Local news… briefly

This Specialized Enduro black and gray bike with full suspension and red writing and a red water bottle cage was stolen from Douglas Street between June 13 and 15. Another bicycle that was taken is a red Kona Men’s with shocks.
If anyone has knowledge of this theft or any other bicycle theft they are asked to contact the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Photo courtesy of the Revelstoke RCMP

Local Mounties are reminding bicyclists to keep their bikes locked and secure as bike thefts sweep the city.

“A rash of bike thefts has been reported over the last few weeks in Revelstoke,” Staff Sgt. Jacquie Olsen. “Most bicycles have been stolen from front porches or yards and most have been left insecure.”

Police would like to remind residents to ensure that all their valuables are properly secured when not in use.

If anyone has knowledge of any bicycle theft they are asked to contact the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


On the evening of June 24 while camping at the Mars Creek campsite on Lake Revelstoke a 12-foot aluminum Spring Buck boat complete with a white 9.9 hp Chrysler motor broke loose from its mooring and floated away.

If anyone was kind enough to find and secure this vessel please contact the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255 so that it may be returned to its owner.


The City has issued a report on how much the mayor and City Council were paid in 2011 and how much they claimed in expenses.

  • Mayor David Raven — $22,500.07 in remuneration and $7,782.27 in expenses
  • Councillor Steve Bender — $11,250 in salary and $2,806.44 in expenses
  • Councillor Chris Johnston — $11,250 in pay and $2,618.59 in expenses
  • Councillor Tony Scarcella — $11,250 in remuneration and $3,099.19 in expense money
  • Councillor Antoinette Halberstadt — $10,233.90 and $348.16 in expenses
  • Councillor Peter Frew — $10,233.90 and $1,343.68
  • Councillor Linda Nixon — $1,016.12 and no expenses
  • Councillor Gary Starling — $1,016.12 and no expenses


 Mounce Construction Ltd. of Salmon Arm was the successful bidder for a $700,000 contract to reconstruct Victoria Road between Vernon Avenue and 8th Street.

The company tendered a bid of $641,119.76 for the contract. It was the lowest of four bids the City received. The others were Maglio Installations Ltd. ($758,029.44), Gable Construction Ltd. ($871,126.87) and LB Chapman Construction Ltd. ($858,722.33).

In a report to Council, the Engineering and Public Works Department noted that the City has a prior relationship with Mounce. That was the company that completed the Grizzly Plaza extension project in 2009.


If you’ve wondered if the new radar speed sign on Nichol Road had been stolen you can relax.

“Rest assured it wasn’t stolen,” says Tracey Vopni, president of the Arrow Heights Elementary School.  “My PAC colleague who helps with it works out of town a lot and decided it would be easiest to take it down for the summer before his next two week stint out so we took it down a bit early.  It will be back in September when the kids are back!”

City Councillors feared the device, which was purchased by the Credit Union, had been stolen just like the one it replaced.