In Video: Successful Phase 1 Big Eddy Waterworks bid is 28% over budget

April 25th, 2017

By David F. Rooney Mounce Construction was the lowest bidder for Phase 1 of the Big Eddy Waterworks project but even so its bid of $2,564,245.90 (excluding GST) was 28% higher than the original estimated construction cost of $2 million. There were three bids for Phase 1. The others were from Acres Enterprises which put […]

Breaking ground at Mackenzie Village

April 24th, 2017

By David F. Rooney David Evans’ dream of a bustling major residential development in Arrow Heights is becoming a reality after a ground-breaking ceremony on the Nichol Road building site on Monday, April 24. “It’s a really exciting day for us and I think for the City of Revelstoke,” he said as he prepared to […]

100,000 more reasons to appreciate the Credit Union

April 13th, 2017

The Revelstoke Credit Union marked its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday evening, April 11, by donating $100,000 to local community groups, including $48,500 for five capital projects. Please click here to see the list of capital projects. Then Credit Union also gave $51,500 to support 30 smaller projects from local non-profit organizations. Please click here […]

Not Always Right

April 9th, 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. The […]

Demo supporting Wild Flight Farm fails to move the market board

April 9th, 2017

By David F. Rooney More than 75 people turned out for a demonstration in support of Wild Flight Farm, whose application for the 2017 summer market had been rejected  by the market’s directors. Their show of strength easily eclipsed the handful of counter-demonstrators organized by Rose Gentles. Both demos were held at the Community Centre. […]

There’s a new annual event coming to town and it will be on Lake Revelstoke

April 3rd, 2017

There’s a new annual event coming to town this August — The David Thompson Paddlesport Classic. Slated to take place over the third weekend of August (August 18-20), participants will paddle and portage 125 km along 19th century explorer David Thompson’s canoe route along the Columbia River from Mica Creek to the finish line above […]

  • Duelling demos to be held Saturday pro-and-con the Wild Flight Farm controversy

    April 2nd, 2017

    By David F. Rooney The controversy over Wild Flight Farm’s exclusion from the Revelstoke Farm & Craft Market has reached the stage where duelling pro-and-con demonstrations have been organized for this Saturday, April 8. Both demonstrations are set to be held at the Community Centre starting at 10 am. The first demo, is in support […]

    Council adopts a “6 and 4” tax rate for the 2017 budget

    March 31st, 2017

    By David F. Rooney City Council voted in favour of adopting a “six and four” tax rate for residential and business properties during their deliberations on Tuesday afternoon, March 28. Council invites comment about the City’s 2017 – 2021 Five-Year Plan fby members of the public. You can either come to City Hall to review […]

    Temporary access issue at Tim Hortons

    March 30th, 2017

    Thief trashes the Subway Restaurant

    March 27th, 2017

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    A message to Wild Flight Farm’s many customers…

    March 27th, 2017

    Well, it’s official. Hermann and Louise Bruns of Wild Flight Farm will no longer be at the summer Farmers Market. On Sunday evening they sent a lengthy message to me and all the clients on their e-mail list.  Here’s what they wrote: Dear Revelstoke friends and customers,   We were hoping that our conflict with […]

    Sangha Bean Café to close on April 28. It will be missed

    March 26th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Sangha Bean Café, probably the funkiest café in town, is set to close on April 28, says proprietor Krista Cadieux. The café, located at 111 Connaught Avenue near its intersection with Mackenzie Avenue, has been on the market since last October. Sangha Bean has, since the day it opened, won a […]