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Bombers ready to challenge elite at 2016 BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships

The LVR Bombers, seen here listening to Brett Adams of the Whitecaps during a tournament in Kelowna, enter the 2016 BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships with high hopes of gaining a medal. — Submitted photo

The Kootenay Champion L.V. Rogers Bombers look to make some noise as the Heritage City team opens play Thursday at the 2016 BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships in Campbell River.

The Bombers, which easily disposed of J. Lloyd Crowe and David Thompson of Invermere at the recent Kootenay High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships in Creston, begin divisional action at the 16-team tournament against Burnsview of Delta Thursday at 11 a.m.

LVR Bombers edge Bateman to capture BC High School AA Tier II Rugby Crown

Eli Swan accepts the Provinicial trophy as well as the Most Sportsmanlike and Commissioners Award for LVR. — Submitted photo

After the final whistle, jubilation set in for the L.V. Rogers Bombers as the Kootenay Reps captured the 2016 BC High School Boy’s AA Tier II Rugby Championship with a thrilling 13-12 victory over Fraser Valley power Robert Bateman Timberwolves Saturday at Rotary Park in Abbotsford.

"The boys just raced onto the field after the whistle," Bomber head coach Michael Joyce told The Nelson Daily during a stop on the celebratory bus ride back home.

Dreams turn into reality for Nelson Nordic, Black Jack skier Julien Locke

Julien Locke . . . earns spot on National Team

It seems like only yesterday Julian Locke was burning up the snow on Kootenay Cup Race trails in Nelson, Rossland and Kimberley.

Recently, the Nelson native saw those dreams at a younger time in his life competing for Canada etched in stone after he was selected to the Men’s National Cross Country Ski Team.

Fight Night Fundraiser in Nelson shows Boxing is Back

Nelson Boxer Riel Martinez (red corner) held his own in the 35kgs Initiation match against the taller Dylan Muhlig of Cranbrook. — Bruce Fuhr photos, The Nelson Daily

It’s been a long, long . . . long time since local fighters have been able to perform in front of home supporters.

Saturday, in front of a sold out crowd at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club the Nelson Boxing Club was able to stage its first fight card in more than 30 years with the Get to the Golden Gloves Fight Night Fundraiser Event.

“This is big for us,” said the main driver behind the Nelson Boxing Club Jesse Pineiro.

Nelson Minor Hockey cashes in on Esso Medals Score Big Contest

The Nelson Peewee Reps are going to looks pretty sharp on the ice after Nelson Minor Hockey scored big with the Esso Medals and Certificates of Achievement. —Submitted photo

Nelson Minor Hockey scored big Thursday winning one of the Esso Medals and Certificates of Achievement 2015/2016 in the Esso Medals Score Big Contest.

Nelson was one of six associations chosen from over 15,000 entries and will be presented with $5,000 as well an additional $1,000 donation will be presented to the Peewee Leafs.

“Our association will purchase some new jerseys with the prize money,” said league representative Lisa Upper.

“We have been working on getting new jerseys for all our teams and this well help finish our goal.”

Todd Shymko's Story, in His Own Words

Todd probably owes his life to Rossland Search and Rescue.

My name is Todd Shymko.  I'm 37 years old and have been snowboarding for over 25 years. I'm fit, active and have spent a reasonable amount of time in the outdoors since childhood, hiking, camping and snowshoeing. This is my story of  mistakes I made, and the results of those mistakes, and how Rossland Search and Rescue saved my life

CBT announces recreation infrastructure grants

CBT announces recreation infrastructure grants

Whether you enjoy lawn bowling or golf, take to the backcountry on foot, skis or bike, or prefer to hit a tennis ball or pickle ball, dozens of expansions, improvements and new developments to the spaces that keep you moving are on their way. Thanks to Columbia Basin Trust’s Recreation Infrastructure Grants, 42 projects around the region are getting over $3.5 million in support.