Imagining the Columbia film night and panel

March 20th, 2017

By Laura Stovel The great Columbia River that runs past Revelstoke all the way to the Pacific Ocean was once much wilder than it is today. The rapids were fierce – and dreaded by indigenous and fur trading canoeists who used this waterway like a highway. In the slower-moving parts of the river, giant sturgeon, […]

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 […]

Candidate spends $5,000 to feed hungry deer and elk

March 8th, 2017

19 recommendations that could save BC’s grizzlies

March 7th, 2017

A recently formed organization that seeks to protect grizzly bears says the bears’ long-term survival “is threatened from a loss of habitat and food sources, as well as the government-sanctioned trophy hunt.” The six-month-old Grizzly Bear Foundation had launched a three-person ‘board of inquiry’ — Michael Audain and Stuart McLaughlin of West Vancouver, and Suzanne […]

Grab your snowshoes for the Sunlight Snowshoe event

March 2nd, 2017

Parks Canada and ParticipACTION are sponsoring a Sunlight Snowshoe event in Mount Revelstoke National Park on Saturday, March 11. Grab your cameras for a fun day out of the office or newsroom to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in truly Canadian style and experience the outdoors in your backyard. The event takes place from […]

Hydro to install a sixth generating unit at Revelstoke Dam

March 1st, 2017

BC Hydro has applied to the BC Environmental Assessment Office for an Environmental Assessment Certificate to install a sixth generating unit at the Revelstoke dam. In a statement, the utility said it expects electricity demand will increase by almost 40 per cent over the next 20 years. The new unit will add 500 megawatts of […]

  • 2017 Canada Spring Forecast: Wet, cloudy weather means an extended ski season for the West

    February 16th, 2017

    The cold and stormy weather pattern that has dominated western Canada this winter will continue into the spring, providing excellent conditions for ski resorts across the region, according to AccuWeather’ 2017 Spring Forecast. Meanwhile, wet and cloudy weather will take hold around the Great Lakes and in some of Canada’s largest cities before being replaced […]

    Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program wants a new board member

    February 12th, 2017

    The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) is seeking a new board member to join its Columbia Region to help conserve and enhance local fish and wildlife. “We are looking for a public representative to join our 10-member board, for a three-year term,” Columbia Region Manager Crystal Klym said in a statement. “Volunteer candidates should […]

    CBT commits $450,000 to Avalanche Canada

    February 10th, 2017

    Winter backcountry users in Canada often rely on Avalanche Canada to help keep safe. To support the important work it does — including notifying backcountry users of avalanche conditions and risks — Columbia Basin Trust is funding the non-profit organization with $450,000 over three years. “We’re blessed with beautiful mountains here in the Basin, which […]

    Snowshoeing through the park at night could be romantic

    February 3rd, 2017

    Parks Canada is kicking off the country’s 150th anniversary of Confederation with a set of classic Canadian activities in Mount Revelstoke National Park. A statement issued Friday, February 3, invited everyone to enjoy dark starry skies on an evening snowshoe along the candlelit two-kilometre Soren Sorensen Loop on . When you’ve successfully negotiated the snowy […]

    Environmental projects to benefit the Basin

    January 27th, 2017

    Forty-nine projects were approved for funding in 2016 with a combined total of $1.07 million from the Columbia Basin Trust’s Environment Grants program. The projects address one or more of the program’s four goals: Ecosystems, Climate, Water and Environmental Education. “We know residents value a healthy environment,”  Tim Hicks, the Trust’s manager for Water and […]

    Mounties warn backcountry enthusiasts to be prepared

    January 25th, 2017

    Due to recent events, the Revelstoke RCMP are reminding backcountry enthusiasts to be prepared. ‘Those persons enjoying the great outdoors either by skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowbiking or even hiking, must be equipped with the appropriate safety equipment, i.e. transceivers, probes, shovels, as well as having the appropriate training with good knowledge of the terrain,” Staff Sgt. Kurt […]