2018 Media Releases
November 20, 2018 - City Hires New Director of Development Services
The City of Revelstoke is pleased to announce the appointment of Marianne Wade as the new Director of Development Services. Ms. Wade will fill the last vacancy in the City’s management team and will take on the role as the leader of the Development Services Department.
Ms. Wade has a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Geography from the University of Winnipeg and has studied Housing Policy and Community Development at the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC. She brings with her diverse experience in both the public and private sectors in the fields of land use planning, housing and resort development.
October 25, 2018 - Fire Rescue Services Welcomes New Chief
Effective November 1, 2018 the City will welcome Dwayne Voykin as Fire Chief. Dwayne will make the move from his current position as Assistant Fire Chief, Training Officer and Emergency Program Coordinator.
September 21, 2018 - City Hires Director of Community Economic Development and Building Services Manager
The City of Revelstoke is pleased to announce the appointment of Ingrid Bron, as its’ new Community Economic Development Director effective October 15, 2018 and the appointment of Dan Gellein, as its’ new Building Services Manager effective October 10, 2018.
Community Economic Development
Ms. Bron hails from Westport, Ontario with a highly accomplished professional career in the field of community economic development through broad ranges of experience at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. Similar to Revelstoke, Ingrid’s previous municipal employment included challenges such as rapid growth with an unprecedented demand for residential properties, pressure on infrastructure capacity, and exciting new opportunities in recreation, adventure and cultural sectors.
Building Services Manager
Dan will fill a new role as a key member of the Development Services Department as both an active building official and be responsible for managing and administering all aspects of the city’s building and sign bylaw, business regulation & licensing and other aspects of city regulations tied to construction oversight in the community.
August 20, 2018 - City of Revelstoke and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District Reach Agreement on Electoral Area B Fire Suppression Service
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) and the City of Revelstoke are pleased to announce an agreement has been approved which will provide continued fire suppression services to approximately 250 properties in Electoral Area B (Rural Revelstoke) for the next 10 years.
July 19, 2018 - New Bike Parklet in Downtown Revelstoke
Cyclists should watch for the new Bike Parklet to be installed this week on the Mackenzie Avenue and Second Street East on the side of Royal LePage. The parklet is a pilot program supported by Council in an effort to create a more bike friendly community and to keep the sidewalks clear for pedestrians. The parklet will be located in the yellow lined area of the corner and will not take up any parking spaces.
May 7, 2018 - Construction Set to Being for New Skateboard Park
Construction of the new Skateboard Board Park in Kovach Park will begin with the demolition of the existing park on May 28th, 2018. Newline Skateparks Inc. designed the new skateboard park and is aiming to be on site on June 4th, 2018 to commence construction.
May 3, 2018 - Revelstoke Gives Electric Vehicles a Boost with Installation of Level 2 Charging Station
A new electric vehicle (EV) charging station was electrified last week at the City’s Public Parking Lot located on First Street East at Orton Avenue. The Level 2 station was installed in partnership with Accelerate Kootenays – Canada’s first regional and community-driven strategy to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles.
March 22, 2018 - Change in Leadership at Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services
The City of Revelstoke’s Fire Chief Rob Girard retires tomorrow after more than 10 years service to the community and a combined 34 years service in both the Provincial and Municipal government fields. Assistant Chief Roger Echlin takes over as Fire Chief effective June 1, 2018.
March 9, 2018 - Two Large Projects Made Possible with Federal Gas Tax Funds
The City of Revelstoke was awarded two grants from the Federal Gas tax Fund. These grants will make two large projects possible without adding an extra taxation burden to residents using general taxation. The Fourth, Victoria and Townley Street Intersection Improvements in the amount of $5,078,300.00 and the Integration of the ICSP into an Updated OCP in the amount of $167,040.00.
February 15, 2018 - Revelstoke Tech Summit Scheduled for February 22, 2018
The City of Revelstoke’s Youth and Tech Working group is pleased to announce that on February 22nd dozens of technologists will converge at Revelstoke Secondary School for the Revelstoke Tech Summit, Hack into Tech: The Future of Work. The one-day event will address the skills our youth will need to succeed in an increasingly tech-centred job market.
January 19, 2018 - Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program Accepting Applications as of January 22, 2018
Columbia Basin Trust, the City of Revelstoke and Electoral Area B of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District will be accepting applications for the Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program on January 22, 2018.
Revelstoke Council Meetings to begin Live-Streaming
The City of Revelstoke is pleased to announce that starting January 23, 2018, all Council meetings will be live streamed on the City’s website. This new feature allows the public to view and listen to meetings in real time or previously recorded meetings on any internet connected computer or device.
December 30, 2017 - Rural Fire Protection Services provided by the City of Revelstoke in a Specified Area within Area B of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District
Fire Chief Robert Girard and Allan Chabot, Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Revelstoke attended the Supreme Court hearing in Vancouver, B.C. on December 28th, 2017, of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s (CSRD) application for an injunction to require the City to provide fire suppression services to a Specified Area of Electoral Area B until the trial of this matter, which would likely not be heard at the earliest until late 2018 but more probably in 2019.