Samuel Dobrin

High Terrain Helicopters' chief pilot

Height of Excitement

Tyhlor Kahret's spent decades flying where most dream about. From big budget films to harrowing search and rescue missions he's seen it all

High Terrain Helicopters' chief pilot
Robbie Kalabis airs off a fallen tree on his telemark skis recently at Whitewater Ski Resort

Whitewater stages winter celebration

Whitewater hosts its third annual winter celebration this weekend.

Robbie Kalabis airs off a fallen tree on his telemark skis recently at Whitewater Ski Resort
The Nelson Senior Novice Leafs march out to their Saturday game.

Tiny strides, big time fun

The annual Nelson Ford Novice Shootout took to the ice this past weekend

The Nelson Senior Novice Leafs march out to their Saturday game.
Leafs' Max Mois (26) fires a shot on Fernie goaltender Fraser Abdallah (31) during Saturday's matchup at the NDCC. Fernie won 4-3 in overtime.

Leafs drop game to Fernie in 4-3 overtime loss

The Nelson Leafs lost 4-3 against the Fernie Ghostriders Saturday in overtime at the NDCC.

Leafs' Max Mois (26) fires a shot on Fernie goaltender Fraser Abdallah (31) during Saturday's matchup at the NDCC. Fernie won 4-3 in overtime.

Nelson celebrates Scottish heritage

Get your kilt fitted and blow the dust off your bagpipes for the annual Robbie Burns dinner at the Nelson Eagles Hall.

Wildflower students get down to work recently writing their pen pals.

Wildflower blossoms

At Tuesday’s Kootenay Lake School Board meeting, trustees voted 8-1 to expand the Wildflower School program in Creston and Nelson.

Wildflower students get down to work recently writing their pen pals.
Whitewater Ski Team member Harper Henderson competes at Panorama last weekend.

As fun grows, great results follow

After their first race weekend, the Whitewater Ski Team is off to a great start with one of the largest representations in years.

Whitewater Ski Team member Harper Henderson competes at Panorama last weekend.
Sniper Patrick Martens will finish the season with the Nelson Junior Leafs.

Nelson Leafs head into Saturday with returning star

The Nelson Leafs aim to put up a good fight against the Fernie Ghostriders this weekend with the return of one of their leading scorers.

Sniper Patrick Martens will finish the season with the Nelson Junior Leafs.
Nathan Beninger works with some heartbreaking situations in Peru.

Peru’s darker truth

Amidst the beauty of Peru, Nelson’s Nathan Beninger has been working with heartbreaking fallout of child prostitution.

Nathan Beninger works with some heartbreaking situations in Peru.
Leafs defeat the Grand Forks Border Bruins 5-2 Saturday.

The Leafs bounce back with a win against Grand Forks

Slideshow: Nelson Leafs bounce back from Friday's loss with a 5-2 win against Grand Forks

Leafs defeat the Grand Forks Border Bruins 5-2 Saturday.
Ryan Bowen

Nelson welcomes New Year’s baby

Nelson’s first child of 2012 came right on cue and wasted no time.

Ryan Bowen
Leafs' Nik Newman fires a shot on the Princeton Posse keeper during Friday's game in Nelson. Princeton won 5-4 in double overtime.

Nelson Leafs unable to secure a win in 5-4 double overtime loss

The Leafs made an astonishing recovery after trailing 0-2 to Princeton Friday but were unable to hang on, losing 5-4 in double overtime.

Leafs' Nik Newman fires a shot on the Princeton Posse keeper during Friday's game in Nelson. Princeton won 5-4 in double overtime.
Baldface has plenty to celebrate this season

Baldface to host world’s best

High profile guests in Nelson like Travis Rice and NBC’s Today show is evidence that something big is about to happen.

Baldface has plenty to celebrate this season
The Nelson region’s deputy assessor Dennis Hickson says there was a slight rise in local property values

Nelson assessment roll stays stable

Property assessment notices are being delivered to more than 17,000 property owners in the area

The Nelson region’s deputy assessor Dennis Hickson says there was a slight rise in local property values
January 4

The air up there

Riding his telemark skis, Nelson’s Robbie Kalabis pulls off some tricky air at Whitewater Ski Resort last weekend.

January 4
James Sorrey (photographed in a game against the Border Bruins earlier in the season) and the Leafs will hit the ice for two back-to-back home games this weekend.

More focus stressed by coaching staff

The Nelson Junior Leafs are gearing up for a double header this weekend with the Princeton Posse and the Grand Forks Border Bruins.

James Sorrey (photographed in a game against the Border Bruins earlier in the season) and the Leafs will hit the ice for two back-to-back home games this weekend.
The snow did not fall as usual last month.

A month of ‘weak’ systems

Each season has its share of highs and lows, but as far as precipitation goes this winter we’ve only seen the lows.

The snow did not fall as usual last month.
January 3

Mungall Gives Christmas Address

MLA Michelle Mungall speaks at Our Daily Bread in Nelson during an annual community holiday lunch that was held before Christmas.

January 3
The Gravity Climbing Centre has been given a notice to leave its current location on Victoria Street by April.

Climbing community gathers in effort to save indoor facility

Local climbers are rallying together after the recent announcement of the closure of the Nelson climbing gym.

The Gravity Climbing Centre has been given a notice to leave its current location on Victoria Street by April.
Lakeside Park was full of brave souls on Sunday morning.

Nelson Polar Bear Swim splashes down

More than 30 people took part in the annual Polar Bear Swim at Lakeside Park beach on Sunday morning.

Lakeside Park was full of brave souls on Sunday morning.