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 […]

  • Trails Strategy draws a crowd

    January 24th, 2017

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    Don’t miss the Trail Strategy Open House

    January 22nd, 2017

    By David F. Rooney The City is seeking public input into its proposed Trails Strategy, which is being unveiled during an Open House at the Community Centre on Monday afternoon starting at 4:30 pm. The Open House ends at 6:30 pm and City staff along with the consultants in this project will be available for […]

    Special Public Avalanche Warning issued for this weekend

    January 20th, 2017

    Avalanche Canada has issued a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users from Friday, January 20, to the end of day on Monday, January 23. The warning applies to the North Rockies, the northern section of the Cariboos and the northern tip of the North Columbia region. (See the map above). The recent warm […]

    Mark your calendars! The Local Food Initiative’s film fest starts Feb. 1

    January 17th, 2017

    The Local Food Initiative is hosting their 5th Annual Incredible Edible Film Series beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The series brings three films to town that should speak to the inner farmer hidden inside all Revelstokians. The first film will be Dirt! The Movie narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis. This film aims to show how […]

    2016 was a busy — and tragic — year for our ursine neighbours

    January 6th, 2017

    2016 was a very active — and tragic — year for Revelstoke Bear Aware, Coordinator Maggie Spizzirri reported in her first year in review. “There were 638 reports concerning black bears reported to Revelstoke Bear Aware and the conservation officer service and four reports of grizzly bears in 2016,” she said. “The Conservation Officer Service […]

    A frigid beauty

    January 4th, 2017