Boulder Mountain reopened after SAR finds that missing sledder

A 48-year-old sledder from Hinton, Alberta, spent a cold and uncomfortable night on Boulder Mountain before he was located by Revelstoke Search and Rescue on Monday morning. The man was reported missing on Sunday when at about 4:30 pm a group of riders from Hinton discovered he was missing when they returned to Peaks Lodge after spending the day riding... 

Alan Mason is ready to bow out of the City Hall show

It’s 3:30 on a mild Friday afternoon, and Alan Mason is being interviewed about his 15 years as Revelstoke’s director of Community Economic Development. He looks relaxed and why not? He only has a week to go until he retires. Eventually, he puts he feet up on his desk and tilts back his office chair. David F. Rooney photto By David F. Rooney It’s... 

TCH to get $469.4 million in upgrades

Leaders of all political stripes are applauding the federal and BC government for their announcement of $469.4 million to expand and upgrade two major sections of the Trans-Canada Highway. Revelstoke Mayor Mark McKee (left) was in Kamloops for the official announcement with Peter Bernacki (right) vice-president of the BC Liberal party’s Columbia... 

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... 

An angry Gary Starling rips Council over vacation rentals

City Council was treated to a tongue-lashing from former Councillor Gary Starling and a gale of anger from Revelstokians upset by two of the latest vacation rental applications. Rightly or wrongly, some of that anger was directed squarely at Councillor Scott Duke and his company, Revelstoke Vacation Rentals. David F. Rooney photo By David F. Rooney City... 

City hires Nicole Fricot to replace Alan Mason

By David F. Rooney The City has hired Nicole Fricot as its new Community Economic Development director, which means that while it has hired one new senior manager, it sill has two to go — a new director of Finance and a new Development Services manager. Nicole Fridot Fricot lives in Revelstoke with her family. She has more than a decade of experience... 

Helipad fundraising campaign needs a final push

The District Health Foundation’s fundraising campaign for the Queen Victoria Hospital Helipad Project has reached the $360,000 point and organizers are hoping that local clubs and organizations can help them raise the final $105,000. “Donations have slowed a bit in the post-Christmas period but we have a few fundraisers in the planning stages,”... 

In Pictures: Welcome Home? was inspired and inspiring

By David F. Rooney The mostly young actors and actresses of Welcome Home? — Flying Arrow Productions’ Canada 150 Community Theatre Project — put on one heck of a performance at the Railway Museum on Saturday, February 11. The phrase “community theatre project”  left me wondering what to expect. Would the play be charmingly inept... 

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... 

German tourist dies in a tree well skiing accident

A German tourist is dead after he was found face-down in a tree well in the Albert Canyon area on Friday, February 10. A statement from the Revelstoke RCMP said the 60-year-old man had been skiing with a tour group in the area for the past few days. “The group was finishing up the last run of the day when the male was noticed missing by the group,”... 

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