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Friends face dissolution under mountain of debt
The Friends of Mt. Revelstoke and Parks Canada staff pose for a photo during happier times for the Friends at Parks Day in 2009. File photo
After 25 years of promoting Revelstoke’s two national parks, the Friends of Mt. Revelstoke and Glacier is close to ceasing operations, faced with a mountain of debts, many unpaid bills, and an audit by the Canada Revenue Agency. “We’re insolvent and as soon as you’re insolvent you’re bankrupt,” lawyer Constance M. Brothers told the Friends at a special membersonly meeting at the Powder Springs on Wednesday evening where the board of the Friends revealed the organization’s dire situation. The meeting was reportedly emotional, though only 19 of the Friends’ 168 members attended. The Times Review attempted to attend the meeting but left after
being told it was members-only. Following the meeting, the Friends issued a news release written by board member David Rooney, the publisher of the Revelstoke Current. According to a news release, the Friends has more than $214,000 in debts and owes money to the Government of Canada for unpaid payrolls taxes; contractors who renovated the Balsam Lake store, suppliers, the City of Revelstoke, the Revelstoke Credit Union and other individuals, companies and organizations. It is being audited by the Canada Revenue Agency due to its nonpayment of payroll taxes. “The vast majority of these 68 individual debts were concealed from the Board of Directors,” said president Travis Hunt. “They came
to light only after Treasurer MarieHelene Ostiguy and Interim Executive Director Josée Timperio went back through the Friends’ records and discovered the true extent of the group’s financial situation. Their findings were presented during an emergency board meeting held on November 23.” Reports of the Friends’ difficulties have been circulating for months. The Times Review tried to contact Hunt several times over the past month to find out about the status of the organization, before he sent an e-mail on November 29, saying he would not conduct an interview. He still has not returned calls for an interview. Instead the Friends have referred inquiries to lawyer Constance Brothers. At the meeting, the board recommended to its members that the
Friends be dissolved. “It’s impossible to make financial decisions when you’re not given the proper information,” Hunt said. *** 2012 marked the 25th anniversary of the Friends of Mt. Revelstoke and Glacier. It was launched in 1987 as a volunteer organization working in conjunction with Parks Canada in Revelstoke. It was set up as a way to create volunteer opportunities in the Park. Over the years, it has undertaken projects like the re-construction of the Glacier Circle Cabin and the opening of the Balsam Lake store. The Friends has published books, maps and posters. It has provided nature walks and children’s programs, conducted wildlife studies and more. “The organization itself has become very strong,” former executive director Neills Kristensen told the Times Review in January. “We’re growing and the community is starting to figure out who the Friends are.” Kristensen, who resigned this fall and has since moved to Vancouver, did not return a request for comment. While the Friends may have been growing in membership, its financial situation was declining perilously. The Friends’ financial statements that are made available to the public by the Canada Revenue Agency illustrate. Over the past five years, it went from a position of financial stability to one of heavy annual losses, with many outstanding debts, and fewer assets than liabilities. At the end of the 2007–08 fiscal year, the Friends reported it had $86,239 in the bank but by March 31, 2012 it owed more than $6,000. Total assets declined to $98,030 from $230,562 in that time period. Meanwhile, the Friends started to rack up debts, going from almost no liabilities in 2008 to having $136,917 in accounts payable and $23,466 owing to “non-arm’s length parties” as of March 31,
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2012. The Friends revenue has increased from about $242,000 to $280,000, but expenses have gone up even more, to $332,000 from $217,000 – meaning the Friends lost more than $50,000 last year. Prior to 2008, the records show a fluctuation between small losses and profits, but also a substantial cash reserve of more than $100,000 that could cover any shortfalls. So, what went wrong? There were some problems that were outside the Friends’ control, such as the closure of the Rogers Pass Centre for renovations from September 2009 to May 2011. That cost the Friends significant revenue due to the closure of their gift shop there. The organization had to use cash assets to stay afloat, said Glen O’Reilly, the president of the Friends at the time. Then there was the devastating flood of the Parks Canada building in 2010 that saw much of their inventory destroyed. O’Reilly said that when he left the board in 2011 he felt they had weathered the storm of the previous two years. However, the Friends financial situation started to deteriorate before those events and the organization still lost more than $50,000 last year, after the Rogers Pass Centre re-opened and with the Balsam Lake store open. *** One of the people who is owed money is Janice Jarvis, a lifetime member of the Friends. She and two other people were contracted through the Friends to conduct a bird banding survey near Revelstoke. The $50,000 survey was contracted out by BC Hydro through the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS). According to Jarvis, in the past she was contracted directly by CWS. This year, the money was also sent through the Friends. “It was decided it would be bet-
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Judge grants another extension to hold onto Bredo evidence Alex Cooper
Police investigating the death of Daniel Levesque have been granted another extension to hold onto evidence belonging to Josh Tyler Bredo. An order issued in a Victoria court on Dec. 11, by Judge Ernest Quantz allows investigators to hold onto a BlackBerry mobile phone, a shirt, jeans, a ring and a bracelet belonging to Bredo until Dec. 21. This is the third extension police have been given to hold
onto the evidence. Levesque was found dead in a Victoria apartment on Aug. 3, 2011. Bredo was later charged with second-degree murder in connection with his death. However, the charges were stayed on Dec. 9, 2011, after a report by pathologist Dr. Carol Lee concluded Levesque died of cocaine toxicity. The report also said he had two circular wounds on the back of his head, consistent with being struck by a hammer. In March, police gained their first extension to hold
onto the evidence. At the same time, they said they had asked the pathologist to review the findings of the report. When the review came back in August, Dr. Lee said the principal cause of Levesque's death was, "consistent with cocaine toxicity in the setting of physical trauma," wrote Louise Dickson of the Victoria Times Colonist. At an application hearing in August, primary investigator RCMP Const. Margo Downey said she was seeking an independent pathologist to review
the cause of Levesque's death. A judge gave police until Dec. 8 to hold onto evidence. Downey's initial affidavit, filed in court in March, said police were concerned Lee was relying on incomplete, inaccurate and unsubstantiated information, reported Dickson. At the latest hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 11, a further extension was granted. Victoria police spokesperson Const. Mike Russell said the investigation was ongoing but he would not provide any more details.
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Man charged with murdering wife at Shelter Bay arrested for alleged plot to kill five witnesses Lawyer, victim’s parents, police named as targets of alleged jailhouse plot to kill Peter Beckett murder trial witnesses Aaron Orlando
A former New Zealand town councillor accused of murdering his wife by pushing her off a fishing boat at Shelter Bay in August of 2010 is now facing more charges. Members of the RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit arrested Peter Beckett, 56, at the Surrey PreTrial Centre in the Lower Mainland on Monday, Dec. 10 on charges of counselling to commit murder and obstruction of justice. Police say the charges stem from a four-month investigation that ended last week. The Southeast District Major Crime Unit said that the new charges, “focused on allegations that Peter Beckett was attempting to influence the outcome of the upcoming criminal proceedings related to his first degree murder charge.” A court document obtained by the Revelstoke Times Review paints the picture of a jailhouse police sting, with
an undercover officer or informant gathering information on Beckett’s alleged plot. The document alleges that Beckett counselled and unnamed “Agent A” to commit murder, and names five targets of the alleged plot. Park Letts and Beth Letts, the parents of Laura Letts-Beckett are named. Another alleged target is Sgt. Terry Jacklin, an officer with the Southeast District Major Crime Unit, the police department that investigated Beckett following his wife’s death and recommended the charge of first degree murder to the Crown. A fourth alleged target is lawyer Raymond Barlow, who is listed as a partner at law office Lennon and Barlow in Westlock, Alberta, which is very near to where Beckett resided. The fifth alleged target is Virginia Lyons-Friesen. It is unclear what her connection is to Beckett. The court document said “Agent A” collected information on the alleged plot from July 1 to Dec. 6, 2012 in Maple Ridge, B.C. The Fra-
Peter Beckett is in custody awaiting trial for murder following the drowning death of his wife Laura LettsBeckett at Shelter Bay in August of 2010. Handout
ser Regional Correctional Centre is located in Maple Ridge. Peter Beckett is currently awaiting trial for first degree murder of his wife Laura Letts-Beckett on Aug. 18, 2010 near Shelter Bay, a small recreation area with a popular fishing boat launch that is located about 50 kilometres south of Revelstoke. The Revelstoke Times Review first reported her drowning death
on Aug. 19 of 2010. At the time, RCMP indicated that the Alberta teacher had drowned in an accident. It wasn’t until a year later on Aug. 12, 2011 that her husband, Peter Beckett, was arrested and charged with her murder. He has been in custody ever since and has appeared in criminal proceedings at the Salmon Arm courts. That trial is subject to a publica-
tion ban. In a statement, Southeast District RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said: “Beckett is alleged to have counselled to commit the murders of persons whom the Crown would be relying upon as witnesses for those criminal proceedings. Fortunately this police investigation prevented any harm or loss of life from coming to these individuals.”
City cooking up new policy for food trucks on public, private property Aaron Orlando
The City of Revelstoke is revising their policies for mobile food trucks and trailers following two applications to operate on public and private property in Revelstoke. At the Dec. 11 city council meeting, city planning director John Guenther said the existing policy needs revision in light of the new applications. “There’s always challenges
with these things,” Guenther said. “One of the things [about] establishing businesses in public spaces where there’s no taxes being paid [is] it can affect businesses in the area. So, obviously there’s certain policy areas that need to be addressed there.” The city does currently have a mobile vending bylaw; the plan is to revise it following the new applications and potentially more in the future. Coun. Chris Johnston said the idea was to create “a more com-
prehensive plan” to deal with possible future applications. “So rather than reacting to applications it will be a forward plan. It’s not on an ad hoc basis … it’s actually planned,” he said. The policy will deal with vending in both public spaces and private ones. The two will be handled differently. There is more leeway for food trucks on private property, but issues of parking, noise and the physical structure of the vending operations will need to be dealt
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merce and downtown businesses before bringing it back to council. Another issue is fee recovery; vending operations on public property may tap into city electricity supplies. The report will look into how to best charge for the service. The applications came from the Taco Club and Casa Norte. Both are Mexican-themed operations previously highlighted in a July, 2012 Revelstoke Times Review story that also touched on the public food truck policy issues.
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with through zoning bylaws. Grizzly Plaza has been identified as one potential public space for vending. Issues identified in a preliminary staff report include compatibility with the downtown heritage theme, parking space usage and potential conflicts and competition with existing businesses. One idea is to create an overlay map for the downtown area where food trucks can be located. Guenther suggested consulting with the Revelstoke Chamber of Com-
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City explores highway ‘Jumbotron’ Aaron Orlando
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Should the City of Revelstoke build a giant LED TV screen somewhere near the Trans-Canada Highway to attract visitors into the community? City council wrestled with the idea at their Dec. 11 meeting after the City of Revelstoke’s Economic Development Commission made the recommendation. Their inspiration? Salmon Arm has a similar large LED screen in front of a community facility there. The commission wants to dis-
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play information about, “community events, local attractions and amenities [and] road closures,” wrote economic development director Alan Mason in a report to council. The idea didn’t light up council. “The initial reaction is over my dead body,” said Coun. Chris Johnston, who called the Salmon Arm sign “an obscenity.” “I think it is totally contrary to what Revelstoke is trying to portray,” he added. Coun. Gary Starling agreed, calling Salmon Arm’s sign “atrocious.”
Despite the swift kicks, the plan didn’t quite slide off the table. Council referred the idea to the city’s planning department, asking them to explore options and suggestions for a sign or something that would achieve a similar purpose. Coun. Tony Scarcella supported trying to find some kind of signage option. “I think it would be good for tourism in Revelstoke,” he said. The referral to the planning department means they’ll write up some kind of report and council will likely debate their recommendations sometime in the future.
City council wants to see costs for new arena
nearly 50-year-old building, “This sounds like putting a including cracking foundation bandage on a gaping wound,” concrete, delaminating beams agreed Coun. Chris Johnston. Revelstoke city council wants and cracking trusses. It no longer “We’ve got … two brand new to see the price tag for a new ice meets snow load requirements schools and they look really arena before they move forward and snow must be shovelled off nice.” He said a new arena could add to the ongoing improvement with a staff recommendation to the roof. The report outlines 10 options, of the neighbourhood. replace the failing roof on the Come celebrate & ring in 2013 with us! ranging from more minor repairs “It would be nice to see even Revelstoke Forum. Rock the night away with the to a total replacement of the roof. a rough concept plan for develThe expensive roof replaceTop banner Young’Uns in Sneakers Pub ment will cost many millions and Different materials are contem- opment of the whole area,” Johnwould be a de facto decision not plated, including replacing the ston added. parkscanada.gc.ca to replace the Forum for decades. roof with a similar glulam beam Top bannerCoun. Steve Bender also parcscanada.gc.ca New Years Eve Package Parks committee mem- design, or a new steel structure. wanted to explore a new arena. The cheapest fix is $1,768,925 “To me it seems like we could ber Coun. Gary Starling said parkscanada.gc.ca $99.00 plus taxes Top banner up throwing [good] money the existing Forum is “a ter- while the most expensive is wind parcscanada.gc.ca (Based on Double Occupancy) rific facility” and the city would $7,909,918. The lifespan and after bad here,” Bender said. have to “spend. a lot of money” ongoing maintenance costs of “We’ve got a new pool, new Includes 1 night accommodation, Value Breakfast parcscanada.gc.ca parkscanada.gc.ca Top banner schools and an old barn for to replace it gc.ca with something sim- the 10 options vary greatly. 2 tickets to the New Years Bash, parkscanada. parcscanada.gc.ca However, some council mem- an arena. I would be totally in ilar in size. “I would be much Party Favours, Glass of Champagne, . parcscanada.gc.ca parkscanada.gc.ca Meat & Cheese Tray with Buns & Fixings, of … investigating thorfavour of keeping the facility bers didn’t want to throw in the favour LE SYSTÈME WINTER PERMIT SYSTEM NOW IN EFFECT PARC NATIONAL DESinGLACIERS parkscanada.gc.ca parcscanada.gc.ca Dessert Tray and a Midnight Balloon DropDE DÉLIVRANCE that we have,” he said after pretowel on a replacement building. oughly if we could somehow DE PERMIS D’ACCÈS GLACIER NATIONAL PARK Coun. Tony Scarcella wanted look into getting a new one.” senting a 100-page engineering HIVERNAL EST MAINTENANT EN VIGUEUR We are Vernon’s Best Value…. Make us Yours! BoMom banner PARC NATIONAL DES GLACIERS LE SYSTÈME WINTER PERMIT SYSTEM NOW IN EFFECT a report on a replacement buildIn the end, council accepted report on the Forum. . BC V1T 4Z1 parcscanada.gc.ca Street, DE DÉLIVRANCE DE PERMIS D’ACCÈS GLACIER NATIONAL PARK The 2012/13 Winter 4801—27th Permitparkscanada. System is nowVernon, in effect in Glacier Le système de délivrance de permis d’accès hivernal est maintenant gc.ca the report forEN information The report by Kamloopsing to “compare the prices” and National Park. Access toToll all slopes in the 800.663.4433 park that face the Trans- en vigueur dans le parc national des Glaciers pour la saison 2012HIVERNAL EST MAINTENANT VIGUEUR and Free: BoMom banner asked city staff to report back on based Watson Engineering outhave a plan in place to help leverCanada Highway and Canadian Pacific Rail is either prohibited or 2013. L’accès du public à toutes les pentes du parc qui bordent la email@example.com . parcscanada.gc.ca The 2012/13 Winter Permit System is now in effect in Glacier Le système de délivrance de permis d’accès hivernal est maintenant restricted to the public. Transcanadienne et la voie ferrée du Canadien Pacifiissues que est parkscanada. interdit gc.ca the cost of building a new arena. lines structural with the age potential outside funding. National Park. Access to all slopes in the park that face the Trans- en vigueur dans le parc national des Glaciers pour la saison 2012-
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Ce système protège le public contre les program when artillery gunfire is not anticipated in those areas. dans les zones d’accès hivernal restreint visées par le programme de déclenchements préventifs dans le couloir routier, mais il n’assure winter recreationists. ANNUAL MT. KLOTZ SEASONAL CLOSURE AGRANDISSEMENT DEdesLA ZONE DU MONT ANNUAL MT. KLOTZ SEASONAL CLOSURE AGRANDISSEMENT LA ZONE DU M d’avalanches lorsque tirsDE d’artillerie This system protects the public from avalanche control actions in déclenchement préventif pas la sécurité des pentes pour les amateurs de loisirs d’hiver. the transportation corridor, but it does not render slopes safe for n’y sont pas prévus. Ce système protège le public contre les EXPANDED AND IN EFFECT FROM KLOTZ VISÉE PAR UNE FERMETURE ANNUFor the 2012/13 season:EXPANDED AND IN EFFECT FROM KLOTZ PAR UNE A déclenchements préventifs dans le VISÉE couloir routier, il FERMETURE n’assure winter recreationists. ANNUAL MT. KLOTZ SEASONAL CLOSURE LA FERMETURE ANNUELLE DU mais MONT Pour la saison 2012-2013: • Annual Winter Permits are available through an online Winter pas la sécurité des pentes pour les amateurs de loisirs d’hiver. DECEMBER 15, 2011 TO APRIL 15, 2012 ELLE, EN VIGUEUR DU DECEMBER 15, 2011 TO APRIL 15, 2012 ELLE, EN VIGUEUR DU IN EFFECT FROM DECEMBER 15 TO KLOTZ EST EN VIGUEUR DU • Il est possible de se procurer un permis d’accès hivernal d’un an • Permit System quiz; parkscanada.gc.ca/skirogerspass - Parks For the 2012/13 season: • en subissant un test-éclair en ligne sur leWinter système de délivrance, • Canada will not be holding Sessions this year Pour saison 2012-2013: • Annual Permits are available through an online Winter APRIL 15,Orientation 2012-2013 15laDÉCEMBRE 2012 AU 15 AVRIL 2013 15 DÉCEMBRE 2011 AU 15 AVRIL 2012 20 15 DÉCEMBRE 2011 AU 15 AVRIL • au parcscanada.gc.ca/skicolrogers. Parcs Canada neparkscanada.gc.ca/skirogerspass tient pas de • Il est possible de se procurer un permis d’accès hivernal d’un an • Daily individual winter permits continue to be available at the • Permit System quiz; - Parks • séances • en subissant un test-éclair en ligne sur le système de délivrance, All Pass winter use ofCentre portions of Mt. Klotz All winter use of portions of Mt.(see Klotzmap) (seeinmap) in d’orientation cette année. • Rogers Discovery • Canada will not be holding Orientation Sessions this year leur permis d’accès hivernal • au parcscanada.gc.ca/skicolrogers. Canada ne tient pas de All winter use ofand portions of Mt.is Klotz (see Tout usage deParcs certaines parties • Daily individual winter permits continue to be available at the • A Waiver of Liability Indemnity Agreement and specifi c This• Les particuliers peuvent obtenir Touthivernal usage hivernale de certaines parties du Mont Klotz Mount Revelstoke National Park prohibited. SYSTÈME DE DÉLIVRANCE DES PERMIS D’ACCÈS HIVERNAL PRÉSENTEMENT EN VIGUEUR Mount Revelstoke National Park is prohibited. This WINTER PERMIT SYSTEM NOW IN EFFECT • séances d’orientationTout cette usage année. hivernale de certaines parties du Mo • d’une journée au Centre de la découverte duDiscovery ColRogers. • Rogers Pass Centre • terms and must still be accepted as in previous map) in conditions Mount Revelstoke National Park years. is du Mont Klotz (voir la carte) dans le parc (voir la carte) dans le parc national du Mont-Revelstoke • Les particuliers peuvent obtenir leur permis d’accès hivernal Le s ystème d e d élivrance d es p ermis d ’accès h ivernal p our 2 010/11 e st p résentement e n v igueur a u P arc N aQ onal d u (voir la carte) dans le parc national du Mont-Rev • Comme par le passé, il faut cette encore accepter • Aannée Waiver of Liability andles Indemnity Agreement and specific The 2010/11 Winter Permit System is now ihelps n eﬀect in Glacier NaQonal Park. 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Ces restricQons KLOTZ sont en vigueur aﬁn de protéger le public contre le sont interdits. Cette fermeture en vigueur Le système de délivrance des passé, permis d’accès hfaut ivernal pcette our 2010/11 est présentement en vaccepter igueur au Parc NaQ u disturbed or displaced from important Giant Cedars Boardwalk/ • Comme par le il année encore lesonal est disturbed or displaced from important wintering The 2 010/11 W inter P ermit S ystem i s n ow i n e ﬀect i n G lacier N aQonal P ark. A ccess t o a ll s lopes i n t he p ark t hat f ace t he •déclenchement d’indemnisation. These restricQons are in eﬀect tnot o protect the public from avalanche control cQdisplaced ons, the extreme danger resulQ ng from prévenQ f d’avalanches, y compris le danger extrême qui résulte des Q rs d’arQllerie directs et les risques caribou are disturbed oraand from Cette fermeture est en vigueur afin de prévenir the park without a permit is dangerous an offence under the Promenade des Cèdres-Géants Canada d es G laciers. L ’accès e n h iver a ux p entes q ui f ont f ace à l a v oie t ranscanadienne e t à l a v oie f errée du Canadien Trans Canada dHes ighway and Canadian Paciﬁ p c ermet Rail is eaither prohibited or restricted to the public. • modalités d’une entente d’exonération de responsabilité et arQllery ﬁre, and the potenQal for sympatheQc avalanche releases. The Winter Permit System allows backcountry users prévenir les perturbations et les déplacements des de déclenchement d’avalanches par résonance. Le système Winter de délivrance p ermis d ’accès h ivernal ux prévenir les perturbations et les déplacements recreationists are reminded that entering a closed area in Paciﬁque est soit restreint ou interdit au public. Ces restricQons sont en vigueur aﬁn de protéger le public contre le habitat. Canada National With anprogram increase in gviolations last amateurs de sports d’hiver de pénétrer dans les zones à accès These habitat. to enter W inter Restricted Areas tParks hat are part oAct. f the highway avalanche when arQ llery unﬁre is not important wintering habitat. les perturbations les déplacements des restreint qui sont touchées ar plrotect e programme defrom avalanche control acQ ons, the extreme danger resulQ ng from d’indemnisation. restricQons are in eﬀect pto the public déclenchement prévenQ f d’avalanches, y compris et le danger extrême qui résulte des Q rs d’arQllerie directs et les risques the without is dangerous and anystem offence under the •de àdans rappeler aux amateurs de qu’il est anQcipated. prévenQon tenons des avalanches le couloir rouQer lorsqu’aucun Q r park d’arQllerie ’y loisirs epst prévu. for a Le sd’hiver dpermit éclenchement prévenQ f caribous de montagnes ded’accès leur habitat hivernalhiverna caribous montagnes de leur arQllery ﬁre, and n the otenQal ympatheQc avalanche releases. The Winter Permit Sj allows backcountry users year, it is important to note that one hundred percent compliance Nous déclenchement d’avalanches par résonance. Le système de de délivrance des permis hivernal permet aux habitat de montagnes leur habitat Canada National anprogram increase in gviolations last caribous d’avalanches eﬀectué Parcs Canada end pas les de pentes p our les amateurs de asre ports ’hiver t With dangereux etpar illégal enne rvertu laseécuritaires Loi sur les parcs nationaux to nter Winter Restricted Areas tParks hat part doAct. f the heighway adu valanche when arQ llery unﬁre is not amateurs de sports d’hiver de pénétrer dans les zones à accès restreint qui sde ont touchées par le programme de Parks Canada’s avalanche control acQ ons do System not render slopes afe for winter recreaQ onists in Glacier NaQonal Park. with the Winter Permit is srequired. Violation of restricted Nous àdans rappeler aux amateurs den’y loisirs qu’il uQlisateurs de l’arrière pays en hiver. important. anQcipated. prévenQon tenons des avalanches le couloir rouQer lorsqu’aucun Q r d’arQllerie est prévu. Le d’hiver déclenchement prévenQ est f important. year, it is important to note that one hundred percent compliance dans une zone fermée au public. Winter recreationists are reminded that hivernal important. NEW 2011-2012: and prohibited areas isSystem punishable ofto Smart a fiane oftude up Canada de pénétrer sans permiswith d’avalanches eﬀectué Parcs Canada end pas les de pentes pour les amateurs de sports d’hiver et FOR 2011-2012: dangereux etpar illégal enne rvertu lasécuritaires Loi sur les parcs nationaux du Important changes to FOR the NEW Winter Permit this year include aon new dconviction esignated access route nd ForQ Parks Canada’s aermis valanche control cQ ons dco omprennent not render slopes srequired. afe for winter recreaQ onists in Glacier NaQonal Park. the Permit System is Violation of restricted Les changements qui ode nt éla té apportés au système de délivrance des pWinter d’accès haivernal l’an Compte tenu hausse du nombre d’infractions enregistrées uQlisateurs de l’arrière pays en hiver. Winter R estricted A reas a nd F lat C reek W inter U nrestricted A rea; d esignated p arking a t B ostock P arking W inter to $200,000, couldwinter result inclosure permanent changes to the Winter notamment : une nouvelle voie d’accès pour les secteurs à accès restreint du mont Smart is et dpunishable u entering aand closed area in the park without a bydernier, and prohibited areas ofto Smart a fiane oftude up Canada de pénétrer sans permis dans une zone fermée au public. The Mt. Klotz has been expanded Important changes Canada to the Winter Permit System this year include aon new dconviction esignated access route nd ForQ Klotz closure has been expanded by Restricted Area; and no pThe arking at RMt. ockgarden. Trailhead winter parking that requires a Winter Parking Permit now includes il est important de noter que Parcs exige désormais mont F orQtude, a insi q ue p our l e s ecteur à a ccès n on r estreint d u r uisseau F lat; d u s taQonnement d ésigné Les c hangements q ui o nt é té a pportés a u s ystème d e d élivrance d es p ermis d ’accès h ivernal c omprennent Compte tenu de la hausse du d’infractions l’an Permit System. Don’t take theArch last Winter and Flat Creek Winter Unrestricted Area; designated parking at Bostock Parking Winter NOUVEAU ENsnombre 2011-2012 : enregistrées Bostock, Hermit, Loop Brook, Mortar (NRC) and Stone Gun run! PosiQ ons. NOUVEAU 2011-2012 $200,000, and could notamment : sans une nouvelle vpermis oie d’accès pour les dans ecteurs à aEN ccès restreint du mont Smart et :du dans ltaux e secteur de à accès conformité restreint du ruisseaude Bostock; eto t aucun taQonnement au senQer du Jresult ardin-‐dsystème e-‐ in permanent changes to the Winter Entrer permit is and an offence themap). une zone fermée du Top bun anner 100 %Rsestricted aux Areas modalités du Restricted Area; and no parking at Rockgarden. Trailhead parking that requires a Winter Parking Permit now includes dernier, il est deà anoter Parcs Canada exige désormais 13% atdangerous the north-east boundary (seeunder attached 13% at the north-east boundary (see attached map). mont ForQtude, ainsi important que pour le secteur ccès non rque estreint du ruisseau Flat; du staQonnement désigné Rocailles. Les staQonnements qui exigent un permis de staQ onnement hivernal cDon’t omprennent ceux the des senQ ers Permit System. take last If you plan on recreaQng frequently in Winter Restricted Areas, it i s possible to obtain an Annual Winter Permit to enter Bostock, Hermit, Loop Brook, Mortar (NRC) and Spénètrent tone Arch Gun run! PosiQ ons. de délivrance de permis d’accès hivernal. Ceux qui La zone du mont interdite d’accès en hiver dans ltaux e sest ecteur de à adangereux ccès conformité restreint du ruisseau Bzone ostock; et adu ucun sKlotz taQonnement au la senQer du interdite Jdu ardin-‐ dsystème e-‐ les La mont Klotz d’accès en a Top b anner un de 100 % aux modalités u C ouloir-‐ N RC, e t d e l ’Arche-‐ d e-‐ P ierre. du R uisseau-‐ B ostock, d u M ont-‐ H ermit, d u R uisseau-‐ L oop, d Canada National Parks Act, and is punishable parc et interdit par Loi sur For the Winter System, visit these acomplete reas by aRending adetails Winter Permit on OrientaQ on Session. A permit Permit is not required for accessing Wplease inter Unrestricted Rocailles. L es s taQonnements q ui e xigent u n p ermis d e s taQ onnement h ivernal c omprennent c eux d es s enQ ers j RecentRecent censuscensus have found caribou in this in area. have found caribou thisThis area. This illégalement dans des zones d’accès ouin Winter interdit sont If you plan on restreint recreaQng frequently Restricted Areas, it i s possible to obtain an Annual Winter Permit to enter parkscanada.gc.ca de délivrance permis d’accès Ceux qui pénètrent Areas, with the excepQon of Winter Unrestricted Areas adjacent to call the Bostock Parking Winter Restricted Area. Daily C13 ouloir-‐de N% RC, epassible t 13 d e l’Arche-‐ de-‐ Pierre. du Ruisseau-‐ Bostock, dété u de Mont-‐H ermit, du Ruisseau-‐ Loop, du hivernal. agrandie de à l’extrémité nord-est (voi parkscanada.gc.ca/skirogerspass orup 250-837-7500. été agrandie % à l’extrémité nord-e Si vous prévoyez passer beaucoup de temps dans les secteurs àreas accès estreint, il inter est pPossible d’obtenir n A permit Permit on conviction of a fine of to $200,000. parcs nationaux du Canada et d’une For the Winter System, visit these acomplete by arRending adetails W ermit on OrientaQ on Suession. is not required for accessing Wplease inter Unrestricted parcscanada.gc.ca Permits will sQll be issued in Rogers Pass dependent on anQ cipated avalanche control acQ viQes; however, each d’une amende pouvant Areas, aller jusqu’à 200 000 $. De plus, illégalement dans des zones d’accès restreint ou interdit sont parkscanada.gc.ca permis d’accès hivernal annuel aﬁ n de pénétrer dans ces secteurs. Pour ce faire, vous dUevez assister à une Top bWinter anner with the excepQon of W inter nrestricted Areas adjacent the Bostock Parking Winter Restricted Area. Daily expansion helps maintain the effectiveness of thepassibles expansion helps maintain effectiveness ofinfractions the parkscanada.gc.ca/skirogerspass orto call 250-837-7500. individual will have to obtain their own Daily Winter Permit, as permits will no longer be the issued solely to group leaders. Si vous prévoyez passer beaucoup de temps dans les secteurs à accès restreint, il est possible d’obtenir un parcscanada.gc.ca carte ci-jointe). D’après des dénombrements effec séance d’informaQon sur pourraient les permis d’accès hentraîner ivernal. Un Winter permis d’accès n’est in pRas exigé pour pouvoir amende allant jusqu’à 200.000$. les des changements permanents Permits will hsivernal Qll be issued ogers Pass dependent on anQ cipated avalanche control acQ viQes; however, each passibles d’une amende pouvant aller jusqu’à 200 000 $. Dedénombrements plus, carte ci-jointe). D’après des permis d’accès hivernal annuel aﬁ n de pénétrer dans ces secteurs. Pour ce faire, vous devez assister à une Top bindividual anner Entering a Pnote rohibited othat r Restricted Area in the pPark ark without a valid permit is dclosed angerous and for illegal. the winter of Please Glacier Lodge is les secteurs qui to sont adjacents aDu aily secteur à Paermit, ccès a s permits will no longer be issued solely to group leaders. pénétrer dans un secteur à accès non restreint, sauf pour w ill h ave o btain t heir o wn W inter Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk/ closure and protects a section of caribou habitat not séance d’informaQon sur pourraient les permis d’accès hentraîner ivernal. Un permis d’accès hivernal n’est pas exigé pour pouvoir au système de délivrance de permis d’accès hivernal. N’en faites pas les infractions des changements permanents closure and protects a section of caribou habitat not restreint du staQonnement du ruisseau Bostock. Les pPlease ermis d’accès hivernal ’une Glacier journée délivrés aau valid permit For more information visit Entering a Pnote rohibited othat r Rdestricted Area in steront he pPark ark without is dclosed angerous des and for illegal. the winter of tués le ce secteur parkscanada.gc.ca Lodge isPromenade récemment, caribou fréquente ce 2012/13 there issigns no fuel or ihotel accommodation indue Rogers For your own sand afety, please obey all along the highway, ncluding the designated “NO STOPPING” areas to Choux-Puants restreint, sauf pour les secteurs qcaribou ui sont ale djacents afréquente u secteur à accès pénétrer dans un secteur à accès nrécemment, on tués au système de délivrance de permis d’accès hivernal. N’en faites pas votre dernière descente. col Rogers, mais l’émission de ces derniers dépend des acQ vités liées au programme de déclenchement parcscanada.gc.ca restreint du staQonnement du ruisseau Bostock. Les permis d’accès hivernal d’une journée seront délivrés au avalanche hazard. parkscanada.gc.ca 2012/13 there isermis no fuel or lies hotel accommodation indue Rogers currently encompassed the existing closure. For your own sand afety, p lease obey apll signs ad long the highway, ncluding the designated “NO STOPPING” areas to Pass. Travellers should plan theirintrips accordingly and on check currently encompassed inand the existing closure. prévenQf des avalanches. Il e.st à noter que chaque personne doit obtenir son propre ’une journée; www.pc.gc.ca/mountrevelstoke click Pour en savoir visitez lede àdéclenchement L’agrandissement contribuera garantir l’efficacité de votre dernière descente. col Rogers, mais l’émission de ces ddavantage, erniers dépend des acQ vités liées au programme garantir parcscanada.gc.ca parcscanada.gc.ca L’agrandissement contribuera à l’effic avalanche h azard. exclusivement aux chefs Pass. de groupe. 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OrientaQon sessions will be held in Revelstoke, December 8, 7 pm at the United Church and in Golden, December 15, 7 pm at the Seniors Centre. Sessions will also be delivered through the winter at Rogers Pass.
Pénétrer dans une zone à accès interdit ou restreint en hiver sans avoir un permis valide est illégal et dangereux. Pour votre sécurité, veuillez obtempérer à l’aﬃchage le long de la transcanadienne, incluant les signaux qui indiquent : « Arrêt Interdit ».
Des séances d’orientaQons auront lieu à Revelstoke, United Church, le 8 décembre à 19 hrs et à Golden, Senior Centre, le 15 décembre à 19 hrs. Des séances seront aussi oﬀertes durant l’hiver, à parQr du Col-‐Rogers. Pour en savoir davantage sur le système de délivrance des permis d’accès hivernal ou les séances d’orientaQ on, faites le 250-‐837-‐ 7500 ou consultez le www.parcscanada.gc.ca/glaciers . Ce lien vous permet aussi d’obtenir des renseignements à jour sur les condiQons et d ’accéder aux bulleQns d’avalanche quoQdiens. Veuillez noter que le Centre de la découverte du Col-‐Rogers est fermé jusqu’à nouvel avis pour cause de rénovaQ on et le centre d’informaQon est situé temporairement à côté à l’hôtel Glacier Park Lodge.
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Local man dies in Trans-Canada crash Alex Cooper
A local man was the victim of a fatal car crash inside a snowshed east of Revelstoke last Tuesday, the BC Coroners Service reports. Todd Owen Madill, 40, died after his car swerved over the
centre line and collided with an oncoming tractor trailer inside the Lanark snowshed on the Trans-Canada Highway. The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 11. The snowshed is located between Albert Canyon and Glacier National Park. Madill was heading east
when the collision occurred. He was seriously injured in the crash and died at the scene, despite the best efforts of first responders to save him. An air ambulance was called in but later cancelled once the severity of the Madill’s wounds were determined. The investigation into the
crash is ongoing. “Road conditions were noted to be poor at the time,” coroner Larry Marzinzik said in a statement. The crash closed the TransCanada Highway between Revelstoke and Golden until just after midnight, leaving many commuters stranded along the route.
Christmas Eve Service Fellowship Baptist Church 1806 Colbeck Road December 24 at 6:30pm
Shan Jorgensen-Adam heading back to Alberta
Shan Jorgensen-Adam, the principal of Begbie View Elementary, is leaving Revelstoke, again, this time citing the health of her husband Gerry for leaving. “When I accepted the position I certainly was in it for the duration,” she told the Times Review. “Shortly after I accepted my husband got quite ill. We were hopeful at the time a treatment could be found but it hasn’t been yet.” Jorgensen-Adam handed her resignation to the Revelstoke Board of Education on Wednesday, Dec. 5. She notified her staff of her decision later that week. “Shan’s done an awful lot for this district and her priority needs to be her family,” said Alan Chell, the chair of the Board of Education. “She accepted the job, she was excited about it but her husband’s health is a priority.” Jorgensen-Adam is leaving after an all-too-brief return to Revelstoke. She spent eight years in the district as principal of Mount Begbie and Columbia Park Elementary schools before moving to Bonnyville, Alberta, where her husband was working at the end of 2010. In March, she was hired to helm Begbie View Elementary. She returned to Revelstoke to help oversee the move to the new school in the spring. “We came back because this is home to us and we have family here,” she said. “We certainly enjoy working with everyone and
Shan Jorgensen-Adam on opening day at Begbie View Elementary. Her husband’s health issues are forcing them to return to Alberta.
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To Randy Driediger at RCU Insurance and to the Revelstoke Credit Union for helping us reduce vehicle speed on Nichol Road.
Arrow Heights Elementary Parents Advisory Council
the staff. It was not an easy decision to make but we had to make it to make sure Gerry gets better because family is important.” Since moving back, Gerry has stayed in Alberta, working and receiving treatment for his illness. They have been unable to find proper treatment for him in British Columbia. “It’s just been very stressful for our family with him still there and me here and him not
well,” said Jorgensen-Adam. “As a family we felt we needed to be together and get through his health issues and go from there.” She will be returning to Bonnyville, Alta., in late-January, to Jane Morris will once-again return to the district take over as interim principal of Begbie View while the school board searches for a replacement. The goal is to hire a new principal by the March break.
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NCES responds to Stella-Jones logging plans An open letter to Mr. Huettmeyer and Mr. Ladyman of Stella-Jones, The North Columbia Environmental Society would like to thank Stella-Jones for providing an open house on Nov. 16 for public review of their logging plans for the Begbie Falls Area. The NCES offers the following on the proposed plans. The provincial government has changed many requirements for forest harvesting over the last number of years. We believe that many of these changes have been detrimental to the long term viability of our public forest resources. We consider current requirements to be inadequate for allowing public input on the harvesting of our timber resources. We expect forest corporations to exercise higher environmental and social standards to meet the public’s expectation for use of our resources. Through a public planning committee the Begbie Falls Integrated Resource Use Plan was created in the early
1990’s. Bell Pole Co. Ltd (now Stella-Jones) participated in and was signatory to this Plan. We believe the intent of this plan, and the public’s desire for comprehensive management of this area remains unchanged today. Therefore the NCES believes that the Social License with the community of Revelstoke that was agreed to by Bell Pole should be adhered to by Stella-Jones. We ask the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations to not issue a cutting permit until this plan is reviewed, updated, and agreed upon by the community at large. As the province transitions from a timber extraction based forest economy to a tourism, recreation, and non-timber based forest economy, it is important that future forest opportunities not be negatively impacted by current plans that exclude all public participation. The future economy, lifestyle, and environmental values of the community must form the bases for all current planning
otherwise the long term viability of the community will be in jeopardy. The Begbie Falls area is immediately adjacent to Revelstoke, is visible from many homes, tourists and Revelstokians hold a high emotional attachment to this area, has year round non-motorized recreational use, is an important area for wild food harvesting, and has high wildlife habitat values. Official Community Plans, adjacent private property owners’ plans, and stakeholder visions for the area must be incorporated into all timber extraction plans to insure the viability of non- timber forest resources. We feel that it is important for all forest harvesting to obtain a Social License before proceeding. This License can only occur through a process of public consultation that includes all aspects of planning from Stewardship Plans, to Cutting and Road Permits, to Site Plans and Silviculture Prescriptions. The Foresters Act states that
the professional forester has a duty to serve and protect the public interest while practicing forestry in B.C. It is therefore a social imperative to obtain public approval in advance of all forest harvesting. The NCES asked that the MoFLNRO and Stella-Jones not proceed with forest plans for the Begbie Falls area until the community has had the opportunity to provide the necessary information that will insure the protection of the public interest. We ask that the MoFLNRO allow an extension on StellaJones’ AAC until the community and Stella-Jones agree to an updated Begbie Falls Integrated Resource Use Plan and until Stella-Jones receives the Social Licence required to harvest crown resources in the Revelstoke area. Thank you for your sustainable vision of our future. Sarah Newton, North Columbia Environmental Society Vice-President
Curling club welcomes visitors to Revelstoke Editor, In response to Alex Cooper’s article titled Welcome Week aims to bridge gap between newcomers and locals (Dec. 5 issue of the Times Review) and the quote from Powder Magazine that stated in part “half the town looks like it wants to beat
the crap out of the other half.” For several years the Revelstoke Curling club has been hosting a Friday night dropin at the curling rink. The club provides all necessary equipment and basic instruction to the participants. It is fair to say that virtually all those that par-
take in a typical drop-in night are visitors to our community, or season employees associated with the resort. It has been our pleasure to host these individuals from all over the world, to show them another Canadian sport and another side of Revelstoke that
is in total opposition to the Powder Magazine quote, and to demonstrate to them that they are welcome to and within the city. Revelstoke Curling Club Executive
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Wednesday, December 19
BROWN BAG HISTORY Enjoy a talk on Revelstoke’s history by Cathy English, the curator of the Revelstoke Museum & Archives, as she tells her favourite stories. 12 p.m. $5. STUCK ON HONEY Alt-country bluegrass quartet, plays a mix of old-time obscurities, classics and originals. Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.
Thursday, December 20
FARM & CRAFT MARKET Find crafts, produce,
baked goods, and more at the winter market. At the community centre from 12-5 p.m.
Friday, December 21
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY An event for children, parents, and registered child care providers. Cookies and goodie bags will be provided. At Begbie View Elementary from 9:30-11:30 a.m. 45 MINUTES Local acoustic duo plays your favorite hits. Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.
Fri, Dec. 21, and Sat, Dec. 22
GRAND VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS MAGIC LANTERN SHOW Rev. Ken Jones in the Victorian Christmas story Carl Krinken, of The Christmas Stocking. Illustrated with slides by York & Son. See the amazing moving slides telling the story of The Fireman’s Dog and Santa Claus on screen. Sing along to Christma Carols, and the signature Victorian disco light show accompanied by the Belgian automatic dance band organ. At the Nickelodeon Museum. Tickets are $12 suggested donation, with all proceeds going to the food bank.
Saturday, December 22
UGLY SWEATER PARTY You know you have one just
for this occasion. Bust it out and come dance at the River City Pub. 9 p.m.
Tuesday, December 28
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER Come enjoy a free Christmas dinner with friends and strangers who who are looking for fellowship on Christmas Day. Held at the Ol’ Frontier Restaurant from 1-3 p.m.. Call Ginger (250837-4129) or Matt (250-814-4444) for a ride.
Wednesday, December 26
BOXING DAY BASH It’s the usual Wednesday fun,
amplified by the holidays. At the River City Pub. 10 p.m.
Million Dollars in Pennies, pictured at a recent house concert, will be one of two featured acts at a special Revelstoke Coffee House Fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre. They will be joined by local favourites Stuck on Honey and a number of special guests. The show will be a fundraiser to help support the popular local acoustic music series. Alex Cooper photography
Friday, December 28
THIS MEANS WAR Local talents Shannon Sternloff and Trevor Wallach of the Maritime Kitchen Party and Corn Starr team up for another powerhouse band. Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m. KYPRIOS & THE CHAPERONES The former member of Vancouver hip hop group Sweatshop Union tours with his new soulful live band the Chaperones. Live at the River City Pub. 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 29
REVELSTOKE COFFEE HOUSE FUNDRAISER HOOTENANY A special coffeehouse event at the Rev-
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elstoke Performing Arts Centre, with Revelstoke favourites Stuck on Honey and A Million Dollars in Pennies headlining and several special guests also taking the stage. The show is a fundraiser so the popular coffeehouse series can upgrade its sound and light systems. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, available at Valhalla Pure, the Big Eddy Pub and from Denis Severino. Coffee and treats will be served. DEVON COYOTE Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 1
LANTERN SKI AT MT. MACPHERSON Join the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club for their annual lantern ski at the Mt. Macpherson trails. 5–9 p.m.
Friday, January 4
REVELSTOKE GRIZZLIES vs. Sicamous Eagles. At the Revelstoke Forum. 7 p.m. $10.
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“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” That’s the inscription on the main post office in New York City and it also works for the weekly pedal and pint rides in Revelstoke. A group of five went out last Thursday for the 37th ride this year – a new record. They made it until early December before it had to pedal through snow. Then, on Thursday, Dec. 6, they tied the record, grinding around CPR Hill in the snow. Last Thursday, Dec. 13, they pedaled out again. According to organizer Brent Strand, they stayed out for more than two hours. “Mostly riding with a bit of pushing,” he said. Pictured is, from left: Trent Kappler, Ron Sahlstrom, Brent Strand, Dave Healey and Dave Pearson. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review
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Learning to live with Revelstoke highway avalanche closures 2.0 Banging your head on the steering wheel and cursing Ullr while stuck behind an avalanche gate are all signs you’re not up to speed with the latest in technology that can steer you away from factof-life Revelstoke winter highway closures. We asked local Ministry of Highways Snow Avalanche Technician Bruce Allen for tips to keep you, your guests and your clients away from the closures. Aaron Orlando
Since time immemorial, Revelstoke has lobbied for improvements to the highway system. One goal of the improvements is to reduce closures due to avalanches and avalanche control. The hold-up, as most know, is money; highway mega-projects are extremely expensive. In the meantime, there’s lots you can do to keep you, your guests and your clients away from the closures – and a lot of it can be done for free. Bruce Allen is the B.C. Ministry of Transportation Revelstoke-based Highways Snow Avalanche Technician. I met him in his office overlooking a snowy Alpine Village Mall parking lot on a Sunday afternoon. He toured me around complicatedlooking computer forecasting programs that give up-to-theminute reports from weather stations, including in the Three Valley Gap area. We worked together to compile avalanche tips for the motoring public, primarily focusing on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke. Here they are:
It’s all about the weather Avalanche closures result from precipitation, and almost always happen during the storm or shortly after. To anticipate closures, look for weather fore-
casts that include lots of snow or rain-on-snow. A bigger storm increases the likelihood of a longer “passive” closure. Avalanche conditions could deteriorate late in the day, leading to an overnight closure because crews cannot work in the dark. “If we’ve got a lot of snow and it’s going to rain, stay home,” Allen said.
Precipitation causes avalanches Snow on snow can cause avalanche conditions. Rain on snow can be worse, as it has the potential to make dangerous slushy conditions that are harder to control. So, a springtime storm or a “pineapple express” from the mid-Pacific can cause lengthy closures as much as a severe midwinter snowstorm. “It’s the highest hazard area in B.C.,” said Allen of our local highways. That’s using a calculation based on the number of avalanches, the distance and traffic volumes.
Use DriveBC Most people are aware of DriveBC.ca, the online provincial highway information system. Learn how to use it to look for forecast avalanche closures or other incidents, such as closures caused by accidents. Use the mobile version on your smartphone and bookmark the road conditions page for the Trans-
Canada from Kamloops to the Alberta Border. Avalanche closure notices will be posted there. There are also many other advisories there warning of hazards, conditions and delays. “We’re not just forecasting avalanches,” Allen said. “We’re traffic management.” The goal of DriveBC is to keep traffic flowing and advise drivers.
Know the twohour rule Scheduled avalanche control closures at places like Three Valley Gap are posted two-hours before the event happens, Allen said. So, you should be able to avoid avalanche closures if you check DriveBC just before you leave town.
Check 89.9 FM It’s old school but it still works. The Ministry of Transportation office transmits local highways advisories real-time to the maintenance yard where a worker records and uploads recordings, such as avalanche closure warnings, to the highway advisory radio channel.
Avalanche control doesn’t happen in the dark “The key is we don’t fly in the dark,” Allen said. Avalanche con-
working life on the highways around Revelstoke. Get winter tires (he calls all-season tires “three-season tires”) and watch your speed, he advised. “I don’t go into the ditch; I just slow down.”
trol, such as blasting from helicopters, doesn’t start until after it gets light out. Visitors travelling to Revelstoke from the Okanagan should be able to make it here for skiing or sledding if they can get past Three Valley Gap before sunrise. There are some closures caused by natural sliding, known as “passive” closures. In total, there were 13 avalanche closures west of Revelstoke last year. Nine of them were in the one- to two-hour range. Three ranged between six to eight hours, while the longest was 17 hours.
Some avalanche closures are forecast the day before If you check DriveBC.ca, some – but not all – scheduled avalanche closures are posted the night before, meaning you can plan to leave earlier or later to avoid them. “I think people have to take a certain amount of responsibility to find information,” Allen said.
In summary It’s a mix of technology and common sense. But for drivers who travel on local highways in the winter, we know many drivers lack the latter. Avalanches are one thing, but closures for crashes and other incidents are also big contributors to highway downtime. Allen notes he spends a lot of his
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SCHEDULE OF COUNCIL MEETINGS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ARENA ROOF SNOW REMOVAL
Please note that the City of Revelstoke has posted a list of scheduled Council Meetings for the year 2013 on the notice board located in the Finance Department of City Hall, 216 Mackenzie Avenue, Revelstoke, BC and on the City of Revelstoke Website at city.revelstoke.ca. If you require additional information, please contact the Administration Department at 250-837-2911. Tim Palmer, Chief Administrative Officer
COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REVELSTOKE COMMUNITY HOUSING SOCIETY The City of Revelstoke invites applications from social sector representatives to serve as a director of the Revelstoke Community Housing Society. The purpose of the society is to provide, manage and promote a range of affordable housing options within the city of Revelstoke that are accessible to local residents.
The City of Revelstoke is inviting proposals for the Arena Roof - Snow Removal Contract. Proposal information may be obtained from the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department, 600 Campbell Avenue, the City’s website: city.revelstoke.ca or by emailing email@example.com. SEALED PROPOSALS shall be submitted no later than 2:00 p.m. on December 28th, 2012. The City reserves the right to reject any/or all proposals and to waive informalities in any proposal. For more information, please contact the undersigned. Laurie Donato Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture Box 170, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0 250-837-9351 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in applying, please submit a letter noting your interest and a brief outline of your qualifications. This can be mailed or delivered to the attention of Teresa LeRose, Deputy Director of Corporate Administration, City of Revelstoke, Box 170, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0 by 4:30pm on January 16, 2013. For additional information, contact Alan Mason, Director of Community Economic Development at 837-5345 or e-mail email@example.com
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Friends investigating books to find out what happened vote on the fate of the Friends’ before thinking about what will happen to all of the Friends’ services in the parks. In 2011, when the Friends of Banff closed down, the local Friends sent out a statement saying they weren’t going anywhere. “Our board is adamant we’ll stay strong and keep going,” Kristensen told the Times Review at the beginning of 2012. Now the future of the organization is in the hands of the members. While the board has recommend the organization be dissolved, the ultimate decision is being left to a members’ vote in early 2013. Lawyer Constance Brothers, who is speaking on behalf of the board, said in an interview on Thursday that they are still trying to figure out what happened to all the money.
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ter if it went through a non-profit organization because it’s better for the Canadian Wildlife Service to contract through a non-profit as opposed to individuals,” she said in an interview last week. Jarvis told the Times Review that when they filed their first invoices to get paid in August, they had to wait more than a week for a response. When a reply did come, they were told by executive director Neills Kristensen that the Friends hadn’t received the funding yet. “We never got anything until October,” she said. “When we were given a cheque it actually bounced and then we were told the money had gone missing.” Eventually the contractors received $5,000 of the $50,000, Jarvis said.
On behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 46 in Revelstoke, I would like to extend our appreciation to all of the organizations, business contractors, and individuals that have contributed toward the wheelchair access project. All works were conducted by in-town contractors unless a particular service did not exist in Revelstoke. The Revelstoke Credit Union, Columbia Basin Trust, and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary made significant financial contributions without which the project could not have been undertaken. Roger Kessler of Kessler Custom Homes was a major provider of consultative expertise in planning and in the constructive phase of the wheelchair ramp access and washroom renovations. Other local contractors contributing materials/labour include Battersby Plumbing, Kyle Buhler, Duguay Drywalling, Lortap Enterprises, Progressive Flooring, S.A. Window & Door, Score, and Valley Blacktop. Additional support was provided by Legion Members Jim Floyd, Don Hawker, and Gordie Olson; as well as all those individuals that donated funding toward the project. Thank you again to all those that have made this project a success. This project has enabled all people that are physically challenged the capability to access and to utilize the Legion facilities in comfort.
... We think we owe it not only to the Friends but also to all the creditors to give some explanation as to what happened here, ~Laywer Constance Brothers
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An official from the CWS has not responded to questions about the situation. Jarvis said they notified the RCMP of the situation but they were told it would be better to try and resolve the situation without the police involved, otherwise they likely wouldn’t get any money. “At this point we’re really thinking about (court),” said Jarvis. Staff-Sgt. Jacquie Olsen confirmed the RCMP was notified of the bounced cheques but said there was no investigation into the Friends. *** Parks Canada expressed sadness at the expected dissoolution of the Friends. “We greatly appreciate the Friends of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier’s contributions over the past two decades in developing and offering quality visitor experiences, educational programs for park visitors and regional residents,” said spokesperson Marnie Digiandomenico in an e-mail. She said Parks Canada would have to wait for the member’s to
“We can’t afford to hire a forensic accountant and we’re going to use every avenue we can to find out what has happened because we think we owe it not only to the Friends but also to all the creditors to give some explanation as to what happened here,” she said. “Truly the Board of Directors was not in the loop as to the financial status of the company until the last month or six weeks or so.” Why the Board was not aware is unclear. Brothers said the information was not relayed to the members by the executive director, however the financial information was easily accessible on the Canada Revenue Agency website and it paints a clear picture of an organization that was experiencing large annual losses since at least 2008-09 “Whether you can point the finger at the board or not, it’s a very difficult thing to do because it depends on the information that the board is given,” said Brothers. “Just because you looked at the financial statements and they looked in poor shape, certainly
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the information of $215,000 in debt was never there and it was never information given to the board. Certainly non-payment of payroll taxes was never information given to the board. That’s a red flag in itself. I would suspect if the board were told that then all hell would have broken loose but they didn’t know that.” Brothers said even within the past month the Board was looking at ways to carry on, but “it became clearly evident in the last couple of weeks that the debt is so large that there is nothing they can do.” Beyond figuring out what went wrong, another question is who is going to pick up the slack in the Friends’ absence. The organization published books, maps and posters; organized educational programs and outdoor courses, funded wildlife studies and ran
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REALTOR DONATION to Food Bank/Christmas Hamper Program Cynthia Camozzi Kidd, (right) Broker/Owner of RE/ MAX Revelstoke Realty, representing all the realtors in Revelstoke who are members of the Okangan Mainline Real Estate Board, presents Patti Larson of Community Connections with a cheque for $100.00 to the Food Bank/Christmas Hamper programs.
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Spencer Samuel reaches for a loose puck during his final home game as a Revelstoke Grizzly on Saturday. The team’s leading scorer is heading to Alberta to finish out his junior career closer to home. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review
Grizzlies go into break on high note Alex Cooper
It wasn’t the perfect weekend Kevin Kraus hoped for, but with two wins in three games last weekend, the Revelstoke Grizzlies are heading into the Christmas break on a winning note. The Revelstoke Grizzlies defeated the Spokane Braves 7-0 at home on Friday, before splitting two games against the North Okanagan Knights, with a 5-4 loss on Saturday and 4-3 win on Sunday. On Friday, the Grizzlies dominated the Braves from start to finish, outshooting the league’s only American team 44-25 and dominating on the scoreboard too. Chevy Hantula scored twice for the Grizzlies in the win – his
Bantams win another tournament
The Revelstoke Bantam Jr. Grizzlies went undefeated once again this past weekend at a tournament in Vernon. The teams were very competitive and the boys went 2-0-1 round robin play. They went on to defeat Prince George in the semi-final for a chance at first place against the Kamloops Jr Blazers.
first multi-goal KIJHL performance – and Conrad McMillan got the shutout in the win. The Grizzlies also got goals from Spencer Samuel, Austin Donaldson, Andrew Standish, Aaron Benjaminsen and Dylan Ossman. On Saturday, the Grizzlies hosted the Knights in a key divisional game. Unfortunately for the home team, McMillan was off his game, giving up four goals on four shots until he was replaced by Aaron Brandoli with just over five minutes left in the first. As a result, the Grizzlies found themselves trailing 4-1 after the first. Revelstoke didn’t give up, and managed to get within one goal, but a marker by Derek Andrews at 13:13 of the third gave the Knights an insurmountable lead. A goal by Jordan Holloway with
Sports shorts After a hard fought end to end, intense game Revelstoke came out victorious with a 2-1 win over Kamloops, making this their 3rd consecutive tournament championship this season.
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Council steers around dedicated bike lane decision Council delays final decision because plan for bike lane calls for lanes to be plowed in winter, raising concern about cost implications Aaron Orlando
The City of Revelstoke put the brakes on a plan to eliminate parking on the east side of Fourth Street in Southside in May to make way for dedicated bike lanes. The lane closure had already been approved this summer, but council balked at the final bike route design after objections from some city councillors at their Dec. 11 meeting. They were considering a report by consultants Boulevard Trans-
portation Group that presented a signage plan for the new segment of the bike route, which will include exclusive bike lanes on either side of Fourth Street in Southside. It also spells out new signage plans for the rest of the route, which runs from Arrow Heights to the Big Eddy. The report outlined plans for signage and road paint to spell out the rules of the road at key intersections, such as the dangerous “CPR-Y” intersection at Fourth Street and Victoria Road. Other new signs would indicate driving is prohibited in bike lanes.
But Coun. Tony Scarcella raised objections at the Dec. 11 council meeting. He said an earlier version of the plan called for a seasonal route, but this one was for a year-round route including snow removal, which he said would add costs. City CAO said he doubted the snow removal would cost more as the route is already ploughed. However, council opted to cycle the plan back to city staff for further comment. Other key recommendations in the Boulevard plan include: - New painted lane indica-
tors will spell out the routes for bicycles through the intersection, including a dedicated safety area at Fourth Street and Victoria Road, as well as turning lanes through the Third Street and Victoria Road T-intersection. - The report calls for curb extensions into the bike lanes where they meet with certain intersections, such as Third Street and Mackenzie Avenue. - New signs will point out the route. Other signs will show that driving is prohibited in the bike lanes. - Likewise, at the Big Eddy
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Mr. Johnney Walter (John) Howe passed away at his residence in Oyama, B.C. on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the age of 65 years. A Celebration of Life service will be held from the Revelstoke United Church on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 1 pm. Cremation with interment of the cremated remains will follow at a later date in the family plot at Trail, B.C.
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John was born in Camrose, Alberta on April 4, 1947 and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1971. He recently moved to Oyama in June of this year. John loved his work and will be well remembered as the owner/operator of Excel Van and Storage for many years. He enjoyed puttering on his old truck and if he started something he wanted to finish it. He loved to joke and was fond of sharing the odd wisecrack. John’s true passion in life was his family and his children and grandchildren were very special to him.
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Week at RMR goes for $14,500 at Canadian Olympic Foundation fundraiser
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What's a week of skiing worth at Revelstoke Mountain Resort? For one high-rolling Calgarian, the answer is $14,500. That's what a week-long vacation package went for at a fundraising dinner for the Canadian Olympic Foundation in Calgary
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including the shuttle and wine, normally goes for about $9,000 to $12,000 depending on the week. The package was put together brothers Jason and Brydon Roe, with support from RMR, the Sutton Place Hotel, Revelstoke Mountain Homes, Black Tie Properties and the Stoke Shuttle.
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Top: Phyllis Makarewicz (left)and Jane MacDonald have relocated Beyond Gifts to their new Second Street West location. Below: Neil, Crystal and son Donald Robichaud in their new location on Mackenzie Avenue. The shop has doubled in size.
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Season's Greetings Mayor David Raven and City Council would like to wish all citizens of Revelstoke a Very Safe and Happy Holiday Season and All the Best for 2013. In lieu of Christmas Cards this year City Council will be making a monetary donation to the Revelstoke Community Foundation.
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Business Beat by Aaron Orlando
Beyond Gifts gets new location Beyond Gifts recently opened for the Christmas location in the former location of the Pinz skate shop on West Second Avenue. Owners Jane MacDonald and Phyllis Makarewicz relocated from a short-lived location on Connaught Avenue, and previously were part of the collective known as Filigree Antiques & Unique things at the corner of Second Street and Mackenzie Avenue. “The response from the community has been great,” MacDonald told me when I caught up with her soon after opening. Their shop on Connaught was an evolution and was doing well so they’d been looking for a highertraffic location.”We thought it was a good move,” she said. The shop is full of Christmas gift ideas, including lots of seasonal Christmas items. Their products include cards, jewellery, colourful socks, kitchen wear, teas, soaps, spiritual books, skin care products, coffees, chocolates and a large variety of household design items. My impression is a mix of traditional gift items mixed with contemporary design ideas tied together with a hint of personal spirituality. “Diversity is our focus,” said MacDonald. “[We stock] things that people are going to use and not just something on a shelf.”
The owners are long-time Revelstoke residents and have focused on bringing new variety to their market. MacDonald said pricing is also key. They work to “keep it fair and keep it affordable.” I don’t need to remind you that Christmas is only a few days away; they offer free giftwrapping and gift certificates.
Legends-N-Heroes doubles floor space It’s a good thing a toy store can bring you back to a warm, nostalgic place, because the giant Toronto Maple Leafs logo on the entrance window
of the new Legends-N-Heroes location might get Canucks or Flames fans worked up. That’s what owner and Windsor, Ont. native Neil Robichaud was hoping for. The shop recently moved two doors up Mackenzie Avenue, doubling their floor space from about 1,000 to 2,000 square feet. Robichaud has expanded the selection inside his lines, including lots more new room for toys. A basketball freethrow game and a table hockey game add to the fun ambiance of the shop. Wider aisles make it much easier to navigate with a stroller. “Lego’s on top again,” Rob-
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Shift support to local businesses that support community-building
Ten Per Cent SHift by Judy Goodman
Have you been watching the ten percent shift? Spending within the community, buying locally made products, and supporting local services all count towards the shift. The shift doesn’t ask you to spend more – it just says if you change how you spend. This is the last of my “shift” articles, but I think the most important one. Did you know non-profit clubs and community groups receive an average of 350 per cent more support from local businesses than they do from non-locally owned businesses? When we support local businesses, they hire our neighbours, friends and family, who buy homes and pay taxes. Those same taxes pay for our municipal and community services and fund local infrastructure. These same business owners sponsor local teams and clubs, donate products and services for fundraisers, attend charity events and often
purchase a donated package. They are members of clubs that support the community and raise money and share their knowledge and experience by serving on non-profit boards. Simply put, our local business owners are the backbone of community support. Business owners and managers are pivotal to the success of any community, big or small. Since joining the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce team, I have met some incredible people that freely share their knowledge, time, and resources to maintain our amazing community. These are the citizens that strive to create a better place for all of us today and for our children to enjoy in the future. Many local business clubs and not for profit organizations depend on membership revenue to deliver services to the community. A good example is the Rotary Club. Rotarians are business owners and managers that meet for lunch on Thursday’s to scheme up ways to make money to support the local and global community. They work hard all week then roll up their sleeves to volunteer on evenings and weekends for the benefit of the community. Proceeds from this years’ Rotary Raffle went to the Highway Rescue Society for the purchase of a new Jaws of Life and every month the Food Bank receives $100. Youth mentorship is always
in fashion with Rotarians. Each year a student from Revelstoke is sponsored to visit a foreign country for one year while the club receives an inbound foreign student. The Revelstoke Snowmobile Club works to promote tourism in Revelstoke by offering a first class sledding experience for our visitors. They are ambassadors for Revelstoke at several snow shows throughout Canada and the US. The sledding industry brings about $8 million dollars annually to Revelstoke, and creates jobs throughout the winter season. The club’s annual membership of $130 single and $180 for a family, offers great value. Club membership includes trail passes and infrastructure at Boulder and Frisby Ridge mountains, funding of the grooming program and a BC Snowmobile Federation membership. The Snowmobile club has always felt it important to give back to Revelstoke in a positive way. They proudly fundraise for the Revelstoke food bank and have contributed a large amount of food and $3,800 in much needed cash over the last two years. The Canadian Avalanche Association and Avalanche Days have also received significant funding from the Club. The Revelstoke Cycling Association membership offers access to group road rides, time trials, out of town excursions, partici-
this past year. I look forward to working with you and our future members towards a prosperous new year. Happy holidays! Your participation in the community and membership organization support makes a difference! Remember, if it works for you it works for everyone. You can take the pledge at tenpercentshift.ca. Please let us know your local success stories. Call Judy at 250-837-5345 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Judy Goodman is the executive director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce.
pation in local club races and events and discounts at bike shops with your RCA member card. Your membership also allows RCA to provide insurance, obtain grants, mobilize volunteers, and build new trails. The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization, dependent on membership dues to deliver valuable services, business advocacy and member events. Membership in the chamber is a valuable asset to your business. As a business owner you can choose the benefits that save you time and money. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our chamber members for their support
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Friends Ian MackIntosh and Allan Clark enjoy the Revelstoke Senior Citizens’ Association dinner at the community centre. Guests were treated to an amazing turkey dinner prepared by volunteers the Revelstoke United Church, who pulled off the very large dinner extremely well.
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mud puddles at that age. In addition to expanding his selection within existing lines, he’s focused on expanding his educational lines and arts & crafts supplies – there’s even a microscope that quizzes you. Wood toys are also popular. His Melissa & Doug line includes wooden cars, trucks, bread, pizzas, sushi and a whole lot more. Brands carried include Lego, Papo, Hot Wheels, Nerf, Easy Bake, Playskool and many, many more.
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About a third of the shop is sports memorabilia-focused. They’ve got lots of hats, jerseys and both children’s and adult clothing. “Even with the lockout, the NHL is doing good,” Robichaud said. They’ve got the usual sporting wear lines and have added the Old Time Hockey line this year. Legends-N-Heroes is located next to the Main Street Cafe on Mackenzie Avenue at Third Street.
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Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s the holiday train The CP Rail Holiday Train rolled into Revelstoke Friday evening, attracting several hundred adults and children. The fire department served hot chocolate and hot dogs, the community band performed, and donations were collected for the food bank. When the train rolled into town, Doc Walker and Miss Emily performed and Santa Claus gave out candy canes to children. Then, CP Rail donated $4,000 to the local food bank, which was greatfully accepted by Patti Larson. Photos, clockwise from left: Santa Claus hands out candy canes to children, while Doc Walker performs; A crowd of hundreds came out to see the train; The community band warms up the crowd before the train’s arrival.; Norah Painter, 4, jumps up on the pick-up that was being used to collect donations for the food bank.; Fire chief Rob Girard serves up hot chocolate. Alex Cooper/ Revelstoke Times Review
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How do you combine a serious history book with a commercially accessible coffee table book that will sell? “Like this,” said Revelstoke Museum & Archives curator Cathy English as she motioned towards the first copy of First Tracks, a new museum book exploring the history of skiing in Revelstoke. “I think we did a pretty good job of it. I think it is a good, solid history of skiing in Revelstoke, and I think it is a book that people really are going to enjoy.” She adds it’s also accessible for visitors. The original target was a 144-page book, but with so many new photos and stories coming in, several new 16-page folios were added. The final tally is 203 pages. “There’s a much bigger story than you can fit into a 200-page book,” English said. “Right from the very beginning we wanted it to be very strongly photograph based,” she said. “The text would be supporting the photographs, but of course we had a specific narrative we wanted to tell too, so it was trying to find that right mix.” The First Tracks project also contributed greatly to the museum’s mission to gather local history. The committee that compiled the book included English, project manager Jan
Revelstoke Museum & Archives curator Cathy English displays the first copy of First Tracks on Dec. 13 at the opening of the History of Skiing exhibit. The book is now available for purchase. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review
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office support by Daria Cater. They received many photo donations and compiled about 50 interviews; they’ve added the resources to the museum’s collection.
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“Nobody said no,” English said. First Tracks combines a chronological history with skiing by genre. It opens with early history, then floats into the ski jumping era, which dominated the early and mid-century ski scene. Ski jumping was “incredibly popular,” said principal author Laura Stovel. “There were ski jumps all over town.” The book was partially based on an earlier online virtual exhibit, but was extensively revised, updated and augmented by the committee. “I think it really brought out some of the early history that we’ve forgotten,” Stovel said. “We’re in a place where skiing is big, but I had no idea it was as big as it was, and it was that big early on – really since 1914.” Although skiing has been around since the 1890s, it never really caught on until then, and also had major periods of decline. Ski jumping died out in the 1970s, yet alpine hadn’t taken off quite yet. As a result, residents may not have realized how pervasive skiing has been in Revelstoke for a century. “It was just part of growing up here,” Stovel said. “Most people were on skis at some point. An American magazine from 1928 talked about Revelstoke as a place where the children go out of the cradle and onto skis.” For English, the project also fleshed in the history of alpine skiing here, including runs on Mt. Revelstoke that predated the Powder Springs resort on Mt. Mackenzie.
S easo n ’ s G r eet i ngs “I think a lot of people were aware that there was ski jumping here,” English said. “But I don’t think a lot of people realized that there was other skiing here.” Stovel even tramped through the bush to an early downhill run called Haner’s Hill with Earl Campbell, where they found the run and an old roller from the rope tow. For Stovel, it was the stories of the pioneering ski community that captivated her. “I was quite interested in the old ski and snowshoe tramps that they used to have … they would go to the Jordan cabin and socialize there, or they would follow a leader and go off through the bush,” Stovel said. “They had a really great social life around skiing. Skiing was so often associated with getting together, going and exploring through the bush and then going and having refreshments, and maybe a dance.” Revelstoke residents may be aware of the big names from early- to mid-20th century ski jumping, but the book also fills in the pioneering years of other genres, naming the ski cabin builders, the heli-skiing pioneers, the rise of touring and the development of lift-accessed skiing in Revelstoke. The photo editing by Kip Wiley is great. Photographers invariably focus on the skiers charging down the hill, but often the story is in background. First Tracks has a great mix of both – I’m sure it was really hard to narrow it down to just 203 pages. First Tracks: The History of Skiing in Revelstoke is available at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives. $45 including tax.
Clockwise from above: The back stairway and upstairs hall of the Revelstoke Museum & Archives hosts the new History of Skiing display featuring photos, artefacts, trophies, skis and other Revelstoke ski history items. Aaron Orlando photo
Top right: Families check out the new display, which opened on Dec. 13. It’ll be there for at least a few years. Aaron Orlando photo
Right: Do your ski buddies complain about having to break trail to film you? Point to this 1941 photo of a film crew shooting Beautiful British Columbia on Mt. Revelstoke. The session resulted in the cover shot for First Tracks, but the film has been lost. Revelstoke Museum & Archives image
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A CPE Christmas
Columbia Park Elementary held it’s annual Christmas Concert last Thursday. The theme seemed to be Santa Claus struggling with the burden’s of making all those toys, and just wanting some spare time to watch the game and learn how to play hockey. Clockwise, from above: Santa Claus, played by Ryland Grimm, gets a briefing from his head elf, played by Shaunacy Alm.; CPE’s two kindergarten classes joined together for a song; The grade seven class brings some cool to the show. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review
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