The passing of a dear friend: David Rooney

July 22nd, 2017

“My life is a journey in progress. I am fortunate or, if you believe in Chinese curses, unfortunate to live in interesting times.” David F. Rooney (Linked-In profile statement) by Laura Stovel Dear Current readers, It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to say that David F. Rooney, owner, publisher, editor and […]

Fire on Barry Road

July 17th, 2017

Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services responded to a residential structure fire in the 600 block of Barry Road on Sunday evening at 10:17 pm. “On arrival fire department crews found a storage shed fully engulfed and threatening adjacent properties,” Assistant Fire Chief Roger Echlin said in a statement. “Firefighters actioned the fire quickly bringing the blaze […]

  • Glacier National Park fires

    July 16th, 2017

    In Video: Council’s meeting of Tuesday, July 11

    July 14th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Provincial Ombudsman Jay Chalke dropped by Tuesday’s, July 11, City Council meeting to bring Mayor Mark McKee and Council up to date on his agency’s activities. While you can read his roughly 36-minute presentation you may also follow along by activating the YouTube player below at the two-minute mark. Council also […]

    City’s new Deputy Director of Finance starts on Monday

    July 14th, 2017

    Sheanna Moore has been hired as the new Deputy Director of Finance or the City of Revelstoke, City Hall announced on Friday, July 14 Moore was previously employed with BDO Canada as a staff accountant in Kamloops and more recently in Revelstoke. She has her designation as a Chartered Professional Accountant with previous experience in […]

    BC Hydro offers assistance to wildfire evacuees

    July 14th, 2017

    BC Hydro has introduced a Wildfire Evacuee Assistance Program that will provide bill credits to customers evacuated due to the wildfires in the Central and Southern Interior. Over the past week, wildfires in the region have led to evacuations in several communities. “We know many of our customers had to leave their homes quickly to […]

    MP goes to bat for credit unions

    July 13th, 2017

    Kootenay-Columbia Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski criticized Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau for bureaucratic nitpicking that could cost credit unions millions of dollars. At issue is a June 30 edict from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) forbidding credit unions from using simple, common terminology including “bank, banking,” and “banker”. “Frankly, this […]

    Tired of the stink? The solution could be very pricey

    July 13th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney It’s obvious to everyone in town that many, many peoples are deeply dissatisfied with the state of the City’s sewage treatment plant. It has been exceedingly rank for decades and the City’s claims over the years that the latest fix will do the trick stopped ringing true years ago; people are […]

    MLA’s Revelstoke office to open in August

    July 13th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney MLA Doug Clovechok has found a part-time constituency assistant to run his Revelstoke office and will soon officially announce its location and the hours it will be open. The office will be officially opened in August, he said, adding that he is already handling constituents’ concerns about a number of issues. […]

    Parks Canada declares a fire ban in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier

    July 12th, 2017

    With the wildfire danger rated as high to extreme and a potential for more lightning strikes in the coming days, Parks Canada has declared a fire ban in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks effective Wednesday, July 12. “The safety of the public, our crews, park infrastructure and neighbouring lands is always Parks Canada’s number […]

    Special occasion fires now banned

    July 7th, 2017

    Effective at 12 noon on Friday, July 7, and until further notice, all Special Occasion Fires are banned in the City of Revelstoke, says Fire Chief Rob Girard. Special occasion fires include private yard fires as well as campfires/pit fires. This fire ban has been implemented in conjunction with the campfire ban issued by the […]

    Meet the Alsowwans — they want to find safety in Revelstoke

    July 6th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney Four months after the community’s first refugee family decided not to come, Revelstoke for Refugees has picked another Syrian family seeking refuge in Canada. Meet the Alsowwans. They are a family of four currently in the Mafraq Refugee Camp in Jordan. The father’s name is Farhan. He is a 44-year-old with […]