News Without Borders: For people who like to read stimulating stories…

Welcome to News Without Borders, a feature of The Revelstoke Current intended to link you to timely and interesting stories from the world beyond Revelstoke. Mastodon discovery shakes up understanding of early humans in the New World concentration of fossil bone and rock. The unusual positions of the femur heads, one up and one down, broken in the... 

Taft hopes he can door-knock his way to victory

The response at the door during his most recent door-knocking tour of Revelstoke neighbourhoods has convinced New Democrat Gerry Taft that his campaign is on the right track. Here he is (left) talking with campaign volunteers Rory Luxmoore, John Hordyk and Michael Brooks Hill after they finished canvassing homes around the provincial courthouse on Saturday.... 

In Video: Successful Phase 1 Big Eddy Waterworks bid is 28% over budget

By David F. Rooney Mounce Construction was the lowest bidder for Phase 1 of the Big Eddy Waterworks project but even so its bid of $2,564,245.90 (excluding GST) was 28% higher than the original estimated construction cost of $2 million. There were three bids for Phase 1. The others were from Acres Enterprises which put in a bid of $2,642,780 and Speers... 

Breaking ground at Mackenzie Village

David Evans’ dream of a bustling major residential development in Arrow Heights is becoming a reality after a ground-breaking ceremony on the Nichol Road building site on Monday, April 24. These gleaming gold shovels await the moment when they were to be used to break ground for Phase 1 of the new Mackenzie Village development off Nichol Road... 

In Video: The 2017 Revelstoke All-Candidates Forum

More than 100 people jammed into the Community Centre’s MP1 Room on Thursday evening for the All-Candidates Forum to hear the five serious candidates answer questions about issues suggested by Revelstokians. Please click on this image to see larger version. David F. Rooney photo By David F. Rooney More than 100 people jammed into the Community... 

Candidates to campaign here through the weekend

By David F. Rooney You’ll almost certainly see candidates in the May 9 provincial election around town over the next few days. BC Liberal Doug Clovechok, NDPer Gerry Taft, Samson Boyer of the Green Party and independent candidates Justin Hooles and Duncan Boyd MacLeod will be here for tonight’s All-Candidates’ Forum at the Community... 

Fifth and sixth candidates now on the ballot

By David F. Rooney Two more candidates will now be on the ballot in Columbia River-Revelstoke for the May 9 provincial general election. Duncan Boyd MacLeod of Kimberley is running as an independent while Rylan Kashuba of Invermere is running as a Libertarian. They join BC Liberal Doug Clovehcok, New Democrat Gerry Taft, the Green Party’s Samson... 

Rat problem eliciting a City response… And they may go political!

Are you currently living with a rat problem or do you fear having a rat problem?If you can answer ‘Yes’ to either of those questions then you’ll be pleased to know that the City, in conjunction with Interior Health, is actively setting up a meeting next month to address people’s fears. Revelstoke Current photo By David F. Rooney Are you currently... 

Second reading for the 2017 budget

By David F. Rooney City Council read the 2017-2021 Financial Plan a second time during its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 11. The plan, which includes the 2017 municipal budget must be approved by Council by mid-May. Staff at City Hall are now reviewing public comments on the document. In other business Council approved a new service agreement between... 

In Audio: An Interview with the BC Green Party’s Samson Boyer

Samson Boyer, the BC Green Party’s candidate in Columbia River-Revelstoke during the May 9 provincial election, is 18-year-old political neophyte who hopes his enthusiasm, willingness to learn and his listening skills will strike a chord with voters. Photo courtesy of Samson Boyer By David F. Rooney Samson Boyer, the BC Green Party’s candidate... 

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