2017 Canada Spring Forecast: Wet, cloudy weather means an extended ski season for the West

The cold and stormy weather pattern that has dominated western Canada this winter will continue into the spring, providing excellent conditions for ski resorts across the region, according to AccuWeather’s 2017 Spring Forecast. Graphic courtesy of AccuWeather The cold and stormy weather pattern that has dominated western Canada this winter will continue... 

Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program wants a new board member

The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) is seeking a new board member to join its Columbia Region to help conserve and enhance local fish and wildlife. “We are looking for a public representative to join our 10-member board, for a three-year term,” Columbia Region Manager Crystal Klym said in a statement. “Volunteer candidates should... 

CBT commits $450,000 to Avalanche Canada

Winter backcountry users in Canada often rely on Avalanche Canada to help keep safe. To support the important work it does — including notifying backcountry users of avalanche conditions and risks — Columbia Basin Trust is funding the non-profit organization with $450,000 over three years. That will go a long way towards supporting the work of people... 

Snowshoeing through the park at night could be romantic

Parks Canada is kicking off the country’s 150th anniversary of Confederation with a set of classic Canadian activities in Mount Revelstoke National Park. A statement issued Friday, February 3, invited everyone to enjoy dark starry skies on an evening snowshoe along the candlelit two-kilometre Soren Sorensen Loop. When you’ve successfully negotiated... 

Environmental projects to benefit the Basin

Forty-nine projects were approved for funding in 2016 with a combined total of $1.07 million from the Columbia Basin Trust’s Environment Grants program. The projects address one or more of the program’s four goals: Ecosystems, Climate, Water and Environmental Education. Info graphic courtesy of the CBT Forty-nine projects were approved for funding... 

Mounties warn backcountry enthusiasts to be prepared

Due to recent events, the Revelstoke RCMP are reminding backcountry enthusiasts to be prepared. ‘Those persons enjoying the great outdoors either by skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowbiking or even hiking, must be equipped with the appropriate safety equipment, i.e. transceivers, probes, shovels, as well as having the appropriate training with... 

Trails Strategy draws a crowd

The Parks, Recreation and Culture Department’s Open House inviting public input into the City’s Trails’ Strategy attracted a large number of people eager to learn more and get their opinions on the record. Please click here to see a larger version of this image. David F. Rooney photo Click here to read about the strategy  Read More →

Don’t miss the Trail Strategy Open House

The City is seeking public input into its proposed Trails Strategy, which is being unveiled during an Open House at the Community Centre on Monday afternoon starting at 4:30 pm. This photo shows Fraser Blythe of Selkirk Planning and Design, and Laurie Donato, director of the City’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Department. Please click here to... 

Special Public Avalanche Warning issued for this weekend

Avalanche Canada has issued a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users from Friday, January 20, to the end of day on Monday, January 23. Map courtesy of Avalanche Canada Avalanche Canada has issued a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users from Friday, January 20, to the end of day on Monday, January... 

Mark your calendars! The Local Food Initiative’s film fest starts Feb. 1

The Local Food Initiative is hosting their 5th Annual Incredible Edible Film Series beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The series brings three films to town that should speak to the inner farmer hidden inside all Revelstokians. The first film will be Dirt! The Movie narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis. This film aims to show how important soil is for human life... 

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