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... 

Boulder Mountain closed to everyone but SAR

Access to Boulder Mountain is being denied until further notice so that Revelstoke Search and Rescue can search for a 48-year-okd Albertan missing since Sunday evening. “Around 4:30 pm a group of riders from Hinton, Alberta, were riding from the Boulder Cabin returning to their accommodations at the Peaks Lodge when one male did not return,” Staff... 

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... 

No one injured in logging truck rollover on Townley Street

A 33-year-old Revelstoke man has been charged with failing to keep right after a north-bound logging truck went off road in the 200 block of Townley Street on Friday morning, February 17. “The logging truck went off-road right and rolled down the embankment, coming to a rest, partially obstructing the roadway below, known as Powerhouse Road,” RCMP... 

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... 

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,”... 

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... 

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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