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Nelson Figure Skating Club hosts Invitational

The weekend meet will showcase skaters from throughout the West Kootenay. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The region’s best young figure skaters will take to the ice this weekend at the NDCC Arena for the West Kootenay Invitational Figure Skating Compeition.

Hosted by the Nelson Figure Skating Club (NFSC), the three-day event showcases skaters from across a range of categories from Elements to Pairs to the crowd-pleasing Interpretive programs.

The weekend begins Friday from 3-9 p.m. with Interpretive and Free Skate Events.

Saturday, competition runs all day with the finale of Dance Solo Events set for Sunday from 8-11:35 a.m.

Black Jack athletes racing in Utah

Photo by Don Webber

Black Jack's  16-year-old Remi Drolet  won first place in the Junior Men's Classic Mass Start 10-kilometer race with a time of 31:41.5, out of 156 racers from five countries who finished the race.  Remi's age actually puts him in the "Junior Boy" category, so he was "racing up" against competitors who are 2 years older than he is.  This win means that Drolet will be representing Canada later this season at World Junior Championships, in the same location.

Selkirk College Saints Kick Off 2017 with Vital Weekend Test

The Selkirk College Saints and the Simon Fraser University Clan will tangle in a key two-game series this weekend at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. In the drive towards a fifth straight championship, Ashton McLeod (#11) and his Saints teammates can start 2017 on the right foot with a pair of wins against the first place Clan. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

If the Selkirk College Saints are to claim British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) supremacy in 2017, this weekend’s two-game series against the Simon Fraser University Clan will go a long way in setting the tone.

The four-time defending league champion Saints launch the second half of the season Friday at 7 pm. in the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex.

Heading into the weekend series with their Lower Mainland rivals, the Saints sit four points behind first place SFU who put together an impressive first half.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Great Start to 2017

Holiday fun was spent on the lake says Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing. — Submitted photo

New Year. New Fishing Report from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing.

Kerry says he spent most of the the holidays on the water with lots of friends in town looking to get out and do something different.  And the fish co-operated as well with some great days for fishing.

Here's what's on tap for January.

Trail to Improve Aquatic Centre, Create a Skatepark

Trail Aqauatic Centre pool

News brief  from down the hill:

Trail City Council has agreed to plan for construction of an "All Wheel Park" in 2018, subject to receiving a Recreation Infrastructure Grant for the project from Columbia Basin Trust; they will be asking CBT for $250,000.  If they receive the grant, any remaining cost of the project will come from the City's capital fund, plus any funds raised by the Trail Society for Friends of the Trail Skate Park.

$600,000 in Communmity Directed Funds: Who Got What?

A scene in the Rossland Range Recreation Site, near the location of one project.

Lower Columbia Community Direct Funds Final Report-Dec 31/16

The CDF’s mandate to distribute $600,000.00 provided by CBT over a three year period (2014-2016) is now coming to an end. The philosophy behind this CBT initiative was for certain geographic sub-regions located in the Columbia Basin to come together and invest in strategic investments within the sub-region. The Lower Columbia sub-region is made up of the communities of Rossland, Warfield, Trail, Montrose, Fruitvale, Area A and Area B of the Kootenay Boundary Regional District.

Trail native Craig Cunningham talks about getting a second chance at life

Heather Cunningham speaks to the media with her son Craig during a press conference Wednesday. — Photo courtesy Tucson Roadrunners Hockey Club
On November 19, 2016, during an American Hockey League game between Tucson Roadrunners and Manitoba Moose, Trail native Craig Cunningham suffered a cardiac arrest before the opening faceoff.
 
With mother Heather Cunningham watching from the stands, team trainers, medics as well as a group of local firefighter raced to save the Roadrunners' player.
 
Thanks to a top cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Zain Khalpey, and Dr. George Haloftis, a physician at St.

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