David Rooney’s Celebration of Life on Wednesday, August 9th

Join us to celebrate David’s life and contributions at the Hillcrest Hotel at 2 pm on Wednesday, August 9th. David Rooney’s Celebration of Life will be held at the Hillcrest Hotel on Wednesday, August 9th at 2 p.m. The Hillcrest Hotel is located at 2100 Oak Dr. off Hwy 1 just east of Revelstoke. In preparation for the service, we are collecting... 

The passing of a dear friend: David Rooney

“My life is a journey in progress. I am fortunate or, if you believe in Chinese curses, unfortunate to live in interesting times.” David F. Rooney (Linked-In profile statement) by Laura Stovel David F. Rooney, owner, publisher, editor and journalist for the Current passed away peacefully at home on July 21st. He will be greatly missed. Dear Current... 

Here come the tomatoes!

By Toni Johnston Can’t wait for those juicy, flavourful tomatoes from your own garden? The hot weather is hastening growth and fruit production and you can encourage better fruiting by pruning your plants. The pruned plant can put more energy into the fruit rather than stems and leaves. Anyone wanting to learn more about tomato plant care is... 

Fire on Barry Road

Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services responded to a residential structure fire in the 600 block of Barry Road on Sunday evening at 10:17 pm. “On arrival fire department crews found a storage shed fully engulfed and threatening adjacent properties,” Assistant Fire Chief Roger Echlin said in a statement. “Firefighters actioned the fire quickly bringing... 

Glacier National Park fires

The Prairie Hill fire on a high alpine slope on the east end of Glacier National Park is burning on an eastern ridge and is visible from the Trans-Canada Highway. Parks Canada wildfire crews have been busy fighting fires in the park since July 10. On July 10, lightning activity resulted in six small fires in Glacier National Park. Glacier’s fire management... 

In Video: Council’s meeting of Tuesday, July 11

By David F. Rooney Provincial Ombudsman Jay Chalke dropped by Tuesday’s, July 11, City Council meeting to bring Mayor Mark McKee and Council up to date on his agency’s activities. While you can read his roughly 36-minute presentation you may also follow along by activating the YouTube player below at the two-minute mark. Council also approved... 

City’s new Deputy Director of Finance starts on Monday

Sheanna MooreDeputy Director of FinanceCity of Revelstoke Sheanna Moore has been hired as the new Deputy Director of Finance or the City of Revelstoke, City Hall announced on Friday, July 14 Moore was previously employed with BDO Canada as a staff accountant in Kamloops and more recently in Revelstoke. She has her designation as a Chartered Professional... 

In Video: Smoke on the Water

Photographer Jason Portras loves his drone and frequently uses it to shoot otherwise-unobtainable video footage — like his new 3:09-minute opus of this blanket of smoke from BC’s wildfires, entitled Smoke on the Water. Revelstoke Current screen shot Photographer Jason Portras loves his drone and frequently uses it to shoot otherwise-unobtainable... 

MP goes to bat for credit unions

Kootenay-Columbia Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski criticized Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau for bureaucratic nitpicking that could cost credit unions millions of dollars. At issue is a June 30 edict from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) forbidding credit unions from using simple, common terminology including... 

Tired of the stink? The solution could be very pricey

By David F. Rooney It’s obvious to everyone in town that many, many peoples are deeply dissatisfied with the state of the City’s sewage treatment plant. It has been exceedingly rank for decades and the City’s claims over the years that the latest fix will do the trick stopped ringing true years ago; people are fed up and want something done. Truth... 

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