by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 24 2014

This is the weekend Pat Price has been waiting for for a long time.

Friday, in Penticton, the Nelson native and Minor Hockey grad, will be inducted into the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame.

"This is absolutely fantastic," Price said moments after being recognized during the Hall...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 24 2014

The Unknowns didn't get mad, the team just got even.

The Unknowns overcame an early-tournament loss to rout Louie's 13-2 to capture the 2014 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Diamonds.

The Unknowns scored early and often en route to the...

by Bruce Fuhr on Monday Jul 21 2014

Samuel Matthew made the long trek to Vancouver Island not knowing what to expect at the B.C. Summer Games.

A few days later the Nelson swimmer needed to put in a call to the local freight company for a quote on moving a trunk load of metal back to the Heritage City following an amazing...

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Mallard's Team of the Week — St. Joseph's Salutes Emergency Responders

The contingent includes, from left, Nelson Chief Simon Grypma, Madeline Holitzki, Tess Nuttall, Emma Chirico and (back row) Beasley Fire and Rescue Chief Al Craft. — Submitted photo

Kootenay Insurance Services staged one big thank you Wednesday to the many Emergency Responders in Nelson during the First Annual Community Appreciation Day.

Nelson Police, RCMP, Beasley Fire and Rescue and Nelson Search and Rescue were present to received accolades from the community.

During the ceremony in the KIS parking lot, a trio of St. Joseph's Elementary students staged their own thank you by presenting Nelson Fire Chief Simon Grypma and Beasley Fire and Rescue Chief Al Craft with fire truck drawings.

Bombers open AA tournament against Mark Isfeld Thursday

Bombers open AA tournament against Mark Isfeld Thursday

The L.V. Rogers Bombers open the 2014 B.C. High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships Thursday with a pair of games in round robin play.

The Bombers, representing the Kootenay zone, meet Mark Isfeld of Courtney at 11 a.m. to begin play in the 16-team tournament.

LVR battles host Princess Margaret at 3 p.m. to conclude Day one action.

The Bombers then play Smithers in the final round robin game Friday at 9 a.m.

The top four teams advance to the semi final round Friday afternoon.

The semi final winners meet to determine the BC Champion Saturday.

Nelson Eagles have wings clipped at Kelowna Spring Hoop Tourney

The Eagles (white) run an end zone play during action at the Kelowna Basketball Tournament. — Submitted photo

A shorthanded Nelson Eagles squad proved to be no match for high-power Okanagan competition as the Heritage City Spring Hoop squad dropped four games a the Kelowna Minor Basketball Association (KMBA) tournament this past weekend in the Central Okanagan City.

"We were short-handed and over-matched physically for the most part but the heart was there and guys were positive and competed the entire time on the court," said Eagles coach Jeremy Phelan.

"Everyone improved a lot over the weekend."

SD 20 track meet cancelled; parent-based alternate event on tap

SD 20 track meet cancelled; parent-based alternate event on tap

The School District 20 annual elementary track and field meet has become the latest casualty of ongoing strife between the province and its teachers, as day two of rotating job action in the district unfolds.

The following letter was issued to local parents yesterday by SD 20 Superintendent Greg Luterbach:

Dear Parents,

Derby derring-do delights at the Cominco Arena this weekend

Derby derring-do delights at the Cominco Arena this weekend

For those of you that don’t know, Trail BC maintains the quaint tradition of the Miss Trail pageant – but MISS TRIAL is not that pageant, and will be far from quaint.

Nelson Selects U14 Girls Pass Test in U16 Division

Jodi Surina pushes the ball past the Creston defender during Saturday's scoreless draw. — The Nelson Daily photo

Relying on speed and determination, the Nelson Selects U14 Girls finished with a hard earned third place at the annual Terry Walgren Tournament at Lakeside pitch.

Playing up two years in the U16 division, the U14 Selects were introduced to a larger field and bigger opposition.

“We knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but playing against stronger teams is a great learning experience,” said U14 Selects coach Paul Burkart.

Oil Kings, Montrose star Bertolucci claim Memorial Cup

Former Kootenay Ice star Luke Bertolucci added a Memorial Cup to his career highlights Sunday.