Mountain caribou film to open in Revelstoke in November

Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rain Forest, an American film about the iconic animals, opens at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver on Thursday and at the Vic Theatre Victoria on Friday and will play in Revelstoke and Nelson in November. Here, Associate Producer Marcus Reynerson inspects caribou tracks on Amethyst Lake in the Tonquin Valley of Jasper National... 

RBC employees help bag invasive species

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) employees turned out in force over the past week to help prevent the spread of invasive aquatic plants in the Columbia Shuswap region. Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS) members worked with the RBC to organize two community weed pulls at high priority sites in Revelstoke and Salmon Arm, the Illecillewaet Greenbelt... 

Can you hear them whiiiiiine?

Can you hear hear these mosquito larvae whining in anticipation of sucking you dry? Don Pegues sure did when he stopped last week while cycling along the flat to snap this hasty photo before they reached out to drag him down. Fortunately, the CSRD anti-skeeter patrol was out spraying their sure-fire bateriological warfare pellets so these blood-suckers... 

In Pictures: Travelling the slow way to 3 Valley Gap

By Laura Stovel In recent years I have become aware of how little I know of my own surroundings. I was born in Revelstoke and have driven on the Trans-Canada Highway hundreds of times but I have never stopped at the lakes along the route west. Until last weekend I couldn’t even say where the Bell Pole yard was, even though I’d heard about it many... 

Columbia Basin Trust’s new Energy Retrofit Program is now open

The first intake of Columbia Basin Trust’s new Energy Retrofit Program is now open. The Trust announced the new program in March with a $2-million commitment to help provide energy conservation upgrades for affordable housing in the Basin. Upgrading roof insulation is a good example of an energy retrofit that will help save money on heating costs... 

Talk — don’t text — in times of stress, says UBC research

A UBC researcher suggests it’s best to stop texting and instead make face-to-face contact when someone reaches out in need of support. Associate Professor Susan Holtzman recently published research comparing both the social and emotional impact of support provided by text messaging versus in-person support. Holtzman, who teaches psychology at UBC’s... 

CSRD to sponsor a dynamic Trunk Sale on June 4

Looking to sell, trade or give away some of your unwanted or previously-loved items but can’t hold your own garage sale? Then you’ll want to take part in the first-ever Trunk Sale being held at the Revelstoke Community and Aquatic Centre at 600 Campbell Avenue on Sunday, June 4. Organized by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s (CSRD) Waste... 

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,”... 

Plant a row, grow a row for neighbours in need

Local gardeners are encouraged to plant an extra row of vegetables and donate their harvest to the Community Connections Food Bank in an effort to get more fresh vegetables for local families in need. “People have been bringing us fresh vegetables for years but we’re trying to get more people involved in this program,” Jenna Fraser, the agency’s... 

Everything you wanted to know about rats…

City Council heard a great deal about rats from Anita Ely, the Interior Health Authority’s Environmental Science Officer, who made a focused presentation about Norway rats, which are causing many homeowners headaches. David F. Rooney photo By David F. Rooney City Council heard a great deal about rats from Anita Ely, the Interior Health Authority’s... 

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