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... 

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... 

MLA’s Revelstoke office to open in August

MLA Doug Clovechok has found a part-time constituency assistant to run his Revelstoke office and will soon officially announce its location and the hours it will be open. David F. Rooney photo By David F. Rooney MLA Doug Clovechok has found a part-time constituency assistant to run his Revelstoke office and will soon officially announce its location... 

Radio documentary: What is it like to be a woman today?

Shaun AquilineEZ Rock Revelstoke 106.1 FM I recently posed the question to several locals ‘What does it mean to be a man today?” I personally, have an opinion on that. It makes sense, I am a member of that particular gender. What about Mom? Nan? Grandma? Oma? Aunt? Sister? Wife? Partner? Friend? I was told in school there were no such things as... 

Meet the Alsowwans — they want to find safety in Revelstoke

By David F. Rooney Four months after the community’s first refugee family decided not to come, Revelstoke for Refugees has picked another Syrian family seeking refuge in Canada. Meet the Alsowwans. They are a family of four currently in the Mafraq Refugee Camp in Jordan. The father’s name is Farhan. He is a 44-year-old with 18 years experience... 

Pong! Eau de sewer makes the Southside air oh-so-fragrant… again

If you live in Southside, particularly in the Powerhouse Road and Oscar Street area, you are doubtless saying “Peewhew!” a lot these days. Yes, the sewage treatment plant — this image shows one of its two aeration ponds — is once again assaulting residents’ noses and it’s going to take money — and a lot of it — to eventually solve it... 

In Video: Revelstoke’s Canada Day 2017 parade

By DavidF. Rooney Revelstoke turned out en masse for Canada’s 150th Birthday. A dense crowd turned out along First Street West and Mackenzie Avenue that was larger than any seen for a couple of years. This year’s Canada Day Parade also honoured the Fire Rescue Service’s 125th anniversary by putting the service’s gleaming antique... 

EZ Rock’s Mayor’s Report for June 30: Have a great Canada Day weekend!

The new roundabout appears to be working well, but Revelstokians can improve its efficiency by paying attention and using their turn signals to clearly signal their intentions, Mayor Mark McKee said during his Friday morning Mayor’s Report on EZ Rock 101.6 FM. In what amounts to a light and fluffy edition of the popular broadcast, McKee bantered... 

How far will you go to see August’s total eclipse of the sun?

What’s being called the Great American Solar Eclipse is less than two months away and prime total-eclipse-watching seats are just a car-trip away from Revelstoke in Oregon and Idaho. Click on the image to see a larger version of the map. Map courtesy of space weather.com By David F. Rooney What’s being called the Great American Solar Eclipse is... 

Snowbirds to wow Revy this July

In celebration of Canada 150, the City of Revelstoke and the CSRD announce they will host The Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds this July 25-26. Photo courtesy of the Royal Canadian Air Force In celebration of Canada 150, the City of Revelstoke and the CSRD announce they will host The Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds this July 25-26. Planned events include... 

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