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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)
The Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament runs June 25 to July 1 at James Donaldson Park in Grand Forks.

International baseball tournament makes welcome return to Grand Forks

Grand Forks International hosts 10 top teams from across North America and Cuba

The Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament runs June 25 to July 1 at James Donaldson Park in Grand Forks.
Trail native Katie Yuris (left) won the Coach of the Year Award from BC Hockey and says she wouldn’t have received the award if not for the support of sister McKayla (right), who is co-coach of the West Kootenay Pee Wee Wildcats female hockey team.

Katie Yuris receives BC Hockey Coach of the Year

Katie Yuris, coach of West Kootenay Wildcats, honoured with the Ernie Gare Coach of the Year Award

Trail native Katie Yuris (left) won the Coach of the Year Award from BC Hockey and says she wouldn’t have received the award if not for the support of sister McKayla (right), who is co-coach of the West Kootenay Pee Wee Wildcats female hockey team.
Get moving on Move for Health Day

Get moving on Move for Health Day

A free fitness instruction will be held May 10

  • May 1, 2019
Get moving on Move for Health Day
Rock Creek family inspiration for new boxing event

Rock Creek family inspiration for new boxing event

Rock Creek will host some of the best provincial boxers at Rumble in Rock Creek

Rock Creek family inspiration for new boxing event
Kitefoiling coach Xantos Villegas gives some instruction to student Tayne Steven. Photo submitted

Rossland to be site of world’s first kitefoiling academy

The soon-to-be Olympic sport is expected to attact many youths to the academy

Kitefoiling coach Xantos Villegas gives some instruction to student Tayne Steven. Photo submitted
Johnson, far right, at her retirement celebration earlier this month with the recreation department staff. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Kim Johnson retires from rec department

Johnson had worked at Grand Forks Recreation Department for 25 years

Johnson, far right, at her retirement celebration earlier this month with the recreation department staff. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks Skating Club Star-level skater Violet Villanueve draws the name from a hat for the lucky student to receive a year’s membership to the club free, thanks to an anonymous donor.
Grand Forks Skating Club Star-level skater Violet Villanueve draws the name from a hat for the lucky student to receive a year’s membership to the club free, thanks to an anonymous donor.
The Bruins faced a devastating loss in Game 4 of their best-of-seven playoff series on Sunday night. After three losses to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, the team lost 6-2 on Sunday, ending their season. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Season ends for Grand Forks Border Bruins

The team lost four games in the best-of-seven first playoff round.

  • Mar 8, 2019
The Bruins faced a devastating loss in Game 4 of their best-of-seven playoff series on Sunday night. After three losses to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, the team lost 6-2 on Sunday, ending their season. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Members of Grand Forks’ Special Olympics hockey team boarded the bus to the Special Olympics BC Winter Games on Thursday morning from the Save On parking lot. The team is joined by members from Castlegar, and local coach Dale Redford is headed with the team to Vernon to coach them through the games.   (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks athletes finish on the podium at Special O Winter Games

The team went to Vernon last week with players from Castlegar.

Members of Grand Forks’ Special Olympics hockey team boarded the bus to the Special Olympics BC Winter Games on Thursday morning from the Save On parking lot. The team is joined by members from Castlegar, and local coach Dale Redford is headed with the team to Vernon to coach them through the games.   (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
GFI tournament coordinator and head umpire Steve Boutang. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Cuban team joining Grand Forks International baseball lineup

Teams are coming from across North America for the tournament June 25 to July 1.

GFI tournament coordinator and head umpire Steve Boutang. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Grand Forks Secondary School girls’ senior basketball team finished first at a weekend tournament in Grand Forks, making the team Kootenay champions for the second year in a row. The team is headed to provincials in Abbotsford on March 7. (Riley Friesen/Submitted)

Basketball team finishes first in zone, heads to provincials

The team is fundraising at the Gem Theatre this Sunday.

The Grand Forks Secondary School girls’ senior basketball team finished first at a weekend tournament in Grand Forks, making the team Kootenay champions for the second year in a row. The team is headed to provincials in Abbotsford on March 7. (Riley Friesen/Submitted)
Beaver Valley Nitehawks dominate Border Bruins in Game 2

Beaver Valley Nitehawks dominate Border Bruins in Game 2

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks soar to a 10-4 victory over the Grand Forks Border Bruins

Beaver Valley Nitehawks dominate Border Bruins in Game 2
Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward Jared Stocks scores in double overtime to lift the Hawks to a 5-4 victory over the Grand Forks Border Bruins in Game 1 of the Neil Murdoch Division semifinal. Jim Bailey photos.

B.V. Nitehawks win double-overtime thriller over Grand Forks Border Bruins

Nitehawks forward Jared Stocks scores in double OT to lift the home team to a Game 1 victory

Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward Jared Stocks scores in double overtime to lift the Hawks to a 5-4 victory over the Grand Forks Border Bruins in Game 1 of the Neil Murdoch Division semifinal. Jim Bailey photos.
Canada defeat Switzerland to retain world junior men’s title Saturday morning in Nova Scotia. (Richard Gray/WCF)

B.C.-based ‘Team Tardi’ brings home gold in junior curling worlds

In a 9-4 victory over Switzerland, a Langley-based curling team earned its 2nd straight world title

Canada defeat Switzerland to retain world junior men’s title Saturday morning in Nova Scotia. (Richard Gray/WCF)
The Castlegar Rebels were playing for pride, officially having missed a playoff spot; the Bruins bested the team 4-3 on home ice Saturday night. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Bruins awake to win three weekend games

The Grand Forks team was three for three last weekend

  • Feb 22, 2019
The Castlegar Rebels were playing for pride, officially having missed a playoff spot; the Bruins bested the team 4-3 on home ice Saturday night. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Grand Forks Secondary School senior girls’ basketball team is on fire! The team came out four for four from a weekend tournament in Osoyoos over the long weekend, and is hosting the Kootenay zone championships at GFSS this weekend. The team encourages the public to come out on Friday night and cheer them on when the play at 5:15 p.m., defending their title as Kootenay champions. The top two teams from this weekend’s tournament will go to provincials in Abbotsford this March. Pictured, the team after winning the Osoyoos tournament 4-0 Feb. 15-17. (Riley Friesen/Submitted)
The Grand Forks Secondary School senior girls’ basketball team is on fire! The team came out four for four from a weekend tournament in Osoyoos over the long weekend, and is hosting the Kootenay zone championships at GFSS this weekend. The team encourages the public to come out on Friday night and cheer them on when the play at 5:15 p.m., defending their title as Kootenay champions. The top two teams from this weekend’s tournament will go to provincials in Abbotsford this March. Pictured, the team after winning the Osoyoos tournament 4-0 Feb. 15-17. (Riley Friesen/Submitted)
Kootenay Special O athletes headed to provincials

Kootenay Special O athletes headed to provincials

Floor hockey team from Castlegar and Grand Forks will represent the Kootenay Region.

Kootenay Special O athletes headed to provincials
Purchase a pink whistle from your local basketball referees for cancer research. Web photo

Call a foul on cancer with the Pink Whistle Campaign

Local basketball referees are raising money for cancer research

  • Feb 15, 2019
Purchase a pink whistle from your local basketball referees for cancer research. Web photo
The Bantam Bruins fought tooth and nail for a win at the Castlegar tournament last weekend. (Alex Campbell/Submitted)

Bantam Bruins win Castlegar tournament

The Grand Forks team made an impressive showing.

  • Feb 15, 2019
The Bantam Bruins fought tooth and nail for a win at the Castlegar tournament last weekend. (Alex Campbell/Submitted)