Revelstoke ranks near top of province’s socio-economic index

Revelstoke once again ranks near the top of province in a ranking of socio-economic indices collected by BC Stats.

Revelstoke once again ranks near the top of province in a ranking of socio-economic indices collected by BC Stats.

According to the 2011 provincial socio-economic index, Revelstoke ranks as the seventh best health area in the province.

“I think we’re doing really well, particularly when you look at who’s ahead of us in that ranking, it’s pretty stiff competition – Delta, North Vancouver, Gulf Islands, and West Vancouver/Bowen Island,” said Mayor David Raven.

Summerland and Saanich also rank ahead of Revelstoke.

The index ranks health regions by human economic hardship, crime, health, education, and risk factors for children and youth. It combines that data to create an overall ranking.

BC Stats has been issuing the data since 2004. That year, Revelstoke ranked 14th in British Columbia. The following year Revelstoke moved into the top 10, where it has stayed ever since.

“This is a ‘good news’ story for Revelstoke,” wrote Alan Mason, the city’s director of economic development, in a report to council. “The ranking is based on measurable data that is collected by various provincial agencies, and shows that our community compares favourably to other local health areas in the province.

“This also reflects very well on the numerous agencies in the community, including local government, that work to improve socio-economic conditions for local residents.”

Just Posted

Snow warning: Bad for the highways, great for the ski hills

Get your ski gear ready as area mountains are ready for you to enjoy all the Interior winter has to offer this season.

Christmas tree pagaent takes over the Sutton Place Hotel

The Sutton Place Christmas Tree Pagaent is going on right now until… Continue reading

Snowfall warning issued for Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass

A winter storm is expected to roll through the area today with… Continue reading

Columbia Shuswap Regional District approves cannabis business policy

Directors of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District gave unanimous approval to a… Continue reading

Revelstoke Grizzlies win two

The Revelstoke Grizzlies played the Princeton Posse on home ice on Friday… Continue reading

VIDEO: Close encounter with a whale near Canada-U.S border

Ron Gillies had his camera ready when a whale appeared Dec. 7

Out of the doghouse: B.C. city lifts ban on pup who barked too much at dog park

Cameron the Shetland sheepdog is allowed back into Uplands off-leash dog park under some conditions.

No flood of extremist returnees to Canada expected, federal report says

The report says some 190 people with connections to Canada are suspected of terrorist activity abroad

Canada-China relations turn icy over arrest of Chinese exec

The Huawei case has threatened to complicate U.S.-China efforts to resolve a bitter trade dispute.

Prosecutor signs off on former B.C. Liberal government’s quick-wins probe

David Butcher said in a statement released Monday that the RCMP recommended charges under the Elections Act

Canadian physicist who won Nobel Prize touts science for the sake of science

Donna Strickland, 59, said securing the field’s highest honour has given her a significant new platform

Cannabis store application receives approval from Summerland council

Application to Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch is for store in Summerfair Shopping Centre

Too many die in heavy truck crashes, B.C. auditor says

Province has no mandatory driver training for commercial vehicles

B.C. city considers scrapping funds for Christmas decorations

Victoria city coun. Ben Isitt doesn’t think the government should pay for any religious symbols

Most Read