City’s new Deputy Director of Finance starts on Monday

July 14th, 2017

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 Accountant with previous experience in […]

BC Hydro offers assistance to wildfire evacuees

July 14th, 2017

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 […]

  • MP goes to bat for credit unions

    July 13th, 2017

    Kootenay-Columbia Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski criticized Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau for bureaucratic nitpicking that could cost credit unions millions of dollars. At issue is a June 30 edict from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) forbidding credit unions from using simple, common terminology including “bank, banking,” and “banker”. “Frankly, this […]

    Tired of the stink? The solution could be very pricey

    July 13th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney It’s obvious to everyone in town that many, many peoples are deeply dissatisfied with the state of the City’s sewage treatment plant. It has been exceedingly rank for decades and the City’s claims over the years that the latest fix will do the trick stopped ringing true years ago; people are […]

    Federal Bank Act enforcement change could cost credit unions millions

    July 12th, 2017

    A recent decision to change the way the Bank Act is interpreted and enforced has the potential to cost credit unions across Canada millions of dollars, says a statement from the Revelstoke Credit Union The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), issued an advisory on June 30 limiting financial institutions other than those […]

    New Chamber tool makes digital business cooperation easier

    July 11th, 2017

    Revelstoke business-development organizations have created a digital tool that identifies opportunities to provide information and resources to the local business community in an effective and timely manner. This collaborative project was spearheaded by the Business Information Centre team: Community Economic Development, the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce, and Community Futures. The project was made possible with the […]

  • Pong! Eau de sewer makes the Southside air oh-so-fragrant… again

    July 5th, 2017

    If you live in Southside, particularly in the Powerhouse Road and Oscar Street area, you are doubtless saying “Peewhew!” a lot these days. Yes, the sewage treatment plant is once again assaulting residents’ noses and it’s going to take money — and a lot of it — to eventually solve it permanently. “City staff and […]

    Council of Forest Industries launches photo contest

    July 5th, 2017

    The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) and Canadian Forest Industries Magazine, have announced the launch of a photo contest that celebrates the significance of the forest industry to the the people who live, work and play there. “The forest industry is the backbone of the B.C. economy, and the people who live and work […]

    Not Always Right

    July 1st, 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. About […]

    $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 […]