Skitter-control relief

June 27th, 2017

Great to hear the helicopter mosquito control team at work today dropping pellets in the stagnant water on the flats.  They have done such a good job so far and I was not looking forward to a July full of these blood suckers.  Whom do we thank  for coming up with more money for this […]

On achieving the Canadian Dream

June 26th, 2017

Peter Mansbridge is wrapping it up; deservedly so. It’s fitting he departs on the 150th Celebration of Canada. He was a major part of Canadian news for 30 plus years. It seems that Peter’s career was what the term Canadian Dream (or the ’Merican Dream for our friends south of the border) was all about. […]

  • Gerry Taft comments on the Speech from the Throne

    June 22nd, 2017

    To the Editor: The recent BC Liberal speech from the throne closes with the words; “….submitted with humility and openness to change”. Many people heard, “…. submitted with desperation and reluctance.” After campaigning ruthlessly against the BC NDP, claiming that all of the core promises like investing in childcare, eliminating bridge tolls and eliminating MSP […]

    Steve Bender says he’ll be back in a month

    May 30th, 2017

    Editor’s Note: This letter to the editor was inadvertently posted in the Obituaries Section when it was received back on May 10. A reader pointed that out to me today, May 30, and I have now switched it to the Opinions and Letters Section. My apologies to my readers and to Steve Bender who is […]

    No ‘hard-sell’ sales tactics at Revelstoke Credit Union

    May 16th, 2017

    In response to the recent media coverage about ‘hard sell & up sell’ practices in the financial world I would like to speak about the corporate culture at the Revelstoke Credit Union. The concept of a ‘Sales Culture’ has been around for a very long time. It is not something that neither our Board of Directors […]

    A political olive branch

    May 13th, 2017

    To the Editor: As a vice-president of the Columbia River-Revelstoke BC Liberals Riding Association, I wanted to express my appreciation for the efforts of all candidates in the May 9 provincial election. They put in long hours and spoke out on the issues that matter to the people of our riding — economic development, affordable […]

  • Planning on voting? Give your head a shake…

    May 3rd, 2017

    Dear Editor: It seems to me that strategic voting is dead in BC, especially when we face the choices that we have in front of us: either the Black Cats (Liberals) or the White cats (NDP). So, what is a little green mouse to do? (By now, you may recognize the old Tommy Douglas fable.) […]

    Sani-dump access matters to locals, too

    May 3rd, 2017

    To the Editor: Olympe Astra’s letter about the sani-dump is good, but it misses the point that lots of locals depend on it as well (myself included) for our camping and fishing activities. Not everything is about tourists. Thanks. Mike Dragani Revelstoke, BC   

    Bring back the sani-dump!

    May 1st, 2017

    To whom it may concern, Revelstoke is evolving  into a world-class tourist destination. We are attracting visitors from all over the world,  with an all-season resort area.   Skiing, sledding, camping, hiking, canoeing, and soon to have a major adventure theme park.  We are hosting repeat visitors and new visitors. Tourism growth is expanding and building. […]

    Another perspective on the farmers’ market issue

    April 2nd, 2017

    Regarding the Revelstoke Farm and Craft Market: I would like to voice my support of the Revelstoke Farm and Craft Market board of directors and their decision to deny Wild Flight Farm’s vendor application for the 2017 summer market. Their decision to not allow a wholesaler at the Revelstoke market is one that should be […]

    A letter to the Summer Farm & Craft Market’s membership and board

    March 31st, 2017

    To the Summer Farm & Craft Market Board of Directors and your members: I would like to express my grave concerns with recent decisions that have resulted in the exclusion of Wild Flight Farm as a vendor of the summer market. I understand that this is not the first vendor nor member to run into […]

    Wayne’s World: Legalizing recreational marijuana

    March 30th, 2017

    There was not a room in Kootenay-Columbia big enough to accommodate the 3000+ people who took part in the telephonic Town Hall I hosted on marijuana legalization in Canada.  Conveniently, most of the participants were sitting comfortably in their own living rooms taking part over the phone! Since being elected in 2015, I have received […]