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David Rooney Archives

The Revelstoke Current went online on June 30, 2009. Publisher David F. Rooney shared stories about Revelstoke and its people. David posted over 8,000 articles to The Current, until his passing on July 21, 2017. This Archive is his legacy.

Jon Augustyn’s remarkarble tale of wartime survival

By Sarah J Newton Next time you walk up Third Street East, poke your head under the hedge just before you reach Mackenzie. You will...

No matter how you slice it, Little Caesars Pizza is — sadly — toast...

By David F. Rooney Jeff and Jeanie Weston and their son Nathan had high hopes when they bought their Little Caesars franchise seven years ago....

Obituary Notice — Patricia Gayle Dillon

  Gayle, beloved Wife, Mother and friend, passed away on July 1, 2017, at the age of 71 years. After marrying Robert Dennis Dillon in 1964,...

Flamenco: From Sevilla to Revelstoke

Dancer Lia Grainger was once a collegiate-level basketball player in her hometown of Vancouver and then an award-winning journalist, but she threw it all...

Hot springs hijinks!

I’m prone to repeating a piece of lore published in Tom Robbins’ 1984 novel, Jitterbug Perfume. In it, he reveals the long-sought answer to...

Golf Course negotiations are fatally hooked

By David F. Rooney Six months of work negotiating with Citrus Capital Partners Ltd. to take on a multi-million-dollar lease for the Revelstoke Golf Course...

Cops for Kids bust the mayor, lend a helping hand and… oh, yeah… release...

By Virginia Thomson The clouds broke, and the rain stopped with perfect timing as 25 RCMP Cops for Kids cyclists arrived in Revelstoke...

In Pictures: A peek inside Peter Bernaki’s “Skinny House”

By David F. Rooney For the last few months a small construction site on Third Street near Kootenay has been briskly taking shape. With a...

City accepts the long-awaited Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

By David F. Rooney After more than a year in development, City Council has received the newly completed Revelstoke Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP). Similar to...

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