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The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

This Week in the OK: Spring gatherings bring pie-eating grins

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

 

A crew of BC Hydro workers were replacing spacers and insulators on an electrical transmission tower when one worker sustained an electrical shock and was seriously injured. (BC Hydro)

BC Hydro fined $678,000 for workplace violation near Revelstoke

A worker was seriously injured after sustaining an electrical shock on-site

 

An avalanche occurred on March 29 which caused Highway 1 between Revelstoke and Golden to be closed for nearly nine hours. (DriveBC)

Revelstoke area sees busiest avalanche season in years

Large snowfalls caused an exceptional amount of avalanche control work in Rogers Pass

 

A crew of BC Hydro workers were replacing spacers and insulators on an electrical transmission tower when one worker sustained an electrical shock and was seriously injured. (BC Hydro)

BC Hydro dealt hefty fine for workplace violation near Revelstoke

A worker was seriously injured after sustaining an electrical shock on-site

A crew of BC Hydro workers were replacing spacers and insulators on an electrical transmission tower when one worker sustained an electrical shock and was seriously injured. (BC Hydro)
A Gold Freight semi-truck careened into a swamp on Highway 1 near Revelstoke on May 5. (Skilled Truckers Canada Facebook)

Semi-truck in swamp following vehicle incident on Highway 1 near Revelstoke

The vehicle incident occured at approximately 4:45 a.m. on May 5

A Gold Freight semi-truck careened into a swamp on Highway 1 near Revelstoke on May 5. (Skilled Truckers Canada Facebook)
Jessica Cressey 30 years ago and today. She included the photo of her as a child in her original post as reference of what she looked like during her time in Revelstoke. (Contributed by Jessica Cressey)

B.C. woman finds long-lost foster mother 30 years later from Facebook post

Jessica Cressey reconnected with her foster mother through post on the Revelstoke Community page

Jessica Cressey 30 years ago and today. She included the photo of her as a child in her original post as reference of what she looked like during her time in Revelstoke. (Contributed by Jessica Cressey)
Highway 1, near Parks Headquarters at Glacier National Park, 72 km east of Revelstoke, looking east. (DriveBC)
Highway 1, near Parks Headquarters at Glacier National Park, 72 km east of Revelstoke, looking east. (DriveBC)
Ray Brosseuk delivering a shipping container of goods to people in Lesotho in the 1990’s. (Contributed by Ray Brosseuk)

VIDEO: Revelstoke charity shipping containers of goods and supplies to those in need

Partners for Others ships containers of food, clothes, medical supplies to developing countries

Ray Brosseuk delivering a shipping container of goods to people in Lesotho in the 1990’s. (Contributed by Ray Brosseuk)
The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

The Scoop: News that made headlines this week

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Bert terHart at the Five Mile Boat Launch just north of Revelstoke on April 27. (Contributed by Leah terHart)

Acclaimed solo sailor making history by canoeing across Canada

Bert terHart, 63, started his expedition across the country on April 1

Bert terHart at the Five Mile Boat Launch just north of Revelstoke on April 27. (Contributed by Leah terHart)
Taven checking out the inside of the cruiser (Stefani Knapp)

Adorable justice: Revelstoke boy charms his way out of a speeding ticket

Revelstoke RCMP pulled over young boy riding in motorized Jeep on April 21

Taven checking out the inside of the cruiser (Stefani Knapp)
The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

The Scoop: News that made headlines this week

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Rainbow trout infected with whirling disease which damages the backbone of the fish causing them to swim in a “whirling” pattern. (Photo: Sascha Hallett, fishpathogens.net)

Concerns raised about possibility of invasive fish disease in B.C. waters

Whirling disease has decreased fish populations by 90 per cent in certain regions

Rainbow trout infected with whirling disease which damages the backbone of the fish causing them to swim in a “whirling” pattern. (Photo: Sascha Hallett, fishpathogens.net)
Highway 1, near Parks Headquarters at Glacier National Park, 72 km east of Revelstoke, looking east. (DriveBC)
Highway 1, near Parks Headquarters at Glacier National Park, 72 km east of Revelstoke, looking east. (DriveBC)
The semi crashed at Illecillewaet brake check & Albert Canyon Rd. 30 km east of Revelstoke. (Skilled Truckers Facebook page)

UPDATE: Highway 1 east of Revelstoke clear following semi crash

The incident occurred at approximately 5:45 a.m. on April 19

The semi crashed at Illecillewaet brake check & Albert Canyon Rd. 30 km east of Revelstoke. (Skilled Truckers Facebook page)
Highway 1, near Parks Headquarters at Glacier National Park, 72 km east of Revelstoke, looking east. (DriveBC)

Special weather statement in effect for Highway 1 at Rogers Pass

Frontal system moving across B.C. will give spring snow to Rogers Pass

Highway 1, near Parks Headquarters at Glacier National Park, 72 km east of Revelstoke, looking east. (DriveBC)
The Community Connections (Revelstoke) Society will carry out energy retrofits and repairs with support from the Trust. (Columbia Basin Trust)

Columbia Basin Trust funding supports sustainability projects

Community-purpose buildings in 12 communities received $1.2 million in support

The Community Connections (Revelstoke) Society will carry out energy retrofits and repairs with support from the Trust. (Columbia Basin Trust)
Yorke Parkin on the podium after finishing first in his category at the Special Olympics BC Alpine Skiing Regional Qualifiers. (Contributed by Bex Parkin)

Carving his own path: Young Revelstoke athlete shines at Special Olympics BC

Yorke Parkin shares his inspiring story as an athlete with Noonan Syndrome

Yorke Parkin on the podium after finishing first in his category at the Special Olympics BC Alpine Skiing Regional Qualifiers. (Contributed by Bex Parkin)
The northern lights over Revelstoke on April 9. (Felix Gerz photo)

B.C. skies to come alive with more northern lights in the next 3 years: Scientists

Scientists say an increase in geometric storms will result in more aurora borealis

The northern lights over Revelstoke on April 9. (Felix Gerz photo)
The blockade on the Columbia River Bridge in Revelstoke on April 9. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Two more arrests made as protesters block Highway 1 in Revelstoke

Save Old Growth protesters blocked Highway 1 at Columbia River Bridge for 10 minutes

The blockade on the Columbia River Bridge in Revelstoke on April 9. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)