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Grizzlies fans savour last-chance victory
Heading into last Friday’s final game, lesser fans could have opted for the paper-bag-on-the-head routine following the Grizzlies grim, worst-ever 9-52 season, which included a 1-28 slide since mid-November. But not Revelstoke fans, who stuck it out to the end. They were rewarded with a last-minute, come-from-behind victory on Feb. 21, when the Grizzlies downed the Trans-Canada rival Sicamous Eagles 5-4, thanks to a last-minute, clutch goal from Grizzlies season MVP Brodie Buhler. The goal electrified the Revelstoke Forum, and demonstrated that while the Grizzlies have many woes to reckon with during the off-season, fan support isn’t one of them. Starting on page 12, we recap the season, cover individual awards and look towards rumours of a coaching and ownership change-up during summer break. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review
Man survives 1,000-foot plunge after cornice collapse Aaron Orlando
An Alberta snowmobiler escaped unharmed after plunging from a 1,000-foot cliff in the Monster Bowl area of Boulder Mountain on Feb. 17. Revelstoke RCMP spokesperson Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky said police received several emergency calls just after 1 p.m. that day.
Grabinsky said the victim was riding in an area near the Monster Bowl when he dismounted from his snow bike and walked out onto a cornice. “He was taking a look at the view,” Grabinsky said. “The cornice fell away and he just slid away with it.” Grabinsky said the man fell down a cliff and a slope, bouncing from “powder pillow to powder pillow” for a considerable
distance until he reached the bottom. Grabinsky said the fall was about 1,000 feet in total – an estimate provided by a helicopter pilot who attended the scene. “He was very lucky he got to the bottom,” Grabinsky said. Revelstoke Search & Rescue were dispatched to the area via helicopter. Grabinsky said they were able to locate the snowmobiler
quickly with the assistance of a SPOT beacon he was using. Police report the man was uninjured, although he was transported to hospital for examination. The RCMP issued a media release on the incident to highlight safety lessons, including the benefits of carrying electronic devices that aid backcountry rescue. “Police wish to remind of the
importance of backcountry safety and using available technologies to identify locations using such devices as handheld GPS, cell phones or SPOT devices,” Staff-Sgt. Grabinsky said in a statement. “The sooner a persons location can be determined, the sooner help can be on scene.” When activated, SPOT beacons send help requests to rescuers via a subscription service.
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Columbia Shuswap Regional District Notice of rescheduled PUBLIC HEARING Electoral Area ‘B’ Official Community Plan Amendment (CSRD) Bylaw No. 850-1 What Is Electoral Area ‘B’ Official Community Plan Amendment (CSRD) Bylaw No. 850-1? The primary purpose of Bylaw No. 850-1 is to incorporate Climate Change objectives and policies into the Electoral Area ‘B’ Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 850 as required by the Local Government Act and as a result of the CSRD Community Greenhouse Gas Emissions Strategy. Bylaw No. 850-1 also proposes some additional text amendments and updates to provide clarification and consistency with other documents. Map amendments are also proposed to replace the existing mapping with more accurate mapping which is in a format consistent with other CSRD Official Community Plans (OCPs).
Costs up, ridership down on Revelstoke transit
BC Transit to present on results of new three-route system, which includes positive and negative change
In this file photo taken during the snowstorms over the past weeks, a tow truck helps the BC Transit bus out of a jam after deep snows grounded the public transit service. Amanada Hathorn photo Aaron Orlando
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Bylaw 850-1 will be presented on March 3rd, 2014: • 12:00 pm (noon), at the Trout Lake Community Hall, 544 Westside Rd. Trout Lake, BC; and • 7:00 pm, at the Revelstoke Community Centre 600 Campbell Ave. Revelstoke, BC.
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About a year after transit routes in Revelstoke were rejigged, costs are up and ridership is down. Total ridership in 2013 was 21,387 riders, down from 23,089 in 2012. Net local cost – the amount Revelstoke pays after BC Transit covers about half the cost – is up. It was $170,284 in the 2012/13 budget, and has increased to $227,954 in the 2013/14 budget. That’s a 34-per-cent increase. Ryan Little, Regional Transit Manager for BC Transit, will provide an update to city council on Feb. 25, and will seek to explain the results of the revised transit system. Little admits the numbers aren’t ideal: “They’re not great,” he said. But these bottom-line numbers don’t tell the whole story. Service hours have increased by 13 per cent, and revenues are up by 37 per cent. Conventional ridership is actu-
ally up by two-per-cent, while other types of ridership are down. Health Connection rides have dropped by 14 per cent, and handyDART rides have dropped by 47 per cent. This suggests, in part, that more people are using the new three-route conventional system, while fewer take the handyDART. But there are other reasons handyDART ridership has suffered. Little said BC Transit is responding to the drop in handyDART ridership by changing the service’s hours, eliminating a two-hour mid-day break between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to make the hours 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. starting Feb. 1. A review of the transit system was mentioned in passing during the city’s budget process. Little said BC Transit’s financial commitment to the system will remain. In late 2012, a new, threeroute system replaced the older two-route system. Riders complained that the older system was far too circuitous; it took too long to get from A to B in Revelstoke
because the buses scoured too many sidestreets for riders. In his presentation, Little will discuss comparisons with other similar communities, but he cautioned it’s difficult to make direct comparisons. For example, he said HandyDART service is costly; comparing Revelstoke with another community that doesn’t have the service isn’t fair. He noted Revelstokians aren’t the only ones who observe and comment on the phenomenon of frequently empty buses. “We hear that in every community where there’s transit,” Little said. It boils down to economics; maintaining the schedule during non-peak hours works out to be more efficient than trying to run short shifts. The changes don’t factor in the biggest shift in transit ridership in Revelstoke: the popular ski shuttle to RMR is not part of BC Transit system. The City of Revelstoke had expected cost increases with the new three-route system, but it was hoped the new routes and a new bus would boost ridership.
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Rod & Gun Club awards 1. Alex Cameron got a big thanks at the Feb. 22 Revelstoke Rod & Gun Club Awards Banquet for his 35 years of service in the kitchen preparing dinner for the banquet. 2014 was his last one. He’s pictured here with Justus Cameron, who won awards for first place junior rainbow and second place junior dolly. 2. Ryan Kubos won the Rob Lenzi Memorial Trophy for the largest elk and the first place elk trophy for the six-pointer (pictured) he got south of Revelstoke. 3. The spread. 4. Charlie Keates hooked the first and second-place men’s dolly and the Art Davis Memorial Trophy for the largest fish for a 21-pound, four-once dolly. 5. 13-year-old Daryin Campbell took home an armful of awards, including first place black bear, second place black bear, second place whitetail and the grand pirze – Hunter Sportsman of the Year, for the black bear pictured behind him. The bear scored 18 2/8 and was taken in the Goldstream area. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review
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VICTORIA – Finance Minister Mike de Jong unveiled B.C.’s second straight surplus budget Tuesday, with few spending and tax changes as the province plans for economic growth driven by natural gas exports. The biggest tax change is that provincial tobacco tax goes up 32 cents a pack April 1, on top of the latest federal increase of 40 cents a pack. B.C.’s share is expected to generate another $50 million, and de Jong said a “significant portion” of that will be used to develop smoking prevention efforts in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society. Provincial funding for K-12 education continues at 2013 levels, as the government pursues an appeal of a court decision that could add hundreds of millions to school district costs. The budget includes a $300 million contingency fund this year, rising to $400 million next year, to cover anticipated costs in labour and other areas such as forest fires. The budget touts investments in trade skills training, with shop projects at Camosun College, Okanagan College and NorKam Secondary in Kamloops. But the largest capital project is a new campus for Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver, and operating spending on colleges and institutes is projected to fall by $5 million in the coming year. De Jong said the “re-engineering” of B.C.’s skills training programs referred to in last week’s throne speech is getting underway, and a new $1,200 education savings grant for children born in 2007 or later is being delivered starting this year. NDP finance critic Mike Farnworth said the government balanced its budget with cuts to skills training, increases to fees and appropriating $480 million added to BC Hydro’s growing debt. The B.C. Liberals spent heavily before the 2013 election to promote a jobs plan that has seen people continue to leave the province for work, Farnworth said. The government expects to end the current year with an operating surplus of $175 million, rising to $184 million next year, which de Jong said is mainly a result of spending discipline. B.C. and Saskatchewan are the only provinces to balance budgets this year, and the three western provinces remain the only ones with a triple-A credit rating. B.C.’s personal income tax rates remain the lowest of any province, but the budget announced another four per cent increase in Medical Services Plan premiums for next year. That makes increases totalling more than 30 per cent over the past five
Finance Minister Mike de Jong says lack of job growth in the past two years is disappointing, but government is continuing its emphasis on natural gas and trade. Black Press photo
years. Taxpayer-supported debt rises to more than $43 billion in the coming fiscal year, climbing to $45.5 billion by 2016-17. About $11 billion of next year’s burden is operating debt left by a string of deficits in recent years. Total provincial debt, including selfsupported debt held by BC Hydro and other agencies, grows from $64.7 billion this year to $68.9 billion three years from now. B.C. pays $2.5 billion a year to service debt, or four cents out of each revenue dollar. To generate the resource wealth Premier Christy Clark has promised will pay off B.C.’s debt, the budget describes a two-tier income tax on liquefied natural gas exports 1.5 per cent and up to seven per cent. LNG production companies would pay the lower rate to start, with most or all of it repaid by an investment tax credit until their capital costs have been recovered. Rates are to be confirmed with legislation in the fall. No revenues from LNG are expected until 2017, and in the first three years, producers would recover income tax through a credit that continues until their capital investment is paid off.
MLA: Budget a ‘litany of mismanagement’ Columbia River–Revelstoke MLA called the budget a “litany of mismanagement.” In a Feb. 18 media release, Macdon-
ald said the budget failed to address real issues: The level of disappointment that British Columbians will be feeling in today’s BC Liberal 2014 budget cannot be underestimated, says Columbia River–Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald. “This is a budget that fundamentally fails British Columbians as costs for hydro, medical service plan premiums, and car insurance continue to go up,” said Macdonald. “Nothing is being done to address real issues like child poverty, unemployment and skills training.” British Columbia continues to have the highest rate of child poverty in the country and the province lost 8,500 private sector jobs last month. But while little is being done to use taxpayers’ money to make life better for British Columbians, B.C.’s debt is rising faster under Christy Clark than any premier in the province’s history. “What is truly disturbing about this government’s record on financial matters is that we have skyrocketing debt, and very little to show for it. Health and education services are being cut due to a lack of funding,” continued Macdonald. “And now, due to more than a decade of government interference, Crown Corporations that have traditionally operated with significant surpluses are struggling to stay afloat. “This budget is a classic example of mismanagement of the province’s resources: taxpayers’ get less while paying much, much more.”
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Affordable rental housing project targets Dec. 1, 2014 completion Aaron Orlando
Revelstoke’s Community Housing Society is presenting plans for their 12-unit affordable rental housing to city council on Feb. 25. Society member and city economic development director Alan Mason said the rental housing initiative is targeting completion for Dec. 1, meaning a tight approval and construction timeline for the rest of the year. The project, to be located near the BC Ambulance station on Oscar Street, includes four accessible one-bedroom units with a projected rent of $550 a month, and eight, two-bedroom units with a projected rent of $750 per month. In September of 2013, the project was set back when funding partners BC Housing and the
Columbia Basin Trust informed the society that they would receive $1.2 million in funding support – less than the $2 million hoped for. That led to steps to scale back the project and find savings; the society also continued to lobby for additional funds. At the Feb. 25 city council meeting, society member Mark McKee will announce a new funding commitment from BC Housing and the Columbia Basin Trust of $1,487,883, which was confirmed in January of this year. In a timeline they will present to council, the group hopes to have city approvals and permits wrapped up by mid-April. Mason said the focus has been on keeping costs down. “We really held the line [on costs],” Mason said of recent design changes. “We want to keep the rents affordable; that’s why we
The Revelstoke Community Housing Association is planning to complete this 12-unit affordable rental housing unit on Oscar Street by the end of 2014. Revelstoke Community Housing Society image
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schedule was partly motivated by the need to meet a deadline to
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Justice officials oppose jailhouse Internet access for accused killer Tim Petruk Black Press
B.C. government officials are opposed to a former New Zealand politician being granted access to the Internet in preparation for his upcoming first-degree murder trial in Kamloops. Peter Beckett is in custody at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre on charges of first-degree murder, counselling to commit murder and obstructing justice. He is representing himself, and has asked that all disclosure — more than 100,000 pages, according to the Crown — be given to him in hard copy. The 57-year-old, who has been in custody since 2011, said he does not know how to use a computer, which is how the Crown suggested the disclosure be provided. Appearing by video from KRCC on Monday, Feb. 17, Beckett reiterated his desire to receive hard copies of all relevant documents. He also appeared to vaguely accuse B.C. Supreme Court Justice Iain Meiklem and Crown prosecutor Will Burrows of discussing evidence behind his back.
Meikelm dismissed the accusation, as well as a request by Beckett to be sent the forms necessary to file a lawsuit against the B.C. Attorney General’s office. Last week, Meikelm told Beckett he could receive training to use a computer to help plan his defence. During the hearing, BC Corrections lawyer Christina Drake said justice officials are opposed to such an arrangement. “It’s a security issue as well as a resource issue in terms of monitoring Internet access,” she said. “If there’s no supervision, there’s concern, obviously.” Meikelm asked Drake to look into whether an “Internet Nanny” software program could be used to stop Beckett from visiting parts of the web irrelevant to his defence. In addition to the Internet, court heard Corrections staff are specifically concerned about Beckett’s desire to use a scanner and printer. Burrows said printer toner has a black-market value behind bars because of its use in jailhouse tattoos, while paper can be used as a fuel. Beckett called those claims “erroneous,” and said he’s “not a pyromaniac.”
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The former New Zealand town councillor is alleged to have killed his wife, Laura Letts-Beckett, 50, by pushing her off a boat at Shelter Bay — south of Revelstoke — in 2010. He was arrested a year later. In late 2012, while Beckett was in custody charged with murder, he was charged with the additional counts following an undercover jailhouse investigation by RCMP. Police allege Beckett plotted
to kill five witnesses — including Letts-Beckett’s parents, an RCMP sergeant and an Alberta lawyer — while behind bars. Beckett and his wife lived north of Edmonton at the time of the incident and are believed to have been in B.C. on vacation. The drowning was first believed to have been an accident. A New Zealand native, Beckett served as a town councillor in Napier from 1998 to 2001. New Zealand media reports
describe him as something of a Kiwi Rob Ford, making headlines for assaulting the captain of a rugby team in a pub and stealing taxpayer-purchased liquor from city meetings. Most recently, he worked as a school bus driver in Westlock, Alta. Beckett is due back in court on March 13 for a hearing about how to proceed with disclosure.
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BC Winter Games success for Nordic skiers MATT SMIDER
Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club
From February 20–23, 1,800 athletes from across the province competed in 18 sporting disciplines at the 2014 BC Winter Games in Mission. Local cross-country skiers Alana Brittin, Kate and Beth Granstrom and Elizabeth Elliott represented the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club. Brittin collected two gold medals and Elliott added silver, helping to lead the way for a strong Okanagan– Thompson contingent. The four skiers kicked off the event at the opening ceremonies in Mission, and then headed to Callaghan Valley for their competitions. This impressive venue (site of the 2010 Olympic Nordic events) and accommodations at the Whistler Athletes Centre were highlights for the skiers, mentions Beth Granstrom: “It was cool to ski on the same course as the Olympians, then get to stay in the same dorms they stayed in.” On Friday morning, skiers competed in the 400m free technique sprint events, beginning with a qualifier to seed skiers for the head-to-head knockout sprints. Competition was tight over the short 400-metre course, which included a steep uphill, quick downhill and a long, gradual uphill finish. Elizabeth Elliott advanced smoothly throughout the rounds and skied to an impressive second place in the ‘A’ final. Elliott was happy with her performance. “My goal for the season was to medal in this event at BC Winter Games and I did it!” she said. Alana Brittin won the ‘B’ final, placing fifth overall. Beth Granstrom finished in 11th place and Kate Granstrom was 13th. Friday afternoon saw the 4x2–kilometre mixed technique relay event. Each team was comprised of two male and two female
Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club racer Alana Brittin takes a gold medal in the three-kilometre individual start classic event at the BC Winter Games at the Callaghan Valley course. Contributed by the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club
members from their respective regions. Brittin skied a strong second leg to help the Okanagan–Thompson team win gold. Elliott and Beth Granstrom place seventh in their relay effort and Kate Granstrom’s team placed 10th. On Saturday morning, the 2000 girls event was a three-kilometre individual start classic race. Similar to Elliott in the sprints, Brittin saw the classic race as her premiere event of the season. “Classic is my preferred technique and the BC Winter Games are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so I wanted to do well.” In impressive fashion, Brittin skied to a 25-second victory in the race to earn her
second gold medal of the games. Beth, Elizabeth and Kate finished strongly in 7th, 8th and 9th, respectively. Both Granstrom girls were particularly pleased with their results, as this was also their highlight event of the games and the hilly course played to their advantage. Revelstoke Nordic Coach Matt Smider was co-coaching the Okanagan–Thompson region at the event. “The BC Games are a great opportunity for the athletes to compete in their first multi-sport event and all our skiers enjoyed this unique experience,” Smider said. “It was an added bonus to see the girls reach their season’s goals at this prestigious competition.”
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27
JOHN JENKINS’ GROOVE and HIGH SOCIETY Live at the Big Eddy Pub at 9 p.m.
The Brothers Landreth
TUESDAY, MARCH 18
WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP At the Regent Hotel Lounge at 1 p.m. For more information call Ginger at 250-837-4129 or Bev at 250-837-4898.
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OLIVER SWAIN & JARON FREEMAN Live at the Last Drop at 9 p.m.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28
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WINTER STORY TIME AND TODDLER TIME Stories and songs for caregivers and
their toddlers aged 3–4-years-old. At the Revelstoke library every Friday at 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Call the library at 250-837-5095 to register.
COLUMBIA PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WINTER CARNIVAL Family
event for all ages includes games, prizes, cake walk, home-based businesses, concession table and more. From 6–8 p.m. For more information, contact Columbia Park School. DROP-IN CURLING Come out for some curling. The club provides equipment and instruction – you just need to bring yourself. From 7–11 p.m. at the Revelstoke Curling Club (next to the Forum). DEVON COYOTE Live at the Last Drop at 9 p.m.
MEN’S CURLING BONSPIEL The Rev-
elstoke Curling Club hosts its annual men’s bonspiel. Sign up your team by e-mailing email@example.com by Feb. 25. It includes breakfast and dinner on Saturday night. Or simply head on down to check out the action from the curling club lounge.
SATURDAY, MARCH 1
FAMILY CRAFT DAYS at the Revelstoke Li-
brary. Drop in after 10:30 a.m. and enjoy crafts for children and families. Children under 6 may require a caregiver.
MONDAY, MARCH 3
KALLE MATSON Live at the Last Drop at
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5
FOOD SKILLS FOR FAMILIES A weekly
series of healthy cooking sessions host by Community Connections. Come and learn how to prepare tasty meals using fresh whole foods. At Community Connections at 1:30 p.m. HEADLAMP HEROES A Nordic race series put on by the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club. This month’s race is the mixed relay. Races start at the Mt. Macpherson Nordic Lodge. Registration is at 6 p.m. and the races are at 7 p.m. – bring a headlamp.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6
PUBLIC INPUT MEETING Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs
Alt-country, folk rockers The Brothers Landreth have been described as ‘The Eagles 2.0’ They tour in support of their debut album Let it Lie. Live at the Big Eddy Pub at on Thursday, Mar. 6 at 9 p.m. Photo contributed
THE BROS. LANDRETH Come check out
the alt-country, roots, and folk songs by brothers Joey and David Landreth as they tour in support of their debut album Let it Lie. Live at the Big Eddy Pub at 9 p.m. CARLOS BAG O BEATS RODRIGUEZ at Traverse.
FRIDAY, MARCH 7
WINTER STORY TIME AND TODDLER TIME Stories and songs for caregivers and
their toddlers aged 3–4-years-old. At the Revelstoke library every Friday at 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Call the library at 250-837-5095 to register. TIMOTHY WISDOM & SLYNK at Traverse.
SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR at
Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Various events in Revelstoke and at RMR. Check next week’s issue for detailed listings.
SATURDAY, MARCH 8
DISSOLVE Performer Emmelia Gordon pres-
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In a complete about-face from an earlier memo to the board, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board chair David Raven announced at Thursday’s meeting that he would not reconsider a rezoning decision regarding the expansion of Blind Bay Resort. This means the decision the CSRD board made on Jan. 16 to reject Dan Baskill’s application will stand. At that time, the CSRD rural area directors split 3-3 on whether to approve the application and, due to the tie, voting procedure dictates that the application was rejected. Raven’s decision sparked opposition from Area C (South Shuswap) director Paul Demenok who took the highly unusual step of challenging Raven’s authority as chairperson on this matter. Saying the voting process on Baskill’s application was flawed, Demenok’s challenge was an attempt to have the board overrule Raven’s decision to refuse reconsideration. The challenge, which is a procedure in Robert’s Rules of Order, caused a flurry of activity, as CSRD administrative staff had to leave the room to consult with legal counsel as to whether the challenge was valid in this case. On return, Charles Hamilton, chief administrative officer, told the board that after getting legal advice, it was determined the statutory power of the chair to authorize reconsideration of a vote is unique to that person and could not be challenged.
Raven’s announcement that he would not initiate reconsideration of the decision elicited audible gasps from people in the gallery, especially in light of his previous memo indicating he would do so. “As chair, my concern is the integrity of the process. Was it fair, defendable and appropriate? I do not personally have a dog in this fight,” Raven told the assembled board members and the overflowing gallery. “My determination is that this decision was made in an appropriate manner by the board. The process that was followed was defendable and the decision is defendable. “My decision is there will not be a re-vote. There is no reason to expose the board to the legal risk of a re-vote,” Raven said. There was significant representation from both sides of the debate over the re-zoning at the meeting. A group of citizens were in the gallery, as well as a contingent of people carrying brightly coloured signs who marched along the sidewalk outside the boardroom windows. Many of the messages called attention to the need for growth and development in Area C and expressed outrage at what they believe is the CSRD board’s unfair treatment of Baskill. Other citizens were in attendance to show support for the decision to deny Baskill’s application. They expressed concerns for water quality in the area and note that this application runs contrary both to the current Area C Official Community Plan, and the newest version which is still in pro-
cess. Raven’s decision to let the Jan. 16 vote stand sparked anger from Baskill’s supporters. “You are all corrupt, every last one of you,” someone yelled into the boardroom as observers left the room. Outside, Baskill called the decision a sad day for every citizen of the CSRD. “The message that has been sent is that business is not welcome here, that a misinformed, environmentalist agenda has trumped a responsible, ethical business proposal,” said a visibly upset Baskill, as he pointed across the parking lot to his sobbing wife who was surrounded by supporters. “Now I’ve got a wife and kids who have to face that the husband is being forced into bankruptcy.” Baskill said he is unable to finance a legal challenge to the CSRD decision. “I don’t have the hundreds of thousands is would take to fight a flawed policy… It would take the people of the area to stand up for what is right, but whether that could be done in time to help Dan Baskill, the damage is already done.” Some of Baskill’s supporters were suggesting an initiative to incorporate the Sorrento-Blind Bay area into its own municipality. This appeared to be something Raven also addressed in his statement, noting it was unfortunate that Area C only has one director for the size of the population and amount of commerce in the area. “To have all the pressure on one director is very difficult,” he said.
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Ottawa-based folk-rocker Kalle Mattson’s new album, Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold, certainly deserves the attention it’s getting. After discovering most of the other acts in town this week have been featured in the Times Review before, I took a gamble on the solo artist booked for a Monday night show at the Last Drop. It sure paid off. 23-year-old folk-rock artist Kalle Mattson has just released Someday, and is backing it with a tour. Mattson and his five-piece are authentic and convincing, but most of all, the Sault Ste. Marie native writes and sings about heavy stuff in a real way. Someday explores the sudden passing of Kalle’s mother – a tragic, formative event from his teenage years that he came to deal with during the creation of the album. In a telephone interview, Mattson explained he left Ottawa behind and was back at his childhood home, working a crappy data
entry job while saving to pay for studio time. While there, his grandmother passed away. The second family loss brought dormant issues to the fore. “It’s technically my third fulllength record, but in a lot of ways it feels like a debut,” he said. “To me, there’s a logical evolution between the records. I make this joke a lot now, but if I was a rapper, my other albums would be mix tapes, and this one would be the major label debut – except not on a major label. Essentially, it feels different from all the others, for the positive.” The diverse songs span folk, rock and indie, unified by Mattson’s clear but diverse lyrical treatments. A Gypsy trumpet pastiche floats over military snares; mournful lyrics prod and evoke; referential songs get straight folk-rock treatment. I researched Mattson on a Wednesday, one week after Someday was released. When I caught up with him on Thursday, the album’s prospects had changed dramatically. The hugely-influen-
tial Chicago-based Internet media outfit Pitchfork Media issued a review that day, giving the album a 7.6 out of ten. “That’s like a ten!” Mattson told me. The indie-music focussed website reviewed new albums by wellknown acts like Morrissey, Guided by Voices and Band of Horses in the past week or so; Mattson’s Someday bested them all. (The indie aficionados have been tastemakers for over a decade, and are notoriously tough. In a spoof, satire outlet The Onion once had Pitchfork founder Ryan Schreiber review ‘music’ in general, giving it a 6.8 out of 10.) In the studio, Mattson’s band is tight, complex and talented. What’s most striking, though, is the young man’s ability to strip away artifice in his direct, evocative (and diverse) songwriting and singing. It will be a pleasure to see him perform live. Kalle Mattson and his five-piece band play the Last Drop on the evening of Monday, March 3. Music fans, don’t miss this one.
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Minutes after the final whistle had sounded on the Revelstoke Grizzlies 2013–2014 season, the security guards were coaxing down jubilant fans from the Plexiglas. In the stands, fans chanted the victorious team’s name for several minutes after the thrilling third period had come to a close. On the ice, team-mates hugged, snapped souvenir photos and celebrated their late-season success. All this for a pride-saving, comefrom-behind 5-4 win over TransCanada rival Sicamous Eagles. It was a light at the end of the long, forlorn tunnel that started in 2013; the Grizz went one for 28 prior to the Feb. 21 home closer. Halfway through, the game was shaping up to be a sad final chapter in an abysmal 9-52 season – the
worst ever for the Junior B Revelstoke Grizzlies. Grizzly Brendan Jay brawled with Eagle Darien Head midway through the first, earning both pugilists an early end to the regular season. Grizzly Damin Devlin and Eagle Derek Miskiman also exited in the first following a one-sided flurry of fists instigated by Devlin. To their credit, both teams resisted the temptation to descend into a ender-bender brawl. The Grizzlies were down 3-0 before game standout Matt Lucero avoided a collapse with a goal at 5:41 left in the second period. The Revelstoke Forum beer section was happy to cheer for fights, but responded even better to goals, sending beer-cup pyramids tumbling as they hooted and smacked their palms against the glass in response. Visiting coaches and own-
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Accounts Payable/Job Cost/Administrative Clerk Revelstoke, BC – Full time Position HMC Services Inc., a Road and Bridge Maintenance Contractor are seeking applications for full time an Accounts Payable/ Job Cost/Administrative Clerk position in our Revelstoke ofﬁce. The main function of this position will be to assist within the ﬁnancial and administrative functions of the ofﬁce. The position also requires an individual who can handle multiple priorities and deadlines in a busy and complex ofﬁce environment. Primary duties are processing high volume of accounts payable invoicing/vouchering, other duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Accounts Receivable, Job Costing, Access and Excel queries, conﬁdential ﬁling and other general ofﬁce/clerical duties such as typing, data entry, etc. This position requires above average attention to detail, accuracy and conﬁdentiality. The successful candidate must have the following skills, abilities and experience: t Accounts Payable experience t Strong math and analytical skills t Grade 12 education and preferably some recognized postsecondary in ofﬁce administration and/or accounting/ ﬁnancial t Solid computer skills, including Microsoft Ofﬁce (Excel, Word), and Access would be an asset t Excellent verbal and written communication skills t Experience in general ofﬁce/clerical duties such as data processing, ﬁling, and telephone reception and client/customer referrals. t Must be a highly organized individual and be able to work with minimal supervision. t Ability to supervise t 2-way radio experience would be an asset
Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land FrontCounter BC Cranbrook has accepted an application made by The Alpine Club of Canada of Canmore, AB, on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Kootenay Region, for a Temporary Permit for a climbing camp situated on Provincial Crown land northwest of Revelstoke in the vicinity of Frenchmans Cap and containing 10 hectares more or less. The MFLNRO File Number that has been established for this application is 4405452. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook B.C., V1C 7G1 or email to: AuthorizingAgency.Cranbrook@gov.bc.ca Comments will be received by FrontCounter BC until March 27, 2014. 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 by File Number: 4405452 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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Columbia Shuswap Regional District NOTICE OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION FIVE YEAR (2014-2018) FINANCIAL PLAN Sections 815 & 816 of the Local Government Act require that all Regional Districts prepare and adopt, by bylaw, a Five Year Financial Plan on an annual basis. It also requires that the Board undertake a process of public consultation regarding the Five Year Financial Plan before it is adopted. Interested members of the public are invited to attend the Columbia Shuswap Regional District offices located at 781 Marine Park Drive NE, Salmon Arm, BC on Friday, March 7th, 2014 at 1:00 – 2:00 PM local time for an opportunity to speak directly to the Manager of Finance & IT Services regarding the proposed Five Year (2014 – 2018) Financial Plan. The Five Year Financial Plan will be considered for adoption at the Thursday, March 20th, 2014 Regular Board meeting.
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Grizzlies coach Nohr exploring expanded role next season Grizzlies, from page 12 period of the year in the third. Down 4-1, goals by Jeremy McGregor, Riley Creighton and Matt Lucero (2 goals, one assist) evened it up – the last coming with only 1:33 left. The Forum groaned when the next shot pinged off the post. The fans wanted a win for the boys bad – just one win – something they hadn’t accomplished at the Forum since Nov. 15, 2013. With only 30 seconds left in regulation, Brodie Buhler put the team up 5-4. The celebration on and off the ice out-did those after the Canadian men’s Olympic final two days later. The players on ice crashed into the boards, jumping at the arms of fans who’d climbed the boards to reach over for a high five. Coach Sheldon Nohr called it an “excellent, excellent game.” He took over a fatally-wounded team in December following the resignation of coach Darren Naylor. The Times Review has editorialized on the teams’ problems before, and little has changed. The coaching assignment wasn’t secured in the off-season, and the team failed to recruit effectively. The Grizz were on their third coach by midAugust; Naylor was the fourth. Players gravitate towards a strong coach, one who will bring success and help an individual player’s development. “When a team starts their camp and haven’t done very much recruiting it definitely makes a difference,” Nohr agreed. “The end result is it does put a burden on a team.” Players came and went in the first months of the season; the team struggled to establish systems. “You need your team to gel and be a team as quick as possible,” Nohr said – something that didn’t happen. “It was hard for the kids to really bond and become an actual team.” Shortly after Nohr’s arrival, captain Devon Hascarl and goalie Aaron Brandoli jumped ship from the KIJHL and headed for Alberta. “You have to play the cards that you are dealt,” Nohr said. He was out of trades by December and couldn’t bring
Next season Nohr, who worked without a proper contract after being thrown into the coaching position, said he’s exploring ways to be “part of the organization” next year; whether that means serving as head coach – or more than that – is something he’s not willing to go on the record about yet. If he does come back, a key consideration will be his relationship with the current ownership group. “Do they want to be involved or do they want to be a silent owner – it’s a juggling act,” Nohr said.
A fan’s perspective At the final game, the Grizzlies awarded Jennie Johnston with the senior fan of the year award. It’s the second time she’s won it – in part for never missing a home game. Her first award came during the 2009–2010 season, when the Grizzlies were Keystone Cupwinning Western Canadian Champions. I chatted with Johnston in between periods. She loves the games – including the “fisticuffs” – and considers herself a “true fan.” Some of the other season-ticket holders threw in the towel months back. They asked her why she keeps coming when all the team does is lose. She said it’s about being a “true fan.” To her, that means staying with them through the good times and the bad. Johnston knows a thing or two about moulding boys into fine young men. Her son’s a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Canadian Air Force, and has acheived postgraduate university degrees. I ask her what the Grizzlies need to do to get back to their championship form of 2010. To summarize, she said everyone has their role to play in the organization and they need to stick to it. Owners own, managers manage, coaches coach and players play. When the lines between roles get blurred and things go wrong, accountability becomes problematic. Seems like a good start.
Top: Revelstoke Grizzlies coach Sheldon Nohr presents the 2013-2014 Most Valuable Player award to Brodie Buhler at a Feb. 18 ceremony. Other award winners are: most dedicated, Kenny Batke & Wade Cline; top scorer, Tre Mason; most sportsmanlike, Cody Hendrickson; top defenceman, Wade Cline; most inspirational, Riley Creighton; top rookie: Kenny Batke; community award, Kent Hendrickson; most improved, Chad Thomas; unsung hero, Riley Creighton. Mavis Cann/Revelstoke Times Review Bottom: Jennie Johnston was awarded Senior Fan of the Year Award. She explained that being a “true fan” means sticking with the boys through good times and bad. On Friday night, her loyalty was rewarded when the Grizzlies fought back for a home win after a long drought. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review
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Tax rebate offered to LNG producers Tom Fletcher Black Press
VICTORIA – The B.C. government plans to impose a two-tiered income tax on liquefied natural gas exports, with rebates in early years until investors recover the capital
cost of building LNG processing plants. Finance Minister Mike de Jong presented the framework for LNG income tax with Tuesday’s provincial budget. It describes an income tax rate of up to 1.5 per cent on net revenue in the first three years of
LNG production, with a second tier rate of up to seven per cent applicable after five years. Income tax paid in the first three years would be applied as a rebate to higher rates in year four and five, so the top rate wouldn’t take full effect until year six. Producers also
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pay royalties on natural gas at the wellhead, and B.C.’s carbon tax would apply to gas burned in processing and refrigeration of LNG. De Jong said he the final income tax rates will be set when the government introduces legislation this fall. That is when international companies are expected to begin making final investment decisions. The budget includes government revenue and expense forecasts out to 2017, with no tax revenue projected from LNG until later. De Jong said the government is sticking to its “lofty” goal of having three export plants operating by 2020. In his response to the budget, NDP finance critic Mike Farnworth said the government has missed its original target to have the LNG tax regime in place by the end of 2013. He zeroed in on Premier Christy Clark’s promise to have at least one LNG pipeline and plant in operation at Kitimat by 2015, and her campaign pledge to retire B.C.’s growing debt. “Judging from today’s lack of LNG revenue, the premier’s promise to magically wipe away $70 billion worth of debts in 15 years is surely a fantasy,” Farnworth said. Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman denied the suggestion that the tax structure is behind schedule. He said he met with officials from Shell and other proponents last week, and they are “comfortable” with the progress to date. “The opposition wouldn’t know LNG if it came up and bit them,” Coleman said. “They’re totally uninformed. They don’t support the process, they don’t support LNG, they never have.” In a speech to the B.C. Chamber of Commerce in Vancouver Wednesday, Clark said not all of the 10 LNG plants currently proposed will proceed, but even one would be a significant source of revenue. Asked by reporters if the budget means no LNG revenues by 2017, Clark said it is still possible. “We don’t want to book money that we don’t have yet,” Clark said.