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Huge Greenslide avalanche overruns Airport Way Aaron Orlando

A massive avalanche tore down Mt. Cartier’s Greenslide avalanche path early in the afternoon on Sunday, Mar 9, blocking Airport Way just south of Greenslide Road. The slide crossed the road about 200 metres south of residences in the area. At the roadway, the slide was roughly eight metres high, although it was difficult to gain perspective past the wall of muddy, clumped snow. It stopped several metres away from a yellow road sign warning motorists not to stop due to avalanche risk. Mt. Cartier is located just south of Revelstoke, and its long, smooth southern slope is famous for producing massive slides every few decades. Witnesses said the slide ran several hundred metres past the roadway, stopping near the Columbia River. A worker on scene said there was no information anyone had been caught in the slide. There are only a few homes, farms and other structures south of location where the slide cut off the road. Transport officials had moved heavy equipment to the scene, but work hadn’t started by Sunday at about 4 p.m. due to avalanche hazard assessment. Minstry of Transportation officials didn’t return a call for more information by press time on Monday.

For perspective on the size of Sunday’s Greenslide avalanche, notice the yellow avalanche sign in both pictures. Above, a transportation ministry photo showing the main stream. B.C. Ministry of Transportation photo Right: Word of the avalanche spread quickly through Revelstoke, soon drawing crowds to see the huge slide. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review


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Snowmaggedin’ you down? Coffee shop chatter about this epic snow season in the City of Revelstoke sent us digging through the record books. Sorry, but we found the winter of 2013–14 is nothing to tell the grandchildren about – yet, at least.

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Winter took its toll of two relatively new pickup trucks in this crash on Mar. 5 near the Big Eddy Market. Epic snowfalls last week had a few people talking about their experience this Revelstoke winter. We have to burst their bubble, though. As of Monday, Mar. 10, the record-keepers at the City of Revelstoke public works department have recorded a total of 425 centimetres of snowfall. That’s hardly a noteworthy snow total. Since snowfall record-keeping began in Revelstoke in 1906, so far this season is only the 44th snowiest winter on record, and we’re a long way off the record year of 779 centimetres set during the winter of 1971–72. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review


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As of Revelstoke Times Review press time on Mar. 10, Revelstoke Mountain Resort patrollers are conducting an avalanche search in the Montana Bowl area, a ski area located in the sidecountry beyond the resort’s boundaries. Revelstoke Mountain Resort GM Rob Elliott has confirmed to the Times Review that the ongoing ski patrol avalanche search outside of

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RMR boundary in the Montana Bowl is not a training exercise. Early, unconfirmed reports indicate a category 3 slide with a twometre crown. One skier who is believed to have triggered it was found on scene with a deployed airbag; it’s unknown if others were involved but there is concern about two others who were in the vicinity. Searchers have done a hasty search of the debris field and got no transceiver hits and are now organizing probe and dog searches. We first heard of incident at 1:05 p.m. when a patroller radioed a visual of the slide. Many patrollers were on scene as of press time. The only detail we have confirmed is that an incident happened outside the boundary, the rest have been gleaned from rescuers’ radio communications. Hoping for the best.

Man accused in Revelstoke snowmobile thefts appears in court AARON ORLANDO

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The man charged with stealing a truck, trailer and snowmobiles from a Revelstoke motel in an incident in the early morning hours of Feb. 23 has made a first court appearance. Enderby resident Mitchell Ronald Szekely, 32, appeared in Salmon Arm court on Mar. 4; the

proceedings were adjourned to Mar. 18. He is facing charges of breach of probation, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and attempting to evade police. Szekely remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Salmon Arm court via video conference on Mar. 18.

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Snow foils Revelstoke ski thief A man making a getaway with stolen snowboard in one arm and stolen skis in the other failed to account for the freshies factor Aaron Orlando

A Revelstoke ski thief’s early-morning first tracks proved to be nothing to brag about. Cory Russell Faulconer, 22, pleaded guilty to theft and assault in Revelstoke Provincial Court on Mar. 5. The charges stem from an early morning stealing spree in the Revelstoke Best Western Parking lot on Dec. 11, 2013, after security guards caught Faulconer walking off with a pair

of skis, a snowboard and other items he stole from vehicles in the lot. Mother nature tipped off two patrolling hotel security guards to the crime in progress. Fresh flakes were flying overnight, and guard Joseph Marcoffio – an auxiliary RCMP officer – noticed fresh footprints weaving through the parking lot. In fact, the single set of footprints led from car door to truck door, Crown prosecutor Mariane Armstrong told the court. “They also observed fresh snow brushed from door han-

dles,” she said. The guards followed the tracks into the adjacent Sandman Inn parking lot, where they found Falcouner walking away with a pair of skis, a snowboard and several iPods stuffed into his pockets. When confronted, Faulconer – who appears to be about six feet tall and well over 200 pounds – dropped the skis and snowboard and squared up to the guards. A wrestling match ensued, exhausting one of the guards. By the time the RCMP arrived, the two guards had

gained the upper hand, pinning him to the ground in the snowy parking lot. Faulconer pleaded guilting in court. Justice Takahashi asked the young man if he concurred with the prosecutor’s version of events. “That’s pretty much what happened,” Faulconer said. By way of explanation, Faulconer said: “I was drinking. … I made stupid choices.” Faulconer, who has no previous criminal record, was sentenced to a conditional discharge with one year’s proba-

Court hears railway trespassing case Aaron Orlando

The young waitress was caught red-handed, or so she thought. “I’m going to plead guilty, your honour,” she told Justice Takahashi at the Mar. 5 sitting of the Provincial Court at the Revelstoke Courthouse. Her crime? She was busted cutting through the CP Rail yard near the bocce ball courts on Townley Street. It went down on May 3, 2013, when CP Rail policeman Cst. Joel Chenard was on patrol, doing some trespasser enforcement. It was during Operation Lifesaver Rail Safety Week, which ran April 29–May 5, 2013. He noticed the young lady walking along a footpath, when he confronted her, leading to a trespassing charge under section 26.1 of the Railway Act. The young lady, whom we’ll

spare public embarrassment, was one of two people on the Mar. 5 court docket facing trespassing charges under the Railway Act. She didn’t have the rougher edges of many court defendants. Her outfit was well put together; her braided cornsilkblonde hair was matched with a black and grey-toned sweater and skirt combo, black leggings and buckled ankle boots. As is often the case with defendants who opt to plead guilty with no lawyer to represent them, the judge inquired into the circumstances. Justice Takahashi asked about the vicinity of the ‘no trespassing’ sign to where she was caught. Cst. Chenard said it was about 30 metres away, and reminded the judge that trespassing under the Railway Act is different from normal trespassing because “the onus is on the accused” found on railway property.

CP Rail police are taking trespassers to court, but is the poor design of the adjacent intersection part of the issue? Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review

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The area in question is near the terribly-designed Fourth Street/Townley Street/Victoria Road intersection. A city bocce court sits nearby, adding to potential confusion. For those crystal clear on the rules, the long way around involves three pedestrian crossings of the scariest intersection in Revelstoke. After further questioning from the judge, the defendant wasn’t sure how to plead, and took up the judge’s advice to consult with a duty counsel. In the end, her duty counsel explained the young lady – who has lived in Revelstoke for about 16 months – thought it was OK to walk on the well-worn path, a shortcut from Townley Street to downtown. Because she had consulted with a retired engineer at the Railway Museum afterwards about where was off limits, the constable and the duty council agreed to reduce her fine to $50.

tion. He must not go back to the hotels mentioned, and must refrain from drinking during probation. Justice Takahashi sentenced Faulconer to 25 hours of community service and he must also pay a victim surcharge of $100 for each count. The judge amended a nightly curfew to weekends only so Faulconer can continue to work nights.

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B.C. teachers vote for three-step strike plan Teachers vote 89% in support of possible staged strike action in B.C. schools

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B.C. public school teachers have voted 89% to give their union authority for strike action in three stages. B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Jim Iker said there is no set schedule on when work-torule action would begin. “There will be no job action tomorrow, there will be no job action next week,” Iker said after the vote results were in Thursday evening. “It will depend entirely on what is happening at the negotiating table and whether or not the government and the employers’ association are prepared to be fair and reasonable.” After a year of bargaining sessions with an expired contract, the BCTF still has not presented a specific wage and ben-

efit demand. Education Minister Peter Fassbender urged the union to present its opening position as negotiation sessions resumed Friday. Union members were briefed before the vote on the initial wage offer delivered by Peter Cameron, chief negotiator for B.C.’s 60 school districts. It describes pay increases totalling 6.5% over six years. Fassbender reiterated that class size and composition are up for negotiation as well as wages and benefits. Iker said the strike vote shows the members’ rejection of “unfair and unreasonable proposals that would undo the class size, class composition and specialist teacher staffing levels we just won back in a B.C. Supreme Court ruling.” More than 29,000 teachers voted, with 26,000 saying yes to

the strike option that can be activated on 72 hours’ notice for 90 days. Details of the strike plan have emerged from several school districts, where BCTF members have voted to authorize the first two phases. Phase one is refusing meetings or communication with administrators, and working to rule on hours, except for pre-arranged voluntary activities. According to one summary released by the government, teachers are to arrive at school no more than one hour before class time and leave by one hour after classes, with no supervision of students outside of class time. Phase two is rotating one-day walkouts in districts around the province. Phase three, a full-scale strike, would require a second vote by members to authorize.

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It was a nail-biting district spelling bee final at Arrow Heights Elementary School on Mar. 4. The final grade 4–7 competitors were drawn from school competitions across the district, and faced increasingly difficult words in a sudden-death format. Carriage, turmoil, genetic, forbidden, vouch, morale, disarray, talisman … these were a few of the last words. After her last competitor stumbled, first place finisher Emily MacLeod clinched the victory by spelling the championship word, ailment. It was the second year the district has hosted the competition. Front row left to right: Amelia Brown, AHE (3rd place winner); Ezra Lebel, BVE; Emily MacLeod, AHE (1st place winner); Maya McDowell, CPE; Alexi Mostert, AHE. Middle row left to right: Samantha Flick, CPE; Jayke Coueffin, BVE; Kaytlynn New, CPE. Back row left to right: Allison Just, teacher sponsor; Jaimie Reynolds, AHE (second place winner); Sue Leach, teacher sponsor; Frankie Howe, CPE; Eleanor Wilson, teacher sponsor; Sara Supinen, BVE; Patti Matsushita, pronouncer. Absent From Photo: Devyn Gale, BVE.

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Mill fire families demand justice Survivors, families demand transparency, justice and accountability after mill disaster AARON ORLANDO

VICTORIA – Survivors and relatives of those killed in a pair of sawmill explosions in northern B.C. came to the B.C. legislature Thursday to back calls for an independent inquiry into the disasters and how they were investigated. Among the visitors was Maureen Luggi, a former chief of the Lake Babine First Nation, and her son Robert Luggi Jr. Her husband Robert and her second cousin Carl Charlie were both killed in the explosion in January 2012 at the Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake. Both Maureen Luggi and Dirk Weissbach, who was also working on that evening shift and was one of 20 workers injured, questioned why the mill continued to operate as the temperature fell to below -40. Water lines were frozen and vent fans used to clear dust from the dry wood were turned off to keep heat in the building. Maureen Luggi said she has reviewed the WorkSafeBC report, the Crown prosecutor decision not to lay criminal charges and a follow-up report by John Dyble, Premier Christy Clark’s deputy minis-

ter, which looked at problems with evidence gathering by WorkSafeBC investigators. “Our families will never be the same,” she said. “I would like justice, I want transparency, I want accountability. All of this evidence that the Crown looked at, I want to know what’s in it.” With family members in the public gallery, Clark took questions from NDP leader Adrian Dix in the legislature. “My view is that in order to make sure this never happens again, we need to get on with fixing the problems that exist at WorkSafeBC,” Clark said. “We need to do it now.” Dix told the legislature that two years after the fatal explosions in Burns Lake and at Lakeland Mills in Prince George, 42 per cent of mills inspected have continued to show non-compliance with dust control measures. A coroner’s inquest is scheduled for this fall into the Burns Lake incident. Prosecutors have not yet decided on whether to lay charges in the Lakeland explosion, which also killed two workers and injured 22 more in April 2012.

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Injured mill worker Dirk Weissbach and his wife Kathleen (left) and NDP leader Adrian Dix (right) listen as Maureen Luggi speaks to reporters about the death of her husband Robert at Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake in 2012. Tom Fletcher/Black Press photo

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Wildlife win in court, lose on the ground

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Of 345 species at risk in Canada, more than 160 have waited far too long for recovery strategies. Thanks to a recent federal court decision, four luckier ones are finally getting overdue plans detailing steps needed to save and protect them, including identifying habitat they need to survive. But to make it happen, environmental groups including the David Suzuki Foundation, with the help of Ecojustice lawyers, had to take the federal government to court. It wasn’t the first time we’ve gone to court to protect wildlife. In what the judge called “the tip of the iceberg”, the court found an enormous systemic problem in the two ministries responsible for protecting endangered and threatened wildlife. Both the environment and fisheries ministers broke the law for the species in question by allowing multiyear delays in meeting deadlines required under the Species at Risk Act. This legal win is good news for Pacific humpback whales, marbled murrelets, Nechako white sturgeon and southern mountain caribou. But their fate and that of many other federally recognized endangered and threatened species remains in jeopardy. Court victories are just a start. It will take political will to ensure species and their habitats get the protection they

need. The yellow-breasted chat, northern goshawk and spotted turtle are just some of the endangered species that continue to wait – some for as long as seven years now. The eastern whip-poor-will – known for its distinct nocturnal cries – struggles to survive pollution, pesticides and climate change, while the grey fox and prairie loggerhead shrike confront agricultural and pesticide threats as they contend with recovery strategy delays. When plans come this late, impacts of large development projects such as the Northern Gateway pipeline aren’t adequately considered before projects are approved. We’ll never know if the Joint Review Panel’s recommendation to support the Enbridge project would have been different had it considered recovery impacts on threatened species such as the humpback whale. Recovery strategies are not the only slow-moving part of the species-at-risk process. Just getting status assessments for species may take up to five years. Five more years could be required for government to decide whether to accept these scientific assessments and give species protection. Then, legal timelines kick in, followed by recovery strategies – many delayed – and still more years for action plans, which have no timelines, to take effect. For killer whales, whose overdue action plan was just released, the process has taken about 13 years and a court challenge from the David Suzuki Foundation and others, which concluded government was failing to protect the whale’s critical habitat. Many species have been waiting even longer. The Species at Risk Act was adopted in 2002 to protect Canada’s plants and animals. Although the act itself is sound,

implementation leaves much to be desired. Some species that need help, such as the porbeagle shark, are excluded from the list, along with other fish that have high economic value. Despite a 90 per cent decline in population, the shark was denied protection because of possible impacts on the fishing industry. The act only automatically applies to a small fraction of species at risk, since most are not guaranteed protection on provincial lands, and allows the federal government to step in if a province is failing to protect a species. But this has only happened once, for the greater sage grouse. Despite a recent federal emergency order to improve protection for the bird and its prairie habitat, concerns remain around continued delays on recovery actions. The main threat to more than 85 per cent of species at risk is habitat loss and degradation. Recovery plans identify habitat, which can then be protected and restored to help wildlife survive. Strategies are now required for 192 species. Successful court challenges – such as our 2009 Nooksack dace case involving a small minnow on the brink of extinction – helped enforce the act’s requirement that the federal government identify critical habitat. Government can speed the process by following a precautionary approach in the absence of scientific certainty. Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to resort to court challenges to protect threatened wildlife? Endangered species caught in long delays are like emergency patients denied life support. If we really care about them, we need to do a better job of supporting them. With contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Communications Specialist Theresa Beer.

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Report highlights unsafe forestry bridges Authors of report won’t say which bridges are unsafe or a serious safety concern Barb Brouwer Black Press

There are problems in the forest, but nobody is talking about where they are. An investigation of 216 bridges constructed throughout the province in the past three years has found numerous non-compliances with legislation and over two dozen bridges that may not be safe for industrial use, according to a report released March 5 by the Forest Practices Board. The investigation carried out last summer by the independent watchdog found 19 bridges that were obviously unsafe and another 13 bridges that had serious safety concerns. Forty per cent of the bridges did not have complete plans and in the case of 74 bridges, the required sign-off by a professional that the bridge was designed and built correctly was not completed, states the report.  “What we found is highly disturbing, given the emphasis government and industry have placed

on safety in recent years,” said Forest Practices Board chair Tim Ryan. “The problem is not the lack of legislation or guidance by professional associations, the problem is that some professionals are not performing to the standards government and the public expect.” While the report includes photos of some of the unsafe bridges, the Forest Practices Board would not reveal their location. “That was not the purpose of the report; the purpose was to determine if bridges were being properly designed and built,” says Ryan, noting the responsibility lies with the Association of BC Forest Professionals and Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists. “When we started, we involved those to organizations so they were fully aware … the organizations will take that up with their members.” In a joint release also issued March 5, the two organizations stated their concerns and indicated they would be following up on the board’s investigation –

and using “enforcement and discipline systems” if necessary. “In addition the professions will update the current professional practice guidelines, identify the necessary skills and competencies required for this work, and undertake specialized professional development with members in this area of practice,” notes the release. And government will be watching too. Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, David Thomson, says he is disappointed by the findings and expects the unsafe bridges have already been corrected, or will be immediately. “I have asked staff to follow-up with the two professional associations and forestry associations to identify and address contributing factors to substandard bridgebuilding practices and to come up with an action plan within 60 days,” he says. “As recommended by the board, I’ve also directed ministry compliance and enforcement staff to include bridges in

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Industry representatives from around the world are disappointed in the latest rejected mine in B.C., but they’re not taking it out on the provincial government, Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett says. Bennett started his week in Toronto at the Prospectors and Development Association convention, pitching B.C.’s efforts to make B.C. more attractive to mining investment. He said delegates were disappointed to hear that Taseko Mines’ proposal to develop a copper-gold deposit near Williams Lake. “People don’t associate that decision with the B.C. government, they associate it with the federal government, and I think people here are more optimistic than I expected,” Bennett said in a phone interview from Toronto. With 30,000 delegates, the convention is the largest industry gathering in the world. Bennett promoted the construction of the Northwest Transmission Line, bringing electricity to the remote region north of Terrace. To be completed this summer, the line will enable operation of the Red Chris copper-gold mine near Iskut. Of the 20 major mine proposals currently in the B.C. environmental assessment process, five are in the northwest. Bennett said one of the main

Smell ‘n’ tell Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett (right) visits ironworkers on the Red Chris Mine Construction site last summer. The line is expected to be complete this summer. BC Government photo

difficulties for junior mining companies is attracting financing for projects that take many years to develop. The annual Fraser Institute global survey of mining companies, released at the convention. Alberta was viewed as the most attractive jurisdiction in Canada for mining, and third in the world, based on taxation, legal system and certainty around land claims.

B.C.’s ranking in the survey went from 31st to 32nd in the world, a measure of its aboriginal relations climate. Gavin Dirom, president of the Association for Mineral Exploration B.C., said the province has improved in the ranking over the past five years, along with Alberta and Nunavut.


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Please be advised that a Public Hearing will be held in Council Chambers located in Suite 102 – 103 Second Street East, Revelstoke, B.C. on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Please be advised that a Public Hearing will be held in Council Chambers located in Suite 102 – 103 Second Street East, Revelstoke, B.C. on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

APPLICANT: Big Bend Development Corporation, Inc. No. BC0686698

APPLICANT: Selkirk Land and Cattle Corporation, Inc. No. 522500

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Purpose: 1. The applicant is seeking the following bylaw amendments to allow the proposed development of a new brewing and retail/tasting facility for Mt. Begbie Brewing Company on the site: a. Amend the City of Revelstoke Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1950, to change the land use designation from T5L – Urban Residential to T5O – High Street Mixed Use. b. Amend the City of Revelstoke Zoning Bylaw No. 1264, 1984, to change the zoning designation from Low Density Residential (R2) to Central Business District (C1).

Purpose: 1. The applicant is seeking the following bylaw amendments to allow single family lot development on the site: a. Amend the City of Revelstoke Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1950, to change the land use designation from RMR Resort – Resort Neighbourhood to Residential, T3 – Sub Urban Land Use. b. Amend the City of Revelstoke Zoning Bylaw No. 1264, 1984, to change the zoning designation from Rural Residential – 60 Hectare District (RR60) to Single Family Residential District (R1). c. The discharge of Land Use Contract No. M5793.

Reference: Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2039 & Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2040

Reference: Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2042, Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2043 & Land Use Contract Discharge Bylaw No. 2044

Anyone who believes they will be affected by the proposed bylaw is invited to attend the public hearing to present verbal or written submissions to Council for consideration. Copies of all the relevant documents for the proposed Bylaw Amendments will be available for review in the Engineering and Development Services Department at City Hall, 216 Mackenzie Avenue, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays up until 12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014. Written submissions to be considered at the public hearing must be received by the Administration Department before 12:00 noon on March 25th, 2014. Email submissions can be sent to

Anyone who believes they will be affected by the proposed bylaw is invited to attend the public hearing to present verbal or written submissions to Council for consideration. Copies of all the relevant documents for the proposed Bylaw Amendments will be available for review in the Engineering and Development Services Department at City Hall, 216 Mackenzie Avenue, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays up until 12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014. Written submissions to be considered at the public hearing must be received by the Administration Department before 12:00 noon on March 25th, 2014. Email submissions can be sent to

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Everyone who hangs around the Revelstoke Racquet Den on Mackenzie Avenue knows Kevin Dorrius is tireless volunteer who has devoted countless hours to building up squash in Revelstoke, and especially with building the junior program here. Now he’s been recognized by Squash BC with a special award for his efforts. He’s joined here by Cindy Longley, chair of the BC Squash Junior Committee. Aaron Orlando/RTR Contributed by Squash BC

Squash BC is proud to announce that Kevin Dorrius from the Revelstoke Racquet Den is this year’s recipient of the Squash BC Junior Service Award. This prestigious award is presented to an individual who has unselfishly inspired, coached or mentored junior squash players.  Kevin has spent countless hours volunteering to grow and develop one of the province’s premiere junior squash programs.  Under Kevin’s guidance, Revelstoke juniors are now participating in large tournaments throughout B.C. Prior to Kevin’s arrival on the scene, the Interior was under represented in the Squash BC junior program.  Kevin’s philosophy is “squash and sport should always be fun” and he works with other tournament organizers to ensure the Revelstoke juniors have a positive experience.  Revelstoke’s juniors are a fine example of taking Kevin’s philosophy to heart as they always display a high degree of sportsmanship both on and off the court. Not only is Kevin an avid squash player and coach, he is also the Kootenays Zone Representative for Squash BC and a member of the Squash BC Junior Grassroots Committee.  With Kevin’s involvement, the future of squash in our province looks bright.  Congratulations Kevin!

Dorrius working with regional programs In an interview with the Revelstoke Times Review, Dorrius said it “felt really good to be recognized like that.” He was listening to the speech announcing the award, but was “quite surprised” to hear he was awarded the honour. “I was thinking, ‘This guy is doing a lot,’” he said. The Revelstoke club is in the top three when measured by members per court. Their junior team sent the third-largest contingent to the provincial tournament last year and the fifth-largest this year. “We’re closing the competitive gap,” Dorrius said, saying Revelstoke junior competitors are giving “rave review about how much players have improved.” Dorrius is working with clubs in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon to build junior programs and create regional competitions. The date hasn’t been set yet, but the club is hosting a junior tournament next year. —Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review

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Reuben Krabbe wins Hot Lapse photo contest Alex Cooper

Reuben Krabbe was the winner of Hot Lapse, the third annual Revelstoke photo showdown that saw six photographers spend three days shooting and editing together a slideshow of images last week. Krabbe won for his stunning slideshow that contrasted the curves of the mountains with the curves of the human body. He began his slideshow with a quote by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer: “It is not the right angle that attracts me, nor the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. What attracts me is the free and sensual curve, the curve that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuous course of its rivers, in the body of the beloved woman.” Using that as inspiration, Krabbe seamlessly faded photographs of human curves with ski photographs showing similar lines. The result was a slideshow that was the unanimous choice as winner. This reporter spoke to many people after the show and the consensus was that Krabbe’s slideshow was the best. In addition to the $3,000 Krabbe won for top prize, he also took home a pair of Salomon skis for winning the People’s Choice Award. Revelstoke photographer Steve Shannon took home second prize for his slideshow Handcrafted, which showcased both skiing, snowboarding, as well as local manufacturing businesses such as Mt. Begbie Brewing Co., Trapper Snowboards, Big Bend Skis and Almond Manufacturing. Zoya Lynch finished in third for her slideshow CO2. The photographers had 72 hours to take their photos and edit their slideshows. They were shown at a sold out event at the Roxy Theatre on Friday, Mar. 7. You can watch all the slideshows at, or look for links on the Hot Lapse Facebook page. We spoke to Reuben Krabbe after the show. How does it feel to both win this competition and the people’s choice award? It’s very, very cool. I’ve never had any ski photo competition pan out like this before, so it’s really, really cool to be able to have this. It’s also really cool to do it in a town that’s not your home town, because it takes so much local knowledge to make this show happen. I owe a lot to Gord Spurgeon and Sean Cochrane for their knowledge and their contribution to our show. You came up here from Whistler. What was it like for you to shoot in a brand new area? I came out here in January and I shot a bit, so I knew two out of the three areas that

Top: Contest winner Reuben Krabbe’s entry into the Hot Lapse photo competition. The Whistler photographer shot on Begbie Shoulder, Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Boulder Mountain. Bottom left: Revelstoke’s Steve Shannon took second place with a series called Handcrafted, which featured imagery of local manufacturing operations, including Mt. Begbie Brewing Co., Trapper Snowboards, Big Bend Skis and Almond Manufacturing. Revelstoke photographer Zoya Lynch recently claimed top prize at Whistler’s Deep Winter Photo Challenge, and returned home where she earned third-place in the 2014 Hot Lapse event. All photos courtesy Hot Lapse organizers. Counter clockwise from top: Reuben Krabbe, Steve Shannon, Zoya Lynch

we shot. Beyond that it’s just trying to make sure that you’re really open and flowing with whatever’s happening because you can’t control weather, you can’t control snow quality – so you have to be open for the whole thing. Where did you go? First day was Begbie Shoulder, second day was the resort, third day was Boulder Mountain. Where did your idea come from? I’m always looking for different ideas for

these types of shows and drawing influences from anywhere else. I saw that quote in a magazine and ended up copying it down, or shot a photo with my phone just to make sure I had it. I thought on it for quite a while and it fit to do it here in Revelstoke, where you could shoot it in any condition on any landscape. What was the most challenging part of this? The most challenging part was messing up the start date and then all of a sudden realizing


I had to start 25 hours earlier than I thought I did. That was on me messing up one or two e-mails, thinking it started on a Tuesday, and then having to start on a Monday. What about the best part? The best part is being able to create something according to your own vision, as much as you want to follow that, and then get to share it with a bunch of people who celebrate ski culture. It’s such a cool thing and I love to be able to chase that.

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Revelstoke Mountain Resort is hosting the Swatch Freeride World Tour this week, with plenty of events at the resort and in downtown Revelstoke. The original competition date – Mar. 10 – was postponed due to conditions and visibility. Delays are common because visibil-

ity issues affect judging, filming and safety on the big mountain course. The competition is slated for the Mac Daddy face, an imposing, north-facing, 52-degree slope beyond the resort boundary on Mt. Mackenzie. It’s possible to view the competition by touring from the top of the Stoke chair, but anyone doing so should be prepared for the backcountry. For

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Revelstoke FIS team tackles Super G at Kimberley Revelstoke Nancy Greenes compete at zone finals at Silver Star By Mary Clayton & Carter Berton Revelstoke Ski Club

Revelstoke’s FIS team was in Kimberley this week for a Keurig Cup Super G race. This was the first Super G race of the season for the team, and the training on Devil’s Club at RMR has certainly paid off. Emily Unterberger was third among the U18s, fourth overall, and Jamie Park came in fifth. “All of the athletes did a really good job of skiing tactically,” reported head FIS coach Gregor Druzina. “It was interesting for me to see where we are in relation to other clubs. Both Emily and Jamie skied very solidly and got some good results.” Unfortunately in the men’s race, Mitch Smith got off balance in one of the turns and injured his right ankle. We all hope he will be back on skis soon. The next race for Emily and Jamie






will be in Nakiska for the Nor AM finals, where they will compete in Super G, slalom and GS. “The NorAm is the highest level of ski racing in North America,” explains Coach Druzina. “This will be the first race at this level for both of them, and we are approaching this completion with the aim to learn a lot, ski well, and get ready for Senior Nationals in Whistler at the end of the month.” The ski club’s younger athletes performed spectacularly at the Nancy Greene zone finals race at Silver Star Mountain Resort on March 1. With 13 skiers, Team Revelstoke came away with four podium finishes, three topfive finishes, and three top-ten finishes.  Over 150 athletes competed at the finals event hosted by Vernon Ski Club. They hosted a great event






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despite tough race conditions including very cold temperatures and over 10 centimetres of fresh snow.  Saturday’s competition was a dual giant slalom race for the U8 age category. All three Revelstoke racers in this division skied to top ten finishes. Alena Hamilton placed eighth, Felix Freathy placed seventh, and Dana Mahoney placed fourth — solid performances from the club’s youngest racers. Sunday was a dual slalom race for the U10 and U12 racers. A tight course with new snow accumulating made the conditions tricky for the skiers. Nonetheless, the conditions did not deter team Revelstoke from putting their best efforts forward. Revelstoke owned the podium in the 2005 age category with wins by Reed Kelly in the boys class and Nora Sidjak in the girls. Both skiers have enjoyed successful results all season and they demonstrated their continued dominance at the finals. Liam Freathy also skied well to earn a sixthplace finish in the 2005 class, one of his best of the season. Kale Jay too skied strongly in this competitive age group improving on his second run and finishing in the top 15. In the 2004 category, Revelstoke’s Erica Peasgood skied to a first place finish. She put down

two technically clean, solid runs in a turny course and it paid off with a one second lead over her competition. Sydney Musseau and Brynn Harrison also represented Revelstoke well in this class improving their times on their second runs and finishing just outside the top ten. Alex Jay, Revelstoke’s only 2003 boy in the competition, skied to a fourth place finish with two respectable runs.  In the oldest age category, the 2002 class, Revelstoke skiers John Sidjak and Sophia Humphries put down two fast runs each to both earn top results. Sophia Humphries skied well to a fourth place finish among a competitive group of female skiers that included a rare podium tie

and the first place female earning the fastest time in the entire race. John Sidjak chased winner Jamie Trow with two fast runs earning him a second place podium finish. Revelstoke coach Carter Berton said she was very proud of all the Revelstoke athletes. “Everyone stepped it up for these finals and demonstrated some of their best skiing in difficult conditions,” she said. “Their hard work in training all season paid off this weekend.” The U14s will head to Sun Peaks for the provincial championships March 14–16. And on March 29–30, Revelstoke will host the Okanagan Zone Finals for U12, U14 and U16. Come on up to RMR to catch some great ski racing action!

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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.

THE DUMB WAITER by Harold Pinter, directed by Anita Hallewas. Ben and Gus are hit men who are holed-up in a dingy, disused basement of a rooming house, waiting to be sent out on their next job. Thinking the house has been abandoned, things get complicated when they receive information from sources coming from other floors to send food orders up a dumb waiter. They bicker between themselves as their anxiety grows about the unknown victim. At the RSS Drama Studio, 8 p.m. Tickets $10/$12 at Powder Springs Inn.

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ing Club is pleased to present Our Precious Planet, a skating spectacular that will take you around the world to explore the Arctic, Rainforest, Oceans, and Savanna. Join Revelstoke’s developing skaters and their coaches Nina Greschner, Adrienne Schurdevin, and Shawn Bracken for an event you can’t afford to miss. Doors open at 6 p.m. Thursday March 13 and show starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission by donation. FWT EVENT: REDEYE EMPIRE plays the Big Eddy Pub as part of the Frostbite Series. FWT EVENT: THE LIBRARIAN at Traverse. Andrea Graham is known as the Librarian, but don’t be fooled by her deceptively quiet composure. The Bass Coast Music Festival’s co-founder and music curator has been making some very loud noises up and down the Pacific Northwest for the better part of a decade. Her knack for blending total dance floor destruction with sly subtleties and hot new exclusives makes for a consistently accessible, yet undeniably future sound.

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Poppy ska/reggae performers hailing from the Coast, Redeye Empire have put up some party shows in Revelstoke in the past, and should be a good fit with they bring their surf/snow lifestyle-influenced show to the Big Eddy Pub on Thursday, March 13. Spring is around the corner and it’s time to think about sunshine again. —Aaron Orlando Photo courtesy Redeye Empire

Wednesday, March 19


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.

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.

SNOWMOBILE RIDE FOR DAD raises funds for prostate cancer research this year. Hosted by Revelstoke Snowmobile Club, Glacier House Resort, and Great Canadian Snowmobile Tours. Details of tour and BBQ available at YOUNG BENJAMINS AND SMOKEKILLERS at the Last Drop.

Railway Museum. Follow in the footsteps of Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny from the classic children’s book The Boxcar Children which celebrates its 90th birthday in 2014. Enjoy fun activities and make a box car to take home. 1–3 p.m. $5 per child, adults by donation. Tickets at the door. DROP IN CURLING at the Revelstoke Curling Club. The club supplies the equipment and on-ice instruction. Bring clean, dry running shoes. 7–11 p.m.


Saturday, March 22

THE FUNK HUNTERS play Traverse Lounge. SHANE PHILIP at the Last Drop. The multi-instrumentalist and didgeridoo specialist is a frequent visitor to Revelstoke known to get dance parties going.

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in to the Revelstoke library for tea and company while you work on your knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching and anything else. Goes from 7–9 p.m. THE LION THE BEAR AND THE FOX play at the Last Drop.

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Wednesday, March 26

activist organization Beyond Boarding links hopes to inspire snowboarders into an activist lifestyle. 7 p.m. at RPAC. Tickets $10, $5 seniors. FWT EVENT: THE COAL CREEK BOYS play the Last Drop. 9 p.m.

Monday, March 17

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY at the Last Drop with DJ Declan.

Tuesday, March 18


the Regent Hotel Lounge at 1 p.m. For more information call Ginger at 250-837-4129 or Bev at 250-8374898.


Ladies, do you ever get a hankerin’ for a straight-up double shot of hard-luck man? The Coal Creek Boys formed around the Fernie-area community of Coal Creek, and play outlaw country with a fatalistic bent. You’d better catch these veteran live performers at the Last Drop this Friday and Saturday, cause they’re boarding a westbound steam train after that, and word is the sheriff and his posse of hired guns have the tracks blocked at the pass, just layin’ in wait. –—Aaron Orlando Coal Creek Boys photo

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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. AMAL (2008) is an award-winning film by director Richie Mehta. The powerful and heart-rending tale follows a poor Delhi street merchant who seeks his missing son. In Hindi with English subtitles. Part of Revelstoke Multicultural Society’s film series. $7, $5 for society members. 7:30 p.m. at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre.


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Skating club hosts Our Precious Planet showcase March 13 Revelstoke Skating Club event showcases talent Ana Pollo

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Get ready for the Revelstoke Skating Club’s season showcase performance. Our Precious Planet will share how far the skaters have come and showcase this new piece. The Revelstoke Skating Club is a not-for-profit society created to give children and adults the opportunity to develop skills on the ice.


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Revelstoke Skating Club members prepared for their annual showcase at a Mar. 7 practice. This year’s showcase is entitled Our Precious Planet. Ana Pollo/Special to the Revelstoke Times Review

The project is a community effort relying on the support of parents and volunteers to organize the shows. The crew of accredited coaches are dedicated to getting the skaters’ performances ready. Head coach Nina Greschner choreographed and produced the piece with the help of KidSkate coach Adrienne Schurdevin and PowerSkate coach Shawn Bracken. A large multi-generational cast ranging in age from three to adult includes many enthusiastic skaters returning from previous performances. The last year’s event was a huge success; hundreds of people came out. The society is hoping for an even bigger turnout this year. The theme this year is global environmental

issues. Spanning the ocean, arctic, rainforest and the Savanna desert, each scene will depict a commonly known and broad issue its inhabitants face. At a recent rehearsal, the smallest of the skaters hold green signs that say “reuse, recycle, reduce,” a testament to some of the solutions to the issues brought up in the piece. Others wore brightly coloured homemade animal or insect costumes. So come out, be entertained, show some support for all their hard work and buy a flower for your favourite skater at intermission. The show is at the Revelstoke Forum on Thursday, Mar. 13., doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30. Admission is by donation.


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The Revelstoke Men’s Bonspiel finished on Mar. 2 with a victory in the A final by Ed Wozniak’s team from Revelstoke, who edged out Roger Kessler’s team, also from Revelstoke. A total of 10 teams entered, including visiting teams from Armstrong, Calgary and Lethbridge. Pictured here from left: Roger Kessler (Skip), Angelo Brunetti, Lawrence Rebalkin, Rocco Zappone, Sandy McDonald, Gary Krestinsky, Ed Wozniak and Adam Kidd. Event sponsors include Tim Hortons, Investor’s Group and Canyon Electric. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review


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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Louie Berlin, formerly of the Crowsnest Pass. Louie left this world peacefully on February 24th, 2014 at the Kelowna Regional Hospital. One of 5 children, Louie was raised with a great appreciation of family and friends and the simple pleasures of life. Louie spent all his school years in Coleman and relocated to Field and Revelstoke B.C. working for the C.P.R. until his retirement. Revelstoke was his home where he made many close friends.

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Louie’s passion was collecting and trading antiques. In the summers, he would travel around western Canada attending antique shows and was well known by many of the dealers. You could often find him sitting at a booth, going through old postcards or the like, visiting. It was a social time for him and he made many friends over the years. It always made Louie happy when he found something rare that he could buy or trade. He was sharp, and knew a good deal when he saw one. His collections helped define who he was - he would often bring a treasure or two to show when he visited his family members. He had a particular place in his heart for his nieces and nephews – and they for him. He was in touch with many of them on a regular basis. Over the past month he reconnected with many of them as his illness took hold. Louie was a kind, unassuming man who liked a simple life. His love for his nieces and nephews was very special and he took the time to maintain these relationships, despite time and distance. His love for each of them has created a strong bond of friendship among them – one that will endure well into the future. Louie was predeceased by his parents John and Maria, and step-mother Adelina, his sisters Florence (Tony) DeLauw, and Marie (Vic) Cervo, and his nephew Gary Cervo. He leaves to mourn his passing, sister Josie Kroeker of Lethbridge, and brother Fiore (Anita) Berlin of the Crowsnest Pass, and his 11 nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held in Revelstoke, B.C. on Monday, March 10, 2014, at St. Peter’s Anglican Church. A memorial service will be held in the Crowsnest Pass at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.


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The new capital fund is an expansion of the “carbon neutral capital program” that was set up for B.C.’s 60 school districts in 2012. The fund is financed via a 2010 law that forces all public sector entities to pay $25 per tonne for greenhouse gas emissions from their operations. Environment Minister Mary Polak

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from their budgets to offset their heating, lighting and transportation emissions. Its popularity didn’t improve when the first big carbon offsets chosen by the Pacific Carbon Trust included a gas well flare reduction program for Encana Corp. in northern B.C. Then B.C.’s Auditor General reported that the flaring project and a forest preserve in the Kootenays were not valid carbon offsets, because both were underway before carbon offset

money was offered to help them. The Pacific Carbon Trust was wound up last year, with offsets chosen by small group in the environment ministry. The education ministry also announced Tuesday its latest energy saving project funded in 28 school districts. They include boiler replacements, heat pumps and electric cars. School bus emissions have been exempted from the carbon neutral government program since the beginning.

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Health Minister Terry Lake said his ministry is watching closely as Fraser Health deals with a potential outbreak of measles, which appears linked to a lack of routine vaccinations in school-aged children. Lake said he has not yet considered making vaccinations mandatory for school-aged children, as other provinces have, despite some schools in the Fraser Valley reporting no vaccinations at all. “At this time we’re not going down that road, but we certainly want the public to be very aware of the importance of vaccination, and get the rates back up where they should be,” Lake said. Fraser Health has confirmed two cases and about 100 suspected cases in the Eastern Fraser Valley. Officials wouldn’t identify the school Monday, except to say it is in a Chilliwack community with a history of low immunization rates. Officials asked anyone who believes they are exposed to measles to contact their doctor before arriving at a medical facility. “We are urging individuals who may have been exposed to the virus to contact their local Public Health Unit to be cleared before travelling during spring break,” said Dr. Paul Van Buynder, chief medical officer for Fraser Health. The measles warning applies to Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs and Hope.

announced Tuesday that carbon offsets from health authorities, colleges and universities will be added to the school capital fund, which districts apply to with energy saving ideas such as insulation or boiler replacement. The carbon neutral government plan was controversial from the start, as school and health districts had to divert millions

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226 athletes from the Thompson - Okanagan competed at the 2014 BC Winter Games bringing home 65 medals. Thank you to the coaches, officials, volunteers, and families who support these growing champions.

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Skiing and snowboarding are, at their core, about sliding down snowy slopes. They’ve developed their cultures and subcultures, but they usually balance atop the activity more unsteadily than the skier or rider does on the slope. A high-end heli-skier and a low-end ski bum have little in common in their lifestyles, other than the two planks. Each competitive discipline comes with its own set of clothing, cliques and cultures. Likewise, the backcountry splitboarder only passes the resort bar-star at 5:30 a.m. when the former is heading to the hills and the latter is stumbling home. In a sense, the ski and snowboard lifestyle is a blank slate, ready to be rewritten by anyone with a new lifestyle concept. Beyond Boarding hopes to link snowboarding with activism. Organization founders Tomo Campos, Jon Muirhead and Jasper Rosen will be presenting two videos and giving talks at an event at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre this Saturday, March 15. Their videos showcase their travels through South America, then closer to home in northern British Columbia, where they linked up with

First Nations communities to explore the issues of climate change and industrial development in rural communities. I spoke with the boys just after their show in Nelson. They were packed into their bio-diesel van for another night of camping, getting ready to head towards Revelstoke. Campos said the presentation does explore issues like climate change, but at its core it’s about activism, and getting snowboarders involved. “We want to bridge a gap between snowboarding and activism, rather than just spreading awareness in the snowboarding community,” Campos said. “Especially in our movies and a lot of our talks is saying that we can know all we want about all the issues, it’s about actually doing something that’s going to change things.” Their journey and films have been getting some attention in snowboard media outlets. Beyond Boarding is working with several local organizations, including the North Columbia Environmental Society, to generate interest for their showing in Revelstoke. Campos hopes to the presentation can be a catalyst that will unite like-minded snowboarders into more conscious activism on issues facing. “It’s a different way of seeing things. These movies

teach us so much about different issues that are facing Canadians right now, but they also show ways you can get involved,” he said. Campos said their Nelson show last week was a rewarding experience. “It was so cross-generational; we had people from high school and elders there,” he said. But what about in Revelstoke, with its defined rednecky streak. Many snowboarders here for the winter work in the oil patch. What’s in the presentation for them? Event co-organizer Desiree Wallace said while Beyond Boarding does take an oppositional stance to tar sand development, they’re not about dividing people. “Part of the movie is focusing on people who actually work in the industry, recognizing we can’t demonize them and we can’t exclude them from this movement because many of them aren’t going them for the good times or they think it’s the right thing to do,” she said. “They’re going there for quick cash. Our government and our society needs to do a better job of creating jobs that can sustain people.” The event at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Mar. 15 is $10, $8 for NCES members and $5 for students.

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