Opinion

Mountain biking is becoming more and more popular. (Arrowsmith Cycling Club photo)

Tim talks: Bikes are for town, not for mountains

Those who are close to me, those who aren’t, even people I’ve…

Nk’Mip fire is over 6,800 ha and caused more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)
The Nk’Mip fire near Oliver and Osoyoos resulted in more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)

EDITORIAL: Coping with the destruction from wildfires

Active wildfire season is a challenge throughout British Columbia

  • Jul 29, 2021
Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)

Elliott: ‘We can all learn from her courage’: Simone Biles not alone in mental health struggle

It’s worth paying attention to people who best understand what Olympic gymnastic star is confronting

Anne Revell is a special education, behaviour and parenting consultant who is a part-time Revelstoke resident. (Contributed)

The Parent Bench: Learning how to listen

Hi Anne, my daughter is eight and is having friendship problems which…

  • Jul 28, 2021
Anne Revell is a special education, behaviour and parenting consultant who is a part-time Revelstoke resident. (Contributed)
Wild Sky Sisters

Wild Sky Sisters: Cosmic Unconditional Love

Wild Sky Sisters is a joint venture between Angela Moffitt and Tamara McLellan

  • Jul 23, 2021
Wild Sky Sisters
Shred Kelly is playing the first Queen Elizabeth Park Guerrilla Gig on Saturday, July 24. (Contributed)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: I hope we learned a few lessons

As the first big outdoor concert approaches (Guerrilla Gigs featuring Shred Kelly…

Shred Kelly is playing the first Queen Elizabeth Park Guerrilla Gig on Saturday, July 24. (Contributed)
(Phil McLachlan – Western News)

We can’t predict the next wildfire disaster – but we can plan for it

Twenty years ago, there were no national statistics on wildfire evacuations

(Phil McLachlan – Western News)
A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

OPINION: The Village of Lytton turned to ashes in moments

‘We drive by piles of ash and crumbled brick. What used to be there?’ writes Jenna Hauck

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
A view of Revelstoke. (Jocelyn Doll-Revelstoke Review)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: The most efficient way to complain

Last week, someone emailed me with an idea for the city, asking:…

A view of Revelstoke. (Jocelyn Doll-Revelstoke Review)
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Apple’s Siri is no longer a woman by default, but is this really a win for feminism?

Users must now choose between two male and two female voices when enabling the voice assistant

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Do you have a home emergency preparedness kit? Do you have a grab-and-go bag? (Photo credit: St. John Ambulance)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: Are you ready to leave with very little notice?

It’s wildfire season and an evacuation order could come down very quickly

Do you have a home emergency preparedness kit? Do you have a grab-and-go bag? (Photo credit: St. John Ambulance)
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)

Kootnekoff: Access to justice and residential schools in Canada

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Jul 6, 2021
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)
A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)

COLUMN: Looking back on historic fire that nearly destroyed a B.C. town

Enormous firefighting effort saved Beaverdell from destruction in 1989

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)
(Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: A time for solemn reflection

This year, set aside some time to think about the highest values we embrace as Canadians

  • Jul 1, 2021
(Black Press file photo)
This western painted turtle was seen in the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. Females lay a single batch of eggs every two years in June or July. They prefer to dig in places that have loose soil, so nesting sites may be up to 150 metres away from the water near roadways. This obviously poses a major threat to their population. Watch out for any turtles as they cross the road! (Photo by Kelsey Yates) Do you have a photo of local wildlife you'd like to submit? Send an e-mail to kelsey.yates@crestonvalleyadvance.ca.

LETTER: City should do more to protect the turtles

Submit your letters to jocelyn.doll@revelstokereview.com

  • Jun 30, 2021
This western painted turtle was seen in the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. Females lay a single batch of eggs every two years in June or July. They prefer to dig in places that have loose soil, so nesting sites may be up to 150 metres away from the water near roadways. This obviously poses a major threat to their population. Watch out for any turtles as they cross the road! (Photo by Kelsey Yates) Do you have a photo of local wildlife you'd like to submit? Send an e-mail to kelsey.yates@crestonvalleyadvance.ca.
Lynn Gagnon is the owner of Stoked Dogs. (Contributed)

Figuring out fido: Common positive-reinforcement training mistakes

Dog training tips from Stoked Dogs trainer Lynn Gagnon

  • Jun 27, 2021
Lynn Gagnon is the owner of Stoked Dogs. (Contributed)
Revelstoke resident concerned over pilot project that would see a staffing reduced at ambulance station in Revelstoke.(Black Press file photo).

LETTER: ‘If you hadn’t gotten here tonight, you wouldn’t have your right leg’

Resident concerned over proposed changes to ambulance services in Revelstoke

  • Jun 27, 2021
Revelstoke resident concerned over pilot project that would see a staffing reduced at ambulance station in Revelstoke.(Black Press file photo).
A reporter in Revelstoke gets to do some cool things, like take up close photos of an orphaned baby moose. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)

Liam’s Lowdown: Goodbye, Revelstoke

The time has come for my next adventure

A reporter in Revelstoke gets to do some cool things, like take up close photos of an orphaned baby moose. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)
House for sale in downtown Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: My amateur advice on buying a house

As a journalist I see all sorts of things go wrong for homeowners

House for sale in downtown Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Two Lotto Max tickets sold on Vancouver Island were winners, though nobody won the $70-million jackpot in Tuesday’s draw. (BCLC image)

COLUMN: I didn’t win the Lotto Max jackpot

Would life really be better with an additional $70 million?

Two Lotto Max tickets sold on Vancouver Island were winners, though nobody won the $70-million jackpot in Tuesday’s draw. (BCLC image)