Local news, briefly…

Volunteer Recruitment Fair Coming Up!

New to Revelstoke and want to get involved? Or perhaps you’ve lived here for a long time and figure it’s time to do a bit more for the community? Maybe you are wondering what groups in town might need your talents but don’t know where to turn?

Well, wonder no more. The Revelstoke Volunteer Fair on October 13 from 11 am until 2 pm at the Community Centre will be the place to find answers to all your questions.

Nearly 30 community organizations that need an injection of new volunteers are getting together for a mass recruitment event that is coupled with an atmosphere of celebration and community spirit. There will be live entertainment by the Fourth Street Jazz Project, coffee, snacks, and kids activities. At 1 pm, the acting Mayor will be on hand to present the inaugural Spirit of Revelstoke award to nearly a dozen dedicated community citizens who have made significant volunteer contributions.

Our community has a strong history of volunteerism.

Volunteers represent one of the strongest threads that tie a community together.  As our community grows, continuing citizen participation in community organizations and events is necessary to keep our town the friendly, happening place we all know and love. From shoveling snow for seniors to mentoring youth, helping out with arts and culture to caring for abandoned animals, volunteering in Revelstoke will enrich your life.

Grow. Learn. Live. Give.

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Composting sites in the works for Revelstoke & Golden

While they would like the municipalities to contribute toward the cost, but the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s Electoral Area Directors Committee agreed that having a community composting facility in Golden and Revelstoke would be a benefit to the entire Regional District.

Waste Management Coordinator Ben Van Nostrand asked the EAD Committee to support the recommendation of using $300,000 from the ‘All Electoral Area Community Works Fund’ for the project.

This fund, which comes from the federal government from gas tax rebates, has strict guidelines as to project application.

Manager of Environment & Engineering Gary Holte explained that this project fits into that narrow category.

“Staff is hard pressed to find projects that actually benefit all electoral areas and this one does.”

Mr. Van Nostrand told the EAD Directors that on average the CSRD landfills man-age 3,000 tonnes of yard and garden debris annually. The proposed composting facilities would be located at the landfill sites and would be used for yard and garden waste, not household compost material.

The Salmon Arm landfill’s composting facility is already in place.

Staff explained that getting organics out of the landfills is a “top priority” because it will greatly extend the life of the facilities.

The EAD Committee was in favour, but asked staff to approach the municipalities to see if they would help support the project financially.


Come be amazed!

Ever wonder what’s inside the doors of the Nickelodeon Museum?

Well, wonder no more! The museum is opening its doors to the public on October 13 from 2 until 5 pm. It is offering free walk-around tours of its amazing collection of mechanical musical instruments and other devices.


Got City budget questions? Council will answer them on Oct. 25

The City of Revelstoke is holding a Town Hall Meeting at the new Performing Arts Centre on October 25 from 7 until 9 pm.

The meeting will allow Mayor David Raven and members of City Council to provide an overview of each department they represent outlining current goals and objectives.

The City is in the initial stages of it’s annual budget preparations and regards this as an opportunity for members of the public to comment or question Council on that subject.

Should you have any questions about the Town Hall Meeting, please contact Teresa LeRose, Deputy Director of Corporate Administration, at 250-837-2911 or by e-mail at tlerose@cityofrevelstoke.com.