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L-R: Nelson’s Matt Walker, Mike Laughton and Simon Wheeldon will take part in the upcoming charity game that pits local hockey players against Montreal Canadiens alumni. Photo submitted

Kootenay Patricks assemble to take on Montreal Canadiens alumni

The charity game takes place Jan. 23 in Nelson

  • Nov 15, 2019
L-R: Nelson’s Matt Walker, Mike Laughton and Simon Wheeldon will take part in the upcoming charity game that pits local hockey players against Montreal Canadiens alumni. Photo submitted
Rossland Warriors host Kelowna Sparta this weekend

Rossland Warriors host Kelowna Sparta this weekend

Some of the best local Sr. Men’s players will lace em up for the Rossland Warriors this weekend

Rossland Warriors host Kelowna Sparta this weekend
Thai UFC fighter Loma Lookboonme celebrates first win in the Octagon with Rossland native Frances Wattanaya (right) manager, coach George Hickman (centre) and agent Daniel Rubenstein (left) at UFC Fight Night 162 in Singapore on Saturday.

Pride Gym alumna makes UFC history with Thai fighter

Rossland native Frances (Pettit) Watthanaya helps first Thai fighter make it to UFC Octagon

Thai UFC fighter Loma Lookboonme celebrates first win in the Octagon with Rossland native Frances Wattanaya (right) manager, coach George Hickman (centre) and agent Daniel Rubenstein (left) at UFC Fight Night 162 in Singapore on Saturday.
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Toss that quaffle! A wizard takes part in a match of Quidditch at Taghum Hall. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Quidditch in the Kootenays

Young wizards and witches played a muggle-version of the sport

Toss that quaffle! A wizard takes part in a match of Quidditch at Taghum Hall. Photo: Tyler Harper
Rossland Arena’s ice making equipment was shut down in March after cracks were discovered in the brine lines. Photo: John Boivin

Task force urges council to keep ice-making in Rossland arena

Study looked at various scenarios for the 80-year-old facility — but not demolition

Rossland Arena’s ice making equipment was shut down in March after cracks were discovered in the brine lines. Photo: John Boivin
Greater Trail at odds with BC Hockey

Greater Trail at odds with BC Hockey

Greater Trail Bantam Rep players left without a league

Greater Trail at odds with BC Hockey
Fernie’s Jennifer McHugh has been crowned North American Enduro Champion. This weekend, she competes on Team Canada at the Trophy of Nations in Italy.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Fernie cyclist crowned North American Enduro Champion

Jennifer McHugh selected to compete in Italy for Team Canada at Trophy of Nations

Fernie’s Jennifer McHugh has been crowned North American Enduro Champion. This weekend, she competes on Team Canada at the Trophy of Nations in Italy.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
The West Kootenay Sixers slo-pitch team captured silver at the 55-plus 2019 BC Games in Kelowna on the weekend. After winning gold at the 2018 Games, the Sixers lost to Kamloops 22-17 in the final after going 5-1-1 in the round robin, that included a win against the gold-medal team. From back-left: Lonnie D’Andrea, Lorne Wuori, Bob Murray, Carson Eriksen, Mike Roach, and Barry Benner. Middle from left: Christine Wayling, Christine Mota, Rick Loewen, Joe Capriglione, and Ken Haynes. Front from left: Luree Gould, John Mota, Steve Cutt, Kevin Melanson, and Michelle Johnston.

55+ BC Games: Mighty medal haul for Greater Trail athletes

Greater Trail athletes excel for Zone 6 West Kootenay-Boundary at 55+ BC Games

The West Kootenay Sixers slo-pitch team captured silver at the 55-plus 2019 BC Games in Kelowna on the weekend. After winning gold at the 2018 Games, the Sixers lost to Kamloops 22-17 in the final after going 5-1-1 in the round robin, that included a win against the gold-medal team. From back-left: Lonnie D’Andrea, Lorne Wuori, Bob Murray, Carson Eriksen, Mike Roach, and Barry Benner. Middle from left: Christine Wayling, Christine Mota, Rick Loewen, Joe Capriglione, and Ken Haynes. Front from left: Luree Gould, John Mota, Steve Cutt, Kevin Melanson, and Michelle Johnston.
Linda Terry (left) and Marilyn Johnstone are training to take part in this weekend’s 55+ Games. Photo by John Boivin

Active life is family affair for Castlegar mom-and-daughter athletes

Two generations taking part in 55+ Senior’s Games

Linda Terry (left) and Marilyn Johnstone are training to take part in this weekend’s 55+ Games. Photo by John Boivin
Members of the Make A Change Canada charity hockey game committee include (L-R) Corey Viala, Bob Hall, Jan Wright, Anne-Marie Edgar, Jen Callow, Bill McDonnell and Mike Stolte. The game between local residents and Montreal Canadiens legends takes place Jan. 23, 2020. Photo submitted

Montreal Canadiens legends to play charity game in Nelson

The January event will raise money for Make A Change Canada

  • Sep 5, 2019
Members of the Make A Change Canada charity hockey game committee include (L-R) Corey Viala, Bob Hall, Jan Wright, Anne-Marie Edgar, Jen Callow, Bill McDonnell and Mike Stolte. The game between local residents and Montreal Canadiens legends takes place Jan. 23, 2020. Photo submitted
Cloverdale’s Holly Speers opened up the scoring for Team Canada. (WBSC video screengrab)

Team Canada step closer to Olympics after beating Puerto Rico

‘Super Round’ games to be played tomorrow at South Surrey’s Softball City

Cloverdale’s Holly Speers opened up the scoring for Team Canada. (WBSC video screengrab)
Rossland golfer Xander Bankes fired a 2-under 68 to win the BC Bantam Boys Golf championship in Langley last week. Langley’s Erin Lee (left) won the BC Bantam Girls title.                                 Brad Ziemer/BC Golf photo.

Redstone golfer, Xander Bankes, wins BC Bantam title

Rossland golfer makes nine birdies through two days of competition to capture BC Bantam golf title

Rossland golfer Xander Bankes fired a 2-under 68 to win the BC Bantam Boys Golf championship in Langley last week. Langley’s Erin Lee (left) won the BC Bantam Girls title.                                 Brad Ziemer/BC Golf photo.
Trail Stingrays swimmer Kate Fricke competed at the BCSSA Provincials in Kamloops on the weekend. Jen Small photo.

Trail Stingrays compete at BCSSA provincials

Seven Greater Trail Stingrays make the grade, swim at provincial meet in Kamloops

Trail Stingrays swimmer Kate Fricke competed at the BCSSA Provincials in Kamloops on the weekend. Jen Small photo.
Pitt Meadows golfer Kevin Hogg returned to Trail to win his third Rossland-Trail Men’s Open title on Sunday at the Birchbank Golf Course. From right: Rob Drezdoff Club President, Mark Jenner Open Division Low Net, Brad Harding Senior Division Champion, Kevin Hogg Open Division Champion, Rob McKay Senior Division Low Net, Derrick Simister Men’s Club Committee and Jeff Papilion Director of Golf.

Update: 75th annual Rossland-Trail Open crowns three-time champion

Kevin Hogg wins the Birchbank Golf Course’s 75th Rossland-Trail Open … again

Pitt Meadows golfer Kevin Hogg returned to Trail to win his third Rossland-Trail Men’s Open title on Sunday at the Birchbank Golf Course. From right: Rob Drezdoff Club President, Mark Jenner Open Division Low Net, Brad Harding Senior Division Champion, Kevin Hogg Open Division Champion, Rob McKay Senior Division Low Net, Derrick Simister Men’s Club Committee and Jeff Papilion Director of Golf.
Trail athlete Jaxon Kuchar won gold in the 1,500-m Steeplechase at the Legion national youth track and field meet in Cape Breton on Sunday.

Trail athlete wins gold at the National Youth Track and Field Meet

Trail athlete Jaxon Kuchar was at the top of his game on Sunday winning gold in the 1,500-m steeple

Trail athlete Jaxon Kuchar won gold in the 1,500-m Steeplechase at the Legion national youth track and field meet in Cape Breton on Sunday.
West Kootenay Orioles capture Washington State ‘A’ championship

West Kootenay Orioles capture Washington State ‘A’ championship

West Kootenay Orioles make history, beat Hanford to claim the Washington Legion ‘A’ title

West Kootenay Orioles capture Washington State ‘A’ championship
The West Kootenay Orioles won their semifinal match against the Olympic Crosscutters, 7-6, Tuesday night, and play in the final of the Washington American Legion State championship against Hanover Wednesday at 4 p.m. Keith DeWitt photo.

West Kootenay ‘A’ Orioles in prime position for Washington State final

The West Kootenay Orioles defeated Olympic in the semifinal on Tuesday, play Hanover in State final

The West Kootenay Orioles won their semifinal match against the Olympic Crosscutters, 7-6, Tuesday night, and play in the final of the Washington American Legion State championship against Hanover Wednesday at 4 p.m. Keith DeWitt photo.
West Kootenay Orioles earn berth in Washington State final

West Kootenay Orioles earn berth in Washington State final

West Kootenay Orioles play for the State championship Wednesday, regardless of semifinal outcome

West Kootenay Orioles earn berth in Washington State final
Trail AM Ford Orioles set to host provincial championship

Trail AM Ford Orioles set to host provincial championship

Canada’s best baseball players will descend on Butler Park this weekend for BC men’s championships

Trail AM Ford Orioles set to host provincial championship
The West Kootenay Wolfpack competed at PeeWee box lacrosse provincials. Photo submitted

West Kootenay Wolfpack compete at PeeWee lacrosse provincials

The team of athletes from the region travelled to Delta for the tournament

  • Jul 29, 2019
The West Kootenay Wolfpack competed at PeeWee box lacrosse provincials. Photo submitted