If you have questions about the Big Eddy Waterworks project you can ask them live on radio on Thursday, January 28, starting at 8:10 am.
That’s when the directors of the Big Eddy Water Board is hosting a live Question and Answer session on EZ Rock 106.1 FM. If you are a landowner in the Big Eddy and you have questions for the board please call Shaun and Milo at 250-837-2149. The Big Eddy Water Board will be there to answer your questions.
The board has also issued a brochure with accurate information about the project.
The Revelstoke Theatre Company is offering up a comedic take on Shakespeare during its next Script Reading event at Castle Joe Books on Sunday, February 7, starting at 7 pm.
“Plan to come to the script readings,” says a statement from the Theatre Company. “They are always a lot of fun! No commitments, no auditions, just a relaxed evening reading scripts together and laughing.”
Castle Joe is across from the Credit Union at 103 Second Street West.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort has been granted permits to operate two 15-minute “professional-grade fireworks” exhibitions starting at 8 pm on February 6 and February 13.
The shows will be designed and operated by Fireworks Spectaculars Canada of Langdon, Alberta.
The shows coincide with the dates for Alberta and BC’s Family Days holidays — traditionally big days for the ski and snowmobile industries.
City Councillors voted themselves a raise that brings them more closely in line with the average remuneration paid to Mayors and Councilors in other BC resort municipalities.
The raise gives the Mayor an annual salary of $30,000, up from $28,000 and Councillors will now receive $15,000 up from $14,000.
Councillor Connie Brothers said people should not think that they are feathering their own nests as it is not a huge increase.
Elected officials work very long hours for poor pay and while no one enters public service to make money Council members deserve some return for their efforts on behalf of the public.
Here is what previous Councils were paid:
December 2011 to December 2015 — Mayor $28,000, Councillor $14,000;
January 2014 to November 2011 — Mayor $22,000, Councillor $11,000;
January 1991 to December 2013 — Mayor $16,000, Councillor $8,000; and
January 1989 to December 1990 — Mayor $13,200, Councillor $6,600.
The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund’s 19th Annual Burn Awareness Week (BAW) program runs January 31 – February 6.
Available online at www.burnfund.org, BAW teaches kids to be responsible for their own safety, and helps make their families aware of potentially harmful situations.
In a statement, the Burn Fund said it is encouraging student participation in the annual Burn Awareness Week Poster Contest.
“Every entrant receives a participation prize and 50 students will win money for their elementary school or BC Ministry of Education sanctioned distance education facility,” it said in a statement. “There are seven regional prizes, including a $1,000 Grand prize and six $500 Regional prizes. Regions are the Lower Mainland (three winners), Vancouver Island, Kootenays, Northern BC and the Okanagan (one winner for each area). Forty-three students win runner-up prizes of $50 each for their school or distance education facility.”
Complete prize details, rules and regulations are available at the Burn Fund website.
The Burn Fund is a registered charity established in 1978 by the BC Professional Fire Fighters Association. It provides life saving, life supporting, and life enriching services to the people in British Columbia. More than 3,900 professional fire fighters from fifty-three communities in British Columbia and Yukon dedicate their time and skills to support burn survivors and increase the public’s knowledge about fire and burn safety issues through the work the Burn Fund does with its Burn Awareness, Research and Prevention Programs.
Losses due to fire in and around Revelstoke last year amounted to just over $1.9 million, the Reveltoker Fire Rescue Service said in its annual report to City Council on Tuesday, January 26.
It responded to 434 alarms and 911 calls. 115 of them were medical calls, and 116 were motor vehicle accidents. Callouts were up slightly from 2014 when firefighters responded to 429 calls, but down significantly from previous years when they were called to 566 events in 2013, 503 in 2012 and a whopping 648 alarms in 2011.
You can see all the statistics in its annual report.
Last year saw the City’s Development Services office issue 209 building permits. That’s down from 231 in 2014, but their value was significantly higher. The 2015 permits represented just over $15 million worth of construction compared to $14.293 million in the year before.
Development Services’ Annual Report to Council also included estimates of the amount of time required to process applications and other paperwork: