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New online classified site

There’s a new online classified website serving Revelstoke

Revy Book Classifieds was initiated this week by Revelstoke-born James Nunes, CEO of Kelowna-based Columbus Networks Corporation. The new site offers free classified-style advertising to Revelstoke residents. Unlike The Stoke List, Revy Book Classifieds has different sections that make finding something online a heck of a lot easier. There’s even section dedicated to the ranters and ravers who like to howl to the digital sky and a Personals Section for people seeking relationships with like-minded men and women.

Nunes spent 16 years working in senior management for Dell Computers in Austin, Texas, before returning home to BC in 2006.

“My goal is, basically, to give something back to Revelstoke,” he said Saturday.

Rev y Book Classifieds has a button near the bottom of The Current’s front page for easy customer access.


Coveted No. 1 dog tag is YOURS… if you bid enough

The Revelstoke and District Humane Society is auctioning off the City’s No. 1 dog tag for 2013 through a silent auction.

Last year’s auction proved to be a major success for the RDHS and it is hoping to duplicate that this year. You can enter a bid at Revelstoke Mobility, located on Connaught Avenue at First Street West all this week. Bidding ends at 4 pm on Saturday, December 2, with the big draw at the Crime Stoppers’ No Host Bazaar at the Community Centre.

Why not combine your animal fun by bringing your pet down to the No Host Bazaar and have its picture taken with Santa? This annual fund-raiser for the RDHS helps raise the money needed to keep our city’s animal shelter running effectively. Click here for more information about the RDHS Pictures with Santa event.


Remember your loved ones…

There are two time-tested events coming up next week that will help those who have lost friends and family members remember their loved ones.

On Sunday, December 2, the Revelstoke Hospice Society is holding its annual Snowflake Ceremony at Queen Elizabeth Park at 1 pm. This gathering is very therapeutic and allows people to grieve in a caring and supportive environment.

Then on Monday, December 3, Brandon Bowers is holding a special candlelight service at 7 pm with the theme: Grief Shared is Grief Diminished at the Revelstoke Alliance Church on Illecillewaet Road.


Winter Permit system now in effect in Glacier National Park

The 2012/13 Winter Permit System is now in effect in Glacier National Park.  Access to all slopes in the park that face the Trans-Canada Highway and Canadian Pacific Rail is either prohibited or restricted to the public.

The Winter Permit System allows backcountry users to enter Winter Restricted Areas that are part of the highway avalanche program when artillery gunfire is not anticipated in those areas. This system protects the public from avalanche control actions in the transportation corridor, but it does not render slopes safe for winter recreationists.

For the 2012/13 season:

  • Annual Winter Permits are available through an online Winter Permit System quiz;  – Parks Canada will not be holding Orientation Sessions this year
  • Daily individual winter permits continue to be available at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre
  • A Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement and specific terms and conditions must still be accepted as in previous years.

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. With an increase in violations last year, it is important to note that one hundred percent compliance with the Winter Permit System is required. Violation of restricted and prohibited areas is punishable on conviction of a fine of up to $200,000, and could result in permanent changes to the Winter Permit System. Don’t take the last run!

For complete details on the Winter Permit System, please visit  or call 250-837-7500.

Please note that Glacier Park Lodge is closed for the winter of 2012/13 and there is no fuel or hotel accommodation in Rogers Pass. Travellers should plan their trips accordingly and check for current road conditions.