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The Friends of Mount Revelstoke & Glacier are holding their final blow-out, everything-must-go sale at Farwell Centre on Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm.

The troubled organization is liquidating all of its assets in order to meet pay unpaid payroll taxes.

The Friends’ board learned in November that payroll taxes and not been paid for almost three years. There were other regularities, as well, that left the board holding the bag for almost $250,000 in debts.

The Canada Revenue Agency froze the Friends’ bank accounts and has taken every dime that has dribbled in over the last six months.

If you’d like some very cheap memorabilia in the form of posters, paintings, pins, mugs, postcards or other things please come down… but you had better brings cash or your chequebook. Credit and debit cards may not be used.


The National Day of Mourning  ceremony will be held at noon on Friday, April 26, at the Workers’ Memorial at Centennial Park to honour workers who have been killed or injured while working on the job.

The National Day of Mourning is officially held on April 28, but is being recognized on Friday in Revelstoke. Click here to learn more about the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed of Injured at work.


Community Futures Development Corporation is holding a Small Business Valuation Workshop on May 7.

The Small Business Valuation Workshop has been designed to help small business operators in smaller communities understand how to prep their businesses for sale to get the most value.

The workshop will be led by Leigha Horsfield. A statement from CFDC describes her as “an engaging and passionate speaker” who has assisted companies developing business enhancement strategies, succession plans, other programs.

This two-hour session runs from 6 pm until 8 pm and will assist small-business owners with understanding the current worth or their business as well as tips and techniques for enhancing value for the future.

Topics Include:

  • Understanding valuation
  • Evaluating the businesses’ position
  • Preparing for valuation
  • Staging the business
  • Valuation methods

Contact Kevin Dorrius at 250-837-5345 or send him an e-mail at