Pay attention to playground zones

July 17th, 2017

Columbia Park has a playground which is marked in three directions and the fourth seems to be forgotten. The playground should be made longer due to the equipment near the Columbia Park School.  I overheard someone who lives on Pearkes Drive state, “The school is out so the playground doesn’t matter!”  Boy I sure wish people were […]

Radio documentary: What is it like to be a woman today?

July 11th, 2017

I recently posed the question to several locals ‘What does it mean to be a man today?” I personally, have an opinion on that. It makes sense, I am a member of that particular gender. What about Mom? Nan? Grandma? Oma? Aunt? Sister? Wife? Partner? Friend? I was told in school there were no such […]

  • Wayne’s World: Rain, royalty and reconciliation

    July 4th, 2017

    Visitors to Parliament Hill waited for up to 4 hours in sometimes torrential rain storms to be part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations July 1, 2017. For many people the main attractions were performances by Alessia Cara, Dean Brody (who is from Jaffray!), Bono and Edge, Gordon Lightfoot, Serena Ryder, Marie Mai, Walk Off the […]

    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. […]