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Time to put the pedal to the metal for the 2016 West Kootenay Glacier Challenge

No time like the present to start training, and raising money, to participate in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge. — Submitted photo

It's back to the basics for West Kootenay Glacier Challenge organizers as annual ride to fight MS (Multiple sclerosis) is returning to its original route August 20-21.

After a shortened route in 2015 due to paving of Highway 6 in the Slocan Valley, organizers are pleased to once again offer the traditional route around Kokanee Glacier from New Denver to Nelson to Kaslo and back to New Denver.

Bombers host Youth Basketball Camp at LVR Hangar

Bombers host Youth Basketball Camp at LVR Hangar

Basketball has been big in the news with NBA free agent moves along with Canadian Men's National squad trying to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

In Nelson, at the L.V. Rogers Gymnasium, young basketball enthusiasts can learn a thing or two about the game at the 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp.

The summer camp goes from July 18-21 at the LVR Hangar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Rebels name new Head Coach and General Manager

Rebels name new Head Coach and General Manager

The Castlegar Rebels are pleased to announce that Bill Rotheisler has been named Head Coach and General Manager.

Rotheisler, who worked as an Associate Coach with the KIJHL’s Creston Valley ThunderCats last season, brings an impressive junior hockey resume to the Rebels. He’s served as Head Coach and General Manager of the KIJHL's Princeton Posse and the VIJHL's Comox Valley Glacier Kings. Prior to that, he spent a number of years at the prep level with the Okanagan Hockey Academy and the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy.

Nelson Neptunes take to the road to win home meet

Two Neptune swimmers cut through the waters of the Salmo Pool at the first meet of the KSSA season. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Neptunes took advantage of some new surroundings to capture the opening meet of the Kootenay Summer Swim Association recently at the Salmo Pool.

The Neptunes, still waiting for renovations to be completed at the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre, swam away to win the meet by almost 300 points over second-place Grand Forks.

Not even the slightly longer than 25 meter pool or the unpredictability of the weather could slow down the Neptunes

Leafs continue to tinker with roster, acquire Austin Steger from Campbell River

Austin Steger . . . veteran offensive defenceman

The Nelson Leafs continue to tinker with the roster during the offseason as the club builds for the 2016-17 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League campaign.

The franchise completed its third deal during the month of June, landing 20-year-old defenceman Austin Steger from the Campbell River Storm.

Sent to the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League squad in exchange for Steger was defenceman Max Daerendinger and the rights to defenceman Austin Anselmo.

Neptunes kick off Kootenay Summer Swim Association season by hosting meet in Salmo

Nelson Neptune swimmers have been training at the Salmo outdoor pool. — Submited photo

The Nelson Neptunes have taken their show on the road.

First up for the Neptunes, who have been without a home since renovations took over the Nelson and District Community Complex Pool, is Nelson's own meet this weekend at the outdoor pool in Salmo.

The meet runs Saturday and Sunday (June 25-26) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Despite the struggles the team has faced over the last number of years due to pool closure the team is still swimming and excited about this upcoming meet," said a Neptune spokesperson.