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The Creston Timbits pose with their coaches and owner of Tim Horton’s Nancy Lascak. Missing: Head Coach Ivan González. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston’s Timbits say thank you

The local Tim Horton’s has sponsored the team by providing full uniforms

Nelson’s Marylee Banyard, seen here at her home in 2016, was a swimming star among seniors in B.C. She passed away on May 3, 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson swimming star Marylee Banyard passes away

Banyard won multiple medals at the 55-plus B.C. Games

Athletes that attended the Okanagan Open and Edmonton International Judo Championship with one of our sponsors - Interior Brewery Workers Union Local 308. Back row: Sensei Laura Knudsen, Thomas Saby, Evan Felitsyn, Olexa Felitsyn, Elisha Moore, Elijah Bayley, Dalan Lagare (from Interior Brewery Workers Union Local 308). Front row, left to right: Damien Sandoval, Kaitlyn Sandoval, Aspen Comer, Tiang Tanapima, Lani Tanapima, Lucien Beaton. (Submitted)

Creston Judo Club throws above its weight

Spring has also brought on a burst of activity at the Creston Judo Club

  • May 10, 2022
The team of champions at Creston Combat Fitness pose together with their medals from the tournament on
April 9. (Submitted photo)

Creston Jiu-Jitsu athletes excel at Alberta tournament

Creston’s 13 athletes took home a staggering 10 gold medals

The team of champions at Creston Combat Fitness pose together with their medals from the tournament on
April 9. (Submitted photo)
Châteaugar Run Club is organizing a series of trail races in the Castlegar area. Photo: Steven Wells

Castlegar running club hosting series of trail races

Club aims to bring races to runners that don’t want to run longer-distance crowded races

Châteaugar Run Club is organizing a series of trail races in the Castlegar area. Photo: Steven Wells
This is an updated concept drawing of Campbell Field showing the outdoor facilities residents have shown a preference toward. Illustration courtesy Cover Architecture

Outdoor sports win out in poll to set future for Campbell Field

The multi-sport facility between Nelson and Castlegar is still in the early stages

This is an updated concept drawing of Campbell Field showing the outdoor facilities residents have shown a preference toward. Illustration courtesy Cover Architecture
Nelson’s Jazmine Lowther is seen here running at the Canyons 100 on April 23 in California. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Jazmine Lowther is seen here running at the Canyons 100 on April 23 in California. Photo: Submitted
Kim Irving is one of the organizers of Run Like A Mother. The Nelson race takes place May 7. Photo: Tyler Harper
Kim Irving is one of the organizers of Run Like A Mother. The Nelson race takes place May 7. Photo: Tyler Harper
Brandon Switzer is the new head coach for the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. (KIJHL)

Creston Valley Thunder Cats name new head coach

Brandon Switzer had replaced Bill Rotheisler as head coach for next season

Brandon Switzer is the new head coach for the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. (KIJHL)
Back row from left to right: Assistant Coach Adam Oler, Head Coach Jeff Shatzko, John Coleman, Haven Balsillie DeBoer, Assistant Captain Austin Huscroft, Assistant Coach Steve Rejman. Front Row from left to right: Emmett Shatzko, Logan Merkley, Carver Fanning, Noah Daikuhara, Zack Smith, Ethan Ryder, Medeas Brunham, Cash Fedechko, Captain Easton Bishop, Evan Carbert, Wyatt Oler, Kaine Gauthier, Trey Jackman. Missing: Assistant Coach Paul Coleman, Corbin Miller, Porter Santano. (Submitted)

Creston U-13 Chiefs win 2021-2022 season banner

Submitted by Mel Lankhaar-Rejman Congratulations to this years’ U-13 Creston Chiefs for…

  • Mar 25, 2022
Back row from left to right: Assistant Coach Adam Oler, Head Coach Jeff Shatzko, John Coleman, Haven Balsillie DeBoer, Assistant Captain Austin Huscroft, Assistant Coach Steve Rejman. Front Row from left to right: Emmett Shatzko, Logan Merkley, Carver Fanning, Noah Daikuhara, Zack Smith, Ethan Ryder, Medeas Brunham, Cash Fedechko, Captain Easton Bishop, Evan Carbert, Wyatt Oler, Kaine Gauthier, Trey Jackman. Missing: Assistant Coach Paul Coleman, Corbin Miller, Porter Santano. (Submitted)
The Kootenay Climbing Association is looking for a location to build a $4.2-million indoor climbing facility. Illustration: City of Nelson agenda
The Kootenay Climbing Association is looking for a location to build a $4.2-million indoor climbing facility. Illustration: City of Nelson agenda
Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)

22 NHL jerseys = fun game on ice

Williams Lake hockey dad Clay Palmantier organized the event

Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)
Winners of the Draw to the Button were Glen Kinder 1st from Creston, Robert Korner 2nd, and Bruce Schiewe 3rd who were both on the same team that came from Cranbrook. (Submitted)

Creston Curling Club hosts the 76th annual Men’s Butterfly Bonspiel

By Ross Gowan The Creston Curling Club attracted a field of 44…

  • Mar 15, 2022
Winners of the Draw to the Button were Glen Kinder 1st from Creston, Robert Korner 2nd, and Bruce Schiewe 3rd who were both on the same team that came from Cranbrook. (Submitted)
Black Jack skiers Julien Locke and Colin Ferrie just released the Nordic Pulse Newsletter to keep users up to date on the website’s progress and platforms. (Contributed)

Explosive growth for Black Jack skiers’ Nordic Pulse website

Nordic Pulse offers x-country skiers and clubs cutting edge technology with user friendly website

Black Jack skiers Julien Locke and Colin Ferrie just released the Nordic Pulse Newsletter to keep users up to date on the website’s progress and platforms. (Contributed)
Amanda Asay prepares to throw the ball in an undated handout photo. Asay, a longtime national team member, died of injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Nelson. Photo: Baseball Canada
Amanda Asay prepares to throw the ball in an undated handout photo. Asay, a longtime national team member, died of injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Nelson. Photo: Baseball Canada
In game six on March 1, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats had their last victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, 5-3. (Photo © Brandon Shaw / analogdog.ca)

Creston Valley Thunder Cats eliminated from playoffs

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks narrowly defeated the Thunder Cats 3-2 in Game 7

In game six on March 1, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats had their last victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, 5-3. (Photo © Brandon Shaw / analogdog.ca)
Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)

Northwest B.C. Paralympic hockey player takes to the ice in Beijing tonight

The opening hockey game of the 2022 Paralympics features rematch of 2018 gold medal final with USA

Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)
On Feb. 26, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats were defeated on their home ice 4-3 by the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. (Photo © Brandon Shaw / analogdog.ca)

KIJHL playoffs underway, Thundercats avoid elimination

The Thunder Cats are facing off against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the final of seven games

On Feb. 26, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats were defeated on their home ice 4-3 by the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. (Photo © Brandon Shaw / analogdog.ca)
British Columbia’s Kimberly Newell, in her distinctive pads and helmet, was a star in net for Team China at the Beijing Games. Photo: Submitted

At the Beijing Games, B.C. goaltender Kimberly Newell is a Chinese sensation

Newell’s performance and love for her heritage have made her a star

British Columbia’s Kimberly Newell, in her distinctive pads and helmet, was a star in net for Team China at the Beijing Games. Photo: Submitted
The Kimberley Dynamiters are one point behind the Columbia Valley Rockies in the Eddie Mountain Division. Paul Rodgers/Kimberley Bulletin file

Tight race at the top in Eddie Mountain Division as playoffs loom

Teams in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) are gearing up…

The Kimberley Dynamiters are one point behind the Columbia Valley Rockies in the Eddie Mountain Division. Paul Rodgers/Kimberley Bulletin file