A chuckle a day

Welcome to The Revelstoke Current’s five-day-a-week feature, A Chuckle A Day.  This presents some of the best comic — and some not-so-comic, but always interesting — images and texts on the Internet. We hope you enjoy them…    July19 July 18  July 17 Monday morning Kickstarter Selfie taker knocks over $200,000... 

Obituary Notice — William (B.J.) Ritchie

William (BJ) Ritchie1982 – 2017 With sadness we announce the recent passing of William (B.J.) Ritchie. He spent his growing-up years in Revelstoke and had many friends and people who influenced his life and whom he had an impact on. There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, July 22, at 2 pm at the Nicola Valley Evangelic Church in Merritt. In... 

Here come the tomatoes!

By Toni Johnston Can’t wait for those juicy, flavourful tomatoes from your own garden? The hot weather is hastening growth and fruit production and you can encourage better fruiting by pruning your plants. The pruned plant can put more energy into the fruit rather than stems and leaves. Anyone wanting to learn more about tomato plant care is... 

Pay attention to playground zones

Columbia Park has a playground which is marked in three directions and the fourth seems to be forgotten. The playground should be made longer due to the equipment near the Columbia Park School.  I overheard someone who lives on Pearkes Drive state, “The school is out so the playground doesn’t matter!”  Boy I sure wish people were stopped in... 

Fire on Barry Road

Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services responded to a residential structure fire in the 600 block of Barry Road on Sunday evening at 10:17 pm. “On arrival fire department crews found a storage shed fully engulfed and threatening adjacent properties,” Assistant Fire Chief Roger Echlin said in a statement. “Firefighters actioned the fire quickly bringing... 

Glacier National Park fires

The Prairie Hill fire on a high alpine slope on the east end of Glacier National Park is burning on an eastern ridge and is visible from the Trans-Canada Highway. Parks Canada wildfire crews have been busy fighting fires in the park since July 10. On July 10, lightning activity resulted in six small fires in Glacier National Park. Glacier’s fire management... 

In Video: Council’s meeting of Tuesday, July 11

By David F. Rooney Provincial Ombudsman Jay Chalke dropped by Tuesday’s, July 11, City Council meeting to bring Mayor Mark McKee and Council up to date on his agency’s activities. While you can read his roughly 36-minute presentation you may also follow along by activating the YouTube player below at the two-minute mark. Council also approved... 

City’s new Deputy Director of Finance starts on Monday

Sheanna MooreDeputy Director of FinanceCity of Revelstoke Sheanna Moore has been hired as the new Deputy Director of Finance or the City of Revelstoke, City Hall announced on Friday, July 14 Moore was previously employed with BDO Canada as a staff accountant in Kamloops and more recently in Revelstoke. She has her designation as a Chartered Professional... 

BC Hydro offers assistance to wildfire evacuees

BC Hydro has introduced a Wildfire Evacuee Assistance Program that will provide bill credits to customers evacuated due to the wildfires in the Central and Southern Interior. Over the past week, wildfires in the region have led to evacuations in several communities. “We know many of our customers had to leave their homes quickly to get to safety,”... 

In Video: Smoke on the Water

Photographer Jason Portras loves his drone and frequently uses it to shoot otherwise-unobtainable video footage — like his new 3:09-minute opus of this blanket of smoke from BC’s wildfires, entitled Smoke on the Water. Revelstoke Current screen shot Photographer Jason Portras loves his drone and frequently uses it to shoot otherwise-unobtainable... 

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