A small selection of newsy odds and ends

By David F. Rooney

April 28 is the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job and every year like clockwork, workers have gathered at the Inukshuk in Centennial Park to remember those unfortunate few whose jobs have cost them their lives or health… at least until this year.

Three railroaders, Acting Mayor Linda Nixon and I were the only people who turned out, fully expecting other participants to show up at noon — the traditional time for this event. Only this year we were disappointed; the only other people down there were dog walkers and a pair of lovebirds.

I don’t know how this was overlooked by whoever was supposed to organize it, but it has never happened before. Nixon speculated that the supposed organizer may have simply been overwhelmed if he-or-she was organizing it off the side of their desk or the provincial election may been took much of a distraction.

I didn’t even see an e-mail circulated to local news media as there normally so I wonder if there was even someone responsible for it…


If you were looking forward to getting your hands on a copy of a new hard-copy recycling guide for the city of Revelstoke from Recycle BC – formerly Multi-Material BC – well, you’re about to be disappointed.

New printed guides will now not be available until 2018.

“Contrary to information recently provided, your community will not be receiving hard-copy guides in Spring 2017,” the company said in an e-mail to The Revelstoke Current on Friday, April 28. “Revelstoke’s residential recycling service schedule operates on a calendar year basis. Your existing schedule and guide will therefore remain in effect until December 2017, at which point residents will receive new printed guides for the full 2018 calendar year. The new guide will also be available at https://recyclebc.ca/revelstoke/.

“We apologize for this error.”


Tired of seeing your BC gaming grants rejected? Well, then, you won’t want to miss this Gaming Grant Workshop next week with David Sheach, executive director of the non-profit BC Association for Charitable Gaming.

The workshop covers eligibility requirements, program descriptions, financials, in-kind and volunteer support and other key considerations for a successful Community Gaming Grant Application.

It will be at the Community Centre on Thursday, May 4, from 9 am until noon. If you plan on attending the workshop please send him an RSVP e-mail at executivedirector@bcacg.com.


The Community Choir is offering an evening of bright, joyous music during a special spring concert, This is Our Home –  Celebrating Canada’s 150th with Canadian classics, at the United Church on Tuesday, May 2. The doors open at 6:30 pm and the concert begins at 7, Please click here to view the poster