$632,913 for summer jobs

June 16th, 2017

$632,913 has been awarded in federal assistance to create summer jobs for Kootenay-Columbia students, MP Wayne Stetski announced Friday, June 16. The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Initiative contributes to creating jobs for students aged 15 to 30. The federal government provided $600,000 this year earmarked for youth employment in the Kootenay-Columbia riding. Because programs like […]

CSRD okays a new Solid Waste Disposal Tipping Fee

June 2nd, 2017

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Board of Directors have approved a new Solid Waste Disposal Tipping Fee Bylaw. A statement from the CSRD said that a new tipping fee structure is necessary to maintain financial stability within the solid waste function over the long term. “The current fee model was sufficient to support the […]

  • The Pipe returns this weekend!

    May 18th, 2017

    Revelstoke Mountain Resort is just days away from reopening its star summer attraction: the Pipe Mountain Coaster. After a blockbuster inaugural season n 2016, the Pipe is going to be open seven days a week from May 20 to October 1. To celebrate the Victoria Day long weekend, the Pipe will be open with extended […]

    No ‘hard-sell’ sales tactics at Revelstoke Credit Union

    May 16th, 2017

    In response to the recent media coverage about ‘hard sell & up sell’ practices in the financial world I would like to speak about the corporate culture at the Revelstoke Credit Union. The concept of a ‘Sales Culture’ has been around for a very long time. It is not something that neither our Board of Directors […]

    In Pictures: Take a tour of the new market and the old

    May 15th, 2017

      By David F. Rooney On Saturday morning I took a relatively early (for me) down to the new — and as yet unnamed —  market. It was easy to see that each market seems different but as many people told me the differences that split them apart will eventually fade away allowing their similarities […]

    Weather didn’t do the Saturday Street Market any favours

    May 8th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Saturday’s Street Market was a boon to many retailers but they could have done without the spitting rain, steady breeze and cool afternoon temperatures. “We saw great traffic throughout the day (but) it was definitely busier in the AM,” said organizer Nicole Cherlet. “The weather is a tricky one; if it’s […]

  • The new market opens next Saturday, May 13 — UPDATED!

    May 8th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney The long-awaited new Saturday market will open for business next Saturday, May 13, from 8 am until 1 pm along Mackenzie Avenue between First and Second Streets. “We hope to have our market policies in place and ready to share on Monday, May 8th, but in the meantime, if you make, […]

    A VERY happy McHappy Day!

    May 4th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Evey year McDonald’s Restaurant owners Kevin and Cathy Blakely bring in members of the community to help out during the annual McHappy Day fund raiser. They enlisted a whole raft of us to do just that on Wednesday, May 3. It was our duty to meet and greet customers and offer […]

    Saturday’s Street Market should be a great family event

    May 4th, 2017

    Advertising Feature By David F. Rooney Saturday’s Street Market is not another limp-looking sidewalk sale — but a true event, with 42 booths offering food, music, children’s events and mercantile offerings from local businesses. There’s even a little live theatre thrown in. “This is the evolution of the sidewalk sale,” said Nicole Cherlet, a member […]

    In Video: Doug Clovechok on softwood lumber and other local issues

    May 3rd, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Doug Clovechok, the BC Liberal candidate in Columbia River-Revelstoke, says the New Democrats cannot be trusted with the economy at a time when the key timber sector is under attack by the United States. In an interview recorded on Tuesday, May 2, he especially criticizes his NDP opponent Gerry Taft for […]

    YOU can stop invasive species in their tracks

    May 1st, 2017

    May has been officially proclaimed Invasive Species Action Month in BC and to mark this milestone the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS) is sponsoring a number of free workshops that can bring you up to date on the animals and plants that threaten our native creatures and habitats. On May 10 CSISS is holding an […]

    Farewell Sangha Bean!

    April 30th, 2017