City news… briefly

Flower Show winners

Last weekend’s 2011 Flower Show at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives saw some spectacular arrangements submitted by local residents. You can an image of each winning arrangement by clicking on links.

This year’s winners were:

Best Arrangement

1st Sheryl Wolgram

2nd Marilee Plandon

3rd Gerti Smith

Best Single Flower

1st Gerti Smith

2nd Una Mcinnes

3rd Museum Garden

Most Colourful Arrangement

1st Sharon Kelley

2nd Joan Mcgregor

3rd Marilee Plandon

Most Unusual Arrangement

1st Sheryl Wolgram

2nd Una Mcinnes

3rd Marilee Plandon


Cedar Street to be closed until September 9

The City of Revelstoke wishes to advise that starting August 22 workers will be starting the retaining wall project on Cedar Street. Cedar Street will be closed to through traffic from Track Street East to Maple Street.

The alternate route for residents will be Mackenzie Avenue and Maple Street. The project is expected to end September 9. If you have any concerns in regards to the above project please do not hesitate contact Public Works Operations at 250-837-2001.


BC Hydro cutting along Westside Road

BC Hydro will be conducting tree removal followed by the extension of power lines toward the Trans Canada Highway. Please be aware of this project and obey all traffic signs and flag personnel


Lindens and maples slated for removal

These trees will be identified with flagging tape the week prior to removal, which has been scheduled for late August, two trees per morning between 7 am – 9:30 am approximately. City Staff will be performing these duties. The trees that are scheduled to come down are as follows:

  • 8 Lindens on 1st Street
  • 1 at Rokeby (Ministry parking lot)
  • 1 at Family Laundry
  • 2 at Revelstoke Museum
  • 2 at Style Trend Clothiers
  • 1 at RMR Office
  • 1 at The Regent Inn
  • 2 Maples on Connaught @ City Furniture

The department will have the stumps ground and or removed and the new trees will be planted in 2012.
Should you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurel Corrigan Parks Foreman at 


New business licences issued

The City has issued 11 new business licences.

They were issued to the Halcyon Assisted Living Society at 712 Second Street West, Freya Rasmussen whose Freya design graphic design service will at 10-241 Highway 23N, Raaschtional Construction at 84 Johnson Way, Concept H2O janitorial and window cleaning of Vernon, Inamarie Oppermann psychological counseling at 1875 Corbin Place, Big Eddy Market at 1888 Big Eddy Road, Arro Woodheat Services of Salmon Arm, Keri Knapp Photography at 1456 Highway 23S, Powder Chair Hair Company at 403 Kootenay Avenue, Dance Lessons by Bartolo at 103 Third Street East and Little Blue Fence Photography Inc. at 513 Second Street West.

These bring the number of business licences in town to 902, up from 860 at this same time last year.


Classic Car Show winners 

Don Olsson's vehicle won the Owner's Choice Award at last weekend's Classic Car Show at the Railway Museum. George Hopkins photo
Ernie Cottingham's lovely vehicle was the People's Choice Award winner at last weekend's Classic Car Show at the Railway Museum. George Hopkins photo


Railway Days Photo Contest winners

This photo of the locomotives waiting beneath Mount Mackenzie by Jimmy Kosmo of Texas Scenic Award in the Railway Days Photography Contest. Image courtesy of the Revelstoke Railway Museum
This photo of the Empress turning a corner by Doug Mayer of Revelstoke won the Rolling Stock Award in the Railway Days Photography Contest. Image courtesy of the Revelstoke Railway Museum