A handy guide to local government and other news briefs


The City has created a 76-page handbook that will tell you everything you need to know about our municipal government, its structure and agencies and how you can best engage them.

“Many important decisions are made at the local level that affect you, your family, neighbours and businesses,” City Hall said in a statement. “We all benefit when the community is engaged and lends their voices to help determine desired community outcomes and our collective future. “

Please click here to view the Public Participation Handbook online.

If you have questions or comments you should direct them to the City’s Corporate Administration at admin@revelstoke.ca or 250-837-2911.


Are you interested in helping City Council preserve elements of our local heritage?

The Heritage Advisory Commission, which makes recommendations to Council regarding the designation of heritage homes, buildings and lands and their demolition, preservation, alteration, and renovation, is seeking new members.

If you are interested please submit an application form on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, July 4, to the attention of Teresa LeRose, Manager of Legislative Services, admin@revelstoke.ca or to 216 Mackenzie Avenue, Box 170, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0

For more information please contact Development Services Manager Dean Strachan at dstrachan@reveltoke.ca or call him at 250-837-3637.


Imagine Kootenay (IK), a regional marketing agency of which Revelstoke is a member, was awarded the top honour for marketing and innovation in the province last week by the BC Economic Development Association.

A statement from IK said its imaginekootenay.com website was recognized for its website and program branding work at the BC Economic Development Association Summit in Vancouver on June 15. Imagine Kootenay competed as a regional program in the category of ‘populations over 20,000’ and was up against projects coming out of the Lower Mainland and other urban centres.

“With so many amazing and innovative initiatives happening across the province, we knew we would be up against some stiff competition,” said IK Program Manager Jessica Fairhart. “That made it feel even more amazing when we heard our name called and were able to share this win with our partners in the room”.

The BC Economic Development Association’s Awards recognizes the province’s best economic development marketing materials; programs and partnerships.

Revelstoke is a member of IK, says Alan Mason, Revelstoke’s director of Community Economic Development.

“We pay an annual fee to participate,” he said, adding that “this $7,500 fee helps us leverage on average, about three times that amount per year” from funding agencies such as the CBT or the federal government for promotions and marketing.

“Revelstoke plays an active role in the Management Committee that directs this initiative.  That is what the partnership entails. Also, at the local level, the Community Economic Development Department, the Chamber of Commerce and Community Futures Revelstoke are partners in the project and support local efforts to provide information to the website and support in terms of assisting with listings and contacting businesses and companies that may be interested in having a presence on the Imagine Kootenay website.”