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Time to make plans for the re-vamped West Kootenay Glacier Challenge

The route may have changed for 2015, but the goal of finding a cure for MS will be on the minds of all participants in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge. —Submitted photo

The route may have been changed — just for this year — but the goal remains the same for participants in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge — help fight MS (Multiple sclerosis).

Riders and donors alike are already gearing up for the annual race set for August 22-23 in Nelson and area.

“Everyone who joins us, whether as a rider, a donor or a volunteer is helping to reach our goal — to end MS,” said Leona Dimock, West Kootenay Glacier Challenge Bike Tour Coordinator.

Selkirk Saints Add Size Up Front with New Recruit

Power forward BJ Avery played three seasons in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League with the Swan Valley Stampeders. He will join the Selkirk College Saints for the upcoming 2015-2016 BCIHL season. (photo courtesy Swan Valley Stampeders)

The Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team has bolstered its 2015-2016 roster with the addition of hulking forward BJ Avery who has committed to playing in the upcoming British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

Saints look to Manitoba to find size up front in recruit BJ Avery

Power forward BJ Avery played three seasons in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League with the Swan Valley Stampeders. He will join the Selkirk College Saints for the upcoming 2015-2016 BCIHL season. (photo courtesy Swan Valley Stampeders)

The Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team has bolstered its 2015-2016 roster with the addition of hulking forward BJ Avery who has committed to playing in the upcoming British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

Avery is a 6-foot-3, 205-pound forward who recently completed his final season with the Swan Valley Stampeders of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL).

Balfour's Craig Wilkinson hitting links to fight ALS

Balfour's Craig Wilkinson hitting links to fight ALS

Balfour Golf Course club professional Craig Wilkinson is hitting the links to help ALS Society of BC.

Wilkinson is golfing all day long on (Monday) June 22 in a fundraising effort for the ALS Society through PGA of BC’s Golf-A-Thon for ALS. 

“This year I will be playing solo in an effort to beat my personal record of 283 holes played in one day,” Wilkinson said.

“I’ll be starting at 4:30 a.m. and hope to have completed 300 holes by 9:30 p.m. that evening.”

Trail AA Orioles AA American Legion squad hosts tourney at Butler Park

The baseball season is heating up as the Trail AA Orioles AA American Legion squad hosts a tournament this weekend in Trail.

The Trail AA Orioles AA kicks off the season this weekend by hosting the Trail Invitational Baseball Tournament at Butler Park.

The Orioles play in a new division of the American Legion Baseball League against teams from Colville, Asotin, Mt. Spokane, Lewis and Clarke, Gonzaga Prep, Mead, Rogers and West Valley

“Last year we played to an 8-8 record in league play just out of the playoffs,” said manager Ron Mace.

Mace said the Trail AA Orioles play in the XBL men's league in Trail to prepare for the season.

KIJHL AGM — Martel to VP Murdoch Division, league adopts BCHL 30-day suspension, final remains seven games

League governors were busy getting ready for the next season at the league AGM this past weekend in Osoyoos. — Photo courtesy KIJHL

It didn’t take former Leaf Larry Martel long to find a job in hockey.

The ex-Leaf president moved across the hallway to office of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League after being elected as vice-president of the Neil Murdoch Division.

The selection of Martel was just one of the news items coming out of the KIJHL AGM this past weekend in Osoyoos.

“It was a very good weekend,” KIJHL president Bill Ohlhausen told The Nelson Daily.

“There was a lot accomplished.”

Let the FIFA Women's World Cup Begin

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Was it a penalty, or was it a "play-on"?

Who cares as Canada won its opening match at the FIFA Women's World Cup Saturday in Edmonton.

The Nelson Daily was there with a brief video of the Canadian anthem to start the game between Canada and China.

Have a look.