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Glacier Gymnastics head coach Sandra Long says she doesn’t understand why her sport is currently shut down while others are allowed to operate. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘It is bewildering’: Nelson sports leaders call out provincial shut down

Indoor group classes for activities such as gymnastics and dance are on hold

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BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

With new Provincial Health Orders, area sports teams will suspend all travel including the Trail Smoke Eaters and Trail minor hockey rep teams and some house teams. Photo: Jim Bailey.

New COVID regs suspend junior and minor hockey rep play

All West Kootenay travelling hockey teams have been grounded until Dec. 7

With new Provincial Health Orders, area sports teams will suspend all travel including the Trail Smoke Eaters and Trail minor hockey rep teams and some house teams. Photo: Jim Bailey.
The Border Bruins play the Nelson Leafs Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. Photo: Jensen Edwards

UPDATE: Bruins won’t play after Friday’s game against Nelson Leafs

Citing Dr. Bonnie Henry’s recent travel restrictions, the KIJHL said teams can’t play within health regions

The Border Bruins play the Nelson Leafs Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. Photo: Jensen Edwards
Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sport-fishing Charters shows off a large bull trout caught in Kootenay Lake last month. Photo: Submitted.

West Kootenay Fishing Report: Prime fishing months for Kootenay Lake

Water temperature perfect for bull trout and rainbow trout on Kootenay and Arrow Lakes

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Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sport-fishing Charters shows off a large bull trout caught in Kootenay Lake last month. Photo: Submitted.
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The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
The Border Bruins needs billets for six of its out-of-town players, the team said Wednesday, Sept. 23 (Jensen Edwards - Grand Forks Gazette)

Border Bruins need more dens for out-of-town players

The team is hoping to place a handful of boys before November’s season-opener

The Border Bruins needs billets for six of its out-of-town players, the team said Wednesday, Sept. 23 (Jensen Edwards - Grand Forks Gazette)
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)
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
Grand Forks-native heading to McGill on scholarship

Grand Forks-native heading to McGill on scholarship

Lydia McLellan will be joining the McGill University Martlets women’s hockey team this fall.

Grand Forks-native heading to McGill on scholarship
James Dergousoff, 23, has his eyes set on qualifying for the next Olympic Games.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Future Olympian returns home to Boundary train in childhood pool

James Dergousoff put on a wetsuit and began swimming in an icy Christina Lake when his pool closed

James Dergousoff, 23, has his eyes set on qualifying for the next Olympic Games.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Dan Macmaster goes to sink a putt during tournament play on July 11. His team would go on to win the tournament, with the lowest score after two rounds. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Disc golfers play in first-ever Grand Forks tournament

The course is located just south of Extra Foods in Grand Forks

Dan Macmaster goes to sink a putt during tournament play on July 11. His team would go on to win the tournament, with the lowest score after two rounds. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
KIJHL sets season starting date of October 2, 2020

KIJHL sets season starting date of October 2, 2020

Teams to move to move forward with the scheduling and delivery of summer camps and programs under the guidance of the league and BC Hockey

KIJHL sets season starting date of October 2, 2020
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.
Elvis Slack of the Grand Forks Border Bruins brings the puck into the offensive zone. Feb. 6, 2020 - Jensen Edwards - Grand Forks Gazette

Grand Forks Border Bruins duo sign for Jr. A team in Saskatchewan

Elvis Slack and Kyle Bailey’s stellar rookie seasons in Grand Forks caught scouts’ eyes

Elvis Slack of the Grand Forks Border Bruins brings the puck into the offensive zone. Feb. 6, 2020 - Jensen Edwards - Grand Forks Gazette
The Revelstoke Grizzlies played the Princeton Posse Nov. 8, 2019 with a final score of 2-2 after double overtime. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

KIJHL looking for government assistance to keep sticks on the ice

Commissioner says league may not continue without support

The Revelstoke Grizzlies played the Princeton Posse Nov. 8, 2019 with a final score of 2-2 after double overtime. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
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)
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.
Brandon Makarowski refereed in Alberta before moving to Grand Forks serving as a regular official for Grand Forks Border Bruins hockey games.                                (Photo submitted)

Boundary referee recognized for strong season

Makarowski took up reffing over a decade ago when he was forced to stop playing contact hockey

Brandon Makarowski refereed in Alberta before moving to Grand Forks serving as a regular official for Grand Forks Border Bruins hockey games.                                (Photo submitted)