Liam Harrap

In many ways, 2020 felt similar to bushwhacking over alder-choked mountains on a hot day, while chased ragged by mosquitos. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Liam’s Lowdown: What a year 2020

Each year I guess what might happen, last year taught me not to do that

In many ways, 2020 felt similar to bushwhacking over alder-choked mountains on a hot day, while chased ragged by mosquitos. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Half of the most expensive homes are on 2080 Mackenzie Crt, which is across the street from Revelstoke Mountain Resort. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

The 10 most valuable homes in Revelstoke for 2020

Combined, the properties are worth more than $35M

Half of the most expensive homes are on 2080 Mackenzie Crt, which is across the street from Revelstoke Mountain Resort. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Snowboarders at Revelstoke Mountain Resort heading for the gondola. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Updated: Another 16 COVID-19 cases for Revelstoke

The cases were identified between Jan. 3 and 9

Snowboarders at Revelstoke Mountain Resort heading for the gondola. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Shrubbery peeking through snow in downtown Revelstoke on Jan. 14. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

95% less snow in Revelstoke this winter compared to last year

However, there’s plenty of snow in the alpine

Shrubbery peeking through snow in downtown Revelstoke on Jan. 14. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Last January in Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

‘Vigorous’ storm heading for Revelstoke area

However, rain is expected for the city

Last January in Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Last January in Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

‘Vigorous’ storm heading for Revelstoke area

However, rain is expected for the city

Last January in Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Those on off-road vehicles and snowmobiles who venture into sensitive areas in B.C.'s backcountry considered sensitive habitats will face increased fines. Photo submitted

BC AdventureSmart urging people to stay safe outside in Revelstoke

The organization has information booths planned for the area

Those on off-road vehicles and snowmobiles who venture into sensitive areas in B.C.'s backcountry considered sensitive habitats will face increased fines. Photo submitted
City Hall almost done Revelstoke Review Nov. 16
City Hall almost done Revelstoke Review Nov. 16
Will Zittlau is an avid skier and spent the summer learning to code. (Submitted)

Okanagan coder creates text messaging service for Rogers Pass backcountry

Will Zittlau’s daily SMS service informs people what areas are open during winter in GNP

Will Zittlau is an avid skier and spent the summer learning to code. (Submitted)
Sign outside a Revelstoke home last spring. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke COVID-19 cases continue to surge with 37 more cases reported by Interior Health

Revelstoke has one of the highest rates of COVID-19 per-capita in the province at 106 cases

Sign outside a Revelstoke home last spring. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Downtown Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Local doctor ‘very concerned’ as Revelstoke becomes COVID-19 hotspot

Interior Health issued a public health warning for Revelstoke on Jan. 5

Downtown Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Mt. Begbie is Revelstoke’s iconic peak. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives #4568)
Mt. Begbie is Revelstoke’s iconic peak. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives #4568)
A laboratory technician holds a dose of a COVID-19 novel coronavirus vaccine. (Mladen Antonov | AFP)

COVID-19 vaccinations to begin in Revelstoke next week

B.C. public health officials expect to deliver 792,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines by March

A laboratory technician holds a dose of a COVID-19 novel coronavirus vaccine. (Mladen Antonov | AFP)
Charmane Lazzarotto received the first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Kelowna on Dec. 22. (Photo by Interior Health)
Charmane Lazzarotto receives the first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Kelowna, Tuesday, Dec. 22. (Interior Health)

Revelstokian one of the first Canadians to get COVID-19 vaccine

Charmane Lazzarotto was one of the first get a vaccine for the Interior Health region in December

Charmane Lazzarotto received the first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Kelowna on Dec. 22. (Photo by Interior Health)
Charmane Lazzarotto receives the first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Kelowna, Tuesday, Dec. 22. (Interior Health)
The second most expensive home in the Kootenays is located in Revelstoke at $5.3 million. The residence is a ski chalet known as Bighorn. It has eight staterooms with a balcony, a great room with a log fireplace, indoor spa and sauna, hot tub, home cinema, private helipad, and private chef. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke property values up by 7% in 2020

Since 2017, property values have increased locally by 53 per cent

The second most expensive home in the Kootenays is located in Revelstoke at $5.3 million. The residence is a ski chalet known as Bighorn. It has eight staterooms with a balcony, a great room with a log fireplace, indoor spa and sauna, hot tub, home cinema, private helipad, and private chef. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Montreal Canadiens alumni played Mt. Begbie Brewing Co. All Stars in January. The event was a fundraiser for minor hockey.
(Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke’s year of the pandemic in photos

It’s been an interesting year

Montreal Canadiens alumni played Mt. Begbie Brewing Co. All Stars in January. The event was a fundraiser for minor hockey.
(Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Alpine view overlooking Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Alpine view overlooking Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Marek Glowacki, 80, broke a national record this summer in the shot put. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Marek Glowacki, 80, broke a national record this summer in the shot put. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Within the year, the city asked the province to protect Mt. Begbie, the province said no, the community rallied, sent petitions, and the province relented in December, granting protection against new developments for recreation during the next five years. 
(Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

From snow records to saving Mt. Begbie: This year’s environment stories for Revelstoke

In 2020 our community rallied, sent petitions and in some instances, the government listened

Within the year, the city asked the province to protect Mt. Begbie, the province said no, the community rallied, sent petitions, and the province relented in December, granting protection against new developments for recreation during the next five years. 
(Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Mackenzie Avenue at Christmas time in the 1930s. Mannings Candy store can be seen on the left; Christmas trees were placed in snow piles along the middle of the street. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1204)

Glimpses of our past for Dec. 24

Opening of a new power plant, Nels Nelsen leaves Revelstoke and armed forces visit.

Mackenzie Avenue at Christmas time in the 1930s. Mannings Candy store can be seen on the left; Christmas trees were placed in snow piles along the middle of the street. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 1204)