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Sam Aiden’s exhibit —“Al Ain the Eye: I am different but I am #human” — will open at the United Church on March 30. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Syrian refugee’s art exhibit to highlight the politics of identity

Sam Aiden says he hopes his exhibit will show Revelstokians that queer people are different, but human

Sam Aiden’s exhibit —“Al Ain the Eye: I am different but I am #human” — will open at the United Church on March 30. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)
Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre (RVAC) executive director Victoria Strange addresses the crowd at RVAC in February during their fundraiser Anything Goes. On April 6 RVAC will reopen for spring with its annual members exhibition. This year the theme is “Things You Don’t Know About Me.” (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre reopens with annual members exhibit

“Things You Don’t Know About Me” will open at the Visual Arts Centre on April 6

Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre (RVAC) executive director Victoria Strange addresses the crowd at RVAC in February during their fundraiser Anything Goes. On April 6 RVAC will reopen for spring with its annual members exhibition. This year the theme is “Things You Don’t Know About Me.” (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)
Rain forecasted for afternoon

Rain forecasted for afternoon

Slushy and slippery on Hwy. 1

Rain forecasted for afternoon
Highway maintenance on Trans-Canada Highway

Highway maintenance on Trans-Canada Highway

DriveBC says to expect 20 minute delays

Highway maintenance on Trans-Canada Highway
Revelstoke Search and Rescue (RevSAR) Jeni Gibbs and Mike Gunner set up at the top of the Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR) gondola during a backcountry information day hosted by RevSAR at RMR on March 10. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Busy weekend for Revelstoke Search and Rescue

RevSAR responded to three calls on March 16 and 17

Revelstoke Search and Rescue (RevSAR) Jeni Gibbs and Mike Gunner set up at the top of the Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR) gondola during a backcountry information day hosted by RevSAR at RMR on March 10. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)
Revelstoke Bear Aware (RBA) public outreach coordinator Maggie Spizzirri and director Jackie Morris led the conversation on Thursday night during RBA’s annual general meeting. The AGM came following a year that saw RBA partner with the Local Food Initiative (LFI) to harvest 1,700 lbs. of fruit. They identified garbage disposal methods as the primary cause of bear-human encounters in their 2017 annual report. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Bear Aware sets sights on 2018

The local non-profit is currently in conversation with the City to bring new residential garbage cans to Revelstoke

Revelstoke Bear Aware (RBA) public outreach coordinator Maggie Spizzirri and director Jackie Morris led the conversation on Thursday night during RBA’s annual general meeting. The AGM came following a year that saw RBA partner with the Local Food Initiative (LFI) to harvest 1,700 lbs. of fruit. They identified garbage disposal methods as the primary cause of bear-human encounters in their 2017 annual report. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)
UPDATE: Hwy. 1 open to single lane alternating traffic at Three Valley Gap

UPDATE: Hwy. 1 open to single lane alternating traffic at Three Valley Gap

A motor vehicle incident had closed Hwy. 1 in both directions

UPDATE: Hwy. 1 open to single lane alternating traffic at Three Valley Gap
Last Thursday about 40 people gathered at the Community Centre for a public forum on the Agricultural Land Reserve hosted by Community Connections. James Cherry (centre) owns a farm on ALR land outside the City Limits off of Airport Rd. He said the future of the ALR is important, and that there are some policies that are in dire need of being reviewed. An independent committee under the direction of the minister of agriculture is currently in the process of doing that, and the opinions collected on Thursday will be sent to them for review. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Local landowners lend voices to provincial Agricultural Land Reserve debate

An independent committee is currently conducting a province wide public consultation on the ALR and ALC

Last Thursday about 40 people gathered at the Community Centre for a public forum on the Agricultural Land Reserve hosted by Community Connections. James Cherry (centre) owns a farm on ALR land outside the City Limits off of Airport Rd. He said the future of the ALR is important, and that there are some policies that are in dire need of being reviewed. An independent committee under the direction of the minister of agriculture is currently in the process of doing that, and the opinions collected on Thursday will be sent to them for review. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)
Pro snowbike riders Cody Matechuk and Brock Hoyer de-brief on Saturday night following a hot lap on the Revy Riders snow bike track. On March 17 the local action sports group hosted the final round of the MCQMX snow bike nationals. Going into the finals of the MCQMX series on Saturday night, Matechuck stood in first on the leader board. He called the Revy Riders snow bike track the best he’s ridden. “It’s probably the best snow bike track out there and really cool to see the series grow in Canada,” said Matechuk. “Having the community back an event like this in a dawning sport is really amazing.” In 2017 and 2018 Matechuk and Hoyer shared the podium at the winter X-Games. Hoyer took home gold, and Matechuk walked away with a bronze in the sports debut in Aspen, Colorado. But last January in the sophomore outing of the sport at the XGames, Matechuk took home gold and Hoyer took home silver. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

PHOTOS: MCQMX national snow bike series wraps up in Revelstoke

The series finals were hosted by the Revy Riders Dirt Bike Club

Pro snowbike riders Cody Matechuk and Brock Hoyer de-brief on Saturday night following a hot lap on the Revy Riders snow bike track. On March 17 the local action sports group hosted the final round of the MCQMX snow bike nationals. Going into the finals of the MCQMX series on Saturday night, Matechuck stood in first on the leader board. He called the Revy Riders snow bike track the best he’s ridden. “It’s probably the best snow bike track out there and really cool to see the series grow in Canada,” said Matechuk. “Having the community back an event like this in a dawning sport is really amazing.” In 2017 and 2018 Matechuk and Hoyer shared the podium at the winter X-Games. Hoyer took home gold, and Matechuk walked away with a bronze in the sports debut in Aspen, Colorado. But last January in the sophomore outing of the sport at the XGames, Matechuk took home gold and Hoyer took home silver. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)
SD 19 superintendent Mike Hooker, teacher Sarah Newton, and Begbie View Elementary Students stand in solidarity with students across the U.S. On Friday morning about 40 Begbie View Elementary students walked out on gun violence. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)                                Sarah Newton delivers a heartfelt address as Begbie View elementary students walk out on gun violence. The students assembled at 10:05 a.m. on Friday, March 16, to hold a moment of silence and stand in solidarity with students from the elementary to college level who are protesting across the U.S. this week. “It is one thing to watch the news and feel compassion for our fellow students in the United States, but it is far better to do something to show them our support in their fight for safe schools,” said Newton. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Begbie View Elementary students walk out on gun violence

Two elementary school classes held a moment of silence in solidarity with students in the U.S.

SD 19 superintendent Mike Hooker, teacher Sarah Newton, and Begbie View Elementary Students stand in solidarity with students across the U.S. On Friday morning about 40 Begbie View Elementary students walked out on gun violence. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)                                Sarah Newton delivers a heartfelt address as Begbie View elementary students walk out on gun violence. The students assembled at 10:05 a.m. on Friday, March 16, to hold a moment of silence and stand in solidarity with students from the elementary to college level who are protesting across the U.S. this week. “It is one thing to watch the news and feel compassion for our fellow students in the United States, but it is far better to do something to show them our support in their fight for safe schools,” said Newton. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)
Limited visibility and dense fog on highways

Limited visibility and dense fog on highways

DriveBC is reporting slippery sections and dense fog on Hwy. 1 and 23

Limited visibility and dense fog on highways
Following a cancer diagnosis in 2015, Michelle Cole will be walking across Europe. She calls her journey, “a healing pilgrimage.” (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

VIDEO: B.C. woman to walk across Europe following cancer diagnosis

Michelle Cole says her trip is part of a healing pilgrimage

Following a cancer diagnosis in 2015, Michelle Cole will be walking across Europe. She calls her journey, “a healing pilgrimage.” (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)
Rain and slippery roads

Rain and slippery roads

DriveBC is reporting fallen ice and debris 20km south of Revelstoke on Hwy. 23.

Rain and slippery roads
The Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club was one of five local groups to receive funding from the Columbia Basin Trust for local recreation projects. The ski club will be expanding the existing trail network and parking lot at the Mt. MacPherson Nordic Centre. The Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club recently hosted the BC Midget Ski Championships and offered a shuttle to their overflow parking lot in the Big Eddy. (Rob Buchanan)

Five Revelstoke recreation groups receive $331K from Columbia Basin Trust

The funding will come from CBT’s Recreation Infrastructure Grants Program

The Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club was one of five local groups to receive funding from the Columbia Basin Trust for local recreation projects. The ski club will be expanding the existing trail network and parking lot at the Mt. MacPherson Nordic Centre. The Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club recently hosted the BC Midget Ski Championships and offered a shuttle to their overflow parking lot in the Big Eddy. (Rob Buchanan)
Revelstoke Railway Museum (RRM) executive director Laura Young pictured in her office in January 2018. On Friday the RRM received an $1000 donation from the Revelstoke Model Railway Society. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Railway Museum receives $1,000 donation

Donation from Revelstoke Model Railway Society helps to make museum more accessible

Revelstoke Railway Museum (RRM) executive director Laura Young pictured in her office in January 2018. On Friday the RRM received an $1000 donation from the Revelstoke Model Railway Society. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)
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Sunshine and slippery roads

Avalanche control is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m in Rogers Pass

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Hwy. 1 closed at Rogers Pass for avalanche control

Hwy. 1 closed at Rogers Pass for avalanche control

The Trans-Canada will be closed from the Rogers Pass Summit to the east boundary of Glacier National Park between 3 and 6 p.m.

Hwy. 1 closed at Rogers Pass for avalanche control
Revelstoke Search and Rescue (RSAR) volunteers Mike Gunner and Jeni Gibbs, and certified Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog (CARDA) Joss, debrief following a successful burial search exercise. Joss found Caroline Hillyard in less than 30 seconds buried in the BCA Backcountry Ranch at the top of the Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR) gondola. Hillyard volunteered for the demonstration during RSAR’s backcountry information day at RMR on March 10. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

PHOTOS + VIDEO: Plan ahead, be prepared, says Revelstoke Search and Rescue

On Saturday Revelstoke SAR held a backcountry information day at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke Search and Rescue (RSAR) volunteers Mike Gunner and Jeni Gibbs, and certified Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog (CARDA) Joss, debrief following a successful burial search exercise. Joss found Caroline Hillyard in less than 30 seconds buried in the BCA Backcountry Ranch at the top of the Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR) gondola. Hillyard volunteered for the demonstration during RSAR’s backcountry information day at RMR on March 10. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)
Young woman dies in motor vehicle incident on Trans-Canada Highway

Young woman dies in motor vehicle incident on Trans-Canada Highway

The incident occurred early this morning around 3:45 a.m.

Young woman dies in motor vehicle incident on Trans-Canada Highway
Young woman dies in motor vehicle incident on Trans-Canada Highway

Young woman dies in motor vehicle incident on Trans-Canada Highway

The incident occurred early this morning around 3:45 a.m.

Young woman dies in motor vehicle incident on Trans-Canada Highway