Jake Sherman

COLUMN: Anti-Semitism exists, even in Nelson

COLUMN: Anti-Semitism exists, even in Nelson

Reporter Jake Sherman writes about a recent experience

COLUMN: Anti-Semitism exists, even in Nelson
The captain of the U18 Kootenay South boys celebrates after a victory in the Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament at Lakeside park on Saturday. The tournament took place on Saturday and Sunday. The U18 KYSYA boys were defeated in the final by the U17 Nelson Selects. Photo: Jake Sherman

PHOTOS: Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament returns

Terry Walgren was a longtime player and coach in Nelson

The captain of the U18 Kootenay South boys celebrates after a victory in the Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament at Lakeside park on Saturday. The tournament took place on Saturday and Sunday. The U18 KYSYA boys were defeated in the final by the U17 Nelson Selects. Photo: Jake Sherman
Mayor John Dooley takes a time-out to grab a selfie with one of the 48 Chinese exchange students who visited city hall on Friday. Photo: Jake Sherman

Exchange students grill Nelson mayor on public transportation, climate change

48 Chinese exchange students presented questions to Mayor John Dooley in council chambers on Friday

Mayor John Dooley takes a time-out to grab a selfie with one of the 48 Chinese exchange students who visited city hall on Friday. Photo: 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

10 pipe bands from across the province and one from south of the border gathered for their annual spring fling in Nelson on Saturday

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.
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

10 pipe bands from across the province and one from south of the border gathered for their annual spring fling in Nelson on Saturday

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.
Mayor John Dooley awards the Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band the Freedom of the City in recognition of their 100th anniversary on Saturday. The award was accepted by Pipe Major David Hogg. Master Warrant Officer Shane Batch and Major Nils French of the 44th Engineer Squadron look on. The 44th squadron is a previous recipient of the award. Photo: Jake Sherman

Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band awarded Freedom of the City

It is just the third time a group has ever been awarded the honour

Mayor John Dooley awards the Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band the Freedom of the City in recognition of their 100th anniversary on Saturday. The award was accepted by Pipe Major David Hogg. Master Warrant Officer Shane Batch and Major Nils French of the 44th Engineer Squadron look on. The 44th squadron is a previous recipient of the award. Photo: Jake Sherman
17-year-old LVR student Marot Sammartino leads local students as they chant “planet over profit” during a planned protest where they demanded action from local government on climate change. The students marched from city hall, along Vernon Street, up Cedar Street, along Baker Street, and down Ward Street back to city hall. Before the march local student leaders met with Mayor John Dooley and asked for increased funding for public transit and the city to do everything in its power to prevent a 1.5 degree increase in global temperature by 2030. The march was part of a global movement, Fridays for the Future. Photo: Jake Sherman

PHOTOS: students walk out on climate change

Hundreds of local students skipped class on Friday to demand action be taken on global warming

17-year-old LVR student Marot Sammartino leads local students as they chant “planet over profit” during a planned protest where they demanded action from local government on climate change. The students marched from city hall, along Vernon Street, up Cedar Street, along Baker Street, and down Ward Street back to city hall. Before the march local student leaders met with Mayor John Dooley and asked for increased funding for public transit and the city to do everything in its power to prevent a 1.5 degree increase in global temperature by 2030. The march was part of a global movement, Fridays for the Future. Photo: Jake Sherman
Capitol Theatre director named presenter of the year

Capitol Theatre director named presenter of the year

The peer nominated award was presented in Vancouver by the B.C. Touring Council

Capitol Theatre director named presenter of the year
A legal opinion about whether a Nelson Right To Life banner that has hung in Nelson every November for 18 years contravenes the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms has been received. Photo: Kristen Lawson

Decision to be made on Nelson Right to Life banner

City manager Kevin Cormack said a legal opinion has been received by the city

A legal opinion about whether a Nelson Right To Life banner that has hung in Nelson every November for 18 years contravenes the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms has been received. Photo: Kristen Lawson
L-R: Jenny Robinson, executive director of Nelson CARES, Mayor John Dooley, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, and developer Micheal A. Culos pose after a press conference announcing that ground has broken on a 43-unit affordable housing project to be built on Hall Street. Photo: Jake Sherman

Ground breaks on Hall Street affordable housing project

Developer Michael A. Culos said concrete will be in the ground next month

L-R: Jenny Robinson, executive director of Nelson CARES, Mayor John Dooley, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, and developer Micheal A. Culos pose after a press conference announcing that ground has broken on a 43-unit affordable housing project to be built on Hall Street. Photo: Jake Sherman
Low Lions Club membership could lead to event cancellations

Low Lions Club membership could lead to event cancellations

The club’s Canada Day pancake breakfast may be scrapped

Low Lions Club membership could lead to event cancellations
PHOTOS: Business after Business highlights Traction on Demand

PHOTOS: Business after Business highlights Traction on Demand

It’s the first time Malpass has spoken formally to the business community about his purchase of Branch 51 of the Royal Canadian Legion

PHOTOS: Business after Business highlights Traction on Demand
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

Nelson 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 B.C. 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)
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
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)
An Alberta Man is dead after a snowmobile collision Friday morning on Boulder Mountain near Revelstoke. (file photo)

Alberta man dead after snowmobile collision on B.C. mountain

The incident occurred on Boulder Mountain Friday morning

An Alberta Man is dead after a snowmobile collision Friday morning on Boulder Mountain near Revelstoke. (file photo)
On Wednesday April 18 a large boulder closed the Trans-Canada Highway at Three Valley Gap. The day before Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok and Mayor Mark McKee met with Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation Claire Trevena to discuss the safety of motorists driving through that stretch of road. (Twitter/Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Government has no solution for dangerous stretch of Highway 1

Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok met with the Ministry to talk about the dangers around Highway 1

On Wednesday April 18 a large boulder closed the Trans-Canada Highway at Three Valley Gap. The day before Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok and Mayor Mark McKee met with Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation Claire Trevena to discuss the safety of motorists driving through that stretch of road. (Twitter/Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Three year old Lab Joss is a Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association validated work dog. She works in Revelstoke with her handler Jeni Gibbs, who is a former ski patroller at Revelstoke Mountain Resort and a volunteer with Revelstoke Search and Rescue. “For her it’s all a game,” said Gibbs, referring to Joss’ search capabilities. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

VIDEO: Work is play for this B.C. avalanche rescue dog

CARDA certified Joss’s Job is to save lives — but to her, it’s all a game

Three year old Lab Joss is a Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association validated work dog. She works in Revelstoke with her handler Jeni Gibbs, who is a former ski patroller at Revelstoke Mountain Resort and a volunteer with Revelstoke Search and Rescue. “For her it’s all a game,” said Gibbs, referring to Joss’ search capabilities. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)
A truck driver snapped this photo as he is stuck at Three Valley Gap. Image credit: Kelly Zawyrucha

Large boulder closes highway at Three Valley Gap for hours

The highway is now open to single lane alternating traffic

A truck driver snapped this photo as he is stuck at Three Valley Gap. Image credit: Kelly Zawyrucha