$632,913 for summer jobs

$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... 

CSRD okays a new Solid Waste Disposal Tipping Fee

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 day to day... 

The Pipe returns this weekend!

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 hours from 9 am to 7 pm from May 20 to... 

No ‘hard-sell’ sales tactics at Revelstoke Credit Union

Roberta BobickiCEORevelstoke Credit Union In response to the recent media coverage about ‘hard sell & up sell’ practices in the financial world I would like to speak about the corporate culture at the Revelstoke Credit Union. The concept of a ‘Sales Culture’ has been around for a very long time. It is not something that neither our Board... 

In Pictures: Take a tour of the new market and the old

  By David F. Rooney On Saturday morning I took a relatively early (for me) down to the new — and as yet unnamed —  market. It was easy to see that each market seems different but as many people told me the differences that split them apart will eventually fade away allowing their similarities and strengths to blend back together. “Amen,”... 

Weather didn’t do the Saturday Street Market any favours

By David F. Rooney Saturday’s Street Market was a boon to many retailers but they could have done without the spitting rain, steady breeze and cool afternoon temperatures. “We saw great traffic throughout the day (but) it was definitely busier in the AM,” said organizer Nicole Cherlet. “The weather is a tricky one; if it’s too sunny and... 

The new market opens next Saturday, May 13 — UPDATED!

By David F. Rooney The long-awaited new Saturday market will open for business next Saturday, May 13, from 8 am until 1 pm along Mackenzie Avenue between First and Second Streets. “We hope to have our market policies in place and ready to share on Monday, May 8th, but in the meantime, if you make, bake, grow, raise or wild-harvest your products,... 

A VERY happy McHappy Day!

Fire Chief Rob Girard poses with Const. Kate Montgomery, Marie Grey and Vanessa Ward of RBC and McDonalds managers Joan Muhi and Daniza de Ocampo, and Jimmy, a new police officer. They were among the many community members who put in a shift at McDonalds on McHappy Day to help raise money for the Vancouver Ronald McDonald House. Kevin Blakely photo By... 

Saturday’s Street Market should be a great family event

Advertising Feature By David F. Rooney Saturday’s Street Market is not another limp-looking sidewalk sale — but a true event, with 42 booths offering food, music, children’s events and mercantile offerings from local businesses. There’s even a little live theatre thrown in. “This is the evolution of the sidewalk sale,” said Nicole Cherlet,... 

In Video: Doug Clovechok on softwood lumber and other local issues

By David F. Rooney Doug Clovechok, the BC Liberal candidate in Columbia River-Revelstoke, says the New Democrats cannot be trusted with the economy at a time when the key timber sector is under attack by the United States. In an interview recorded on Tuesday, May 2, he especially criticizes his NDP opponent Gerry Taft for comments he made about the... 

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