A chuckle a day

Welcome to The Revelstoke Current’s five-day-a-week feature, A Chuckle A Day.  This presents some of the best comic — and some not-so-comic, but always interesting — images and texts on the Internet. We hope you enjoy them…    July19 July 18  July 17 Monday morning Kickstarter Selfie taker knocks over $200,000... 

Here come the tomatoes!

By Toni Johnston Can’t wait for those juicy, flavourful tomatoes from your own garden? The hot weather is hastening growth and fruit production and you can encourage better fruiting by pruning your plants. The pruned plant can put more energy into the fruit rather than stems and leaves. Anyone wanting to learn more about tomato plant care is... 

In Video: Smoke on the Water

Photographer Jason Portras loves his drone and frequently uses it to shoot otherwise-unobtainable video footage — like his new 3:09-minute opus of this blanket of smoke from BC’s wildfires, entitled Smoke on the Water. Revelstoke Current screen shot Photographer Jason Portras loves his drone and frequently uses it to shoot otherwise-unobtainable... 

Free Garage Sale Listings

The Revelstoke Current’s annual Garage Sale listings are back in business for 2017!  These listings are free to all. To place a listing please send all relevant information, including contact information,  to [email protected] or call 250-814-9849. If you have a photo — only ONE photo permitted per listing — of a particular item or items,... 

Swimmer Jame LeBuke wins Swim BC silver and bronze

Local swimmer James LeBuke competed in the Swim BC LCM AAA Championships held this past weekend at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre in Kamloops. Revelstokian James LeBuke (second from the right) poses with the his swim relay team members. The other three boys, who are all from Salmon Arm, are: Ethan Skofteby (left), Torrey McKee, and Matthew Nesdoly... 

A special salmon gift

CPE Grade 5 student Jackie Bracken (left) poses with a papier mache salmon she made to hold the $250 donation she and her classmates raised when they performed the unique Salmon Connection play at the Performing Arts Centre a couple of weeks ago. Teacher Sue Leach delivered the special fish to Shona Bruce (right) the executive director of the Kingfisher... 

Tips for coping with smoke from wildfires

Residents in communities affected by wlldfires and their resulting smoky skies should be aware that smoke conditions and local air quality can change due to the unpredictable nature of fires, says a statement from Interior Health. ‘Some individuals may be more sensitive to the effects of smoke from forest fires, such as those with heart or lung... 

Hydro debunks five summer-cooling myths

With the province sizzling under high temperatures, British Columbians are reaching for the dial on air conditioners or fans to keep cool, leading to a significant increase in overall electricity use. On Thursday, July 6, BC Hydro recorded the highest peak hourly demand – the hour customers use the most electricity – of the summer at 7,255 megawatts.... 

Grins ‘n’ Gripes — If you’ve got ’em, please share ’em

Grins ‘n’ Gripes Want to extend a little public recognition to someone you know? Need to that that Good Samaritan who helped you out when it was unlooked for but badly needed? Well, send us your your thank you (photos optional) and it will be posted the day it is received. Please send your Grins ‘n’ Gripes submission to [email protected] Donation... 

Pong! Eau de sewer makes the Southside air oh-so-fragrant… again

If you live in Southside, particularly in the Powerhouse Road and Oscar Street area, you are doubtless saying “Peewhew!” a lot these days. Yes, the sewage treatment plant — this image shows one of its two aeration ponds — is once again assaulting residents’ noses and it’s going to take money — and a lot of it — to eventually solve it... 

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