Local news briefs

October 20 is International Credit Union Day and the Revelstoke Credit Union is presenting a very topical film to mark the day. The evening will be open to the general public.

The film, A New Economy, explores what might happen if working together for the common good were to become the most common business model. It follows several organizations that strive to build a more co-operative future. By putting humanity before the bottom line, they are carving a new place in an economy presently dominated by profits and big business.

A New Economy is focused on the new economy movement, and the hundreds of global innovations being funded and developed through unconventional models by the many people working toward a new economy, including co-operatives and credit unions. It highlights a demand for the restructuring of traditional economic practices. People are seeking alternatives to traditional business models through enterprises that are sustainable, democratic, socially conscious and rooted in their communities. There are entrepreneurs and innovators seeking to create businesses that put people before profits and contribute to creating a better community.

A New Economy is to be held on Thursday, October 20, from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre. Admission is free but space is limited.


The Selkirk Saddle Club is organizing its 8th annual Revy Stomp — a fundraiser for the club which is to be held on January 21.

“As part of the fundraising efforts we will be having a silent auction,” organizer Tanya Secord said 9n an email to The Revelstoke Current.

“We have received amazing continued support from businesses like you, and because of that we have been able to build a covered riding arena where in we have been able to provide therapeutic riding for disabled children along with other programs for kids year round. Our youth membership has increased substantially because of this addition to our grounds – we thank you for that.”

She also said the club’s plans to host the 2018 Finals of the BC Barrel Racing Association, bringing hundreds of riders and their families to Revelstoke if the club is selected.

“In applying to host such a large event, there are still much needed improvements that need to be made to the grounds in an effort to be able to provide an adequate facility,” she said. “A tractor for proper arena grooming and a small club house/office are our next targets.”

Anyone interested in donating something to the club’s silent auction should contact Secord by email at tsecord@telus.net or by phone at 250-814-0050.


Wildsight has an article about Living with Bears on its website that should be of interest to anyone seeking to learn more about our ursine neighbours, 19 of which have been destroyed in Revelstoke so far this year.

That’s a dismaying number and is largely due to the failure of the berry crop coupled with laziness of some local residents who are putting out their garbage the night before the collection day.

Please click here to read it.


Author N.P. Katedza will be reading from her new novel, Bound, at the Sicamous Seniors’ Centre on Thursday, October 13, at 11 am.

Bound is a thoughtful and fast-paced mystery that explores what happens when people’s lives are disturbed by events that occurred during South Africa’s apartheid era.

Here is a brief excerpt from the 190-page novel:

“Ms. Dane, you’re going to have to listen to me carefully, now. Don’t take what I’ve told you lightly. These are not the type of people you’re used to dealing with. They don’t play by any rules that you

or I understand. You can’t rationalize them, and they won’t go away,” he said quietly, looking at her with an intensity that bordered on the psychotic. “And don’t make the mistake of dismissing me as a crackpot.” He continued, reading her mind.

“Carol sat numbly, staring at him. She imagined she felt her baby move in sympathy, but it was too early for that, surely. She pushed her coffee cup away and looked down at the table. Less than a week ago she had been worrying over the fact that she didn’t seem to know where the landmines lay anymore. She wished she still didn’t know. What would she do if everything that Kipling had told her were true? What could she do? She began to question everything that had occurred in her career, and in her life, up to that point; and she became angry with George Kipling.”

Bound, published by Flame Lily Publishing, Vancouver, 190 pages, $25.50

Click here to learn more abut Flame Lily Publishing.