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By Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Nov 17 2017

Teams from throught the southern interior of the province have set Nelson for the next stop on the curling calendar as the Heritage City club plays host to the Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Spiel November 24-26.

The cashspiel is names in honour of longtime curler Doug Bothamley.

The avid curler spent countless hours in the rinks around the Kootenays coaching competitive junior and women’s teams, competing and volunteering with Curl BC.

Currently there are 20 teams from the Okanagan and Kootenays entered.

By Contributor on Thursday Nov 16 2017

It's an event the public will not want to miss — 'Upstream Benefits – Rural Art Symposium’.

This four-day-long symposium explores and celebrates the role and impact that the arts have in rural communities and will bring into focus artist-run culture in the Kootenays. 

By Trail Champion on Thursday Nov 16 2017

The Trail Smoke Eaters would like to announce the commitment of Bryce Anderson for the 2018-2019 season.

Anderson, a forward, currently plays for the Yale Hockey Academy Prep team after spending last season with the Valley West Hawks of the BC Major Midget Hockey League. In 15 games this season, Anderson has registered 27 points for the Yale Prep team and has also tallied two goals in three games as an AP for the Smoke Eaters this year.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 15 2017

Another blast of winter is expected to hit the mountains in and around the West Kootenay says Environment Canada.

"A cold front will continue moving across the BC interior today," said Enivronment Canada.

"Snow over Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass is expected to intensify this afternoon. Periods of snow will persist through tonight as the front stalls over the area. Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 25 cm are expected by Thursday morning."

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Nov 14 2017

The Selkirk College Saints are still a long way from the ultimate British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) destination, but the ride so far has been packed with success.

The Saints brought an eight-game regular season winning streak into the long weekend. After defeating the Trinity Western University Spartans 5-2 at home on Friday night and the Eastern Washington University Eagles 4-2 at Cheney on Sunday afternoon, the Saints record remains unblemished.

By Letters to the editor on Monday Nov 13 2017
To The Editor:
 
Why should I care if the voting system changes in British Columbia ?
 
I feel I should care because our votes are one of the only ways we can influence important decisions that have to be made collectively.
 
I care because until we have a fair voting system all voices will not be represented in government and the complex problems we face require input from all perspectives.
 
As well, a voting system that accurately represents t
By Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Nov 11 2017

There were a couple of firsts Friday night in Buffalo.

Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo moved into fourth spot overall in wins after backstopping Florida to a 4-1 NHL victory over the Sabres.

And Nelson Minor Hockey product Dryden Hunt played his first NHL game.

The 6-foot forward did not figure in the scoring, but Hunt had a birds-eye view of greatness in action as Bobby Lou moved past Curtis Joseph on the all-time list of wins with his 455th victory.

By Bob Hall on Thursday Nov 09 2017

Experts agree the fentanyl crisis in British Columbia is an unprecedented multi-faceted societal catastrophe that’s not going away anytime soon. Those on the frontlines are also united in recognizing that solutions will only be possible through education and conversation.

By Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Nov 08 2017
Although the final word and figures on the pilot year of the Street Outreach project aren’t in until January, it has been qualified as a success to some and therefore worthy of funding for another year.

Representatives of the Street Culture Collaborative Working Group (SCCWG) spoke to city council recently and officially filed a request for a funding amount to help the project continue for a second year.

The group asked for $10,000 from the city, the same amount it received last year when the pilot project started up in October 2016.

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Nov 07 2017

The learning for student athletes on the Selkirk College Saints doesn’t stop when they leave class for the rink and there was plenty of lessons to soak in after coming away with a pair of wins at home against the University of Victoria Vikes.

The Saints ran their British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season record to a perfect 8-0 after thumping the Vikes 7-0 on Friday night and escaping with a 3-2 overtime win on Saturday at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex.

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