Boulder Mountain reopened after SAR finds that missing sledder

February 20th, 2017

A 48-year-old sledder from Hinton, Alberta, spent a cold and uncomfortable night on Boulder Mountain before he was located by Revelstoke Search and Rescue on Monday morning. The man was reported missing on Sunday when at about 4:30 pm a group of riders from Hinton discovered he was missing when they returned to Peaks Lodge […]

Boulder Mountain closed to everyone but SAR

February 20th, 2017

Access to Boulder Mountain is being denied until further notice so that Revelstoke Search and Rescue can search for a 48-year-okd Albertan missing since Sunday evening. “Around 4:30 pm a group of riders from Hinton, Alberta, were riding from the Boulder Cabin returning to their accommodations at the Peaks Lodge when one male did not […]

Alan Mason is ready to bow out of the City Hall show

February 20th, 2017

By David F. Rooney It’s 3:30 on a mild Friday afternoon, and Alan Mason is being interviewed about his 15 years as Revelstoke’s director of Community Economic Development. He looks relaxed and why shouldn’t he? Mason only has a week to go until he retires. Eventually, he puts he feet up on his desk and […]

TCH to get $469.4 million in upgrades

February 19th, 2017

Leaders of all political stripes are applauding the federal and BC government for their announcement of $469.4 million to expand and upgrade two major sections of the Trans-Canada Highway. Mayor Mark McKee, who was in Kamloops on Friday for the official announcement by Transportation Minister Todd Stone and Amarjeet Sohi, the federal minister of Infrastructure […]

No one injured in logging truck rollover on Townley Street

February 18th, 2017

A 33-year-old Revelstoke man has been charged with failing to keep right after a north-bound logging truck went off road in the 200 block of Townley Street on Friday morning, February 17. “The logging truck went off-road right and rolled down the embankment, coming to a rest, partially obstructing the roadway below, known as Powerhouse […]

An angry Gary Starling rips Council over vacation rentals

February 15th, 2017

By David F. Rooney City Council was treated to a tongue-lashing from former Councillor Gary Starling and a gale of anger from Revelstokians upset by two of the latest vacation rental applications. Rightly or wrongly, some of that anger over a vacation rental application for 305 Fourth Street East was directed squarely at Councillor Scott […]

City hires Nicole Fricot to replace Alan Mason

February 15th, 2017

By David F. Rooney The City has hired Nicole Fricot as its new Community Economic Development director, which means that while it has hired one new senior manager, it sill has two to go — a new director of Finance and a new Development Services manager. Fricot lives in Revelstoke with her family. She has […]

German tourist dies in a tree well skiing accident

February 11th, 2017

A German tourist is dead after he was found face-down in a tree well in the Albert Canyon area on Friday, February 10. A statement from the Revelstoke RCMP said the 60-year-old man had been skiing with a tour group in the area for the past few days. “The group was finishing up the last […]

EZ Rock’s Mayor’s Report for February 10: liquid-waste management… mmm!

February 10th, 2017

Mayor Mark McKee says Revelstoke’s snow-removal crews performed admirably when the city was hammered by heavy snow and biting cold this week. “We’ve got a  great snow-removal system here in Revelstoke,” he told Shaun Aquiline during his regular Friday interview on EZ Rock 101.6 FM. L9cal crews compared very favourably if you watched any of […]

Illy the Eagle’s surprise break for freedom

February 9th, 2017

Illy, the injured bald eagle rescued by RCMP and civilians last December made a surprise break for freedom on Wednesday, February 8, from the animal hospital where it had been convalescing. “Shortly after 2 pm on Wednesday February 8, Revelstoke RCMP received a phone call from the (Fawcett Family Wildlife Health Centre in Kamloops) to […]

David Evans discusses his projects

February 6th, 2017

By David F. Rooney Developer David Evans, sometimes regarded as an agent of unwanted change, discussed his three controversial projects — Mackenzie Village, the Treetop Hotel and the Catherwood Road annexation — in an interview on EZ Rock and The Revelstoke Current on Monday, February 6. Please activate the audio players below to listen to […]

A cool vigil with warm meaning

February 6th, 2017

By Rana Nelson A vigil held Sunday evening at Grizzly Plaza for the victims of the attack on the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec was short but poignant. United Church Minister David Cooke organized the ceremony with Laura Stovel, co-chair of Revelstoke for Refugees. Cooke began the vigil with six minutes of silence – one […]