News Without Borders: For people who like to read stimulating stories…

April 26th, 2017

Welcome to News Without Borders, a feature of The Revelstoke Current intended to link you to timely and interesting stories from the world beyond Revelstoke. Mastodon discovery shakes up understanding of early humans in the New World An Ice Age paleontological-turned-archaeological site in San Diego, Calif., preserves 130,000-year-old bones and teeth of a mastodon that show […]

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: Successful Phase 1 Big Eddy Waterworks bid is 28% over budget

April 25th, 2017

By David F. Rooney Mounce Construction was the lowest bidder for Phase 1 of the Big Eddy Waterworks project but even so its bid of $2,564,245.90 (excluding GST) was 28% higher than the original estimated construction cost of $2 million. There were three bids for Phase 1. The others were from Acres Enterprises which put […]

Breaking ground at Mackenzie Village

April 24th, 2017

By David F. Rooney David Evans’ dream of a bustling major residential development in Arrow Heights is becoming a reality after a ground-breaking ceremony on the Nichol Road building site on Monday, April 24. “It’s a really exciting day for us and I think for the City of Revelstoke,” he said as he prepared to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Second reading for the 2017 budget

April 17th, 2017

By David F. Rooney City Council read the 2017-2021 Financial Plan a second time during its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 11. The plan, which includes the 2017 municipal budget must be approved by Council by mid-May. Staff at City Hall are now reviewing public comments on the document. In other business Council approved a […]

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 […]

Tania McCabe hired as the City’s new Director of Finance

April 13th, 2017

Tania McCabe has been hired as Revelstoke’s new Director of Finance. Ms. McCabe’s appointment was effective on April 11. McCabe has served as the Deputy Director of Finance for the City of Revelstoke for the past nine years and as Acting Director of Finance for the past six months. She is well-experienced in financial administration […]

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 […]