Community briefs

Revelstokians who do not have computers but nonetheless want to cast a ballot online for Dennis Berarducci in Kraft’s $1,000,000 Hockey Goes On contest will be able to do so this weekend.

All they’ll have to do is visit the Nomad, A&W, Conversations or Cooper’s where volunteers with laptops will help them cast a ballot.

Voters should go to, select the Pacific Region and then cast their ballot for Dennis

You can read the story about Dennis and find out more about the contest at

Voting starts at 6 am (PT) on March 23 and continues through March 24.

“The top 5 Grand Prize-winning nominees will be announced April 3,” the rules say. “Each Grand Prize winning nominee will win $100,000 for their selected Minor Hockey Association. A total of 20 Second Prize-winning nominees will also win $20,000 to be awarded to their selected Minor Hockey Association. Imagine how much hockey equipment, ice time, tournaments and upgrades your Minor Hockey Association can get with that!”

If you’d like to see our own little Minor Hockey Association come out a winner please get everyone you know to vote for Dennis this weekend. Get your moms, dads, aunts, uncles, kids, nieces, nephews, close friends and even not-so-close friends to cast their votes for Dennis. They people you recruit to vote for Dennis can live anywhere in the country so don’t think for a second that only local people can vote for Dennis.

A $100,000 or $20,000 prize can go a long way towards helping our Minor Hockey Association and all the kids that play on its teams so please come out and vote.


Be prepared for occasional water outages and dirty-looking H2O as the City’s Utilities Department begins a series of water-valve tests and hydrant flushes starting on Wednesday, March 27.

A statement from the municipal government said the tests are to continue through the summer.

“During this time you may experience water outages for up to one hour and dirty water,” the statement said. “Water services will be restored by the end of each day and to clear your lines of dirty water please let your water run.”

If you have any questions please call the Public Works Department at 250-837-2001.


MLA Norm Macdonald will be available to meet with constituents on Tuesday, March 25.

Constituents and representatives of community groups who want an appointment with Macdonald should phone 1-866-870-4188 or e-mail to make an appointment.