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by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Apr 13 2011

Donavon says, "Canucks in five."

Ron, originally said, "Canucks in four," but later changed to "five (games)."

What is for certain is a lot of Van City hockey fans from Nelson to Fort Nelson are holding their collective breaths Sedin, Louongo and Company are ready to take a major step in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season.

Vancouver scored the first blow by connecting twice...

by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Apr 13 2011
Coming into his second election as the incumbent after being first elected to parliament as part of the NDP party in 2006, Alex Atamanenko has a long and varied history as a person who has spent much of his life assisting others and bringing people together in many different forms, fashions and locations.

Growing up in New Westminster, Atamanenko’s parents were...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Apr 13 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Glacier athletes Jasmine Schacher and Quinn Baron finished on top of the medal podium at the B.C. Gymnastics Championships Sunday in Langley.

The two Glacier gymnasts won the gold medals in the Level three categories.

“This is a high level competition that showcases the best talent in B.C.,” said a member of the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Apr 13 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Morag Paterson scored three times to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 5-0 victory over Kalamalka Lakers of Vernon in the consolation round of the Owls High School Girl’s Soccer Tournament Saturday in the Kelowna.

The win puts the wheels back on the rails for the Bombers this season after the defending Kootenay Zone...

by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Apr 13 2011

Rossland’s continuing effort to become a Bear Smart-certified community took three steps forward this week as a new bylaw aimed at reducing wildlife attractants in town passed 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings at this Monday's council meeting. If the bylaw gets adopted when it comes back before council in two weeks, it will represent the culmination of years of effort by various Bear Aware...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

The hundreds of people who contributed to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation’s campaign are now getting their just due — and it is a touch of technology that will grant them that.

This past week the Hospital Foundation unveiled a new Wall of Honour to greet people on arrival at Kootenay Lake Hospital, using a large touchscreen display to replace...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Some of the problems inherent in the West Kootenay region’s main airport will be tackled by a new board created to oversee its operation, says the mayor of Castlegar.

Lawrence Chernoff told the board of directors of the Regional District of Central Kootenay recently the West Kootenay Regional Airport...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

It is now or never for the Vancouver Canucks?

Hockey fans will soon find out as the rivals from Chicago venture to the Rogers Centre Wednesday at 7 p.m. for game one of the National Hockey League's Western Conference playoff series.

The last time the teams met in the post season was one year ago when the Blackhawks disposed of Vancouver in the second round of the Stanley Cup...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

The Nelson Blueliners may have won the battle, but the Vernon Vixens won the war.

The Central Okanagan squad scored a narrow 3-2 victory over the host Blueliners to claim the top prize at the Icebreaker Women’s Hockey Tournament Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

The win came after Nelson defeated Vernon during the round robin...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

The Kootenay Thunder managed a win in three games during a pre-season 15-17-year Regional Boy’s Soccer Tournament held earlier this month in Penticton.

The Thunder, run out of the Soccer Quest facility, sandwiched a win between two losses against teams from the host city and Shuswap of Salmon Arm.

The highlight of the...

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