Local news briefs

United Church members have decided to host a Useful Items Garage Sale at the church on Saturday, November 9, from  9 am until 1 pm to help newcomers to town and others searching for household items in good repair. Consequently they are looking for donations in the following categories: useful furniture (couches, tables, chairs, etc.), linens (sheets, blankets, coverlets, towels), kitchen items (pots, pans, china ware, utensils) and small appliances in working order(microwaves, coffee pots, floor heaters).

They will happily pick up such items!

If you have any of these things please phone the church office at 250-837-3198 or call Nancy Murray at 250-683-9969.


The Revelstoke Theatre Company’s costume department is looking for the following items for its upcoming Christmas production:

Man’s parka or winter coat – preferably fur-lined – size L;

Man’s fur hat;

Man’s overalls (the denim-type with a bib) size XL or XXL;

Man’s plaid shirt – size XL or XXL;

Man’s Christmas tie;

Man’s Hawaiian shirt – size M or L;

Man’s white dress shirt – collar: 14.5″, sleeve 24″ (or close);

Woman’s puffy vest – size L; and

Earmuffs – white.

If you can lend them any of these items, please contact Gillian Hewitt directly by phone at 250-837-3032 or send her an e-mail at gmhewitt@telus.net.


Lucky Grade 10 to 12 students will broaden their horizons this academic year with a 10-day trip to Europe, SD 19’s Superintendent Mike Hooker told the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, October 22.

The trip, schedules for March 18 – 28, will see them visiting, among other things, Canadian war cemeteries in Berlin, Amsterdam, Groesbeck and Brussels, Ypres, Vimy Ridge and Normandy.

The board approved the trip, paving the way for organizers to begin fundraising in the community to offset the costs for students.


The City approved 16 building permits in September, four of them were commercial and 12 were residential.

Their total value was estimated $2,483,000, bringing to $10,505,000 the total value of permits filed so far this year.

That’s well up from the $8,596,000 worth of permits issued by this same time in 2013.

Please click here to read the monthly Building Permit Summary.