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Glacier’s Junior Olympic Level 6, fourth-place team. Front: Jersey Skolka, Sarah Stew, Molly Anderson. Middle: Rebecka van Hellemond, Selina Kromer-Anton, Emerson Mandseth. Back: Anika Denkovski, Anni van Hellemond, Lumay Plautz. Photo: Submitted

Glacier Gymnastics wins 22 medals at provincials

Nelson athletes also won three all-around titles and 24 top-10 placements

BCHL

BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

Aleah Smith Photo: Submitted

Nelson Nordic Ski Club athletes named to provincial squads

Maya Abraham and Aleah Smith will ski for B.C. teams

The Bucks in action against the Trail Smoke Eaters on April 4. Photo: cranbrookbucks.ca

Nelson’s Noah Quinn scores in Cranbrook Bucks’ BCHL debut weekend

Quinn has one goal, two assists through the Bucks’ first two games

The Bucks in action against the Trail Smoke Eaters on April 4. Photo: cranbrookbucks.ca
Nelson’s Amreesa Bhabra completes a snatch lift of 75 kilograms during her performance for the junior weightlifting nationals. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Amreesa Bhabra completes a snatch lift of 75 kilograms during her performance for the junior weightlifting nationals. Photo: Submitted
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
Fruitvale native Arie Postmus played for the Selkirk Saints. Photo: Jennifer Small

Selkirk College discontinues men’s hockey

Selkirk Saints hockey team permanently dismantled

Fruitvale native Arie Postmus played for the Selkirk Saints. Photo: Jennifer Small
BCHL

BCHL will have three teams playing in Burnaby during shortened season

The league announced five pod locations as the junior A league prepares to play in early April

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L-R: The Nelson Skating Club’s Vienna Ferguson, Oceane Cheon and Paisley Jarvis wait for their performance times during the Kootenay Region Virtual Competition on Feb. 20. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Skating Club competes in regional event

The Kootenay Region Virtual Competition was held Feb. 20

L-R: The Nelson Skating Club’s Vienna Ferguson, Oceane Cheon and Paisley Jarvis wait for their performance times during the Kootenay Region Virtual Competition on Feb. 20. Photo: Submitted
The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)
Members of the Nelson Nordic Ski Club show off their new snowcat. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Nordic Club celebrates new snowcat

A community fundraising effort led to the purchase

Members of the Nelson Nordic Ski Club show off their new snowcat. Photo: Submitted
Remi Drolet

Rossland skier competes at World Nordic ski championship

Remi Drolet was selected to Team Canada and will race at the 2021 FIS World Nordic Ski Championships

Remi Drolet
Roller skating enthusiasts Danielle McGrath (left) and Michelle Sylvest are teaching the old pastime to new skaters at the Nelson and District Youth Centre. Photo: Tyler Harper
Roller skating enthusiasts Danielle McGrath (left) and Michelle Sylvest are teaching the old pastime to new skaters at the Nelson and District Youth Centre. Photo: Tyler Harper
Julien Locke

Black Jack skier creates innovative new tool for tracking trail conditions

NST member Julien Locke creates Nordic Pulse an online program that tracks ski club grooming teams

Julien Locke
Jennie Gallo. Photo: Submitted

Jennie Gallo added to Castlegar Complex Wall of Fame

Gallo has had a successful career in women’s hockey

Jennie Gallo. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Levi Taylor captured silver at the B.C. junior Olympic weightlifting championships. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Levi Taylor captured silver at the B.C. junior Olympic weightlifting championships. Photo: Submitted
Board members and other volunteers from Nelson Nordic Ski Club with a demo model Pisten Bully 100 snowcat that is under consideration for purchase by the club at the end of its Love Your Club fundraiser. Photo: Submitted
Board members and other volunteers from Nelson Nordic Ski Club with a demo model Pisten Bully 100 snowcat that is under consideration for purchase by the club at the end of its Love Your Club fundraiser. Photo: Submitted
Molly Miller from Kimberley was the top Canadian at the Nordic World Junior Championships in Finland today. Bulletin file
Molly Miller from Kimberley was the top Canadian at the Nordic World Junior Championships in Finland today. Bulletin file
A Nelson Leafs player takes a shot on a Beaver Valley Nitehawks goaltender during the 2020 playoffs. The KIJHL announced Saturday it was cancelling the 2020-21 season. Photo: Jim Bailey/Trail Times

Nelson Leafs coach disappointed by province after KIJHL season scrapped

Mario DiBella says he wishes health orders had been handled differently

A Nelson Leafs player takes a shot on a Beaver Valley Nitehawks goaltender during the 2020 playoffs. The KIJHL announced Saturday it was cancelling the 2020-21 season. Photo: Jim Bailey/Trail Times
A Nelson Leafs player takes a shot on a Beaver Valley Nitehawks goaltender during the 2020 playoffs. The KIJHL announced Saturday it was cancelling the 2020-21 season. Photo: Jim Bailey/Trail Times

KIJHL cancels season due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions

It’s the second straight season the KIJHL has had to shut down prematurely

A Nelson Leafs player takes a shot on a Beaver Valley Nitehawks goaltender during the 2020 playoffs. The KIJHL announced Saturday it was cancelling the 2020-21 season. Photo: Jim Bailey/Trail Times