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City workers will soon install two new flashing red indication lights —east and west bound —at the four-way stop intersection of Victoria Road and Eighth Street East.

These red flashing lights will be in operation during peak pedestrian times, to focus attention on the four-way stop.

This new installation will address safety concerns brought on by the increased pedestrian traffic and vehicular traffic in this area. The new lights will be installed during the week of February 25.


Columbia Park residents shouldn’t be horrified if you turn on your tap and see dirty water.

The City of Revelstoke Utilities Department is conducting a routine waterline flushing in Columbia Park on February 19.

“During this time you may experience dirty water, this water is not harmful,” said a statement from the department. “To clear your lines of dirty water please let your water run until clear. If you have any questions in regards to the above taking place please call the City of Revelstoke Public Works Department at 250-837-2001.”


The Chamber of Commerce and Okanagan College are hosting a free workshop about cross-cultural communications in our community on Saturday, March 2.

The workshop will be led by Jeanie Godfrey, a cross-cultural trainer and settlement support worker who delivers programs across Canada for global companies and for those looking to improve their cultural communication skills. She also works as a settlement support worker in the Banff school system where there is a 20% immigrant population.

This workshop is for business owners, their staff, and anyone wanting to improve their front-line communication skills. This workshop will help improve the way they interact with clients and customers from around the world.

“You’ll leave with a cultural road map to use in any cross-cultural situation allowing you to be more effective and successful with your customers,” said a statement from the Chamber.

The workshop will be held on March 2 from 1 pm until 3 pm at Okanagan College, and it will be free of charge.

Please click here to view the poster. If you have any questions please contact Judy at the Chamber 250-837-5345.


It’s BC Heritage Week and the Revelstoke Museum & Archives is hosting a celebration with the City of Revelstoke and the Community Heritage Commission on Saturday, February 23.

“Come for the hot beverages and fresh heritage cake, stay to learn about municipal heritage conservation in Revelstoke,” says a statement from the Museum. “Wiew the new First Tracks – History of Skiing in Revelstoke exhibit, explore Revelstoke’s history within the Museum exhibits, or find the history of your home using the municipal tax and fire insurance records.”

Children’s activities will be available. The 2012 City of Revelstoke Heritage Awards will be presented at 1 pm after which the cake will be served!

Other Heritage Week events include:

  • On Wednesday, February 20, from 12:15 pm to 1 pm the Museum hosts a special BC Heritage Week Brown Bag History Lunch on Historic Neighbourhoods. Bring your bag lunch.  Coffee and cookies are provided.  $5 per person.
  • Saturday, February 23, from 2 pm to 4 pm – The Railway Museum is hosting a panel of retired railroaders for their 4th annual Heritage Week event.  This year’s theme is Technological Advancements. Held at the Revelstoke Railway Museum. Admission is by donation and members are FREE.


Need work? The BC Jobs Fairs will visit Revelstoke on Monday, February 25 at the Community Centre from 11 am to 6 pm.

The job fair is not targeted at a particular age group and in addition to employers, post-secondary educational institutions, industry associations, training authorities and heath authorities will be in attendance.

Please click here to view the poster.