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Ian Mitchell, right, and son Thomas take a selfie to celebrate being first in line for the T-bar at Phoenix Ski Area on opening day, Jan. 4.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Phoenix recovers from opening day cut short by lift issue

Oil began dripping onto the T-bar’s brake, shutting the lift down about an hour into opening day

Ian Mitchell, right, and son Thomas take a selfie to celebrate being first in line for the T-bar at Phoenix Ski Area on opening day, Jan. 4.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
The pee wee rep Grand Forks Bruins take their turn to tell Santa what they want for Christmas.

IN PHOTOS: Grand Forks skates with Santa

The Border Bruins and other skaters all got their chance to bend Santa’s ear earlier this month

The pee wee rep Grand Forks Bruins take their turn to tell Santa what they want for Christmas.
Border Bruins forward Josh Garlough-Bell leads the line as he celebrates scoring the 5-1 goal during the team’s Dec. 6 win against the Spokane Braves. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Border Bruins look to turn season around in December

The Bruins lost 10 of 12 games in November, along with their captain to a season-ending injury

Border Bruins forward Josh Garlough-Bell leads the line as he celebrates scoring the 5-1 goal during the team’s Dec. 6 win against the Spokane Braves. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Waiting for opening day. Photo by Guy Bertrand

RED Mountain resort delays opening day

Lack of snow puts damper on start of season

Waiting for opening day. Photo by Guy Bertrand
Grand Forks Bantam Border Bruins celebrating after skating to a 5-0 win on Sunday afternoon in the team’s final game of their home tournament, beating the Kelowna Storm for the tournament victory.                                (Photo submitted)

Bantam Bruins win home tournament

The team put on a dominant display in the final, winning 5-0 over the Kelowna Storm

  • Dec 3, 2019
Grand Forks Bantam Border Bruins celebrating after skating to a 5-0 win on Sunday afternoon in the team’s final game of their home tournament, beating the Kelowna Storm for the tournament victory.                                (Photo submitted)
The Canadian Cross Country Championships come to Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park on Saturday. (Athletics Canada photo)

Canadian Cross Country Championships in Abbotsford on Saturday

Hundreds of the best runners in the country competing at Clearbrook Park

The Canadian Cross Country Championships come to Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park on Saturday. (Athletics Canada photo)
Logan Miron, left, and teammate Ben Morin guide a rock into the house during Sunday’s mens’ A final event in Grand Forks, as skip Erik Colwell looks on.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Curlers throw in Grand Forks bonspiel

Nearly 100 curlers took over the curling club last weekend for the tournament

Logan Miron, left, and teammate Ben Morin guide a rock into the house during Sunday’s mens’ A final event in Grand Forks, as skip Erik Colwell looks on.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks Border Bruins players rally around goaltender Shane Zilka after conceding the game-winning goal to the 100 Mile House Wranglers in overtime on Nov. 6.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Weekend losses for Border Bruins stretch losing streak to six games

The Bruins have been outscored 38-14 over their last six games

Grand Forks Border Bruins players rally around goaltender Shane Zilka after conceding the game-winning goal to the 100 Mile House Wranglers in overtime on Nov. 6.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks Border Bruins forward Liam Stalwick is playing in his third stint in Grand Forks, having left last year to play in Ontario. Stalwick was elected captain by his teammates at the squad’s 2019 training camp.                                (Jensen Edwards/                                Grand Forks Gazette)

Veterans lead the line for the Border Bruins in 2019/2020

Nathan Cohen-Wallis and captain Liam Stalwick are among the team’s points leaders too

  • Nov 13, 2019
Grand Forks Border Bruins forward Liam Stalwick is playing in his third stint in Grand Forks, having left last year to play in Ontario. Stalwick was elected captain by his teammates at the squad’s 2019 training camp.                                (Jensen Edwards/                                Grand Forks Gazette)
Rec Report: Border Bruins toonie public skate, pool passes and health clinics

Rec Report: Border Bruins toonie public skate, pool passes and health clinics

Admission to the Nov. 11 skate costs a toonie and donations for the food bank are encouraged

  • Nov 6, 2019
Rec Report: Border Bruins toonie public skate, pool passes and health clinics
Grand Forks defenceman Raden Rougeau chases down a puck on Friday against the Chase Heat. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Weekend recap: Bruins drop two in weekend tilts

The Border Bruins travel to Nelson on Tuesday to face the division-leading Leafs

Grand Forks defenceman Raden Rougeau chases down a puck on Friday against the Chase Heat. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Border Bruins will look to keep the win streak running this Friday in Grand Forks when they face off against the Chase Heat.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Border Bruins win weekend to extend win streak to four games

A last-minute goal by Elvis Slack saved the game on Saturday against the Columbia Valley Rockies

The Border Bruins will look to keep the win streak running this Friday in Grand Forks when they face off against the Chase Heat.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
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
Volunteer Barbara Miller is collecting recipes from current and former billet families, players and fans for a 50th anniversary Grand Forks Border Bruins cookbook.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Border Bruins seek recipes for 50th anniversary cookbook

Billet life means all new comfort foods for players

Volunteer Barbara Miller is collecting recipes from current and former billet families, players and fans for a 50th anniversary Grand Forks Border Bruins cookbook.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Border Bruins players celebrate after forward Matthieu Guimond tucked away a breakaway chance on Saturday against the Castlegar Rebels. The Border Bruins would go on to win the game 5-3.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks Border Bruins snap 4-game slide with weekend wins

Saturday’s win also marked the first time in four games that the Bruins outshot their opponents

Border Bruins players celebrate after forward Matthieu Guimond tucked away a breakaway chance on Saturday against the Castlegar Rebels. The Border Bruins would go on to win the game 5-3.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks Border Bruins defenceman Zach Salyn battles for a puck on Friday against the Revelstoke Grizzlies.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks Border Bruins drop both weekend games

Bad luck and big saves lead to Bruins’ Friday loss

Grand Forks Border Bruins defenceman Zach Salyn battles for a puck on Friday against the Revelstoke Grizzlies.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks Border Bruins goaltender Shane Zilka stretches to get a piece of his glove on a shot from a Spokane Braves breakaway.                                (Jensen Edwards/                                Grand Forks Gazette)

High-scoring weekend for Border Bruins

The Bruins won against Beaver Valley before dropping points to Spokane on Saturday

Grand Forks Border Bruins goaltender Shane Zilka stretches to get a piece of his glove on a shot from a Spokane Braves breakaway.                                (Jensen Edwards/                                Grand Forks Gazette)
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
Terry Fox Run returns to Grand Forks on Sept. 15

Terry Fox Run returns to Grand Forks on Sept. 15

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre

  • Sep 10, 2019
Terry Fox Run returns to Grand Forks on Sept. 15
Border Bruins win 1, lose 2 in pre-season

Border Bruins win 1, lose 2 in pre-season

Grand Forks plays their home opener on Sat., Sept. 14

Border Bruins win 1, lose 2 in pre-season