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by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 29 2018

The Nelson Leafs prides itself on being more than just a Junior B Hockey Club.

Which is why the Nelson executive quickly jumped at the idea suggested by head coach Mario DiBella to assist in raising Autism Spectrum Disorder awareness during Leafs regular season home games in February.

“The hockey club thinks it’s important for the team to be role models within the community so...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 29 2018

The West Kootenay Speed Skating Club took a contingent of eight skaters to Kamloops this past weekend to compete at one of the largest short track events of the season. 

Teams from Williams Lake, Prince George, Richmond, Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm, West Kootenay, along with two from Kamloops, attended the event.

The West Kootenay group had three skaters over seven groups in...

by Charles Jeanes on Monday Jan 29 2018

We find ourselves on different sides

Of a line that nobody drew.

Though it all may be one in the higher eye

Down here where we live it is two.

I to my side call the meek and the mild

You to your side call the Word.

By virtue of suffering I claim to have won

You claim to have...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 29 2018

Trees falling over power lines due to the heavy snowfall combined with surge in power from FortisBC is reason for the City of Nelson and surrounding area serviced by Nelson Hydro experiencing a system wide outage Sunday night.

Nelson Hydro crews were dispatched to assess and repair the damage of the outage that began...

by Wayne Holmes on Sunday Jan 28 2018

Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy since he got his first telescope and began reading about the objects in the sky at a young age. As the coordinator of the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall as well as multi session astronomy classes as part of the Learning in Retirement program and astronomy programs for schools, Holmes has always had...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jan 28 2018

One suspect remains in custody as Grand Forks RCMP work with their counterparts in Forensic Identification Section process hundreds of exhibits following a crime spree that included thefts in Cranbrook, Nelson and Castlegar.

In a media release, Grand Forks RCMP said that numerous criminal charges have been laid against the two suspects involved several break-and-enters, theft of mail,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jan 28 2018

Anyone planning to drive in the Southern Interior of BC should be prepared to take it slow after Environment Canada continued its Snowfall Warning Sunday.

Environment Canada said a long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected as a moist frontal system will move across BC interior today into Monday, producing heavy snowfall over several highway passes —...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jan 28 2018

Ryan Piva scored the winning goal midway through the second period sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 3-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Border Bruins Saturday night in Grand Forks.

The goal by the Trail native, his 17th of the season, snapped a 1-1 tie and enabled the Leafs to capture its second win of the weekend.

Nelson, now leading the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jan 27 2018

Damage was contained to the chimney after firefighters responded to a fire at Oso Negro Roastery Friday (January 26) a Nelson Fire Rescue media release said.

The call came in at 7:43 a.m. to a report of a fire in the chimney for the roaster.

Nelson Fire Rescue said both on duty members responded immediately followed by five additional off-duty members responding to the station....

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Jan 27 2018

Nelson Leafs took care of business Friday night in Spokane.

The Leafs built up a 3-0 lead to outlast the Braves 4-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Lilac City.

The win, combined with losses by both Castlegar Rebels —3-0 to Creston — and Beaver Valley Nitehawks — 5-4 to Grand Forks in overtime — lifts Nelson into sole possession of first place in the...


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