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Workers with the Revelstoke Caribou Rearing in the Wild project release pregnant caribou cows they caught on Mar. 24 into a protective pen north of Revelstoke. The project aims to protect the cows and their offspring through the critical months of pregnancy and the first weeks of the calves’ lives. Rob Buchanan/RCRW

First dozen Revelstoke-area caribou captured and released into maternity pen

Organizers of the Mar. 24 caribou round-up say the effort to transplant a dozen mountain caribou into a 6.5-hectare maternity pen located on the west side of Lake Revelstoke was a success. In an exhausting day-long drive, professionals and volunteers gathered up 10 caribou cows and two yearlings. Of them, nine are pregnant. Revelstoke Times Review readers will be familiar with the Revelstoke Caribou Rearing in the Wild

(RCRW) maternity penning project. In early 2013, our newspaper coordinated an eight-part column series on the project, as part of the successful drive to get $100,000 in funding from the social-media-based Shell Fuelling Change program. The maternity penning project’s concept is simple. Mountain caribou research shows calf mortality is driven significantly by predation in the first months of their lives. The project captures and places cows into a 6.5-hectare pen that is protected by fencing, a visual barrier, electronic sensing equipment and human shepherds.

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Revelstoke forest industry stakeholders: imminent federal mountain caribou recovery plan will be ‘catastrophe’ for local industry Critics say new federal plan that was forced in as the federal government lost a Species at Risk Act court case is a rushed job that’s poorly coordinated with the existing provincial plan. They emphatically warn of big job losses in the Revelstoke forest industry, and say predator management – a wolf cull – is a major, scientifically-proven pillar of any caribou recovery plan, but has never been enacted. Amongst other things, they’re pushing for full implementation of the provincial plan, and changes to the federal plan to align it with the provincial one.

The pregnant cows spend several months inside and for about a month after they give birth. It’s based partially on a successful program in the Yukon. The project was notable locally because it got a broad spectrum of mountain caribou stakeholders on board, including snowmobilers, environmentalists, forestry stakeholders, Parks Canada, backcountry recreations groups and government ministries. Not all have seen eye-toeye on caribou issues in the past. Kevin Bollefer, a Revelstoke-

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A Revelstoke-based forest industry stakeholder group is joining provincial and regional forest industry associations in their opposition to a proposed federal plan to save mountain caribou. The Revelstoke-based Columbia River Wet Belt Group has joined the Council of Forest Industries and the Interior Lumber Manufacturers Association in a warning that the recently-announced federal plan will have “devastating” and “catastrophic” impacts on the B.C. Interior forest industry, including here in Revelstoke. They are rallying against the ‘Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou, Southern Mountain Caribou population in Canada,’ a federal recovery plan which opened for consultation on January 17, 2014 – just


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What to do about a Starbucks? That question drew over half a dozen cafe and business owners to a Mar. 25 Revelstoke City Council meeting, There, they watched as council gave the political OK for development plans for a new Petro-Canada on the Trans-Canada Highway, right where the old one used to be. The Petro-Canada would have six pumps. The proposed convenience store is about 1,300 square feet. But it’s the 1,700-square-foot Starbucks with a drive-through that brought the cafe and business owners to the Mar. 25 meeting. They were there to find out more and voice their opinions. Due to standard council meeting rules, they

Sangha Bean owner Krista Cadieux wasn’t as concerned about a proposed Starbucks as most Revelstoke cafe owners, saying her customer base doesn’t have much overlap. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review

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were not permitted to speak. The conditions of the development plan – some landscaping requirements, a snow removal plan, consolidation of two lots – were approved by council. A city report on the development also said the developers would be required to help pay for a traffic study in the area, although city staff were unable to quantify how much. Notably, council decided not to send the application to the city’s advisory planning commission, a public body of citizens that meets to review development plans, and to see if development conditions are reasonable. It was one of three significant new development applications before council on Mar. 25 that council opted not to send to the review committee. They cited timing and expediency. Coun. Gary Starling wanted to send the application to the advisory planning commission, but other councillors didn’t support the idea. Coun. Steve Bender worried about potential traffic issues brought on by the new development, especially on peak weekends. “It’ll be like it’s a Beatles reunion out there,” he told council, conjuring up images of gridlock. He also noted Starbucks Coffee has rolled out liquor licences at some U.S. location. “A drive-through bar would be an interesting one,” he joked. Mayor David Raven said that traffic concerns were overwrought. “There is sometimes traffic issues in the morning,” Raven said. “If you want traffic, we have to put up with traffic.” In response to media questions, the mayor said the application for a gas bar with a Starbucks is no different from when McDonald’s or Tim Hortons was approved. It’s a highway commercial zone and it’s an appropriate development there. Raven acknowledged that councils before his time had acted to prevent development of big box stores like Walmart in Revelstoke, but said it isn’t comparable. “There’s a big difference between Walmart and another coffee shop,” Raven said. Revelstoke has a vibrant coffee shop culture. I strolled around and talked with owners who didn’t have the opportunity to speak at council. Most expressed the same concerns. It worsens a traffic bottleneck at the highway intersection. It adds to the sprawling corporate sameness that characterizes highways everywhere. It shifts trade to the highway from downtown. For coffee enthu-

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Stakeholders: provincial, federal caribou recovery plans must be in sync Mountain caribou, from page 1 three days after the federal government lost a court challenge brought on by a coalition of environmental groups. The environmental groups – including Ecojustice, Wildsight, David Suzuki Foundation, Wilderness Committee and Sierra Club of B.C. – challenged the federal government’s lack of action implementing Species at Risk Act (SARA) plans. Their lawyers argued the federal government broke the law by not implementing recovery plans for threatened species. In her Jan. 14 order, federal Justice Anne Mactavish found that he Minister of the Environment “has acted unlawfully in failing to post proposed recovery strategies for the … Southern Mountain Caribou within the statutory timelines prescribed in the Species at Risk Act.” As part of the legal proceedings, the Minister of Environment’s lawyers committed to posting the Southern Mountain Caribou recovery plan by Jan. 17, 2014 – it should have been done by 2007 under SARA legislation. The B.C. forest industry stakeholders are concerned the federal plan was done hastily – triggered in part by the court action – and criticize it on several points. They say it’s a broad plan that doesn’t mesh well with the existing provincial mountain caribou recovery plan. They say it’s vague on key points; for example, it relies on percentage targets to describe how much low-level critical habitat has been set aside, but doesn’t elaborate with equivalent maps. Stella-Jones Revelstoke forester Ashley Ladyman is the chairperson of the Columbia River Wet Belt Group. “It blindsided everybody,” he told the Times Review of the federal plan. Ladyman said the local stakeholders’ group was forced to react. He said stakeholders had put significant effort into the existing pro-

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vincial plan – the Mountain Caribou Recovery Implementation Plan (MCRIP) – which was enacted in 2007, including careful tailoring at the regional level. This included significant reductions in the harvestable land base around Revelstoke. He said the federal plan was “heavy-handed and unstrategic,” saying it wasn’t clear how it’s meant to overlap with the existing provincial plan. The wet belt group is recommending alignment with the provincial plan, and points to habitat mapping as an example. The Revelstoke industry group also criticizes the federal plan for insufficient work on predator management, saying the wording is “vague” and wouldn’t force necessary “intensive and extensive” predator control plans. Ladyman said the forest industry had given up harvestable land in the Revelstoke region (and beyond) to enact the provincial plan. However, other pillars of the plan, like predator control, have not been brought into force. They call on the provincial and federal governments to align their plans, and to put resources behind predator control initiatives. Is Revelstoke industry convinced the federal plan will lead to “devastating” and “catastrophic” job losses in forestry here, as they say? Or is this just industry protecting its inter-

ests? “We picked those words absolutely deliberately. We fully believe it,” Ladyman said. “There’s only so many places to go log, and it’s getting tougher and tougher. It will cause a reduction in allowable cuts, and reduction in our amount of economy of scale we can put towards making the business still work, no question.” In a Mar. 18 letter federal environment minister Leona Aglukkaq, the Council of Forest Industries (COFI) and the Interior Lumber Manufacturers Association (ILMA) criticizes the federal plan on issues including critical habitat, “very weak” predator control, climate change impacts, and the plan’s “devastating impacts on the Interior forest industry of B.C.” They underscore their involvement in the provincial MCRIP plan, including 2.2 million hectares set aside for habitat preservation. “We are not convinced that further habitat preservation is required as evidenced by the declining caribou population trends in pristine areas such as Jasper and Banff National Parks and Wells Gray Provincial Park,” they write. They call for an evaluation of the socio-economic impact the federal plan will have. They dismissed the plan as ineffective: “The proposed [federal]

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recovery strategy does not recognize management practices that have either succeeded or failed in the past,” states the letter co-signed by COFI president James Gorman and ILMA president James Hackett. “This strategy does not provide the foundation for an evidencebased, feasible approach to improving chances for caribou recovery.” They call for the federal government to re-consider the existing provincial plan. When contacted by the Times Review, Kootenay-Columbia Member of Parliament David Wilks said he’d printed out the federal recovery plan for reading on the flight to Ottawa. The Conservative MP expressed his opposition to the federal plan, but noted the complexity of the matter due to court challenges. If the government doesn’t act, it could find itself before the courts again. Wilks said the plan needs to sync better with the provincial plan: “The mapping is – pardon the pun – all over the map. It becomes a significant challenge for the forestry industry to try to make a living on significantly reduced landmass. “There’s no reason why you can’t find a balance that satisfies the courts, satisfies the feds, satisfies the province, satisfies those that are concerned about this species, and the forest industry. You just can’t say no more logging.” Wilks said he didn’t believe removing land base from forestry use was the answer. He pointed to declining herds in regional national parks as an example. “If the maps are redrawn, and as a result of that we have hundreds of people unemployed, what are they going to do?” he asked. “As you know, in the Revelstoke area, forestry is a livelihood. It’s what makes or breaks this area.” Columbia River–Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald serves as opposition critic for forestry. Like other local and regional politicians, he got the forest industry stakeholders’ letter.

“What I took away from the letter is if the province is doing something and the federal government is doing something, I would be concerned if those activities weren’t aligned,” he said. Macdonald felt the two plans need to come together in some way. He also said he’s been raising issues related to wolf “harvesting” during budget estimates. “[The government] did say there was shooting of wolves, and there was trapping going on,” Macdonald said. “My understanding is there is a certain amount of predator control going control on.” He said, however, the government isn’t providing the latest version of the grey wolf draft management plan, making it difficult to determine what’s happening. At Revelstoke City Council’s Mar. 25 meeting mayor David Raven noted the issue could have big implications for the town. He said it’s unclear if the City of Revelstoke will take a position, or what it will be. He noted the city was “very active” in work leading to the provincial recovery plan. What happens next? Federal environment minister Leona Aglukkaq is under pressure from the court, which has an oversight role in seeing a mountain caribou recovery plan implemented. The anticipated timeline is weeks to months, with a subsequent “action plan” to follow. In Revelstoke, Ash Ladyman of the Columbia River Wet Belt Group say they’ve come to the game late, just before the input window on the federal plan closed in late March. He is concerned all the work on the caribou issue in Revelstoke could be swept away for a large federal plan that covers huge swaths of B.C. “Especially in our neck of the woods. I think the habitat part is very good,” Ladyman said. “We’re pretty advanced, I think we’re getting caught up in a bigger issue.” Provincial government communications staff did not provide a response to Times Review questions in time for our press time.

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VICTORIA – The Agricultural Land Reserve is being divided into two zones, with regulations to come to allow non-farm home-based businesses outside the southwest regions of high productivity. The changes affect three of the six regional panels of the Agricultural Land Commission, for the Interior, Kootenay and North regions. Details will be worked out in consultation with industry and placed in regulations, said Bill Bennett, the cabinet minister in charge of the government's core review of programs. Non-farm uses will not be considered in the Island, South Coast and Okanagan regions, but "value added" activities such as food processing on farmland are being considered across the province, Bennett said. Bennett and Steve Thomson, acting agriculture minister, reiterated their assurances that the ALC

by the speaker to withdraw the term "deceitful" from his remarks in the legislature, as he accused Bennett of keeping the changes secret until after last year's election. "The fundamental principle is that the reserve was set up for the entire province, not for zones here and zones there," Simons said. Bennett said the only change to the Interior zones is the addition of "social and economic" factors in considering permitted uses. He gave the example from his Kootenay constituency of a market garden operator who was refused permission to build a second home on an unproductive part of the property so the next generation could take over the business. Rhonda Driediger, chair of the B.C. Agricultural Council and operator of Driediger Farms in Langley, said she is looking forward to the changes that will allow development of new revenue. "The ALC is old and it hasn't been updated in a long time," Driediger said. "On a day-to-day basis it makes it very difficult in farming, especially when

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will continue to operate independently. Commissioners are appointed by cabinet, two or three per region, and decisions can be appealed to the regional chairs who act as an executive. Delta South independent MLA Vicki Huntington called the Interior zone change "deceitful and a betrayal of the public trust," and accused the government of removing its obligation to consult with the ALC chair on new panel appointments. NDP agriculture critic Nicolas Simons was forced

you're looking to be progressive." Faye Street, general manager of Kootenay Livestock Association, congratulated the ministers "for having the three Bs in the male anatomy to get this done – starting at the brain, backbone and work your way down." Street said young farmers are not entering the industry under the current conditions, and allowing them supplementary income will help maintain the farmers.


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A Surrey man suffered serious burns to the lower half of his body after a fire broke out suddenly in the cab of the tractortrailer he was travelling in. Revelstoke RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Thomas Blakney said police and ambulance staff got the call just after midnight on Friday, Mar. 28. They responded to the single-vehicle fire at a location about 10 kilometres east of Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway. When they arrived, the tractor was fully engulfed in flames. The trailer wasn’t damaged in the incident. The 29-year-old driver and 32-year-old passenger were already out of the truck when responders got there. The two Surrey men both suffered burns in the incident. The driver suffered minor burns and cuts, while the passenger suffered serious burns to the lower half of his body. He was treated at Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke before being transported to the burn unit

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at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. He is listed in stable condition, police said. The truck was actually travelling down the highway when the fire broke out. After bringing the truck to a stop, the driver had to help the passenger out of the cab. Revelstoke RCMP spokesper-

son Cpl. Thomas Blakney said police don’t have an explanation as to what caused the sudden fire. Police believe it started in the cab area and spread very quickly. Blakney said the incident was “very unusual” and an investigation continues.

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A 14-vehicle pile-up on the Trans-Canada between Revelstoke and Golden closed the highway from just before midnight to 9 a.m. on Mar. 26. Sgt. Mike Pears of the RCMP Trans-Canada East Traffic Services said the incident started when a westbound tractor-trailer lost control in snowy conditions and jackknifed at the top of the Heather Hill, about 50 kilometres west of Golden, B.C.

Before long thirteen other vehicles piled into the truck or one another. They included nine tractor-trailers, three passenger vehicles, one pickup hauling a trailer and a rental vehicle hauling a trailer. Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured, although several people were taken to hospital in Golden and Revelstoke for treatment. Pears said three main factors contributed to the crash: the snowy conditions, driving too fast for the conditions and the loca-

Starbucks still coming? Starbucks, from page 2 dozen people in the shop. “I’m not on that main strip. People have to be looking for what I provide,” she said. Modern Bakeshop & Cafe coowner Josee Zimanyi said she was trying to understand how the city works its way through planning decisions like these. “I think it’s more about how much more development is going to be on the highway,” she told the Times Review. “Is [Revelstoke] going to turn into every town in the world that’s just the same? And then you think, well, it’s a free country.” She added: “Revelstoke is pretty special and there isn’t a lot of that already.” I contacted Starbucks Coffee earlier in the week. Luisa Girotto is the Director of Public Affairs for the company in Canada. I left her with several ques-

tions, but her answer was a surprise. “It is not confirmed at all that we are opening up a Starbucks [in Revelstoke],” she said. I pointed to the development plan that says a Starbucks is planned, noting the city itself had sent out an advisory saying a Starbucks was coming. She said Starbucks is a big company that explores many locations with business partners. “We don’t speculate on potential leases,” Girotto said. “Right now we cannot confirm that there will be a Starbucks at that location.” When asked to clarify, Girotto said: “If I pushed the people that I asked, they would say, ‘I really don’t know yet.’”

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tion of the incident on a curve that obscured drivers’ view. Pears described the location of the crash this way: “You come around a corner and you’re kind of on top of it, but people have to slow down still.” The RCMP, Parks Canada staff, BCAS personnel and tow truck contractors worked throughout the night to unsnarl the mess. He said a snowstorm at that elevation is normal for this time of year and drivers need to be prepared. in the air, a conversation about what more is planned for the highway is worth having. When developers of the proposed Revelstoke Crossing near the Revelstoke Subway restaurant pulled out of the project in May of 2013, their latest plan called for five strip mall-style restaurants, in addition to three smaller hotels. Soon after that, the city’s planning director resigned, marking an end to hands-on city planning processes that focused on creating a more walkable, less car-based city. Since then, city hall has focused on efficiency in their development process, including disbanding the development review committee under a month ago. After facing severe criticism over hold-ups in the planning department in the recent past, it’s highly unlikely this council will change their more development-friendly stance before their mandate ends in November.

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hile covering the ongoing mountain caribou saga over the years working in Revelstoke and the Kootenays, I’ve asked many stakeholders if they felt the federal government would intervene by enacting federal Species at Risk Act legislation. Federal intervention means forcing stricter measures, of which reduced forestry activity is almost guaranteed. Most thought they wouldn’t – especially if stakeholders put their shoulder into the existing provincial plan. Now – due to a court challenge – the federal Minister of Environment Leona Aglukkaq is scheduled to sign off on a federal plan in the coming weeks. Simultaneously, a Revelstoke-based group finally got the resources to complete a partially volunteer-driven maternity pen project, capturing their first caribou. It was the sledders, the environmentalists, park wardens and the lumberjacks out there, together, wrangling caribou into a maternity pen. What a long way we’ve come – congratulations again Revelstoke. I’m not a biologist, but I’ve spoken with the biologists who have spent years – their lifetime – tromping through the bush studying the mountain caribou. They’ve worked hard on the provincial plan. They will tell you that unless the plan

to control predators – mainly wolves, and others – is enacted as a short-term management tool for mountain caribou recovery, threatened populations in southern B.C. will be extirpated. Now, my point is not about the predator management debate. After all, the law of unintended consequences is universal. It’s about the provincial government response to the plan they have the responsibility to enforce. In 2012, the B.C. Government floated their ‘Draft Management Plan for the Grey Wolf in British Columbia’ for public comment. Since then, what’s been done on the wolf/predator/mountain caribou file? Who knows. I see the Tweets and get the emails from both sides of debate, and they say the same thing in different ways: the provincial government is being coy on exactly what they’re doing on the wolf file. Environmental activists allege a secret kill is ongoing, and whip up largely urban opponents. Forest industry representatives urge the government to act, saying they’ve heard maybe something is going on in the bush. If you’re trying achieve a goal like mountain caribou recovery, you come up with a plan and follow through. If it works, fine. If it doesn’t, you adjust it. What the provincial government is doing on the predator management file is not governing; it’s abdicating the duty to act responsibly. They’re being opaque because they can; because it serves the political interest of politicians in urban ridings, not because it has anything to do with actually trying to save mountain caribou. Walled off from the people and the media by a phalanx of PR flaks and a disclosure system that serves an entrenched political class, the easy play is to ignore important

files like this. The reason for the foot-dragging is clear. Predator culls in B.C. are a hot-button issue easily exploited by environmental groups, who can whip up opposition from a constituency who, for the large part, have a poor understanding just how extensively managed (for better or for worse) the backcountry already is. Some conservation groups’ strategy is, in part, to remove predators from the conservation equation – which furthers an ultimate goal of hindering forestry activity. In Revelstoke, we’ve inherited the mountain caribou issue as a result of a century of industrial activity, much of it happened before we even realized it was affecting caribou: logging, mining, transportation, backcountry recreation, hydro power are some examples. Many other contributing factors are beyond our direct control: climate change, hydro power, transportation (overlaps noted). The Revelstoke Caribou Rearing in the Wild maternity penning project, including their first capture last week, is yet another example of Revelstokians coming together – often volunteering – to solve our problems. But we need some help from those on the other sides of the Selkirks and the Monashees. You have the authority, you control the purse strings. We’re asking for a little courage, and a little help. Don’t give up on the mountain caribou, and don’t give up on Revelstoke. We’ve hewed the timber for generations, and can continue for generations more if government increases onthe-ground action now and backs it up with appropriate resources. In other words, we have a plan, let’s really put it into play. –Aaron Orlando, editor, Revelstoke Times Review

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Heli-skiing avalanche kills Munich brewing industry scion and leader

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A Mar. 24 heli-skiing avalanche in Canadian Mountain Holidays’ Adamants tenure killed Jannik Inselkammer, 45, a wealthy Munich, Germany-based businessman. News of his passing led to front-page stories in the German press, including four solid, leading pages of coverage in the main Munich-based tabloid. In an interview with the Revelstoke Times Review, CMH Director of Marketing Jeremy Roche provided information on the incident. A group of four skiers plus a guide were skiing in the Birthday Bowl ski area in CMH’s Adamanants tenure, and had skied the run three times so far that day. At about 10:30 a.m., they were awaiting a helicopter at a designated pickup area that CMH has used since the 1980s without incident. Roche said CMH clients had been skiing in the Birthday Bowl area in the past few days. The very large category 4 avalanche started at a fracture line at about 2,550 metres and destroyed a 150-metre deep, 250metre wide stand of mature timber before reaching the group’s pickup location at 1,400 metres. Roche said the slide was exceptionally large and unanticipated considering the historical activity on that avalanche path. That section of trees served, in part, as a protective barrier for the pickup location. At the time, one guide and four clients were at the pickup location. All five of them were caught up in the slide, but only the deceased man was buried. The four others were not buried and each was able to self-extricate from the avalanche. Some received minor injuries. A CMH helicopter in the area was able to attend the scene, and more help was summoned via helicopter from Revelstoke and from the CMH Gothics lodge. Rescuers were able to locate the deceased man “fairly quickly” via transceiver search. “Given the depth of the burial and the mixed debris, it took approximately an hour to recover the victim,” Roche said. Inselkammer was buried about three metres down in mixed debris that included broken trees. Prior to the avalanche, Roche said the party had been skiing in the area adjacent to the slide path. He said that CMH doesn’t know if the avalanche was human- or naturally-triggered. Roche said there were no distinctive terrain features near the avalanche’s starting point. He said guides approved the area for skiing that day, as they do


NHL PLAY OFF HOCKEY POOL Jannik Inselkammer, 45, died in a Mar. 24 avalanche while waiting at a heli-ski pickup in the CMH Adamants tenure. He was a prominent businessman in the Munich, Germany brewing industry. Augustiner Brau image

each day: “We ultimately look at runs on a daily basis and approve them or disapprove them for skiing. That run had been approved for multiple days for skiing and we had skied multiple times throughout the day.”

Inselkammer was wealthy businessman and wellliked head of Augustiner Brewery According to a German-language Wikipedia page about him, Inselkammer was a Munich-area businessman who worked in the beer brewing industry. He was born into the Inselkammer brewing family and had several ownership stakes and managing director positions with various breweries over the years. At the time of his passing, he was the head of Munich’s Augustiner Brewery and one German media account describes him as an “important landowner” in Munich. In a post to their website, Augustiner Brewery acknowledged his passing. He served as a chairperson for a Munich beer association and on the advisory board of a Bavarian brewers’ organization. As part of his role as an asso-

ciation leader, he took on official ceremonial duties and beer festivals, appearing in official ceremonial garb. Online, he is pictured in many official photos, often hoisting a large beer stein alongside industry colleagues at brewing events. As news of Inselkammer’s death broke in Germany, many German journalists contacted the Times Review looking for tips and more information. In leading newspaper TZ (, news of Inselkammer’s passing dominated the front page, of their Mar. 27 issue, and the newspaper follows with three full pages of coverage on that story only, including details on the avalanche, reactions, stories on the implications for the Inselkammers’ family dynasty, and the family’s extensive real estate holdings. A Munich journalist explained to the Times Review that Inselkammer’s ancestors, through their brewing empire, had over time become major landowners in Munich, and that he’d attained fame in Germany through his business dealings. The Augustiner Brewery was established in 1328. Inselkammer was described as amongst the most powerful men in Bavaria. News accounts in the following days described his funeral and outpouring of sentiment from dozens of prominent figures in the German public sphere.

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band or solo act at the Big Eddy Liquor Store or Big Eddy Pub and compete with bands from the Columbia-Kootenay-Rockies for a chance to win some cash. Live at the Big Eddy Pub at 9 p.m. Part of the Frostbite Music Series.

Friday, April 4

RITALLIN Greg Frankson, a.k.a. Ritallin, is a spoken word artist with a reputation for delivering powerful poetry that is lyrically appealing, accessible and unapologetically provocative in its socially conscious message. At the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($11) available at the Revelstoke Arts Council website. ELECTRO SOCIAL CLUB by Iron Mountain Theatre invites to to take part in interactive theatre set in a nightclub, at the Traverse Night Club. Music at 9, show starts at 11.

Saturday, April 5

FAMILY CRAFT DAYS at the Revelstoke Library. Drop in after 10:30 a.m. and enjoy crafts for children and families. Children under 6 may require a caregiver. ST. FRANCIS PARISH SPRING TEA at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 510 Mackenzie Avenue. Event features afternoon tea, culinary table and raffles. $6. From 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 6

RMR CLOSING DAY That’s it, that’s all

for lift-accessed skiing in this season at RMR. Check RMR website for events on the spring skiing closer. Revelstoke’s Maritime Kitchen Party will be playing on the patio.

Wednesday, April 9


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.


features speaker Ryan Clayton in an evening of discussion, theatre and music at Conversations Coffee House, 7 p.m.

BALLET KELOWNA presents their spring

performance Innovation at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre, starting at 7:30 p.m. Innovation will challenge ideas of contemporary ballet. Come expecting more than tutus and tiaras with choreography by dance icons Kay Armstrong and Brian Macdonald, former Ballet BC star Simone Orlando and Ballet Kelowna’s Artistic Director David LaHay. Composers including Kelowna’s own jazz composer Neville Bowman, Toronto’s Linda Catlin Smith and Quebecois singer-songwriter Gilles Vigneault set a different tone for each work. Tickets are $20 and available at the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce or the RPAC website.

Friday, April 11

REEL ROCK Eight climbing films presented by the Revelstoke Climbing Cooperative at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre at 7 p.m. OFFICIAL OPENING OF REVELSTOKE BUSINESS AND VISITOR INFO CENTRE takes place from 11 a.m.–noon at the new facility. 301 Victoria Road. Call Judy Goodman at the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce at 250-837-5345 for any additional info.

Wednesday, April 16

REVELSTOKE SENIORS BIRTHDAY PARTY at the Revelstoke Seniors’ Centre, at 3

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Mountain Men feature film to showcase Revelstoke means distribution across Canada and beyond. The film stars Cam’s brother Tyler Labine, who’s best known for his starring role as Dale in the 2010 cult favourite Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. James and Labine connected through the tight-knit Vancouver film and TV industry. James runs Resonance Films, and has produced and directed on projects like Da Vinci’s Inquest, Robson Arms, Ice Pilots, This Space for Rent, Repeaters and Cole. James brought the film here, in part through a family connection. He’s the son of former Revelstoke mayor Mark McKee, although they were introduced for the first time about four years ago. Since then, they’ve made up for lost time getting to know each other – a homecoming, in a sense. (Both James and McKee tell me they’d have to check with the other before getting into it. For short, James, who is approaching 40 years old, said he was thrilled to find out his dad – a businessperson and politician – was Producer Jason James (left) and director Cam Labine start shooting Mountain Men in Revelstoke on April 5. The feature film is set in Revelstoke and tells the story of two brothers who return home for a wedding, and end up facing an ordeal in the wilderness. Filming is scheduled for the next month, with most of the in-town scenes being shot in the first week. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review

Feature fictional film Mountain Men already has a distribution deal and will be set in contemporary Revelstoke Aaron Orlando

Movie producer Jason James and director Cam Labine are getting into character. The creators of Mountain Men, the feature movie that starts filming in Revelstoke on April 5, have grown beards during weeks researching and scouting here. Including me, that makes three bearded men sitting around a table at the River City Pub, drinking Mt. Begbie Brewing Co. beer – comfortable in our masculine Revelstoke pursuits, just like the main characters in their film – before the plot thickens and things go sideways. Mountain Men tells the story of two brothers who have taken different paths in life returning home for a wedding. One has rejected his roots. While home

they travel into the backcountry to a remote cabin, where things go badly wrong. While evicting a squatter, they burn down the cabin and face trial by wilderness. “It’s about changing definitions of manhood and manliness. It’s about manhood and what that means,” Labine tells me of the script, which he wrote. “It’s about family – it’s about surviving family. It’s about finding your place in this landscape that we all live in – a majestic, beautiful landscape and what it all means to us.” And by that landscape, they mean Revelstoke. Mountain Men will be filmed here and set here. They’re creating an opening sequence montage of historic images and archival footage, and the filming will be take place at Revelstoke landmarks. “So much of the opening of the film is getting the texture and

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the colour of the town, so we’re also just running around with the camera just shooting the architecture, the people, the landscape,” Labine said The actor, director and screenwriter rewrote the script to better reflect Revelstoke after scouting here. “I love how this town wears its history on its sleeve,” said Labine. “Every single place you go you’ve got these photos on the wall, and there’s this sense of pride about where this town has been and where it’s going.” Their Revelstoke showcase will get an audience. They’re taking it on the fall film fest circuit, but they’ve already secured funding for the $1 million production through deals with Movie Central, the Movie Network, Pacific Northwest Films and Telefilm Canada, amongst others. It

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a dynamic and accomplished person. Always a Revelstoke booster, McKee notes James loves it here, and that he’s been helping him with introductions and location scouting. McKee may not accept a part as an extra in the movie; he got cast as one in James’ last project, but his scene “wound up on the cutting room floor,” and he hasn’t forgotten the snub.) James estimated they’re spending about $250,000 of their budget here, and had nothing but praise for the many local contacts who’ve helped out with the project. They’ll be busy around town in the first week, then switch to more remote locations, where the bulk of the movie takes place. Revelstokians interested in getting in on the show can dress up for the movie’s big wedding scene next Wednesday, April 9 at the United Church. Contact local extras casting director Lyn Kaulback at the Revelstoke Theatre Company for more info.

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Revelstoke caribou maternity pen project captures first animals Caribou pen, from page 1 based forester, is the treasurer with the RCRW, and was there wrangling caribou last Monday. He called the day a big success: “It went awesome,” he said. “Everything went as planned; there were no hiccups.” Critically, the caribou have started eating. “They’ve eaten all the food; that’s a sign that they’ve adapted and they’re comfortable in their surroundings,” Bollefer said. “That’s really the critical part; to get the animals in and released and not harassed.” The food is a big stash of lichen that was collected by a horde of volunteers from the forests and glades at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. The caribou will be transitioned slowly to a pellet-based diet. Four veterinarians and a small group of volunteers took the caribou from the nearby forests. The three females who are not pregnant were included to avoid breaking up the herd and leaving lone animals behind. At the pen, four shepherds will take shifts watching over them 24-hours a day. They have motion-detecting sensors at their disposal. Two of the shepherds are John Flaa and Adam Chris-

tie, both Revelstoke residents. They will be joined by Bert Marchand of the Okanagan Indian Band and Len Edwards of the Splatsin people. The RCRW has been working on the project for years, but funding fell into place just before the critical transplant period closed this year. The funding included a late $150,000 donation from the Habitat Stewardship Program – a federal program – amongst many other sources. RCRW only has funding for this year and will have to raise more to continue. “Our goal is to show that maternity penning is an option for the recovery of caribou,” Bollefer said. He said the group can rest easier now that the critical transplant day is over. The next big project is radio collaring the calves, so that they can be tracked after leaving the pen. Bollefer said the experience was incredible. “It’s just brought the community together and it’s just a cool thing to be a part of,” Bollefer said. “I just can’t stress how we couldn’t have done it with all these different people and their expertise.” They plan to keep the animals in the pen until the calves are about four weeks old, which will be in the mid-

Professional forester Kevin Bollefer helps transport a caribou to the pen with the help of a sled. Below: The caribou inside the fenced enclosure. Rob Buchanan/RCRW project

dle of July. Since they were taken from the nearby forest, it’ll just be a matter of opening up the gates and shooing them off. The location of the pen is semi-remote. Although it’s relatively well-known around Revelstoke, organizers are keeping it low key. For more on the project, see the Revelstoke Caribou Rearing in the Wild blog, which includes a photo gallery and the 2013 column series from the Times Review.

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5 1. Ask any snowboarder to make a list of top ten all-time legends, and pretty much everyone is going to have Norwegian rider Terje Haakonsen on there. Here, Terje hangs one out over the hip at the S-Games on Saturday. On his heels in doubles action is 2014 Sochi Olympics Canadian team slopestyle bronze medalist Mark McMorris. The Oakley snowboard team dropped in on the competition, bringing along snowboarding superstars Jake Blauvelt and Nicholas Muller and a film crew. 2. Seriously, going through the photos of the hip, I had to zoom in to figure out if it was one of the four visiting big-name pros, or Revelstoke locals and the Wasted Youth crew, seen here waiting to drop in. Almost everyone was going big. 3. Shirtless Revelstoke local Seb Grondin won the big air comp on the hip. This actually wasn’t his biggest one, just a better angle showing a little more style and chest hair. 4. Revelstoke local Taylor Roberts won the best trick comp with this one. I didn’t really catch which way he was rotating, but he did end up inverted at this point. 5. Earlier this year while at a snowboarding trade show in Vancouver, Society Snow & Skate owner Karl Jost had a now-infamous Jerry MacGuire-style blow-up on Facebook, where he railed against corporatism in the snowboard industry. Now that the S-Games is attracting riders from the X-Games/Olympics circuit, Karl contemplates the future. In this photo, he could be asking himself, ‘Should I sell out?’ In an interview at the Village Idiot after the comp, Jost seemed to have made up his mind: “I couldn’t have been happier. We got to ride with legends,” he said, but then pulled it back in his pitch for the Society Shredfilm Fest this Saturday, April 5 at the River City Pub. “Forget all the big kids and the BS. It’s real, it’s about the local crews showing how real their riding is.” 6. The competition featured several courses, and a head-to-head slalom on Sunday.

Photos and words by Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review

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The stars aligned for a huge day at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on Saturday. In addition to Revelstoke Ski Club zone races and the Society Snow & Skate S-Games, it was Gnar Day. What’s Gnar Day? Well, it’s unsanctioned, and as the old saying goes, ‘If you have to ask...’ The result was kids in Spandex, adults in flourescent or nothing at all, snowblades, some naked jumps off the S-Games hip, and all your fave looks and tricks from yesteryear. Here’s a few pictures of to give you the idea.

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Artistic director David LaHay on his final Ballet Kelowna tour to Revy Founding Artistic Director to retire after shepherding company through financially difficult 2013 crisis Aaron Orlando

Ballet Kelowna’s April 9 performance at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre will be a milestone, marking the end of company founding director David LaHay’s tenure with the company. LaHay is retiring, after stewarding the company from its founding in 2002 through an extremely difficult period in 2013, when the company was on the brink of bankruptcy. The company’s directors announced plans to close their doors, which prompted a community rally to support the Okanagan region’s professional dance company. New sponsors came on board, and grassroots groups sprung up, including – as a pointer to Revelstoke dance enthusiasts – the Friends of Ballet Kelowna in Golden, B.C. “It was wonderful,” LaHay said of the rally to support the company. With the financial future clearer, the board opted to continue on. LaHay said he’d always planned retirement for about now: “I think it’ s time to have some new ideas and have some progression,” he told the Times Review. “We have gone thorough a difficult past year.” The board has a new combined CEO/ Artistic Director position advertised. Although they’re through a critical period, LaHay encouraged Revelstokians to think about what live performances mean to young ballet dancers.

If your child played hockey, you’d take them to professional games, he said. Young dancers need live performances, too. For dancers in Interior communities that Ballet Kelowna serves, their touring show is often the only live dance performance youngsters will see all year. He encourages Revelstoke dance enthusiasts to take out a membership with the company. On April 9, Ballet Kelowna presents a series of short pieces. David LaHay has partnered with Okanagan jazz musician Neville Bowman to created Redux Continuum, which tells the story of what happens if a ballet master left the classroom. LaHay uses unconventional staging to create his piece. Ballet Kelowna will bring back choreographer Simone Orlando’s I Remember You, a piece that was first commissioned by Ballet Kelowna. Orlando, whose grandfather served as a navigator in the Royal Canadian Air Force’s campaign against Nazi Germany, tells the heartbreaking true story of Resistance efforts to shelter and liberate downed Allied fliers through an underground network in Europe. Ballet Kelowna alumna Raelynn Heppell presents the humorous #weddingdayproblems featuring music by Etta James. The performance also features choreographer Brian Macdonald’s Tam Ti Delam. The show at the Revelstoke Perform-

Ballet Kelowna dancer Clare Bassett stars in the Okanagan dance company’s remounting of Simone Orlando’s I Remember You, which tells the tragic story of Second World War resistance efforts to shelter and transport downed Allied flyers to freedom through the Pyrenees mountains. Ballet Kelowna image

ing Arts Centre starts at 7:30 p.m. a the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are available at the door or through the RPAC website. Disclosure: Aaron Orlando is the brother of Simone Orlando, a choreographer of one of the pieces.

Revelstoke educator Bill Macfarlane was awarded the G.A. Fergusson Memorial Award at the Mar. 18 meeting of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. The award honours outstanding contributions to B.C. education through activism with the BCTF. Macfarlane is a former teacher and two-time president of the Revelstoke Teachers’ Association. He came to the Revelstoke area in the 1970s and began his career teaching at the Mica townsite. Aaron Orlando/Times Review

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The Revelstoke Snowmobile Club’s Snowarama on Mar. 30 featured drag races at Glacier House Lodge at speeds of up to 140 km/h! There was a barbecue and lots of kids’ events. Bottom right: Gary Van Os, right, is one of a newer generation of sledders picking up the torch for the charity event, which donates to the charity Easter Seals Program. He is joined by Paul Olsen, who ran the Snowarama event for decades, raising $133,000 for the cause. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review

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The Revelstoke Acrobats attended the B.C. Provincial Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Abbotsford this weekend. The club had 15 athletes in attendance. During the last provincial level meet two weeks ago the club brought home an amazing 13 medals, This time, club members brought home seven. Josh Winger and Frankie Howe captured provincial level golds. Devyn Gale, Jenna Bollefer, Marissa Duncan and Rich Eden all received silver medals with Jenna also winning a bronze in her other event. There

were many personal bests and improvements at this competition. A huge accomplishment this weekend was all the provincial level kids made a final in at least one of their events. Frankie Howe and Jenna Bollefer have been honored and selected to represent Team B.C. At the Western Canada Cup in June. Ainslee Arthurs with the scores from her last meet will be a Team B.C. representative for the Canadian National Trampoline Championships in May. The coaches are so so proud of all the athletes that stepped up there routines and did amaz- Marissa Duncan secured a silver medal with a controlled display ing at this Provincial event. on the trampoline. Revelstoke Acrobats

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Obituaries John Anthony Staniforth October 14th 1943 to March 25th 2014

Loving husband of 43 years to Elspet Maxwell, nee Smith. Father to two grown sons, Iain and Angus Staniforth. Best grandfather ever to Rebecca, Hannah, Alex, Lachlan and Finlay. John passed away suddenly on March 25th, in the comfort of his home, with his family by his side. He was 70 years old. Born in Sheffield, England on October 14th, 1943, John was the third born in a family of five children. Immigrating to Canada in 1967, John worked in health care before becoming a teacher in 1965. He retired from teaching in 2001, giving 36 years of service. John was a very educated man and had a passion for Geography and European History. He received his Master’s Degree in these fields. He loved to read, walk and garden. John was also a budding artist who painted and sketched with great talent. He had a great gift for conversation. John could and would talk to everyone! He made many friends along the way; we will all miss his conversational talents. John was an active member of the Departure Bay Baptist Church. He also danced with his wife in a Scottish country dancing group in both Revelstoke and Nanaimo. A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday April 2nd at the Departure Bay Baptist church, located in Nanaimo BC. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John to the YWAM organization to support a cause close to his heart.

SKI PATROL HIRING CLINIC The Ski Patrol Department at Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort is holding their annual spring hiring clinic for SKI PATROL positions for the 2014-2015 winter season. Prescreen Interviews to be held from April 7th. Successful applicants will be invited to attend hiring clinic on Monday, April 14th, Tuesday, April 15th or Wednesday, April 16th and will include assessments of skiing ability and other patrol duties. Requirements for the position include: • Physically mt • Expert skiing ability • Valid First Aid certimcate, minimum 80 hours, (EMR preferred) with CPR ‘C’ certimcation • Excellent guest service and client care abilities Although not required, preference will be given to those with: • Previous ski patrol experience • Avalanche Skills Training certimcate or Canadian Avalanche Association Certimcations • Mountaineering / Backcountry travel experience • Rope management experience • Knowledge of Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort This position includes a multi-area ski pass to Sunshine Village and other resorts, a staff event calendar for experiencing the Rockies and subsidized transportation from Banff and Canmore to Sunshine. If interested please email your resume and cover letter to: by: April 4, 2014. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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While you’re not looking, this is what’s happening to BC’s world renowned recycling program.

Well, lookie here. One minute you have a perfectly good Blue Box recycling program. The next, something new and rather questionable is being put in its place. And they thought they’d get away with it right under your nose, without telling you or asking your opinion. That’s definitely not democracy in action. The BC Government, elected by us to represent our best interests, has decided to offload the costs of recycling to big multi-national corporations. To implement this new plan, they’ve set up an association that doesn’t really seem to hold the environment, local jobs, or the municipalities that run the Blue Box program, close to its heart.

Perhaps that’s why some of our local elected officials are using the word “scam” to describe how the new program is being set up. It’s also perhaps why several of BC’s municipalities refuse to jump on board. That’s gotta tell you something. Now it’s your turn to let Premier Christy Clark know what you think. Contact her today to say that dismantling an already-working recycling program to replace it with something that few people think will be as good, is a bad idea.

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Revelstoke Times Review, April 02, 2014  
Revelstoke Times Review, April 02, 2014  

April 02, 2014 edition of the Revelstoke Times Review