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The Revelstoke Museum & Archives is presenting a talk on the First World War on Remembrance Day at 2 pm.

Answering the Call — Revelstoke during World War I will be presented by Ken and Cathy English upstairs at the museum, which is located at 315 First Street West.

Admission will be by donation.


WorkBC is hosting an Employers’ Breakfast Round Table Event on Thursday, November 24, from 8 am until 9 am, the topic is: Shoulder Season Recruitment & Retention.

Please join us in a discussion on how we can recruit retain valuable staff during our long shoulder seasons.

This event should give employers a forum to discuss their struggles and come up with solutions to recruit retain valuable staff during our long shoulder seasons and ways to resolve staffing issues.

However, seating is limited to 12. Please call 250-814-0244 to sign up.

Coffee and muffins will be provided.


The Columbia Basin Trust is offering $1,000 to help 50 Basin-based businesses attend the two-day #BCTECH Summit in Vancouver on March 14-15.

The TechSummit is focused on supporting the growth of the tech sector in our province and accelerating growth across our economy. Hosted by the province in partnership with the BC Innovation Council, the event will help BC tech companies attract customers, connect with investors, network with government representatives and build their brands.

Columbia Basin Trust will help 50 Basin-based businesses attend the event, by offering up to $1,000 to offset expenses, including:

  • #BCTech Summit Registration fees
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation & mileage

The application deadline is midnight on Thursday, December 1, 2016.

To learn more about eligibility and to apply, visit


Connie Brothers is retiring after 35 years as a lawyer.

“… One of the things I have learned over these many years, is that there is a time and a place for everything,” she said in a letter to The Current. “So I am writing to advise that it is my time to retire from Mackenzie Peak Law Group, effective January 1.

“It is a new beginning not only for me, but also for the firm. In order to assure that our quality work continues, a new lawyer, Aimee Schalles, will be taking my place.

Ms. Schalles joined the firm on October 17, which makes for “a seamless transition.”

Brothers said Ms. Schalles is from a small town in Saskatchewan and has been practicing law in a large firm in Vancouver. She and her husband, Brad, who is a guide with Mica Heliskiing, are moving to Revelstoke to take up permanent residence and become part of our community.

Meanwhile, Alicia Joiner, who has been associated with Brothers for the past three years, will continue as a lawyer with the firm. Mandy Leonard, as well, will continue her long-standing work as the firm’s legal assistant.

“There is no doubt that I will miss working with you, as my law practice in Revelstoke has been the most enjoyable and rewarding of my career,” Brothers said. “However, I am looking forward to new endeavours, and I am more than confident that Aimee, Alicia and Mandy will continue to provide you with the dedication and hard work I have strived for.”