Richardson sworn in as a Trustee

April 27th, 2017

By David F. Rooney Amanda Richardson was sworn in as a Trustee for School District 19 during the board’s meeting at Columbia Park Elementary School on April 12. Richardson was acclaimed in March. Unfortunately, I was late for the school board meeting because I had medical appointment in Kelowna that day and so missed Richardson’s […]

AHE kids produce their own newspaper

April 24th, 2017

Please click here to view the kids’ 13-page newspaper. Most pages contain two stories and at least one photo. The subject matter reflects each student’s interests. I was very impressed with the students’ efforts and the quality of their stories. I’m sure at least some of these young reporters will one day become professional journalists.

Earth Day Art Contest yields some surprisingly good images

April 24th, 2017

The North Columbia Environmental Society’s 2017 Earth Day Art Contest inspired students in Revelstoke to show what they love about the Columbia River. The images shown here are the winners from each class that entered, plus the overall intermediate (grades 4-7) and primary student winners (grades K-3) for the whole community.  Judges Sylvia Wood, Michael […]

A sign of these oh-so-political times

April 20th, 2017

Expert on youth at risk to speak here Thursday-Saturday

April 18th, 2017

Martin Brokenleg, an internationally acclaimed expert on youth at risk, will be speaking at three free sessions in Revelstoke this week. “His visit is a collaboration of many community partners: the Revelstoke Early Childhood Development Committee, School District No. 19, the Teachers’ Association, the Multicultural Society, and the Child and Youth Mental Health Substance Use […]

Public comment invited on Parks Canada’s draft Multi-Species Action Plan

April 18th, 2017

A proposed Multi-Species Action Plan for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks has been posted to the Species at Risk Public Registry. The draft plan is now available for public comment until June 10, Supt. Nick Irving said in an e-mail on Tuesday, April 18. The action plan outlines measures that will be taken to support […]

  • Brown Bag History looks back at Growing Up in Revelstoke

    March 23rd, 2017

    By David F. Rooney The upstairs board room at the Museum & Archives was filled by 40 people, all appreciative of Curator Cathy English’s take about Growing Up in Revelstoke at noon on Wednesday, March 22. Starting about 1885, Cathy introduced the audience to local children and their families. The Brown Bagger described their organized […]

    What’s Hot & What’s Not: Your thoughts on books at the library

    March 19th, 2017

    Welcome to What’s Hot & What’s Not, a collaboration between the Revelstoke Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library and The Revelstoke Current intended to foment both readership and opinion sharing about books. If you have something to say about a book you are reading please feel free to share it with Community Librarian Kendra Runnalls and her assistants […]

    BCTF launches its first provincial election ad

    March 19th, 2017

    The next provincial election is May 9 and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation’s contribution to the election advertising campaign gets underway on Monday, March 20. BCTF President Glen Hansman previewed the BCTF’s latest television ad that will hit the airwaves on Monday. The ad is the first part of the BCTF’s campaign leading up to […]

    Rural Education Open House now scheduled for April 3 — UPDATED!

    March 16th, 2017

    Families are being encouraged to attend an open house on Monday, April 3, to share their ideas on how to transform rural education in British Columbia. Ministry of Education staff will host the event at Revelstoke Secondary School from 5 pm to 7 pm (the time was changed on Thursday, March 16, from 6 pm […]

    UBC Okanagan to host a Digital Media in Education conference

    March 15th, 2017

    Digital media experts from across North America will gather at UBC Okanagan from May 17 to 19 for the first-ever Digital Media in Education conference. As digital media continue to be among the most important and powerful forms of communication in the 21st century, institutions, businesses and governments are building teams of qualified professionals, conference chair […]

    Bat Project asks us to be on the lookout for bats

    March 15th, 2017

    The Kootenay Community Bat Project (KCBP), in collaboration with the provincial government, is on the lookout for signs of White-Nose Syndrome (WNS). WNS is a fungal disease harmless to humans but responsible for the deaths of millions of insect-eating bats in eastern North America. WNS was first detected in Washington State in March 2016. To […]