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 […]

  • In Audio: An Interview with the BC Green Party’s Samson Boyer

    April 17th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Samson Boyer, the BC Green Party’s candidate in Columbia River-Revelstoke during the May 9 provincial election, is 18-year-old political neophyte who hopes his enthusiasm, willingness to learn and his listening skills will strike a chord with voters. “I hear that they (Columbia River-Revelstoke voters) want change; people are getting tired of […]

    Clovechok emphasizes the economy and jobs as the campaign begins

    April 11th, 2017

    As the campaign shifts into gear, BC Liberal Doug Clovechok says he is focusing on job creation and economic growth. “I’m thinking a lot about the future,” he says. “BC is first in Canada for economic growth and job creation, but there is a lot more work to do in Columbia River-Revelstoke, so everyone can […]

    In Audio: An Interview with Independent Justin Hooles

    April 7th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Justin Hooles of Kimberley is the only independent candidate — so-far  — in the 2017 BC general election campaign in the constituency of Columbia River-Revelstoke. He promises to work for a more transparent Legislature. That makes him a very ambitious young man. “I see a lot of injustice in the world […]

    In Video: An interview with New Democrat Gerry Taft

    April 4th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Gerry Taft, the New Democratic Party’s candidate for MLA in the May 9 general election, is a bit of a political wunderkind. He got his feet wet, politically speaking, at a very early age; he was in Grade Three and remained active and interested in high school. Then, when he was […]

    In Video: An interview with BC Liberal Doug Clovechok

    April 3rd, 2017

    By David F. Rooney BC Liberal candidate Doug Clovevchok talks about the personal qualities he thinks will serve the people of Columbia River-Revelstoke well should they vote him into office in a 15-minute video interview. “I’ve always enjoyed helping people,” the former teacher and Selkirk College administrator said in the interview recorded at his campaign […]

    BC Liberal Doug Clovechok opens his Revelstoke office

    March 31st, 2017

    By David F. Rooney BC Liberal candidate Doug Clovechok was joined by Transport Minister Todd Stone and about 40 supporters as he cut the ribbon to open his campaign office at 1605 Victoria Road on Thursday, March 30. “We have a lot of work ahead of us,” Clovechok told the 40 supporters who attended the […]