Refugees decide not to come; sponsors have to start all over

March 21st, 2017

The Syrian refugee family that Revelstoke for Refugees had hoped to bring here this year has withdrawn its application to sponsor has withdrawn its application, the private sponsorship group said today, March 21. Laura Stovel co-chairwoman of the broad-based community group said Revelstoke for Refugees was disappointed by the news but will persevere. “This setback […]

Mounties recover two stolen sleds

March 19th, 2017

On Monday January 30 the Revelstoke RCMP received a report that a yellow 2015 Ski-Doo Summit was stolen out of the back of a pickup truck at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Police obtained video surveillance from the area and were actively investigating the theft to identify the suspect vehicle and those person(s) responsible for the […]

EZ Rock’s Mayor’s Report for March 17: Scott Duke must decide whether to resign

March 19th, 2017

The ball is in Councillor Scott Duke’s court as he considers whether he should resign over the public perception that he is caught in a conflict of interest over his business, Revelstoke Vacation Rentals, and his responsibility as a City Councillor. Mayor Mark McKee made that clear during in this week’s EZ Rock Mayor’s Report […]

Should illegal vacation rentals be granted a grace period to shut down when their applications fail?

March 19th, 2017

By David F. Rooney City Council has rejected an attempt by the owners of an illegal vacation rental to seek leave to apply for licence to operate it. John and Heather Pallas had been operating an unlicensed full-home vacation rental at 2297 Airport Way. They applied for a license last year and their application was […]

BCTF launches its first provincial election ad

March 19th, 2017

The next provincial election is May 9 and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation’s contribution to the election advertising campaign gets underway on Monday, March 20. BCTF President Glen Hansman previewed the BCTF’s latest television ad that will hit the airwaves on Monday. The ad is the first part of the BCTF’s campaign leading up to […]

New CBT program supports energy retrofits for affordable housing

March 15th, 2017

Many of the affordable housing units operated by non-profit organizations in the Columbia Basin need energy retrofits, such as replacing boilers and windows. A new $2 million Columbia Basin Trust program will provide funding and support to help make these improvements possible. “This new program will help ensure existing affordable housing units are maintained, cost-effective, […]

Two out in the cold after a basement fire

March 13th, 2017

Wet clothing ignited by a wood stove is said to be the cause of a house fire in the 100 block of Fourth Street East. A statement from the Revelstoke Fire-Rescue Service said the fire occurred on Saturday, March 11, at about 8:37. “Upon arrival, fire crews quickly gained entry to the basement and extinguished […]

A shiny, new fire truck

March 10th, 2017

Revelstoke took possession Friday of a new fire truck. Engine 2, a 2016 Fort Garry Fire Engine Apparatus, will replace the 31-year-old International Superior Engine and should serve the community for decades to come. The new engine is specially configured and fully equipped to meet the firefighting needs of our community. The new Engine 2 […]

BCUC approves an increase in the cost of propane for Revelstoke

March 9th, 2017

The BC Utilities Commission has approved FortisBC’s quarterly cost of gas rates for implementation April 1, 2017. While the cost of natural gas remains unchanged in all natural gas-based service areas, in the Revelstoke service area, which is supplied with propane not natural gas, the cost will increase. Propane market prices tend to fluctuate more […]

Two injured in Thursday’s highway closure

March 9th, 2017

A noon-hour collision just outside town left two people injured and closed the Trans-Canada Highway for a while on Thursday afternoon, March 9. “The vehicles collided head-on while passing on the Trans-Canada Highway, just west of the access to the Mount Revelstoke National Park,” Staff Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky said in the statement. “One vehicle involved, east […]

Candidate spends $5,000 to feed hungry deer and elk

March 8th, 2017

Avalanche claims an Austrian skier’s life

March 7th, 2017

A 52-year-old Austrian skier caught in a backcountry avalanche in the Goldstream area 100 kilometres north of town at 3 pm on Monday afternoon, March 6, has died of cardiac arrest, says a statement from the Revelstoke RCMP. “The male was being transported by helicopter to the Queen Victoria Hospital (via the Revelstoke Airport and BC Ambulance […]