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Field is set for 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship

Jim Cotter of Vernon will be back to defend his BC Championship when the Canadian Direct Insurance Men's Curling event comes to Nelson February 10-14. —Photo courtesy Curl BC

The field for the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship in Nelson is now set.

Three teams have earned the final berths in the 16-team BC Championship field, a tournament that includes Tom Buchy of Kimberley and Creston’s Chris Ducharme, during qualifying this past weekend in Salmon Arm.

Avalanche Awareness Day at Red

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Avalanche Awareness Day is planned for Saturday, January 16, 10 AM to 3 PM, outside the Base Lodge at Red Mountain Resort. This free event, hosted by Rossland & District Search and Rescue, offers hands-on avalanche safety gear clinics, competitions for kids, demonstrations, races, and prizes. Those interested should dress for the weather and wear warm boots. If access to the chair is required, lift tickets must be purchased. Those who have their own avalanche rescue gear should bring it.

Selkirk College Human Services Students Set for Food Drive at Saints Hockey Game

Students in Selkirk College’s School of Health & Human Services will be holding a food drive at the Saints game on January 8 at the Castlegar Recreation Complex. Hockey fans are asked to bring at least one item to donate to the service that helps ensure all students have the energy to pursue their studies. Involved in food drive are Robin Legere (Selkirk College Students’ Union representative), Courtney Rogers (CCSW student) and Jane Green (instructor in the CCSW Program). — Submitted photo

Students in Selkirk College’s School of Health & Human Services are starting the new year by giving back to peers who struggle to make ends meet while gaining an education.

Partnering with the student athletes on the Selkirk College Saints, the second annual food drive will take place on Friday (January 8) during an exhibition game against Williston State at the Castlegar Recreation Complex.

Nelson's Julien Locke captures bronze medal at US Cross Country Championships

Julien Locke (inset) is seen skiing to a third-place finish Monday at the 2016 U.S. Cross Country Championships at Michigan Tech University in Houghton Michigan. — Submitted photo

Julien Locke of Nelson finished in the medals Monday at the 2016 U.S. Cross Country Championships at Michigan Tech University in Houghton Michigan.

Locke, who competes for the Black Jack Ski Team in Rossland, finished the 1.5 kilometer Sprint Distance in third place in a time of three minutes, 18.38 seconds.

Reese Hanneman of the United States won the race in a time of 3:15.14. USA teammate Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess was second.

Visitors Please Note: About Search and Rescue Services in BC

View:  A bit our our local back-country --East Ridge of Mt. Plewman

On January 2, a group of well-equipped skiers enjoyed the fine conditions in the 5-Mile Bowl area behind Whitewater ski area.  Unfortunately, one suffered a knee injury and required rescue.

Selkirk Saints, Castlegar Gentleman big winners as Team Price claims Christmas Classic

Team Price was all smiles after capturing bragging rights at the Fifth Annual Christmas Classic in Castlegar. — Submitted photo

The Fifth Annual Christmas Classic was another “Classic” as Team Price took on Team Heaven in an overtime thriller at the Castlegar Complex

However, the big winner was the Selkirk Saints and Castlegar Gentleman’s Hockey League as more than $1500 was raised for both organizations.

The Saints were the big benefactors, as the team received more than $1000 while $500 was raised for the Castlegar Gentleman’s Hockey League.

On the ice, Team Price captured bragging rights with a 7-6 OT win.

Ross, Doyle combine to spark Kootenay Ice past Thompson Blazers

Terrell Clarricoates of Cranbrook battles against two Thompson Blazer defenders during second period action of Sunday's BCMMHL action between Kootenay and Thompson. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily