MLA Report: Is it time to take big money out of politics?

February 10th, 2017

Over the last number of weeks there has been a great deal of discussion about the impact massive political donations have on government. But I feel that the consequences of unrestricted corporate donations reach beyond a specific government, actually undermining our democracy. The democratic system is based on the concept that every citizen has a […]

Bill Bennett has a bone to pick with Norm Macdonald over BC Hydro

February 10th, 2017

I have to say I am impressed with Norm MacDonald’s loyalty to his Party. He repeats his talking points about BC Hydro to perfection even as he makes plans for his well-deserved retirement. (Click here to read his last MLA Report.) Only problem is that the NDP’s propaganda on BC Hydro is a gross exaggeration […]

A reader’s fantasy…

February 3rd, 2017

To the editor: This is the sequel to my last letter wherein the Reader descends into the dark realms with a tale of possible paranoia. Once upon a sunny shiny bright winter’s afternoon, the Reader searched the online libraries for news of the actual situation in the dark recesses and channels that allow a city […]

Reader is already thinking about the Catherwood annexation referendum

February 1st, 2017

To the Editor: I understand it’s early days in the referendum campaign but, given the tenor of these times, perhaps it’s never too early to widen the discussion.  I’d like to get voters thinking about Revelstoke’s experience with all four sites the Evans have in various stages of development because I find myself in unfamiliar […]

BC’s sport organizations stand together to erase bullying in sport

January 31st, 2017

Sport is a powerful catalyst for personal growth and community pride. It creates friendships and promotes fitness, while developing lifelong skills. Our goal is to build a sport environment where participants – athletes, coaches, volunteers, officials, parents, spectators and staff – at all levels feel safe and encouraged. This is why viaSport, along with BC’s […]

Wayne’s World: Pop-up constituency offices

January 27th, 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, and I am looking forward to serving you in the busy year ahead. I campaigned on the promise that I would be a strong voice for Kootenay-Columbia in Ottawa and my priority remains visiting communities across the riding to hear from you. Earlier in […]

  • MLA Report: BC Liberals have mismanaged BC Hydro entirely for partisan reasons; ratepayers pay the price

    January 27th, 2017

    BC Hydro is a Crown Corporation that was set up to serve the public good by providing assured, low-cost electricity for British Columbians. Crown corporations are publicly owned companies that are managed by the Provincial government. The BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) was originally created to ensure that decisions concerning BC Hydro were not made entirely […]

    Ms. Anne Throap: Runaway expansion of Revelstoke, RMR the best in Canada, really…? And stealing sex in the ‘Stoke

    January 26th, 2017

    Aw, come on! Revelstoke is just fine the way it is with about 7,500 residents and not 12,000-to-15,000 permanent residents, the way they said it was going to be when they built the new ski hill. That’s  just fine with me. The above is one of Revelstoke’s most repeated sentiments but it’s hollow, short sighted […]

    Thanks for the votes on the annexation; now it’s time to win the referendum

    January 25th, 2017

    Thank you, Revelstoke, for your combined effort of over 800 signatures, now we go to referendum. I hope the results will reflect what the good people of Revelstoke want and please, Mr. Evans, enough of your childish insults. No one believes them anyways. See everyone at the polls Sincerely, Daren Corneliuson Revelstoke, BC

    More on the Catherwood annexation..

    January 22nd, 2017

    Editor’s Note: A resolution to the  controversial annexation proposal regarding properties on Catherwood Road is expected to be dealt with at City Council’s regular meeting, which starts this Tuesday, January 24, at 3 pm. We are writing to express our concern over the recent petition to block the annexation of two properties on Catherwood Road […]

    NDP ‘equity dogma’ revisited

    January 21st, 2017

    When Columbia River Revelstoke NDP chose Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft as their man for 2017’s election a parallel universe arrived in the Kootenays. The BC NDP’s gender equity policy stipulates that a male NDP MLA stepping down be replaced by an equity-seeking individual, i.e. a woman or a person with minority status. This policy has […]

    Doug Hamilton’s death leaves Revelstoke a poorer place

    January 18th, 2017

    Our community is poorer this evening with the death of Doug Hamilton at Mount Cartier Court on Saturday. Doug was a School Trustee from 1993 until 2011 and loved the interaction it allowed him to have with children and teenagers. He especially loved burning burgers and hot dogs at school barbeques. I think he went […]