2020 / 2021 Media Releases

October 21, 2021

City of Revelstoke opens new office space focused on collaboration and innovation

Revelstoke · BC – The launch of a state-of-the art office space, meeting room and fabrication lab above the Revelstoke Visitor Information Centre, signals a new era of collaboration between Community Economic Development, business service providers, and key industry and innovation sectors in Revelstoke.

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September 17, 2021

Revelstoke Local Fills Operations Manager Vacancy 

Revelstoke, BC – The City of Revelstoke would like to extend a warm welcome to Mike Manson, the City’s new Operations Manager. After 28 years of employment with the City, we said goodbye to our Operations Manager, Darren Komonoski earlier this month and wish him all the best in his retirement.

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September 15, 2021 

City of Revelstoke to welcome new Chief Administrative Officer

Revelstoke, BC – The City of Revelstoke is excited to announce the appointment of James Thackray as the City’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). After completing a rigorous thirdparty recruitment process through R.L. Mattiussi Advisory Services Inc., Council is delighted to welcome Mr. Thackray to Revelstoke

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August 31, 2021

Chris Marshall Declines Chief Administrative Officer Position

Revelstoke, BC – The City regrets to reverse the announcement of Chris Marshall as the City’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Mr. Marshall cited personal and family reasons for the  change. 

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August 23, 2021

City Hires Chief Administrative Officer

The City is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Marshall as the City’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). 

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Press Release: Open Fire Ban Taking Effect

Effective noon Wednesday, June 30, 2021 a prohibition on all open fires within the municipality of Revelstoke will commence.

Public Notice: Operations at 606 Victoria Road 

The City of Revelstoke is aware of concerns raised by the public regarding construction activity occurring at 606 Victoria Road and has issued a Public Notice detailing the situation. 

May 4, 2021 - "Carbon Key” Public Art Sculpture to Enhance Downtown Revelstoke

Revelstoke, BC – A new, eye-catching public art piece by Nakusp artist, Kate Tupper, will be installed this week in the planter box on Mackenzie Avenue, in front of City Hall.

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April 28, 2021 - City of Revelstoke Chief Administrative Officer Announces Resignation

Revelstoke, BC – Following 21 years of dedicated service, longtime employee and Chief Administrative Officer Dawn Low has submitted her resignation, effective May 31, 2021. Ms. Low will be leaving to pursue other opportunities.

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Mar 15, 2021 - City Council “Stoked” About City Hall!

Revelstoke · BC - Revelstoke City Council is proud to present the completion of the City Hall Rehabilitation project that was initiated in June 2020.

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Nov 17, 2020 - "Mask Up REVY." Campaign a Great Success!

Revelstoke · BC - The Revelstoke Recovery Task Force (RTF) would like to acknowledge the success of the “Mask Up REVY.” campaign which was achieved through community partnership.  A total of 20,000 REVY. branded masks, free of charge, were distributed to businesses, residents, and visitors.  

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Oct 27, 2020 - #TownleyRoundly Roundabout Ready to Open

Revelstoke · BC - The City is thrilled to announce that the #TownleyRoundly roundabout is set to open on Thursday Oct 29, 2020! Plans for a ribbon cutting ceremony are in the works with details to follow.  We thank the community and businesses for all your support and patience through the project.

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Oct 6, 2020 - Welcome to the New Revelstoke Fire Chief!

Revelstoke · BC - The City is pleased to welcome new Fire Chief, Steven DeRousie.  Welcome, Steven!

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Sept 15, 2020 - Hay Road Development Clarification

Revelstoke · BC - Clarification on the details around the pending development proposal application in the Hay Road area.

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Aug 13, 2020 - New Developments in Social Services

Read the latest news from the City of Revelstoke regarding new developments in Social Services and the Community Economic Development department. 

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July 23, 2020 - Public Engagement Shapes New OCP Vision and Priorities

Revelstoke · BC - The City of Revelstoke is pleased to be moving forward with the Official Community Plan (OCP) update after Council supported amendments to the Vision and Priorities on July 14, 2020.   These amendments were initiated by gathering community feedback through the Vision Check-In process which involved numerous surveys and public engagement events in the last quarter of 2019.  After finalizing these results and presenting to Council on February 13, 2020, a Focus Group* was assembled and presented options for the amended Vision and Priorities.   

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July 21, 2020 - Revelstoke Becomes the 41st Bee City in Canada 

Revelstoke · BC - Through the collaboration with our local non-profits and societies including Community Connections, Local Food Initiative Society, Columbia Mountain Institute, North Columbia Environmental Society, and the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society; Revelstoke is now the 41st Bee City in Canada!   

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June 19, 2020 - City Land Secured to Support a New Search & Rescue Facility 

Revelstoke · BC - The City of Revelstoke is thrilled to support the Revelstoke Search and Rescue Society (REVSAR) by providing land for a much-needed equipment storage and training facility.

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June 17, 2020 - Victoria/Townley/Fourth Roundabout Project Receives Funding From ICBC

Revelstoke · BC - The City of Revelstoke is pleased to announce that the Victoria/Townley/Fourth Street roundabout project has received $83,700 from the ICBC Road Improvement Program in recognition of the excellent design.  ICBC provides funding through this program to support road improvements that enhance road safety for all users.  This funding comes in addition to other grant money already received for the project.

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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 28, 2020 - Economic Recovery Task Force 

Revelstoke, BC– The Economic Development Commission for the City of Revelstoke and CSRD Area B has launched an Economic Recovery Task Force (ERTF) to create and implement strategies to help our business community during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The ERTF is a collaborative initiative consisting of business leaders, various community and regional stakeholders, and local government. Under direction of the Community Economic Development department, we have assembled a collaborative committee guided by the Economic Development Commission with representation from multiple industry and community sectors.

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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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