A chuckle a day

July 19th, 2017

Welcome to The Revelstoke Current’s five-day-a-week feature, A Chuckle A Day.  This presents some of the best comic — and some not-so-comic, but always interesting — images and texts on the Internet. We hope you enjoy them…    July19 July 18  July 17 Monday morning Kickstarter Selfie taker knocks over $200,000 worth of art A […]

Here come the tomatoes!

July 18th, 2017

By Toni Johnston Can’t wait for those juicy, flavourful tomatoes from your own garden? The hot weather is hastening growth and fruit production and you can encourage better fruiting by pruning your plants. The pruned plant can put more energy into the fruit rather than stems and leaves. Anyone wanting to learn more about tomato plant […]

  • In Video: Smoke on the Water

    July 14th, 2017

    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. Every summer we experience some smoke, but this year’s choking curtain was easily the worst we’ve seen since 2003. Please activate […]

    Free Garage Sale Listings

    July 10th, 2017

    The Revelstoke Current’s annual Garage Sale listings are back in business for 2017!  These listings are free to all. To place a listing please send all relevant information, including contact information,  to [email protected] or call 250-814-9849. If you have a photo — only ONE photo permitted per listing — of a particular item or items, […]

    Swimmer Jame LeBuke wins Swim BC silver and bronze

    July 10th, 2017

    Local swimmer James LeBuke competed in the Swim BC LCM AAA Championships held this past weekend at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre in Kamloops. Swimming for the winter team the Columbia Shuswap Selkirk Swim Club out of Salmon Arm, James competed in six personal events and three relays. He received the silver medal in the […]

    A special salmon gift

    July 10th, 2017

    Tips for coping with smoke from wildfires

    July 8th, 2017

    Residents in communities affected by wlldfires and their resulting smoky skies should be aware that smoke conditions and local air quality can change due to the unpredictable nature of fires, says a statement from Interior Health. ‘Some individuals may be more sensitive to the effects of smoke from forest fires, such as those with heart […]

    Hydro debunks five summer-cooling myths

    July 7th, 2017

    With the province sizzling under high temperatures, British Columbians are reaching for the dial on air conditioners or fans to keep cool, leading to a significant increase in overall electricity use. On Thursday, July 6, BC Hydro recorded the highest peak hourly demand – the hour customers use the most electricity – of the summer […]

    Grins ‘n’ Gripes — If you’ve got ’em, please share ’em

    July 7th, 2017

    Grins ‘n’ Gripes Want to extend a little public recognition to someone you know? Need to that that Good Samaritan who helped you out when it was unlooked for but badly needed? Well, send us your your thank you (photos optional) and it will be posted the day it is received. Please send your Grins […]

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

    July 5th, 2017

    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 is once again assaulting residents’ noses and it’s going to take money — and a lot of it — to eventually solve it permanently. “City staff and […]

    Council of Forest Industries launches photo contest

    July 5th, 2017

    The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) and Canadian Forest Industries Magazine, have announced the launch of a photo contest that celebrates the significance of the forest industry to the the people who live, work and play there. “The forest industry is the backbone of the B.C. economy, and the people who live and work […]

    Rod & Gun Club, Downie Timber and Revelstoke Museum win Canada Day Parade ribbons

    July 5th, 2017

    Saturday’s Canada Day parade yielded first- and second-place ribbons for the Rod & Gun Club and Downie Timber, while the Revelstoke Museum & Archives won third place. Here are photos of the winners: Downie Timber’s float won second prize. Photo courtesy of Peter Bernack   Angus Woodman accepted the ribbon on behalf of Downie. Stacy Brunetti […]