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by Contributor on Friday Feb 12 2016

Nick Deschenes, has been relieved of his duties as GM/Head Coach of the Trail Smoke Eaters effective immediately.  President, Tom Gawryletz, stated, “The team has been outscored by a margin of 22-3 in the last three games but more importantly, it is obvious that the players are not responding to him.”

Deschenes has...

by Sara Golling on Saturday Feb 06 2016

Snow conditions left a lot to be desired in the Outaouais region, but the skiers dealt with it.  Before the races, there had been rain and warm temperatures; on race day, the weather was fine -- sunny, and a bit below freezing.

Julien Locke of Rossland's BlackJack Ski Club won the sprint in the previous Buff race, and also in the US Nationals in January.

This time, Locke earned a...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 02 2016

Are you tired of riding in the singles line?  Skied Dating is the event for you!  On February 13, this Rossland-style speed dating event will take place at RED Mountain Resort.  Right before Valentine's Day.

Participants will meet at the bottom of Red Chair at 1pm.  The ride up the chair is your “speed date” and then you ski back down and meet your next match at the bottom.  This allows...

by Sara Golling on Monday Feb 01 2016

Conditions on the Spokane Street hill were pretty good this year  for the Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race.  Rossland City Council's new bobsled, "Council's Pipe Dream," with its team of councillors  whizzed across the finish line on its first run, but then things went sideways.  That is, their sled went sideways and crashed into the snow berm beside the run-out end of the track. 

Council...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Jan 27 2016

Selkirk College Connects to China’s Massive Ski Industry

Bob Falle doesn’t mind seeing his students daydream about skiing.

“You walk into the classroom, and if it’s snowing outside, you can see the students looking out the window, dreaming the same thing,” says Falle, the Chair of the School of Hospitality & Tourism at Selkirk College.  “They’re thinking...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 26 2016

Anaheim Ducks forward (and former Castlegar Rebel) Shawn Horcoff has been suspended for 20 games, without pay, for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the suspension is accompanied by mandatory referral to the NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health for evaluation and...

by Sara Golling on Saturday Jan 23 2016

The Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race is also a fundraiser for the Rossland Skatepark Association (RSA)  this year.   Registration for the bobsled race  is easier than ever now because it has moved on-line.

RSA board member Barry McLane said,  "We approached race organizer Kelly Acheson with the idea of having race teams collect donation pledges for the skatepark, leading up to this year's...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 18 2016

The Canadian Cancer Society is inviting snowboarders, alpine and nordic skiers and all people who love to play in the snow to the 4th Annual Slopes for Hope Red Mountain Resort and Black Jack Ski Club event on Saturday, February 21, 2016.  Join us for this family friendly ski-a-thon in which participants attempt to ski or board the vertical distance of Mount Everest in one day...

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