Nelson golfer Paul Belanger gets a jump on the golf season by hitting the driving range at the Birchbank Golf Course on Thursday. The course is the first to open in the West Kootenay with tee-off times starting at 10 a.m.

Birchbank tees off

Birchbank is the first to open in the West Kootenay with tee-off times starting at 10 a.m.

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