by Trail Champion ... on Thursday Apr 27 2017

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the commitment of Cariboo Cougars forward, Daine Dubois for the 2017/18 season.

The product of Williams Lake tied for the BC Major Midget scoring title, posting 27 goals and 40 assists this past season. Dubois also led his team in playoff...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Apr 27 2017

The Selkirk College Saints have added a pair of highly regarded former junior players to the roster for the upcoming 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

Forward Michal Holub and defenceman Parker Wakaruk have committed to Selkirk College and will help...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Apr 18 2017

The Selkirk College Saints have started the post-graduation rebuilding project and hockey fans will be familiar with the names on the back of the jerseys of two of the newest recruits.

Following in the strides of their older brothers, Brandon Sookro and Logan Kerner will pull on a Saints...

Sports News

Rossland's George Grey Wins BC's First Ever World Cup Medal, Races in Rossland This Weekend

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Rossland's George Grey and Alex Harvey joined forces to win their first-ever World Cup medal, capturing the bronze in the team skate-sprint relay at Whistler Olympic Park on Sunday. The 29-year-old Grey, who is the oldest member of the Canadian men’s squad, formed a dynamic duo with 20-year-old World Cup rookie, Alex Harvey, in the team sprint which consists of each athlete skiing the 1.6-kilometre loop three times. Athletes tag their partner following each leg.

PROFILE: Skier Monica Markvardsen

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The first week of school after Christmas break, seventeen year old Black Jack Ski Club member, Monica Markvardsen missed as she returned to her birthplace, Anchorage Alaska, to attend the US National Cross Country Ski Championships. The weather was a factor during the entire event where temperatures were lower than -20 C each of the 6 days scheduled for the event. Under FIS rules if temperatures are below -20 C they cannot safely race. Of the four races planned, they were only able to pull off two when the temperatures rose in the afternoon.

BRENDA GILL: Keeping that Gall Bladder With You For Life

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Patients who suffer abdominal pain as a result of gallbladder disease are frequently told to avoid 'gallbladder foods' such as cabbage, fats and many spices. However, at least two studies have shown other foods may be responsible. The following table shows the incidence of foods shown in those studies to cause gallbladder pain: FOOD PERCENTAGE egg 92.8 apple 8.7 pork 63.8 tomato 8.7 onion 52.2 peas 5.8 fowl 34.8

Trust Fund Established for Families of Sparwood Snowmobilers

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A trust fund has been established to aid the families of the eight snowmobilers who were killed in Sparwood on December 29, 2008. Donations can be made to Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Transit: 5080 Branch: 003 Account: 5077425 or Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) Transit: 03070 Branch: 010 Account: 7573138 Anyone wishing to make a donation by cheque may do so by writing a cheque payable to "In Trust--Sparwood Avalanche Victims" and mailing the cheque to: District of Sparwood PO Box 520 Sparwood, BC, V0B 2G0

Junior Skiers Impress at Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships

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Remember back when you were seven years old and it was a thrill just bombing semi-snowplow, poles tucked up under your armpits points to the sky down the steepest blue trail you could find, impressed in your own ‘Look mom, I didn’t fall!’ style? OK maybe that was just me in my pre-Western days on the small hills of Nova Scotia where I first learned how to ski, but I was extremely impressed with what these kids were pulling off.

Black Jack Hosts Kootenay Cup #1, Dedicates Trailhead Cabin to Memory of Rich Thorpe

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Kootenay Cup # 1, held Sunday at Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club, was a rousing success. 90 racers (including 40 in the Atoms and Peewees division) turned out for a great day of racing. The youngest skiers were 3 years old and the Atoms and Peewees division gave an exciting finish as kids vied for 1st place. Some Atoms skiers had to be coaxed across the finish line and one boy was seen to be holding his ears because he thought it was too noisy at the finish line.

Calling all Red Mountain Racers Alumni

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While Rossland may be best known for the millions of dollars’ worth of gold that came out of Red Mountain last century, the Red Mountain Racers and a dedicated team of volunteers are working hard to showcase a whole different kind of gold that came not from beneath the surface but from the snowy slopes of Red Mountain.

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