The passing of a dear friend: David Rooney

“My life is a journey in progress. I am fortunate or, if you believe in Chinese curses, unfortunate to live in interesting times.” David F. Rooney (Linked-In profile statement) by Laura Stovel David F. Rooney, owner, publisher, editor and journalist for the Current passed away peacefully at home on July 21st. He will be greatly missed. Dear Current... 

Fire on Barry Road

Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services responded to a residential structure fire in the 600 block of Barry Road on Sunday evening at 10:17 pm. “On arrival fire department crews found a storage shed fully engulfed and threatening adjacent properties,” Assistant Fire Chief Roger Echlin said in a statement. “Firefighters actioned the fire quickly bringing... 

Glacier National Park fires

The Prairie Hill fire on a high alpine slope on the east end of Glacier National Park is burning on an eastern ridge and is visible from the Trans-Canada Highway. Parks Canada wildfire crews have been busy fighting fires in the park since July 10. On July 10, lightning activity resulted in six small fires in Glacier National Park. Glacier’s fire management... 

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... 

City’s new Deputy Director of Finance starts on Monday

Sheanna MooreDeputy Director of FinanceCity of Revelstoke Sheanna Moore has been hired as the new Deputy Director of Finance or the City of Revelstoke, City Hall announced on Friday, July 14 Moore was previously employed with BDO Canada as a staff accountant in Kamloops and more recently in Revelstoke. She has her designation as a Chartered Professional... 

BC Hydro offers assistance to wildfire evacuees

BC Hydro has introduced a Wildfire Evacuee Assistance Program that will provide bill credits to customers evacuated due to the wildfires in the Central and Southern Interior. Over the past week, wildfires in the region have led to evacuations in several communities. “We know many of our customers had to leave their homes quickly to get to safety,”... 

MP goes to bat for credit unions

Kootenay-Columbia Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski criticized Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau for bureaucratic nitpicking that could cost credit unions millions of dollars. At issue is a June 30 edict from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) forbidding credit unions from using simple, common terminology including... 

Tired of the stink? The solution could be very pricey

By David F. Rooney It’s obvious to everyone in town that many, many peoples are deeply dissatisfied with the state of the City’s sewage treatment plant. It has been exceedingly rank for decades and the City’s claims over the years that the latest fix will do the trick stopped ringing true years ago; people are fed up and want something done. Truth... 

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... 

Parks Canada declares a fire ban in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier

With the wildfire danger rated as high to extreme and a potential for more lightning strikes in the coming days, Parks Canada has declared a fire ban in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks effective Wednesday, July 12. “The safety of the public, our crews, park infrastructure and neighbouring lands is always Parks Canada’s number one priority,”... 

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