News Without Borders: For people who like to read stimulating stories…

Welcome to News Without Borders, a feature of The Revelstoke Current intended to link you to timely and interesting stories from the world beyond Revelstoke. Mastodon discovery shakes up understanding of early humans in the New World concentration of fossil bone and rock. The unusual positions of the femur heads, one up and one down, broken in the... 

Taft hopes he can door-knock his way to victory

The response at the door during his most recent door-knocking tour of Revelstoke neighbourhoods has convinced New Democrat Gerry Taft that his campaign is on the right track. Here he is (left) talking with campaign volunteers Rory Luxmoore, John Hordyk and Michael Brooks Hill after they finished canvassing homes around the provincial courthouse on Saturday.... 

In Video: Successful Phase 1 Big Eddy Waterworks bid is 28% over budget

By David F. Rooney Mounce Construction was the lowest bidder for Phase 1 of the Big Eddy Waterworks project but even so its bid of $2,564,245.90 (excluding GST) was 28% higher than the original estimated construction cost of $2 million. There were three bids for Phase 1. The others were from Acres Enterprises which put in a bid of $2,642,780 and Speers... 

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... 

Breaking ground at Mackenzie Village

David Evans’ dream of a bustling major residential development in Arrow Heights is becoming a reality after a ground-breaking ceremony on the Nichol Road building site on Monday, April 24. These gleaming gold shovels await the moment when they were to be used to break ground for Phase 1 of the new Mackenzie Village development off Nichol Road... 

Earth Day Art Contest yields some surprisingly good images

The North Columbia Environmental Society’s 2017 Earth Day Art Contest inspired students in Revelstoke to show what they love about the Columbia River. The images shown here are the winners from each class that entered, plus the overall intermediate (grades 4-7) and primary student winners (grades K-3) for the whole community.  Judges Sylvia Wood,... 

Garry Pendergast retires in style

On Saturday, The Revelstoke Performing Arts Council, Family members, friends and colleagues came to the Visual Arts Centre to bid Garry Pendergast a retirement adieu. It has often been said that behind every successful man there’s a strong, smart woman. In Garry’s case that would be Jackie, who retired lst year as executive director of the... 

In Video: The 2017 Revelstoke All-Candidates Forum

More than 100 people jammed into the Community Centre’s MP1 Room on Thursday evening for the All-Candidates Forum to hear the five serious candidates answer questions about issues suggested by Revelstokians. Please click on this image to see larger version. David F. Rooney photo By David F. Rooney More than 100 people jammed into the Community... 

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... 

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