Gerry Taft concedes victory to Doug Clovechok

May 10th, 2017

By David F. Rooney New Democratic Patrty candidate Gerry Taft has conceded the contest for Columbia River-Revelstoke toBC Liberal Doug Clovechok. “I want to congratulate Doug Clovechok for his success in this election as well as the other candidates who gave of their time over the last number of months,” he said in an e-mail […]

Doug Clovechok delivers a BC Liberal victory

May 10th, 2017

By David F. Rooney Doug Clovechok delivered a BC Liberal victory in Columbia River-Revelstoke, which was regarded until last night, as a New Democratic stronghold. This was the Fairmont Springs educator’s second kick at the political can. He lost in 2013 to incumbent NDP MLA Norm Macdonald. But he persevered over the last four years, […]

  • Candidates answer four questions…

    May 7th, 2017

    Editor’s Note: I sent four questions about local issues to the five candidates who appeared in the Revelstoke All-Candidates Meeting held on April 20. Three of them — BC Liberal Doug Clovechok, New Democrat Gerry Taft and Independent Justin Hooles responded. The Green Party’s Samson Boyer and Independent Duncan MacLeod did not.  You can read […]

    NDP Candidate Gerry Taft nailed for defamation

    May 4th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney   Supreme Court of BC Justice GC Weatherill has awarded Devin Kazakoff $75,000 in damages plus special costs in his defamation lawsuit against Invermere Mayor and BC NDP candidate Gerry Taft. “The circumstances of the lawsuit have been very difficult for me,” Kazakoff said in a brief statement after he learned […]

    In Video: Doug Clovechok on softwood lumber and other local issues

    May 3rd, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Doug Clovechok, the BC Liberal candidate in Columbia River-Revelstoke, says the New Democrats cannot be trusted with the economy at a time when the key timber sector is under attack by the United States. In an interview recorded on Tuesday, May 2, he especially criticizes his NDP opponent Gerry Taft for […]

    A political pitch

    May 1st, 2017
  • Taft hopes he can door-knock his way to victory

    April 26th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney The response at the door during his most recent door-knocking tour of Revelstoke neighbourhoods has convinced New Democrat Gerry Taft that his campaign is on the right track. “One thing I’ve noticed from our door knocking is that a lot of people have watched the videos posted online (of the April […]

    In Video: The 2017 Revelstoke All-Candidates Forum

    April 21st, 2017

    By David F. Rooney More than 100 people jammed into the Community Centre’s MP1 Room on Thursday evening for the All-Candidates Forum to hear the five serious candidates answer questions about issues suggested by Revelstokians. The event, which was sponsored by the local news media — EZ Rock, Reved and Stoek FM, The Mountaineer, The […]

    A sign of these oh-so-political times

    April 20th, 2017

    Candidates to campaign here through the weekend

    April 20th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney You’ll almost certainly see candidates in the May 9 provincial election around town over the next few days. BC Liberal Doug Clovechok, NDPer Gerry Taft, Samson Boyer of the Green Party and independent candidates Justin Hooles and Duncan Boyd MacLeod will be here for tonight’s All-Candidates’ Forum at the Community Centre. […]

    Fifth and sixth candidates now on the ballot

    April 19th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Two more candidates will now be on the ballot in Columbia River-Revelstoke for the May 9 provincial general election. Duncan Boyd MacLeod of Kimberley is running as an independent while Rylan Kashuba of Invermere is running as a Libertarian. They join BC Liberal Doug Clovehcok, New Democrat Gerry Taft, the Green Party’s […]

    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 […]