New Facebook group encourages locals to discuss their views and… VOTE!

Well, it looks as though we shall all go to the polls this spring to elect a new federal government.

That may not be something we necessarily want to do, but Giles Shearing is encouraging Revel­stokians to vote through a new Facebook group, Revelstoke Votes 2011, located at

“It doesn’t matter whether you’re going to vote based on a party and its platform or on who you think would be the best MP,” he said Sunday. “Everyone should vote. We’re a democratic society and that’s how it works.”

Voting isn’t just a right, it’s a duty.