Assorted news briefs

City seeks volunteer committee members

The City is inviting applications from residents to serve as members of the Revelstoke Tourism Infrastructure Advisory Committee.

The committee provides advice and suggestions to the City regarding tourism infrastructure projects that will be part of a Resort Development Strategy.

Committee members are volunteers selected for their interest, experience, knowledge, skills and ability to represent the population of the area.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a letter noting your interest and a brief outline of your qualifications. This can be delivered to the attention of the Teresa LeRose, Deputy Director of Corporate Administration, City of Revelstoke, Box 170, 216 Mackenzie Avenue, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0 or by e-mail to by 4:30pm on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
For additional information, contact Alan Mason, Director of Community Economic Development at 250-837-5345 or e-mail


Don’t forget that watering restrictions are in effect!

The City is reminding residents that watering restrictions are in effect year-round and is requesting they adhere to them.

“The use of water for sprinkling, irrigation, and the washing of driveways, and sidewalks is only permitted at even numbered property addresses on even numbered calendar days and odd numbered property addresses on odd numbered calendar days between the hours of 6 am to 10 am only,” it said in a statement posted on its website.

“If further watering restrictions are required the City of Revelstoke will implement stage two (2) watering restrictions which is hand watering of plant material only.”


CBT’s autumn symposium to focus on community change and collaboration

The Columbia Basin Trust is inviting Basin residents to connect with each other at the 2013 Columbia Basin Symposium, to be held October 18 to 20 in Creston. This event will focus on Community Change Through Collaborative Action.

“Many of the complex issues facing our communities require collaboration across a broad range of organizations and agencies,” CBT Chairman Greg Deck said in a statement. “The symposium is an opportunity for Basin residents to network, learn ways to enhance collaborative efforts and mobilize the forces that will create a difference in our region.”

The keynote speaker will be Paul Born, president and co-founder of Tamarack: An Institute for Community Engagement, which helps people collaborate, and achieve collective impact on complex community issues. He is the author of the bestselling book, Community Conversations: Mobilizing the Ideas, Skills and Passion of Community Organizations, Governments, Business and People.

The event will also feature Ray Bollman of the Rural Development Institute of Brandon University. Ray is the former chief of the Rural Research Group of Statistics Canada and a focus of his research interests is the socio-economic aspects of rural populations.

The symposium will also be an opportunity to learn more about the work CBT is doing in the region and to provide input into its current planning initiatives. In addition, an evening of cultural entertainment featuring local and Basin talent will be open to the public on Saturday evening. Watch CBT’s website for details to come.

Symposium registration will open in early September and space is limited. The Symposium is free of charge. For more information visit

CBT supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit or call 1-800-505-8998.


CSRD to hold referendum in Malakwa

A referendum will be held on September 28 in Malakwa to obtain elector opinion on the establishment of the Malakwa resource facility contribution service area, says the Columbia Shuswap Regional District said in its regular e-mail newsletter.

In a memo to the CSRD Board, Deputy Manager of Corporate Services Carolyn Black said that since the Malakwa elementary school closure in 2010, the facility has been used as a private school (Malakwa Learning Academy), resource centre, post office and community library.

The purpose of the referendum is to determine whether or not the electors are willing to pay an annual contribution toward the cost of operating the facility. Advance voting takes place at the CSRD office on September 18. Electors also have the option of mailing their ballots.

For more information contact Chief Electoral Officer Carolyn Black at 250-832-8194 or toll free 1-888-248-2773.