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by The Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 07 2021

The West Kootenay Cross Country season is in full swing with runners from throughout the zone competing in races hosted at Selkirk College in Castlegar and Salmo.

The two Nelson-based teams opened the season on a high note, with Trafalgar’s Dawson Abraham in time of 16 minutes, 38 seconds winning the junior boy’s race with Mitchell Erickson of LV Rogers close behind finishing season in...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 06 2021

The Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program (KLAIP) is a local fish restoration initiative that has recently been extended to May 2022 with monthly prizes and grand prize draws for Kootenay Lake fishers. 

The next grand prize draw for a Polaris Sportsman Quad and the 3-night-stay for 2 at Coastal Springs Float Lodge will be early November. Trout heads must be...

by Benjamin Phillips on Tuesday Oct 05 2021

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the addition of Corey Cunningham from the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for future considerations.

Cunningham, who was born and raised in Prince George, is committed to play NCAA Div. 1 hockey next season at Merrimack College. The 20-year-old forward has played four seasons with the Spruce Kings, adding 73 points in...

by Emanuel Sequeira KIJHL Director of Communications on Monday Oct 04 2021

The Nelson Leafs opened the 2021-22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season this past weekend by taking three of four points during a pair of home games at the NDCC Arena.

The Leafs lost the home opener Friday to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 6-5 in shootout before stopping the visiting Fernie Ghostriders 4-1 Saturday.

KIJHL Director of Communications Emanuel Sequeira...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Oct 04 2021

L.V. Rogers graduate Doug Agnew has finally made the jump to the National Hockey League.

The Nelson native recently joined the Nashville Predators medical staff after 32 seasons as athletics trainer for the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.

“Well, after 32 seasons, 2,487 regular season games and many more playoff games, I’m finally hitting that “...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 23 2021

Everyone came away a winner at the annual Nelson Charity Slopitch Tournament held in August at the Lakeside Ball Diamonds.

The Nelson and District Credit Union was the overall winner of the tournament, capturing first place in the A Division.

OK Tire took home the B Division crown while the Tin Ballers won the C Division.

However, the real big winners were the four charity...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 19 2021

Kootenay Lake:

The lake remained productive throughout the summer months. Usually by the time August hits, the water temp has warmed up so much that the fish get lazy, and the fishing slows down.

However, this summer, the fishing remained good.

July was consistent with lots of fish caught, and even some bigger Bull Trout to the net.

And August, we...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Sep 17 2021

It has been a hectic past few days for the Nelson Leafs as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team scrambled to sort out a game plan to have fans attended the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in exhibition action Saturday at the NDCC Arena.

The recent announcement of a BC Provincial Health Officer order effective Monday, September 13, 2021, that people 12 and older be required to...

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