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Embedded premieres in Revelstoke Roxy Theatre to Revelstoke-made low budget feature film Canada debut at Roxy launch film society Facing challenging economic conditions, Roxy Theatre owner Carl Rankin launches Revy Film Society to attract grassroots community involvement and new content, direction for town hub Aaron Orlando

Roxy Theatre owner Carl Rankin has formed a new independent film society and wants energetic community members to get involved as directors and members to help attract new initiatives, new crowds and new attractions to the heritage Roxy Theatre. The realtor and businessperson tells me he’s a passionate film fan, but he’s just spread too thin to take on many initiatives needed to keep the Mackenzie Avenue anchor afloat. Rankin tells me his age a few times (and tells me not to print it as many times) and concedes he needs an injection of youthful, enthusiastic theatre fans who’ll bring new ideas and social networking skills to help the theatre. Big screen TVs, online access to media and changing socialization patterns are squeezing small town movie theatres. But also, the big studio system takes its toll, demanding a bigger and bigger cut of door receipts, rang-

ing from about 50—70 per cent of the door for big blockbusters. “You make $5,000 a week on a big movie and you have to give away $3,000. It’s not fun,” Rankin said. Rankin was inspired by a story in the Globe and Mail that featured the extensive measures community groups on Vancouver Island were taking to preserve their hometown theatres, including raising tens of thousands to keep the doors open on assets that served as de facto community centres. He’s hoping to generate some of that momentum here. What new ideas does he want to pursue with the newly-minted Revy Film Society? He’s looking to partner with prominent film festivals in Toronto and Vancouver to see about bringing their offerings here. The Roxy has a state-of-the-art digital system with the “best digital, the best sound” that can be used for live events like playoff hockey, concerts or

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Don Knodel stars as TV reporter James Parnell alongside actor Steve Thackray as Sheriff Mike Hoffler in the low budget thriller Embedded, which was filmed in Revelstoke in 2010. Revelstoke was transformed into Hatts Creek, USA, as you can tell from the temporary sign and American flag on city hall. The film makes its Canadian premiere on Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Roxy Theatre. Still from Embedded contributed by Don Knodel Aaron Orlando

Revelstoke audiences will finally get a look at their home town through the lens of Revelstoke-born director Micheal Bafaro when Embedded has its Canadian premiere at the Roxy Theatre on Feb. 28. The low-budget ‘found film’ genre thriller was filmed here in 2010 and features lots of local tal-

ent in small parts and as extras. Even mayor David Raven helped out with the production when he toured the area with the producers to do some amateur location scouting. The retired forester showed them around the Blanket Creek area where many of the outdoor scenes were filmed. Embedded tells the tale of a former big-time television reporter whose career has taken

a turn for the worse. He’s reporting from rural Montana when he’s called to the fictional town of Hatts Creek, to cover the story of a 12-year-old boy who’s gone missing in the woods. The reporter joins the police and a posse of hunters who form a search party (hence ‘Embedded’) and venture into the forest. The townsfolk suspect a grizzly

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Men in crisis: Focusing on mental health services in Revelstoke Does Revelstoke have adequate mental health and counselling services for men? What more can be done to help men struggling through crisis? Part one of a two-part exploration. Aaron Orlando

Does Revelstoke have adequate mental health and counselling services for men in crisis? Two high profile incidents in the past months involving men who ended their lives has underscored the need for awareness of services and resources available and a discussion on what more can be done in Revelstoke.

As a community, Revelstoke is full of passionate and active advocates for a spectrum of community services. High profile local organizations and individuals champion services for children, youth, seniors, women or families – I’m sure you could list a couple for each category. Who would you turn to if your brother, son or father was struggling with family challenges, mental health conditions, relationship

breakdown of substance abuse problems? In a two-part series, we speak with service providers and advocates about services currently available in the community and what more can be done.

Interior Health emphasizes responsive network of services I spoke with two senior mental health representatives at Interior Health on conference call. Cliff

Cross is the Director of Mental Health and Substance Use Services for Interior Health’s community integration portfolio. Diana Gawne is the Mental Health and Substance Use manager for Vernon, Revelstoke and Salmon Arm. Gawne, who grew up at Rogers Pass and Revelstoke, explains that our community has high levels of medical mental health services compared to regional communities of a similar size. While the services may not have as high a public profile as others offered in the community, Cross and Gawne emphasize that there are a range of mental health

and counselling services available through an accessible network At Queen Victoria Hospital, staff include a full-time psychiatrist, a full-time nurse clinician, counselling services, a full-time substance use clinician, and part-time workers in counselling, life skills and community support outreach. The services in Revelstoke are linked to regional programs and services, including a 17-bed mental health unit in Vernon. “The resources in Revelstoke stack up better than anywhere,” Cross said.

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Revelstoke Golf Club woes add up to $600,000 bill for taxpayers City taxpayers on the hook for unexpected $592,000 bill after major woes uncovered at Revelstoke Golf Club Aaron Orlando

Civic notes from the Feb. 12 city council meeting. *** You don’t golf, so you don’t pay green fees, right? Think again. City council was confronted with an unexpected $592,000 bill at their Feb. 12 meeting after a staff investigation into the Revelstoke Golf Club clubhouse and out-buildings found many engineering issues that will need remediation, some immediately. The report notes the buildings at the golf course are owned by the city and that taxpayers are liable for any issues arising from the problems. The facilities are managed by the Revelstoke Golf Club. The problems include structural issues in the clubhouse and some outbuildings, as well as electrical and plumbing deficiencies. City engineering director Mike Thomas said about $45,000 was needed right now to deal with lifesafety issues. Council resolved to ask the city’s economic development office to see if there was outside funding available for the renovations. In discussion, council conceded the city was on the hook for the costs. “This is a $600,000 bill at the end of the day,” said mayor David Raven. They discussed the need for a five-year business plan for the club. The Times Review asked how the facility could be left for management by an independent club without adequate city oversight, yet tax-

payers were responsible for liability and the bill. Mayor Raven said issues became apparent last year and that the city had been working on the problems behind the scenes. “There’s no question that the outcome we’re faced with here is finally the first time that we’ve actually got a good number and a good look at those buildings,” Raven said. Coun. Tony Scarcella oversees the club as part of his council portfolio. He said the club had operated on a year-to-year basis and were now working with the city to come up with a five-year business plan.

Spruce trees at Revelstoke Community Centre to come down A lone protest vote by Coun. Chris Johnston wasn’t enough to save the two large spruce trees in the community centre parking lot, which council scheduled for an appointment with a chainsaw to make way for a new bus stop. A staff report outlined plans for the new bus stop requested by the Revelstoke Senior Citizens’ Association, which will include new plants and trees. It also said the spruces were outgrowing their current location and were damaging pavement and possibly the sewer. “I just get the sense that this is a foregone conclusion from staff,” Johnston told his fellow councillors of his objection. “There hasn’t been

a great deal of consultation.” Parks committee representative Gary Starling said the trees “would probably have to come out regardless” because they are overgrown. The city’s environmental advisory committee and the North Columbia Environmental Society had objected to the removals.

City adopts Youth Advisory Committee idea City council began the process to create a Youth Advisory Committee, asking for terms of reference for the new committee. The change came at the request of the staff, who noted the city manages a Columbia Basin Trust contract to hire a youth coordinator. Current coordinator Meghan Shandro has been involved in several youth initiatives and is seeking to “de-silo” youth opportunities in the community.

Micro-Hydro for Revelstoke? Two representatives from the Columbia Power Corporation gave a presentation that outlined the Crown corporation’s activities in the Basin. Council heard the CPC is in the process of evaluating the Duncan Dam for a generation retrofit. The CPC has undertaken projects such as the Waneta, Brilliant and Arrow Lakes generating expansions. In a brief exchange with council, Chief Operating Officer Frank Wszelaki and communications director Audrey Repin said

that partnerships with communities on micro-hydro projects were within the corporation’s mandate.

Council wants sign issue simplification City council provided some advice to staff on the ongoing signage issue, advising them to simplify the process and improve turnaround time. They were responding to a report from staff on an ongoing sign bylaw review. “As long as I’ve been on council it’s always been an issue,” said mayor David Raven of the sign issue. Businesses have complained that city approvals for new signs is a confusing, expensive and time-consuming process. Coun. Chris Johnston said approvals shouldn’t take much more than a week, while Coun. Phil Welock suggested a maximum of 21 days for sign approval. Coun. Gary Starling said onepage instruction sheets could help alleviate the displeasure the city is seeing. The bylaw is in the middle of a revision process that should be completed within the coming months.

Outabounds moves back towards business The Outabounds night club has taken another step towards reopening its doors under new ownership. City council lent their support to an application by the ‘Revelstoke Motor Inn’ (the legal name of the Regent Inn) to transfer a liquor license from the Traverse night club to the Outabounds night club on

First Street West. Regent General Manager Brady Beruschi explained the hotel is closing their Traverse lounge permanently and plans to expand their banquet room into the space. They want to operate Outabounds using that licence. The old liquor licence for the Outabounds club was terminated after the building was foreclosed upon in early 2011. The club was subject to many rumours when it closed unexpectedly, and Revelstoke RCMP confirmed at the time they’d launched a criminal investigation. At a Feb. 12 hearing, Roberta Bobicki of the Revelstoke Credit Union supported the application. The credit union owns the building. She noted the credit union had taken “its largest loss in history” following the implosion of the business under former owners. Bobicki noted the new owners had extensive experience with liquor-primary businesses. There weren’t any formal submissions against the licence transfer during the public process. Several wrote in support. Beruschi explained he plans to operate the club a few nights a week, depending on demand. He said the winter would be peak season. He said the club would employ about 20 or more people. The club had been completely renovated a couple years before it closed. Beruschi said he was ready to open at the start of January, but is still awaiting approval. Council’s approval of the liquor licence transfer is key, but the final decision rests with the provincial Liquor Control and Licencing Branch.

5% city property tax increase is high target for budget Aaron Orlando

Revelstoke city council’s finance committee is working off a five-per cent property tax increase scenario, although the final increase seems likely to drop somewhat as the 2013 budget process nears its end. The committee discussed the five-per cent scenario at their Feb. 12 meeting, one of the last before the budget goes to council for consideration.

The scenario calls for a two-per cent increase in taxation, plus a one-time three-per cent increase to be used to build reserves. City finance director Graham Inglis said the increase amounts to about $100 per year for a home valued at $500,000. A business valued at the same amount would pay an extra $460 in city property taxes. That increase excludes other forms of taxation such as school taxes, regional district taxes, as well as sewer and water rates.

The committee is considering a $7 per year increase in water rates (from $328 to $335), and a $30 increase for sewer rates (from $195 to $225). In a presentation, Inglis said city costs were up over last year. Employment costs are up by 4.7 per cent. Contracted services increased by 8.5 per cent. “Other operating” expenses (a catch-all category) increased by 5.4 per cent. The city will have to take a closer look at its division of tax-

EZ Rock newscaster Bob Crouse dies Black Press

A familiar community voice is now silent. Bob Crouse, morning news anchor at EZ Rock Radio, died last Thursday morning after a long illness.

Crouse worked at the radio station for more than 30 years and was best known for his strong voice, excellence in reporting and love of the job, said Scott Campbell on the morning news Friday. The Salmon Arm-based radio

reporter’s newscasts were also carried on EZ Rock Revelstoke. Campbell said some of Crouse’s best work as a journalist was during the 1998 Salmon Arm-Silver Creek wildfire when he was one of many who worked tirelessly during the

ation burden between residential and commercial ratepayers following a dramatic change in property assessment values announced in early 2013. The B.C. Assessment Authority announced a 29 per cent non-market change increase in total commercial assessed value in Revelstoke this year, while the corresponding total residential value dropped by 3.2 per cent. At the Feb. 12 meeting, city councillor Phil Welock questioned

the taxpayers’ appetite for an increase to boost reserves, saying they are “not going to be happy” with the five per cent figure. The finance committee was scheduled to meet with a budget focus group on Feb. 19 to hear input on the city tax issue. The focus group consists of both residential and commercial taxpayers. The budget process will then move to the city council for further deliberation.

emergency to inform local residents. His efforts did not go unnoticed. Peter Kilby, who had been brought into the emergency operations centre to take charge of the evacuation, offered high praise for Crouse’s efforts. “I really have to compliment you Bob; there’s been no rhetoric,” said Kilby at the time. “You’ve reported

very clearly and without a lot of emotion and what have you, and I think people have responded to that – they’re well-informed.” In a touching salute to Crouse, the station ended the news with his voice and a familiar, “That’s news and weather – I’m Bob Crouse.” There will be no service at his request.

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Report criticizes consultation, monitoring in land-use amendment Alex Cooper

A new higher-level plan is needed for the Revelstoke area that better balance the social, environmental and economic interests on the land, says a local environmentalist. “We think there should be a new Revelstoke Higher Level use plan because the demographic has changed. It’s not primarily a logging valley anymore,” said Virginia Thompson of the North Columbia Environmental Society. “Revelstoke isn’t primarily a logging community and I think the process should reflect that and the land use plan should reflect the uses that are here.” Thompson was speaking in response to a report by the Forest Practices Board (FPB) that looked into a 2011 amendment to the Revelstoke Higher Level Plan Order (RHLPO). The amendment changed the area available for timber harvesting to make up for forest set aside to protect caribou habitat. In February 2012, the NCES and Wildsight complained to the FPB that the amendment did not meet the biodiversity objectives of the RHLPO. They asked the FPB to see if enough public consultation was done and whether or not the government properly evaluated the social, economic and environmental impacts of the amendment. The report, titled Biodiversity Management in the Revelstoke Timber Supply Area, goes into detail on how the amendment to the plan was made. The FPB report made several conclusions. First, it said that public consultation met legal requirements but that it was not effective. It says that environmental groups should have been involved earlier in the process. In future plan reviews, “It will be important for public confidence that government find the means and apply techniques that support public engagement and stakeholder participation appropriate to the level of their interest and

nature of their concerns,” the report states. Second, the report says that he social, economic and environmental impacts of the amendment were properly evaluated but that it is “unknown whether the conservation provisions applied in the Revelstoke Timber Supply Area (or, for that matter elsewhere in BC) will actually maintain biodiversity.” “A program of monitoring and scientific study is necessary to know whether land use provisions for biodiversity in the province are working, and to guide adaptive change where required,” the report states. Thompson said the NCES, and other groups such as the snowmobile club, heli- and cat-skiing industry and other user groups, should have been included in the process leading to the amendment to reflect the growing importance of tourism and recreation in the area compared to more than a decade ago when the RHLPO started to be developed. “Tourism is now at least as big as logging here and our point as far as process goes is we should have been involved during the 18 months so they could hear our point of view and not just the logging point of view,” she said, adding that the lack of consultation was symbolic, especially in light of the logging in the Begbie Bench area. Thompson added that Revelstoke should have different biodiversity standards than the rest of the province because of the unique nature of the inland rainforest around here. The plan should also reflect changes in climate change science. She said there was also concern the amendment affected wildlife corridors that could impact mountain caribou recovery. Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald, the NDP forestry critic, said the report highlighted the lack of monitoring happening out in the field, as well as the lack of consultation he’s heard about across the province. “The point that I’ve picked up from this report is that before you

even have consultation, you have to have accurate information. It’s a pattern that’s very disconcerting,” he said. “You see it here in Revelstoke, a number of decisions where the community doesn’t feel that it’s properly informed about what’s going on in its own backyard and where its clear that government stewardship has been cut to such an extent that the information that needs to be there for the public is simply not there.” In an e-mail response to questions, Steve Thomson, the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, said that

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while extended public consultation was optimal, it was not always practice in the current fiscal climate. “We do agree that a more informative ad and maps would be helpful,” he wrote. He defended the ministry’s stewardship practices, saying that compliance and enforcement staff carried out inspections to ensure compliance with regulations and that ministry staff worked with logging companies to ensure sound stewardship practices. He said the Forest and Range Evaluation Program carried out effectiveness assessments on 11

specific values mentioned in the Forest and Range Practices Act, and is being expanded to include other values. “As well, the ministry’s Resource Stewardship Vision and Framework provides the framework for broadening the ministry’s resource stewardship mandate to consider impacts from all resourcedevelopment activities,” he wrote. “The ministry is also developing a cumulative effects assessment framework and has three pilot projects underway in different areas of the province.”

Avalanche expertise featured in German TV doc

German director Frank Firbach films B.C. Ministry of Transportation avalanche control expert Bruce Allen on Feb. 13 as part of a documentary to air on the German NDR television network. The documentary is part of a series that portrays foreigners who work in interesting jobs. Producer Hanno Gerken explained the episode is named ‘Snow Wars’ and will star local highway avalanche control expert Bruce Allen and Jeff Goodrich, Parks Canada senior avalanche forecaster for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks. The crew will be in town for the next month and return in the summer for more filming. The episode will air in late 2013. This scene will likely not be the highlight of the show; the director shot several angles of Allen walking out of his First Street West office and getting into his ministry truck. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review

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Revelstoke firefighters put out a vehicle fire at Nelles Ranch on Highway 23 South early Thursday morning. Photo contributed by Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services

Fire department prevents spread of vehicle fire Alex Cooper


A rapid response by Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services may have prevented a vehicle fire from spreading and destroying a neighbouring home Thursday morning. The fire broke out sometime around 5 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at Nelles Ranch at 1315 Highway 23 South, in the Begbie Bench area. The fire department was first notified of a vehicle fire at around 5:30 a.m., however while they were on route to the scene, the call was upgraded to a residential structure fire, said fire chief Rob Girard. There were 10 people at the home, some of who were said to be disabled and needed help. 15 fire fighters attended the scene. They put out the fire on a minivan and conducted an aggressive exterior attack to prevent the fire from spreading to the home where the people were. The fire was put out in just under one hour, said Girard. “I am very pleased with this save based on the distance, the number and type of occupants of the residence,” said Girard. "The quick initial attack

by our firefighters really made a difference today.” The home was ventilated to clear out the smoke and the residents have been able to stay there. One volunteer from Emergency Social Services was assisting them. Girard said the fire was likely caused by a vehicle malfunction, but because the home is outside city limits, the fire department does not have jurisdiction to investigate any further.

Jaws of life pry driver from truck The fire department was called out in the evening on Valentine’s Day after a pick-up truck flipped over in the Big Eddy, trapping the driver inside. The truck flipped over at the intersection of Big Eddy and Celgar Roads shortly after 5 p.m. on Feb. 14. “Firefighters had to stabilize the pick up truck that was on its side and then used the jaws of life to remove the patient,” said Fire Chief Rob Girard. First responders then assisted paramedics load the driver into a waiting ambulance and off to Queen Victoria Hospital.

Two injured after crash at the Pass Times Review staff

Two people were taken to hospital after a pair of pick-up trucks collided on the Trans-Canada Highway in Rogers Pass on Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened on Feb. 12 at around 4:15 p.m. when a westbound truck collided with an eastbound truck that was hauling a trailer.

Both drivers were taken to Queen Victoria Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation, through drugs and alcohol have been ruled out as contributing factors. The crash closed the highway between Revelstoke and Golden for several hours.

RCMP, firefighters faceoff for charity Times Review staff

The Revelstoke RCMP and the Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services will be facing off this Friday in a charity match to raise money for Trees for Tots, Muscular Dystrophy and the Burn Fund. The match between the two branches of our emergency services

is a tradition in Revelstoke dating back for years. While the fire department might have strength in numbers, the RCMP will be augmented by three players from the Revelstoke women’s team, The Kittens. The game takes place on Friday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. at the Revelstoke Forum and admission is by donation. There will be a concession and a 50/50 draw.

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Two volunteers have stepped up to run the annual Moonlight Ski in Mt. Revelstoke National Park, continuing a 28-yearold community tradition. John Skrypnyk and Paul Tigchelaar have signed an agreement with Parks Canada to do track setting up the Meadows in the Sky Parkway, allowing the annual event to continue, said Parks spokesperson Marnie DiGiandomenico. "It's wonderful news," she said. The Moonlight Ski will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 4-8 p.m. The event was in jeopardy after budget cuts forced Parks Canada to stop offering winter services in Mt. Revelstoke National Park. That has meant no track setting up the parkway this winter. "It's national direction and we're not supposed to incur costs, and so that makes it tricky," said DiGiandomenico. "For this event to happen, you really need track setting, you need a trail to be broken." While budget cuts has meant Parks can-

Revelstoke Rod & Gun Club Annual General Meeting The Revelstoke Rod and Gun Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting on

March 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Clubhouse at 1906 Camozzi Rd. All members please attend.

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Doris Folkens performs at the Monashee Cabin in Mt. Revelstoke National Park during last year’s Moonlight Ski. Times Review file photo

not provide the service, volunteers have stepped up to make the Moonlihght Ski happen. Skrypnyk said he stepped up when he heard Parks had no one to run the event. He has already been for a walk up the park-

way in snowshoes to check out the route and make plans for track setting. "It's a good program," he said. "It gets people out there to socialize and hang out in a cabin. It's a good atmosphere."

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Three long-time local Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Park employees were honoured with the Parks Canada CEO Award of Excellence last week. Bruce McMahon, the recently retired senior avalanche forecaster; Eric Dafoe, a senior avalanche technician; and Brenda Demone, the associate director of the Parks Canada Highway Service Centre, received their awards in a ceremony in front of their colleagues with Parks Canada, the BC Ministry of Transportation, the Canadian Forces and the University of Calgary. Demone also received the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Bruce McMahon was recognized for his important contribution to the field of avalanche control and protection in an outstanding public service career that has spanned more 30 years. He excelled in serving Canadians and in strengthening the avalanche industry as a whole. He developed the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale, a tool now recognized in Canada and internationally as the most effective and accurate means of classifying wilderness avalanche terrain. He leaves behind a legacy of innovation and achievement that will be felt for years to come.


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“His contribution and commitment to excellence in service has been inspirational to staff and the organizations served by the avalanche control program in Glacier National Park,” said Karen Tierney, Superintendent of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks (MRGNP). In 2003, Eric Dafoe served as the leader of the largest avalanche rescue to date in Parks Canada’s history, leading to the implementation of current policies on backcountry use and custodial groups. Eric has had a distinguished career with Parks Canada as a Park Warden, Public Safety Specialist and Senior Avalanche Technician.

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“He has participated in dozens of rescue missions, often at the risk of his own safety,” said Tierney. “He is highly regarded and respected throughout the agency, by provincial search and rescue organizations and the public that we serve.” The Jubilee medal went to Demone in honour of her significant contributions to Parks Canada and Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks (MRG). Brenda is responsible for MRG’s avalanche control, highway and visitor safety teams and works closely with the BC Ministry of Transportation, Drive BC, Canadian Forces and Canadian Pacific.

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Question of the Week We asked: A city survey found affordability is the big community concern in Revelstoke. Is it yours?

Survey results: 76% 24%



New question: Would you be OK with a 5% property tax increase this year, if city council went ahead with it?

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A Q&A with the vet charged with the animals’ health ALEX COOPER

Part four of an ongoing column and story series exploring the Revelstoke Caribou Rearing in the Wild maternity penning plan. Helen Schwantje is the wildlife veternarian for the BC Government (meaning she’s the only government employee doing that job). She has been at her position for 20 years and has worked with other captive breeding programs. She will be working with the RCRW stakeholder group to care for the caribou during captivity. Here’s what she had to say about the project: What will your role be with the project? “Originally, when the idea was initiated I was asked my opinion on it and so through that helped them devise a strategy. What made sense? What was the experience in other jurisdictions? As I see it, I provide animal care support for the project in terms of helping them design it so that the animals are taken care of humanely and management is appropriate for wild caribou. That may mean commenting on the type of fencing they use. It certainly will involve how and when they capture the animals, whether or not they’re sedated, how they’re sampled for pregnancy and health. “The care of them during the maternity penning project will be under some of my direction. Not entirely, but some of it. We’ll develop protocols. We haven’t really discussed all of the details in terms of whether I’ll be on site the whole time or whether someone else will be with some veterinary skills. There is a local veterinary clinic that may be deployed – we haven’t discussed that yet. I’ll probably be the go to person for that aspect and setting up protocols for their care. It’s all about animal care and welfare.” What kind of health issues will you be looking at in the caribous? “Number one is we only want pregnant females, so we’ll have to determine pregnancy either at capture or when they’re placed in the pen. We need to make sure that the ani-

Helen Schwantje


mals that are brought in are healthy as well so that they don’t have any long term issues with lameness or poor teeth or things like that. Just initial examination. “If you think about how one would care for livestock in a captive situation during the last few weeks of pregnancy and the first few weeks after birth, after calving or after lambing animals are in close contact, animals will be somewhat stressed so we’re going to be worrying about the cows having healthy deliveries, or at least the space and psychological well being so they will care for their young. If new mothers are disturbed or under a lot of stress then they may not take care of their offspring very well so we want to make sure of that. “In terms of diseases, these are animals that normally calve in isolation, they don’t calve in groups. They don’t tend be in close contact until the calves are a little bit older. Any time you have animals in close contact in a small area you’re going to run the risk of higher parasite loads and more opportunity for transmission of any infectious diseases. We’re not seeing a lot of infectious diseases in caribou in the wild but we really don’t have

a lot of opportunity to examine them and to test them, Especially this group, since they are at low numbers, we haven’t done a ton of health testing of them. There may be something that’s just sort of off-the-wall that we’re not expecting and it may be concentrated more just simply because the animals are in close contact. “If we only have a few cows in there at a time, and obviously their calves, the chance there’s anything infectious that will impact their health is pretty low. Other projects have seen a little bit of parasite issues, so a little bit of diarrhea. Gastrointestinal health might be more of an issue because we’re going to put them on feed they’re not 100 per cent used to. They won’t be able to only select their own feed. We’ll have to supplement them with some pellet food they’re not used to. As they’re getting used to that they may have some GI upset, so we’ll have to watch them on that. How do you go about treating the caribou to stay healthy? Reduce stress, feed them appropriately as much as possible. The other projects have developed ... pelleted rations that appear to work really well. We’ll gradually start them on those kinds of feeds while still providing some natural lichens, and try to do that as slowly as possible. That seems to be fairly effective. The area that is fenced has some natural vegetation there so they will be able to access that a little bit, but after a couple of weeks there won’t be very much there. In terms of stress, providing shelter, providing areas where they can go where they can’t be seen very readily so that they feel secure without people staring at them is really good. The fencing is usually recommended to be something that they can’t see through, so they can’t see us on the outside of the pen. We’ll keep sound down to a minimum, we’ll disturb them as little as possible. If something gets sick, that creates a real challenge. We’ll avoid handling them as much as possible

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Advocates see need for men’s support groups, network Men in crisis, from page 1 Although a perception may be that mental health services for men (and all residents) aren’t as visible as other community services, both Cross and Gawne say the support network is responsive. It can be accessed, “in any way that one could imagine,” Gawne said. Individuals, family, friends and anyone within the support network can start the process. Hotlines and websites (see list below) channel community members into support services. Speaking with a doctor is a common route, as is calling up Queen Victoria Hospital or Community Connections Revelstoke. “I think we try to meet people where their needs are,” Gawne said. All of the contacts can channel those making enquiries to appropriate services, and crisis situations are prioritized. In addition to services provided through Interior Health, the health authority partners with the Canadian Mental Health Association to provide programs here. One popular program is called Bounce Back. It’s for those “looking for tools that they can support making changes in their lives,” Gawne said, adding that it had been received well by physicians who referred patients to the program. Another is Living Life to the Full, a 12-hour program that utilizes Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy principles to help participants get inspired to make positive differences in their lives. Cross also pointed out Revelstoke has made strides as a community to better coordinate social services, including mental health and community counselling. “[The City of Revelstoke Social Development Committee] is a really healthy way of providing a focus within a community. It’s a central point – Revelstoke’s on the right track. Identifying where people can gain access for basic services is critical for us all,” Cross said. He sees an opportunity for additional men’s services such as group therapy. “The more we can create safe, positive environments for men to take risks [that are] seen as becoming healthy and not seen as a weakness. Depression is not a weakness, depression is a fact with so many of us in society. How we phrase it and how we look at that deals with that whole stigma for communication,” Cross said. He said there are a spectrum of men’s self-help group models out there. “I think we’re learning that there is benefits for creating safe environments where men are with men and women are with women,” he said. “It’s easier for people to communicate and learn from each other in those settings. But also mixed groups are critical as well.”

Following trauma, daughter urges community to tackle

men’s mental health It may a personal reaction to trauma, or just normal for a Millennial generation used to sharing personal experiences in public; either way, Nanton, Alberta resident Leslie Ralph feels the public needs to know what happened at a fatal Jan. 17, 2013, house fire in Arrow Heights. The 25-year-old escaped the intentionally-set house fire that claimed the life of her 52-year-old father Mike Ralph. She awoke before dawn to a room filling with smoke and escaped by jumping out her window. The fire investigators have yet to complete their report into the traumatic incident, and a regional BC Coroners Service spokesperson said their report is three to six months off. However, Revelstoke RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Kim Hall confirmed police believe the fire was intentionally set by the victim, and are classifying the act as suicide. At Mike Ralph’s funeral, the fact was disclosed openly to mourners. Leslie Ralph didn’t have contact with her father for much of her adult life, and had only been visiting with him in Revelstoke for a few days. He was struggling with a recent separation, but she wasn’t familiar enough with him to judge how much he was impacted — she had just moved to Revelstoke to start a new life here. “Walking into that situation I knew that he was upset and affected by the situation,” she said. “I don’t think I would know where to go if he had [asked for help].” She said her father was also struggling with the recent suicide of his acquaintance Dr. Roger Morrison, and had show her photos of them together. That incident led to national television coverage after a family member questioned the suicide — although police firmly maintain their belief that it was. Both incidents followed family breakup. Leslie Ralph is seeking a public focus on the issues, partly to help her deal with the trauma, but also to spotlight the issues. She said a Global Television crew from Calgary had interviewed her on camera for an upcoming piece. “There’s lots of issues at hand,” she said, urging community members in Revelstoke not to ignore them. She hopes that an exploration of the subject will lead to better awareness of services available and ways they can be improved.

two men on the sub-committee, she notes, but most of those involved were women.) They saw the need for accessible pamphlets describing the services available, and for group therapy initiated by men. She perceives a lack of support services for families and men. In larger communities in B.C., families going through separation are required by the court to take counselling sessions that prepare parents for the challenges of parenting after the divorce. The services are not provided here due to the community’s size. She notes innovative group therapy classes available in other communities that are tailored to appeal to men. One program holds sessions in barber shops, for example. Men experiencing divorce or living in its wake meet to hash over issues together in a supportive environment. Klages feels the format would be good for Revelstoke. She notes that many of her clients struggle with similar circumstances. In a rural resource community, males work in highpaying, sometimes remote jobs — the oil patch, CP Rail, hydro projects, seasonal work, resource camps, remote tourism, forestry — and don’t have good access to their children even before a sepa-

ration or divorce. Afterwards, they felt cut adrift when they lose primary custody and face significant support payments. If not managed well, the resulting tension affects the whole family. She feels the industries that employ men in work situations that are disruptive to normal family patterns should take more responsibility for the consequences, perhaps taking a role in offering services (and some do). “There are lots of services here … but if you’re a man and you’re facing marriage breakdown, where do you go?” Klages asked. “I think there’s some stigma for a man to walk into Community Connections and ask for counselling.” She feels the need for more tailored and targeted services. “Maybe you need to do something that targets men the way we do with women.” We talk about different models for services. Klages feels a group or individual advocates from within the affected community need to come forward to establish targeted services. Not only to deal with the aftermath of crisis, but to help men working through issues to avert crisis. The legal system, said Klages, is a reactionary process that’s not set up to deal with these needs.

Social development coordinator explores work in progress Revelstoke Social Development Coordinator Jill Zacharias said some of the work done by the subcommittee of the Social Development Committee exploring men’s issues has been put into action. The committee focused on supporting single fathers, but then expanded the scope to look at men’s support issues. They completed a Revelstoke Survival Guide that provides links to mental health services in town. The committee has explored parallel topics of substance abuse and youth mental health, and has made strides on those issues. She said that men’s mental health and crisis issues still need work. She noted there has been an increased demand for services by seasonal residents. Mental health providers have seen a “phenomenal number of calls” from temporary residents, further straining service levels. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (May 6–12, 2013), service providers are plan-

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Rod and Gun Club Banquet


historic neighbourhoods. Enjoy a talk on Revelstoke’s history by Cathy English, the curator of the Revelstoke Museum & Archives. 12:15 p.m. $5.



crafts, produce, baked goods, and more at the winter market. At the community centre from 12-5 p.m.


review will be held in conjunction with the Revelstoke Farm & Craft Market at the community centre from 2–5 p.m.


Ever want to try elk stew, or bear ham, or deer, or, well pretty much any animal you can think of that lives in the area? Check out the Rod and Gun Club banquet, which promises to the be the biggest social event for hunters and fishers of the year, and will leave you bursting at the seams. If you can still move after dinner, there’s dancing too. At the community centre on Saturday. Feb. 23. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for youth aged 13-8, and $5 for children under 12; available at Johnnie’s Tackle and Rough Country Marine. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review file photo

Interior Forestry Museum Winter Lecture Series presents a free talk on the inland rainforest by Susan Stevenson, a forestry professor at the University of Northern B.C. At the community centre at 7 p.m. HIGH SOCIETY This soulful and rocking band has been called one of the best bands in Vancouver. Part of the StokeFM Frostbite Music Series. Live at the Big Eddy Pub at 9 p.m. MATT BLAIS Cutting edge alternative blues rock. Live at the Last Drop at 9 p.m.


REVELSTOKE COFFEEHOUSE Featuring the Golden alt-country duo Broken Down Suitcase, and lots of local talent. Come play a few songs or just enjoy the

music. At the United Church at 7:30 p.m. $3, gets you coffee and treats. MO MARLEY Come enjoy the songs of Bob Marley with this special tribute band. Live at the Last Drop at 9 p.m.


RAILWAY REFLECTIONS Come celebrate Heritage Week at the Revelstoke Railway Museum. Listen to retired railroaders speak about advancements in technology and how it changed working on the trains. From 2-4 p.m. Admission is by donation and members get in free. ROD AND GUN CLUB BANQUET

The biggest feast in town. Come enjoy this wild game banquet, dance and silent auction put on as a fundraiser for the Revelstoke Rod and Gun Club. At the community centre at 4:45 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults, $5 for children under-12, and $10 for ages 13-18. Available at Johnnie’s Tackle and Rough Country Marine. BILLY BANGERS & DJANGO Billy & Django have been rocking shows for over a decade, proving time and time again to be relentless crowd rockers with impeccable flavor for dirty beats. Live at the River City Pub. 10 p.m.



Columbia Basin Trust hosts this workshop for people applying for arts, culture and heritage program grants. At Okanagan College at noon.


BC JOBS START HERE Find a job that’s right for you.

Looking for your first job, a new job, or a whole new career? Explore the possibilities at a ‘BC Jobs Start Here’ job fair. You can: ¡ meet local employers looking to hire ¡ get helpful career advice ¡ find information on skills training and career trends, and ¡ learn more about the tools and resources available. The fairs are organized as part of Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan, the Province’s strategy to promote economic development and job growth throughout B.C. Find out what the future holds for you. Visit to find more information on the job fairs and skills training in B.C.

Date: Location: Address: Time:

February 25, 2013 Revelstoke Community Centre 216 Mackenzie Avenue, Revelstoke 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Pasta and meatballs homestyle family dinner at the Catholic Church. Reservations are recommended for larger groups. Call 250-837-3955. $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12. FRIENDS OF DENNIS Live at the Last Drop.

Monday, February 25

REVELSTOKE JOB FAIR Get connected with local and regional employers, get career advice and more at this traveling job fair. A number of local employers will be on hand. At the community centre from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. REVELSTOKE GRIZZLIES vs. Sicamous Eagle. Game 3 of the best-ofseven series at the Revelstoke Forum at 7 p.m. $10.

Tuesday, February 26

TRANS-CANADA PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION The Ministry of Transportation seeks public input on improvements to the Trans-Canada Highway from Kamloops to the Alberta border. At the community centre from 5-8 p.m. REVELSTOKE GRIZZLIES vs. Sicamous Eagle. Game 4 of the best-ofseven series at the Revelstoke Forum at 7 p.m. $10.

Thursday, February 28


presents Queen of the Sun. Learn about the global bee crisis, how it impacts our lives and what we can do about it. Hear from a local bee farmer and learn how to start your own colony. At the community centre at 7 p.m. EMBEDDED PREMIERE Embedded, the movie that was filmed in and around Revelstoke, makes it Canadian debut at the Roxy Theatre, with producers Mike Bafaro and Don Knodel in attendance. THE BOOM BOOMS A six-piece rockpop band that combines the feel of Ben Harper with the diversity of Manu Chao. Part of the StokeFM Frostbite Music Series. Live at the Big Eddy Pub at 9 p.m. 45 MINUTES Local cover duo who knows almost every song, it seems. Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.

Thu, Feb. 28 to Sat, Mar. 2

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IT’S ON, IT’S OFF It’s two days before

Tina Humprey’s wedding and her parents Gerald and Daphne are expecting their daughter’s future mother-in-law for dinner. However, with infidelity, illegitimate children and a case of mistaken identity, all Daphne really wants to know is whether it’s on or it’s off. Presented by the Revelstoke Theatre Company at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre. $15.

Fri, Mar. 1 to Sat, Mar. 2

MEN’S 61ST ANNIVERSARY CASHSPIEL The premier curling event

of the year. Sign up a team or come watch from the bar. At the Revelstoke Curling Club.

Friday, March 1

NATHAN DOWN A singer-songwriter

who fuses influences ranging from prog rock to hard rock and R&B to old country. Live at the Last Drop at 9 p.m.


Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club plays host to several hundred cross-country ski racers in grades four to seven. At the Mt. Macpherson Nordic Centre.

Saturday, March 2

MATT POTTER Local singer and gui-

tarist plays live at the Last Drop starting at 9 p.m.

Sunday, March 3

NATHAN DOWN A singer-songwriter

who fuses influences ranging from prog rock to hard rock and R&B to old country. Live at the Last Drop at 9 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6

BROWN BAG HISTORY on automobiles, roads and service stations. Enjoy a talk on Revelstoke’s history by Cathy English, the curator of the Revelstoke Museum & Archives. 12:15 p.m. $5. RITA CHIARELLI Canada’s most highly acclaimed female roots and blues artists. Live at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre. 7:30 p.m. $20.

Matt Blais live Alternative-blues rock musician Matt Blais is coming through Revelstoke on his tour to promote his new album The Heartbeat, which is due out this month. The album is the second for the Calgary songwriter, who has drawn comparisons to the likes of Sam Roberts, Matt Mays and Joel Plaskett. He’s at the Last Drop on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 9 p.m.

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION February 25th – 28th, 2013 Parents of Children born in 2008 ~ your child is eligible for Kindergarten in September 2013. In order for the school district to plan for school organization, we will be conducting our annual district-wide Kindergarten registration from February 25th, 2013 – February 28th, 2013. For parents who have yet to indicate their interest in French Immersion, the survey form will be available during the Kindergarten registration. At this time a decision has not been made regarding French Immersion. Parents must register children at their neighbourhood school. If a placement to another school is desired, parents must still enroll at the neighbourhood school and apply for a cross boundary placement through the principal. Registering at a particular school does not necessarily mean that the student will attend that school. Provincial class size limits are in place for Kindergarten and the placement of students is guided by the district’s Student Admission and School Choice policy. It is important that we register all children during the week of February 25th, 2013 to February 28th, 2013. Information regarding Kindergarten programming is available on the Ministry of Education website at Registration Details: • • •

Registration times are from 8:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. No early registrations will be taken. Registrations will be dated and timed, and may determine eligibility to attend a specific school.

Please bring: • Your child’s birth certificate/proof of Canadian citizenship or immigration documents. • Current address documentation. • Your child’s Medical Service Plan BC Care Card.

City of Revelstoke 216 Mackenzie Ave., Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0. Tel: 250-837-2161 web:

PUBLIC WORKS ADVISORY TO THE PUBLIC The City of Revelstoke will be installing two new flashing red indication lights, east and west bound on Victoria Road, at the four way stop intersection of Victoria Road and Eighth Street East. These red flashing lights will be in operation during peak pedestrian times, to focus attention on the fourway stop at Victoria Road and Eighth Street East. This new installation will address safety concerns brought on by the increased pedestrian traffic and vehicular traffic in this area. The installation of the new lights will take place during the week of February 25th, 2013.


Remembering our past...Celebrating our present...reaching for the future IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! TIME TO START PLANNING FOR THE 2014 HOMECOMING WEEKEND. We are looking for individuals who would like to volunteer to serve on the Homecoming Committee. If you are interested in volunteering to serve as a member of the Committee, please attend a meeting to be held on Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Centre (MacPherson Room). For more information, please contact Laurie Donato, Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture at 250-837-9351.

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Caribou, from page 7 but if we have to, we’ll treat them like every other animal – more like a cow or a sheep than a horse. But chances are we won’t have to do that very much. That’s what we’re hoping for. We’re hoping to prevent those kind of problems rather than planning too much for them. What about caring for the newborn? Again, reducing stress, leaving them alone is the best. Caribou don’t tend to have a lot of calving issues. Calves are small size, they come out like little torpedoes. They do have long legs and long necks so there is the potential for them to be a little bit tangled up but it’s not often we hear or see caribou cows with difficult births. If something like that occurs, we’re going to have to act very quickly and decisively and relieve any kind of calving problems. Just realign the calf and pull it out if we can. I don’t expect that. I expect the first thing we’ll see is a little guy tottering around in the bush behind its mum, and that’s what we’re hoping for. The key thing is those calves have to get up and nurse as fast possible and that’s certainly what they do in the wild without any assistance from us. If a cow is disturbed, for example if there’s an aggressive second cow or something like that, and maybe it’s a new mom or inexperienced mom, that can result in problems where two cows fight over the same calf, or something like that. That might be a little bit more of an issue just simply because these cows are calving much closer than normal to each other. The other projects I haven’t seen a lot of reports of that so I’m not expecting it but it is something we’re going to have to anticipate and develop a protocol for. What are we going to do if two cows are fighting over a calf? Right now I can’t give you exactly what I’m going to do in that kind of situation but I’m working with some really astute biologists who have a lot of common sense and I think we can figure out something there. As much possible we want to leave them alone to do what they can do on their own. Is there anything else people should know about caring for caribou or issues you’re looking at for this project? It’s a really special opportunity that I think people are going to really be – and I think they are already – really be engaged with because of the mother-child thing. They’re very cute little animals, but we’re not doing this to feed our egos or anything like that. We’re doing this to try to recover a species that, frankly, I wish we didn’t have to. This is a really intensive type of management of a species that should be able to deal with this on its own. It’s not something I particularly like to do. I like being close to wildlife but I’d rather them be out running in the hills. This is a very unusual step that we are being forced to take because of the pressures that are on the caribou population. It’s not something we want to do. We’re being forced to do it. It’s not something that’s natural, although it’s going to give us an amazing opportunity to be close to the species at a time in their lives where they’re really vulnerable. It’s not something we want to do, and I think that’s worth emphasizing. *** The Revelstoke Caribou Rearing in the Wild project is competing for $100,000 in funding through the Shell Fuelling Change program. To be successful, RCRW needs community members to visit the RCRW page on, sign up and vote. Google ‘Improving Mountain Caribou Calf Survival - Maternity Penning’ and vote before the April 30 deadline.

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Community Engagement: Kamloops to Alberta Four-Laning Program February 7 to March 1, 2013 The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is inviting communities, stakeholders and the public to participate in community engagement and public information sessions for the Highway 1 Kamloops to Alberta Four‑Laning Program. Help shape the government’s $650 million investment over the next 10 years to improve the safety, reliability and movement of people and goods along the Trans‑Canada Highway. You will have the opportunity to learn more about projects currently under development and provide input as the ministry moves ahead with plans to widen more sections of this important trade corridor to four lanes.

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It was an emotional and joyous night at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre last Thursday as about 100 people came out for Revelstoke Rising – an evening to promote awareness of violence against women, children and other vulnerable people. The event was part of the global V-Day campaign organized by Eve Ensler, the author of the Vagina Monologues and an activist who has sought to create a movement to end violence against women. This year, the aim was to gather one billion people at events across the world In Revelstoke, the night opened with a flash mob dance, as women emerged from all corners of the theatre to perform. Joanne Stacey served as MC. She talked about how at the age of 12 she was told one in four girls would suffer from abuse. She looked at three of her friends – one was abused by her father, two were sexually abused and she was abused emotionally by her step mother. “That’s four out of four,” she said. The event was held to raise money for the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter and the Revelstoke Community Response Network. Nelli Richardson, Otti Brown and Stephanie Melnyk spoke about the role of those two organizations in raising awareness about people who are abused, and helping support them. “I hope we can make our community safer, and violence and abuse in any form will not be tolerated,” said Richardson. Jewelles Smith, a women’s rights activist said that women must not feel afraid to speak about when they’re being abused, and that men must also be made to feel so shameful about abusing a woman they would never even consider it.

The emotional point of the evening was Otti Brown’s deeply personal story of having her son kidnapped by her ex-husband. She got married at the age of 20 and had a son when she was 22, but the marriage was rife with abuse. “I was sure things would get better but in the end, it got worse,” she told the audience. After she left him, he took revenge by kidnapping her son. The first time, it was for a few months. The second time, Brown went eight years not knowing where her baby was until her husband was finally located. “I can’t even begin to describe my mental state after this second time,” she said. Finally, her husband was found and she was reunited with her son. Her ex got two years for kidnapping. Brown thanked everyone who helped her during that period of her life with helping to get her to where she is today. Another poignant moment was the Blanket Skit, where Nelli Richardson read out the story of a woman was being abused. As she read out the story of a woman who was being abused, blankets were put over a woman sitting in the middle. At first people kept making excuses for the husband, and more blankets were added. Then, as the woman started getting support for her problems and people recognized her husband was the problem, the blankets were removed. The evening wasn’t all somber moments – there were also songs sung by Aza Deschamps, Janet Pearson, Paige Makarewicz and Sharlene Foisy. The second half featured local speakers delivering a series of monologues from the book A Memory, A Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer – a collection of writings to stop violence against women and girls edited by Eve Ensler.

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BC Heritage Week celebrates homes and neighbourhoods

Mackenzie Avenue, 1898. Upper Town was still in its early development. The buildings only extend to the middle of Mackenzie Avenue between First and Second Streets. Revelstoke Museum & Archives Contributed

This year, British Columbia’s Heritage Week theme is Good Neighbours – Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods. The importance of historic houses and neighbourhoods to our communities is a theme that many people can relate to. While ornate or decorative historic houses are what many people think of first

when they hear “heritage,” established, stable and attractive neighbourhoods make an equally important contribution to the community, creating a positive sense of well being, enjoyment, and security. This year’s theme explores the character and warmth of historic homes, and the timeless appeal of established older neighbourhoods with vintage house styles, gardens, landscaping, trees and boulevards.

Often close to the town centre and developed in an era when the automobile was a less dominant feature of daily life, older neighbourhoods lend themselves to a more sustainable lifestyle. Neighbourhoods and districts from earlier eras also promote a layered sense of community history and contribute to visual appeal and variety. They enhance community attractiveness and livability.

Confirmation of the broad appeal of these qualities is reflected in the desirability of heritage home ownership, the premium prices generally paid, and the fact that heritage homes hold their value better than other segments of the residential market. The value of the individual heritage home is significantly affected by its context of other well preserved vintage homes – the market

value lies as much with the character of the neighbourhood as with the house itself. There is also the role of heritage home owners who, through their pride of ownership, stewardship, and investment, give a lot to the community. Come out and celebrate Heritage Week in Revelstoke at the following community events: Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. – The Revelstoke Museum & Archives hosts a special BC Heritage Week Brown Bag History Lunch on historic neighbourhoods. Bring your bag lunch. Coffee and cookies are provided.  $5 per person. Saturday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The Revelstoke Museum & Archives is hosting a Heritage Week Celebration with the City of Revelstoke and the Community Heritage Commission. Come for the hot beverages and fresh heritage cake, stay to learn about municipal heritage conservation in Revelstoke, view the new First Tracks – History of Skiing in Revelstoke exhibit, explore Revelstoke’s history within the museum exhibits, or find the history of your home using the municipal tax and fire insurance records. Children’s activities will be available. The 2012 City of Revelstoke Heritage Awards will be presented at 1:00 p.m. after which cake will be served. No cost, donations accepted. Saturday, Feb. 23, from 2-4 p.m. – The Revelstoke Railway Museum is hosting a panel of retired railroaders for their foruth annual Heritage Week event.  This year’s theme is technological advancements. Held at the Revelstoke Railway Museum. Admission is by donation and members get in free.

Revelstoke’s early years marked by rivalry between neighbourhoods Cathy English

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Revelstoke is a relatively small community with several distinct neighbourhoods. Heritage Week this year celebrates “Good Neighbours – Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods”, making this a good time to reflect on how these distinct parts have developed and contributed to make Revelstoke the vibrant community that it is now.

In Revelstoke’s early development, the population was mostly centred on Front and Douglas Streets, with small pockets in other parts of town. The Farwell townsite map of 1885 identifies the community as stretching from Front Street to First Street, and from the CPR bridge to the base of the Douglas Street hill. A dispute with Farwell led the Canadian Pacific Railway to locate its station and yards well outside

of his provincial land grant. A new community, known initially as Revelstoke Station, built up around the new station, with some business buildings located right on Track Street. Business owners who did not want to pay extra shipping charges to have their goods brought to their Front Street stores soon relocated to Mackenzie Avenue or First Street, causing an eventual shift in the downtown. Front Street went

from a bustling business street to its current residential use. Before the shift became complete, there was a great deal of rivalry between the two neighbourhoods. The first fire brigade was created in 1892, with a fire station on Front Street, but by 1899 the residents of Station Townsite, or “Upper Revelstoke” as it was more commonly known, were calling for their own fire brigade and station. Fire Brigade No. 2 was created,

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Railway Museum looks at technology for Heritage Week Michelle Cole

Revelstoke Railway Museum

Look back during Heritage Week with the Revelstoke Railway Museum for our fourth annual storytelling event, Railway Reflections: Technological Advancements/How Things Have Changed, on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Join a panel of local, retired railroaders reminiscing about their experiences working on the railway. From communications to running trades and maintenance of way workers, they will share how changes in technology impacted their working lives and the operations of the railway.  Come for a lesson in railway lingo and learn how

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things have changed. The event begins at 2 p.m. at the Revelstoke Railway Museum, and includes a photographic display featuring photographs from the museum collection that are in need of identification. Attendees are invited to have a look at these photographs, from a range of time periods, to help us identify places, people and even equipment. Refreshments will be served and the museum will be open until 4 p.m. Admission is by donation and free for members. In preparation for our event we will be holding a workshop the day before on “Storytelling a.k.a. Public Speaking”.  This is part of our Museum Host Training series and is open to the public as well as volunteers, new and seasoned. The workshop is Friday, February 22nd at 11:00 am and will be one hour long in Gallery II of the Revelstoke Railway Museum.  Please RSVP for the workshop to ensure there is enough coffee. In recognition of Heritage Week the museum will be open every day from Sunday to Saturday, except Tuesday, from 11 am to 4 pm.

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Good Neighbours: Heritage Homes & Neighbourhoods Wednesday February 20th from 12:15p.m. to 1:00p.m. Brown Bag History: Historic Neighbourhoods. Saturday February 23rd from 11:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Heritage Celebration. City of Revelstoke Heritage Awards Presentation at 1:00 pm. Refreshments, exhibits and activities will take place all day. Research the history of your Heritage Home. By Donation At the Museum, 315 First Street West.

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CALLING FOR ALL BABIES BORN IN 2012 Make sure your child or grandchild is included in our annual Babies of the Year Supplement. Email photos to or fill out the form below and bring the form and a photograph into our office at 518 2nd Street West. Please include baby’s name, date of birth, gender, parents names and contact number in the email. Photos should be at least 600 pixels wide. Be sure the baby’s name and birthday is PRINTED on the back of the photo. In a bit of Facebook fun, Hans Gunnarsen was voted Revelstoke’s Top Gent. The Revelstoke Museum & Archives’ poll pitted four dapper men from Revelstoke’s history against each other for the title. Gunnarsen beat out Guy Barber, a jeweller and musician; “Big Jack” Kirkup, a policeman with a love of hunting; and Thomson Edgar Leon Taylor, a businessman and war veteran. Here’s Gunnarsen’s bio, per the museum: I am a charming, athletic, blonde and blue-eyed Norse man. Skiing is in my blood. I’m a Dominion Ski Jump Champion inspired by my mother’s distance ski prowess. I fly without wings atop my father’s hand-built skis and am pushed to be the best by my brothers. I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty and enjoy putting in a hard day’s work. I look better in a wool sweater than most and am proud to serve my country of Canada. I’d like a lady with a sense of adventure who isn’t afraid of a little competition—chasing me down on the slopes; a woman with a joyous heart who inspires courage while awaiting my letters as I serve overseas. My ideal date would be a moonlight ski, enjoying Revelstoke’s starry skies above the clouds while warming my sweetheart’s hands. Pick up line: “If your eyes were stars they would be the most brilliant in the heavens.” Revelstoke Museum & Archives

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tion last fall was very successful and sees lots of room for similar fundraisers that combine popular action lifestyle films with community causes to draw in specialized audiences. The B.C. government recently changed liquor licensing rules to allow theatres to sell wine and beer. Rankin sees the change as an opportunity, but notes the high up-front costs to get the liquor licence. He views the film society

as an opportunity to partner with the theatre to make changes like this happen. It’s about generating “a bunch of good ideas for the film society and a bunch of good ideas for the Roxy,” he said. Rankin extends the invitation to new members of the community. He said the drivers behind many successful film festivals and theatre organizations are part of a new wave. “They’re very young. They’re very driven by

young, well-connected people,” he explained. While the theatre does use standard online social media tools, he feels they could be doing it much more effectively, but it takes time and enthusiasm. “I’m not the guy to head it up,” he said. If you’re interested, find the Roxy Theatre online, or stop by the theatre to speak with Carl Rankin.

Lots of familiar faces and localtions featured in Embedded Embedded, from page 1 bear, seeing as cattle had been going missing near town. Embedded has a documentary-style look, drawing the audience into the story from the perspective of the television station videographer (played by Knodel).

Producer and star Don Knodel notes the film has racked up some critical nods. It earned the Best Narrative Feature award at the Lighthouse International Film Festival 2012 in Long Beach, New Jersey, and was nominated for the Best Ensemble Cast award at the 2012 Orlando Film Festival.

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Mona Baron retires after 40 years Alex Cooper

When I was asked to a write an article about Nurse Mona about her 43 years working in Revelstoke, I didn’t know her last name. It turns out, I’m not alone. “Lots of my patients don’t even know my last name. They just ask for Mona,” she told me one day earlier this month at the Selkirk Medical Clinic. Mona Baron is retiring this month after 43 years working as a nurse in Revelstoke, including an amazing 40 years at the clinic. She started at the old Queen Victoria Hospital, when it was located where Cooper’s is today, and has seen the clinic through several renovations to what it is today. Baron grew up in the Okanagan where she always wanted to be a nurse. As a little girl she had a doctor’s kit she would play with, she told me. After graduating from high school, she registered in nursing school at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C. There, she learned the ins and outs of nursing, alternating between classroom courses and the job training. She came to Revelstoke after graduating in 1970, starting at the old Queen Victoria Hospital. It was winter, it was snowy, and she found a place to live downtown, where she was able to walk to work. “It was quite familiar to me because the Royal Columbian at the time I trained had large wards with 13, 14, 15 people in a ward,” she said. “That’s the same as the old hospital here.” There, she would care for all the patients, bathing them, dressing them, feeding them. “Whatever there was to do, you just did it.” After a year, the hospital

moved to its location in Arrow Heights. Two years later, Baron started working at the Selkirk Medical Clinic, not long after it opened its doors. In 1973, the clinic was much smaller than it is today and there were also fewer doctors than there are now; there are 10 now compared to five when Baron started. As a result, the clinic has gone through two major renovations since it opened. The physical space of the clinic isn’t the only change Baron has noticed. She’s also witnessed the changes in technology that has impacted the job, notably the switch to electronic records from paper records. “Years ago we had to physically enter every lab result and they’d take days to come and we’d have reams and reams of paper,” she said. “Now everything’s in the computer.” Technology has also meant for more knowledgeable patients, who are able to do a bit of selfdiagnosis before showing up at the clinic, and can research drugs online. “But they still need guidance for certain,” she said. What gets people sick hasn’t changed too much, she said. There’s still the basic ailments like heart problems, gastrointestinal issues and stomach problems. Now, though, it’s easier to diagnose patients and get them treatment. Getting back X-ray results is much quicker. No longer do they need to be packaged up and sent to a radiologist out of town; these days the X-rays can be scanned onto a computer and sent to a radiologist for diagnosis instantly. All of this has meant things move at a faster pace. Baron didn’t intend to stay in Revelstoke for 43 years. When she first moved here, it was a place to work for a bit, but then she met her husband Bob, and since they both had good jobs here, they stayed.

“I never ever thought I’d be here in one place that long,” she said. “I didn’t intend to stay that long, it just worked out that way. It was just a job to come to and perhaps move on.” Baron’s colleagues praised her for caring for everyone and everything – she even watered the plants in the clinic – and for making the best lemon squares. “She pulled more warts off more kids than anyone,” one said. “It will be hard to find someone as dedicated.” Baron didn’t have any crazy patient stories to tell me – or if she did she was sticking to nursepatient confidentiality – but she did have some memories, like the day the clinic flooded, or the many Christmas lunches. She spoke fondly of her regular patients that we should treat first thing in the morning before work. She said she loved hearing stories of the old days of Revelstoke from her older patients. There were also the tragedies; two people died in the clinic during her time. “It’s an ordinary life. It’s just I’ve been at it so long,” she said. “There’s been good days and bad days, tragic things that have happened to some of the people in the clinic.” She said she’s ready for retirement; already she’s only been working two days a week for the last few years. Her husband is already retired and they plan on spending their time fly fishing, hiking and in the garden. Her favourite thing about being a nurse was the satisfaction of being able to help people. “Whatever help they needed, I was able to give it,” she said. “I always said the most grateful patients were the ones I cleaned their ears so they could hear again.”

Happy Retirement Mona! The Selkirk Medical Group wishes to thank you for 40 years of dedicated service to Revelstoke. Enjoy your retirement!

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The Bantam Grizzlies celebrate after Nii Noi Tetteh scores the clinching goal in Saturday’s 4-2 win over the Winfield Bruins. The Grizzlies followed that up with a 10-4 win in Winfield on Sunday to advance to the finals of the Okanagan-Mainline Bantam Tier 3 League against Kelowna. The Peewee Grizzlies were knocked out of the playoffs by Chase after a 4-2 loss on Saturday. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

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It was a Super-G weekend for the Revelstoke Ski Club. The FIS team raced Super-G in Nakiska, and the U-16s raced the same event in Whistler. Super-G requires skills in both slalom and downhill, making it perhaps one of the most intense alpine events. Significant speed is required, and the racers are skiing much of the course in a tuck, or downhill position, even while making technically accurate turns around the gates. Revelstoke sent three athletes to Nakiska, all of whom posted results in the top 15. “I’m very pleased with the effort the kids showed on this race,” said coach Milan Arsovski. “The motivation was high after our last successful training session on our home mountain, so they were keen and ready to race.”

Dominic Unterberger, who’s been racing on the BC team this winter, joined the Revelstoke Club for the Nakiska Super G and came in fifth in two events and sixth on the other. “These were my first Super-G races of the year and I made some great turns on the longer skis,” said Dominic. “I’m quite happy with my results but would have loved to hit the podium.” Dominic’s sister Emily was 12th in one race and 14th in two others, while Jamie Park was 13th and 15th. “Although the first race didn’t go so well for me, my coach and I worked on my mistakes and I put the day behind me, which helped me ski much better the next day,” said Emily. “I ended up with two pretty good results, my best so far this season.” Ski racing is an exacting sport, with podium finishers separated by a blink of an eye, and the top

10 competitors within a very few seconds of each other. In this game, the smallest of mistakes make all the difference. “Emily and Jamie were both very close to the leading girls,” said Milan. “With some more tactical work we will be on the winning track. I am looking forward that the team can carry this momentum and building on it throughout the remainder of the season.” In Whistler, four Revelstoke athletes competed in the Teck Provincial U-16 Speed Championships. Revelstoke scored some top-10 results in this Super-G event, with some tough competition from around the province. Mitch Smith was fifth in one race and eighth in the other, while Max Scharf came in sixth in both races. Callum Hicks was 14th and 17th, and Sonia Schwenck was 22nd and 27th.

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It wasn’t quite the world championships Melanie Bernier hoped for. Battling bronchitis, the Revelstoke-based ski mountaineer was unable to achieve her goal or a podium finish at the International Ski Mountaineering Federation World Championships in Puy-St. Vincent, France, last week. Still, she did crack the top 10 in the sprint, and her fellow Revelstokian Andrew McNab reached

the semi-finals in the same event – a best ever finish for him. The world championships consisted of five events: a team race, a sprint (a frantic and short up and down race), the individual race (featuring a number of long climbs, descents and boot packs), the vertical (a single climb and descent), and the team relay race. Here are the results of Revelstoke’s two competitors: Andrew McNab: • 15th (out of 34) in the team

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Jan Feldinger (centre), the wife of Revelstoke snowmobiling pioneer Mark Feldinger, was on hand to cut the ribbon at the ceremonial opening of the Feldinger Hut on Frisby Ridge this weekend. With her is Mark Bolton (left) and Greg Byman of the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club. The cabin was built in the summer and opened at the beginning of winter. Courtesy

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Grizzlies look to de-feather Eagles in round one of playoffs Alex Cooper

Last year, it was heartbreak for the Revelstoke Grizzlies. After winning the division, they were upset by the Sicamous Eagles, a team that finished 32 points behind them, in seven games. This year, the two teams are once again set to play each other in the first round of the KIJHL playoffs, but this time the roles are reversed. This year, it’s Sicamous that goes into the playoffs with a better record, having finished 13 points ahead of Revelstoke in the standings. Grizzlies’ coach Kevin Kraus said there should be extra motivated to beat the Eagles, especially for the nine veterans that were on the team last year. “We do have a young group but we also have a good older group that was here last year and I think that pain is still around,” said coach Kevin Kraus. “I think there’s a little bit of extra drive to beat them” The teams ended up much closer in the standings than last year and the season series between the two teams was about as close as it could get. Both teams won three times in regulation, they tied once, and Sicamous won once in overtime.

They also scored an equal amount of goals – 26 each. The last time the two teams faced off, on Feb. 3, Sicamous won 2-1 thanks to two goals in the final two minutes. “If we play the style of hockey we should be playing and play smart, simple good defense, I think we can shut down their top end guys,” said Kraus. Revelstoke finished off the regular season with a two wins and a loss in its final weekend. On Friday, Tyler Reay had two goals and assist and affiliate player Hayden Chase, a 15-year-old from Vernon, had a goal and an assist, as Revelstoke beat the Kamloops Storm 3-2 in Revelstoke. On Saturday, the two teams faced off in Kamloops. Austin Donaldson and TJ Christensen scored for Revelstoke, but three third period goals by the Kamloops Storm gave them a 5-2 win. On Sunday, the Grizzlies hosted the Penticton Lakers in an afternoon game. For the Lakers it was their last game before the team makes the move to 100 Mile House for next season. The Grizzlies feasted on a Lakers team that only had 13 skaters, winning 6-2. Christensen scored twice, and Reay, Donaldson, Riley Creighton and Chevy Hantula all had goals in the win.

Austin Donaldson, who received the Fan Favourite award before the game, fires home a one-timer on a feed from Darnel St. Pierre to score the Revelstoke Grizzlies fourth goal in Sunday’s 6-2 win over the Penticton Lakers. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

While the games were meaningless from the perspective of the standings, Kraus said he was happy with the team’s play. “It’s a good way to end the year, go in with a little bit of momentum,” he said. For the playoffs, he said the key to winning will be strong defensive play and limiting mistakes. “I don’t think we’re going to change anything, it’s more just getting the

mental focus you need in the playoffs because every mistake can end your season,” he said. Sicamous brings a balanced attack to the series, with seven 10-goal scorers, led by Brendan Devries and Cameron Berry, who scored 28 and 24 goals respectively. “If we play the style of hockey we should be playing and play smart, simple good defense, I think

we can shut down their top end guys,” said Kraus. The series against the Eagles starts in Sicamous this Friday, Feb. 22. Game two is on on Saturday, with games three and four in Revelstoke on Monday and Tuesday. A bus will take fans to the games in Sicamous for $25, including tickets. Call Steve Smith at 250-8377848 to book a seat.


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Obituaries Obituaries In choirs always, enjoying especially the Vernon Harriet Chase Ladies’, Trinity Chancel and Okanagan Symphony It is with deep sadness choirs and Scott Singers;that long-time membership we announce the death of our , Grandmother and with Trinity United Church and theirMother Hi-Lo sister, Harriet Chase, the afternoon of Unit; piano and vocal lessons; to be6,home with February 2013, in Revelstoke, B.C., with family beside her. family, knitting, reading, writing letters, adding a In the home of Harriet’s birth, Pantyffynnon, few lines of verse in from poems she would collect. Carmarthenshire, South Wales, her life was filled with love and caring, family and life-long friends, Harrietand met life’sFrom challenges with determined music chapel. childhood Harriet would sing; it was expected of her to come home with prizes from the local Eisteddfod, which she did. strength, maintained deep loyalty to her Welsh While serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service upbringing, superbly bilingual. It wasn’t Harriet met was Canadian Thomas Grant Chaseuntil and a few years after their marriage made the voyage to Canada Miriam and baby Harriet Grant. March 1977with that,toddler with Tom and Elizabeth, Tom’s sisters met them, Easter-time, in Vernon, B.C., which would become their family home for returned visit family in England and Wales and, over fifty to years. Mam to Miriam Andrew after Tom’s deathElaine April (David) 13, 1992,Williams, traveled alone to George Grant (d Dec. 13, 1993), Thomas Keith (d. Feb., 1948), Pamela Gwyneth Montgomery, her homeland in March 1993. Howard Emmett Kent, and Elizabeth (Keith) Hollingsworth; Mam-gu to Keith (Lisa) Chase, Sasha (Michael) Chamberlin, Donovan (Sylvia) and Matthew (Patti) Montgomery, and twenty great-grandchildren; sister of Freda Kathleen (Dennis) Colbourne of Alcester, England. Cousins in Wales, nieces and nephews mourn with us.

Harriet was so appreciative of Dr. Molder’s care, the assistance of Queen Victoria Hospital In choirs always, enjoying especially the Vernon Ladies’, Trinity Chancel Symphony staff during her brief and staysOkanagan there, and staff at choirs and Scott Singers; long-time membership with Trinity United Church their Pharmasave. Her family thanksand Rev. Ken Hi-Lo Jones Unit; piano and vocal lessons; to be home with family, knitting, reading, writing letters, adding a few lines of verse from poems she would collect. for his times with Harriet, and Gary and Chrissie Harriet met life’s challenges with determined strength, maintained deep loyalty to her Welsh Sulz of Brandon Bowers Funeral Service. upbringing, was superbly bilingual. It wasn’t until March 1977 that, with Tom and Elizabeth, Harriet returned to visit family in England and Wales and, after Tom’s death April 13, 1992, traveled alone to her homeland in March 1993.

Although a formal funeral was not desired, Harriet was so appreciative of Dr. Molder’s care, the family assistance of Queen Victoria Hospital Harriet’s and close friends will gather in staff during her brief stays there, and staff at Pharmasave. Her 27 family thanks Rev . Ken Jones Vernon on March for a memorial service. for his times with Harriet, and Gary and Chrissie Sulz of Brandon Bowers Funeral Service.

Although a formal funeral was not desired, Harriet’s family and close friends will gather in Vernon on March 27 for a memorial service.

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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ◆Offer valid from January 15, 2013 to February 28, 2013 (the “Offer Period”). “First Three Bi-Weekly Payments on Us” (the “Offer”) applies up to a total maximum amount of [$500] / [$750] / [$1,000] / [$1,750] (all three bi-weekly payments in total) (the “Maximum Amount”) per eligible 2013 [Focus (excluding ST and BEV), Fiesta] / [Fusion, Escape, Focus ST, Focus BEV, CMAX] / [Mustang, Taurus, Edge, Explorer, Flex, F-150] / [Expedition] – all Shelby GT500, F-150 Raptor, Transit Connect, F-Series Super Duty, F-650/F-750 Lincoln models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”) to customers who finance or lease an Eligible Vehicle during the Offer Period through Ford Credit or the FALS program on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit Canada. For customers making monthly payments, the first three bi-weekly payment amounts will be calculated by multiplying the monthly payment by 12, dividing the resulting amount by 26, and multiplying the resulting amount by three. In most cases, the customer will be responsible for making all scheduled payments in accordance with his or her purchase or lease agreement but will receive a cheque from the dealer for an amount equivalent to the first three bi-weekly payments, including tax, up to the Maximum Amount. The means by which the Offer will be executed by dealers to customers will vary based on the type of purchase or lease agreement - see dealer for full details. Offer not available to cash purchase customers. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. This offer is not combinable with any CFIP, CPA, GPC, or Daily Rental incentives. †Until February 28, 2013, receive as low as 0% APR purchase financing on new 2013 Ford [Fusion (excluding Hybrid, HEV, PHEV)]/ [Taurus (excluding SE), Edge (excluding SE), Escape (excluding S)]/[Focus (excluding S, ST and BEV), Fiesta (excluding S)], models for a maximum of [48]/ [60]/ [72] months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $30,000 purchase financed at 0% APR for 48/ 60/ 72 months, monthly payment is $625.00/ $500.00/ $416.67, cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $30,000. Down payment on purchase financing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. ‡Until February 28, 2013, receive $500/ $1,000/ $2,000/ $2,500/ $3,500/ $5,000/ $6,500/ $7,000/$7,500/$8,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2013 Focus (excluding S, ST, BEV), Fiesta, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 (Value Leader)/ Focus S, Mustang V6 Coupe, Taurus SE, Edge FWD (excluding SE), E-Series/ Transit Connect (excluding electric), F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs / Mustang V6 Premium/ Mustang GT/ F-250 to F-450 gas engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)/ F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) non 5.0L /F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L, F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) Diesel engine/ F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non 5.0L/ F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L – all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, Transit Connect EV and Medium Truck models excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. *Purchase a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Escape SE FWD with 1.6L EcoBoost engine/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine for $18,999/$27,999/$30,999. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate of $500/$0/$8,000 has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,650/$1,700 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ††Until February 28, 2013, receive 0%/1.49%/4.99% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Escape SE FWD with 1.6L EcoBoost engine/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine for a maximum of 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $264/$407/$499 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $122/$188/$230 with a down payment of $0 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $0/$1,287.57/$4,935.70 or APR of 0%/1.49%/4.99% and total to be repaid is $18,999/$29,286.57/$35,934.70. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $500/$0/$8,500 and freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,650/$1,700 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ▼Program in effect from January 15, 2013 to April 1, 2013 (the “Program Period”). To qualify, customer must turn in a 2006 model year or older vehicle that is in running condition (able to start and move and without missing parts) and has been properly registered/plated or insured for the last 3 months (the “Criteria”). Eligible customers will receive [$500]/[$1,000]/[$2,500]/ [$3,000] towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012 or 2013 Ford [C-Max, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi]/[Fusion (excluding SE), Taurus (excluding SE), Mustang (excluding Value Leader), Escape (excluding XLT I4 Manual), Transit Connect (excluding EV), Edge (excluding SE), Flex (excluding SE), Explorer (excluding base)]/[F-150 (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Expedition, E-Series]/[F250-550] – all Fiesta, Focus, Raptor, GT500, BOSS 302, Transit Connect EV, Medium Truck, Value Leader and Lincoln models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Taxes payable before Rebate amount is deducted. To qualify: (i) customer must, at the time of the Eligible Vehicle sale, provide the Dealer with (a) sufficient proof of Criteria, and (b) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to the Authorized Recycler; and (ii) Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period. Offer only available to residents of Canada and payable in Canadian dollars. Offer is transferable only to persons domiciled with the owner of the recycled vehicle. Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Offer not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, Commercial Connection or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). Customers eligible for CFIP are not eligible for this offer. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for 2013 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy] / 2013 Escape FWD 1.6L GTDI I4 EcoBoost 6-speed automatic transmission: [9.1L/100km (31MPG) City, 6.0L/100km (47MPG) Hwy] / 2013 F-150 4X4 5.0L V8 6-speed automatic transmission: [15.0L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.6L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, vehicle condition, and driving habits. **When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost 4x2 and 4x4 and 6.2L 2 valve V8 4x2 engines. Max. payload of 3,120 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR vs. 2012/2013 competitors. ‡‡Max. horsepower of 411 and max. torque of 434 on F-150 6.2L V8 engine. Class is Full–Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR vs. 2012/2013 comparable competitor engines. ©2013 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2013 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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