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Revelstoke mayor Gary Sulz on by-election delay
Revelstoke Mayor Gary Sulz appears on the Revelstoke Mountaineer podcast to talk about Revelstoke's long-delayed by election following a councillor resignation in January. Revelstokemountaineer.com has critically questioned the delay in three stories and updates starting on Sept. 23. For background on this story, see our reporting here: https://www.revelstokemountaineer.com/elections-bc-contradicts-city-of-revelstoke-explanation-for-by-election-delay/
Revelstoke schools Superintendent Mike Hooker on September reopening plans
Schools are set to reopen in Revelstoke and B.C. in September amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, creating numerous big challenges for those responsible for overseeing and organizing the reopening plans.
Like with many things COVID-19, the situation is fluid and information is updated on a daily basis, adding more complexity to the situation. The B.C. government has published its Back to School Plan, and there have been supplemental updates, such as this August 17 update on mask protocols.
For an update on the process in Revelstoke, we spoke with Mike Hooker, the Superintendent of School District No. 19.
In this audio interview, Hooker outlined some of the plans so far, and also provides information on how students and parents can keep up to date on the developing plan.
B.C. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson on Mt. Begbie, caribou planning, and land use planning
In this podcast for revelstokemountaineer.com, Doug Donaldson, the B.C. Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development, joins host Aaron Orlando to discuss plans for a small heli-access lodge on Mount Begbie, the ongoing mountain caribou recovery herd planning process, and calls for land use planning in the Revelstoke area. Recorded July 30, 2020.
Revelstoke Official Community plan update with Marianne Wade
The City of Revelstoke recently completed its Official Community Plan (OCP) vision statement update process. We spoke with Marianne Wade, Director of Development Services for the City of Revelstoke, for an update on the OCP. We explored what's happened so far and what comes next, with a focus on community participation in the process.
Interior Heath Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Sue Pollock on IH COVID-19 spike
A recent spike in COVID-19 cases in July in Interior Health has brought the virus transmission prevention part of the overall pandemic story to the fore once again. We reached out to Dr. Sue Pollock, the Interim Chief Medical Health Officer for Interior Health, to talk about what's been happening in the region and what that means for Revelstoke.
FortisBC spokesperson on propane outage in Revelstoke
FortisBC spokesperson Sean Beardow gives an update on propane service restoration in Revelstoke as of Friday. On Tuesday, Oct. 22, an excavator struck an underground gas line, knocking out service to 900 individual metres in Revelstoke. As of Friday morning, about 90 are still without power