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The Freeride World Tour returns
A skier tackles the Mac Daddy face during the 2012 Freeride World Tour stop in Revelstoke. The event returns this weekend, with a one-day, invite-only competition on Monday, Jan. 7 (weather pending), and the first Freeride Fest – a series of events on and off the mountain coinciding with the event. See page 8 for the full story on this year’s event. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review file photo
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Revelstoke Search & Rescue (SAR) lifted a family of four skiers out of the Montana Creek drainage after sunrise on Dec. 20. The Swedish father and his three sons aged 11, 15 and 17 were stuck overnight after ducking the boundary rope at Revelstoke Mountain Resort and then getting lost in the Montana Creek area. Revelstoke SAR had dropped off overnight bags for the group the night before by helicopter. A rescue was not possible on Dec. 19 due to fading light and weather conditions. Cpl. Thomas Blakney of the Revelstoke RCMP detachment said Revelstoke SAR used a helicopter long-line to lift the four out in pairs. They were checked over by paramedics at a staging area, but none needed attention at a hospital and were in good shape. The family had just arrived in Revelstoke from Sweden on Dec. 18. It was their first day at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Blakney said the family hadn’t even got a
run in before they opted to head out-of-bounds to ski. They are described as advanced skiers. Blakney said the group didn’t leave the inbounds area at Revelstoke Mountain Resort by accident. “There was a rope there that they lifted up and went underneath,” he reported. The group got lost and attempted to walk out for several hours before calling for help. Blakney said everyone was in good health, and the family group was planning to go heli-skiing from Revelstoke on Dec. 22. Each year, many people become stranded in the Montana Creek drainage area on the southwest side of Mount Mackenzie at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Skiers and snowboarders access out-of-bounds sidecountry area above the drainage, then proceed too far down the mountain to get back inbounds. The Montana Creek drainage steers skiers away from the bottom of the ski resort towards a wilderness area. Although some lost skiers are able to walk themselves out of the area to a road on the bank of
the Columbia River, many more become stuck and require rescue. The hike out is particularly dangerous early in the season because there is less snow at lower elevations, forcing dangerous scrambles over icy rocks and windfall trees.
Other recent rescues The incident was one of several rescues over the holiday season. On Dec. 20, Revelstoke SAR responded to rescue an injured skier in a closed area on RMR just before noon. A helicopter could be seen hovering above the Kill the Banker run area just after noon on that day. The man was eventually rescued and transferred tot he BC Ambulance Service for further help. On Dec. 22, Revelstoke SAR were called at about 6:15 p.m. about a lost skier in the Montana Creek area. Searchers made contact and told the man to stay put for the night. In the morning, they guided him to the road, where he was picked up.
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First-degree murder charge laid in Daniel Levesque case Alex Cooper & Aaron Orlando Revelstoke Times Review
Stacey Thur couldn’t believe the news when she heard it. It was 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, and she just finished a shift with CP Rail. On her phone was two voice mails and four texts from detectives with the Victoria Police Department. The news – Joshua Bredo had been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection to the August, 2011 death of Thur’s son Daniel Levesque. “I was unaware of any action being taken,” Thur told the Times Review. “I was hopeful that we were going to have something. I had an idea that maybe we would know something by this time because they extended (a court deadline) until the 21st, but I didn’t expect that. Although it’s always what I believed, I just never thought it was going to happen, especially first degree murder.” Bredo was charged early on Dec. 21 and was arrested in Okotoks, Alta., later that day. News of the charges spread through social media but the Times Review was forced to rely on scant court documents to confirm the charges; a document posted online indicated the first degree murder charge, but a publication ban was put on the file shortly after.
The Times Review was not aware of Bredo’s arrest in Alberta on Friday until after the court registry closed and the Victoria Police did not confirm news of the arrest until Saturday evening. “VIIMCU continued their investigation into this incident,” said RCMP Constable Margo Downey of Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit. “As a result of new information, Crown counsel laid a first degree murder charge on Friday.” Bredo appeared in court on Monday, Dec. 24. He has been remanded in police custody and his next court appearance is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 14. He has yet to make an application for bail, said Neil Mackenzie, a spokesperson with the Victoria Crown counsel. It could take upwards of a year for the case to move to trial and a decision rendered. “We’re very thankful and hopeful there will be some justice for Daniel,” said Thur. “It’s a completely new journey now and it’ll be a really difficult one, I believe.” Bredo was originally charged with second-degree murder for the Aug. 3, 2011 death of Daniel Levesque, 20. Levesque and Bredo were both found injured in a Victoria condo. Levesque died in hospital. However, the charges against Bredo were stayed on Dec. 9,
2011, after a report by pathologist Dr. Carol Lee concluded Levesque died of cocaine toxicity. The report also said Levesque had two circular wounds on the back of his head, consistent with being struck by a hammer. The pathologist’s report has been the centre of controversy, with family members publicly questioning a medical report that indicated death attributed to a drug overdose
while according to the same report Levesque was also struck in the head with a hammer-like weapon twice. The Dec. 21 date on Friday was significant because it was the final day investigators could hold onto key evidence in the matter; the date was the end of a third extension granted by a judge to hold onto evidence in the case. Bredo’s lawyers had applied for the items to be
returned. An order issued in a Victoria court on Dec. 11, by Judge Ernest Quantz allowed investigators to hold onto a BlackBerry mobile phone, a shirt, jeans, a ring and a bracelet belonging to Bredo until Dec. 21. The VIIMCU also said police would not be commenting more on the case as it is now before the courts.
Council sends long list of concerns to CSRD over Shelter Bay development Aaron Orlando
The Columbia-Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) asked Revelstoke City Council if they had any concerns about the proposed large resort development at Shelter Bay. And they did – a long list of them. At a December meeting, city council opted to send the list of concerns to the regional district in response to a referral request from the CSRD for the proposed Shelter
redidential development by Shelter Bay Lands Ltd. The list is a request; council doesn’t have the jurisdiction to make demands about areas outside of city limits. The requests focus on the impact the development could have on the city, especially negative impacts, such as the impact on resources that could cost Revelstoke money. The list includes: - a request for an updated shared use agreement to reflect the impacts on city facilities like the commu-
nity centre. - a request for a traffic impact analysis, including a look at impacts on the ferry service and regional transit. - a request for mitigation of impacts on wildlife in the area. - a request for an environmental impact analysis. - a request for a study into the impact on emergency services, such as the cost of providing police services to the remote location. - a request for planning around housing diversity, with a focus on
issues such as absentee ownership and property crime prevention through design. - a request for bolstered regional planning including consultation with the city on issues like land use, parks, transportation, the environment and the economy. Mayor David Raven noted his dual role as the CSRD chairperson, then wondered if the requests were overstepping council’s jurisdiction somewhat. “A number of the items that we are commenting on are very legitimate in that they are impacts
on the city, but a number of the other ones are actually impacts on an area outside of the city,” Raven said at the Dec. 11 meeting. “Why are we worried about wildlife?” Coun. Chris Johnston noted the referral response had limited authority. “[We can] suggest that they look at these things. We can’t make them do it,” he said. Council opted to send the referral as presented. The planning department report was first approved by the advisory planning commission.
Capsule Comments With David Lafreniere This is the time of year to make resolutions to change our lives for the better. It’s also good to resolve to make someone else’s life better too. If you know someone who is lonely or depressed, why not reach out and bring that person to your home for dinner. It will make you both feel better.
regularly. Ironically, the latter certainly does help the weight-loss goal. Regular exercise is like taking a pill that’s good for many ailments. It helps control and prevent problems like heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes and insomnia. It’s never too late to start an exercise program.
of year. There are many reasons for it but sometimes it just the lack of light during the short days of winter. Ask our pharmacists about light therapy. Often simply sitting under a special light for 30 minutes daily can help banish the blues.
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Best Western hosts electric car charging station Aaron Orlando
‘Why hasn’t someone already done this?’ I asked Sun Country Highway President Kent Rathwell. His company makes electric car charging stations which can juice you up in as little as three hours, depending on your electric vehicle. I didn’t mean to ask why he pushed snow through the Rogers Pass in an electric Tesla sports car with almost no ground clearance, which he did on an incredibly snowy day in late December. The bottom of the driver’s bucket seat doesn’t look much higher than the heel of my boot; the car had crusted slush in the grille. I meant why hasn’t anyone installed free, public, electric, fastcharging stations like the new one at the Best Western Plus in Revelstoke? He asked me if it’s on the record, and I wonder if I’m going to get a ‘Who Killed the Electric Car’like conspiracy theory (which he alluded to, but then kept on message). “The main reason is because we simply decided to put our money where our mouth is,” he said. Rathwell was on a coast-to-coast drive to promote his company’s network of about 100 charging stations placed on the Trans-Canada, which Sun Country Highway bills as the “world’s longest [and] greenest highway.” It makes it possible to drive an
electric car from the Maritimes to the Pacific coast without paying for fuel. Like at the Best Western Plus in Revelstoke, the owners of the charging stations pick up the tab for the electricity, offering it as a free service. What about Sun Country? How do they make money? Rathwell explained he jumped into it to revolutionize the transportation industry. He was driven by revolutionary green fervour and didn’t really have a business model to start with when he commenced earlier this year. He explained his background in the green sector, saying he’d moved to Saskatchewan several years ago to help “turn it into a have province” by undertaking industrial greening projects, such as greening poultry production. I didn’t really take his background all in; he’s distracted and seems in his own world – a man driven. When I arrived at the Best Western, he was huddled in the lobby foyer next to a wall socket with a member of his support team; they’d had charging problems with his cell phone and were desperately trying to juice it up. Once we got the brief interview going, Rathwell was distracted by a couple of phone calls now that he had power. In ironic harmony, I discovered all of the rechargeable batteries on my audio recorder had died once I got there, so I only sketched out the details in a notebook.
Sun Country Highway President Kent Rathwell juices up his electric Tesla sports car at the Best Western Plus in Revelstoke. He was on a coast-to-coast drive in the electric car to promote his company’s new network of charging stations that make the trip possible by electric vehicle. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review
His media release about the coast-to-coast venture contains some of the type of visionary statements he made to me: “We have embarked on this project to help raise awareness on the capabilities of electric vehicles as efficient and exciting vehicles to drive. Our objectives are not only to reduce carbon emissions but to show the world how renewable energies combined with sustainable forms of transportation can be the
stimulus for the next industrial revolution,” Rathwell is quoted as saying. The plan now is to make money by selling the charging stations, Rathwell explained. They look a lot like a wallmounted tire pump. An industrial hose attached to a box with a few buttons. You can buy one for your hotel, motel, home, businessplace or wherever for less than a thousand dollars.
Saying goodbye, I recommend he take a drive by the Revelstoke Dam the next morning before he departs. I noted the parallels of visionary electric energy infrastructure creation between his project and the dam. Noting the blowing snow, I also warned him to check for avalanche control in the Eagle Pass before he departs. He won’t visit the dam, or be hindered by the snow, because he plans to depart by 5 a.m., he said.
Telus touts faster 4G LTE wireless in Revelstoke Aaron Orlando
Wireless provider Telus has completed its new 4G LTE upgrade in Revelstoke, the company has announced. The upgrade means wireless users with devices that
can utilize the technology now have access to faster Internet connections. “[It’s] as fast as your home connection but on your smartphone, tablet, or Internet key,” said Steve Jenkins, the Telus general manager for the Southern Interior.
The service has a top download speed of 75 megabits per second (Mbps), and Telus expects average download speeds of 12 to 25 Mbps. In a statement, Telus said an average music album can be downloaded in between 3.5 to seven minutes, while
a movie would take between seven and 14 minutes. Download speeds depend on your distance from the tower and interference from things like buildings which impede the signal, amongst other factors. The service is an upgrade from their 4G HSPA wire-
less technology, which was launched in 2009. In areas where 4G LTE is not available, the system will revert to 4G HSPA seamlessly. The new service has also been unveiled in Golden.
Revelstoke Resort Municipality funding tops half-million Aaron Orlando
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Revelstoke’s portion of the provincial Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) funding totalled $511,906 in 2012 and is anticipated to grow. The fund is an agreement between the City of Revelstoke and the province. It channels a small percentage of hotel tax collected in Revelstoke into the fund, which is
earmarked for tourism infrastructure projects. In Revelstoke it’s been used for things like snowmobile facility upgrades, improvements at the Mt. Macpherson Nordic centre and many more tourism-related capital projects. The 2012 total is significant because the funding formula changed when the HST was implemented, but then reverted back to the old formula after the
HST was rejected in B.C. The province and the City of Revelstoke then signed a new agreement, which runs from 2012– 2016. With new hotels now completed, and more in development, it seems likely the fund will grow each. Of course, the formula is dependant on hotel room occupancy, which is always at the whim of the economy.
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Dog rescued after three-vehicle crash in Rogers Pass Trigg went missing following crash that sent his owner to hospital with minor injuries Alex Cooper
A missing dog was found the day after it became lost following a crash in Glacier National Park on Friday. Trigg, a 10-month-old, 90-per-cent wolf dog was found by its owner at around 11 a.m. last Friday, a day after it went missing. The crash took place on Dec. 27 just after 1 p.m. near the Loop Brook Bridge, six kilometres west of the Rogers Pass summit, said Marnie DiGiandomenico, a spokesperson for Parks Canada. “Essentially one vehicle fish-tailed and tried to recover and in that process they sideswiped a truck that was towing a trailer with two snowmobiles ... and another vehicle,” she said. Sgt. Kim Hall of the Revelstoke RCMP said that an eastbound Toyota Tacoma skidded and collided with two westbound vehicles – a Subaru and a Dodge Ram towing two snowmobiles. The 28-year-old driver of the Tacoma experienced minor injuries and was taken to Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke.
One person out of three in the Subaru had minor injuries and was treated on scene, and the two occupants of the Dodge Ram were uninjured. In the aftermath, the dog Trigg that belonged to the driver of the Tacoma ran off. The Times Review published an article about the missing dog online. It quickly became one of the most read stories across Black Press’ network of papers and Sgt. Hall said many calls came in about the missing dog. “Parks was able to give him some food but he was very timid and ran away from them,” she said. On Friday morning the owner went to look for Trigg and found him near the site of the crash. The cause of the crash is unkown. DriveBC reported compact snow and slippery sections through the park, though DiGiandomenico and Hall said road conditions were good. “We do have good road conditions but we are experiencing high traffic volumes and speed is always a factor,” said DiGiandomenico.
Trigg was found after spending a night in Rogers Pass.
Pharmacy loyalty program ban riles points customers Jeff Nagel Black Press
Pharmacies in B.C. may soon be banned from giving out loyalty points to customers if a proposed reform is approved. The College of Pharmacists of British Columbia wants to block pharmacies such as Shopper’s Drug Mart and Canada Safeway from awarding points to their loyalty card holders out of concern the bonuses spur some patients to make poor decisions. The regulatory body argues loyalty points are a powerful lure for some customers, who may wait longer than they should to fill a prescription in order to get a bigger points bonus offered at a later date. “These delays could negatively impact on that patient’s health and cause serious shortand long-term effects,” according to the college. “Pharmacists have seen examples of patients making choices based on the inducement, contrary to what is best for their health.” It also says patients with thirdparty insurance who don’t pay out of pocket may keep refilling a prescription after they no longer need it in order to collect more points. The college calls it a drain on limited health care dollars and says drugs that are never used by the intended patient may be abused by others or diverted to the illegal drug trade. Privacy is also an issue – the pharmacists’ body argues data
A proposed ban on using loyalty cards for prescription drug purchases has upset some customers, but The College of Pharmacists of B.C. believes it’s necessary to protect health. Jeff Nagel/Black Press
on a customer’s pharmacy spending frequency shouldn’t be used by company loyalty programs to build marketing profiles, even though data on actual medical conditions and drug purchases are kept confidential. Once the temptation of points is eliminated, the college says, patients may be more likely to choose a pharmacy and pharmacist based on their own merits, not their ability to issue inducements. Air Miles and Shopper’s Optimum point collectors have been campaigning against the proposal, saying loyalty programs provide a small bonus on the thousands of dollars some patients with chronic diseases pay for medication each year. “We spend our money to pay for our prescriptions, therefore why can we not earn rewards for it?” Safeway shopper Jaime Kichok asked on Facebook. “What makes a prescription purchase any different than any other
purchase? It’s really because the small independent pharmacies can’t compete. Why is that our problem and why are we being penalized for it?” Air Miles Canada calls the proposal “unfair to customers” and anti-competitive, while Safeway says it sees no evidence Air Miles collecting harms patients. People have until Dec. 28 to comment on the proposed ban on the college of pharmacists website (www.bcpharmacists.org) before the college’s board decides whether to push ahead. B.C.’s health minister Margaret MacDiarmid will have the final say on whether the ban is imposed. The proposed reform mirrors similar steps taken in Ontario and Quebec and it’s also under consideration in Alberta. B.C. already banned pharmacies from offering points or other inducements on the portion of prescriptions covered by PharmaCare since mid-2011.
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TROUT LAKE TRACKER BY LINDA WALL
Trout Lake had a rather extended fall this year, which allowed bonus time to top off winter wood supplies and complete outdoor chores that are usually left until the very last moment. And now we shovel. The Trout Lake Community Club held an extraordinary general meeting on Oct. 6, where 12 members attended. To date, the 2012–13 membership stands at 108 members. The short meeting agenda recapped the club’s activities this year, which included the completed work on the community hall doors and the purchase of a metal cemetery
sign. Winter exercise classes are in full swing at the community hall. Everyone is welcome to attend Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Each one-hour class offers Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and a variety of other workout routines. There is no charge for TLCC members but non-members are asked to donate $2 or buy a Club membership for $5. Cribbage nights continue during the winter months at the Trout Lake community hall. Organizer, Mike Rankin, generally has twelve to fifteen participants join in the monthly event. The entry fee is $5 per person. HMC Services Inc. held their annual stakeholders meeting on Oct. 31 at the community hall. A number of principal parties were on hand to discuss local highway concerns and the winter maintenance program. Telus held a town meeting at the community hall on Nov. 29, at which nearly 30 residents attended. Telus representatives were
Southern Interior general manager, Steve Jenkins; Telus ambassador Aurora Sekela; and field manager Chris Ridge. During the presentation, Steve clarified the purpose of the government deferral account program and its effect on highspeed Internet service into the Trout Lake area. Telus’s directive from the deferral program was to install the fibre optic connection to Trout Lake. Once that directive was complete, Telus would be obliged to enter into a partnership with any existing, local Internet service provider (ISP). What this means is that Telus will now provide a wholesale service to the Trout Lake BC Internet Society (TLBCIS), the local ISP, as they already have the Internet infrastructure in place. TLBCIS has an expansive Internet coverage area from Trout Lake to Halcyon Hot Springs, which dwarfs the Telus range of 4.2 kilometres from the point of presence (POP) at the Trout Lake townsite. Telus representatives assured the audience
that working with TLBCIS, they would ‘do what needs to be done’ to get residents connected. TLBCIS President, John Wall, spoke with a number of potential subscribers at the conclusion of the meeting to explain that TLBCIS also remains committed to getting the Internet service to their residences. John Wall is happy that subscribers can expect improved Internet service with fibre optic connection speeds greatly increased allowing faster download and upload response times. Now that we are settling into our Trout Lake winter, we can reflect on our accomplishments from 2012 and ponder opportunities that may lie ahead in the New Year. From my home to yours, I wish you all the best in 2013! Cheers! Trout Lake resident Linda Wall’s quarterly Trout Lake Tracker column chronicles the life and times of the small rural community located south of Revelstoke.
Art competitions celebrate Revelstoke anniversaries Times Review staff
Revelstoke artists are invited to participate in two art contests that will mark significant Revelstoke anniversaries. The Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation is celebrating
COM M UN ITY its 20th anniversary in 2013 and is seeking to commission an artist to create a work from a nine-foot slab of cedar. Contact the Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation for
details and submit your design by Feb. 10 to be eligible. The Bygone Era Entertainment Society Mural Project is seeking a designer for a panel mural for the
McKinnon Building, which turns 100 years old in 2013. The building currently hosts the Nickelodeon Museum. The society will award the winning designer $250. Contact the museum for more information. The deadline is Feb. 10.
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Thursday, January 3
TURTLE MOUNTAIN Local jazz band. Part of
the StokeFM Frostbite Concert Series. Live at the Big Eddy Pub. 7 p.m. DANIEL SKY Toronto-based musician weaves folk, rock, pop, punk, swing and blues to share his love of Canadian landscapes and lyrical images. Fri, Jan. 4 to Sat, Jan. 12 FREERIDE WORLD TOUR Many of the world’s best skiers and snowboarders descend on Revelstoke for a week-long competition in the bowls of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. The competition is scheduled for Monday Jan. 7, weather pending. Events associated with the tour are marked with an asterisk.
Friday, January 4
REVELSTOKE GRIZZLIES vs. Sicamous Eagles. At the Revelstoke Forum. 7 p.m. $10. *BIGLINES.COM PRESENTS FREERIDE FEST KICK OFF PARTY Come kick off the
Freeride Fest with slideshows on some of Canada’s most burly first descents presented by local ski legends Doug Sproule, Kevin Hjertaas and Johnny Foon. Afterwards groove to live gypsy jazz with Gadjology. at the Big Eddy Pub at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, with proceeds going to the Revelstoke Adaptive Snow Sports Program.
Saturday, January 5
IRONMAN CURLING A draw to the button,
solo one-day curling event at the Revelstoke Curling Club. Contact the club at 250-837-4356 for more info. *SHRED WITH THE STARS An opportunity for a free ski & snowboard clinic with the some of the stars of the Freeride World Tour! Spots are limited so sign up at the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre or call 250-814-5060 and tell them you want to ski with the stars. Meet at Mackenzie Outpost
at the top of the Revelstoke Gondola at Revelstoke Mountain Resort at 1 p.m. *DJ FREDDY J rocks the River City Pub. 10 p.m.
Sat, Jan. 5, and Sun. Jan. 6
CANUCK SPLITFEST A two day celebration of splitboarding. Come go touring with friends, demo a splitboard, and take in presentations by industry pros and splitboarding gurus and more. The Hillcrest Hotel is serving as the hub of activities. For more information see www.splitboarders.ca. Sunday, January 6 *THE CABIN PRESENTS: PINK TACO POSSE The Cabin presents their weekly all girl
snowboard session at RMR with special guest riders from the Freeride World Tour. Meet at Mackenzie Outpost at the top of the Revelation Gondola at RMR at noon. The after party if at the Cabin starting at 3:30 p.m.
*FREERIDE WORLD TOUR OPENING CEREMONIES & BIB DRAW Come watch
the athletes draw their starting number for the big event at the official opening ceremonies for the 2013 FWT stop in Revelstoke. 6-8 p.m. at RMR base village. *3X3 BOWL OFF The Cabin presents Revelstoke vs. the world bowl off. Brush up on your bowling skills because this locals versus the athletes & sponsors of the FWT showdown will end with a day of cat skiing up for the winning team. Spots are limited so call The Cabin at 250 837 2144 to enter. Start at 8 p.m.
Monday, January 7
*FREERIDE WORLD TOUR COMPETITION DAY Skiers and snowboarders tackle Mac Daddy in this day long competition. Come watch it live from the top of Montana Bowl or catch the web stream at home. The date is weather pending, so check the Freeride Fest Facebook page for
*FREERIDE WORLD TOUR AWARDS CEREMONY Watch the winners get crowned, weather pending. At the base of RMR. 5 p.m.
*FREERIDE WORLD TOUR WRAP UP PARTY Shake your booty to live music from
John Jenkins with the athletes of the FWT as they celebrate the end of the event. At the Last Drop at 9 p.m.
Tuesday, January 8
*GET THE GIRLS OUT! OFFICIAL FREERIDE FLASH MOB Ladies young and old,
meet at the top of the Stoke Chair for Revelstoke’s first official freeride flash mob with the female athletes of the FWT. 1 p.m. The apres party is at Benoit’s at 3:30 p.m.
*ART OF FREERIDING PRO PHOTOGRAPHER CHALLENGE Five photographers will
have spent four days working with top athletes taking pictures in and around Revelstoke. Come watch the results at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are $15, with the proceeds going to StokeFM. Starts at 6:30 p.m. The after party is at Benoit’s at 9 p.m. Wednesday, January 9 BROWN BAG HISTORY on Revelstoke in 1913. Enjoy a talk on Revelstoke’s history by Cathy English, the curator of the Revelstoke Museum & Archives. 12:15 p.m. $5.
*SPECIAL EDITION VIDIOTS COMPETITION Skier vs. snowboarder video showdown.
Anyone can enter by dropping off their video at the Village Idiot by 5 p.m. There are prizes for the best Vidiot. At the Village Idiot. 7-9 p.m. *TREVOR ANDREW Live at the Cabin. 9 p.m.
*WICKED WEDNESDAY & RED BULL RELEASE PARTY At the River City Pub. 10 p.m.
FARM & CRAFT MARKET Find crafts,
produce, baked goods, and more at the winter market. At the community centre from 12-5 p.m.
*RETRO MOVIE NIGHT: FEATURING SKI PATROL Put on your best retro ski gear,
catch the classic ski movie Ski Patrol and show your support for RMR patrol and avalanche dog handlers. At the Roxy Theatre. 6:30 p.m. $10, with proceeds going to Revelstoke Canine Search & Rescue Dogs. A YOGI’S JOURNEY Reincarnation – a free lecture by world renowned yoga master Balakhilya das. At Okanagan College from 7-9 p.m. DEVON COYOTE Kelowna singer-songwriter brings his foot-stomping and energetic performance to the Last Drop. 9 p.m. *JIM JACK MEMORIAL PARTY Come pay tribute to the former president of the International Freeskiing Association and former head judge of the Freeskiing World Tour, who died in an avalanche last February. With music by Stuck on Honey. At the Big Eddy Pub. Part of the StokeFM Frostbite Concert Series. 9 p.m.
Friday, January 11
*HIP HOP FOR HUNGER Hip hop band the
Ripple Effect offers a free lunch hour show to students of Revelstoke, with the donation of a food bank item. At Revelstoke Secondary School at noon. REVELSTOKE GRIZZLIES vs. Sicamous Eagles. At the Revelstoke Forum. 7 p.m. $10. A YOGI’S JOURNEY To the Spiritual World – a free lecture by world renowned yoga master Balakhilya das. At Okanagan College from 7-9 p.m. WILLHORSE A high energy southern-rock band with captivating melodies and thrilling harmonies. Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.
Thursday, January 10
Splitfest moves to town
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Splitboarders head up in an alpine area of Rogers Pass during the 2012 Canuck Splitfest. The gathering of splitboarders, now in its third year, is moving its base of operations to the Hillcrest Hotel after the closer of the Glacier Park Lodge in Glacier National Park. The event provides an opportunity for splitboarders from all over to meet up and go riding, listen to a variety of presentations from professionals and slitboarding gurus, and demo splitboards from companies like title sponsor Prior and local manufacturer Trapper. The event takes place this weekend, Jan. 5-6, and the main off-slope activities are in the evening of Jan. 5 at the Hillcrest. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review file photo
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Mac Daddy, on the east face of Mount Mackenzie, is set to play host to the Freeride World Tour this year.
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When the Freeskiing World Tour came to Revelstoke last year, it marked a first – a combined stop of the FWT; its European-based counterpart, the Freeride World Tour; and the Masters of Snowboarding. The event brought a who’s who of competitive freeskiing and snowboarding to Revelstoke for a week-long event that culminated in a snowboarding competition on Mac Face, and a skiing competition down the imposing Mac Daddy venue on the backside of Mount Mackenzie. The success of the event led to a merger of the three tours into one, with the unwieldy full name of the Swatch Freeride World Tour by the North Face. (We’ll refer to it as the FWT from here on out). The new tour kicks off this week in Revelstoke. “I think the aspect is that it is truly a world tour is significant and with the amalgamations of the three tours coming together, it puts it on that world platform,” said Sarah Windsor, the marketing and communications co-ordinator for Revelstoke Mountain Resort. “Revelstoke being the only resort to host it and only one of two in North America, I think that’s pretty significant.” According to Windsor, the combined tour event last year greatly increased the resort’s exposure in Europe, with significant media coverage, including a
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television broadcast. “That in itself was a huge plus for us, just getting the name Revelstoke out there,” she said. “Whether it’s people watching that know about the sport or just something someone catches on television, it’s a great exposure for Revelstoke as a destination.” The Revelstoke stop is the first of the six on the FWT. This year’s tour marks a significant change in the way the event is managed. There is no longer a qualifying day for competition hopefuls. Instead, the main event has been compressed to a one-day competition that will see snowboarders and skiers compete on the Mac Daddy venue, a steep, 700-metre vertical face riddled with cliffs. “The combination of the snowboarders and the skiers on the same venue, competing on the same day is going to make it interesting, for sure. It’s a totally different aspect from the spectators side and the competitors side,” said Windsor. “I think them upping it on the level of the competitors being pre-qualified will make it a bigger, better tour overall.” This year will see new champions crowned in both the men’s and women’s skiing competitions, with last year’s winners Kye Petersen and Angel Collinson opting out. Still, the list of skiers is impressive. On the men’s side Reine Barkered and Josh Daiek, who were the overall winners of the Freeride and Freeski World Tours, respectively, will be here. So will Drew Tabke and
Aurelien Ducroz, who finished second and third overall in the Freeride World Tour. Other favorites are Oakley White-Allen, who finished second here last year, Adrien Coirier, who posted the best run on the Mac Daddy venue last year and Lars Chickering-Ayers, who won in Revelstoke two years ago but didn’t compete last year. On the women’s side Christine Hargin and Crystal Wright, the respective winners of the Freeride and Freeski tours will be here. Eva Walkner, who finished second in the Freeride tour, is also a favourite. Amongst the snowboarders, our pick for the men’s side is Xavier de La Rue, who has shown himself to be one of the top big mountain snowboarders in the world. His top competition will be Jonathan Charlet, who was the overall winner of last year’s Freeride tour, and Ralph Backstrom, who won last year’s Revelstoke event. On the women’s side, Maria De Bari, who won last year’s competition and overall title, won’t be here. That leaves the door open for Margot Rozies and Shanna Yates, who finished second and third overall last year. Where can you watch the competition? Last year about 100 people hiked out to the top of Montana Bowl, outside the southern boundary of RMR, to take in the action. The location provides the best sight lines for the entire venue. For everyone else, the feed is streamed online at www.
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Clockwise from above: Spectators take in the competition last year.; An unknown snowboarder hits a huge air during last year’s competition.; Crystal Wright vaults into second place during last year’s event. Alex Cooper and Aaron Orland0/Revelstoke Times Review
freerideworldtour.com. Windsor is hoping some of the bars and restaurants will show the stream on their TVs, so people can watch there too.
Presenting Freeride Fest Running alongside the Freeride World Tour this year will be Freeride Fest, the first of what Sarah Windsor hopes will become an annual event celebrating Revelstoke’s freeride culture and the high calibre athletes that call the town home. “Down the road, if the Freeride World Tour doesn’t come again or moves on to another venue, or whatever happens, we still have that Freeride Fest that’s our own thing to do for Revelstoke, locally,” she said. This year’s event is being organized by Izzy Lynch and she has put together a series of events both on and off the mountain that will run alongside the tour. The fest kicks off this Friday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. with the Biglines. com Kick Off Party at the Big Eddy Pub. The party will feature presentations of several burly first descents by local ski legends Doug Sproule, Kevin Hjertaas and Johnny Foon. That will be followed by music by gypsy jazz band Gadjology.
On Saturday is Shred With the Stars, a chance to ski and snowboard with some of the top athletes from the FWT. Sign up is through the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre and the clinic starts at the top of the Revelation Gondola at 1 p.m. That night there is an athlete’s welcome party at Wino’s. On Sunday, The Cabin is hosting the Pink Taco Posse, an allgirl snowboard session featuring guest riders from the FWT. Meet at the top of the Revelation Gondola at noon. The after party is at The Cabin at 3:30 p.m. The official opening ceremonies of the FWT take place at the base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort Sunday at 6 p.m. The competitors will draw their bibs to determine the start order for the event. The action then moves to The Cabin for a 3X3 bowl off between locals and athletes & sponsors of the FWT. Call The Cabin at 250837-2144 to enter. The competition is set for Monday, Jan. 7, weather pending. If it goes off, the awards ceremony is scheduled for the base of RMR at 5 p.m. That night, John Jenkins will play at the official competition wrap-up party at the Last Drop, starting at 9 p.m. On Tuesday, ladies are asked to grab their friends and show up at the top of the Stoke Chair at 1 p.m.
for Get the Girls Out – an all female mer president of the International out to ‘80s bingo at the Big Eddy flash mob with female athletes of Freeskiing Association and former Pub to raise money for the Live It! the FWT (if they’re not competing). head judge of the Freeskiing World Love It! Foundation. On Saturday, Jan. 12, the last That night, the Art of Freeriding Tour, who died in an avalanche Pro Photographer Challenge takes near Steven’s Pass, Washington, possible weather day for the event, place at the Revelstoke Perform- last February. Stuck On Honey will the final party will be at the River ing Arts Centre. From Jan. 4-7. five provide the tunes, starting at 9 p.m. City Pub, where DJ Praiz will hit the decks. photographers will have teamed up at the Big Eddy Pub. “I think Izzy’s done a really good On Friday, hip hop group The with their athletes for four days of shooting. On Tuesday, they will Ripple Effect will play a free lunch job,” said Windsor. “It looks like a present the slideshows of their pho- hour show at Revelstoke Secondary good, diverse amount of activities tos from RMR and surrounding School. Admission is by donation every day. It’s not just a party in a backcountry. Tickets are $15 and to the food bank. That night, come bar.” proceeds go to StokeFM. The apres party is Benoit’s Wine Bar. On Wednesday, the Village Idiot is hosting a special VIDIOTS competition. Bring in your best ski or snowboard video for a chance to win a prize. Later, Trevor Andrew plays at The Cabin and Wicked Tuesday 1 pm - 4 pm Wednesday’s will take hold of Wednesday 1 pm - 4 pm the River City Pub. Thursday 1 pm - 4 pm On Thursday, the third annual retro ski day takes place Friday 1 pm - 4 pm at the Roxy Theatre starting at 6:30 p.m. Come decked out DONATIONS ACCEPTED in your best retro ski gear to For pickup call take in the movie Ski Patrol 837-5990 or 837-4329 and show support for RMR’s 622 2nd Street West patrol and avalanche dog handlers. Tickets are $10 and proWATCH FOR $2.00 BAG WEEK ceeds go to Revelstoke Canine Attention service groups, community and non-profit Search and Rescue Dogs. organizations, Kevin & Cathy Blakely of the Revelstoke McDonald's are pleased to sponsor this spot to present Afterwards there is a memo1880 Trans-Canada Hwy. your message. Please call Mavis Cann at the Times rial party for Jim Jack, the for250.837.6230 Review with your information at 250-837-4667.
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Top left: The 24-sided building features a sunroof dome complemented by a sustainablyharvested cedar ceiling. Top right: The entrance to Monashee Mandala lays at the top of forest path in the Begbie Bench area. Bottom right: The view through the forest looks towards Mount Cartier. The property features forest pathways leading from the facility.
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Monashee Mandala, a new healing retreat in the Begbie Bench area, is the creation of Heather Sproule and friends. The beautiful centre opened for a 10-day series of workshops starting on the winter solstice. They included Yoga, meditiation and presentations by healing facilitators. The centre is a 30-foot-wide circular, 24-sided retreat featuring a natural cedar ceiling, a cork floor and stunning, tranquil forest views towards Mt. Cartier across the Columbia. “We’re hoping to bring all the facilitators in the area together to teach people how to cope with the stresses of living right now, during this transition to a new level of consciousness and living a more holistic lifestyle,” Sproule said. “[It’s about] giving people tools so they can help themselves.” Sproule has taught Yoga in Revelstoke for about 10 years, and is currently studying Ayurvedic medicine. The Mandala is a by-donation community centre for those interested in spirituality and is not operating as a business. She hopes the centre can help grow the local spiritual community. “There’s definately a very large community of people in this town who are interested in a more spiritual lifestyle, when they have the time for it. I think that over the next little while it will come into fruition,” she said. Find Monashee Mandala on Facebook.
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for failing to meet the deadline for all 1.87 million meters across the province. BC Hydro has been dogged by political and citizen protests about the cost of the refit and persistent claims of various hazards from the meters. Installers have also encountered meters made inaccessible by construction of garages, decks and other structures that covered them. Some homeowners who refused replacement of mechanical meters now worry that they will be on the hook for costs if their old meter equipment fails after they refused the upgrade. BC Hydro spokesman Greg Alexis said the one-year delay, originally signalled in a November finance ministry update, doesn’t
change the utility’s target of the 2014 fiscal year to implement the entire system. Meters are only a small part of a province-wide grid that will automatically report power outages and offer customers a real-time display of their power consumption. The Clean Energy Act was the culmination of former premier Gordon Campbell’s climate and energy strategy. It exempted the wireless meter project, the proposed Site C dam on the Peace River, and an array of private power proposals from scrutiny by the B.C. Utilities Commission. NDP energy critic John Horgan has said he supports a review of the wireless grid proposal and other major projects by the utilities commission.
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Hockey volunteer Dennis Berarducci earns citizen of the year Berarducci has been a fixture at the Revelstoke Forum since the days of the Revelstoke Selkirks, Revelstoke Rockets, Revelstoke Merchants, Revelstoke Mighty Mites, Revelstoke Minor Hockey and, of course, the Revelstoke Grizzlies Aaron Orlando
Jim Robson? Jim Hughson? Bob Cole? Foster Hewitt? Danny Gallivan? Were any of these famous play-by-play artists Dennis Berarducci’s inspiration for his announcements at hockey games at the Revelstoke Forum? No, the newly awarded Revelstoke Citizen of the Year told me. It was Bernard Nelson, the announcer for Revelstoke’s Tournament of Champions that made him want to be behind the microphone. “He inspired me, and I always said to myself as a kid, ‘I want to do that someday,’ and here I am.” And he never even really met Nelson, just admired his work from the crowd watching the ski jumpers. Berarducci has been a fixture as a volunteer at the Forum since the mid 1970s, which is one of the reasons he earned the citizen of the year nod from the Revelstoke Lions Club. He started when his kids got into hockey, where he filled a number of roles for the Revelstoke Mighty Mites and still volunteers with Revelstoke Minor Hockey to this day. “Minor hockey treats me like gold,” Berarducci said. “I can’t say enough thanks to them and their organization.” He then served as a goal judge and timekeeper for the Revelstoke Selkirks senior men’s team before getting involved with the booster club for the Revelstoke Rockets, a Junior A team in the early 1980s. Berarducci also served as a goal judge and timekeeper for the Revelstoke Merchants senior men’s team in the ‘80s and early ‘90s. Of course, he now serves behind the mic at the Revelstoke Forum for the Revelstoke Grizzlies, and also volunteers for Revelstoke Minor Hockey. “Usually on the weekends I’m there all weekend,” he said. He’s won accolades for his involvement with hockey before. He was awarded the Heather Ward Memorial Trophy for a dedicated minor hockey volunteer in 2006. He was awarded a Life Members’ Award by BC Hockey in 2010, something he remembers with pride. Through it all he collected local hockey memorabilia, including news story clippings and collectibles, which led to the creation of The History of
Hockey Society. Its creation started when he was rummaging through boxes with his brother. “I gathered up so much memorabilia over the years, and I had it just sitting at home,” Berarducci said. “He said, ‘You should do what they do in the Montreal Forum,’” his brother suggested. “And I said what’s that?” Trophy cases adorned with memorabilia adorn the concourse level of the famed Montreal venue. He managed to get a few unused cases from the parks department and started the collection that now rings the Revelstoke Forum. Berarducci is a hockey history buff, and lists off professional or drafted players whose hockey journey came through Revelstoke. Ron Flockart, Darren Cota, Sandy Molger, Bruce Holloway and Aaron Volpatti are some examples. He’s also proud of those who made it to college via hockey, or are college-bound, such as recent Grizzlies Riley Hunt and Jeff Jones. “Revelstoke’s got a lot of hockey talent,” he said. It’s not just about those that make it to the big leagues. “The kids just enlighten you. Just to see their progression through the year, year after year is just absolutely amazing to watch,” he said. “Whether they go on to play any higher level of hockey … it’s still an amazing development process.” The History of Hockey isn’t just about preserving and presenting memorabilia. They also provide bursaries for graduating students and assistance for children interested in skating. “It is community money going back into the community,” Berarducci said. “The reason we are there is to help less fortunate kids in hockey or figure skating.” Dennis was also cited for his work with Revelstoke Vintage Car Club, where he serves as president, putting on events like the summertime show ‘n’ shine in downtown Revelstoke. Berarducci has been involved with car clubs since the late 1960s, and answered one of those questions I’ve been meaning to ask for years: Why is the Lord’s car club called that? He explained it came from an early meeting in 1969 when they were searching for a name, when a vision struck one of the members – but it wasn’t a holy one.
Dennis Berarducci has been named Citizen of the Year by the Revelstoke Lions Club. He was cited for his decades of volunteer work with youth hockey, and for his involvement with the Revelstoke Vintage Car Club. Below left: The Santa Parade is the traditional public debut for the new citizen of the year. Below right: Berarducci accepts his BC Hockey Life Members’ Award in 2010 at a ceremony in Prince George. Photos top, bottom left by Aaron Orlando, Bottom left courtesy BC Hockey
A member saw the name on a cigar box that was sitting around and suggested it – it stuck. Berarducci still has the original-issue Lord’s jacket. Dennis was known as the hot dog man for much of his life. Along with his wife Glenalee, he operated a hot dog stand on the corner of First Street and Mackenzie Avenue, just next to what was then the offices of the Revelstoke Review. “I met people from all over the world,” he said of the work.
He still loves hot dogs, but doesn’t eat them anymore. “I had a heart attack,” he said with a laugh. Berarducci was just wrapping up at a hockey game in December when Una McInnes of the Revelstoke Lions Club came up and told him the news. “I guess you could have knocked me over with a feather – I had no idea,” he said. “I volunteer because I enjoy doing what I do and have fun doing it. To me, it’s just part of my winters.
“I’ve been very lucky. That’s all I can say. It’s very humbling. I volunteer because I enjoy it – I don’t volunteer for the recognition. I think all the people on that trophy are the same – I don’t think one of them ever thought they’d been awarded,” he added. Dennis would like to thank his wife Glenalee, those who nominated him and the Revelstoke Lions Club for the award.
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Fines up to $100,000 for failing to remove threats like quagga mussels, invasive species Tom Fletcher Black Press
VICTORIA – Releasing a snakehead fish into B.C. waters could cost you up to $250,000. The B.C. government has amended its controlled alien species regulation to impose steep fines for releasing invasive fish such as the snakehead, a Chinese import with a voracious appetite and the ability to wiggle across land to get to new waterways. A snakehead fish discovered in a pond in Burnaby Central Park in June forced environment ministry biologists to pump the lake level down so it could be captured. The toothy beasts were being imported and sold alive in Asian specialty food stores. The new regulations also aim to
stop the spread of zebra or quagga mussels that can attach themselves to boats and equipment and infest lakes. Failure to remove those mussels, alive or dead, can trigger a fine of up to $100,000. “The impact of the snakehead and zebra mussel in other jurisdictions has been devastating to those local ecosystems,” Environment Minister Terry Lake said Thursday, announcing the latest changes. The regulations also prohibit possession and breeding of identified high-risk aquatic species. They expand the reach of legislation passed in 2009 that restricted ownership and breeding of tigers, snakes, crocodiles and a long list of other exotic animals. Added to the list are species of monitor lizard that grow to more than two metres long or otherwise represent a threat
to public safety. B.C.’s restrictions for private zoos were passed after a woman was killed by a Bengal tiger kept in a cage at an exotic animal attraction on a farm near 100 Mile House in 2007. The new regulations add definitions for “accredited zoo or aquarium” as well as schools and research facilities that are permitted to possess exotic animals for study purposes. The regulation requires owners of controlled species to apply for permits. Conservation officers have authority to seize animals that are considered an immediate threat to health and safety of people. More information is available on the B.C. government website at http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/ wildlifeactreview/cas/
With its gnarly teeth and ability to wiggle across land to new water bodies, this snakehead fish attracted media attention when it was removed from a pond in Burnaby Central Park in June. Less attention-grabbing species can be even more destructive, like zebra mussels and a feared potential quagga mussel exposure in the Shuswap in 2012. Black Press
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