Varty reaches top 10 in all events at the World Masters Swimming Championships

Eulah Varty and Colleen Nelson put themselves to the test in the World Masters Swimming Championships in Montreal.

Cowichan Valley swimming legends Eulah Varty and Colleen Nelson put themselves to the test in the World Masters Swimming Championships in Montreal.

Varty, 80, of Chemainus won silver medals in the 200- and 400-metre individual medleys. She placed in the top 10 in all her individual events, including a sixth in the 200 breaststroke, fourth in the 100 fly and seventh in the 200 backstroke.

Nelson, 65, was born and grew up in Bermuda and swam for the Bermuda Masters’ Swim Team.

Nelson, who prefers sprint events, earned gold in the 50 breast, silver in 50 fly, bronze in 50 free and 100 breast plus a fourth in 100 free.

“Competition was fierce and I only clinched the gold in 50 breast by 16/100 of a second and third in 100 breast by 8/100 of a second,’’ Nelson noted.



Just Posted

Lynne Smith humbled by mandate given to her by Saltair/Thetis voters

New Area G director looking forward to the challenge and representing her community well

Amazing artist JW-Jones brings his act to the Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton

Live act by a master bluesman something to see and hear

Ladysmith voters elect 5 new faces to town council

Voters overwhelmingly support referendum questions

Three strong earthquakes reported off Vancouver Island

The quakes, all measuring more than 6.0 on the richter scale, were about 260 kilometres west of Tofino

2018 municipal election: Few surprises on Vancouver Island

16 incumbent mayors will continue in their positions for four more years

‘She’s charging. Oh God’: Mama grizzly runs at B.C. man armed with shotgun

People online were quick to question – and defend – a man’s decision to shoot a grizzly bear charging him on a Bella Coola front yard

Island Health encourages sexual assault survivors to #TrustYourself

New social media campaign urges survivors of sexual assault to seek medical care

Canada announces $20M fund for women entrepreneurs

New federal program will provide up to $100,000 for female business owners to grow their operations

Vancouver Island man claims falling ice smashed his truck windshield

Man discovered volleyball-sized chunk ice on his truck Saturday, near Nanaimo, B.C.

B.C. veteran combats PTSD in the ring and on the farm

Cam Tetrault is a valuable contributor at Quesnel’s Two Rivers Boxing Club

B.C. vegan butcher to appear on Dragons’ Den

Victoria’s Very Good Butchers will star in Nov. 29 episode

Fast ferries from B.C. spotted in Egypt

Controversial aluminum BC Ferries vessels ’big white elephants covered in dust,’ eyewitness says

Canadian troops, families take shelter in hotel after Florida hurricane

Most of the Canadians were evacuated from the military base before Hurricane Michael

B.C. jury trial hears police-sting audio of man accused of killing girl, 12

Garry Handlen has pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder of Monica Jack on May 6, 1978.

Most Read