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 […]

    Columbia Basin Trust’s new Energy Retrofit Program is now open

    May 23rd, 2017

    The first intake of Columbia Basin Trust’s new Energy Retrofit Program is now open. The Trust announced the new program in March with a $2-million commitment to help provide energy conservation upgrades for affordable housing in the Basin. The Energy Retrofit Program will enable non-profit organizations that operate affordable housing units to pay for retrofits […]

    Talk — don’t text — in times of stress, says UBC research

    May 22nd, 2017

    A UBC researcher suggests it’s best to stop texting and instead make face-to-face contact when someone reaches out in need of support. Associate Professor Susan Holtzman recently published research comparing both the social and emotional impact of support provided by text messaging versus in-person support. Holtzman, who teaches psychology at UBC’s Okanagan campus, believes the […]

  • CSRD to sponsor a dynamic Trunk Sale on June 4

    May 16th, 2017

    Looking to sell, trade or give away some of your unwanted or previously-loved items but can’t hold your own garage sale? Then you’ll want to take part in the first-ever Trunk Sale being held at the Revelstoke Community and Aquatic Centre at 600 Campbell Avenue on Sunday, June 4. Organized by the Columbia Shuswap Regional […]

    In Pictures: Take a tour of the new market and the old

    May 15th, 2017

      By David F. Rooney On Saturday morning I took a relatively early (for me) down to the new — and as yet unnamed —  market. It was easy to see that each market seems different but as many people told me the differences that split them apart will eventually fade away allowing their similarities […]

    Plant a row, grow a row for neighbours in need

    May 15th, 2017

    Local gardeners are encouraged to plant an extra row of vegetables and donate their harvest to the Community Connections Food Bank in an effort to get more fresh vegetables for local families in need. “People have been bringing us fresh vegetables for years but we’re trying to get more people involved in this program,” Jenna […]

    Everything you wanted to know about rats…

    May 12th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney City Council heard a great deal about rats from Anita Ely, the Interior Health Authority’s Environmental Science Officer, who made a focused presentation about Norway rats, which are causing many homeowners headaches. Ely’s PowerPoint presentation, which you can read here, covered everything from the different kinds of rats, the signs the […]

    Revelstoke students get up close and personal with juvenile sturgeon

    May 10th, 2017

    Kids from Begbie View and Arrow Heights Elementary Schools had an exciting morning n Tuesday, May 9, when they went to the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program’s annual Juvenile Sturgeon Release Program at Shelter Bay. Here are some of the fact that the kids learned from FWCP biologist Angus Glass: The release event was organized […]

    Become Plantwise to chop back invasive plant species

    May 8th, 2017

    Editor’s Note: The following is the second in a series of articles from the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia to mark May as Invasive Species Month. You can click here to read the first article in the series. Whether you are adding new, attractive plants to your garden, starting a landscaping project, growing crops, […]