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Smokey Bear waving goodbye as Ember the Fox becomes the new face of FireSmart. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Smokey Bear heads for retirement as BC Wildfire introduces Ember the Fox

Ember the Fox replaces Smokey Bear as FireSmart mascot after nearly 80 years

Smokey Bear waving goodbye as Ember the Fox becomes the new face of FireSmart. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
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Police chase from Sicamous to Revelstoke ends in arrest after officers threatened

The 48-year-old man is currently in police custody and awaiting a bail hearing

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Sandra Maley, Devon Jones, Kasper, Jenna, and Kiel Mason, Caralea Taylor, and Lauren Barras. Jones was presented with the Vital Link Award on Oct. 4. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke residents receive awards for performing life-saving CPR on baby

Devon Jones and Kirsten Miola were awarded Vital Link Awards for their actions on April 13, 2022

  • Oct 5, 2022
Sandra Maley, Devon Jones, Kasper, Jenna, and Kiel Mason, Caralea Taylor, and Lauren Barras. Jones was presented with the Vital Link Award on Oct. 4. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
The BC Coroner’s Office reports that there were 582 suicide deaths investigated in B.C. in 2021, down from 597 in 2020 and 634 in 2019. In Canada, men account for 75% of suicides. (File photo)

$2M in funding announced for care plan to help those at risk of suicide in B.C.

The investment is part of a larger strategy, A Pathway to Hope, to improve mental-health care

The BC Coroner’s Office reports that there were 582 suicide deaths investigated in B.C. in 2021, down from 597 in 2020 and 634 in 2019. In Canada, men account for 75% of suicides. (File photo)
The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

This Week in the OK: Top headlines from across the region

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
A map of the restricted area. (BC Wildfire Service)

Wildfire east of Revelstoke prompts area restriction near Akolkolex FSR

The wildfire 24 km east of Revelstoke has been burning since Aug. 12

  • Aug 18, 2022
A map of the restricted area. (BC Wildfire Service)
A thunderstorm lit up the sky over Revelstoke on Sept. 7, 2019. (Submitted by Nick St-Germain)

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for West Columbia and Okanagan

Wind gusts, hail and heavy rain in forecast for Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm and Revelstoke

  • Aug 11, 2022
A thunderstorm lit up the sky over Revelstoke on Sept. 7, 2019. (Submitted by Nick St-Germain)
Visible smoke from a fire in a remote area of the park. (Parks Canada)

Mountain Creek wildfire extinguished after nearly two weeks of burning

Crews from Parks Canada, BC Wildfire Service, and CP Rail fought the blaze

  • Aug 10, 2022
Visible smoke from a fire in a remote area of the park. (Parks Canada)
Taking in the scenery. (Contributed by Parks Canada)

Artists explore Glacier National Park through Art in the Park program

Four-day adventure made possible through Parks Canada and Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre

  • Aug 4, 2022
Taking in the scenery. (Contributed by Parks Canada)
Members of the community attending the opening ceremony for the housing complex at 297 Humbert St. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Affordable housing for Revelstoke’s hospitality workers

First tenants are expected to move into the building on Sept. 1, 2022

  • Jul 28, 2022
Members of the community attending the opening ceremony for the housing complex at 297 Humbert St. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Parks Canada has received air support from the BC Wildfire Service in the battle against the fire. Their water skimmers were dropping water on the wildfire throughout the afternoon. The skimmers landed in Kinbasket Lake to fill their water tanks and proceeded to drop the tanks on the fire. (Contributed by Parks Canada)

Air support aiding in battle against Glacier Park wildfire

Parks Canada suspect that the fire was started due to human cause

  • Jul 26, 2022
Parks Canada has received air support from the BC Wildfire Service in the battle against the fire. Their water skimmers were dropping water on the wildfire throughout the afternoon. The skimmers landed in Kinbasket Lake to fill their water tanks and proceeded to drop the tanks on the fire. (Contributed by Parks Canada)
A helicopter fighting the fire in Glacier National Park. (Contributed by Parks Canada)

Crews fighting wildfire in Glacier National Park

The wildfire was spotted on July 24

  • Jul 25, 2022
A helicopter fighting the fire in Glacier National Park. (Contributed by Parks Canada)
The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team removed the vehicle from the lake on Aug. 24. (RCMP photo)

Honoured for helping solve a near 30-year-0ld mystery of missing woman near Revelstoke

Max Werenka made an alarming discovery during a dive to the bottom of Griffin Lake

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team removed the vehicle from the lake on Aug. 24. (RCMP photo)
94 of the top 100 most expensive gas stations in Canada can be found in B.C. according to the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS). (File Photo)

Bring cash: B.C. gas stations make up 94 of top 100 priciest in Canada

The average price of gas in the province sits at 199.2¢/L as of July 20

94 of the top 100 most expensive gas stations in Canada can be found in B.C. according to the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS). (File Photo)
Radon detectors. (Contributed by Take Action on Radon)

High levels of radon gas prevalence determined in Revelstoke: study

Take Action on Radon performed tests on 120 homes in Revelstoke

Radon detectors. (Contributed by Take Action on Radon)
Gary Averbach striding down the side of the highway on Bob’s Walk For Cancer Research. (Contributed by Gary Averbach)

B.C. senior walks from Calgary to Vancouver raising money for cancer research

Bob’s Walk For Cancer Research passed through Revelstoke on July 8

Gary Averbach striding down the side of the highway on Bob’s Walk For Cancer Research. (Contributed by Gary Averbach)
Vinny Fowler and Emma Kelly alongside another shredder on the hill at a Queer Shred Revelstoke event. (Contributed by Queer Shred Revelstoke)

‘Loud and proud’: Revelstoke shredders creating spaces for misfits and beginners

Queer Shred Revelstoke has been hosting ski and snowboard events for the last two years

  • Jul 6, 2022
Vinny Fowler and Emma Kelly alongside another shredder on the hill at a Queer Shred Revelstoke event. (Contributed by Queer Shred Revelstoke)
People get out of their vehicles during the complete closure of Highway 1 in Revelstoke, near 3 Valley Gap following the crash Sunday afternoon. (DriveBC)

Loose trailer tire causes motorcyclist’s death near Revelstoke

The incident happened on Sunday, July 3, and caused Highway 1 to close for several hours

  • Jul 5, 2022
People get out of their vehicles during the complete closure of Highway 1 in Revelstoke, near 3 Valley Gap following the crash Sunday afternoon. (DriveBC)
Revelstoke’s young bikers chasing the parade. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

PHOTOS: Celebrating Canada Day in Revelstoke

The festivities included a parade, flag raising ceremony, live music, and more

  • Jul 1, 2022
Revelstoke’s young bikers chasing the parade. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Aaron Volpatti, born and raised in Revelstoke, is far and away the most successful hockey player the town has ever produced. He played five seasons in hockey’s biggest league for the Vancouver Canucks and the Washington Capitals. (Contributed by Aaron Volpatti)

From the burn unit to the NHL: Revelstoke native recounts unique hockey journey in new book

Aaron Volpatti played 5 NHL seasons, writes of life before and after hockey in autobiography

  • Jun 29, 2022
Aaron Volpatti, born and raised in Revelstoke, is far and away the most successful hockey player the town has ever produced. He played five seasons in hockey’s biggest league for the Vancouver Canucks and the Washington Capitals. (Contributed by Aaron Volpatti)
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