News briefs worth knowing

The City of Revelstoke would like to remind all dog owners that their pets must be kept on a leash when they are in public including streets, sidewalks, and public trails.

In a public notice sent to local news media, the City said on-leash patrols will be stepped up to ensure compliance. An owner with a dog off leash in a non-designated area — Please remember that all playing fields and playgrounds are not off-leash areas! — will receive a ticket for a $200 fine.

Please click here to see animal control’s map of all designated off-leash areas. Or call 250-837-2911 for more information.


The Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) has selected Revelstoke as the location for its April 24-27, 2018, convention.

SILGA is the organization representing the cities, towns and municipal districts of the Southern Interior. Please click here to visit its website.

SILGA originated as the Okanagan Valley Mayors and Reeves Association and continued under that name until 1937. It later became the Okanagan Mainline Municipal Association and in 2007 changed its name to the Southern Interior Local Government Association.  The members agreed this new name would be more representative of the membership area. SILGA now has 37 members.

The convention typically brings together, mayors, councilors and senior municipal officials from across south central BC.


The Revelstoke Visual Arts Society is offering a four-day Summer Art Camp for Kids Aug. 22 – 25 from 10 am until 3 pm each day.

Children will produce a giant bird sculpture installation, enjoy plein air drawing and other artistic pursuits.

For more information please contact the Revelstoke Art Gallery at 250-814-0261 or send an e-mail to


The Selkirk Saddle Club has completed its new outdoor riding arena and will be holding a Grand Opening on Saturday, June 25, starting at 10 am.

Tanya Secord said that the new outdoor arena will complement the recently constructed indoor arena and will allow the club to host different kinds of equestrian events including rodeo and dressage.

She also said the club gratefully acknowledges support from the Columbia Basin Trust, Revelstoke Credit Union, K&W Trucking, SPM Construction, Silver Tip and the Horse Council of BC.

“We thank you for your generosity in making this project at reality,” she said.


City Council has approved a $1,800 grant-in-aid for the Revelstoke Youth Soccer Association.

This grant-in-aid is in the form of a credit to be used against the cost of field usage for the 2016 spring soccer.

Click here to learn more.


Council has approved the borrowing of $211,010 to purchase a new garbage truck.

The money is being borrowed through the Municipal Finance Authority’s (MFA) equipment financing program.

Click here to learn more.