Farmers market dog attack raises questions

Toddler bitten by dog at Revelstoke's farmers market raises questions about their presence there.

The parents of a toddler who was bitten by a dog at the farmers market said they are asking city council to look into the issue of allowing dogs at the busy market.

“We have requested that city council discuss whether or not they think dogs should be allowed at the farmers market and busy public events,” wrote Alison Lapshinoff in an e-mail to the Times Review.

Lapshinoff’s son Nikolai, who is only 18 months old, was bitten near the eye by a dog at the Revelstoke Farm & Craft Market last Saturday, Sept. 15.

Alison said her son was playing with several other kids in the gazebo during the market when he approached an unattended dog. He first pet the dog from behind and then moved to the dog’s front. She said she tried to move Nikolai away, “but the dog was faster, knocking him over and biting him.”

The bite resulted in Nikolai being rushed to the hospital, where he received seven stitches a quarter-inch above his right eye and two in his head.

“He is healing well,” she said.

The incident sparked an online debate about the presence of dogs at the farmers market, with some people saying they should not be allowed in such a busy place.

Staff-Sgt. Jacquie Olsen of the Revelstoke RCMP, said she is not too concerned about the presence of dogs at the market.

“Not normally because most of the time they’re leashed and well looked after,” she said. “I guess in this case the dog slipped away from its owner. This dog’s never going to go back to the market.”

 

Just Posted

Revelstoke family returns to their childhood home for the weekend

Have you ever had the chance to return to your childhood home?… Continue reading

Glimpses from Revelstoke’s past

120 Years Ago: Revelstoke Herald, May 25, 1898 The local citizens celebrated… Continue reading

Reel Reviews: Atypical college life

We say, “Life of the Party is pleasant and harmless.”

The Camozzis: Sisters committed to wellness in Revelstoke

Imogen Whale Special to the Review To say that the Camozzi sisters… Continue reading

Wildsite field school to students to paddle the Columbia River

This August, 16 Columbia Basin youth will paddle the mighty Columbia River… Continue reading

VIDEO: Canadian Forces help flood-ravaged Grand Forks residents heal

Sgt. Bradley Lowes says the military is used to dealing with traumatic times

Chilliwack Chiefs make history with first RBC Cup win

In front of a huge and noisy crowd, the Chiefs claimed their first-ever national junior A title.

UPDATED: Majority of flood evacuees in Kootenay-Boundary allowed to return home

Officials hope to have all 3,000 people back in their homes by Monday night

B.C. Lions bring back 6-time all-star offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye

He was acquired by the Montreal Alouettes last year.

Whitecaps rally for 2-2 draw with FC Dallas

Vancouver climbed out of a two-nil hole to tie FC Dallas 2-2

B.C. VIEWS: Making sense of climate policy

Flood and fire predictions have poor track record so far

Chilliwack Chiefs moving on to RBC Cup final after thrilling win over Ottawa

Kaden Pickering scored the winning goal in the 3rd period as Chilliwack won their semi-final 3-2.

In Photos: Trooper attracts a crowd on Shuswap Lake

Hundreds of boats turn up to watch the Canadian rockers play atop a 94 foot houseboat

VIDEO: As floodwaters recede, crews assess the damage to Grand Forks’ downtown

More than four dozen firefighters and building inspectors came out to help

Most Read