2019 Media Releases

May 6, 2019 - Living Wage Update 2019

On May 1, the Living Wage for Families Campaign advised through a Media Release that living wage calculations for communities across BC decreased significantly this year.

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Family Expenses

May 3, 2019 - Splash Park Construction Scheduled to Begin on May 6th

Jake & Jay Construction Ltd. will begin construction on the long anticipated Farwell Splash Park on Monday, May 6th. Construction is expected to last 10-12 weeks and will occur between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Saturday. During the construction period, the entire park will be closed to ensure public safety.

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Farwell Park

April 25, 2019 - Have your say: Take the Communications Survey

The City of Revelstoke is asking locals about what they want to hear about from City Hall, and how best to deliver that information. The survey aims to gather information that will inform a new communication and engagement plan.

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February 27, 2019 - Public Encouraged to Review the Community Guide to the 2019 Draft Budget and Long-Term Financial Plan

Council has given preliminary approval to the City’s draft 2019 budget and long-term financial plan, and the related 2019 tax increase, and is now seeking your valued input before adopting the City’s financial plan and tax rates bylaws. The public is encouraged to review the Guide to the 2019 draft budget and long-term financial plan and provide feedback to Council. The Guide is available on the City Website here and feedback can be sent to budget@revelstoke.ca

A public information meeting will also be held on March 7th at 3:00 pm in the Council Chambers, to provide the public an opportunity to share their concerns or comments to Council.

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Guide to the 2019

February 8, 2019 - Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing Announcement

In response to Revelstoke’s need for more affordable housing for people, the Province has purchased a 1.21-hectare (three-acre) school property. The Province purchased the Revelstoke Board of Education’s Mount Begbie property at 420 Downie St. for $1.5 million. The property is large enough to accommodate a range of housing projects that could benefit tourism industry employees, low- to moderate-income families and seniors. 

Mayor Gary Sulz noted: “This project is an opportunity for us to work together to create housing that works for the community, supporting local families, businesses and seniors."

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February 8, 2019 - City Developing New 3 Year Resort Development Strategy

Last year, the Province of BC announced that it was extending the Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) for a further three years (2019 to 2021). Revelstoke is one of fourteen designated Resort Municipalities in the Province of British Columbia that are eligible to participate in the Initiative.

Mayor Gary Sulz noted: “The Resort Municipality Initiative has helped the community to upgrade and invest in our community tourism infrastructure. This has really improved the tourism experience in Revelstoke, and is a main reason why we have seen a strong increase in tourism visitation over the past several years. This is a real positive for the local economy”.

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Follow the link to view an information on the Resort Development Strategy, timelines, programs and examples.