Don’t miss Saturday’s Bike Swap!

April 25th, 2017

By Kate Borucz North Columbia Environmental Society The North Columbia Environmental Society is sponsoring the Fourth Annual Bike/Gear Swap & Expo from 11 am until 3 pm at the Revelstoke Forum this Saturday, April 29. Revelstoke is a community that prides itself on many things. From conservation to adventure, and from history to the community’s […]

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 […]

Rat problem eliciting a City response… And they may go political!

April 18th, 2017

By David F. Rooney Are you currently living with a rat problem or do you fear having a rat problem? If you can answer ‘Yes’ to either of those questions then you’ll be pleased to know that the City, in conjunction with Interior Health, is actively setting up a meeting next month to address people’s […]

Private well users encouraged to protect drinking water

April 13th, 2017

With the annual spring melt underway, Interior Health is advising all homeowners with private wells to take appropriate steps to safeguard their drinking water. When spring runoff flows into a well and mixes with the source water, there is significant risk of bacterial contamination. Homeowners should: Consider whether their well is equipped to ensure their […]

New recycling guides coming to town

April 12th, 2017

Recycle BC – formerly Multi-Material BC – is distributing new hard-copy recycling guides to the City of Revelstoke. The new guide, which is also available electronically here, contains pick-up schedules for May 2017 to April 2018, a list of accepted and non-accepted items, plus locations of depots where items not accepted at curbside or multi-family buildings […]

Demo supporting Wild Flight Farm fails to move the market board

April 9th, 2017

By David F. Rooney More than 75 people turned out for a demonstration in support of Wild Flight Farm, whose application for the 2017 summer market had been rejected  by the market’s directors. Their show of strength easily eclipsed the handful of counter-demonstrators organized by Rose Gentles. Both demos were held at the Community Centre. […]

  • It’s time to talk ticks

    April 7th, 2017

    As the weather warms, people should take steps to protect themselves against ticks — the tiny creatuures that feed on the blood of humans and other mammals and can sometimes transmit disease. “Ticks are most often found in tall grass and wooded areas, so covering up before you head outdoors and checking for ticks on […]

    Wanted: Great Blue Heron breeding sightings in North Columbia

    March 31st, 2017

    An inventory of Great Blue Heron breeding colonies in the North Columbia is now underway and the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program hopes to see an improvement over the last inventory that, in 2004, found only one breeding site. This new inventory, led once again by Marlene Machmer of Pandion Ecological Research Ltd., is hoping […]

    Come to the Agricultural Land Commission Open House

    March 23rd, 2017

    The Revelstoke Local Food Initiative has invited Martin Collins, a regional planner with the Agricultural Land Commission, to discuss its ‘ins and outs’ on Tuesday, April 4 at the Revelstoke Community Centre from 5-7pm. A statement from the Local Food Initiative said the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) is an independent administrative tribunal dedicated to preserving […]

    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