A small selection of newsy odds and ends

By David F. Rooney April 28 is the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job and every year like clockwork, workers have gathered at the Inukshuk in Centennial Park to remember those unfortunate few whose jobs have cost them their lives or health… at least until this year. Three railroaders, Acting Mayor Linda Nixon and... 

Snowmobile Club steps up for the Helipad Project

The Revelstoke Snowmobile Club (RSC) joined Team Thunderstruck to donate $5,000 to the Queen Victoria Hospital Helipad Project at the club’s lodge off Westside Road on Friday, April 28. The club thanked its members those who support and attend the Thunderstruck Fundraiser each fall. From left to right are: Kathy Burke of the RSC, Carol Doliver of... 

First tee-off of the year

Kip Holloway makes the first tee-off signalling the start of the 2017 golf season at the Revelstoke Golf Club as fellow duffers Brian Dubasov and Johnny Manson look on. Friday, April 28, was a beautiful day for the season’s launch and the course looked to be in good shape. David F. Rooney photo  Read More →

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 images and texts on the Internet. We hope you enjoy them… Friday bonus video FlightLapse #01 – MilkyWay   FlightLapse #01 – MilkyWay from SkyProduction on Vimeo. Flying through the night, while the world beneath... 

Community Foundation grants $40,130 to local programs

By David F. Rooney The Revelstoke Community Foundation reafirmed its value to local non-profit groups when it distributed $40,130 to support projects initiated by 20 organizations. Look at all these happy faces! These men and women were presented with cheques worth between $1,000 and $2,600 each for projects their organizations are undertaking. All... 

Don’t miss Saturday’s Bike Swap!

By Kate Borucz North Columbia Environmental Society The North Columbia Environmental Society is sponsoring the Fourth Annual Bike/Gear Swap & Expo from 11 am until 3 pm at the Revelstoke Forum this Saturday, April 29. As far back as the 1890s, bicycles have brought the community together for recreation, conservation, and participation, as you can... 

AHE kids produce their own newspaper

These boys and girls in Amber Thompson’s Grade 3/4 class at Arrow Heights Elementary recently created their own newspaper, the AHE Kids Current, which went ‘live’ on The Revelstoke Current at a school assembly early Monday afternoon, April 24. Their stories and photos can be accessed by licking on the button above The Current’s... 

A sign of these oh-so-political times

School District 19 Trustees Elmer Rorstad, Jeff Nicholson, Alan Chell and newly minted Trustee Amanda Richardson, and Board Chairman Bill MacFarlane and Superintendent of Schools Mike Hooker pose with a decidedly political poster from the BC School Trustees Association. The BCSTA and its member boards are promoting the notion that public education is... 

Meet the Chamber’s new tourism marketing coordinator

Sarah Peterson has been hired by the Chamber of Commerce as its new tourism marketing coordinator. “I have been working behind the scenes at Tourism Revelstoke for the past year as a contractor for digital marketing and graphic design,” she said in the Chamber’s monthly tourism newsletter. “I am beyond stoked to be moving into... 

Expert on youth at risk to speak here Thursday-Saturday

Martin Brokenleg, an internationally acclaimed expert on youth at risk, will be speaking at three free sessions in Revelstoke this week. Martin Brokenleg “His visit is a collaboration of many community partners: the Revelstoke Early Childhood Development Committee, School District No. 19, the Teachers’ Association, the Multicultural Society,... 

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