BC Hockey’s Tier 4 Bantam Championships underway

Revelstoke put on pretty good show for the out-of-town teams and families attending the 2017 BC Hockey Tier 4 Bantam Championships at the Forum this week. Aza Deschamps sang O Canada and Mayor Mark McKee welcomed the teams and spectators to our city. And Aaron Volpatti dropped the ceremonial puck at the start of the the Bantam Grizzlies’ second... 

Summer market will now be without Wild Flight Farm

There’s bad news and good news to report about the 2017 Summer Farmer’s Market. What would you like to hear first? The bad news? Okay. Here it is: Hermann and Louise Bruns of Wild Flight Farm will no longer be part of the annual Saturday-morning Revelstoke Farm & Craft Market. Revelstoke Current file photo By David F. Rooney There’s bad news... 

Refugees decide not to come; sponsors have to start all over

The Syrian refugee family that Revelstoke for Refugees had hoped to bring here this year has withdrawn its application to sponsor has withdrawn its application, the private sponsorship group said today, March 21. Laura Stovel co-chairwoman of the broad-based community group said Revelstoke for Refugees was disappointed by the news but will persevere. “This... 

Talking hockey with Aaron Volpatti

Revelstoke’s favourite NHLer, Aaron Volpatti, has lots to say in this made-for-radio interview with EZ Rock’s Shaun Aquiline. Photo courtesy of Shaun Aquiline With the BC Provincial Bantam Tier 4 Hockey Championships playing at the Forum this week, it’s fitting that we provide an interview with Revelstoke’s favourite NHLer —... 

Coming to a screen near you: Revelstoke — A Kiss in the Wind

By David F. Rooney Remember Nicola Moruzzi, the young Italian filmmaker who visited Revelstoke three years ago to produce a documentary about the death of great-grandfather, Angelo Conte, in the Connaught Tunnel in 1915? Angelo Conte Well, his film Revelstoke – A Kiss in the Wind will make its North American Premiere on TV Ontario on Wednesday April... 

Macdonald to host community-appreciation event in Revelstoke

After 12 years representing Columbia River Revelstoke, MLA Norm Macdonald will be finishing his last few days in office with a series of community appreciation events. “Doing this work on behalf of the people of Revelstoke has been a real honour, but it is work that cannot be done without the support of the community and assistance of its citizens,”... 

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... 

EZ Rock’s Mayor’s Report for March 17: Scott Duke must decide whether to resign

The ball is in Councillor Scott Duke’s court as he considers whether he should resign over the public perception that he is caught in a conflict of interest over his business, Revelstoke Vacation Rentals, and his responsibility as a City Councillor. Mayor Mark McKee made that clear during in this week’s EZ Rock Mayor’s Report on 101.6... 

The Skating Club’s Summit to Sea was magic in motion

By Jason Portras The Revelstoke Skating Club presented it’s annual skating carnival to the city of Revelstoke on Thursday, March 16. This year, the show was entitled Summit To Sea, showcasing all the wonderful things that our beautiful province has to offer, from snow to rain, sunflowers and bees, rivers and salmon, to storms and sun over our oceans... 

Should illegal vacation rentals be granted a grace period to shut down when their applications fail?

City Council has rejected an attempt by the owners of an illegal vacation rental to seek leave to apply for licence to operate it. Image courtesy of the City of Revelstoke By David F. Rooney City Council has rejected an attempt by the owners of an illegal vacation rental to seek leave to apply for licence to operate it. John and Heather Pallas had been... 

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