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The Senior Citizens’ Association is holding its annual Health Fair and Flu Shot event on Wednesday, October 30 at the Community Centre from 9 am until 3 pm.

The Interior Health Authority says the flu shots are free to people who:

Flu shots are safe, effective, and provided free for:

  • People 65 years and older and their caregivers/household contacts
  • People of any age in residential care facilities
  • Children and adults with chronic health conditions and their household contacts
  • Children & adolescents (6 months to 18 years) with conditions treated for long periods of time with Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin/ ASA) and their household contacts.
  • Children & adults who are very obese
  • Aboriginal people
  • All children 6-59 months of age
  • Household contacts and caregivers of infants and children 0-59 months of age
  • Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy during the influenza season and their household contacts
  • People who work with live poultry
  • Health care and other care providers in facilities and community settings who are capable of transmitting influenza disease to those at high risk of influenza complications
  • Individuals who provide care or service in potential outbreak settings housing high risk persons (e.g., crew on ships)
  • People who provide essential community services (First Responders, Corrections Workers)
  • Inmates of provincial correctional institutions

People not eligible for free flu vaccine through the publicly funded program should contact their physician, local pharmacy, walk-in clinic, travel clinic or private provider.

The fair will feature booths with information on everything from mobility, safety and support groups to blood pressure, home care and counseling.

If you need more incentive to drop by and see what’s going on there arte door prizes and the Seniors’ Snack Shack will be open for business.


Calling all budding graphic novel illustrators! Join us at the Revelstoke Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library for an introduction to creating your own graphic novel. Please bring your own pencil, ruler and sketch paper.

This event is scheduled for October 25 from 1 pm to 3 pm and will be led by local artist Bruce Thomas. Please register by calling 250-827-5095 or email This is a great project for children aged 9 and up.

The Revelstoke Branch of the ORL is located at 605 Campbell Avenue. For more information on this and other fun programs please visit


The provincial Ministry of Health has dismissed a letter of concern about dust generated by the Westside Gravel Pit from the North Columbia Environmental Society that it received via Mayor David Raven.

In the letter, Health Minister Terry Lake said a 2011 dust monitoring survey showed that “the risk to public health was low.” As for a complaint about water quality, that too was dismissed saying an Interior Health Association investigation showed there was “no risk to public health.”

Please click here to read the letter.


Wes Groen has been appointed to the City’s Social Development Committee to replace Melodie Kindret who has resigned from that body.

Groen will serve out her term, which expires on April 30.


The City issued 12 new business licenses in September.

The licenses went to: CAPOW, Canadian Powder Guiding; Construction FRX Inc; Kathleen Boyle Zumba Instructor; Little Leaner’s Family Childcare; WSA Engineering (2012) Ltd.; CDE Enterprises; JD Painting Enterprise; 0962211 BH Ltd., a motel; KOA Horticulture; Pro Edge Music Services; Tomtar Roofing &Sheet metal Ltd.; and Mat Mechanical.

They bring the number of business licenses in the city to 897, up from 885 in August. Last year at this time there were 895 licenses.