Fresh news daily from Revelstoke’s only locally owned community news provider
The Revelstoke Currrent provides news about local people and events in the city of Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada. The Current is updated at least twice a day.
The Revelstoke Current’s products is generously supported by local businesses and non-profit organizations that believe the people of Revelstoke deserve timely and accurate stories about current events in their city.
And what a city it is!
Revelstoke was founded in the late 19th century and was named after Lord Revelstoke, one of the financiers behind the Canadian Pacific Railway. The city has a population of about 8,000 people and is located along the banks of the mighty Columbia River as it flows south between the Selkirk and Monashee Mountain Ranges. It is bisected by the Trans-Canada Highway and while the city still relies on the railway and the timber industry as the backbone of its local economy, tourism is increasingly important, especially now that Revelstoke Mountain Resort offers skiers and snowboarders North America’s longest downhill ski runs.
The Revelstoke Current is owned and operated by professional journalist David F. Rooney. A journalist since 1976, David has worked for The Canadian Press in Ottawa, the Calgary Herald, Ottawa Citizen, Banff Crag & Canyon, Edmonton Sun and the Revelstoke Times Review. He is the author of Reporting and Writing for Canadian Journalists (Pearson Education, 2001) and from 1998 until 2000 taught reporting and web design at the Centre for Communications Studies at Mount Royal College in Calgary. David has also reported stories from Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Colombia. He has, as well, worked as a constituent assistant to former federal MP Jim Abbott of Kootenay-Columbia riding.
Since its inception on July 1, 2009, The Revelstoke Current has blossomed. As of May 14, 2013, it had been visited 1,255,463 times by more than 302,521 people. Its average weekly readership hovers between 4,000-5,000 individuals from across BC, Canada, the US and the rest of the known universe.
David can be reached at 250-814-9849 or via e-mail at [email protected].