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Family shocked after man accused of murder walks free ALEX COOPER reporter@revelstoketimesreview.com

For Stacey Thur, it was like Aug. 4 all over again. That day she learned her 20-year-old son Daniel Levesque died following an altercation in a Victoria apartment the night before. Last Friday, a little more than four months later, she learned Joshua Bredo, the man charged with second degree murder in connection with Levesque’s death, was being released from custody after the charges against him were stayed due to lack of evidence. “It saddens me but there’s nothing I can do,” Thur told the Times Review. “It’s completely beyond my control.” Thur was told the news by two detectives from the Victoria police department, who travelled to Revelstoke to speak to her in person. Thur was ready for the long process of a murder trial. The investigators had warned her that it would take a long time. Still, she wasn’t prepared for the news she received. “In my heart I most certainly do not believe it is over, in good ways and in bad,” she said. Victoria police said Bredo could yet be charged again for the crime. “Investigators are continuing the investigation, but (right now) they don’t have enough evidence to keep him in custody,” said spokesperson Const. Mike Russell. Although he hasn’t been convicted for fraud, Joshua Bredo has been at the centre of several alleged frauds that have left many victims in their wake. The news of Bredo’s release also came as a shock to Ron McCully, a man who said he was scammed by Bredo in 2007. “I can’t believe this,” McCully said from his home in Prince

George. McCully was mourning the loss of his son Matthew, who died in Afghanistan, when he first met Bredo (who was then using the alias Josh Baba). Bredo offered to help set up the Matthew McCully Foundation in Matthew’s honour. McCully said Bredo buoyed his spirits when he was depressed. “He was genuine, caring, everything. Just amazing,” McCully said. “He energized me.” Bredo offered to kick start the foundation with $10,000 of his own money and host a $100 per plate dinner. However, McCully was warned by a former mayor of Prince George to be wary of Bredo. A senior RCMP officer told him: “Don’t walk away from Josh Bredo, run.” The gala never happened and McCully was left with several thousand dollars in outstanding bills. McCully said he did not pursue charges against Bredo due to the embarrassment his family faced. He felt they didn’t want to further dishonour their son. “He’s just a nasty individual,” said McCully. In August of 2008, Bredo surfaced in Calgary and pledged $10,000 of his own money to launch an anti-crime initiative called Stand Up Calgary. It was similar to an initiative he attempted to launch in Prince George the year before. Bredo courted media attention for the stunt, even appearing on a TV news piece. In 2009, Bredo was briefly the campaign manager for Calgary mayoral candidate George Dadamo but was fired when Dadamo learned of his history. He was also briefly listed as the communications director for the then fledgling Wild Rose Alliance Party in Alberta. A year later, under the

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name Joshua Chartier, he offered to help Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks secure the Conservative party riding nomination. He soon split after learning Wilks was a former RCMP officer. Bredo left Wilks with the bill for some work he had arranged. He also claimed to be putting on two events for the City of Cranbrook, which led the city to send out warnings to residents notifying them of a scam. “I know he came off as someone that potentially had the ability of making things happen but the fact of the matter is I don’t think he could make much happen,” Wilks told the Revelstoke Times Review in August. Shortly after Levesque’s death,

a member of Bredo’s family, speaking anonymously, told the Prince George Citizen that Bredo had been estranged from his family for years. The family member described him as a “psycho sociopath.” News of Levesque’s death shocked the community and close to 1,000 people attended a celebration of his life at the community centre. He was described as a talented musician and poet, loving son and a great friend who would make people laugh. Stacey Thur said her son considered Bredo a friend. Bredo was Levesque’s boss at the 7/11 store they worked at and they would also socialize together outside of work. “Daniel felt he was very lucky

to have met such a good friend so early on in his move to Victoria,” she said. She said she saw the wounds on Levesque’s body and knows he was assaulted. “There were only two people in that apartment and Daniel didn’t kill himself,” she said. She remains hopeful there will be justice some day. “I just know Daniel deserved better than all of this,” she said. “We will fight until the bitter end to find out what happened that night. I do not believe this is of Daniel’s doing.” With files from the Victoria News and the Kootenay News Advertiser.

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ntil now, it was a world-class resort in the making, but one with an asterisk: a thin layer of construction dust on most surfaces. As I sat down with Rockford Wok Bar and Grill general manager Chris van der Linden at his newly-opened wine bar, Wino, workers put the finishing touches on the third condo/hotel building at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. The city is nearing final signoff on the building, meaning the power tools will soon fall silent. The interior of Wino was designed by Daniel Meloche, a Vancouverbased in-house designer for Northland Properties. It’s a contemporary, upmarket take on the Interior ski lodge. One wall is inspired by the backside of a logging truck; uneven logs jut out into the room. The bar stools and lounge are all black leather. The showpiece bar features aged wooden planks tinged with neon lighting. The centrepiece is a carved wooden elk mount. It’s all tied together with lighting. Custom blinds featuring wildlife scenes blend the bright exterior light with exposed raw bulbs, cabinet lights, LEDs infused in the bar and white antler chandeliers adorned with Christmas bulbs. A faux fireplace display warms the darkened lounge area. The overall effect is upmarket and unique, which is the experience van der Linden is seeking to create. “We wanted something for some of the clientele that are looking for something a little more special that the Rockford can offer,� he says. “Our focus is food over there, more so than the wine. We thought there was a demand for it.� With

Above: The showcase bar at Wino was designed by Chris Maloche. Lighting drives the unique mix of Interior lodge meets upmarket contemporary. Right: Chris van der Linden is the Revelstoke-based general manager of the Rockford Wok Bar Grill and now Wino. Below: The logging truck wall. The main floor of Wino overlooks the more secluded lower level.

owners and guests now moving into the luxury condos above the building, the resort can now say it has a complete high-end experience at its base. The wine menu features 40 wines, 17 of them from B.C. There’s also an off-list selection for clients looking for something very unique. Van der Linden tells me this week clients flew in from San Francisco on a private jet for just one day of skiing, then indulged in the off-list. The food menu features what van der Linden calls “light bites,� although it leans towards the caloric needs of skiers. The ‘Real Deal’ No Bean Chili is $6.50; the Fruit & Cheese Platter is enough for two or

more; $16. Wings, pizzas and other hearty fare are also featured. Comparatively, the prices are slightly higher than similar offerings in town, but not by much. While I was there, the main floor was open, but decorators were putting finishing touches on the lower level. It will be the late night party location, featuring DJs and other musicians. It’s available for private parties. It should be open by the time you read this. All in, the venue can hold about 110 people. Van der Linden says Wino is a one-off. The Revelstoke-based general manager opened and test marketed Rockford Wok Bar Grill here in Revelstoke before expanding to locations in North Vancouver, Van-

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couver, Langley and Prince George. However, Wino will only have the one location in Revelstoke. While there, The Sutton Place Hotel general manager Peter Nielsen dropped in for a bite. Wino helps him complete their luxury brand. They’re now offering receptions for incoming guests, encouraging them to slow down on their arrival and take advantage of the full array of amenities the resort can now offer. Wino will be open for the ski season, but for now it’s not certain what will happen in the summer. Sunday–Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight. Fridays & Saturdays 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Wino is liquorprimary, so no minors allowed.

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Montana Creek drainage continues to draw in and trap inexperienced skiers REVELSTOKE SEARCH & RESCUE HAS TO LIFT OUT SEVEN PEOPLE USING A ROPE AND HELICOPTER IN ONE DAY AARON ORLANDO editor@revelstoketimesreview.com

It’d be comical if it wasn’t tinged with the potential for tragedy. A helicopter carrying a Revelstoke Search & Rescue crew was hovering over the Montana Creek drainage area on Sunday. They were preparing to rescue a cold and wet father and son pair who’d spent most of a day plus a night in the forest. Then the surprise came along. Two other lost skiers made their way to the scene. Rescue us too, they signalled to the hovering helicopter. And they were also hauled up onto the helicopter and whisked off to safety. Revelstoke Search & Rescue manager Buck Corrigan said the week was a busy one: Nov. 30: A female skier got into trouble after she injured her knee while backcountry skiing on ‘The Fingers’ on Mount Macpherson. With the assistance of a friend, she managed to slide down the slope to where searchers could better access her. She was transported to hospital for treatment. Dec. 4: Sunday was a busy one for Revelstoke SAR, rescuing three different groups, totalling seven people lifted by rope from the mountain by helicopter. All of them were removed from the slopes below Revelstoke

Mountain Resort’s southern end, including the Montana Creek drainage and Kokanee Creek drainage. The first party was a father-son pair who got lost after venturing out-of-bounds at RMR on Saturday. They were located after spending the night in the Montana Creek Drainage area. A helicopter carrying a Revelstoke Search & Rescue crew with rope sling rescue equipment were in the process of rescuing the hypothermic pair when two freshly-lost skiers made their way to the scene. They too were plucked from the mountain. Finally, another three skiers were pulled from the Kokanee Creek drainage that day. A group of skiers on a CAT-skiing excursion at RMR failed to heed a guide’s direction to stop at the bottom of a slope. They proceeded onward. The guide managed to catch up with some of the party and send them back up. Two had gone too far. They, along with their guide, had to be rescued. In this file photo from 2010, a skier is rescued by Dec. 5: An Australian skier was Revelstoke Search & Rescue after he was injured while rescued after spending a night in skiing in an area outside of Revelstoke Mountain Resort the bush after she ventured into the boundaries. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review Montana Creek area.

She had been reported missing Monday afternoon. The story was first picked up in Australian media after Joasia Robinson’s exhusband took the story to news media. Robinson was reported lost by a ski partner and spent about 16 hours in the bush. She was not carrying a cell phone, making rescue more problematic. She was eventually hoisted out by helicopter. She was taken to hospital for a check, but she didn’t believe she had any serious injuries.

NOT ENOUGH BEING DONE TO KEEP INEXPERIENCED AWAY FROM MONTANA CREEK In a telephone interview, Corrigan said those who were rescued in the Montana Creek area this week were unprepared; nobody with knowledge of what they were doing would venture there. At lower elevations, snow coverage is about the same as in downtown Revelstoke: just enough to make every move slippery and dangerous. Certainly not sidecountry powder. Corrigan expressed dissatisfaction with the status quo. Scores of people require rescue from the Montana Creek drainage each year. Not enough is being done to prevent people from getting lost there, is Corrigan’s concern.

Two of three Rotary tent slashers sentenced in court ALEX COOPER reporter@revelstoketimesreview.com

Two of the Rotary tent slashers were sentenced in Revelstoke court last week, while the third youth charged in the matter also made an appearance. The two youth had already plead guilty to mischief causing damage greater than $5,000 stemming from a July 28 incident that saw an estimated $16,000 in damage done to six tents owned by the Revelstoke Rotary Club. Last Wednesday, Dec. 7, they were in court for sentencing, two days after they were confronted by members of the Rotary Club in a Restorative Justice Circle.

“By all accounts it went very well,” crown prosecutor Greg Koturbash told the court, referring to the justice circle. “I guess the future will tell if the [youths] were sincere in what they said.” The court was told the youths were up to trouble that night but that they also quickly confessed when confronted by police about what they had done. “It speaks well that both these young men came forth at the first instance,” defence lawyer Chris Johnston said. Judge Edmund de Walle called the youth’s actions “incredibly stupid.” “My hope is you have learned a very good lesson here and you

will not be back before the courts again,” he said. He handed them both 18 months probation with the condition they write an apology to Rotary, write an essay explaining the impact of their actions, abide by a curfew from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., attend school regularly and participate in any activities directed by the youth worker. He also prohibited them from using drugs or alcohol and from carrying a knife. Finally, he ordered they perform 50 hours of community service each. The third youth charged in the matter also appeared in court but he did not make a plea, saying he had been sick lately and was still

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seeking counsel. The youth cannot be identified due to provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

DRUG DEALER RECEIVES HOUSE ARREST A man who plead guilty to selling marijuana and ecstasy received a 10 month conditional sentence, including five months house arrest, in Revelstoke court last Wednesday. Justin M. Strano, originally from Peterborough, Ont., was arrested on Feb. 2, 2010, after a search of his residence uncovered 100 grams of marijuana and 100 capsules of Ecstasy. Ecstasy is a lesser drug but still very serious, Federal prosecutor Nick Vlahos

told the court. He added that Strano did admit responsibility and had no prior criminal record. Strano’s lawyer Melissa Klages said he took up selling drugs while he was unemployed. Since the incident he has started working in the oil fields in Alberta. “He immediately changed his life when he realized the seriousness of those charges and what he had done,” she said, adding that he also reconnected with his estranged family. Judge Edmond de Walle handed down a 10 month conditional sentence, with house arrest for the first five months. Amongst the conditions of the sentence are that Strano avoid drugs and alcohol. De Walle also ordered a 10 year firearm prohibition.

Capsule Comments With John Teed Even bandages are getting into the high-tech world. Australian scientists have woven special heat-sensitive fibres into certain bandages and when the temperature of the wound area rises due to infection, the bandage changes colour to alert caregivers that help is needed. It’s common for younger persons not to worry too much about their blood pressure but as

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Parks puts Klotz Mountain caribou closure into effect also be in effect during that time. The Revelstoke Snowmobile Club has information about the closures, including maps, on its website at www. revelstokesnowmobileclub. com/caribou.php.

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RCMP search for pit bull owners Curbside recycling details and schedule unveiled Times Review staff

Revelstoke RCMP are searching for the owners of three pit bull terriers that were involved in an incident on Saturday, Dec. 10. It happened at about 3:30 p.m. at 3rd Street and Temple Ave. in Southside. An RCMP spokesperson said the three dogs were off leash when they approached a man who was out walk-

ing his American bulldog. The three dogs got into a fight with the bulldog. The dog was not seriously injured in the incident. A couple who are believed to be the owners eventually called the dogs off. The RCMP would like to speak with them, but they don’t have a working description of the couple. The owners are asked to get in touch with the RCMP.

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If you watched last Sunday’s Vanier Cup game between McMaster and Laval universities, you may have noticed ads showcasing Revelstoke’s logo around the stadium and on TSN. The ads were placed by the Jason Roe of Black Tie Properties in partnership with the Revelstoke Accommodation Association. Black Tie Properties is the owner of the upcoming Mountain Springs resort just west of Revelstoke and the ads featured the development and its website prominently. They also featured the RAA. The ads were located along the sidelines, behind the end zones and were displayed on the electronic rims below the stands. Photo contributed

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The City of Revelstoke will start its curbside recycling program on Jan. 3, 2012. City officials have posted up the pick-up schedule, area maps and detailed recycling instructions on their website. Here area few details on the program. For all the details, please see this story online at revelstoketimesreview.com. - Recycling will be every second week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, depending on where you live. - There is no rotation of recycling days due to holidays. - Recycling must be placed in clear blue plastic bags, which are available at local grocery stores. - You are allowed to recycle as many bags as you want each week, provided they are under 22 pounds each. - Glass is not accepted. A city brochure

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says it is a contaminant and a safety hazard for the sorting workers. - The existing bins at the Revelstoke Bottle Depot will remain in operation as is. Residents are encouraged to continue recycling all containers that have deposits there. - Starting Jan. 1,

any material that is recyclable will not be accepted in your garbage bags. - Homes that currently receive curbside garbage pickup are included in the program. Those that don’t are asked to continue recycling as they do now.

The City of Revelstoke will be mailing out instructions and schedules soon. To view them immediately, please visit this story on line at revelstoketimesreview.com and follow the links to the schedule, map and instructions document.

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ackcountry search and rescue incidents always seem to provoke emotional responses, both from people who never venture into the snow and those who spend most of the winter knee deep in it. Armchair critics are quick to criticize and blame anyone who gets themselves in trouble in winter while off the beaten track. They don’t seem to acknowledge that there’s lots of fun and adventure to be had in the outdoors in the winter, and that, yes, sometimes things go wrong. By their definition, risk should be eliminated from life. Some backcountry enthusiasts are quick to fire back. You have little understanding of my lifestyle, they reply. I’ve educated and equipped myself and have done everything in my power to manage risk. I get one shot at life, and being in the backcountry is what keeps my heart beating. Looking at recent incidents involving Revelstoke searches, some clear patterns emerge. There are skier rescues, snowboarder rescues and snowmobiler rescues. Sometimes the cause is injury; other times they get stuck or lost. Some of the incidents are “outof-bounds” while others are backcountry. There is one big piece of the overall rescue pie that we can and should work to reduce: those getting lost in the Montana Creek drainage after leaving the in-bounds ski area at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Searchers tell us the majority of those who become lost in the Montana

E DIT OR I AL Creek drainage are inexperienced. They are not equipped with basic survival and navigation equipment. Sometimes they ignore signs directing them along a cat track back to safety, other times they descend too far. They are not experienced outdoorsmen. In short, they don’t know where they are going. It seems the immediate solution is better signage along the perimeter that leads into the area known as the Montana Creek drainage. Some signage does exist there, but it could be clearer and more prevalent. The signs need to be accessible to those who may not read English. Signage in that part of the mountain could be augmented with more on-mountain education about the recurring incidents there. (There is some educational signage on the mountain currently). After the tragic death of two skiers in an out-of-bounds area below the Ripper chair in early-2010, the resort responded by placing signs in the area expressing the danger of the terrain there. Similar signs would be helpful along the cat track at the bottom of South Bowl and the cat ski terrain. Increased awareness campaigns would also help significantly. Another good idea is more peer-topeer awareness. Whether it’s the sidecountry or the backcountry, if you see newbies doing something dangerous, such as venturing out of bounds without proper avalanche gear, tell them.

Be nice. Help them out. Hey, even spreading the word to a newcomer on the chairlift could help. Backcountry and sidecountry use around Revelstoke has been growing each year. In fact, we market these recreation opportunities and benefit from opportunity the terrain provides both residents and visitors alike. Now’s a good time to redouble efforts to help mitigate risks to the waves of newcomers to the backcountry each year.

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hould we bill those who are rescued? Our view is no. Ski resorts can yank passes for those who violate terms of use. But what about for those lost or injured in the backcountry? We send ambulances to help road incident victims and helicopters to rescue endangered boaters. We expend billions on medical care for preventable lifestyle diseases. We can afford to subsidize volunteer search operations. Not doing so could lead to more tragedies; those who are in trouble may delay making the call for help, leading to a worse outcome. Although other jurisdictions have backcountry insurance systems, do the costs at this point really point to the need for a change? If we can work together to keep the number of rescues manageable, we may never need to consider it.


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Occupy opposes unacceptable face of Capitalism Editor, Re: Occupy Movement ignores the positives of Capitalism, Letters, Dec. 7 Yes, Ray, there are strong objections to Capitalism from the Occupy Movement. But even Maggie Thatcher talked about the unacceptable face of Capitalism. It is certainly not the best system ever developed and it certainly is not working well for the majority. Just look at the recent figures released by the OCED. Countries like Norway with more mixed economies are more successful than USA or Canada in creating wealth and distributing that wealth more equally. However, the Occupy movement is not just about changing or modifying our economic system.

Occupy is also about sustainability. There are limits to growth, but the drivers of our present system do not recognize this. Furthermore, Occupy is concerned that democracy has been undermined by big corporations. President Eisenhower warned of the idea of the Military-Industrial Complex. I don’t believe he and Mrs. Thatcher were left-leaning, radical Islamists, Communists or Nazis. Eisenhower was a Republican. Thatcher was a Conservative. They recognized faults in the system. They might have supported Occupy, though I don’t see them hanging out in tents. Andy Parkin, Revelstoke

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I got lost and stuck in Montana Creek and I didn’t see any signs! Me and my friend went there last year. We started the run at noon and were lost in Montana Creek all afternoon. The snow in there is pretty much bottomless in spots. When we realized we were in trouble with no cell phone we made camp. Then all of a sudden two LOCALS were following our tracks and came upon us. They didn’t think it was a good idea to spend the night so we decided to climb out of the

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Roberta Skalicky (left) is honoured for her 10 years of volunteer work with the Revelstoke SAFER clinic by the organization’s president, Vivian Mitchell. Skalicky, who recently resigned from the board, served as the groups treasurer for her entire 10 years. SAFER, which stands for Sexual Awareness for Everyone in Revelstoke, is going into its 12th year of providing assistance for those seeking sexual health counselling, affordable contraception, and testing. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

AGRANDISSEMENT DE LA ZONE DU MONT KLOTZ VISÉE PAR UNE FERMETURE ANNUELLE, EN VIGUEUR DU 15 DÉCEMBRE 2011 AU 15 AVRIL 2012

ANNUAL MT. KLOTZ SEASONAL CLOSURE EXPANDED AND IN EFFECT FROM DECEMBER 15, 2011 TO APRIL 15, 2012 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 hivernale de certaines du Mont Klotz (voir la carte) dans le parc national du Mont-Revelstoke sont interdits. Cette fermeture est en vigueur aďŹ n de prĂŠvenir les perturbations et les dĂŠplacements des caribous de montagnes de leur habitat hivernal important.

NEW FOR 2011-2012: The Mt. Klotz winter closure has been expanded by 13% at the north-east boundary (see attached map). Recent census have found caribou in this area. This expansion helps maintain the effectiveness of the closure and protects a section of caribou habitat not currently encompassed in the existing closure.

NOUVEAU EN 2011-2012 : La zone du mont Klotz interdite d’accès en hiver a ĂŠtĂŠ agrandie de 13 % Ă  l’extrĂŠmitĂŠ nord-est (voir carte ci-jointe). D’après des dĂŠnombrements effectuĂŠs rĂŠcemment, le caribou frĂŠquente ce secteur. L’agrandissement contribuera Ă  garantir l’efďŹ cacitĂŠ de la fermeture et Ă  protĂŠger un secteur de l’habitat du caribou qui ne fait pas actuellement partie de la zone interdite.

Winter recreationists are reminded that entering a closed area in the park without a permit is dangerous and an offence under the Canada National Parks Act, and is punishable on conviction of a ďŹ ne of up to $200,000.

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

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REVELSTOKE TIMES REVIEW COMMUNITY CALENDAR List your community event here for FREE! Call 250-837-4667 or email editor@revelstoketimesreview.com to include your community event in the Community Calendar. Victorian Disco Light Show, accompanied by the Banana Tree Belgian dance organ. Presented by the Bygone Era Entertainment Society. At the Nickeleodeon Museum. 7 p.m. Suggest donation of $12. All proceeds will go to the food bank.

DECEMBER 23 JOHN JENKINS SMALL TOWN REVIVAL Roots-country. Live at the Big Eddy Pub. 8 p.m.

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REVELSTOKE GRIZZLIES vs. North Okanagan Knights. At the Revelstoke Forum. 7 p.m. $10. CP HOLIDAY TRAIN The annual holiday train will pull into the CP Yard at Victoria Road at 2:45 p.m. Enjoy music by Valdy and Tracey Brown. Hot dogs and hot chocolate will be available with a donation to the food bank.

at the Last Drop. 9 p.m. REDEYE EMPIRE Reggae/ska/rock/hip-hop. Live at the River City Pub. 9 p.m.

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at the indoor market at the Revelstoke Community Centre. Special time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. REVELSTOKE GRIZZLIES vs. Golden Rockets. At the Revelstoke Forum. 7 p.m. $10. REVELSTOKE COFFEEHOUSE Featuring roots duo Broken Down Suitcase. Anyone is welcome to perform for 10 minutes. Coffee and treats will be served. At the United Church. 7:30 p.m. WINTER MASQUERADE PARTY With DJs The Librarian, Just Sheila, and Lorne B. At the Last Drop. 9 p.m. $15.

FLU SHOT CLINIC Protect yourself from the flu by receiving a free flu shot. At Queen Victoria Hospital. 1-6 p.m. No appointment necessary. COLE MARTIN Original folk acoustic. Live at Sangha Bean. 8 p.m. Suggested $5 donation. DJ NEON STEVE Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.

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DECEMBER 16 CHILD CARE SOCIETY CHRISTMAS PARTY Cookies, juice and goodie bags are provided. Hosted by the Revelstoke Child Care Society, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and StrongStart. Please Note: You must register for this event by Dec. 13 so Santa and his elves can get goodie bags ready on time. Call 250837-6669 to register. SELF TAUGHT Ski movie by local production company Inflik Media. Also showing is LSL Productions “Can’t Not Be Feeling This”. Lots of giveaways. Proceeds from all concessions will go to the Haiti Relief Fund. At the C3 Church. 7 p.m. $10. See page

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DECEMBER 22-23 GRAND CHRISTMAS LANTERN SHOW Our special Christmas story this year will be Jean Noel, a French version of the Santa Claus story, accompanied by a fine set of slides by York & Son of England dating from around 1895. We also hope to have a section of the choir from the United Church for carol singing, various other Christmas slide sets and our signature

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Mayor David Raven and City Council would like to wish all citizens of Revelstoke a Very Safe and Happy Holidayy Season and All the Best for 2012. In lieu of Christmas Cards this year City Council will be making a monetaryy donation to the Revelstoke Community Foundation.

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. Public Works Department at 837-2001.

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Two cans of vegetables. Two cans of fruit. I slide my box down the table. Pork and beans. Tomatoes. Pasta sauce. I move down a little bit more. Tuna. Cranberry sauce. Canned milk. The list goes on. Eventually I’ve filled up a Christmas hamper for a single male, someone who needs the support of the Community Connections Food Bank to enjoy a full meal on Christmas. I spent a few hours one morning last week while about 10 volunteers for the food bank filled up hampers and did other work as the organization got ready for the busiest time of year. Linda Banks, a volunteer for the past two years, was put in charge of training me. She is a client of the food bank.

“I live on a very small pension and without it I probably wouldn’t be eating very well,” she told me. She said Patti Larson, the executive director of the food bank, encouraged her to volunteer. “I enjoy it. It gives me something to do and you meet lots of interesting people,” Banks said. “I can’t work. This is it for me.” The Christmas hamper program is well organized. There are lists indicating how many of each item a family gets. The numbers depend on the size of the family so a single person gets two cans of vegetables while a family of four gets four cans. All the food is lined up on a table in the order its listed, so packing a hamper is as simple as going down the table. The tricky part is getting everything to fit inside the box. “We want it to be neat,” said Banks. The food that goes into a hamper is pretty basic – in addition to the items mentioned above, there’s canned tuna, pasta,

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peanut butter, oatmeal, hot chocolate, rice, macaroni & cheese, carrots, potatoes and oranges. A single person gets a can of ham while a family gets a voucher for a turkey at Cooper’s. The hampers are topped up with goods collected during food drives. In my first hamper, Banks placed a can of Campbell’s Nourished soup, a bag of popcorn and a package of Sidekicks Spanish rice. There will also be a table of extra items that people can choose from – things like jam, barbecue sauce or soup. This Christmas, the food bank is dividing up the remainder of the bounty from the Emergency Services food drive held in September. I was surprised to learn that some expired food was donated and that occasionally people donate half-empty bottles of ketchup. “We have to be careful about what goes in the hampers,” said Larson. “If it’s something we wouldn’t eat, we wouldn’t give it to people.

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“If you won’t eat it yourself, then don’t donate it,” she added. After the first hamper, I packed two more. One was for a family of four – a single mother with three children. The other was for a family of three – a mother and two kids. Ahead of me on the production line was Deb Thibeault. She used to work at PT Market and helped pack up produce for the food bank until the market closed down earlier this year. When that happened, she came to volunteer at the food bank. Behind me was Carol Common, Larson’s cousin who helped start Revelstoke’s first food bank in the mid-80s. That food bank ran from 1986 to 1988, she said, before it closed. The food bank was started up again 11 years ago. After packing the three hampers I joined the volunteers for a snack. Linda Banks had baked some butter tarts and there were chocolate brownies available too. As we sat down, we talked about why they volunteered there and what it was like during the Christmas season. Many of them are clients, so they know what it’s like coming to the basement of the Legion for help every week. It’s about “knowing you’re helping,” said Gladys Dyer. “Knowing people will have a meal to eat,” added Common. “I like arguing with Patti,” jokes Bernie Scott, a volunteer for 10 years. A hamper for a single person costs about $40$50, estimated Larson. She wasn’t sure of the cost of larger hampers but did say the food bank spent about $10,000 on groceries to stock them. Like last year, donations are down, Larson said. So far 130 applications have been submitted for hampers and Larson expects that number to reach around 200 by Christmas. Before I left I spoke to Roger Bertrand, who was looking over a table full of toys. The toys are another service offered by the food bank and families can sign up to receive gifts to give out. The volunteers spend three days per week filling out hampers. That’s on top of the regular Friday work at the food bank. The hampers are given out starting this week and by that time they’ll have packed about 200 boxes full of food.

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We will gratefully accept your donations! Ways to support and donate to Christmas Hampers 9 Cash donations, food donations 9 New unwrapped toys and books 9 Sponsor an individual or family 9 Gift bag promotion at Coopers 9 $2 coupons at Coopers, Southside, Pharmasave and Peoples 9 Donate your Save on More Points at Coopers

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program can continue to recycle through the CSRD’s recycling depot system which has recently been moved from the Revelstoke Arena to the bottle depot at 97 Cartier Street and the CSRD landfills and transfer stations. The CSRD is constantly looking for new ways to reduce the tonnes of garbage going into the landfill in order to make the site last as long as possible. This saves the taxpayers money because closing a site and starting a new one is expensive. To date we have options to separate and recycle metal, wood

waste, yard waste, concrete, brick, porcelain, drywall, and asphalt shingles. One program we offer that you might not know about is the Re-Use Centre. We have these sheds located at our landfill sites and transfer stations. If you have some perfectly good household items (appliances, books, desks, chairs etc.) but you don’t need them, drop them off at the Re-Use Centre instead of the garbage bins when you visit the site. You still pay the tipping fee but instead of throwing a perfectly good item in the garbage, you put

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Blue Bag Curbside Program The Revelstoke curbside collection program will be starting up on January 3rd of 2012. Curbside recycling was introduced in Salmon Arm and Golden this year, and we’re pleased to report that the added convenience of collection at the curb has increased recycling by over 20% in both communities!

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Scenes from the Santa Claus parade

Clockwise, from left: Santa Claus found time to take part in the parade.; StokeFM, which went on air last Saturday, had a party going on on their float.; The Revelstoke Midget girls hockey team. ; Citizen of the year Vivian Mitchell. The parade award winners are as follows: Best Over-all Float: Selkirk Saddle Club Best School Float: Auntie Charn’s Day Care Best Commercial Float: Revelstoke Home Hardware Best Organization Float: Parks Canada Judges Special Mention: Revelstoke Grizzlies/Minor Hockey Mister Plow Junior Stoke FM

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A seniors’ Christmas Party

Left: (Left side) Irene Murphy, Anne Ozero, Peter Ozero; (right side) Sonny Pedersen, Jean Pedersen, Helen Schraeder and Fred Schraeder enjoy a meal at the Revelstoke Seniors Christmas party last Wednesday at the community centre.; Above: Thelma Nilsen enjoys her 106th Christmas dinner. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review


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Kaleb Weston steps it up with latest ski film ALEX COOPER reporter@revelstoketimesreview.com

It was a beautiful sunny April day – the second to last day of the season at Revelstoke Mountain Resort – Kaleb Weston and some his friends were just outside the resort boundaries building a 100-foot jump. Revelstoke’s Cam Kaegi was the first to hit the jump. Coming at high speed, he soared through the air at high-speed, rotating several times and overshooting the landing by 50-60 feet. “It was actually one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen,” said Weston, who was filming the proceedings. “I honestly thought I’d just watched Cam die. “He went so big.” Amazingly, Kaegi landed the jump and rode away unscathed. He climbed back up the top, hit the jump again and threw down a double back-flip. A few other skiers performed similarly impressive feats that day and Weston was there to capture it all on film for his first real film production, Self Taught, which is showing at the C3 Church on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. As the title implies, Weston, 19, has taught himself his craft. It started with simply filming his friends when they went skiing and mountain biking. He learned how to edit

by watching tutorials on YouTube and would put together segments for the annual Christmas follies at Revelstoke Secondary School. In 2010, he and Kaegi created All Things Go, their first attempt at a film. They called themselves Inflik Media and their 24-minute production featured them and their friends tearing it up around RMR. This year, with Kaegi deciding to focus on skiing, Weston took up the sole filmmaking responsibilities, with photographer Royce Sihlis capturing stills from the shoots. “Last winter, I decided I wanted to pursue my filming career and go for gold,” said Weston. With that in mind, he spent $2,800 on a high-end video camera he bought second hand from ski film company Poor Boyz Productions. He also bought himself a Canon 60D. And then he went and crisscrossed B.C., filming some of the provinces best young skiers. First he filmed in Revelstoke. Then he went to Invermere to film friend Michael Brush at Panorama. He also filmed at Silver Star, Big White, Sun Peaks and Whistler, as well as urban segments in Salmon Arm. “It was a lot of crashing on friends’ couches,” said Weston. He spent his work experience alongside veteran ski filmmaker Vance Shaw (he edited Shaw’s movie The Powder Highway,

Kaleb Weston during filming of his new movie Self Taught. Royce Siglis Photography

though he did not enjoy working with Shaw), and only had one course in his final semester of high school, allowing him time to hit the road and pursue his dream. “How I graduated high school was very, very lucky,” he said. His teachers’ were understanding and knew what he was up to.”It wasn’t a secret to anybody.” The skiers Weston filmed were like him – looking to get exposure in the skiing world. He estimates their average age to be about 16- to 17-years-old. He filmed segments

with Revelstoke locals Kaegi, Rylan Keppler and Jake Teuton. He also met up with young skiers at other resorts, crashing on their couches or sleeping in his car; as well as making use of all his connections to get free lift tickets. I asked Weston the difference between Self Taught and All Things Go. “Not even comparable,” he replied. The latter, he said, was something fun to do with friends. The former: “Filming this was a way of life.” Weston’s goal is to become a

professional filmmaker. This winter he has moved to Kamloops where he is working at Future Shop. He has filmed several segments with skier Kieran Nikula and his aim is to build a portfolio in order to be accepted to film school. Self Taught will be showing with LSL Production’s Can’t Not Be Feeling This at the C3 Church on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. There will be DVDs for sale, prize giveaways, and all proceeds from concession sales will go to the Haiti Relief Fund. Tickets are $10.


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A garage and shop building that contained petroleum products, propane tanks and welding tanks went up in flames early Wednesday morning. Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services responded to a call to a fire in the Southside neighbourhood in the 1200-block

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50 years ago Lawrence & Sherrin Davis (nee: Grainger) were married on December 23, 1961 at St. Martin's In the Field Anglican Church in Victoria, BC. "Why were they married two days before Christmas?" is the common question. Well, Lawrence was a Naval Technical Apprentice in the Navy and the young men were not allowed to marry until they ďŹ nished their 6th term. It was around this time when Lawrence ďŹ nished his 6th term and also had about 2 weeks off. So they chose this time to wed.

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To celebrate this momentous occasion, Lawrence & Sherrin's children will be sending them back in time to where they spent their wedding night at the Empress Hotel in Victoria. We would like to share the following quote from an Anne Murray song that always reminds us of their love:

Could I have this dance for the rest of my life? Would you be my partner every night? When we're together, it feels so right. Could I have this dance for the rest of my life? With love, Richard, David (in spirit) and Lorelie

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Obituaries Aurora Maria Angelozzi

Aurora Maria Angelozzi passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at the age of 66 years. Prayers were recited from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Sunday evening, December 11th, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial on Monday morning, December 12th with Father Cecil Nunez celebrant. Pallbearers were: Jack Heavenor, Luigi Fuscaldo, Mike Bafaro, Cesare Bafaro, Joe Iaccino, Dino Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ulisse and Anthony Donato. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Carten and Domenic Donato. Interment followed in the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. In lieu of Ă&#x20AC;owers, memorial contributions may be made to a Memorial Bench Fund c/o City of Revelstoke, Box 170, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Aurora. Aurora was born in Spezzano, Piccolo, Italy on May 4, 1945 and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1966. Aurora & Vince owned and operated Stedmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Vinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Groceteria for many years. She loved cooking and socializing. Aurora was very strong in her faith and very dedicated to her church. Auroraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pride in joy in life were her grandchildren and she adored every one of them. Aurora was predeceased by her parents, three sisters: Marietta Fuscaldo, Susie Bafaro and Lilliana Scarcelli, and an infant brother Michele. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Vince of Revelstoke; three children: Lena (Glen) Sampson of Revelstoke, Camillo (Cindy) Angelozzi of Port Coquitlam and Marcello (Llonda) Angelozzi of Revelstoke; six grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Justin, Jacob, Carmen, Lucas and Caden; brother-in-law Cesare Bafaro of Revelstoke; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins and her good friend Anne Heavenor. Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.


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Obituaries Anna Godfreyson

Anna Godfreyson passed away at Mt. Cartier Court Extended Care, Revelstoke on Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at the age of 89 years. A Funeral Service was held at the Revelstoke United Church on Tuesday afternoon, December 13th with Reverend Ken Jones of¿ciating. In lieu of Àowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Revelstoke Community Foundation, Box 2398, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Anna. Anna was born in Latvia on December 8, 1921 and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1935. She was very active in the Revelstoke United Church. Anna also was on the board of Moberly Manor for 14 years and volunteered at Moberly for many years. She was very community minded, sports minded and was active in the community for many years. Anna lived a very ful¿lling life. Anna was predeceased by her husband John in 1979, daughter Janey in 2000 and her brother Norbert in 2008. She is survived by two children: Charlene Robertson of Campbell River and Eric (Linda) Godfreyson of Revelstoke; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister-in-law Phyllis Stier of Kamloops as well as several nieces and nephews. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Anna’s obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com. Cremation arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home.

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