Celebrating the L words

Today’s edition is once again packed full of community news, sports and events. Though we didn’t plan it this way, two big themes jump out.

Friday’s print edition is once again packed full of community news, sports and events. Though we didn’t really plan it this way, two big themes jump out amongst all the others — local literary talent and the Nelson Junior Leafs.

There are two features in tomorrow’s paper that tell the story about a pair of local women celebrating the release of new books. You will find Megan Cole’s feature on Shelley Adams who has scored the cookbook hat trick by releasing Whitewater Cooks with Friends here. You can read Greg Nesteroff’s story about Frances Welwood’s historical biography of Annie Garland Foster here.

The depth of literary talent in this community is impressive. You would be hard pressed to find a city of this size with such a full shelf of local authors and offerings.

Congratulations to both women on their achievements. They have both made the Christmas shopping season that much easier.

Also in Friday’s paper you will find several pages of Nelson Junior Leafs coverage. In the eclectic mix of this community, hockey is still a vital part of the culture. And when it comes to our biggest show on ice, this season we have plenty to excited about.

Leafs head coach Frank Maida — a local boy who grew up playing in the old Civic Centre — was thrown into action over the summer on short notice. Though it’s still early in the season, coach Maida has the makings of a championship club.

We have included a three-page feature where we introduce the players. Though the season is more than a month old, the players have now settled in. Most of the guys on this team are from out of town, so it’s important that we get to know them a little better. All are committed to the game and will be great ambassadors for this community during the winter.

Congratulations to coach Maida and his crew. Keep on making us proud.

There’s always plenty to celebrate in the Nelson area. Sometimes you just have to focus on one letter of the alphabet.

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