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Cover images and design by Rob Buchanan: Clockwise from top right: 1. Fall (Oil on Canvas), 2. Embracing Winter (B/W Photograph), 3. Major Rogers 2014 (spray paint/stencil on board), 4. Downie Peak (B/W Photograph), 5. Breeches of Miss Conduct (Steel Sculpture), 6. Snowflake Wine Festival (Graphic Design)


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judgments.” His cartoons have certainly done this, however it can also be seen in his pictures and sculptures. On a trip to Turkey he wrote down all the rules he had been taught about composition of photos. Then for the rest of the trip he strived to break every rule. Another strategy he has developed is to “take” photos without looking through the viewfinder in order to give a different perspective. Rob has had an ongoing project for many years that involves salvaging dump sites around the world for old bike seats and handlebars and recreating Picasso’s famous 1942 sculpture “Bull’s Head.” He then photographs the sculptures in these new landscapes. Death Valley, Moab, the Himalayas and the Arctic barren lands are just a few places these sculptures have been fashioned. Yet despite the ambiguity Rob wants to create he is deliberate about the finished product. He knows what his creation will look like before he starts and strives to make the viewer think, laugh and perhaps even cry through his work. Rob continues to leave his mark. He comments, “In Revelstoke the definition of home does not end at personal property lines. They extend into our landscapes to Mount Begbie, Lake Revelstoke and beyond. I want to contribute to make the definition of our home better.” No question here. Revelstoke is fortunate to have our own “Renaissance” man whose creativity and emotionally moving creations help us be a better home and community. r

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rich history of explorers, railroaders, ski jumpers and mountaineers to our beautiful and varied landscape. This has been captured well in his numerous projects with Parks Canada. His design of the Breeches of Miss Conduct has immortalized the trail breaking female mountaineer, Georgina Englehard, who chose to wear pants when doing so was an unheard of social taboo. Thanks to Rob, you too can wear her pants at Rogers Pass Discovery Center. As well, Rob’s pop-up steel creations of railroad by Rory Luxmoore workers can be seen at the Memory Garden in Rogers Pass, which recognizes the triumphs and tragedies of f Revelstoke is a canvas then Rob the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Buchanan’s brush strokes are all over it. Trans-Canada Highway. The sternwheeler exhibit in Whether you are flipping through the local front of the Revelstoke Community Centre is another paper, visiting one of our parks, relaxing in front of of Rob’s creations and brings us back to a time before the community centre or dropping in at a friend’s roads came to Revelstoke. place, Rob’s creations are part of our cultural landIn the near future you will be able to feel what it scape. In fact, it is difficult to escape his reaches. would be like to fly through the air like a ski jumper. Rob is an award-winning artist, designer, editor- The Nels Nelsen Historic Area in Mount Revelstoke ial cartoonist and professional photographer who calls National Park will sport a pair of Nels’ knickers and Revelstoke home, yet his canvas stretches beyond the skis, hammered from steel and perched high above mountains of Revelstoke. His work has graced the the town waiting for curious visitors to experience for pages of National Geographic and the Vancouver themselves the incredible sights and feelings that beProvince newspaper. His images have even been held our ski jumping legends. blasted across the Jumbotron in New York’s Time Perhaps you know Rob best through his editorial Square. Fortunately for us, his feet are firmly planted cartoons in the Revelstoke Times Review where he in Revelstoke with its rich history, stunning scenery has been chronicling life in Revelstoke for 20 years. and dynamic culture providing a creative backdrop Of all the work Rob does he finds cartoons teaches for his multimedia work. him the most. “You take a subject that has no limits," Art is powerful. It moves us and makes us think. he says, "and look into it to find the angle that works.” As Rob says it is the most powerful communication He must be finding the right angles because his cartool we have. It is multilingual and has no borders. toons are cut out and immortalized on bulletin boards He notes the most popular tattoo in the world is the and fridges all over town. Nike swoosh. Rob’s artwork has been “swooshing” Who can forget his cartoon that showed the new Revelstoke and beyond for many years. He began as Village Idiot Pub sign being mistakenly hung in front a young boy in grade 4 in Georgetown, Ontario. Rob of City Hall? Ask any Revelstokian and they’ll tell you remembers having an early love of drawing and dood- their favourite Buchanan cartoon and what a badge ling. His elementary school principal saw a talent and of honour it is to perhaps see yourself as a subject in “commissioned” Rob to do a charcoal drawing of his one of his works. beloved Corvette. In his work, Rob strives for ambiguity. He says, Rob's love and talent for art continued through- “I want to create things that make people take a longout his early years propelling him into photojour- er look and that will leave them to make their own nalism school in 1991. After graduation he quickly started to apply his newly acquired skills freelancing for numerous magazines including Transworld, Snowboarding, Powder, Explore and Patagonia. For 15 years he led an enjoyable, transient lifestyle travelling to the far corners of the world as a professional photographer. Sixteen years ago a door opened for a designer exhibit job with Parks Canada and Rob’s roots started to grow deep into Revelstoke. This job allowed him to use his many skills as a photographer, artist and sculptor to bring Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks to life. He notes the unlimited subject material from our

Ask any Revelstokian and they’ll tell you their favourite Buchanan cartoon and what a badge of honour it is to perhaps see yourself as a subject in one of his works.

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Photos clockwise from top right: 1. Rob Buchanan taken by daughter Aislin (age 8), 2. Chrome sculpture "Flying Without Wings", 3. Glacier Challenge (acrylic on canvas); private collection, 4. Rogers Pass Memory Garden, 5. The Sternwheeler Pavilion, 6. Cartoon from the Revelstoke Times Review, 7. Shimano Pronghorn, Moab, Utah, 8. Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Photos courtesy of Rob Buchanan.


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Forty Fears by Heather Lea My almost-40-year-old self climbing Mount Shuksan in the North Cascades. Photo: Adrian Langford

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y the time 04:18 rolls around on Sept. 25 this year, I’ll be 350,640 hours old. Also known as 14,610 days old. OK you don’t want to do the math. It equals 40 years old and yes I’ve added leap years. That’s a lot of time spent just generally being me; all those years figuring out the who that is me. Which is why it’s surprising I can still surprise myself. Not like jumping out from behind a door ‘surprise’ but when I do something uncharacteristic of ‘me.’ Turning 40 doesn’t really freak me out. I don’t really feel 40 and people tell me I act much (much) younger than my age. Sometimes I still even get ID’d, which does something wonderful for my ego. There is, however, one thing that sucks about getting older: I’m more afraid of things. Climbing, skiing, riding my motorcycle – basically anything I do on a regular basis that also amounts to extreme fun has been forcing questions lately. “What if I fall/ there’s an avalanche/a deer runs in front of my bike?” Then the graphic images take over and, not being a real blood and gore type, I get scared. This cramps my style. I think the medical term we’re looking for here is deadbodymyphobia. This past summer in Washington’s North Cascades, after myself and my climbing partners Tom, Adrian and Dave had down-climbed from the 9131ft summit of Mount Shuksan, I decided to rappel the last 100-plus feet to the trail while the guys opted to down-climb a gulley. Throwing the rope pre-rappel I could see it didn’t quite reach the bottom but figured the last 20 feet could be down-climbed. When my hand came to rest on the knotted ends of my rope at the bottom of the rappel I untied it from my har-

ness and pulled, letting my lifeline snake down the rock and coil messily on the trail. I turned to start down-climbing but found it was harder than it looked from above. Frozen by a sudden sense of terror that crept up so fast it was overwhelming, I became irrationally rooted to the spot for what felt like half an hour. I once asked a mountain guide how one can tell the difference between fear and intuition – two very important distinctions to make in the mountains. “Fear is loud,” he said. “Intuition is subtle.” I pride myself on being a person with good instincts in all areas of my life but my experience on Shuksan has stayed with me. I wanted to learn more about what was messing with my head. It didn’t escape me, after all, that fear might be sharpening its claws in other areas of my life – not just through my activities. During my research, not just one light bulb but a whole movie-star-mirror of bulbs, went off in my head. Fear, I read, reflects past psychological wounds that haven’t healed. I’ve had falls in the mountains and as such am now terrified of falling. Fear is also demeaning, emotionally charged and belittling whereas intuition is subtle, neutral and has a compassionate tone. As my good friend Suzanne says, “Intuition is neither positive or negative for me. Fear is all negative.” My brain’s movie of my body slipping down the rock, catching a ledge, flipping upside-down and breaking my neck was just fear. I knew this. All climbers know fear. But our mission as mountain people is to shush that fear so intuition – that trusty ‘gut feeling’ – can be heard. I wasn’t nailing this. Fear also seems to like excuses. It was telling me I couldn’t down-climb the rock be-

cause I’d been climbing for 15 hours, hadn’t eaten enough and hadn’t been mountaineering for two years. Intuition would have told me I had the skills. I’d climbed around the world and summited a 22,000ft peak without oxygen. I’d rappelled thousands of feet from the ground and led rock-pitches of a more advanced level than average. Knowing intuition points you towards something whereas fear points you away can mean the difference between accomplishing great things in life or simply eking out an existence. Why does anyone do anything that scares them, after all? We wouldn’t get far in life if fear stopped us in our tracks. Naturally, the older you get the more you see, hear and experience, which allows an excuse for the gradual build-up of fear. But if age equals wisdom how then do we stop wisdom from becoming fear? Climbing mountains has kept me young but it took a mountain for me to feel my age. Eventually I got down off the rock on Shuksan that day. Dave had to climb up and map out a series of moves through a traverse I initially rejected but he did get me off the rock. Me and my slightly broken heart. I’d truly seen the difference between myself at 20 and now at 40. Perhaps off-the-couch athleticism doesn’t work when you’re 47 days – or 1128 hours – away from turning...older. Maybe we all get to a point where doing something we love that defines us becomes something that scares us away. I’d hoped to be much older – senile, really – when that happened. But perhaps becoming wizened (aka “schooled on Shuksan”) has given me an opportunity to distinguish fear from intuition so I can keep doing what makes me happy. And happy never gets old. Unlike me. r

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he first thing that caught my attention was the funny hat. Then the oversized gloves that reached all the way to the elbows. The mudroom was strewn with boxes in various states of unpacking, a faint smell of beeswax in the air. The beekeeping supplies had finally arrived. My husband, John, would soon be the proud owner of a honeybee hive. A colony of honeybees is a highly structured, organized society: tens of thousands of female workers, a few thousand male drones and one queen. Unbeknownst to many, we owe much of our food supply to these underappreciated farm workers. They are the backbone of our agricultural system. Without them pollinating our crops, fruit and vegetable yields would drop dramatically. In fact, commercial beekeepers make the bulk of their income not from honey but from pollination contracts. Truckloads of beehives are shipped from one end of the continent to the other bound for farms and orchards. There they take on the important task of pollinating plants and trees that grow our food. In the last decade, a massive decline in honeybee populations has caused serious concern to scientists and beekeepers alike. The main symptoms of what has been dubbed ‘Colony Collapse Disorder’ (CCD) are abandoned hives, empty of workers but still containing a live queen and immature bees. Strangely, no dead bees are found around the hives; they simply disappear. Some blame the varroa mite. This parasite has spread from Asia throughout the world in the last half century. Others believe the problem lies with our modern agricultural practices. Shortly before the onset of CCD, farmers began using systemic pesticides. Biologists have revealed over 150 different chemical residues in bee pollen – a direct result of wide scale industrial agriculture. ‘Honey Joe’ Meuller, a long-time Revelstokian, came from a Swiss beekeeping family and operated Meuller Apiaries from 1977 until 2008. At its peak, Joe’s business had some 200 hives throughout B.C. and Alberta and sold honey to wholesalers such as Bee Maid. Joe would follow the nectar, placing his bee hives where his bees could feed on fireweed, wild raspberry, milkweed and sweet clover. Different flowers lend unique flavours to the honey. Over the years, beekeeping became more challenging for Joe. The bees seemed to have less resistance to pests and disease. “We just couldn’t keep on top of the varroa,” Joe recalls, explaining how the mites doubled the amount of work required to keep healthy hives. Joe agrees pesticides may be responsible for bee deaths but he also suggests large scale beekeeping practices: shipping bees around the continent in the interest of pollination. “Pollination is a stressful business,” he explains. While the bees are in transit they are unable to forage for nectar and are fed sugar water, devoid of

nutrition. Then they are set free to forage on large mono-cultures of one specific crop, often grown from seed coated with systemic pesticides. Dawn Burling and Bill Sanders from Revelstoke agree. They have 17 hives and have been keeping bees for two to three years. A challenge more than a hobby, they are not in it for the money; indeed they do not even sell their honey. “We keep them because they are fascinating creatures. You can learn so much from them,” Dawn explains. Recently she met her first queen bee. It was bigger than all the rest. And a little shy. The queen doesn’t get out much. In fact, she has one wild fling – a mating flight – then spends her life in the hive laying eggs – up to 2,000 per day. Bill and Dawn have lost a few hives to the varroa mite and poor weather but agree that part of what causes CCD may be attributed to weak, stressed bees feeding on mono-crops and travelling so much. “If you are stressed, you get sick,” Bill says. As for John’s bees, their summer was spent foraging for nectar in the area and hopefully pollinating the plants in his large garden. The hive keeps growing taller as he adds more boxes to accommodate all the honey – over 100 pounds so far. It is likely he may not take any out this year; the bees may need it to survive our long, lean winter. That is why bees work so hard to make honey in the first place. It is their food source. Following protests by French beekeepers, systemic pesticides have been banned in the European Union to protect honeybees. North America has adopted an ‘innocent until proven guilty’ approach to their use. It remains unclear whether one or a combination of factors is responsible for the plight of the honeybee and the debate rages on. In the meantime you can do your part: grow flowers and support your local organic farmer. r

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think my scoby is dead,” I stated to my husband, who was watching my latest culinary experiment with mild curiosity. I peered sceptically at the jar of amber liquid that had taken up residence on my counter. “Nothing is happening.” An acronym for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, the scoby is the mother of all kombucha tea. The irony that my first batch was brewing not far from my anti-bacterial dish soap was not lost on me. In an age where we wage war on all germs and bacteria, it seemed a little counter-intuitive. Here I was purposely cultivating a colony of bacteria and yeast on my kitchen counter with the intention of drinking it. Before pro-biotics there was fermented food. An effective preservation method before refrigeration, bacteria would convert sugar into lactic acid, which works as a preservative. And surprisingly, our bodies welcomed these invisible, ill-reputed guests. Of late, it seems our war on bacteria may be somewhat misguided. Our bodies are host to hundreds of bacterial species; on our skin, our tongues and in the coil of our intestines. This ‘internal ecosystem’ plays a key role in keeping us healthy by crowding out bad bacteria, protecting against infection and nurturing our intestinal lining. It is a symbiotic relationship between ourselves and a host of microbes that in modern times, we fail to appreciate or nurture at all. Here in the Western world we typically have a lower biodiversity of microbes in our guts than in less-developed countries. Whether this is due to overuse of antibiotics

in health care and farming, mass consumption of sterile processed food or simply less exposure to bacteria in general remains up for debate. But scientists are finding correlations between insufficient gut flora with the staggeringly high rates of obesity and chronic disease in the West. Confounded by a complex carbohydrate found in breast milk infants lack the enzyme to digest, scientists questioned its purpose. Turns out these ‘oligosaccharides’ nourish a specific gut bacterium that keeps the infant healthy. Mother’s milk is not sterile; it feeds baby and all the healthy bacteria that colonize baby’s gut. In-utero, baby’s gut is sterile; it is colonized after birth and many of these important microbes are acquired during the messy business of vaginal delivery. Infants born by c-section have been found to have guts that have not been optimally colonized. Scientists speculate whether this attributes to higher incidences of allergies and weakened immunity. Many cultures have a fermented food that is specific to their culinary heritage. The Germans have sauerkraut made from cabbage that has been fermented. This is achieved by mixing it with salt to draw out the moisture and leaving it to marinate in its own juices and essentially ‘go off’ at a cool room temperature, allowing the friendly bacteria to do their work. Similarly, the Koreans have kimchi. Japanese miso is made from fermented soy beans and grains while tempeh, made from the same ingredients, is Indonesian. In days gone by, all pickles were made by a lacto-

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fermentation process. Today they are washed in a chlorine solution to kill all bacteria and brined in vinegar. Yoghurt is perhaps the only food commonly consumed in the West that contains live bacterial cultures. Kombucha is a lightly effervescent, fermented tea that originated in China over 2,000 years ago. In Revelstoke, mine was still quietly fermenting on my countertop. It began with a scoby, acquired from a friend who had a batch of her own on the go. She found that drinking kombucha helped with digestive issues. But where to get one if one doesn’t have a buddy with a yen for fermented tea? “Oh, there are a few ‘dealers’ in town,” my friend said offhandedly. Curious, indeed! But I digress. A new scoby had formed on the surface of my tea, proof of microbial activity. A gelatinous mass reminiscent of a jellyfish, the thing was none too appetizing to behold. But the tea was refreshing; amber in colour, lightly effervescent, sweet with a slight sour tang. Certain medical websites are full of dire warnings about kombucha, citing lack of medical evidence to support health claims and the possibility of contamination resulting in sickness, so it was with a mild trepidation that I sipped my first glass. But I am happy to report no ill effects and hope my gut is now teeming with friendly microbes helping to ward off sickness by crowding out the bad guys. Now if you will excuse me, I need to go wash my hands. r A jar of kombucha. The cheesecloth allows the scoby to breathe. Photo: Alison Lapshinoff


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Main photo: Holly Colwell (left) and Tennille Barber gettin' some air. Left: Ladies out on the trails near Lake Revelstoke. Centre: clinic session at Glacier House - use that clutch! Right: stellar line-up at one of the first women's nights of the year. Photos courtesy of Revy Riders Facebook page except where indicated.

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here's a movement happening in Revelstoke and if you listen carefully you may just hear it in the distance. Girls have realized how fun it is to ride dirt bikes and they’re gearing up and heading out. Kertis Broza, owner of Infinite Powersports, says, “Dirtbiking in Revelstoke has been growing with rave reviews for the past few years. No surprise, really, given the terrain and trail quality in the area developed by the Revy Riders Dirtbike club.” The club, formed in 2008, has approximately 20 females out there ripping it up and is gaining in numbers and skills. This year, I'm one of those girls. Sure it can be intense at times. For example, you could come off your 250lb machine and land on rocks. Or seemingly simple hills can turn into death defying feats of bravery and strength to climb or descend. But quicker than you think, you’ll be catching air on the track and taking corners in the dirt like you’re on rails. In these moments you really come to appreciate your body armour. From head to toe dirtbikers are covered in padding and protection. It only does so much though so learn some basic riding techniques as soon as possible. Due to the influx of lady rippers wanting to do just this, Eve Northmore sprang into action to organize the First Annual Revy Riders Women’s Dirtbike Rally weekend hosted by Glacier House and Infinite Powersports. This past July there was a turnout of about 20 woahmen ranging in ages from 20 to 60 for everything from beginner to advanced clinics. This personally gave me a new edge. “The big surprise,” says Kertis, “has been the number of ladies that are taking it up and taking off with it. In just a few years there has been at least 20 new local female riders in the area. With such a strong start, I'm really excited to see

how far this will go.” There are some absolutely stellar women who just rip it up out there and then go back to their jobs or families without missing a beat. In fact after getting to know some of these Yahama-mamas, I can say getting out there on the trails and whizzing through the shady forest is so rejuvenating you’ll go back to your life with an exhilaration that carries through. When you're out there – when you’re mid-air or ripping through a sweet turn – whatever’s going on in your life just flies away. It's just you and your steel horse and you're free. This feeling is known as ‘brappy’. This year we've had group sizes up to 11. With a large or small turnout, it’s always a great ride. Learning all you can about what might go wrong (without scaring yourself) helps prepare you. It’s best to go with a buddy for many reasons. Bring a pack with water, snacks, duct tape and zip ties for starters. Dirtbiking is a sport that demands respect but can be extremely rewarding. There are a few really strong riders in our group; one of whom is Eve Northmore. She tells me, "The riding in Revelstoke is some of the best in Canada hands down. We have such an amazing variety of terrain to choose from for people of all skill levels, set amongst a backdrop of our epic mountain range and beautiful lush forest. We also have an absolutely awesome group of girls who push and support each other and who are some of my most favourite people in this town. Really what more could you ask for?” The group is very supportive. If you need help you’ll get it and sometimes it’s just an encouraging word to get you up that hill you didn’t think was possible. You’ve just got to try. Knowing how rad this sport was going to be really hit me in May this year during my first time out with my friend

Tennille. She showed me how she loads and unloads her bike by herself, what to wear and what the bike can do. It seemed we were the only ones out that afternoon but then out of nowhere came another female dirtbiker. She rode up to introduce herself. Lindsay, as it turns out, lives in my neighbourhood. Of course she does – that’s how these things work. We now rip it up together on weekends, girl-power style. Sand, mud, rocks, roots and pure joy flying over it all; you and the bike are one. You see a line and you know you can take it. It’s true throttle therapy. r

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he station was pulsing with humanity. Throngs of people, sweating and disgruntled, pushed insistently in every direction. I needed to procure a ticket and find my train but first there was a more pressing matter: I needed a toilet. The line-up snaked its way along the concrete wall; an organized rainbow of weary women clad in colourful hijab. The stench of sewer hung persistently in the damp air. I wiped away the sweat forming on my brow. Finally I neared the cubicles. A Malaysian woman swathed in layers of cloth sat resolutely in the doorway next to a saucer of change. Was I expected to leave a tip? My turn arrived. I gingerly pushed the door expecting a porcelain throne but staring up at me was simply a dark hole flanked by dirty white foot pads. Not a scrap of toilet paper was in evidence; just a hose and a bucket. My sweatladen brow creased a little as I regarded this perplexing arrangement before gamely loosening my shorts, finding my balance and… Until around 1850 squatting to relieve one’s bowels was the norm. It is, in fact, considered by some to be the healthier way to go. Squatting aligns the rectum and anus vertically while sitting creates a poorly situated kink in the plumbing. The popularity of the porcelain throne in the West is blamed for everything from constipation and hernias to irritable bowel syndrome and even colon cancer. From England, the pedestal toilet caught on quickly as it was brought on the scene around the same time as plumbing. Its use spread throughout the ‘civilized’ world. No more outdoor privies and chamber pots,

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whose contents were carelessly tossed out windows into the open sewer below with a hearty call of “gardyloo,” thought to be a British interpretation of the French “regardez l’eau” or “watch out for the water,” a warning to passersby a servant was about to chuck the contents of the family chamber pot onto the street below. But not everyone was impressed with the evolution of the toilet. To complement one’s new throne, many Britons headed to Harrods of London to pick up a squatting stool, a small bench used to elevate ones feet as they ‘went’ intended to align the body in the correct position; that of the good old-fashioned squat. The problem of where to relieve oneself has been around since humans first trod the earth. In Turkey, Ephesus was once a mighty commercial center. Men would pay to use the grand communal latrines where they would discuss business while, well, doing their business. One visualizes a wall flanked by toga-clad men in comfortable squat positions cheerfully catching up on the latest current events while their waste piles up in pits below. Each would be equipped with a stick, one end bound with fabric for cleaning purposes, raising the important historical question: could this be where the saying “getting the shitty end of the stick” came from? Humans have devised countless clever solutions to the issue of waste disposal, some simple, others ingenious. Today male pub-goers in central London are able to relieve themselves in a sleek, silver open-air urinal that rises out of the sidewalk. When the revelry of the weekend ends however, a push of a button sends this modern

convenience descending into the ground until the next Friday when its services are again required. Midweek, only a large manhole cover gives away its existence. (Images 5-6 above.) Outhouses on stilts above the sea can be seen protruding from Panama’s coast. Accessed via docks or narrow wooden planks, these simple thatch-roofed toilets need no fancy plumbing; waste drops right into the ocean. Nearby, locals cool off in the same water. In Japan, polite custom demands you don toilet slippers and Taiwan boasts toilets so advanced that the use of all their functions requires detailed instruction. (Images 3-4 above.) In contrast, it is common for villagers in rural India to use a nearby lake for defecation as well as drinking, washing and bathing. With a goal of improving global sanitation and breaking the toilet taboo, November 19 has been recognized as World Toilet Day since 2001. A UN recognized event, World Toilet Day aims to draw attention to the 2.5 billion people on earth, who do not have access to a proper toilet and demand government action to improve this deplorable situation. For most of us, the cry of “gardyloo” from above is no longer a worry. Yet for many, open sewers are simply part of life. To learn about the challenges of global sanitation and what is being done to tackle them, check out worldtoiletday.org. In the meantime, if you are travelling overseas in a less developed country, expect the unexpected and be sure to “gardyloo.” r


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ust a few hours’ drive south-west from Revelstoke is the heart of Canadian wine country. Among many global honours, the readers of USA Today recently voted the sunny Okanagnan as the world’s number two wine destination, alongside places such as Portugal, Chile and New Zealand. How lucky we don’t need a plane ticket to sample the wines right at our doorstep. At last count there were somewhere near 200 distinct wineries within the Okanagan region, the majority of which are clustered amongst Osoyoos, Oliver, Penticton and Naramata. With so many wineries offering many varietals and vintages, it can be difficult to know where to begin. So I started with the experts at the British Columbia Wine Information Centre and Vintners Quality Alliance Store in Penticton. With fall upon us, here is a short list of delicious wines in the $20 range. r ‘Bacchus’ from Arrowleaf Cellars $15.95 The Bacchus is an interesting cross of Riesling, Sylvaner and Müller-Thurgau grapes. These varieties have thrived since planting in 1986. This wine is known as the ‘wine before the wine’ as it is a great aperitif and pairs well with tapas or cheeses. Fresh, floral and soft, this off-dry wine will linger with flavours of citrus and grapefruit. ‘2013 Pinot Gris’ from 50th Parallel $17.00 Pinot Gris thrives in the Okanagan as the lakes will often moderate the extreme temperatures. This offer

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ing from the estate winery of 50th Parallel is recommended to be sipped with friends and family in the sunshine. Richly aromatic, the palate will offer up flavours full of citrus stone fruit but finish with an emergence of smoky, spicy notes.

Petit Verdot, the Character is a liquid representation of Hester Creek’s personality. This wine pairs well with red meats and especially game meats. Rich notes of coffee, spice and toasty oak lead to a long peppery finish. Perfect for an autumn day.

‘The Dance’ from CC Jentsch Cellars $17.90 This Rosé is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, a little splash of Malbec and Petit Verdot. Together, these varietals create a rare Bordeaux-style blend that is not as sweet as many Rosés, and carries intense aromas of passion fruit and wild cherry, which are also matched on the palate.

‘Illegal Curve’ from Bartier Brothers Winery $22.90 Although slightly over the 20 dollar mark, this wine deserves an honourable mention. This blend of half Cabernet Franc, Syrah and a little Merlot is full bodied with soft tannins. Bright red fruit aromas delight the palate and match well with hearty stews or barbecue. This 2012 vintage was harvested late after a long, warm and dry autumn giving it plenty of ripeness.

‘Milepost’ from Intersection Winery $18.90 One-hundred per cent Merlot, this wine was harvested at peak ripeness in early November of 2011. This red has very soft tannins but with high flavour profiles and rich berry aromas. Best paired with hearty pastas, red meats or wildfowl. As always, enjoy with friends! ‘Character’ from Hester Estate Creek Winery $19.95 I have to admit, this has always been a personal favourite. A blend of 100 per cent estate grown grapes including Merlot, Syrah, Malbec and

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The Dog Sees God cast venturing into unchartered territory. Photos courtesy of Jason Portas.

Dog Sees God: The Positive Aftermath of Revelstoke’s Most Polarizing Production by Imogen Whale

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og Sees God — Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (DSG) performed in Revelstoke May 16-17 and 20-23, 2014. The play received no small amount of criticism. Members of the cast were threatened and sponsors went so far as to withdraw their support. But the play was performed with pride and its existence forced Revelstoke to come face-to-face with the uncomfortable reality facing many youth today. So what was the big deal? DSG, written by Burt Royal, was based on the characters from the popular Charles Shultz's Peanuts comic strip. Only there was a twist. The play brought suicide, abuse, homophobia and general teenage anger to the forefront in Revelstoke. The character of Charlie Brown was written as an angst-ridden youth whose dog had just died of rabies. The rest of the characters wove through the gamut of teenage behaviours from drug use to bulimia as they tried to discover who they were. Boasting a cast of youth actors and challenging material, the production, put on by the Revelstoke Theatre Company (RTC), reverberated throughout the community, shed light on taboo subjects and forced Revelstokian’s to take note. The current social stigma around suicide and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) community convinced Hailey Christie-Hoyle to play Patty, one of two insecure but cruel high school queen bees in DSG. “Society is changing,” she says, “and I think DSG was a step to helping Revelstoke get there.” Benjamin Menzies, who played the verbally and physically bullied, friendless, gay and gifted Beethoven who ultimately takes his own life, found the part to be ‘alien’. “Not just because of [Beethoven’s] sexuality but

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also in the way he deals with situations. To be honest, I never really felt like I understood the character until the final performance.” But Ben must have played his character well as during a particular scene where Beethoven’s fingers are brutally broken, several members of the cast and crew broke down themselves. Felicia Van Leur’s character Sally spent the play searching for an identity. “I’m still figuring out what I want to be. I think a lot of us are. Sally [was] an amplified version of us.” Hailey initially found being cast as a bully daunting. “I was so excited but worried. I didn't want it to be one-dimensional.” Fortunately Anna Fin, one of DSG’s three directors, helped Hailey find her character’s vulnerability. A play David Rooney of The Revelstoke Current noted as “easily one of the most controversial plays performed by the RTC in the last decade,” DSG came with a unique set of challenges. Certain RTC members were openly criticized for tackling a play with such content matter. Some sponsors even withdrew their support from the production. Shockingly, one person in the production received threatening phone calls and e-mails from disturbed individuals rallying against the homosexuality addressed in DSG. These threats were kept quiet from the cast in an effort not to frighten them and had stopped by the time DSG went to live performance. “We pressed on and faced the challenge,” says Martin Ralph, another of DSG’s directors. “In the end the cast and crew felt this play was a life-changing experience because we chose to live it just as one might live life.” “Some people struggled with the language rath-

er than the suicide or homosexuality,” the third of DSG’s directors, Darren McKay adds, “but most people [who came to see the play] embraced DSG.” Hailey, Ben, Anna, Martin and Darren all found the play to be an overwhelmingly positive and emotional journey. “You spend so much time with these people,” Hailey explains, “and it’s all such a bonding experience.” Ben found theatre is “more than one night’s entertainment.” Months after the performance, he is still getting comments. “I have people coming up to me at work or on the street saying, ‘You were the one in that play I saw! It was fantastic!’ Then we get into a conversation about what happened. The fact that they remember after so long makes the wait well worth it.” Samantha Robert saw DSG and it helped to solidify an idea that had long been on her mind. She has since opened a Safe Space at Castle Joe Books that meets every fourth Thursday. “It's a place to hang out,” she explains. “Allies, those who are supportive of the LGBTQ community, as well as anyone who identifies within it, are welcome.” “DSG tells us that no matter what we are going through,” director Martin Ralph says, “no matter how complicated and difficult the road ahead of us is to travel, that we are loved, valuable, special and unique and that life without each and every one of us would be somehow... less.” After struggling to gain traction with an audience, the production ended up with rave reviews, holding six performances and seeing two sold-out shows with people being turned away at the door. Dog Sees God — Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, a production cast and crew found to be an overwhelmingly positive experience with an ultimately positive message, took a time to win Revelstoke over. r


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Internment Camp on Mount Revelstoke: World War I

by Cathy English

Internees and guards at Mount Revelstoke Internment Camp circa 1914. Photo courtesy of Revelstoke Museum and Archives.

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ost people are aware that Japanese civilians interned in camps during World War II were perceived as a potential threat. History has come to recognize this as unjust treatment of an entire group of people based on race. Fewer people are aware, however, that there was also an internment operation during World War I and that many of those interned were civilians of Ukrainian and Eastern European background. Britain entered into war against Germany and the Austro-Hungarian empire on August 4, 1914 and Canada, as part of the British dominion, also entered into the war. The government of Canada passed the War Measures Act on August 22, 1914, which led to the creation of Canada’s first internment operations. Between 1914 to 1920, 8,579 people were incarcerated but only 3,138 of them were Germans or Austrians who were classified as Prisoners of War (POW). The remaining 5,441 were civilians, most of them from the Ukraine and other Eastern European countries. At the time those countries were part of the AustroHungarian empire. Those interned were guilty of nothing other than having passports linking them to the enemy power. Under the terms of the War Measures Act, all enemy aliens within 20 miles of offices were to register and report to local authorities each month. This act also gave Canadian authorities the power to detain unemployed or destitute workers from Austria-Hungary and send them to distant work camps. Over the course of the internment program, 24 camps were established across Canada, many of them in National Parks, where the civilian internees were expected to work six days a week at 25 cents per day. The average wage at that time was $1-$2 per day.

Revelstoke City Council requested the dominion government establish an internment camp here to “relieve labour situation and remove menace,” as the headline of an article in the May 29, 1915 issue of the Revelstoke MailHerald phrased it. Alderman McSorley, who proposed the resolution requesting the camp, stated there were about 200 Austrians working close to Revelstoke, while there was much

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unemployment in the community. He felt the government should intern the Germans and Austrians to give “good citizens” a chance to get work. He stated the “Austrians and Germans were a menace to the community.” This attitude was prevalent among the community and dominion leaders of the day. The “Austrians” he referred to, were in fact Ukrainians, who by this time had established a farming community at the base of Mount Cartier. Most of them had no allegiance to the Austro-Hungarian empire and had committed no crime or done anything to hinder the war effort. Revelstoke was granted its internment camp, which was built about 13 km up the Mount Revelstoke Auto Road, under construction at that time. By the end of August, the camp was ready to receive the internees. It consisted of two log bunkhouses 60ft x 25ft, as well as a large mess house, a cook house and a hospital. A wash house was built of canvas on

the lower side of the road for better drainage. A 16ft x 14ft cabin was erected for the Camp Commandant, Captain Rose. On August 27, 1915, 56 men of the 102nd regiment, Rocky Mountain Rangers arrived from Kamloops with a large number of these men from Revelstoke. Arrangements were made to secure provisions from local stores. During the first week of September, 50 men arrived from the internment camp in Vernon then marched from the station to the camp under guard. The newspaper reported the men “had a well-fed appearance.” A week later more men arrived with a total of 200 interned aliens, including two Germans, two Hungarians and the rest Ukrainians. The camp also included 75 guards. The men were to work on the summit road but with snow already falling as the camp opened only about 1.6 km of road was built. The rest of the time was occupied by chopping wood and shovelling snow. By the middle of November the internees were moved to Yoho National Park and the camp was closed. There were plans to reopen it the following year but that never happened. The former internment campsite has now returned to its former state, with little evidence of its presence remaining. The Ukrainian Civil Liberties Association has worked long and hard to have this sad moment in Canadian history made more public and on August 22, 2014, 100 plaques were unveiled across Canada marking the 100th Anniversary of the War Measures Act that led to this unjust incarceration of civilians. Revelstoke Museum and Archives is honoured to have one of the plaques installed in our First World War Exhibit. More information on the First World War Internment program is available at: internmentcanada.ca r

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berta, some 62 years ago. His family is comprised of, well, everyone he’s ever met. Biologically, he had three siblings. One brother remains, Les, with whom he speaks of fondly. Cliff, an enthusiastic antique collector, started his hobby at 17 years old. He would give all his newfound treasures to his mom to hold onto until he was responsible enough to get them back. I ask at what age his mom handed them over. “Around 30,” he says. He now stores antiques until the right person comes along, such as new people to town getting a start or visiting skiers who need a couch for a winter. For 38 years Cliff worked at Downie Mill in Revelstoke, sharing fish he caught and smoked with co-workers before retiring two years ago. Mill life was preceded by brief careers as a baker and mink farm worker. Cliff and Sue married 42 years ago — about how long they’ve lived in Revelstoke — and have three sons. They are proud parents. “This is God’s country: fishing, hunting and meeting people and I love meeting people,” Cliff says. “I’m here ‘til the day I die.” After Cliff tells me a story of missing an out-of-town specialist appointment to help someone stuck on the highway and how long trips often involve multiple “kindness” stops, I ask Sue about being his passenger. “I let him do what he wants because it makes him happy. It bothers Cliff not to help and I want him to be happy.” When I ask Cliff if there is a mantra he lives by, he states with conviction: “A happy wife is a happy life; I believe Sue and I knew each other in another life.” Cliff looks at Sue. “I’ve never met anyone like you in my life.” I can only imagine Sue thinks the same. Cliff and Sue’s stories of kindness are endless. They once picked up

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1-888-689-4699

$$$$

250-837-9337

$$$$

info@mustangbedandbreakfast.com

250-837-2801

$$$$

250-837-5119

$-$$

250-200-0388

$$$$

250-837-2107

$$-$$$$

250-837-4650

$$-$$$$

250-837-4086

$-$$

Ol' Frontier Motel theolfrontier.ca 122 Hwy 23 N.

Yoga/Pilates

Balu Yoga and Wellness

Powder Pillow B&B

Sheri Zebroff RMT and Shendra Kelly RPT Frieda Livesey - Guided Energy Therapy 414 1st St. W. 250-837-3975 baluyoga.com

powderpillow.ca 1103 Pine Ridge Crescent

Helios Rehabilitation & Performance

Repose Massage Therapy and Day Spa

Eatsn'Sips

Mountain Goodness Natural Foods

Revelstoke T'ai Chi - Qi Gong

Bodylogic Therapeutic Massage

Sleeps

Natural Health Products

1605 Victoria Rd. Unit 5 250-837-7171 heliosphysio.com

Regent Hotel regenthotel.ca 112 1st. St. E.

Swiss Chalet Motel swisschaletmotel.com 1101 Victoria Rd. W.

The Cube Hostel cubehostel.ca

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Restaurants/Pubs $ = under $15 $$ = $15 - 25 $$$ = $25 and up

112 Restaurant and Lounge - regenthotel.ca 112 1st. St. E. 250-837-2107

$$$

La Baguette Espresso Bar 607 Victoria Rd. & Garden Ave.

250-837-3755

$-$$

Big Eddy Pub and Liquor Store 2108 Big Eddy Rd.

250-814-0095

$-$$

Main St. Café 317 Mackenzie Ave.

250-837-6888

$

River City Pub - regenthotel.ca 112 1st. St. E. Sangha Bean 111 Connaught Ave.

Conversations Café 205 Mackenzie Ave.

250-837-3035

$

Modern Bake Shop & Café 212 Mackenzie Ave.

250-837-6886

$

Traverse Lounge and Night Club - regenthotel.ca/traverse 312 1st. St. E. 250-837-2107 $-$$

Nomad Food Co. S-$$$ 1601 Victoria Rd.

250-837-4211

$

Woolsey Creek Bistro - woolseycreekbistro.ca 604 2nd. St. W. 250-837-5500

$-$$$

$-$$

Zala's Steak and Pizza Bar - zalasrestaurant.ca 1601 Victoria Rd. 250-837-5555

$$-$$$

Isabella's Ristorante - isabellasristorante.ca 206 Mackensie Ave. 250-837-6743 Kingfisher Restaurant - halcyon-hotsprings.com Hwy 23, Nakusp B.C

1-888-689-4699

Ol' Frontier Restaurant - theolfrontier.ca 250-837-5119

$$-$$$ 122 Hwy 23 N.

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250-837-2107

$$-$$$

250-814-0080

$-$$


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