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From the ashes comes new life

The Prairie Hills fire in Glacier National Park is still slowly smouldering and smoke is visible in the valley. Parks Canada continues to monitor the fire as it burns naturally. With the fine weather over the past month the fire has grown about five hectares (10 football fields) and will probably continue to burn until the snow flies. “It is primarily a surface fire, gradually burning down the slope consuming dead timber in an old burn area,” said Simon Hunt, a fire management specialist with Parks Canada. Hunt took this picture high above the fire in an old burn area looking down towards the fire. The Prairie Hills fire is smouldering below and smoke is visible curling its way along the valley bottom. What was even more notable to Hunt was the condition of the old burn area he was standing in from the mid 1990s. “The ground was covered with huckleberry bushes, scarlet red and in the middle was a white bark pine seedling that had established itself in the middle,” said Hunt. “White bark pine is a newly endangered species that requires fire as part of its natural regeneration process. It was great to see one and know that our work is keeping the forest healthy.” Simon Hunt/Parks Canada


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Rod Kessler steps down as COO of Revelstoke Mountain Resort ALEX COOPER

When Rod Kessler first came to Revelstoke to interview for the position of Chief Operating Officer, the town was buried in snow. “The snow was up to the roof for the first storey homes in the community,” he recalled. “I never really saw the community in the interview process – it was buried.” Not long after he was hired to direct the mountain operations of the resort as it went from dreams and decades of planning to reality. Last week, after more than 5.5 years in Revelstoke, he stepped down from his post to take a position with LL Bean in Maine and be closer to his children. The Times Review first reported his resignation on Thursday. “I think at the end of the day the feeling was the family strings were pulling much harder than we expected,” he said in an interview. “We didn’t see that coming. This opportunity presented itself and to be 30 minutes

away from some of our kids looked appealing.” Kessler joined RMR as COO at the outset of its operations in February 2007, not long after the resort announced the purchase of the Revelation Gondola and Stoke Chair. He later added the title of Vice-President to his position. He came to Revelstoke after 30 years in the ski resort industry, including 15 years in senior management at Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Resort and Stratton Mountain Resort. “I would like to wish Rod well, he and (Rod’s wife) Brenda, and thank them for their efforts,” said Graham Rennie, the President and COO of Northland Asset Management, which operates RMR. Kessler was put in charge of the resort’s entire mountain operations, including skier services, mountain maintenance and construction, cat skiing; food, beverage and retail services; the ski school and ticket sales.

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Rod Kessler at the base of the Revelstoke Gondola at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

Cellular service coming to majority of Revelstoke-Sicamous highway LACHLAN LABERE Black Press

Residents and travellers along the Trans-Canada Highway, from Malakwa to the Three Valley Gap, can expect to have cellular service in the next three months. Telus spokesperson Shawn Hall says construction is currently underway on two cell tower sites, one in Malakwa and one in Three Valley Gap, that he expects will “go live” in a few months time. “It’s a fairly extensive construction project because of the rural areas that they’re in,” says Hall. “We have to put in power, we have to put a link into our network and the like… And they will provide coverage along that stretch of Highway 1 there that currently doesn’t have any wireless service. Once complete, I don’t have the final figures right now, but the two sites will represent an investment significantly north of $1 million by Telus.”

Nathan Lobb, owner of Perfection Concrete Services in Malakwa, is already benefitting from the local tower, as his company was subcontracted to pour the concrete base. “They said it’s a 60-metre tower,” says Lobb. “That pad alone, I bet cost $50 to $80,000, just the concrete work. It’s way bigger than what they usually pour because of the volume of snow they get out there. The pad was 10 metres by 10 metres by four-feet thick.” But Lobb says the tower will be a substantial benefit for Malakwa residents and businesses alike, who will no longer have to rely on (or pay for) a land line. He also expects cellular service to be a huge plus when it comes to safety for snowmobilers who utilize the popular Eagle Pass, and other local sledding areas. Columbia Shuswap Regional District Area E Rural SicamousMalakwa Director Rhona Martin says she and the regional district

board have been encouraging Telus for quite some time to bring cellular service to the area. She says it will be a significant benefit to contractors like Lobb, and for overall safety in the area. Burner Restaurant & Lounge owner Tamryn Koebel says people have been talking for so long about extending cellular service to Malakwa, she’ll believe it’s happened when her phone says there’s service. That said, Koebel explains her business currently relies on high-speed Internet, which works intermittently at best, and takes an additional hit when customers want Internet access. “But then it bogs down our systems and our debit machines are on it, so our debit machines are constantly being kicked in and out,” says Koebel, noting cellular service would be more consistent. However, for Koebel, the bigger issue is public safety. “Because RCMP come from

Sicamous, you have to get back to a land line to be able to call for help, and then there’s already going to be that delay in getting help out to Malakwa…,” says Koebel, adding when there was an accident on the Malakwa bridge last year, the witness had to drive back to the Burner to call for help. “Now, if the Burner had been closed, they’ve got to drive all the way back to, I think it’s Cambie Solsqua, before they can get service again. That’s a huge issue, especially when you’ve got fatalities or people needing immediate assistance.” Albatross Plumbing owner Marco Warger is of the same mind. While he stands to benefit businesswise from cellular service, which would allow him to respond more quickly to emergencies, Warger says the safety benefits are huge. “The amount of traffic going up and down that road every day, and with the accidents and breakdowns, and the people you see with flat

tires or overheating, they’re totally at the mercy of trying to find somebody who can drive into cell range or knock on somebody’s door,” says Warger. “With today’s technology, that’s just terrible.” Hall confirmed Telus has been looking at providing cellular service to the area for some time, adding these are not “short-term projects where it’s just a matter of flipping a switch.” “We have to go and acquire a site, whether that’s on Crown land or provincial or private land with a landlord who wants to rent space. We have to undergo environmental reviews…,” Hall explained, adding Telus has been contracted by the province to provide cellular service to 1,700 kilometres of highway corridor. He said the new towers will fill most of the coverage gap between Revelstoke and Sicamous, and that Telus was looking at locations to cover the few holes that will remain once the new towers go live.

Capsule Comments With David Lafreniere People over the age of 60 make up a large part of the traveling community. This age group is more susceptible to medical problems while traveling and do well to adhere to preventive measures like: wearing support stockings on long-distance flights; keeping up hydration; washing hands often; using disposable tissues and even using face masks in crowded situations and insect repellants when called for.

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Nominations for the Revelstoke Business Excellence Awards Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Revelstoke Community Centre The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards recognize companies and organizations for outstanding achievement. The candidate and the business must have been established locally for at least one (1) year. Employee of the year must have been employed with the company for at least 1 year. Awards are granted in the following categories:

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Business of the Year: “Nominee has demonstrated all-round excellence through innovation, sustainable development, customer service, risk taking and community support.” Employee of the Year – “Nominee has demonstrated excellence and dedication to their employer, provided support to other employees and demonstrated excellent customer service skills.” New! Accommodations Excellence Award: “Nominee has demonstrated and consistently delivered a top quality product and outstanding customer service “ New! Food Service Excellence Award: “Nominee exemplifies a commitment to excellence in the foodservice industry. This award is designed to recognize those facilities that take the initiative to go above and beyond in customer service, food preparation and execution.” Tourism and Attractions Excellence Award: “This category is open to attractions and cultural venues which contribute to the tourism experience and enhancement of the area. Attractions may be developed in conjunction with a natural attraction or on their own” Retail and Service Excellence Award: “Nominee has demonstrated excellence in quality, value, innovative marketing and customer service. This business is proactive in market trends, provides a variety of products, stands behind their products and services, demonstrates a good value for the price, and establishes good relationships with its customers” Industrial & Manufacturing Excellence Award: “Nominee must locally manufacture a quality product. Should benefit the economic base of Revelstoke, through the manufacturing of their product, and be a profitable and sustainable business.” Home based Business Excellence Award: “Nominee has demonstrated excellence in product innovation. A home operated business that consistently shows excellence and quality in service and merchandising. Must be a licensed home based business” Community Support Excellence Award: “Nominee has demonstrated support of Revelstoke through volunteer involvement and has enhanced or assisted our community through direct contribution to the quality of life within it” New! Youth Employer Award – “This award recognizes employers who are known to hire, mentor and create work experience opportunities for youth in our community. Youth is defined as those 12-30 years of age.”

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Residents and Nelson area politicians voiced their opposition to the proposed federal electoral boundary change at Tuesday night’s hearing at the Best Western in Nelson. The new Kootenay-Columbia riding would add Nelson, Harrop-Proctor, Salmo, and Ymir; while Castlegar, Trail, Fruitvale, Kaslo, New Denver, Silverton, Slocan would join South Okanagan-West Kootenay. While many locals shared their thoughts on the potential shift, politicians were in agreement about the negative effects the new ridings would have on the area’s communities. Regional District of Central Kootenay director for Area D Andy Shadrack began the presentations by stating the historical, economic and social ties Nelson has to Trail and Castlegar, and also Nakusp’s connection to the tri-cities instead of Revelstoke and Vernon. Shadrack proposed amendments to the potential ridings suggesting regional district areas D, H and K, and Nakusp be part of the new South OkanaganWest Kootenay riding. He also suggested the portion of Electoral Area B in Columbia-Shuswap Regional District just north of Beaton Arm and to the east to the height of land bordering the RDCK’s Area D including Trout Lake be canvassed to determine which riding they would prefer. “Nelson is this region’s centre and it should remain that way,” said Shadrack. Many of the evening’s presenters, including Shadrack, expressed concerns around the inclusion of Penticton in the former BC Southern Interior riding. “Penticton will dominate the riding,” said Shadrack. “It will lose the rural character of the riding.” Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall agreed with Shadrack’s suggestions and said the proposed boundary shift fails to recognize the region’s need for fair and effective representation to the Government of Canada. “Knowing what travel is like for Nelson-Creston alone, I can expertly say the geographic realities of a riding with a population above the electoral quotient that includes Nelson, Golden, Nakusp, Cranbrook, Elkford and dozens of small unincorporated communities, or a riding that includes Kaslo, Slocan, Castlegar and Penticton and multiple mountain ranges and passes, simply would not be manageable,” Mungall told the commission. Mungall commented on how, unlike her colleague Vancouver -West End MLA Spencer Herbert who can walk around his riding in an hour, communities in the Southern Interior and Kootenay-Columbia riding are smaller and spread out. “I say with 100 per cent confidence the boundaries as proposed put Kootenay residents at a disadvantage and reduce their access to their representative,” she said. Opposition to the proposed changes also came from Village of Slocan Mayor Madeleine Perriere who would see her municipality move to the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding. “The existing boundaries serve our residents well,” said Perrier. “Changes to the ridings would be harmful to established patterns of local government.” Perrier emphasized the historic connection Slocan has to Nelson, Castlegar and Trail and the way the communities work together in promoting activities for the region. “The proposed changes do not comply with the goal of good representation for all citizens,” she said. The commission will continue to travel around the province and the region hearing other presentations.

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Dangerous passing, distracted driving lead to crashes west of Revelstoke Times Review staff

Five people received minor injuries as three separate accidents snarled traffic on the TransCanada Highway west of Revelstoke last weekend, the RCMP reports. On Saturday, Sept. 29, at around 8:30 a.m. a westbound tractor-trailer lost control and overturned while trying to pass another vehicle just west of Three Valley Gap. Witnesses told the RCMP that the driver was trying to pass a slow moving vehicle towing a boat when he lost control and turned over, blocking the eastbound lane and westbound passing lane. The 56-year-old driver of the

semi was treated at the scene by paramedics and released. The RCMP continues to investigate the accident and charges are pending. On Sunday, Sept. 30, two crashes occurred near the Enchanted Forest. The first incident took place at around 3:15 a.m., when a westbound Honda Civic attempted to pass a tractortrailer over a double-solid line. While passing, the driver clipped the rear tire of an eastbound tractor-trailer, causing the Honda to fly off the road, flip over and land in the adjacent river in about one foot of water. All three occupants of the Honda were able to get out of the vehicle. They were taken to hospital and treated for injuries.

The RCMP continues to investigate the accident and charges are pending. Later Sunday, at around 4:30 p.m., the RCMP were called out to another accident near the Enchanted Forest. This time, a westbound driver, who said she was distracted by looking at a large rock on the north side of the road, found herself veering onto the gravel shoulder. She lost control, went off the roadway and flipped into the water. Several motorists stopped and pulled the unconscious driver out of the water. The 43-yearold-Calgary woman was taken to Queen Victoria Hospital with minor injuries. The RCMP continues to investigate the accident.

RCMP seeking mountain bike thief Times Review staff

The Revelstoke RCMP is seeking help in tracking down a thief who stole a mountain bike from a vehicle last Friday night. The theft took place on Friday, Sept. 28, between 8 and 9:30 p.m. near the Woolsey Creek restaurant on Second Street West and Garden Avenue. According to the Revelstoke

RCMP, a Salmon Arm resident parked his car near the restaurant while he went in to eat. “Upon returning to the vehicle he found that some unknown person or persons had used (a) bolt cutter to cut the lock off of his bike and removed the bike from the roof rack of the vehicle,” said StaffSgt. Jacquie Olsen in a statement. The bike is described as a Specialized Enduro mountain bike,

black and red in colour, with a value of about $3,000. The victim had come to Revelstoke to mountain bike the next day, the RCMP said. There has been 35 complaints of stolen bikes so far this year. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-8375255 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800222-8477.

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Revelstoke’s teachers have had to put in an extra effort the past year due to the move into the new schools, says Jennifer Wolney, the president of the Revelstoke Teachers’ Association. Here, teachers at Begbie View Elementary are introduced to students and parents on the first day of class there. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review file photo

World Teachers’ Day recognizes teachers’ extra efforts

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October 5 saw the 18th annual celebration of World Teachers’ Day. Revelstoke teachers, trustees and school district administration mingled at Minto Manor during the afternoon of October 4 to acknowledge the value of teaching and the love of learning within our community and around the world.

UNESCO first proclaimed World Teachers’ Day in 1994. This date marked the adoption of many items – the rights and responsibilities of teachers as well as international standards for our training, further education, recruitment, employment, teaching and learning conditions. World Teachers’ Day is a natural extension of UNESCO’s year-round work of promoting teaching and highlights that this profession, so vital to the healthy functioning of our society, needs itself to be healthy. Revelstoke has always valued a successful education system and this has had an increased visual presence within our community, as the past year has seen a new high school replacing the old and the closing of Mountain View and Mount Begbie schools to accommodate the opening of Begbie View Elementary.

The closing of the old and the opening of the new has required teachers in all our local schools to dedicate even more than their usual personal hours to ensure that we maintain a high standard of public education. The Revelstoke Teachers’ Association would like to recognize the persistent effort, numerous hours and personalized activities that educators engage in every day to help all students become successful learners and valued members of our community. Please take an opportunity to show your appreciation to your child’s teacher. Many of us lead hectic lives and if this is your situation, you may want to check out a website called Education International’s WTD at There you can find electronic greeting cards you can send to teachers, colleagues and friends. Jennifer Wolney is the president of the Revelstoke Teachers’ Association

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Why volunteeer with hospice?


Why volunteer? Have you ever thought why do people volunteer? I have often asked our current volunteers with the Revelstoke Hospice this question – why? The answer that each current volunteer gives is different, but there is a theme. Some volunteers will share a personal story of a loved one who received hospice care in the past. It may have been a spouse, parent or friend that was receiving hospice care. And after the loved one passed away, they now they feel it’s time to give back. There are some volunteers that have a medical background. They have told me that they are at a point in their life that they want to give back to the community. The recurring theme is giving. Giving of ourselves and our time can make a huge difference to a person’s life. Revelstoke is known as a destination for extreme sports and beautiful scenery, but in this little mountain town there are seniors who are dealing with social isolation. There are people that are facing terminal illnesses. In these scenarios, having someone to share or to have someone who can just listen makes a huge difference to that person’s quality of life. When your loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness the emotions and thoughts are everywhere. The

emotions can be difficult to describe. Some people want to share their experience and situation, while others have the need to retreat. Volunteers can be that someone to speak to or to just be there. Grief shared is grief diminished. Revelstoke Hospice Society serves clients and their families that are facing terminal illnesses. The society also has a second program called Pals. Pals is a visitation program for seniors who often live in residential care facilities who may have no family in Revelstoke. Sometimes their families are not able to visit often due to work and other responsibilities. In some scenario’s the family members do not live in Revelstoke. I often think what makes a healthy, vibrant society is how we take care of vulnerable people. Throughout Revelstoke there are wonderful organizations, societies, etc... that support people in various stages and types of crisis. We are very fortunate for what we have in Revelstoke. There are some very dedicated and compassionate people that volunteer many hours in helping people throughout Revelstoke. The Revelstoke Hospice Society was incorporated as a society in 1994 and continues to offer support to the community of Revelstoke. Revelstoke has been generous in its support throughout the years. Would you say you are a compassionate and giving person who has a few hours a week to share with someone who needs a friendly visit? Would you say you’re a person who values the quality of human life? If you answered yes, then maybe it’s “time” for you to consider volunteering. Andree Rioux is the executive director of the Revelstoke Hospice Society.


Support shown for transit changes at open house ALEX COOPER

Two weeks ago Lorna Johanson was part of a group of seniors protesting against changes to Revelstoke’s bus routes. “If you spoil it for us, we will lose it,” she told Alan Mason, the city’s director of economic development in a meeting on Sept. 25. A week later, following an open house about the changes by BC Transit, she has come on board. “I’ve come to a decision and I think its going to work,” she said at the open house. The open house provided one last chance for residents to comment on the proposed changes to the routes. When the Times Review stopped by, the majority were in favour. Under the changes a second bus would be added, schedules modified, some bus stops moved around and other added; and, most significantly, the route through the Big Eddy and Columbia Park would be divided into two trips, instead of one lengthy one

like it is now. Johanson, 83. said the key for her was to still be able to make it downtown from her home in Mt. Begbie Manor in Southside to take part in activities like bingo and bowling. She takes the bus almost every day of the week. She also liked the sound of the new buses, which would have ramps and be able to lower down to sidewalk level to make them easier to get on. “I’m satisifed as long as we don’t lose our bus,” she said. There were some suggestions made at the open house, such as keeping the after-school pick-up time at Arrow Heights Elementary to 2:45 p.m., instead of changing it to 3 p.m. Another suggestion advised extending hours past 5 p.m. so office workers could commute home after work. Another person recommended providing evening bus service so people could take the bus to events at night like the summer music series in Grizzly Plaza.

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He tried to avoid it, but Judge Mayland Mckimm handed Susan Hawkings $1,500 in fines after she plead guilty to driving while prohibited and driving over the legal blood-alcohol limit in Revelstoke court last Wednesday.


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Judge rebukes mandatory minimum sentence in drunk driving case She delivered breath samples of 0.17 and 0.18 – more than double the legal blood-alcohol limit. She was handed $1,500 in fines, 12 months probation, a one year driving prohibition, and ordered to attend counselling.

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New visitor centre announced; set for summer 2013 opening ALEX COOPER

A vision that has been in the works for several years is expected to become reality in 2013 when a new Revelstoke Visitor Information Centre opens on Victoria Road next to Pharmasave, the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce announced in a letter to members last Tuesday, Oct. 2. The City of Revelstoke, Community Futures Revelstoke, Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce and the Revelstoke Land and Development Company announced the organizations were partnering to build a new $1,179,000, two-storey building that would house the Revelstoke Visitor Information Centre (VIC) on the ground floor and the offices of the chamber, community futures, and community economic development upstairs. "Having a new full-time VIC will make it much easier for the chamber to deliver tourism information services in an efficient manner," stated Judy Goodman, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce. "We are very pleased with the design and layout of the new VIC, and think it will be very well received by the growing number of visitors coming to experience Revelstoke." Currently Revelstoke's economic group is located on Campbell Avenue, with a small visitor centre downstairs. In past years, the chamber has operated a second visitor centre in the Canadian Avalanche Centre's building on Grizzly Plaza, and this summer it switched to a new location a block away at Victoria Road and Orton Avenue. A new building that would house all these elements has been in the planning stages for a number of years. There was an ongoing debate about where the visitor centre should be located – on the highway, on the cityowned parking lot next to Grizzly Plaza or at the chosen location on the vacant lot next to Pharmasave, which is owned by the Land & Development Company. Alan Mason, the city's director of economic development, said the location was chosen after extensive consultation. It was chosen over Grizzly Plaza out of concerns that a large building there would have a negative impact on the character of the plaza, lead to a loss of parking, and hurt downtown businesses, including the Farmers Market. He said the chosen site would improve an otherwise ugly and empty lot on Victoria Road. The new building will provide a permanent home to the visitor information centre and house all the economic development agencies in one location, wrote the chamber in its letter. "Co-locating the economic development services also provides a 'onestop shop' for people looking for busi-

A conceptual sketch of the visitor information centre building.

ness information, and allows these services to be delivered very effectively," the letter states. Planning for the new building will begin this fall, with an expected opening of the VIC sometime next summer. Each partner is contributing an equal amount to its construction, with the city's portion coming from Tourism Infrastructure Funds. The Columbia Basin Trust contributed $200,000 to the project and the Economic Opportunity Fund another $100,000. The cost breakdown will be as follows: • City of Revelstoke (Tourism Infrastructure Funds): $500,000 • Community Futures Revelstoke: $300,000 • Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce: $129,000 • Grant funding: $300,000 The land will be purchased from the Revelstoke Land and Development Company, who will design and construct the building and maintain ownership of half the building, said Mason. The new visitor centre will be built using local wood products, which Mason said would highlight the abilities of the local forest industry. Darryl Willoughby, Manager of Community Futures Revelstoke said he was pleased to be part of the new building. “Community Futures is very pleased to be part of this initiative that continues the economic development partnership that has served this community well for the past 25 years,” he said. “We look forward to working collaboratively with our partners in the new facility to improve our local economy”.

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PLANNING PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING The City of Revelstoke Planning Department will be hosting a public information meeting on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers located at 103 Second St. East at 3:30 p.m. The intent of this meeting is to review the application for a permanent change to hours of sale for a liquor primary license as follows: Wino the Wine Bar / 3241 – 2950 Camozzi Road Present Hours of Operation:

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (Sun – Thu) 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. (Fri – Sat)

Proposed Hours of Operation:

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. (Mon – Sun)

Please submit your written comments in regards to the proposed change to the City of Revelstoke, Planning Department, Box 170, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0 or email: Please ensure that your name(s) and civic address are included on the submission. Petitions will not be considered. Submissions will be received until October 31st, 2012. Should you have any questions in regards to the above, please contact the Planning Department at (250) 837-3637. Chris Selvig Assistant Planner

PUBLIC WORKS REQUEST FOR HIRED EQUIPMENT TANDEM DUMP TRUCKS/ LOADERS The City of Revelstoke invites local contractors to supply and operate tandem dump trucks and loaders for winter snow removal. Interested contractors are requested to obtain specifications from the Public Works Office located at 1200 E. Victoria Road. A valid City of Revelstoke Business License, required Insurance with the City named as the additional insured and Municipal Plates will be required, as well as, paid registration with the Workers Compensation Board. Selection will be based on criteria provided within the specifications.

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When Steven Hui was a kid growing up in Surrey in the 1960s, his parents ran a family nursery business. One of their customers was a woman named Mrs. Moody, who would come by on holidays and bring candy for the kids.This happened for several years and Hui’s parents would tell her she didn’t need to come bearing candy. I don’t buy them, Mrs. Moody replied, my son owns a drug store in Revelstoke. “Of course I didn’t think of being a pharmacist at that point but roll it forward 20 odd years, I graduated, was working in Prince Rupert and got a phone call from Mr. Moody – Murt Moody,” said Hui. “He said that he had a vacancy – the pharmacist had left his business. It was 1984 and I moved to Revelstoke.” Three years later in October 1987, Hui wound up taking over the business from the Moodys – Murt and his wife Tak – and now, 25 years later, he is celebrating with a series of sales at his store, Pharmasave. Hui’s career in Revelstoke is a definite success story. He has expanded what was once a small drug store three-fold and made a significant impact in town both as a businessman and as an active member of numerous community organizations. He’s been named the Chamber of Commerce’s Businessperson of the Year several times and was once the Lions Club’s Citizen of the Year. When Hui moved to Revelstoke, it was to work as the pharmacist at Donaldson’s Drugs on Mackenzie Avenue. Buying the business was not in his mind at the time. In fact, he said he thought of the move from Prince Rupert as a way of getting closer to the Vancouver area and eventually moving back to the Lower Mainland. “I thought maybe I’d get back home but I think I found my home,” he told me. In 1987, when the Moodys retired, Hui purchased the business from them. He had no business experience himself, but he had his parents, grandfather and the Moodys to lean on for advice and he had a good idea of the commitment involved. “One of the things that worked to my use was my naivety,” he said. “When you don’t know what to expect you think, ‘Well, sure I’ll buy a business.’” A year later he bought in as part of the Pharmasave group – then a

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B U S I N ES S co-operative buying group where all the individual store owners shared ownership of the company and benefited from the wholesale buying power and business expertise of the corporation. He said he wanted a recognizable name for his franchise that would still allow him some control and autonomy over the store. “They brought a lot of expertise to the table and lots of programs you could use to help build your business,” he said. Over the years Pharmasave kept expanding but the space – located where Talisman Fibre & Trading and Revelstoke Florist are today – restricted growth. When a new product was added, an existing one had to be taken out of stock, and the dispensary area was overcrowded. As a result, the store moved to its current location on Victoria Road in 2002, tripling its floor space, doubling its staff and vastly expanding the product line. The cosmetic department expanded, as did the baby department. There was more space for stationary and the dispensary grew too. More recently, the stationary department was moved into its own store, Your Office & Art Centre on First Street, and the photo lab was expanded. There has also been changes in what the store carries. Notably, the demographics have changed, with some families moving away and being replaced by younger adults. Winter is now much busier. The influx of skiers, mountain bikers and other outdoor adventure aficionados has meant carrying a lot more muscle rubs, anti-inflammatories and braces. Pharmasave also sells more snack food – and not just junk food, but healthy snacks, energy bars and rehydration fluids. “They’re sophisticated. they’re looking for the more expensive, the good stuff,” Hui said. Hui is known in town not only for his business acumen, but also for his volunteerism and dedication to community life. The list of groups he has worked with is lengthy: the Kinsmen, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Community Foundation, District Health Foundation, the Association for Community Living, and several City of Revelstoke committees. He has served as head of most of those groups at some point, including four years as President of the chamber. His community work started early after arriving here. Encouraged by the Moodys, he joined the Kinsmen. “It really opened my eyes to what volunteerism meant in a

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small community,” he said. “When something had to be done, everybody came forward and pitched in. It was really a lot of fun. Later, he would join groups that would pique his interest, such as working with the mentally challenged as president of the Revelstoke Association for Community Living. “All very gratifying, I enjoyed immensely all of them,” he said. What’s next for Hui? At 52, he said he’s too young to retire. He has one daughter in university and another a year away. “I think I have to keep working a little bit to keep them in school.” One of his goals for the future is to mentor youth in town who are interested in philanthropy and get them active and involved. He also wants to continue to build up the Community Foundation to make Revelstoke more resilient going forward. “If you can build within the community sustainability and have strength in the community then you don’t have to rely on outside,” he said. He also wants to promote entrepreneurship and help people there. “I sometimes see people who struggle to reach their potential. Sometimes you have to chat with them, give them an opportunity, encourage them,” he said. “Sometimes you have to take them by the hand and guide them but I think the town really relies on youth. I’m sort of on the downhill side of my career and I’m hoping young people, business people, other leaders come forward and carry on in the future.” I asked Hui if he’d ever considered running for council. During the 2011 municipal elections his name came up amongst my friends so I had to put the question to him. He replied: “There may be a day but I’m still enjoying the business. I like to spend a little bit of free time at home with my family and whatever time left I have I do a little volunteering as well. I think I’d have to give up something fairly big to jump into that position. It’s a commitment and if I’m going to do it, I’m going to have to give it my all or its not the way I want to do it. I don’t want to say not ever, but not in the short term.” Afterwards he gave thanks to the community of Revelstoke and all the people he worked with. “It’s been great personally, for my business and for my family,” he said. “I don’t think I could raise a family the way I do in Revelstoke anywhere else. “It’s a great, great place.”

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The City of Revelstoke is conducting a new community survey that will guide decisions by local organizations and the City in the future. The survey asks questions about life in the community now and in the future. It can be

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folk group from the Maritimes. Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.

REEL CHANGE SUSTAINABILITY FILM FEST Two award-winning documentaries about sustainability. Switch showcases energy visionary Dr.Scott Tinker as he takes a world tour to explore the future of energy. Following the film, a panel of local energy experts will lead discussion about energy efficiency and renewable energy at the global and local scales. On the Line follows filmmakers Frank Wolf and Todd McGowan as they trek Enbridge Corporation’s proposed 1,170-km pipeline route from northern Alberta to Kitimat, B.C. At the Roxy Theatre. 6:30 p.m. ZEEBZ VS. MISS VITULA A melodious duo who produce an unexpected combination; luminous at times and mysteriously dark on occasion. Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.

MICAH O’CONNELL An acoustic country-

OCTOBER 19-21 BANTAM HOCKEY TOURNAMENT Revelstoke Minor Hockey hosts teams from throughout the Interior and Alberta for a weekend-long tournament. At the Revelstoke Forum.

OCTOBER 19-20 SENIOR LAST SPIKE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT Come watch as Revelstoke Secondary School’s senior volleyball team takes on others from throughout the region for the Last Spike title. At RSS. JACKIE TREEHORN A funkadelic/soultastic/rockaphonic six-piece sound-storm. Live at the River City Pub. 9 p.m.

REVELSTOKE GRIZZLIES Next Home Games Naksup artist Barbara Maye will be showcasing her art at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre for the next few weeks. Her show, titled The Subtle Body, is a colourful collection of paintings of yoga poses. The show opens this Friday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. at the art centre. Also being showcase is Chloe Kim’s My Revelstoke: Four Season’s Beauty in the main gallery (see page 30 for more) and The Bugaboos, an exhibit from the Golden Art Gallery. Black Press file photo

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10 YOUTH EMPLOYMENT FAIR The Stoked Youth Network presents a platform for network opportunities and career exploration between local employers and youth (ages 15-30), while creating awareness surrounding the existing resources and organizations that support employment in Revelstoke. At the community centre. 3-7 p.m.

OCTOBER 12-13 JUNIOR LAST SPIKE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT Come watch as Revelstoke Secondary School’s junior volleyball team takes on others from throughout the region for the Last Spike title. At RSS. CORNSTARR Local hard rockers playing covers. Live at the River City Pub. 9 p.m.


Hear from researchers at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada on dealing with osteoarthritis at this public forum at Queen Victoria Hospital. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. REVELSTOKE BIER & MUSIK FESTIVAL A celebration of beer and music, with three themed rooms, live music, a European buffet, and more. Featuring music by the Maritime Kitchen Party, Vortex and Shane Philips. At the Last Drop. 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. Events are free before 8 p.m. After 8 p.m. a ticket is required – $20 in advance (available at or $25 at the door. For more information visit REVELSTOKE GRIZZLIES vs. Chase Heat. At the Revelstoke Forum. 7 p.m. $10.


New art show by Chloe Juwon Kim at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre. The side galleries feature The Subtle Body, by Barbara Maye and The Bugaboos, an exhibit from the Golden Art Gallery. Opens Friday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m.

fun fishing weekend and try to make the biggest catch possible. The entry is $50 per boat, with final weigh-in on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. Register at Rough Country Marine or at Shelter Bay. Prizes will be rewarded for the three largest fish in the rainbow category and dolly category. For more information call Deenie at 250-837-7005.




VOLUNTEER FAIR Come find out about volunteer opportunities in Revelstoke. At the community centre. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE Test your downhill biking skills with a race down Rednecks Revenge on Boulder Mountain. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. at the

Saturday October 13th vs. Chase Heat Puck Drops at 7:00 p.m. Friday October 26th vs. Osoyoos Coyotes Puck Drops at 7:00 p.m.

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“Passage from India” Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Room 103, Okanagan College, 7:00 - 9:00 pm FREE ADMISSION Passage From India is an enduring testimony to the hard work of thousands of Indians like Bagga Singh. Filmmaker Ali Kazimi faithfully and passionately documents the history of the Singh family and eloquently articulates the hopes and desires of all Canadians whose roots lie in India.

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Glacier Park Lodge in Rogers Pass closes its doors ALEX COOPER

The Glacier Park Lodge in Rogers Pass closed its doors after Parks Canada chose to end its lease agreement with the operators. The 44-year-old hotel closed its doors at the end of September with little in the way of announcement or fanfare. There is no indication on the hotel’s website that it is closed and no one was answering the phone at the hotel. Jacolyn Daniluck, the spokes-

person for Parks Canada said the lease was terminated because the operators, Glacier Park Lodge Ltd., did not meet the terms and conditions of the lease. Parks would not provide details, saying the conditions of the lease are confidential. The lodge opened in the 1960s as the Northlander, with a 42-year-old lease that expired in 2010. Since then it has been extended on a month-to-month basis with the expectation the lessee would use this period to meet its lease condition, said Daniluck

in an e-mail response to questions. “This did not happen and Parks Canada will not renew the lease,” she wrote. The hotel had mixed reviews online, with a 2.5 star rating on the website It was popular with backcountry skiers and hikers looking for a cheap place to stay right in Rogers Pass but others criticized it for being dated and dirty. The future of the hotel is unclear. “Parks Canada will be taking the time to consider future

The Glacier Park Lodge is closed after more than 40 years in operation. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review file photo

options for the property and will initiate the proper public process for any future initiatives,” said Daniluck. Malcolm Campbell, the manager of the lodge, refused to talk about the closure, saying he was in the midst of negotiations. He hung up the phone before the Times Review had the chance to ask further questions. The closure came as a surprise to Graham Harper, the organizer of the annual Rotary youth exchange at the lodge. He said he had booked out the

whole hotel for a weekend of activities in February and had received no notice of its closure. The annual Canuck Splitfest, which has taken place at the lodge the past two years, switched its home base to the Hillcrest Hotel in Revelstoke for its 2013 event. Daniluck said Parks Canada will provide visitors to Glacier National Park with information about other accommodation nearby.

Meat recall hits local stores ALEX COOPER

Nearly four dozen beef products sold at Cooper’s Foods have been recalled due to an outbreak of E. coli at an XL Foods meat processing plant in Brooks, Alta.. According to a list posted by Overwaitea Food Group on its website on Sept. 28, 45 beef products, most of which are steaks, were removed from the shelves of Overwaitea stores, which includes Cooper’s Foods in Revelstoke. The complete list can be found here: default/files/september_28_xl_product_final.pdf Ben Harrack, the manager of the Revelstoke store directed questions to the head office, who did not return a phone call requesting an interview. Overwaitea posted the following statement on its website. “Though we do not buy ground beef from XL Foods and have not for quite some time, our third party beef supplier does procure certain beef products from XL Foods that are now affected by the CFIA’s expanded recall. We are very proud of the facility we work with and the processes they have in place to provide us with a very high standard of food safety which includes extra steps that make the risk of this kind of contamination extremely low for us. However, as a precautionary measure, we have voluntarily initiated a recall of all potentially impacted products and we’ll be

replacing removed product with unaffected supply over the next few days.” Ray Cooper at Ray’s Butcher Shop said he received a recall list, but none of his products were affected. “Almost all of my beef comes from there but no products have been recalled,” he said on Friday, adding he would continue to check to his fax machine for updates. At Southside Grocery, the meat manager said they they do not get any meat from XL Foods so they have not been affected by the recall. A full list of all recalled products can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website, www. There have been 10 confirmed cases of E. coli after the consumption of tainted meat in Alberta, and four are under investigation. None have been reported in B.C. XL Foods is one of the largest beef processing plants in Canada and is based out of Brooks, Alta. Its license was suspended by the CFIA on Sept. 27. Contaminated meat was originally discovered in a shipment at the U.S. border in Sweetgrass, Mont., on Aug. 30. That beef tested positive for E. coli three days later and the American inspectors for the Food Safety and Inspection Service reported it to their Canadian counterparts. Beef at a processing facility being inspected by CFIA in Calgary tested positive on Sept. 4. With files from Annalee Grant/ Black Press

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Tough Railroaders online exhibit showcases lives on the trains way showcases original material, drawing on the countless stories and treasures held in trust by Canada’s museums.” In a letter of congratulations Carrier stated, “Thanks to productions such as yours, Canada’s multi-faceted heritage comes to life on computer screens across

the country and around the world.” The Revelstoke Railway Museum acknowledges the contribution of the participants in our oral history project and funding from the Canadian Heritage Information Network and New Horizons for Seniors.

Open every day, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in October, the Revelstoke Railway Museum encourages you to visit; however, the virtual exhibit is available all the time, every day, on-line at do?R=VE_2291&lang=en&ex= on.

James Walford was one of the presenters of railroad stories at the opening of the Tough Railroaders, Rough Railroad exhibit at the Revelstoke Railway MuPhoto contributed seum on Monday. Contributed by the Revelstoke Railway Museum

National Senior’s Day rolled out the red carpet for Revelstoke Railway Museum’s Coffee Club celebrities last Monday. Twenty-five visitors and volunteers gathered in the Doug Weir Theatre of the Revelstoke Railway Museum for the launch of Tough Railroaders, Rough Railroad, a Community Memories virtual on-line exhibit on Oct. 1. “Now our grandchildren and their children can see grandpa in the future,” James Walford commented after the presentation of highlights.

The on-line exhibit features a gallery of short videos of coffee club sessions from last winter. Intermingled are archival photographs and photographs of artifacts found in our museum collection. The stories invite you to explore the role of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Revelstoke community through the experience of the railroaders themselves. Danielle Carrier of the Department of Canadian Heritage said: “An important part of the Federal Government’s strategy to create and promote Canadian cultural content in cyberspace, the Virtual Museum of Canada gate-

CSRD to build yard waste compost facility in Revelstoke ALEX COOPER

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is looking to build a composting facility that would process all the yard and garden waste it collects from the community. The Electoral Area Directors (EAD) Committee approved $300,000 in funding from gas tax monies to build facilities in Revelstoke and Golden at its meeting last Thursday. According to Ben Van Nostrand, the CSRD’s waste management coordinator, the CSRD landfills manage about 3,000 tonnes of yard and garden debris annually. It is currently chipped and used as road fill around the site. The new facility would be located at the current landfill site and “will allow us to create a compost that we can distribute back to the public,” he said.



A similar composting facility in Salmon Arm was just built and will be going into operation soon. According to CSRD staff, the facility will help remove organic waste from the landfill, thereby extending its life. Does this mean food waste composting is in the cards? Van Nostrand said that was part of the long term plan of the CSRD but the proposed facilities would be built to process yard and garden waste only. “I think that is the next phase of our plan now that we have curbside recycling in place and yard and garden composting coming online,” he said. “Food waste would be the next big one.” The EAD voted in favour of the expenditure but asked that staff contact the municipalities to see if they could support the project financially.


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Salmon Arm runners dominate XC running race on greenbelt ALEX COOPER

Above: Luke Yakielashek races across the Mark Kingsbury Bridge.; Top right: Tayla Koerber finished fourth in the girls race.; Bottom right: The Sim sistes – Glynnis and Emmy Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review finished first and second in the girls race.

Megan Evans and Tayla Koerber gave it their best, but the Revelstoke Secondary School runners could not overcome the fast Sim sisters of Salmon Arm in a crosscountry running race on the Illecillewaet Greenbelt last Wednesday. Glynnis Sim of Salmon Arm Secondary won the four-kilometre girls race in a time of 15:05, with her sister Emmy eight seconds behind. Evans was third in a time of 15:40 and Koerber fourth in 16:34. Maxine Opatril of RSS also cracked the top 10 with a time of 17:25. On the boys side, Thomas Hardy of Salmon Arm was the winner of the 5.8-kilometre race with a time of 20:34, beating out runner up Mack Moody of Pleasant Valley Secondary School by one minute. Gordon Mason was the top local, finishing 10th overall and seventh in his age group. The race was held on the greenbelt and took advantage of the new Mark Kingsbury Bridge. Starting at Kovach Park, the runners took off towards the Illecillewaet Bridge before looping back and crossing the new pedestrian Bridge. They did a loop on the south side of the Illecillewaet before crossing back to the finish line. In team results, Salmon Arm cleaned up, taking the junior boys, and senior boys and girls categories. RSS was second in the senior girls and third in senior boys. Seven schools took part in the race. Full results can be found at

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Dominic Unterberger makes B.C. Ski Team


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Revelstoke’s Dominic Unterberger has been named to the B.C. Alpine Ski Team. “It’s pretty exciting for the club and we are so happy he did that,” said Ned Lazarevic, the head coach of the Revelstoke Ski Club. “He’s a very good athlete and he’s dedicated and really hard working. At the end of a day it’s a pay off of all his hard work.” Unterberger had a strong season last year, placing high in many races, including a bronze medal at a giant slalom race in Lake Louise. He is also a strong mountain File Photo biker, having won the local cross-country race series this summer.

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Madeleine Martin-Preney was the winner of the first ever 200-kilometre-long Loonie-Toonie race at the Kaslo Sufferfest last weekend – the top result amongst an impressive turnout by Revelstokians at the two days of endurance races. The Kaslo Sufferfest included running races of 10, 25 and 50 kilometres; mountain bike races of 14, 45 and 100 kilometres, a 1,300 vertical metre downhill enduro race dubbed the Monster; and kids biking and running races. Here are the top performances by Revelstokians: The Loonie Toonie was a three day, 200 kilometre trail run with about 10,000 metres of elevation gain through the Selkirk Mountains between Kaslo and New Denver. Martin-Preney finished in a time of 31:58:43 to win the race by more than four hours over runner-up Margaret Li of Calgary. In the 10 kilometre run, Elizabeth Elliott, Beth Granstrom, and Josi Koerber swept the podium in the 11-13 age category. Eric Brosch (11-13), Nelson Luxmoore (11-13) and Brittany Evans (17-19) also had podium finishes. Tayla Koerber won the 25 kilometre run in the under-30 women’s catergory. Sarah Newton, who competed in the 100 kilometre bike race on Saturday, won the 50 kilometre run in her 40-49 age group on Sunday. In the kids bike race, Elizabeth Elliott finished first in her 11-13 age group, while Beth Granstrom was runner up and her sister Kate finished fourth. Rebecca Brosch was third in the 9-10 age group and Alexandra Luxmoore won the 7-8 age group. In the 14 kilometre bike race, Beverley Brosch of Revelstoke was the top woman, followed by Kevan McCroy. Nelson Luxmoore was second in the 11-13 age group and Tayla Koerber topped the 14-16 group. In the gruelling 100 kilometre mountain bike race

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from New Denver to Kaslo, David Sinclair of Revelstoke topped his 20-29 age category and finished 15th overall. Rory Luxmoore was the top Revelstokian, finishing in 14th spot. In the Monster Enduro, Don Robertson finished in fifth spot, and first amongst 40-49-year-olds. Note all results were unofficial as of press time.


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Revelstoke Grizzlies’ goaltender Aaron Brandoli stops the Sicamous’ Eagles leading scorer Connor Buick on a breakaway in Saturday’s 2-1 loss to the Eagles. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

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After a weekend in which the Revelstoke Grizzlies lost both its games, you might think coach Kevin Kraus would have some harsh words for his players in a closed locker room. Instead, it was just the opposite. “I thought that was one of our most complete games we played all year,” he said following a 2-1 loss to the Sicamous Eagles at home on Saturday night. “The bounces weren’t on our side tonight.” The Grizzlies started their weekend with a 6-2 loss to the North Okanagan Knights in Armstrong. What started out as a promising game for the Grizzlies – they

held leads twice in the first period thanks to goals from Devon Hascarl and Brayden Beckley – turned into a rout when the Knights scored three goals in the second period. That, combined with a 49-save performance by Knights’ goaltender Dustin Nikkel lead to the loss. “Every chance they got to score they put in the back of our net,” said Kraus. “A couple bad bounces went their way. They capitalized on them and we didn’t capitalize on our chances.” On Saturday the Grizzlies took on the Eagles for the third time this season (fifth time if you count the pre-season). The teams traded goals in the first period, with Dylan Ossman scoring for Revelstoke and Nicholas Astasiewicz for

Sicamous. After that, it was a goaltending battle. Revelstoke’s Aaron Brandoli stopped 29 of 30 shots in the final two periods, beat only by a deflection by Brendan Devries in the third. He was outdone by his counterpart Jack Surgenor, who turned away all 35 Revelstoke shots to give Sicamous a 2-1 win. The losses dropped the Grizzlies to third place in the competitive Doug Birks division. This weekend they play a home-andhome series against the Chase Heat before heading to Sicamous on Sunday. The Saturday game is at home at 7 p.m. All three games are expected to be battles. “I think our division from first to fifth is pretty damn good,” said Kraus.

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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK OCT. 7-14 Only a working smoke alarm can save your life!

Smoke alarms save lives “Fall back” to smart home safety As most Canadians turn back the clocks on November 4, here are some timely smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) safety tips: • When you change your clocks, test your smoke arlam. • You have less than three minutes to escape a fire. So when smoke alarms sound, everyone must know what to do and where to go. Having and practising an escape plan is essential. • Install one smoke alarm on every storey and outside bedrooms. Install inside bedrooms if you sleep with doors closed. • Ensure all smoke alarms are fully powered. Never take out batteries or remove an alarm from ceiling due to a false alarm. • If your home has any fuel-burning devices such as a gas furnace, gas water heater, gas appliances, or an attached garage or carport, install at least one CSA-approved carbon monoxide outside all sleeping areas. One per storey is recommended. • Replace smoke alarms every 10 years, and CO alarms every 7-10 years (depending on manufacturer)

whether battery operated or hardwired into your home’s electrical system. Carbon monoxide is colourless, odourless and tasteless. So without a CO alarm, humans cannot detect its presence. Despite the average home having several potential sources of the deadly gas, studies show that nearly 60 per cent of Canadians have not installed a CO alarm. In addition to being impossible to detect, CO also has another nefarious trait. Symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure mimic the flu, without the fever. It is routinely responsible for thousands of clinic and hospital visits each year, and is commonly misdiagnosed. Prolonged or extreme exposure causes nausea, dizziness, confusion, the loss of physical mobility, brain damage and ultimately, death. More home safety resources can be found on the web site.

Analysis was undertaken on almost 50,000 fires that occurred in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario over a 5-year period involving 663 fatalities. The findings demonstrated that the death rate per 1,000 fires in the absence of a present, functioning smoke alarm was 74% greater than when a functioning smoke alarm was present.

In case of fire - GET OUT AND STAY OUT – never go back into a burning building • Crawl low near the floor to the nearest exit maintaining contact with the wall. • Test the door by feeling it with the back of your hand. If it is hot, do not open. Use an alternative route. • If the door and knob are cool, stay low with your shoulder against the door while opening slowly. Be ready to close the door if smoke and heat rush in.

• If trapped, put as many closed doors as possible between you and the fire, and seal all cracks in doors and windows with towels or bedding. • If your clothing catches fire, stop where you are, drop gently to the ground and cover your face with your hands while rolling back-andforth to put out the flames. • Cool minor burns with cold water.

Many fatal fires start at night Investigations into home fire deaths very often find that a smoke alarm did not sound. It may have been disconnected or not in working order. The batteries may have been dead, or someone may have taken them out. Smoke alone won’t necessarily wake you up. In fact, the fumes could put you into an even deeper sleep. Often, victims never wake up. Se-

niors will often need assistance from family members to put safety measures into place. As well, family members are in the best position to reinforce the precautions necessary to help their loved ones prevent or respond to a fire. Focus on these six priorities to help aging family members protect themselves against fire in the home.

■ INSTALL smoke alarms inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. ■ Larger homes may need ADDITIONAL smoke alarms to provide enough protection. ■ For the best protection, INTERCONNECT all smoke alarms so when one sounds they all sound. ■ An IONIZATION smoke alarm is generally more responsive to flaming fires and a PHOTOELECTRIC smoke alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering fires. For the best protection, both types of alarms or combination ionization and photoelectric alarms (also known as dual sensor alarms) are recommended. ■ Smoke alarms should be INSTALLED away from the kitchen to prevent false alarms. Generally, they should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from a cooking appliance. ■ REPLACE all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

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Hey chief! What does it take to be a Revelstoke firefighter?


“What it takes?” I am asked by many people interested in becoming a firefighter, “Chief…what does it take to be a firefighter?” It’s a very good question! Its tough today to recruit and retain volunteers in any organization, just ask the many service clubs in Revelstoke. The same can be said about fire departments. In fact, it is a concern in the fire service across B.C. Having said that, let me tell you what it takes and

why it is so rewarding to be a volunteer firefighter. Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services is rich in history. We celebrate this every day on our trucks by proudly displaying “Serving with Pride Since 1892” or by our retired firefighters who proudly display on their vehicles fire plates that read ”Revelstoke Fire Dept – Retired”. We cannot thank those individuals enough who served this department for generations upon generations, which made our department what it is today. So what does all that mean for someone looking to become a firefighter? Well, it means you get to become part of that rich history, make a difference and join the firefighter family, which is something you can be very proud of. Another question I get is, ”Chief, I’m busy as it is in my life, how much time is needed?” Good question! We train 1.5 hours every Wednesday – that’s it! As a new recruit, the first four to five months

is spent completing the JIBC Basic Firefighter Program. As far as calls go, depending on the month, we do a general page for all members anywhere from 7 to 15 emergency calls. It’s not all training and calls though, we also have a very strong family social aspect to the fire department. “Chief, what will I be doing as a firefighter?” As a member of Revelstoke Fire Rescue, you will be participating in every aspect of firefighting. That means you may drive a fire truck to the scene, pump that engine, be on an interior fire attack or rescue team, exterior fire attack, be a ventilation team, be 100 feet in the air on the aerial platform truck, assist on a first responder call or help rescue someone from their vehicle using the Jaws of Life. The list goes on and on. Its not simply rolling hose or washing trucks. In Revelstoke, we all do everything. “Chief, I understand the firefighting aspect, but I see the fire-

fighters out in the community doing various charity events – what is that all about?” Firefighters raise money for three charities: the BC Burn Fund, Muscular Dystrophy and Trees for Tots. Fundraising can vary from boot drives, to tree chipping, golf tournaments and the list goes on and on. We also help the food bank with the Holiday Train when we serve hot dogs and hot chocolate and the Emergency Services food drive. All of our Firefighters do some sort of community service during the year not because they have to, it’s because they want to. It makes each of us feel like we are giving back to the community and it feels great. “Chief, What about women? Can a woman be a firefighter?” You bet! In fact we have several woman in our department and they are excellent, dedicated firefighters. This is an organization made of men and women and ALL form part of our firefighter family.

“Chief, so I really like what you had to say, what do I do next to get the ball rolling?” Easy question. Come down to the Fire Station at 227 Fourth Street West, get an application form, ask lots of questions, fill it out and get it back to us before Nov. 2. In November, we will be doing interviews and in January the new recruit class will start. Its just that simple! “So Chief, if you had to summarize why I would want to become a firefighter at Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services, what would it be?” Quite simply, it’s the personal satisfaction of helping people in need at the time of an emergency. It’s the challenge and fun of learning and training something new and exciting. It’s the joy of getting to know and develop friendships with 41 men and women. Most of all, it’s about becoming a member of the largest family in Revelstoke – our fire fighter family.





OCCUPATION Fire Chief, City of Revelstoke

OCCUPATION Training Officer/ Assistant Chief, City of Revelstoke

OCCUPATION Fire Inspector/ Assistant Chief, City of Revelstoke

OCCUPATION Firefighter, City of Revelstoke





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Working smoke detectors save lives Contributed by the CSRD

Smell gas? Get out, then call: FortisBC’s 24-hour Emergency Line at 1-800-663-9911, or 911. Natural gas is used safely in homes across B.C. everyday. FortisBC adds an odourant that smells like rotten eggs or sulphur. If there’s a leak, you’ll smell it.

FortisBC uses the FortisBC Energy name and logo under license from Fortis Inc. (11-001.5A 10/2012)

During Fire Prevention Week, October 7 to 13, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Fire Services Coordinator Kenn Mount would like to remind people to make sure their smoke detectors are working. “Most homes have smoke detectors, but it’s surprising how many people don’t remember to test them regularly to make sure they’re working. If they’re not functioning, they’re not going to do any good if there’s a fire,” says Mount. “The Canadian statistics show that without a working smoke alarm, your chances of not surviving a fire increases by 74 per cent.” It is the first line of defense, but it’s just as important that all members of the family know what to do when the alarm goes off. “It’s a good idea to have a family escape plan in case of a fire in your home. Practice the plan and make sure your children understand what they should do if they hear the warning sounds from the smoke detector. The escape plan should include a meeting point outside the home.” When you practice your safety plan, make sure you practice using an alternate way to get out of the house in case one exist is blocked. “Fires can double every 30

REVELSTOKE FIRE RESCUE SERVICES VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT If you are a community spirited and motivated individual looking to volunteer in your community contact Rob Girard at the Revelstoke Fire Department on 250-837-2884.



CSRD Fire Services Coordinator Kenn Mount shows Rowan Aura, 4, Cecilia Pelletier, 9 and Regina Pelletier, 12, the basic workings of a fire alarm. Contributed by the CSRD

seconds so it’s important that everyone knows to stay low to the ground and start working their way toward one of your two ways out. Practicing this as a family is really important since everyone will be better prepared to deal


with a fire event at home.” For more information about making your home fire-safe, please visit the Fire Prevention Canada website to find fire prevention and safety tips and fun short videos for children.


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CBAL helps hundreds of adult literacy learners in the region Every year throughout the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions, hundreds of our citizens work with literacy instructors and tutors to improve their reading, writing, math, English language and computer skills. These adults are seeking out CBAL (the Columbia Basin and Boundary notfor-profit literacy organization) programs to improve their skills, knowledge and ability so they can participate more fully in their lives and communities. The program benefits and the learners' commitment are having a positive impact in towns and villages in our the regions. "We work closely with libraries, schools, colleges, businesses, and other community partners to develop, promote and deliver adult literacy and learning services," said Ali Wassing, CBAL Executive Director. "The Canadian Council on Learning reported that 60% of Canadians do not have the necessary literacy skills to manage their health adequately. We know the health benefits individuals and communities gain when a commitment is made to life-long learning." T he Adult Literacy and Life Skills international survey found approximately 40% of Canadians need greater knowledge and skills to effectively find and use basic written information for daily work and living tasks. "Research shows us the need for increased adult literacy," says Betty Knight, CBAL Regional Program Manager, East Kootenay. "We see the effects on individuals, families and communities, and are committed to

Learners expressing their appreciation said:

helping people change their lives through small group classes, one-to-one tutoring and services at our centres."

"Your teacher is very good teacher. I learn lots how to speak, to write and to read English." "The ESL class helps me to practice my English and my tutor helps me with many things in my life and I have the conversations with her." Selkirk College works with CBAL and the Kootenay Family Place in Castlegar to bring high school upgrading courses to parents. "This program is such a pleasure to be part of," said Allison Alder, Chair, School of Academic Upgrading and Development, Selkirk College. "While instructors help parents brush up on math, learn a new biology concept or polish their writing skills, they can relax knowing their children are cared for nearby. Bringing learning opportunities to people, where and when they are comfortable, is community learning at its finest."

Support literacy in your community. Buy your local newspaper from a volunteer who will be out in the town.

“The program gave me an opportunity to complete my schooling by providing excellent childcare, career counseling and an awesome tutor. But most importantly, I received positive encouragement to follow through with my career plans,” said Charity Barbour, a past ABE program participant.

"Our learners gain much-needed skills in reading, writing and speaking English," said Linda Steward, Creston Community Literacy Coordinator. "They also find friendship and emotional support to combat the isolation immigrants experience. It is so rewarding to see them start with little or no English and, within a few years, be working, joining community organizations, and settling into a happy full life in our valley."

In Cranbrook, CBAL partners with College of the Rockies to offer the Young Parent Education Program. Young parents, who

face multiple barriers, can complete their high school education, and, focus on learning new life, work and parenting skills. "Learners make new and sustaining friendships, support each other, and, with improved self-esteem are empowered to move on to vocational, academic or employment opportunities when they graduate," said Katherine Hough, Cranbrook Community Literacy Coordinator. Literacy statistics affecting our communities: • 26 per cent of Canadians with the lowest literacy skill levels are unemployed. • 80 per cent of those with low literacy skills earn less than $27,000 a year. • 33 per cent of employers report challenges because some staff need better literacy skills. On [Wednesday, October 10] support literacy in your community by taking part in Black Press and CBAL's Reach-A-Reader campaign. Buy your local newspaper from a volunteer who will be out in the town. ALL proceeds raised will go to support literacy programs in your community. By learning together, we will grow strong together. To get involved, contact Tracy Spannier, Community Literacy Coordinator for Revelstoke at or visit

Reach A Reader Wednesday, October 10 The Revelstoke Times Review and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy are partnering on a great new event for Revelstoke. On Wednesday, October 10, some of Revelstoke’s highest profile people will be out on the street with our newspaper asking for donations to help support literacy initiatives in our community. Along with your donation we will give you a copy of your community newspaper for FREE (plus there might be a few extra promos to go along with that). Absolutely all funds raised from the day will go towards CBAL and all funds will stay in the community in which they are raised to support literacy programs in our community. Help Promote Literacy and Lifelong Learning in our Community Help Promote Literacy and Lifelong Learning in our Community R











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* 20. In which city/municipality do you currently live? Never              

* 14. Are you planning to travel in the near future? In Canada for less than 3 days by plane Getaway of less than 3 days to the USA Longer trip within Canada by car Longer trip within Canada by plane Longer trip to the USA by car Longer trip to the USA by plane Longer trip outside of North America


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* 19. In which category does your annual household income fall?

* 12. Is your next vehicle most likely to be...?

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* 3. How much time do you typically spend reading the newspaper, its stories, advertising and flyers?

Appliances Discount, bargain or dollar store Clothing, accessories and footwear Computers, tablets, phones, cameras Fast Food Furniture, rugs and beds Groceries Health, personal care and make-up Office supplies Tools, home & yard improvement Toys & games, arts & crafts TV, stereo, PVR, Satellite


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* 21. How far will you drive from your home to use a business or service?  16-30 minutes  31-60 minutes  1 hours  2 hours  3 hours  More than 4 hours  I don’t shop outside of my own community

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CLUES ACROSS 1. European Common Market 4. Poetic go quickly 7. Parts per thousand (abbr.) 10. Pigeon pea 12. Sao __, city in Brazil 14. Longest division of geological time 15. __ Alto, California city 16. Small terrestrial viper 17. Coming after all others 18. Penetrate with a sharp fork 20. Still-hunt 22. Chinese frying pan 23. Cave-dwelling salamander 24. Any thick messy substance 26. About the moon 29. AKA Tao 30. Jet cabin requirement 35. Prince Hirobumi, 1841-1909 36. An easy return in a high arc 37. Italian commune 38. L. Comfort’s illuminator 44. Foot digit 45. Minute tunicate genus 46. Green regions of desert 48. Direct a weapon 49. ___ de Janeiro 50. Equestrian animals 53. Acress Tomei 56. Head of the RCC 57. Twines 59. Scientific workplace 61. Minerals 62. Hypothetical original substances 63. Hit with the open hand 64. Political action committee 65. Winged goddess of the dawn 66. W. states time zone

CLUES DOWN 1. Electronic data processing 2. Man or boy (Br.) 3. W. African nation 4. Fault’s incline from vertical 5. Method of birth control 6. City founded by Xenophanes 7. Legumes 8. Beckham’s spice girl 9. Explosive 11. 1936 Nobel winner Otto 12. Greenbay teammate 13. Brass that looks like gold 14. School graduates 19. Lively, merry play 21. Make indistinct 24. Egyptian mythological figure (floods) 25. Washing sponge 27. Old name for nitrogen 28. Impounds for lack of payment 29. Radiotelegraphic signal 31. MN 55731 32. Sun in spanish 33. Helps little firms 34. Cease living 39. Flames up 40. Egyptian sacred bull 41. To wit 42. Mire 43. Bring two objects together 47. Filths 50. Israeli dance 51. Oil cartel 52. A particular instance of selling 53. Microelectromechanical system 54. Var. of 45 across 55. Goat & camel hair fabrics 56. Soda 58. A firm’s operational head 60. Seaport (abbr.)

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August 23– September 22

Thinking outside of the box is what sets you apart from most, Aries. When you are put to the test, you seldom fail to come through. This is a good selling point with potential employers. Taurus, some people just don’t understand you, and that is OK with you. It can be good to be a bit mysterious, especially when it comes to romance.

Libra, big plans are in place, and you can be excited about the prospect for some change. Make a few adjustments each day and the transition will September 23– go smoothly. October 22

October 23– November 21

Scorpio, don’t let others underestimate your abilities. Once you set your mind to something, it is very hard to direct you otherwise. Capitalize on your dedication at work.

Analyzing spending and other financial concerns should be at the top of your priority list, Gemini. It is always a good idea to keep on top of where your November 22– money is going.

Sagittarius, you are ready to pull out all of the stops in the romance department. Whether you’re single or attached, focus on ways to make your partner feel very special.

Cancer, communication is key if you want to make real progress. Actions can be misconstrued if you don’t accompany them with some thorough explanations.

Capricorn, a few things have gone wrong lately, but the good thing is you haven’t let them get you down. Good things certainly come to those who are patient.

December 21

December 22– January 19

Others could find your enthusiasm infectious this week, Leo. Don’t be surprised if you have coworkers signing up to be on your team. At home you’re much January 20– more mellow.

Aquarius, take inventory of your belongings and determine if there’s anything you can donate. You can clear out clutter and do something positive at the same time.

Virgo, achieving your toughest goal won’t be easy. Those who survive the challenges become stronger overall. This week you are certainly February 19– put to the test.

Pisces, things seem out of sorts, but you haven’t been able to figure out what is off-kilter. Leo may shed light on the situation.

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Coming to Revelstoke October 18th ! Each event features two award-winning documentaries: ‘Switch’ and ‘On the Line’. Switch showcases energy visionary Dr. Scott Tinker as he takes a world tour to explore the future of energy. Following the ďŹ lm, a panel of local energy experts will lead discussion about energy efďŹ ciency and renewable energy at the global and local scales. Thursday October 18th at 7:00pm Doors open at 6:30pm

Here are some future movies we are considering:

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Court challenge launched over Species at Risk inaction ANNALEE GRANT Black Press

Wildsight has announced it will take the federal government to court over its failure to meet its legal obligations under the Species at Risk Act. “We strongly believe the government must act for species, and believe that the court challenge is the best means to get action as the government’s failure is longstanding,” said John Bergenske, executive director of Wildsight. “We sincerely hope that this will spur action.” The lawsuit states that 188 recovery plans for species are well overdue, and as many as 87 are more than five years over their due date. “The Species at Risk Act (SARA) requires that recovery strategies for endangered and threatened species be created within certain timeframes, to ensure timely action towards their recovery,” Bergenske said. Wildsight has partnered with the Sierra Club BC, the David Suzuki Foundation, Greenpeace and the Wilderness Committee to

bring the issue to the courts. The groups have selected four species – Southern mountain caribou, the Pacific humpback whale, the Nechako sturgeon and marbled murrelet – to base the lawsuit on. Those species were selected due to their potential endangerment from the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. “Southern mountain caribou were chosen as it is one of the key species at risk that the federal government has failed to implement a recovery program for,” Bergenske said. “The province has taken its own actions, but their program does not include all the herds within the federal govt’s Southern mountain caribou populations.” Bergenske said recovery strategies form a plan for a species at risk that includes habitat protection and actions. For the caribou, the species has been on the list for a strategy for over five years, and Bergenske said it’s been far too long for action to go undone. “The requirement for a recovery strategy was a legislated requirement and has been overdue

for over five years,” he said. The proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline would travel through significant wildlife habitat, and its risks far out way its benefits according to Wildsight. “The Northern Gateway Pipeline could seriously impact habitat critical for mountain caribou survival. Loss of habitat, particularly fragmentation and road building that changes predator use and pushes caribou into poorer habitat threatens herds long term survival,” Bergenske said. For Wildsight, the time is now for these recovery strategies to be conducted, and the group hopes the lawsuit will encourage the federal government to get on with it. “Environmental groups, including Wildsight, have repeatedly requested action on species at risk and the federal government has refused to execute recovery strategies – even several that we are told by government staff are completed and ready to be acted upon,” Bergenske said. “It appears the only way to get government to obey its own laws is a legal challenge of their failure to act.”

Kessler: No ‘significant challenges filling my role’ from page 3 He helped oversee the preparation of the resort for winter operations over the spring, summer and fall of 2007, and the growth since then, including the addition of the Ripper Chair in 2008 and Turtle Creek beginner area in 2011. “Rod’s been with the resort since its early days and has seen it to what it is today and we’re looking forward to continuing that growth,” said Rennie. Kessler cited the initial construction of the resort, followed almost immediately afterward by the Great Recession as the biggest challenges he faced, and he credited Northland for stepping in and rescuing the resort from financial ruin at the time. “Instead of being in an offensive position we were in an awkward defensive position along with the rest of the world,” he said. Kessler’s resignation comes less than two months before RMR was set to open for the 2012-13 season. Rennie said the search has started for a replacement and that Steve Bailey would continue to direct skiers services and Mike Verwey mountain operations as the resort prepares for the upcoming winter. “Any time you lose a senior member of a team, its concerning.” said Ren-

nie. “There’s no good times, there’s no bad time. It takes a huge effort at the mountain to get things up and going and that’s just continuing. “They’re the two key people to keep things running and we’re confident there’s going to be no disruptions there,” he added. Kessler said his time in Revelstoke has been “overwheimingly positive” and the thing he would miss most was the people – both those he worked with and lived with in the community. He spoke of the previous weekend, where he encountered a bear on his morning run, before going for a night bike ride with friends and then fly fishing in the Akolkolex River the next morning. “Most rewarding is the reality that Revelstoke is in the eye of the world at a larger scale within the ski community than it ever has been, and that’s not to underestimate the awareness that was global prior to the resort,” he said. He said the resort was poised for double-digit growth in the next few years and the community as a whole should benefit. “There will not be any significant challenges filling my role,” he said. “When you speak to the community and the people and Canada and Canadians and the politics in Canada, it’s an overwhelmingly positive experience for us.”


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Early on September 29th our sweet mother, Phyllis Stier, died in Kamloops, B.C. with daughter-inlaw Janet by her side. Members of the family had been with mom each moment for a week so, thankfully, we were all able to say good-bye. Phyllis was born in Nelson, B.C. to Cyril and Clare Turner and was soon joined by her brother Frank. Mom met dad, Norbert Stier, on a blind date! After they were married in July 1950, mom was whisked from the lively little city of Nelson to Greeley (near Revelstoke). There her neighbours consisted of her in-laws Josef and Emilia Stier, some horses, cows, dogs and bears. When her Âżrst two children were nearing school age, the family moved to Revelstoke, but the adventure didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t end there. Dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love of rural life led them to a gas station in Malakwa where a series of disasters including a Âżre took them back to Revelstoke. After dad retired, they were off again this time to New Denver, B.C. When this large property became too much, back to Revelstoke they went. When dad died, mom moved to Kamloops with son, Ron, and family and spent her Âżnal days in Pine Grove seniors' facility. There she was very well taken care of and truly loved.

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Jean Stephenson (Roylance) (Ruck) 1927 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2012

Although mom never rode a bicycle, had a driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence or Ă&#x20AC;ew on a plane, she was famous. Famous for her love of children, her renowned pickles and baking, and, especially, her beautiful, original sweaters that adorn all members of her family. Mom volunteered in many capacities both in New Denver and Revelstoke. Phyllis is survived by her children David (Dorothea), Julie (Steve Smith), Ron (Janet), Leanne (Shaun Thompson), her grandchildren: Joel, Jesslyn (Ajay), Cassandra, Leigha, Jeffrey and Brooklyn and greatgranddaughters; Rebecca and Jaya. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always miss you, mom, and as long as weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re living, you will be too!

Gerald Barthel, our loving brother and uncle died on September 27, 2012 at Mt. Cartier Court Extended Care.

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Service will be held at the Revelstoke Alliance Church on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Gerald will be laid to rest with his mom at a later date.

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Jean died October 2, 2012, at the age of 85. She leaves behind her husband Edwin and brother Ron Roylance (Audrey), as well as a combined family of 7 children, 17 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. She leaves the legacy of a beloved wife, sister, mother, aunt, cousin, nurse, teacher and friend. Jean has touched so many peoples lives and will live on in spirit through them. Donations in Jean's memory may be made to the Royal Jubilee Hospital Nursing Archives. A celebration of Jean's life will be held at Marrion Village,1968 Bee Street, on Sunday October 14, 2012, at 1:00-4:00 pm. Condolences may be sent to: Bev Mahovlich at 5704 Carlton Rd., Nanaimo B.C., V9T-5N7 or

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NOTICE OF EXCLUSION APPLICATION REGARDING LAND IN THE AGRICULTURAL LAND RESERVE I, Sage Investments Ltd., of Box 172, Station A, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5K9 intend on making an application pursuant to Section 30(1) of the Agricultural Land Commission Act to exclude from the Agricultural Land Reserve the following property which is legally described as, District Lot 860 Kootenay District Except Plan NEP21101 and NEP91068, and located at 1250 Shelter Bay Forest Service Road. Any person wishing to express an interest in the application may do so by forwarding their comments in writing to, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, PO Box 978, 781 Marine Park Drive NE, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1 by October 19, 2012.



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Chloe Kim uses Korean techniques to reflect Revelstoke’s beauty MELISSA JAMESON Special to the Times Review

Chloe Kim mixes together the black ink she uses in her artwork. Melissa Jameson/Special to the Times Review

It’s a week before her first solo exhibition, My Revelstoke: Four Season’s Beauty, and Chloe Kim’s home is filled with artwork. She’s even taking up space in her children’s playroom – although that, in part, has to do with convenience. The house is quiet at the moment though, as both of Kim’s children are attending school this year. The ability to focus on her work in uninterrupted quiet is something Kim has had to get used to. “It took time getting used to the quiet,” Kim tells me. “It feels like I can work more this year.” In her studio, Kim points to two winter scenes painted on paper so delicate I’m reminded of gently falling snowflakes. In completing the winter pieces, Kim states she was inspired by skiers, particularly heli-skiers. The delicate swooping figures

painted in black ink are incorporated in her mountain scenery, in some cases almost blending into the landscape. Kim describes the paper she uses as “very sensitive, like rice paper, only thinner.” In fact, the paper is called Jang-ji in Korean, and is made from tree pulp. Trained in art while she still lived in Seoul, Kim’s technique comes from a traditional form used in ancient Korea. Kim then shows me the pieces she has painted of spring and summer. Bold reds, purples, blues and greens proudly stand out on the page. The canvas for these pieces is called Han-ji and is comprised of laminating three layers of thin paper. This gives the canvas an added strength, allowing Kim to add more colour and for the pigment to sink in more deeply. She doesn’t restrict herself to painting on the front of the canvas. In her studio she shows me

how, by painting rich pigments on the back of the thin paper she works on, the colour is able to show through on the other side. In the children’s playroom Kim shows me the black ink she uses in her work – she mixes a bit of plain water in and grinds it against the wood. “Before I start to paint this process calms me down and gets me ready to paint,” she says. I ask Kim if her artwork has changed since moving to Canada. “Yes,” she tells me. “I can feel it, I’m getting to use more colours, because Revelstoke is quite colourful in summer. But I miss the way I used to use black ink and thinner paper.” My Revelstoke: Four Season’s Beauty runs from Oct. 12 - Nov. 2 in the main gallery of the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre. There will be an exhibition opening Oct. 12 from 6-9 p.m. at the centre.


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First Bier & Musik Fest aims to be start of something big


Shane Philip (above) and Vortex (right) headline Bier & Musik Fest. Photos contributed

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The organizers of the first annual Bier & Musik Festival had lofty goals. When the idea was conceived earlier this year, there were thoughts of a big fall festival, with lots of craft brewers on hand and some big name headliners. While that didn’t come together, they’ve still put together a big day of entertainment that they hope will lead to something bigger in the future. “This year will be a smaller version

so we can sit down and plan appropriately for a larger version,” said JeanMarc Laflamme, one of four organizers of the event. Bier & Musik Fest will take over the Powder Springs Hotel this Saturday, Oct. 13, with events in McGregors, the Last Drop and on the patio. Mount Begbie will be the featured brewery and Shane Philip and Vortex will headline the night’s festivities. The festival is being organized by Laflamme, Joey Norsworthy, Randy Jones and Scott Duke. The idea is to tie it into Oktober-

fest and create a large festival that can pump some tourist dollars into the Revelstoke economy during the slow shoulder season, Laflamme said. “Let’s get together and with 3-400 people and multiple brewers and some fantastic music over the course of one day in a very, very, needed month, in October when things are especially slow we get together and push some money into the community,” said Laflamme about the idea behind the event. What’s on tap for the day? The McGregor’s room will be turned into a beer hall, where Mt. Begbie will be serving up their assortment of brews and DJs Ray Ray and Marty Beats will play music. On the patio, local duo 45 Minutes will be playing during the day. At night, new local band Classically Spun will kick off the festivities. They will be followed by Nelson’s Vortex, an improvisational electronic group that blends old school funk, disco, house and modern electronic beats, using both instruments and DJ techniques. Shane Philip, a Revelstoke regular, is the headliner. The one-manband plays drums, guitar, didgeridoo and more to create a rhythmic dance beat. Over the next year the organizers plan to create a bigger event that they hope will turn into an annual destination event. This year will serve as a warm-up. “Everyone likes Oktoberfest,” said Laflamme. “It’s a great time of the year to try to inject some money to kickstart STAY & GET UP TO $225 the winter season and it IN SHOPPING GIFT CARDS! really falls nicely with Book a weekend at select Calgary hotels and receive a beer and music in a mod$75 shopping gift card for each night you stay. ern way.” Valid for hotel stays between Thursday and Sunday. Bier & Musik Fest is Maximum of three vouchers per room per stay. free from 12-8 p.m. AfterLimited time offer, conditions apply. wards, entry will be $20 Book today at if you buy your ticket in advance, or $25 at the door. For more information, visit

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October 10, 2012 edition of the Revelstoke Times Review

Revelstoke Times Review, October 10, 2012  

October 10, 2012 edition of the Revelstoke Times Review