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Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool making NFL debut on Monday Night Football

Abby Senior grad suiting up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to take on New York Giants in Big Apple

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)
Ida Jenss and Lily Nay swam across Kootenay Lake near Kaslo on Thursday. Photos: Tyler Harper

Lily and the lake: How a young B.C. girl with Down syndrome swam to her dream

Kaslo’s Lily Nay set her mind to swimming Kootenay Lake on Sept. 3

Ida Jenss and Lily Nay swam across Kootenay Lake near Kaslo on Thursday. Photos: Tyler Harper
Subjects cleared, sale of Birchbank Golf Course will be finalized next month. Jim Bailey photo.

Birchbank Golf Course sale confirmed

Deal finalized, Viaggio will purchase Birchbank Golf Course next month

Subjects cleared, sale of Birchbank Golf Course will be finalized next month. Jim Bailey photo.
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The KIJHL returns to the ice Nov. 13, albeit without the Spokane Braves, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and 100 Mile House Wranglers. Photo: Tyler Harper

KIJHL delays season to Nov. 13; three teams opt out

The league will play a 30-game season without 100 Mile House, Spokane and Beaver Valley

The KIJHL returns to the ice Nov. 13, albeit without the Spokane Braves, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and 100 Mile House Wranglers. Photo: Tyler Harper
Beaver Valley Nitehawks withdraw from 2020-21 season

Beaver Valley Nitehawks withdraw from 2020-21 season

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks are going dark for the first time in 40 years of play in the KIJHL

Beaver Valley Nitehawks withdraw from 2020-21 season
The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)

BCHL teams can start training in September for first league games in December

B.C. Hockey League announces Dec. 1 start date for 2020-21 season

The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)
Redstone Resort held it’s first annual Century 21 Kootenay homes Fathers Day Fundraiser last month. This year’s lucky charity was the J. L. Crowe Golf team. Pictured are Crowe Students Jakob Smith and Bella Fisher-Vockeroth accepting a check for $730. The event was a great success with Ricka Miller, Kolton “Boom Boom” Miller, Maureen Miller & Erika Miller taking first prize. We would like to thank everyone for donating and playing in the fun Father’s Day fundraiser.

Redstone Resort celebrates Fathers Day

Redstone helps out the J. L. Crowe golf team with Century 21 Kootenay Homes Fathers Day Fundraiser

Redstone Resort held it’s first annual Century 21 Kootenay homes Fathers Day Fundraiser last month. This year’s lucky charity was the J. L. Crowe Golf team. Pictured are Crowe Students Jakob Smith and Bella Fisher-Vockeroth accepting a check for $730. The event was a great success with Ricka Miller, Kolton “Boom Boom” Miller, Maureen Miller & Erika Miller taking first prize. We would like to thank everyone for donating and playing in the fun Father’s Day fundraiser.
Tosh Sherkat bouldering in Pass Creek. Photo: Liam Barnes

Nelson climbers raise racism awareness with video

Tula and Tosh Sherkat and Rossland director Liam Barnes collaborated on the video

Tosh Sherkat bouldering in Pass Creek. Photo: Liam Barnes
Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada West cancels fall sports due to COVID-19

B.C. student athletes at seven universities impacted by cancellation, more cancellations possible

Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting June 1, Anglers can win big prizes by harvesting rainbow and bull trout on Kootenay Lake in an effort to revive kokanee population. Jim Bailey photo.

Angler incentive project launched on Kootenay Lake

Anglers are encouraged to keep their catch on Kootenay Lake and enter a chance to win big prizes

Starting June 1, Anglers can win big prizes by harvesting rainbow and bull trout on Kootenay Lake in an effort to revive kokanee population. Jim Bailey photo.
The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers has raised enough money to buy Waterline in Castlegar. File photo

Rock climbing group receives $30,000 grant to help purchase land in Castlegar

The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers has been raising funds to buy Waterline for over year

The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers has raised enough money to buy Waterline in Castlegar. File photo
Organizers announced April 22 that the 2020 Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament has been cancelled. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Organizers cancel 2020 Grand Forks International baseball tournament due to COVID-19

Dr. Bonnie Henry has said that it is “unrealistic” to expect large events to go ahead this summer

Organizers announced April 22 that the 2020 Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament has been cancelled. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Birchbank Golf Course files for receivership

Birchbank Golf Course files for receivership

The Receiver General plans to keep Birchbank Golf Course open and operational when safe to do so

Birchbank Golf Course files for receivership
West Kootenay couple Garrett Kucher and Tori Apostoliuk run the gauntlet, make it home after being locked down in Spain.

West Kootenay couple escapes Spain – safe, sound, and in self-isolation

BC couple Garrett Kucher and Tory Apostoliuk make it home after almost a week of lockdown in Spain

West Kootenay couple Garrett Kucher and Tori Apostoliuk run the gauntlet, make it home after being locked down in Spain.
The Ruha Mixed Martial Arts Club was all set to compete in its first competition at Tiger Balm Internationals in Vancouver this weekend, when this photo was taken earlier this month. Unfortunately, the tournament was cancelled, but the club is still working hard. From left: Charlie Lemiuex, November Scott, Kaya Fedechko, Wyatt Coombs, Coach Greg Coombs, Coach CJ Bagg, Darin De Jager, and Peter Leduc. Submitted photo.

Greater Trail athletes keep calm and carry on

Fitness options are still available despite shuttering of facilities and organized sport

The Ruha Mixed Martial Arts Club was all set to compete in its first competition at Tiger Balm Internationals in Vancouver this weekend, when this photo was taken earlier this month. Unfortunately, the tournament was cancelled, but the club is still working hard. From left: Charlie Lemiuex, November Scott, Kaya Fedechko, Wyatt Coombs, Coach Greg Coombs, Coach CJ Bagg, Darin De Jager, and Peter Leduc. Submitted photo.
Columbia River Sport Fishing guide Bruce Kruk helped out #DozenForDownUnder, a fly-tying project that raises funds for the survivors of the Australian wild fires that raged through the continent earlier this year, by auctioning off a day of fishing on the mighty Columbia. Jim Bailey photo.

Columbia River guide raises funds for Australian wildfire relief

Dozen for Down Under has raised over $30,000 US in aid for Australia’s brushfire relief effort

Columbia River Sport Fishing guide Bruce Kruk helped out #DozenForDownUnder, a fly-tying project that raises funds for the survivors of the Australian wild fires that raged through the continent earlier this year, by auctioning off a day of fishing on the mighty Columbia. Jim Bailey photo.
The lights were on but no one was home at the Trail Memorial Centre this weekend, as Hockey Canada announced the end to the BCHL and minor hockey seasons on Friday. Jim Bailey photo.

Update: Hockey Canada brings Junior and Minor Hockey seasons to abrupt end

Due to COVID-19, Hockey Canada cancels the BCHL and KIJHL playoffs, as well as BC provincials

The lights were on but no one was home at the Trail Memorial Centre this weekend, as Hockey Canada announced the end to the BCHL and minor hockey seasons on Friday. Jim Bailey photo.
Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George cancelled due to COVID-19

Another international sporting event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Minor penalty for coach roughing player irks Castlegar parents

Minor penalty for coach roughing player irks Castlegar parents

Minor hockey v-p quits in row over one-game suspension given to coach

Minor penalty for coach roughing player irks Castlegar parents
Black Jack skier Remi Drolet skis to fourth at World Jr. Nordic Ski Championships. Doug Stephen photo.

Black Jack skier rockets to fourth at World Jr. Nordic Ski Championships

Remi Drolet posts best finish for a Canadian at World Ski Championships since Alex Harvey in 2008

Black Jack skier Remi Drolet skis to fourth at World Jr. Nordic Ski Championships. Doug Stephen photo.