Jake Sherman

Drum Major Niel Kay leads the Kamloops Pipe Band as they march down Baker Street during the annual Spring Fling on Saturday. It’s the third time in 20 years the event has been hosted in Nelson. Eighty-four-year-old Norm Hansen — who joined the Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band in the 1940s — said he had never seen so many pipe bands in one place before. “It’s really something to behold,” he said.

PHOTOS: B.C. pipe bands gather in Nelson

Ten pipe bands from across the province and one from south of the border gathered in Nelson

Drum Major Niel Kay leads the Kamloops Pipe Band as they march down Baker Street during the annual Spring Fling on Saturday. It’s the third time in 20 years the event has been hosted in Nelson. Eighty-four-year-old Norm Hansen — who joined the Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band in the 1940s — said he had never seen so many pipe bands in one place before. “It’s really something to behold,” he said.
Katherine van der Veen and her husband Ain Baird, photographed in Burnaby, where they are currently staying, and where their children will be born. Photo submitted

After two failed pregnancies, B.C. couple expecting identical girl triplets

Pregnancies of this type are incredibly rare

Katherine van der Veen and her husband Ain Baird, photographed in Burnaby, where they are currently staying, and where their children will be born. Photo submitted
The body of David Gavin, 26, who went missing after diving into Kinbasket lake north of Golden last summer, has been found. (Breaffy GAA/Facebook)

Body of 26-year-old Irish man found in Kinbasket Lake

David Gavin, 26, went missing last summer after stopping at Kinbasket Lake en-route to Calgary

The body of David Gavin, 26, who went missing after diving into Kinbasket lake north of Golden last summer, has been found. (Breaffy GAA/Facebook)
The body of David Gavin, 26, who went missing after diving into Kinbasket lake north of Golden last summer, has been found. (Breaffy GAA/Facebook)

Body of 26-year-old Irish man found in Kinbasket Lake near Golden

David Gavin, 26, went missing last summer after stopping at Kinbasket Lake en-route to Calgary

The body of David Gavin, 26, who went missing after diving into Kinbasket lake north of Golden last summer, has been found. (Breaffy GAA/Facebook)
Alberta man struck and killed by flat deck truck on B.C. highway

Alberta man struck and killed by flat deck truck on B.C. highway

The 35 year-old man from Alberta was hit by a flat deck truck 90km north of Revelstoke on Hwy. 23

Alberta man struck and killed by flat deck truck on B.C. highway
Charges pending after Alberta man struck and killed by flat deck truck north of Revelstoke

Charges pending after Alberta man struck and killed by flat deck truck north of Revelstoke

The 35 year-old man from Alberta was hit by a flat deck truck 90km north of Revelstoke on Hwy. 23

Charges pending after Alberta man struck and killed by flat deck truck north of Revelstoke
A development application permit for a new six storey hotel proposed to be built on a 1.3 hectare subdivided lot at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Hwy. 23 North will be before the City of Revelstoke’s Advisory Planning Commission on May 1. (City of Revelstoke)

Six storey Marriott hotel proposed for Trans-Canada Highway

The City’s advisory planning commission will review the development permit application from Can-West Hotels Ltd. on May 1

A development application permit for a new six storey hotel proposed to be built on a 1.3 hectare subdivided lot at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Hwy. 23 North will be before the City of Revelstoke’s Advisory Planning Commission on May 1. (City of Revelstoke)
The Columbia River flows through Revelstoke, B.C. Last week some of the first steps toward the renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty got underway in Spokane, Washington, where the U.S. State department hosted a public forum on the subject. A representative of the Okanagan Nation Alliance called the river, “no longer a river,” and a “industrial bathtub,” sayings its levels are dictated by American energy interests. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

First steps toward renegotiation of Columbia River Treaty get underway in Spokane

Last week the U.S. State Department held a public forum on the subject in Spokane, Washington

The Columbia River flows through Revelstoke, B.C. Last week some of the first steps toward the renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty got underway in Spokane, Washington, where the U.S. State department hosted a public forum on the subject. A representative of the Okanagan Nation Alliance called the river, “no longer a river,” and a “industrial bathtub,” sayings its levels are dictated by American energy interests. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)
The Columbia River flows through Revelstoke, B.C. On April 25 the province announced the renegotiation of the over 50 year old Columbia River Treaty (CRT) is slated to get underway this spring or summer. The CRT dictates the hydro-electric power generation of some 14 dams along the Columbia River. The province also announced a number of community meetings will be held across the basin in June. More details on those meetings are expected to be announced in May. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Renegotiation of Columbia River Treaty expected to begin this spring or summer

The province announced a number of community meetings on the subject will be held in June across the basin

The Columbia River flows through Revelstoke, B.C. On April 25 the province announced the renegotiation of the over 50 year old Columbia River Treaty (CRT) is slated to get underway this spring or summer. The CRT dictates the hydro-electric power generation of some 14 dams along the Columbia River. The province also announced a number of community meetings will be held across the basin in June. More details on those meetings are expected to be announced in May. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)
Executive director of the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre (RVAC) addresses the crowd at RVAC during the Anything Goes fundraiser in February. A new show is set to open at RVAC on May 4 that will focus on the local environment. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

The environment the focus of new show at Visual Arts Centre

The show will run from May 4 to May 25

Executive director of the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre (RVAC) addresses the crowd at RVAC during the Anything Goes fundraiser in February. A new show is set to open at RVAC on May 4 that will focus on the local environment. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)
Begbie View Elementary and Columbia Park received a failing grade from the Fraser Institute, who released its annual report card on April 10, but a Begbie View teacher and the SD 19 superintendent say the results are not an accurate measure of academic success. (file photo)

Teacher and superintendent say elementary schools failing grades are not representative of students academic performance

The rankings (based on a province wide standardized test) have a contentious past and have been heavily criticized by Teachers associations across the province

Begbie View Elementary and Columbia Park received a failing grade from the Fraser Institute, who released its annual report card on April 10, but a Begbie View teacher and the SD 19 superintendent say the results are not an accurate measure of academic success. (file photo)
(Parks Canada)

Temperature forecasted to reach 23 degrees today

Environment Canada is forecasting a UV index of 10

(Parks Canada)
Three year old Golden Labrador Abbie is missing after the car she was travelling in flipped over and ended up in a ditch east of Revelstoke. Ashley Moul, the newborn daughter of Meg and Rowan Moul is safe at Queen Victoria hospital in Revelstoke. Meg and Rowan Moul are with her. Rowan is awaiting transport to Salmon Arm for a CT scan. (Facebook/Megan Moul)

UPDATE: 3-year-old golden lab found after crash near Revelstoke

The car that Abbie was travelling in flipped over and ended up in a ditch early this morning

Three year old Golden Labrador Abbie is missing after the car she was travelling in flipped over and ended up in a ditch east of Revelstoke. Ashley Moul, the newborn daughter of Meg and Rowan Moul is safe at Queen Victoria hospital in Revelstoke. Meg and Rowan Moul are with her. Rowan is awaiting transport to Salmon Arm for a CT scan. (Facebook/Megan Moul)
Three year old Golden Labrador Abbie is missing after the car she was travelling in flipped over and ended up in a ditch east of Revelstoke. Ashley Moul, the newborn daughter of Meg and Rowan Moul is safe at Queen Victoria hospital in Revelstoke. Meg and Rowan Moul are with her. Rowan is awaiting transport to Salmon Arm for a CT scan. (Facebook/Megan Moul)

UPDATE: 3-year-old golden lab found after crash near Revelstoke

The car that Abbie was travelling in had flipped over and ended up in a ditch

Three year old Golden Labrador Abbie is missing after the car she was travelling in flipped over and ended up in a ditch east of Revelstoke. Ashley Moul, the newborn daughter of Meg and Rowan Moul is safe at Queen Victoria hospital in Revelstoke. Meg and Rowan Moul are with her. Rowan is awaiting transport to Salmon Arm for a CT scan. (Facebook/Megan Moul)
(Parks Canada)

Avalanche control in Rogers Pass

DriveBC says to expect one to two hour closures in Glacier National Park between 1 and 6 p.m.

(Parks Canada)
Revelstoke’ living wage for 2018 has been calculated at $19.37 an hour, up from $18.77 an hour last year. Jill Zacharius, the Social Development Coordinator at the City of Revelstoke, says that has to do with the cost of housing. (file photo)

Living wage increases sixty cents to $19.37 an hour

That works out to about $70,000 a year for a working family

Revelstoke’ living wage for 2018 has been calculated at $19.37 an hour, up from $18.77 an hour last year. Jill Zacharius, the Social Development Coordinator at the City of Revelstoke, says that has to do with the cost of housing. (file photo)
The City of Revelstoke is considering revisiting its pesticide ban to allow use of pesticides to treat invasive species. The topic was discussed during a special council meeting on April 17. (File photo)

City considers exemption to pesticide ban

In a brief special council meeting on April 17 the City approved a motion to consider a revision to pesticide use bylaw no.1988

The City of Revelstoke is considering revisiting its pesticide ban to allow use of pesticides to treat invasive species. The topic was discussed during a special council meeting on April 17. (File photo)
Construction is slated to begin on the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club’s parking lot expansion at the Mount MacPherson Nordic Centre. (Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club)

Parking lot expansion at Mt. MacPherson set to get underway

The exact dates of a planned closure of the parking lot will be announced in the coming days

Construction is slated to begin on the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club’s parking lot expansion at the Mount MacPherson Nordic Centre. (Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club)
Construction started today on improvements to the Trans-Canada Highway 20km west of Golden. The $19.4 million project will increase the capacity of the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes between Donald and Forde Station. (Twitter/Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation)

Construction starts on Hwy. 1 upgrades near Golden

The $19.4 million project will expand the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes between Donald and Forde Station

Construction started today on improvements to the Trans-Canada Highway 20km west of Golden. The $19.4 million project will increase the capacity of the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes between Donald and Forde Station. (Twitter/Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation)
Construction starts on Hwy. 1 upgrades near Golden

Construction starts on Hwy. 1 upgrades near Golden

The $19.4 million project will expand the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes between Donald and Forde Station

Construction starts on Hwy. 1 upgrades near Golden