Should illegal vacation rentals be granted a grace period to shut down when their applications fail?

March 19th, 2017

By David F. Rooney City Council has rejected an attempt by the owners of an illegal vacation rental to seek leave to apply for licence to operate it. John and Heather Pallas had been operating an unlicensed full-home vacation rental at 2297 Airport Way. They applied for a license last year and their application was […]

Have a fantasy you’d like to see in photos? John can make it come true…

March 13th, 2017

By David F. Rooney Photographer John Morrison is starting a new business — Fantasy Photo Shoots. “For 35 years I produced and did just about every major ad campaign out there and shot fashion for all the magazines before coming back here nine years ago.,” he told The Current. “What I want to do is […]

The new Ramada Inn will soon be finished

March 10th, 2017

BCUC approves an increase in the cost of propane for Revelstoke

March 9th, 2017

The BC Utilities Commission has approved FortisBC’s quarterly cost of gas rates for implementation April 1, 2017. While the cost of natural gas remains unchanged in all natural gas-based service areas, in the Revelstoke service area, which is supplied with propane not natural gas, the cost will increase. Propane market prices tend to fluctuate more […]

Revelstoke’s newest inn: the Explorers’ Society Hotel

March 6th, 2017

By David F. Rooney One hundred and six years after McKinnon’s pool room and cigar store was built in 1911, the McKinnon Block has undergone another radical transformation; it’s now a beautiful boutique hotel and restaurant — the Explorers’ Society Hotel and Quartermaster Eatery. Owned by Stephen and Rebekah Jenkins of Seattle, Washington, this historic […]

Not Always Right

March 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. A […]

  • Hydro to install a sixth generating unit at Revelstoke Dam

    March 1st, 2017

    BC Hydro has applied to the BC Environmental Assessment Office for an Environmental Assessment Certificate to install a sixth generating unit at the Revelstoke dam. In a statement, the utility said it expects electricity demand will increase by almost 40 per cent over the next 20 years. The new unit will add 500 megawatts of […]

    A classy send-off for Alan Mason

    February 24th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Alan Mason had a terrific retirement party at the Regent Hotel on Thursday evening. It was attended by over 100 people, all of them appreciative of Alan’s tremendous efforts on Revelstoke’s behalf over the years. Guests enjoyed champagne, beer and wine as well sushi and canapes. The party was put on […]

    Revelstokian granted the right to use the title Queen’s Counsel

    February 22nd, 2017

    Revelstoke native Sheila Tucker has been granted the right to use the honourary title Queen’s Counsel by Attorney General and Justice Minister Suzanne Anton. She was one of 40 BC lawyers permitted to use the honourific because they have distinguished themselves by their commitments to continuing legal education, community volunteerism and mentorship of new legal […]

    CBT puts economic growth plan into action

    February 22nd, 2017

    Columbia Basin Trust is putting a new plan for economic growth into action. It is purchasing a commercial building in the Waneta Industrial Park near Trail and working with a local tech industry entrepreneur to fill the facility with new jobs and new opportunities in what it sees as a model for future projects. “The […]

    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 […]