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Red Bull hosting freeskiing competition at RMR Alex Cooper

Months after losing the Freeride World Tour, a major big mountain ski competition is coming to Revelstoke. The Red Bull Cold Rush will be held at Revelstoke Mountain Resort from Feb. 3–6, 2015, the energy drink and media company announced last week. “This is the perfect event for us because it showcases all we have to offer – our diverse terrain, excellent conditions, and all the challenging vertical and features they could ever want," stated Revelstoke Mountain Resort General Manager Rob Elliott in a news release. The Cold Rush will pit 15 men and five women in a three-day competition for $36,000 in prizes. They will be judged by their peers based on style, speed and technique. The list of competitors is set to be released in early January. The Cold Rush has been held since 2007, starting at Red Mountain in Rossland, B.C. It has also been held in Retallack, B.C., and Silverton, Colorado. The event was not held in 2013 and 2014. The inaugural event was won by Dave Treadway, with Sean Pettit in second and JP Auclair in third. At the last event in 2012, Dane Tudor won the men's competition and Rachael Burks won the women's event. This year's competition will focus on backcountry slopestyle, big mountain skiing and alpine touring, with the big prize going to the most well rounded skier. Cold Rush is part of the Red Bull Signature Series, which includes action sports events in mountain biking, surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding and more. Red Bull also intends on hosting a dirt biking event in Revelstoke next summer. RMR hosted the Freeride World Tour from 2010 to 2014 but last winter's event had to be cancelled due to high avalanche conditions. The resort was left off the tour's schedule for this winter. The Cold Rush fills the void left by the departure by the FWT.

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Golf Club asks for city funding to ensure financial stability

Sabina Spahmann, a director with the Revelstoke Golf Club, addresses council last Tuesday, Dec. 9. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

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The Revelstoke Golf Club wants to be included as a line item in the City of Revelstoke’s parks and recreation budget, council heard on Tuesday. The new council sat down together for their first real meeting, and the first item on the agenda was a presentation from the club that included the request. “We would like to be included as a line item in your budget,” Sabina Spahmann, a director with the club, told council. “Not to increase the budget, but as an adjustment of the budget, and be viewed as part of the recreation package in Revelstoke." The request was the culmination of a 20 minute presentation by Spahmann and Heather Duchman,

the club’s president. Also joining them was Greg Austin, the club’s manager. It was accompanied by a letter from the board making the request. “After an in depth study of historical, current and future expenses and revenues of the Revelstoke Golf Club, it is apparent that financial assistance will be required to proceed with providing the level of golf that both this community and visitors have come to expect,” wrote Duchman. “The Board is asking that a line item for financial assistance be established in the city budget, reflecting a graduated increase in funding as the golf course budget addresses expenditures in their five year projections.” They didn’t ask for a specific amount, though Duchman did tell council the club hasn’t paid its

$12,000 annual lease to the city for three years. The presentation went over the hopes and dreams the club aspires to, and the many challenges they face to get there. The ultimate goal is for a course and clubhouse that celebrates the club’s 90-year history and initial life as a horse racing track. It would be a course that would attract locals, tourists, act as host for classy events like weddings and banquets, and be a key element of Revelstoke’s tourist offerings. Unfortunately, that dream is a long way off. Before it becomes a reality the club has a number of challenges to address. It is faced with a large debt that it is starting to

address but still presents a burden, and deteriorating infrastructure that could cost more than $500,000 to repair. According to the report, the future of the course is threatened by a declining and aging membership, marketing challenges, poor public perception and support in the community, competition from other sports, declining maintenance standards due to declining revenue, and limited eligibility for grants and funding. Weaknesses include declining revenue and rising costs, poor marketing, the condition of the clubhouse, and more. That’s the bad news. The good news is the club says it has been working hard to address these issues. It has been working with the Chamber of Commerce, Revelstoke Tourism and the Revelstoke Accommodation Association to come up with a marketing strategy. This year, it received several accolades, including being ranked the 17th best “Hidden Gem” by the PGA BC Professionals. The club increased junior membership this year and is planning a promotion to increase membership in 2015. Last summer they introduced nights like Grip It & Sip It designed to attract casual golfers. On the financial side, a five-year plan was put in place and one full-

time position was eliminated. A tourism infrastructure grant was used to pay off the club’s $65,000 cart lease agreement, insurance costs were reduced and long-term debt was reduced by 20 per cent. The club wants to be seen as an important asset for the city as it develops as a resort community, and wants to be part of the city’s recreation budget. "Today, and moving forward, we're hoping the most important stakeholder - the City of Revelstoke - becomes part of this team,” said Duchman. Questions from council concerned the club’s current relationship with the city, membership levels and the possibility of privatization. The latter was largely ruled out for a variety of reasons, ranging from the course’s limited value due to the lack of real estate development potential and the poor state of the clubhouse, explained Austin. As for the relationship with the city, the club has a lease agreement with the city, but that’s about it, said Duchman. She said the club looks after the interior of the clubhouse, but the city is responsible for exteriors and structural issues. Afterwards, Mayor Mark McKee expressed his support for the golf course, though he didn’t commit to

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An online fundraiser is taking place to raise money to help Stacey Thur attend the trial of the man accused of killing her son Daniel Levesque three years ago. The campaign, "justice for daniel, help for stacey," has raised more than $6,000 so far, with a target of $10,000. Josh Bredo is set to stand trial starting January 26 on charges of first degree murder, attempted sexual assault and unlawful confinement. Levesque died following an altercation in a condo in Victoria on Aug. 3, 2011. Bredo was initially charged

with second degree murder in connection with Levesque's death, but those charges were dropped in December 2011 after a pathologists report cast doubts on the cause of death. A year later, a new charge of first degree murder was laid against Bredo. In December 2013, the additional charges were filed. The trial is expected to be lengthy and the funds are being raised to help Thur stay in Victoria as the trial proceeds, and to support her family. Levesque was 20 at the time of his death. He had moved to Victoria only months earlier to pursue a career as a musician. Donate online by visiting

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No dollar figure yet Continued from previous page any funding going forward. "Golfing is an important recreation facility in the community and I'm hoping there's a way we can work together and become part of the solution to the problems,” he said. *** The Revelstoke Golf Club doesn’t have a figure for how much money it’s looking for from the city, but it is hoping for funding starting next year. “We’ve had dialogue with the city,” said Heather Duchman in an interview following the presentation to council. “Really, it’s a tough one because we’re just looking at our financial statements.” Duchman said the club is looking at a number of funding sources to address its financial challenges, including tourism infrastructure funding and other grants. The club is searching for a new caterer and now it needs a new manager after Greg Austin, the director of operations, announced he was stepping down last week. “We have to look at a model of operation — how we’re going to run the place,” said Duchman. “We’ve got a lot of conversations right now and it’s right at Christmas time this is coming down on a group of volunteers.” The goal is to minimize expenses in order to reduce the debt load. Until everything is sorted, the club isn’t sure how much it needs.

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Account started to help victims of west Revelstoke fire Alex Cooper

A trust account was started at the Revelstoke Credit Union to help two people after their home was destroyed in a fire early Saturday morning. Dennis and Margo Goodman are homeless following the fire that broke out in their Loschinski Road home west of Revelstoke early Saturday morning. Margo's sister Julie Redlin told the Times Review that the two escaped the fire with almost nothing. Dennis didn't even time to put on a shirt and shoes before leaving the house. Fortunately, they were able to get their vehicle away from the home. Fire chief Rob Girard says Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services was

called to the fire on Dec. 13 at about 1:35 a.m. The Goodmans were both outside when firefighters arrived, having been alerted to the fire by their smoke detector. Fire crews went to work on the blaze, beginning with an exterior attack. An interior attack team entered the building as well but were forced to evacuate due to the rapidly changing fire conditions. “It was a tricky fire for our crews as this residence is at the outer limits of our fire protection area within the CSRD where there are no fire hydrants," said Girard. "Essentially we used 10 loads of water using our water tender, which slowed the process.” The fire took four hours to put out. 23 firefighters and a full slate of vehicles responded to the fire.

The Goodmans were treated for smoke inhalation but were otherwise physically OK. The family cat was not found. Girard said the fire appears to be due to an issue with the oil furnace, but that the cause will be investigated by Ken Mount of the CSRD. Redlin said the furnace was recently installed because they needed a permanent heat source in their home while Dennis went for cancer treatments in Kelowna; normally they used wood heat. Girard said the fire showed the importance of having a smoke detector in the home. "It's a sound we can all live with," he said. To help Margo and Dennis Goodman, ask to place a deposit in their name at the Revelstoke Credit Union.

Revelstoke firefighters battle a blaze at a home west of Revelstoke on Saturday. Rob Girard/Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services

Hearings held on first two vacation rental applications Alex Cooper

Revelstoke council heard from the public on the first two vacation rental applications. In both cases, neighbours were concerned about how the properties would be managed. “Are we going to end up with a lot more problems up there? Is the owner going to be living on site?” Kelly Gale asked. “Because if so, I don't have a problem. However, if they're nowhere to be found, how is it going to be policed?” Gale addressed council to speak about the application to convert a property at 1585 Birch Drive into a vacation rental. She lives behind

the property, on Hay Road and said her biggest concern was properties being rented out to young people who don't maintain them. “If that's what's happened with people buying homes, I'm worried about what will happen if this goes ahead,” she said. “I'm worried about how this will be policed and how it’s looked after.” Albert Gale, who lives nearby, expressed a similar concern, saying he would prefer to see the neighbourhood remain single-family residential. It was the application for 1000 First Street West that truly garnered the neighbours ire. They spoke about issues with parking via the alley, but their main complaint was

how the owners maintain the home now. A letter from William and Linda Hill, and Jack and Rosa Siccia, expressed concerns with parking and snow removal. They said the parking spaces as proposed – two accessed via the rear alley and two off Charles Street – would pose problems for snow removal. Vacation rentals are required to have one parking space per room, and only two can be at the front of the home. "The two lots coming off the back lane, with the deep snow, there's no way a truck is going to be able to turn in from the back lane to that spot," William Hill told council, suggesting that instead the

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parking be along Charles Street. Others complained of the way the home was being run as a rental, saying it was the site of late-night parties. In a letter to council, Mary McDonald wrote to oppose the rezoning, saying “this rental home has become akin to a house found in a slum.” She noted there were already several motels nearby and that she'd rather the home as long-term rental as opposed to vacation rental. Similar issues were expressed by people who showed up at the hearing. The owners of the home said in their application they will live in the home while it is being rented, though some questioned that prom-

ise. “The noise factor — if (the owners) are going to live there year round and monitor it, I'm fine with that,” said Paul Bennett, who lives nearby on Victoria Road. “The renters they've had in there, its been a constant noise problem at night.” Council will make a decision on both applications at its next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 23. Meanwhile, during the regular portion of the council meeting, two more public hearings were scheduled for vacation rental applications at 2077 Mountain Gate Road and 412 Fourth Street West. Those hearings will take place in council chambers on January 13, 2015 at 2 p.m.

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TF: Are you still confident that we’re going to see a major LNG project approved by the end of 2014? PCC: We’re still in negotiations with Petronas and Shell, so I don’t know if it will be by the end of 2014, but I’m hoping in the next few months. [Days after this interview, Petronas announced a delay in their investment decision until 2015.] TF: I talked to a couple of SFU climate mitigation specialists, and they agreed that it’s unlikely to the point of impossible to have a major LNG industry and still meet Gordon Campbell's ambitious greenhouse gas target of a 33 per cent reduction by 2020. What do you think? PCC: I think that we may prove them wrong. Many of these facilities, not all of them, will be partly or fully electrically powered up, so that reduces those impacts, and there’s going to be a real incen-

Premier Christy Clark in her Victoria office after the fall legislature session passed new tax and environmental rules for natural gas exports. Tom Fletcher/Black Press

tive to invest in new technology to minimize that as well. I think the bigger picture is what really matters, which is that in shipping 82 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas to Asia, we help them get off coal and other dirtier sources of oil, and that is the biggest contribution that we’ve ever made to reducing climate change. TF: Ontario and Quebec have taken a page from your book. They have seven conditions for an oil pipeline, Energy East, which involves conversion of gas pipelines and taking Alberta oil to the East Coast. What do you think?

PCC: I think they took our five conditions and elaborated on them. So you’ve got British Columbia, Alberta, now Ontario and Quebec, all signed on to some version of the five conditions. And of course Enbridge and Kinder Morgan as well. TF: What about the conditions they have added? PCC: One of the things they say they want to protect against is a shortage of natural gas coming to Ontario and Quebec. These are the same two provinces that have put a moratorium on extracting natural gas. They want to make sure that we

do it here, good enough for us to do, and send it to them, but they won’t do that themselves. I look at their last two conditions, and I roll my eyes a little bit. TF: All the way to New Brunswick, they’ve basically bought the anti-hydraulic fracturing myth? PCC: Yes. Somehow they all watched an American mockumentary or whatever you call it, and believed it. Here in British Columbia we do fracking better than anywhere in the world. It is the gold standard. TF: Finance Minister Mike de Jong says we have a surplus estimated at more than $400 million for this fiscal year, and he suggested that much of that would have to go to pay off deficits from previous years. Of course the opposition is interested in welfare rates and in particular ending child support clawbacks. What’s your view? PCC: Like any family that’s been through tough times, the first thing you need to do when you get back to finding a job and making an income again, is to pay off your credit cards. And that’s what we’re going to do. We are going to see if we can find ways to improve some of the programs over time, but can’t do that until we can afford it. It’s typical, the NDP want us to spend the money before we have it.

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by Tom Fletcher TF: The B.C. Liberal government has given every indication they’re going to proceed with the Site C dam on the Peace River. What do you think? JH: I’ve always maintained that it’s a good project, but it’s a question of when to add another $8-910-12 billion onto the backs of ratepayers. First of all, go to the B.C. Utilities Commission and find out if this is the power you need and if this is the time to build it. The government refuses to do that, and I think that’s just an Achilles heel in this process. TF: You voted for the liquefied natural gas income tax to provide certainty, and then you immediately said you would work to increase the LNG tax in 2017, before any major project could be started. How is that certainty? JH: I thought it was important that the investment community in this sector knew there was bipartisan support for LNG in British Columbia. But we went from a seven per cent [tax] to a 3.5 per cent because of a softening market. If there is a decline in return to the province because of a softening market, then surely over a 25-year period – not just between now and 2017, but if the market conditions change and prices go up – I think British Columbians would want their government to make sure they were getting a fair share of that benefit. TF: Why did you vote against the LNG environmental legislation? JH: They said prior to the election that LNG would be the greenest in the world. And then when they tabled legislation they left out 70 per cent of the emissions from upstream activity. TF: Gordon Campbell’s great goal for greenhouse gases, 33 per cent reduction by 2020, can that be reached assuming a substantial LNG development? JH: I find it difficult to believe that they're going to achieve those results. [Environment Minister] Mary Polak has a different point of view, and our

job as opposition is to hold them accountable to the numbers that they passed into law, and we’re going to do that. One of the three sectors, housing, energy and transportation, where emission profiles can be managed downward is transportation. And the government has wasted 18 months talking about a referendum on [Metro Vancouver transit.] TF: What’s your top priority for 2015? JH: I think the public is going to increasingly find affordability issues to be the challenge. We didn’t spend as much time as I had hoped to on hydro rate increases, ICBC. When the government balanced the budget, they did it by selling assets, and by increasing costs at their Crown corporations and then pulling that revenue in for budget purposes. We’re going to have to use new technologies and means of communication to better explain to people what the government’s doing to them. TF: What should happen with the agricultural land reserve? JH: I don’t think there was a groundswell of opposition to the ALR, quite the opposite in fact, and the commission has in my opinion, infinite flexibility to meet the demands of development in northern areas as well as urban centres. I’m going to make sure that [agriculture critic] Lana Popham, who as you know is fearless on this issue, is let loose on [Agriculture Minister] Norm Letnick, and we’re going to dog this issue up to the next election.

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOLIDAY SOCIAL Come mingle and enjoy some holiday cheer with local business people. At the Hillcrest Hotel from 5–7 p.m. Register by calling the chamber at 250-837-5345. T.E.P.E. Live at the Last Drop.

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CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY An event for children, families and child care providers. Cookies and goodie bags will be provided. Registration required by calling 250-837-6669 by Dec. 15. At Begbie View Elementary from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. MAKE IT REVELSTOKE Birch & Lace hair salon presents a Christmas art show feature local crafters. From 6–10 p.m. BC/DC ACDC cover band, live at the Last Drop. $15. MAT THE ALIEN With Pigeon Hole opening. At the Traverse.

Saturday, December 20


The Bygone Era Entertainment Society presents a special Christmas Magic Lantern Show. For those who don’t know, a magic lantern is an old-time projection technology in which varying slides are used to create moving images. Shows include A Christmas Carol (illustrated with amazing ghost effects), the village church through the season, and the signature Victorian disco light show. At the Nickelodeon Museum at 7 p.m. Entry is by donation and all proceeds will go to the food bank. BLACKBERRY WOOD Live at the Last Drop. DJ WAKCUTT At the Traverse.

There are tribute bands, and then there’s BCDC. The AC/DC tribute band has been making the rounds since a bush party in 1999, having played some 500 shows in the 15 years since, at least according to their online bio. Also according to their bio: “While a web search will turn up dozens of AC/DC cover acts around the world, there aren’t likely many who’ve so successfully branded the Aussie band’s timeless raunch with such epic rock n’ roll fury, while also managing to bottle the essence of a wild frontier lifestyle.” Catch them at the Last Drop this Friday, Dec. 19. Tickets are $15. BC/DC photo

Thursday, December 25


A free Christmas dinner for those who are alone or are looking for company on Christmas. At the Ol’ Frontier.

December 26–27

JOHN BURDEN BAND Live at the Last Drop.

Monday, December 22

Friday, December 26

Museum & Archives hosts a Greek-themed Christmas party. Join them for an afternoon of crafts, activities and stories. From 1–3 p.m. $4 per child.

City Pub.


ROCK THE BOX Boxing Day party at the River DJ JPOD At the Traverse.


For full movie info go to

Movie Line: 250-837-5540 115 Mackenzie Avenue, Revelstoke, B.C.

Saturday, December 27


folk-jazz group The Metro Gnomes, a trio consisting of Jacob Verburg, Stephanie Clifford and James Clark; and Myra Morrison & the Tappalachian String Band. They will be complemented by a variety of local talent. At the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, available in advance at Valhalla Pure. DJ PRAIZ At the Traverse.

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Monday, December 29

DJ TWEEKED At the Traverse. JP MAURICE Live at Castle Joe Books.

Wednesday, December 31

BIG E, ARIFE, INDY Party rock DJs team up for New Year’s Eve bash at the Last Drop.

PURP N YELLA DJ Kato and DJ Boggs come to the Traverse for New Year’s Eve. $10.

Thursday, January 1

LANTERN SKI Come for a night ski by lantern, followed by hot chocolate and treats at the Mt. Macpherson Nordic Lodge. From 5–8 p.m.

TIGHTWAD TUESDAYS!! ON TUESDAYS ALL SEATS ARE JUST ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ $6.00 ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Here are some future movies we are considering: • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb • Big Hero 2 • Exodus: Gods and Kings • Annie


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Constituents give BC Liberals a failing grade

Mla Report

by Norm Macdonald Constituents give BC Liberals a failing grade My office has been receiv-

ing many calls, e-mails and letters from constituents who are very unsatisfied with the state of our public roads. For those of us who travel the Trans-Canada Highway on a regular basis, we can’t help but be reminded that the BC Liberals have failed once again to keep their promises. In the lead up to the 2009 and the 2013 elections, the BC Liberals made great claims that the four-laning of the Trans-Canada would be com-

pleted, but the truth of the matter is that little is being done to complete the project; there is no significant funding allocated in the budget for at least the next three years. This is simply not acceptable. The safety of residents and visitors is put in jeopardy because the BC Liberals have failed in their commitment to complete the necessary work on our highway. But it isn’t just infrastructure that is raising concerns

with constituents. Standards for road maintenance are also getting a failing grade. While government and road maintenance contractors say that they are meeting the standard that has been set, the people who rely on these roads say the standard isn’t high enough. Weather events certainly provide a challenge for road crews, but bad weather in this area is entirely predictable.

see MLA Report, page 11

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City Hall will be closed during the following days for Christmas Holidays: • Wednesday December 24, 2014 at 12:00 Noon; • Thursday and Friday, December 25 and 26, 2014; • Thursday and Friday, January 1 & 2 2015 The Staff at the City of Revelstoke wish you and your families a Safe and Happy Holiday Season.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES CITY OF REVELSTOKE COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS Are you interested in shaping the future of your community? The City of Revelstoke is currently seeking enthusiastic members for commission and committees and invite applications from interested parties. Members are volunteers selected for their interest, experience, knowledge, skills and ability to represent the population of the area. If you are interested in applying for any of the following, please submit a letter noting your interest and a brief outline of your qualifications by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014 to the attention of Dawn Levesque, Corporate Services Executive, City of Revelstoke, 216 Mackenzie Avenue, Box 170, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, or email to dlevesque@ Economic Development Commission The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and suggestions to Council regarding the achievement of economic growth and stability of Revelstoke and area. Social Development Committee The purpose of the committee is to provide advice and suggestions to Council with respect to Social Action Goals and Objectives in an effort to create a caring and responsible social system. Environmental Advisory Committee Council wishes to encourage environmental citizenship throughout Revelstoke. In order to support this objective there is a continuing need for public input and advice.


The 2015 dog tags are now available at City Hall. Please obtain a license for your dog(s) prior to February 28, 2015 in order to avoid late penalties. An application form must be completed for renewals and for new dogs. The City of Revelstoke is updating its records on licensed dogs and contact information on the dog’s owner. The purpose is to ensure that all dogs located within City limits are registered and should the animal be at large or placed in the animal shelter current information is on file to contact its owner. Dogs at the age of six (6) months or older require a dog license. Proof of spay or neuter is required for first time licensing. A new dog application received after the deadline is not subject to a late penalty fee. If you require additional information, please contact Administration at 250-837-2911. Teresa LeRose Manager of Legislative Services

SNOW REMOVAL PLACING SNOW ON ROADWAY The placing of snow on the travelled portion of the roadway is NOT PERMITTED under the City’s Traffic Control Bylaw. This regulation helps to ensure that potentially dangerous situations for motorists are avoided. PARKING VEHICLES ON ROADWAY Parking unattended vehicles on the roadway longer than 24 hours is NOT PERMITTED. Vehicles impeding pedestrian traffic and snow removal operations will be towed. NO PARKING ZONES Drivers are requested to obey all ‘No Parking Zones’ within the City and to be aware of the new ‘No Parking’ signs that have been installed on Viers Crescent, Greely Crescent, Jade Place, Seymour Place, Corbin Place and Echo Place for the purposes of snow removal. The City of Revelstoke thanks you for your continued cooperation. Teresa LeRose Manager of Legislative Services


This notice is to inform you that there will be recycling pickup on Thursday, January 1st 2015.

Attention all business owners it is that time of year again to renew your 2015 Business License.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the recycling pick up schedule, please do not hesitate to contact the Public Works Department at 250-837-2001.

Renewal letters were mailed out December 1, 2014. Please note that the renewal letters indicated that the deadline for payment to avoid late penalties is January 2, 2015. However, City Hall will be closed on January 1st and 2nd; therefore license payment is due on the next business day being Monday, January 5, 2015.

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES SNOW REMOVAL AND SIDEWALK SANDING The City of Revelstoke wishes to advise that although crews assist property owners with clearing deep snow and sanding of sidewalks, the ultimate responsibility for keeping the sidewalks clear of snow and ice rests with the property owner whose property borders the sidewalk. (Pursuant to Bylaw #1400, 1992). This includes downtown businesses.

Payment can be made online with your financial institution or at City Hall, 216 Mackenzie Avenue or by mail to the City of Revelstoke, Box 170, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0. Postmarks are NOT accepted as proof of timely payment. New business applications can be found online at under the Engineering and Development Services tab and can be dropped off at the Development Services Department on the second floor of City Hall or emailed TO If you require additional information, please contact Development Services at 250-837-3637.

Teresa LeRose Manager of Legislative Services

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Local Government Leadership Academy too expensive for council Alex Cooper

Council balked at a budget request for them to attend the Local Government Leadership Academy in Kelowna, instead asking if there was a cheaper option available. The cost for the mayor, all six councillors, and Tim Palmer, the city's Chief Administrative Officer, to attend the academy in Kelowna next month was billed at $11,000 for attendance fees, meals and accommodation. "We ran to save money and I figure this is the first one we could save money quite easily," said councillor Scott Duke. "And also

Tim's time – three days to go to this – and our time may be used better." Instead, council asked staff to find out how much it would cost to bring a trainer to Revelstoke. A new report is expected at the Dec. 23 meeting of council. The academy is held to teach elected officials their roles and responsibilities as councillors on things like priority setting, decision making, local government law, finance, citizen engagement, communications, media relation and community planning. ***

Odour control equipment purchased Council voted to approve the purchase of odour control equipment for the sewage treatment plant. The equipment, which will treat the odour inside the headworks, will be purchased from Advanced Air Solutions at a cost of $105,930 plus tax. "The headworks has a big fan that blows out smelly air from building. That's what we're targeting," said Mike Thomas, the city's director of engineering.

The sewer smell issue in Southside has been ongoing for a number of years, with the odour ruining many outdoor evenings. Council budgeted $230,000 for the project earlier in 2014. Now, staff will put out a bid request to install the equipment. The goal is to have the equipment installed by summer. "I've walked up there with my dog on smelly nights and it's an issue we need to deal with," said councillor Aaron Orlando. "I think we can deliver a big win to the residents of Southside neighbourhood."

Fireworks at RMR Revelstoke Mountain Resort was given approval to hold a New Year's Eve fireworks show at the ski hill, but not before receiving a scolding from the city. The resort put on a show last year, but did so without permission, prompting a letter from fire chief Rob Girard threatening them with penalties for any future infractions. Fireworks are illegal in Revelstoke, unless council gives its consent. Girard, in a report to council, said he would work with the resort to ensure all conditions are in place before the show.

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MP Wilks looks back on eventful year

David Wilks was in Revelstoke in August for the dedication of a plaque commemmorating the First World War internment camp on Mount Revelstoke. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review ARNe PETRYSHEN Black Press

On Friday, Kootenay Columbia MP David Wilks spoke to the Townsman about a busy and eventful year. He said he's looking forward to being in the riding for the next few weeks for the Christmas break. Overall, Wilks said it has been a positive year. “I've been able to move some of this stuff forward that's important for the riding,” Wilks said. “I've been able to secure a significant amount of funding for communities around the riding – specifically to water treatment plants in Nakusp and Creston. “There are infrastructure issues throughout the riding that each of the communities have been able to take advantage of. Some of those funding announcements were for small amounts, some were for larger amounts, but allin-all I think everyone benefitted from some federal funding this year.” There has also been a significant amount of legislation, with

Wilks estimating 20 to 30 pieces. “There's been a ton of legislation," he said, noting that included Bill C-32 — amendments to the Firearms Act — that the Conservatives pledged in the 2011 campaign. “So slowly making inroads with that and moving forward with that.” Most recently, there was the introduction of the Universal Childcare Tax Benefit. “Every family with children, from newborn to 17, will receive a cheque in the mail every month that will go towards how they see fit to take care of their children, on top of a daycare credit that's available,” he said. The government also got rid of the Canadian Wheat Board. Wilks noted that was a good thing for Western Canadian farmers. Wilks personally worked on prostitution bill C-36. “I sat on the committee for that and believe we came up with the best solution on a no-win type of scenario for us,” he said. “So I think we came up with the best that we could with that.”

Wilks said the legislation on the table is about all that will be coming forward for 2015 until the election on Oct. 19. “The legislation that we've put forward is about what you're going to see, because we're running out of time,” he said. “We do have some stuff in Justice Committee that we're dealing with.” That includes the Sexual Predators Act, as well as two government bills and three private members bills to deal with. He said that would take them until June. “I think you'll see most members of parliament from both sides, including myself, ramping up for the election, getting ready and moving forward to Oct. 19,” he said. Wilks said he was also able to secure about $50 million in funding for the Trans Canada Highway. “We were able to repave all of Revelstoke National Park and upgrade three bridges in Glacier National Park,” he said. “That's one of my most important endeavours within my time in the house of commons. I really would like to see a commitment for the twinning of the Trans Canada highway. It needs to be done, so let's see what happens in this upcoming budget.” Wilks was also present on Parliament Hill during the traumatic events of Oct. 22, when a lone gunman shot and killed a Canadian soldier on sentry duty. The gunman was then shot and killed by the Commons Sergeant at Arms. “That will be a day that many Canadians, including myself, won't forget,” he said. Wilks will be visiting Cranbrook and Creston the week of Dec. 15. Thursday, Dec. 18 is a constituency day, where people can arrange a meeting with MP Wilks. Then there is also an open house on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 100 - B Cranbrook Street North. “People can just drop in and have a chat with me,” he said. The office will then close down for Christmas. “Then we get back at it in January and during the month of January I'll be focusing on the northern part of the riding, so Revelstoke, Golden, Invermere, Nelson and then over to the west as well.”

MLA: Treacherous driving result of cuts MLA report, from page 9 Residents have no choice but to travel, and road maintenance standards must ensure that people can do that safely. Staying home from school, not going into work and missing needed medical appointments is not an option. Treacherous driving condi-

tions are the direct result of cuts to resources, and people in this area are saying that the increased danger is too high a price to pay. My job is to take your concerns to the government. My job is to ensure the minister understands the full consequences of the government’s actions. And my job is to tell your stories. But you can also make your

concerns known to the minister, and I would encourage you to do so. Please write to Minister Todd Stone at Norm Macdonald is the MLA for Columbia River-Revelstoke and the NDP opposition critic for mining.


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EVERYTHING E VERY ING T S E G G I B THEs Greetings IN N STOCK STOCK RCMP snowmobile brought Season’ Y A RETAIL D ON N SALE! SALE to Kelowna for bait vehicle O H T Revelstoke R O IN N RICA! MEfor announcement stolen Thank youAall Due too tthe nature of this, SALE prices aree in store only. l Li Limited supply on door ccrasher items. Prices guaranteed for this weekend only.

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the public is also being asked to do its part. Owners of snowmobiles are advised to park vehicles carrying snowmobiles in well lit areas and, if possible box in the vehicle carrying the snowmobile with other vehicles. They should also mark their snowmobiles with engraved identification numbers, disable the tow vehicle at night by removing a battery terminal, coil or distributor cap, buy and use anti theft devices, record and photograph all equipment to help investigators in the event a machine is stolen and securely lock all equipment. The bait vehicle program, now in its 10th year in B.C., has proven successful and now covers cars, truck, ATV and snowmobiles. While Jadis did not have numbers 2013, he said since January of this year, 151 off-road vehicles have been stolen in this area and 44 were snowmobiles. With snowmobile prices starting at $12,000 to $15,000, the loss is substantial, he said. He added in addition to providing the bait vehicles, the police will also be out at night questioning drivers of trucks carrying snowmobiles to make sure they are the rightful owners. "People should have their

paperwork on hand," said Cpl. Thomas Blackney of the Revelstoke RCMP, which has been instrumental developing the bait sled program because Revelstoke is a popular snowmobiling area. Crime Stoppers is also turning its attention to fighting the theft of off-road vehicles. Gerry Guiltenane, co-odinator of the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers said his organization has put a link on its webpage to the Canadian Police Information Centre so anyone offered a snowmobile at what seems like a "toogood-to-be-true" price, can check to see if it has been reported stolen anywhere in Canada, just by entering the vehicle identification number. He said it has already helped recover two sleds and a truck. Const. Kris Clark of the Kelowna RCMP said it is important for the public to do its part as someone could unwittingly be found to be in possession of stolen property if they do not make an effort to check the history of a snowmobile they are planning to buy buy privately or over the internet. Because the machine could be seized by police, the unwitting buyer could be out of pocket the thousands of dollars they paid for the stolen machine, he said.

Growing pains for police investigation unit Tom Fletcher Black Press

B.C. police forces have undergone a "sea change" in the two years since a civilian-led unit was put in charge of investigating police-involved deaths and serious injuries, says the man in charge of the Independent Investigations Office. But the road to a new system that is moving away from police investigating other police has not been smooth, former U.S. prosecutor Richard Rosenthal acknowledged in his report to a committee of B.C. MLAs Thursday. The office started up in the fall of 2012 with 36 investigators, about half and half civilians and former police officers. Its mandate was to move to all-civilian investigations, and Rosenthal said progress has been made, with two thirds of staff in the two investigative teams being people who have never worked as police officers. This year four former officers were fired from the IIO, and five more resigned, Rosenthal told the

committee. Two civilian staff also quit this year after three civilians resigned in 2013. Another former officer was "separated from the organization" in 2012, Rosenthal said. He cited three reasons for the high turnover: "cultural conflicts," the struggles of a new organization and evolution of jobs that causes people to look for something new. A one-time Los Angeles deputy district attorney who worked on the 1999 Rampart case involving violence and drug dealing in the city's police force, Rosenthal set up independent police oversight in Portland and Denver before coming to B.C. He was asked about a survey of his operation that referred to a lower-than expected case load. Rosenthal said that was done before the office dealt with four fatal officer-involved shootings in less than three months. "I don't believe there is a single person in the office who would say that today," he said. Rosenthal said video cameras for police dog handlers, general-

duty officers and police Tasers would help in some cases, but that is a decision for police services due to cost and privacy concerns. The B.C. government committed to a civilian-led agency after a string of incidents involving RCMP and city police forces. The office was recommended by inquiries into the 2007 deaths of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver airport, and Frank Paul, who was removed from the Vancouver Police drunk tank in 1998 and left unconscious in an alley. The 2005 gunshot death of Ian Bush at the RCMP detachment in Houston, B.C. was another case that pushed the B.C. government to end the practice of police incidents being investigated by other police forces. The independent office also brought B.C. RCMP officers under civilian oversight. The B.C. Police Complaints Commissioner is continuing to handle public complaints against police forces in the province.

B.C. hunters face losing wildlife harvest allocation share Black Press

Changes are being proposed to B.C. policy on allocating wildlife harvests which would give non-resident trophy hunters more opportunities at the expense of local hunters, according to members of the B.C. Wildlife Federation. Jesse Zeman, a director of the BCWF, and co-chair of the BCWF Wildlife allocations committee, said he is concerned because resident hunters pay the majority of the licences and surcharges— money which goes into the cost of managing wildlife in the province. Yet under these changes proposed to the policy governing allocations, guided hunters from outside B.C. would be given more of the share of wild game. In most North American jurisdictions, non-residents receive five to 10 per cent of the wild game allocation, but the proposal he fears the province will approve in the coming week would give them 25 per cent of moose and elk and 40 per cent of wild mountain sheep, bear and wild mountain goat. In order to keep the harvest sustainable, the resident hunters’ share would have to be reduced, by

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a reduction in the number of tags offered by lottery to hunters in the Limited Entry Hunting draw. “I’m a numbers guy. I like to see us make decisions based on facts and figures, so this is really frustrating to me. It just doesn’t add up,” Zeman said. He estimated these changes would mean 5,000 fewer tags would be available to the B.C. residents who currently inject $9 million a year into the province’s economy in license fees; and who spend an estimated $230 million a year on hunting-related activities, from fuel to accommodations, to equipment and food. And, that doesn’t account for the more than 300,000 volunteer hours and the funds the 45,000 BCWF members put into conservation, including fish and wildlife habitat restoration projects, land purchases and other efforts that benefit the whole community. “Wildlife is a public resource in this province, so this whole question is of paramount importance,” Zeman said. “The question is who gets to go out and hunt. Do we want to sell the resource or do we want to allow local, B.C. families to be able to enjoy the outdoors and feed their families with organic, wild

meat?” He also wonders what’s next: “Will anglers be targeted next or will we find, in the future, that our access to Crown land is threatened too?” He adds that these changes are occurring at a time when more residents are becoming interested in hunting. In the last 10 years, Zeman said the number of B.C. hunters has gone from 84,000 to more than 100,000, a 20 per cent increase. Female hunters are on the rise, and more families are enjoying the outdoors while providing food on their tables. At the same time, the number of foreign hunters, who must obtain the services of a guide to hunt in B.C., has declined 30 per cent, from 6,500 to 4,500. Gary Krestinski, the president of the Revelstoke Rod & Gun Club said he would comment following a club meeting on Wednesday. Zeman urges everyone who is concerned about the proposed policy change, contact their MLA and insist that residents’ access to wild game not be given away to hunters from outside B.C. More details are available on the BCWF website

B.C. oil refinery backers move ahead Tom Fletcher

Merry Christmas Revelstoke Thanks for for all all your support in in 2011. 2014. Thanks your support All the best in 2015! All the best in 2012. From Management Management & & Staff From Staff

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Merry Christmas Mayor Mark McKee, City Council and City Staff would like to wish all citizens of Revelstoke a safe and Happy Holiday Season. All the Best for 2015.

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Backers of a third large oil refinery proposal for B.C.'s North Coast made some high-profile appointments Wednesday, naming former Assembly of First Nations national chiefs Shawn Atleo and Ovide Mercredi as advisors to their team. Pacific Future Energy, proposing what it calls the world's greenest refinery near Prince Rupert, announced the appointments Wednesday at a Vancouver Board of Trade event hosted by Stockwell Day, the former Conservative trade minister who has been the group's public face since August. Pacific Future's proposal is similar to Kitimat Clean, a refinery bid launched in 2012 by David Black, chairman of Black Press. Both would be constructed from modules manufactured offshore to produce diesel, gasoline and other fuels for sale, avoiding the transport of heavy oil by tankers to reach export markets. The third proposal is called Eagle Spirit Energy, headed by aboriginal author and lawyer Calvin Helin with financial backing from the Aquilini Group, the Vancouver family business that owns the Vancouver Canucks and extensive real estate and farm holdings. Eagle Spirit is proposing a pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to an upgrader that would produce synthetic crude oil for export by tankers, likely from the Prince Rupert area. Black announced last week that engineering firm Hatch Ltd. has completed a design and feasibility study for a refinery at an estimated cost of $22 billion, making it one of the 10 biggest in the world. Black said in an interview he sees obvious similarities with the Pacific Future proposal, which describes new technology and carbon capture to reduce its environmental impact. Kitimat Clean proposes a new refining process that avoids production of petroleum coke, a coal-like byproduct of conventional heavy oil refining that is used in steel making.

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Black said the entry of Pacific Future, headed by an executive of Mexican conglomerate Grupo Salinas, shows the business case for a B.C. refinery is sound and there is capacity for more than one plant. All proposals for B.C. North Coast refining require oil transport to the coast, either by rail or in some version of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project, which received a federal environmental certificate this year and awaits approval by the federal cabinet. All proposals also face opposition to transport of heavy oil. Pacific Future has appointed Atleo as a senior advisor for partnerships, months after Premier Christy Clark appointed him as an advisor for dialogue between First Nations, government and industry. Black said his next steps include negotiating "acceptable compensation" for his project with the Kitselas and Haisla First Nations for use of their traditional territory.

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Land of Christmas lights

When I asked around for good Christmas scenes around Revelstoke, several people mentioned Rod and Pina Sherlock’s home in Upper Arrow Heights. After taking a drive to Biatecki Road, I realized I could stop looking. The entire exterior of the house is lined with lights, while the front lawn is filled with ornaments celebrating the Christmas season. I’ll let the pictures do the talking. It’s worth the drive to check out. ~ Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

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Holiday gift shop

Still not done your Christmas shopping? You might want to head up to the Revelstoke VIsual Arts Centre, which is hosting its annual Christmas Shop until Saturday. The gallery features great paintings, photographs, carvings, sculptures and more by a number of Revelstoke artists. Check the gallery’s website for opening hours. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

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Weds - Tuesday Dec 17th - 23rd Wednesday, Christmas Eve Thursday, Christmas Day Friday, Boxing Day

8 am - 9 pm 8 am - 6 pm CLOSED CLOSED

Saturday - Tues., Dec 27th - 30th Wednesday, New Years Eve Thursday, New Years Day and then regular hours

8 am - 9 pm 8 am - 6 pm CLOSED 8 am - 9 pm

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Your Recycling Depot is changing January 1st. FAQ Why: The Province of BC has shifted the responsibility of recycling Packaging and Printed Paper (PPP) to industry (Multi Material BC or MMBC). How: The CSRD has partnered with MMBC to manage recycling at the depots. MMBC requires depots to be staffed, secured after hours and sort recycling into 6 categories. MMBC: Multi Material BC (MMBC) is a non-profit organization that is fully financed by industry to manage residential Packaging and Printed Paper recycling programs in BC, either directly or by working with local governments, First Nations, private companies, and other non profit organizations.

Columbia Shuswap Regional District DEPOT ONLY

Category 1 and 2 items accepted at the depot (sorted) and at the curb (unsorted)

Category 3, 4, 5 and 6 items accepted at the depot only (sorted)

Category One: Container Recycling Plastic Containers & Lids

Depot Recycling: Operated by the CSRD, accepting separated materials listed in Categories 1 through 6.

• Lawn edging, tarps, plastic furniture or toys or garden hoses • Motor oil or chemical containers (visit for drop off locations PLASTIC BAGS AND STYROFOAM NEW must be taken to the DEPOT ONLY

All empty & rinsed household plastic containers with the #1-7 recycling symbols

Do Not Include

Tin Cans & Lids

All tin cans keep lids attached • Empty & rinse • Labels are OK

Do Not Include

• Coat hangers, pots, pans or baking trays (please donate or take to metal recycler)


Rinsed, plastic coated boxes such as ice cream cartons

Paper Cups & Lids


All Disposable paper based cups & lids

Do Not Include Straws

Cartons (plastic coated) NEW Rinsed milk/milk alternative cartons Rinsed soup ‘tetra-pak’ containers

Do Not Include

Straws Stand-up drink pouches


Foil & food containers Empty and rinse Labels are OK

Do Not Include

Chip or foil bags Foil wrap from butter or cigarettes

➡ ➡

Microwaveable Paper Containers NEW Single serve soups and other paper bowls

• Spray paint cans (please take to bottle depot) • Propane cylinders (Free disposal at Revelstoke Landfill)

Do Not Include

Bowls with metal rims

Revelstoke Landfill

Category Two: Paper Recycling

Revelstoke Bottle Depot

Trout Lake Transfer Station 5100 Hwy 31

JUNE 15 - SEPTEMBER 15: Sunday 8 am - noon Wednesday 4 pm - 8pm Canada Day & Labour Day 8-noon SEPTEMBER 16 - JUNE 14: Sun noon - 4pm Closed Statutory Holidays

Plastic Bags & Over Wrap

Bags for groceries, dry cleaning, bread, salad, frozen vegetable bags, outer bags for diaper, soft drinks, overwrap on mattresses, furniture & electronics

Do Not Include

• Cellophane wrap, stretch or cling wrap • Zipper-lock bags • Bubble wrap • Biodegradable or compostable plastic bags • Plastic shipping envelopes • Garbage bags

Category Four & Five Coloured and White Styrofoam Styrofoam ™

Clean meat trays, foam egg cartons, take out containers, cups & bowls Cushion packaging used to protect electronics Separate coloured styrofoam from white

Do Not Include

330 Westside Rd Monday to Saturday 10-4pm Closed Statutory Holidays 97 Cartier St Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9:00am to 4:30pm Closed Statutory Holidays

Category Three Plastic Bags & Over Wrap


Frozen juice, coffee cans, nuts, chips, baby formula cans Put lids in loose

Hairspray, deodorant, shaving cream, air freshner, food based aerosols Cans must be completely empty

Do Not Include

Frozen Food Packaging

Spiral Wound Paper Cans & Lids

Aerosol Cans & Caps NEW

CSRD Recycling Depots Hours of Operation

Free Christmas Tree Recycling Program


Who: MMBC provides collection for residential recycling. Commercially generated recycling must be handled separately.

Curbside Recycling: Operated by MMBC accepting Category 1 and 2 mixed recyclables in blue bags (no sorting required).

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Cardboard & Boxboard

Clean cardboard boxes, pizza boxes etc. Cereal box-type cardboard

Do Not Include

• Waxed produce boxes

• Foam peanuts, packing chips or noodles • Blue or pink foam board insulation • Shrink wrap for meats

Paper, Newspaper, Magazines

Newspapers, flyers & inserts White & coloured paper & magazines, catalogues, phone books Paper pet food bags (not foil lined) Shredded paper accepted inside CLEAR plastic bag

Do Not Include

• Carbon paper, used tissue or paper towels, foil gift wrap, ribbons, bows, padded envelopes • Books (please donate)

Category Six • Glass Glass

Clear or coloured non beverage container glass

Do Not Include

• Glasses, dishes, cookware, window glass or mirrors • Ceramics • Take beverage glass back to depot for deposit refund

Visit our website at 781 Marine Park Dr. NE Salmon Arm • PO Box 978 V1E 4P1 • 250-833-5950 Toll Free 1-888-248-2773

At all CSRD landfills and transfer stations December 27 to January 15. Live Christmas Trees, free of tinsel and ornaments may be brought to CSRD sites at no charge during regular hours of operation.

Live Christmas Trees will not be accepted as garbage.

Further details at 250.833.5950

Solid Waste Management Plan The CSRD has been working with a consulting firm to review and update the Solid Waste Management Plan. The Plan is used to guide the CSRD's waste reduction strategies, recycling goals and diversion programs. Part of the review process is consulting the public, which is now complete. An online survey was used for 11 weeks from September to November. 423 respondents completed the survey. In addition, 62 individuals attended 7 open houses from Golden to Scotch Creek. The CSRD is hoping to present to the Board in February the updated Plan.

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Your Recycling Depot is changing January 1st. FAQ Why: The Province of BC has shifted the responsibility of recycling Packaging and Printed Paper (PPP) to industry (Multi Material BC or MMBC). How: The CSRD has partnered with MMBC to manage recycling at the depots. MMBC requires depots to be staffed, secured after hours and sort recycling into 6 categories. MMBC: Multi Material BC (MMBC) is a non-profit organization that is fully financed by industry to manage residential Packaging and Printed Paper recycling programs in BC, either directly or by working with local governments, First Nations, private companies, and other non profit organizations.

Columbia Shuswap Regional District DEPOT ONLY

Category 1 and 2 items accepted at the depot (sorted) and at the curb (unsorted)

Category 3, 4, 5 and 6 items accepted at the depot only (sorted)

Category One: Container Recycling Plastic Containers & Lids

Depot Recycling: Operated by the CSRD, accepting separated materials listed in Categories 1 through 6.

• Lawn edging, tarps, plastic furniture or toys or garden hoses • Motor oil or chemical containers (visit for drop off locations PLASTIC BAGS AND STYROFOAM NEW must be taken to the DEPOT ONLY

All empty & rinsed household plastic containers with the #1-7 recycling symbols

Do Not Include

Tin Cans & Lids

All tin cans keep lids attached • Empty & rinse • Labels are OK

Do Not Include

• Coat hangers, pots, pans or baking trays (please donate or take to metal recycler)


Rinsed, plastic coated boxes such as ice cream cartons

Paper Cups & Lids


All Disposable paper based cups & lids

Do Not Include Straws

Cartons (plastic coated) NEW Rinsed milk/milk alternative cartons Rinsed soup ‘tetra-pak’ containers

Do Not Include

Straws Stand-up drink pouches


Foil & food containers Empty and rinse Labels are OK

Do Not Include

Chip or foil bags Foil wrap from butter or cigarettes

➡ ➡

Microwaveable Paper Containers NEW Single serve soups and other paper bowls

• Spray paint cans (please take to bottle depot) • Propane cylinders (Free disposal at Revelstoke Landfill)

Do Not Include

Bowls with metal rims

Revelstoke Landfill

Category Two: Paper Recycling

Revelstoke Bottle Depot

Trout Lake Transfer Station 5100 Hwy 31

JUNE 15 - SEPTEMBER 15: Sunday 8 am - noon Wednesday 4 pm - 8pm Canada Day & Labour Day 8-noon SEPTEMBER 16 - JUNE 14: Sun noon - 4pm Closed Statutory Holidays

Plastic Bags & Over Wrap

Bags for groceries, dry cleaning, bread, salad, frozen vegetable bags, outer bags for diaper, soft drinks, overwrap on mattresses, furniture & electronics

Do Not Include

• Cellophane wrap, stretch or cling wrap • Zipper-lock bags • Bubble wrap • Biodegradable or compostable plastic bags • Plastic shipping envelopes • Garbage bags

Category Four & Five Coloured and White Styrofoam Styrofoam ™

Clean meat trays, foam egg cartons, take out containers, cups & bowls Cushion packaging used to protect electronics Separate coloured styrofoam from white

Do Not Include

330 Westside Rd Monday to Saturday 10-4pm Closed Statutory Holidays 97 Cartier St Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9:00am to 4:30pm Closed Statutory Holidays

Category Three Plastic Bags & Over Wrap


Frozen juice, coffee cans, nuts, chips, baby formula cans Put lids in loose

Hairspray, deodorant, shaving cream, air freshner, food based aerosols Cans must be completely empty

Do Not Include

Frozen Food Packaging

Spiral Wound Paper Cans & Lids

Aerosol Cans & Caps NEW

CSRD Recycling Depots Hours of Operation

Free Christmas Tree Recycling Program


Who: MMBC provides collection for residential recycling. Commercially generated recycling must be handled separately.

Curbside Recycling: Operated by MMBC accepting Category 1 and 2 mixed recyclables in blue bags (no sorting required).

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Cardboard & Boxboard

Clean cardboard boxes, pizza boxes etc. Cereal box-type cardboard

Do Not Include

• Waxed produce boxes

• Foam peanuts, packing chips or noodles • Blue or pink foam board insulation • Shrink wrap for meats

Paper, Newspaper, Magazines

Newspapers, flyers & inserts White & coloured paper & magazines, catalogues, phone books Paper pet food bags (not foil lined) Shredded paper accepted inside CLEAR plastic bag

Do Not Include

• Carbon paper, used tissue or paper towels, foil gift wrap, ribbons, bows, padded envelopes • Books (please donate)

Category Six • Glass Glass

Clear or coloured non beverage container glass

Do Not Include

• Glasses, dishes, cookware, window glass or mirrors • Ceramics • Take beverage glass back to depot for deposit refund

Visit our website at 781 Marine Park Dr. NE Salmon Arm • PO Box 978 V1E 4P1 • 250-833-5950 Toll Free 1-888-248-2773

At all CSRD landfills and transfer stations December 27 to January 15. Live Christmas Trees, free of tinsel and ornaments may be brought to CSRD sites at no charge during regular hours of operation.

Live Christmas Trees will not be accepted as garbage.

Further details at 250.833.5950

Solid Waste Management Plan The CSRD has been working with a consulting firm to review and update the Solid Waste Management Plan. The Plan is used to guide the CSRD's waste reduction strategies, recycling goals and diversion programs. Part of the review process is consulting the public, which is now complete. An online survey was used for 11 weeks from September to November. 423 respondents completed the survey. In addition, 62 individuals attended 7 open houses from Golden to Scotch Creek. The CSRD is hoping to present to the Board in February the updated Plan.

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The CP Rail Holiday Train



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About 1,000 people, maybe more, came out for the CP Rail Holiday Train stop in Revelstoke on Sunday. The train was an hour late, but people stuck it out in the cold to hear the performances by Tracey Browne and Jim Cuddy. 1. Santa hands out candy canes to reaching hands. 2. Jim Cuddy, one of the lead singers of Blue Rodeo, played a mix of his own songs and Christmas songs. 3. Volunteer firefighters were out serving up hot dogs and hot chocolate prior to the trains arrival. 4. Lots of kids lined up in the front row as they waited for the Holiday Train to arrive. The train showed up about an hour late. ~ Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review



All winter use of portions of Mt. Klotz (see map) in Mount Revelstoke National Park is prohibited. This closure helps ensure mountain caribou are not disturbed or displaced from important wintering habitat.

Tout usage hivernal de certaines parties du Mont Klotz (voir la carte) dans le parc national du MontRevelstoke est interdit. Cette fermeture est en vigueur afin de prévenir les perturbations et les déplacements des caribous de montagnes de leur habitat hivernal important.

Winter recreationists are reminded that entering a closed area in the park is an offence under the Canada National Parks Act, and is punishable on conviction of a fine of up to $200,000.

Entrer dans une zone fermée du parc est interdit par la Loi sur les parcs nationaux du Canada et passible d’une amende allant jusqu’à 200.000$.

For more information visit mountrevelstoke and click on Important Bulletins or call: 250-837-7500.0.

Pour en savoir davantage, visitez le www.pc.gc. ca/montrevelstoke et cliquez sur « Bulletins importants » ou composez le : 250-837-7500.

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Local female artisans making it in Revelstoke

Above and far right: Pottery by Kaitlan Murphy of Jumping Creek Pottery.; Right: Jess Leahey models a sweater by Melanie Parent of Aparent Clothing. Photos contributed

KaitlAn Murphy

Special to the Times Review



During this holiday season and every day of

theseason year, and weevery wishday you uring this holiday of all the best. e year, we wish you all the best.


During thisthis holiday season and every of the year, During holiday season and day every day of we wish Chrisevery Bostock During this holiday season and day of you all year, the best. the we wish you all the best. Financial Advisor the year, Chris we wish you all the best. 101-B 2nd Street East Please join us for refreshments Bostock .

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Several weeks ago six local artisans got together and created an event called Make It Revelstoke. This is a holiday sale to be held at Birch and Lace this Friday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. The idea of this show and sale is to introduce Revelstoke to a group of local artisans who have been busily selling their products across Canada and beyond. This holiday season Make It Revelstoke artisans have been doing Christmas shows from Halifax to Victoria. Revelstoke is now getting a chance to meet and buy gifts from this dynamic and inspiring collective. The work that will be for sale at Make It Revelstoke is as diverse as the backgrounds of the collective itself. Jeweller Kat Cadegan of Kat Cadegan Studios learned her craft through schooling in India, Mexico and Nelson, B.C. Cadegan’s work is a combination of bronze, silver and gold; organic shapes, rich textures and skilled craftsmanship. The vision behind her jewellery is to create heirloom wearable art that reflects nature. On the other end of this spectrum is self-taught photographer Zoya Lynch, who is reaching acclaim far and wide. Lynch's photos are a hands-on reflection of her love and skill of being in the mountains. She is this year’s winner of 2014 Deep Winter Photo Challenge, an invitation only, highly acclaimed mountain photography contest held annually in

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MEN’S NIGHT! Friday, December 19th We will be open until 9pm!

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202 First Street West, Revelstoke • 250.837.2299

Whistler, B.C. Leaving the boundaries of traditional, Make It Revelstoke artisans have been finding new and different ways to sell their goods. I (Kaitlan Murphy), a local potter and carpenter, built an 18X8 foot tiny house that I set up in Sicamous for the summer of 2014. Out of this little boutique I sold my pottery and other locally handcrafted items. Melanie Parent of Aparent Clothing launched her business with the help of online crowd funding on Kickstarter. The funds raised have rocketed Parent’s dream into a line of clothing and accessories. Her fresh ideas in design, quality materials and immaculate craftsmanship have elevated her products in the fashion industry. Back on the home front, Arleigh Garratt’s work can be found in her downtown boutique Garnish. Garratt and her husband moved to Revelstoke from Vancouver in 2009 after she finished a two year program in jewelry craft and design. Living in the mountains not only inspires her jewelry, but is a constant playground for her and her family. If you frequent the Revelstoke Farmer’s market you have seen Trish Hartwick selling her clothing line Love Making Designs. Hartwick has had a busy season selling her clothing in shows across western Canada. She and her partner draw out illustrations and print them onto clothing such as t-shirts, dresses and hoodies. Their work is inspired by the mountains around us. Doors will be open at Birch and Lace at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19. Come by, have a glass of mulled cider and check out these ladies and the work they have been making.

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B.C. urged to end 'shadow system' of substandard foster care New call for government action from children's rep Turpel-Lafond

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B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth has issued yet another stinging rebuke to the province for allowing substandard conditions in 31 cases where youths in care ended up critically harmed or dead. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s latest review of children in care focuses on those with complex medical, psychological or behavioural needs and paints a tragic portrait of a system she says is “in disarray” because of government’s failure to fund an adequate model. “We’re compounding their challenges by isolating them and giving them this kind of substandard treatment,” she told reporters Wednesday. One youth dubbed Dean came from a violent, unstable family and mentally ill mother who considered killing him, according to the new report. He was diagnosed with various behavioural disorders and hospitalized for self-harm before entering government care and being placed in a foster home at age 15. The foster father didn’t want his own kids exposed to Dean so the youth was kept in a separate rental home that the dad staffed with workers he met through Narcotics Anonymous or the local coffee shop, with no criminal record checks conducted. One night worker turned out to be a sex offender who abused the boy, Turpel-Lafond said, calling it an example of a “shadow system of care” where kids who need the most attention are cast aside. “When we put the neediest kids in these ad hoc group homes that are oneoffs where someone can hire someone from the Starbucks lineup or from their Narcotics Anonymous group to care for a child, that’s not good care.” It’s particularly troubling the province knew of that care plan and agreed to it, Turpel-Lafond added. Of the cases reviewed, seven children were sexually assaulted, eight were physically assaulted, while others were suicidal, had drug overdoses or self-inflicted injuries. Two died. She noted the Ministry of Children and Family Development continues to use hotels in all regions of the province to house some children in care who have not been placed elsewhere. “You basically go to sleep in a hotel with one worker and wake up with another worker,” said Turpel-Lafond, who wants the province to disclose each time hotels are used. “Sometimes the kids sleep overnight in the after hours office [of the ministry], which isn’t even as good as a hotel – they’re sleeping in an office.”


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Her chief recommendation is the province stop putting children with complex needs in inappropriate placements and that new residential services be created that aim for a loving family-style environment, not institutionalization. Letting at-risk kids drift toward poverty, homelessness, jail, abuse and untreated mental illness is much more costly than a comprehensive, fully funded and properly supported residential care system, she said. She’s also urging a hybrid approach of shared guardianship that lets parents and other family continue to participate in the upbringing of a child who must be in government care. Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux issued a statement saying the review doesn’t reflect her ministry’s latest improvements, including the new sixbed Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre in Burnaby. Cadieux called Turpel-Lafond’s proposed three-month timeline for action “unrealistic” because the ministry is tackling other priorities, including the hiring of 200 more front-line child protection staff. Turpel-Lafond said the government has had adequate time to act – it’s been nearly two years since she issued similar recommendations after an 11-year-old boy with complex needs was tasered by police. “I’m certainly not happy that I continue to see children in this state,” she said. “They need to get on this.” Of B.C.’s nearly 9,000 children and teens in care, 1,300 have complex needs and nearly 900 of them are in contracted placements that often have inadequate oversight.



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Clockwise from opposite top: Fir beams adorn the dining room; A commanding view of the Kinbasket reservoir from up above the Mica Dam; The raw log interior is complemented with locally-quarried rocks and custom metal lamps & fixtures; the bar features shuffleboard overlooking a commanding lake view; the Mica lodge pictured at night. Photos by Keri Knapp for Mica Heliskiing

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

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

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A sneak peak at Land of Thundering Snow New online exhibit curated by the Revelstoke Museum & Archives will show the history of avalanches in Canada. IMogen whale

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The room is packed. It’s brown bag Wednesday at the Revelstoke Museum and Archives, hosted by curator Cathy English, and today is special. Dr. John Woods, lead researcher and writer, is giving the audience a sneak peak of “Land of Thundering Snow,” a project that has been in the works since 2012. It was during the 100th commemoration of the horrific 1910 slide which killed 58 railway workers, that English noted the extensive avalanche material available in Revelstoke and how inaccessible it was to the general public. “There is no one book about avalanche history and safety in Canada,” Woods says. In a bid to fill this gap, English applied for, and received, a grant from the Canadian Heritage Information Network to create a virtual, comprehensive avalanche exhibit for the Canadian Virtual Museum, via an easily accessible website. Parks Canada, Avalanche Canada, Revelstoke Railway Museum and the Okanagan College came on board as partners and the project was overseen by the Canadian Museum of History and was managed by the Revelstoke Museum

and Archives. The website “Land of Thundering Snow” is now under final review with plans to launch on March 4, 2015. This special preview at the Museum showcases a site that is clean, functional, well laid out and eye pleasing. Woods leads the audience on a virtual tour of the site. The landing page allows the end user to choose either French for English. The site is built to run on all operating systems and Internet browsers and is tablet (though not mobile) compatible. There are six major sections for people to explore: 1) Lessons from the Past, 2) Anatomy of an Avalanche, 3) Battling Avalanches, 4) Staying Safe, 5) A Natural part of Mountain Life, and 6) Only the Beginning. There are 23 videos embedded in the site as well as teacher resources and lesson plans for grades 4-12. Most interesting of all is the interactive Google Earth map. Across the map, every known fatal avalanche from 1782 onwards (there are more than 400 incidents documenting more than 800 fatalities) is pinpointed. The map can be zoomed to street view and each pinpoint can be clicked, giving information including the date, number

John Woods and Cathy English at a talking previewing the Land of Thundering Snow exhibit that is set to open in March. Imogen Whale/Special to the Revelstoke Times Review

of fatalities, location, and category (recreation, transportation, etcetera). There are several case studies with additional information including news videos. The map shows avalanches in places one may not expect, including Quebec City (snow from an escarpment) and Newfoundland (snow from a cliff). Two episodes not in Canada but important to Canadian history are included; one being the 1910 super storm where viewers can track all 10 days of the

storm through the United States and into Canada — a storm responsible for 180 fatalities across the Pacific Northwest including Canada’s largest fatal avalanche in Rogers Pass on March 4, 1910). The virtual exhibit is timely for those interested in avalanches or living and travelling though avalanche areas. “If people take one thing away from it,” Woods says. “I hope it’s humility. Yes, many of those avalanches there was no escaping, but there were many with

warning signs before the accident.” Woods and English also hope to receive feedback. “There may be incidents not in the records we had access to,” Woods says. This exciting new resource provides information about every aspect of avalanches from causation and creation to ecological impacts (fun fact, avalanche paths are, in the summer, prime grizzly habitat) and is a welcome addition of accessible avalanche information for the public around the world.

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Local mill Take to Heart hits it big with giant fir trees Lindsay Macphee

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Revelstoke's own, Keith Starling, and his team up at Take to Heart Specialty Wood Products, have something to be proud of these days. The team has begun milling up two 49-foot logs from an old growth fir tree cut from Louisiana Pacific tenure up the French Creek. Ranging from three feet to over five feet in diameter, the grand old fir is one of the most spectacular pieces that Starling has ever worked with. Working in sections, mill staff, including Henning Schipper, Donnie Frederickson, and Marcy Prunkle, have been working with Starling to cut large, three-inch slabs for dining and board room tables; effectively flaunting the logs tapers, tight grain, and exquisite pink and purple hues. Having more than 20 years experience processing wood, Starling has honed his skill of reading wood to devise impressive ways to display the beauty of nature's artistry. The large diameter required a few equipment adjustments, including retrofitting their saw with a longer, 84-inch bar, to accommodate the flared end of one section, and sampling different chain ideas to achieve a cleaner cut. Starling understands the environmental impact of old growth logging and agrees that there

The Take to Heart team, from left: Donnie Frederickson, Keith and Jeanette Starling, Jenna and Keenan, Marcy Prunkle, and Henning Schipper. Missing is Richard Faucett. Lindsay MacPhee/Special to the Revelstoke Times Review

should be respect and conservation for these areas. However, his role in industry allows him to rescue wood that would be under-utilized, destined for pulp and paper mills, or burned and wasted entirely. Instead, he uses them to create valuable, unique and functional pieces.

He sees it as creating something that's "...going to last for generations. It's going to be used — not behind someone's wall for studs and never be seen again. Let's treat it with respect." Starling is working to obtain location coordinates for the old fir

in order to tag each slab, enriching the connection between the consumer and the once living. The company has also begun to collect wood that floats behind the Revelstoke dam; the driftwood that hits the barricades gets pulled up on shore and burnt. However Star-

ling has been salvaging some of these pieces for use in furniture and home packages. The Take to Heart team has also contributed to the green building movement by developing solidwood wall panels assembled with wooden screws. The structural design received an Honorable Mention at the 2013 Wood WORKS! BC, Wood Design Awards, and was used in a Revelstoke home; the result being a highly-efficient building with minimal environmental impact. Further designs are in the works with the help of Schipper, an architect, from Germany. The mill is committed to using all of the components of harvested wood, including collecting and composting their woodchips and sawdust, using them in their onsite garden which they intend to grow by one-third every year. Their abundance is shared with the community and given to people in need. Proud of the team he has built, and excited by their individual strengths and contributions to the growth of the business, Starling feels blessed to have been given the opportunity, with the resources he has, to provide opportunities for his team and artists alike. "To create and to watch them flourish, when they don't even see it in themselves..." is another level of reward, he says.

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Last weekend, members of the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Team hit the start line at the Rossland NorAm/Kootenay Cup for their first major event of the 201415 season. The NorAm circuit is Canada's premiere domestic race series, drawing athletes from several provinces, territories and states. Warm and wet weather forced organizers to change venues from

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the Blackjack cross country trails to the higher elevation biathlon trailhead. Volunteers spent endless hours shovelling snow onto the trail to ensure proper coverage. A timely drop in temperature on Friday evening allowed for the tracks to be set and gave way to a fast, icy race course for the weekend. Several pieces of equipment fell victim to the technical descents, including the skis of Revelstoke's own Emily Suchy, however all skiers came away

with their fair share of stories and zero injuries. The event was originally intended to be a a freestyle sprint race and interval start classic race, however the marginal conditions prompted a change to back-toback interval start classic races. Nine Revelstoke Nordic skiers participated at the event, posting several top five placings: Saturday: 1st - Simon Blackie, Midget Boys 1.6km 3rd - Beth Granstrom, Juvenile Girls 3.75km 4th - Alana Brittin, Juvenile Girls 3.75km 4th - Miika Park, Midget Girls 1.6km Sunday: 2nd - Beth Granstrom, Juvenile Girls 7.5km 3rd - Simon Blackie, Midget Boys 3.75km 4th - Alana Brittin, Juvenile Girls 7.5km 4th - Jaclyn Elliott, Bantam Girls 2.5km Skiers will enjoy a week of rest and local training heading into the holiday season. They will then jump into the race season beginning with an Okanagan Cup in Salmon Arm on December 27–28.

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Dom Unterberger, Mitch Smith lead Revelstoke Ski Club early on Mary Clayton Revelstoke Ski Club

The ski race season has started strong for the Revelstoke Ski Club. An early-season FIS race at Mt Norquay, Alberta saw Revelstoke’s own Dominic Unterberger on top of the podium for the slalom competition. Domenic is in his third season with the BC Team and continues to be an inspiration for the younger athletes of the Revelstoke Ski Club. Another proud moment at that same slalom race saw Revelstoke’s Mitch Smith coming in second among the U18 skiers and 12th overall. This was a significant result for Mitch, as he was racing against athletes from four provincial teams – B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Quebec – as well as skiers from the U.S. and New Zealand. Due to the strength and success of the FIS team under Coach Gregor Druzina, three athletes from the Vernon Ski Club have joined the Revelstoke team for the season. “It’s a strong testament to what we’ve been building here in Revelstoke,” said Coach Druzina. “We’ve got some momentum and I hope we can continue to build a strong and successful team.”

Mitch Smith stands in second place on the podium after a strong slalom race at Mt. Norquay, Alta. Contributed by Richard Smith

For the younger skiers, the weekend of Dec 13–14 was the inaugural race of the new Teck Open series, held at Sun Peaks. This series will bring together U16–U21 athletes from across the province, rather than just their particular zones. For Revelstoke’s two U16 racers, Alexis Welch and Bergen Schmidt, the weekend provided an opportunity to race against a very competitive field. Head Coach Ned Lazarevic was very pleased with how the two girls skied, noting they gained confidence and improved with each

race. As always, our club is grateful for the support from Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Looking at the season ahead, the Revelstoke club is hosting two races that will be a special focus for our athletes. March 6 – 7 will be the Okanagan Zone final for skiers under 12. March 19–22, Revelstoke will host the Can-Ams for U14 skiers, which means the best 12and 13-year-old skiers from four western provinces and the western states will converge on RMR for four days of amazing ski racing.

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Come and join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ by revisiting the Christmas story, singing carols, and have a children’s time. An offering will be received and any gift of $10.00 or more, with a name and address, will receive a tax receipt. Envelopes will be available at the door.

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THANK YOU Revelstoke Community Band would like to thank the following for their donations that made our raffle such a success:

Best Western Plus Revelstoke Coast Hillcrest Hotel Conversations Coffee House Last Drop Pub at Powder Springs Inn Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre Revelstoke Florist Work & Play Clothing The Nickelodeon Museum Bette's Underthings & Clothing Pharmasave Tim Hortons Selkirk Graphics Trevor English - Red Apple Stores Grizzly Books & Serendipity Big Mountain Kitchen J. E. Baker - local author Thanks also to the many supporters who bought raffle tickets and attended our concert 'Seasonal Sounds 2014' We enjoyed entertaining all of you!

Ryan Hozjan bowls over a Kamloops player during the Grizzlies’ 5–0 loss to the Storm last Tuesday, Dec. 9. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

Grizzlies losing streak hits five Alex Cooper

The Revelstoke Grizzlies remain winless in December after losing twice to the Kamloops Storm last week. The Storm blew into town last Tuesday, Dec. 9, and took advantage of a red hot power play to beat the Grizzlies 5-0. Kamloops scored four times on eight power play opportunities and outshot Revelstoke 50-20 in the win. Carter Huber was in the box when Alexander Buchanan put Kamloops on the scoresheet at 13:19 of the first period. The Storm would add two more goals in the second, getting a second power play goal from Addison Bazian, followed by an

even-strength marker from Ian Chrystal. Kamloops would add to their lead in the third, getting power play goals from Ryan Keis and Mitch Friesen to cement the win. Michael Lenko made 45 saves in a losing cause for Revelstoke. On Friday, Revelstoke jumped in the bus and headed west down the Trans-Canada for a rematch against Kamloops. The Storm jumped out to an early lead, getting a goal from Friesen only 23 seconds into the game. Zach Paxman would tie the game before the end of the first period, with assists to Tyler Chavez Leech and Steve Fiust. The second period was scoreless but Kamloops took control of the game early

in the third. Chrystal put the Storm ahead 2-1 93 seconds into the frame and Kamloops would outshoot Revelstoke 17–3 in the period to cruise to a 2-1 win. With the losing streak, Revelstoke has fallen into last place in the Doug Birks division, five points back of the fourthplace Chase Heat but with two games in hand. The team plays a home-and-home against the 100 Mile House Wranglers this weekend. On Friday the teams face off in Revelstoke and on Saturday the teams are in 100 Mile for the last game before the players head home for the holidays. The Wranglers currently sit six points ahead of the Grizzlies in the standings.

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Three Revelstoke dirt bikers reached the podium in the Canadian Arenacross series this fall. The Future West Canadian Arenacross Championship is an eight-round indoor motocross series that finished in Chilliwack the weekend of Dec. 5–6 and also included races in Armstrong and Cloverdale. Leading the way for the Revelstoke contingent was Skyller Archer, who finished first overall in the open intermediate class and first overall in the youth class. Devin Archer finished third overall in the beginner class and Seth Chevrier was second overall in the 85cc (12–15) class and fifth overall in the supermini class. For full results visit

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The family of Bill Belton would like to thank the Revelstoke community for all their support during Bill’s illness and passing. Thank you to all our family and friends - near and far for all the visits, cards,food, flowers and warm wishes. A special thanks to Gary and Chrissie Sulz, Father Aaron de Dios, the Ladies of St. Francis Church and the staff at Queen Victoria Hospital for making this difficult time a little easier.


The family of Doris Knight would like to thank so many people for the loving, constant friendship and care given to her. Maxine Brown - 14 years of loyal friendship, Reg Knull - making Monday special, Susan T., Susan M. and Donna K. for always being available to help, sing and provide food, home care workers - for their untiring kindness, friends who provided refreshments - well done - and Dr. Leslie for home visits and exceptional care. The list is endless!

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Obituaries Beverley Joan McMahon Beverley Joan McMahon passed away at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Vernon on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the age of 77 years. There will be no formal funeral service by Bev’s own request.

Bev was born in New Westminster, B.C. on September 29, 1937. She had lived in Revelstoke for many years prior to her move to Vernon about 10 years ago. She loved to play games on her computer and in her younger years was an avid Bingo player.

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Bev was predeceased by two brothers, Ken and Jimmy Canning and by her husband, Tosh. She is survived by four children: Paul Kreschuk of Abbotsford, Pauline Kreschuk of the Lower Mainland, Kit Kreschuk of Kelowna and Ken Kreschuk of Abbotsford; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister Linda (Terry) Brunt of Vancouver Island; three brothers: Bob Canning and Art Canning of Agassiz and Wayne (Linda) Canning of Surrey, numerous nieces & nephews; as well as her two dogs: Peppy and Spike. Cremation arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.

Career Opportunities COLUMBIA Diesel, GOLDEN, BC to start immediately a fulltime position for a SERVICE WRITER / PARTS PERSON. Competitive wages with benefit package. Successful candidate will possess great customer service skills and have a mechanical background or understanding, be versatile and a team player. Experience will be an asset. Only applicants being interviewed for the position will be contacted. Send your resume & cover letter by fax to 250-344-6622 or email to

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking SALMON Arm logging company looking for fulltime contract logging trucks, or drivers. Steady year round haul, home every night. Drivers must have bush experience. Please email or call 778-489-0118 daytime only.

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CONDUCTORS REVELSTOKE & KAMLOOPS Revelstoke - Requisition # 36346 Kamloops - Requisition # 36347 Tired of the same old thing? At CP you can be part of something historic. You have a chance to make a difference, to see Canada, and build a future. CP is one of Canada’s most iconic companies. We move the goods that keep the world turning, and we’re on our way to doing it better than anyone else. To get there, CP is looking for some adaptable, hard-working, safety-conscious, and results-driven people to join our force of conductors. You don’t need: Railroading experience Connections You do need: Great attitude Willingness to learn To work in and around Revelstoke/ Kamloops Competition closes on December 31, 2014 For additional information on Canadian Pacific and this career opportunity, visit us online at Only those candidates contacted will be considered. All communication will be directed to the email address you use on your online application form. The journey has begun but is far from over.

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Revelstoke Skaters in their finest for West Kelowna competition. Back row, from left: Alexis Larsen, Megan Cottingham, Jacqueline Cottingham, and Jaimie Reynolds. Middle row, from left: Makenna Howe, Andie Reynolds, Samantha Veninsky, Karlie Beattie, Lauryn Kline, Alexandra Robertson and Cassidy Legebokow. Front row, from left: Ryan Howe, Zach Veninsky, Jackie Bracken and Rhenna Secord. Missing is Sophie Dorrius. Jennifer Walker-Larsen/Revelstoke Skating Club


















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their goals.” A total of 13 senior, intermediate, and primary skaters from Revelstoke competed during the three-day event in West Kelowna that wrapped up on November 30, 2014. “More and more of our Revelstoke skaters are participating in competitions.” said Greschner. “This is the largest group of skaters from Revelstoke that have ever competed in an event, showing that even small communities can successfully develop young skaters.” This year the Revelstoke Skating Club has continued to expand

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Revelstoke figure skaters showcased their skills in the recent Okanagan Interclub Figure Skating Competition. The skaters won a total of nine medals in ranked events and delivered one gold, five silver, and two bronze-rated performances during assessed events. “All our skaters worked very hard to prepare for this competition,” said Head Coach Nina Greschner. “I am very proud of them for their dedication and hard work that allowed them to reach

and improve its programs for both young and adult skaters with the help of a strong coaching staff under the guidance of head coach Nina Greschner. The club offers Skate Canada Pre-Canskate and Canskate plus development programs for junior, intermediate, senior and adult skaters that run September through March. The club also offers a Powerskate program that builds strong skating skills for all skaters. The Powerskate Program is accepting new registrations for the January session. For more information contact Shawn Bracken at 837-9373.

Merry Christmas Happy New Year for 2015

Happy Holidays from the Revelstoke Judo Club

Thanks to our current and historic supporters: Your Revelstoke McDonald’s wishes you and yours the best of the Holiday Season.

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