Civic news briefs

If you are — or you know — a cancer patient forced to travel out-of-town for chemotherapy treatments you may want to tune into CBC Radio at 91.3 FM at 6:40 am to hear cancer survivor Doug Hamilton discuss the drive to bring chemo treatments in Revelstoke.

Hamilton has been asking other cancer patients to write the provincial health minister and MLA Norm Macdonald. Travelling for chemo can be problematic, especially in the winter when avalanches close the passes.

Please click here to read a previous story about this issue that includes addresses for the minister and for our MLA.


The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is holding a Hazardous Waste Fair at the Revelstoke Bottle depot on May 4 from 10 am until 3 pm.

This is the ideal time to get rid of paints, batteries and other hazardous materials.

The depot is located at 97 Cartier St Revelstoke BC ( saddr=&daddr=97 Cartier St Revelstoke BC)


MLA Norm Macdonald will be in town on Tuesday, April 22, to meet with constituents.

If you have an issue you’d like to discuss with please call 1-866 870-4188 or click here to send an e-mail to


The City has issued six new business licenses.

They went to: Cuff Loves, a home occupation; The Nomad,; Spectrum Synergy Inc., doing business as Home & Family Care; Chopsticks II, a new restaurant on Victoria Road; Tsuga Timbercraft, a furniture and upholstery business; and Revy Outdoors Enterprises Ltd.

This brings to 903 the number of business licenses in Revelstoke, up from 877 at this same time in 2013.


Tired of crumbling, crappy or simply non-existent sidewalks? Why not do as Yvonne Thompson did and write a letter to City Council.

Ms. Thompson’s formal complaint was directed to Council after she decided she couldn’t put up with the lack of sidewalks on Eighth Street East any more.

She said she knows of at least 20 children who walk along the sidewalk-less stretch of Eighth Street “all the way from Edward Street to where it curves and turns into Moss Street and the whole of Moss Street to Fourth Street.”

She said she fears nothing will get done until after someone is badly injured or even killed.

Please click here to read her handwritten letter.

Council referred her letter to staff.