We can help restock the Food Bank’s bare shelves

The Community Connections Food Bank is in a state of crisis: there is virtually no food on its shelves. “Our shelves are bare,” it said in a statement, but Revelstokians can help alleviate the agency’s quiet desperation. The Food Bank fed about 169 adults and 42 children a couple of weeks ago and hopes community generosity can help it through... 

Throne Speech reflects BC values

This week’s Speech from the Throne is a unique moment in history – not only for British Columbia, but also for Columbia River-Revelstoke according to MLA Doug Clovechok. It reflects both the priorities British Columbians articulated in the recent election, and the ability to invest in programs and services that British Columbians depend on like... 

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... 

EZ Rock’s Mayor’s Report for June 23: Prepare for a “perfect storm of mosquitoes”

Revelstokians should prepare for “the perfect storm of mosquitoes” this year, warned Mayor Mark McKee during his Friday morning Mayor’s Report on EZ Rock 101.6 FM. He said the Columbia Shuswap Regional District is cautioning people to inspect their premises for pools large and small of standing water that provide the tiny critters... 

$632,913 for summer jobs

$632,913 has been awarded in federal assistance to create summer jobs for Kootenay-Columbia students, MP Wayne Stetski announced Friday, June 16. The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Initiative contributes to creating jobs for students aged 15 to 30. The federal government provided $600,000 this year earmarked for youth employment in the Kootenay-Columbia riding. Because... 

Man arrested after last Sunday’s rampage — UPDATED!

A 31-year-old man is in custody facing multiple charges following a string of complaints of stolen trucks, vehicle arsons and erratic and dangerous driving in Revelstoke on Sunday, May 21. Smoke rises from a vehicle he allegedly torched on Humbert Street. Shaun Aquiline photo A 31-year-old man is in custody facing multiple charges following a string... 

Revelstoke to host a new constituency office

In his first post-election interview MLA Doug Clovechok says he’ll have two constituency offices — one in Kimberley and the other in Revelstoke. Revelstoke Current screen grab By David F. Rooney In his first post-election interview MLA Doug Clovechok says he’ll have two constituency offices — one in Kimberley and the other in Revelstoke. The... 

What are our police officers up to? Check this out!

In celebration of Police Week, which culminates on Friday with a BBQ at the local detachment, Staff Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky has been providing local news media with a daily list of the calls they received for police service. Here are the calls from Monday, May 15 2017-1415 — Suspicious Vehicle — At 0920hrs Revelstoke RCMP received report of a suspicious... 

Poor Deirdre! A searcher finds her body

Unfortunately the Revelstoke RCMP has to report some sad news; Deirdre, the female black, who was in a single motor vehicle accident while with her owner from Alberta, approximately 5 km East of Revelstoke, BC, on Wednesday, May 10, was found deceased at about 8 am Saturday. A local resident out searching for Deirdre located her approximately 1 kilometre... 

Everything you wanted to know about rats…

City Council heard a great deal about rats from Anita Ely, the Interior Health Authority’s Environmental Science Officer, who made a focused presentation about Norway rats, which are causing many homeowners headaches. David F. Rooney photo By David F. Rooney City Council heard a great deal about rats from Anita Ely, the Interior Health Authority’s... 

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