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Grand Forks Border Bruins goaltender Jacob Mullen stretches out in vain as the Nelson Leafs' sixth goal of the game trickles into the net. The Leafs won the game 8-2.

KIJHL: Leafs hammer Border Bruins 8-2

Nelson enters the holiday break in a first place tie with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Grand Forks Border Bruins goaltender Jacob Mullen stretches out in vain as the Nelson Leafs' sixth goal of the game trickles into the net. The Leafs won the game 8-2.
Kay Stewart (holding the trophy) is the winner of the 2014 Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy’s Community Literacy Award. She was recognized at a ceremony on Monday night. It was presented to her by (from left to right) Joan Exley

Champions of literacy

Kay Stewart is the 2014 winner of the CBAL Community Literacy Award.

Kay Stewart (holding the trophy) is the winner of the 2014 Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy’s Community Literacy Award. She was recognized at a ceremony on Monday night. It was presented to her by (from left to right) Joan Exley
The Whitecaps Kootenay Academy U16 and U17 girls played at the Star Fire Showcase soccer tournament in Seattle last weekend.

Girls soccer squads shine in Seattle

Brett Adams, the regional head coach of the academy said the squads held their own against the toughest competition they’ve ever faced.

The Whitecaps Kootenay Academy U16 and U17 girls played at the Star Fire Showcase soccer tournament in Seattle last weekend.
The Nelson Leafs beat the Spokane Braves 5-1 on Tuesday night.

KIJHL: Leafs outscore Braves 5-1

Nelson is now all alone in first place in the Neil Murdoch division, two points ahead of Castlegar.

The Nelson Leafs beat the Spokane Braves 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Nelson Leafs forward Matt MacDonald goes sliding into Castlegar Rebels goaltender Austin Wells during the Leafs 2-1 win on Saturday night.

KIJHL: Leafs edge Rebels, regain top spot

Nelson defeated Castlegar 2-1 on Saturday night to regain first place in the division.

Nelson Leafs forward Matt MacDonald goes sliding into Castlegar Rebels goaltender Austin Wells during the Leafs 2-1 win on Saturday night.
Nelson Leafs defenceman Austin Seaman gets knocked off the puck by Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward Taylor Stafford during the Leafs 4-1 loss on Saturday night.

KIJHL: Nitehawks shoot down Leafs

Beaver Valley traveled to Nelson on Saturday night and handed the Leafs a 4-1 loss.

Nelson Leafs defenceman Austin Seaman gets knocked off the puck by Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward Taylor Stafford during the Leafs 4-1 loss on Saturday night.
Nolan Percival of the Nelson Leafs attempts to stuff the puck past Grand Forks Border Bruins netminder Jacob Mullen during Wednesday night’s 4-1 victory.

KIJHL: Leafs dominate Border Bruins

The local squad increased its lead thanks to a 4-1 victory over the Grand Forks Border bruins on Wednesday night.

Nolan Percival of the Nelson Leafs attempts to stuff the puck past Grand Forks Border Bruins netminder Jacob Mullen during Wednesday night’s 4-1 victory.
The Nelson Leas split a pair of weekend games.

KIJHL: Leafs hang on to top spot

The Leafs split a pair of weekend road game, losing 6-4 to Castlegar on Saturday then bouncing back to defeat Beaver Valley 4-1 on Sunday.

The Nelson Leas split a pair of weekend games.
Nelson Leafs Aidan Geiger makes a move around Columbia Valley goalie Brody Nelson

Leafs edge Rockies for fifth straight win

KIJHL — Aidan Geiger's three goals power Nelson to a 4-3 victory over Columbia Valley.

Nelson Leafs Aidan Geiger makes a move around Columbia Valley goalie Brody Nelson
The first annual Zombie Walk took place on Saturday in Nelson.

COLUMN: I walked with a zombie, several actually

The first annual Zombie Walk was a big hit in Nelson.

The first annual Zombie Walk took place on Saturday in Nelson.
Adam Maida earned his first shutout as a Nelson Leaf on Saturday night as the local squad crushed the Golden Rockets 8-0.

Rockets fizzle as Leafs win 8-0

Adam Maida earns his first shutout as a Nelson Leaf, who have won four games in a row.

Adam Maida earned his first shutout as a Nelson Leaf on Saturday night as the local squad crushed the Golden Rockets 8-0.
Nelson Leafs forward Timothy Nichols battles for a loose puck with Castlegar Rebels forward Bryan Lubin while Rebels goalie Patrick Zubick guards the post. The Rebels won the game 3-1.

Castlegar knocks off Leafs 3-1

Despite outplaying the Rebels for most of the game, the Leafs could not seem to find the back of the net.

Nelson Leafs forward Timothy Nichols battles for a loose puck with Castlegar Rebels forward Bryan Lubin while Rebels goalie Patrick Zubick guards the post. The Rebels won the game 3-1.
Leafs forward Michael Crawford attempts to screen Castlegar goalie Patrick Zubick during Saturday night's contest. The game finished in a 1-1 tie.

Leafs, Rebels battle to a 1-1 tie

The two rival hockey squads will face each other again on Friday night.

Leafs forward Michael Crawford attempts to screen Castlegar goalie Patrick Zubick during Saturday night's contest. The game finished in a 1-1 tie.
Nelson's Branden Chow watches as Sicamous Eagles goalie Logan Edwards swats a loose puck to safety. The Leafs won Sunday's matinee 6-3.

Leafs score six in a row for comeback win

Sicamous took an early 2-0 lead, but Nelson's offence exploded, leading the locals to a 6-3 victory.

Nelson's Branden Chow watches as Sicamous Eagles goalie Logan Edwards swats a loose puck to safety. The Leafs won Sunday's matinee 6-3.
A model of the future Nelson Commons development. Construction should begin this spring.

Nelson Commons one pre-sale away from goal

Co-op representatives feel goal could be reached by the end of the week.

A model of the future Nelson Commons development. Construction should begin this spring.
Lukas Peters of the Grand Forks Border Bruins trips up Nelson Leafs forward Austin Lindsay during Nelson's 3-2 victory on Tuesday night.

Leafs hang on to beat Border Bruins 3-2

Nelson Leafs are now in first place in the division after beating Grand Forks on Tuesday.

Lukas Peters of the Grand Forks Border Bruins trips up Nelson Leafs forward Austin Lindsay during Nelson's 3-2 victory on Tuesday night.
Nelson Leafs forward Matt MacDonald watches as the puck goes in behind Kamloops Storm goalie Bailey De Palma during first period action. The Leafs lost the game 5-4 in overtime.

Leafs drop 5-4 decision in overtime

Kamloops Storm scored in overtime to hand the Nelson Leafs their first loss of the young season.

Nelson Leafs forward Matt MacDonald watches as the puck goes in behind Kamloops Storm goalie Bailey De Palma during first period action. The Leafs lost the game 5-4 in overtime.
Nelson Mayor John Dooley announced this morning that he will seek a fourth term in office.

UPDATED: Dooley to seek fourth term as Nelson mayor

Nelson Mayor John Dooley made the announcement early this morning.

Nelson Mayor John Dooley announced this morning that he will seek a fourth term in office.
Judy Banfield (left) owner of Mountain Baby hosted a Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce Business After Business event on Wednesday night. Mountain Baby is also celebrating its 20th anniversary.

UPDATED: Mountain Baby hosts Chamber’s Business After Business event

The local store, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, hosted a gathering for area business people on Thursday night.

Judy Banfield (left) owner of Mountain Baby hosted a Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce Business After Business event on Wednesday night. Mountain Baby is also celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Nelson Leafs defenceman Darnel St. Pierre slams Castlegar Rebels defenceman Travis Wilkie into the boards during Saturday night's KIJHL game.

Leafs battle back to beat Castlegar 5-3

Down 3-1 in the second period, the Nelson Leafs scored four unanswered goals to defeat the Castlegar Rebels.

Nelson Leafs defenceman Darnel St. Pierre slams Castlegar Rebels defenceman Travis Wilkie into the boards during Saturday night's KIJHL game.