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Gray Creek Sailing Regatta celebrates 100 Anniversary

This weekend, the waters on the east side of Kootenay Lake will be filled with boats as organizers welcome skippers to the 100th Anniversary of the Gray Creek Sailing Regatta, September 2nd-3rd. The Kootenay Lake Sailing Association is hosting this event at Gray Creek. Sailors from Nelson, Castlegar, Gray Creek, and Vancouver will be participating. […]

Nelson Tennis Club plays host to Rob Wright West Kootenay Open

The smoky skies didn’t deter a strong-turn out for the Rob Wright West Kootenay Open tournament held at the Nelson Tennis Club between August 18-20. More than 50 entrants came from as far afield as Fernie, Kelowna and beyond, with the local talent sweeping the bulk of the hardware and entertaining the appreciative spectators. On […]

Team Kootenay Chaos claims Provincial SloPitch Championship

The Slopitch Team of women from the West Kootenay recently added their names to the local history books by capturing the SloPitch National Women’s Provincial Championship. Earlier this month, a group of 13 women from Kaslo, Nelson and Warfield, with only a handful of practices under their respective belts, made the journey to Chilliwack to […]


With submissions by the Rossland Curling club Fire has invaded and disrupted – even ended — so many lives recently, in BC and around the world – and so far Rossland has been very fortunate, suffering only a few days of dense smoke.  We can all be grateful for that, even as we send donations […]

Granite Pointe salutes Club Championship winners

Jeff Langin carded five-under-par 139 to capture the 36-hole Granite Pointe Men’s Club Championship Sunday at the Rosemont Course in Nelson. Michelle Palm won the Women’s tournament while Torin Edmonds and Paul Burkart captured the Junior and Senior titles, respectively. Langin, the defending champion, opened with a three-under-par 69 Saturday before finishing up with a […]

KIJHL releases 2023-24 schedule

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has released its 2023-24 regular season schedule, which begins on Friday, September 22nd with 16 of the league’s 20 teams in action. All KIJHL teams will play a 44-game regular season that includes six games each against divisional rivals, two games against teams from the alternate division within the […]

Nelson boxer Lola Brouillette gains valuable experience competing in Colombia

Nelson boxer Lola Brouillette won a silver medal in the 52Kg female division at the Continental Championships held earlier this month in Cali, Colombia. However, while the medal will definitely find a special place in the trophy case of the Nelson Boxing and Athletics Club boxer, it’s the valuable international experience...

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Mariners Minor Baseball

The Nelson Mariners minor baseball team nearly pulled off a championship for the Heritage city when it went undefeated through the season ending playoff tournament  in Castlegar, but ultimately lost (5-1) in the gold medal game to the Beaver Valley Blue Jays. The Mariners started the weekend with an 18-9 rout of the host team...

KIJHL announces increase in 20-year-old roster players

The Kootenay International Junior ‘A’ Hockey League has announced a policy change, effective immediately, that will see the maximum number of 20-year-old players on a team roster at any one time increased from five to six. The announcement was made on the KIJHL website. “Adding an additional 20-year old roster spot provides...

Granite Pointe's Reg Clarkson finishes fourth at BC Senior/Super-Senior Golf Championships

Reg Clarkson of Nelson came ever so close to tasting victory Thursday afternoon in Williams Lake at the BC Senior/Super-Senior Golf Championships. After firing a three-under-par round of 68 Wednesday to put himself into contention, the Granite Pointe at Nelson Manager carded a four-over-par 75 to finish tied for fourth spot...
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