Odds and sods for local folks

Local business owners and/or managers are invited to to enjoy morning coffee and muffins on WorkBC while sharing information and resources with fellow employers.

“We will watch three or four brief videos, and follow each one with a roundtable discussion,” the employment agency said in statement. “Topics to be discussed include hours of work and overtime, mediation, youth employment and termination of work.”

Part 1 of this two-part program at WCG’s Revelstoke WorkBC Employment Services Centre, 117 Campbell Avenue, is April 12 from 8 until 9 am. Part 2 is April 26 at the same times.

Please RSVP to 250-814-0244 if you would like to participate. Seating is limited to 12.


Time is running out to enter the Askew’s Foods’ Word on the Lake Writing Contest. The deadline is midnight Friday, April 11. Winners will receive cash prizes, Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival conference packages and banquet tickets, and winning poems and stories will be published in the Askew’s Foods Word on the Lake Anthology of Winners. For more information on the contest, go to www.shuswapassociationofwriters.ca.  Please read the contest rules and guidelines carefully.

The Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival takes place May 20, 21 and 22 at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort & Convention Centre and Okanagan College in Salmon Arm, BC. Winners of the contest will be recognized at the Saturday night banquet on May 21, and the Askew’s Foods Word on the Lake Anthology of Winners will be available for purchase at that time.

For further details about the festival go to www.wordonthelakewritersfestival.com 


Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s second Locals’ Day of the season was another great success. Over 100 people took part helping it raise $1,174 for Revelstoke for Refugees.

On Saturday April 2,  RMR offered $10 lift tickets, $10 lessons, $10 rentals, $10 burgers at Rockford, and $10 jugs of beer to anyone who donated at least $10 to Revelstoke for Refugees.

“It seemed fitting to have our spring locals’ day in support Revelstoke’s newest locals, and we were thrilled to be able to work with the community to raise over $1000 to help welcome the Almastou family to Revelstoke,” Peter Nielsen, VP Operations at RMR, said in a statement.


The City has hired Faruq Patel, RBO, as the City’s new Senior Development Officer and Chief Building Officer.

“I am very happy to be here… I have a passion for helping people and providing excellent customer service,” he said in a recent statement that said members of the public are invited to “say hello to Faruq at City Hall between 8:30 am – 10 am, Monday – Fridays, or email him at fpatel@revelstoke.ca.