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

City Council has rejected an attempt by the owners of an illegal vacation rental to seek leave to apply for licence to operate it. Image courtesy of the City of Revelstoke 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... 

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

Photographer John Morrison is starting a new business — Fantasy Photo Shoots. Last weekend he paired up with model and partner Connie Rose for photo shoots at Revelstoke Mountain Resort as well as in the city’s picturesque downtown. Bob Bittner photo By David F. Rooney Photographer John Morrison is starting a new business — Fantasy Photo Shoots. “For... 

The new Ramada Inn will soon be finished

Have you driven past the Ramada Inn lately? It’s coming along very nicely. Mayor Mark McKee said it is being constructed from discrete, modular components manufactured in Kamloops. It should be completed relatively quickly. David F. Rooney photo  Read More →

BCUC approves an increase in the cost of propane for Revelstoke

The BC Utilities Commission has approved FortisBC’s quarterly cost of gas rates for implementation April 1. 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. Graph courtesy of the BC Utilities Commission The... 

Revelstoke’s newest inn: the Explorers’ Society Hotel

Rebekah and Stephen Jenkins have transformed the 106-year-old after McKinnon Block into a beautiful boutique hotel and restaurant — the Explorers’ Society Hotel and Quartermaster Eatery. David F. Rooney photo 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... 

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. A Blizzard... 

Hydro to install a sixth generating unit at Revelstoke Dam

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 capacity to BC Hydro’s... 

A classy send-off for Alan Mason

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 by the City, with contributions... 

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

Revelstoke native Sheila Tucker, (second from the right) has been granted the right to use the honourary title Queen’s Counsel by Attorney General and Justice Minister Suzanne Anton. Please click on the photo to see a larger version of this image. Photo courtesy of Gerry Schliesse Revelstoke native Sheila Tucker has been granted the right to use the... 

CBT puts economic growth plan into action

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 Trust’s vision for economic development... 

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