2020 Media Releases

May 28, 2020 - City Hall Set to Re-Open - June 1, 2020

Revelstoke · BC - We are happy to announce that City Hall is set to re-open to the public starting Monday June 1, 2020 for Monday-Friday service with some safety restrictions in place.  COVID-19 procedures have been implemented following the guidelines from the Provincial Health Officer.  Departments are ready to re-open counter services and facilitate appointments as needed while protecting staff and citizens

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May 27, 2020 - City of Revelstoke and Government of B.C. Moving Forward on Apartment Improvements

Revelstoke, BC - The City of Revelstoke is pleased to announce the River’s Edge and Columbia Gardens apartment complexes will receive improvements by BC Housing after Council approved Development Permit applications at the recent meeting on Tuesday May 26, 2020.  The applications were brought forward by the Development Services department on full recommendation by the Advisory Planning Commission, who reviewed them on May 14th.  This approval exemplifies Council’s passion for advancing their strategic priority of Livability by addressing both housing stock and quality in the community. 

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May 15, 2020 - Revelstoke Outdoor Spaces Scheduled to Re-Open

Revelstoke, BC - The City of Revelstoke is looking forward to implementing a responsible approach to the “Go-Forward Management Strategy” in re-opening facilities and services following Provincial guidelines with the community’s safety in mind.

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May 1, 2020 - New Local Public Art Sculpture on Exhibit

A beautiful new public art piece by local artist, Kyle Thornley has been installed in the planter box on Mackenzie Avenue, near City Hall. The iron sculpture called “Pine Cone” is approximately 10 feet high and consists of three pine cones made of forged iron mounted to a stone base.  This highly admired piece originally made its debut at LUNA Nocturnal Art and Wonder 2019 and was selected by the Public Art Committee to be on exhibit for a year.

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April 24, 2020 - Victoria/Townley & Fourth Roundabout Project Start-Up Set for April 27th

The City of Revelstoke is excited to announce that Eagle Rock Construction is expected to start work on the roundabout project on Monday April 27th, 2020. The complete project includes a roundabout at the existing intersection of Victoria Road, Townley Street and Fourth Street East, as well as repairs to underlying sewer and water utilities.

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April 20, 2020 - Fire Chief Resigns

Fire Chief, Dwayne Voykin has informed the City of Revelstoke of his decision to resign as the Fire Chief.  Dwayne will complete his services with Fire Rescue during the next few weeks.

Voykin dedicated over 23 years to Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services. Nine years as a volunteer firefighter; and fourteen years as a career firefighter which included Training Officer and Assistant Chief duties.

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April 9, 2020 - “Hold the Line” This Easter Long Weekend

Revelstoke, BC – As the Easter weekend approaches and the spring weather arrives, it’s tempting to follow tradition and take part in family get-togethers as well as take to the outdoors for some sunshine in our beautiful community.  

The City of Revelstoke continues to support the message from Provincial and Federal leaders asking everyone to refrain from all non-essential travel and to remain at their primary residence during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is very important in smaller communities like ours where additional pressures could be placed on medical and other needed resources along with our efforts to socially distance.

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March 30, 2020 - City Contributes to Revelstoke Idea Factory Production of Partly-Reuseable Face Shields

Through grant funding, we are excited to offer support to the Revelstoke Idea Factory which has been working with local medical practitioners at Queen Victoria Hospital to prototype a low-cost, partly-reusable face shield for use by emergency and medical staff when treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The healthcare system has identified a need for face shields in the coming weeks. Supply is running low of their current disposable face shield, and the World Health Organization has sounded the alarm that emergency and health care workers around the globe will face a critical shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). Two Idea Factory board members are working with community volunteers to bring this project to reality, using 3d printers to produce the face shield in collaboration with the local health authority. Medical staff at Queen Victoria Hospital have given their emergency approval and already placed an order for 300 shields.

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March 20, 2020 - City Park Closures

As the situation with the COVID-19 virus continues to change, the City of Revelstoke is advising that in an effort to ensure everyone in our community remains safe and take social distancing measures seriously, the City will now close all City parks, including but not limited to: Kovach Park, Queen Elizabeth Park and Centennial Park.

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March 18, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

The City continues to work closely with the Province and Interior Health to ensure the health and safety of our community is protected. In addition to the required closures, the City is announcing additional measures to do our part to help flatten the curve and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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February 25, 2020 - Rehabilitation of Historical City Hall

We are excited to announce that the project to rehabilitate historical City Hall has been initiated through the issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP). The project includes removing old stucco using an abatement process, replacing the exterior building envelope including stairs, windows and doors with the intent to mimic the historical characteristics of the original building through a process that will repair and protect the heritage building for future generations.

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February 21, 2020 - Wayfinding Project Phase I - Coming This Spring

Council approved Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) Funding in the amount of $550,000 to implement Phase I of the newly adopted Wayfinding Strategy. Cygnus Design Group Inc., will assist with project management this Spring during the implementation of Phase I.

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February 14, 2020 - City of Revelstoke and CUPE 363 Workers Reach Agreement

The City of Revelstoke and CUPE 363 are pleased to announce that a five-year agreement has been reached, representing all municipal workers in Revelstoke. 

The settlement was tentatively reached last week, following collective bargaining between the Union and City management. Both Revelstoke City Council and CUPE 363 have ratified and accepted the terms of the agreement.

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February 5, 2020 - Roundabout Project Underway

The City of Revelstoke is pleased to announce the roundabout construction at the intersection of Townley Street, Fourth Street E, and Victoria Road is scheduled to commence in the Spring of 2020.

As the City’s top, non-highway, collision intersection, the Townley/Fourth/Victoria roundabout project aims to address safety issues, reduce crash frequency and severity, and improve traffic flow for all modes of transportation.

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