Local news briefs…

The province has a new hospital-on-wheels — the Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) — that it can deploy when disaster strikes or when additional capacity is needed to cope with emergencies or large-scale public events and it’s going to show it off in Revelstoke

A statement from the Interior Health Authority said the MMU will be on display to members of the public on October 21 from 2 pm until 7 pm and on October 22 from 9:30 am until noon for interested local residents interested seeing it first hand.

Here are some quick facts about the MMU:

  • The MMU is housed in a 16-metre tractor-trailer that expands to a 90-square-metre (1000 square feet) flexible facility with up to eight–10 patient treatment bays;
  • The clinical capability of the MMU is flexible and ranges from primary first-aid and outreach care to critical care and emergency life-saving surgery;
  • A support trailer is stocked with up-to 72 hours’ worth of medical supplies, consumables and other equipment; and
  • The MMU can be connected to a hospital’s shore power, city water and waste systems, but also has its own power, oxygen, water, and waste systems for self-sufficiency when required.



There are only 63 sleeps until opening night and the Revelstoke Theatre Company urgently requires some help for the staging of its Christmas comedy, Dear Santa.

The Christmas production cast has been set, but in order for them to really shine we require a few more helpers. The following is a list of our vacancies on the production side of Dear Santa:

  • Props/Décor — We require individuals who can help with props and set décor;
  • Stage Crew D— Dress in black and assist actors/stage manager during each evening’s production;
  • Wardrobe Duties — Working with the costume department, making sure the actors are properly dressed, buttons done up and costumes hung at the end of each evening; and
  • Make Up/Hair Pre-show and during show touch-ups.

If you can assist with any of these positions, or have any questions, please contact Zofie. (250) 814-3485  casa.ladera@ymail.com


MLA Norm Macdonald will be in Revelstoke on Tuesday, October 15, and invites constituents to make appointments to speak with him about the issues that are close to his heart,

You can make an appointment by calling his Golden office, toll-free, at 1-866-870-4188. You can send him a fax at 1-250-344-4815. Or send an e-mail to his constituency assistant Leslie Adams at Leslie.Adams@leg.bc.ca.


Legendary Fernie explorer, author, and speaker Jon Turk is touring the Kootenays this fall, sharing personal stories from his many adventures in the world’s wildest places.

A statement from Wildsight said Turk, one of National Geographic’s 2012 Top 10 Adventurers of the Year, has led expeditions all over the world, from the Canadian Arctic to Siberia and Kamchatka, and from the Himalayas to South America’s notorious Cape Horn.
 In storytelling fashion, backed by stunning imagery, Jon Turk will take his audience on a trans-global journey: sea kayaking in the Solomon Islands, the circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island in the polar Arctic, a bicycle ride across the Tibetan plateau to the birthplace of the Dalai Lama, and into our own backyards.

“The Kootenays are an integral part of planet Earth,” Turk said in the statement, “and by starting here, we join with other people in other communities, working within other organizations, to join hands for the common good.”

He will be speaking in Revelstoke on Tuesday, October 15, at 7 pm Revelstoke at the Performing Arts Centre


The District 19 Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to enable 12 RSS students and three chaperones to fly to Ono Cho, Japan, next April.

The students’ eight-day trip will begin on April 15 and will continue until April 23.