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... 

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... 

Anything Goes was a big night for the Visual Arts Centre

The Visual Arts Centre’s annual Anything Goes fine art auction last Friday was a major success as it raised $4,600 for the upcoming exhibition season. Please click on the image to see a larger version of this photo. David F. Rooney photo By David F. Rooney The Visual Arts Centre’s annual Anything Goes art exhibition and auction was a major success... 

EZ Rock’s Mayor’s Report for February 10: liquid-waste management… mmm!

Mayor Mark McKee says Revelstoke’s snow-removal crews performed admirably when the city was hammered by heavy snow and biting cold this week. “We’ve got a  great snow-removal system here in Revelstoke,” he told Shaun Aquiline during his regular Friday interview on EZ Rock 101.6 FM. L9cal crews compared very favourably if you... 

CBT commits $450,000 to Avalanche Canada

Winter backcountry users in Canada often rely on Avalanche Canada to help keep safe. To support the important work it does — including notifying backcountry users of avalanche conditions and risks — Columbia Basin Trust is funding the non-profit organization with $450,000 over three years. That will go a long way towards supporting the work of people... 

Upcoming Death Cafe will be an eye-opener

Looking for a deeply intriguing — and very different — evening pastime? If you can answer ‘Yes,’ then you’ll definitely want to register for Revelstoke’s Third Death Café to be held at Sangha Bean Café on Thursday, February 23. But be sure to register by calling 250-814-0080 sooner, rather than later, as admission is limited. Krista Cadieux,... 

Illy the Eagle’s surprise break for freedom

Illy, the injured bald eagle rescued by RCMP and civilians last December, made a surprise break for freedom on Wednesday, February 8, from the animal hospital where it had been convalescing. Revelstoke Current file photo Illy, the injured bald eagle rescued by RCMP and civilians last December made a surprise break for freedom on Wednesday, February... 

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