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Kootenay cross-country skiers attended a Teck sponsored snow camp at Panorama last week. (Photos by Cam Gillies)

Kootenay Nordic racers attend snow camp at Panorama

With recent snow, communities across the Kootenays are opening their Nordic trails…

The Castlegar Rebels took on the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on home ice Sept. 29. Photo: Jennifer Small

Castlegar Rebels make coaching change

Head coach Arnie Caplan is out, assistant coach serving as interim coach

The Rossland Running Club joined up with the Nelson club to tackle the Seven Summits Trail earlier this month. The groups are hosting its Rossland to Nelson Run over the next four Saturdays, starting Oct. 29. (submitted photo)

Rossland Run Club hosts challenging and fun event

Join the Rossland Running Club in its run to Nelson event going over the next four weeks

George Grey file

Kimberley hosts Teck Dry Land Camp for Kootenay x-country skiers

Last week cross-country ski athletes and coaches from all over the East…

George Grey file
BCHL

BCHL says Hockey Canada is biased towards major junior

A 35-page paper suggests Hockey Canada needs to recognize junior A as a legit development path

BCHL
The Bruins salute the fans after a home-opening win on Friday. Photo by Peter Kalasz

Bruins win season opener at home on Friday

Submitted by Kevin McKinnon Grand Forks Border Bruins The Kootenay International Junior…

  • Sep 26, 2022
The Bruins salute the fans after a home-opening win on Friday. Photo by Peter Kalasz
Kaetlyn Osmond, one of the most successful figure skaters in Canadian history, is spending a week coaching athletes in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

World and Olympic champion Kaetlyn Osmond coaching Nelson figure skaters

Osmond is leading a week-long camp at the city’s rec centre

Kaetlyn Osmond, one of the most successful figure skaters in Canadian history, is spending a week coaching athletes in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team — including five girls and three coaches from Castlegar — brought home the gold from a Kelowna tournament earlier this month. The team fought hard for the victory, battling through four games on the final day of the tournament. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay girls bring home gold

The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team won a Kelowna tournament

The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team — including five girls and three coaches from Castlegar — brought home the gold from a Kelowna tournament earlier this month. The team fought hard for the victory, battling through four games on the final day of the tournament. Photo: Submitted
(L-R) Summer Merwin and Carys Rodgers have gone undefeated in two provincial Bantam Girls Bowling championships. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar youth bowlers go undefeated at provincials — twice

Summer Merwin and Carys Rodgers are now headed to the Youth Bowl Canada National Championships

(L-R) Summer Merwin and Carys Rodgers have gone undefeated in two provincial Bantam Girls Bowling championships. Photo: Betsy Kline
The Kootenay Pedalwheelers, which include L-R Doug Kennedy, Mike Mike Sagal, Mike Bowick, Jay Blackmore, Todd Kettner and Roger Hassol, have completed the 1,200-kilometre Race to Alaska. They are seen here in Victoria after completing the first stage of the race. Photo: Submitted

No smooth sailing: Kootenay Pedalwheelers finish 6th in Race to Alaska

The Nelson-based team completed the 1,200-kilometre journey in 7 days

The Kootenay Pedalwheelers, which include L-R Doug Kennedy, Mike Mike Sagal, Mike Bowick, Jay Blackmore, Todd Kettner and Roger Hassol, have completed the 1,200-kilometre Race to Alaska. They are seen here in Victoria after completing the first stage of the race. Photo: Submitted
The KIJHL returns to action on September 23, 2022. Kimberley Bulletin file

KIJHL 2022/23 season begins September 23

League adds almost two weeks to playoff schedule to allow for more rest days

The KIJHL returns to action on September 23, 2022. Kimberley Bulletin file
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
James Dergousoff Swim trials heats, April 10,2022 - Photo Scott Grant

Christina Lake’s Dergousoff competes for Canada at his first World Swim Championships

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary’s (RDKB) Grand Forks team will be…

James Dergousoff Swim trials heats, April 10,2022 - Photo Scott Grant
Bodhi Webster Grade 8) and Olivia Carney (Grade 9) are heading to Prince George for the games which take place July 20-24, 2022.

Two GFSS students off to Summer Games

Two Grand Forks Secondary school Track and Field athletes have qualified for…

  • Jun 13, 2022
Bodhi Webster Grade 8) and Olivia Carney (Grade 9) are heading to Prince George for the games which take place July 20-24, 2022.
BCHL

BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

BCHL
The Kootenay Pedalwheelers, L-R: Mike Sagal, Jay Blackmore, Mike Bowick, Doug Kennedy, Roger Hassol and Todd Kettner. The team is set to sail in the 1,200-km Race to Alaska. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘It’s the anti-yacht race’: Kootenay sailing team set to compete in Race to Alaska

Nelson’s Kootenay Pedalwheelers will sail over 1,200 km along the B.C. coast

The Kootenay Pedalwheelers, L-R: Mike Sagal, Jay Blackmore, Mike Bowick, Doug Kennedy, Roger Hassol and Todd Kettner. The team is set to sail in the 1,200-km Race to Alaska. Photo: Tyler Harper
John Korobanik is seen here on May 18 at the Nelson and District Community Complex during the launch of his book Visionary: The Ernie Gare Story. Photo: Tyler Harper

New book profiles Nelson man behind Canada’s first student-athlete scholarship

Ernie Gare was athletic director at the former Notre Dame University

John Korobanik is seen here on May 18 at the Nelson and District Community Complex during the launch of his book Visionary: The Ernie Gare Story. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Marylee Banyard, seen here at her home in 2016, was a swimming star among seniors in B.C. She passed away on May 3, 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson swimming star Marylee Banyard passes away

Banyard won multiple medals at the 55-plus B.C. Games

Nelson’s Marylee Banyard, seen here at her home in 2016, was a swimming star among seniors in B.C. She passed away on May 3, 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper
Châteaugar Run Club is organizing a series of trail races in the Castlegar area. Photo: Steven Wells

Castlegar running club hosting series of trail races

Club aims to bring races to runners that don’t want to run longer-distance crowded races

Châteaugar Run Club is organizing a series of trail races in the Castlegar area. Photo: Steven Wells