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L-R: Scott Robertson, Abigail Robertson, Caleb Bernhardt, Vijesh James and Oliver Marsh (missing) took part in the online Korean Consul General Cup. Photo: Submitted

Local martial artists win at online provincial tournament

Kootenay Martial Arts had five athletes participate in the Korean Consul General Cup

The Nelson and District Community Complex ice has mostly been empty this season with the Nelson Leafs’ season on hold due to the pandemic. File photo

Six Nelson sports groups included in provincial grant

The Local Sports Relief Fund is meant to offset pandemic-related expenses

BCHL

BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

The KIJHL season won’t continue until at least Feb. 5. Photo: Tyler Harper

KIJHL postpones regular season until Feb. 5

The announcement follows an extension of the province’s athletic travel restrictions

The KIJHL season won’t continue until at least Feb. 5. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Matti Erickson will attend University of Oregon next year. Photo: Kari Medig

Nelson’s Matti Erickson to race for University of Oregon

Erickson is the city’s current sports ambassador

Nelson’s Matti Erickson will attend University of Oregon next year. Photo: Kari Medig
The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)

Pat Quinn Classic scholarships continue even as COVID cancels tournament

Female and male bantam players province wide are encouraged to apply for $1,000 scholarships

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)
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Selkirk College Saints players with some of the 1,500 individual food items they collected as part of the team’s annual food drive. Along with $900 in cash donations, the student-athletes will provide both the Selkirk College Student Food Bank and other regional food banks with much-needed resources for December. Photo: submitted
Selkirk College Saints players with some of the 1,500 individual food items they collected as part of the team’s annual food drive. Along with $900 in cash donations, the student-athletes will provide both the Selkirk College Student Food Bank and other regional food banks with much-needed resources for December. Photo: submitted
Glacier Gymnastics head coach Sandra Long says she doesn’t understand why her sport is currently shut down while others are allowed to operate. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘It is bewildering’: Nelson sports leaders call out provincial shut down

Indoor group classes for activities such as gymnastics and dance are on hold

Glacier Gymnastics head coach Sandra Long says she doesn’t understand why her sport is currently shut down while others are allowed to operate. Photo: Tyler Harper
Group fitness classes are on hold at the Nelson and District Community Complex. File photo

Group fitness classes cancelled at Nelson, Salmo rec centres

Parking enforcement is also coming to the Nelson and District Community Complex

Group fitness classes are on hold at the Nelson and District Community Complex. File photo
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Nelson Leafs
BCHL

BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

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With new Provincial Health Orders, area sports teams will suspend all travel including the Trail Smoke Eaters and Trail minor hockey rep teams and some house teams. Photo: Jim Bailey.

New COVID regs suspend junior and minor hockey rep play

All West Kootenay travelling hockey teams have been grounded until Dec. 7

With new Provincial Health Orders, area sports teams will suspend all travel including the Trail Smoke Eaters and Trail minor hockey rep teams and some house teams. Photo: Jim Bailey.
Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sport-fishing Charters shows off a large bull trout caught in Kootenay Lake last month. Photo: Submitted.

West Kootenay Fishing Report: Prime fishing months for Kootenay Lake

Water temperature perfect for bull trout and rainbow trout on Kootenay and Arrow Lakes

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Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sport-fishing Charters shows off a large bull trout caught in Kootenay Lake last month. Photo: Submitted.
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Nelson Leafs.
Boxers L-R: William Veroni of North Vancouver and Nelson’s Makalu Babott. Photo submitted

Nelson boxers compete in first pandemic match in North Vancouver

Match was conducted with no spectators and streamed to a live audience

Boxers L-R: William Veroni of North Vancouver and Nelson’s Makalu Babott. Photo submitted
The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
Nelson’s Brian Boyes has been awarded a provincial honour for coaching junior golfers. Photo: Submitted

Nelson golf coach wins provincial honour

Bryan Boyes was honoured for his work with young golfers

Nelson’s Brian Boyes has been awarded a provincial honour for coaching junior golfers. Photo: Submitted
The West Kootenay Fly Fishing Club is hosting their third edition of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival in virtual mode, with all proceeds going to the Trail Salvation Army. Photo from ‘Iqaluk’, a film by Hooké.

West Kootenay Fly Fishing club hosts virtual International Fly Fishing Film Festival

Buy online tickets and support Trail Salvation Army, with virtual screening of IF4

The West Kootenay Fly Fishing Club is hosting their third edition of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival in virtual mode, with all proceeds going to the Trail Salvation Army. Photo from ‘Iqaluk’, a film by Hooké.
Dryden Hunt has signed up to play for the Arizona Coyotes next season. File photo

Dryden Hunt signs with Arizona Coyotes

The Nelson native inked a one-year deal

Dryden Hunt has signed up to play for the Arizona Coyotes next season. File photo
The Nelson Leafs’ regular season begins Nov. 13 at Castlegar. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Leafs open season Nov. 13 in Castlegar

The Leafs’ first home game is Nov. 14 against Osoyoos

The Nelson Leafs’ regular season begins Nov. 13 at Castlegar. Photo: Tyler Harper