Alan Mason is ready to bow out of the City Hall show

February 20th, 2017

By David F. Rooney It’s 3:30 on a mild Friday afternoon, and Alan Mason is being interviewed about his 15 years as Revelstoke’s director of Community Economic Development. He looks relaxed and why shouldn’t he? Mason only has a week to go until he retires. Eventually, he puts he feet up on his desk and […]

TCH to get $469.4 million in upgrades

February 19th, 2017

Leaders of all political stripes are applauding the federal and BC government for their announcement of $469.4 million to expand and upgrade two major sections of the Trans-Canada Highway. Mayor Mark McKee, who was in Kamloops on Friday for the official announcement by Transportation Minister Todd Stone and Amarjeet Sohi, the federal minister of Infrastructure […]

Upcoming small business forum to bend governments’ ear

February 9th, 2017

MP Wayne Stetski (NDP – Kootenay-Columbia), will host the second in a series of small business forums in Invermere on March 1. The Invermere Small Business Forum will provide Columbia Valley business owners with the opportunity to address representatives from federal, provincial and municipal governments on how they can better support small businesses in the […]

Revelstoke Adventure Park granted a 30-year tenure

February 3rd, 2017

The adventure park proposed by Jason Roe’s Illecillewaet Development Limited Partnership (IDLP) has been approved for a 30-year tenure by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. “Outdoor adventure has always been an integral part of living in or visiting Revelstoke,” IDLP CEO Jason Roe said in statement. “This epic park will excite […]

On the horizon: An interview with developer David Evans

February 2nd, 2017

By David F. Rooney Developer David Evans, sometimes regarded as an agent of unwanted change, will discuss his three controversial projects — Mackernzie Village, the Treetop Hotel and the Catherwood Road annexation — in an interview on EZ Rock this Monday, February 6. His full interview with me will be broadcast on 106.1 FM as […]

Living-wage effects could be minor or major

January 31st, 2017

By David F. Rooney The long-waited Living Wage for Revelstoke, BC: Economic Impact Assessment Report is now online for review by members of the public. The 35-page report, compiled by Kenneth Carlaw, Mike Evans, Lindsay Harris, and John Janmaat of the Institute for Community Engaged Research at UBC Okanagan and published on the Community Futures […]

  • Canada Summer Jobs employers’ application deadline extended

    January 24th, 2017

    Employers interested in applying for Canada Summer Jobs funding for 2017 now have until Friday, February 3, to get their applications in, says a statement from MP Wayne Stetski. “Service Canada extended the deadline by two weeks to allow more employers the opportunity to submit an application for funding,” he said in a statement. “In […]

    Firewood sales yield a bonus for the Food Bank

    January 20th, 2017

    Signage theft frustrates small business owner

    January 19th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Dinah Collette, proprietor of the Spice o’ Life on First Street East knows how tough it can be when you run a small business. Not only do you have to worry about your stock and your sales but even when times are good you sometimes have to worry about the jerks […]

    Will a Revelstokian make the 40 Under 40 List this year?

    January 17th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Kootenay Business is seeking nominations for its very successfully 40 Under 40 List. “Our 40 under 40 list was a huge success last year, and we are seeking new nominees for 2017,” magazine Publisher Keith Powell said in an e-mail. “If you know a fantastic business owner under 40 years old […]

    Not Always Right

    January 15th, 2017

    Editor’s note: always has a slightly different take on the retail and service industry. Its vignettes are true tales and anecdotes from the commercial trenches as told by the shop clerks, bag boys, receptionists and technicians of the world who daily shake their heads at the odd ducks they sometimes have to deal with. Beginning […]

    Congratulations Sheanna!

    January 12th, 2017