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Caleb, Shana and Gordon Kavaloff (left to right) were three of Castlegar's black belt graduates.

Martial artists endure taekwondo black belt testing

Five Castlegar residents among recent black belt recipients.

Caleb, Shana and Gordon Kavaloff (left to right) were three of Castlegar's black belt graduates.
Nelson Leafs forward Nolan Percival, No. 18 in the photo above playing Beaver Valley on Friday, was traded to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Saturday.

KIJHL: Nelson Leafs trade Nolan Percival to Beaver Valley

The Nelson player was traded to the Nitehawks on Saturday.

Nelson Leafs forward Nolan Percival, No. 18 in the photo above playing Beaver Valley on Friday, was traded to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Saturday.
Rocks fly at Doug Bothamley Memorial open cash spiel

Rocks fly at Doug Bothamley Memorial open cash spiel

More than $10,000 in cash was divided up, with Kelowna taking first place and top dollar, followed by Castlegar and Nelson.

Rocks fly at Doug Bothamley Memorial open cash spiel
Trafalgar Thunder A team playing Castlegar in Nelson.

Trafalgar Thunder host girls volleyball tournament

The Nelson middle school was full of team spirit on Thursday night.

Trafalgar Thunder A team playing Castlegar in Nelson.
Nelson’s Kootenay Rhythm Dragons paddler Brooke Campbell made the Canadian National team earlier this summer.

Brooke Campbell makes national dragon boat team

The Nelson athlete and her teammates are training in Victoria through the winter to prepare for the 2016 World Championships in Australia.

Nelson’s Kootenay Rhythm Dragons paddler Brooke Campbell made the Canadian National team earlier this summer.
There's a warm reception at Community Connect Day with 38 various service providers helping to fill people's basic needs at Central school.

Community Connect Day provides access to basic needs

All of the 38 booths at the open event are showcasing their services for free with many give-a ways and on the spot services.

There's a warm reception at Community Connect Day with 38 various service providers helping to fill people's basic needs at Central school.
The Nelson Leafs led much of the play against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks only to lose 3-2 in overtime.

KIJHL: Nelson Leafs suffer disappointing loss to Beaver Valley Nitehawks 3-2

A last minute goal by the Nitehawks brought the game into overtime. BV then managed to score a third goal in the final OT minute.

The Nelson Leafs led much of the play against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks only to lose 3-2 in overtime.
Athletes sparring two-on-one during their black belt testing.

Martial artists endure taekwondo black belt testing

The testing includes self-defense with free sparring and two-on-one sparring, knife attacks and Poomse — a series of moves or patterns.

Athletes sparring two-on-one during their black belt testing.
Staff at the Nelson and District Credit Union are seen during Jersey Day 2014.

Jersey Day benefits KidSport Nelson

KidSport Nelson is encouraging businesses to wear favourite sports jerseys and donate on Friday.

Staff at the Nelson and District Credit Union are seen during Jersey Day 2014.
The Senior Novice Leafs team (eight and nine year old) is getting ready for a hockey tournament in Trail this weekend. Pictured-Back from left to right: assistant coach Leif Luttmer, helper Brian Boyes, and head coach Kevin Dewar. Middle left to right: Jack Boyes, Larson Proctor, Cash Linnen, Kale Gehrmann, Max Jean, Gunnar Evenson, Miller Tedesco, Grady Groenhuysen, Cohen Wolbaum, Drae Hudson. Front l-r: Dax Dewar (wearing a mullet wig for Halloween), Ryder Nash, goalie Shea Andersen, Sawan Bhabra, and Griffin Wanhalla.

Little Leafs ready for Trail

The young Nelson athletes will take the show on the road this weekend.

The Senior Novice Leafs team (eight and nine year old) is getting ready for a hockey tournament in Trail this weekend. Pictured-Back from left to right: assistant coach Leif Luttmer, helper Brian Boyes, and head coach Kevin Dewar. Middle left to right: Jack Boyes, Larson Proctor, Cash Linnen, Kale Gehrmann, Max Jean, Gunnar Evenson, Miller Tedesco, Grady Groenhuysen, Cohen Wolbaum, Drae Hudson. Front l-r: Dax Dewar (wearing a mullet wig for Halloween), Ryder Nash, goalie Shea Andersen, Sawan Bhabra, and Griffin Wanhalla.
Thunderous volleyball action in Trail

Thunderous volleyball action in Trail

Nelson's Trafalgar middle school volleyball teams continue to play well.

Thunderous volleyball action in Trail
The L.V. Lady Bombers with the consolation trophy. Back row, left to right: coach Karen Walgren, Lisa Demski, Heather Potkins, Julia Burkart, Noa Butterfield, Kassandra Schloeder, Katharina Hayn, Kaitlyn Daly, Hanna Quinn, and coach Bruce Walgren. Front row, left to right: Emma Gregorich, Kyra Burkart, Lakpa Dietz, Allie Zondervan, Naomi Perkins, Emma Borhi, Camille Gebhart, Mia Kraus with goalie Rylee Zondervan in front.

LVR Lady Bombers claim 9th at BC AA field hockey provincials

The Bombers travelled to Victoria to face fierce competition. Their stellar play was a great end to the season.

The L.V. Lady Bombers with the consolation trophy. Back row, left to right: coach Karen Walgren, Lisa Demski, Heather Potkins, Julia Burkart, Noa Butterfield, Kassandra Schloeder, Katharina Hayn, Kaitlyn Daly, Hanna Quinn, and coach Bruce Walgren. Front row, left to right: Emma Gregorich, Kyra Burkart, Lakpa Dietz, Allie Zondervan, Naomi Perkins, Emma Borhi, Camille Gebhart, Mia Kraus with goalie Rylee Zondervan in front.
Kootenay wedding faire at Mountain Waters

Kootenay wedding faire at Mountain Waters

The nuptial fair was full of wedding ideas and services for brides and grooms-to-be.

Kootenay wedding faire at Mountain Waters
Kootenay Heli-Ski Inc.’s tenure application to operate a daily heli-skiing operation in the Selkirk Mountains on crown land that borders Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, has been denied. The company is owned by Wendell Maki who also owns Kootenay Valley Helicopters in Nelson. Pictured: Heli-skiing in the Purcell Mountains.

Heli ski application bordering Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park denied

Public opposition, impact on ski-touring and snowmobiling industries and environmental values were factors in the Ministry's decision.

Kootenay Heli-Ski Inc.’s tenure application to operate a daily heli-skiing operation in the Selkirk Mountains on crown land that borders Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, has been denied. The company is owned by Wendell Maki who also owns Kootenay Valley Helicopters in Nelson. Pictured: Heli-skiing in the Purcell Mountains.
Whitecaps Kootenay West Academy’s player of the year McKenna Bennett, 16, with coach Brett Adams.

Whitecaps FC announce 2015 players of the year

Nelson’s McKenna Bennett named player of the year for Kootenay West Academy Centre.

Whitecaps Kootenay West Academy’s player of the year McKenna Bennett, 16, with coach Brett Adams.
The Kootenay Ice major midgets hosted the Cariboo Cougars in Nelson last weekend.

Kootenay Ice face Cougar attack

Nelson's major midgets hockey team lose to the Cariboo Cougars on home ice.

The Kootenay Ice major midgets hosted the Cariboo Cougars in Nelson last weekend.
The Trafalgar Thunder dominated a volleyball tournament in Grand Forks last week. The A and B teams combined: Back left: Lauren Hartridge, Teigan Barnhart, Farrah Marzicola, Nicola Anderson, Sarah Shah, Ella Peloso, and Abby Jackson. Front: Alexis Dyck, Semegn Atkinson, Addis Atkinson, Ruby Linnen, and Gabby Bobby. Very front: Jaylen Rushton.

Trafalgar Thunder rumble in Grand Forks

The middle school's girls volleyball team continues to dominate.

The Trafalgar Thunder dominated a volleyball tournament in Grand Forks last week. The A and B teams combined: Back left: Lauren Hartridge, Teigan Barnhart, Farrah Marzicola, Nicola Anderson, Sarah Shah, Ella Peloso, and Abby Jackson. Front: Alexis Dyck, Semegn Atkinson, Addis Atkinson, Ruby Linnen, and Gabby Bobby. Very front: Jaylen Rushton.
The Nelson Leafs warming up prior to playing the Kelowna Chiefs at the Kelowna-Rutland Arena on Saturday night.

KIJHL: Kelowna Chiefs snap Leafs’ winning streak

Leafs said farewell to their six game winning streak after facing off with the Okanagan division team.

The Nelson Leafs warming up prior to playing the Kelowna Chiefs at the Kelowna-Rutland Arena on Saturday night.
A new Canadian flag flies high above Nelson at the top of the Flagpole trail on Elephant mountain. The Friends of Pulpit Rock replaced the flag in early October.

COLUMN: Post election reflection

The day after the federal election, a Nelson Star reporter looks back on recent events while hiking up the Flagpole trail.

A new Canadian flag flies high above Nelson at the top of the Flagpole trail on Elephant mountain. The Friends of Pulpit Rock replaced the flag in early October.
L.V. Rogers  Bombers and JL Crowe  Hawks soccer teams faced wet and windy weather during their game in Trail Friday. LVR’s Nigel Ziegler, Grade 12, is pictured during the game.

LVR boys soccer lose to Trail in provincial playdowns

Rainy conditions and solid competition from JL Crowe made it difficult for the Nelson boys to gain a win.

L.V. Rogers  Bombers and JL Crowe  Hawks soccer teams faced wet and windy weather during their game in Trail Friday. LVR’s Nigel Ziegler, Grade 12, is pictured during the game.
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