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

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 in a bid of $2,642,780 and Speers... 

Breaking ground at Mackenzie Village

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. These gleaming gold shovels await the moment when they were to be used to break ground for Phase 1 of the new Mackenzie Village development off Nichol Road... 

100,000 more reasons to appreciate the Credit Union

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 on this image to see a larger version of it. David F. Rooney photo The Revelstoke Credit Union marked its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday evening, April... 

Not Always Right

Editor’s note: Notalwaysright.com 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

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. Revelstoke Current screen grab 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... 

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

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 Revelstoke dam. “More... 

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

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 of the Revelstoke... 

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

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 the... 

Temporary access issue at Tim Hortons

Getting into — and out of Tim Hortons — has just become a bit of a problem as work has begun improving the intersection of Victoria Road and the Trans-Canada Highway — and the entrance to Tim’s, the Shell station and the Super 8. “Currently they are closing it (the main entrance off Victoria Road) from 7 am to 4 pm, but it will be closed... 

Thief trashes the Subway Restaurant

A thief who broke into the Subway Restaurant 1802 Trans-Canada Highway in the early morning Monday March 27, made off with a small amount of cash but not before causing about $1,000 in property damage. Cpl. Thomas Blakney said the thief forced open a door to gain access to the small establishment. He asks that anyone with knowledge of this break-and-enter... 

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