Photo: New arrivals to Revelstoke

MP David Wilks addressed a Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce lunch on Jan. 22, and talked about the Trans-Canada Highway lobby

The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce hosted a lunch meet and greet on Jan. 22 featuring speaker MP David Wilks

Photo: The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce hosted a lunch meet and greet on Jan. 22 featuring speaker MP David Wilks, who talked about a long-term Trans-Canada Highway improvement plan he has presented to prime minister Stephen Harper. As reported in the Jan. 15 issue of the Times Review, the proposal calls for $1.5–$2 billion in improvements over a 30-year timeframe. “So far they haven’t said no,” Wilks said, saying that’s good news, noting the budget is due in early February. It’s been billed as a no-frills budget, but Wilks also expressed hope about upcoming pre-election budgets. The Kootenay–Columbia MP also said he will try to get federal funding for a replacement truck for the crashed Revelstoke Highway Rescue Vehicle. Wilks is pictured at the Jan. 22 chamber lunch with several newcomers to Revelstoke. Far left: Shaun Aquiline is the new morning host and account executive for EZ ROCK 106.1. Aquiline studied theatre, writing and journalism at U.B.C. in Vancouver and other Lower Mainland colleges, and moved here from Cloverdale. He said he’s looking forward to rejuvenating the Revelstoke commercial radio station, which has been without a host for a while. Second from left: Peter Dixon is the guide and proprietor at the Revelstoke Snowshoe Company, which offers guided tours of Mount Mackenzie at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Last week, he was leading a large group of youths through a Revelstoke Community Connections program. Revelstoke Snowshoe Company offers a variety of programs and outings for a variety of fitness levels. They’ve also got local deals going on right now. Centre: MP David Wilks. Centre right: Ken Baker was promoted to branch manager of the Revelstoke Toronto Dominion bank and arrived from Kelowna with his family in late November. Baker is a snowboarder and mountain biker and is looking forward to the small town lifestyle. Right: Clark Traverse is the new senior manager at BDO Dunwoody in Revelstoke, an assurances, tax, accounting and advisory services company. Traverse also enjoys the active mountain lifestyle and was originally based in Golden, B.C. —Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review

 

 

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