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... 

Public comment invited on Parks Canada’s draft Multi-Species Action Plan

A proposed Multi-Species Action Plan for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks has been posted to the Species at Risk Public Registry. The draft plan is now available for public comment until June 10, Supt. Nick Irving said in an e-mail on Tuesday, April 18. The action plan outlines measures that will be taken to support protection and recovery... 

Rat problem eliciting a City response… And they may go political!

Are you currently living with a rat problem or do you fear having a rat problem?If you can answer ‘Yes’ to either of those questions then you’ll be pleased to know that the City, in conjunction with Interior Health, is actively setting up a meeting next month to address people’s fears. Revelstoke Current photo By David F. Rooney Are you currently... 

Private well users encouraged to protect drinking water

With the annual spring melt underway, Interior Health is advising all homeowners with private wells to take appropriate steps to safeguard their drinking water. When spring runoff flows into a well and mixes with the source water, there is significant risk of bacterial contamination. Homeowners should: Consider whether their well is equipped to ensure... 

New recycling guides coming to town

Recycle BC – formerly Multi-Material BC – is distributing new hard-copy recycling guides to the City of Revelstoke. The new guide, which is also available electronically here, contains pick-up schedules for May 2017 to April 2018, a list of accepted and non-accepted items, plus locations of depots where items not accepted at curbside or multi-family... 

Demo supporting Wild Flight Farm fails to move the market board

More than 75 people turned out for a demonstration in support of Wild Flight Farm, whose application for the 2017 summer market had been rejected by the market’s directors. Revelstoke Current screen grab By David F. Rooney More than 75 people turned out for a demonstration in support of Wild Flight Farm, whose application for the 2017 summer market... 

It’s time to talk ticks

As the weather warms, people should take steps to protect themselves against ticks — the tiny creatures that feed on the blood of humans and other mammals and can sometimes transmit disease. Here are two of the tick species you may encounter in our region. The top one, the western black-legged tick is a known carrier of the bacteria that causes Lyme... 

Wanted: Great Blue Heron breeding sightings in North Columbia

An inventory of Great Blue Heron breeding colonies in the North Columbia is now underway and the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program hopes to see an improvement over the last inventory that, in 2004, found only one breeding site. Phil Payne photo An inventory of Great Blue Heron breeding colonies in the North Columbia is now underway and the Fish... 

Come to the Agricultural Land Commission Open House

The Revelstoke Local Food Initiative has invited Martin Collins, a regional planner with the Agricultural Land Commission, to discuss its ‘ins and outs’ on Tuesday, April 4 at the Revelstoke Community Centre from 5-7pm. A statement from the Local Food Initiative said the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) is an independent administrative... 

Imagining the Columbia film night and panel

The great Columbia River that runs past Revelstoke all the way to the Pacific Ocean was once much wilder than it is today. The rapids were fierce – and dreaded by indigenous and fur trading canoeists who used this waterway like a highway. In the slower-moving parts of the river, giant sturgeon, known to live longer than 100 years and reach 20 feet... 

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