited access to all the local coverage you expect from your community newspaper. That means all website content, including our eEditions (a digital replica of the paper), is now included in the cost of your paid subscription. Dear Reader, Thank you for choosing the Revelstoke Times Review as your trusted source of in-depth local news and information. We are proud to bring you upto-date coverage of news, sports and entertainment 24 hours a day, and have invested in our newsroom to be able to deliver the news in different ways. Those investments ensure we can provide the information you need to be informed and to make decisions every day, and to deliver

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this step. As with other papers that have begun charging for premium content online, we view this as an investment in the future so we can continue our mandate to offer a credible report of news, information and opinion. The Revelstoke Times Review is our community’s most-read news source online and in print, and revenue derived from digital subscriptions will contribute to the ongoing investment in that mandate. All subscribers to the Revel-

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Revelstoke city council dodges Smart Meter debate City council says the Smart Meter program is BC Hydro’s not theirs; they ask residents to take up their concerns with Hydro directly AARON ORLANDO

Notes from the April 24 Revelstoke city council regular meeting. Council dodged a resident’s letter of concern about Smart Meters by asking residents to take up the issue with BC Hydro. The Smart Meters are set to be installed in Revelstoke in the coming weeks. Now that residents are receiving notice in their mailboxes, some are expressing concerns. However, council opted out of the issue by asking residents to contact a BC Hydro hotline with any concerns. Mayor David Raven noted the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board of directors had requested a presentation, which they did get. “They addressed most of the issues that were raised,” Raven said. He added residents could call Hydro, but acknowledged “some people may not be satisfied with that.” Although not related to city council, at the Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) convention in Revelstoke over the weekend, BC Hydro representatives gave a presentation to about 70 local government representatives. The presentation underscored the benefits of the program – including the kind of information readers could access about the program on a BC Hydro website. One local government representative asked why Hydro wasn’t giving community presentations, adding local governments were left holding the bag and taking the heat despite the fact they had little say over the program. The Hydro representative on hand said they had tried community presentations, but said they hadn’t been effective at getting their message across because the meetings served as a platform for Smart Meter opponents. What would happen with those

who are posting signs refusing the meters? The spokesperson said they’d try to convince them to convert, but at this point she didn’t know what would happen in the end. Outside in the hallway at the SILGA convention, Columbia River – Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald challenged Hydro’s decision not to hold community meetings on Smart Meters: “Well, it’s an uncomfortable way for them, but it’s completely effective. If you’re right, you can stand in front of a room and make an argument. If you’re confident that the information you have and the proof you have is solid, you can stand in front of a room in Revelstoke and make and argument and maybe not convince everyone, but the vast majority of people you can convince,” Macdonald said. “And when they’re not willing to do that I think it feeds into the problem. That’s just not the way that you should approach it. It’s not respectful. People have a right to voice concerns about things that they think impact their health and their children’s health. They have that right.” Macdonald said the NDP’s position on the meters focused on the economic impact of the meters and the politics of the program’s implementation, but not the health concern aspect.

LAND USE CHANGES BYLAW STALLED TEMPORARILY Revelstoke council had a somewhat acrimonious debate over the Land Use Changes bylaw, which is winding its way towards final adoption following a public hearing. Coun. Tony Scarcella touched off some controversy when he said comments from the public hearing weren’t properly incorporated into the final package to council. “My comment is we don’t listen to the

people of Revelstoke.” Mayor David Raven challenged Scarcella, noting the bylaw had been in development for many months, including many input sessions. “Our role here is to represent the entire public in our decision-making processes,” Raven said. Just because someone made a comment at the last meeting, all the other previous comments and planning expertise shouldn’t be negated by those last comments; they should be balanced. The remaining council concerns with the plan focus on two areas: the Arrow Heights area and a proposed expansion of the downtown core to include areas extending towards Mountain View school. Coun. Gary Starling expressed some concerns

that residents’ worries about the nature of changes to the Arrow Heights neighbourhood hadn’t been incorporated in the final bylaw. In the end, council asked the planning department to come back and “paint [us] a picture” of the changes to these neighbourhoods.

FEES AND CHARGES BYLAW PASSES Council passed a new fees and charges bylaw that will shift fees for services provided by most departments towards a “user-pay” model. The bylaw is now adopted and is moving towards implementation. The bylaw has been the subject of several stories in the Times Review as it worked its way through the process.

MAINTENANCE & JANITORIAL POSITION Pharmasave Revelstoke is now accepting applications for the following position: Maintenance & Janitorial Position The successful candidate will ideally be experienced with maintenance and janitorial duties. We are looking for an enthusiastic and independent individual who can manage daily, weekly and monthly janitorial & maintenance responsibilities such as: Daily floor cleaning, daily office cleaning, garbage removal, window washing, external property cleaning, external power washing, weed trimming, changing of electric bulbs, general building maintenance. 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 ( with a cover letter and resumé or if further information is required. Application closing date is May 6th 2012.

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on Mt. Macpherson. Work tools will be available but people with their own rakes are asked to bring them. Meet at the Macpherson Lodge parking lot. 8:30 a.mMEAT DRAW Enter a raffle to win a package of meat. At the Royal Canadian Legion Hall. Every Saturday from 3-5 p.m. RELAY FOR LIFE KICK OFF PARTY A party with food and fun activities to kick off Revelstoke Relay For Life. Enjoy pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, baked goods, luminary sales, face painting, silent auction, register your Relay For Life team and more. At Grizzly Plaza. 4-7 p.m. TINA BAFARO ART SHOW Begbie Studios presents special guest artist Tina Bafaro. 721 4th St. East. 7-10 p.m.

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BC Hydro, the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program, Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. and the Revelstoke Rod & Gun Club are hosting the annual juvenile white sturgeon release into the Columbia River on Tuesday, May 8, from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Shelter Bay Provincial Park boat launch, just north of the Shelter Bay Ferry landing. The sturgeon release is part of a program to restore sturgeon levels in the Columbia River system. Visit for more information. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review file photo

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ONGOING TO MAY 4 A SENSE OF PLACE Members’ art show at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre.

ONGOING TO MAY 31 DRAGON BOAT SIGN-UP The Lake Revelstoke Dragon Boat Society is recruiting paddlers for the 2012 season. It’s great exercise and runs from May to September. For ages 16+. Register at the community centre. The cost is $125 for the season. Contact Ginger Shoji at 250-837-4129 for more information.


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Week 2012 (May 7–13). Open house from 12:30–3:30 p.m. at the RAOP Centre, located off the alleyway between the Regent Inn and the Revelstoke Mountain Resort downtown office.

TUESDAY, MAY 8 SHELTER BAY STURGEON RELEASE Join BC Hydro, the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program, Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. and the Revelstoke Rod & Gun Club for a juvenile white sturgeon release into the Columbia River. At Shelter Bay Provincial Park boat launch, just north of the Shelter Bay Ferry landing. 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Visit for more information about the program. LADIES MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES meet at Flowt Cycles. From 5:45 to 8 p.m.

MEDIATED VIOLENCE: PARENTS, CHILDREN & VIOLENT FILMS A workshop for parents that examines cross-sections of violence in the media and poses difficult questions about what its consumption means to us as individuals, communities and as a culture. At the community centre. 7-8:30 p.m.



musicians to commemorate a century since the cornerstone was laid at Revelstoke’s most enduring heritage landmark. PEDAL AND PINT MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES Meet at the Revelstoke Community Centre at 6 p.m. All abilities welcome.

Soccer League action. At Queen Elizabeth Park. 6:30 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.

FRIDAY, MAY 4 REVELSTOKE ROLLER DERBY OPEN HOUSE for people interested in skating with the team or volunteering at bouts. The team is hosting a scrimmage/practice for anyone interested. At the Revelstoke Forum. 7 p.m. JAM NIGHT AT BENOIT’S WINE BAR Open to all musicians. Dave Marfleet will be hosting this event so grab your instrument and jam. 9 p.m.

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FRIDAY, MAY 11 HYPNOTIST ROMANE in Revelstoke to present a 2.5 hour seminar on how to quit smoking with hypnosis. At the Hillcrest Resort Hotel. 7 p.m.

LIGHT & BEAUTY OF LANDSCAPES Art show by Bryan Stevenson. The side galleries featured Sandra Flood’s Fragments and the Golden Girls Watercolour Group Recent Works. At the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre. Show opens May 11 at 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 12 HEART & STROKE BIG BIKE Come take a ride on the


Heart & Stroke Foundation’s big bike. The bicycle will be making loops of Revelstoke from 12-5 p.m. Trips start on Mackenzie Avenue between First and Second Streets. YUK YUK’S COMEDY NIGHT With comedians Howie Miller and Scotty Belford. At the community centre. 7-10 p.m. $15 each of $25 for a couple. All proceeds to go the Revelstoke Climbing Co-op.



Revelstoke Acrobats host a performance and a bottle drive and BBQ fundraiser. The club is raising money for new equipment for its gym. At RONA Garden Centre. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

REVELSTOKE ROUGHNECKS Come out and enjoy Revelstoke Roughnecks lacrosse home games at the Revelstoke forum for free. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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City of Revelstoke

216 MacKenzie Ave., Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0 Tel: (250) 837-2161 Fax: (250) 837-4930

Community Economic Development 204 Campbell Ave. (250) 837-5345

Fire Department

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227 West 4 St. (250) 837-2884 Emergency Only 911

600 Campbell Ave. (250) 837-9351

1200 East Victoria Rd. (250) 837-2001

216 MacKenzie Ave. (250) 837-2922

Administration Finance/ 216 MacKenzie Ave. Property Tax (250) 837-2911

216 MacKenzie Ave. (250) 837-2161

Planning & Building 216 MacKenzie Ave. (250) 837-3637





Contract: Lowertown Utility and Street Upgrades – Phase 1 - Second St. and King St. Reference No.: 2012.01 The City of Revelstoke invites tenders for: 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. 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 English. Tenders are scheduled to close at: Tender Closing Time: 2:00 PM. local time Tender Closing Date: May 15, 2012 City of Revelstoke, Engineering Department P.O. Box 170, 216 Mackenzie Avenue Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0

PLANNING ADVISORY PLANNING COMMISSION VACANCIES The Advisory Planning Commission currently has four vacant seats. If you are interested in being a part of the process to evaluate development proposals and other land use issues, the Advisory Planning Commission is presently looking for additional members. No experience is necessary other than your unbridled enthusiasm and genuine interest to further enhance Revelstoke’s rich community legacy. Interested persons are asked to submit a letter by May 14th, 2012 to the Deputy Director of Corporate Administration, Administration Department Box 170 Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0 or email: If your require further information please contact: John Guenther, Director of Planning Box 170, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0 Phone: 250-837-3637 Fax: 250-837-3632



The City of Revelstoke is seeking an Environmental Sustainability Coordinator. This is a (0.5) contract position for a three year term, July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2015. Reporting to several City managers, the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating a broad range of environmental issues, initiatives, and policies on behalf of the City. For a job description of the position visit the City of Revelstoke website at or contact Alan Mason, Director of Community Economic Development at 250-837-5345 or Interested parties should provide an expression of interest which outlines: • Education and experience relevant to environmental planning and coordination • Communication, organization, research and group facilitation skills • Key success factors and approaches to achieve success • Lump sum amount per annum expected as remuneration for contractual work Expressions of interest should be addressed to: Alan Mason, Director of Community Economic Development, Box 2398, Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0, or dropped off at 204 Campbell Avenue, Revelstoke. Expressions of interest must be received by 4:30pm on Friday, May 11th, 2012. The City wishes to thank all those who submit Expressions of Interest. Only those whose Expression of Interest meets the needs of the City will be contacted.

COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR The City of Revelstoke is seeking a Social Development Coordinator. This is a (0.5) contract position for a three year term, August 1, 2012 - July 31, 2015. Reporting to city staff, and working closely with the City’s Community Social Development Advisory Committee, the Coordinator will help facilitate proactive planning for positive social change in the community, and will support communications and capacity building in the social sector. For a general job description visit the City of Revelstoke website at or contact Alan Mason, Director of Community Economic Development at 250-837-5345 or Interested parties should provide an expression of interest which outlines: • Education and experience relevant to environmental planning and coordination • Communication, organization, research and group facilitation skills • Key success factors and approaches to achieve success • Lump sum amount per annum expected as remuneration for contractual work Expressions of interest should be addressed to: Alan Mason, Director of Community Economic Development, Box 2398, Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0, or dropped off at 204 Campbell Avenue, Revelstoke. Expressions of interest must be received by 4:30pm on Friday, May 11th, 2012. The City wishes to thank all those who submit Expressions of Interest. Only those whose Expression of Interest meets the needs of the City will be contacted.

COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REVELSTOKE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE The City of Revelstoke invites applications from residents to serve as members of the Revelstoke Environmental Advisory Committee. The purpose of the committee is to provide advice and suggestions to the City of Revelstoke with respect to Environmental Goals and Objectives that arise from the Community Development Action Plan. Committee members are volunteers selected for their interest, experience, knowledge, skills and ability to represent the population of the area.


If you are interested in applying, please submit a letter noting your interest and a brief outline of your qualifications. This can be mailed or delivered to the attention of the Teresa LeRose, Deputy Director of Corporate Administration, City of Revelstoke, Box 170, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0 by 4:30pm on Monday, May 14, 2012

The City of Revelstoke wishes to advise that beginning May 7, 2012 Asplund will be removing trees for BC Hydro in and around the 1123 2nd Street West Area (Court House).

For additional information, contact Alan Mason, Director of Community Economic Development at 837-5345 or e-mail

We request the public’s cooperation in staying clear of the work area while work is underway. Please contact Laurel Corrigan, Parks Foreman at 837-2001 if you have any questions or concerns. City of Revelstoke Parks Department

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School project connects teenagers with seniors ALEX COOPER

At Moberly Manor last Wednesday, George Hopkins was busy wowing a group of teenagers. First, he showed them his 50-year-old mechanical calculator. Then, out came the Kodak Brownie – the 19th century camera that revolutionized photography and made it affordable for the masses. He also had a mechanical level with him. As he was doing this, all the students (and myself) pulled out their cell phones to take pictures. Even Hopkins had a smart phone that, of course, is equipped with a camera, calculator and level app. The grade eight students were at Moberly Manor taking part in a program called Bridging the Gap, which aims to address issues of racism, prejudice and stereotypes, “and then develop ways of creating a more inclusive community,” as teacher Sarah Vincent put it. The program is funded through EmbraceBC, a provincial pro-

gram that aims to promote multiculturalism and eliminate racism in British Columbia. In Vincent’s group, the focus is on ageism and eliminating stereotypes teenagers have about seniors and vice-versa. Throughout the program, which started in February and runs to the end of the school year, they have discussed issues surrounding ageism and have spent time with seniors at Moberly Manor. “I was talking to different seniors in the community and they really feel there’s a widening gap,” said Vincent. “They talk about how they used to know a lot of kids and get together and interact with kids on a regular basis and that just doesn’t happen anymore. “Now it seems like kids are in school, adults are in the workplace and seniors are in the home.” When I arrived at Moberly Manor that day, Vincent and several students were sitting at table with Marlene McQuarrie. McQuarrie was showing them a memento from her teenage years

– the Penticton Teen Towns constitution she helped craft in the 1940s. The constitution laid out the ground rules for a Teen Town – from the election of a teen mayor and council to the role of the chief of police to membership duties. I sat down at another table with a few students who were talking to senior Mary Doebert. I asked the students what stereotypes they had of seniors; they said that they’re slow, they’re bad drivers, they’re hard of hearing. I asked if the experience had changed what they thought. Peyton Donovan said they were finding the stereotypes weren’t true. Added her friend Sierra Frazier, referring to Doebert: “She’s not slow and she’s a very nice and interesting woman.” Part of the experience is for students to show that the stereotypes seniors might have of them aren’t true. Vincent said that the students were concerned about the stereotypes seniors had of them. They were also doing the project to show older people in the community who teenagers

George Hopkins shows some grade eight students some old devices such as the Kodak Brownie camer and mechanical calculator. Meanwhile, he’s also holding his smart phone, which can do everything those things can do, and much, much more. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

DISCOVER THE REVELSTOKE DAM VISITOR CENTRE The Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre welcomes you and your family with a wide range of exhibits and activities. Recently renovated with fourteen new interactive displays, a First Nations gallery and theatre, you can check out how the Revelstoke project was built as well as learn about the magic of turning water into energy. Plus, don’t miss out on a self-guided tour that will take you on an elevator ride to the lookout located atop the massive, 175m high concrete dam.

really are. “A lot of people think teenagers are bad and we do a lot of bad things like smoke and drink, but some of us are good,” said Frazier. Doebert, for her part, said she loved kids; she used to work as a librarian and loved dealing with children of all ages. She didn’t harbour any stereotypes about them. Vincent told me there are several more events planned for the group before the end of the school year. On Wednesday, May 16, there will be another teen-senior get together at Moberly Manor in the afternoon. More seniors are welcome to take part. On Saturday, June 2, there will be a youth dialogue event at the farmers market in the morning and then at the United Church starting at noon. The goal is to address the issues raised by the project with youth and other community members. On Friday, June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEEAD),

Vincent’s class will be partnering with the Community Response Network for an event with seniors at Moberly Manor. The details are still being worked out. As well, on Friday, June 1, she is encouraging the community to take part in Canada’s Intergenerational Day. “People can do little things like calling a grandparent or older friend, go for a coffee or to see a movie,” she said. “It’s a baby step in terms of interacting more with different generations.” Vincent hopes that the project will continue after the school year ends; suggesting activities like inviting seniors into the classroom or visiting the seniors centre on occasion. “I guess how the program’s going right now, I feel like it’s a first step,” she said. “I feel it’s new to students and seniors.... At the same time I know a lot of seniors interact with students or their grand kids but when we look at the big picture, our community’s not as IG friendly.”

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Marlene McQuarrie (in white) shows a group of students a copy of the 1946 Penticton Teen Town Constitution she helped create. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review


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REVELSTOKE RELAY FOR LIFE is on Saturday May 5th, 2012 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Grizzly Plaza.

Face Painting, Relay Registration for teams, Luminary Sales, Silent Auction, Entertainment and a whole lot more fun for the whole family…

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SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs The City of Revelstoke and Area B of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District have approved 37 projects for this year’s funding allocation, which totals $333,961. Successful applicants are as follows: Organization Community Connections Revelstoke Senior Citizens Association Canadian Canine Search & Rescue Revelstoke Hospice Society Community Connections Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club

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Tina Bafaro ready for first local art show after 30 years away ALEX COOPER

Tina Bafaro has found one big challenge when creating her art work since moving back to Revelstoke from Edmonton – the comparative lack of light. “I’ve found it a challenge since I moved here. I find the light is different,” she told me. “I think it’s just my psyche. Just to have that brightness, I feel more energized and that shows in my painting.” That surprised me, because the work I saw in Bafaro’s home studio was all very bright and filled with vivid colours. I was interested in meeting her after seeing one of her works at the Revelstoke Visual Art Centre last month. Titled Evolution, it depicted a woman’s face growing emerging from a tree. One of the eyes was replaced with an orb, with a mountain reflected in it. Bafaro was born and raised in Revelstoke until, at the age of 18, she moved to Kelowna for art school where she majored in sculpture. After that, she lived in Edmonton for 30 years before returning to her hometown last July.

In Edmonton she took part in many group shows and had one solo show in 2007. This Saturday, May 5, she will have her first solo show in her hometown at Tina Lindegaard’s Begbie Studios. Art is something she has been in to since she was little. She said she was always doodling, “taking images from the Sears catalogue and transforming them.” “It’s almost something that I need to be happy,” she said. “I get really grumpy if I don’t create, if I’m not creative in some way. I guess painting is gratifying because it’s so colourful and can transport you somewhere.” Bafaro works from home and she recently moved her studio from the greenhouse to the kitchen because she started using the former as a tomato garden. She told me she liked to work with organic shapes and then go from there. “From that shape it just becomes something that you can identify and I just work on that section to bring the object out,” she said. “I don’t know ever know where I’m going with my paintings.” On her easel was a painting

Tina Bafaro with a piece she was working on in her home studio.

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with flowing, circular forms that evoked both waves and mountains. An orb dominated the centre. She said it started with a bird-like image in one corner and then evolved from there. “I had just got back from Mexi-

creative you have to let go and be willing to make mistakes.”

co so the beachballs, the stripes in the towel all influence what’s on there.” Over the years she has found that she is less particular about her paintings and more willing to accept mistakes. “I think to be

Tina Bafaro’s show opens at Begbie Studios at 721 4th St. East on Saturday, May 5, at 7 p.m.

SILGA convention visits Revelstoke AARON ORLANDO

May 30, 2012

About 200 visiting politicians attended the 2012 SILGA convention and annual general meeting in Revelstoke from April 26–28. One of the key speakers was Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Chong talked about the role of the new B.C. Municipal Auditor General (see below) and also a provincial tax panel that has been convened to review business taxation in B.C. She stressed the two programs were there to assist municipalities. Revelstoke mayor and council pictured with Ida Chong, Minister of She said the Expert Panel on Busi- Community, Sport and Cultural Development at the SILGA conference ness Taxation announced by Deputy in Revelstoke on Friday. From left: Coun. Steve Bender, Mayor David Premier Kevin Falcon wouldn’t take Raven, Coun. Tony Scarcella, Minister Ida Chong, Coun. Linda Nixon, away local governments’ taxation Coun. Phil Welock and Coun. Gary Starling. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review rights. “I have been assured that any recommendations that are to be made are received by local governments. for local government must be made in the context of Slee also noted an ongoing provincial government the Community Charter and your rights to be able to “revenue sources review” for local governments. “At charge your property taxes and in the context of sustain- the same time as the expert panel [on taxation] was ability,” Chong said. getting underway, the ministry informed us of an interHowever, in a speech soon following Chong’s, cur- nal review of local government revenue sources. This rent Union of British Columbia Municipalities presi- project has flown under the radar and it was launched dent Heath Slee targeted these two government initia- without a news release,” Slee said. Information gathtives saying they were both a “dramatic departure” from ered in the review will feed into the taxation panel’s a usually cooperative working relationship between the recommendations. provincial government and the UBCM. “After last year’s experience on the auditor general Regarding the tax panel, Slee said: “The guidelines file, I hope that the ministry would return to the kind of for the review include an examination of municipal a working relationship that has been standard practice property taxation and its impact on business competi- for over a decade,” Slee told the SILGA convention. tiveness and investment. What is most striking about “UBCM continues to believe that our membership and the announcement is the lack of any local government communities are better served when policy is develrepresentation on the panel.” oped together rather than in isolation.” Slee met with minister Chong and appealed for local government representation. “The minister’s response SEARCH BEGINS FOR MUNICIPAL was the panel was already underway, and giving the reporting timeline, the composition would be left un- AUDITOR changed,” Slee said. ~By Tom Fletcher “It’s an unfortunate start to the review,” he said, adding it would affect how the panel’s recommendations SILGA, page 22


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NCES evening sheds light on four R’s: reduce, re-use, recycle & re-think ALEX COOPER

Fifteen Revelstokians will be taking part in the Clean Bin Challenge after attending an evening where waste reduction was the central theme. The theme of the night, which was hosted by the North Columbia Environmental Society at the United Church on Wednesday, was the three-R’s: reduce, re-use and recycle. A fourth R – re-think – was also mentioned. The first – and fourth R – were exemplified in the film The Clean Bin Project, a humorous and shocking look at our society’s waste habits. The documentary followed Jenny Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin as they went a year trying to produce as little waste as possible. The efforts they put into the task produced laughs and admiration, but the movie also featured several segments outlining the amount of garbage our society produces – billions of plastic bottles and cans; millions of plastic cups, countless plastic bags and endless piles of waste ending up in landfills. Most shocking was the story of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a vortex of junk twice the size of Texas circling the Pacific Ocean. Albatross from Midway Island end up ingesting the garbage, which ends up killing them. The re-use portion of the evening was emphasized by several products on display. Trevor Kehler (who recently auditioned for Dragon’s Den but was turned down) had his bags made from recycled seatbelts on display. Janine Boggild had a series of bags and wallets

made from recycled juice boxes and coffee bags available. “I would encourage you to look at garbage differently and chances are you can turn it into something else and use it, and turn it into something useful,” said Lori Andersen, who put together a slideshow of different ways people in Revelstoke re-use and re-purpose things. The second half of the night consisted of presentations by Carmen Fennell, the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District’s Waste Reduction Facilitator; and Brett Renaud, the co-owner of Bresco Industries, which is running Revelstoke’s curbside recycling program. They went over some elements of the curbside recycling program: - Plastic bags can be recycled but cheaper film plastics like Saran Wrap can’t. “It’s essentially the quality of the plastic that’s dictating what they take and what they don’t take,” Fennell said. - Styrofoam can’t be placed in blue bags. Neither can plastic oil containers, but they can be recycled at places that recycle used oil, such as Silverline Transmission. - Items that provide you with a return on deposit such as milk cartons and pop cans should be brought to the Bottle Depot and not placed in the blue bags. That’s because those items are the responsibility of the producers to recycle and if they aren’t returned to them, they can simply pocket the money, Fennell explained. When they’re put in blue bags, the cost is borne by the taxpayer. “If we’ve paid an eco-fee on a product we need to make sure it’s taken back to where it’s supposed to go because we’ve

Carmen Fennell, the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District’s waste reduction facilitator; and Brett Renaud, coowner of Bresco Industries, talk about recycling during the NCES’ waste reduction event at the United Church on Wednesday. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

already paid for it,” she said. - Blue bags are being used because they make it easier to spot contaminants, said Renaud. They also make it easier to bale the bags when they arrive at the depot. - The CSRD would like to incorporate apartments into the curbside recycling program but it’s up to the city to decide where to do so. It is also looking at getting businesses on board. - Pop bottle lids can’t be recycled. “There’s not a good option for those materials right now,” said Fennell. “It’s just one of those products that for whatever reason, they’re not part of the recycling program when you’re returning

your beverage containers.” - Participation rate in the curbside recycling program, at last count, was about 40–50 per cent, said Renaud, down from a peak of 70 per cent earlier this year. He added that the volume of garbage going to the landfill has declined. Fennell added later that recycling in Revelstoke was up by about 20 per cent so far this year. Fennell also went over future plans – notably that the CSRD is looking into a composting program and will be meeting with the city to discuss it. “The next logical step is to incorporate food waste as well, so we’re moving forward with that,”

she said. Steven Hui, chairperson of the Revelstoke Community Foundation, announced a new program being launched as part of the foundation’s new environmental initiative. He said students will be stationed in grocery store parking lots asking people if they brought a bag with them. “What we want to do is encourage youth to participate in the foundation,” he said. As for the Clean Bin Challenge – the goal is to see who can produce the least amount of waste in a month, starting today, April 26. The winner will be announced in a month.

Left: The box on the left includes items that can go in blue bags. The one on the right features recyclables that should go to the Bottle Depot. The display was put together by James Van Dam.; Right: Janine Boggild shows some of her bags and wallets made from recycled juice cartons and coffee bags. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

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Council puts Revelstoke Fire Fighters Museum expansion on hold The museum expansion was set to start this month, but council has put it on hold for another two or three years so that the business plan can be better developed The Revelstoke Fire Fighters Museum will stay as is for at least a couple more years following a council decision. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review



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Revelstoke city council has suspended plans to build an extension to the Revelstoke Fire Fighters Museum. The expansion was set to break ground and be completed this summer; the vast majority of funding was in place and a local contractor had been chosen. But in a behind-closed-doors meeting on April 18, council put a damper on the plans, putting the project into “abeyance” for what looks like two or three years. Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services fire chief Rob Girard had updated council on the plan earlier this year. Council was concerned about operating costs for the museum and requested a business case. On April 10, Revelstoke Fire Rescue Society president Brad Faucett and other representatives from the society presented that business case to council. Some councillors said they felt the plan wasn’t comprehensive enough and expressed their concerns about the operating plan. A week later, council decided to shelf the project. Coun. Phil Welock oversees the fire hall in his role as councillor. At an April 18 meeting at the fire hall, Welock said the delay would likely be two or three years. He noted 2015 is the 100th anniversary of the department. “To me that would be a target date,” Welock said. He said there were a number of reasons for the delay, including many newly recruited volunteer firefighters. “I’d rather the chief work with the new volunteer firefighters ... to learn how to fight fires and man the rescue truck and the first responder than spending time in a museum,” Welock said.

The extension would be used to house and restore an antique fire department truck. Welock worried restoring the fire truck could take years. He also wanted to see more of the long-time, ex-volunteers get involved with the project. “I guess there’s a political aspect to that as well,” he said. He also said a big council thrust was improving deteriorating infrastructure. This project would create another facility to maintain. “Grant money is taxpayers’ money regardless where it comes from,” Welock said. “The business plan was fine but on a scale of one to five I would have given it a one.” He said the plan needed time for further refinement so the operation could be self-sustaining. “We would expect people to pay,” Welock said. “I think you’re going to see a different focus from council. We’re going to start saying no.” “I think the taxpayers expect us to be a little more fiscally responsible with any dollar we get, regardless of where it comes from.” Fire chief Girard said he’d work with the volunteers to refine the business plan and “focus a bit more on how this museum would be self-sustaining and how it would be run on a daily basis.” The museum expansion was budgeted at $160,000. The society had secured $87,500 from a tourism infrastructure fund, and had requested $50,000 from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s economic opportunity fund. The plan was to make up the remainder through in kind donations. Revelstoke economic development director Alan Mason said the $87,500 in funding from the tourism infrastructure fund was part of a five-year plan; the timing was flexible.


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The hemlock looper is a grey moth that can be identified by the brown stripes and black dots on its wings. It’s scientific name is Lambdina fiscellaria and the larvae feeds on the leaves of conifers, notably hemlock, balsam fir and spruce. Approximately every nine years, its population explodes, resulting in the defoliation of large portions of forest. 2012 is expected to be one of those years. “It can kill a tree in one year and certainly two, if a tree is severely defoliated,” said Art Stock, an entomologist with the BC Forest Service. A severe outbreak of hemlock looper can kill off patches of forests and an infestation can have a major impact on forest health. Fortunately, it’s not considered too big a worry. “I’m not really concerned,” said Gregg Walker, a forester with Parks Canada. “There’s no reason necessarily to think it will be a huge outbreak or terribly severe. We just know it’s possible so we’re going to monitor it.” The female hemlock looper lays its eggs on trees in the late summer and fall. They gestate over the winter and the larvae hatch as caterpillar’s in the spring. The larvae then goes on a feeding frenzy, munching away at leaves and needles of the trees it lives on. Every year, Parks Canada and the BC Forest Service conduct an aerial survey to monitor the health of the forest. The survey allows them to know if an outbreak is occur-

ring and whether or not its getting bigger or smaller. According to records dating back to 1937, an outbreak occurs approximately every nine years – the actual range varies from four to 15 years. The last one was in 2002 and minor outbreaks were observed the last two summers. An outbreak can last from two to four years, said Walker. “It’s different from mountain pine beetle because that one is totally out of proportion to what happened historically,” said Walker. “Whereas hemlock looper so far has been – at least in this region – has been continuing it’s historical pattern.” So why bring it up? The forest service will be spraying the pesticide Btk (Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki) on 7,500 hectares of forest north of Revelstoke in response to the expected outbreak. It’s being done to protect mountain caribou habitat. “What we’re trying to do is prevent tree mortality in the caribou areas so that the lichen the caribou feed on continues to be produced and we don’t have fire hazards, which is a by-product of large areas with dead trees,” said Stock. In the national parks, spraying would only be done if the looper started to threaten caribou habitat or popular tourist sites, said Walker. Both Stock and Walker consider the looper a natural aspect of forest health. The larvae chews away on the leaves, creating dead tree tops that then fall to the ground and in turn create animal habitat. The trees can then grow a new top, as long as they weren’t too

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badly damaged. “There’s almost a mathematical equation as to how many trees in a stand will get defoliated and how many will die as a result,” said Walker. “What we know is it takes more than one year’s defoliation [to kill a tree] so we have a year to plan ahead.” He sees it as a part of forest succession so he doesn’t get too concerned about the looper – it’s simply something that is monitored. “Mostly the forests recover and then you have scattered tree death, which is part of forest succession.” Meanwhile, the looper has its own natural

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enemy – a parasite that explodes in numbers as the looper does and kills it off. “If there’s a population explosion of the loopers then pretty soon there’s a population explosion of some kind of parasite and it brings that population down to a really low level,” said Walker. For the record, according to the province the pesticide Btk has no known toxic effects on humans or other mammals; birds, plants, fish and most insects. It is a bacteria that is found naturally in the ground that causes illness in caterpillars such as the looper.

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It’s early Tuesday evening and a whole mess of boys, a bunch of dads and a couple of moms head out in a mountain bike convoy up Mackenzie Avenue. They’re heading out to the trails as part of the junior ride program hosted by Skookum Cycle & Ski. They’re accompanied by a certified mountain bike coach as part of a new program offered through the Grizzly Plaza bike and ski store. It’s one of several new initiatives brought online by new owner Mike Gravelle, part of an overall effort to bolster customer service and “stay community focused.” Gravelle served as manager of the store last year before buying into an ownership stake with partners based at their Salmon Arm store. While working as a manager, Gravelle realized his big challenge was fairly clear-cut: the shop didn’t have a great reputation for customer service. If you didn’t fit the part of the hardcore downhill biker or skier, maybe you weren’t taken as seriously

as other customers. There were complaints. Gravelle said he took those complaints to heart and he set to work, hiring (and firing) staff. The emphasis was on creating a positive experience. “As long as they had good customer service,” Gravelle says. “I did the hiring and they did the rest.” He kept on Adam Jarvis, certified technician and tech shop manager, who’s been with Revelstoke Skookum since the start, saying Jarvis has been a key player on the team. Gravelle is originally from Ontario, where he was involved in coaching sports like volleyball, hockey, tennis and basketball. He’s also a certified bike instructor. He relocated to Whistler where he worked in sales for 15 years at a privately-owned sporting goods company there. He’s also done some time as a landscaper and irrigation tech. “We wanted to get away from the coast,” he tells me of his move to Revelstoke. It was time to settle down. Mike and his wife Cassandra had their first daughter Kate almost two months ago. He was looking around for an opportunity and met Skookum owners Tom Peasgood and Greg Scharf, who are based in Salmon Arm. Gravelle decided to buy in and take over operations in Revelstoke. “This is going to be what I’m going to do for the rest of my life,” Gravelle tells me. Since then he’s been putting in long

hours to get the operation focused on the community. “I’m strictly Revelstoke; this is my store.” The junior rides are one program. Another initiative is run-bike groups for very small children. He’s also instituted a buy-back program for youths where they can trade in their bikes or skis at the end of the season. Gravelle is bullish about the future of biking in Revelstoke. He notes many of the recent trail additions and more to come. What’s more, the word is getting out more and more; locals and visitors alike are getting more and more into it. “Bike tourism is going to double in the next two years,” Gravelle says confidently. “Mountain biking is a sport that has grown and is continuing to grow.” Revelstoke is making significant gains in all kinds of biking amenities, from gravity to cross country. Skookum has organized the Stoked to Get Spanked and the Town Crit races before, and Gravelle says he’s working with several other businesses in town to further develop a week-long (or longer) summer bike festival in Revelstoke, starting this year. A lot of things are up in the air, and Gravelle emphasizes it’s a partnership. He didn’t want to appear to be taking the credit, but said everyone’s excited about the possibility to grow the scene. “Everybody [involved] has great ideas.”

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Dignitaries dressed in their finest, including one top hat, lay the cornerstone and a time capsule at the Revelstoke Courthouse on May 2, 1912. Image courtesy of the Revelstoke Museum & Archives

Courthouse ceremony marks 100th from page 1 with plans prepared by architect Thomas Hooper, who was responsible for several commercial and government buildings in Victoria and the lower mainland. By May of 1912, the base of the building was complete and a ceremony was planned to place the cornerstone of the building. The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of British Columbia (the Masonic Lodge) was in charge of the ceremony that was planned for May 2, 1912. A large procession was planned, including the city band, the Rocky Mountain Rangers militia, all of the school children from Selkirk and Central schools, and local magistrates, municipal and provincial officials, and the members of the Masonic Lodge. As part of the ceremony, several items were placed inside the cavity of the cornerstone. The contents were a copy of the Grand Masonic Lodge of B.C. proceedings for 1911; a copy of the Mail-Herald newspaper of May 1, 1912; a list of the members of the Grand Lodge assisting in the laying of the cornerstone; four Canadian silver coins in the denominations of 50 cents, 25 cents, 10 cents and 5 cents; a list

of the cabinet ministers of the Province of B.C.; a list of the court house staff in Revelstoke; a program of the day’s proceedings; and a list of the names of the Mayor and Council of the City of Revelstoke. The Mail-Herald of May 4, 1912 described the laying of the cornerstone: “At a sign from the Grand Master, the great corner stone was swung up a few inches, and hung suspended over its bed, the strains of “The Maple Leaf Forever” were heartily sung by all present. The corner stone was raised once more, then dropped quietly into its place. Grand Master J. Burd tested same with his silver trowel. The square and the plumb were duly reported as correct…” Later that evening, a grand banquet was held in the King Edward Hotel. The banquet included a program of toasts, speeches, recitations and songs, ending with the singing of “Old Lang Syne” at 1 a.m. the next morning. Construction of the courthouse continued, with contractors Foote and Pradolini using the finest materials available. The massive granite blocks for the foundations were quarried in the Kootenays, while the marble panelling for the lobby came from

the Lardeau region. Italian and native marbles were used for exterior decorative details. The four marble pillars supporting the portico were imported from the state of Georgia. The construction of Revelstoke Courthouse was completed in October 1913, at a total cost of $164,000.

MAY 2, 2012 CEREMONY ~Times Review staff Some of the details of the ceremony are still being worked out, but here’s what we have so far. It starts at 4 p.m on Wednesday, May 2. Confirmed attendees are Mayor David Raven and city CAO Tim Palmer. Government Agent Erich Breitkreuz will attend. Other organizations that will be represented include Masonic Lodge members, the Rocky Mountain Rangers, and Helen Grace, the granddaughter of a local official who was in attendance 100 years ago. Sharon Shook will sing songs including The Maple Leaf Forever, which was sung at the ceremony a century ago. Other musical acts may accompany her. The ceremony is expected to take about 30 to 60 minutes.

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 7:00pm Monday, May 7, 2012 Knights of Pythias Hall 201 West Third Street All are welcome! 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 ( 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: Candice Benner, Development Services Assistant Columbia Shuswap Regional District PO Box 978, 781 Marine Park Drive, Salmon Arm B.C. V1E 4P1 Phone: (250) 833-5904 or Toll Free 1-888-248-2773 Fax: (250) 832-3375

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December 22– January 19

January 20– February 18

February 19– March 20

CLUES ACROSS 1. Exploiter 5. Gaultheria shallon 10. Having a slanted direction 14. Capital of Elam 15. Japanese mushroom 16. Lake in Estonia 17. Walk heavily 18. Moroccan capital 19. Arabian gulf 20. The act of pillage 22. Bad-tempered 24. Capital of Yemen 26. A unit of illumination 27. Tell on 30. Half woman and half fish 32. An arbitrageur 35. Having winglike extensions or parts 37. Auto 38. Big eyed scad genus 40. Ringlet 41. Brew 42. Roam at random 43. Select by vote 45. Coney 46. Actress Zellweger 47. Father 48. United States of 51. The last part of anything 52. Watering places 53. Adventure story 55. Animal disease 58. Unintelligible talking 62. Stout beating stick 63. Italian opera set 67. Hungarian Violinist Leopold 68. Cheremis language 69. 55120 MN 70. County in Northern Ireland 71. So. American nation 72. Pores in a leaf 73. Swiss river

CLUES DOWN 1. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 2. 1973 Toni Morrison novel 3. Employee stock ownership plan 4. Finger millets 5. At peace 6. Nursing group 7. Tennis return in a high arc 8. Alias 9. Chinese fruit with jellylike pulp 10. Swell or distend 11. Unstressed-stressed 12. Whale ship captain 13. No baloney electronics mfg. 21. Entity designation 23. Fishing sticks 25. Shopping passageways 26. A slight or partial paralysis 27. Sped 28. Bastard wing 29. ___ and feathered 31. Of cheekbone 32. Unaccompanied 33. Black bird 34. To bear offspring 36. Educational cable channel 39. Before 44. Adhesive, ticker or duct 46. Sanskrit for color, melody 49. The common people 50. Dressing room by the sea 52. City on the Cibin River 54. Manila hemp 55. Canadian law enforcers 56. Winglike structures 57. Jefferson’s V.P. 59. Daughter of Ion 60. Jet or King 61. Sea eagle 64. Nine knotted cord whip 65. Consciousness of your own identity 66. 60’s veterans battleground

June 22– July 22

July 23– August 22

August 23– September 22

A major purchase is in your future. Do your homework to get the best bang for your buck, Capricorn. A dramatic turn of events at work inspires change.

Make a wish, Aquarius, and it will be granted. A run-in with a foe provides an opportunity to make amends and set things right.

Chin up, Pisces. Hope may have dwindled, but there’s still a chance to save a project. Give it your all, and you might just turn it around.

Get ready for a shakeup, but don’t fret, Cancer. All will turn out well. What appears to be trash is in fact treasure, and you uncover quite the find.

Game on, Leo. Accept that friend’s invitation to get outside in the fresh air. You’ll learn more about them and yourself and get in some exercise to boot.

Afraid to say yes, Virgo? Don’t be. The offer is not too good to be true and will benefit you greatly over time. Emotions run high at a family event.

March 21– April 19

Spring flowers remind you of the work that has yet to be done outside and inside. Attack it one task at a time, Aries, and don’t be afraid to get others involved.

A change in hands sparks a chain of improvements. Go with it, Taurus, else you could be in for a long ordeal. A news piece settles the debate at home.

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Thinking about recanting, Gemini? Don’t! What you have to say about the matter is important. The to-do list shrinks with the arrival of a loved one.

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Pony up, Scorpio. You offered to help, and an organization is taking you up on it. Relax, you’ll have a lot of fun and promote a good cause.

Your calendar begins to fill up, and you must work hard to get everything in. Try not to fuss, Sagittarius. You won’t be this busy forever.


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RCMP seeking car vandalism suspects fire. The first incident occurred sometime the night of April 15-16 when a van was set on fire outside Community Connections on Second Street East. “The door was left open, the found some oil inside, they threw


Revelstoke RCMP are investigating a series of vandalism acts that saw five cars have their windows smashed, another have paint poured on it and one more set on

some papers around, the threw some oil around and they set it on fire,” said Staff Sgt. Jacquie Olsen. Fire Chief Rob Girard said the fire was not too severe. “I guess it got rocking and rolling and then ran out of oxygen and went out.” Several days later, on the night

of April 21-22, four vehicles were damaged in the area of Taylor, Sibbald and Townley Streets. “Rocks were thrown through three windows and a transformer was thrown through another window,” said Olsen. The next night, someone poured paint all over a car on the 300 block of 6th Street East. Also that weekend, someone smashed the window

of a vehicle in the CPR parking lot on Victoria Street. “The Townley-Taylor-Sibbald road [incidents] are connected but as far as the rest of them go, I don’t know,” said Olsen. She is asking anyone with information to contact the local RCMP at 250-837-5255 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800222-TIPS(8477).











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Obituaries FRASER 1949~2012

Howard Lloyd Fraser of Kamloops passed away on April 15, 2012 at 63 years of age. He is survived by his loving children Kristi and Dustin Murphy of Kelowna, sister Marie (Brian) Murphy of Ontario, Dorothy (Andrew) Fraser of Nova Scotia, Carmen (Terry) Fraser of Ontario, Viola (Sevan) Kirmiziyan of Ontario, sister-in-law Betty Fraser of Ontario and brother Brent Fraser of Nova Scotia as well as grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews and friends.


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Obituaries Stewart Thomas McCrae March 20, 1950 to April 23, 2012

It is with sad hearts we announce the sudden passing of Stewart Thomas McCrae on April 23, 2012 in Revelstoke, B. C. Stewart’s life was centered around his family. He was a devoted husband to Linda and father to Seth. He will be missed by his sister Barb (Ed); brothers Don (Sue), Sandy (Sharon), David and many nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews. Stewart was predeceased by his father Alexander (Shorty) and mother Mary (Burridge). Stew was the center of all his extended families, providing them with hours of entertainment. A Celebration of Life Service was held at the Revelstoke Community Center on Sunday afternoon, April 29, 2012. Donations may be made to the Revelstoke Museum towards the publication of a new book "The History of Skiing in Revelstoke." Stewart's passions in life were ¿shing and skiing which he started at a very young age. He followed in his Grandfather's footsteps and spent many years ¿shing with the "McCraes'" on the banks of the Columbia River until it was Àooded and then continued his passion on the lower Columbia "lake" or where ever the ¿sh were biting. His mother and father were avid skiers, so from the young age of three, Stew spent many hours skiing with family and friends. Stew had a contagious enthusiasm for life, a man full of laughter. Linda and Stew enjoyed many years of fun and laughter together and were always there for each other. Stew was a wonderful father to Seth who provided constant guidance, given with the same love and laughter. As a young Friend of Seth's wrote. "When he drank from the #1 Dad's cup, it was well deserved."

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Obituaries George Peter Sawczuk February 17, 1924 – April 15, 2012

With great sadness and love, the family of George announces his passing, peacefully at his home in Nakusp, BC, attended by his wife, Thelma, and their daughter, Georgia. The funeral and memorial service was held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Nakusp, BC on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Cremation to follow. The family wishes to thank Glenn Weatherhead and the Legion as well as Gary Sulz of Brandon Bowers who met the wishes of our tired airman with diligence. George was born in Kaslo and grew up in Argenta, BC. After serving with the RAF as a Lancaster tailgunner in WWII, he taught gunnery at Boundary Bay and was awaiting further deployment when the war ended. His return to the Kootenays saw the beginning of a logging career via the ¿rst veterans loan issued in the Kootenays and marriage to Thelma, his wife of 65 years. He is survived by Thelma and three daughters: Dr. Andrea Sawczuk, of Reston, VA; Georgia Sumner, of Revelstoke, BC; and Kristine Marsden, of Coquitlam, B.C., six grandchildren, Heather, Matthew, Nathan, Owen, Bret and Sean and three great-grandchildren, Michael, Zavier and Carmen. George was pre-deceased, this month, by precious ¿rst grand-daughter, Danielle Nally, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Andrea’s daughter.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Stew’s obituary at:

George was a contract logger in the Lardeau and West Kootenay as well as Trout Lake and Penticton. In the 1970s he and Thelma owned and operated Interior Peterbilt Ltd. Ltd, A a heavy duty truck dealership in Penticton and Cranbrook, covering the southern interior of B.C. In 1980, they returned to a different lifestyle in Trout Lake to continue a sub-division on the water, and build a home. 1990 saw them spend winters in Arizona until 2005 when the move to Nakusp brought them closer to medical attention. He set a ¿ne example of hard work, honesty, and guidance to those around him. He was our on-board GPS and a true Kootenay “Bull of the Woods.”

Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.

Donations may be made to the Canadian Lung Association.

Stew started working as a brakeman with the CPR in February 1970 and retired as an engineer in 2005. He was given the name, "the natch" by his fellow engineers. He enjoyed working with his fellow employees and formed many a strong friendship.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Flora Ferro, brothers Donnie, Doug, Bob and Jimmy. Lloyd was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia on January 15, 1949. Growing up Lloyd’s interests got him into the Navy and a license to become a helicopter pilot. Life eventually brought him to Revelstoke, B.C., and later to Kamloops, B.C. where he pursued his career of many years at CP Rail. He will be missed by all that knew him. The family would like to give a special thank you to the Kamloops Hospice Society. There is no formal service by request. In lieu of Àowers Memorial donations may be made to the Kamloops Hospice Society. Arrangements entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services 250-554-2324

Lois Elaine Campbell Mrs. Lois Elaine Campbell passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 at the age of 72 years. A Celebration of Lois’ Life will be held at the family home – 2020 Big Eddy Road, Revelstoke on Saturday afternoon, May 5, 2012 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of Àowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1633 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1P6, in memory of Lois. Lois was born in Frontier, Sask. on July 13, 1939 and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1988. She and her husband, Ken operated the Revelstoke Texaco station for two years, and moved on to Mt. Begbie Auto Wreckers which they had for 18 years. Lois loved life and enjoyed the time she spent with Ken and the rest of their family. Lois was predeceased by her parents, Gladys and Martin Skoglund and by one brother, Warren. She is survived by her husband, Ken of Revelstoke; step children: Tracy Lynn Campbell (Ed Crosse) of Penticton and Scott Campbell of Surrey; three grandchildren: Heather, Mary and Kyle; three sisters: Glenda Pell of Hawaii, Sandra (Keith) Wilson of Parksville and Shelley (Robert) Stephen of Campbell River as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many good friends. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Lois’ obituary notice at Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.

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Ceremony at Revelstoke Workers’ Memorial marks annual commemoration International Workers’ Memorial Day has its roots in Canada AARON ORLANDO

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Norm Macdonald said knowledge and worker empowerment are key to a culture of safety. “Workers have to be empowered to make the correct decisions for themselves,” Macdonald said. “If you look at where the accident rates are high, it’s where people haven’t been given the knowledge to look after themselves and actually don’t, very often, have the ability to say no to doing something that’s unsafe.” Macdonald said: “It’s not something that just happens or doesn’t happen; it’s something I think everyone that’s gathered here knows that we create. We create workplaces where the workforce is informed.” Revelstoke Forest Workers Society representative Cindy Pearce said the small entrance plaza was almost complete. She thanked Bruce Watt of BHEX for the stones used in the plaza and the City of Revelstoke for the labour. There was a space for Workers’ a bench, Memorial and anyone interested gallery in helping out with Scan the QR code the bench for a photo gallery should be from the event in touch. T h i s year, the Revelstoke event was held a day early than the traditional April 28 event.

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