A holiday message from our publisher

By Shelley Westwood

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone. It’s December 20th! Hard to believe that another year has come and gone. It has been an eventful one for me. At this time in 2016 I had no idea that just a short year later I would be living in this beautiful community and be publisher of the Revelstoke Review. There is so much to do in this town. I have only been here two months, but have already been to award dinners, Christmas parties, and retirement parties. I have met many people, politicians, artists, business owners, teachers, retirees …. the list goes on… I have been made very welcome in your city and feel a sense of belonging.

It is always an honour to be involved in a community newspaper in any capacity. These newspapers have grown with the towns they serve. They record the history of these communities which have built our country; the births, the deaths, the triumphs and the tragedies. In a very real way they are “owned” by the community they serve. They could not exist without the support of the citizens and the businesses. As “owners” everyone has not only a right but a responsibility to let their views be known. We’re like anyone, we don’t like to hear criticism about our work, but we need to. We need to try and serve what the community wants in their newspaper. We won’t always succeed, for some of you we may hardly ever succeed, but we will try.

To all of you during this holiday season I wish health, happiness and the comfort of family and friends. I am very excited to be a Revelstokian.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Revelstoke RCMP food bank drive raises 4,000 pounds of grub

Demand at the food bank has roughly tripled since the start of the pandemic

Horrifying video shows near head-on collision by Golden

The video was captured on dash cam along Highway 1

Revelstoke cancer support group in need of support

The group provides funds for people undergoing cancer treatments

Two dead after weekend crash on Highway 1 near Revelstoke

The driver and passenger of one vehicle died at the scene

84-year-old Okanagan resident finishes 12,000-piece puzzle

Willie Tribiger started the puzzle in 2013, completing it in six and a half years

Aces aplenty at Okanagan golf course

Vernon Golf and Country Club has 14 recorded holes-in-one since April 30

Fraser Valley woman complains of violent RCMP takedown during wellness check

Mounties respond that she was not co-operating during Mental Health Act apprehension

B.C. sees 12 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Three outbreaks exist in health-care settings

Lost dog swims Columbia River multiple times searching for home

The dog was missing from his Castlegar home for three days.

Booze on beach extended through summer in Penticton

Pilot project will stay in place until Oct. 15

Sad ending in case of missing Okanagan senior

Body of Vernon man Wayne Orser found floating in Okanagan Lake Tuesday, July 7

COVID-19: B.C. promotes video-activated services card

Mobile app allows easier video identity verification

ICBC to resume road tests in July with priority for rebookings, health-care workers

Tests have been on hold for four months due to COVID-19

Most Read