Alan Mason is ready to bow out of the City Hall show

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 not? He only has a week to go until he retires. Eventually, he puts he feet up on his desk and tilts back his office chair. David F. Rooney photto By David F. Rooney It’s... 

TCH to get $469.4 million in upgrades

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. Revelstoke Mayor Mark McKee (left) was in Kamloops for the official announcement with Peter Bernacki (right) vice-president of the BC Liberal party’s Columbia... 

Upcoming small business forum to bend governments’ ear

MP Wayne Stetski (NDP – Kootenay-Columbia), will host the second in a series of small business forums in Invermere on March 1. The Invermere Small Business Forum will provide Columbia Valley business owners with the opportunity to address representatives from federal, provincial and municipal governments on how they can better support small businesses... 

Revelstoke Adventure Park granted a 30-year tenure

The adventure park proposed by Jason Roe’s Illecillewaet Development Limited Partnership (IDLP) has been approved for a 30-year tenure by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. “Outdoor adventure has always been an integral part of living in or visiting Revelstoke,” IDLP CEO Jason Roe said in statement. “This epic park... 

On the horizon: An interview with developer David Evans

Developer David Evans, sometimes regarded as an agent of unwanted change, will discuss his three controversial projects — Mackernzie Village, the Treetop Hotel and the Catherwood Road annexation in an interview on EZ Rock this Monday, February 6. His full interview with me will be broadcast on 106.1 FM as well as being posted on The Current on Monday... 

Living-wage effects could be minor or major

The long-waited Living Wage for Revelstoke, BC: Economic Impact Assessment Report is now online for review by members of the public. The 35-page report, compiled by Kenneth Carlaw, Mike Evans, Lindsay Harris, and John Janmaat of the Institute for Community Engaged Research at UBC Okanagan, ultimately suggests that a living-wage program here could have... 

Canada Summer Jobs employers’ application deadline extended

Employers interested in applying for Canada Summer Jobs funding for 2017 now have until Friday, February 3, to get their applications in, says a statement from MP Wayne Stetski. “Service Canada extended the deadline by two weeks to allow more employers the opportunity to submit an application for funding,” he said in a statement. “In Kootenay–Columbia,... 

Firewood sales yield a bonus for the Food Bank

Every year Stella-Jones donates all of the proceeds from their firewood sales from the local pole yard to the Revelstoke Community Connections Food Bank and the Revelstoke Woman’s Shelter. This year, both organizations received a cheque for $1170. Pole Yard Supervisor Pat McMechan did the honours of presenting the Food Bank to Patti Larson.The Stella-Jones... 

Signage theft frustrates small business owner

By David F. Rooney Dinah Collette, proprietor of the Spice o’ Life on First Street East knows how tough it can be when you run a small business. Not only do you have to worry about your stock and your sales but even when times are good you sometimes have to worry about the jerks who steal your signs. And that’s been the case for the past week since... 

Will a Revelstokian make the 40 Under 40 List this year?

Kootenay Business is seeking nominations for its very successfully 40 Under 40 List. “Our 40 under 40 list was a huge success last year, and we are seeking new nominees for 2017,” magazine Publisher Keith Powell told The Current. “If you know a fantastic business owner under 40 years old in the Kootenay/Boundary/Revelstoke areas, please… tell... 

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