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RMR: United front key to resort success Resort rolls up its sleeves as seventh season approaches. General Manager Rob Elliott says on-mountain summer work program one of the biggest since resort opens, asks for community partnerships to help the ski hill grow Aaron Orlando
It’s been almost a year since Rob Elliott took over one of the hardest jobs in Revelstoke. As the General Manager of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, he balances the hopes, wishes and expectations of a community that made a big bet on a future with a major resort development component. Elliott has to balance the community’s aspirations with the reality of a Vancouver-controlled development with serious financial constraints ever since the economy tanked in 2009-ish, hitting secondary real estate amongst the hardest. With real estate still limping badly, where do you go from here? You define the mission and work towards a united front, explained Elliott. With local media and an RMR new media developer in tow, we bounced up Mount Mackenzie in Elliott’s mid-life Nissan pickup truck. “The potential of this place is very significant,” Elliott said. For now, that means rolling up your sleeves and doing what you can. Shaved head, tall, with a muscular build still transitioning from his rugby past into his second career as a ski guide, Elliott’s wardrobe of jeans and high-end outdoor jacket straddles the office and the mountain. As we climb, Elliot notes this summer staff have got behind the wheels of heavy caterpillars and bulldozers, completing the most significant on-mountain
Revelstoke Mountain Resort General Manager Rob Elliott was determined to get us through. When our touring party encountered slash leftover from an excavator carving a new run connection at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, the former production faller whipped out his husky and bucked a path. This visual metaphor is obvious: Elliott invited local media for a tour of the on-mountain work underway at Mt. Mackenzie, and also displayed the resort’s efforts to keep progressing, including developing a ‘united front’ with the community – to find a way, build a way together.
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City, CSRD director at odds over RAP proposal communication, jurisdiction CSRD Director Loni Parker says communication with Revelstoke City Council missing, says council is overstepping border with “negative” comments on regional district development proposals Aaron Orlando
It’s an unavoidable conclusion that the Mayor of Revelstoke, David Raven, and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District Area B director, Loni Parker, are at odds over the Revelstoke Adventure Park
(RAP) development proposed for the Greeley area. Stating with any clarity the issues between the heads of the neighbouring jurisdictions is more problematic. Both say they’re defending clean water. Both claim to champion economic development. Both say they’re ticking the
appropriate boxes as the proposal winds its way through a complex bureaucratic process. It’s the plain facts that are up for dispute. At the City of Revelstoke’s Aug. 27 meeting, Mayor David Raven was clear: The City of Revelstoke asked the CSRD for $25,000 in
funding for a boundary expansion study related to the RAP proposal, but were turned down. “The Regional District did not have the funding in the budget at this time,” was the response, Raven said. In a letter to the editor published Aug. 28, (CSRD director blindsided by city boundary expansion letter, Letters, Aug. 28) Parker was adamant that no $25,000 funding request had been made. “There is no plan for boundary expansion,” Parker said.
Following the paper trail, you could argue both sides. So, what to make of the situation? Unfortunately, the more you ask, the less the situation resembles the clear water flowing down Greeley Creek. At that Aug. 27 meeting, I asked the mayor, is boundary expansion on or off? “The city advised the [CSRD] that we were quite prepared to look
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VICTORIA – BC Hydro has cancelled or deferred four electricity purchase contracts with independent power producers, and the total may reach 20 by the time a review of projects is complete, Energy Minister Bill Bennett said
gations due to financing, regulatory or other problems. That non-performance gives BC Hydro legal authority to delay or terminate contracts. The utility has contracts with 81 operating projects, mostly run-of-river hydroelectric, and another 47 are under construction or seeking permits after receiving purchase contracts. The Akolkolex IPP project south of Revestoke (pictured) was completed before the modern wave of river-power projects that began to come online in the 2000s. Critics argued that government rules forced Hydro to buy expensive power from private producers; the tab was eventually passed on to consumers in the form of higer Hydro rates.
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City council drops livestock bylaw, opts for chickens-only plan Beekeepers buzz off, hasta luego llamas, adiós alpacas, good-bye goats, so long sheep, hop-along horses – council plans chickens-only bylaw Aaron Orlando
Beekeepers buzz off, hasta luego llamas, adiós alpacas, good-bye goats, so long sheep, hop-along horses – Revelstoke City Council has opted for a chickens-only bylaw. Despite investing significant city staff time to develop a comprehensive livestock bylaw that was presented at a planning committee meeting in April of this year, Revelstoke City Council has bailed out on the plan, saying completing the job would be too expensive. (Read about the livestock policy at revelstoketimesreview.com.) In early August, Mayor David Raven told the Times Review the livestock bylaw met the chopping block because it would cost too much in staff time to complete. He estimated the cost at $5,000 to $10,000. But at Revelstoke City Coun-
cil’s Aug. 27 meeting, Coun. Chris Johnston pushed for a “simple” bylaw that would allow backyard chickens soon, and exclude all other living creatures previously listed on the livestock policy. (That likely means existing rules for animals other than chickens will remain as-is – allowed, disallowed or grey-area.) Coun. Johnston said he attended a chicken awareness event at the community centre earlier this year, which drew around 100 people. “There was a far bigger turnout for that than there was for our town hall meeting,” Johnston said. Mayor David Raven spoke against re-opening the backyard chicken bylaw, worrying that creating the bylaw would take up staff time better spent working on things like the development permit bylaw. “Where are our priorities?” the mayor asked. Coun. Johnston disagreed. “It’s a simple matter,” he said. “A lot
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of the research has arleady been done.” Johnston suggested cutting and pasting the City of Vancouver’s backyard chicken bylaw, for example, and just using that. Councillors also touched on bear awareness issues briefly. In the end, council opted to ask staff to develop a backyard chicken bylaw once more. In an aside, Mayor David Raven revisited a recurring theme, wrestling openly with the subject of his legacy as mayor. “I’m looking at my colleagues on the wall here,” the mayor said, gesturing to the Revelstoke City Council chamber wall, from where two rows of portraits of mostly sepiatoned, usually stern, often moustachioed former Revelstoke mayors gaze out over council proceedings. “Their legacy is up there, and I can just see my legacy. On the picture it says, ‘Passed chicken bylaw.’”
New CSRD zoning doubles density to two buildings on large lots
New bylaw means landowners on lots over two hectares will be permitted to build two residential buildings; vacation rentals still not permitted, existing ones won’t be grandfathered in a parcel to a maximum of about 1,000 square feet. The new system establishes a ratio between the The Columbia Shuswap main and secondary property buildRegional District presented new ings, allowing the smaller one’s tweaks to their ongoing Area B floor space to be a maximum of 60 zoning bylaw on Aug. 29, including per cent of the larger one. new provisions that will allow for CSRD Area B director Loni two residential units to be built on Parker explained the changes add some properties in the CSRD. flexibility. The zoning bylaw has been “I can keep that old home on winding its way through the pro- there while I build my dream cess for the past three years, and home,” Parker said, adding propwill proceed to the CSRD board erty owners could then rent out one of directors this fall, then to public of the two homes. hearings. The change includes suites Previously, the new zoning inside one building, or two separate x 4” bylaw restricted second homes on4.29” buildings. Larger lots are required Aaron Orlando
CSRD planner Jan Thingsted presents to residents on Aug. 29 at the Revelstoke Community Centre. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review
for the two-building option. The new zoning bylaw will also have the effect of legalizing nonconforming buildings, Parker said. Owners in Area B won’t be able to build two buildings on an existing parcel, then use one as a vaca-
tion rental, Parker said. Although there are several vacation rentals in the area around Revelstoke Mountain Resort, they aren’t conforming to existing uses. However, the CSRD operates on a complaintsbased compliance system; with-
out complaints, the uses continue. Vacation properties will not be grandfathered in once the new zoning bylaw is adopted. Another new change in the proposed zoning bylaw is a new “standalone residential campsite” provision. Those purchasing property will be permitted to camp or park RVs on their property indefinitely, provided they have a septic system. Parker explained the new rule is designed with the hope these campers will eventually build a home on the site. Just under a dozen residents attended the information meeting.
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Revelstoke Adventure Park proponents plan open house, say development scale misunderstood – it’s not Jumbo, not RMR Revelstoke Adventure, from p. 1 at it in order to protect the watershed,” the mayor replied. “The watershed is very valuable, almost sacred to us. And the regional district came back and clarified our letter, understanding it was simply to do with the watershed issues, and there are no ongoing activities at this time,
although they could be well pursued in the future to ensure the city water supply is protected.” It’s that clear. In an interview early last week, Director Parker said communications were strained. While attempting to maintain the semblance of a diplomatic front, she aired grievances about a city council straying beyond
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its border. Parker acknowledged the City of Revelstoke’s concerns about their water supply, saying she shared them. She criticized Revelstoke City Council for a lack of communication on the RAP plan. Parker said she hadn’t spoken with Mayor Raven (who is the chairperson of the CSRD) about the boundary expansion letter since it came to light in June. Parker said communications between herself and city hall “aren’t there” since Mayor David Raven took office in late 2008. “I just work with whoever is on council,” Parker said. “I wouldn’t blow it up ... to say we’re having a fight.” Parker said in the past, the protocol was to discuss moves like boundary expansion with those affected, before starting. “If the city were to be more communicative with the regional district – if there was a [boundary expansion] process going on – it would be a good thing, and we could have a discussion about it.” Parker said after a lengthy process to develop the Shelter development proposal at Shelter Bay, the city had also recently sent a “negative” letter to provincial authorities about the plan. “It’s a big development. It spent years going through that process – tons of pubic input into it. And at the 11th hour a letter from the city came with a whole bunch of negative comments as well. The developer called me and asked, ‘Do I have to be worried about this?’ … ‘Is the city going to be able to throw a wrench in this?’” “It’s not even close to the city,” Parker added of Shelter Bay. “There’s an issue. It’s something that’s been brought up with the city over many years about them not being business friendly. So maybe the question should be asked of them: Here’s a development [RAP] that could be good for the City of Revelstoke. Why aren’t you supporting it?” Parker asked. “They can
say they are supporting it, but if you take a look at the wording that they put in there, well certainly you’re not going to get something streamlined if you throw flags in the way of FrontCounter BC on an issue that’s a non-issue.” She said the city over-listed concerns, such as the bridge over the Illecillewaet and the highway entrance – both are provincial responsibilities. Parker maintains she’s followed normal process with the RAP development, saying Revelstoke is Revelstoke on either side of the municipal boundary. “I’m going to fight for the right thing for everybody.” She added that within the past year, she’d discussed the idea of boundary expansion with city officials. The idea was to include residences located near the base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort who had been negatively affected by silt contamination originating at the resort. Parker said she’d been told by city officials that expansion wasn’t in the cards. Back at city council, Mayor David Raven re-emphasized water safety is the city’s main concern. “I don’t think there is a problem with communications between the municipality and the regional district,” he said, adding he’s spent considerable time pursuing economic development opportunities for Revelstoke. “But at the same time I have a fiduciary responsibility to the city.” When asked if there was a “void” of communication about city council’s position on the development, three underscored the need to protect the city’s water supply. Coun. Tony Scarcella said he was behind it 100 per cent, saying it could be a job-creator. Coun. Gary Starling said he is, “totally in favour of that development [and] would like to see it move forward.” “I don’t think there’s anybody on council who doesn’t think this is a good idea,” said Coun. Steve Bender. “But due diligence has to be done.” He added the con-
troversy around town was overblown, and wouldn’t alleviate the onus on the developer to manage the proposal through local, regional and provincial bureacracies. Bender came closer to what some councillors seem to allude to; the RAP proponents’ initial application package to provincial regulators was a bit light, and they have a lot more work to do: “Jumbo took 25 years,” Bender said. “Our ski hill took 20, and it already had a ski hill on it.” Outside on the steps after Revelstoke City Council’s Aug. 27 meeting, Revelstoke Adventure Park proponent Jason Roe said he was still gathering information from government authorities on their concerns following an initial rejection by FrontCounter BC this summer. Once he’d learned more, he plans to host a public open house. He’s targeting mid-October. Roe was concerned about Revelstoke City Council comparing his proposal to the Jumbo Glacier Resort or Revelstoke Mountain Resort. His roadside adventure park isn’t in the same ballpark, or the same league, he said; it’s not a big real estatedriven development proposal. The Revelstoke-based hotel, restaurant and property owner poses the question: If RAP were a proposal on par with Jumbo or RMR, shouldn’t Revelstoke City Hall reach out to learn more about the proposal? More than the short 10-minute presentation to council he’s been allotted so far? Publicly unveiled in early 2013, the Revelstoke Adventure Park is a proposed outdoor adventure facility in the Greeley area at the foot of Mount Mackenzie’s north face. Activities include bungee jumping, ziplines, chairlift mountain biking, river rafting, a golf driving range, camping, retail and more. *** See revelstoketimesreview. com for background stories on the RAP proposal.
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Politicians want B.C. speed limit cut to 40 km/h, photo radar in school zones B.C. mayors, municipal councillors discuss UBCM transportation initiatives like requiring seniors to get a licence for their mobility scooters, an in-town speed-limit reduction to 40 km/h and the reintroduction of photo radar cameras in school zones Tom Fletcher Black Press
B.C. cities will next month debate proposals to cut the default speed limit on municipal streets to 40 kilometres per hour and to force licensing and regulation on users of motorized wheelchairs and scooters. The two proposals are among transportation-related resolutions that will be on the floor at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver in late September. The City of Victoria is behind the proposed cut in default speed limits from the current 50 km/h – if the lower 40 km/h default limit is adopted by the province, municipalities could still selectively designate specific roads for higher speeds. The resolution asks for provincial aid installing new signage, including signs for roads where the speed limit would be different from the default 40 km/h. The current default is dangerously high on some residential streets, argues Victoria Coun. Shellie Gudgeon. “Even laneways can be 50 km/h if it’s not signed,” Gudgeon told Black Press. “It’s far too fast for neighbourhoods and families.” Ian Tootill of the motorist advocacy group SENSE BC predicts drivers wouldn’t obey a 40 km/h limit and said there’s little evidence of low-speed fatalities or injuries that could be prevented with an even lower limit. “The people who are driving this agenda are the people who underneath it all are anti-car,” Tootill said. “A lot of these people don’t even drive.” He said another example of bureaucratic overkill is the “laughable “ proposal to regulate motorized wheelchairs and small mobility scooters. Sidney council argues seniors drive them too fast on sidewalks without any regulation. Their resolution to UBCM urges the
province to regulate the use of motorized mobility aids, including wheelchair and scooters, and require training, testing and licensing of operators. There’s currently no registration, insurance or licence required to operate them in B.C. The province has indicated to UBCM it intends to develop a coordinated plan for safe operation of motorized scooters, including possible amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act. The provincial coroner in 2008 issued recommendations supporting scooter regulation after several scooter-riding seniors died in crashes with vehicles. The B.C. Coalition of People with Disabilities opposes the idea. “These are mobility devices that people need to get out into the community,” said executive director Jane Dyson. “Such a regulation would impede their independence.” Surrey-White Rock MLA Gordon Hogg he doesn’t sense it’s a major problem but added “some authority” is probably needed, preferably through provincial law that lets individual cities regulate the machines if they deem it necessary. “People are generally pretty wellbehaved,” he said. “Public policy generally should not be developed for exceptions,” he said. White Rock deputy mayor Grant Meyer questioned the impact enforcing scooter regulations would have on the city’s already busy bylaw staff. But White Rock Coun. Larry Robinson said he’s all for it. “There has to be some type of regulation, including you to be approved or prescribed to use them,” he said. Robinson said he has seen people operating electric wheelchairs holding up traffic. And he said he knows people who don’t have a medical need for the machines but just like to use them to get around.
ICBC seeks 4.9% rate hike Tom Fletcher Black Press
ICBC has applied for a 4.9 per cent rate increase to its basic vehicle insurance rates to take effect Nov. 1. For an average driver who now pays $1,369 a year for basic insurance, the increase would add an extra $36. In its rate application to the B.C. Utilities Commission, ICBC is also seeking four per cent decrease in optional coverage that would reduce that annual bill by $25. The last rate increase was 11 per cent in 2012, coupled with a six per cent cut in optional insurance where ICBC competes with private insurers. In an open letter to customers, Mark Blucher, interim CEO of ICBC, says the increase is needed to keep up with increasing bodily injury claims,
with higher payouts as more people turn to lawyers to dispute their insurance payouts. Blucher said injury claim volume is also rising, including crashes involving drivers distracted by smartphones, and more pedestrians and cyclists on roads. ICBC cut 260 positions last year after an audit of its operations showed its management ranks had swelled by 41 per cent between 2007 and 2011. Blucher said ICBC’s administrative costs amount to five cents out of every premium dollar, with 86 cents going to claim payouts. Bodily injury claims, for pain and suffering, future care and loss of wages totalled $1.9 billion in 2012, up $165 million from the previous year and $400 million higher than five years previously.
“I don’t think you should be able to walk into a store and walk out with an electric scooter and just drive it wherever you want. There has to be some qualification for the use.” Another potentially controversial resolution coming before UBCM is a call for the province to allow the use of photo radar to ticket speeders in school and playground zones. The proposal from Penticton council argues that police-staffed speed traps and volunteer-run speed reader boards are labourintensive and have had limited success in reducing speeding. Revenue from fines would be shared on a negotiated basis with local municipalities, Penticton suggests. The UBCM executive hasn’t taken a position on the idea but the province has always firmly said it has no intention of reintroducing photo radar, which was eliminated in 2001. – with files Peace Arch News, Victoria News
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Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services report too hot to touch Council reaches for rip cord after first of series of independent department reviews sets off pointed criticisms AARON ORLANDO
The Revelstoke City Council debate on an ongoing fire department review was hosed down before it could overheat at their Aug. 27 regular meeting. The first of a series of planned department reviews went sideways right away, barely gaining a majority to make it to the table. The 26 recommendations for the city’s fire department were outlined by Davis Consulting group in early July, and covered then in a Times Review story. Advocates of the plan wanted to adopt six of the 26 recommendations. They included establishing service levels, cancelling structure fire calls outside city limits, opening discussions with the CSRD on fire inspections, a 40-person volunteer squad, and training level targets. But Coun. Gary Starling led a critique of the plan, gaining verbal support from other councillors at a council table increasingly prone to open debate and split votes. Starling’s chief concern was provincial downloading of services, saying the fire department is responding to more and more medical calls, making up for an
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often short-staffed ambulance service. The effect is Revelstoke taxpayers are covering for a provincial service. At the meeting, and in a subsequent interview with the Times Review, Starling said Revelstoke Fire Protection Ser-
vices were complicit on the effort; with structure fire rates plummeting across the country due to improved fire codes, fire departments are actively seeking new work, moving into medical assists and new rescues. “The medical calls far outweigh anything else,” Starling
said of Revelstoke statistics. The result, said Starling, is we’re sending expensive trucks manned with highly-paid staff carrying the wrong equipment to cover medical calls – saying the incident can be as little as a
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Revelstoke Council balks at railway crossing bill
to the intersection and that removing the towers would likely be required to make room for those safety upgrades. Revelstoke City Council has received – but not approved – a draft of the Transportation Master Plan. In 2009, city council hired a Victoriabased transportation consulting firm to draw up a plan to serve as a road-map for transportation infrastructure for the next ten to twenty years. That plan identified the dangerous Fourth Street and Victoria Road intersection as a priority for upgrades and safety improvements. Four years after council embarked on the transportation plan, it remains on the shelf, awaiting council approval.
Revelstoke City Council has balked at a CP Rail offer to remove the crossing warning system at Victoria Road and Fourth Street, opting to hold out for better terms. In a report to council, the City of Revelstoke’s engineering department said removing the large steel towers would be a safety improvement for motorists, and could help facilitate future safety improvements to the dangerous intersection. CP approached city officials with a cost-sharing plan to remove the large metal warning system towers, saying they weren’t needed anymore because CP used the crossing only a handful of times a year. They’ll be replaced with standard rail crossing ‘X’ signs, and railway staff will manually flag at the intersection on the rare occasions trains cross there. The cost for the city’s half of the removal is $14,000, something the city’s engineering department argued would pay for itself, since CP bills the city $3,656 annually for maintenance. In addition, the city is liable for repairs if the warning system is damaged in a motor vehicle accident. Citing the $14,000 bill, city councillors rejected the plan, asking city staff to attempt to negotiate a better deal with CP. Councillor Gary Starling said the price tag was too high. “They basically need a truck, and they need a person,” he said, questioning the $14,000 cost. “I’m concerned about the cost also,” said Councillor Tony Scarcella. Engineering director Mike Thomas said the work had to be done by CP and couldn’t be subcontracted out. Councillor Linda Nixon supported moving forward with the removal, saying Canadian railways maintain an itemized price list for any work conducted by railways on rail property. Although the costs are steep, Nixon said it was hard to avoid. In a split vote with Nixon opposed, city councillors opted to send staff back to try to negotiate a better price. In response to questions from the Times Review, Mayor Raven downplayed concerns that CP could rescind the offer to remove the crossing warning towers, which could delay safety upgrades to the dangerous intersection.
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Identified as a high-priority safety concern, Southside schoolchildren face another season crossing the dangerous Fourth Street and Victoria Road intersection as transportation plan languishes in draft form. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review
The City of Revelstoke’s engineering department noted removing the towers would improve safety at the intersection by simplifying the road users’ experience there. In their report, the engineering department also said removing the towers would free up real estate for safety upgrades
Councillor: Medical calls amount to downloading From previous page fender bender. “At some point you have to draw a line,” Starling said, adding if it was up to him, he was prepared to give the BC Ambulance Service notice with a date, and simply stop providing medical calls. “I would like to see us get a better collective agreement with the fire department locally,” Starling said. He said contract negotiation rules means the firefighters’ union representatives are assured of a great deal if they take negotiations to arbitration, so the only way out is to explore a different service model. Starling said entitlement to overtime was ingrained in the firehall culture and needed to be curbed. He was upset that some firefighters interviewed with the consultants while on overtime, saying it was counterproductive. Coun. Starling also criticized the consultants’ report, noting errors. He said the report failed to identify issues like the existing 24-hour shift system as an issue. In a month, firefighters work two, 24-hour shifts the first three weeks, then one 24-hour shift the remaining week. When calls come in, they’re more likely overtime calls at the
always-staffed fire hall. Coun. Phil Welock ran for council in 2008 on a law-and-order agenda and has overseen fire and police services for council since then. He also presided over the fire department’s expansion into medical calls and has supported major equipment purchases, such as their new aerial platform truck. “I’ll tell you what, when I call 9-11 I want someone at my door as soon as possible,” Welock told the Times Review in an interview after the council meeting. “I don’t mind our firefighters helping our paramedic crew.” He noted council had already made minor scale-backs to the medical responder program after it was introduced for a trial period. Welock downplayed the controversy, saying the report was on the table, and council needed more time to work through it. He noted errors as well; Welock said the report “misprinted” a protocol that called for five firefighters to respond to minor traffic incidents in town. “That was something that slipped through the cracks.” Coun. Welock said he was opposed to raising a commotion about ambulance service in town. We’re lucky to have a new sta-
tion with two ambulances. Having intermittent coverage issues when ambulances are responding to calls on the Trans-Canada is a fact of life. Coun. Welock parried another of Coun. Starling’s issues: that during emergencies, fire trucks were waiting at the hall until career firefighters arrived, even thought a full truck with some volunteers was ready to go in some instances. If your house was burning down, who would you want there? Welock asked. A seasoned veteran, or a rookie? Back at chambers, city councillors opted to step away from the heat, tabling the debate for now. The controversy poses a challenge for the mayor and the city administration. The independent review of the fire department was the first of a series of departmental reviews planned for the coming years. Having an outsider probe at Revelstoke institutions has touched off controversy, to say the least. “What I am hearing is we have little faith in the work done by the independent consultant ... which is a very awkward position,” noted Mayor David Raven. He cautioned council not to “throw away the money.”
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY Register your child for sto-
rytime at the library. There are programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. At the Revelstoke Library.
ORL SUMMER READING CLUB MEDAL CEREMONY Come to the Revelstoke Library for the Summer Reading Club medal ceremony and volunteer appreciation event. At 4 p.m.
THURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
JEAN PAUL MAURICE Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
DANGER SOUNDS plays the Traverse Lounge.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
CELEBRATE THE SUMMIT Enjoy chocolate cake and subalpine vistas at the summit of Mt. Revelstoke. GARDEN GURU SERIES Harvesting wild mushrooms, with Pat Wells. Presented by the NCES. Meet at the United Church at 1 p.m. for carpooling . By donation. CORRINA ROSE Songs depicting stories of personal loss and loneliness as well as illustrations of emerging from dark and difficult moments. Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m. DJ WESSIDE plays the Traverse Lounge.
SAT, SEPT. 7, TO SUN, SEPT. 8
LITTLE BEAR SOCCER TOURNAMENT Revelstoke’s junior soccer tournament turns 15, with 30+ boys and girls teams of all ages expected to take part.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
MEN’S FALL TEAM EVENT At the Revelstoke Golf Club.
The Martha Creek Meltdown returns for a second year with a race down Sale Mountain and an optional ride up. It’s followed by an afterparty at Martha Creek Provincial Park, with benefits going to the Live It! Love it! Foundation and the Revelstoke Cycling Association. Alex Cooper/Times Review file photo
SEPT. 9, 10, 11
REVELSTOKE THEATRE COMPANY AUDITIONS for Dear Santa, directed by Norm Foster. At McGregor’s in Powder Springs. Check revelstoketheatrecompany.org for times, info.
FRI., SEPT. 13, TO OCT. 4
NATURE AT ITS FINEST by Keishia Treber. With Trail of the Bear by David Rooney, and Felted Works by Robin Wiltse. Opens Friday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
BASSMENT FREAKS Booty-shaking, badass electronic funk duo features DJ breakbeats with vocal collaborations. At Traverse Lounge.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
DURBAN POISON Garage, soul, punk and rock ‘n roll. Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
MARTHA CREEK MELTDOWN Test your downhill mettle
with a race all the way down Sale Mountain. If you want, you can bike uphill too. The race is followed by a party at Martha Creek Provincial Park. The race is a fundraiser for the Live It! Love It! Foundation and the Revelstoke Cycling Association. Visit www. marthacreekmeltdown.com for information on registration. TINY DANCER plays the Traverse Lounge.
The party meets the dance party when London, UK-based dub, hip-hop and ska band infuse Traverse Lounge with their blend dance with rock ‘n’ roll swagger. The Dub Pistols are fresh off major dance concert shows this summer. At the Traverse Lounge. This is one of those big weeknight Revelstoke shows – don’t miss out.
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FIRE DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Emergency Social Services (ESS) Director The City of Revelstoke is inviting proposals from interested individuals to provide coordination of the Emergency Social Services Program throughout the Revelstoke and Area Sub-region. This geographical region extends beyond the City boundaries to include Area 'B' in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.
One Last Dance
Revelstoke’s Maritime Kitchen Rockers anchored the Revelstoke Street Fest performance series this year, where they got the audience up and dancing. Vittoria Van Leur manages Grizzly Plaza during the summer perormances. She said numbers were up again this season with more visitors mentioning they make a point of stopping in for the shows. Van Leur said they ran out of chairs during the peak summer performances and will likely explore getting in more seating next year. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
RCA TRAIL MAINTENANCE DAY Meet at the Mt. Macpherson Nordic Lodge
at 8:30 a.m. for a morning of trail work on local mountain bike trails. Equipment is provided. RCA DOWNHILL RACE SERIES Come test your downhill mettle with a race down the Iron Lotus trail. Details TBA. TERRY FOX RUN Come out and raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. The run starts at the Last Drop at 9 a.m. WENDY LUCAS JAZZ BAND Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
THE SHRUGS Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m. ALEX NORMAND With two nominations for the Gala Prix Trille Or for best Franco-
phone Album from Western Canada and Best New Francophone Artist from Western Canada, Saskatchewan’s Alex Normand is re-focusing her attention on her live shows – after she became a media darling for flubbing The Star Spangled Banner at the 2013 Memorial Cup. At Benoit’s Wine Bar. DUB PISTOLS London-based dub, hip-hop and ska band infuse the dance genre with rock ‘n’ roll swagger and a fun/hard dance party vibe. The Dub Pistols are fresh off major dance concert shows this summer. At the Traverse Lounge.
WED, SEPT. 18 & THUR, SEPT. 19
FIGHT BACK AGAINST HUNGER The Revelstoke Emergency Services Fight Back
Against Hunger food drive returns for the third year. Emergency services personnel and dozens of other volunteers will go door-to-door in the evening collecting donations for the food bank.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
MATT BLAIS Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m. BLIS N ESO Award-winning Australian hip-hop duo Blis n Eso have been on the
North American tour circuit, playing big venues including SXSW. Fans with an interest in the Oz scene know the Sydney-based rappers’ 2010 single ‘Down by the River’ Triple JJJ rotation.
THUR, SEPT. 19 & FRI, SEPT. 20
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL The world famous festival returns with films about all aspects of mountain sport and culture. Details TBA.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
ALEX VISSA Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21
GREAT CANADIAN SHORELINE CLEANUP Help clean up the Revelstoke
shoreline with this national initiative based at shorelinecleanup.ca. Check website or call 1-877-427-2422 to register an initiative. REVELSTOKE CREDIT UNION 60th CELEBRATION features free outdoor activities and facepainting. Call 250-837-6291 for more information.
SAT, SEPT. 21 & SUN, SEPT. 22
REVY RIDERS FUN RIDE FESTIVAL The Revy Riders dirt biking club hosts a
fun weekend of events at its track and trails on Westside Road. On Saturday, there is MX and XC ride school, guided trail rides, a BBQ dinner, and bike demos all day. Sunday feature a family and friends fun ride on the Revy Riders trail system and tracks, and more.
The Emergency Social Services Director (ESSD) provides assistance to persons forced to leave their homes due to earthquakes, floods, fire or other emergencies. This includes lodging, clothing, food and other support. The ESSD must be available to respond on short notice and be able to work long shifts, as required. Proposal information and specifications can be obtained from the City's website at revelstoke.ca or the Revelstoke Fire Hall, 227 Fourth Street West, Revelstoke, BC or by calling 250-837-2884. Closing Time and Date: 12:00 Noon (local time), Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Addressed to:
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RMR on-mountain summer works program biggest since opening RMR, page 1 work program since the resort opened in 2007. “Blue skiers is where it’s at,” explains Elliott. First pitched as an alpha-skier haven, early ads emphasized risky, extreme and out-ofbounds. They’ve toned it down somewhat to include the family market. Mount Mackenzie was naturally endowed with black diamonds, but even gnarly skiers like a blue run at the end of the day. Advanced skiers and riders needn’t despair. They’ve built a ton of new glades on the south face (in Roller Coaster and Hot Sauce, for starters). A new Tally-Ho glade near the Stoke Chair top memorializes
fallen skiers. Another new development is a roughly three-kilometre, unnamed trail that curves back from the Montana Bowl area and hooks up with the Fast Fred’s trail. Carved through the bush as part of a Ministry of Forest firefighters’ training program, it is designed as a last-chance exit trail for the many people who get lost and stranded in the Montana drainage each season (leading to expensive and risky helicopter line rescues.) Ninja Traverse also had serious upgrades. Elliott estimates they’re doing about $200,000 to $300,000 of work this year. There are lots of new connectors for beginners, and widening
of intersections prone to collisions. A new green run below the midmountain lodge breaks up the hairpin turns below the overpass. Over at the North Bowl, more avalanche control gear has gone in again, including a new bomb tram that will help open the back half of the mountain faster. The lift system is undergoing a major testing regimen this year, including non-destructive safety X-rays of the wires. Also new, a snowshoeing company has signed up to do tours this year. Elliott grew up in the Maritimes, moved to Victoria for university, then to Calgary, where he was complet-
ing his accounting studies in a glass one with a track record. tower with a view of the Rockies. As we grind the undercarriage on He bailed out of corporate life difficult creek beds, we encounter and took up skiing at 30, working mountain operations manager Mike his way up to ski-guide. He owned Verwey, who’s in falling gear. With a restaurant in Canmore and worked all the glading and volunteer! bucking, “It’s like Nominate an outstanding in the ski industry before relocating Donkey Kong,” he warns us – use to Revelstoke to continue his career the radio. The volunteer can be any age and their here. Elliott explains some of the other must be significant byAtregularly Itcontribution was his pre-resort Revelnew developments. the base, a bus turnaround below the Sutton Place stoke roots that a caused some relief lending helping hand or having made a major Hotel is planned to deal with growamongst locals when Elliott’s impact on a community activity. appointment was announced in ing traffic. They’re working on a November of 2012. After a whirl- patio licence for the main plaza next forms outcan to bethepicked up at Chamber Rockford restaurant. A NorthwindNomination of foreign developers, of-town real estate typesreception and out- lands Properties restaurant manageof Commerce (204 Campbell of-province investors, commu- ment Centre group is now overseeing all Avenue), the aCommunity or requested nity used to handshake deals needed via they email someone couldto: email@example.com. to – some- RMR, page 13
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RMR summer works
1. The Sutton Place Hotel at the base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Over the course of the 2012/13 season, the last of the three base buildings went from construction site to visually complete. 2. Revelstoke Mountain Resort General Manager Rob Elliott took over the reigns from former mountains operations director Rod Kessler in November of 2012. Originally from the Maritimes, Elliott was a rugby-playing accounting student working in a Calgary office tower when the view of the Rockies lured him away. After picking up skis for the first time at 30, he’s worked as a ski guide, restaurant owner, production faller and now as the General Manager of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. 3. The Monashee Estate subdivsion stretches to the mid-point of the lower gondola. The curbs were laid this summer and the first luxury home is well under construction. 4. Elliott (right) joins Scott Duke from StokeFM (centre-left) and RMR graphic designer and website designer Ian Houghton (left) for a tour of works on the hill. They’re standing on the Fast Fred’s run, at the base of a new, three-kilometre unnamed run designed as a safety catch-all for skiers lost in the Montana Creek drainage. The area has seen many, many rescues of lost skiers and snowboarders drawn into the Bermuda Triangle of Mount Mackenzie, where they often get stranded in heavy snow. 5. Mountain Operations Manager Mike Verway checks in with the tour group on his way from an active logging site, one of several extensive glading projects ongoing on the hill. 6. A Caterpillar D9 belches diesel as it carves out a new connector on the hill. I’ve ridden the hill for five seasons, but found it really hard to get oriented without the snow on the ground. This was one of several connectors that smoothed out dangerous intersections, difficult traverses, or difficult patches. 7. Elliott checks out some glading. 8. As an example, RMR locals will notice the new clearing just above the Stoke Chair base. providing a bit more room and a better view of the line. Photos and captions by Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review
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Padrino’s Pizzaria builds fan base from family up Revelstoke’s newest restaurant, born-n-raised in Italian Revelstoke, targets family niche with consistent, high-quality ingredients AARON ORLANDO
“We have a big fan base here, a big family fan base,” says David Bafaro, who co-owns Revelstoke’s new Padrino’s Pizzaria with life partner Jess Sessa. Both under 25, they have nearly two decades of restaurant experience between them. With a love of Italian culture and their hometown, they jumped at the opportunity to take over the former Little Caesar’s location and turn it into a home fore their talents. “I’m trying to bring in the best
David Bafaro and Jess Sessa opened up Padrino’s Pizzaria last week. It’s located at the corner of Connaught AvAaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review enue and First Street West.
ingredients,” Bafaro said of his philosophy. “The freshest.” He imports San Marzano tomatoes, bocconcini mozzarella and sources the best bacons, sausages and flowers. Bafaro strives to create a uniform,
clean, healthy, quality product. Preparation work is done daily – dough is mixed and panned, vegetables sliced and sauces prepared. They offer thin, regular and deepdish pizzas.
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(calzones, panninis), and a range of desserts and dessert pizzas (Apple Eat-Za-Pie, S’More Gallore). Bafaro also offers some individual touches to the menu. There’s the dill pickle wings, salt & vinegar chicken wings, or the Franco pizza complete with mandarin orange slices. The business partners plan to keep daytime hours, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. They have daily lunch panninis, They serve pizza by the square for $2.50. The lunchtime student and downtown crowd will be a big part of their trade. They’re open for dinner, but close at 9, taking a pass from the rowdy latenight bar crowd. “I want this to be the family pizza restaurant,” Bafaro said. So far, their family connection has kept them overwhelmingly busy. The Bafaro and Sessa names are two of the most recongizable family names here, and they’ve been “slammed” with business in the week since they’ve opened. The young entrepreneurs hope to build upon their connections to develop Padrino’s Pizza. Oh, and who’s Padrino? The Godfather. Contact them at 250-837-3300, or find them on Facebook (for specials and contests), Twitter (@PadrinosRevy), or on the web at padrinospizzaria.com. They offer pick up, eat in or delivery.
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Still aspiring, RMR learning to be itself RMR, from page 10 restaurant operations. They’ve got an overhaul planned for the Rockford and Wino. Elliott doesn’t have the exact details on the changes, but said the effort is focused on a more downhomey, realistically apres-ski experience. I’ve driven the main road up Mount Mackenzie before, but Elliott is determined to take his mid-sized pickup (with four men in it) up some of the gnarlier, washed-out goat tracks. The aroma of alpine evergreen is punctuated with the smell of clutch and brake. A marmot lays attentively in the road; a Goshawk snatches up a rabbit and flies into the trees. Last year, skier numbers were off slightly from the previous all-time high. (RMR doesn’t share them.) RMR had about six peak-capacity days of about 3,550 skiers. They’ll be exploring options to deal with the peak line-ups in the near future. More chairs and gondolas for the existing lines are expensive. Passes with alternating start times are an option to deal with the morning line-
up. (8:30 a.m. on evens, 9 a.m. for odds, depending on your pass number, but that’s just an idea.) We come across an excavator scooping out a new connector; he’s blocked the road with slash. Elliott, who worked as a production logger at RMR during its development, grabs his hard-hat and Husqvarna from the box and fires it up. We pile back in after he threads the narrow path past. Speaking of narrow paths, Elliott said a shuttle system to destination alpine trail mountain biking is an idea being tossed around for next summer. Back at the base, the Monashee Estates has a new curb to the end of the slope-side cul-de-sac. A U.S. buyer is ready for the sauna installation in the first luxury home. You’ll be able to see it if you look left a minute after the gondola leaves the base. The ongoing battle between the City of Revelstoke and RMR over the physical development of infrastructure, properties and buildings at the base of RMR has spilled over into the public realm several times in the past years.
“At the start, it was a bad state,” he concedes. He’s tried to adapt to the demands of the job and the situation he’s inherited. “It’s a learning thing to me.” Elliott said RMR and the City have had conciliatory talks in the past months, and hopes to move forward, working on that “united front.” That includes community partners off all stripes, from tourism promoters down to everyday residents. And the media of all stripes. “We’ve got to keep this story out there that we’ve got this dream resort,” Elliott said. *** There’s more tentative plans for this year and next. Some are just rumours, others too premature to mention at this point – maybe we’ll update again just before the lifts spin. The message from the invitation tour is pretty clear though. RMR is trying to be itself and play the cards its been dealt, but it’s moving forward, and grinding it out for now. Elliott explains it’s about being the resort it is, not trying to be something it isn’t – but it still has aspirations and dreams.
Happy retirement Anne!
The cul-de-sac of the Monashee Estates subdivision, located slope-side above the luxury homes viewable from the gondola base. The sewer and curbs were completed this year. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review
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Little Bears descend on Revelstoke Little Bears from across the region travel to Revelstoke this weekend for the 16th annual Little Bear soccer tournament on September 6 and 7. Organizer Alan Chell said 44 teams from B.C. and Alberta have signed up for the event. Each squad plays four games and will participate in a skills competition and pool party on Sept. 6. For the schedule, visit revsoccer. com. –Aaron Orlando
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An exceptionally sunny, dry summer helped push BC Parks to an all-time record number of reservations at provincial campgrounds. More than 115,000 camping reservations were made through the province’s Discover Camping service, up 12 per cent from last year. Campers were allowed to make reservations at more campsites and campgrounds, including Kleanza Creek, Martha Creek, Chilliwack Lake,
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Obituaries Isabel Pallister
Isabel Pallister passed away at Mt. Cartier Court Extended Care in Revelstoke on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 at the age of 88 years. There will be no formal funeral service by Isabel’s own request. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Revelstoke United Church or the Revelstoke Hospice Society, in memory of Isabel. Isabel was born in Trail, B.C. on April 15, 1925 and had been a resident of Revelstoke since infancy. Isabel was an avid cross country skier and skied well into her 80’s. She loved riding horses, especially her horse Dallas which she had for many years. Isabel was also a volunteer for Revelstoke Search & Rescue for many years.
Cremation arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (Lutheran Church- Canada) Sunday Service @ 10:30 am 1502 Mt. View Drive Arrow Heights
Isabel was predeceased by her husband Fred and sister Betty Olson. She is survived by two sons: Jim Pallister of Langley and Allan Pallister of Vancouver; brother-in-law Mickey Olson; sisterin-law Daisy King as well as her good friends, Irene Murphy, Ellen Tremblay and Gwynne Battersby.
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Western Equipment Ltd. We are currently looking for a small motor mechanic in our fast growing Terrace location. We are a large dealer of Stihl products and handle Toro and Briggs and Stratton as well. We offer a competitive wage and benefit programs. You must have experience and be very customer service orientated. Some training will be provided through Stihl Canada courses. Not all applicants will be contacted. Send resumes via email or fax. 250 635-4161
MAINTENANCE Supervisor, MICA HELI. A lodge-based position that includes regular shift rotations during the ski season and places a strong emphasis on coaching and leadership to optimize operations and maintain high safety standards. The successful candidate will be responsible for the buildings& mechanical, fueling and electrical systems and managing the maintenance of our snowcat, onsite vehicles and equipment. This position is full-time seasonal with part-time opportunities during the off-season. Apply to Dave Pehowich, Operations Management, (T: email@example.com).
St. Peter’s Anglican Church Sunday 10 am Holy Eucharist Family Worship Service ALL ARE WELCOME Parish Hall Rentals call 250 837-3275
Required immediately experienced Class 1 US drivers only. Must have US experience. We supply assigned trucks, company phones, US Medical, all picks and drops paid. Please fax resume with current clean abstract to 250-546-0600. No phone calls please.
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HMC Services Inc., road and bridge maintenance contractor in the Selkirk Area is looking for professional drivers for the winter season, to operate snowplow and sanding trucks in the Revelstoke Area.
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Antiques / Vintage Antique baby grand piano. Thompson-Unette. Very good condition. Asking $3600.00. Call Gerry 250 369-0077 (Galena Bay)
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Required qualiÀcations include: • Valid BC Driver’s License (minimum Class 3 with air endorsement) • Proven Highway Experience • Experience driving tandem axle vehicles and operating a variety of transmissions, including a 13 speed • 50 Mile Shifting: 6 shifts on 3 shifts off, 10 hour shift duration • 50 Mile Accommodation: There are sleeping and cooking facilities at 50 Mile, bedding is supplied and individuals must supply food. A television is provided in the common area as well internet access is also available.
Seasonal Truck Driver’s Required Revelstoke Area Class 1 or 3 with Air Endorsement And/Or Class 5 with Air Endorsement
HMC Services Inc., road and bridge maintenance contractor in the Selkirk Area are looking for professional drivers for the winter season. Full-time seasonal positions (November to March) to operate snowplow and sanding trucks in the 50 Mile area are available. The point of assembly is 50 Mile.
Class 1 or 3 with Air Endorsement: • Valid BC Driver’s License (minimum Class 3 with air endorsement) • Proven Highway Experience • Experience driving single axle, tandem axle vehicles and operating a variety of transmissions, including a 13 speed AND/OR Class 5 with Air Endorsement: • Valid BC Driver’s License (Class 5 with Air Endorsement) (with potential opportunity to upgrade to Class 3) Application forms may be picked up at HMC Services Inc.’s ofÀce listed below; qualiÀed applicants are invited to submit applications, along with a photocopy of their driver’s license, and up to date driver’s abstract and references to substantiate experience to: HMC Services Inc. 723 Highway 23 South Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0 Fax: 250-837-6225 Email: email@example.com New hires are subject to pre-employment drug screening. Please note applications will not be accepted without a current driver’s abstract. Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted
Seasonal Drivers Required Perry River/Skyline HMC Services Inc., road and bridge maintenance contractor in the Selkirk Area are looking for professional drivers for the winter season. Both full-time seasonal positions (November to March) and call-in (as when) positions to operate snowplow and sanding trucks in the Perry River/ Skyline area are available. The point of assembly is Skyline Esso. Required qualiÀcations include: • Valid BC Driver’s License (minimum Class 3 with air endorsement) • Proven Highway Experience • Experience driving tandem axle vehicles and operating a variety of transmissions, including a 13 speed • Perry River Shifting: 4 days on and 4 days off, 10 hour shifts, shift rotation is two weeks days and two weeks afternoons
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894 Tum Tum Drive Well priced 3 BR/1B Home #206, 800 Mackenzie Ave. sits on large quiet Immaculate 719 .21 sq acre ft. corner with skihillCondo view, 1BR lot Downtown full basement, carport & near shops, services and deck! $227,900 activities. Underground Parking is also Included. 13 Rentals now allowed. $159,000
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FrontCounter BC Cranbrook has accepted an application made by Durrand Glacier Holdings Ltd. ofRevelstoke, BC, on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Kootenay Region, to amend their existing License to include an additional lodge site situated on Provincial Crown land near the headwaters of Fang Creek and containing 0.25 hectares more or less. The MFLNRO File Number that has been established for this application is 4400558. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook B.C., VIC 7G I or email to: AuthorizingAgency.Cranbrook@gov.bc.ca. Comments will be received by FrontCounter BC until Septernber 29, 2013. FrontCounter BC may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please refer to our website http:// www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.jsp ¬ Search ¬ Search by File Number: insert Lands File Number for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional office in Cranbrook. Location Map
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Cities target gaps in care for mentally ill Jeff NAGEL Black Press
Several Metro Vancouver cities are criticizing the provincial government for mishandling care of the mentally ill and some are going so far as to suggest reopening the closed Riverview psychiatric hospital. The issue is being pushed onto the provincial stage at the Sept. 16-20 Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, where multiple resolutions will target inadequate psychiatric care and the knock-on effects for policing and other services. Maple Ridge council is behind the suggested reinstatement of Riverview Hospital, in Coquitlam, as a “modern centre of excellence” for mental health care and support since it has the necessary infrastructure and a long history. Its resolution argues inadequate treatment and housing for those with mental illness that followed the provincial policy shift from institutional to community care has led to “unacceptably poor outcomes” for B.C.’s neediest citizens and severe financial and social burdens for local cities. Delta Mayor Lois Jackson supports the concept, provided it’s a fully modern incarnation of Riverview and checks and balances are in place to protect patients. It’s time the issue gets a serious airing, she said. “There’s no place to house people to help them get well and get them back to a productive place in society,” Jackson said. “Everybody talks around it in the Lower Mainland but nobody seems to do anything about assisting these people.” Jackson said a catalyst for her community came in recent years when police took a young North Delta man to Surrey Memorial Hospital. He was later released and went directly to the Alex Fraser Bridge, climbed the railing and jumped. She said it makes no sense to her that in most cases there’s nothing that can apparently be done but to release a mental health patient back to the community.
Delta council has also advanced a resolution to UBCM calling on the province to revamp the intake of mental health patients and set up secure holding facilities with trained guards. Jackson said the aim would be to reduce the time police officers spend waiting in hospital for staff there to take over responsibility for a patient they’ve brought. “It can sometimes be one and a half or two hours depending on what’s going on at the hospital emergency at the time,” she said. “That takes our officers off the road when they be needed somewhere else.” Another Delta resolution would call for the creation by senior governments of early intervention centres to house mental health or addictions patients who a doctor decides may be a risk to themselves or others. The province says hundreds of mental health beds and other community supports have opened over the years but civic leaders contend it’s not enough and their police increasingly deal with those patients instead of other crime. One of the problems is that, left on their own, people with the most severe mental illnesses don’t seek out care and often end up addicted through self-medication. Coquitlam Coun. Craig Hodge said he hopes support from UBCM for the Riverview resolution might spur the province to shift its approach on the future of the 244-acre Riverview lands. Riverview was closed in 2012 after a gradual shutdown over 10 years, with the goal of moving people back to their own community for mental health care. Grass is no longer cut and the buildings are being minimally maintained. Fraser Health still manages three facilities on Riverview for people needing specialized services. And the health authority has a new Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team, which works specifically with people needing the highest level of care who won’t go to clinics. But Riverview continues to be viewed as a central and ideal location for
B.C. housing affordability worsens Jeff NAGEL Black Press
The cost of owning a standard detached bungalow in Vancouver now devours 82 per cent of a typical household’s income. That calculation, from RBC Economics Research, is among the findings in its recent housing trends report showing home affordability has taken a hit in B.C. in recent months. RBC’s home affordability measure compares home ownership costs – mortgage payments, utilities and taxes – to median pretax household income and provides plenty of fodder for those who think B.C. real estate costs too much. The Vancouver measure of 82.2 for a bungalow is up 2.2 points from the previous quarter and is far above Toronto’s 54.5, Montreal’s 38 and Calgary’s 33. The measure for B.C. as a whole
also rose to 67.6 for bungalows, 72.8 for two-storey homes and 33.8 for condos. In Vancouver, owning a two-storey home took 85.8 per cent of household income, while a condo took 40.7 per cent. “The weakening in affordability is a bit disappointing and the latest setback disrupting the way to healthier housing market conditions in B.C.,” RBC chief economist Craig Wright said. But despite the recent uptick in prices, Wright noted home ownership costs in B.C. are still lower than a year ago, due to a nearly two-year long cooling stretch in the real estate market. Fears of a steep drop in Vancouver real estate appear to have abated, he said, suggesting the “market correction has run its course and that the risk of a catastrophic outcome has greatly moderated.”
more services, and Hodge said he believes some of the newer buildings, such as Valleyview, which was shut down last year, could be re-purposed as a shortterm solution for those with the highest need. “There are people on our streets or out of sight that are not getting the care that they need,” Hodge said, suggesting that, perhaps the move towards de-institutionalization went too far. No long-term plan has yet been released for Riverview and speculation is rife on the property’s future. In an exchange in the legislature this summer, new
Coquitlam-Maillardville NDP MLA Selina Robinson asked Housing Minister Rich Coleman for assurance the property wouldn’t be parcelled off and sold. Coleman responded that the province sees the property as a “long-term asset” for health care, mental health, addictions and other opportunities to help people in B.C. but wouldn’t be specific as to the future plans. – with files from Diane Strandberg / Tri-City News
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