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Timber Days 2013 Is Revelstoke prepared for a major train disaster?

First in a series exploring human and environmental safety concerns of rail transport of petrochemicals through Revelstoke

A train passes a marshy section of the Eagle River between Revelstoke and Sicamous last week. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review


Editor’s note: Reporter Alex Cooper and myself, editor Aaron Orlando, have been developing a co-authored series focusing on increases in oil shipments by rail in Canada. We are exploring the human and environmental safety of the practice, and investigating government and industry procedures designed to prevent and deal with leaks, derailments, fires, collisions and other rail disasters. Of course, we’re focusing on the Revelstoke area, which features some of the most challenging sections of the CPR line. Since we started exploring the subject, there have been several serious and disconcerting incidents. The CPR bridge across the Columbia River caught on fire on May 4. On June 27, rail cars filled with petroleum products

Revelstoke Timber Days 2013 on July 6 featured amateur logging competition for community members under a hot sun in Centennial Park. Organizers said the event attracted about the same attendance as 2012, and continues to grow its community-participation focus. For more, see page 10. Top: Dan Peck (left) wins the men’s final of the birling competition over Scott Hanson. Bottom right: Nadine Overwater rounds the corner in the choker race portion of the team relay event. Bottom left: Noah Overwater smiles and takes a breather as the judge points him out as the winner in his age category in the pie gobble. See page 10 for more on Timber Days 2013. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review

were stranded on a compromised bridge over the Bow River in Calgary, requiring an elaborate rescue. Most tragically, on July 6, a runaway oil train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, killing at least five, with about 40 unaccounted for at our press time. Planned oil pipelines through B.C., such as the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, have been central to provincial and national political discussions over the past two years. But what about the oil coming through by rail? How much travels through Revelstoke? How much more will come in the future? What are the human and environmental safety concerns? Are we willing and ready to meet them? Are we prepared? We hope our series will open a discussion and shed light on the

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City of Revelstoke Chief Administrative Officer Tim Palmer led city staff with the heftiest pay package in 2012, earning $127,490 in remuneration and $9,668 in expenses for a total cost of $137,158. The City of Revelstoke is required by provincial authorities to list city staff earning more than $75,000 each year as part of their annual

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reporting requirements, although the city routinely omits these number from an initial draft of their annual report. This year, the Times Review again requested a look at taxpayerfunded salaries over $75,000. We learned 16 City of Revelstoke employees topped the $75,000 threshold in 2012. In second place, former Director of Planning John Guenther earned $111,984 in remuneration (which includes salary and benefits) and filed $4,878 in expenses for a total of $118,862.


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Report makes 26 recommendations for fire department 65-page report looks at all aspects of Revelstoke Fire & Rescue Services, including how calls are handled, volunteer recruitment and retainment, shift structures, and training. Alex Cooper

A review of the Revelstoke Fire and Rescue Services makes 26 recommendations, including recruiting more volunteers, improving training standards, continuing 24/7 dispatch, setting targeted response times and adopting ranks for career and volunteer firefighters. The report, which was prepared by the Davis Consulting Group, was released by the City of Revelstoke Friday morning. In February, the city said it was conducting the review as a way of providing the most effective and cost efficient level of services. “It was our responsibility to ensure that we left no stone unturned when looking at ways to improve our services to our citizens, as well as our bottom line,” said Mayor David Raven in a news release. “Council asked for this external review to provide an objective opinion about what’s working well and what needs to change in order to provide the best value to our community. The report makes some great recommendations that will assist Council and the Fire Chief in improving the services we provide today”. The report identifies three key problems with the fire department – a high turnover rate amongst volunteers; a lack of reliability of response to pages, and a lack of policies for service levels that leaves expectations unclear. According to the report, the number of calls the department responds to has risen to about 10 per week in 2012 from only three per week in 2008. The high costs of fire services has been raised as an issue several times in recent years. Career firefighters have ranked amongst the highest paid city employees in recent years. The review looked at all aspects of the department’s operations, including shift patterns, the number of calls and response times, training and recruitment of volunteers, changes to fire service delivery model, firefighting equipment, and the impact of the Fire Underwriters Survey. The report compares the Revelstoke fire

department to those in similar communities, including Salmon Arm, Nelson, Kitimat, Sooke, Terrace and Dawson Creek. The comparison communities vary in the way they staff their departments – Salmon Arm relies mostly on volunteers while Dawson Creek only uses full-time firefighters. Only Sooke and Salmon Arm spend less on their departments, though on a per capita basis, Revelstoke spends the third most, behind Kitimat and Dawson Creek. The report recommends the following: — The continuation of 24/7 dispatch; — A general response time for the first engine on scene in eight minutes, 80 per cent of the time, and the second engine in 12 minutes, 80 per cent of the time, with at least four trained firefighters onboard; the report also specifies recommended response times for various types of calls; — That city administrators prepare a fire/rescue policy; — Medical first response is limited to lifethreatening calls only; — Limiting response to fire structures fires outside city limits to those that receive the same level of fire inspection as structures within city limits; — Providing National Fire Protection Association standard training for full-time firefighters and officers; — Implementing a rank structure in the fire department. Full-time firefighters would be given the rank of captain and volunteers with more than four years experience would receive the rank of lieutenant; — Establishing a policy for replacing equipment; — Create a satellite fire station on the south side of the Illecillewaet River; A lot of the recommendations deal with the recruitment and retainment of volunteers. The report recommends increasing the number of volunteers to 40, using community leaders to help with recruitment, and providing volunteers with uniforms once they complete basic training, similar to those issued to full-time firefighters. The report also recommends reducing the stipend paid to the Revelstoke Fire Rescue Society to $5,000 per year from the current

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$55,000, and instead having a $50,000 fund that would be paid directly to individual volunteers by the city. The aim of these moves is to increase turnout by volunteers. If that doesn’t work, the report recommends using a standby system, where volunteers are expected to be on standby for a minimum number of shifts. The goal is that as the turnout rate by volunteers improve and volunteer experience levels increase, full-time firefighters won’t have to be called out as often, thereby reducing overtime costs. The report does look at the issue of cost, noting that communities with full-time firefighters have higher costs than those with a mix of full-time and part-time staff, and those that deploy volunteers only. However, it notes the collective agreement between the city and the Interior Association of Firefighters states full-time staff can’t be replaced by part-time staff, so the report does not examine the issue in detail. Later, the authors state, “We were unable to identify any significant savings beyond those already identified by the Fire Chief.” The report goes on to say the city could look at ways to increase revenues instead. The report also looks at using a paid-oncall system instead of full-time firefighters.

In the PoC system, 40 volunteers would be divided into four platoons of 10 members each who would rotate being on standby, and would get paid an hourly rate whenever they are called out. The report recommends against making the change, saying it would only save about $26,000 per year, but would increase response times, and be difficult to implement. Fire Chief Rob Girard called the recommendations “a positive step forward.” “Simply put, it makes something good that much better with regards to the emergency services we provide our community,” he said. Career and volunteer firefighters also expressed support for the reports findings. “Our membership is encouraged to see one of the key recommendations in the review is maintaining the current level of career staffing and are happy this process is behind us so we can move forward in working with management to implement the positive recommendations in the report and continue to provide a quality service the citizens of Revelstoke deserve,” said Roger Echlin, the president of the Local Interior Association of Firefighters. Council has directed staff to review the recommendations and come up with a plan to implement them.

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Community Connections gets funding for new family support program Revelstoke branch of Canadian Mental Health Association also receives funding from CBT social grants program Alex Cooper

Community Connections received $23,000 in funding from Columbia Basin Trust for a new program that will help provide support for children from disadvantaged families to access service. Community Connections and the Revelstoke branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association were among 16 recipients of $500,000 in grant funding from the Columbia Basin Trusts social grants program. Two Revelstoke organizations are the recipients of large grants from the Columbia Basin Trust as part of its social grants program. Community Connections received $23,000 to coordinate a program, in partnership with other organizations, that provides support to families and children marginalized by poverty, violence and disability; and aims to improve access to community services in Revelstoke. Craig Brown, the executive director of Community Connections, said the program, called Reaching Out to Community Kids, came out of discussions by

the Early Childhood Development Committee that there were some children in the community who were having trouble getting to preschool, day care or other activities. At first, they thought it might be due to transportation issues, but after spending some time looking at the issue, it was realized the problem was bigger than that. "It was families where the parent or parents were wrestling with all sorts of other issues and were having trouble getting the children up and out in the morning," said Brown. The program will provide a liaison between families and a community support worker who will work with them to identify what their barriers are to accessing services for their children, and then help them overcome them. "In some case they're wrestling with a whole slew of different issues so can we help them in addressing those issues, which then allows them to start their day off more effectively, getting their children up and getting them out the door," said Brown, adding that the involvement would be short term.

Craig Brown, the executive director of Community Connections. Alex Cooper/ Revelstoke Times Review file photo

Community Connections will be running the program and will work with other stakeholders, like the Revelstoke Childcare Society, to identify families in need of support, said Brown. Support is voluntary, he added. "In some cases we might already be engaged and providing supports," he said. The Canadian Mental Health Association received $4,300 to put on a series of community events designed to promote awareness of

mental health issues and available services in Revelstoke. “These projects tackle diverse social issues and will affect people of many ages across the region,” said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO, in a news release. “They will complement and strengthen the social supports already in place within our communities.” The Social Grants Program is a three-year pilot with an annual granting budget of $1 million. Granting decisions are made by the Social Grants Program Selection Committee, a volunteer group of Basin residents that includes individuals who have experience and expertise in the social sector and individuals who have broader community development experience. For more information, visit

CBT funds local youth programs Two local organizations have received funding from the Columbia Basin Trust to run programs for youth.

The North Columbia Environmental Society received $3,000 to run the Glacier Adventure Stewardship Program. The program invites grade 10 and 11 students in the Revelstoke area to develop leadership, backcountry and photography skills during a three-day backcountry hut trip in Glacier National Park. The Revelstoke School District received $4,500 in funding to host Change it Up Leadership Week at Revelstoke Secondary School. It is a school-based program designed around building self-esteem, health relationships, leadership and empowerment. In total the CBT gave out $92,000 to 16 different projects throughout the basin through its Youth Grants Program. “Our Youth Grants Program has supported a variety of youth projects throughout the Basin region over the last eight years,” said Sabrina Curtis, CBT director, sector initiatives. “A number of exciting projects will help build youth leadership while increasing youth engagement and opportunities in Basin communities.”

Latest census data sheds light on Revelstoke employment, education

The people of Revelstoke are more educated than before, but work patterns haven't changed a whole lot in the last five years, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. The data, which comes from the National Household Survey conducted in 2011, was compiled by Alan Mason, the city's director of economic development. He provided the Times Review with a table comparing the 2011 statistics to those collected by the 2006 longform census. However, he cautioned that the information needs to be taken in context. For one, the NHS was a voluntary survey, unlike the longform census, which was mandatory. "I think what tends to happen with voluntary is you don't get a representative sample," he said. "It tends to be the better educated people, probably in better jobs that fill

it in. You have to be careful when you're comparing apples." Many statisticians have questioned the reliability of the NHS because it was a voluntary survey, unlike the long-form census, which was mandatory. Statistics Canada warned that for more smaller municipalities, the data is less reliable. The information also needs to reflect the fact the survey was conducted in 2011, said Mason, and therefore it is already two years old. "Two of our largest industries – forestry and the railway – can fluctuate quite a bit, even within the time of the year," he said. "What you see in 2011 is not what we have today." In terms of education, far fewer Revelstokians over the age of 15 have no high school education (1,090 in 2011 vs. 1,460 in 2006), the number of people with only a high school diploma is down, and many more have some form of postsecondary education. 855 Revelsto-

more than 100 (474 vs. 370), which was likely due to major construction projects at the time like the new schools and the Sutton Place Hotel. Employment in manufacturing was down to 260 in 2011 from 470 in 2006, likely due to a slump in the forestry sector and slowdowns at local mills. Indications are that employment in this sector, especially at Downie Timber, has picked up recently. Employment in retail is down slightly (415 vs. 440) but far more people listed health care & social services as their sector of employment (510 vs. 345). More people listed finance & real estate as their industry sector (150 vs 110). The number of people working in education remained similar. The most difficult category to breakdown was business services & public administration. In 2011, the data was collected differently, so Mason and Wozniak lumped together several different categoAL CI












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kians have a university degree or higher, up from 640 in 2006; 1,030 have a trade certificate of diploma, up from 910; and 1,385 have some other form of certificate of diploma, up from 1,190. Have employment patterns changed much in Revelstoke since 2006? That is harder to ascertain since the data wasn't collected in exactly the same way in 2011 as it was five years ago. "They categorized employment differently so what we've had to do, what Debra [Wozniak, the special projects coordinator for Community Futures] tried to do – and I think she did a good job – she tried to get the data from 2011 similiar to 2006 as far as the industry sectors go," said Mason. "There's a lit bit of guesswork in terms of how we put the job categories together." The information, as compiled, shows fewer people are working in the resource sector – 285 in 2011 compared to 315 in 2006. Employment in construction was up by


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ries to get a comparison to the 2006 data. Based on their statistics, the number of people employed in this area remains virtually unchanged, though it is not known how much the fact the categories changed affected the data. Also new in 2011 is the fact transportation (which in Revelstoke is primarily CP Rail) was its own category. The survey shows 340 people were employed there in 2011. Accommodation & food services were also broken out into its own category in 2011, with 425 people listing it as their profession. In 2006, these were likely included in the category "other services," said Mason. "It's not quite apples to apples," he said. "We've done our best to figure it out. I think we've done a pretty good job. It wasn't the same questions and the data might be skewed a little bit because it wasn't quite mandatory."



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Turbine 5 completes 13,000-kilometre journey to Mica Dam Times Review staff

BC Hydro is giving special thanks to Downie Timber for helping with the delivery of its new turbine to the Mica Dam last week. “Downie Timber did a fantastic job on this delivery. Moving equipment of this size over the remote Kinbasket Reservoir has never been done before," said Jen Walker-Larsen, a spokesperson for BC Hydro. "Downie’s careful planning and commitment to the project made this a real success.” The 137.5-tonne turbine was recently barged down the Kinbasket Reservoir from Valemount, B.C., to Mica, by Downie Timber. The trip completed a 13,000-kilometre journey by the turbine from where it was manufactured in Ravensburg, Germany, to Mica. The turbine, which has a diametre of 6.45 metres and weighs as much as about 1,800 people, began its trip in Ravensburg, where it was taken by road and ferry to the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. It was then transported for 8,000 kilometres across the Atlantic Ocean to Houston, Texas. From there, the turbine was trucked 4,300 kilometres to Valemount, B.C., where it was placed on Downie’s barge and floated down the Kinbasket. “All the people involved in this leg of the journey were absolutely wonderful to work with – a real team effort with one goal – to deliver the turbine safe and sound and on schedule,” said Marian Pigeon of Downie Timber. Along the way, transport crews used a tractortrailer that was 33 metres long and had 12 axles and 96 wheels, each with independent suspension and steering to spread around the weight of the turbine. It required two trucks to move – one to pull the trailer and the other to push. At Valemount, the barge had to be positioned on the dock ramps. The barge hull was filled with water to stabilize it and a long ramp was built from the road to the barge to minimize the truck grade from land to water. The trucks then drove onto the barge, where it was secured for the trip to Mica Dam. The process was repeated to offload the turbine from the barge. The turbine is the fifth generator to be installed at Mica. A sixth is expected to be delivered next year.

Council shorts: Moberly Monument on the move Aaron Orlando

A preview of the July 9 Revelstoke City Council meeting

Moberly Monument movement planned City council will consider moving the Moberly Monument in Moberly Park (right next to Moberly Manor) to the Revelstoke Railway Museum. Consultation with heritage and history groups gave the thumbs up to the new location, which puts the small monument in a higher-profile location.

City wants to roll back development permits The City of Revelstoke wants to rescind development permit requirements adopted in 2012. The 2012 rules required development permits for significant changes to all buildings. Now, the city wants to change it back to only buildings with four or more units. A staff report argued the new system was too costly and

time-consuming for city staff, but the city would lose some control over the form and character of renovations in town.

Left:: The Downie Timber barge, with the massive turbine onboard, floats down the Kinbasket Reservoir from Valemount to Mica. Bottom left: The 137.5-tonne turbine is loaded onto the Downie Barge at Valemount. Bottom right: The massive turbine arrives at the Mica boat launch, where it was unloaded. Photos contirbuted by BC Hydro

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Emergency garbage bins to be nixed? Missed garbage day? Going on vacation? For years, you could drop your garbage off in bins at the City of Revelstoke Public Works yard next to the Revelstoke Forum. The city plans to cancel that service, citing a cost-saving drive and liability issues associated with residents driving inside the fenced compound.

Should the vandals pay? City council will consider their options for recovering an estimated $15,000 repair bill following graffiti incidents on many public buildings on June 22. Options presented to council include a civil suit against the vandals, or alternate means of recovering the cost of repairs.

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Revelstoke man dies in Trans-Canada crash AARON ORLANDO

A 34-year-old Revelstoke man died in a Sunday morning crash on the Trans-Canada Highway eight kilometres west of Revelstoke. RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Thomas Blakney said the man was the sole occupant of a westbound passenger vehicle that struck an eastbound tractor-trailer truck at about 8:10 a.m. on July 7. RCMP believe the victim died instantly in the impact. The driver of the transport truck was not injured. The incident occurred on a three-lane section of the highway, with two westbound lanes and one eastbound. The passenger vehicle was in the westbound passing lane when it drifted into the oncoming lane and struck the transport truck. RCMP continue to investigate and are releasing little information at this point. Cpl. Blakney said a witness reported the tractor-trailer was being operated in a safe manner when the incident occurred.

Traffic controllers deal with a jam at the Trans-Canada Highway at Victoria Road in Revelstoke following a fatal collision west of Revelstoke on the morning of July 7. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review

RCMP Southeast Traffic Services and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate the incident. They are exploring all possible contributing factors at this point. The identity of the victim is not being released pending notification of next of

kin. The crash snarled traffic in Revelstoke and on the Trans-Canada Highway on the busy summer Sunday. Following the incident, the highway remained closed until about 4 p.m.

Could helicopters improve highway MVI closures? AARON ORLANDO

Both the RCMP crash reconstruction specialist and the BC Coroners Service coroner travelled by vehicle from Golden to attend Sunday’s fatal MVI west of Revelstoke. It’s a two-hour trip given the high volumes of traffic on summer Sundays and the added congestion due to the crash. In total, the scene took about eight hours to clear, and congestion snarled the highway for a few more hours. Could flying first responders like the coroner or the RCMP traffic analyst to the scene improve response time, getting the highway open sooner? The Three Valley Gap resort transported staff from Revelstoke to their facility during the closure on Sunday. Could first responders

do the same? Revelstoke RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Thomas Blakney and BC Coroners Service spokesperson Barb McClintock provided input on the question. Blakney said the crash experts come from Golden or Salmon Arm. A busy weekend involving multiple serious motorcycle crashes in Salmon Arm kept that traffic analyst occupied. Blakney said the crash experts keep their equipment in a specialized truck, so any plan to move them by helicopters would require specialized, helicopter-ready equipment. Blakney said the crash experts must be ready to respond in all weather conditions, at all hours of the day. Helicopters are limited by weather and darkness. He did say a helicopter response could

possibly improve response time. “It could lead to a quicker opening of a lane,” Blakney said. BC Coroners Service spokesperson Barb McClintock said moving the coroner by helicopter was possible, with some logistical challenges. During the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, a contingency plan was developed to move coroners by helicopter in order to deal with crashes on the Sea-to-Sky highway, but it was never required. The main issue is funding, she said; using a helicopter isn’t within the Coroners Service budget. “This needs to come from the political level,” McClintock said. If there’s a demand, “the community needs to start figuring out how to do it. I think that needs to be initiated through the community.”


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Is the fraternal service organization a dying breed? ALEX COOPER

Last month, Buddy Rozander was on CBC radio, discussing the situation of the Revelstoke Lion’s Club. The club’s members are aging and membership is declining. He was hoping to drum up support. I spoke to Rozander not long after that interview. Why are the Lions struggling and what impact does the club’s decline have on Revelstoke? What about other service clubs and fraternal organizations? Revelstoke has no shortage of such clubs – there’s the Lions, the Elks, Rotary, the Knights of Pythias, the Knights of Columbus, the Loyal Order of the Moose, the Masons, the Legion and the ladies’ equivalent of most of those clubs.

But are their days numbered? For the Lions, the struggles started about five or six years ago, said Rozander. “We were five years younger and we could get away with it,” he said. Now, when a chance comes to raise money by running a beer garden, or volunteer on a project such as fixing a portion of sidewalk like they’ve done in the past, many times they have to say no. “When you’re doing a project, as for getting help – I can get some people to help out,” he said. “But the commitment – someone asks you do something at the rec centre or a beer garden. We used to do that quite often but now we just have to say we don’t have the bodies.” Rozander mentioned the Lions weren’t alone –  he told me he’d heard the Elks were having sim-

ilar troubles. When I spoke to George Hopkins, he said the club was doing OK, with 25 members, including a few recent recruits. Still, he did mention that eight members were in their ‘80s. “I like to emphasize that we value our long-time members,” he said. “We have two of our members that have over 50 years in the lodge here in Revelstoke. The lodge has been here for over 50 years so these fellows have been in since close to the beginning.” The Elks’ youngest member is in their late-20s and he serves as treasurer. The groups newest recruit volunteers as the secretary. For fundraising, the Elks serve drinks at various community events, weddings and parties. “What we really would like for ourselves and our organization is just to be better known around

Kevin Coulter from the Knights of Pythias hands out a scholarship at the RSS grad ceremony. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

town,” said Hopkins. “There’s still a lot of people that really have no idea that the Elks is the largest allCanadian charitable fraternal orga-

nization in Canada. Locally we do a lot of wonderful things in the

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Want to volunteer? Medical transportation program needs drivers AARON ORLANDO

The Revelstoke Seniors’ volunteer medical transportation program got a boost from the Revelstoke Hospital Auxiliary on July 3, getting a cheque for $2,000 to help support the program. But the program, which links volunteer drivers and those with out-of-town medical appointments, needs your help too. “We need volunteer drivers,” said Revelstoke Seniors president Ruth Boettger, “As many as we can get.” Since it started in 2010, participation has increased steadily, and nearly doubled to 88 trips during the 2012–2013 year. They’ve got 18 drivers and need more. “The program has caught on. They’re talking it up and telling their friends,” Boettger said. “But you can’t ask the same driver to drive all the time.” Those interested in driving are reimbursed for costs. “It’s just proving to be very

important in the community,” said seniors volunteer coordinator Jean Pedersen. She said a high number of the visits were for a few particular services – some of which could be offered in Revelstoke, saving local patients many trips. Pedersen gave some examples, including cataract surgery and follow-ups, cancer treatment checkups, visits to optical specialists, and some chemotherapy-related treatments. Are you interested in learning more, and possibly volunteering? Program organizers created this fact sheet, including contact information: – A community based program that provides individuals in our community with transportation to out of town medical appointments when they have no other options. We also provide some in town medical rides when local transit, family or friends are not an option. – We presently only have 18 volunteer drivers (three of whom only do local drives) and several of the

From left: Revelstoke Hospital Auxiliary second vice-president Bev Wiege, Revelstoke Hospital Auxiliary vicepresident Cheryl Fry, Revelstoke Seniors volunteer coordinator Jean Pedersen, Revelstoke Seniors president Ruth Boettger, Revelstoke Hospital Auxiliary second vice-president Rose Lund gather for a cheque presentation on July 3. The Hospital Auxiliary presented $2,000 towards the Revelstoke Seniors’ volunteer medical transportation program. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review

15 drivers for out of town, don’t drive in winter conditions. – The program pays the drivers for fuel expenses, meal allowance and a little bit for wear and tear.

– We are always in need of more volunteers to help with the driving. If anyone in the community who likes to drive and likes to help others would like to volunteer,

please contact the coordinator at the Seniors Centre by dropping in Tuesdays thru Fridays from 9-noon, call 250-837-9456 or email:




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Wednesday, July 10

mer Street Festival. From 6:30–9:30 p.m. EYESWIDE Acoustic performer Neil Crowe plays live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.

stoke Library and make a mystical willow wand! If you want, you can dress up as a witch or wizard AGAIN! Know any magical spells? 2:00 - 3 p.m. Free. BROKEN DOWN SUITCASE Golden-based roots duo brings their tunes to the Grizzly Plaza Summer Street Festival. From 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Mon, July 15, to Fri, July 18



Edmonton’s Theatre Prospero hosts a drama camp for local youth who love to perform. The five day program will culminate in a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Register online at The program costs $130.

Thursday, July 11

Monday, July 15

LITTLE MISS HIGGINS This pocket-sized

PICTURE THE OCEAN Indie rock steeped in

powerhouse plays music brewed up in old-time country blues sprinkled with a little jazz and maybe a hint of folk. Live as part of the Grizzly Plaza Summer Street Festival. From 6:30–9:30 p.m. VIBONICS This eclectic sextet combines everything from hip hop to punk to soul to pop to metal and more. Live at the Last Drop at 9 p.m.

roots music. Live as part of the Grizzly Plaza Summer Street Festival. From 6:30–9:30 p.m. THE SHRUGS One of Canada’s up-and-coming indie bands, with emotionally charged songs influenced by the White Stripes and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Live at Benoit’s Wine Bar at 9 p.m.

Fri, July 12 to Fri, Sept. 6

Tuesday, July 16

ART FAIR at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre,

JESSIE JUNGALWALLA Live as part of the Grizzly Plaza Summer Street Festival. From 6:30–9:30 p.m. SARAH BURTON Straight up rock n roll, dirty blues riffs, a little twang and some pop. Live at the Last Drop at 9 p.m.

with a members show in the side galleries. Open Friday, July 12, at 6 p.m.

Friday, July 12

MIKE ALVIANO Singer-songwriter who plays emotionally hypnotic songs. Live as part of the Grizzly Plaza Summer Street Festival. From 6:30–9:30 p.m. BOB ROGER DUO Local jazz trombonist plays at the 112 Lounge. 7 p.m. DRUMHAND Percussion dance jazz orchestra combines the rhythms of West Africa, Cuba, India and Brazil with American roots music and jazz. Live at the Last Drop at 9 p.m. DJ WESSIDE with DANGER SOUNDS Live at the Traverse. 9 p.m. DJ WAYNO at the River City Pub. 9 p.m.

Sat, July 13, to Sun, July 14


Come out to 3 Valley Gap and use your GPS to make your way to four waypoints in the area and earn cards for your hand. It’s a chance to have

Hailing from Vancouver, the Shrugs are making a name for themselves with their high-energy music that draws on diverse influences, including the White Stripes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mother Mother, Amy Winehouse, Queen and Bob Dylan. Their emotionally charged songs are the result of over-active imaginations and a passion for creativity. Catch them live at Benoit’s Wine Bar on Monday, July 15, at 9 p.m. Contributed

fun exploring and win some prizes. The ride starts each day at 8 a.m. at the Wap Lake – Mable Lake Forest Service Road just west of the 3 Valley Gap hotel. Put on by the Revelstoke ATV Club and the Sicamous Quaders. For more information, contact 3 Valley Al at 250-814-4284 or e-mail 3valleyal@

Saturday, July 13

MIKE ALVIANO Singer-songwriter who plays emotionally hypnotic songs. Live as part of the Grizzly Plaza Summer Street Festival. From

Wednesday, July 17

Sunday, July 14

ORL SUMMER READING CLUB present Things With Wings – Owlie Growlies. Come to the Revelstoke Library to check out some owl pellets with Parks Canada interpretation officer Verena Blasy. From 2–3 p.m. UNCORKED A unique blend of rock, countryrock and east coast standards. Live at the Grizzly Plaza Summer Street Festival. From 6:30–9:30 p.m.

the Mt. Macpherson Nordic Lodge at 8:30 a.m. for a morning of trail work on local mountain bike trails. Equipment is provided. PICTURE THE OCEAN Indie rock steeped in roots music. Live as part of the Grizzly Plaza Sum-

Come test your riding skills in a race at Mt. Macpherson. The race starts at the Griffith Creek parking lot. Registration is at 6:30 p.m., the race starts at 7 p.m. Visit for details.

6:30–9:30 p.m.

DJ KATO Live at the Traverse. 9 p.m. JACKIE TREEHORN A funkadelic, soultastic,

rocking six piece, live at the River City Pub. 9 p.m.



Drumhand brings traditional rhythms to Revelstoke Alex Cooper

Drumhand is playing at the Last Drop on Friday, July 12.

Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

The back cover of Drumhand’s newest album provides a lesson in percussion instruments. Amongst the various drums the band plays are congas, berimbaus, gome, atsimevu, frame, pati and more. They also play using bamboo sticks, wrist jangles, xylophone, and other shakers. To complement all that rhythm are two horn players and one woodwind player. Five of six band members sing. Drumhand started about five years ago when Larry Graves, David Chan and Steve Mancuso started to get together in what Graves called a “study group,” to look at the variety of percussion traditions from around the world they were interested in. “We came together to play some of these other styles of music we’d been interested in and we’d been involved with in some way or another,” Graves told me on the phone from Toronto, where the band is based. “Gradually it turned into us creating our own material, and I started writing our own material in a similar vein to the stuff we were working on, but it was

Thursday, July 18

UNCORKED A unique blend of rock, country-rock and east coast standards. Live at the Grizzly Plaza Summer Street Festival. From 6:30–9:30 p.m. 100 MILE HOUSE Edmonton trio bring their unique brand of folk to the Last Drop. Starts at 9 p.m. MORTILLERY, SNAKEBITE AND MAKEMEMURDER Edmoton thrash

metal band Mortillery, sleaze rockers Snakebit, and local Revelstoke metal band Makememurder tear apart the Big Eddy Pub. Show starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are $8.

FORT KNOX FIVE and THUNDERBOLT Fort Knox Five mix live instruments

with funky electronic breakbeats. Live at the Traverse. 9 p.m.

Friday, July 19

RELATIVE JAZZ Local jazz group fronted by guitarist John Baker. Live at the Grizzly Plaza Summer Street Festival. From 6:30–9:30 p.m. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

After five days or preparation, participants in Theatre Prospero’s summer drama camp perform Shakespeare’s classic play. At the Performing Arts Centre at 7 p.m. STEVE SMITH Local singer and guitarist plays live at the 112 Lounge. 7 p.m. DJ KYPRIOS At the River City Pub. 9 p.m. DJ BIG E Live at the Travers. 9 p.m. Sat., July 20, & Sun, July 21

BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT The Powder Springs hosts its

annual beach volleyball tournament in the hotels parking lot. Register as a team of two or five.

Saturday, July 20

SHANNON LYON Singer-songwriter and roots musician who has been at it since the early-90s. Live at the Grizzly Plaza Summer Street Festival. From 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Kamloops-based band formed out of a love and respect for classic rock. Live at the Last Drop at 9 p.m. RUDE CITY RIOT Big band ska, with contagious melodies, smart lyrics, tight grooves and a wailing horn section to keep the dance floor packed and the crowd singing along. Live at the River City Pub. 9 p.m. DJ WAKCUTT Live at the Travers. 9 p.m.

Sunday, July 21

STOKE TO GET SPANKED A 35-kilometre mountain bike race through the trails of Mt. Macpherson. There are categories for experts (two laps), sport racers (one lap), and children of all ages. Entry is $45 by July 17 and $60 afterwards, and includes one post-race beverage. Register at The race starts at 10 a.m. The race is organized by Skookum Cycle & Ski. DEVON COYOTE Rocking one-manband plays the Powder Springs’ beach volleyball tournament. DEAD STRINGERS An acoustic power trio of upright bass, fiddle and guitar. Live at the Grizzly Plaza Summer Street Festival. From 6:30–9:30 p.m. MARCO CORBO Straight-ahead rock and roll inspired by Pearl Jam and Collective Soul. Live at the Last Drop at 9 p.m.

Monday, July 22

STEVE PALMER Country-roots show of good old, down home, toe tapping songs. Live at the Grizzly Plaza Summer Street Festival. From 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 23

THE STURGEONS Identical twins play

a mix of oldies pop and seventies angst folk rock. Live at the Grizzly Plaza Summer Street Festival. From 6:30–9:30 p.m.

MISS QUINCY & THE SHOWDOWNS This all-girl band channels the

likes of Joan Jett and the Rolling Stones. Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.

MATT STANLEY & THE DECOYS A unique.” The band added Marcus Ali, who brought with him a variety on flutes and other woodwind instruments, and then horn players Rebecca Hennessy and Karl Silveira. For Graves, his interest in traditional percussion music began in the early 90s. He grew up playing drums and eventually he decided he wanted to learn more about the African roots of the music he was playing. “I got interested in African drumming,” he said. “I was curious about the rhythms. I figured if I really wanted to understand it, I needed to go to the source.” Graves made several trips to West Africa, traveling to remote villages to play with traditional drummers, and scouring record stores for unknown gems. He mentioned some of his influences to me – the most well known was the legendary Afrobeat band leader Fela Kuti, but mostly he said, unpretentiously, there were ones people wouldn’t know. “It’s like here –  you have local players that aren’t very well known but they are really great musicians,” he said. “Every time I would go out to an event or be in a remote village, I would meet a whole bunch of great

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

PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS WILLIAMSON LAKE PARK AND CAMPGROUND The City of Revelstoke is inviting proposals for the operation and maintenance of Williamson Lake Park and Campground commencing January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2018. Proposal information and specifications can be obtained from the City's website at or the Revelstoke Community Centre, 600 Campbell Avenue, or by calling 250-837-9351. Closing Time and Date:

12:00 Noon (local time), Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Addressed to:

Williamson Lake Proposal Attention: Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture City of Revelstoke 600 Campbell Avenue, PO Box 170 Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0

Or via email to: Subject field must clearly state "Williamson Lake Proposal"

It is the Proponent's responsibility to confirm receipt by the City of Revelstoke. For additional information about the proposal and for an appointment to view Williamson Lake Park and Campground, please contact Laurie Donato, Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture at 250-837-9351 (ext. #5) or by email at The City of Revelstoke reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive informalities in any proposal.

Thank you Revelstoke! The Department of Parks Recreation and Culture would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make Canada Day this year a great success! We couldn’t have done it without your support.


Revelstoke Credit Union who sponsored the movie in the park, Knights of Pythias, Revelstoke Seniors Association, The City of Revelstoke, and Heritage Canada for our Canada Day grant.

To all participants

Honored guest, Sinixt Spokes person Marilyn James, Mayor David Raven, Citizen of the Year Dennis Berarducci, RCMP Cst. Tanya Anthony & Cst. Joel Chenard, Cadets, Trumpeter Mcpl Shawn Lee, Abby Brackenbury, Judy Goodman, Revelstoke Museum & Archives, Dukes Dogs, Team Hope & the McTaggart’s, Team Gloria, Mark Kinoshita, Multicultural Society, Revelstoke Canine Search & Rescue, Italian Canadian Club, C3 Church, Grant Lieterman and Maritime Kitchen Party for the musical entertainment on a beautiful afternoon!

Thank you to all business that supported the Day! drummers and I would be blown away by how good they are.” Drumhand’s music doesn’t feature the big, thumping drumlines common in Afrobeat. The percussions are very rhythmic and more sparse, and are complemented by the horns, flute and call-and-response vocals. “If you have flutes and drums – the flutes don’t interfere with the frequency range of the drums, so everything is audible without amplification,” said Graves. “A lot of those traditions involved singing and vocal work, so it seemed to make sense.” Drumhand has released three albums, the latest being Cheer on the Sun. This will be their first Western Canadian tour, though Graves said he played here once before with his old band Mr. Something Something. “We want people to come out and be engaged. If people want to dance, they can dance, if they want to listen and focus on the way the instruments interact, that’s fine too. The whole idea is to be uplifting,” he said. “Even though sometimes our songs have sociopolitical story lines and get into heavy social issues, that’s not the main focus of what we’re doing in our live show.” Drumhand plays at the Last Drop on Friday, July 12, at 9 p.m.

Beyond Gifts

COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ENHANCEMENT COMMITTEE The City of Revelstoke is currently seeking members to sit on the Enhancement Committee and invites applications from interested parties. There are two public at large positions plus one position representing the development community available. The purpose of the committee is to make recommendations to City Council on revitalization and beautification initiatives to advance Revelstoke's economic viability of the overall community experience to residents and visitors. Committee members are volunteers selected for their interest, experience, knowledge, skills and ability to represent the population of the area. If you are interested in applying, please submit a letter noting your interest and a brief outline of your qualifications by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. This can be mailed or delivered to the attention of Teresa LeRose, Deputy Director of Corporate Administration, City of Revelstoke, Box 170, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, faxed to 250- 837-4930 or emailed to For additional information, please contact Alan Mason, Director of Community Economic Development at 250-837-5345 or emailed to WE’VE GOT THE REGION COVERED Times Review Classifieds: Effective and Efficient Call 250.837.4667 email:

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Clockwise from bottom left: Scott Hanson (left) was the last man smoking in the Groucho Marx competition, which challenges you to keep your cigar lit while fending off hose attacks from fellow competitors. Hanson collapsed to his knees and shot a stream into the sky after winning the final competition of the day. He tied for the Logger of the Day award with Raymond St. Ange. MP David Wilks, Ginger Shoji and the aftermath of the adult pie gobble. Wilks, the Member of Parliament for Columbia River– Revelstoke, paired with Ernie Larsen to beat city councillor Phil Welock and Dave Adshead in the Political Saw-Off. Wilks, who wore a form-fitting T-shirt that highlighted his devotion to the Parliament Hill gymnasium, was quick to cast aspersions about Mayor David Raven’s last-minute no-show at the team bucking event – in jest. Employing the rough-and-tumble rhetoric of the House of Commons, Wilks questioned whether Raven was in fact dodging him. Debbie Barstad and Anna Minten (not pictured) teamed up to boil water first in the Survivor Tea Boil. The key is a good platform and the willingness to blow your lungs out. Here, Angus Woodman and Lauren Channel (in blue) present the Sportsman of the Day award to Leanna St. Ange (in green) and her team of supporters. The Lady Logger award was awarded to Debbie Barstad, who won several events and was a contender in most events. The Logger award was a points tie between Scott Hanson and Raymond St Ange. Bottom Right: Brian Sumner (left) presents the Pioneer Logger of the Year award to Allan Hascarl. Hascarl spent 45 years building logging years in B.C. Hascarl grew up in Nakusp, where he started as a horse-logger. He worked as a CAT operator since he was 20, working for Speers Construction and for himself. “The artistry in building a logging road is in how you lay out the switchbacks,” said Sumner, who said logging road users continue to appreciate the craftsmanship that makes using the roads safer. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review


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To the untrained eye, tanker cars are tanker cars. What’s inside them? What volumes of petrochemicals and other hazardous chemicals pass through Revelstoke? Here, a tanker train passes nearby a marshy section of the Eagle River west of Revelstoke. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review

Oil shipment increases won’t trigger review, but emergency plans being bolstered from page 1 subject. We hope it can serve as a platform for a broader discussion of the issues. The series will be intermittent over the remainder of the summer.


products travels through Revelstoke and the region? According to Transport Canada, about 1,200 carloads of crude oil and petroleum products were shipped to B.C. in 2012, counting only cars listed as with B.C. as their destination. That relatively small number marks a dramatic increase over the past few years, as oil producers have sought ways to move increasing supply to refineries and other destinations. Cana-


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dian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific both report multifold increases in oil transport in recent years, and project rapid expansion in the near future. A Transport Canada spokesperson told the Times Review that pipelines continue to be the main mode of transportation for the vast majority of oil in North America, but with pipeline networks nearing capacity, transportation by rail continues to increase. Both Transport Canada and a

spokesperson for the B.C. government said they don’t have estimates for future volumes of oil shipments through or into B.C. The majority of the oil-by-rail activity appears to be east of the Rockies, as producers in places like Alberta’s oil sands and the Bakken deposit in the North Dakota region seek to ship crude to refineries in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico or on the American and Canadian eastern seaboard. Transport Canada told the

Times Review that increases in oil shipments to B.C. won’t trigger further regulatory reviews; oil and gas shipments, like other dangerous substances moved by rail, are and will continue to be regulated under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act. But there is no foreseeable process to deal with ramped up oil shipments by rail. “Dangerous goods must be properly classified and transported

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Home for the Hunts painting party Jeff Acton and some kids paint a board that will be used in the renovation of Pauline and Simon Hunt’s home. The Hunts have moved out of their home and the renovation has begun with the demolition of the parts of the existing home. The home is being renovated to make it wheelchair accessible for Pauline as she deals with the effects of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, a disease that slowly weakens the body’s muscles. Home of the Hunts is a collaboration between the Kelowna chapter of Habitat for Humanity and the Revelstoke Community Housing Society. More than $200,000 has been raised for the project, which will be re-paid by the Hunt’s as a low-interest loan. The money will then go to fund future Habitat for Humanity projects in Revelstoke. Mavis Cann/Revelstoke Times Review

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he newly-completed Mica Heliskiing lodge perches on a ridge above the Mica Dam, overlooking the Kinbasket reservoir – a jewel in a crowning achievement done mostly by Revelstokians. The old lodge was bulldozed on April 5, and just eight months later on Dec. 5, Vic Van Isle delivered a new, 12-bedroom, and nearly 14,000 square-foot luxury lodge. Mica Heliskiing marketing manager Darryn Shewchuk had high praise for the contractor and small army of subcontractors who built and polished the lodge. “It’s just absolutely amazing that they could pull off such a high-end luxury building in eight months. There are luxury homes half that size that have taken two years to build.” he said. “It’s unbelievable. It’s truly an eighth-wonder of the world.” The building is certainly not a ski shack. It boasts a massive living area, a media room, a full kitchen, bar and many high tech amenities. There are hot tubs, private views of the reservoir from every room, a full gym, a gourmet kitchen and massage studios. “The building is ridiculously overbuilt. The walls are all six-inch thick with double matting and double drywall for sound-proofing,” Shewchuk said. “The floors are saw-cut, 12-inch wide timber and all the stone … is all from Mt. Robson.” Giant fir beams, wooden planked flooring, natural cedar finishings, log walls, custom concrete counters, immaculate rock work, sheer glass and engineered lighting design synthesize rustic the cabin feel with modern sheik. Local artist Tina Lindegaard was handed a $50,000 budget to scout and commission works from local and Kootenay artists, which are featured throughout. It’s the work of CEI Architecture, who add the lodge to an impressive array of public and private buildings in B.C. including the Chuck Bailey Rec-

reation Centre in Surrey, the Northwest Community College in Smithers and Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence at Okanagan College. The B.C. company has received many accolades for green and sustainable construction. “They really got what we were looking to accomplish in keeping the cozy feel of the existing lodge, but really making something that’s modern, state-of-the-art and combining those two elements,” Shewchuk said. “They pulled it off amazingly.” Behind the natural wood and glass, there’s a high-tech substructure. The media room offers bigscreen TVs next to the fireplace. Many rooms wirelessly sync the built-in sound system with your smartphone. The ski room features lockers with built-in drying fans. The room has an overall negative pressure so, “You don’t get that wet boot smell going thorough the whole lodge,” Shewchuk joked. The finishings match the modern/rustic mix. The wire-brushed solid fir doors cost in the thousands. Restored metal lamps accentuated the rooms. The luxe linens and light-cancelling drapes welcome you to a dark sleep, and open to a panoramic view in the morning. Shewchuk wouldn’t disclose the price tag. Mica Heliskiing is a partnership between minority owners Dan and Susan McDonald and newer majority owner Patrick Callaghan. The McDonald’s are heliskiing veterans who operated Island Lake Lodge near Fernie before moving to Revelstoke and starting Mica. Callaghan is a California-based computer industry veteran and hardcore ski enthusiast who backed the project. “It’s one specific owner who put the money out of his pocket to build something he wanted to build,” explained Shewchuk. “That being said, he wouldn’t have done it if the company wasn’t profitable. We’re sold out nine or ten months in advance.”

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lack of coordinated emergency plans. “BC Hydro is not adequately prepared to react, respond and recover from a widespread catastrophic event such as an earthquake as there is not a mature or integrated preparedness program,” the audit states. Bennett said BC Hydro has enough staff to improve disaster planning, so that shouldn’t represent a big cost. On that point at least, NDP energy critic John Horgan agreed. “What the report says is that BC Hydro is not prepared,” Horgan said. “They don’t have any continuity plan for their business to continue. It’s not about money, it’s about being ready.” BC Hydro spokesperson Simi Heer said the corporation is responding to the audit by accelerating its province-wide emergency response strategy, improving staff training and participating in emergency exercises. Regional emergency operations centres are planned in locations including Port Alberni, Campbell River, Nanaimo, Victoria, Burn-

from page 7 community by contributing and performing the services that we do. It would just be great if we were better known for what we do.” The struggles of service clubs is not new, nor is it a local phenomenon. A Google search on the subject turns up many similar articles to this one. It’s also not likely due to a lack of volunteerism – the Community Futures volunteer directory lists more than 100 organizations that rely entirely or in part on volunteers. Jill Zacharias, Revelstoke social development coordinator, said people tend to volunteer for what their passionate about. “Many of these groups, the

service organizations, they evolved in a very different time,” she said. “Now people are drawn less to ritual and more to being active to hands-on volunteering like the community garden, the trail alliance and the volunteers at the seniors centre.” It could also just be that people are busier these days, she added. Membership with the Knights of Pythias sits at 41 in Revelstoke – the strongest in B.C., past Grand Chancellor Kevin Coulter told me. He said the Knights have done well because the community is aware of the organization through its weekly bingo nights and charitable donations to groups like the cancer support group, the Dragon Boat Society and minor sports’ organizations.

“The community being aware of what the Knights of Pythias do – they want to become involved,” he said. “People know of the Knights of Pythias and what it means to the community.” So what about the Lions? Rozander said they attended the volunteer fair in the fall and people have expressed interest in joining, but they haven’t been able to secure any new members recently. Now they’re finding it difficult to reach out to the newcomers to town, who are generally much younger than they are. “I’m just looking for somebody, for people that have new ideas, the energy and are able to pull it off without relying on all the old guys,” he said.

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Construction on McKay Creek IPP set to start in August Independent power project would intersect Mt. Cartier hiking and biking trail Alex Cooper

An independent power project on McKay Creek south of Revelstoke is close to fruition, with construction scheduled to start in August, according to documents filed with the Integrated Land Management Bureau. The roads accessing the site, as well as the penstock for the IPP would intersect with the Mt. Cartier hiking and biking trail. The proposal calls for a 3.81 megawatt run-of-river hydroelectric plant that would divert a maximum of 2.52 cubic-metres per second of water from the creek into a generating station. The water would be diverted at an elevation of 800 metres, 2.5-kilometres upstream of the Columbia River, and returned to the creek 1.8 kilometres downstream from the point of diversion. The power plant would be located on private land but the intake would be on crown land. The electricity that is generated would then be tied into the BC Hydro grid. The proponents, Robert and Vanessa Smith, have applied for tenure over about 146 hectares of Crown land for the project, though only about 10 per cent of

that is expected to be disturbed by the project. It would require construction of a four-kilometre road that would intersect with the Mt. Cartier hiking and biking trail. The road would be used for construction of the penstock, as well as maintenance during the expected 70-year lifespan of the IPP. The Times Review has reported on the proposal in the past, but the recent filings are the most detailed we’ve seen. The proponents did not return several calls asking for an interview on their construction plans. Bruce Granstrom, the engineer who prepared the plans, also did not return calls. McKay Creek, also known as Eight Mile Creek, flows through the valley that divides Mount Mackenzie from Mount Cartier. It drains through a culvert beneath Airport Way and into the Columbia River. According to the development plan, Ken Gibson from the Ministry of Tourism has given his approval to the construction, provided the trail remains open during and after construction. The application says the trail may have to be diverted from its current location.

A group of mountain bikers cross the bridge over McKay Creek on their way up Mt. Cartier. Alex Cooper photography

The applicants are still seeking a water license that would allow them to divert the necessary amount of flow from the creek to the power station.

‘Geographic Response Plan’ in development Rail safety, from page 11 in the proper means of containment manufactured to a Transport Canada-approved standard,” wrote a Transport Canada spokesperson. “Additional requirements include: proper documentation, safety marks, reporting and training. For certain dangerous goods, emergency response assistance plans are also required.” The B.C. government also said there isn’t any threshold volume of oil-by-rail that would trigger a review of the status quo. In response to our questions, however, the B.C. Ministry of Environment’s messaging is clear; the so-called “five conditions” outlined by Premier Christy Clark in 2012 for pipeline expansion in B.C. will have overlap for rail travel. “While B.C. is regarded by other jurisdictions as a leader in spill response within Canada, the recent increase in the transportation of hazardous materials throughout the province means it’s time to make changes to ensure B.C. will have a world-class spill prevention and response program for many years to come,” wrote a B.C. environment ministry spokesperson in response to our questions. “This is why our government is tak-

ing strong and decisive action to develop a world-class land-based spill response and preparedness plan, in partnership with industry, which will put B.C. at the forefront of environmental protection.” In addition to the feel-good phraseology, the environment ministry did detail specifics on their current spill response system (16 full-time staff, $2.4 million annually in dedicated funding). They pointed to the Ministry of Environment’s new Land Based Spill Preparedness and Response paper. The ‘intentions’ document was released in November of 2012. About 200 participants, including First Nations, industry, government and other stakeholders met in the spring of this year for a symposium to explore the landbased spill response plan. The environment ministry is compiling recommendations and will report again near the end of 2013, before moving ahead with further planning. An oil spill into one of the regional rivers like the Columbia, Illecillewaet or Eagle rivers adjacent to the CPR line, is of particular concern. Also an offshoot of the new land-based response, new ‘Geographic Response Plans’ are a proposed as part of the revision

of existing response systems. “[Aquatic] spills garner greater scrutiny by provincial Environmental Emergency Response Officers to ensure the appropriate response occurs,” a ministry spokesperson said. “Geographic Response Plans provide an increased level of preparedness and planning for high risk water bodies with the goal of improving response outcomes.” So far, the B.C. Ministry of Environment has been developing a geographic response plan in the region near the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, and for the CN Rail corridor there, including for the Skeena River and the Highway 16 corridor between Burns Lake and Prince Rupert. The process involves mapping and testing river access points, spill control points and tactics for spills. Once in place in Northern B.C., the process will serve as a template for further geographic response plans in B.C., including this region. A Ministry of Environment spokesperson said the strategy is being imported from the U.S., where the geographic response plans have proved effective. Part I of an ongoing series exploring the safety of rail transport in the Revelstoke region.


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Revelstoke was selected as one of five host towns for the new Singletrack 6 mountain bike stage race that will launch in 2014. “This is an exciting opportunity to showcase Revelstoke and our amazing trail system,” said Meghan Tabor, Revelstoke’s tourism coordinator, who put together the application for Revelstoke to host the race. “It’s a natural fit for us to be hosting a world class event here to expose our networks to the masses.” Singletrack 6 is being organized as a replacement for the 12-year-old TransRockies Challenge, a multi-day race through the Rocky Mountains. Instead of that race, the organizers are hosting a new series that will see racers compete in six

different races over six days in five different communities. The race will kick off in Kananaskis on July 26, 2014. It will then move off to Nipika Mountain Resort, Radium Hot Springs, Golden (for two stages) and will finish in Revelstoke on July 31. Tabor said the race is expected to bring from 300–500 racers to town, plus support staff, friends and family. She said it will bring benefits to the community beyond just the race itself. “The level of exposure of this type of thing is something that cannot be purchased – cycling enthusiasts from around the world bringing their families and friends; exposing them to what Revelstoke has to offer in terms of quality mountain bike trails for longer stays to our community in the future,” she said.

The Revelstoke stage will take place at Mt. Macpherson and will include about 45 kilometres of riding that will culminate in a ride back to town and the closing party. The actual route will be revealed in September. Tabor said a race a course has been proposed and the organizers were taken for a ride along it last month. She said Revelstoke specifically asked to host the final stage and evening gala, with the hopes that racers, organizers and their friends and family will stick around through the weekend (the race ends on a Thursday). In a news release, organizers said their goal is to “showcase premiere Western Canadian mountain bike communities.” The stages will include traditional cross country races, enduro events and time trials, depending on the location.

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Mike Barton was the winner of this year’s Revelstoke Rotary Club/Revelstoke Times Review 2013 NHL playoff pool. Barton won with 273 points, beating out Jim Simpson by three points. Glen Sakiyama, Jim Jays and Jim Roberts finished in a tie for third, but Sakiyama won the tie-breaker. For his efforts, Barton earned $75. 290 people entered the hockey pool. Of the $290 raised, $145 went to Rotary and the rest went to the prize winners. Look out for the 2013-14 regular season pool in only a few months. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

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Jared Dutoit wins BC Junior Boys' Golf Championship in Revelstoke Alex Cooper

Jared Dutoit needed a big round and a bit of luck on the final day of the BC Junior Boys' Championships at the Revelstoke Golf Club on Friday. On the former he delivered, and on the latter, lady luck shined. Dutoit, 18, from Kimberley, shot a tournament-best sevenunder-par in the final round to put himself into a three-way playoff with Kevin Vigna, 17, and Jordan Lu, 15. Even with the impressive round, he had to watch nervously as Vigna, playing in the final group, had a chance of his own to win in regulation, but came up inches short on the 18th hole, and instead had to settle for the playoff. "I guess that was unfortunate for him but kind of worked well for me and Jordan," said Dutoit. The playoff took place on the par-four, 405-yard 16th hole. Lu led off, hooking his drive onto the 18th fairway. Vigna sent his drive into the rough, while Dutoit sent his drive right into the fairway, 40 yards ahead of his competitors. He said the shot was his best of the tournament. Lu was able to get back onto the right fairway with his approach shot, however he was unable to make up for his opening drive and finished with a bogey. Meanwhile, Vigna delivered a great approach shot, while Dutoit missed his. They both wound up near each other next to the green. Vigna's chip shot onto the green came up a little short and he two-putted for a bogey. Dutoit landed his chip shot a few metres from the hole. He stepped up and with his hands shaking he made the short putt for the win, delivering a fist pump as he watched his ball sink into the hole. "I was so nervous. I was shaking, my hands were going crazy,"

he said. "I was able to hold it off. I had one of these a year and a half ago and I ended up losing a really close one, so I learned from that and pulled through today." Dutoit went into the final round two shots behind Lu and Trevor Yu, and one shot behind Vigna. Yu shot a 73 on the day, placing him in a tie for fourth place overall. Yu shot an impressive 67, but it wasn't enough to hold off Vigna and Dutoit, who shot a 66 and 65 respectively. "At the start of the day I knew I had to get a low one in because Jordan, Trevor and Kevin are real solid," said Dutoit. "I thought the number was going to be 66 but I made a nice putt on 18 to tie them and make the playoff." Then came the playoff, and with a large crowd watching, Dutoit took the win, with a tournament score of -11. "It feels great. It's kind of surreal right now," he said shortly after winning. "I don't think it's sunk in yet." 153 golfers aged 18 and under battled the tight Revelstoke golf course, and the intense heat that hovered near or above 30 C over the course of the four-day event. Dutoit said he "loved the course," and compared it to his home course in Kimberley. "It fit me very well," he said. "As the greens firmed up and quickened up I started putting better and playing better." Brady Blake, Revelstoke's lone competitor in the tournament, shot back-to-back +12s and didn't make the cut for the final two days of the tournament. On the team side, the Kootenay zone, led by Dutoit, won the Zone championship, while the Marine Golf Club, where Lu and Yu play, won the club title. After the tournament, Eric Breitkreuz, the tournament chair from the B.C. Golf Association, thanked and praised the staff and

Jared Dutoit receives the BC Junior Boys’ Golf Championship trophy from tournament chair Eric Breitkreuz. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

Jared Dutoit pumps his fist after sending home the winning putt at the BC Junior Boys Golf Championship at the Revelstoke Golf Club last Friday, July 5. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

volunteers from the Revelstoke Golf Club. "It certainly was nice to be out and and see a lot of great golfing," he said. The tournament was the first major one the club had hosted since the U16 championships about eight years ago, said Kris Jonasson, the executive director of the BCGA. Before the tournament, he said the winner would have patient and play strategically instead of simply powering through the course. "They'll hit with every club in their bag, but if you go and try to hit the ball as far as you can every time and then go find it, I think you'll find the trees are more than a match," he said. "Consistently what I've heard is you really have to play golf on this golf course. You have to think your way around." Dutoit joins some prestigious company with his victory, including golf hall of famer Fred Couples, who won in 1978. John Franks, the club manager, thanked everyone from the club that helped put the tournament on. He said the tournament should help spread the word about the club. "It was excellent, absolutely fantastic," he said. "(The tournament) means a lot. We being a drive-through, a highway stop, a lot of people of have driven past but not stopped. Many families have put us on the list to stop at. The word of mouth is great."

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Stranded hikers rescued from near Uto Peak area Times Review staff

Three stranded hikers were rescued by helicopter after spending the night stranded in the alpine above the Illecillewaet Campground on Sunday night. Three people, some of whom are Revelstoke residents, left from the Illecillewaet Campground for a hike on Sunday, July 7, but failed to return to their vehicle that evening. The group consisted of a 52-year-old man and his two daughters, both aged around 30 years old. At least one of the three is believed to be a Revelstoke resident, RCMP said. Cpl. Thomas Blakney of the Revelstoke RCMP said the group somehow got lost on their hike. They contacted authorities on

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The alpine near Sir Donald.

An open fire prohibition has gone into effect across southeastern B.C., including the Revelstoke area. The prohibition bans all open fires except for campfires that are at most 0.5-metres wide and 0.5-metres high. It does not apply to gas cooking stoves. The prohibition is in effect until September 20 or until the public is otherwise notified. The prohibition specifically includes the burning of any waster, slash or other materials; grass fires of any size; and the use of fireworks, sky lanterns, and burning barrels of any size of description. Campfires must contain a fireguard

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Monday, July 8 by dialling 9-1-1. Blakney said the group reported they were “stranded in a remote area where they can’t get down.” They were reported to be cold, but not injured. Parks Canada searchers launched the rescue. A Parks Canada spokesperson said that paramedics waited at the Illecillewaet Campground as a helicopter picked up the hikers, some of

whom were suffering from symptoms of hypothermia. Uto Peak is located near Sir Donald, the iconic Glacier National Park peak. Several hiking trails lead from the Illecillewaet Campground into the alpine in the area. This story was developing as of our press time. See for further details.

and must be extinguished before leaving the area. Anyone found in contravention of the ban can be issued a ticket for $345, or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and sentence to one year in jail. If a fire causes or contributes to a wildfire, the penalty is a fine of up to $10,000, and the guilty party could be forced to pay all firefighting and association costs. Crews from the Southeast Fire Centre have responded to 27 wildfires since April 1 (22 caused by humans and five caused by lightning), which have burned a total of 168 hectares. To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1-800-663-5555 tollfree or *5555 on a cellphone. For more information visit








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WEARHOUSE LIEN ACT (RSBC1996)CHAPTER 480 Columbia Towing Ltd., of Revelstoke, B.C. hereby gives two weeks notice of intent to sell a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse (manual) belonging to: Dwayne Brisbore for the Lien price of $3,690.00 at 10:00am on Wednesday July 17th, 2013. This is the second of two publications of notice.

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TRADE LEAD HAND BRIDGEWORKER - REVELSTOKE HMC Services Inc., a British Columbia Road and Bridge Maintenance Contractor are presenting an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to become involved in the Road and Bridge Maintenance Industry in British Columbia. HMC currently holds contracts in the Revelstoke, Golden and Quesnel Areas. We are looking for a Trade Lead hand Bridgeworker in Revelstoke, BC. Position Function: To act as a Working Foreman on a crew(s) carrying out activities involving bridge maintenance, repairs, construction and/or reconstruction involving timer or log, concrete, cable and steel bridges; including equipment or material storage sheds and shelters, pipe arches, tunnels and retaining wall or related structures.

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(RSBC 1996) CHAPTER 404 Revelstoke Mountain Auto Garage dba The Revelstoke Garage, 110A-1240 Powerhouse Road, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0 hereby gives two weeks notice of intent to sell: VIN: 3B7HF12Y1WG121151 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 - 2 door pickup belonging to Adam Dalman of 37781 Second Ave, Squamish, BC, V8B 0A8 for the Lien price of $741.41 at 10:00am on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. This is the first of 2 publications of this notice.

NOTICE BY ADVERTISEMENT Court File No.153 Court Location: Kamloops In the Provincial Court of British Columbia To: Persons of Interest in the Estate of Laura-Lynn O’Reilly Terrance Marshall Grier, by his committee of estate the Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, is applying to the Provincial Court for an order to vary or cancel child support payable and arrears. The Court has ordered that the application to change or cancel an order be served by way of this advertisement.

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To respond to the application you must: file a reply form within 30 days in the court registry at 455 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6K4

Compensation: Compensated as per BCGEU Collective Agreement.

Request for Proposals

QualiÀed applicants are invited to submit their written application and resume, outlining qualiÀcations, experience and references prior to Monday, July 22, 2013. Forward applications to: Derek Thur, Operations Manager Box 2700 Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0 Email: Fax: 250-837-6225 No phone calls please

Columbia Basin Sport and Physical Activity Stakeholder Engagement and Strategy



Jacobson Ford has been moving ahead and growing with our community for over 40 years. Jacobson Ford is looking for a Service Manager for immediate start. The reward of a busy shop will be yours, along with a comprehensive pay, benefit and pension plan. Get out of where you are now and come to Jacobson Ford in Revelstoke. Training Included: We design a plan for you based on your interests and our requirements. 100% paid for by Jacobson Ford. Management: The best team in BC to assist your career objectives.

Compensation: Attractive hourly rate, bonuses and spiffs are here for the right applicant. Benefits: Comprehensive package including Medical, Dental, Life Insurance and Retirement.

Call Cory now on 250.837.5284 or email resume to You May Qualify for a Hiring Bonus

If you do not respond, the Court may make an order in your absence. You may obtain forms or view documents in your case at the court registry at the above address. Refer to court file number 153.

viaSport BC and Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) are seeking a qualified consultant/organization to support the development and implementation of a stakeholder engagement process and the development of a sport and physical activity strategy for the Columbia Basin. Visit for more info. %FBEMJOFGPSTVCNJTTJPOTJTOPPO15 +VMZ  www.cbt.orHt

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Jacobson Cory Herle


Blain Wiggins

Carl Laurence

Rob Bartholet

Pat Witlox

Chris Ball

Brynn Archibald

1321 Victoria Road, Revelstoke, B.C. • DL 5172 • 250-837-5284 THE RIGHT VEHICLE ✓ THE RIGHT PRICE ✓ RIGHT HERE IN REVELSTOKE ✓

Revelstoke Times Review, July 10, 2013  

July 10, 2013 edition of the Revelstoke Times Review