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Early opening to the golf season at Granite Pointe, Balfour tees off next week

There are going to be a few changes at Granite Pointe this golfing season — the first coming with an early opening beginning Friday, March 29, 2024 with an 11 a.m. shotgun start at the Rosemont course. The mild winter has allowed the greens crew to prepare the 18-hole course from the off season before […]

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Leafs U15 Hockey Team

The Nelson Leafs U15s came within a few minutes of claiming the BC Hockey Tier 3 Championships in Quesnel. The Leafs finished second to New Westminster, losing the final 6-3 to finish with the silver medal. The final result did not dampen what was an amazing season for the U15s. Nelson won the West Kootenay […]

Junior Hockey returns to Williams Lake following sale of KIJHL franchise from Summerland

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League announced today that the Summerland Steam franchise has been sold and relocated to Williams Lake, where they will now be known as the Mustangs. The sale and move was approved unanimously by the KIJHL’s Board of Governors and will take effect immediately. With the addition of the Mustangs, the […]

BCIHL’s Miners ink Leafs’ Turner

Aidan Turner of the Nelson Leafs has signed to play for the Logan Lake Miners in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League for the 2024-25 season. Turner had 18 points in 28 regular season games and added two assists in five Teck Cup playoff games for the Leafs. His biggest growth this season came from the […]

Nelson Minor Hockey claims Silver Medals at BC Championships

Nelson Minor Hockey teams came ever so close to capturing BC Hockey Championships. Both Nelson teams — U13s and U15s — lost in the final of their respective tournaments Wednesday in Revelstoke and Quesnel to claim silver medals. The Nelson U13s lost 8-3 to Kitimat in the final of the BC Hockey Tier 4 Championships […]

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Special Olympics

Nelson athletes shined at a Special Olympics Swim Meet held recently at the Castlegar Aquatic Centre. Nelson Special Olympians Thor Wilkinson, Payton Birk, Christopher Poer and Kingsley Deighton, who have worked very hard on perfecting strokes, competed in most of the races during the meet. Birk raced solo in all of her heats and was […]

Four remain in hunt for Tier 3 U18 Title

Castlegar U18s finished out of the playoffs at the BC Hockey Tier 3 Championships at the NDCC Arena. Castlegar lost 2-0 to Dawson Creek to finish the eight-team tournament in fourth spot in Pool B with a 0-1-2 record. Division winning Terrace and Mission advance as the top seeds in Wednesday morning’s semi-finals at the […]

Nelson teams advance to BC Hockey Championship Playoff Round

Nelson Minor Hockey teams booked tickets into the playoff round after capturing their respective divisions at the Tier 3 U13 and U15 BC Hockey Championships in Revelstoke and Quesnel. The Nelson U13s advance to meet Elk Valley today after defeating host Revelstoke 6-2 in the final round robin game Tuesday. Nelson won Pool B with […]

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

Slow but steady was fishing for February. Kootenay Lake February was an interesting month for us.  Usually a slower month for business, however, with the weird weather patterns, we were able to help out some of the ski lodges who were battling unfavourable snow conditions. Their guests were introduced to something they didn’t know even […]

Mallard's Team of the Week — Trafalgar Thunder Gr. 8 Girls Basketball

The Trafalgar Thunder came ever so close to capturing the West Kootenay Grade 8 Girls Basketball Title, losing a close 19-15 decision to Rossland at the Championship Tournament Friday at the J. Lloyd Crowe gymnasium in Trail. The Thunder, which saw remarkable improvement throughout the hardwood campaign, consists of nine Grade 7s and two Grade […]
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