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 […]

Glacier National Park fires

July 16th, 2017
  • 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 […]

    Tired of the stink? The solution could be very pricey

    July 13th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney It’s obvious to everyone in town that many, many peoples are deeply dissatisfied with the state of the City’s sewage treatment plant. It has been exceedingly rank for decades and the City’s claims over the years that the latest fix will do the trick stopped ringing true years ago; people are […]

    Parks Canada declares a fire ban in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier

    July 12th, 2017

    With the wildfire danger rated as high to extreme and a potential for more lightning strikes in the coming days, Parks Canada has declared a fire ban in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks effective Wednesday, July 12. “The safety of the public, our crews, park infrastructure and neighbouring lands is always Parks Canada’s number […]

    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 […]

    How far will you go to see August’s total eclipse of the sun?

    June 30th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney What’s being called the Great American Solar Eclipse is less than two months away and prime total-eclipse-watching seats are just a car-trip away from Revelstoke in Oregon and Idaho. This rare astronomical event will take place on Monday, August 21. And, if you can’t get away, rest assured that we will […]

    Mountain caribou film to open in Revelstoke in November

    June 28th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rain Forest, an American film about the iconic animals, opens at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver on Thursday and at the Vic Theatre Victoria on Friday and will play in Revelstoke and Nelson in November. Each showing will include panel discussions and other events to inspire […]

    RBC employees help bag invasive species

    June 26th, 2017

    Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) employees turned out in force over the past week to help prevent the spread of invasive aquatic plants in the Columbia Shuswap region. Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS) members worked with the RBC to organize two community weed pulls at high priority sites in Revelstoke and Salmon Arm, the […]

    Can you hear them whiiiiiine?

    June 15th, 2017

    In Pictures: Travelling the slow way to 3 Valley Gap

    June 15th, 2017

    By Laura Stovel In recent years I have become aware of how little I know of my own surroundings. I was born in Revelstoke and have driven on the Trans-Canada Highway hundreds of times but I have never stopped at the lakes along the route west. Until last weekend I couldn’t even say where the […]