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Nelson's Sasha Zaitsoff is weeks away from finding out if he will ski the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Nelson’s Zaitsoff continues Olympic push with televised event

Those following Nelson’s Olympic hopeful Sasha Zaitsoff can catch him competing this weekend in a televised event.

Nelson's Sasha Zaitsoff is weeks away from finding out if he will ski the 2014 Winter Olympics.
A cougar buried its kill - a heritage breed turkey

Two cougars encounters on farm near Kaslo

In the almost ten years on their farm, owners have never had an encounter with a cougar, until this week when two different cats visited.

A cougar buried its kill - a heritage breed turkey
Kevin Hoffart and Debra Hamilton's Wing Creek Resort was recently named one of the top 10 Bed and Breakfasts in the world.

Wing Creek Resort — north of Nelson — named one of top 10 B&Bs in the world

A bed and breakfast near Kaslo was named one of the top Bed and Breakfasts in the world by an online source.

Kevin Hoffart and Debra Hamilton's Wing Creek Resort was recently named one of the top 10 Bed and Breakfasts in the world.
Trafalgar middle school is hosting 21 students from Brazil this month. From left to right are Ruby Linnen

Nelson’s Trafalgar plays host to Brazilian students as district reviews successful program

They couldn’t come from a place more different than the Heritage City.

Trafalgar middle school is hosting 21 students from Brazil this month. From left to right are Ruby Linnen
Nelson's Sasha Zaitsoff is weeks away from finding out if he will ski the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Nelson’s Olympic hopeful keeps his eye on the prize

With the Olympics just around the corner, Sasha Zaitsoff is keeping his goals in sight as he points his skis down hill.

Nelson's Sasha Zaitsoff is weeks away from finding out if he will ski the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Last year

Get Fit Challenge, Round Two — Make a healthy choice

After the successful debut of the Get Fit Challenge last year, round two of the fitness competition is set to begin.

Last year
Three young helpers are part of a team that keeps the Leafs on track with their behind the scenes work that includes everything from filling water bottles to delivering official paperwork. From left to right are Hayden Whitman and Aedan Osika with Dylan Mowery

Young helpers keep Nelson Leafs on track

A team of young helpers is on duty at the rink to give behind-the-scenes help to the Nelson Leafs.

Three young helpers are part of a team that keeps the Leafs on track with their behind the scenes work that includes everything from filling water bottles to delivering official paperwork. From left to right are Hayden Whitman and Aedan Osika with Dylan Mowery
Students at Salmo elementary school recreated their town in gingerbread.

A sugary sweet Salmo treat — gingerbread competition brings village together

What started out as a simple gingerbread house competition morphed into a school activity that brought the whole town of Salmo together.

Students at Salmo elementary school recreated their town in gingerbread.
Cole Arcuri is headed to Powell River to play with the Kings in the BCHL.

Nelson boy gets call to BCHL — Arcuri heads to Powell River for a playoff run

The Nelson Leafs lose some real strength on the back end as local boy Cole Arcuri heads to the BCHL this week.

Cole Arcuri is headed to Powell River to play with the Kings in the BCHL.
Over the holidays

Valley resident’s goats killed by cougar near Nelson

A Vallican resident lost four of his goats to a cougar over the holidays.

Over the holidays
Jesse Lee has toured North America with Shane Koyzen's band Short Story Long. He's also part of several local bands and is a Kootenay Music Award-winning DJ under the name Rafferty Funksmith.

Taking his talent on the road — Jesse Lee

A local bass player is part of award winning spoken word performer Shane Koyczan’s band Short Story Long.

Jesse Lee has toured North America with Shane Koyzen's band Short Story Long. He's also part of several local bands and is a Kootenay Music Award-winning DJ under the name Rafferty Funksmith.
A young woman living in Nelson has a rare illness — Ehlers Danlos Syndrome — which causes great suffering along with challenges with treatment.

Rare illness causes treatment, funding difficulties for Nelson’s Katrina Fontaine

A young woman living in Nelson is struggling with both an extremely rare illness and finding funds for her treatment.

A young woman living in Nelson has a rare illness — Ehlers Danlos Syndrome — which causes great suffering along with challenges with treatment.
Nelson's New Year's baby Eliviyah Dalton was born at 4 a.m. on January 1. Proud first time parents are Falyn and Randy of Pass Creek.

Nelson’s New Year’s Baby a first child for young family

The first baby of 2014 in Nelson was born nine days early to proud first time parents.

Nelson's New Year's baby Eliviyah Dalton was born at 4 a.m. on January 1. Proud first time parents are Falyn and Randy of Pass Creek.
Two sisters who grew up in Nelson were trapped in this vehicle Christmas Eve in a dramatic accident that left them reflective and grateful over the holidays.

Christmas Eve accident sends sisters into Cottonwood Creek near Nelson

A dramatic accident on Christmas Eve sent two sisters down the bank and into Cottonwood Creek just outside Nelson.

Two sisters who grew up in Nelson were trapped in this vehicle Christmas Eve in a dramatic accident that left them reflective and grateful over the holidays.
A new co working space available in Nelson brings a global trend to the Heritage City.

Nelson group brings modern working trend to Heritage City

A new space in one of Nelson’s heritage buildings is offering independent workers the advantage of co working.

A new co working space available in Nelson brings a global trend to the Heritage City.
Selkirk College will launch its new Rural Pre-Medicine Advanced Diploma and Associate Degree Program in the Fall of 2014.

Rural solution for a rural problem — Selkirk College wades in with physician program

A proactive solution to the rural doctor shortage in Canada is coming out of a local post-secondary institute.

Selkirk College will launch its new Rural Pre-Medicine Advanced Diploma and Associate Degree Program in the Fall of 2014.
Nathan Beninger's (centre) Pura Vida Foundation

Consider Karma at Christmas in Nelson

In the midst of Christmas mayhem, take a moment to tend to your health while benefitting others.

Nathan Beninger's (centre) Pura Vida Foundation
About 100 people attended a protest rally on mid September in Kaslo. Gathered around the ‘Doctors Please’ sign are Ken Hart

Kaslo ER given reprieve as IH considers doctor proposal

Interior Health has put on hold plans to change emergency department hours at the Kaslo hospital.

About 100 people attended a protest rally on mid September in Kaslo. Gathered around the ‘Doctors Please’ sign are Ken Hart
Several Eagles members and those benefitting from funds raised by the service club crowd in with Thursday evening bingo players. The once-full bingo hall is now down to about 35 to 40 players per week as technology has changed the face of an old favourite.

Eagles land in the 21st Century Nelson

The crowd of bingo regulars filling the Eagles Hall paused to give applause one recent Thursday evening.

Several Eagles members and those benefitting from funds raised by the service club crowd in with Thursday evening bingo players. The once-full bingo hall is now down to about 35 to 40 players per week as technology has changed the face of an old favourite.
Nelsonite Dave Zarikoff is the new sheriff in town on duty at the Nelson Courthouse after completing training for his new profession this fall.

New sheriff in town – local completes training

A Nelson resident is one of 12 new deputy sheriffs joining the BC Sheriff Services after completing training this fall.

Nelsonite Dave Zarikoff is the new sheriff in town on duty at the Nelson Courthouse after completing training for his new profession this fall.