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by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Dec 16 2010

By Craig Lawrence, Slocan Valley Rec. Commission

The Kootenay Slocan Lions Club have recently received a grant through the Government of Canada, New Horizons for Seniors Program to keep seniors (55+) active.

The purpose of the Seniors on Bikes and Skis (SOB’s) is to allow seniors to pursue some healthy outdoor activities...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

By Bruce Fuhr,
The Nelson Daily Sports


Another B.C. Major Midget Hockey League team realized the hard way there are no easy games to be had in the Kootenays.

The Kootenay Ice took three of four points from the North Island Silvertips in BCMMHL action during the weekend in Castlegar.

The Ice road the red hot scoring of Nelson’s Dryden Hunt...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Vernon will have some strong representation at the upcoming B.C. Men’s Curling Championship after the Aron Herick and Darin Heath rinks of the Central Okanagan City qualified for the provincial tournament followings wins at the Men’s Interior playdowns Sunday in Kamloops.

Herick, third Tobin Senum, second Marc Fillion and lead...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Dec 14 2010

Avalanche risk is considerable at the alpine and tree-line level in the West Kootenay backcountry, according to the Canadian Avalanche Centre.

Heavy snow falling is expected to overload buried weak interfaces in the snow pack in the backcountry, even in sheltered locations, according to James Floyer of the CAC.

Up to 40 centimetres of new...

by Anonymous on Tuesday Dec 14 2010

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Anyone who has been a world champion figure skater would have a wealth of knowledge to share with up and comers.

That’s exactly what members of the Nelson Figure Skating Club are counting on.

The club has entered a nation-wide Skate Canada competition and the top prize is a one-day skate seminar given by Canadian skating icon Kurt Browning.

“We would...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Dec 14 2010

By The Nelson Daily Sports

The Kelowna Bruins outlasted the Summerland Jets 5-2 to capture the top prize at the Nelson Bantam House Minor Hockey Tournament Sunday at the Civic Centre Arena.

The Bruins advanced to the final by blasting city rival Kelowna Sharks 7-3. Meanwhile, the Jets pulled off a narrow upset of the Vernon. The Central Okanagan squad from Vernon...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Dec 14 2010

By Bruce Fuhr,
The Nelson Daily Sports


The Mount Sentinel Wildcats got better with age, finishing of their own tournament with a 65-42 victory over the Osoyoos Rattlers Saturday at the gymnasium in South Slocan.

“This was a better game for us . . . it was a real confidence booster for the boys,” said Sentinel head coach Kris Hryniw.

“One...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Dec 13 2010

By Bruce Fuhr,
The Nelson Daily Sports


There must have been a full moon hanging over the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League this past weekend.

Why else would 16 players be suspended for a total of 44 games over three days?

“I don’t know maybe it really was a full moon,” KIJHL president Bill Ohlhausen said when asked if he knew why...

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